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The many New Releases for February 15th

Our New Release list for this week includes a much larger than usual amount of  Blu-ray titles. If high-def is how you swing, be sure to check out the mammoth list at the end of this post. But don’t scroll blindly through the vast wilderness between here and there or you’ll miss the many other excellent titles new to our shelves. Here’s the list; as usual * means it’s also on Blu-ray, @ means we have it for sale here, and you can buy it without getting up out of your chair by clicking SALE. Ready, set, GO! WAITING FOR SUPERMAN *An Inconvenient Truth director Davis Guggenheim turns his focuses to public education in one of the year's best documentaries.  @ SALE SUMMER WARS *—A family fights to stop a cyber apocalypse in this engaging and hallucinatory story from Mamoru Hosoda, director of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time. The film has the original Japanese audio with English subtitles & an English dubbed track.  @ SALE YOU WILL MEET A TALL DARK STRANGER *—Anthony Hopkins, Naomi Watts, Josh Brolin, Antonio Banderas, and  Freida Pinto are a part of Woody Allen’s latest ensemble exploration of coupledom.  @ UNSTOPPABLE *--Denzel Washington & Chris Pine put aside the “grizzled vet vs. snot-nosed rookie” crap and band together to stop a runaway train. Rosario Dawson helps them out,  pesky news helicopters don’t. And since it's already in your head, here's the link to the Soul Asylum video. @ LEMMY: 49% M***ER, 51% SON OF A B****--If you missed it last week at Northwest Film Forum, you can throw up some metal in the privacy of your own home with this documentary on infamous Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister. Like the uncensored full title of the film, this trailer is NSFW.  @ GLORIOUS 39—A young woman (Romola Garai) uncovers evidence of a Nazi conspiracy in this WWII thriller, co-starring Bill Nighy, Julie Christie, Christopher Lee, and David Tennant. WHITE WEDDING—A groom to be bumbles across the picturesque South African landscape to get back to his blushing bride in this charming film that played at last year’s SIFF. DOCTOR WHO: A CHRISTMAS CAROL *—The recent holiday special with bow-tied Doc Matt Smith.  @ THE FUGITIVE: SEASON 4, VOLUME 2The last 15 episodes in Dr. Richard Kimble’s saga, including the two-part finale “The Judgment.”  @ NETWORK--New on Blu-ray! Insert your own "I'm mad as hell!" joke here. SALE ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN—Another classic cinematic look at the media new on Blu-ray. Make your own "Deep Throat" joke here.  @ SALE ANIME NEW RELEASES Chrome Shield Regios: Part 1—This and Part 2 both came out last week, but there was a snafu so we just go it now. Hayate The Combat Butler: Volume 8 My Z-Hime: My Otome O Sifr
FAMILY NEW RELEASES Beyblade: Metal Fusion Vol. 3 Care Bears To The Rescue: The Movie Chuggington: Let’s Ride The Rails! Dark Oracle: Complete Series Flockton Flyer: Season 1 iCarly: Season 2, Volume 2 Luke and Lucy & The Texas Rangers Max & Ruby: Max’s Blast Off Paddington Bear: Complete Collection Split Infinity Superhero Squad Show: Volume 3 Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron--Complete Series—Just another reason to love the Warner Archives.
NEW TV ON DVD Airwolf: Season 4 All In The Family: Season 8 Chainsaw Sally Show: Season 1 Criss Angel-Mindfreak: Season 6 Dallas: Season 14—The final season! ER: Season 14 The Guardian: The Final Season Mannix: Season 4 Matlock: Season 6 Murphy’s Law: Series 3 Nite Tales: The Series Puppets Who Kill: Best of Season 3 & 4 The Rich Little Show 3rd Rock From The Sun: Season 6 Top Gear: Seasons 14 & 15 Top Shot: Season 1 Voyage to the Bottom of The Sea: Season 4, Volume 2 The Universe: Season 5 *
Webster: Season 1 NEW IMPORTS & FOREIGN FILMS Amer (2009)(PAL Code 2)--Watch a probably not suitable for work trailer for this French horror film here. Boy (2010)—Philippines Crimenes De Lujuria (2009)—Mexico Endhiran (2010)—A Special Edition of the awesome Indian robot movie we got in last week. The Gypsy & The Gentleman (1958)(PAL Code 2)—UK ISHQ (1997)—India Kites: The Remix (2009, 2 versions)—Both this and ISHQ star Aamir Khan and are in the Actors Spotlight section. Lady Hermit (1971)—Hong Kong Mann (1999)—India Mr. Nice (2009)(PAL Code 2)—UK A Serbian Film (2010)(PAL Code 2)—Serbia Sleepy Eyes of Death 5: Sword of Fire—Japan Sleepy Eyes of Death 6: Sword of Satan—Japan Sleepy Eyes of Death 7: Mask of The Princess—Japan Sleepy Eyes of Death 8: Sword of Villainy—Japan Storm Warriors (2009)—Hong Kong Target: Harry (1969)(PAL)—USA, directed by Roger Corman Unmoved Movers (2008)—Poland Van Diemen’s Land (2010)—Australia Web of Death (1976)—Hong Kong, directed by Yuen Chor * Time For Drunken Horses (2000)—The heart wrenching Iranian film following a Kurdish family is finally out on DVD in the US. A Screaming Man (2010)—This new film from Chad tells the story of a down-on-his-luck pool man, his son, and the threat of civil war. The Trip (2010)(PAL Code 2)—Steve Coogan & Rob Brydon embark on a restaurant tour for food criticism and general hilarity in this new sitcom. Heartbeats (Les amours imaginaries)(2010)—Xavier Dolan’s poetic & sophisticated love triangle was a big hit at the Toronto International Film Festival. NEW WARNER ARCHIVES/UNIVERSAL VAULT SERIES Bodyguard (1948)—“Soon after L.A. police detective Mike Carter is bounced from the force, the officer who fired him is found dead. Suspect #1: Mike Carter. While the police dragnet draws tighter, Carter scrambles to clear his name, connecting the dots involving Pasadena bluebloods, the meat-packing industry and cop corruption.” Look for Reservoir Dogs’ Laurence Tierney and a surprise co-story writing credit. Chicago Calling! (1951)—“Bill Cannon (Dan Duryea) loses everything to alcohol: his job, his family, his self-respect. Soon after his wife and daughter leave him, he receives word his little girl has been injured in a car accident outside Chicago. His wife will call later with news, but Bill’s short the $53 he needs to keep his phone from being disconnected. Filled with anguish, he heads out onto the Los Angeles streets to find some way to come up with the cash. As his character encounters expected cruelty and unexpected kindness, Duryea takes what might have been mere melodrama and turns it into a perceptive examination of one shattered soul.”
Crackers (1983)—“Crackers stars Donald Sutherland, Sean Penn and Jack Warden as part of a bunch of crazy, off-the-wall characters who would buy the American Dream...if only they could afford the down payment! There's Weslake, out of work but never short of hope; Boardwalk, a pimp with a heart of gold and a baby; Ramon, a part-time electrician who specializes in hot wiring cars; Dillard, a permanent resident of outer space; Turtle, a little guy with a big appetite; and Maxine, a diligent meter maid who's on the make. They're all ‘customers’ of Melvin Garvey's whose pawn shop holds the answer to their prayers... the gold at the end of the rainbow.” Home Before Dark (1958)—“Charlotte Bronn (Jean Simmons) walks out of a mental institution and back into the emotionally stunted life that sent her there, trapped in a chilly relationship with a husband (Dan O’Herlihy) who seems far more interested in Charlotte’s stepsister Joan (Rhonda Fleming) than in his wife. Charlotte clings to the hope that she is improving. But on the night of an elegant party, dressed and coiffed in an unsettling attempt to resemble Joan, she loses her frail self-control…and finally faces the truth about her marriage.” Hour of 13 (1952)—“The heist at an 1890 soiree is flawlessly executed, and the Calgurie Emerald that adorned the neck of Mrs. Chumley Orr rests in the pocket of clever gentleman thief Nicholas Revel. But something else happens that night that even Revel couldn’t foresee. A bobby is murdered nearby, the latest in a string of murders of London constables. The crime convinces authorities that the thief and the killer are the same, so Scotland Yard turns its attention to Revel and his confreres in crime.”
Intruder In The Dust (1949)—“Who shot Vinson Gowrie in the back? The jailhouse at Jefferson, Mississippi, may not hold the actual killer, but it does have the suspect an angry lynch mob wants: Lucas Beauchamp, who has long refused to exhibit the obsequious attitude expected of black people in Jefferson. Based on William Faulkner’s novel and filmed in his hometown of Oxford, Intruder in the Dust is both a gripping whodunit and a milestone of social-conscience filmmaking.” The Learning Tree (1969)—“A personal triumph for director-producer-writer-composer Gordon Parks (adapting his novel), The Learning Tree traces one watershed year in the life of young Newt (Kyle Johnson), in which he learns about love, fear, violent racial injustice and, during an emotional murder trial, his own capacity for honor.” Libel (1959)—“With a lovely wife and a resplendent manor that’s a de rigueur stop on tours of England’s stately homes, Sir Mark Loddon leads an enviable life. Then a newspaper charges that Loddon was killed during a wartime escape from a POW camp and a look-alike has since ruled the baronet’s realm. Outraged, Loddon sues for libel, setting in motion revelations of war, memory, trauma and deception that causes Lady Loddon (Olivia de Havilland) and Sir Mark (Dirk Bogarde) himself to question his identity.” Night Digger (1971)—“Maura Prince (Patricia Neal) leads a lonely life in a dilapidated country mansion, sensing the world is passing her by as she cares for the demanding, invalid mother (Pamela Brown) who adopted her years ago. Then a much younger stranger (Nicholas Clay) takes up residence as a handyman. He’s handsome, helpful. Wary Maura grows to love him…but it’s all too good to be true. Psychosexual tensions, menacing ambiance and murders most foul are unearthed by The Night Digger, a Gothic suspense drama scripted by Roald Dahl and set to an edgy Bernard Herrmann score.” Night Unto Night (1949)—“Ronald Reagan and Hollywood-debuting Viveca Lindfors star in an eerie drama steeped in religious faith and supernatural fear, in the destructive power of sexual jealousy and the redemptive power of love. In one of his earliest directorial efforts, Don Siegel (Dirty Harry, The Shootist) displays his command of pacing and camerawork, building the action to a climactic hurricane that parallels the tumultuous emotions of characters precariously balanced between now and the hereafter.” Operation C.I.A. (1965)—" An exploding motorbike. Air-conditioning ducts spewing cyanide gas. Terrorists, beautiful women, lethal snakes, butt-kicking action and a young Burt Reynolds: Operation C.I.A. has ’em all!”
Other Side Of The Mountain (1975)—The Other Side of the Mountain is the inspirational true story of Olympic hopeful Jill Kinmont (Marilyn Hassett). Kinmont, an up-and-coming world-class skier, faces her greatest challenge when she is left paralyzed from the neck down after a tragic accident during a pre-Olympic competition in the 1950s. Beau Bridges and Dabney Coleman co-star in this critically acclaimed story of human courage and a champion determined to find ‘the other side of the mountain.’” Secret War of Harry Frigg (1967)—“Starring Paul Newman in one of his rare comedy roles, The Secret War of Harry Frigg tells the story of a good-for-nothing goldbrick whose only talent is escaping from the Army stockade. Sent behind enemy lines to free five Allied generals held prisoner in an Italian villa, Harry Frigg (Newman), hardly the dedicated type, becomes sidetracked from his zany mission by a sexy Italian Contessa. He finally uses his talent to escape, and his new rank of Major General to create havoc in this wild, wacky and brilliantly satirical tale of World War II.” Sometimes A Great Notion (1971)—“Paul Newman makes his directorial debut in the sweeping saga Sometimes a Great Notion. Based on the best-selling novel about a two-fisted Oregon lumber family, the story focuses on a family that bucks their close-knit timber community in order to deliver a shipment of logs in defiance of a strike. In the process, one man is killed, the family patriarch Henry (Henry Fonda) is injured, and the eldest son Hank (Paul Newman) almost loses his wife (Lee Remick) to his half brother (Michael Sarrazin).” Stallion Road (1947)— “Outdoorsy California rancher-politician Ronald Reagan seems right at home playing outdoorsy California rancher-veterinarian Larry Hanrahan in this action-filled melodrama scripted by Stephen Longstreet from his novel. Always impressive astride a horse, Reagan spends plenty of time in the saddle as Larry contends with the attentions of two beautiful women (Alexis Smith and Peggy Knudsen), the romantic rivalry provided by his writer pal (Zachary Scott), and the terrors of an anthrax outbreak that threatens local livestock and Larry himself when he contracts the dread disease.” Twenty Plus Two (1961)—“Julia Joliet handles fan mail for movie stars. Now someone has a message for her, delivered at point-blank range. David Janssen (TV’s The Fugitive) brings his laconic cool to Twenty Plus Two as Tom Alder, a Los Angeles private eye who ties Joliet’s murder to the 12-year-old case of a schoolgirl heiress who went out for an ice-cream soda and never came back. As Alder pieces together the crime puzzle against a backdrop of hot jazz and hip Kennedy-era style, he edges closer to the truth…including the surprising truth about his own past.”
NEW DOCUMENTARIES, STAND-UP COMEDY & NON-FICTION FARE America’s National Treasures—“In 1906 Teddy Roosevelt created the nation s first national monument destination. The purpose was to preserve all of America’s significant pieces of history. Since then, all National Monuments have been designated by Presidents as their personal memorials which they sought to protect above all others. America’s National Treasures tells the story of America’s past and present glory. This 12 volume set takes a journey through the Ecology, Geology and beauty of the Great Plains, the Geologic West and the Historic South in a spectacular 7 hour adventure never to be forgotten.” Bury Me In Redwood Country—“The Redwood tree is a meditation on extremes. It evolved ages before the emergence of man, persisting through the coming and going of dinosaurs. Many alive today are older than Christ. It is the tallest and largest tree on the planet, the scaffolding of vibrant micro-ecosystems, and constituent of a cathedralic spiritual aesthetic. Bury Me in Redwood Country takes us into that landscape, constructing a meditative experience that pulls the viewer into the ancient and ephemeral realm of the trees.” David Hasselhoff: The Roast of David Hasselhoff—“The Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff, featuring Roast Master Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy), was an unforgettable night of sexy, dirty, intoxicating jokes and jabs -- nothing was Hoff limits. Roast Master Seth MacFarlane and a dais of top comedians and celebrities honored The Hoff in proper roast fashion. Roasters included: Pamela Anderson, Whitney Cummings, Greg Giraldo, Gilbert Gottfried, George Hamilton, Hulk Hogan, Lisa Lampanelli, Jeffrey Ross and Jerry Springer.”
I Am Alive: Surviving the Andes Plane Crash—“One of the most remarkable human survival stories of all time as it has never been told before: through the first person, on-camera account of survivor Nando Parrado, the best-selling author of Miracle in the Andes. Nando’s simple yet powerfully evocative storytelling allows viewers to experience the 72 days of heroism and tragedy through the eyes and memories of a man who lived it.” Last Play at Shea—Ever wonder what Billy Joel & Shea Stadium have in common? “Academy® Award-winning documentary writer Mark Monroe (The Cove) chronicles the intersecting histories of the landmark Shea Stadium and the legendary performer Billy Joel. An engaging look at the highs and lows of the New York Mets and the music career of Joel, The Last Play at Shea interweaves interviews with players and performers with exclusive concert footage from the good-bye performances in July 2008. New York City serves as a background for those who were there – including Sting, Christie Brinkley, John Mayer, Garth Brooks, Tony Bennett and others – to share their stories of these electric summer nights. The film, narrated by New Yorker Alec Baldwin (TV’s 30 Rock), also highlights a special performance by Paul McCartney.” Kathleen Madigan: Gone Madigan—“Finally, a comedian who isn't whining, insulting or self-loathing. Kathleen Madigan is just brilliantly funny and is still, after 20 years in the business, actually having fun. In this hilarious stand-up special, shot at the Gramercy Theater in New York City, Kathleen takes on politics, American culture and her family who has given her full permission to sell them down them down the river.” Bill Moyers: In Search of the Constitution—“In American history, no document has sparked as much reverence, discussion, and controversy as the Constitution. But how does it really affect our everyday lives? How do ordinary citizens, legal scholars, and Supreme Court justices interpret it? Join Bill Moyers for this 11-part series, originally produced to mark the Constitution’s bicentennial that delves into the fascinating history and contemporary relevance of the ultimate law of the land.” Bill Moyers: World of Ideas-Writers—“Writers give voice to the thoughts, dreams, and discontents of our times in these selections from the Peabody Award-winning PBS series. Join Bill Moyers as he engages 13 celebrated literary figures—“people with ideas and vision and insight” (The New York Times)—in wide-ranging conversations about life, art, and contemporary issues. Participants include Nobel Prize winners Toni Morrison and Nadine Gordimer, sharing their thoughts on moral imagination in storytelling; pioneering journalist and novelist Tom Wolfe, discussing Wall Street and neighborhood politics; and acclaimed writer and thinker Isaac Asimov, talking about science and social change.” The Narnia Code—“The Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis has become one of the most globally beloved franchises in history. And yet, there are mysteries about the author and these seven stories that have fascinated scholars and fans for nearly half a century. Enter Michael Ward who takes us inside the pages of Lewis’s masterpieces and discovers a ‘secret imaginative key’ –The Narnia Code. Like a detective embroiled in an elusive chase, Ward takes us on an illuminating adventure into medieval cosmology and spiritual symbolism. His absorbing conclusions reveal a new third layer of hidden delight that will forever change your love and appreciation for C. S. Lewis and the Narnia books.” National Geographic: Inside the State Department—“ It employs thousands of people in over 190 countries with an annual budget of more than $40 billion. Its role on the world stage has never been more important and the stakes have never been higher. Its leader is arguably the most famous woman in the world. National Geographic goes Inside the State Department to open a window into the efforts of the men and women representing critical U.S. interests abroad as they address some of the most complex foreign policy challenges in history. Inside the State Department provides an intimate perspective on the mission of the U.S. Department of State and its leader, Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, as she juggles every major global issue facing the United States, pressuring and persuading allies and adversaries alike.” National Geographic: President’s Photographer—“Peter Souza is never far behind President Obama. In fact, sometimes he's ahead of him. As the President's chief White House photographer, Souza is the President's shadow. With unprecedented access, National Geographic follows the President's photographer inside the Obama White House aboard Air Force One, backstage at the State of the Union, and into the heart of the West Wing. It's a behind-the-scenes look at the everyday grit of the American presidency and a chance to see what it's like to cover the most powerful man in the world for history. Narrated by Morgan Freeman.” Promised Lands—“Promised Lands is famed writer and critic Susan Sontag's sole documentary project (and her third directorial effort), shot in Israel on the fly in the final days and immediate aftermath of the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Not only does the film scrutinize the ongoing Arab-Israeli conflict, but it also brilliantly underscores the deepening divisions within Jewish thought over the very question of Palestinian sovereignty as well. Banned by Israeli authorities upon its initial release, this visually visceral portrait of a land torn apart by the competing values of militarism, consumerism and religious national identity is as prescient and thought provoking as ever.”
Ronald Reagan: An American Journey—“Now you can relive the historical milestones that shaped him including his early political career as governor, his debates with Carter and Mondale, the assassination attempt, his trailblazing relations with major international leaders like Margaret Thatcher and Mikhail Gorbachev, and his relationship with his wife, Nancy. This remarkable, feature-length look at Reagan’s achievements is packed with incredible archival footage including highlights and news coverage from his groundbreaking speeches and debates as well as the major world events he faced in office.” Secret of Oz—“What's going on with the world's economy? Foreclosures are everywhere, unemployment is skyrocketing - and this may only be the beginning. Could it be that solutions to the world's economic problems could have been embedded in the most beloved children's story of all time, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz? The yellow brick, the emerald city of Oz, even Dorothy's silver slippers (changed to ruby slippers for the movie version) were powerful symbols of author L. Frank Baum's belief that the people - not the big banks -- should control the quantity of a nation's money.” Sins of My Father—“Argentinian filmmaker Nicolas Entel does something very different in looking at the legend that is Pablo Escobar. Entel focuses on the life of his son, Sebastian Marroquin, and his attempts to come to grips with all the hideous karmic wreckage inflicted by his malevolent father. It is the story of difficult reconciliation where the desire for revenge in countries racked by ethnic and religious strife is almost an everyday occurrence.” John Wayne: Bigger Than Life—“This special 3 disc Collector's Edition John Wayne box set includes the Bigger Than Life documentary, rare TV appearances, movie trailers, The American West documentary by John Ford, the feature McLintock, and much more!” EVEN MORE MOVIES… Around The World in 80 Days (1989)—“Phileas Fogg wages his entire fortune that he can travel around the entire globe in eighty days. But on the day he departs for his fantastic journey, the Bank of London is robbed, and he becomes the prime suspect. Pursued by Detective Fix, Fogg must race against time to win the bet, save a princess and prove his innocence. Based on the classic novel by Jules Verne. Starring Pierce Brosnan, Eric Idle, Peter Ustinov, Christopher Lee, Jack Klugman, Robert Wagner, Roddy McDowell and Jill St. John.” Back To You and Me—Lisa Hartman Black & the late Rue McClanahan star as an estranged mother & daughter in this emotional, not-cheesy TV movie. We miss you, Rue… Beauty & The Briefcase *— “Lane (Hilary Duff), a fashion journalist, gets the assignment of a lifetime when Cosmopolitan magazine hires her to write a story about finding love in the workplace. Posing as a corporate assistant, Lane finds herself torn between the office's eligible men in suits and a dashing stranger (Chris Marmack, The O.C.) who sweeps her off her feet. Will she find the "magic man" who fulfills her fantasy checklist, or will her story have an ending as unexpected as love itself? The appealing cast includes Michael McMillan (True Blood) and Matt Dallas (Kyle XY), with Emmy-winner Jaime Pressly (My Name is Earl) and the hilarious Jennifer Coolidge (Legally Blonde).” The Bride Comes Home (1936), Gilded Lily (1935), Family Honeymoon (1949)—Three romantic comedies starring Claudette Colbert & Fred MacMurray. “Their first film together, The Gilded Lily (1935), is a screwball farce in which a newspaper reporter and an English nobleman (Ray Milland) compete for a high-spirited stenographer and wind up in a tabloid scandal. In The Bride Comes Home (1936), a debt-ridden socialite takes a job at a magazine where her love life becomes more complicated, thanks to her attractive boss and the infatuated company owner (Robert Young). Finally, in their last pairing, a newly married couple find themselves on their way to a disastrous honeymoon in the Grand Canyon, accompanied by three unruly kids, in Family Honeymoon (1948).” They rent out individually so look for them under their respective titles. Chain Letter (Unrated)—“Six high school friends are bound together again by a sinister chain letter passing into their lives through e-mails and text messages. If the deadly letter isn’t passed on, the recipient faces a grisly, unexpected death – and nothing can stop it. As time runs out and the deadly letter’s rules become more challenging, the survivors must untangle the chilling secret – or die trying.” Client List—Jennifer Love Hewitt stars as a former homecoming queen who, in these hard economic times, turns to prostitution and ends up with a pretty impressive titular list the cops will likely choose to ignore. Cybill Shepard co-stars as her mom. It’s fine chick flick fare.
Crush (2009)—“Michael J. Saul’s first collection of shorts, True Love was a broad sampling of the many different aspects of gay love affairs. Crush is an anthology of four stories that examine the many feelings of longing and love in gay relationships.” Daylight Robbery—“A bank in the heart of the City of London holds millions of pounds in used bank notes and they re awaiting incineration. A group of seemingly innocent football supporters use the 2006 World Cup in Germany as their cover for hatching an ingenious plan to steal this pile of easy money.” Dead Space: Aftermath *—“The year is 2509 and not only has Earth lost contact with the Ishimura and Isaac Clarke, but now also the USG O'Bannon, the first responder ship sent to rescue them. Four crew members of the O'Bannon have survived. But what happened to the rest of the crew? What were they doing? What secrets are they keeping? All to be the Aftermath! Dead Space: Aftermath is a fast paced, horrifying thrill ride told through the perspective of the four survivors by several renowned international directors.” Dying God—“In a dark and decadent city, Sean Fallon (James Horan- Flags of Our Fathers) – a corrupt cop – will have to face his own demons to put an end to a series of brutal rapes and murders of the most weirdest kind. With the help of the local pimps, headed by Chance (Lance Henriksen – Aliens, AVP: Alien vs. Predator), Fallon will go on the hunt for the serial killer, that may in the end not be human!” Fright Flick—“Director Israel Luna (Ticked-Off Trannies With Knives) shows audiences just how cut-throat show business can be in this bloody outrageous horror-comedy that satirizes the filmmaking industry. When the air-headed leading lady of a B-grade fright flick turns up brutally murdered during the film shoot, the motley members of the cast and crew find themselves at the heart of a real-life whodunit -- and with so many competing egos on set, everyone's a suspect.” It stars Chad Allen. Game of Death (2010)—For analysis of this Wesley Snipes vehicle, we turn to DTV expert & local film critic VERN. Gun (2010) *—“In the face of rising crime rates and gun violence, the Detroit Police launches a full-scale war against gun runners. With the cooperation of the Feds they target a criminal named Rich (Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson) and his arms operation. When a gun exchange goes bad and Rich’s old friend Angel (Val Kilmer), steps up big time and saves his life, they form a bond that makes his supplier and lover, Gabriella (AnnaLynne McCord) paranoid. But there is a snitch in the group and Gabriella’s biggest deal goes bad only to have an even bigger secret revealed, one that rocks Rich to his core.” Hell Harbor/Jungle Bride (1930)—A Pre-code double feature! Hell Harbor: “A Caribbean island harbor is the exquisite backdrop for treachery and romance as Anita (Lupe Velez), a descendant of the infamous Morgan the Pirate, gets in the middle of a dispute between her father Harry (Gibson Gowland), who has killed a man, and grimy pearl trader Horngold (Jean Hersholt), who witnessed the crime and demands Anita's hand (and more) in marriage in exchange for his silence!” Jungle Bride: “Two women and two men are shipwrecked on an island off the African coast, and take up housekeeping and other forms of dilly-dally in this definite pre-code film. Charles Starrett (pre-Durango Kid) has his way with Anita Page, or is it the other way around?”
Hessen Conspiracy—“Frankfurt, Germany, 1945: The war is over, and a group of victorious U.S. Army officers take over a castle that formerly belonged to the German royal family. But when two of them uncover a massive cache of priceless gems, the lovers hatch a plan to loot the treasure. Now, all they'll have to do is smuggle the German Crown Jewels into New York City, dodge military investigators, con a murderous mob boss and steal back their stolen fortune...all without double-crossing each other first.” It stars Lyne Renee and Billy Zane. How I Married My High School Crush—“ Seventeen-year-old Sara (Katee Sackhoff, 24, Battlestar Galactica) has been madly in love with popular classmate Brian (Sage Brocklebank, Psych, Smallville) ever since pre-school and dreams of marrying him. Problem is, he doesn’t know she exists. When a solar eclipse inexplicably sends them from high school in 1990 to their actual wedding day in 2007, Sara (now in her mid-30s) discovers that, somehow, her wish came true. With their grown-up careers in full swing Sara is running for Lieutenant Governor, and Brian is a wealthy investment banker the couple realizes they are not at all prepared for what adulthood has in store. They still feel like the 17-year-olds they see when they look in the mirror, yet everyone else in their lives sees them as 35...and expects them to act their age. Is it possible that Sara and Brian are really fated to be together? Or should they follow a less certain path in their new lives, and risk falling for other people?” Kalamity—“Haunted by memories of his ex-girlfriend Alice, a heartbroken Billy returns home to Northern Virginia seeking solace from old friends. But what he finds is more disconcerting than comforting: his best friend Stanley has become mysterious and withdrawn from those around him. Billy attempts to find out what is going on, and as he probe Stanley’s recent activities, his friend’s behavior seems increasingly bizarre and frightening. The discovery of blood-stained evidence among Stanley’s possessions pulls him deeper into the nightmare…” It stars Beau Garrett and Nick “T3” Stahl. King of Paper Chasin’—“When Carter Blanche (Dwayne “DL” Clark), a ruthless inner city drug dealer, tries to quit the crime game and go straight as a credible underground artist in the mixtape circuit, he faces deception, betrayal and violence from the people closest to him. As his crew turns against him, and his girlfriend cooperates with the FBI, Carter must take down his enemies before they destroy his empire.” Knife Edge—“Blissfully happy in her new marriage, Emma gives up her successful Wall Street career and moves with her family to a secluded country estate. But her dream of a perfect life quickly turns into a nightmare when she begins seeing strange and terrifying visions of horrific events from the mansion’s past. Starring Natalie Press and Joan Plowright.” Last Brickmaker in America—“Henry Cobb, a warm and honest man, has worked his family brickyard for 57 years. From dusk to dawn every day but Sunday, every week of the year, he has proudly put his blood and sweat into creating red clay bricks. But now, in a time when automation rules in America and following the recent passing of his beloved wife, Cobb's passion for his work is gone. When 13-year-old Danny Potter enters his life in search of a refuge from his bickering parents, Henry becomes his mentor, giving the boy a sense of purpose and the role model he so desperately needs. In turn, Danny rejuvenates Henry's passion for life.” It stars Academy Award winner Sidney Poitier. Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulhu—“Jeff, a down on his luck office worker finds out he is the last living relative of horror novelist H.P. Lovecraft. What he doesn't know is that Lovecraft's monsters are real and will soon threaten the very existence of mankind. Jeff and his best friend Charlie are forced to embark on a perilous adventure and they enlist the help of high school acquaintance, Paul, a self proclaimed Lovecraft specialist. Together the three unlikely heroes must protect an alien relic and prevent the release of an ancient evil, known as Cthulhu.”
Like Dandelion Dust—“Academy Award® Winner ‘Mira Sorvino is amazing’ and Golden Globe® nominee ‘Barry Pepper is stunning’ (Film Threat) in this emotionally gripping drama. Sorvino and Pepper star as Wendy and Rip Porter, a working-class couple fighting to regain custody of Joey--the young son Wendy gave up for adoption when Rip went to prison seven years earlier. But Joey’s adoptive parents will stop at nothing to ensure that the small boy stays in the only home he’s ever known.” Love Hurts (2009)—“Ben Bingham (Richard E. Grant) slips into a tailspin after his wife Amanda (Carrie-Ann Moss) leaves him and their 20-year marriage behind. Luckily, his teenage son, Justin (Johnny Pacar), comes to the rescue with a makeover that transforms Ben into the most popular man in town. But after his eyes are opened to just how superficial his life has become, Ben decides to give it all up for one last chance at true love.” Mean Girls 2—“The Plastics are back in the long awaited follow-up to the smash-hit Mean Girls… and now the clique is more fashionable, funny and ferocious than ever! Confident senior Jo (Meaghan Martin) begins the new school year by breaking her own cardinal rule: don’t get involved in girl drama. But when she sees timid Abby (Jennifer Stone) preyed upon by Queen Bee Mandi (Maiara Walsh) and her minions, she takes sides in a viciously funny girl-world-war that turns the whole school upside down.” Of Boys and Men—“Set on Chicago’s West Side, this moving drama highlighting the strength of family and the power of love is produced by and stars award-winning Robert Townsend (The Parent ’Hood), and co-stars Angela Bassett (Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns) and Victoria Rowell (The Young and the Restless).”
Quiet Shoes—A noir with a sense of humor all about a private eye with a very special pair of shoes. Red River (2010)—“Set in a small town in the backwoods of Kentucky, Red River tells the tale of Roland Thatcher: a family man, a business man, a man of god…and a man who doesn’t take kindly to strangers. When a group of ‘city kids’ set up camp of the outskirts of his property, they spark a chain of events culminating in blood-shed, dismemberment and mass murder. As a local, fledgling reporter inches closer to the Thatcher property, the shocking truth about Roland and his ‘family’ may finally emerge…” Road Reps—“David Gram, a pharmaceutical sales rep, is offered an opportunity to win over a client in a remote northern territory. If successful, this challenge could make him the top sales rep of the year. Going through a trial separation, and with nothing else tying him down, David accepts the challenge and hits the road. But not before calling on his four surf buddies first. Mixing business and pleasure is their expertise. They head north along the California coast on a classic beach boy road trip, packed with surfboards on top of David’s classic 1950’s Woody. Along the way however, David discovers his estranged wife, Jill has just been hired by the competition and is headed for the same client and the same opportunity. David has always been a fierce competitor. The race is on…” Role/Play—“When soap opera star Graham Windsor (Steve Callahan - East Side Story, Nine Lives, Make the Yuletide Gay) is outed as the result of a gay sex tape scandal, he seeks refuge at an exclusive Palm Springs resort. But quiet anonymity eludes him when marriage-equality activist Trey Reed (Matthew Montgomery - Redwoods, Back Soon, Socket) checks in to escape the fallout from his own bitter divorce. As an undeniable passion begins to sizzle between Graham and Trey, they force each other to confront their professional downfalls and the firestorm each has created in the gay press.” Scouts Honor: Badge to the Bone—Grown up Boy Scouts vie for badges, mild hilarity ensues. It stars Chris Kattan & Fred Willard. See You In September—“A young professional woman living in Manhattan has a problem. FEAR OF COMMITTMENT! She becomes upset when her therapist leaves for a vacation and decides to recruit her own therapy group of people whose therapists have left for vacation from Craig's List only to recruit a couple of loser thieves along with the group that come to the meeting to rob everyone..... the zaniness begins and continues until her fear is overcome by one of the groups' members.” Soul Kittens Cabaret—“Fueled by the bright lights and illusion of fame, we follow seven women on their journey to self-discovery as they struggle with temptation, personal demons and false promises. While trying to revive Detroit’s hottest club in town, the Soul Kittens take customers on the ride of their lives with sultry sex appeal and silky vocals. Along the way, the Soul Kittens learn the real meaning of sisterhood from the yin and yang of reasoning, Good Conscience (Fantasia Barrino) and Bad Conscience (Faith Evans).” St. Patrick: The Irish Legend (2000)—“The Man. The Myth. The Legend.” It stars Patrick Bergin, Malcolm McDowell, Alan Bates, and Susannah York. Stag Night—“Four men out on a Stag Night in New York prematurely exit an underground train after the soon-to-be best man begins to hassle two women. Trapped at a deserted station, these six adults become the target of a gruesome manhunt when a secret gang of cannibal dwellers living in the tunnels discovers them. Tensions will rise as they fight to make it through the night with all their limbs attached.” Stuck!—“Stuck! is director Steve Balderson's homage to film noir women-in-prison films. Faithfully re-producing the genre with a modern, tongue-in-cheek twist, expect all the hallmarks of a classic prison movie complete with a wrongly accused heroine, hard boiled dames, diabolical alliances, forbidden love, cat-fighting cuties, a sadistic warden, and corrupt prison guards.” Ticking Clock *—“Louis hicks is an investigative crime reporter who must stop a brutal serial killer before time runs out. Starring: Cuba Gooding Jr.” Triggerman—“A legendary poker-playing outlaw, Triggerman, arrives in town for the wildest gambling tournament this side of the West. As the tournament begins, he’ll get caught up in a violent showdown as bandits try to cheat their way to the finals. With his hand on the trigger, this outlaw won’t let anything come between him and his winning hand.” It stars Terence Hill and Paul Sorvino. Violent Blue—“Katarina (Silvia Suvadova, Kolya) is a music teacher intent on completing and uncovering the mystery behind an unfinished symphony. She worries about her brother, Ondrej (Jesse Hlubik), an introverted electronics inventor who finds himself falling in love with the mysterious student who lives downstairs. His work is also being financed by reputedly shady and dangerous people. One day, Katarina's ex-husband Pietro (Nick Mancuso) shows up in her house and locks her in a cage.” The Virginity Hit—I guess it shouldn’t be surprising in this day & age that two teens would schedule sex on Facebook and invite all their friends to watch. Think about what you put on the Internet, kids. Virus X—“A group of medical scientists are quarantined inside their lab after being infected with a deadly hyper-mutant form of the H1N1 virus. With only three days left to live, they have no way to escape and no way out. While the deceitful head doctor monitors them from a hidden surveillance room, the scientists must uncover the harrowing truth behind their detainment and force their own way to freedom.” Year Of The Fish—“The film stars Ken Leung (Lost), Tsai Chin (The Joy Luck Club), Randall Duk Kim (The Matrix Reloaded) and introduces An Nguyen...The film is rotoscoped - a digital process of tracing over live-action footage to create an animated look; in this case a flowing, watercolor effect that pops from the screen like a painting brought to life." …AND A BUNCH OF NEW BLU-RAY Animal Kingdom At The Edge Of The World Backdraft—20th Anniversary Edition Bad Boys (1983) Barb Wire
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