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New Releases for the week of June 2nd

Here's most of what we've added for the week of June 2nd. An * indicates the titles can also be found on Blu-ray Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kathy Bates reunite to celebrate the 11th anniversary of Titanic in Revolutionary Road* Also on board, Oscar nominee Michael Shannon. But this Sam Mendes film isn't actually about the Titanic. It's about the malaise of marriage in the 1950s Connecticut suburbs. You know the old story of girl-meets-fox, girl-follows-fox-into-the-countryside, fox-gives-girl-a-whole-new-appreciation-of-nature story? The team behind March of The Penguins play out this tale in The Fox and The Child, narrated by the aforementioned Kate Winslet. Good viewing for the whole family. It's also on sale here in the store and online. The based-on-a-true-WWII-story Defiance* stars Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell and Daniel Craig as three brothers who flee into the forest to escape the Nazis, struggling with each other and for mere survival while trying to protect a group of fellow refugees. He's Just Not That Into You*, which one staffer found remarkably good for a, gulp, yes, "chick flick', stars Drew Barrymore, Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Aniston, MySpace, and several other celebrities. We've had Joss Whedon's Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog for awhile now, but now it's ON SALE for pretty darn cheap. If you missed the Poehler/Posey/Dratch comedy Spring Breakdown* last week at SIFF, it's on DVD today. Read all about it here. Jean-Luc Godard's 1964 film Une Femme Mariee (A Married Woman) makes its DVD debut today. Also new on DVD are several films by Ethiopian director Haile Gerima: ADWA: An African Victory, Ashes and Embers, Bush Mama, and Sankofa. Plus there's a new DVD of four films by Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski. There's a 25th Anniversary Edition of Eddie Murphy : Delirious. He was only 22 at the time. Wow. Ernesto Che Guevara: The Bolivian Diary features narration from Che's diary and interviews with those who knew him during the final days in Bolivia. For those who might be curious, Steven Soderbergh's Che starring Benico Del Toro doesn't have a DVD release date yet but it is estimated for July. Stay tuned. If you enjoy a good long marathon of TV on DVD, Weeds: Season 4*, Wallander (Kenneth Branagh stars as a Swedish detective!), Army Wives: Season 2, Blood Ties: Season 1, Hunger: Season 1, The Jetsons: Season 2 Vol. 1, Primal Grill with Steven Raichlen: Vol. 1, Prison Break: Season 4, Quincy, M.E.: Season 3, Raising The Bar: Season 1, and The Reaper: Season 2. To tie in with this weekend's big opening movie, there's also three seasons of The Land of The Lost. Remember that most of our TV shows rent as a full season--$11 for a whole week of enjoyment. We didn't limit our TV on DVD purchasing to what's available stateside, there's also the UK shows Charlie Jade: Series 1, The Inbetweeners: Series 1 & 2 and Tripods: Series 1 & 2. These DVDs are imports; ask in the store for details on how to play these discs. There seems to be more short & experimental film collections on the list than usual this week. They are: Advanced Beauty: 18 Sound Sculptures, Blader, Enid Baxter: A Film is a Burning Place, Cinemad: Short Film Almanac 2009, Hills, Henry: Selected Films 1977-2008, Experiments in Terror 3, and Lightrhythm Visuals: Notations 02. In other fine arts releases, there's the four disc exploration of language called Adventures of English, Merce Cunningham Dance Company presents Split Sides, the full series of Impressionists With Tim Marlow, Grace Hartigan: Shattering Boundaries, the intense acting workshops of Playing Shakespeare with the Bard's usual suspects Judi Dench, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, not one but two docs about Frank Lloyd Wright--Home & Studio and Taliesin West, the classical stylings of Symphony of Sorrowful Songs (not to be confused with a new Cure album), Every Picture Tells a Story, and Vermeer: Master of Light narrated by Meryl Streep. The new batch of Blu-ray discs include: Air Force One, Anaconda, Bruce Almighty, Dark Blue, Death Trance, Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children-Complete, Fletch (sweet!), Glory (1989), The Graduate (it's also on sale and includes the standard DVD), Navy Seals, Out of Time (2003), Rollerball (2002), Simon, Paul & Friends: Gershwin Prize Concert, Walking Tall (2004), and perhaps the most exciting Blu-ray release to date: Road House. The Double Deuce never looked so good! Also available today: Anacondas: Trail of Blood (this is the fourth in the series, though we don't think you have to see the other three to get what's up), three Buster Keaton films High Sign, One Week, and Go West with music by Bill Frisell, documentaries Murder Spies & Voting Lies: The Clint Curtis Story, People's Republic of Capitalism, Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People, Inside Afghanistan (on a DVD with Black Tulip), Nero's Golden House, not-really-for-kids animation of Zeroman and Shantell Martin: Koob's, plus some mystery titles--Ed & Vern's Rock Store and Monster Beach Party A-Go-Go. There's lots more, including Westerns (silent & not silent), zombie movies and porn, but wouldn't you rather stop reading this and come see for yourself? We have free water and air conditioning... roadhouse

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