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New Releases for March 22nd

Settle in for the long haul folks! This week’s New Release list is a marathon through documentaries, video games, cool new imports, silent classics, great TV shows, and a ton of new Blu-rays you’ll find at the end of the post. Remember, a * means it’s also on Blu-ray, a @ means we have it for sale in the store, and you can buy selected titles online by clicking SALE. WHEEDLE’S GROOVE—Jennifer Maas’ excellent trip through Seattle’s soul and funk scene in the ‘60s & ‘70s, rediscovering a vibrant chapter in our city’s musical past. If you don’t already have it, be sure to get the record (put out by Light In The Attic Records) at your local indie music store.  @ THE TOURIST *—Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie go traipsing about Venice for a some Golden Globe nominated romantic thriller comedy action. Fun fact: As our colleague Matt pointed out in the recent Scarecrow Video podcast, The Tourist director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck also made Best Foreign Language Film Oscar winner The Lives Of Others@ SKYLINE *—If you’re a fan of the “ALIENS! WE’RE ALL GOING TO DIE!” genre, this one’s for you.  @ HOW DO YOU KNOW—The latest romantic dramedy from James L. Brooks (As Good As It Gets) stars Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Jack Nicholson, and Paul Rudd. VENTURE BROS.-SEASON 4, VOLUME 2 *—"Men don't have secrets."  @   SALE YOGI BEAR--Dan Aykroyd and Justin Timberlake (!) lend their voices to CGI bears and introduce a whole new generation to the hilarity of stealing picnic baskets. PUNCHING THE CLOWN—A hapless comedian/musician feels the pleasure and pangs of fame in this indie comedy starring Henry Phillips. Caution: This trailer has some language and therefore is NSFW. OUR HOSPITALITY *—The Ultimate Edition of Buster Keaton’s classic includes an orchestral score by Carl Davis and performed by the Thames Silents Orchestra, a making-of documentary, and a rare alternate cut. THE TIMES OF HARVEY MILK *—The Criterion Collection release of the 1984 Oscar-winning documentary includes a new program about this film and Milk, featuring directors Robert Epstein and Gus Van Sant with photographer Daniel Nicoletta , James Franco,  and Milk’s friends Cleve Jones and Anne Kronenberg. SALE THE WINDMILL MOVIE—Director Alexander Olch culls together over 200 hours of autobiographical footage shot by late documentary and experimental filmmaker Richard P. Rogers to create moving portrait of his mentor. @ STAND BY ME: 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION—All this time later and it’s still a perfect film. This Blu-ray release includes picture-in-picture commentary by director Rob Reiner with stars Corey Feldman and Wil Wheaton. We recommend you read this post on Mr. Wheaton’s blog before you watch it again. @ SILENT NARUSE—Criterion’s Eclipse series releases five silent films by Mikio Naruse: Flunky, Work Hard (1931), No Blood Relation (1932), Apart From You (1933), Every-Night Dreams (1933), and Street Without End (1934).  All feature new scores by musicians Robin Holcomb and Wayne Horvitz.  SALE
NEW VIDEO GAMES Homefront (PS3, Xbox)
Lego Star Wars III—Clone Wars (PS3, Wii, Xbox)
ANIME NEW RELEASES FLCL: Complete Series—on Blu-ray!
FAMILY NEW RELEASES Arthur & The Invisibles 2 & 3: New Minimoy Adventures Boathouse Detectives Eleonore’s Secret Firebreather Hannah Montana: Final Season Timmy Time: Timmy Steals The Show Whistlefritz: Spanish For Kids—The Seasons White Lion Jabberjaw: Complete SeriesMore Hanna-Barbera greatness thanks to Warner Archives! NEW TV ON DVD Cake Boss: Season 3 Dark Skies: Complete Series Huge: Complete Series Laramie: Season 1 Noah’s Castle: Complete Series Pioneers of Television: Crime Dramas Pioneers of Television: Local Kids’ TV Pioneers of Television: Science Fiction Pioneers of Television: Westerns Total Recall 2070: The Complete Series Spin City: Season 4—The last season with Michael J. Fox
NEW FOREIGN FILMS & IMPORTS Arrebato (1980)(PAL Code 2)—Spain (Euro-horror) The Associate (1979)—France Bank Dick/Follow The Boys (1940)(PAL Code 2)—US Blood (Buraddo) (2009)—Japan Bodyguards & Assassins (2009)—China Colors of the Mountain (2010)—Colombia Copacabana (2010)—France Death Tube 2 (2010)—Japan Freestyle (2010)—UK International House/Million Dollar Legs (1933)(PAL Code 2)—US Once a Jolly Swagman (1949)(PAL Code 2)—UK Sasha (2010)—Germany South Riding (2010)(PAL Code 2)—UK Tillie and Gus/If I Had a Million (1934)(PAL Code 2)—US The Twist (1976)—France, directed by Claude Chabrol Zonad (2009)—Ireland Another Year (2010)(PAL Code 2)—Mike Leigh’s latest film was nominated for Best Original Screenplay Oscar. Perfume of the Lady In Black (1974)—Good old fashioned Giallo, aka an Italian horror film. This trailer gets a tad gory so we'll label it NSFW or the squeamish. @ The Vanquisher (2009)—A member of the Royal Thai Police’s Black Ops and an American CIA agent team up to stop Al-Qaeda!  NEW WARNER ARCHIVES—MGM LIMITED—SONY/COLUMBIA CLASSICS Black Dakotas (1964)—“ A government agent with the authority to enact a generous peace treaty with the Sioux (including thousands of dollars in gold) is killed en route to the Dakotas and impersonated by Brock Marsh (Gary Merrill, Mysterious Island), a Confederate sympathizer. Marsh and his allies are intent on getting their hands on the gold to support the Southern war effort, even if a betrayal of the Sioux results in a devastating war on the local citizens.” Confidential Agent (1945)—“In pre-World War II London, Spanish agent Denard struggles to close a high-level business deal that will strike a blow against fascists in his native country. But industrialists not yet alert to the threat of fascism reject him. A teenage ally caught up in his efforts is murdered. And the mission itself seems a failure. Yet neither the story nor Denard will stop there. Charles Boyer plays Denard and Lauren Bacall is a jaded industrial heiress who assists him in this intricate spy drama.” Days of Glory (1944)—“Film-debuting Gregory Peck began his rapid rise to stardom playing a steely guerrilla leader preparing for a desperate mission he knows he and his band of fighters cannot survive. Acclaimed dancer Tamara Toumanova (soon to be Mrs. Casey Robinson) also makes her film debut, portraying a beautiful ballerina who joins the resistance, igniting a poignant love story in the midst of action, suspense and heroic sacrifice.” Devotion (1946)—“Sisters Emily and Charlotte Brontë lived to write, weaving tales rich with characters, incident and passion from the poor Yorkshire vicarage they called home. Devotion tells the story – with more than a dash of literary license – of these daring women who created Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre. Ida Lupino and Olivia deHavilland portray the sisters, yearning for literary success and the love of the same man (Paul Henreid).” Diary of a Madman (1963)—“ Vincent Price turns in a classic performance as a sculptor, possessed by an evil spirit, who hires a model (Nancy Kovack) to pose for him -- then learns thereafter that she has been brutally murdered.”
Jungle Man-Eater (1954)— Following the success of his role as Tarzan, Johnny Weissmuller starred in a series of films as Jungle Jim, a character first depicted in a comic strip by Alex Raymond and Don Moore… In this entry, Jungle Jim faces a diamond smuggler willing to destroy the local tribe to control a diamond mine.” The Merry Widow (1925)—“The Merry Widow with no singing? A silent version of an operetta may seem an unlikely venture, but this vivacious hit proved that the right ingredients make for an irresistible romantic soufflé. Those ingredients include Erich von Stroheim’s stylish direction (in his first film after Greed), ex-Ziegfeld bombshell Mae Murray in her best role, a star-making turn for John Gilbert and a mythical European kingdom straight out of fairyland.” The Nevadan (1950)—“A fine early example of Randolph Scott’s long partnership with producer Harry Joe Brown (later known together as ‘Ranown’) which would result in iconic films such as Decision at Sundown, Ride Lonesome and Buchanan Rides Alone. Here, Scott portrays Barclay, his usual mysterious lone rider, but he gets entangled in the company of others sooner and more completely, than in later films. Forrest Tucker plays Tanner, an escaped convict with a hidden stash of gold, who commandeers Barclay’s assistance. George Macready (Gilda) is a corrupt landowner, whose daughter (played by Dorothy Malone, Written on the Wind) is the first to size up Barclay when the stranger comes to town.” Noah’s Ark (1928)—“Two years after his last European film of the 1920s, filmmaker Michael Curtiz showed his range with this ambitious Warner Bros. production magnificently restored here to its fullest possible running length.”
Nobody’s Perfekt (1981)—“Nobody’s Perfekt is the story of a group of misfits living in Miami, and their revenge against government bureaucracy. After the city refuses to pay for the damage to their car caused by a pothole, the three friends, including one with constant short-term memory loss and another who is always jumping from personality to personality, decide to steal an army howitzer and ‘persuade’ the mayor to change his mind.” It stars Gabe Kaplan, Robert Klein, Alex Karras, and Susan Clark. Psyche 59 (1964)—“Although the doctors can find nothing wrong with her eyes, Alison (Patricia Neal, A Face in the Crowd) remains blind following a fall down stairs during the waning months of her pregnancy. When Alison tells her husband, Eric (Curt Jurgens), of an upcoming visit by her newly divorced younger sister, Robin (Samantha Eggar), he’s angry. But once Robin arrives and sees that her brother-in-law is attracted to her, she deliberately sets out to seduce him, despite the presence of her sightless sister.” Return to Warbow (1958)—“When Clay Hollister (Phil Carey, The Shadow on the Window) escapes prison, he’s determined to return to reclaim the gold he was imprisoned for stealing. Accompanied by two other escapees to his hometown, Hollister is faced with his past, and the three catch up with Hollister’s brother (and partner in crime) only to discover that the cash isn’t so easy to get their hands on.” Saddles and Sagebrush (1943)—“ Lucky (Russell Hayden) is a hired gun in a range war who switches sides to help the homesteaders when he realizes his new boss is corrupt and out to steal land, even if he has to kill to do it. Bob Wills, one of the best-known musicians for popularizing Western Swing (and who also performs most of his own music), plays a second lead, sings, and even helps our hero get the best of the bad guys.” The Spikes Gang (1974)—“Lee Marvin gives a spellbinding performance as a wounded outlaw who appears as a romantic figure to two impressionable youths (Ron Howard and Gary Grimes). Nursed back to health by the boys, the outlaw enlists them in his robberies...and then callously betrays them.”
Streets of Ghost Town (1950)—“Charles Starrett played a dual role as a former Texas Ranger and his secret identity, ‘The Durango Kid’, in a long-running series of B-Westerns in the 1940s and ‘50s. His standard sidekick, Smiley Burnette, was around for comic situations and light-hearted musical entertainment between the action sequences, where he’d sometimes lend his pal a hand in solving the mystery and capturing the bad guys. Steve Woods (Starrett), Smiley and the Sheriff of Dusty Creek go to a ghost town mine in search of missing gold and re-tell the tale of how a gang of crooks stole the gold and were later double-crossed by one of the thieves.” Two Mrs. Carrolls (1947)—“Humphrey Bogart portrays Geoffrey, who’s making a habit of poisoning one wife and marrying another when the former no longer inspires his canvases. Barbara Stanwyck plays his current wife Sally, who puts two and two together and comes up with six – as in six feet under, the place she’ll be if she continues to accept the glass of milk Geoffrey regularly offers as a nightcap.” Violets are Blue (1986)—“A chance reunion becomes a second chance in Violets are Blue, a touching, bittersweet love story starring Kevin Kline (The Big Chill) as Henry Squires and Sissy Spacek as Gussie Sawyer.” Wagons Roll at Night (1948)—“The tents are leaky. The troupers are weary. The carnival limps into town and sets up for another show. To the public, the carnival means exciting performers. To Nick Coster, those performers are ‘mugs and grifters and riffraff – all under one tent.’ Nick should know. He puts the show together. Humphrey Bogart plays Nick, bringing crisp authority to a movie whose midway atmosphere is so alive you can almost taste the caramel corn. Sylvia Sidney, Eddie Albert and Joan Leslie join Bogart in this tale centered on Nick and an up-and-coming lion tamer (Albert) he discovers.” Whiplash (1948)--“Michael Gordon never intended to be a boxer. But after he decks a burly brawler at a nightclub, a ring promoter encourages him to give the fight game a shot. Gordon, whose career as an artist is going nowhere, agrees. Besides, it will bring him closer to the woman who has KO’d his heart – the promoter’s wife.” Winter A-Go-Go (1965)—“Filmed on location around spectacular Lake Tahoe, this rollicking comedy finds Jeff Forrester (William Wellman, Jr., Born Losers) inheriting a ski lodge where, with friend Danny Frazer (James Stacy, TV's Lancer), he hopes to create a happening destination causing Jeff to neglect his lovely secretary (Beverly Adams, The Silencers). And then the partners are faced with a problem guest whom they soon learn is actually working for the mortgage-holder who wants to take possession of the now-hot property.”
NEW DOCUMENTARIES, MUSIC, STAND-UP COMEDY & OTHER NON-FICTION FARE Alonzo Bodden: Who’s Paying Attention?—“Alonzo Bodden (Winner of NBC's Last Comic Standing) tackles the abusrdity of pop culture and the decline of western civilization in this hilarious 2010 New York stand-up concert. Real estate in rap music, swine flu, highway construction and pirates are just a few of the topics Alonzo broaches in this irreverent and ironically funny take on what’s happening in the world today.” Chautauqua: An American Narrative—“Chautauqua: An American Narrative looks at the contemporary aspects of this utopian community in Chautauqua, New York. After a brief history the program focuses on what goes on at Chautauqua today, including a tremendous artistic community, spiritual aspects, recreation and the daily dose of educational/intellectual lectures attend by thousands of people in a large semi-outdoor amphitheater.” Colin & Brad: Two Man Group—“Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, stars of the Emmy®-winning Whose Line Is It Anyway?, have finally recorded their hilarious live stage show!! These masters of improv comedy have performed their outrageous, one-of-a-kind show to sold out audiences all over the country. Colin and Brad’s Two Man Group is a riotously funny, interactive, and completely improvised tour de force. Using nothing but their lightning fast wits and some audience volunteers, Colin and Brad create pandemonium on the spot in one of the funniest live shows you will ever see.” Crossing The American Crises—“Change we can believe in? Travel with Michael Fox and Silvia Leindecker across the United States in 2008 and 2010 and hear the voices of the people impacted by the financial meltdown and its aftermath.” Derailroaded: Inside the Mind of Larry “Wild Man” Fischer—“A shocking and sensitive journey through the thunderstorms of a paranoid-schizophrenic mind, Derailroaded follows Larry ‘Wild Man’ Fischer's discordant encounters in the music business… " Frontline: Battle For Haiti—“Last year, in the chaos of a devastating earthquake thousands of Haiti's worst criminals staged an escape from the National Penitentiary. Frontline examines the uphill fight to rebuild Haiti in the face of deep-rooted corruption and intimidation. The film also offers intimate portraits of the fearful lives many Haitians are living, as the central government and judicial system routinely fail to maintain order.” Eddie Griffin: You Can Tell ‘Em I Said It—“Eddie Griffin proves once more that he’s one of the world’s premiere comedic talents in his brand-new stand-up special You Can Tell ‘Em I Said It. Eddie unapologetically rips into everything from racial stereotypes to Viagra to the First Lady and will leave you gasping for air as he buzzes around the stage and literally climbs the walls. This uncut, uncensored stand-up special live from Oakland, California will keep you laughing long after he exits the stage and coming back to watch it again and again.” The Eyes of the Mothman—“November 15th 1966, four young adults traveling through the West Virginia backwoods of an abandoned TNT Plant, come across something, unnatural... The headlights from their '57 Chevy strike what appears to be a black, lurking, lumbering, 7 foot tall man with red eyes and wings! Before the winged man of Point Pleasant would make his departure from its menacing raid on the God fearing souls of this minute church going community, 46 people would die tragically and hundreds more would be left traumatized and emotionally scarred for life. With rumors adrift of a haunting Indian curse, wild stories of men in black, bridge collapses, and a history of uncanny coincidences, UFO sightings, and even alien abductions; The Eyes of the Mothman is the first feature length documentary to delve deeper than any other program to uncover the truth behind this unsolved mystery from 43 years ago.” Heart: A Night at the Sky Church“Ann and Nancy Wilson first showed the world that women can rock when their band Heart stormed the charts in the 1970s with songs like ‘Crazy On You’, ‘Barracuda’, and ‘Magic Man’. They continued their string of huge hits in the decades that followed with songs like ‘Alone’, ‘Never’, ‘These Dreams’, and many more. Night At Sky Church, filmed live on March 5. 2010, takes Heart fans on what truly feels like the musical ride of a lifetime. Night At Sky Church showcases the band’s biggest hits, introduces some of their newest songs, and features a guest appearance by multiple Grammy award-winner, Alison Krauss.” And it all takes place at the EMP!
Nature: Echo-An Elephant to Remember—“Echo, the elephant matriarch, was the subject of many films and the leader of a carefully studies herd of elephants in Africa. This past fall, she died of natural causes. This film is a look back at this remarkable animal through extraordinary footage and interviews with the researchers that cared for and studied this amazing herd.” Nature: Elsa’s Legacy-The Born Free Story—“Born Free was a book and then a film that changed forever the way we think about wildlife. But behind them lies the real story of the Adamsons' life with Elsa. Their diaries, home movies and detailed records reveal an intimate look into their pioneering work and unique relationship with lions and leave us with a new appreciation for the world of animals we never knew until Elsa and Born Free opened our eyes.” NOVA: How Smart Are Animals?—“Host Neil deGrasse Tyson tackles one of science's major challenges in each episode of How Smart are Animals? He will guide us as he explores dramatic discoveries and the frontiers of research that connect each central, provocative mystery.” NOVA: Secrets Beneath The Ice—“Can Antarctica's climate past offer clues to what may happen to our warming planet? To gather crucial evidence, NOVA follows an ambitious Antarctic investigation -- a state-of-the-art drilling probe known as ANDRILL. As researchers grapple with the harshest conditions on the planet, they discover astonishing new clues -- not only about Antarctica's past, but also Earth's future.” Peleliu 1944: Horror In The Pacific—“Peleliu 1944: Horror in the Pacific, recipient of 1993 Telly Award and 1992 Columbus International Film Festival Citation as Best Documentary and featuring Eugene (E.B.) Sledge,author of With the Old Breed at Peleliu and Okinawa, tells the true story of the men of Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment (K-3-5) and the ferocious Battle of Peleliu, ‘an island on fire’, during World War II in the Pacific Theater.” People On Sunday—You’ll have to wait until June 28th for the Criterion Collection edition of this 1929 slice of life half fiction/ half documentary, but for now you can enjoy this version from the 2011 Film Issue of The Believer. Precious Life—This documentary about a four month old Palestinian boy from Gaza in need of a bone marrow transplant that can only be done in an Israeli hospital was on the short list for this year’s Best Documentary Oscar. The Residents present Randy’s Ghost Stories—“8 animated videos with new music of ghost stories from Randy and the Residents, documenting some of the mythical madness of the Talking Light tour from 2010. Strange, melancholic and beyond.” Nancy Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime—“MacNeil-Lehrer Productions takes an intimate look at this complicated First Lady. Historians, White House staffers and advisors, family, and friends share their recollections of one of the most influential and controversial first ladies in American history.” Salvador Allende—“A leftist revolutionary or a reformist democrat? A committed Marxist or a constitutionalist politician? An ethical and moral man or, as Richard Nixon called him, a ‘son of a bitch’? In Salvador Allende, acclaimed Chilean filmmaker Patricio Guzmán (The Battle of Chile and Chile, Obstinate Memory) returns to his native country thirty years after the 1973 military coup that overthrew Chile's Popular Unity government to examine the life of its leader, Salvador Allende, both as a politician and a man.” Scandale Impressionniste—“One hundred and thirty-five years ago, painters such as Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, and Degas created a sensation--a bona fide scandal--at the French painting salons because they dared to paint color, form, and light differently. They dared to see differently. Considered rebels and radicals, the Impressionists questioned the standard practices of painting, challenged the Academy's authority over those practices, criticized the tastes of galleries and salons, and revolutionized how and what to paint. This program offers insight into the artistic world's mistrust of the Impressionists and chronicles the movement's 30-year struggle for legitimacy--a cause championed by art dealer Paul Durant-Ruel. In the brushstrokes of the Impressionists, we find the origins of modern art.” Transcendent Man—“Technology will accelerate exponentially. Within 25 years, computers will have consciousness. Humans will soon be bionic. These predictions make bestselling author Ray Kurzweil (The Singularity Is Near) a prophetic genius to some, and a highly sophisticated crackpot to others. There is no question, however, that he has predicted the future with more accuracy than anyone else in history. Transcendent Man gets inside the mind of the award-winning scientist and A.I. specialist through extensive interviews with Kurzweil himself and revealing conversations with friends and colleagues.”
UFC: Best of 2010—“Re-live every great moment, knockout, submission and fight with UFC: Best of 2010. All the UFC superstars are featured in their most spectacular bouts.” Up The Ridge—“Up the Ridge is a one-hour television documentary produced by Nick Szuberla and Amelia Kirby. In 1999 Szuberla and Kirby were volunteer DJ’s for the Appalachian region’s only hip-hop radio program in Whitesburg, KY when they received hundreds of letters from inmates transferred into nearby Wallens Ridge, the region’s newest prison built to prop up the shrinking coal economy. The letters described human rights violations and racial tension between staff and inmates. Filming began that year and, though the lens of Wallens Ridge State Prison, the program offers viewers an in-depth look at the United States prison industry and the social impact of moving hundreds of thousands of inner-city minority offenders to distant rural outposts.” Walking on Water—“Walking on Water invites you to come along and see the world through the eyes of two kids as they embark on the trip of a lifetime. Luke and Tyler are given the opportunity that most young surfers only dream about and this is their story about finding faith along the way.” When I Rise—“An inspirational journey toward finding forgiveness within oneself. A gifted black music student at the University of is cast in an opera to co-star with a white male classmate, fueling a racist backlash from members of the Texas legislature. This small-town girl, whose voice and spirit stem from her roots in East Texas, emerges as an internationally celebrated mezzo-soprano and headlines on stages around the world.” MANY MORE MOVIES… Bad Buck of Santa Ynez (1916)/Uncovered Wagon (1923)/Pals of The Prairie (1933)—“A collection of rare silent and sound western short subjects from the earliest days of cinema.” The Absent—“When twin brothers Oscar and Vincent discover their parents are plotting to kill them for insurance money, they beat them to the punch. Twenty-five years later, adult Oscar (Denny Kirkwood) languishes in prison while his brother (Bryan Kirkwood) lives a quiet life as a science teacher in a small town. Their worlds collide when Oscar is released from prison and strange things start happening to Vincent's students.” Anywhere, USA—“Told in three subtly related segments, Anywhere, USA is a du jour portrait of one man's America inspired by the director's own experiences as both foreigner and citizen. Exploring passive racism, geo-political vagaries, good intentions, faith and disappointment, this deeply personal film manages to tread the lines between vulgar and humane, between absurd and tender. Part satire, part tragedy, part masterpiece theatre gone awry, Anywhere, USA is a comedy of manners that defies gravity.” Bedrooms—“Bedrooms is an evocative drama about the walls that separate people, the heartbreak and infidelity that are often the result and the redemption that is possible when we choose to speak the truth and tear those walls down…A unique collaboration among a creative group of independent filmmakers, Bedrooms is told in four distinct stories set in four bedrooms.” It stars Julie Benz, Xander Berkeley, Dee Wallace, Barry Bostwick, and Sarah Clarke. Brenda Starr, Reporter (1945 serial, 13 chapters)—“The hunt is on for a $250,000 payroll robbery. The police are looking for it, and mostly just to be annoying so is ace reporter Brenda Starr and sidekick relief photographer Chuck Allen. The main clue is a man named Joe Heller. As the serial begins, Heller is trapped in a burning building. Henchman Kruger guns him down and sticks Brenda in a closet so she'll burn. Lucky for her, her boyfriend Lt. Lawrence Farrell manages to rescue her. And we're off and running! Brenda has her usual knack for getting into tight situations exploding mines, burning buildings, and the like.”
Clover—“Clover (Zelda Harris) is a precocious ten-year-old African American girl living with her widowed father, Gaten (Ernie Hudson) on the family peach orchard in the Deep South. Shortly after remarrying, her father passes away leaving her in the sole custody of his new bride; a woman whom Clover barely knows.” Dark Fields—“When a drought-stricken farming community resorts to child sacrifice to bring healing rains to their land, a terrible curse is unleashed, which haunts their bloodlines for generations. Starring David Carradine, Dee Wallace Stone and Ellen Sandweiss.“ Devil’s Playground (2010)—“As the world succumbs to a zombie apocalypse, Cole a hardened mercenary, is chasing the one person who can provide a cure. In his way aren't only the flesh eating super athletic cannibals as humanities greatest danger, are people themselves!” Devolved—“A racy, brand-new teen comedy that mixes equal parts American Pie with Lord of the Flies. An escalating battle of wits between jocks and geeks threatens to keep a group of high school students stranded indefinitely after a class whale watching trip leaves them shipwrecked off the Mexican Coast.” National Lampoon’s Dirty Movie—“An outrageous cut-rate producer, Charlie LaRue (Christopher Meloni), is about to fulfill his lifelong dream to make a movie about the most offensive, dirtiest jokes ever told. As Charlie and his filmmaking team hilariously struggle to write a script and assemble their award-winning cast, the movie-within-a-movie emerges with one dirty joke after another. Only one can take the crown for writing the dirtiest joke ever told, and Charlie will do whatever he can to be that king.” Discarded Lovers (1932)—“In this murder mystery, sexy blonde film star Irma Gladden is found dead in her car after shooting the last scene in her film, ‘Falling Star,’ at Emminent Studios. The suspects are numerous due to her free and easy lifestyle, and messy romantic affairs. Among Irma's enemies are the jealous wife of her director, Irma's drunken actor husband, her screenwriter boyfriend, and her first husband. On hand to help solve the crime are visiting reporter Bob Adair, Irma's secretary Valerien Christine, and policeman Captain Sommers and Sergeant Delaney.” The Drifter (1932)—“A man, known only as ‘the Drifter,’ murders the outlaw sent to assassinate John McNary, owner of the Canadian Lumber Company. The Drifter falls in love with McNary's beautiful daughter Bonnie, who is secretly in love with Paul Latour, supervisor of the rival Northern Lumber Company - the very outfit that would like to see her father dead. The romantic rivalry between the Drifter and Latour will culminate in a violent outburst of shocking revelations, retribution and death.” Everyday Black Man—“When Claire meets Malik she is instantly swept off her feet by this charming young Muslim leader. But when Malik’s true colors shine through, her father Moses must protect both her and their community from danger. Starring Omari Hardwick, Henry Brown and Tessa Thompson.” Everything Strange and New—“Already bent by the demands of his home life - fatherhood, a faltering marriage, and a submerged mortgage - a tradesman struggles to balance his own appetites and expectations with those of a friend in need. Everything Strange and New is an intimate portrait of ordinary people and their longing for certainty in uncertain times.” Grim (2009)—“Long Steer cattle aren't the only things getting slaughtered in Texas. After being forced to witness the brutal murder of his parents, Nicholas Grim vows revenge, Texas style!” Hands Up, Dead Man! You’re Under Arrest/Revenge of the Resurrected—A Peter Lee Lawrence Spaghetti Western double feature!
If Tomorrow Comes—“From bestselling author Sidney Sheldon comes this exciting thriller of adrenaline-charged intrigue, secret passion and international adventure. Before she is framed for a theft she didn’t commit, sparks sizzle between spunky working girl Tracy Whitney (Madolyn Smith, Urban Cowboy) and sexy con man Jeff Stevens (Tom Berenger, Inception). Determined to get back at the crime lords who put her in prison, Tracy teams with an elegant older man to learn the ropes of sophisticated living and soon is traveling the world pulling off high-priced heists. She outsmarts everybody, including a French Interpol inspector (Liam Neeson, Taken) and a psychotic American insurance investigator (David Keith, An Officer and a Gentleman). Can Tracy trust Jeff enough to accept his help and admit her true feelings?” Interplanetary—“Nine men and women, employees of Interplanetary Corporation, live and work on Mars. Their days aren't particularly interesting, much less exciting, until they are assaulted by a murderous band of strangers and a seemingly unstoppable alien creature. Do these attacks have anything to do with the Martian fossil recently uncovered by one of the employees? Will the rapidly increasing body count adversely affect Interplanetary's stock price? And can anyone survive long enough to fill out the inevitable paperwork?” It Can Be Done…Amigo!—A 1972 Spaghetti Western starring Bud Spencer, Francisco Rabal, and master of the one-armed push up, Jack Palance. Jackson County Jail/Caged Heat!Another Roger Corman Cult Classic Double Feature!  Yvette Mimieux and Tommy Lee Jones team up against bad cops in Jackson County Jail. In Caged Heat!, inmates in a ladies prison team up against warden Barbra Steele. It was written & directed by Jonathan Demme.  @
Killing Jar—“Working the late shift at a remote diner turns into an unrelenting nightmare for waitress Noreen (Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Amber Benson) when she and six customers learn of a nearby murder spree that’s connected to a mysterious stranger (Kill Bill’s Michael Madsen) who just walked in the door. A hostage situation quickly erupts, resulting in shocking outbursts of violence and even more startling revelations they could have never anticipated. Packed with twists and high-voltage performances, this white-knuckle thriller also featuring Danny Trejo (Machete) and Harold Perrineau (TV’s Lost) will keep you guessing all the way to the shocking end!” Kiss of Chaos—“Watchout! Non Stop Action!! With as Single knock at the door , one woman's life is irreversibly turned inside out. Forced to care for her gangster boyfriend and promiscuous sister, what turns into a bad day, becomes a dark fast paced journey where loyalty versus survival. Survival says.....I win ...” Kremlin Letter (1969)—“A network of older spies from the West recruits a young intelligence officer with a photographic memory to accompany them on a mission inside Russia. They must recover a letter written by the CIA that promises American assistance to Russia if China gets the atomic bomb. Directed by John Huston.” Looking For Palladin—“Arrogant Hollywood talent agent, Josh Ross (David Moscow) is sent to Guatemala to find Oscar-winning actor Jack Palladin (Ben Gazzara). Having never met, the search is emotionally complicated as the long-time retired star was once married to Josh s late mother. Josh s contempt for the old actor mirrors his comedic distaste for the local community whose help he desperately needs to find him. What he hopes will be a quick and lucrative deal turns into a soul-searching journey for both as the star and his estranged son must confront the past they had forsaken.” Love at First Kill—“Harry is a young artist who lives with his overprotective widowed mother, Beth. But when a sexy divorcee moves next-door, Beth's paranoia triggers a chain of events that will shatter their worlds forever. What is the shocking secret behind Harry's recurring nightmares? What really happened to his long-dead father? And what horror is Beth capable of when pushed too far?” It stars Lyne Renee, Michael Bowen, Noah Segan, and Margot Kidder. Marine Story * —“The remarkably hard-bodied actress/aerialist Dreya Weber (The Gymnast) stars as Alex, a decorated Marine officer who is unexpectedly discharged from her wartime duty. Returning to her conservative home town she agrees to coach and counsel the precocious teen rebel Saffron (Paris Pickard). Alex is the no-nonsense role model and authority figure that Saffron needs, and in true Karate Kid style she inspires the young woman s transition from slacker to boot camp-ready Marine recruit. But as Saffron is finally finding the strength to grow up, Alex must find new courage to face her own demons.” Meskada—“After a botched home robbery in a wealthy community leaves a small child dead, a single clue leads police detective Noah Cordin (Nick Stahl of Terminator 3 and Sin City) and his new partner (Rachel Nichols of Star Trek) to Cordin's nearby working-class hometown. But in a struggling community full of desperate suspects, including a local laborer (Kellan Lutz of The Twilight Saga), the fuse is lit on a conflict that goes far deeper than homicide. Jonathan Tucker (Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Ruins), Grace Gummer (Gigantic) and Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints) co-star in this provocative indie drama from writer/director Josh Sternfeld (Winter Solstice) about a shocking crime, an extreme investigation, and the tensions--and passions--that will explode in a county called Meskada.” My Girlfriend’s Back—“This romantic comedy shows how a man’s perfect life can unravel when a beautiful ex-girlfriend shows up out of the blue. The journey to love can be worth revisiting if the feelings are brought to life once again in this hilarious romp through the reality and complexity of relationships past and present.” S.W.A.T: Firefight *--“An expert in anti-terrorism tactics, hotshot LAPD officer Paul Cutler is ordered to Detroit to train its S.W.A.T. team in the latest hostage rescue techniques. But everything changes when their botched response to a domestic dispute ends with a hostage down and a government assassin now obsessed with terminating him.” Shooting April—“Three young friends scramble to cover-up a horrific crime that was caught on camera in this independent thriller.” The Shriven—“A man plagued by murderous nightmares meets a mysterious woman who has the answers to all of his darkest questions in this independent creature feature from director Andrew Bellware (Millennium Crisis, Alien Uprising).” Spooner—“Facing eviction from his parents’ home on his 30th birthday, a socially awkward guy meets the girl of his dreams and finally grows up.” The socially awkward guy is played by Matthew Lillard. Step Off—“Set in Atlanta’s hip-hop underground scene, Rippa (Conrad Clifton), a struggling music producer working on his latest tracks for a regional beat battle, loses everything after a robbery. While lying low, he is forced to get back to the music and prove he has real talent. With the help of his friends, he’ll devise a mix to bring down the house and get him closer to being the beat battle champion.” A Streetcar Named Desire (1995)— “Tennessee Williams’ entire Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece now can be seen for the first time completely unedited in this first CBS Playhouse 90s presentation. Prior filmmakers were ordered to cut controversial scenes – even resulting in a different ending as in the landmark film that propelled Marlon Brando to fame.” It stars Jessica Lange as Blanche DuBois, Alec Baldwin as Stanley Kowalski, Diane Lane as Stella and John Goodman as Mitch.
Water Rustlers—“A beautiful cattle rancher encounters murderous thugs who have diverted water from her property. Bonus: An Annie Oakley television episode from 1954.” Zombie Farm—“A small town in the South is terrorized when Zombies and Voodoo collide.” …AND LOTS OF NEW BLU-RAYs The Cable Guy Cannes Man Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia 3D Dungeons & Dragons (2 movies!) Every Day (2010) For Colored Girls 48 Hours Game of Death (2010) Get Low
Glorious 39 The Great Debaters Grotesque (2009) Hansel & Gretel (2007) Hoodwinked How The Earth Was Made: Season 2 Michael Jordan: To The Max Late Fee Lemmy Miracle Maker: The Story of Jesus Les Miserables: 25th Anniversary In Concert Moonstruck Nurse Jackie: Season 2 Psych 9 Rain Man The Reef Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster Sharktopus Smash Cut (Unrated!) Stag Night Twilight Zone: Season 3 (1959) Ultimate Wave Tahiti 3D Waiting For Dublin Whew! Happy viewing to all.