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New Releases for the week of June 16th

Here are some of the new titles we put out this morning: Three Stooges Collection Volume 6: 1949-51-The hilarity continues with Moe, Larry and Shemp in 24 shorts, including "Self Made Maids," "Vagabond Loafers" and "Don't Throw That Knife." Scott Walker: 30th Century Man-The life & career of the enigmatic pop music icon, featuring interviews fellow musicians such as Radiohead, David Bowie, Johnny Marr, Brian Eno, Damon Albarn, plus the man himself. Family Guy: Volume 7-Thirteen episodes with your choice of censored or uncensored audio tracks, plus lots of deleted scenes, commentaries and other absurdities. Cherry Blossoms-A recently widowed man also facing is own impending mortality sets out to fulfill his wife's wish to attend the Tokyo Cherry Blossom festival, from director Doris Dorrie's (Enlightenment Guaranteed). The Diary of Anne Frank-The 50th Anniversary Edition includes several retrospective featurettes and commentary with the director's son George Stevens, Jr. and star Millie Perkins. Sword of The Stranger-New anime! A former samurai warrior clashes (and by "clashes" we mean "displays kick-ass skills with a sword') with a for hire assassin to protect a mysterious young boy. Monster X Strikes Back: Attack The G8 Summit!-Watch out, world leaders! Something big and mean and flame-breathed is about to crash your summit! Look closely and you may see Beat Takeshi in there amongst the chaos. Friday the 13th (2009)-Michael Bay's production team steamrolls through yet another horror franchise, but don't roll your eyes and cringe just yet. Allmovie.com's Cammila Albertson says, "In addition to being awesome, it all just feels kind of celebratory, even reverent, like a tribute to what teen slasher films are all about." You can decide for yourself on DVD with this KILLER CUT before Bay moves on to Nightmare On Elm Street. New Criterion Collection: Criterion re-issues Ingmar Bergman's Seventh Seal with some new extras and on Blu-ray. One such extra is Marie Nyrerod's candid documentary Bergman Island, made just four years before Bergman's death. It's available on a separate DVD as well. There's also the Essential Art House: Volume 3, which includes Ashes and Diamonds, Forbidden Games, Hidden Fortress, Richard III, Variety Lights, and for the first time on DVD, Last Holiday starring Alec Guinness. Lots of New Blu-ray discs: Including the must-haves Dr. Strangelove (45th Anniversary Edition), Ghostbusters, and the first two seasons of the highly addictive Lost. There's also Fracture, parts 2 through 6 of the Friday the 13th movies (Part 3 does come with both 2D and 3D versions and glasses), Generation Kill (mini-series about a group of Marines during the first days of the Iraq War from the creator of The Wire), John Adams (the mini-series starring Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney and the Declaration of Independence), Kickboxer (Jean-Claude Van Damme you're fine in high-definition!), Miracle (2003), No Way Back (1996 with Russell Crowe & Helen Slater), the seminal reggae film Rockers, the Schwartz-fueled Mel Brooks film Spaceballs, and Striking Distance, starring Bruce Willis and Sarah Jessica Parker. New TV on DVD: Saving Grace: Season 2, Everwood: Season 2, I Can't Believe I'm Still Single: Season 1, Snoop Dogg's Father Hood: Best Of, Jesse Stone: Thin Ice, Murdoch Mysteries: Season 1, Secret Life of the American Teenager: Season 2, Sons of Butcher: Season 1 New Warner Archive titles: Bright Leaf (1950, Michael Curtiz), Colleen (1936, Musical), Flirtation WalkFour's A Crowd (1934, Frank Borzage), (1938, Michael Curtiz), Happiness Ahead (1934, Musical), Malaya (1949) (aka East of The Rising Sun), One Sunday Afternoon (1933), Operator 13 (1934), Ready, Willing and Able (1937, Musical), Roughly Speaking (1945, Michael Curtiz), Saratoga Trunk (1946), Shipmates Forever (1935, Frank Borzage), Strawberry Blonde (1941, Raoul Walsh), Tarzan and The She-Devil (1953), Task Force (1949, Delmer Daves), Today We Live (1933, Howard Hawks) Imports (all of these are PAL and/or region coded discs and won't work on a regular DVD player; please ask us if you need assistance): Korea: Life Track (Code 3), Lost And Found (2008)(Code 3), Marine Boy (Code 3), Sorry For The City (Code 3) China/Hong Kong: City of Life and Death (PAL), Claustrophobia (2008)(Code 3), Ticket (2008)(Code 3) Japan: Black Rain (1988) (PAL Code 2), Handsome Suit (Code 2), Kids (2008)(Code 3) Nanayomachi (Code 2), Tamami: The Baby's Curse (Code 2) France: Christmas Tale (PAL Code 2) UK: Richard Lester's Bed Sitting Room (PAL Code 2), Black Jack (1979)(PAL Code 2), two Derren Brown discs: Evening of Wonders and The Specials (both PAL Code 2), three from director Basil Dearden: My Learned Friend (PAL Code 2), Out Of The Clouds (PAL Code 2) and Place To Go (PAL), the curious travelogues London In The Raw (PAL Code 2), and Primitive London (PAL Code 2), Reggie Perrin: Series 1Spy In Black (PAL Code 2), (PAL Code 2), Wim Wenders' State of Things (PAL Code 2), and Volker Schlondorff's Voyager (1990)(PAL Code 2) Canada: Young People F*&@ing (PAL Code 2) Finland: Teuvo Tulio: Collections 1 & 3 (PAL Code 2) Germany: Class Relations (PAL), Lili Marleen (PAL Code 2), Love Life (2007)(PAL Code 2) There's much more here in the store, including new NOVA and National Geographic specials, westerns, independent comedies, an interesting looking documentary about graffiti called Inside Outside: Vandalism, Art & Vandalism as Art, a video collection from the once and future Bumbershoot performers De La Soul, and a TEN volume collection of early Russian Cinema. Head into our New Release section for the full rundown. bergmanisland

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