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New Releases for the week of June 30th

Here's the bulk of new titles to our shelves on this lovely summer day: Do The Right Thing: 20th Anniversary Edition-A newly restored two-disc edition that includes a new commentary track with Spike Lee, a "Do The Right Thing: 20 Years Later" retrospective, the eagerly anticipated deleted and extended scenes, and more. We've got in on sale here at the store and here on this very site for $13.95, $19.99 on Blu-ray. Eastbound & Down: Season 1-A quote from our colleague Kevin's review in Seattle Sound Magazine: "Eastbound and Down is the classic story of a washed-up has-been ballplayer who ends up back in his hometown teaching junior high P.E and living with his brother. No longer famous or wanted, he's just a regular guy trying to get back on his feet-except in this version he absolutely deserves his new found anonymity." Why does ballplayer Kenny Powers (played brilliantly by Danny McBride) deserve to fail? Because he's a total ego maniac jerk, and that's putting it nicely. Watch and you'll laugh uproariously in an uncomfortable "aww, no, he didn't!" fashion (not unlike Curb Your Enthusiasm). If you're already convinced of its brilliance and want to add it to your collection, we also have it on sale for $21.95. Toyko!-In the tradition of Paris, Je T'amie and New York Stories comes three short films by Leos Carax (Lovers on the Bridge), Bong Joon-Ho (The Host) and Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) that take us into the heart of the city and its people. It's also available on Blu-ray. The Education of Charlie Banks-Jesse Eisenberg (of The Squid and The Whale and Adventureland fame) plays the titular teen who witnesses the neighborhood tough guy Mick (John Ritter) brutally beat some jocks. Charlie is hesitant but cooperates with the police. Years later while he's at college, Mick shows up, and things start to get uncomfortable. In the interest of full disclosure, the film is directed by Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst. Two Lovers-Joaquin Phoenix plays a troubled young man who, after a mental breakdown, moves back in with his parents. They try to accelerate his healing process by introducing him to the daughter of a family friend (Vinessa Shaw). Meanwhile, he finds himself drawn to a similarly emotionally turbulent neighbor (Gwyneth Paltrow). A lot of dramatic inner turmoil ensues. We haven't seen it yet, but if this really is going to be Phoenix's last movie (so he can concentrate on entertaining the world with his music), it looks like he ends on a good note. Jonas Brothers: The Concert Experience-WHOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Before you run down and grab your copy, be warned that only the Blu-ray disc comes in 3-D. Everyone else will have to fawn over Nick, Joe & Kevin in regular 2-D. Wholphin: No. 8-The latest issue of McSweeney's quarterly DVD magazine includes Sundance Short Award Winner Short Term 12, Lauren Greenfield's documentary Kids + Money, the dreamlike My Friends Told Me About You (directed by Interpol's Carlos Dengler), a series of "bedroom trashing menu films" with James Franco, Creed Bratton (yes, Creed from The Office) and Maria Bamford called The Room Before and After (sounds like "Between Two Ferns") directed by Dave Eggers, and many more interesting tidbits. Rip! A Remix Manifesto-A documentary exploring "the complexities of intellectual property in the era of peer-to-peer file sharing" centered around the exploits of mash-up artist Girl Talk. Director Brett Gaylor placed his footage on opensourcecinema.org to allow anyone to make mash-up versions of the film; they've shown several at film festivals around the country. The Queens of Country-Three discs of Patsy Cline performances, Dolly Parton's sweet songs, and divine gospel songs by Loretta Lynn. Our hearts are all a flutter... For the more action-oriented there's 12 Rounds with John Cena, directed by Mr. Renny Harlin and Street Fighter: Legend of Chun-Li (which we're told is from the same director of Cradle 2 The Grave, Romeo Must Die, Steven Seagal's Exit Wounds and Doom from an employee who just knows that off the top of his head). If you like your ass-kicking and name taking to look good, both are also available on Blu-ray. For action of a different kind, there's the Women in Prison Triple Feature and Violence and Flesh. NEW TV ON DVD: Entourage: Season 5, Eureka: Season 3, IT Crowd: Season 2 (if you this Brit comedy show, we've already got Season 3 as an import), two Lucille Ball specials: Lucy Gets Lucky (with Dean Martin) and Three For Two (with Jackie Gleason), Monster Quest: Season 3 Part 1, a Brit mini-series dramatizing the lives of several key Prime Ministers entitled Number 10, Set 4 of the epic crime drama Blue Murder, Secret Diary of a Call Girl: Season 2, the fifth season of Stargate: Atlantis, the EXTREME actionof Extreme Trains: Season 1, Steve Canyon: Complete on TV Vols. 1 & 2, the complete series of Swiss Family Robinson, Zane Grey Theater: Season 1, and the first season of Ferris Bueller-esque early '90s series Parker Lewis Can't Lose. NEW FOREIGN FILMS: Accidental Gangster and the Mistaken Courtesan (Korea), All Together (UK 2007, PAL Code 2), Amour Legende (Japan), Assembly (China), Bastardos (Mexico), Catch a Wave (Japan), Kaidan (Japan, from the same director as Ringu), Kinta (Malaysia), Lilli Marlene (UK, PAL), Little Fairy (Taiwan), Marquis de Sade's Prosperities of Vice (Japan), Paco and the Magical Book (Japan), Resiklo (Philippines, Code 3), Ruby Blue (UK), Saint Rita (Italy), Song of Innocence (France), Tactical Unit: Comrades in Arms (Hong Kong), Twisted Souls (France) NEW ANIME: Blade of the Phantom Master: The Movie, Heroic Age: Complete Series Part 2, One Piece: Season 2 First Voyage NEW DOCUMENTARIES: Apollo 11: A Night to Remember, Biography: The Harry Potter Kids, Century of The Self, Freeing Silvia Baraldini, Jockeys, Kalinovski Square, Kamp Katrina, Life of Lewis Carroll, Nostradamus: 2012 (History Channel) NEW MUSIC, ART, DANCE & SHORT FILMS: Ashes and Snow, Deep Crates 2, Deep Purple: History, Hits & Highlights, Enfant et Sortileges/Heure Espagnole (Dance), Evening's Civil Twilight in Empires Of Tin, Journal of Short Film Vol. 1 (Fall 2005), Pick Up The Mic: The Revolution of HomoHop, Planet Decoufle/Abracadabra (Dance), When Clouds Clear (a business doc.), Witch: Live and More, the DVD that came with the new Spinal Tap CD called Back From The Dead and arriving late from last week is John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band: Toronto '69 featuring their only filmed live performance. It's not every week we can say we got in a lot of NEW OPERA: Elisir D'Amore ('81, Pavarotti) and Elisir D'Amore ('05, Wiener Staatsoper), Falstaff (1999)(Royal Opera House), Love of Three Oranges (London Philharmonic), Rigoletto (2000, Royal Opera House), Trovatore (2002, Royal Opera House), Zauberflote (2003, Royal Opera House) NEW FROM THE WARNER BROS. ARCHIVE (presented in vertical format): Beau Brummel (1924) Beggar's Opera (1953) Better 'Ole (1926) Big Circus (1959) Captain Sinbad (1963) Carbine Williams (1952) Cattle Town (1952) Citadel (1938, King Vidor) Close to My Heart (1951) The Command (1954) Crime and Punishment U.S.A. (1959) Crowded Sky (1960) Divine Lady (1929) First Auto (1928, Roy Del Ruth) I Was An American Spy (1951) Interrupted Melody (1955) It's Love I'm After (1937) John Loves Mary (1948) Just The Way You Are (1985) The Kiss (1929) Lepke (1974) Let Us Be Gay (1930) Little Drummer Girl (1984, George Roy Hill) Min and Bill (1930) Oklahoman (1957) Old San Francisco (1927) Painting The Clouds With Sunshine (1951) Politics (1931) Possessed (1931) Purple Hearts (1984) Quentin Durward (1955) Reducing (1930) Room For One More (1951) Sea Hawk (1924) Sunrise at Campobello (1960) 3 Sailors and a Girl (1953, Roy Del Ruth) Voices (1979) When A Man Loves (1927) Young Tom Edison (1940) There's a lot more, including plenty of indie dramas & comedies, mysteries, and new to DVD movies by great directors, and random stuff in the New To Store section. Visit us for the full rundown. eastbound2

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