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The TRUE GRIT of June 7th's New Releases

It�s always a good day when a new Coen Brothers film arrives on our shelves. When we also get a killer tire movie and a DVD of Chuck Norris: Karate Kommandos, it�s a truly great occasion. Here�s the full list of today�s many fantastic new titles: * = also on Blu-ray @ = available to buy at Scarecrow SALE =available to buy from our online store. TRUE GRIT *�Coen Brothers + Jeff Bridges = Greatness. Adding to the awesome are Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, and Hailee Steinfeld, who darn it, should have been nominated for Best Actress, not Best Supporting Actress. It�s the last of 2010�s Best Picture Oscar nominees to arrive on home video. �@ SALE ANOTHER YEAR *�Jim Broadbent and Ruth Sheen play a content married couple dealing with their more frazzled friends in Mike Leigh�s latest slice of life film. It was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.� @ RUBBER *�Trying to describe the plot of this highly enjoyable film would give too much away. All we can say is, beware the tire! �@ SALE AMERICAN: THE BILL HICKS STORY *�A portrait of the late iconic comedian featuring previously unseen performance footage.� @ SALE BREAKING BAD: SEASON 3 *�Another engrossing season of high stakes scheming with cancer patient/chemistry teacher/meth maker Walter White (Emmy winner Bryan Cranston). The DVD & Blu-ray have commentary tracks and a bunch of featurettes. @ THE COMPANY MEN�Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper, and Tommy Lee Jones play three men thrown off the corporate ladder due to downsizing in this drama from writer/director John Wells (ER and The West Wing). JUST GO WITH IT�Fun fact: The third billed person in this cast after Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston is Nicole Kidman. THE BIG C: SEASON 1�Laura Linney plays a schoolteacher who vows to live it up after being diagnosed with cancer in this AMC dramedy. WHO TOOK THE BOMP? LE TIGRE ON TOUR�If you missed it screenings at SIFF, here�s the documentary following Johanna Fateman, Kathleen Hanna and JD Samson on their 2004-05 international tour. @ THE HOUSEMAID�An affair with the master of the house has dire consequences for a young caregiver in this Korean thriller.� @ SANCTUM *�Executive producer James Cameron presents a tale of spelunking gone awry� GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD KNIGHTS *�Gear up for the upcoming Ryan Reynolds extravaganza with this animated tale featuring the voice of Nathan �Captain Mal� Fillion as Hal Jordan.� @ MADAGASCAR *�Lemur alert! Another nature documentary masterpiece from the BBC and David Attenborough. @ NEW VIDEO GAMES Hunted: The Demon�s Forge (PS3, Xbox 360) Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare (PS3)

ANIME NEW RELEASES Akane Ito Ni Somaru Saka: Complete Collection Allison & Lillia: Generation 1 Eps. 1-13 Asylum Session: The Motion Picture Clannad: The Motion Picture Coffee Samurai/Hoshizora Kiseki Durarara!! Parts 1-3 Ghost Sweeper Mikami: Collections 3 & 4 Gin Tama: Collection 1 Guin Saga: Collection 1 Eps. 1-13 Guin Saga: Collection 2 Eps. 14-26 Mazinkaiser Skl Needless: Collection 2 Queen�s Blade 2: Part 1 Shin Koihime Muso: Complete Collection Shin Koihime Muso: Otome Tairan-Season 3 TO: Film Collection *

FAMILY NEW RELEASES Chuck Norris Karate Kommandos--We happily retired our worn out VHS for this new DVD collection. NEW BLU-RAY Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert @ Barry Lyndon @ Hair @ Lolita (1962)� @ New York, New York @ Original Sin (Unrated!) The Outlaw Josey Wales @ 61 When It Was A Game @

NEW TV ON DVD The Gene Autry Show: Season 1 Burn Notice: Season 4 Leverage: Season 3 New Tricks: Season 4 Pretty Little Liars: Season 1 White Collar: Season 2

NEW IMPORTS & FOREIGN FILMS Adua and Company (1960)�Italy Agnosia (2011)(PAL Code 2)�Spain Alfred Hitchcock Hour: Part 2 (1961)(PAL Code 2)�US The Bastard (1978)(PAL)�US Benda Bilili (2010)(PAL Code 2)�France Campus (2009)(PAL Code 2)�UK Carancho (2010)�Argentina Dog Pound (2010)(PAL Code 2)�UK Giovanni Falcone: The Judge (2006)(PAL Code 2)�Italy God�s Bankers (2002)(PAL Code 2)�Italy His Master�s Voice (1978)(PAL Code 2)�France The Hunted (2010)(PAL Code 2)�Iran I Only Want You To Love Me (1976)�A true crime story written and directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder.� @ I, Pierre Riviere (1976)(PAL Code 2)�France In Her Skin (2008)�Aussie thriller starring Miranda Otto, Sam Neill, and Guy Pearce. ��@ Isadora (1968, Collector�s Edition)(PAL Code 2)�UK Mystery and Imagination (1968)(PAL Code 2)�UK NEDS: Non Educated Delinquents (2010)(PAL Code 2)�Scotland Peter Gunn (1989)(PAL)�UK TV movie Psycho Gothic Lolita (2010)�Japan Route Irish (2010)(PAL Code 2)�UK, directed by Ken Loach The Silent World (1956)(PAL Code 2)�France, directed by Louis Malle The Story of Ireland (2011)(PAL Code 2)�UK When We Leave (2010)�This drama was Germany�s official selection for the 2010 Oscars. World Without Sun (1964)(PAL Code 2)�France On Tour (2010)(PAL Code 2)�Director Mathieu Amalric�s story of an American burlesque show on tour in France. Stephen Fry: Wagner & Me (2011)(PAL)�Mr. Fry delves in to the dark history and music of the controversial composer. Salt of This Sea (2010)�A young woman raised in the US returns to Palestine to claim her family�s frozen assets by any means necessary. White Teeth (2002)(PAL Code 2)�The BBC mini-series based on the wonderful epic novel by Zadie Smith, starring Robert Bathurst, Phil Davis, Geraldine James, Om Puri� and James �Professor Xavier� McAvoy.

NEW WARNER ARCHIVES/MGM LIMITED Assisi Underground (1985)��This gripping story of the crucial work done by the people of Assisi to rescue hundreds of Italian Jews from Nazi execution during their occupation of Italy in 1943. Ben Cross and Maximillian Schell star.� Black Sleep (1956)��The masters of classic horror (Basil Rathbone, John Carradine, Bela Lugosi, and Lon Chaney, Jr.) gather together and meet in a spooky old house in which a crazed scientist creates frightening human mutants.�

Burn, Witch, Burn (1962)��A college psychology professor sets out to debunk the occult, only to find himself under attack by a practitioner of the supernatural.� Girl in Black Stockings (1957)��A beautiful young starlet is mysteriously murdered at a chic Utah resort.� It stars Lex Barker, Anne Bancroft, and Mamie Van Doren. The Great Caruso (1951)��Bravo, Enrico! Bravo, Mario! Renowned tenor Mario Lanza portrays his long-time singing idol Enrico Caruso in the crowd-pleasing musical that was 1951�s #4 box-office hit. Suggested by Dorothy Caruso�s biography of her husband, The Great Caruso rings out with aural pleasures (27 musical selections) and shines with the grandeur of a life lovingly refracted through the Hollywood biopic lens. The music (by Puccini, Donizetti, Verdi and more) emphasizes works most closely associated with Caruso.� Queen of Blood (1966)��When an alien ship crash-lands on Mars, a rescue ship sent to look for survivors. They find just one: an alien vampire, who starts killing the crew by sucking their blood.� It stars John Saxon, Judi Meredith, Basil Rathbone, and a young Dennis Hopper.

Report to The Commissioner (1975)��This action-loaded drama set in New York City stars Michael Moriarty as a naive rookie cop whose youthful idealism thrusts him into an interdepartmental power play with disastrous consequences.� It co-stars Yaphet Kotto, Susan Blakely, and Richard Gere. Strictly Dynamite (1934)��Moxie Slaight is on the air, teaming with his lovely partner to send jokes and tunes into the living rooms of mainstream USA. But America is tuning out. Moxie needs a fresh gag writer to spark his radio show�and an opportunistic agent sets Moxie up with a hot new penman. And where does this creative scribe find his material? From the well-thumbed pages of old joke books! Jimmy Durante delivers plenty of Moxie and future Mexican Spitfire series star Lupe Velez is his cohort in this free-wheeling sendup of the era�s radio days.� NEW DOCUMENTARIES, MUSIC & OTHER NON-FICTION FARE AC/DC: Let There Be Rock- Limited Collector�s Edition��The only movie powered by AC/DC. This legendary concert film, covering a 1979 Paris concert during the Australian heavy metal band's "Highway To Hell" tour showcases the power and precision that the quintet bring to vicious rockers like �Whole Lotta Rosie� and �Let There Be Rock.� Interview segments and humorous backstage footage show another side to the thuggish musicians, especially AC/DC's flamboyant lead singer Bon Scott, who died two months after this filmed concert.� Black & Blue: Black Sabbath & Blue Oyster Cult��Black Sabbath (featuring Ronnie James Dio) and Blue Oyster Cult caught live in their prime.� Merce Cunningham: Dance Company��In 1954 Robert Rauschenberg became the Resident Designer to the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, a position he held for ten years. During that time theses friends and collaborators, along with the musician John Cage, created some of the most iconoclastic artworks of the 20th century. This 3 DVD set showcases these great artists' works, along with that of another, filmmaker Charles Atlas. Each DVD features the choreography of Merce Cunningham in historically significant dances: Suite for Five (1956) has a chance derived score by John Cage and costumes and design by Rauschenberg; Summerspace (1958) features a score by Morton Feldman and decor and costumes by Rauschenberg; Interscape (2000) has a score by Cage and costume and set design by Rauschenberg.� Dziga and His Brothers��The fascinating and tumultuous lives of Mikhail, Boris and Denis Kaufman (better known as Dziga Vertov) are the focus of this powerful documentary. Using rare archival footage from Russian state film archives and private collections, the brothers' lives and art are traced from Bialystok to Moscow, Paris, and Hollywood.� Eco School House��In the early morning hours of a cold Midwest winter, someone set fire to a classroom on the grounds of a 100-year-old elementary school. Guided by a visionary architect with help from a committed builder and a determined principal, they battle extreme weather, financial challenges, and time constraints to complete the first community-built, sustainable schoolhouse in the nation. This inspirational story will challenge your views about architecture, environmentalism and education.� Max Ernst: Hanging��In this revealing documentary, patron, collector, and curator Dominique de Menil hangs the 1973 exhibition �Inside the Sight,� in conversation with Max Ernst, the 20th-century Surrealist artist. From installation to opening party, the events that transpire, as captured by filmmakers John and Francois de Menil, provide a rare and intimate glimpse into the process of making an exhibition.� Faces of War: Untold Stories of Edward Steichen�s WWII Photographs��The Aviation Photographic Unit was a military unit unlike any other in World War II. Founded and led by legendary photographer Edward Steichen, the photographers in this unit gave Americans on the home front memorable and dramatic images of the people fighting the Navy's battles in the Pacific theater. Beginning with just half a dozen intrepid shutterbugs and expanding to ten battle-seasoned photographers, the unit covered everything from early aircraft raids to amphibious landings to the surrender in Tokyo Bay. With an estimated 14,000 images in the collection of the National Archives, the work of this talented photographic unit is historically significant not only as a visual record of the war, but also for its influence on generations of postwar photographers.� The Fence (2010)�This HBO documentary from director Rory Kennedy, �examines the impact of the controversial fence along the U.S.-Mexico border.�

American Experience: Freedom Riders��This inspirational documentary is about a band of courageous civil-rights activists calling themselves the Freedom Riders. Gaining impressive access to influential figures on both sides of the issue, it chronicles a chapter of American history that stands as an astonishing testament to the accomplishment of youth and what can result from the incredible combination of personal conviction and the courage to organize against all odds.� Gauguin: Maker of Myth��Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) moved away from impressionism to create a new art driven less by observation than imagination. His gifts as an artist were matched by his talent for creating myths about places, cultures, and most of all, himself� Narrated by Willem Dafoe. Voice of Gauguin by Alfred Molina.� Heavy Water: A Film for Chernobyl��This film by David Bickerstaff and Phil Grabsky uses Mario Petrucci�s award-winning poem Heavy Water, to tell the story of the Chernobyl nuclear explosion and its catastrophic aftermath�This is the story of the people who dealt with the world's worst nuclear disaster at ground level: the fire-fighters, the soldiers, the 'liquidators' and their families.� Made In L.A.��Made in L.A. is an Emmy award-winning feature documentary (70 min) that follows the remarkable story of three Latina immigrants working in Los Angeles garment sweatshops as they embark on a three-year odyssey to win basic labor protections from trendy clothing retailer Forever 21. In intimate observational style, Made in L.A. reveals the impact of the struggle on each woman�s life as they are gradually transformed by the experience.� Once Brothers: ESPN 30 for 30 series�� Drazen Petrovic and Vlade Divac were two friends who grew up together sharing the common bond of basketball. Together, they lifted the Yugoslavian National team to unimaginable heights. �After conquering Europe, they both went to America where they became the first two foreign players to attain NBA stardom. But with the fall of the Soviet Union on Christmas Day 1991, Yugoslavia split up. A war broke out between Petrovic's Croatia and Divac's Serbia. �Long buried ethnic tensions surfaced. And these two men, once blood brothers, were now on opposite sides of a deadly civil war. �As Petrovic and Divac continued to face each other on the basketball courts of the NBA, only hatred passed between the two. Then, on the fateful night of June 7, 1993, Drazen Petrovic was killed in an auto accident. Once Brothers tells the gripping tale of these two men, how circumstances beyond their control tore apart their friendship, and can ever come to terms with the death of a friend before they had a chance to reconcile.� Sergio (2010)��Based on Pulitzer Prize-winner Samantha Power's biography Chasing the Flame: Sergio Vieira de Mello and the Fight to Save the World, this feature documentary tells the inspiring story of a charismatic, complex Brazilian who made a habit of descending into the world's most dangerous places, charming the worst war criminals while protecting ordinary people to whom he'd devoted his life. With visceral immediacy, filmmaker Greg Barker recreates the events of an ominous day in 2003 when Sergio, the U.N. Secretary-General's Special Representative in Iraq, was targeted in Baghdad by Al Qaeda terrorists. Harrowing testimony from Sergio's fianc�e and the military paramedics who risked their lives to save Sergio is interlaced with haunting footage shot on the day of the bombing, reenactments of the rescue attempt, and flashbacks to key moments in Sergio's remarkable life and career.� Skill Factor��This is truly a unique coaching tool�This DVD is a high-tech 3D animated Skill Factor guide to learning some fancy footwork, combined with Premier League classic match footage showing you how the experts have executed the moves on the pitch.� 12th & Delaware��The seemingly sleepy intersection of Delaware Ave. and 12th St. in Fort Pierce, Fla is ground zero for the ferocious abortion rights battle raging in America. On one corner stands an abortion clinic; across the street is the Pregnancy Care Clinic, a pro-life outpost dedicated to heading off abortion seekers at the pass.� The film is by Oscar nominees Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady (Jesus Camp). ...AND MORE MOVIES Brotherhood of the Rose��Peter Strauss and David Morse play polar-opposite CIA agents, code names Romulus and Remus. Their superior-and father figure-is crusty CIA official Robert Mitchum. Though Romulus and Remus are devoted to Mitchum, he is only concerned with the greater good of the service-a philosophy that has become despotic over the years. Now Mitchum has determined that Romulus is expendable. Escaping from CIA assassins, Romulus and Remus stumble into a vast rule-the-world conspiracy called The Brotherhood of the Rose.� Cruzando��Many earnest films have been made recently about the struggles of Latin American migrants trying to cross into the U.S. for a better tomorrow; Cruzando isn't one of them. This madcap adventure follows the journey of two Mexican no-hopers. Cruzando chronicles the real-life hazards of such a trip but is as much a comedy as it is a drama. About a week before the birth of his first child, Manuel learns that his long-lost father is about to be executed in Texas. Against his wife�s wishes he heads north, abandoning his job cleaning peep-show booths at a strip club while being tracked by the club's brutal bouncer. Manuel's video cam-toting pal Diego tags along, planning a documentary of the trek.� Despair (1978)��Based on the classic novel by Vladimir Nabokov with screenplay adaptation by Tom Stoppard. In early 1930s Germany, against the backdrop of the Nazis' rise to power, Hermann Hermann (Dirk Bogarde), a Russian emigrant and successful chocolate magnate, starts experiencing mental breakdowns. He soon meets Felix, an unemployed laborer, who Hermann believes to be his doppelganger. He hatches up an elaborate plot, which he believes will free him of all his worries and nightmares. Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder (Berlin Alexanderplatz).�

Exorcismus��This dark tale of supernatural possession from director Manuel Carballo combines classic horror with�riveting family drama. Fifteen-year-old Emma (Sophie Vavasseur, Resident Evil: Apocalypse) is going through the growing pains of teen life, believing her parents don't understand her and longing for the independence that's still a few years away. When Emma falls prey to a series of seizures that leave doctors and psychologists baffled, her parents summon a priest (Doug Bradley) to help the girl. But what lurks inside Emma is far more dangerous than they could have ever imagined.� The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1987)� �Dublin. Judith moves into a new boarding house, and takes a liking to her landlady's brother, James who has recently returned from New York. He wants her to invest in a business project, but lonely Judith misinterprets his attentions as romantic, leading her towards heartbreak.� It stars Bob Hoskins and Maggie Smith. The Man Who Would Be King (1975) *��Based on a Rudyard Kipling story and packed with spectacle, humor, excitement and bold twists of fate, John Huston�s film of The Man Who Would Be King earns its crown as �an epic like no other.� Sean Connery and Michael Caine � chins out, shoulders squared and with a sly wink � star as British sergeants Danny Dravot and Peachy Carnehan. The Empire was built by men like these two. Now they�re out to build their own empire, venturing into remote Kafiristan to become rich as kings.��� @ Night Flight (1933)�The long awaited DVD release of Clarence Brown�s classic drama about South American airmail pilots with a cast chock full of stars: John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Helen Hayes, Robert Montgomery, Myrna Loy, and Clark Gable.� @ The Rebels (1979)��In this adventurous sequel to The Bastard (see import list above) Philip Kent (Andrew Stevens) risks his life several times a day in the cause of American Independence. Combining drama, action, adventure and romance, The Rebels is set against the back drop of history.� It also stars Kim Cattrall, Tom Bosley, and Don Johnson. Shadows and Lies (2010)��The talented James Franco stars in Shadows & Lies as William Vincent, a quiet and mysterious criminal. When he falls for a New York gangster s (Josh Lucas) favorite call girl (Julianne Nicholson), Vincent is forced to flee the city, threatened with death if he should ever return. But after four years in exile, Vincent secretly returns intent on rescuing the woman he loves from her dangerous fate.� The Stunt Man (1979) *--�It defied all odds to become the most unexpected and acclaimed cult hit of the �80s, and it remains one of the most slyly subversive and thrillingly original action/comedy/drama motion pictures of all time. The legendary Peter O�Toole � in his iconic Oscar� nominated performance � stars as director Eli Cross, a deliciously megalomaniacal madman commanding a film-set circus where a paranoid young veteran (Steve Railsback) finds himself maybe replacing a dead stunt man, possibly falling for the beautiful leading lady (Barbara Hershey), and discovering that love, death and the mayhem of moviemaking can definitely be the wildest illusions of all.��� @

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