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New Releases for June 14th

This week�s leaner New Release list gives us time to catch up from last week�s title flood and allows one time to readjust to the post-SIFF viewing world. Speaking of SIFF, we have a new special rental section up now with several films you may have missed from this year�s fest. Look for that section near the front of the store. Meanwhile, here's all of this week's new titles: *=also available for rent on Blu-ray @=available for sale in the store SALE=click to buy these titles from our online store HALL PASS *�The Farrelly Brothers� latest raunch-fest stars Jason Sudeikis and Owen Wilson as husbands whose wives (Jenna Fischer and Christina Applegate) give them a week off marriage to experiment with various substances and ogle women.� @ BATTLE: LOS ANGELES *�This spring�s other alien invasion movie. Comedy Film Nerds� Graham Elwood told us all about it when he graciously visited our podcast. @ KINGDOM OF WAR: PARTS I & II *� Director Chatreechalerm Yukol�s follow up to The Legend of Suriyothai is this sweeping historical action epic following the king who liberated the Siamese from Burma. The trailer is in what we're pretty sure is French, but you'll get the idea. @ SALE LEGEND OF THE FIST: THE RETURN OF CHEN ZHEN *Ip Man�s Donnie Yen stars as a mysterious masked warrior doing his best to thwart the Japanese invasion of China in this period martial arts/action/noir.�� @ SALE RED RIDING HOOD *�We have Twilight to thank for the recent resurgence of werewolf popularity, hence Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke�s take on the classic tale. Amanda Seyfried stars as the lady in red.� @ BIG MOMMAS: LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON�Martin Lawrence again dons the Big Momma disguise to fight crime. This time he�s brought his stepson along for the laughs. MONOGAMY�Chris Messina and Parks and Recreation�s Rashida Jones star as a comfortably engaged couple whose relationship is shaken by an sexy exhibitionist. KILL THE IRISHMAN *�Ray Stevenson plays real-life Irish mobster Danny Greene roughing up 1970�s Cleveland with a full roster of tough guys including Val Kilmer, Vincent D�Onofrio, Vinnie Jones, Robert Davi, and Christopher Walken. INSIGNIFICANCE *�The Criterion Collection resurrects Nicholas Roeg�s inventive adaptation of Terry Johnson�s play exploring 1950s & 1980s mentalities with a Marilyn Monroe-like actress (Theresa Russell) and an Albert Einstein-esque professor (Michael Emil). Trailer mildly NSFW. THE MAKIOKA SISTERS *�Another Criterion Collection laserdisc makes its way into the modern DVD/Blu-ray era with Kon Ichikawa�s moving adaptation of the novel by Junichiro Tanizaki following four siblings in the years leading up to WWII.   NEW VIDEO GAMES Infamous 2 (PS3) Red Faction: Armageddon (PS3, Xbox)

ANIME NEW RELEASES Dance in the Vampire Bund: Complete Series *

  FAMILY NEW RELEASES Happiness is�Peanuts: Snoopy�s Adventures Hero: 108�Season 1, Volume 1

  NEW BLU-RAY Age D�Or Alice�the Jan Svankmajer film Autumn Afternoon (Region B) Boondock Saints-10th Anniversary Edition The Cincinnati Kid Immortal Beloved Late Autumn (Region B)

  NEW TV ON DVD Doctor Who, Story 133: Frontios (Davison) Doctor Who, Story 148: Time and the Rain (McCoy) The Glades: Season 1 Haven: Season 1

NEW IMPORTS & FOREIGN FILMS Can Go Through Skin (2009)�Netherlands Fire in Babylon (2011)(PAL Code 2)�The cricket documentary that recently played at SIFF. It�s in the SIFF 2011 section. Late Autumn/Mother Should Be Loved (PAL)�Japan, directed by Yasujiro Ozu Nima�s Summer (2010)�China Perfect Blue (2002)�Japan, a live action version of the manga series Satyavadi Raja Harishchandra (2006)�India The Famous and The Dead (2010)�Brazil��A 16-year-old Bob Dylan fan, known only by his online handle Mr. Tambourine Man, lives with his mother in the remote countryside of Southern Brazil. Devastated by the loss of his father and trapped in a village he dubs the hole in the world, his only contact to the outside world is via the internet. The arrival of two mysterious figures, the spirit guide Jingle Jangle and her companion Julian, ignites both a fear and a fascination that draws him into their seductive nether world.� Henry�s Crime (2010)(PAL Code 2)�A Double Jeopardy-like story starring Keanu Reeves as a man determined to the commit the crime for which he�s already been convicted. It co-stars James Caan and Vera Farmiga.   NEW DOCUMENTARIES & STAND UP COMEDY Bad Blood: A Cautionary Tale��Bad Blood chronicles how a "miracle" treatment for hemophilia became an agent of death for 10,000 Americans. Faced with evidence that pharmaceutical companies and government regulators knew the product was contaminated with deadly viruses, the hemophilia community launched a powerful and inspiring fight to right the system that failed them and to make it safer for all.� George Best: Genius, Maverick, Legend��George Best is perhaps the most talented footballer ever to walk the face of the earth. He had the confidence and arrogance to try absolutely anything - he knew he was a genius and he was not afraid to show the world. He reveled in the limelight but as the first of the new superstars, found himself unable to cope with the temptations thrown at his feet. Alcohol, late nights and women: he indulged in them all and as a result walked out of top class professional football in 1972 aged just 26. This is the story of one of the greatest players ever, soccer's first pop superstar.� Black in Latin America with Henry Louis Gates��In a style similar to Wonders of the African World, Skip Gates will travel to places in Latin America where Africa has touched the continent with lasting cultural results to explore what happens when African and Hispanic worlds meet.� How to Fold a Flag��When the American flag is folded at a memorial service, each fold is said to represent a virtue: liberty, unity, justice, perseverance, hardiness, valor, purity, innocence, sacrifice, honor, independence and truth. These are the things soldiers are said to fight for. Then they come home� Films such as How to Fold a Flag expose Americans to the struggles our veterans face as they transition home and struggle to adjust to life after war.� Living is Winning��In the calm, cold water of Mirror Lake, the starting gun for Ironman Lake Placid is ready to fire. Andrew 'Drew' Johnston floats, waiting to battle competitors from all over the world as they swim over, under, and around each other on a quest to qualify for the Ford Ironman World Championship. But for Drew, a different struggle weighs heavily on his mind and in his heart. In 2004, a recurring leg injury forced his withdrawal with 10 miles left in this race, something he never imagined possible. This injury led to a frightening diagnosis of Leukemia (CML). One year later, after the oral chemo Gleevac put his disease in remission, Drew began competing at an elite level again, and winning. But he had unfinished business, and his emotional return to Lake Placid serves as the backbone of this film. Throughout the grueling 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and 26.2 mile run, Drew retells his inspirational life story.� Norm Macdonald: Me Doing Stand-up�A full hour of humor with Norm Macdonald. Speaking of Mr. Macdonald, let�s take a moment to revisit this great SNL moment.

Railroads in U.S. History 1830-2010��This series offers a fresh perspective on how railroads created and shaped America's financial institutions, America's singular brand of capitalism and its unique way of doing business. The growth of American railroads from 1830 to 1930 is identical with the growth of the nation into the premier industrial power in the world. It is a colorful story that examines the roles and contributions of Johns Hopkins, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jay Gould and E.H. Harriman. It is a story that begins a new era in the 21st century with Warren Buffet and his purchase of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway.� Shot in the Dark (2011)��In his directorial debut, actor Adrian Grenier questions the nature of fatherhood and the meaning of family history as he embarks on a personal quest to become reacquainted with his estranged father. After interviewing a wide array of fathers and sons � from strangers he meets outside of Yankee Stadium, to past and present suitors of his mother Karesse � Adrian decides he should meet with his biological father, whom he�s convinced is a man named John who lives in Lancaster, OH. Following a series of sometimes-awkward phone calls, John finally agrees to meet Adrian for the first time in 18 years at the Ohio home of John�s parents, and the two head off in a cramped boat for a private, heart-to-heart talk.� This Way of Life��A critically acclaimed, award-winning documentary about the human condition, This Way of Life is an intimate, beautifully-filmed portrait of Peter Ottley Karena and his family. Though European, Peter was adopted into a Maori family, and is Maori in all but skin. Masterful in the saddle and Hollywood handsome, Peter lives by an internal code of values largely lost in modern times � he is horse-whisperer, philosopher, hunter and builder, husband and father. Despite seemingly overwhelming challenges, Peter refuses to compromise. The Ottley Karena�s unite their philosophy with their circumstances, turning hardship into a meaningful and satisfying life.� 2 Million Minutes in China��In 2007 the provocative documentary film Two Million Minutes: A Global Examination premiered. Comparing and contrasting the two million minutes of high school in India, China and the U.S., the film raised awareness and rattled cages from Harvard to the halls of power. Now one year later, the students have completed their freshman year of college. In Two Million Minutes Chapter 3, we bring together the two American students and the two Chinese students for a candid, compelling roundtable discussion.� 2 Million Minutes in India�This is Chapter 2 of the series above, bringing together students from the U.S. & India to discuss the differences and similarities in their education. 2 Million Minutes: The 21st Century Solution��For 25 years, report after report has shown that American students are falling further and further behind the rest of the world intellectually�Having revealed this frightening decline in his first documentary Two Million Minutes, executive producer Robert A. Compton next searched the world for the best high schools in the hopes of discovering a solution to America's education crisis. Then, in one of the poorest areas of America, Compton discovered a school that teaches ordinary U.S. children at an extraordinarily high academic level.� �AND MORE MOVIES Burning Palms��You've never experienced a movie like Burning Palms; five stories so twisted, they could only take place in Los Angeles. A father's relationship with his precocious teenage daughter is too close for comfort for his fianc�e. A woman becomes undone by her boyfriend's kinky bedroom request. A gay couple brings home the ultimate lifestyle accessory: an African child. An unsupervised young boy leads his brothers in disturbing games. A lonely woman confronts her attacker with a bizarre request. Dylan McDermott (In the Line of Fire), Rosamund Pike (Pride and Prejudice), Shannen Doherty (Beverly Hills 90210), Lake Bell (What Happens in Vegas), Zoe Saldana (Avatar), and Nick Stahl (Sin City) head an "uncommonly good cast" (Hollywood Reporter) in this macabre comedy from the co-screenwriter of Disturbia and Paranormal Activity 2.� Children of the Corn 2: The Final Sacrifice��The neighboring town of Hemingford has discovered not only the gruesome massacre of Gatlins entire adult population, but also the orphaned children who refused to participate in the human sacrifices. The once quiet Midwestern town is jolted into activity as a barrage of media reporters descend upon it. Among them is tabloid reporter John Garrett (Terence Knox) who is hoping to save his career by breaking the story on the bizarre murders. Traveling with Garrett is Danny (Paul Scherrer), his defiant 19-year-old son. Garrett arranges for him and Danny to stay at a local bed and breakfast, also home to the orphaned Micah (Ryan Bollman). Micah soon becomes the leader of the resurrected corn cult, and under the influence of the mythic He Who Walks Behind the Rows, more adults die horrible, violent deaths. Sensing that Danny is at odds with his father, Micah tries to lure him into joining the cult.� The Con Artist (2010)��When Vince (Rossif Sutherland), an ex-con trying to go straight, is forced back into stealing cars by his murderous former boss (Donald Sutherland), he finds solace welding sculptures out of discarded auto parts. But after a calculating and seductive art dealer (Rebecca Romijn) discovers his talent, Vince must pull off the ultimate con to stay out of jail long enough to make it big.� Eyes of the Chameleon��Poor Sarah, her world is spinning out of control and descending into the dark sexually sadistic world of the occult.� Expect nothing but the best from our friends at Troma. Gordon�s War/Off Limits�An action-packed double feature from our friends at Shout! Factory: Gordon�s War: Gordon (Paul Winfield, The Terminator) spent four years in Vietnam as a Green Beret fighting someone else�s battle . . . now he�s come back home to fight his own. He returns to a Harlem that has changed: drugs and prostitution have taken over his neighborhood, and his wife even overdosed from drugs. Along with his former army buddies, he takes on the Mob to wipe out the corruption that has taken over the city. Also starring Carl Lee (Superfly), Tony King (Bucktown) and singer Grace Jones (A View To A Kill). Directed by Ossie Davis (Cotton Comes To Harlem). Off Limits: Being a cop is tough. But in war-torn Saigon in 1968, being a cop is crazy. Someone is brutally murdering Vietnamese prostitutes with children by American fathers, and plainclothes military cops Sgt. Buck McGriff (Willem Dafoe, Platoon) and Sgt. Albaby Perkins (Gregory Hines, The Cotton Club) are put on the case that no one wants solved. But things are never what they seem in �Nam, including a novice nun (Amanda Pays), a deranged colonel (Scott Glenn) and a twisted trail of clues that takes McGriff and Perkins from back alleys to battlefields in search of a serial killer who�s ready to make them the next victims. Fred Ward, Keith David and David Alan Grier costar in this explosive action thriller. Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix *�These new Ultimate Editions include over an hour of never-before-seen bonus content. The Image (1975) *� From highly acclaimed director Radley Metzger, The Image (aka The Punishment of Anne / The Mistress and The Slave) is a fascinating study of the sadomasochistic relationship between a man, a young girl, and an older woman. Jean (Carl Parker, Score), meets his old friend Claire (Marilyn Roberts) at a party and is introduced to the young, seductive Anne (Mary Mendum). Jean discovers the two women have a master/slave relationship and gets seduced into their perverse sexual games. Based on the classic novel L' Image from Catherine Robbe-Grillet (under the pseudonym of Jean de Berg), this masterpiece of cinema is hailed by critics as one of the best erotic films ever made.� @

Jackass 3.5: The Unrated Movie��Because too much is never enough! The complete cast and crew of Jackass 3D return with an all-new UNRATED movie. Loaded with OVER AN HOUR of outrageous bonus footage, get all of the hilarious pranks, stupidity and mayhem you crave with Jackass 3.5 on DVD.� Latino (1985, Director�s Cut)��The morality of a secret war comes under scrutiny in this realistic drama set in Nicaragua. Eddie Guerrero (Robert Beltran) is a Chicano Green Beret and a Vietnam veteran who has always been a model soldier. But now he s in the jungles of Latin America fighting a war that s not his and against an enemy that includes innocent civilians amongst its victims. Officially, he and his American comrades aren�t even there --- they re ordered into combat without their dog tags. And slowly Eddie begins to question what he s doing and why. His deep soul searching leads him to some very difficult decisions which deeply affect his actions and could influence the fate of a nation. Written and Directed by multiple Academy Award winning cinematographer, Haskell Wexler, Latino is a hard hitting, fast paced story of politics, power and the personal side of war that will leave you with plenty to think about.� Mooz-Lum��Amid a strict Muslim rearing and a social life he's never had, Tariq enters college confused. New peers, family and mentors help him find his place, but the 9-11 attacks force him to face his past and make the biggest decisions of his life.� The film stars Evan Ross, Nia Long, Roger Guenveur Smith, and Danny Glover. Mother of Invention��Vincent Dooly (Andrew Bowser) is an aspiring inventor who dreams of winning an annual inventing award. There�s only one problem�he�s never made anything that�s worked. Now, it�s the last year he can enter and he has some stiff competition from Martin Wooderson (Jimmi Simpson), the smug wunderkind who has a long history of winning. But this time�Vincent has a plan�and it might just change everything.� This mockumentary co-stars Kevin Corrigan, Mark Boone Junior, Dee Wallace, Chris Hardwick, and Dave �Gruber� Allen. Spider-Woman: Agent of S.W.O.R.D.��With Jessica Drew still reeling from the effects of having been sedated and physically replaced on Earth by the Skrull Queen Veranke, the last thing in the world she wants to encounter is another Skrull invasion. But when Jessica is approached by Abigail Brand, a mysterious agent of S.W.O.R.D., she finds that the urge within herself to inflict vengeance upon the Skrulls is too overwhelming to deny. The acclaimed, intensely written and beautifully illustrated seven-issue miniseries by Eisner Award winners Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev finally comes to life in this stunning Marvel Knights presentation not to be missed!