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New Releases for October 25th

Before the list, a New Release haiku:

Sweet UK imports
Animated family fare
Halloween stuff too

BLU = Also available on Blu-ray

@ = Available for sale in the store

SALE = Click the link to purchase select titles from our online store

 

ATTACK THE BLOCK —A gang of London teens take on furry invaders from outer space. It's one of my favorite movies of the year so far.   BLU  @   SALE

 

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER—The last piece of the puzzle before next summer’s Avengers movie is a highly enjoyable adventure.  BLU  @

 

PEARL JAM: 20--I’m only a casual Pearl Jam fan, but Cameron Crowe’s documentary gave me a whole new appreciation for the band and Seattle’s music community. Note Mr. Vedder's shirt in this trailer.   @

 

ROBOT CHICKEN: SEASON 5—Another season of stop-motion absurdity from Seth Green & company. BLU  @   SALE

 

RARE EXPORTS: A CHRISTMAS TALE — A darkly comic holiday tale from Finland. Our colleague Elicia talked about it on Episode IV of our podcast.  BLU @

 

SHAOLIN —A new martial arts epic starring Andy Lau and Nicholas Tse, with a special appearance by Jackie Chan. BLU  @

 

IDENTIFICATION OF A WOMAN —The Criterion Collection presents Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1982 “spellbinding antiromance.”  BLU @   SALE

 

ISLAND OF LOST SOULS —Also new from Criterion is this 1932 pre-code adaptation of H.G. Wells’ The Island of Dr. Moreau, starring Bela Lugosi, Charles Laughton, Richard Arlen, and introducing “The Panther Woman.”   BLU  @   SALE

 

WINNIE THE POOH (2011)— A beautifully animated, simple yet entertaining story that’s perfect for the youngsters, featuring songs by She & Him (and not the Keane song you hear in the trailer). My husband called it, “a 63 minute film about honey addiction.”   BLU  @

 

LAUREL & HARDY: THE ESSENTIAL COLLECTION—All of Stan and Oliver’s best stuff, together for the first time on domestic DVD in this new 10 disc set.  The discs rent individually. 

 

NEW VIDEO GAMES

Battlefield 3 (PS3, Xbox)

Disney Universe (Wii)

Dragonball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi (Xbox)

Kinect Sports Season 2 (Xbox)

Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One (PS3)

 

ANIME NEW RELEASES

Amagami SS: Collection 1

Glass Maiden: Complete Collection

Kobato: Collection 2 Episodes 13-24

Maid Sama! Collection 1: Episodes 1-13

Maid Sama! Collection 2: Episodes 14-26

Madrock Scramble: The First Compression

Naruto Shippuden: The Movie—Bonds

Night Raid 1931: Complete Collection

 

FAMILY NEW RELEASES

AAAHH! Real Monsters: Season 1

Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes! Volume 3

Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes! Volume 4

Tom & Jerry: Golden Collection Volume 1  BLU  @

 

NEW BLU-RAY

The Conversation (1974)  @

Jurassic Park: Ultimate Trilogy  (also available on DVD) @

 

NEW TV ON DVD

The F Word: Series 5

 

NEW IMPORTS & FOREIGN FILMS

Adventures in Pornoland (2008)—Canada

Benidorm: Series 2 (2008)(PAL Code 2)—UK

Benidorm: Series 3 (2009)(PAL Code 2)—UK

Benidorm: The Special (2009)(PAL Code 2)—UK

City of Life and Death (2009)—China

Delhi Belly (2011)—India

Fire of Conscience (2010)—Hong Kong

George Harrison: Living in the Material World (2011)(PAL Code 2)—UK, directed by Martin Scorsese

House by the Cemetery (1981)—Italy, directed by Lucio Fulci    BLU  @

Huge (2011)(PAL Code 2)—UK

If You See God Tell Him (1993)(PAL Code 2)—UK

Justice (2011)—UK

Kashmakash (2011)—India

My Queen Karo (2009)—Belgium

Nora’s Will (2009)—Mexico

Outnumbered: Season 2 (2009)(PAL Code 2)—UK

Passionate Woman (2010)—UK

Pyaar Ka Punchnama (2011)—India

A Serbian Film (Unrated)(2010)—Serbia  @

Shagird (2011)—India

Shor in the City (2011)—India

This Life + 10 (2007)(PAL Code 2)—UK

Wu Xia (2011)—Hong Kong

Zombie (1979): Ultimate Edition—Italy, directed by Lucio Fulci   BLU  @

 

NEW TERENCE RATTIGAN COLLECTION

From the esteemed British playwright   @

After the Dance (1992) / Deep Blue Sea (1994)

Heart to Heart (Largest Theater in the World)(1962)

Separate Tables (1970) / French Without Tears (1963)

Winslow Boy (1977) / Browning Version (1985)

 

NEW WARNER ARCHIVES/MGM LIMITED

Bandits of Corsica (1953)

Carey Treatment (1972)

Fashions of 1934 (1934)--Orry-Kelly gowns, Busby Berkeley production numbers, William Powell, and Bette Davis? Yes, please!

Housewife (1934)

Juarez (1939)

Last Run (1971)

Legend of Lylah Clare (1968)

Light in the Piazza (1961)

Madwoman of Chaillot (1969)

Night School (1981)—Read Outlaw Vern’s review

Return of the Rebels (1981)

The Rich Are Always With Us (1932)

Sisters (1938)

Student Prince (1954)

Traveling Executioner (1970)

Travels with My Aunt (1972)—Starring Maggie Smith & directed by George Cukor


NEW DOCUMENTARIES

Glenn Gould On Television: The Complete CBC Broadcasts 1954-1977—Ten (!) discs covering the composers’ early performances & music discussions. The discs rent individually.

Jack McCoy Collection—Four of the surfing filmmaker’s movies, available for the first time on DVD: Bunyip Dreaming, Green Iguana, Sikjoy, and Sons of Fun.

Joseph Campbell: Mythos III

Fambul Tok

Fraude: Mexico 2006

Imagine It!

Lydia Lunch: The Gun is Loaded

Maxwell Street Blues

More Brains! A Return to the Living Dead

National Geographic: Brain Games

National Geographic: Secret Service Files

9000 Needles

The Other Mexico

Out Late (2008)

Produce Your Own Damn Movie!

Rock ‘n Roll Made in Mexico: From Evolution to Revolution

Jean-Paul Sartre: A 20 Year Absence?

Severe Clear

Tibet in Song

Tour de France: 1992

Tour de France: 2002

Uncle Bob (2011)--The story of Robert Opel, aka the streaker at the 1974 Oscars, as told by his nephew.

You Got To Move: Stories of Change in The South

The People vs. George Lucas—I’ve avoided watching this doc. because though I feel the prequels are heavily flawed, I don’t run around calling for Lucas' blood.  I should just suck it up & watch it.

 

…AND MORE MOVIES

Adventure Story (1961)

Atrocious (2010)

Em (2008)

Faces in the Crowd

Father of Invention

Firecracker / TNT Jackson / Too Hot to Handle—A Roger Corman “Lethal Ladies” triple feature. @

Hamlet at Elsinore (1964)—Starring Christopher Plummer!   @

Haunted (1976)

Judas Kiss (2011)

A Little Help (2010)—Recent indie comedy starring Jenna Fischer as a widower & mom just trying to get by.

Night of the Demons (1980)

Starlight & Superfish (2010)

Unhappy Birthday (2011)

Works in Progress (2009)

Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings (2011)— Unrated!

 

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