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New Releases and a SALE for November 15th

We got a lot of great new stuff in this week, but we’re excited for one thing in particular: our CRITERION COLLECTION SALE. From now until the end of 2011, ALL Criterion & Eclipse titles are $2 OFF our already low prices. Now is a great chance to save on gifts for the cinephiles in your life and add to your own movie library. There are two new Criterion titles this week that would make fine additions to anyone’s collection. Here’s the full list of today’s New Releases:

BLU = Also available for rent on Blu-ray disc

@ = Available for purchase in our store

SALE = Available for purchase from our online mercantile


BEGINNERS—In the November issue of City Arts, our colleague Matt says of this Ewan McGregor film, “Far from being another twee indie comedy, it’s observant and small and enormously kind.” He thinks it’s one of the best films of the year. 


BELLFLOWER—The description in this year’s SIFF catalog called Evan Glodell’s road movie, “a whisky-fueled fever dream of apocalyptic love.” I’m in.   BLU  @


LARRY CROWNE—Tom Hanks directs and stars in this leisurely comedy about a recently divorced and recently unemployed man who enrolls in community college, meets a diverse group of people, and falls for his teacher (Julia Roberts). The always great Tajari P. Henson and Bryan Cranston co-star. It sounds kind of like Community for Baby Boomers. (Confidential to NBC: Please don't cancel Community).  BLU  @


THE TREE—Charlotte Gainsbourg stars in Julie Bertuccelli’s (Since Otar Left) drama on loss and rebirth set in the Australian countryside.  @


SUPERHEROES—A insightful documentary on the real-life superheroes who choose to don a costume and take on the world. Phoenix Jones is not profiled, but there are some hometown heroes.  @


WEIRD WORLD OF BLOWFLY—By day, he’s aging r&b/soul musician Clarence Reid. By night, he’s a supervillian and raunchy rapper known as Blowfly…  BLU  @


THE WAVY GRAVY MOVIE: SAINT MISBEHAVIN’—A moving and inspirational portrait of the poet/clown/activist, featuring interviews with Odetta, Jackson Browne, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and many others.  @


METROPOLIS—Giorgio Moroder’s 1984 colorized new wave version of Fritz Lang's film DVD & Blu-ray   BLU SALE


THE RULES OF THE GAME—Jean Renoir’s 1939 comedy of errors/social critique/certified masterpiece gets a Criterion Collection upgrade & Blu-ray release.  BLU  @    SALE


THREE COLORS TRILOGY: BLUE, WHITE, RED—Krzysztof Kieslowski’s trio of loosely interwoven stories about love and loss are available together from the Criterion Collection.  BLUSALE



Assassin’s Creed: Lineage (PS3)

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations (PS3, Xbox)

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PS3)

Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7 (PS3, Wii, Xbox)

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympics (Wii)

NASCAR Unleashed (PS3)

Saints Row: The Third (PS3)



Fizzy’s Lunch: Fresh Foods 101

Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Yo Ho, Mateys, Away!

Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva


Amagami SS: Collection 2

Bleach: Fade to Black-The Movie

Fist of the North Star: TV Series Collection 4

Himawari!  Season 1

Ray: The Animation Complete Collection



Despair (1978)  @

Evil Dead 2—25th Anniversary Edition  @

Looney Tunes: Platinum Collection-Volume 1  SALE

My Fair Lady   @

One-Eyed Jacks   @



Being Human: Season 1—This is the Canadian version

Golden Age of TV Westerns

Hart to Hart: Till Death Do Us Part

It Takes a Thief: Season 1-Season 3 (1968-70)

National Geographic: Indestructibles-Season 1

The Quest (1976 pilot)

Red vs. Blue: Season 9

Vintage Holiday Extravaganza

Whitechapel: The Ripper Returns



Crime of Love (1974)—Italy

Dead Gorgeous: Volume 1 (2010)(PAL Code 4)—Australia

Drummond Will (2010)—UK

Harvest (2011)—Germany

Kaun (2003)—India

Lady Football (1983)—Italy

Little Malcolm & His Struggle Against The Eunuchs (1974)(PAL)—UK   BLU

Love One Another/Bride of Glomdal (1922)(PAL)—Germany

Possible Lives (2007)—Argentina

Song from the Southern Seas (2008)—Kazakhstan

Treasure Hunter (2009)—Taiwan

Warring States (2011)—China

What Women Want (2010)—Hong Kong. Yes, this is a remake of the Mel Gibson film.



The Affairs of Dobie Gillis (1953)

Duchess of Idaho (1950)

Hollywood Party (1934)

Tim Holt: Western Classics Volume 3

Honolulu (1939)

Lost Stooges (1990)

Ship Ahoy (1942)

Skirts Ahoy! (1952)

Texas Carnival (1951)




Bridge School Benefit: 25th Anniversary Edition

Coast—“A mesmerizing journey along Britain’s coastline and beyond.”

Dolphin Adventures

HitRECord Collection Vol. 1—36 short films created collaboratively on under the direction of Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Mary Kay Letourneau: Out of Bounds

The Linkup

Nature: Jungle Eagle

Royal Upstairs Downstairs

Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt & Magnetic Fields

Ties That Bind (2005)

Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls

WWII in HD–Collector’s Edition



Bite Marks

Born to Speed

Boston Blackie’s Chinese Venture

The Carpenter (1987, uncut)

Evil Night

Flypaper (2011)

Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961)

Griff the Invisible

Insult to Injury

Just My Luck (1936)

Law of the Timber (1942)

The Legend of Billie Jean (1985)—Finally on DVD!

Main Street

Millionaire Kid (1936)

Navy Blues (1937)

Neverwhere: 15th Anniversary Edition  @

No Hands on the Clock

Odongo (1956)

Sennett Sensations (1913)

Shadow of the Hawk

Songs and Bullets/Knight of the Plains (1938)

Storm Over The Nile (1956)

Texas Justice

Voodoo Dolls/Madonna: Case of Blood Ambition

What Becomes of the Children? (1936)

The Woman Between (1931)

You Must Be Joking! (1965)

As the Looney Tunes Platinum Collection would say, "That's all folks!" Tune in next week for SUPER 8 & more.

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