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Happy Thanksgiving! New Releases for November 22nd

Happy Thanksgiving Week, everyone! We are open 11am-8pm on Thanksgiving Day for all your pre and/or post-feast viewing needs. On Black Friday & Small Business Saturday, we’ll be open 11am-Midnight. We invite you to visit our newly expanded sales area, take advantage of our ongoing sale on all Criterion titles, and, if the installation goes according to schedule, enjoy a warm beverage from our new coffee cart. We at Scarecrow wish you a happy and safe holiday and are truly thankful for your continued patronage. And now, this week’s new releases:

BLU = Also available for rent on Blu-ray disc

@ = Available for purchase in the store

SALE = Available to purchase from our online mercantile

 

SUPER 8—Mix two parts Goonies, one part E.T., and a dash of Close Encounters and you’ll get this J.J. Abrams sci-fi mystery with excellent performances by Joel Courtney and Elle Fanning.  BLU SALE

 

SPY KIDS 4: ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD—A new family takes over the Spy Kids franchise: Secret spy mom Jessica Alba, unknowing dad Joel McHale, and siblings Rowan Blanchard and Mason Cook. They unite to battle the evil Timekeeper (Jeremy Piven) and save the world. Once and future Golden Globe host Ricky Gervais is the voice of their robot dog.

 

THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN: SEASON ONE—For those unfamiliar with Tintin, you have a little less than a month to get up to speed before Spielberg’s film hits theaters. Start with the comics and then watch this fine animated program.  SALE

 

DOWNTON ABBEY: SERIES 2—I feel like the only person on staff who hasn’t watched this series. If you have, likely you’re as smitten with it as my co-workers. These discs are PAL Code 2 imports so they won’t play on a regular DVD player; ask us if you need assistance. Meanwhile, we have Series 1 for rent (on a regular US DVD) in our Staff Picks section.

 

TURTLE: THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY--Yay turtles! Miranda Richardson narrates the extraordinary life of a loggerhead turtle.

 

SARAH’S KEY—Kristen Scott Thomas stars as a journalist in Paris who uncovers secret after secret while investigating what became of a Jewish family rounded up during WWII. It's based on the book by Tatiana de Rosnay.   @

 

MARGARET CHO: CHO DEPENDENT—Recorded live in Atlanta, it’s Ms. Cho’s comedy & music tour supporting her Grammy nominated album.  @

 

CONAN THE BARBARIAN— Jason Momoa (who you may recognizes as Khal Drogo from Game of Thrones) fills Schwarzenegger’s sandals for this latest take on Robert E. Howard’s vengeance tale.  BLU  @

 

THE DEVIL’S DOUBLE—Dominic Cooper is compelling in a duel role as the sadistic “Black Prince” Uday Hussain and the man forced to serve as his body double in Baghdad circa 1987.   BLU

 

12 ANGRY MEN—The Criterion Collection presents Sidney Lumet’s landmark courtroom drama.  BLU  @ 

 

RUSHMORE—Now you can watch Max save Latin in high definition, thanks to the Criterion Collection.  BLU  @


NEW VIDEO GAMES

Disneyland Adventures (Xbox Kinect)

Dreamworks Super Stars Kartz (Wii)

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary (Xbox)

King of Fighters XIII (PS3, Xbox)

Need For Speed: The Run (PS3, Xbox)

Saints Row: The Third (Xbox)

Tekken Hybrid (PS3)

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (PS3, Xbox)

 

ANIME NEW RELEASES

Fairytail: Volume 1   BLU

Hetalia: Axis Powers-Paint it, White! The Film

K-On!: Volume 4

Squid Girl: TV Series Part 1

Stardriver: Part 1

 

NEW BLU-RAY

Beginners

Birth Of A Nation—Deluxe Edition (1915)  @

Mysterious Island (1961)

Way Down East (1920)  @

West Side Story—50th Anniversary Edition  @

 

FAMILY NEW RELEASES

Adventures of Sonic The Hedgehog 3

Beauty and The Beast: Belle’s Magical Christmas  

Beauty and The Beast: Enchanted Christmas   BLU  @

Conan The Adventurer: Season 2, Part 1 (1992)

C.O.P.S.: Volume 2 (Animated)

Jester Till

Prep & Landing—A clever Christmas story starring Dave Foley as the voice of a hardworking elf.

Shaun The Sheep: Season 2

Silverhawks: Volume 2

 

NEW TV ON DVD

Law & Order UK: Season 2

The Office: Complete Series—UK Special Edition  @

The Ricky Gervais Show: Season 2

Through The Wormhole with Morgan Freeman: Season 2

 

NEW IMPORTS & FOREIGN FILMS

All The Best: Fun Begins (2009)—India

Blood and Rain (2009)(PAL Code 2)—Colombia

Burnistoun: Series 1 (2011)(PAL Code 2)—Scotland

Down By Love (2003)—Hungary

End Of The Game (1975)(PAL Code 2)—UK

55 Degrees North: Series 1 & 2 (2004)(PAL Code 2)—UK

Fantabulosa! Kenneth Williams Story (2006)(PAL Code 2)—UK

Helldriver-Unrated Director’s Cut (2010)—Japan

Leily Is With Me (1996)—Iran

Mercenary (1968)(PAL Code 2)—Italy

Miranda: Series 2 (2011)(PAL Code 2)—UK

Queen of Hearts (2011)—France

Secret Ways (1961)(PAL Code 2)—USA

Street Battle Los Angeles (2011)—Japan  @

This Is Jinsy (2011)(PAL Code 2)—UK

Trigger (2011)—Canada

Under The Peach Tree (2005)—Iran

White Reindeer (1953)(PAL Code 2)—Finland

 

NEW WARNER ARCHIVES/UNIVERSAL VAULT SERIES

Dough Boys (1930)

Games (1967)

Lafayette Escadrille (1957)

My Man and I (1952)

Save In Hell (1931)

Shaft: TV Movie Collection (1973)

Sidewalks of New York (1931)

What! No Beer? (1933)

 

NEW DOCUMENTARIES

Le Cirque: A Table in Heaven

Dirty Pictures (2011)

Foo Fighters: Back and Forth

Hidden Colors

Making the Boys

Nature: My Life as a Turkey

New York Dolls: Lookin’ Fine on Television

National Geographic: JFK-The Lost Bullet

NOVA: The Fabric of The Cosmos

Barack Obama: Who Is This Guy?

Hisashi Tenmyouya: Samurai Nouveau

These Amazing Shadows: The Movies That Make America—A PBS special on the National Film Registry

Without a Home

Women, War, & Peace

 

…AND MORE MOVIES

Caged Men (1971)

Carjacked (2011)

Commit (2009)

Darkroom (2009)

Devil and Leroy Bassett (1973)

Family Tree (2010)

The Green (2011)

Hollywood Man (1976)

Humongous: Uncut version (1982)

The Idiot (2003) Dostoevsky

Naked Massacre (1976)

Santa Claus (1959)

Streets/Angel In Red (1990)

Tekken: Blood Vengeance (2011)

Next week brings Werner Herzog's CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS, TUCKER AND DALE VS. EVIL, 30 MINUTES OR LESS (shouldn't it be 30 Minutes or Fewer?), the fifth season of 30 ROCK, and much more. See you then.

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