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The last New Releases of 2011

Pre-Code movies, documentaries, and TV series dominate this week's New Releases. Here’s what’s new as we bid adieu to 2011:

BLU = Also available for rent on Blu-ray

@ = Available for sale in the store

SALE = Also available for sale from our online mercantile

 

ARCHER: SEASON 2—More with master spy Sterling Archer, his mother/boss Malory Archer, and the gang at International Secret Intelligence Service (ISIS).  BLU  @   SALE

 

THE INCREASINGLY POOR DECISIONS OF TODD MARGARET: SEASON 1—David Cross created and stars in this show about an office temp who bluffs his way in to a cushy position in the London office. Along for the awkward hilarity are Blake Harrison, Sharon Horgan, and Cross’s Arrested Development co-star Will Arnett.   @   SALE

 

THE BORGIAS: SEASON 1—Jeremy Irons stars as the conniving patriarch of a powerful family in Renaissance-era Italy.  BLU  @

 

SHAMELESS: SEASON 1—William H. Macy plays a drunken patriarch in this Showtime remake of the British TV series.  BLU  @

 

A GOOD OLD FASHIONED ORGY—Orgies have become so commercialized these days. Jason Sudeikis leads an all-star cast trying to overcome their inhibitions and bring back the good ol’ orgies of yore.   @

 

APOLLO 18—Why has there never been another manned mission to the Moon? This found-footage style sci-fi reveals some disturbing explanations…  @

 

EAMES: THE ARCHITECT AND THE PAINTER—A look at the lives and influential work of husband & wife design team Charles and Ray Eames.   @

 

JANE’S JOURNEY—A remarkable portrait of Jane Goodall: "Never forget that every single day that you live, you make a difference. You impact the world."

 

FIRST GRADER—The inspirational true story of an 84-year old Kenyan man fighting for his right to an education. It was the Opening Night film at SIFF 2011.


NEW VIDEO GAMES

Club Penguin Game Day (Wii)

Scooby-Doo and the Spooky Swamp (Wii)

 

FAMILY NEW RELEASES

Looney Tunes Super Stars: Pepe Le Pew   @

Nutcracker: The Motion Picutre (1986)—Performed by the Pacific Northwest Ballet, directed by Carroll Ballard

1001 Arabian Nights (1959)—Starring Mr. Magoo!

 

NEW BLU-RAY

Archer: Season 1    @

Moon in the Gutter

Phantom Punch

Santa Claus (1959)

Sid & Nancy   @

 

NEW TV ON DVD

Daring Capers: Seasons 1 & 2

Hell’s Kitchen: Season 4

Hart to Hart: Harts in High Season

Hart to Hart: Two Harts in Three-Quarter Time

Midsomer Murders: Season 13, Episode 1-Sword of Guillaume

Midsomer Murders: Season 13, Episode 2-Made to Measure Murder

Midsomer Murders: Season 13, Episode 3-Blood on the Saddle

Midsomer Murders: Season 13, Episode 4-The Silent Land

Snapped: Season 1-Killer Collection

Top Chef: Season 4-Chicago

Top Chef: Season 6-Las Vegas

Throwdown with Bobby Flay

 

NEW IMPORTS & FOREIGN FILMS

Brighton Rock (2010)—UK

Bungalow (2002)—Germany

Fish Story (2009)—Japan

Killer (1997)—Poland

Killer Bride’s Perfect Crime (2009)—Japan

The Killing: Season 2 (2009)(PAL Code 2)—Denmark

Love Crime (2010)—France

Mutum (2007)—Brazil 

Tuesday, After Christmas (2011)—Romania

 

 

NEW WARNER ARCHIVES/MGM LIMITED

Brothers Karamazov (1958)

Bullseye! (1990)

Edward, My Son (1949)

Fatal Charm (1990)

Finest Hour (1991)

Getting it Right (1989)

Great Sinner (1949)

Green Years (1946)

I’ve Got Your Number (1934) / Havana Widows (1933)—A Joan Blondell double feature

Jungle Heat (1957)

Loose Ankles (1930) / Naughty Flirt (1931)—Two pre-Code dramas, one starring comedienne Louise Fazenda, the other starring Alice White and Myrna Loy.

Mercenary Fighters (1988)

Office Wife (1930) / Party Husband (1931)—A double feature starring early talkie actress Dorothy Mackaill.

Opposing Force (1986)

The Right of Way/Truth About Youth (1930)—A Loretta Young pre-Code double feature

Road to Paradise (1930) / Week-end Marriage (1932)—Another Loretta Young double feature

Something Wild (1961)

You Have To Run Fast (1961)

Youngblood Hawke (1964)

 


NEW DOCUMENTARIES

Alaska: Alaska at War

Woody Allen: A Documentary

Between the Lines: Escape from East Berlin

Dirty Country  @

Discounted Dreams: High Hopes and Harsh Realities

First Battle: Battle for Equality in War Time

Frontline: Bad Voodoo’s War

Frontline: Syria Undercover

Frontline: The Pot Republic

Hillbilly: The Real Story

Homestead Blessings: The Art of Quilting

Integral Naked Premier Volume 5, Issue 4

A Little Family Conversation

Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Arthritis

Moon Patrol-Volume 1

Muse of Fire

Nature: White Falcon, White Wolf

9/11: Why do Bill Moyers and Robert Parry Accept Miracles?

Occupation 101: Voices of the Silent Majority

Perfect Port: Anacortes Waterfront-Legends & Lore

Ratskates: Born in the Basement

Strangest Secret: Earl Nightingale

Type O Negative: Symphony for the Devil

Way of the Warrior

WWF: Survivor Series-The Rules Have Changed

WWF: Three Faces of Foley

 

AND MORE MOVIES

Beyond Mombasa (1956)

But the Flesh is Weak (1932) / Made on Broadway (1933)

Chop (2011)

Djamba (2011)

Electronic Monster (1958)

Escape from San Quentin (1957)

Faithless / Lovers Courageous (1932)

Final Destination 5  BLU

For Singles Only (1967)

Fuller Brush Man (1948)

Harmon of Michigan (1941)

Hostel Part III (Unrated)

In the Name of the King 2: Two Worlds

Island of Doomed Men (1940)

Kaze, Ghost Warrior

The Letter (2004)

Live, Love and Learn (1937) / Earl of Chicago (1940)

Lovelines (1984)

Missing Juror (1944)

Pete Smalls is Dead

Shipmates/Man in Possession (1931)

Spy in Black (1939)

Teenage Hitchhikers/Teenage Tramp (1973)

Town on Trial (1956)

That's it for the list and the year. Look for our staff's BEST OF 2011 picks coming soon. Remember that our SALE on all Criterion Collection titles ends January 1, so come in soon. Tune in next week, when the first Tuesday of 2012 brings CONTAGION, DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK, the second season of JUSTIFIED, MILDRED PIERCE, and much more.

 

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