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THE MUPPETS and more New Releases for March 20

It’s time to play the music. It’s time to light the lights. It’s time to get things started with the New Release list tonight:

BLU = Also available for rent on Blu-ray disc

3D BLU = Available for rent on 3D Blu-ray disc (a 3D TV is required to see these in actual 3D)

@ = Available for sale in the store

SALE = Also available from our online store

 

THE MUPPETS—Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller bring the Muppet film franchise back with an infectious spirit that’s true to the movies we grew up with. Flight of The Conchords’ Bret McKenzie composed the songs and won an Oscar for “Man or Muppet”  BLU  @  SALE

 

TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY—Matt says in the recent issue of City Arts that Tomas Alfredson’s (Let The Right One In) adaptation of John Le Carre’s novel “does such a subtly economical job of paring down the book’s labyrinth of a plot without sacrificing clarity, its characters or its delicate tone that you may just think you’ve witnessed some sort of magic trick.” Gary Oldman leads a fine cast in his Oscar-nominated performance.   BLU  @ 

 

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO—Speaking of well-crafted adaptations, David Fincher’s take on the Swedish crime phenomenon, with Daniel Craig and Oscar nominee Rooney Mara, will likely haunt you for days.  BLU @

 

CARNAGE—Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, John C. Reilly, and Jodie Foster star as parents who meet to discuss a playground bullying incident in Roman Polanski’s latest film. Mark says in City Arts, “the way Polanski stages the action, constantly pinging back and forth between each character, is invigorating and makes the 80-minute, single-set piece whiz by.”  BLU @

 

THE SITTER—Jonah Hill is a slacker charged with looking after three unruly children over an evening of increasingly ridiculous events in the new raunchy comedy by David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express). One of the kids is played by Max Records (Max from Where The Wild Things Are).  BLU  @

 

LETTER NEVER SENT—“The great Soviet director Mikhail Kalatozov, known for his virtuosic, emotionally gripping films, perhaps never made a more visually astonishing one than Letter Never Sent. This absorbing tale of exploration and survival concerns the four members of a geological expedition, who are stranded in the bleak and unforgiving Siberian wilderness while on a mission to find diamonds.” It’s new on DVD and Blu-ray from Criterion.  BLU  @ 

 

THE WAR ROOM—D.A. Pennebaker’s fast-paced, behind-closed-doors account of Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign led by strategists James Carville and George Stephanopoulos is finally on DVD and Blu-ray courtesy of the Criterion Collection.  BLU  @ 

 

BATTLE ROYALE—When Kinji Fukasaku’s film was released in 2000, the concept of ninth-graders being forced to brutally murder each other for entertainment was deemed too violent for US audiences. Here we are twelve years later with a similarly themed book-turned-film franchise targeted at young adults that could have a record opening at the box office. But you should definitely see this movie first. The Complete Collection has the original movie and its 2003 sequel, plus over three hours of special features. We have it on DVD or Blu-ray for just $19.95. You can also get Battle Royale on a single DVD or Blu-ray disc for $15.95BLUSALE

 

NEW VIDEO GAMES

Armored Core V (PS3, Xbox)

Mario Party 9 (Wii)

Ninja Garden 3 (PS3, Xbox)

Rush: A Disney/Pixar Adventure (Xbox)

Silent Hill HD Collection (PS3)

Silent Hill: Downpour—3D supported (PS3, Xbox)

 

ANIME NEW RELEASES

Storm Rider: Clash of Evils

 

FAMILY NEW RELEASES

Lady and the Tramp   BLU  @

 

NEW BLU-RAY

Lady For A Day (1933)—directed by Frank Capra  @

Transformers: Dark of the Moon  3D BLU

 

NEW TV ON DVD

Batman: The Brave and The Bold: Season 2, Part 2


NEW IMPORTS & FOREIGN FILMS

Amador (2010)—Spain

East Meets West (Code 3)(2011)—Hong Kong

Gainsbourg (2010)—France  BLU  @

Honey Pupu (2011)(Code 3)—Hong Kong

Life Without Principle (2011)(Code 3)—Hong Kong

Little Girl (2009)—Italy 

Lost on the Island (2007)—Korea

Magic to Win (2011)—Hong Kong

Outcast of the Islands (1951)(PAL Code 2)—UK

Pimp (2010)(Unrated)—UK

Private Eye (2009)—Korea

Quick (2011)(Code 3)—Korea

Scent of a Woman (2011)—Korean TV drama  SALE

Sidewalls (2011)—Argentina

Telstar: The Joe Meek Story (2008)—UK

Tomboy (2011)(PAL Code 2)—France

Turning Point 2 (2011)—Hong Kong

What You Don’t See (2009)—Germany

White Vengeance (2011)—China

 

NEW WARNER ARCHIVES

Fearless Fagan (1952)

Johnny Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1944)

Kenner (1969)

Miniver Story (1950)

The Slams (1973)

The Split (1968)

Tick…Tick…Tick… (1970)

Traveling Saleslady/Miss Pacific Fleet (1935)

Vision Quest (1985)--Yes! It's the Matthew Modine/Linda Fiorentino vehicle best known for this song.


NEW DOCUMENTARIES

The Amish-American Experience  BLU

In the Garden of Sounds

Louder Than a Bomb  @

Idina Menzel: Barefoot at the Symphony

Monsenor: The Last Journey of Oscar Romero

One Lucky Elephant  @

Phallacies

Teen a Go Go

Who Killed Chea Vichea?

Women Art Revolution @

 

MORE MOVIES

The Hills Have Eyes 2 (1985)

Jess + Moss

A Lonely Place to Die  BLU

Look, Stranger

Memphis (2011)

Puppet on a Chain (1971)

Roadie (2011)

Roadracers--Robert Rodriguez's director's cut of his 1994 film starring David Arquette, Salma Hayek, and John Hawkes.

Satan’s Slave (1976)(Uncut)

A Tale of Two Cities—In Concert

This is Not a Movie

 

Tune in next week when you'll hear the Scarecrow Video New Release list say, "We've got A Dangerous Method, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, the fifteenth season of South Park, and more."


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