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New Releases for March 27

This week brings the highly anticipated arrival of a timeless classic in high definition Blu-ray. I am obviously referring to Ernest Scared Stupid; but we also have UK imports, a film written by, directed by, and starring James Franco, an Academy Award nominee for Best Picture, and much more.  Here’s the list:


BLU = Available for rent on Blu-ray disc

@ = Available for sale in our store

SALE = Available for sale from our online mercantile


A DANGEROUS METHOD—Michael Fassbender stars as an up-and-coming psychoanalyst named Carl Jung who takes on a troubled, neurotic patient (Keira Knightly) and debates with colleague Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen) in David Cronenberg’s psychological (obviously) drama.  BLU  @  SALE


EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE—Jonathan Safran Foer’s novel left me crumbled in a sobbing heap. I wasn’t going to subject myself to a possibly poor adaptation of something so profound, but then Stephen Daldry’s (The Hours, The Reader) film was nominated for Best Picture. Luckily, the movie is saved by excellent performances by Viola Davis, Jeffery Wright, Max von Sydow, and young Thomas Horn.  BLU   @


IN THE LAND OF BLOOD AND HONEY--A take on Romeo and Juliet, set during the war between Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, written and directed by Angelina Jolie.  BLU


CONFUCIUS—Chow Yun Fat stars as the legendary teacher/military leader/hero in this action-packed biopic.  BLU  @


MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: XXIII—The latest collection of MST3K episodes has Castle of Fu Manchu, Code Name: Diamond Head, King Dinosaur, and Last of the Wild Horses.  @  SALE


SOUTH PARK: SEASON 15—All 14 uncensored episodes, including my favorite, “Royal Pudding.” Fun fact: For many of our staff members, South Park has been on the air for over half their lives (don’t even get us started on The Simpsons).  BLU  @


A NIGHT TO REMEMBER--The Criterion Collection presents Roy Ward Baker’s 1958 dramatic interpretation of Titanic’s last hours. “Featuring remarkably restrained performances, A Night to Remember is cinema’s subtlest and best dramatization of this monumental twentieth-century catastrophe.” This means there’s none of that “I’m KING OF THE WORLD!” business (no offense, Leo, Kate, Mr. Cameron).  BLU   @  SALE


DAVID LEAN DIRECTS NOEL COWARD—Four classics from the Criterion Collection: In Which We Serve, This Happy Breed, Blithe Spirit, and Brief EncounterBLU   @


Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (PS3, Xbox)

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 (PS3, Xbox)



Alvin and The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked!

Hop (2011)  BLU  @



Big Business

Ernest Scared Stupid

The Gun in Betty Lou’s Handbag

Indian Summer

Innocent Man (1989)

The Marrying Man

Serenity Travel Series

Straight Talk 

War at Home



Eureka: Season 4.5--with Special Guest Stars Felicia Day and Wil Wheaton!

James May’s Man Lab: Series 1

Murder Investigation Team: Series 2



Delta (2008)—Hungary

The Devils (1971)(PAL Code 2)—UK, directed by Ken Russell   @

The Girl in Room 2A (1973)—Italy   @

I, Claudius: Complete Series (1976)—UK  Remastered 35th Anniversary Edition  @

Interlude (1968)—UK

Machine Gun Preacher (2011)(PAL Code 2)—USA

Male of the Species (1969)(PAL Code 2)—UK

Romantics Anonymous (2010)—France

Silenced (2011)(Code 3)—Korea

Single-Handed: Set 2 (2010)—Ireland

Snowtown (2011)(PAL Code 2)—Australia

Wreckers (2011)(PAL Code 2)—UK



Hooray For Love (1935)

Joan of Paris (1942)

Panama Hattie (1942)

Rage in Heaven (1941)

Spiral Staircase (1975)

Strawberry Statement (1970)



Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel--Roger Corman, that is.  @

El Bulli: Cooking in Progress

Frontline: Nuclear Aftershocks

Louie Louie & The History of Northwest Rock & Radio

Love For All

Solartaxi: Around the World with the Sun

3=1: The Films of Jan Sharp



Broken Tower (2011)—James Franco wrote, directed, and starred in this biopic of poet Hart Crane.

City Park (1934)

Desert Wooing (1918)

In the Sign of the Virgin (1973)

Just For Fun (1963)

Local Bad Man (1932)

Lost Express (1926)

Mr. Winkle Goes to War (1944)

Murder with Pictures (1936)

Paint and Powder (1925)

Police Patrol (1933)

Reunion at Fairborough (1985)

Ring-a-Ding Rhythm (1962)

Valley of Vengeance (1944)


We return next week with yet another Best Picture Oscar nominee, a film by Cameron Crowe, and much more. Until then, happy viewing.

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