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New Releases for April 24

Smugglers and stalkers. Cowboys and comedy. Ghouls and ghosts. Dramas and Disasters. You'll find all these and more in this week’s New Releases:

BLU = Available on Blu-ray disc

@ = Available for sale in the store

 

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THE INNKEEPERSHouse of the Devil writer/director Ti West’s latest film is set in an old hotel's last days of business. Our colleague Marc says in the April issue of City Arts that it’s “an amazingly crafted ghost story that’s as creepy as it is entertaining.”  BLU  @

 

PARIAH—A powerful, touching, and sweet coming-of-age story starring Adepero Oduye as a teenager growing up and coming out in Brooklyn. It co-stars Pernell Walker, Aasha Davis, Charles Parnell, and Kim Wayans.

 

LET THE BULLETS FLY—This part gangster, part western, part comedy movie stars Chow Yun-Fat and is currently the highest grossing Chinese film of all time. Take that, AvatarBLU @

 

CONTRABAND—Mark Wahlberg is a legendary-but-retired smuggler forced to pull the classic “one last job” to save his family.  BLU  @

 

CINEMA VERITE—A fictionalized behind-the-scenes look at the 1973 PBS documentary that brought us the first reality TV family. Diane Lane and Tim Robbins star as Pat and Bill Loud with James Gandolfini as Craig Gilbert, the producer who started it all.

 

A HOLLIS FRAMPTON ODYSSEY—The Criterion Collection presents twenty-four films, dating from 1966 to 1979, by the late avant-garde filmmaker.  BLU  @

 

ANIME NEW RELEASES

Fullmetal Alchemist: Sacred Star of Milos

 

FAMILY NEW RELEASES

How Did That Get In My Lunchbox?

Run, Appaloosa, Run (1966)

Where Does Food Come From?

 

NEW BLU-RAY

Camelot (1967)-45th Anniversary Edition 

Shogun Assassin: 5 Film Collection

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979)

Valhalla Rising (2009)

 

NEW TV ON DVD

Birdsong: Masterpiece Classic (2012)  @

Eight is Enough: Season 1

Poirot: Series 4 (1992)

Starman: Complete Series (1986)

 

NEW IMPORTS & FOREIGN FILMS

Albatross (2011)—UK

Amazing Stories: Volume 8 (1986)(PAL Code 2)—US, includes two episodes directed by Joe Dante

Assailant (2009)—Brazil

Duel of Fists (1971)—Hong Kong, directed by Cheh Chang

The Getting of Wisdom (1977)—Australia

Mad Race to Cote D’Azur (1975)—France

Miley Naa Miley Hum (2011)—India

The Organizer (1963)—Italy, new from the Criterion Collection  BLU  @

Reuniting The Rubins (2010)—UK

Stronger Than Blood (2010)—Germany  

Swordsman and Enchantress (1978)—Hong Kong, directed by Chor Yuen

Young Goethe in Love (2010)—Germany  @

Eclipse Series 32: Pearls of the Czech New Wave

Criterion’s Eclipse series presents six films from 1960s Czechoslovakia

Capricious Summer (1968) / The Joke (1969)

Daisies (1966) / A Report on the Party and Guests (1966)

The Joke (1967)

Pearls of the Deep (1966)

Return of the Prodigal Son (1967)

 

NEW WARNER ARCHIVES

Bright Road (1953)

Clear All Wires (1933)

Desperate Search (1952)

Exclusive Story (1936)

If Winter Comes (1947)

I’ll Wait For You (1941)

Penrod and Sam (1937)

Penrod’s Double Trouble (1938)

Three Loves Has Nancy (1938)

Tish (1942)

Westward the Women (1951)

Yank at Eton (1942)

 

NEW DOCUMENTARIES & STAND-UP COMEDY

Tony Bennett: Duets II-The Great Performances

Crime After Crime (2011)

Finding Joe (2011)

I Can’t Do This But I Can Do That: A Film for Families About Learning Differences

Late Rounders (2011)

The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father CIA Spymaster William Colby (2011)

Of Dolls & Murder (2012)

Patton Oswalt: Finest Hour  @

Story of Rock ‘N Roll Comics (2012)

Story of Sumo (2000)

Triangle: Remembering The Fire (2012)

Robert Anton Wilson: The “I” in Triangle

Zen Life: D.T. Suzuki (2006)

 

MORE MOVIES

The Asphyx (1973)-Remastered Edition  BLU @

Badge 373 (1973)  @

Border River (1953)

Buccaneer (1938)

Cattle Drive (1951)

Chapter Two (1979)

Dark Tide (2012)

Daylight (2011)

Death and Cremation (2011)

The Divide (2011)

11-11-11 (2011)

Fast Forward (1984)

The Fields (2011)

Girl on a Motorcycle (1968)  BLU  @

Heart of Now (2010)

Hit! (1973)  @

I Was A Spy (1933)

Iconoclast (2011)

Iron Man (2011)--Marvel Animated Series

It’s My Turn (1980)

Jayhawkers (1959)

Justine (1977)

Lassiter (1984)

Lone Wolf Meets a Lady (1940)

Merry Wives of Windsor (2010)--Globe Theater

Mustang River (1976)

PHD Movie (2012)

Pony Express (1953)

Power (1934)

Primitive London/London in the Raw (1965)  @

Return (2011)

Scarlet Worm (2011)

Some Days Are Better Than Others (2010)

Spin a Dark Web (1955)

Stony Island (1978)

Theater Bizarre (2012)

Titanic (2012)—A new version of the tragic tale, written by Julian Downton Abbey Fellowes  BLU

UPA: The Jolly Frolics Collection (1948)

The Virginian (1946)

White Knuckles (2011)

The Wicker Tree (2010)  BLU @

X-Men (2011)--Marvel Animated Series

Yellow Wallpaper (2012)

 

Tune in next week for Soderbergh’s Haywire, Scorsese’s George Harrison: Living in the Material World, and other quality titles.


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