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New Releases for June 5 (of Mars)

June’s first New Release list brings fantasy, action, lost classics, and a wealth of quality television programming. Here’s the list:

 

BLU = Also available to rent on Blu-ray disc

3D BLU= Available for rent on lovely 3D Blu-ray, though you must have a 3D TV to experience the full glory.

@ = Available for sale in the store (but we can special order anything, see us for details.)

Our online store is still undergoing a revamp--please email us at scarecrow@scarecrow.com or give us a call at (206) 524-8554 if you need to buy something without setting foot in the store.

 

BREAKING BAD: SEASON 4—Bryan Cranston and the intriguing supporting cast are back. Our colleague Kevin says in City Arts that this season is, “as tense and smartly constructed as ever.”   BLU  @

 

JOHN CARTER—Our colleague Matt wrote a review for City Arts, but it didn’t make it in the magazine. We feel you should read it now:

“Disney's adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' turn-of-the-century serial adventure stories, was the victim of a terrible marketing campaign and an entertainment press ever eager to over-report rumors of Hollywood excess. It's also shamelessly dorky, with source material that's been ripped off and referenced so many times over the years that it seems derivative to the untrained viewer. Nevertheless, it's the sort of old-fashioned rousing spectacle that most folks constantly complain never gets made anymore. Well, they made it, and you failed to show up. Now's your chance to rectify that mistake. John Carter may not be great, but it is certainly ambitious, imaginative and downright fun.”  BLU  3D BLU  @

 

HIT SO HARD—David Ebersole’s documentary on Hole drummer Patty Schemel takes us not only through the highs and lows of her life and career but on a journey back through the grunge era.  BLU  @

 

TOMBOY—Ten-year-old Laure moves to a new neighborhood for the summer and is mistaken for a boy by the local kids. She and decides to pass herself off as “Mikael” in this touching French coming-of-age story from director Céline Sciamma.  @

 

SAFE HOUSE—A gripping thriller in which rookie CIA (Ryan Reynolds) is charged protecting a traitor (Denzel Washington) from ruthless killers. It co-stars Vera Farmiga, which is always a sign of quality.  BLU  @

 

ACT OF VALOR—Actual active-duty Navy SEALS take down fictional bad guys all over the world in this realistic action-adventure enjoyed by several of our staffers.  BLU

 

YELLOW SUBMARINE—It’s finally back in print and new on Blu-ray. Sky of blue and sea of green… BLU  @

 

NEW VIDEO GAMES

Arelier Meruru: Apprentice of Arland (PS3)

Inversion (Xbox 360)

 

FAMILY NEW RELEASES

Babar: Season 1

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island  BLU  3D BLU

 

NEW BLU-RAY

The Color of Money

The Grapes of Wrath  @

The Sting (1973)  @

 

NEW TV ON DVD

Burn Notice: Season 5

Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 8   @

Doc Martin: Series 5

Fairly Legal: Season 1

Falling Skies: Season 1  BLU

In Plain Sight: Season 4

The Layover: Season 1

Necessary Roughness: Season 1

New Tricks: Season 7

Pretty Little Liars: Season 2

Washington: Behind Closed Doors

Web Therapy: Season 1

White Collar: Season 3

Workaholics: Season 2

 

NEW IMPORTS & FOREIGN FILMS

Arn: The Knight Templar-Complete Series (2011)—Sweden

The Bridge: Season 1 (2011)(PAL Code 2)—Denmark

Declaration of War (2011)—France

Desire (2011)—France  @

Iron Sky (2011)(PAL Code 2)—UK

13 Assassins (1963)—Japan  @

Tatsumi (2011)(PAL Code 2)—Japan

Zero Bridge (2011)—India

 

NEW WARNER ARCHIVES/MGM LIMITED

Age of Consent (1932)

Congo Maisie (1940)

Gas Pump Girls (1979)

Gold Ruse Maisie (1940)

Is My Face Red? (1932)

Lucky Devils (1933)

Maisie (1939)

Maisie Was a Lady (1941)

Phantom of Crestwood (1932)

Ringside Maisie (1941)

Robbers’ Roost (1955)

Run For The Sun (1956)

Saintly Sinners (1961)

Son-Rise: A Miracle of Love (1979)

Sport Parade (1932)

State’s Attorney (1932)

Toughest Gun in Tombstone (1958)

Winds of Kitty Hawk (1978)

 

NEW DOCUMENTARIES

Eleanor Antin: From the Archives of Modern Art

Civilization: The West and The Rest

Alice Cooper: Strange Case of Alice Cooper-Live 1979

Crisis of Civilization

Frontline: Murdoch’s Scandal

How To Live Forever

Koch Brothers Exposed

Last Night of Rasputin

Let There Be Light (1946)—WWII documentary by John Huston

Living Matrix

Monsters From The Id

National Geographic: Science of Babies

1-2-3 Magic: Managing Difficult Behavior in Kids 2-12

Troubles We’ve Seen

The Woodmans

 

MORE MOVIES

American Animal

Bad Ass   BLU

Bear Nation

Blood Diner/Earth Girls Are Easy/Boy Eats Girl

The Collapsed

Death Nurse (1987)

Machine Gun Preacher   BLU  @

Man of Courage (1943)

Memorial Day (2010)

Private Romeo

Raw Faith

Roaming Cowboy/Singing Buckaroo (1937)

Shed No Tears (1948)

Ship of Lost Men (1929)

Soul of the Slums (1931)

Stitch in Time

Three Stooges: Rare Treasures

Toll of the Desert (1935)

The Yankles

We'll return next week with Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows, The Hedgehog, Criterion's of Harold and Maude, The Gold Rush, and Shallow Grave, and many more. Happy viewing to all.

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