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MOONRISE KINGDOM & more: New Releases for October 16

Mmmm…it’s a good week for movies on a physical media format. And a lot of them start with M! Before we get in to the list, an important programming note: This Saturday, October 20 is VIDEO STORE DAY, an open house celebration of neighborhood video stores across North America. There's too much great stuff going on here that day to get into here, please check out our blog post for the full roster of sales and happenings. And now, this week's new releases:

 

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 nearing the end of its 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.

 

MOONRISE KINGDOM—The Scarecrow Wes Anderson Appreciation Consortium usually ends up debating which is better: Rushmore or The Royal Tenenbaums. Everyone pretty much agrees his latest effort is a solid third behind these two (Note: Fantastic Mr. Fox is a category in itself). Edward Norton, Frances McDormand, Bruce Willis, and Tilda Swinton are welcome additions to the Anderson players, but it’s the young actors at the center of this story, Kara Hayward and Jared Gilman, that really draw you in. Watch out for the lefty scissors!   BLU  @

 

MAD MEN: SEASON 5--Don Draper turns forty and everything goes crazy dramatic from there in the latest season full of lust, adultery, power plays and social change.  BLU  @

 

CHECK IT OUT! WITH DR. STEVE BRULE: SEASONS 1 & 2—Do you like profiles of interesting people and learning new things? Then Check It Out! is the show for you! Watch this clip to see how a DVD is made!   @

 

NEIL YOUNG JOURNEYS—Jonathan Demme travels with Young as he drives his 1956 Crown Victoria across Ontario to perform at Toronto’s Massey Hall. Along the way Young tells insightful tales of his youth and career, all capped with the full performance of the last night of his 2011 tour.  BLU  @

 

THE FORGIVENESS OF BLOOD—The Criterion Collection presents director Joshua Marston’s (Maria Full of Grace) tense and dynamic coming-of-age drama following an Albanian brother and sister trapped in the middle of a land (and blood) feud.  BLU  @

 

THE SLENDER THREAD—This engrossing 1965 drama starring Anne Bancroft as a suicidal housewife and Sidney Poitier as a Crisis Clinic volunteer was made in Seattle and has a lot of now-vintage shots of our city. It's new today on DVD & Blu-ray. Read our colleague Spenser’s review in our Scarecrow on Seattle column for the City Office of Film + Music.   BLU  @

 

NEW VIDEO GAMES

XCOM: Enemy Unknown (PS3, Xbox)

 

FAMILY NEW RELEASES

Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Vol. 2

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted    3D BLU  @

Pete’s Dragon: 35th Anniversary Edition   BLU  @

 

NEW BLU-RAY

Avatar    3D BLU  @

Bride of Frankenstein  @

The Courier

Creature from the Black Lagoon   3D BLU  @

Dead Ringer (1964)

Dracula (1931)  @

Far From Heaven

Frankenstein (1931)  @

Gone in 60 Seconds (1974): Car Crash Edition  @

Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows, Part 1   3D BLU  @

The Invisible Man (1933)  @

The Mummy (1932)   @

Night of the Living Dead 3D: Re-Animation   3D BLU @

Phantom of the Opera (1943)  @

Wolf Man (1941)  @

 

NEW TV ON DVD

Alcatraz: The Complete Series

Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Presents

The Firm: The Complete Series

Fog and Crimes: Season 2

Golden Age of Television: Volume 9

Psych: Season 6

Touch: Season 1

Unexpected (1952)—Two episodes from Playhouse 15

 

NEW IMPORTS & FOREIGN FILMS

All in Good Time (2012) (PAL Code 2)—UK

Angel’s Share (2012)(PAL Code 2)—UK

Devil’s Three (1979)—Philippines

GBH (2012)(PAL Code 2)—UK 

Henry IV: The Hollow Crown (2012)(PAL Code 2)—UK

Henry V: The Hollow Crown (2012)(PAL Code 2)—UK

Last Ride (2009)—Australia

Richard II: The Hollow Crown (2012)(PAL Code 2)—UK

Sexual Chronicles of a French Family (2012)—France

Turn Me On, Dammit! (2012)—Norway

Twenty8K (2012)(PAL Code 2)—UK 

 

NEW WARNER ARCHIVES

Cairo (1942)

Chocolate Solider (1941)

Sun Comes Up (1948)

Three Daring Daughters (1948)


NEW DOCUMENTARIES

Brave New World with Stephen Hawking 

Frontline: Endgame-AIDS in Black America

Bill Moyers: World of Ideas 2-Great Thinkers

Emile Norman: By His Own Design

Olmsted and America’s Urban Parks

Waxie Moon—Wes Hurley’s documentary on the local performance legend

 

MORE NEW MOVIES

Appointment in Berlin (1943)

Avenging Waters (1936)

Broadway Limited (1941)

Changes (1969)

Chernobyl Diaries   BLU  @

County Fair (1920)

Dead Matter (2010)

Dr. Goldfoot & The Bikini Machine/Dr. Goldfoot & The Girl Bombs(1965)

Duel on the Mississippi (1955)

El Gringo

Excision

The Funhouse: Collector’s Edition (1980)   BLU  @

Golden Hawk (1952)

Greystone Park   BLU

Ice House (1997)

If He Hollers, Let Him Go! (1968)

Keeper of the Blues (1935)

Letter From An Unknown Woman (1948)   BLU  @

Miraculous Journey (1948)

‘Neath Canadian Skies

Nelly was a Lady (1947)

Next of Kin (1942)

The Sterile Cuckoo (1969)

Stolen Ranch (1926) 

Taking of Pelham One, Two, Three (1998)/Runaway Train

Terror Train (1979)   BLU  @

Test of Donald Norton (1926)

That’s My Boy (2012)   BLU

Three Secrets (1950)

The Tortured

Uptight (1968)  BLU  @

Utah Kid/Phantoms of the North (1930)

Virgins of Bali/Beauty in Bali (1930)

Wolves of the Sea (1938)

We’ll be back next week with Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Take This Waltz, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, the magic of Magic Mike, and much more. Happy viewing to all.


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