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New Releases Rule the World: January 22

This week’s batch of new releases is full of engrossing documentaries, old and new independent films, anime, Blu-rays and much more. 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.)

SALE = Click this link to purchase select titles from our online store

 

END OF WATCH—Two L.A. cops (Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena) pull over members of a dangerous drug cartel and then spend a few violent days chasing after them (and being chased) in this tense action/drama from Training Day writer David Ayer.  BLU  @  SALE

 

SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN—In the early 70s, a Detroit singer named Rodriguez recorded two albums and then faded into back into obscurity. Little did he know that halfway around the world, his music and its anti-establishment message was gaining wide popularity in South Africa. This fascinating and now Oscar-nominated documentary follows two men on their search for what happened to the revered musician.  BLU  @  SALE

 

FAT KID RULES THE WORLD—A funny, sad, and sweet coming-of-age story about Troy, a suicidal teenager, Marcus, the druggie who saves his life, and how they end up saving each other through punk rock. First-time director Matthew Lillard shot the movie in Seattle with lots of nooks and crannies of our city on display. A surprise bonus: Billy Campbell is wonderful as Troy’s ex-Marine dad.  @  SALE

 

THE PAPERBOY—Lee Daniels’ (Precious) adaptation of Pete Dexter’s novel about a convicted killer (John Cusack), his sexpot prison pen pal (Nicole Kidman), the two journalists she enlists to help prove his innocence (Matthew McConaughey and David Oyelowo), and a bored little brother (Zac Efron) is a strange, steamy ride.   BLU  @  SALE

 

PINA—The Criterion Collection presents Wim Wenders’ dazzling homage to the work of late choreographer Pina Bausch, featuring dancers from her company. The DVD & Blu-ray include audio commentary with Wenders, behind-the-scenes footage, and a making-of doc.   BLU  3D BLU  @  SALE


ANIME NEW RELEASES

Blood C: Complete Series   BLU

Galaxy Express 999: Season 1, Volumes 1 & 2

Intrigue in the Bakumatsu-Irohanihoheto: Collection 1

Mardock Scramble: The Second Combustion  BLU

Penguindrum 1

Shakugan No Shana S: OVA Series   BLU

Shakugan No Shana:  The Movie   BLU

World God Only Knows: Season 1

 

FAMILY NEW RELEASES

Adventures of Mark Twain (1984)  BLU  @

Angelina Ballerina: Dance Around The World

Babes in Toyland (1961)  BLU

Cinderella (2011)

Coraline   3D BLU

Heavyweights   BLU

Monsuno: Destiny

Power Rangers Samurai-Volume 3: A Team Divided

Power Rangers Super Samurai: Volume 3

Spongebob Squarepants: Extreme Kah-Rah-Tay

Tiny Toon Adventures: Volume 3-Crazy Crew Rescue!

Young Justice: Season 2, Part 1

 

NEW BLU-RAY

Blue Lagoon (1980)

Branded (2012)

Comic Book Confidential

Bill Cunningham: New York   @

Cyrano De Bergerac (1950)

Driving Miss Daisy    @ 

Dylan Dog: Dead of Night

Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn

Hard Core Logo/Hard Core Logo 2  @

Inventing David Geffen

Ivan’s Childhood: The Criterion Collection  @  SALE

The Joy Luck Club

Lost Horizon (1972)

Mankind: The Story of Us All

Night of the Living Dead (1990)

The Quiet Man: 60th Anniversary Edition  @  SALE

Rains of Ranchipur

The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976)  @   SALE

Shameless: Season 2 (2011)

The Simpsons: Season 15  

Sometimes a Great Notion   @

South Park: Season 13

Stolen (2012)

Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines

Tillman Story

 

NEW TV ON DVD

Alice: Season 2

Ancient Aliens: Season 4

The Carol Burnett Show: Carol’s Favorites

Eight is Enough: Season 2, Parts 1 & 2

Ghost Hunter Academy

Gunsmoke: Season 7, Volume 1

Hazel: Season 4

Korg: 70,000 B.C.: Complete Series

Last of the Summer Wine: Vintage 1997

Merlin: Season 4

Sheena: Season 1 (2000)

Tosh.O: Cardigans Plus Casual Jackets

 

NEW IMPORTS & FOREIGN FILMS

Baron Blood (1972)—Italy, directed by Mario Bava

Boys Will Be Boys/Where There’s a Will (1935)—UK

Breathing (2011)—Germany

Dead Sushi (2012)—Japan

End of Animal (2010)—Korea   @

Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011)—Japan, directed by Takashi Miike    BLU  @  SALE

Hard Romanticker (2011)—Japan

Inspector Nardone: Complete Series (2012)—Italy

Jackpot (2012)(PAL Code 2)—Norway

Jet Boy-Director’s Edition (2001)—Canada

Kanavan (1968)—India

Octopus: Series 5-10 (1988-1991)—Italy  Each series rent separately

Tai Chi Zero (2012)—China   BLU  @

Those in Power (2006)—Sweden

Trouble in Store/One Good Turn (1953)—UK 

 

NEW WARNER ARCHIVES

Battle Zone (1952)

Chips ’99 (1998)

God’s Gift to Women (1931)

Hitler (1962)

I Escaped From The Gestapo (1943)

It’s Tough to be Famous (1932)

Operation Eichmann! (1961)

Side Show (1931)

West of Broadway (1931)

Wonder Woman (1974)

 

NEW DOCUMENTARIES & STAND-UP COMEDY

Age of Czeslaw Milosz

Beauty is Embarrassing: The Wayne White Story--The life and raucous work of the cartoonist/sculptor/puppeteer/musician         @ 

Birders: The Central Park Effect    @

Black Like Me (1964)

Companeros De Lucha

Dirty Energy

Chris Hardwick: Mandroid

The Imposter (2012)--This dizzying tale of mistaken identity was a hit at SIFF 2012.  @

Men Who Built America

Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis

Music From The Big House

One Nation Under Dog

Oz & James: Big Wine Adventure California

Piano Players Rarely Ever Play Together

Rules for School: Classic Educational Shorts Volume 5

Suspension: The Ultimate Body Experience

Troubled Teens: Classic Educational Shorts Volume 6

 

MORE NEW MOVIES

Bigfoot County

Bloody Flesh (1983)

Bro’

Burning Daylight

The Caretaker (2012)

Charley Chase: Shorts Volume 1

Cujo: 30th Anniversary Edition

Deadly Blessing: Collector’s Edition—Wes Craven’s 1981 film makes its DVD & Blu-ray debut  BLU  @

Death Race 3: Inferno  BLU

Elliot Loves

Flight to Nowhere (1938)

For a Good Time, Call…

The Frozen

Gayby

Hemo

It’s in the Bag! 

Keep The Lights On   BLU  @

Long Shot (1936)

The Man Who Lived at The Ritz (1991)

Meanwhile (2012)—New from director Hal Hartley

Nature Calls   BLU  @

Nobody Walks   BLU  @

Officer Down

Once More, With Feeling (1959)

Rubber Racketeers (1942)

Sombrero Kid (1942)

Ticks   BLU  @

Trust (1990)—Reissue of Hal Hartely’s movie   BLU  @

Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning --For more on this, we refer you to an expert in awesome straight-to-video movies: Vern.  BLU  @

 

Tune in next week when we'll have the frightning family fare of Hotel Transylvania, the craziness of Seven Psychopaths, and the captivating properness of Downton Abbey: Season 3. Happy viewing to all.

 

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