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The New Releases for February 5 take FLIGHT

The last few New Release lists have been rich with documentaries. This week is no exception, as we welcome intriguing films on such topics as fashion, filmmaking, hackers, and the man who wrote “Rainbow Connection.” There are also a couple crime sprees, several classics on Blu-ray, inspiring tales, romantic comedies, and one big Oscar contender. 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

 

FLIGHT--Denzel Washington demonstrates his amazing acting prowess as a gifted but messed-up pilot. It proves that just because you're an extraordinarily capable drunk doesn't mean it's ok to be a drunk. In case you couldn't tell from the classic rock music cues,** it was directed by Robert Zemeckis.   BLU  @   SALE

 

CELESTE AND JESSE FOREVER—Sometimes the most painful relationships are between two people who seem to fit together perfectly but somehow just can’t make it work. Andy Samberg and Rashida Jones (who co-wrote the screenplay) star in this story that’s a good mix of hilarious and heartfelt.  BLU  @  SALE

 

PAUL WILLIAMS: STILL ALIVE— Stephen Kessler (director of Vegas Vacation) tracked down Paul Williams and then hung around for a long while to create this affectionate and touching documentary that explores his genius as a songwriter, his unlikely celebrity, his struggles with addiction, and his acceptance of a post-superstar lifestyle.  @  SALE

 

SIDE BY SIDE—Keanu Reeves gathers a group of directors, including David Lynch, David Fincher, Lena Dunham, and Martin Scorsese, to chat about the rise of digital filmmaking and the impact it will have on the medium.  BLU  @  SALE

 

DEADFALL—A brother and sister (Eric Bana and Olivia Wilde) rob a casino and then make a break for it though a series of wintry chases and shootouts. Charlie Hunnam. Kris Kristofferson, and Sissy Spacek are amongst those in their path.  BLU  @  SALE

 

THE BALLAD OF NARAYAMA—Keisuke Kinoshita’s 1958 film is a stylish, haunting version of a Japanese folk legend in which an elderly woman, in the days before she must be left to die at the summit of a mountain, wishes to find happiness for her son. It’s new to DVD and Blu-ray here in the U.S. courtesy of the Criterion Collection.  BLU  @  SALE

 

ANIME NEW RELEASES

Black Butler: Season 1   BLU

 

FAMILY NEW RELEASES

Animaniacs: Volume 4   @

Ultimate Spider-Man: Avenging Spider-Man

 

NEW BLU-RAY

Cabaret—40th Anniversary Edition  @  SALE

I, Robot   3D BLU

Laura (1944)  @  SALE

Mrs. Miniver  @

Peter Pan—Diamond Edition  @  SALE

A Star is Born (1976)   @

 

NEW TV ON DVD

Above Suspicion: Set 2 (2009)

Bordertown: Seasons 1-3 (seasons rents separately)

Cougar Town: Season 3

House of Cards Trilogy (1990)  BLU  @

In Search Of… Season 1-7 (seasons rent separately)

Southland: Seasons 3-4  (seasons rents separately)

Stand-Up Revolution: Season 2

 

NEW IMPORTS & FOREIGN FILMS

Aashiq (2001)—India

Bleak Night (2010)—Korea

Blue Lightning (1986)—Australia

Due West: Our Sex Journey (2012)—Hong Kong

The Four (2012)—China

Little White Lies (2012)—France   BLU  @

Love Actually…Sucks! (2011)—Hong Kong

Tai Chi Hero (2012)—China

Unit One: Series One (2000)(PAL Code 2)—Denmark

 

NEW WARNER ARCHIVES

Code Two (1953)

Death in Small Doses (1957)

Murder Is My Beat (1955)

The Scene of the Crime (1949)

West of Shanghai, Invisible Menace, Devil’s Island--A Boris Karloff triple feature

 

NEW DOCUMENTARIES

Cul De Sac: A Suburban War Story

Disaster Deconstructed: History of Architectural Disasters

Frontline: Poor Kids

Hard Times on Long Island

Operation Terror

Sacagawea: Heroine of the Lewis and Clark Journey

Somewhere Between

Voices From The Front

Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel   @

We Are Legion: The Story of  The Hacktivists

 

MORE NEW MOVIES

Alex Cross  BLU

Brief Moment (1933)

Devotion (1997)

Earthwork

Flatland (2002)

Here Comes the Boom  BLU

In Our Nature

Lady By Choice (1934)

Lupino Lane: Lost Silent Comedy Collection

A Late Quartet   BLU  @

Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Lost Films of Herschell Gordon Lewis  BLU  @

No More Orchids (1932)

Objects of Her Desire

Oscar Winning Short Films Collection

Perfect Ending

The Response

Stalin (1992)/Assassination Tango

Sweetheart of the Navy (1937)

Tevye (1939)

Uncle Nino   BLU

Yelling to the Sky

 

We'll return next week with The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Man With The Iron Fists, The Sessions, Skyfall, and many other fine titles. And while you wait for the latest Bond film to arrive, we recommend you watch this. Happy viewing to all.

 

**this isn't a bad thing, we're just still reeling from the Forrest Gump soundtrack

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