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LINCOLN & more New Releases for March 26

It's a big week for video games, award winners, and women wrestlers. Here’s what’s new:

 

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

 

LINCOLN—In their The Oscar Best Picture Nominees as Pie Charts article posted earlier this year on Vulture, Jesse David Fox and Aaron Pedersen described Lincoln as partly “a Ken Burns documentary on nineteenth century facial hair” and “the Galactic Senate parts of The Phantom Menace.” All humor aside, Steven Spielberg’s film focusing on Lincoln’s skillful determination to pass the Thirteenth Amendment and end the Civil War is remarkable. Daniel Day-Lewis is deserving of all the acclaim for his stunning performance.   BLU  @  SALE

 

A ROYAL AFFAIR—This Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film tells the story of an eighteenth century love triangle that started a revolution. The players: a mad Danish king, his British queen, and an idealistic royal doctor.  BLU  @  SALE

 

KILLING THEM SOFTLY— An enforcer (Brad Pitt) is sent in to clean up the mess when a couple of small-time crooks stick up an mob card game in this crime drama. The cast is rounded out nicely by Richard Jenkins, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, James Gandolfini, and Ray Liotta. Our colleague Matt says in the March issue of City Arts that the film is “gorgeous, spare, violent and funny.”  BLU  @  SALE

 

VEEP: SEASON 1—Julia Louis-Dreyfus navigates the absurd landscape of Vice Presidential life (with help from aides Anna Chlumsky, Matt Walsh, and Tony Hale) in this political satire series created by Armando Iannucci (The Thick of It, In the Loop).   BLU  @  SALE

 

MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: XXVI—This new set of cinema-skewering humor contains Alien from L.A.,  Danger!! Death Ray, The Magic Sword, and The Mole People. @  SALE

 

THE COMEDY—Tim Heidecker plays a Brooklyn hipster who, out of boredom and general ennui, pushes the limits of acceptable social behavior with extremely uncomfortable and comic results. He’s enabled by friends Eric Wareheim (his Tim & Eric co-star, James Murphy (of LCD Soundsystem), and Gregg Turkington (sometimes known as comedian Neil Hamburger).  @  SALE

 

A MAN ESCAPED and MONSIEUR VERDOUX—The last batch of Criterion’s March releases features Robert Bresson’s story of an imprisoned French Resistance leader planning a prison break and Charles Chaplin’s “brilliant and bleak black comedy about money, marriage, and murder.” Click on the covers below to buy them from our online store. They and the rest of Criterion’s releases this month will be on sale through April 1.  BLU  @  SALE


NEW VIDEO GAMES

Bioshock: Infinite (PS3, Xbox)

Gears of War: Judgment (Xbox)

Tomb Raider (PS3)

 

FAMILY NEW RELEASES

Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out

 

NEW BLU-RAY

Futureworld   @

Nanook of the North/Wedding of Palo  @

Santa Claus: The Movie

Saw II—Unrated Edition

Saw III—Unrated Edition

 

NEW TV ON DVD

The Borgias: Season 2   BLU  @

Continuum: Season 1   BLU  @

Law & Order: Season 12

Lawbreaker: Complete Series

Tarzan: Season 1 Parts 1 & 2 

 

NEW IMPORTS & FOREIGN FILMS   Includes foreign TV shows

Alois Nebel (2011)—Czech Republic  @

Cheerful Weather for the Wedding (2012)—UK

Do Not Mention The Cause of Death (1968)(PAL)—Yugoslavia

Easy Money (2012)—Sweden

Either Way (2011)—Iceland

I Even Met Happy Gypsies (1967)(PAL)—Yugoslavia

Iron Petticoat (1956)—UK   BLU

Jack Taylor: Collection 1 (2010)(PAL Code 2)—UK

Johnny Sokko and his Flying Robot: Complete Series (1967)—Japan  @

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries: Series 1 (2012)—Australia

Mystery of a Hansom Cab (2012)—Australia

Time of My Life (2012)—Belgium

 

NEW UNIVERSAL VAULT SERIES/WARNER ARCHIVES

Every Day’s a Holiday (1938)

McHale’s Navy (1964)

Terror in the Aisles (1984)

Wheeler & Woosley: RKO Comedy Classics Collection (1930)

 

NEW DOCUMENTARIES & MUSIC

Fatherland (2011)

Frontline: Inside Obama’s Presidency

GLOW: Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling   @

IMAX: To The Arctic   BLU  3D BLU   @

Life on Fire: Wildlife on the Volcano’s Edge

Love for Levon

No Way Out But One

Shakespeare Uncovered

Step Up To The Plate

Tatsumi  @

 

MORE NEW MOVIES

Bangkok Revenge

The Collection (2012)   BLU

Convicted (1950)

Day of the Falcon

Doctor Faustus (2012)—A production at The Globe Theatre

Framed (1947)

From Beyond—Unrated Director’s Cut   BLU  @

George Washington: Part 1 & 2 (1984)

Heart Breaks Open

Lady in Question (1940)

Mr. Soft Touch (1949)

Nest of Vipers / Tails You Lose (1969)

Night of the Devils (1972)

Oliver Twist (1982)

Parental Guidance  BLU

Phantasm II—Collector’s Edition   BLU  @

Samson and Delilah (1949)

Stand Off (2011)

Titan Find (1985)

Undercover Man (1949)

Union Square (2011)

Glenn Ford: Undercover Crimes DVD

 

Join us next week when Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen star in Hemingway & Gellhorn, Chase Williamson and Rob Mayes hallucinate through John Dies at the End, and Yo Gabba Gabba welcomes you to Meet My Family. Happy viewing.


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