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New Releases for April 2

The last few weeks have been heavy on the heavy-hitting new releases. This week…well, not so much. Don't get me wrong, there are still lots of great films, especially in the UK import area, but now is also a good time to catch up with some of the recent titles you may have missed. Here’s the relatively tiny list of what’s super-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

 

JOHN DIES AT THE END—Two slackers attempt to save the world from a hallucinogenic drug called Soy Sauce that otherworlders may be using to take over Earth in this sci-fi/horror/comedy based on the book by David Wong.  BLU  @  SALE

 

HEMINGWAY & GELLHORN— Philip Kaufman’s portrait of the passionate and tumultuous relationship between Ernest Hemingway (Clive Owen) and Martha Gellhorn (Nicole Kidman) follows them from a Key West bar to the Spanish Civil War and beyond.  BLU  SALE

 

HOW TO MAKE A BOOK WITH STEIDL—We at Scarecrow Video still believe in the power of physical media and have a deep appreciation for those still on board with actual things. This documentary examines how renown publisher Gerhard Steidl creates beautifully crafted books in an increasingly Kindle-dependent world.   @

 

GINGER & ROSA—Elle Fanning and Alice Engler are teenage best friends growing up and apart amongst the changing social landscape of early '60s Britain in this coming-of-age drama written and directed by Sally Potter (Orlando). It co-stars Christina Hendricks, Timothy Spall, Oliver Platt, and Annette Bening. We have it on a PAL Code 2 import DVD—ask us for assistance in playing such DVDs.

 

 

NEW VIDEO GAMES

Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel (PS3, Xbox 360)

Defiance (PS3, Xbox 360)

 

FAMILY NEW RELEASES

Moomin and Midsummer Madness

 

NEW BLU-RAY

Hello, Dolly! (1969)  SALE

Little Fugitive (1953)

Squid and the Whale/Running with Scissors

That Thing You Do!  SALE

 

NEW TV ON DVD

Dirk Gently: Series 1

Men at Work: Season 1

 

NEW IMPORTS & FOREIGN FILMS

Everyday (2012)(PAL Code 2)—UK, directed by Michael Winterbottom

God’s Puzzle (2008)—Japan, directed by Takashi Miike

Great Expectations (2012)(PAL Code 2)—UK

The Kick (2011)—Thailand   A tween-friendly martial arts film. One of the crucial fight scenes involves a kick-ass elephant.

The Hunt (2012)(PAL Code 2)—Denmark

Meet the Fokkens (2011)—Netherlands   Documentary on two sisters who are veterans of Amsterdam's Red Light district

Sightseers (2012)(PAL Code 2)—UK

Thunder Cops (1987)—Hong Kong

Tormented (2011)—Japan   BLU  3D BLU

White Elephant (2012)—Argentina

 

NEW DOCUMENTARIES

Frontline: The Untouchables

Hitler’s Children

Knuckleball!

Lost Angels: Skid Row Is My Home

Nature: Wolves and Buffalo

NOVA: Rise of the Drones

Philip Roth: Unmasked—from the American Masters series

 

MORE NEW MOVIES

Alley Cat (1984)

Angels Brigade (1979)

Baytown Outlaws

The Bible—Recent epic mini-series starring Touched By An Angel’s Roma Downey as Mary

Carol for Another Christmas  (1964)

Freeloaders (2011)

Luv (2012)

Stitches (2012)

Sweeney (2012)  BLU

 

We'll return next week with Hyde Park on Hudson starring Bill Murray as FDR (I'd vote for Bill Murray for President), the Criterion Collection release of Naked Lunch, and much more. Happy viewing.

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