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New Releases for April 9

A second wave of UK imports washes up on our shelves this week, along with classic noirs, westerns and dramas, martial arts spectaculars, old-school TV shows, nature documentaries, a surprising amount of opera, and more Blu-rays than you can shake a high-definition stick at. Here’s the list:

 

BLU = Also available to rent on Blu-ray disc

@ = 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

 

HYDE PARK ON HUDSON—Bill Murray as FDR? Yeah, I'm gonna watch that. He and Laura Linney star in the based-on-real-events story of the King and Queen of England’s visit to upstate New York on the eve of WWII. Olivia Williams plays Eleanor Roosevelt, so you know what that means: Rushmore reunion! BLU  @  SALE

 

AMOUR—Michael Haneke’s Oscar-winning film is a quiet, heartbreaking portrait of an elderly couple—Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva—whose lives begin a slow, painful decline after she suffers a stroke. Like many of Haneke’s films, it can be devastating. We have a PAL Code 2 import DVD for rent—please ask us if you need assistance playing import discs.

IN ANOTHER COUNTRY--Isabelle Huppert stars as three different women, each visiting a small Korean resort town with her own fate in store, in this bright, romantic comedy that's the first English-language film from Korean director Hong Sang-soo.

 

THE SORCERER AND THE WHITE SNAKE—Jet Li stars as the titular sorcerer who must do battle with supernatural forces and mythical creatures to save a man and the woman he loves...who just happens to be disguised as a snake.  BLU 

BOSS: SEASON TWO—Kelsey Grammer returns as the ruthless mayor of Chicago who will resort to any number of devious schemes to maintain power.

 

GATE OF HELL and NAKED LUNCH—The Criterion Collection has two releases today. Up first is Teinosuke Kinugasa’s 1953 visually innovative and gripping epic of love and battle set in twelfth-century Japan. It  won Oscars for Best Foreign Language film and Best Costume Design. The second is the Blu-ray debut of David Cronenberg’s surreal adaptation of William S. Burroughs’s novel. Click on the covers below to purchase them from our online store.  BLU  @

 

FAMILY NEW RELEASES

Baby Geniuses and the Mystery of the Crown Jewels

Digimon: Season 2

My Lucky Elephant

Phineas and Ferb: The Perry Files-Animal Agents

Power Rangers: Clash of the Red Ranger-The Movie

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rise of the Turtles

Tom & Jerry: Pint-Sized Pals

 

NEW TV ON DVD

Beverly Hillbillies: Return of the Beverly Hillbillies

Carol Burnett Show: This Time Together

Doctor Who, Story 006: The Aztecs—Special Edition, with First Doctor William Hartnell

Doctor Who, Story 076: Ark in Space—Special Edition, with Fourth Doctor Tom Baker

Duck Dynasty: Season 2, Volume 1

Father Dowling Mysteries: Final Season

Ghost Hunters: Season 8, Part 1

Jersey Shore: Season 6--the final season!!

Law & Order: Criminal Intent—Season 10

Life and Times of Grizzly Adams: Season 2

Mad TV: Season 2

My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding: Seasons 1 & 2

No Job for a Lady: Complete Collection

Quincy, M.E.: Season 5

Swamp People: Season 3

Top Gear U.S.: Season 2

West Point: Complete Series (1956)

 

NEW IMPORTS & FOREIGN FILMS

Black Eagle (2012)—Korea

Boxing Day (2012)(PAL Code 2)—UK

Dancing on the Edge (2012)(PAL Code 2)—UK

Dead in France (2012)—UK

Deadball (2011)—Japan  @

Death Penalty.com / Death Penalty.com: A New Beginning (2011)—Japan

Fast Girls (2012)—UK

Follow a Star / Bulldog Breed (1959)—UK

The Four (2012)—China  @

Ghett’a Life (2012)—Jamaica

Hey! Hey! USA / Old Bones of the River / Ask a Policeman (1938)—UK

Just My Luck / The Square Peg (1957)—UK

Man of the Moment / Up in the World (1955) —UK

Oasis of the Zombies (1982)—France, directed by Jess Franco   BLU

Oh, Mr. Porter! / Convict 99 (1937)—UK

One Last Game (2011)—Germany

Paan Singh Tomar (2012)—India

Patrimilgrimage: The Alan Partridge Specials (2012)(PAL Code 2)—UK

Sandwich Man (1966)—UK

20 30 40 (2004)—Taiwan

Walk Cheerfully / That Night’s Wife (1930)(PAL Code 2)—Japan, directed by Yasujiro Ozu

Windbag the Sailor / Good Morning, Boys! (1937)—UK

Woochi the Demon Slayer (2009)—Korea

Zombie Lake (1980)—France, directed by Jean Rollin

 

NEW WARNER ARCHIVES

Cheyenne (1947)

Heaven with a Gun (1969)

Key to the City (1949)

Never Let Me Go (1953)

Polly of the Circus (1932)

Rising of the Moon (1957)

 

NEW DOCUMENTARIES & MUSIC & OPERA

Damascus: Paradise on Earth

Miles Davis: Live at Montreux 1991

Education Under Arrest

Framing Lesbian Fashion

Erroll Garner: No One Can Hear You Read

Goat Rodeo Sessions Live

Great Barrier Reef—A BBC Earth documentary

Konigskinder—A 2010 production from Opernhaus Zurich

Last Flight of Petr Ginz

Lohengrin—A 2009 production by Bayerisches Staatorchester

Love Free or Die

Missions that Changed the War: Doolittle Raid

New Los Angeles

National Geographic: Inside the Afghanistan War

NOVA: Ancient Computer

One Life—A BBC Earth documentary

Orchestra of Exiles

Out of Left Field

Persepolis: State of Kings

Planet Ocean

Reagan Presidency

Real Vikings Collection

Sagat

Saving Face (2012)

Shaman Healer Sage

Tosca—A 2012 production by Royal Opera House

Unfinished Spaces

We Are Egypt:  The Story Behind the Revolution

Werther—A 2010 production by Opera National De Paris

Your American Teen

 

MORE NEW MOVIES

Abducted: The Carlina White Story

Atomic Kid (1954)   BLU  @

Bad Meat

Caught on Tape

China Gate (1957)  @  SALE

Cyberstalker

The Cyclist (2012)

Cyclone / Alienator / Eye of the Tiger (1987)

Devil and Miss Jones (1941)  @

Doomsday County

Down the Shore

Eaters

Harem Girl (1952)

Harry’s War (1981)

Hell’s Half Acre (1954)  @

How Do You Write a Joe Schermann Song   BLU

Iron Doors

Ironweed (1987)  BLU  @

The Key (1958)

The Kitchen (2012)

Lake Placid: The Final Chapter

Lawless Nineties (1936) BLU

Madea Gets a Job: The Play

Mafia (2012)

Man Betrayed (1941)

The Mooring

Much Ado About Nothing—A 2011 production at Globe Theatre

Night of the Tentacles

Nobody Gets Out Alive

Purge (2010)

Ruthless (1948)

Sexy Evil Genius

Sins (2012)

Sun Shines Bright (1953)  @

Trouble in the Heights

Ultimate Zombie Feast: Volume 1

Westward Ho! (1935)  BLU

Whatever Happened to Susan Jane? (1982)

Whole Truth (2009)

Womb

Wyoming Outlaw (1939)

 

NEW BLU-RAY

Atlas Shrugged: Part 2

Bangkok Revenge

Big Picture (2010)

Chasing Mavericks

Company of Heroes

Day of the Falcon

Don Giovanni (1979)

Great Magician

Hollywood Homicide / Hudson Hawk   @

Irreconcilable Differences 

Julius Caesar (1970)

Lady for a Night

Lay the Favorite

Live Nude Girls

Lulu—A 2010 opera from the Salzburg Festival

Mallrats

Muay Thai Warrior

A New Life (1988)

Night of the Demons 2

Other Son

Plain Clothes (1949)

Playing for Keeps

Red Menace (1949)

She Devil (1957)

Special Forces (2010)

Storage 24

Straight A’s

Theodora—A 1996 opera production at Glyndebourne

Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie

When a Stranger Calls / Happy Birthday to Me (1979)  @

Zeta One (1969)

 

We'll be back next week with Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, the Criterion release of Repo Man, and many more fine options. Happy viewing.

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