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New Releases for June 18

Today’s new releases include thrillers, singers, lewd behavior, Ewan McGregor, and two movies filmed in Washington State—one of which was partially shot right on our block. 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

 

QUARTET—A charming British comedy set in a home for retired musicians, where egos inflate and past conflicts flare up when a famous singer moves in just as preparation for their annual concert begins. Pauline Collins, Billy Connolly, Tom Courtenay, Michael Gambon, and Maggie Smith lead a wonderful cast in the first feature film directed by Dustin Hoffman.  BLU  @  SALE

 

EDEN—We can’t describe local filmmaker Megan Griffiths’ (The Off Hours) harrowing thriller better than The Strangers David Schmader did in his review: “it's a veritable master class in how to make humane art out of inhumanity.” This based-on-a-true-story follows a young woman’s long struggle to survive after being abducted and forced into prostitution by human traffickers, with strong performances by lead actors Jamie Chung (who won the Golden Space Needle award for Best Actress at SIFF 2012), Matt O’Leary (Fat Kid Rules The World), and Beau Bridges. It will stay with you in the best and worst ways possible.  @  SALE

 

STOKER—In the recent issue of City Arts, our colleague Matt describes Oldboy director Chan-wook Park’s first American movie as a “darkly comic coming-of-age fable about a young woman (Mia Wasikowska) coming to grips with her place in family made up of nothing but dangerous psychopaths—something she doesn’t find entirely undesirable.” Matthew Goode and Nicole Kidman play two of the psychopaths. BLU  @

 

JACK THE GIANT SLAYER—Nicholas Hoult (the zombie boyfriend from Warm Bodies) battles giants and rescues a princess in this creature-filled, special-effect laden, Ewan McGregor co-starring adventure from director Bryan Singer (X-Men).  BLU  3D BLU  @

 

MARKETA LAZAROVA, THINGS TO COME, and SAFETY LAST!—The Criterion Collection debuts three greats: An epic, experimental Czechoslovakian action film from 1967 directed by František Vlacil; a 1936 political sci-fi collaboration between producer Alexander Korda, designer and director William Cameron Menzies, and writer H.G. Wells; and Harold Lloyd’s 1923 classic silent comedy, which you should watch because everyone should know what leads up to him hanging off the clock. Click on the covers below to purchase them from our online store.  BLU  SALE



NEW VIDEO GAMES

Remember Me (Xbox 360)

 

NEW BLU-RAY

The Howling: Collector’s Edition (1981)  @  SALE

Leave Her to Heaven (1945)

Lifeforce: Collector's Edition (1985)  @  SALE

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

 

NEW TV ON DVD

Body of Proof: Season 3

Call the Midwife: Season 2

Highway Patrol: Season 2

Moonshiners: Season 1

Rectify: Season 1—New drama from creator Ray McKinnon and the producers of Breaking Bad  @

Web Therapy: Season 2

Wilfred: Season 2    @

Workaholics: Season 3

 

NEW IMPORTS & FOREIGN FILMS

11 Flowers (2011)—China

Let My People Go! (2012)—France  @

Murderer Lives at 21 (1942)(PAL Code 2)—France, directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot

Once a Jolly Swagman (1948)—UK 

The Silence (2013)—Germany


 

NEW WARNER ARCHIVES

Cat and the Fiddle (1934)

Diane (1955)

Let Freedom Ring (1939)

The Merry Widow (1934)  @

 

NEW DOCUMENTARIES

Charge: Zero Emissions / Maximum Speed—Ewan McGregor narrates this doc. on environmentally friendly motorcycles.

Ferlinghetti: A Rebirth of Wonder  @

Frontline: Syria-Behind the Lines

Ghost Army

Bill Moyers: Beyond Hate

Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary  @

Nature: Great Zebra Exodus

NOVA: Meteor Strike

La Source --One man's struggle to bring clean water to his Haitian village, narrated by Don Cheadle & featuring music by Sigur Ros.

The Wild West

Wine, Women & Friends

 

MORE NEW MOVIES

Amazing Adventures of the Living Corpse

American Mary

Brass Teapot

Come Out and Play (2012)

Flame of the Barbary Coast (1945)

Hell’s House (1932)

Lady From Louisiana (1941)

Last Exorcism Part II—Unrated Edition   BLU

Movie 43— Many, many celebrities get raunchy in this connected series of comedy sketches.  BLU

Of Human Bondage (1934)

Offender

One Touch of Venus (1948)

Pendejo

Retreat, Hell! (1952)

Showdown at Boot Hill (1958)

21 & Over—Young men embark on an evening of drunkenness. Some footage was shot down the street from us at Dantes!  BLU

 

The last week of June will bring Chilean drama / Oscar nominee No, Steve Carell and Jim Carrey in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, the Blu-ray debut of Help! and much more. Stay tuned and happy viewing.

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