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New Releases for July 23

This week’s New Release list has thillers, gigglers, vampires, skaters, dragons, ghosts and robots--plus two locally made movies, two movies starring James McAvoy and two starring Elle Fanning. Not too shabby, eh? Here they are:


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


PIETA—When a mysterious woman claiming to be his long-lost mother enters his life, a ruthless loan shark resolves to put his past behind him. But as these situations often play out, his history of violence isn’t going to let him go quietly. This brutal, beautiful, and haunting tale is from writer / director Kim Ki-duk (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter…and SpringBLU  @  SALE


GINGER & ROSA—Elle Fanning and Alice Englert are best friends whose bond is at the brink of collapse in Sally Potter’s coming-of-age drama set in early 60s Britain (with the politics and fashion to match). The cast makes the film, with excellent performances by the young women along with Christina Hendricks and Alessandro Nivola as Ginger’s bohemian parents, and Oliver Platt, Timothy Spall, and Annette Bening as her adult confidants.  @


TRANCE—Danny Boyle’s slick, surreal, and sexy thriller stars James McAvoy as a failed thief who gets a bump on the head and loses both a valuable painting and his memory. His partner-in-crime (Vincent Cassel) sends him to a hypnotherapist (Rosario Dawson) to jog his memory, and the three end up entangled in each other’s brains and a dangerous love triangle.  BLU  @

TWIXT—Val Kilmer is Hall Baltimore (excellent name), a novelist investigating some real-life murders to get inspiration for his next work. The further he goes in his research, the more he’s visited by increasingly disturbing nightmares and the ghost of a young girl (Elle Fanning) in this chilling horror film from writer / director Francis Ford Coppola.  BLU 


PROJECT LONDON—Local writer / director Ian Hubert’s highly enjoyable almost no-budget sci-fi action film features special effects created by volunteers on open source software and was shot all around our area from Snohomish County to Tacoma. Learn more about the making of the film on their websiteBLU  @


BABETTE’S FEAST—The Criterion Collection presents one of the treasures of culinary-centric cinema, the story of a French housekeeper who spurs a quiet revolution with just one meal. As Criterion describes, it “combines earthiness and reverence in an indescribably moving depiction of sensual pleasure that goes to your head like fine champagne.” The extras include new interviews with director Gabriel Axel and actor Stephane Audran.  BLU  @  SALE


Dynasty Warriors 8 (Xbox 360)



Robotech: Shadow Chronicles / Love Live Alive



Dragons: Riders of Berk-Part 1

Dragons: Riders of Berk-Part 2


Final Destination 5

Ice Storm: The Criterion Collection @  SALE

Inland Empire

Lost Highway

Mulholland Drive

Regular Show: Seasons 1 & 2  @  SALE

Saw: The Final Chapter (Unrated!)



Jack Benny Program: The Lost Episodes

Superjail!: Season 3   @  SALE

When Things Were Rotten


Filed individually under MST3K for rent, set available for rent and sale  @  SALE

The Deadly Mantis

Rocket Attack U.S.A.

The Slime People

Village of the Giants



The Gangster (2012)—Thailand   BLU  @

Glove (2011)—Korea

Graceland (2012)—Philippines

Hunky Dory (2011)—UK

It’s Not Easy (1991)—Uganda

Masked Girl (2008)—Japan

Me, Them and Lara (2009)(PAL Code 2)—Italy

Meer is Nich (2007)(PAL Code 2)—Germany

New World (2013)—Korea  BLU

The Silence (2013)—Germany  Recommended by the excellent new film site The Dissolve  @

Sleep Always (2002)—Canada

What a Beautiful Day (2010)(PAL Code 2)—Italy



Bitter Buddha: Eddie Pepitone

Bones Brigade: An Autobiography  BLU

Day at the Park  "A portrait of the greater Seattle skateboard scene..."

Defiant Requiem

Into The Light

Jeffrey Dahmer Files

Last White Knight

Rebel: Loreta Velazquez-Secret Solider of the American Civil War

Zero Killed



Bengal Brigade / Wake Island / Eagle and the Hawk / The Last Outpost   Classic war movies from the 1940s & '50s

The Girl Who Knew Too Much (1969)

In Enemy Country / Raid on Rommel / Ulzana’s Raid   More classic war movies

Kiss of the Damned  A film by Xan Cassavetes  BLU  @  SALE

Love and Honor (2013)

Uranium Boom (1956)

12 Rounds 2: Reloaded  BLU

Welcome to the Punch   James McAvoy movie #2

Wild Geese (1978)  BLU

We'll return next week with the 3D spectacle of G.I Joe: Retaliation, Guillermo del Toro's The Devil's Backbone in Criterion form, Nathan Fillion as the voice of Green Lantern in Justice League: Flashpoint Paradox, and many more. Happy viewing.


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