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SO MANY New Releases for August 6

After a few weeks of relatively diminutive lists, the first Tuesday of August brings us bunches of brand new releases. Let’s get to it:

 

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

 

OBLIVION—In this sleek sci-fi from Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski, Tom Cruise and Andrea Riseborough play an effective team helping to keep Earth safe after it was devastated by an invading alien force 60 years ago. Their seemingly perfect routine is disrupted when a woman (Olga Kurylenko) mysteriously crash lands nearby and Cruise is captured by a roving gang of fighters led by Morgan Freeman.  BLU  @

 

TO THE WONDER—Terrence Malick’s romantic drama follows the ebbs and flows of love and the connections between people. In his review, the last he filed before his death, Roger Ebert noted that the film’s non-traditional storytelling methods (there’s little dialogue, just the score and Malick’s usual visual grandeur) may leave some, especially fans of its stars (Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, Rachel McAdams and Javier Bardem) wanting more, but that the approach is admirable. “Malick, who is surely one of the most romantic and spiritual of filmmakers, appears almost naked here before his audience, a man not able to conceal the depth of his vision.”   BLU  @  SALE

 

MUD—In the August issue of City Arts, our colleague Jason describes Take Shelter director Jeff Nichols’ new film as “an American masterpiece that draws inspiration from other American masterpieces,” taking cues from 1970s cinema and classic literature. The engrossing story follows two impressionable teenagers (Tye Sheridan and Jacob Lofland) who find a fugitive (Matthew McConaughey) hiding out in the Arkansas riverlands and help him get back to his lost love (Reese Witherspoon).  BLU  @  SALE

 

THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES—Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes, and Bradley Cooper star in this drama from Blue Valentine director Derek Cianfrance about fathers and sons, actions and consequences, revenge and forgiveness. BLU  @

 

WEST OF MEMPHIS—A new documentary on the West Memphis Three from producers Fran Walsh and Peter Jackson and director Amy Berg. It covers some of the same ground as the Paradise Lost trilogy, but focuses on the fight to free the men with new evidence and investigations in to who may have committed such heinous crimes.  BLU  @

 

ANIME NEW RELEASES

Berserk: The Golden Age Arc 2-Battle for Doldrey

 

FAMILY NEW RELEASES

Robin Hood: 40th Anniversary Edition  BLU  @  SALE

Room on the Broom

Rugrats: Season 3

Small Miracle (1974)

The Sword in the Stone: 50th Anniversary Edition   BLU  @


NEW BLU-RAY

A Boy and His Dog: Collector’s Edition   @  SALE

Butch & Sundance: The Early Days / Last Hard Men

Earrings of Madame De..: The Criterion Collection   @  SALE

Freaked  @

Ishtar   @

Swamp Thing  @  SALE

 

NEW TV ON DVD / BLU-RAY

The Borgias: Season 3 aks the final season  BLU  @

Community: Season 4

The Best of Fridays  The 80s not-SNL show with Michael Richards & Larry David  @

Midsomer Murders: Season 14, Part 2 aka Set 22  @

Political Animals: Complete Series

Smash: Season 2

Strike Back: Season 2

 

NEW IMPORTS & FOREIGN FILMS   

Includes foreign television series

Annika Bengtzon Crime Reporter: Episodes 1-3 (2011)—Sweden

Annika Bengtzon Crime Reporter: Episodes 4-6 (2011)—Sweden

Detective Inspector Irene Huss: Episodes 7-9 (2011)—Sweden

Detective Inspector Irene Huss: Episodes 10-12 (2011)—Sweden

Harry and the Black Tiger (1958)(PAL Code 2)—USA

It Happened at the Inn (1943)(PAL Code 2)—France

Joanna (1968)(PAL Code 2)—UK  BLU

King of the Streets (2013)—China

Old Dog (2011)—Tibet

Paradise: Love (2013)—Austria

Picture Show Man (1977)(PAL)—Australia

Puzzle of a Downfall Child (1971)(PAL)—USA

The Sapphires (2013)—Australia   BLU

Shameless: Series 2 (2005)—UK

The Victors (1963)(PAL Code 2)—USA

The Thick of It: Seasons 1-4 (2005)—UK  Did you hear the new Doctor announcement and say, "Who?" If so, start your Peter Capaldi education here. Each season rents separately and is available for sale as a set  @  SALE

 

NEW DOCUMENTARIES

Big Swell

Boom Varietal: The Rise of Argentine Malbec

Jacques Cousteau: Voyage to the Edge of the World

Duch: Master of the Forges of Hell

Journey to the Sea of Cortez

My Amityville Horror

Path to Violence: Making Our Schools Safer

Sushi: The Global Catch   @

Typewriter (In the 21st Century)

War on Whistleblowers

World Before Her

 

MORE NEW MOVIES

Aftershock (2013) New horror starring Eli Roth.  BLU

Arcadia 

Bullfighter and The Lady (1951)  @

Cavalcade (1933)  BLU 

Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (1955)  @

Cry Vengeance (1954)  @

Docks of New Orleans (1948)

Fire Maidens of Outer Space (1956)  @

God’s Little Acre (1958)

Golden Eye (1948)

Headless Eyes (1971)

Lost Valentine

Magic Magic  Starring Michael Cera!

On The Road   BLU  @

Red Roses and Petrol

Rio Conchos / Take a Hard Ride (1992)

Shadows Over Chinatown (1946)

Shanghai Chest (1948)

We’ll return next week with the second season of Girls, acclaimed rockumentay A Band Called Death, the Blu-ray debut of The Muppet Movie (!!!) and much more. Happy viewing.

 

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