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New Releases for October 30

This week's New Release line-up features a few recent titles and a lot of catalog releases, plus a new batch of Warner Archive DVDs. Let's get crackin'.

 

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

 

MONSTERS UNIVERSITY @ 3D BLU SALE

Mike and Sully are back in this prequel to Pixar's MONSTERS, INC. Before they were the top scarers at the power plant, our two heroes had a rocky road to friendship in college. This movie's a blast, with all the wit and charm of your average Pixar movie grafted onto a "Slobs vs. Snobs" college comedy.

 

BYZANTIUM @ BLU SALE

Neil Jordan, director of THE CRYING GAME and INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE, returns to the bloodsucker genre with this horror-drama about a pair of lady fangers (Saoirse Ronan and Gemma Arterton) who may or may not be mother and daughter, as they travel the Irish coastline in search of refuge (and a bite to eat now and then).

 

FAMILY TREE: Season 1 @ SALE

Christopher Guest, the director behind THIS IS SPINAL TAP, WAITING FOR GUFFMAN and BEST IN SHOW (among many others) has taken his talents to HBO, where he came up with this adorable TV series. Chris O'Dowd (from BRIDESMAIDS and THE I.T. CROWD) plays Tom, who, after losing his job and his ladyfriend, becomes engrossed in mapping his geneology. He travels all over England and to the U.S. where he reveals all sorts of bizarre family facets. A slight story, to be sure, but no less hilarious for it.

 

And don't forget the new Scream Factory ALL-NIGHT HORROR MARATHON VOL. 2 (@ SALE), a 4-pack DVD containing old-school the old-school jams CELLAR DWELLER, THE DUNGEONMASTER, CONTAMINATION 7 and CATACOMBS. All that for the absurdly low $9.95! Cheep!

Other highlights this week include the vaguely MEN IN BLACK-ish R.I.P.D. (@ BLU SALE), starring Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges as undead police officers, LA NOTTE (new from The Criterion Collection, @ BLU SALE), the middle entry in Italian master Michelangelo Antonioni's "Trilogy of Modernity and it's Discontents", René Clair's BEAUTY OF THE DEVIL (@ BLU SALE) a retelling of Faust, and finally last year's arthouse sensation from Portugal, TABU (@ SALE), a lyrical tribute to silent-era filmmaking the doubles as, you guessed it, an indictment of European colonialism. Sounds like fun (seriously it's actually pretty wonderful)! Here's a trailer:

 

The full list:

Alchemist

All-Night Horror Marathon Vol. 2 @ SALE

Beast in the Cellar

Beauty of the Devil @ BLU SALE

Byzantium @ BLU SALE

Crimes of Stephen Hawke

Delete (Extended Version)

Evening at the Improv: Best of the Original Series

Fraulein Devil

Free Samples

Hanging for Django @ SALE

Haunting of Helena

Jumpin' at the Boneyard

Leaving Limbo

Love and Bullets/Russian Roulette @ SALE

Margarita

Monsters University @ 3D BLU SALE

Notte @ BLU SALE

R.I.P.D.: Rest in Peace Department @ BLU SALE

Scenic Route

Shiver

Trauma (1978)

War Witch

 

FAMILY NEW RELEASES

Bubble Guppies: Into the Snow We Go

Cars (2006, Pixar) Ultimate Collector's Edition  3D BLU

Children Make Terrible Pets...And More Stories

Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!

Dora the Explorer: Dora's Great Roller Skate Adventure

Legend of Kung Fu Rabbit

Power Rangers: Ultimate Team Power

Scary Stories: Children's Film Foundation (PAL/R2)

Scooby-Doo: 13 Spooky Tales! Run for your Rife!

Sesame Street: C is for Cooking

Slugterra: Slug Power!

Snowman and the Snowdog

Wombling Free

 

NEW VIDEO GAMES

Lego Marvel Super Heroes

 

NEW BLU-RAY

Embrace of the Vampire

Martyrs (2008)

 

NEW WARNER ARCHIVE/MOD

Beast With Five Fingers (1947) @ SALE

Cry of the City (1948) @ SALE

Eyes of Charles Sand (1972)

Fatal Deception: Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald (1992)

Killjoy (1981)

Kung Fu: The Movie (1986)

Moss Rose (1947)

Nightmare Honeymoon (1973)

Sidekicks (1974)

Spirit (1986)

 

NEW DOCUMENTARIES

After the End: A Journey Through Loss to Hope

Alone in the Wilderness Part II

Bernadette

Castle Project: Colorado's Haunted Mansion

JFK: 50 Years (Commemorative Collection)

Lucky Express: India's Forgotten Train Kids

Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear

Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of D.C. Comics

War of the Worlds (American Experience)

 

NEW TV ON DVD

Beverly Hillbillies: Season 4

Big Bang Theory: Season 6

Don't Trust the B in Apt. 23: Complete Series

Family Tree: Season 1 @ SALE

Line of Duty: Series 1

Petticoat Junction: Season 3

 

NEW IMPORTS AND FOREIGN FILMS

Bang Bang Orangutang (2005, Sweden)

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013, India)

Chennai Express (2013, India)

Cinco De Mayo: La Batalla (2012, Mexico)

Go With Peace Jamil (2008, Denmark)

Krakatoa: The Last Days (2006, UK) (PAL)

Lootera (2013, India)

Tabu (2012, Portugal) @ SALE

Watchtower (2013, Turkey)

 

That about does it for this week! Don't forget that this Thursday through Saturday (10/31 - 11/2), if you rent 2 films from ANY of our Psychotronic sections (that includes our Halloween Staff Picks), including our boxed sets and TV shows, you can get a third rental FOR FREE (just no New Releases). We'll also be playing scary movies in our screening room all day and giving away neat stuff from Fantagraphics Books. Make sure you swing by. Happy Halloween!!

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