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New Releases for January 14

It's another glorious week of New Releases here at Ye Olde Scarecrow Video! We've got quirky indie dramas, sci-fi adventure, true-life tearjerkers, classic crime thrillers and even some new-school horror. Let's have a look.

 

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.

 

One of the coolest releases this week is the documentary 20 FEET FROM STARDOM (@ BLU SALE). It's all about the backup singers that have stood behind your favorite performers for years without ever achieving the same level of fame (which they richly deserve).

We've also got Sundance Film Festival favorite THE SPECTACULAR NOW (@ BLU SALE), about a high-school student who, while reeling from a recent breakup and slowly falling for a new girl, realizes that he must come to grips with alcoholism and a fundamental lack of responsibility, the same issues that caused his estranged father to leave him years earlier.

Also on the indie front, the latest work from underappreciated filmmaker Nicole Holofcener (LOVELY & AMAZING, PLEASE GIVE) is ENOUGH SAID (@ BLU SALE), an absolutely lovely little comedy-drama about two divorcees (Julia Louis-Dreyfus and James Gandolfini) who meet and begin tentatively dating as both of their teenage daughters are headed off to college. She's also a massage therapist and, lo and behold, it turns out that Gandolfini's ex-wife (Catherine Keener) is also one of her clients! Zoiks! This is also James Gandolfini's last role, and while it might sound silly to say, he's absolutely adorable in it.

As for the rest, don't forget to check out the following: Lee Daniels' depiction of an African-American Butler in the White House, creatively titled LEE DANIELS' THE BUTLER (@ BLU SALE). The Galaxy's most wanted criminal returns for another adventure in RIDDICK (@ BLU SALE)...we've also got a full set of all of the Riddick movies. The CARRIE remake (@ BLU SALE) drops like a bucket of pig's blood at the prom. The heroes at the Criterion Collection have released new Blu-rays of classic crime pictures: Michael Mann's first theatrical movie THIEF (@ BLU SALE) and Jules Dassin's largely dialogue-free heist picture RIFIFI (@ BLU SALE). Adam Scott shows up in A.C.O.D. (BLU), wherein he confronts lingering hilarious issues surrounding his parents' divorce. Sam Rockwell finds a bag of cash while on a hunting trip in A SINGLE SHOT (BLU). BLUE CAPRICE tells the story of the D.C. Sniper incident. There's FRUITVALE STATION (BLU), a heartbreaking true story about a young man unjustly shot by police. And finally SHORT TERM 12 (BLU), a quiet drama about a young couple working at a group home for at-risk kids.

On the documentary front, we've got OUR NIXON (SALE), a look at the former President made up almost entirely of never-before-seen home movies. There's GREEDY LYING BASTARDS (@ SALE), about all the slimy corporate lackeys who are failing to do anything about global warming. We've got HOW TO MAKE MONEY SELLING DRUGS (@ SALE)...pretty self explanatory. More about the dangers of fracking in GASLAND PART II. Or if that's not too scary for you, try UNMANNED: AMERICA'S DRONE WARS (@ SALE). And finally there's the amazing REWIND THIS! (@ SALE), which is all about VHS collectors and was partially shot right here at Scarecrow!

New Blu-rays include Sidney Poiter in IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (@ BLU SALE), F.W. Murnau's early masterpiece SUNRISE (@ BLU SALE), a 15th Anniversary Edition of Vincent Gallo's cult hit BUFFALO '66 (@ BLU SALE) and the 1981 remake of THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE (@ BLU SALE).

And don't forget about YOU'RE NEXT (@ BLU SALE). This is a tight little home-invasion horror jam...think HOME ALONE but with lots more sharp stuff like razor wire and large knives.

Here's the full list:

A.C.O.D. BLU

Big Sur

Blue Caprice

Carrie (2013) @ BLU SALE

Enough Said @ BLU SALE

Four

Fresh Meat

Fruitvale Station BLU

Hard Way (1979, PAL/Region 2)

Heleno

Lee Daniels' The Butler @ BLU SALE

Man You Had In Mind

Paper Mask

Paradise: Hope

Plus One

Power (1984)

Riddick @ BLU SALE

Rififi (Criterion Collection) @ BLU SALE

Short Term 12 BLU

Single Shot BLU

Spectacular Now @ BLU SALE

Thief (Criterion Collection) @ BLU SALE

Where I Am

Wolverine Versus Sabretooth

You're Next @ BLU SALE

 

NEW BLU-RAY

Buffalo '66 @ BLU SALE

In The Heat of the Night @ BLU SALE

Postman Always Rings Twice (1981) @ BLU SALE

Sunrise @ BLU SALE

 

FAMILY NEW RELEASES

League of Super Evil: Complete Series Vols. 1-4

 

NEW TV ON DVD

First of the Summer Wine: Series 1

 

NEW FOREIGN FILMS & IMPORTS

Man Who Will Come Home (Italy, 2010) PAL/Region 2

Terrafirma (Italy, 2011)

 

NEW DOCUMENTARIES

20 Feet From Stardom @ BLU SALE

Contradictions of Fair Hope

Dancing, A Man's Game: Gene Kelly

Fallen Idol: The Yuri Gagarin Conspiracy

Fast Friday

Gasland Part II

Greedy Lying Bastards @ SALE

How to Make Money Selling Drugs @ SALE

James, Edward: Builder of Dreams

Our Nixon @ SALE

Rewind This! @ SALE

Unmanned: America's Drone Wars @ SALE

 

That about does it for this week! Happy renting and browsing, and remember: Scarecrow Video can't survive without YOU!

 

 

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