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New Releases for January 28

Another Tuesday, another fat stack of New Releases here at Scarecrow Video! Let's get cracking.

 

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.

 

We know you're all extremely excited to finally sit down with the latest season of DOWNTON ABBEY (@ BLU SALE), British TV's beloved depiction of the waning days of the highborne aristocracy. Honestly, the only question we have is how come nobody ever ages on this show? Like, the first episode takes place in April of 1912, the day the Titanic sinks, and this season runs all the way up to 1922. Everyone looks exactly the same. You'd think the Dowager Countess would've keeled over by now, she's like 160 years old.

 

But perhaps you're in the mood for something a little more highbrow, something that feels edifying or that validates your vast and complicated sociopolitical views. Might we suggest BAD GRANDPA (@ BLU SALE)? The boys who brought you the hilarious JACKASS now offer up a movie where a man dresses up as an elderly gentleman and proceeds to wreak havoc wherever he roams. Getting his vital parts stuck in a vending machine? Check. Giving beer to his little grandson? Check. Taking on a bunch of rowdy bikers? You got it.

 

Ever see a sandwhich that could take a bite out of you? How about a giant hamburger spider? Or a dinosaur made out of tacos? Well, now's your chance with CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 (@ BLU 3D SALE), the cleverly titled sequel to CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS. This one finds our heroes returning to the food-flooded Swallow Falls when they find out the FLDSMDFR (that's short for Flint Lockwood Diatonic Super Mutating Dynamic Food Replicator) is still active and producing living food!

 

As for the rest, don't forget to check out the following: Dario Argento takes on the King of the Vampires in ARGENTO'S DRACULA (@ BLU 3D SALE). BONNIE & CLYDE (BLU) gets a reboot. Benedict Cumberbatch plays Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in THE FIFTH ESTATE (BLU). Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Kevin Kline and Morgan Freeman go for one last hurrah in LAST VEGAS (BLU). Raro Video releases a couple classic Italian films with YEAR OF THE CANNIBALS (@ BLU SALE) and Rosi's MANY WARS AGO (@ BLU SALE). Metallica has a new post-apocalyptic concert film with METALLICA: THROUGH THE NEVER (@ BLU SALE). The heroes at the Criterion Collection have released Terence Davies' beautiful coming-of-age film THE LONG DAY CLOSES (@ BLU SALE). New to Blu-ray we've got Hammer's FRANKENSTEIN CREATED WOMAN (@ BLU SALE) and RAISE THE TITANIC, and on the TV front we've also got the fourth and final season of one of the best shows ever made, HBO's TREME (@ BLU SALE).

And don't forget Ron Howard's RUSH (@ BLU SALE). Yeah, we know, Ron Howard? Seriously? Actually, it's really good! It's the true story of the legendary rivalry between Formula One racers James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Bruhl). It'd make a great double feature with the new documentary we got in, 1 (@ BLU SALE), which is all about F1 racing (narrated by Michael Fassbender!) Check out the RUSH trailer:

 

Here's the full list:

April Fools

Argento's Dracula @ BLU 3D SALE

Attack of the Mayan Mummy / House of Black Death

Bad Grandpa @ BLU SALE

Bonnie & Clyde (2013) BLU 

Children of a Darker Dawn

Concussion

Dark Touch

Fanny Hill / Phantom Gunslinger BLU

Fifth Estate BLU

Heart is a Rebel

I Used to Be Darker

Last Vegas BLU

Long Day Closes (Criterion Collection) @ BLU SALE

Madame Sin

Metallica: Through the Never @ BLU SALE

Miami Story

Perfect Man

Raise the Titanic BLU

Rush @ BLU SALE

Snake God

Toad Road

War Between Men and Women

Weekend of a Champion (PAL / Region 2)

Who is Harry Kellerman...?

Year of the Cannibals @ BLU SALE

 

NEW DOCUMENTARIES

1 @ BLU SALE

African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Dante: The First Renaissance Man

Doors: R-Evolution BLU

Eco, Umberto: Signs and Secrets

Joanna Lumley's Greek Odyssey

Lincoln @Gettysburg

Passione

Real Rembrandt

Rilke, Rainer Maria: Letters to a Young Poet

Satyricon: Madness and Glory

Secrets of Ancient Egypt

Secrets of War: Complete Series

Stalin: The Red God

State of Arizona

Storming Juno

Top Gear: Season 20

Yemen: Land of the Queen of Sheba

 

NEW BLU-RAY

20 Feet from Stardom

Adore

Badges of Fury

Force of Execution

Frankenstein Created Woman @ BLU SALE

Kundun

Muppet Treasure Island / Great Muppet Caper

Pain & Gain: Special Collector's Edition

Post Tenebras Lux

Prey (2011)

Shameless (US): Season 3

Spirit Is Willing

Terraferma

 

FAMILY NEW RELEASES

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 @ BLU 3D SALE

Danny Phantom: Season 3

Lego: Legends of Chima: The Lion, The Crocodile...

Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain: Complete Series

Scooby-Doo: 13 Spooky Tales - For the Love of Snacks

Space Stars: Complete Series

 

NEW TV ON DVD

China Beach: Season 2

Downton Abbey: Season 4 @ BLU SALE

Journeyquest: Season 1

Treme: Season 4 @ BLU SALE

Vera: Set 3

 

NEW FOREIGN FILMS & IMPORTS

Ages of Lulu (PAL/Region 4) (Spain, 1990)

Cafe De Flore (France, 2011)

Caught in the Web (Region 3) (China, 2013)

Garibaldi's Lovers (Italy, 2013)

Many Wars Ago (Italy, 1970) @ BLU SALE

Nowhere to Go (PAL/Region 2) (UK, 1958)

Special ID (Region 3) (HK, 2013)

 

That about wraps it up for this week's haul, but fear not: we'll have a fresh batch for you as usual next Tuesday. Until then, happy renting and browsing, and remember: Scarecrow Video can't survive without YOU!

 

 


 

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