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New Releases for March 4

Hey gang! We've got another heapin' helpin' of New Releases for you, including the latest Best Picture Oscar Winner, just in time! There's lots to look at so let's get started.

 

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.

 

First off, just a couple of days ago the incredibly moving 12 YEARS A SLAVE (@ BLU SALE) won Best Picture at the 86th Annual Academy Awards, as well as Best Adapted Screenplay for writer John Ridley and Best Supporting Actress for Lupita Nyong'o. We think this is one of the rare occasions that Oscar picked the right film, one of the most important in recent memory. Don't shy away from viewing it because of the tough subject matter...the movie may be difficult to watch but it's so massively worth your while.

Next up is the US cut of Wong Kar-Wai's beautiful martial arts film THE GRANDMASTER (@ BLU SALE). This is Wong's take on the recent series of Ip Man films, about the man who developed the Wing Chun style of martial arts and who went on to train the great Bruce Lee. It's unsurprisingly gorgeous and meditative, that is until the amazing slow-motion fight scenes kick in. This version is shorter than the one that played overseas, but that shouldn't stop you from checking it out. It's not simply a shorter cut but a reorganization of scenes. Elements here weren't included in the foreign version and vice-versa.

We've also got the latest season of the hilariously convoluted VENTURE BROS (@ BLU SALE). If you're not familiar with the show, it's basically a hugely satirical version of "Johnny Quest" packed with geek-culture references and existential angst. Over the years the plot has become so incredibly involved that you'll often find yourself struggling to follow the story even while you're laughing your head off.

As for the rest, don't forget to check out the following:

One of Paul Walker's final roles in the Hurricane Katrina-centric drama HOURS. Astronauts vs. Martian Zombies in LAST DAYS ON MARS. The Doctor's twelfth life begins in DOCTOR WHO: TIME OF THE DOCTOR (@ BLU SALE). Take a look back at our own Seahawks amazing Championship season with NFL: SUPER BOWL XLVIII (@ BLU SALE). Spike Lee remakes a Korean cult-classic with his OLDBOY (@ BLU SALE). Oliver Stone wants to talk about the UNTOLD HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES (@ SALE). We've also got the powerful documentary GIRL RISING (@ SALE), which follows nine young women from around the world forced into arranged marriages.

On the Blu-ray front, there's John Waters' masterpiece HAIRSPRAY (@ BLU SALE), under-appreciated Coen Brothers farce INTOLERABLE CRUELTY (@ BLU SALE), time-travelling Christopher Reeve in SOMEWHERE IN TIME (@ BLU SALE) and Charlton Heston as Michelangelo painting the Sistine Chapel in THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY (@ BLU SALE).

And for the kids there's a new Blu-ray of AN AMERICAN TAIL (@ BLU SALE) and a brand new set of MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN, with a Vol.1 (@ SALE) and Vol. 2 (@ SALE).

We also need to highlight Drafthouse Releasing's THE VISITOR (@ BLU SALE), which boasts an amazing star-studded cast in one of the weirdest Italian sci-fi movies ever. It's a combined knockoff of THE OMEN, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, and THE EXORCIST, and that description doesn't do the slightest bit of justice to the craziness on display. Just check out this trailer:

And one more thing: We'll have THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE this Friday the 7th!

Here's the full list:

Accused: Video Archives Vol. 1

Cold Comes the Night

Deadliest Prey

Exhibitionist: Jeff Mills

Facility BLU

Grandmaster (US Cut) @ BLU SALE

Hours (2013)

Last Days on Mars BLU 

Oldboy (2013) @ BLU SALE

Tiger Eyes

12 Years a Slave @ BLU SALE

The Visitor (1978) @ BLU SALE

Wicked Blood

 

NEW DOCUMENTARIES

American Drug War 2: Cannabis Destiny

Donor Unknown

Girl Rising @ SALE

Hitler's Forgotten Nazis

Pun-Smoke

Reportero

Untold History of the United States @ SALE

 

NEW BLU-RAY

Agony and the Ecstasy @ BLU SALE

Billy Rose's Jumbo

Blue Max

Eddy Duchin Story

Garden State

Hysteria (1998) Director's Cut

Intolerable Cruelty @ BLU SALE

Somewhere in Time @ BLU SALE

Two Weeks Notice

 

NEW ANIME

Dallos: Complete OVA Series

Lily C.A.T.

Mighty Space Miners

 

NEW TV ON DVD

Doctor Who: Time of the Doctor @ BLU SALE

Mr. & Mrs. Murder: Series 1

RuPaul's Drag Race: Season 5 Uncensored

Venture Bros.: Season 5 @ BLU SALE

 

BRITISH TV IMPORTS (All PAL/Region 2)

It Ain't Half Hot Mum: Series 1-8

Killinaskully: Series 5

Killinaskully: The Emergency (Christmas Special)

Outnumbered: Series 3 & 4

 

That about does it for this week's roundup. We'll be back next week on schedule with another gigantic stack o' films. Till then, happy browsing, buying, and renting, and remember: Scarecrow Video can't survive without YOU.

 

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