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New Releases for April 22

Happy Tuesday Everybody! We've got another haul of lovely New Releases for you, as usual, so let's get to it.

 

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 up is the long awaited restored blu-ray release of William Friedkin's under-appreciated masterpiece SORCERER (@ BLU SALE). A remake of Clouzot's film THE WAGES OF FEAR, it stars Roy Scheider as a criminal on the run, hiding out in a miserable South American country. When an oil well explodes a few hundred miles away, he accepts the likely-suicide mission of driving a dilapidated truck full of nitroglycerine through the jungle in order to blow out the fire. This is one of the toughest action films of the 70s, finally available in a lovely new transfer. Do not miss it.

Next, the heroes at The Criterion Collection have dug up another rare gem, Don Siegel's RIOT IN CELL BLOCK 11 (@ BLU SALE). Based in part on a true incident, a 1952 riot at Jackson State Prison in Michigan, it's partly an issue-oriented film about the conditions, both physical and psychological, that inmates and officials face. The rest is a crackerjack thriller and a breakout achievement from the man who would later go on to direct DIRTY HARRY and INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS.

We've also got BIG BAD WOLVES (@ BLU SALE), a blackly comic Israeli revenge thriller about a group of men exacting revenge on a vicious killer of children. When the suspected killer continues to evade capture on legal technicalities, both an arrogant cop and the father of a previous victim take separate paths to get justice...paths that end up converging, of course. Quentin Tarantino named this his favorite film of 2013, and it's easy to see why.

As for the rest, don't forget to check out the following: A new ultra-cheap blu-ray of British gangster classic GET CARTER (@ BLU SALE). A new release of Sidney Lumet's holocaust survivor drama THE PAWNBROKER (@ BLU SALE). Joesph Losey's noir STRANGER ON THE PROWL (@ BLU SALE), long thought lost, finally finds a home on disc. Criterion also has Carl Dreyer's 1925 comedy MASTER OF THE HOUSE (@ BLU SALE). Claude Chabrol's favorite detective arrives in the INSPECTOR LAVARDIN COLLECTION (@ BLU SALE). All 53 shorts and one theatrical feature have arrived on MR. MAGOO: THE THEATRICAL COLLECTION (@ SALE). Bettie Page reveals all in the new documentary BETTIE PAGE REVEALS ALL (@ BLU SALE). Also on the documentary front, THE TRIALS OF MUHAMMAD ALI (@ SALE). 

And finally, the good folks at Cinema Epoch have released a future trash cinema classic from Amir Shervan, the director of SAMURAI COP. It's called KILLING AMERICAN STYLE. It stars z-grade staple Robert Z'Dar as a vicious criminal on the run from Jim Brown, the cop determined to bring him down. He takes shelter by invading the what turns out to be the home of a kickboxing champion! This is a low-down dirty little ball of sleaze, and not only will we have it here for sale, but we'll be screening it this Saturday at 8pm, FREE in our Screening Room! Make sure you come get a taste!

 

Here's the full list:

Address (2014)

Barefoot (2014)

Bettie Page Reveals All! @ BLU SALE

Big Bad Wolves @ BLU SALE

Black Dragon's Revenge / Black Dragon

Doctor Who - Story 41: Web of Fear

End of Time

Exposed / The Visitors (1972)

Extraction (2013)

Farewell to Fools

Hapkido / Lady Whirlwind

Inspector Lavardin Collection @ BLU SALE

Julie (1990)

Killing American Style 

Master of the House (1925) (Criterion Collection) @ BLU SALE

Pawnbroker @ BLU SALE

Riot in Cell Block 11 (Criterion Collection) @ BLU SALE

Ripening Seed

Seven Warriors

Sorcerer (1977) @ BLU SALE

Stranger on the Prowl @ BLU SALE

Suspect (2013)

Torture Chamber (2013)

Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story

 

NEW DOCUMENTARIES

Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid (American Experience)

Crusade in Europe: Complete Series

King, Billie Jean (American Masters)

New (Incomplete) Complete and Utter History of Britain (PAL / Region 2)

Trials of Muhammad Ali @ SALE

 

NEW WARNER ARCHIVE / MOD

Her Cardboard Lover (1942)

In Love and War (1958)

Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1929)

 

FAMILY NEW RELEASES

1001 Arabian Nights (Mr. Magoo) @ SALE

Mr. Magoo: The Theatrical Cartoons 1949-1959 @ SALE

 

 

NEW BLU-RAY

Alamo Bay

Beloved Infidel

Broadway Danny Rose

Demetrius and the Gladiators

Desiree (1954)

Disappearance (1977)

Experiment in Terror

Get Carter (1971) @ BLU SALE

Mindwarp (Uncut Version)

Only Game in Town

Other (1972)

Pony Soldier

Wild at Heart (Special Edition)

 

That about does it for this week's stack of new stuff! We'll be back next week with another haul. Until then, happy buying, renting, and browsing, and remember: Scarecrow Video can't survive without YOU.

 

 

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