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New Releases for May 13

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 one of the best movies of 2013, Spike Jonze's HER (@ BLU SALE). If you haven't heard by now, it stars Joaquin Phoenix as a melancholy divorcee in the near future who gradually falls in love with Samantha (Scarlett Johansson). The only catch is that Samantha isn't a person but a computer operating system. It sounds silly, we know, but HER is one of the sweetest and most genuine love stories you're likely to come across any time soon. Jonze won the Best Original Screenplay Oscar for this one, and if you ask us ScarJo should've been nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her amazing voice work.

 

Next there's STRANGER BY THE LAKE (@ BLU SALE), a French thriller in the Hitchcock vein, set in the 1980s, that takes place entirely at a gay nude beach where young Franck likes to have a swim and do some occasional cruising. He meets and falls for the alluring Michel, but things take a dark turn when Franck thinks he sees Michel drown another one of his lovers in the lake one night. What follows is less of a mystery than an examination of obsession and jealousy set in a community that, especially at the time, had good reason to be insular and secretive.

 

Finally, we'd be crazy if we didn't entice you to check out one of the weirdest and silliest movies of 2014 so far, I, FRANKENSTEIN (@ BLU 3D SALE). It's essentially a direct sequel to Mary Shelley's original 1818 novel, and it follows Aaron Eckhart as Dr. Frankenstein's monster (here christened Adam) after the death of his creator. While the immortal Adam only wishes to lead the life of a normal man, he finds himself caught up in a war between evil Demons and angelic Gargoyles, both of whom need to unlock the secrets of Adam's creation to preserve their bloodlines. It's absolutely ridiculous and insanely entertaining. If you've got a spare 90 minutes, it's entirely worth your while.

 

As for the rest, don't forget to check out the following:  Michel Gondry has an animated (literally) conversation with Noam Chomsky in IS THE MAN WHO IS TALL HAPPY? (@ SALE) There's goofy rom-com THAT AWKWARD MOMENT. Donnie Yen is back to kick some more ass in SPECIAL ID (@ BLU SALE). One of the most brutal battles of WWII gets the 3D spectacle treatment in STALINGRAD (@ BLU 3D SALE).

On the blu-ray front, Scream Factory has unleashed a couple more 80's classics: EVILSPEAK (@ BLU SALE) has both violent video games and Satanists, and school's out forever in FINAL EXAM (@ BLU SALE). We also picked up another old-school Kaiju with GODZILLA VS. THE SEA MONSTER (@ BLU SALE). Finally, the heroes at the Criterion Collection have upgraded the groundbreaking D-Day film OVERLORD (@ BLU SALE) to blu.

There's also some great TV on DVD this week, with new seasons of EASTBOUND & DOWN, LONGMIRE, and at last the first season of the smash hit ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK (@ SALE).

Don't forget to scroll down to check out all the new Manufacture On Demand titles we got in this week from Fox Archive!

 

Here's the full rental list:

Adulthood (PAL / Region 2)

Boardwalk (1979)

Cairo 678

Chlorine

Crime Stories

Dave Clark Five and Beyond: Glad All Over

DC Superheroes: The Filmation Adventures V.2

Deadly Code

Disco & Atomic War

Easy Money: Life Deluxe

Her @ BLU SALE

History of Future Folk

Home of the Brave (1949) @ BLU SALE

I, Frankenstein @ BLU 3D SALE

If You Don’t Stop It You’ll Go Blind

Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? @ SALE

Kennedy’s Brain

Nazithon: Decadence and Destruction

Seduced and Abandoned

Shelter Island

Special ID @ BLU SALE

Stalingrad @ BLU 3D SALE

Stranger By the Lake @ BLU SALE

That Awkward Moment

Theatreland

Tin Can Man

Wolverine: Weapon X

 

NEW DOCUMENTARIES

10 Buildings that Changed America

Being: Liverpool

Black Man’s Land Trilogy

Celluloid Man (PAL / Region 2)

Coming Back with Wes Moore

Generation Iron

Genius On Hold

In Search of History: Dragons

Plastic Galaxy: The Story of Star Wars Toys

Vedic Path

 

NEW FOX ARCHIVE / MOD

Decline and Fall of a Bird Watcher (1968)

Forever Amber (1947)

Good Morning, Miss Dove (1955)

Kentucky (1938)

Margin for Error (1944)

Princess of the Nile (1954)

Smartest Girl in Town / Now She’s Got Everything (1936)

Star Dust (1940)

Sweet Ride (1968)

Wild on the Beach (1965)

 

NEW BLU-RAY

Evilspeak @ BLU SALE

Final Exam @ BLU SALE

Godzilla Vs. The Sea Monster @ BLU SALE

Lawmen of the Old West

Overlord (Criterion Collection) @ BLU SALE

Sharknado

Women (1939)

 

NEW TV ON DVD

Afterlife

Braquo: Season 2

Crimes of Passion (2013) Eps. 1-6

Eastbound & Down: Season 4

Longmire: Season 2

Orange is the New Black: Season 1 @ SALE

 

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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