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New Releases for May 27

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, the heroes at the Criterion Collection have brought forth a beautiful new restoration of Howard Hawks' classic 1948 western RED RIVER (@ BLU SALE), starring John Wayne and Montgomery Clift as ranchers on a dangerous cattle drive. This set features two cuts of the film, the original theatrical version, and a "pre-release" cut which features a slightly extended ending and doesn't feature the theatrical's voice over narration. No matter which version you watch, you're in for one of the greatest westerns of all time from one of the genre's masters.

 

Next there's JOURNEY TO THE WEST (@ BLU SALE), the latest movie from the amazing Stephen Chow, who previously brought you the action-comedies SHAOLIN SOCCER and KUNG FU HUSTLE. This one's about a con-artist posing as a legendary demon-hunter who gets more than he bargained for when a beautiful falls in love with him and uncovers his deception. This movie is loaded with fantastic special effects and martial arts sequences, and it's easily as good as Chow's previous classics.

 

Finally, Drafthouse bring us CHEAP THRILLS (@ BLU SALE), about a struggling family man (Pat Healy) who, after suddenly losing his job, runs into an old friend in a bar, and the two chums end up tangling with a very rich man who starts to tempt them by daring them to perform increasingly dangerous pranks for money. Of course it all spirals out of control. This is a very funny and really nasty thriller-comedy, so don't miss it.

 

As for the rest, don't forget to check out the following: Two vintage horror flicks are new to blu-ray with DEATH SPA (@ BLU SALE) and SLEEPAWAY CAMP (@ BLU SALE). The Coen brothers wrote a remake of the classic heist film GAMBiT (BLU). There's AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME (@ BLU SALE), a docudrama about the making of the original DOCTOR WHO. John Ford's TWO RODE TOGETHER (BLU) comes in from Twilight Time. Jack Palance plays the titular bloodsucker in a 1973 version of DRACULA (@ BLU SALE). There's another mystery from the great Claude Chabrol, THE COLOR OF LIES (@ BLU SALE). And Alain Robbe-Grillet, the writer of LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD, has two of his avant-garde mysteries hitting blu-ray, EDEN AND AFTER (@ BLU SALE) and THE MAN WHO LIES (@ BLU SALE).

On the TV front, we've got THE BOB NEWHART SHOW: THE COMPLETE SERIES (SALE), as well as new seasons of MISS FISHER'S MURDER MYSTERIES, JACK IRISH (BLU), and SUITS

And lest we forget, those Heroes at Criterion also finally released Wes Anderson's totally under-appreciated THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU (@ BLU SALE) on blu-ray! This is one of our very favorite movies, and we're thrilled to have a hi-def copy available.

Here's the full rental list:

24 Exposures

7 Boxes

Adventure in Space and Time (Doctor Who) @ BLU SALE

Alamo Bay

Birder’s Guide to Everything

Blue Movie (1978) (Unrated Director’s Cut)

Cheap Thrills @ BLU SALE

Child’s Pose

Confessions of a Driving Instructor

Confessions of a Window Cleaner

Death Spa @ BLU SALE

Eastern Bandits

Endless Love (2014) BLU

Gambit (2012) BLU

Harlem Jazz Festival

Historic Jazz Videos Vol. 1

Josh

Journey to the West (2013) @ BLU SALE

Klondike Kate

Let Me Out (2012) BLU

Macbeth (1954)

Mary Ryan, Detective

No God, No Master

Patrick: Evil Awakens

Red River (1948) (2 Versions) (Criterion Collection) @ BLU SALE

Run & Jump

Sleepaway Camp (Collector’s Edition) @ BLU SALE

Tokyo Stray Girls

Tyrant of the Sea

Zombie Horror Picture Show

 

NEW DOCUMENTARIES

Clash, The: The Rise and Fall of…

Kids’ Rights

Monster Truck Classics

Nature: Touching the Wild

Radio Wars

Universe: Season 7

 

NEW WARNER ARCHIVE / MOD

Biggest Bundle of them All (1967)

High School Hellcats (1958)

Lady L (1965)

More than a Miracle (1967)

 

NEW ANIME

Lupin the 3rd: The Hemingway Papers

 

FAMILY NEW RELEASES

Dragons: Defenders of Berk Part 2

Rugrats: Seasons 4 & 5

 

NEW BLU-RAY

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (Criterion Collection) @ BLU SALE

Two Rode Together

 

NEW TV ON DVD

Bob Newhart Show: Seasons 1-6 @ SALE

Jack Irish: Set 2 BLU

Laramie: Season 2

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries: Series 2

Suits: Season 3

Wagon Train: Seasons 4 & 5  

 

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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