Blog Home - Archives

New Releases for June 10

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 this week is HBO's latest sensation, the mystery miniseries TRUE DETECTIVE (@ BLU SALE). If you've managed to not hear about it by now, it stars Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey as homicide investigators in Louisiana, and it traces their work on a serial murder case from the 90's all the way up until the present day. Rather than being the beginning of a multi-season series, though, this is a single 8-episode story that wraps up by the end; essentially one long movie. It's filled with superb cinematography and the two lead performances are outstanding to say the least. Dark, beautiful, often very funny and laced with hints at a deeper, sometimes mystical philosophy, this is unlike almost anything else on TV.

 

Next we've got theupdate of legendary astronomer and scientist Carl Sagan's famous documentary miniseries. COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY (@ BLU SALE) stars astronomer Neil deGrasse Tyson, who uses modern special effects and animation to take you all around the universe and back through history to explain the origins of everything around us, all the while making it clear how fragile the balance of nature really is. Don't be surprised if you even get a little choked up by the end. 

 

And finally, those heroes at the Criterion Collection have brought us a beautiful new blu-ray of Douglas Sirk's classic ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS (@ BLU SALE). Jane Wyman stars as an affluent widower who falls in love with a much younger Rock Hudson. Their age difference causes her no end of grief as society at large and even her own children begin to ostracize her. Famously an inspiration for Todd Haynes' FAR FROM HEAVEN, this is a quintessential example of a perfect (and still timely) 50's melodrama.

 

As for the rest, don't forget to check out the following: Atom Egoyan's DEVIL'S KNOT, about the West Memphis Three. Chris Pine saves the world in JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT (@ BLU SALE), while Liam Neeson saves an airplane in NON-STOP (@ BLU SALE). There's some European corprate intrigue in CAPITAL (@ BLU SALE). Everyone's favorite chat-show has-been is back in ALAN PARTRIDGE (@ BLU SALE). We've got new martial arts film BUSHIDO MAN (@ BLU SALE). And Godfrey Reggio, director of KOYAANISQATSI, is back with another avant-garde collage, VISITORS (@ BLU SALE). Seahawks fans (all of you, hopefully) will want to pick up SEATTLE SEAHAWKS: ROAD TO SUPERBOWL XLVIII (@ BLU SALE). An inventor tries to duplicate an artist's genius in the documentary TIM'S VERMEER (@ BLU SALE). And Michelangelo Antonioni's L'ECLISSE (@ BLU SALE) gets a blu-ray upgrade from the Criterion Collection. On the TV on DVD front, we've also got new seasons of MAJOR CRIMES and RIZZOLI & ISLES, as well as the first seasons of RAY DONOVAN and RESURRECTION.

Here's the full rental list:

Adult World

Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas (PAL / R2)

Alan Partridge @ BLU SALE

All that Heaven Allows (Criterion Collection) @ BLU SALE

Bayou Blue

Burnt By the Sun 2: Part 2 The Citadel

Bushido Man: Seven Deadly Battles @ BLU SALE

Capital @ BLU SALE

Career Opportunities / Wild Child (2008)

Devil’s Knot

Exiled: A Law & Order Movie

Haunt

Hold-Up (2000) (PAL / Region 2)

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit @ BLU SALE

Mushroom Eater

Non-Stop @ BLU SALE

Omar

Short History of Decay

Visitors @ BLU SALE

 

NEW DOCUMENTARIES

Anonymous People

Beyond Blazing Boards

Brazil with Michael Palin

Children are Watching

Free Speech for Sale: A Bill Moyers Special

Healing and the Mind with Bill Moyers

Matthiessen, Peter: No Boundaries

Missing Picture

National Geographic: Ancient Graves – Voices of the Dead

Seattle Seahawks: Road to XLVIII @ BLU SALE

Tim’s Vermeer @ BLU SALE

Tundra Book: A Tale of Vukvukai the Little Rock

Unacceptable Levels

 

NEW BLU-RAY

25th Hour

California Kid

Champion (1949)

L’Eclisse (Criterion Collection) @ BLU SALE

He Got Game

Miracle at St. Anna

Summer of Sam

Tightrope

 

NEW TV ON DVD

2Point 4 Children: Series 1-3 (PAL / Region 2)

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey @ BLU SALE

Major Crimes: Season 2

Ray Donovan Season 1

Resurrection (2014): Season 1

Rizzoli & Isles: Season 4

True Detective @ BLU 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.

 

To post a comment, please login.

blog