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New Releases for July 15

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 UNDER THE SKIN (@ BLU SALE), Jonathan Glazer's first film since BIRTH, nearly a decade ago, is absolutely one of the best films so far this year. Scarlett Johansson plays an unnamed character who by all appearances is an attractive human female, but it quickly becomes clear that she's some sort of extraterrestrial being as she cruises the streets of Edinburgh, Scotland, in a white van, picking up men off the street and taking them to a secret location where they sink into a pool of black liquid, fed upon by some unseen thing. What begins as a tense, enigmatic thriller gradually becomes more abstract as our alien protagonist begins to take an interest in her prey, and the film transforms into a treatise on female sexuality, not just in our daily lives but in cinema itself. Under no circumstances should you miss this one.

 

Then, the heroes at the Criterion Collection have unleashed one of David Cronenberg's most famous films, SCANNERS (@ BLU SALE). A sinister government think-tank battles an even more sinister army of psychic warriors for control of a powerful telekinetic man who might be able to destroy them all. You've probably heard of this this one for its legendary head-exploding scene, but if that's all you know about it, you're in for one of the best low-budget horror films ever made. Criterion has packed this disc with extras, including two of Cronenberg's early movies.

 

As for the rest, don't forget to check out the following: Those Criterion geniuses have also released Robert Bresson's PICKPOCKET (@ BLU SALE). Giant rats have invaded Canada in DEADLY EYES (@ BLU SALE). A pair of Lewis Milestone war classics, ARMORED ATTACK! (@ BLU SALE) and ARCH OF TRIUMPH (@ BLU SALE), land on blu-ray, as does William Witney's I ESCAPED FROM DEVIL'S ISLAND (@ BLU SALE), starring Jim Brown. Warner Archive has some vintage French sleuthing with it's ARSENE LUPIN DOUBLE FEATURE (@ SALE). There's also a 4-pack of JERRY LEWIS FILM FAVORITES (@ SALE), very big in France as well. 

For the kids there's RIO 2 (@ BLU 3D SALE), and on the TV front we've got ORPHAN BLACK: SEASON 2 (@ BLU SALE), HELL ON WHEELS: SEASON 3 (BLU), and everyone's favorite blaxploitation hero BLACK DYNAMITE (@ BLU SALE) in his show's first season.

Here's the full rental list:                         

Alarming Trends

Armored Attack! @ BLU SALE

Back Street Jane

Bethlehem

Deadly Eyes @ BLU SALE

Even Hitler Had a Girlfriend

Face of Love

Gori Tere Pyaar Mein!

I Escaped From Devil’s Island / Final Option @ BLU SALE

Last Days (2013)

Night in Old Mexico

Open Grave

Pickpocket (Criterion Collection) @ BLU SALE

Scanners (Criterion Collection) @ BLU SALE

Under the Skin @ BLU SALE

Wipers Times

Wrinkles

 

NEW DOCUMENTARIES

Half the Road

Lies My Father Told Me

Maidentrip

Olmstead, Frederick Law: Designing America

 

NEW BLU-RAY

Demons (1973)

 

NEW ANIME

Mononoke: Complete Series

 

FAMILY NEW RELEASES

Rio 2 @ BLU 3D SALE

 

NEW MANUFACTURE-ON-DEMAND

Arsene Lupin (1932) / Arsene Lupin Returns (1938) @ SALE

Chase a Crooked Shadow (1958)

Claudelle Inglish (1961)

Crooked Road (1965)

Escape (1939)

Everybody’s Baby (1939)

Girl Trouble (1942)

Slander (1956)

 

NEW TV ON DVD

Black Dynamite: Season 1 @ BLU SALE

Case Histories: Series 2 

Hell on Wheels: Season 3 BLU

Labyrinth (2012)

Orphan Black: Season 2 @ 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.

 

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