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New Releases for August 12

It's another glorious New Release Tuesday here at Scarecrow Video. Aside from our big news, we've got our usual haul of titles coming in. Let's take a look.

 

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, the Heroes at the Criterion Collection have brought us a late masterpiece from the great John Cassavetes. LOVE STREAMS (@ BLU SALE) is about an alcoholic writer (Cassavetes) and his manic-depressive sister (Gena Rowlands) and their desperate need to connect not only with someone else but with each other. This starts out not much different from Cassavetes' other films with their realism and highly attuned performances, but by the time in builds to its finale it's like no other film he ever made, really challenging you idea of what his movies can be like. Don't miss it.

 

On the opposite end of things there's MUPPETS MOST WANTED (@ BLU SALE) for the kids. After saving the old Muppet theater in the last movie, the gang goes on a world tour to keep the buzz going. What they don't know is that their agent, Dominic Badguy (Ricky Gervais) has teamed up with arch-criminal Constantine (Kermit's Evil Twin!) to frame them for a massive jewel heist! Full of cameos and hilarious songs, any fan of Muppets or any other good things will of course love this. It comes with three versions of the movie, too: the Theatrical version, an Extended Cut, and a third version hosted by your favorite hecklers Statler and Waldorf!

 

One last recommendation this week, for LOCKE (@ BLU SALE), a tight little film starring Tom Hardy as the title character, a construction foreman trying to juggle an important job, his suspicious family, and his mistress (currently giving birth to his illegitimate child) all during while driving to the hospital. It all plays out in real time, with Hardy the only actor appearing on screen, talking on the phone to the other characters. It's surprisingly intense.

 

As for the rest, don't forget to check out the following: Maybe the greatest film noir ever made, OUT OF THE PAST (@ BLU SALE), finally arrives on Blu-ray. James McAvoy in Irvine Welsh's FILTH (@ BLU SALE). Michel Gondry's latest film MOOD INDIGO (@ BLU SALE), which we have in its uncut international version. Terry Gilliam's latest ZERO THEOREM. And Nic Cage in a RAGE.

Scroll down to see the metric ton of Manufacture-on-Demand titles we got in from Warner and Fox Archives.

For Horror fans, there's the extremely disturbing PROXY (@ BLU SALE), Troma's classic THE TOXIC AVENGER (@ BLU SALE) (ok, not really Horror, but...) and the enduring cannibal favorite MOTEL HELL (@ BLU SALE). We've got a Sasquatch double feature, IN SEARCH OF BIGFOOT / CRY WILDERNESS (@ SALE). 

Any Elvis lovers? Try ELVIS: THAT'S THE WAY IT IS (@ BLU SALE). Like Charles Bronson? Who doesn't? Pick up BREAKHEART PASS (@ BLU SALE) or MR. MAJESTYK (@ BLU SALE).

There's tons of great family entertainment in this week as well. There's THE ADVENTURES OF ICHABOD AND MR. TOAD (@ BLU SALE). Disney raided the vaults and came up with new Blu-rays of TARZAN (@ BLU SALE), BEDKNOBS & BROOMSTICKS (@ BLU SALE), THE THREE MUSKETEERS (@ BLU SALE) and HERCULES (@ BLU SALE). And don't forget the animated BATMAN: ASSAULT ON ARKHAM (@ BLU SALE) and a batch of vintage Bugs Bunny and friends in LOONEY TUNES PLATINUM COLLECTION VOL. 3 (@ BLU SALE).

Here's the full rental list:

Bait (1954)

Batman: Assault on Arkham @ BLU SALE

Breathe In

Cold Lands

Devil’s Playground (1937)

Filth @ BLU SALE

Girl on the Train

Kilimanjaro

Locke @ BLU SALE

Love Streams (Criterion Collection) @ BLU SALE

Hateship Loveship

Haunted House 2

Mood Indigo (Region 3) 

Motel Hell @ BLU SALE

Past is a Grotesque Animal

Proxy @ BLU SALE

Rage

Railway Man 

Shame (1988)

Summer Story

Swelter

Too Tough to Kill

Trailer Park Boys: Don’t Legalize It

We are the Best! (PAL / Region 2)

We Won’t Grow Old Together

Zero Theorem 

 

NEW DOCUMENTARIES

12 O’Clock Boys

Dancing in Jaffa

Dream Deceivers: Heavy Metal on Trial

Mysteries at the Museum: Seasons 1 & 2

 

NEW BLU-RAY

A Better Tomorrow II

Bedknobs & Broomsticks @ BLU SALE

Hercules (1997) @ BLU SALE

Looney Tunes: Platinum Collection Vol. 3 @ BLU SALE

Mood Indigo @ BLU SALE

Out of the Past @ BLU SALE

Tarzan (1999) @ BLU SALE

 

NEW MANUFACTURE-ON-DEMAND

Affairs of Cellini (1934)

Another Dawn (1937)

Below the Deadline (1946)

Beyond Westworld: Complete Series

Big Land (1957)

Bottom of the Bottle (1956)

Colonel Effingham’s Raid (1946)

Deep Six (1958)

Down on the Farm (1938)

Drum Beat (1954)

Escape Me Never (1947)

Everything Happens at Night (1939)

Five of a Kind (1938)

Guns of the Timberland (1960)

Hunted (1947)

Imitation General (1958)

Incident (1949)

Maryland (1940)

Men of the Fighting Lady (1954)

Ransom! (1956)

Stage Struck (1948)

Torpedo Run (1958)

Trial (1955)

Warriors (1955)

White Tower (1950)

Young Man With Ideas (1952)

 

FAMILY NEW RELEASES

Muppets Most Wanted @ BLU SALE

 

NEW TV ON DVD

Blacklist: Season 1

Deadliest Catch: Season 9

Low Winter Sun: Complete Series

 

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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