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New Releases for August 19

Happy Tuesday Everybody! Aside from making our Kickstarter Goal in just a handful of days (THANK YOU!), we've got another haul of great new releases for you today! Let's get started.

 

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 the latest masterpiece from one of our favorite filmmakers, Jim Jarmusch. ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE (@ BLU SALE) stars the scorching team of Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston as a couple of ancient vampires who reunite in modern day Detroit in an attempt to console each other in the face of the punishing boredom of immortality. Both of them reject humanity as worthless zombies, oblvious to the beauty of life and art and culture, and they prefer to spend their days immersed in books and music and film. Sounds like an incredible way to live! This is one of Jarmusch's very best movies, in many ways a summing-up of his career and idiosyncracies. Don't miss it.

 

Then, the Heroes at the Criterion Collection have released one of the most popular foreign language films to hit our shores in recent years, Alfonso Cuaron's Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN (@ BLU SALE). It's a gorgeously photographed coming-of-age road movie about two Mexican boys about to head for college who team up with an older cousin's wife for a road trip to a beach that doesn't actually exist. The next sentence in a description like that usually goes something like "Along the way, they learn about life, love," and you get the gist. 

 

As for the rest, don't forget to check out the following: There's actually a small trove of Spanish-language stuff out today, as LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE (@ BLU SALE) makes its way to blu-ray, and Criterion also brings us Almodovar's pioneering TIE ME UP! TIE ME DOWN! (@ BLU SALE)

There are also new films from Woody Allen, who stars in FADING GIGOLO (BLU), and John Sayles with GO FOR SISTERS.

Horror and Fantasy fans have a lot to look forward to as well. We've got THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 (@ BLU 3D SALE), a double feature of 20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH / IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA (@ BLU SALE), 80's nostalgia blast LEVIATHAN (@ BLU SALE), Ti West's found-footage version of Jonestown in THE SACRAMENT (@ BLU SALE), Jack Hill's camp classic SORCERESS (@ BLU SALE), demonic-possession movie THE QUIET ONES (@ BLU SALE), and a TV-movie remake of ROSEMARY'S BABY (@ BLU SALE).

Into silent film? Two great boxed sets are out this week, the MACK SENNETT COLLECTION VOL. 1 (@ BLU SALE) and CHAPLINS MUTUAL COMEDIES (@ BLU SALE). Slightly more contemporary but just as terrific are two Frank Borzage classics, MAGNIFICENT DOLL (@ BLU SALE) and THAT'S MY MAN (@ BLU SALE).

And on the TV front, there's BOARDWALK EMPIRE: SEASON 4 (@ BLU SALE) as well as new seasons of THE MINDY PROJECT, THE GOOD WIFE, PARKS & RECREATION and PARENTHOOD.

 

Here's the full rental list:                        

 

Amazing Spider-Man 2 @ BLU 3D SALE

Careful, He Might Hear You

Cat (2011)

Empty Hours

Fading Gigolo  BLU 

Fate of Lee Khan / Shaolin Boxers / Young Dragons

Girl in a Swing

Go for Sisters

Good Man (2014)

Iceman (2014)

Jarhead 2: Field of Fire

Life and Adventures of Nick Nickleby

Magnificent Doll @ BLU SALE

Manu Chao: Babylonia en Guagua

Only Lovers Left Alive @ BLU SALE

Our Children

Quiet Ones (2014) @ BLU SALE

Rampage: Capital Punishment

Riot (2012)

Rosemary’s Baby (2014) @ BLU SALE

Sacrament @ BLU SALE

Silent Mountain

Sorceress (1982) @ BLU SALE

Thanatomorphose

That’s My Man @ BLU SALE

Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (Criterion Collection) @ BLU SALE

To Kill a Man

When I Saw You

Worm (2013) (Special Edition)

Y Tu Mama Tambien (Criterion Collection) @ BLU SALE

 

NEW DOCUMENTARIES

Churchill’s First World War

Education of Mohammad Hussein

Final Cut: Ladies & Gentlemen (PAL)

Life with Alex: A Memoir

 

NEW BLU-RAY

Chaplin’s Mutual Comedies 1916-1917 @ BLU SALE

File on Thelma Jordan

Like Water for Chocolate @ BLU SALE

Magic Christian

Man Hunt (1941)

Resolution

Sennett, Mack Collection Vol. 1 @ BLU SALE

Sleep, My Love

 

NEW MANUFACTURE-ON-DEMAND

Bates Motel (1987)

China (1943)

For Love of Money (1963)

Lady Godiva of Coventry (1955)

Monster and the Girl (1940)

Public Eye (1992)

Scott Joplin (1977)

Thing that Couldn’t Die (1958)

This Day and Age (1933)

Tillie and Gus (1933)

Up in Central Park (1948)

You Never Can Tell (1951)

 

FAMILY NEW RELEASES

Foodfight

Inch High Private Eye: Complete Series

Jetsons: Season 3

Josie & the Pussycats in Outer Space

Police Academy: The Animated Series

Scooby-Doo! Franken Creepy!

Snorks: Season 1

Toy Story of Terror

 

NEW TV ON DVD

Boardwalk Empire: Season 4 @ BLU SALE

Bobby Darin Show

Good Wife: Season 5

Millers: Season 1

Mindy Project: Season 2

NCIS: Los Angeles Season 5

NCIS: Season 11

Once Upon a Time: Season 3

Parenthood: Season 5

Parks and Recreation: Season 6

Revolution: Season 2

Stoney Burke: Complete Series

Wizards and Warriors: 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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