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New Releases for August 26

Happy Wednesday, gang! We would have had this up yesterday but our website was actin' a dang fool. Anyway, as usual it's time for a roundup of the great new releases we got in this week! Let's hop 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 us another treasure from the deep. This time it's choreographer and filmmaker Bob Fosse's searing, hilarious autobiographical fllm ALL THAT JAZZ (@ BLU SALE), starring Roy Scheider (in an incredible performance) as, well, a choreographer and filmmaker slowly succumbing to illness, addiction, and self-loathing. Since its from Criterion, you know the set is packed with extras and the movie, an overlooked gem of New Hollywood in the 70s, looks better than ever. Also that Paula Abdul video for "Cold Hearted" is lifted from this.

 

One of Scarecrow's favorite filmmakers and one of the great cinematic artists of all time, Alejandro Jodorowsky, has released his first film in 23 years, which is definitely cause for celebration. THE DANCE OF REALITY (@ BLU SALE) is also semi-autobiographical, fictionalizing his upbringing in Chile to communist parents, but it also contains all the fantastical characters, gorgeous imagery, politics and religion that we associate with Jodorowsky's films. Definitely do not miss it.

 

As for the rest, don't forget to check out the following: Criterion upgrades the Japanese New-Wave Serial Killer film VENGEANCE IS MINE (@ BLU SALE) to blu-ray. THE NORMAL HEART (@ BLU SALE) shows us the struggle of HIV/AIDS activisim in the 1980s. Jesse Eisenberg meets himself in THE DOUBLE (BLU). QUEEN MARGOT (@ BLU SALE) gets a 20th Anniversary restoration. An 18th century English aristocrat raises his brother's mixed-race illegitimate daughter in BELLE (BLU). Mads Mikkelsen is a French warrior in AGE OF UPRISING: THE LEGEND OF MICHAEL KOLHAAS (@ BLU SALE). HEADHUNTERS director Jo Nesbo is back with JACKPOT (@ BLU SALE). 

Horror fans will definitely want to grab the new blu-ray of THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE (@ BLU SALE). There's also a double feature disc of HELL OF THE LIVING DEAD / RATS: A NIGHT OF TERROR (@ BLU SALE) (RATS has one of the best ridiculous twist endings ever).

Clara Bow storms her way into town in the 1932 western CALL HER SAVAGE (@ SALE). An all-star case survives nuclear war in ON THE BEACH (@ BLU SALE). Peter O'Toole and Peter Sellers chase girls in WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT? (@ BLU SALE), and Jack Arnold tears up the classroom in HIGH SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL! (@ BLU SALE

On the TV front, we got new seasons of CRIMINAL MINDS, ELEMENTARY, REVENGE and SONS OF ANARCHY, but the big hitters this week are THE WALKING DEAD: SEASON 4 (@ BLU SALE) and PORTLANDIA: SEASON 4 (@ SALE), and don't you dare forget about the first four seasons of WELCOME BACK, KOTTER.

Here's the full rental list:

 

42nd St. Forever Peep Show Collection Vol. 4

All that Jazz (Criterion Collection) @ BLU SALE

Belle (2014) BLU

Blended

Blood Glacier

Cinemanovels

Conjoined

Dance of Reality @ BLU SALE

Dead of Knight

Double (2014) BLU 

Elephant Man (1982)

Favorites of the Moon

Fear in the Night (1947)

Friendly Fire (1979)

Grindhouse Trailer Classics

High School Confidential @ BLU SALE

In Search of Bigfoot / Cry Wilderness

Infliction (2013)

Love Punch

Marx Brothers TV Collection

Normal Heart @ BLU SALE

On the Beach (1959) @ BLU SALE

Promise (2013)

Queen Margot (Director’s Cut) @ BLU SALE

Young & Beautiful (2013)

 

NEW DOCUMENTARIES

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Earth: The Sequel

Fuhrer Cult & Megalomania

I, Caesar: The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire

Perfect Shark

Russia’s Open Book: Writing in the Age of Putin

Shark Battlefield

Suchet, David: In the Footsteps of St. Paul

Truth in Numbers?

Wild Brazil: Land of Fire and Flood

 

NEW BLU-RAY

Double Life (1947)

Legend of Hell House @ BLU SALE

Leviathan (1989)

Stranger on the Prowl

 

NEW MANUFACTURE-ON-DEMAND

Call Her Savage (1932) @ BLU SALE

 

FAMILY NEW RELEASES

Bubble Guppies: Get Ready for School

Gravity Falls: Even Stranger

Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Rescue

Lego Friends: Friends Are Forever

 

 

 

NEW TV ON DVD

Blandings: Series 2

Comedy Bang! Bang! Season 2

Criminal Minds: Season 9

Elementary: Season 2

Haven: Season 4

How the West Was Won: Season 2

Portlandia: Season 4 @ SALE

Revenge: Season 3

Sons of Anarchy: Season 6

Soul Man: Season 1

Walking Dead: Season 4 @ BLU SALE

Welcome Back, Kotter: Seasons 1-4

 

That'll do it for this week. Have fun renting, browsing and buying, and remember, Scarecrow Video can't survive without YOU! Support the Scarecrow Project Kickstarter!

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