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New Releases for November 11

Happy Veteran's Day everybody! A lot of folks have the day off today, but not us. Get ready for another batch of New Releases!

 

BLU = Also available to rent on Blu-ray disc

@ = Available for sale in the store (but we can special order anything, see us for details)

 

First up, the Heroes at the Criterion Collection bring us a double feature of rare Westerns from cult filmmaker Monte Hellman. We'll let Criterion describe them for you: In the mid-60s, Hellman conceived of two westerns at the same time. Dreamlike and gritty by turns, these films would prove their maker’s adeptness at brilliantly deconstructing genre. Shot back-to-back for famed producer Roger Corman, they feature overlapping casts and crews, including Jack Nicholson in two of his meatiest early roles. THE SHOOTING (@ BLU), about a motley assortment of loners following a mysterious wanted man through a desolate frontier, and RIDE IN THE WHIRLWIND (@ BLU), about a group of cowhands pursued by vigilantes for crimes they did not commit, are rigorous, artful, and wholly unconventional journeys to the Old West.

 

Second, and perhaps the most important release of the week, is at long last a full DVD and Blu-ray release of the classic BATMAN TV series from 1966 (@ BLU). Tune into the Bat-channel for all the POWing, WHAMing and WHIFFing you can handle with every single episode beautifully restored and loaded with extra features. It even comes with a little Hot Wheels Batmobile! Holy swag, Batman!

 

As for the rest, don't forget to check out the following: Clint Eastwood, of all people, adapted the hit Broadway show JERSEY BOYS (BLU). You want a hit comedy? Try TAMMY (BLU) or LET'S BE COPS (BLU). Better yet, savor Weird Al Yankovic's enduring cinematic masterpiece UHF (@ BLU) along with his video compilation THE COMPLEAT AL (@). French Whimsy factory Michel Gondry is back with MOOD INDIGO (@ BLU).

And brand new to DVD is the super rare skate-punk horror musical SHREDDER ORPHEUS (@), which also comes with a vinyl soundtrack!

Also highly recommended, a double feature of Burt Reynolds Hixsploitation with WHITE LIGHTNING (@ BLU) and its terrific sequel GATOR (@ BLU). Stuart Gordon's DOLLS (@ BLU) come to life and of course try to murder you. For classic films, we got in new blu-rays of CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT (@ BLU) and the 1938 A CHRISTMAS CAROL (@ BLU), along with POSSESSED (@ BLU) from Warner Archive.

For the kids there's HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 (@ BLU 3D)and Spanish animated film NOCTURNA (@ BLU), and if that's not enough animation for you, we've got new animes WELCOME TO THE SPACE SHOW (@ BLU) and PATEMA INVERTED (BLU). 

As for docs, there's James Cameron's super neat DEEPSEA CHALLENGE 3D (BLU 3D). We also have two long-lost documentaries from the legendary Shirley Clarke. PORTRAIT OF JASON (@ BLU) chronicles the life of a gay black hustler in 1960s New York, and ORNETTE: MADE IN AMERICA (@) is about the great musician Ornette Coleman.

And last but certainly not least, on the TV front, we've got THE AVENGERS: SEASON 5 (the first one in color) (@ BLU), TRUE BLOOD SEASON 7 (the final season!) (@ BLU) and HBO's comedy GETTING ON: SEASON 1 (BLU).

Here's the full rental list:

 

Abuse of Weakness

DeepSea Challenge BLU 3D

Desierto

Drive Hard BLU

Happy Christmas

House at the End of Time

Jersey Boys BLU

Kiarostami, Abbas: A Report

Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story

Let’s Be Cops BLU

Monty Python Live (Mostly): One Down Five to Go (2014)

Mood Indigo (2 Versions) @ BLU

Mr. Pip

Once Upon a Time in Queens

Osaka Violence

Shooting / Ride in the Whirlwind (Criterion Collection) @ BLU

Shredder Orpheus @

Star Wars: Clone Wars – The Lost Missions

Summer of Blood

Tammy BLU

Werewolf Woman

Yankovic, Weird Al: The Compleat Al @

 

NEW DOCUMENTARIES

 

Art 21: Art in the 21st Century Season 7

I am Ali

Ornette: Made in America @

Portrait of Jason @ BLU

Unsupersize Me

We Could Be King

 

FAMILY NEW RELEASES

How to Train Your Dragon 2 @ BLU 3D

Nocturna @ BLU

 

NEW ANIME

Patema Inverted BLU

Welcome to the Space Show @ BLU

 

NEW BLU-RAY

Christine

Dolls (1987) Collector’s Edition @ BLU

Iceman (2014)

Jarhead 2: Field of Fire

Possessed @ BLU

UHF (25th Anniversary Edition) @ BLU

 

NEW TV ON DVD

Avengers (1961): Season 5 @ BLU

Batman (1966) Complete Series (Seasons 1-3) @ BLU

Cheyenne: Season 3

Getting On: Season 1 BLU

True Blood: Season 7 @ BLU

 

That's gonna do it for this week's haul! We hope you have a blast renting, buying and browsing!

 

 

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