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New Releases for November 25

It's a Thanksgiving New Release Tuesday! It's a shorter list than usual but it's packed with great titles. 

 

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 LES BLANK: ALWAYS FOR PLEASURE (@ BLU), a new box set of lovingly restored titles from the great documentarian. An uncompromisingly independent filmmaker, Blank made documentaries for nearly fifty years, elegantly disappearing with his camera into cultural spots rarely seen on-screen—mostly on the peripheries of the United States, but also occasionally abroad. Seemingly off-the-cuff yet poetically constructed, these films are humane, sometimes wry, always engaging tributes to music, food, and all sorts of regionally specific delights. This collector’s set provides a diverse survey of Les Blank’s vast output, including fourteen of his best-known works and eight related short films.

 

Then, one of the most famous European arthouse films of all time, THE CONFORMIST (@ BLU), finally lands on blu-ray here in the US. Bernardo Bertolucci’s breakthrough film is an elegant portrait of the death throes of Italian Fascism and a triumph of pure style. Adapted by Bertolucci (an Oscar-nominated screenplay) from Alberto Moravia’s 1951 novel, it chronicles the life of secret police functionary Marcello Clerici (Jean-Louis Trintignant), who is sent on a mission to assassinate his former teacher, Professor Quadri (Enzo Tarascio), a leftist activist in exile in Paris. This is a gorgeously restored blu-ray of one of the greatest films ever made. Don't miss it under any circumstances.

 

As for the rest, don't forget to check out the following: Gear up for EXPENDABLES 3 (BLU). We guarantee that ONLY ANGELS HAVE WINGS (@ BLU) is one of the best films you've never seen. Criterion also brings us Michelangelo Antonioni's masterpiece L'AVVENTURA (@ BLU). Lois Lowry's famous YA novel THE GIVER (BLU) has been turned into a movie. You can now enjoy all 5 1/2 nauseatingly sexy hours of Lars von Trier's NYMPHOMANIAC (EXTENDED DIRECTOR'S CUT) (@ BLU). Pierce Brosnan plays a superspy that isn't James Bond in THE NOVEMBER MAN (BLU). There's a new MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 (@) volume, as well as ADVENTURE TIME: FINN THE HUMAN (@). Nazi Zombies attack in SHOCK WAVES (@ BLU). Seasons One and Two of DRUNK HISTORY are out. Last but not least, a double shot of Robert Altman with THE LONG GOODBYE (@ BLU) and THIEVES LIKE US (@ BLU).

Here's the full list:

 

Blank, Les: Always for Pleasure (Criterion Collection) @ BLU

Expendables 3 BLU

Giver BLU

L’Avventura (Criterion Collection) @ BLU

Life in Dirty Movies

Mercy

Merry Friggin’ Christmas

November Man 

Nymphomaniac Vols 1 & 2 (Extended Director’s Cut) @ BLU

Pulsion

Rhymes for Young Ghouls

Shock Waves (1977) @ BLU

Thieves Like Us (1974) @ BLU

Touch of the Light

War Story

What If BLU

 

NEW DOCUMENTARIES

Beyond the Edge

 

FAMILY NEW RELEASES

Adventure Time: Finn the Human @

Guardians of the Museum

 

NEW BLU-RAY

Conformist @ BLU

Long Goodbye @ BLU

Only Angels Have Wings @ BLU

 

NEW TV ON DVD

Drunk History: Seasons 1 & 2

Inspector Lewis: Series 7

MST3k Collection Vol. 31 @ 

MST3k: Jungle Goddess @ 

MST3k: Painted Hills @ 

MST3k: Screaming Skull @ 

MST3k: Squirm @ 

 

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