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New Releases for March 24

March marches on with another huge batch of New Releases!

 

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, those Heroes at the Criterion Collection have released a trifecta of early Errol Morris documentaries. GATES OF HEAVEN chronicles the ways in which people mourn and remember their deceased pets. Pet cemeteries, memorials, you name it. It comes as a double feature with VERNON, FLORIDA, all about the unusual characters Morris discovers in a small Florida town. 

The third Morris film is his groundbreaking documentary THE THIN BLUE LINE, which delves into the case of a man wrongly convicted of murdering a police officer. This movie actually contributed to his eventual release, and it's also notable for its then-new use of dramatic reenactments to examine the crime.

 

We also want to insist that you take a look at a real long-lost gem, Duke Mitchell's never-completed mafia caper film GONE WITH THE POPE (@ BLU SALE) Mitchell was a singer and actor and also, occasionally, a filmmaker who had a fierce passion for the way Italian-americans were represented in movies as well as being a huge fan of good old mob films. GONE WITH THE POPE features him rounding up a bunch of his gangster buddies to kidnap the Holy Father and ransom him for a dollar from every Catholic in the world. It's a strange film, made all the weirder because although it was filmed in 1976, it wasn't finished until 2010, when Oscar-winning editor Bob Murawski assembled the footage. Truly an oddity, don't miss it.

 

As for the rest, don't forget to check out the following: Another Middle-Earth trilogy closes with THE HOBBIT: BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES (@ BLU 3D SALE). Angelina Jolie directs the story of a man imprisoned in a Japanese POW camp during WWII in UNBROKEN. Sondheim gets the Hollywood treatment in INTO THE WOODS (@ BLU SALE). Classic noir in COVER UP (@ BLU SALE) from 1949. Lucio Fulci's horror masterpiece THE BEYOND (@ BLU SALE) finally lands on blu-ray, along with totally bonkers yakuza revenge movie BLIND WOMAN'S CURSE (@ BLU SALE). A great making-of documentary, JOHN FORD: DREAMING THE QUIET MAN (@ BLU SALE). New collection WALERIAN BOROWCZYK: SHORT FILMS AND ANIMATION. Robert Altman's Van Gogh movie VINCENT & THEO (@ BLU SALE). There's also another great John Cusack 80's comedy, THE SURE THING (@ BLU SALE). And last but not least, MST3K COLLECTION VOL. 32, featuring HERCULES, RADAR SECRET SERVICE (Radar!), SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL, and SPACE TRAVELERS.

Here's the full rental list:

 

1066 The Battle for Middle Earth (2009)

’71 (2014) (PAL / Region 2)

African (1983) (PAL / Region 2)

Air Supply: Live in Hong Kong (2014)

Apache Drums (1951) (PAL / Region 2)

At War With the Army (1950)

Banana Motherfucker (2009)

Blanche (1972) (PAL) BLU

Borowczyk, Walerian: Short Films & Animation (1962) (PAL) 

End of Violence (1996)

Ford, John: Dreaming the Quiet Man @ BLU SALE

Gates of Heaven / Vernon, Florida (Criterion Collection) 

Gone with the Pope (1976) @ BLU SALE

Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies (2014) @ BLU 3D SALE

Into the Woods (2014) @ BLU SALE

Little Red Monkey (1955) (PAL / Region 2)

MST3k Collection Vol. 32 

Night Terrors (2013)

No Trees in the Street (1959) (PAL / Region 2)

Regenerated Man (1994)

Roommates / Woman for All Men (1975) BLU

Sebastian Bergman: Dark Secrets (2012)

Song One (2014)

Thin Blue Line (1988) (Criterion Collection) 

Tom Sawyer (1973)

Unbroken (2014) BLU

Walk a Tightrope (1965) (PAL / Region 2)

Waterfront (1950) (PAL / Region 2)

West 11 (1963) (PAL / Region 2)

Without Pity (1948)

Wolverine Versus Sabretooth Reborn (2011)

 

NEW DOCUMENTARIES

Closure (2013)

Frontline: Gunned Down The Power of the NRA (2015)

Nativity (2010)

Path Appears (2015)

 

NEW MANUFACTURE-ON-DEMAND

Anthony Adverse (1936)

Big Shot (1942)

One Foot in Heaven (1941)

Swing Your Lady (1938)

 

NEW BLU-RAY

African (1983)

Automata (2014)

Beyond (1981) @ BLU SALE

Blanche (1972)

Blind Woman’s Curse (1970) @ BLU SALE

Borowczyk, Walerian: Short Films & Animation (1962) 

Coffee In Berlin (2012)

Doors: Feast of Friends (1968)

Fugly! (2013)

Murdered House (1988)

Remains of the Day (1993) (Anniversary Ed)

Stonehearst Asylum (2014)

Sure Thing (1985) (30th Anniversary) @ BLU SALE

Vincent & Theo (1990) @ BLU SALE

Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard (2015)

 

That'll do it for this week's haul! We'll be back next Tuesday with another stack of new Titles!

 

 

 

 

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