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New Releases for April 7

It's the first New Release Tuesday of April. It's a light week this time, but still full of great movies.

 

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 one of the best films of the last couple years that you probably haven't seen. James Gray's THE IMMIGRANT (@ BLU SALE) is a crushing period drama tthat ells the story of a Polish woman (Marion Cotillard) who, after barely making it through Ellis Island, winds up a reluctant prostitute for a hustler played by Joaquin Phoenix, who is completely obsessed with her. Meanwhile, she falls in love with his rival, a magician named Orlando (Jeremy Renner). THE IMMIGRANT is a rare combination of modern sensibilities with classical Hollywood storytelling, and it barely got a release in theaters despite being a critical darling. Don't miss it.

 

Pretty much at the opposite end of the spectrum are two classic Burt Reynolds movies, finally available on blu-ray in all their glory. Reynolds himself directed SHARKY'S MACHINE (@ BLU SALE), one of his very best movies, in which he plays a cop obsessed with a witness who is also the target of a ruthless gangster. It probably sounds ridiculous, but this is basically Burt's version of VERTIGO, a twisty thriller about sexual obsession and voyeurism, only with ninjas and mustaches.

 

The other Burtastic entry this week is Hal Needham's HOOPER (@ BLU SALE), in which Reynolds plays the title character, the greatest stunt man alive. HOOPER doesn't have much of a plot, though. It's mostly a loving tribute to the craft of making action stars look good, and it's filled with some of the best stunts the legendary Needham ever put on camera, including this one:

 

As for the rest, don't forget to check out the following: Two versions of the classic melodrama IMITATION OF LIFE (@ BLU SALE) in one package. Gritty 70's throwback A MOST VIOLENT YEAR (@ BLU SALE). Robert Mitchum is a badass bootlegger in THUNDER ROAD (@ BLU SALE). Brutal Japanese/Indonesian serial killer jam KILLERS (@ BLU SALE). Vintage Yakuza madness in MASSACRE GUN (@ BLU SALE) from Arrow. Three great sci-fi films make it to blu this week, melancholy classic SILENT RUNNING (@ BLU SALE), Gerry Anderson's JOURNEY TO THE FAR SIDE OF THE SUN (@ BLU SALE), and Tobe Hooper's insane remake of INVADERS FROM MARS (@ BLU SALE) from 1986. Speaking of remakes, there's the 1983 remake of Jean-Luc Godard's original masterpiece BREATHLESS (@ BLU SALE), this one starring Richard Gere. And if you want a blast of Seattle nostalgia, SINGLES (@ BLU SALE) is now on blu-ray. For the TV fans, we've got the first seasons of MANHATTAN and GRANTCHESTER (@ SALE).

Here's the full rental list.

 

For Hope (1996)

If You Don’t, I Will (2012)

Immigrant (2013) @ BLU SALE

Killers (2014) @ BLU SALE

Massacre Gun (1967) @ BLU SALE

Most Violent Year (2014) @ BLU SALE

Thunder Road (1958) @ BLU SALE

Voices (2014)

What the Peeper Saw (1972)

 

NEW DOCUMENTARIES

Book of Negroes (2015)

GPO Film Unit Collection: We Live in Two Worlds (PAL/R2)

Happy Valley

Invisible Front (2014)

Mad as Hell (2014)

Monk With a Camera (2013)

Pelican Dreams (2014)

 

NEW MANUFACTURE-ON-DEMAND

All My Sons (1948)

Her Jungle Love (1938)

High, Wide and Handsome (1937)

Men With Wings (1938)

Moon’s Our Home (1936)

Restless Years (1958)

White Woman (1933)

 

NEW BLU-RAY

Hooper (1978) @ BLU SALE

Imitation of Life (1934 & 1959) @ BLU SALE

Invaders from Mars (1986) @ BLU SALE

Sharky’s Machine (1981) @ BLU SALE

Silent Running (1972) @ BLU SALE

Singles (1992) @ BLU SALE

 

FAMILY NEW RELEASES

Lego Legends of Chima: Season 2 Part 1

Ungle Grandpa: Good Mornin’ (2010)

 

NEW TV ON DVD

Grantchester: Season 1 @ SALE

Inside Amy Schumer: Seasons 1 & 2

King of the Hill: Season 9 & 10

Manhattan: Season 1

 

That'll about do it for this week's haul. We'll be back as usual next Tuesday with another stack of new stuff! 

 

 

 

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