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New Releases for April 14

Tax Day got you stressed out? It seems to have freaked out our website, which isn't listing the new releases today. Anyhow, take a break and check out today's New Release Tuesday haul of brand spankin' new movies! Or just spend some of that refund on a shiny blu-ray.

 

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

 

First up is the latest masterpiece from legendary French New Wave filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard. GOODBYE TO LANGUAGE is not just a modern avant garde classic but it marks this master filmmaker's first use of 3D technology, and it's maybe the most groundbreaking use of 3D yet. Don't worry, Godard hasn't gone Hollywood...the movie is still a complex collage of images and text, shot in and around Godard's own home (and starring his dog!). Named one of the best films of the year by many, many critics and awards groups, you definitely need to check this out.

 

Then, those Heroes at the Criterion Collection have brought us a couple more magnificent releases. First there's Carol Reed's thriller ODD MAN OUT. James Mason stars as an Irish Nationalist on the run in shadowy Belfast after being wounded in a holdup gone wrong. This is perhaps an even more gorgeously photographed and suspenseful movie than Reed's more well-known masterpiece THE THIRD MAN.

 

Also from Criterion, Preston Sturges' beloved comedy of the Common Man, SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS. When a prestigious filmmaker decides he's had enough of contrived Hollywood pablum, he resolves to make a film about the troubles of the downtrodden, and sets off disguised as a tramp on a road trip that proves to be even more of an eye-opener than he anticipated. 

 

As for the rest, don't forget to check out the following: One of the scariest movies in recent years is out, THE BABADOOK. If you like scary stuff, there's also THE WOMAN IN BLACK 2: ANGEL OF DEATH, and British anthology film TALES OF TERROR. David Cronenberg's Hollywood satire MAPS TO THE STARS is out. RZA is back with another kung-fu homage in THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS 2. Vintage punks take on miserable schoolteachers in cult classic CLASS OF 1984. There's a fascinating documentary about a massive Rube Goldberg-like contraption called THE WAY THINGS GO. Belmondo globetrots in a double feature of amazing French adventure comedies, THAT MAN FROM RIO and UP TO HIS EARS. One of the great Ozploitation films, THE LONG WEEKEND, about a young couple under attack by the very forces of nature, finally makes it to blu-ray. Tim Burton's latest, BIG EYES. And for animation fans there's BATMAN VS. ROBIN and some Gerry Anderson marionation in JOE 90: THE COMPLETE SERIES.

Here's the full rental list:

 

Babadook (2014) BLU 

Batman Vs. Robin (2015) BLU

Big Eyes (2014) BLU 

Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell (1968)

Circle of Danger (1951) (PAL / Region 2)

Death Do Us Part (2014)

Echoes (2014)

Enter the Dangerous Mind (2013)

From the Dark (2014)

God Help the Girl (2014)

Goodbye to Language (2014) BLU 3D 

Home at Seven (1952) (PAL / Region 2)

I Am Steve McQueen (2014)

Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (2015)

Man With the Iron Fists 2 (2015) BLU

Maps to the Stars (2014) BLU

Odd Man Out (1947) (Criterion Collection)  BLU

Spell to Ward Off the Darkness (2015)

Sullivan’s Travels (1941) (Criterion Collection)  BLU

Summer in February (2013) (PAL / Region 2)

Super Soul Brother (1979)

Tale of John and Mary (1980) (PAL)

That Man From Rio / Up To His Ears (1965)  BLU

Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death (2014) BLU

Woman of Straw (1964)

You’re Not You (2014)

 

NEW BLU-RAY

Class of 1984 (1982) (Collector’s Edition) 

Cover Girl (1944)

Fever Pitch (1997)

Firm (2009)

Hustler White (1996)

Late for Dinner (1992)

Long Weekend (1978) 

Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962)

Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)

Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)

Save Your Legs! (2012)

Tales of Terror (1962) 

Under Fire (1983)

Vengeance of An Assassin (2014)

 

NEW DOCUMENTARIES

Antarctica: A Year on Ice (2013)

Manny (2014)

 

NEW TV ON DVD

Joe 90: Complete Series (1968) 

Metal Hurlant Chronicles: Complete Series (2012)

 

That'll do it for this week's stack of New Releases! We'll be back as usual next Tuesday! Remember, Scarecrow Video can't survive without You!

 

 

 

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