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New Releases for April 21

It's another glorious New Release Tuesday here at Scarecrow, and we're ready with a big stack of brand new stuff.

 

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, the Heroes at the Criterion Collection have brought us a beautiful blu-ray upgrade of Jean Renoir's 1951 classic THE RIVER (BLU), about a British family's experiences living in colonial India. We'll let them tell you about it: "Based on the novel by Rumer Godden, the film eloquently contrasts the growing pains of three young women with the immutability of the Bengal river around which their daily lives unfold. Enriched by Renoir’s subtle understanding and appreciation for India and its people, THE RIVER gracefully explores the fragile connections between transitory emotions and everlasting creation."

 

Also out this week, one of the coolest indie films of 2014, Iranian-American filmmaker Ana Lily Amirpour's wild New-Wave Vampire Western A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT (BLU), about a lonely young lady vampire who stalks the creepy Iranian ghost-town Bad City. There's pretty much nothing out there like this right now, a dreamy, engrossing black-and-white fantasy. Don't miss it.

 

As for the rest, don't forget to check out the following: Criterion also has a new Eclipse DVD set, SILENT OZU - THREE CRIME DRAMAS. Liam Neeson continues to deploy his very specific set of skills in TAKEN 3 (BLU). Salma Hayek has to blast her way out of a gangster's apartment in EVERLY (BLU). Shout! Factory has two double feature blu-rays of 80's cult faves, GHOULIES and GHOULIES II (BLU) and then BREAKIN' and BREAKIN' 2: ELECTRIC BOOGALOO (BLU). Jennifer Aniston struggles with a disfiguring accident in her past in CAKE (BLU). And there's a brand new Collector's Edition blu-ray of enduring masterpiece ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK (BLU). 

Here's the full rental list:

 

All About My Wife (2012) (Region 3)

Baal (1969) (PAL / Region 2)

Cake (2014) BLU

Cooley High (1974)

Dance With Me, Henry (1956)

Deep in the Darkness (2014)

Dragnet Girl (1933) (Criterion Eclipse)

Everly (2014) BLU

Face Reader (2013)

Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) BLU

Enter the Dangerous Mind (2013)

Like Sunday, Like Rain (2014)

Little Accidents (2014)

Living is Easy with Eyes Closed (2013)

River (1951) (Criterion Collection) BLU

Satan’s Cheerleaders (1977)

Taken 3 BLU

Tale of Winter (1992)

That Night’s Wife (1930) (Criterion Eclipse)

Walk Cheerfully (1930) (Criterion Eclipse)

Wicked Lady (1983)

 

NEW DOCUMENTARIES

Frontline: Being Mortal

One Million Dubliners (2014)

 

NEW BLU-RAY

Big Switch / Man of Violence (1968)

Breakin’ / Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo

Escape from Alcatraz (1979)

Ghoulies / Ghoulies II

 

NEW TV ON DVD

Fortitude (2014) BLU

Glory of Family Vol. 1 & 2 (2008) (Korean Drama)

Lights and Shadows Vol. 1 & 2 (2011) (R3, Korean Drama)

Musketeers: Season 2 (2014)

Princess’ Man: Complete Series (Korean Drama)

 

That's gonna do it for this week's haul. We'll see you next Tuesday!

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