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New Releases for April 28

April is already over but there's still time for one more piping hot stack 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 is the latest from the great Paul Thomas Anderson, and the first cinematic adaptation of a Thomas Pynchon novel. INHERENT VICE (@ BLU SALE) tells the twisty, hilarious, melancholy story of Doc Sportello, a sometime private detective, who, at the end of the 1960s, gets mixed up in a mysterious, vaguely comprehensible web involvng his missing ex-girlfriend, crooked ops, FBI informants, white supremacists, dentists, and a shady drug cartel (maybe?) called the Golden Fang. Like THE MASTER and THERE WILL BE BLOOD before it, INHERENT VICE is a quintessential PTA film, the kind of thing you watch multiple times not just to grasp all the nuances of plot and subtleties of character, but just to soak in the vibe.


Next, the Heroes at the Criterion Collection have brought us their own vintage crime tale. THE FRIENDS OF EDDIE COYLE (@ BLU SALE) stars Robert Mitchum as a small-time gangster at the end of his rope, caught between his old buddies who think he's turned rat and a new breed of dangerously inexperienced young criminals. This is a hard-bitten noir transported to an economically-depressed 70s Boston, a truly one-of-a-kind crime movie.


Speaking of one-of-a-kind movies, they don't come any weirder than Sam Peckinpah's Trucksterpiece CONVOY (@ BLU SALE). Based on C.W. McCall's novelty song, it follows the legendary trucker Rubber Duck (Kris Kristofferson) as he evades his nemesis, the brutal Sheriff "Dirty Lyle" Wallace (Ernest Borgnine) and, along with hundreds of his long-hauling bretheren, proceeds to basically set up an armed ad-hoc nation-state of truckers on the US/Mexico border. You really need to see this one.


As for the rest, don't forget to check out the following: Another classic crime film hits blu-ray, MIAMI BLUES (@ BLU SALE) with Alec Baldwin. Mark Wahlberg presses his luck in THE GAMBLER (BLU). Criterion also brings us Jean-Pierre Melville's first feature, the amazing LE SILENCE DE LA MER (@ BLU SALE). A Brand new DVD of David Lynch's great WILD AT HEART (@ SALE). Two more westerns from Kino, Bronson in THE WHITE BUFFALO (@ BLU SALE) and Lee Van Cleef vs. Warren Oates in BARQUERO (@ BLU SALE). J.Lo gets a scary stalker in THE BOY NEXT DOOR (BLU). Masterpiece theater presents WOLF HALL (@ BLU SALE), the story of Henry VII. Robert Townsend's groundbreaking satire HOLLYWOOD SHUFFLE (@ BLU SALE). Vincent Price introduces four tales of terror in FROM A WHISPER TO A SCREAM (@ BLU SALE). New documentaries include Ken Burns' CANCER: THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES, which sounds like fun, and the Oscar-nominated LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM. And for the kids there's the new live-action PADDINGTON (BLU).


Here's the full rental list:


Accidental Love (2015)

Appropriate Behavior (2014)

Boy Next Door (2015) BLU

Convoy (1978) @ BLU SALE

Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973) (Criterion Collection) @ BLU SALE

Gambler (2014) BLU

Ghost Story: The Turn of the Screw (2009)

Harry & Son (1984)

Henry V (2013) (Shakespeare’s Globe)

Hollywood Shuffle (1987) @ BLU SALE

Inherent Vice (2014) @ BLU SALE

Love Hunter (2014)

Mommy (2014)

Mystery of Lord Lucan (1994)

REC 4: Apocalypse

Silence de la Mer (1949) (Criterion Collection) @ BLU SALE

Teachers (1984)

Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)

Twelfth Night (2012) (Shakespeare’s Globe)

Violent and the Damned / No Time to Kill (1959)

Wedding Ringer (2015)

Wild at Heart (1990) @ SALE

Wolf Hall (2015) @ BLU SALE



Escape from East Berlin (1962)

Every Little Crook & Nanny (1972)

Kid Glove Killer (1942)

Scorpio Letters (1967)



Berlin Calling (2015)

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies (2015)

Last Days in Vietnam (2014) (American Experience)

Physics of Light (2015)



From A Whisper To A Scream (1987) @ BLU SALE

Miami Blues (1980) @ BLU SALE

Story of Adele H. (1975)

Tales of Hoffman (1951) (Region B)

Zardoz (1974)



Paddington (2014) BLU

Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo: Season 1 (1979)



Mentalist: Season 7

New Tricks: Season 11


That'll about do it for this week's new releases, but we'll be back as usual with another huge serving of new titles next week!



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