It’s another glorious New Release Tuesday!
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)
First up, the Heroes at the Criterion Collection have brought us a lovely blu-ray upgrade of David Lean’s adaptation of Noel Coward’s BRIEF ENCOUNTER (@ BLU), possibly the most heartbreaking movie ever made, and somehow actually just as good if not better than Lean’s own legendary LAWRENCE OF ARABIA.
Then, a trio of releases of the work of animator Friz Freleng. THE ANT AND THE AARDVARK (@ BLU), CRAZYLEGS CRANE (@ BLU), and THE INSPECTOR (@ BLU) altogether feature over 75 different cartoons from Freleng/DePatie studios, many of which haven’t been available on video before.
As for the rest, don’t forget to check out the following: Criterion also has PHOENIX (@ BLU), a lush neo-noir centering on a case of mistaken identity in the aftermath of WWII, and also THE KENNEDY FILMS OF ROBERT DREW & ASSOCIATES (@ BLU), a quartet of documentaries centering on the Kennedy administration. From Arrow, Warren Oates stars in John Milius’ DILLINGER (@ BLU). One of the great blaxploitation films, DOLEMITE (@ BLU), is finally given a proper restoration on blu-ray. An early phantasmagoria from Roman Polanski, WHAT? (@ BLU). Best Foreign Film Oscar winner SON OF SAUL (@ BLU). Anti-Christmas terror with KRAMPUS (@ BLU). Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn trade their lives for beauty in DEATH BECOMES HER (@ BLU). Natalie Portman out on the range with western JANE GOT A GUN (@ BLU). Don’t say it, hiss it: SSSSSSS (@ BLU). And B-movie king Frank Henenlotter has a documentary called THAT’S SEXPLOITATION (@ BLU)…the title sort of says it all.
Here’s the full rental list:
Dillinger (1973) @ BLU
Dolemite (1975) @ BLU
Driftless Area (2015)
Helga: She Wolf of Stilberg (1978)
Jane Got a Gun (2016) @ BLU
Krampus (2015) @ BLU
Million Eyes of Sumuru (1967) @ BLU
Mutual Friends (2013)
Odd Birds (1985)
Phoenix (2014) (Criterion Collection) @ BLU
Red Krokodil (2012)
Ride Along 2 (2016) BLU
Shooting Stars (1928) (PAL)
Son of Saul (2015) @ BLU
What? (1972) @ BLU
Kennedy Films of Robert Drew & Associates (1961) (Criterion Collection) @ BLU
Packed in a Trunk: Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson (2015)
That’s Sexploitation! (2013) @ BLU
FAMILY NEW RELEASES
Absent Minded Professor (1961) BLU
Angry Birds Stella: Season 2
Angry Birds Toons: Season 2 V.2
Ant and the Aardvark: 17 Cartoons (1971) @ BLU
Barry, of the Great St. Bernard (1977)
Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! Spooky Kooky Fun! (2015)
Crazylegs Crane: 16 Cartoons (1978) @ BLU
Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier (1956) BLU
Inspector, The: 34 Cartoons (1969) @ BLU
Land Before Time 14: Journey of the Brave (2016)
Piggy Tales: Season 2
Student Exchange (1987)
Thomas and Friends: Start Your Engines!
April Love (1957)
Born Free (1965)
Donovan’s Brain (1953)
Extraordinary Tales (2013)
Mercy Street (2016)
Report to the Commissioner (1975)
Shooting Stars (1928)
World of Henry Orient (1964)
That about does it for this week’s stack of new stuff. We’ll be back Next Tuesday as usual!