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 finally brought us one of the greatest Asian films of all time, King Hu’s epic A TOUCH OF ZEN (@ BLU). Previously very difficult to see in decent quality on home video, this 3-hour masterpiece is simultaneously a feminist martial arts film, a gorgeous meditation on spirituality and nature, and above all a kick-ass action movie. Under no circumstances should you miss it.
Then, if you wanted another half-hour of Batman V-ing Superman, boy, have we got the movie for you. It’s BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE (@ BLU 3D), with an additional 30-minutes of footage added to form the Ultimate Edition, presumably sort of a Justice League of director’s cuts.
As for the rest, don’t forget to check out the following: Also from Criterion, Alain Resnais’ little-seen rumination on loss and memory MURIEL (@ BLU), as well as his groundbreaking Holocaust documentary NIGHT AND FOG (@ BLU). Elvis meets Nixon in ELVIS & NIXON (BLU). There’s a killer new edition of zombie classic RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD (@ BLU). Don Cheadle directs and stars as Miles Davis in MILES AHEAD (BLU). Two William Castle double features, 13 GHOSTS / 13 FRIGHTENED GIRLS (@ BLU) and HOMICIDAL / MR. SARDONICUS (@ BLU). DAUGHTER OF DAWN (@ BLU) is a newly restored silent film with a cast comprised entirely of Kiowa and Comanche Indians. And in BAD MOON (@ BLU) the family dog fights a werewolf. No really, it’s good.
Here’s the full rental list:
13 Ghosts / 13 Frightened Girls (1963) @ BLU
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) @ BLU 3D
Black Fly (2014)
Daughter of Dawn (1920) @ BLU
Demolition (2015) BLU
Elvis & Nixon (2016) BLU
Grand Affair (2012)
Homicidal / Mr. Sardonicus (1961) @ BLU
Kill Zone 2 (2015)
Legend of the Lost (1957)
Miles Ahead (2015) BLU
Muriel, or the Time of Return (1963) (Criterion Collection) @ BLU
Night and Fog (1955) (Criterion Collection) @ BLU
Perfect Day (2015) BLU
Populaire (2012) (PAL / Region 2)
Ratings Game (1984)
Return of the Living Dead (1984) (Collector’s Ed.) @ BLU
Rio, I Love You (2014)
Slaves of Babylon (1953)
Tom at the Farm (2013)
Touch of Zen (1971) (Criterion Collection) @ BLU
Where’s Poppa? (1970)
NEW TV ON DVD
Bitten: The Final Season
Haven: Season 5 Vol. 1
Hunderby: Series 2 (PAL / Region 2)
Magicians: Season 1
Orphan Black: Season 4
Person of Interest: Season 5
Schitt’s Creek: Season 1
Scotland Yard: Complete Series (1961) (PAL / Region 2)
That’ll about do it for this week’s haul! We’ll see you next Tuesday!