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)
It’s a light week this week but that doesn’t mean the new stuff isn’t typically great! First up, the Heroes a the Criterion Collection have brought us Robert Altman’s trenchant Hollywood satire THE PLAYER (@ BLU). When a studio exec murders a jealous writer he finds himself facing off against tenacious cops, devious rivals, and a massive cast of stars cameoing as themselves. One of the best movies about the movie business ever made.
Then, Michael Mann’s early masterpiece MANHUNTER (@ BLU). Based on Thomas Harris’ novel RED DRAGON, it’s the first cinematic appearance of Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter, here portrayed by Brian Cox instead of Anthony Hopkins (in a performance some folks say is the better one).
As for the rest, don’t forget to check out the following: A double feature of Italian Giallo with KILLER DAMES: TWO GOTHIC CHILLERS BY EMILIO MIRAGLIA (@ BLU). Jean-Luc Godard’s A MARRIED WOMAN (@ BLU) would make a weird double feature with George Sanders’ womanizing in THE PRIVATE AFFAIRS OF BEL AMI (@ BLU). Derek Zoolander is back in ZOOLANDER NO. 2 (BLU). Vintage noir with THE CHASE (@ BLU). The BUSTER KEATON: SHORTS COLLECTION 1917-1923 (@ BLU) is five discs of the king of silent comedy. And lastly there’s some good old fashioned Edgar Rice Burroughs adventure with THE PEOPLE THAT TIME FORGOT (@ BLU).
Here’s the full rental list:
Chase (1946) @ BLU
Convoy of Women (1974)
Finest Hours (2016)
How to Be Single (2016)
Jaula de Oro (2013)
Married Woman (1964) @ BLU
Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (1971) @ BLU
Player, The (1992) (Criterion Collection) @ BLU
Princess of France (2014)
Private Affairs of Bel Ami (1947) @ BLU
Red Queen Kills Seven Times (1972) @ BLU
Rich Kids (1979)
Rise of the Legend (2014)
Sex, Love & Therapy (2014)
Sobre Ella (2013)
Woodlawn (2015) BLU
Zoolander No. 2 (2016) BLU
NEW TV ON DVD
Call the Midwife: Season 5
Doctor Who, Story 32: The Underwater Menace (1967)
Lou Grant: Season 1
Major Crimes: Season 4
Outsiders: Season 1
That’ll do it for this week’s batch! We’ll be back next week as usual!