It’s the last New Release Tuesday in May!
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 another light summer week of releases but as usual what did come out is terrific. First up, the Heroes at the Criterion Collection have brought us three early films from legendary German filmmaker Wim Wenders. We’ll let them tell you all about WIM WENDERS: THE ROAD TRILOGY (@ BLU).
In the 1970s, Wim Wenders was among the first true international breakthrough artists of the revolutionary New German Cinema movement, a filmmaker whose fascination with the physical landscapes and emotional contours of the open road proved to be universal. In the middle of that decade, Wenders embarked on a three-film journey that took him from the wide roads of Germany to the endless highways of the United States and back again. Each starring Rüdiger Vogler as the director’s alter ego, ALICE IN THE CITIES, WRONG MOVE, and KINGS OF THE ROAD are dramas of emotional transformation that follow their characters’ searches for themselves, all rendered with uncommon soulfulness and visual poetry.
Next up, Vinegar Syndrome has THE HUMAN TORNADO (@ BLU), the sequel to Rudy Ray Moore’s world-famous DOLEMITE! They put out the original a month or so back, and both films have been given long overdue restorations and look better than they ever have. Don’t miss these quintessential blaxploitation classics!
As for the rest, don’t forget to check out the following: Also from Vinegar Syndrome is 1975 cheese-fest PSYCHIC KILLER (@ BLU). PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES (@ BLU) is probably the most faithful Jane Austen adaptation ever. Arrow has a gorgeous set of Jack Hill and Stephanie Rothman’s 1966 film BLOOD BATH (@ BLU), which also includes 3 alternate versions of the film and a full length doc on the differences. The totally bonkers GODS OF EGYPT (BLU 3D). Fellini and Mastroianni team up once again for CITY OF WOMEN (@ BLU). And last but not least Blue Underground has killer snake movie VENOM (@ BLU).
Here’s the full rental list:
Accidental Meeting (1994)
Alice in the Cities (1974) (Criterion Collection) @ BLU
Blood Bath (1966) @ BLU
City of Women (1980) @ BLU
Gods of Egypt (2016) @ BLU 3D
Human Tornado (1976) @ BLU
Kings of the Road (1976) (Criterion Collection) @ BLU
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) @ BLU
Psychic Killer (1975) @ BLU
Triple 9 (2016)
Venom (1981) @ BLU
Wrong Move (1975) (Criterion Collection) @ BLU
That’ll do it for this week’s slim little haul. We’ll be back next Tuesday!