Hope everyone had a lovely long Labor Day weekend. Now it’s time for 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 another suspense classic from Brian De Palma. DRESSED TO KILL is one of his most popular and fascinating films, notorious (and some would say problematic) for reasons we won’t spoil here. Suffice it to say that this is a sensational cocktail of early slasher films and Hitchcock high-style.
Then there’s a real treat, under-appreciated Coen Brothers film THE MAN WHO WASN’T THERE. Billy Bob Thornton stars as a meek barber who finds himself caught up in all manner of murder and intrigue when he discovers his wife may be having an affair. This is a fantastic noir-comedy tinged with patented Coens absurdism, and Roger Deakins’ amazing cinematography shines on this new blu-ray.
As for the rest, don’t forget to check out the following: Blake Lively is immortal in AGE OF ADALINE (BLU). The folks who made the hilarious MANBORG turn their spoofing sights to vintage Italian thrillers in THE EDITOR (@ BLU). Mallory and Irving’s historic ascent is documented in THE EPIC OF EVEREST (@ BLU). John Boorman sequelizes his semi-autobiographical HOPE AND GLORY in QUEEN AND COUNTRY. Look out for the zombie gladiators in MORITURIS: LEGIONS OF THE DEAD (@ BLU). Say a final RIP for Wes Craven with the new blu-ray of his supremely weird SHOCKER (@ BLU). And Kris Kristofferson tries to clean up a corrupt town in VIGILANTE FORCE (@ BLU).
Here’s the full rental list:
Age of Adaline (2015) BLU
Backstage at Budz House (2012)
Bolshoi Opera House (1989)
Doomsday Prophecy (2012)
Dressed to Kill (1980) (Criterion Collection) @ BLU
Editor (2014) @ BLU
Epic of Everest (1924) @ BLU
Infinite Man (2014)
Little Moscow (2008) (PAL)
Love at First Fright (2014)
Love, Concord (2012)
Man Who Wasn’t There (2001) @ BLU
Midnight Swim (2014) BLU
Morituris: Legions of the Dead (2011) @ BLU
Queen and Country (2014)
Shocker (1989) @ BLU
FAMILY NEW RELEASES
Nelson Mandela…And More Inspiring Stories (2014)
No Limit Kids: Much Ado About Middle School (2010)
Over the Garden Wall (2014)
Ranma ½ : Set 7 (1989)
Blackout (2015) (American Experience)
Indie Game: The Movie (2012) (Special Edition)
Last Impresario (2013)
Misery Loves Comedy (2014)
Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show (2014)
NEW TV ON DVD
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 2
Gotham: Season 1
Homeland: Season 4 BLU
Vicious: Season 2
That’ll do it for this week’s haul. As usual we’ll be back with more new treats next week!