New Releases for August 11!


It’s another glorious New Release Tuesday! Remember, on Sundays from now through the end of September, you can get 2 FOR 1 on New Releases! So that will give you two different 2 FOR 1 Days, the usual Wednesday for catalog titles and Sundays for New Releases! As usual there’s a limit of 10 rentals (5 pairs), and this isn’t valid with any other offers.

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 this week, the Heroes at the Criterion Collection have released Karel Reisz’s film of John Fowles’ great postmodern romance THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT’S WOMAN (@ BLU), adapted for the screen by Harold Pinter. Rather than a straight translation, this movie adds a film-within-a-film conceit in which Meryl Streep plays both a disgraced mid-19th century woman and an actress playing her in a film being made about her story in the present day. She’s joined by Jeremy Irons, also in a dual role. Of course their story runs parallel to that of the characters they play.


Then we’ve got something really cool, the first season of TV drama THE KNICK (BLU). Clive Owen plays the cocaine-addicted chief surgeon at Manhattan’s Knickerbocker hospital at the turn of the 20th century. Steven Soderbergh directs every episode of this incredible series.


As for the rest, don’t forget to check out the following: Criterion Eclipse has released AGNES VARDA IN CALIFORNIA (@), a collection of rare documentaries by the queen of the French New Wave. The original 1931 THE FRONT PAGE (@ BLU) blu-ray is lovingly presented by the Library of Congress. Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara in buddy comedy HOT PURSUIT (BLU). BBC’s magic-infused series JONATHAN STRANGE & MR. NORRELL (BLU) is here. Wes Craven’s cult classic THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS (@ BLU) is finally out on blu-ray. WAR-GODS OF THE DEEP (@ BLU) finds Vincent Price in a secret underwater city. And you can watch teenagers get haunted on Skype by a deadly vengeful ghost in the surprisingly effective UNFRIENDED (BLU).

Here’s the full rental list:


Banana Joe (1982) (PAL)

Blind (2014) (PAL / Region 2)

Charlie’s Country (2013) (PAL / Region 2)

Diplomacy (2014)

First Period (2014)

French Lieutenant’s Woman (1981)(Criterion Collection) @ BLU

From Asia with Lust Volume 2 (2012)

Front Page (1931) @ BLU

Hit By Lightning (2014)

Hot Pursuit (2015) BLU

How to Beat the High Cost of Living (1980)

I-Lived (2014)

Kenny, Yvonne: Viva La Diva! (2001)

Lions Love (…and Lies) (1969) (Criterion Eclipse) @ 

Match (2014)

Mur Murs / Documentur (1981) (Criterion Eclipse) @ 

Next Time I’ll Aim for the Heart (2014) (PAL / Region 2)

Patch Town (2014)

Police Story: Lockdown (2013)

Rain Killer (1990)

Soul Plane (2004) (High Flyer Edition)

Uncle Yanco / Black Panthers (1967) (Criterion Eclipse) @ 

Unfriended (2014) BLU

War-Gods of the Deep (1965) @ BLU

Where’s the Love? (2015)

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Detective Lotte (2008) (PAL / Region 2)

Dora Saves Fairytale Land (2015)

Dora’s Explorer Girls: Our First Concert (2015)

Let’s Learn S.T.E.M. (2015)

Max & Ruby: Sharing & Caring (2015)

My Dad’s a Soccer Mom (2015)

Super Globetrotters: Complete Series (1979)

Team Umizoomi: Umi Space Heroes (2015)

Very Fairy Princess…and More Imaginative Tales (2015)

Wallykazam! (2014)

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Ancient Aliens: Season 4

Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)

Blood Red (1989)

Creature (1998)

Dark Haul (2014)

Dr. Who: The Last Christmas (2014)

Extremities (1986)

Facts of Life (1960)

Firewalker (1986)

Harry & Son (1984)

Hollywood Shuffle (1987)

I Am Steve McQueen (2014)

I Give It a Year (2012)

Jacob (2011)

January Man (1989)

Little Man Tate (1991)

Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued (2015)

Monster That Challenged the World (1957)

Muck (2015)

Muscle Beach Party (1964)

People Under the Stairs (1991) (Collector’s Ed.) @ BLU

Quiet Gun (1957)

Teachers (1984)

Without a Clue (1988)

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Augustine: A Voice for All Generations (2012)

Frontline: Secrets, Politics, and Torture (2015)

I Am Big Bird (2014)

Planet Dinosaur 3D (2012) BLU 3D

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Dig: Season 1 (2015)

Gaffer: Complete Series (1981) (PAL / Region 2)

Hell on Wheels: Season 4

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell (2015) BLU

Knick: Season 1 (2014) BLU

Person of Interest: Season 4

Scandal: Season 4

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That’ll do it for this week’s stack of new stuff! We’ll be back next Tuesday as usual. And don’t forget about 2 FOR 1 SUNDAYS!



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