New Releases for January 26!


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 is the latest film from Taiwanese master Hou Hsiao-hsien, THE ASSASSIN (@ BLU). Shu Qi (who also starred in Hou’s MILLENNIUM MAMBO) plays the titular killer, sent to liquidate a man with whom she has a personal history. Hou’s films are typically slow, meticulous, and gorgeously photographed, and this one is no different, but they way he’s grafted his style onto a more traditional martial arts story makes this one of the most beautiful and unique films of last year.


Then there’s Spike Lee’s controversial and vital CHI-RAQ (@ BLU). Lee has freely adapted Aristophanes’ comedy “Lysistrata”, moving the action to modern day Chicago, where the title character organizes the local women in a sex strike, denying their men any carnal pleasures until the gang violence that plagues the community comes to an end. This is a bitterly funny and bitterly angry film, full of Lee’s trademark idiosyncrasy, and one of his most interesting films.


As for the rest, don’t forget to check out the following: Arrow has a trio of deep-cut vintage Japanese thrillers in their new NIKKATSU DIAMOND GUYS (@ BLU) set. Bradley Cooper is a disgraced chef trying to win back his reputation in BURNT (BLU). They finally made a movie out of GOOSEBUMPS (BLU 3D). James Spader may be a Jack The Ripper copycat killer in 80’s cult classic JACK’S BACK (@ BLU). SONNY BOY (@ BLU) is another disturbing little underseen gem. And for TV fans we’ve got the sixth season of DOWNTON ABBEY (@ BLU) as well as DOCTOR WHO SERIES PART 2 (@ BLU).


here’s the full rental list:


Assassin (2015) @ BLU

Black Work (2015)

Brilliant Young Mind (2014)

Burnt (2015) @ BLU

Chi-Raq (2015) BLU

Christmas Eve (1947)

Door (2012) (PAL)

Goosebumps (2015) BLU 3D

Hana-Dama: The Origin (2013) BLU

Jack’s Back (1988) @ BLU

Jigsaw Murders (1989)

Naz & Maalik (2015)

New Girlfriend (2014)

Nikkatsu Diamond Guys Vol. 1 @ BLU

Undesirable (1915)

Wannabe (2015)

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Frontline: Terror in Little Saigon (2015)

Jam, The: About the Young Idea (2015)

Let There Be Light: John Huston’s Wartime Documentaries

Meet the Patels (2014)

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Bound for Glory (1976)

Deadly Hero (1975)

Devastator (1986)

Dune Warriors (1990)

Last Detail (1973)

Silk (1986)

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General Spanky (1936)

Roughshod (1949)

Station West (1948)

Wild Bill Hickok Rides (1942)

Younger Brothers (1949)

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Da Vinci’s Demons: Season 3

Doctor Blake Mysteries: Season 1 and 2

Doctor Who: Series 9 Part 2 @ BLU

Downton Abbey: Season 6 @ BLU

Silent Witness: Season 2 (1996)

Silk: Series 2 (2011)

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That’ll about do it for this week’s batch of new stuff! We’ll be back next Tuesday as usual!





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