New Releases for November 17!


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, the Heroes at the Criterion Collection have at long last brought us one of the crowning achievements of world cinema, Satyajit Ray’s APU TRILOGY (@ BLU). We’ll let them tell you why this is such a big deal: “Two decades after its original negatives were burned in a fire, Satyajit Ray’s breathtaking milestone of world cinema rises from the ashes in a meticulously reconstructed new restoration. THE APU TRILOGY brought India into the golden age of international art-house film, following one indelible character, a free-spirited child in rural Bengal who matures into an adolescent urban student and finally a sensitive man of the world. These delicate masterworks—PATHER PACHALI , APARAJITO, and APUR SANSAR—based on two books by Bibhutibhusan Banerjee, were shot over the course of five years, and each stands on its own as a tender, visually radiant journey. They are among the most achingly beautiful, richly humane movies ever made—essential works for any film lover.”


Next, there’s another landmark box set of international cinema, this time from Japan. Arrow has released a loose “Political Trilogy” of films by Kiju Yoshida in a new limited edition box set called LOVE + ANARCHY (BLU). Take it away, Arrow: “This collection brings together three works from the late sixties and early seventies, a loose trilogy united by their radical politics and an even more radical shooting style. EROS + MASSACRE, presented here in both its 169-minute theatrical version and the full-length 220-minute director’s cut, tells the parallel stories of early 20th-century anarchist (and free love advocate) Sakae Osugi and a pair of student activists. Their stories interact and intertwine, resulting in a complex, rewarding work that is arguably Yoshida’s masterpiece. HEROIC PURGATORY pushes the dazzling cinematic language of EROS + MASSACRE even further, presenting a bleak but dreamlike investigation into the political discourses taking place in early seventies Japan. COUP D’ETAT returns to the past for a biopic of Ikki Kita, the right-wing extremist who sought to overthrow the government in 1936. Yoshida considered the film to be the culmination of his work, promptly retiring from feature filmmaking following its completion.”


There you have it, two unmissable box sets this week. As for the rest, don’t forget to check out the following: Criterion also has the 1967 version of Truman Capote’s classic IN COLD BLOOD (@ BLU). Arrow also has deep cut spaghetti western REQUIESCANT (@ BLU). An all new extended cut of THE HOBBIT: BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES (@ BLU 3D), as well as a set of the extended cuts of THE HOBBIT TRILOGY (@ BLU 3D). From the late singer’s personal archives comes KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK (@ BLU). New restorations of CHAPLIN’S ESSANAY COMEDIES (@ BLU) and Murnau’s FAUST (@ BLU). The 1916 version of SHERLOCK HOLMES (@ BLU)is finally available. Underseen 80’s psychothriller WHITE OF THE EYE (@ BLU). A Jonas Mekas double feature, LOST LOST LOST and WALDEN (@ BLU). Some old school Andre de Toth noir with PITFALL (@ BLU). Tom DeCillo’s breakthrough indie comedy LIVING IN OBLIVION (@ BLU). CATCH MY SOUL (@ BLU) is a long lost musical adaptation of “Othello” set in a hippie commune. So-bad-it’s-good trashterpiece DEADLY PREY (@ BLU) is out on blu-ray. Guy Ritchie’s updated MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. (@ BLU) lands today. And last but not least, get ready from some vintage slasher madness with BLOOD & LACE (@ BLU).


Here’s the full rental list:

Aparajito (1956) (Criterion Collection) @ BLU

Apur Sansar (1959) (Criterion Collection) @ BLU

Blood & Lace (1971) @ BLU

Catch My Soul (1973) @ BLU

Cheerleaders (1973)

Coup D’etat (1973) BLU

Deadly Prey (1988) @ BLU

Eros + Massacre (1969) (Director’s Cut) BLU

Eros + Massacre (1969) (Theatrical Version) BLU

Farewell, My Lovely (1975)

Great Train Robbery (2013)

Haunting of Morella (1990)

Heroic Purgatory (1973) BLU

Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies (2014) (Extended) @ BLU 3D

House on Carroll Street (1988)

In Cold Blood (1967) (Criterion Collection) @ BLU

Killer Workout (1986)

Living In Oblivion (1995) @ BLU

Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) @ BLU

Night Walker / Dark Intruder (1965)

Pather Pachali (1955) (Criterion Collection) @ BLU

Pitfall (1948) @ BLU

Requiescant (1967) @ BLU

Shock ‘Em Dead (1991) (25th Anniversary)

Stanford Prison Experiment (2015)

Stations of the Elevated / The New York Films (1975)

We Are Your Friends (2015)

White of the Eye (1987) @ BLU

Wild Eye (1967)

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Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery (2014)

Brain: With David Eagleman (2015)

Cobain, Kurt: Montage of Heck (2015) @ BLU

Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead 2 (2014)

Guerrero, Pedro E.: A Photographer’s Journey (2015)

Meru (2015)

Moore, Mary Tyler: A Celebration (2015)

Wanted 18 (2014)

Wilson, E.O.: Of Ants and Men (2015)

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Faust (1926) (2 Versions) @ BLU

Jimmy’s Hall (2014)

Lost Lost Lost / Walden (1967) @ BLU

Shadows and Fog (1991)

Trash (2014)

Troll / Troll 2 (1986) @ BLU

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Dark Blue: Season 2

Wonder Years: Seasons 2 and 3

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That’ll about do it for this week’s stack. We’ll be back as usual next Tuesday with another heaping helping of New Releases! And rememeber, we’re closed on Thursday November 26th for Thanksgiving. Have a safe and happy holiday!


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