"The movie business is macabre. Grotesque.
It is a combination of a football game
and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
May 082014
Under the Skin: Due July 15

  An existential science fiction film that journeys to the heart of what it means to be human, extraterrestrial — or something in between. A voluptuous woman of unknown origin (Scarlett Johansson) combs the highways in Scotland in search of isolated or forsaken men, luring a succession of lost souls into an otherworldly lair. They … More

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May 072014
Warner Archive Collection New Releases May 6: Come for the Scooter, Stay for the Sophia

  CHALLENGE OF THE GOBOTS: THE SERIES, VOLUME ONE (1985) They're mighty robots and mighty vehicles are back at last! Cy-Kill! Leader-1! Cop-Tur! Turbo! Crasher! Scooter! The noble Guardian GoBots and the nefarious Renegade GoBots continue the war begun in The Battle for GoBotron (see Challenge of the GoBots: The Original Mini-Series) across time and … More

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May 022014
Sony Pictures Choice Collection: May

  Here's the May titles for Sony's manufacture-on-demand program: MODERN ROMANCE (1981) Written, directed and starring Albert Brooks. A world-class neurotic, Robert Cole (Albert Brooks) just can't stop thinking about Mary (Kathryn Harrold). Especially after he breaks up with her. Fanatically obsessed with the beautiful bank exec, he repeatedly wins her back – and then … More

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Apr 282014
'Unacceptable Levels' Body Chemical Docu Due June 10

  Over 80,000 chemicals flow through our system of commerce, and many are going straight into our bodies. Even our unborn children are affected. Due to this constant exposure, we have approximately 200 synthetic industrial chemicals interacting with our body cells every single day. Until recently, modern science really didn’t understand what that could mean … More

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Apr 282014
Nordic Noir 'Wallander' and 'The Bridge' Due May 27

Two stalwarts of Nordic Noir — the ongoing Swedish series "Wallander" and the hit television show "The Bridge" — will arrive on DVD on May 27 courtesy of MHz Home Entertainment as part of that company's International Mystery Collection. Both "Wallandar" and "The Bridge" have been receiving international critical acclaim and have prompted British and … More

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Apr 232014
Winter's Tale: Due June 24

  Set in a mythic New York City at the beginning of the 20th century, and spanning more than a 100 years, "Winter's Tale" is a fantasy about miracles, crossed destinies, and the age-old battle between good and evil. Peter Lake (Colin Farrell) is a master thief, working for a demon posing as the gangster … More

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Apr 212014
Polanski's 'Weekend of a Champion' Races to DVD May 20

  A nearly forgotten film by Roman Polanski, made at the height of his fame, has resurfaced to thrill fans of the director as well as lovers of auto racing. Restored and with new footage, the film is a you-are-there look at racing great Jackie Stewart as he competes in the renowned Monaco Grand Prix. … More

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Apr 172014
Criterion July Releases

In July, The Criterion Collection will present major films from some of the world's great directors. Movie lovers will marvel over the gorgeous, jam-packed collector's set "The Essential Jacques Demy," which features six films by the adored French New Wave master, including the candy-colored musical dazzlers "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" and "The Young Girls of … More

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