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You take the good, you take the bad, and there you have the... DVDs for this week. But any week offering both an Oscar winning performance and two (!) releases by the Brothers Quay is a good week.

It's also a good week for docs, political and otherwise, as you'll see.

Read on, MacDuff.

Blog entry 04/24/2007 - 11:12am

Whether it's the film business' way of helping alleviate the pain of Tax Day, or just a coincidence, today is a good day for new releases.

Two interesting crime titles (one older, one newer) from Criterion, who also brings us an undeservedly obscure war film; a film based on a real life heroic teacher; an Oscar winning actor's unforgettable performance as Idi Amin; two Oscar-nominated actresses in one "scandalous" film, and hey now! One of the funniest American shows of the 90s. And don't forget a collection of previously unreleased documentaries by Louis Malle.

All this and much more, in today's new (and coming) release list.

Blog entry 04/17/2007 - 12:08pm

This is the kind of week for DVD releases that we usually like to call a good week to catch up on other recent releases, since it seems on the surface like a fairly unexciting crop of titles. But there are gems to be had, from a Gallic policier to an odd doc on an eccentric Christian folk-indie-rock group ("a fond portrait, loaded with bizarre, haunting music and off-kilter inspirations" - LA Times) to a multi-character story set around RFK's asassination; from a stand-out stand-up to a quirky romantic comedy about a man, a woman and the personal history that, um, dogs her...

Check out this week's new releases, and more titles coming soon.

Updated! April 11

Blog entry 04/10/2007 - 2:40pm

From the dark and sinister world of the CIA, the assassination of the president, and the bizarro town of Twin Peaks (in the state of David Lynch's mind) to antic British comedy, talking spiders and angry moth(ra)s, this week's got it all for you.

Read on for all new and coming releases:

Blog entry 04/03/2007 - 11:17am

A ton of cool stuff out on DVD this week, including a harrowing sci-fi thriller, two films about individuals seeking happy/iness (man and penguin), a colorful Chinese epic, Heath Ledger as a druggie, and an HBO doc on the American voting system.

All this and more in the latest list of new and coming releases!

Page 03/27/2007 - 1:35pm

Several intriguing docs, a fairly harrowing political thriller from Hollywood, a classic noir via Criterion and a heartwarming story about racism in England highlight this week's eclectic batch of new releases.

Read on for titles new and coming soon!

Blog entry 03/20/2007 - 2:24pm

The first great Bond film in years, a memorable black comedy from Spain, a notorious nudie indie from Hedwig's John Cameron Mitchell, and two masterpieces from Japan highlight this very eclectic week of DVD releases.

On Burmese Harp: Kon Ichikawa's gorgeous meditation on the aftermath of war, as seen through the eyes of a Japanese soldier who becomes a monk while his mates are held captive in a POW camp, comes to us in a newly restored edition from Criterion. Also out today is Ichikawa's follow-up, the darker Fires on the Plain, also set at the end of the war; both films would make a fine double-feature with Letters from Iwo Jima. Harp is an enormously moving work of art; not to be missed.

Click the link below to see all the titles out on DVD today.

Blog entry 03/13/2007 - 12:26pm

Besides Borat (more on that separately) and Fast Food Nation (ditto), today sees the release of the spooky German exorcism film Requiem, two film versions of Prisoner of Zenda, a Platinum collector's edition of Disney's Peter Pan, Zach Galifianakis: Live at the Purple Onion (one of Patton Oswalt's pals and a very original comic in his own right), the long awaited DVD release of the 80s cult classic Night of the Comet, and the British wedding comedy Confetti.

Click the link below to see the whole list of what's new and what's coming soon!

Blog entry 03/06/2007 - 6:25pm

Tenacious superstate Dylan, Terry Gilliam, Will Ferrell, Jack Black, and a doc on girls hoops highlight this week's new DVD releases. And don't forget a superb British miniseries that is as thrilling as it is topical. Plenty more to come, too, as you can see.

 

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Blog entry 02/28/2007 - 1:17pm

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This page is updated as we obtain more information regarding future releases, and as titles are added to rent (from request). Enjoy!

Last updated: February 20, 2007

 

The big releasing days in February keep coming with yet another one featuring a big Oscar movie, a movie about the Oscars, and many other high quality films that have nothing to do with the Oscars at all. Oh, and to top it off, one of our favorite films of last year comes out today - and it's one almost nobody in the U.S. has heard of or seen.

Read the new issue of the Dispatch newsletter for more links and reviews >>

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Blog entry 02/20/2007 - 6:01pm

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