New and Coming Releases: April 29, 2008

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The Guatemalan Handshake

Releases: 2008-04-29
Synopsis: In the confusion following a massive power outage, Donald Turnupseed (actor-musician Will Oldham, Old Joy) vanishes, setting in motion a surreal series of unforgettable widescreen surprises: a woman a... more>>>


The Beast in Space: Unrated Version

Releases: 2008-04-29
Synopsis: In 1975, European sex symbol Sirpa Lane shocked the world with her performance as a maiden defiled by a ferociously aroused animal in the erotic classic THE BEAST. Five years later, the beautiful-but-... more>>>


Bullet And Brain

Releases: 2008-04-29
Synopsis: Francis Ng (BIG BULLET) and the great Anthony Wong (INFERNAL AFFAIRS) star in this gritty action thriller. A personal loss nine years ago caused both sharp shooter "Bullet" (Ng) and gadget man "Brain"... more>>>


Slant, Vol. 1: Asian American Short Films

Releases: 2008-04-29
Synopsis: This initial volume contains short films spanning seven years of the Slant's Bold Asian American Images festival. Ranging widely in topic and genre, the films explore themes of human suffering, stereo... more>>>


Bohachi Bushido: Code of the Forgotten Eight

Releases: 2008-05-20
Synopsis: Horror of Malformed Men and Blind Woman's Curse director Teruo Ishii shifts his focus from tormented mutants to sword-swinging samurais with this outrageous, blood-spattered adaptation of an original ... more>>>


Confessions of a Young American Housewife

Releases: 2008-04-29
Synopsis: Jennifer Wells plays a housewife who feels hemmed in by her lifestyle and her conservative spouse. Her outlook changes when she moves in with two younger "liberated" couples. Soon she herself has kick... more>>>


Witchblade, Vol. 6

Releases: 2008-04-29
Synopsis: The emotional strain is nothing when compared to the physical strain of the Witchblade, and it looks like Masane is fast approaching the end. Rapidly deteriorating, the force of normal life continues ... more>>>


James Joyce: So This Is Dyoublong?

Releases: 2008-04-29
Synopsis: James Joyce is considered to be one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. His books are regarded as monumental works of literature and the city of Dublin is an integrated character in his books... more>>>



Schizo

Releases: 2008-04-29
Synopsis: In this psycho-thriller an ice skater's upcoming nuptials are interrupted by a crazed killer aspiring to do the same hatchet job on her that he did to her mother because she witnessed the crime. ~ San... more>>>


White Mane

Releases: 2008-04-29
Synopsis: The great African American character actor Frank Silvera was afforded a rare movie starring role in the French short subject The White Mane... more>>>



The True Story of Charlie Wilson

Releases: 2008-04-29
Synopsis: The 2007 feature film CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR is a dramatic retelling of the pivotal event that came to define the hard-living congressman's life. This documentary from the History Channel takes another ... more>>>


The Big Gay Sketch Show: The Complete First Season

Releases: 2008-04-29
Synopsis: Here it is: the complete first season of the sketch comedy show devoted to gay themes and gay humor! Collected here are Tranny 911, The Gay Facts of Life, The Gay All in the Family, and many other laugh-out-loud sketches that lampoon both the gay lifestyle and its relationship...more>>>


Variable Geo Neo, Vol. 2: Fighters Clash

Releases: 2008-04-29
Synopsis: Variable Geo continues! This time, it's the buxom, blonde Diane Ryan versus the beautiful and reserved Ayumi Okamoto! The winner of this match will advance to the semi-finals, but watching what happens to the loser will be far more gratifying for the spectators...more>>>


Terror Of Mechagodzilla

Releases: 2008-04-29
Synopsis: Godzilla once again confronts his robo-doppleganger Mechagodzilla, resurrected by malevolent aliens. This was the last Godzilla film until Godzilla 1985. ~ Kristie Hassen, All Movie Guide... more>>>


Killing Car

Releases: 2008-04-29
Synopsis: KILLING CAR is one of Jean Rollin's most unusual films and is a real departure from the vampire theme for which he is best known, though it still maintains Rollin's signature mix of mysterious femmes ... more>>>


Allan Quatermain and the Temple of Skulls

Releases: 2008-04-29
Synopsis: H. Rider Haggard's classic adventure novel King Solomon's Mines gets retold for a new generation of cliff-hanger fans in this film that finds titular hero Allan Quartermain setting out in search of th... more>>>


The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Releases: 2008-04-29
Synopsis: The astonishing true-life story of Jean-Dominic Bauby -- a man who held the world in his palm, lost everything to sudden paralysis at 43 years old, and somehow found the strength to rebound -- first t... more>>>


Knock, Knock (Unrated Director's Cut)

Releases: 2008-04-29
Synopsis: Kim Taggart and Antonio Mastrantonio star in this horror movie about a serial killer who terrorizes the unsuspecting citizens of a small American town. Two detectives attempt to crack the complex case after a group of high school kids encounter the deranged murderer...more>>>


The Red Balloon

Releases: 2008-04-29
Synopsis: Most of French director Albert Lamorisse's films celebrate the miracle of flight, but few were as landmark as his 1956 short subject The Red Balloon. The story, told without dialogue, ... more>>>


In the Blood

Releases: 2008-04-29
Synopsis: A popular college jock begins to have disturbing visions of his sister being murdered. As he searches for answers, he uncovers dark family secrets and learns that he must come to terms with his sexual... more>>>


Champion Joe

Releases: 2008-04-29
Synopsis: Joe Yabuki is a troubled orphan who ran away from the orphanage. While wandering in the Tokyo slums, he meets Danpei, a former boxer who sees the potential in Joe and trains him to become a superb fighter...more>>>

 


Death Note, Vol. 4

Releases: 2008-04-29
Synopsis: Light becomes the hunter when he's forced to track down Misa, the second Kira. When she finds him first, Light realizes he has a valuable asset on his hands and asks Misa to dispose of L. But Misa's focused on other matters...more>>>


The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, Vol. 3

Releases: 2008-04-29
Synopsis: With well-crafted stories and high-quality production values, THE YOUNG INDIANA JONES CHRONICLES was a rarity on TV when it premiered in 1992. Focusing on preadolescent and teenage versions of the Ind... more>>>



Sleazy Family

Releases: 2008-04-29
Synopsis: Everyone knows that the family that plays together, stays together. Especially when it's a sleazy family! Masaru walks in on his Aunt Miyuki and catches her in an intimate moment. At first he tries to... more>>>


Nanking

Releases: 2008-04-29
Synopsis: Filmmaker Bill Guttentag takes a closer look at the atrocities committed by the Japanese after Nanking fell to the Imperial Japanese Army in 1937 with this documentary that was inspired by Iris Chang'... more>>>


Paddle to the Sea (Criterion)

Releases: 2008-04-29
Synopsis: In this classic Canadian children's short, a young Indian paddles in his little hand-carved canoe from the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean. Shot with remarkable care and beauty, this film won a bevy... more>>>


The Golden Compass

Releases: 2008-04-29
Synopsis: A young girl ventures into a perilous parallel universe to rescue her best friend and fight the forces of darkness in director Chris Weitz's adaptation of the first installment of author Ph... more>>>


Hero Wanted

Releases: 2008-04-29
Synopsis: Ray Liotta and Cuba Gooding, Jr. star in this tense crime thriller concerning a small town trash collector whose dangerous plan to impress a pretty girl goes tragically awry. Liam Case (Gooding, Jr.) ... more>>>


Karaoke Terror: The Complete Japanese Showa Songbook

Releases: 2008-04-29
Synopsis: From the mind of writer Ryu Murakami (AUDITION) comes the satirical tale of two groups of outsiders who make war on each other, set to a soundtrack of retro karaoke hits. A gang of young slacker guys ... more>>>


I Spy: Season 2

Releases: 2008-04-29
Synopsis: Season two of I Spy finds globetrotting secret agents Kelly Robinson (Robert Culp) and Alexander Scott (Bill Cosby) plying their trade in such locales as... more>>>



I Spy: Season 3

Releases: 2008-04-29
Synopsis: Although the episode plotlines in the third season of I Spy are as adult and cynical as ever, the venerable espionage series has for the most part become a laugh-fest, thanks to the whimsical verbal i... more>>>


Los Pistoleros

Releases: 2008-04-29
Synopsis: This ultra-stylized Danish thriller draws major influence from the murky passages of detective novels and comic books, following its characters through rip roaring shootouts and over the top gunplay. ... more>>>


Joseph Campbell: Mythos II

Releases: 2008-04-29
Synopsis: This ten-part series explores the work and ideas of Joseph Campbell. Widely known for his The Power of Myth interviews with Bill Moyers, Campbell has been a key figure in (if not the father of) compar... more>>>


The Living End

Releases: 2008-04-29
Synopsis: A gentle film critic hooks up with a violent drifter in this HIV-positive road movie, which marked the emergence of writer/director Gregg Araki into the art house mainstream. Jon (Craig Gilmore) has j... more>>>


Moondance Alexander

Releases: 2008-04-29
Synopsis: As the sun rises on yet another uneventful summer, a spirited teen named Moondance Alexander finds her life taking an unexpected turn thanks to the appearance of a pinto pony named Checkers that appea... more>>>



I Spy: Season 1

Releases: 2008-04-29
Synopsis: American secret agents Kelly Robinson (Robert Culp) and Alexander Scott (Bill Cosby) tackle an exhausting variety of international counterespionage missions while respectively posing as a ... more>>>


Party 7

Releases: 2008-04-29
Synopsis: Katsuhito Ishii follows up on his loony, phantasmagoric work Samehada Otoko to Momojiri Onna with this dizzyingly bizarre gangster drama. Low-level yakuza Miki (<a href='/character?pid=... more>>>


Bernard and Doris

Releases: 2008-04-29
Synopsis: Director Bob Balaban's fictional drama presents a speculative exploration of the relationship shared between wealthy tobacco heiress Doris Duke (Susan Sarandon) and her Irish butler Bernard Lafferty (... more>>>


King Corn: You Are What You Eat

Releases: 2008-04-29
Synopsis: Two friends with one year to spare and a deep curiosity about the American food distribution system set out to grow and acre of corn and see what becomes of their crop in director Aaron Woolf's agricu... more>>>


Diamond Dogs

Releases: 2008-04-29
Synopsis: A group of American fortune hunters enlist the aid of an American ex-patriot and ex-Army officer in seeking out a priceless treasure in the mountains of China, only to find their mission complicated b... more>>>



27 Dresses

Releases: 2008-04-29
Synopsis: A single woman who has served as a bridesmaid a shocking 27 times wrestles with the prospect of supporting her sister at the altar on number 28, despite having fallen helplessly in love with her smitt... more>>>

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