New and Coming Releases: July 22, 2008

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Vanishing Black Male

Releases: 2008-07-22
Synopsis: Are African American males becoming extinct? Will future generations of African American women not be able to find husbands? These are but a few of the questions explored in this 1 hour 16 minute docu... more>>>


Bettie Page: The Naked Truth

Releases: 2008-07-22
Synopsis: This unseen documentary reveals the complete history of super star, Betty Page, with rare footage from our deepest volts. We've unlocked secrets of her past, answering questions with extensive researc... more>>>


Digi Charat Nyo!, Vol. 8

Releases: 2008-07-22
Synopsis: Di Gi Charat must travel to Earth in order to complete her training and become a real princess, so she sets off with Petite Charat and Gema in hopes of making life happier for anyone and everyone the... more>>>


Johan Van der Keuken: Complete Collection, Vol. 3

Releases: 2008-07-22
Synopsis: Cogent, complex, and classically composed, the documentaries of Johan van der Keuken reveal his lifelong curiosity about the ever-changing world and its inhabitants. His films stretch the boundaries o... more>>>


Bruce Nauman: Make Me Think

Releases: 2008-07-22
Synopsis: A documentary on contemporary American artist Bruce Nauman, known for his challenging, yet playful approach to conceptual art. This is observed in his public art installation Vices and Virtues, consis... more>>>


Follies of Miss Eva

Releases: 2008-07-22
Synopsis: From the series of popular Polish books by Kornel Makuszynski comes this charming comedy following the misadventures of Ewa (Dorota Grzelak), a spirited 15-year-old who tries to right the wrongs of th... more>>>


Clandestinos

Releases: 2008-07-22
Synopsis: Those who are familiar with the details of the Cuban Revolution which put Fidel Castro into power may find this film particularly interesting. In this reverently told story, a small band of guerillas ... more>>>


Room 314

Releases: 2008-07-22
Synopsis: Five short stories play out in one room at a New York City hotel in this episodic independent comedy-drama. Stacey (Joelle Carter) wakes up one morning with no clear memory of what happened the night ... more>>>


Big Dreams, Little Tokyo

Releases: 2008-07-22
Synopsis: Boyd, a self-proclaimed businessman convinced he's Japanese, and his roommate Jerome, a sluggish but affable Japanese-American sumo wrestler, have big dreams for themselves. Together, the two travel d... more>>>


Pumpkin Scissors, Vol. 5: Battlefield of the Heart

Releases: 2008-07-22
Synopsis: Following a long and bloody war, the Empire has agreed to peace with the Republic of Frost, ending years of intense conflict - or so it would seem. In reality, the war rages on, in the form of poverty... more>>>


The Superhero

Releases: 2008-07-22
Synopsis: The fine line between good and evil slips into a indistinguishable blur as a vigilante crime-fighter known only as "The Boxer" makes it his personal mission to clean up the mean streets of Manchester,... more>>>


Without the King

Releases: 2008-07-22
Synopsis: Sandwiched tightly in between South Africa and Mozambique, the nation of Swaziland sits poised on the brink of revolution. It also appears to exist outside of modern history, as the last remaining mon... more>>>


Six Reasons Why
 

Releases: 2008-07-22
Synopsis: A fugitive, a vengeful son, a murderer, and a nervous servant stand in the Badlands, guns drawn on one another in a four-way face-off. Moody western SIX REASONS WHY chronicles each man's twisted path ... more>>>


Vampyr (Criterion Collection)

Releases: 2008-07-22
Synopsis: Vampyr ranks in many circles as one of the greatest horror films of all time. Inspired by Sheridan Le Fanu's Carmilla, the story concerns a mysterious series of killings, committed by a crone of a fem... more>>>

 


Robot Chicken: Star Wars

Releases: 2008-07-22
Synopsis: The warped minds at Adult Swim's ROBOT CHICKEN take their demented sensibility to the holy grail of sci-fi epics, STAR WARS, in this hilarious special. Jaws will drop as Luke Skywalker and Emperor Pal... more>>>


Two Tickets to Paradise

Releases: 2008-07-22
Synopsis: Directed by actor D.B. Sweeney, Two Tickets to Paradise tells the story of three lifelong friends who are each facing problems of their own. Mark has developed a serious gambling problem that is begin... more>>>


Daft Punk's Electroma

Releases: 2008-07-22
Synopsis: Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, the two founding members of the house electronica band Daft Punk, wrote and directed the memorably... more>>>


Blues in the Night

Releases: 2008-07-22
Synopsis: The big-band mystique of the 1940s was explored by Blues in the Night. Future directors Richard Whorf and Elia Kazan star as, respectively, a neurotic b... more>>>


Pete Kelly's Blues

Releases: 2008-07-22
Synopsis: Pete Kelly's Blues is arguably the most stylish of director/star Jack Webb's theatrical features. Beginning with a brilliantly evocative pre-credits prologue, wherein we see how WW1 vet ... more>>>


Help Me Eros

Releases: 2008-07-22
Synopsis: Taiwanese filmmaker Lee Kang-Sheng voices his growing dissatisfaction with consumer culture in this tale of a man sunken into a deep depression after losing all of his money in the stock market. There... more>>>


Autumn Hearts: A New Beginning

Releases: 2008-07-22
Synopsis: An emotionally scarred fifty-something female, a high-profile but haunted British novelist, and a heroic dissident-cum-Soviet psychiatric hospital veteran who all formed an unbreakable bond while help... more>>>


Tweeny Witches, Vol. 3: What Arusu Found There

Releases: 2008-07-22
Synopsis: Alice is a young girl with a belief that sets her apart: she believes in magic. Some might say she's too old to cling to such fantasies but she proves them all wrong one day when she finds herself tra... more>>>


Twin Daggers

Releases: 2008-07-22
Synopsis: Not everything is at it seems when Scholar, a revered hitman in 1930s Los Angeles, is hired by a gorgeous woman to avenge her parents death. The target is her allegedly murderous twin sister, who is r... more>>>


21 Up South Africa Mandela's Children

Releases: 2008-07-22

Synopsis: The Jesuit maxim behind the landmark UP Series has now been taken to South Africa, where a group of children, first filmed in 1992 at the age of 7, are now 21. Rich and poor, black, white and "mixed race," the fascinating and revealing portraits featured in 21 Up South Africa offer unique insights into the social...more>>>

 


High and Low (Criterion)

Releases: 2008-07-22
Synopsis: Based on King's Ransom, an "87th Precinct" novel by Ed McBain (aka Evan Hunter), High and Low stars Toshiro Mifune as Gondo, a wealthy industrialist. Go... more>>>


Picture This!
 

Releases: 2008-07-22
Synopsis: HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL star Ashley Tisdale is...grounded. This madcap teen comedy stars Tisdale as Mandy, a girl who is invited to a big bash by Drew, the dreamiest dreamboat the halls of Mandy's high sc... more>>>


Bleach, Vol. 11

Releases: 2008-07-22
Synopsis: Kurosaki Ichigo has always had the uncanny ability to see spirits and ghosts. Despite his unusual skill, he lives the normal life of a 15-year-old boy, aside from the moments when his rambunctious fat... more>>>


Spaced: The Complete Series

Releases: 2008-07-22
Synopsis: Like the American Seinfeld, the British sitcom Spaced was a self-styled "show about nothing," with a few media inside jokes thrown in. To save money, aspiring journalist Daisy Steiner (Jes... more>>>


Troubadours

Releases: 2008-07-22
Synopsis: Broke, bitter, and teetering precariously on the verge of a nervous breakdown, unemployed drummer Art takes his recent break-up as a cue to leave the big city behind and nurse his wounds on the family... more>>>


Andre Techine Boxset

Releases: 2008-07-22
Synopsis: French critic and filmmaker André Téchiné directs the intense family drama Ma Saison Préférée (My Favorite Season), which he co-wrote with screenwriter ... more>>>


Satantango

Releases: 2008-07-22
Synopsis: This European epic is seven hours long. It is adapted from a novel by Laszlo Karsznahorkai and reflects the obsession of director Bela Tarr who began the film seven years ago. It took two full years t... more>>>

 


Earth: The Biography

Releases: 2008-07-22
Synopsis: The unique documentary series Earth: The Biography takes the biographical approach and structure typically applied to nonfiction films about an individual's life, and re-applies it to the history of t... more>>>


21

Releases: 2008-07-22
Synopsis: Director Robert Luketic adapts Ben Mezrich's best-seller Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions to tell the true-life tale of six ... more>>>


Turn the River

Releases: 2008-07-22
Synopsis: A woman struggles to win back the son she lost when she divorced her husband in a gritty drama that marks the directorial debut of actor Chris Eigeman. Kailey (Famke Janssen) is a woman... more>>>


The Last Winter

Releases: 2008-07-22
Synopsis: As preparation gets underway for the construction of an environmentally devastating oil well in a remote Alaskan base just outside the Arctic Circle, a series of unexplainable occurrences lead a team ... more>>>


Black Coffee

Releases: 2008-07-22
Synopsis: Canadian director Irene Lilienheim Angelico steers this documentary series about a simple subject -- coffee -- into compelling territory by chronicling its long and often complicated history...more>>>


Heartbeat Detector

Releases: 2008-07-22
Synopsis: As a Parisian petrochemical company forges on into the 21st Century, the in-house human resources psychologist leads a probe that proves the ghosts of the previous century still hold sway over current... more>>>

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