New and Coming Releases: August 19, 2008

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Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage, Vol. 2

Releases: 2008-09-16
Synopsis: After encountering master counterfeiter Greenback Jane, the Black Lagoon crew are hired to protect her. The Black Lagoon has to pull every trick they know to get rid of all the bounty hunters after Ja... more>>>

La Ronde (Criterion)

Releases: 2008-09-16
Synopsis: An exercise in style, La Ronde was one of the few films of the 1950s to contain overtly sexual themes. The story is a series of character vignettes, set in Vienna in the early 1900s and held together ... more>>>

Le Plaisir (Criterion)

Releases: 2008-09-16
Synopsis: The works of Guy de Maupassant have likely been adapted by more French filmmakers than those of any other author (with the possible exception of Georges Simenon). <a href='/character?pid... more>>>

The Earrings of Madame de... (Criterion)

Releases: 2008-09-16
Synopsis: Max Ophüls' masterpiece stars Danielle Darrieux as the titular Madame Louise de..., who in the film's opening scenes is forced to discreetly sell a pair of earrings, a gift from her mili... more>>>


Taxi To the Dark Side

Releases: 2008-09-30
Synopsis: From the producer of Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room and Who Killed the Electric Car? comes a documentary that takes a critical look at the Bush administration's policy on torture ... more>>>

An Autumn Afternoon (Criterion)

Releases: 2008-09-30
Synopsis: Director Yasujiro Ozu's final film, and a rare outing in color for him, continues his quietly observed explorations of family dynamics in postwar Japan. Frequent Ozu star Chishu Ryu plays Shuhei Hiray... more>>>

Watership Down

Releases: 2008-10-07
Synopsis: Unique in the annals of animated films, Watership Down is a serious, even grim tale that many will find relentless and depressing and others will find poetic and moving. It doesn't pull any punches. D... more>>>

War, Inc.

Releases: 2008-10-14
Synopsis: An assassin posing as a trade-show producer fixes his crosshairs on a Middle Eastern oil minister while maintaining his cover by organizing a high-profile wedding in this satirical action comedy starr... more>>>

4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

Releases: 2008-10-14
Synopsis: Director Cristian Mungiu's drama 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days unfolds in Romania in the late '80s, during the last waning days of Communist rule. Anam... more>>>


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