New and Coming Releases: September 9, 2008

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Shin Chan: Vol 1, Part 2

Releases: 2008-09-16
Synopsis: Fans of FAMILY GUY and other Adult Swim fare will find a new potty-mouthed, nudity-loving hero in Shin. In this animated series from Japan, there's very little emphasis on plot, but who needs silly stories when you can laugh at Shin's low-brow antics? This release includes the second batch of episodes from the show's first season.


Pushing Daisies: Season 1

Releases: 2008-09-16
Synopsis: Few TV producers were more adept at turning Death into a punchline than Bryan Fuller, as witness his cable efforts Dead Like Me and Wonderfalls. Fuller maintained this singular tradition in his first major "over-the-air" series, the seriocomic, semi-fantastic ABC offering Pushing Daisies, which in fact had been originally conceived as a spinoff of Dead Like Me but ended up being developed separately.


Young@Heart (Young at Heart)

Releases: 2008-09-16
Synopsis: The Young@Heart Chorus is a vocal group from Northampton, MA, who have earned an international reputation for their unique interpretations of songs by Sonic Youth, <a href='/character?p... more>>>


Made of Honor

Releases: 2008-09-16
Synopsis: A handsome and successful bachelor is taken aback when his dream girl asks him to be the "maid" of honor in her upcoming wedding in this romantic comedy starring Patrick Dempsey and Michelle Monaghan.... more>>>


Hellsing Ultimate, Vol. 4

Releases: 2008-09-16

 

 


Torchwood: The Complete Second Season

Releases: 2008-09-16
 

 

 


Gold Diggers of 1937

Releases: 2008-09-16
Synopsis: Those beautiful Busby Berkeley babes are back at work, seeking financial backing for a Broadway show. Salvation comes from a meek hypochondriac (Victor Moore) who'd rather the girls get ... more>>>


Kabluey

Releases: 2008-09-16
Synopsis: A slacker tries to do the right thing for his family with unexpectedly chaotic results in this independent comedy. Salman (Scott Prendergast) is an out-of-work twenty-something who has few skills and ... 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>>>


Proteus

Releases: 2008-09-16
Synopsis: Filmmaker David Lebrun casts his eye on the evolution of art, science, and the world around us in this fusion of documentary and experimental forms. Ernst Haeckel was a 19th Century biologist with a k... more>>>


Woman Times Seven

Releases: 2008-09-16
Synopsis: Vittorio De Sica directs the 1967 episodic sex comedy Sette Volte Donna (Woman Times Seven), consisting of seven short stories each starring Shirley MacLaine. In "Funeral Possession," she plays opposi... 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>>>


An American in Paris (Special Edition)

Releases: 2008-09-16
Synopsis: Gene Kelly does his patented Pal Joey bit as Jerry Mulligan, an opportunistic American painter living in Paris' "starving artists" colony. He is discovered by wealthy Milo Roberts (Nina Foch), who bec... more>>>


Noise

Releases: 2008-09-16
 

 


Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains

Releases: 2008-09-16
Synopsis: A troubled teenage girl and her two pals decide to vent their repressed and roiling emotions via a punk rock band, the Fabulous Stains. Though utterly devoid of talent, the Stains manage to get a gig ... 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>>>


Gigi

Releases: 2008-09-16
Synopsis: Leslie Caron plays Gigi, a young girl raised by two veteran Parisian courtesans (Hermione Gingold and Isabel Jeans) to be the mistress of wealthy young Gaston (Louis Jourdan). When Gaston falls in lov... more>>>


88 Minutes

Releases: 2008-09-16
Synopsis: Jon Avnet directs Al Pacino in the thriller 88 Minutes. Pacino plays university professor Jack Gramm, who occasionall... more>>>

 


Also out the week of 2008-09-16: The Love Guru, Speed Racer, Man on the Eiffel Tower, Snow Angels, and Toward the Terra, Vol. 4.

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