New and Coming Releases: October 28, 2008

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Mysterious Creatures

Releases: 2008-10-28

 


Weird Tale Collection, Vol. 1: The Yellow Sign and Others

Releases: 2008-10-28
Synopsis: The 1st volume in The Weird Tale Collection contains some excellent adaptations of horror author Robert W. Chambers' work including Aaron Vanek's award winning short feature film inspired by the short... more>>>


Houdini's Death Defying Acts

Releases: 2008-10-28
Synopsis: My Brilliant Career and Oscar and Lucinda director Gillian Armstrong explores the final feat of the greatest illusionist ever to deceive a live audienc... more>>>


Tuya's Marriage

Releases: 2008-10-28
Synopsis: A reserved Mongolian bride diagnosed with a debilitating back injury enters into an unusual agreement with her disabled husband in Lunar Eclipse director Wang Quan'an's Golden Berlin Bear-winning entr... more>>>


Hell Ride

Releases: 2008-10-28
Synopsis: Veteran AIP genre star Larry Bishop (son of famed Rat Packer Joey Bishop) directs and stars in this gritty revenge tale concerning a biker gang that rallies to avenge the violent murder of... more>>>


Stone

Releases: 2008-10-28
Synopsis: An undercover cop named Stone (Ken Shorter) infiltrates an outlaw biker gang called the Grave Diggers, only to discover that he has more in common with the two-wheeled warriors than he previously thou... more>>>


The L Word: Season 5

Releases: 2008-10-28
 

 


 


Kit Kittredge: An American Girl

Releases: 2008-10-28
Synopsis: Producer Julia Roberts brings the American Girl brand to the big screen for the very first time with this inspirational tale concerning a nine-year-old girl named Kit Kittredge (Academy Award nominee ... more>>>


The Corporal's Diary

Releases: 2008-10-28
Synopsis: This deeply personal video diary consists of footage shot by 22-year-old U.S. soldier Jonathan Santos during his 37-day stint in Iraq. Jonathan lost his life on the 38th day, but in the interim used h... more>>>


Yesterday Girl

Releases: 2008-10-28
Synopsis: Anita Alexandra Kluge is a young East German woman who comes to West Germany in hopes of a better life in this social drama. She has trouble with the law when she steals and has more trouble adjusting... more>>>


Sway

Releases: 2008-10-28
Synopsis: This film is a psychologically thrilling portrait of the severe dysfunction behind a family clinging to decorum and pride. Takeru is a successful photographer living the good life in Tokyo. On the fir... more>>>


Edgar Allan Poe Collection, Vol. 1: Annabel Lee and Other Tales of Mystery and Imagination

Releases: 2008-10-28
Synopsis: The first volume in The Edgar Allan Poe Collection contains some excellent adaptations of Poe's work including George Higham's award winning stop-motion animation short film inspired by the poem Annab... more>>>


Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens

Releases: 2008-10-28
Synopsis: Self-reflexivity aside, it would be virtually impossible to pinpoint a more intimate documentary mode than a biographical portrait shot by one's closest sibling, and that axiom undergirds Barbara Leib... more>>>


A Walk into the Sea: Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory

Releases: 2008-10-28
Synopsis: In 1963, Danny Williams dropped out of Harvard (over the strong objections of his family) and set out to make a career for himself in filmmaking. After editing several documentaries for Albert Maysles... more>>>


Journey to the Center of Earth

Releases: 2008-10-28
Synopsis: Academy Award-winning visual effects artist Eric Brevig makes his feature directorial debut with this adaptation of the classic Jules Verne fantasy starring <a href='/character?pid=10263... more>>>


I Love Beijing

Releases: 2008-10-28
Synopsis: Filmmaker Ning Ying returns to her favorite theme -- the gradual decay of traditional Chinese values and culture at the dawn of the 21st century -- in this low-key drama. Desi (Yu Lei) is a cab driver... more>>>


Body of War

Releases: 2008-10-28
Synopsis: On September 13, 2001 -- a mere two days after the 9/11 attacks -- Tomas Young, a Kansan with an overwhelming sense of patriotism and loyalty to his country, felt moved to enlist in the United States ... more>>>


Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead

Releases: 2008-10-28
Synopsis: For anyone who has ever felt genuine fear while pondering what's really in that oddly shaped chicken nugget they're about to consume, director Lloyd Kaufman offers a simultaneously horrific and hilari... more>>>


Ulysses

Releases: 2008-10-28
Synopsis: This very expensive Italian-made adaptation of Homer's "The Odyssey" stars Kirk Douglas as seafaring hero Ulysses. The story begins, as ever, with Ulysses leaving his faithful wife Penelope (Silvano M... more>>>


Billy the Kid

Releases: 2008-10-28
Synopsis: Filmmaker Jennifer Venditti crafts a cinema verite-style coming of age story with this portrait of a small-town teen from Maine who struggles to embrace his outsider status while still being shaped by... more>>>


Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage, Vol. 3

Releases: 2008-10-28
Synopsis: Rock makes his decision to help a young Yakuza boss named Yukio and Revy uncharacteristically decides to help him. They team up with Yukio's right-hand man for a bloodbath to end all bloodbaths, but t... more>>>


Ouran High School Host Club: Season 1 - Part 1

Releases: 2008-10-28
Synopsis: Ouran High School. An institution of extravagance and prestige where learning is secondary to luxury. Bookish Haruhi can't afford to slack, being on a scholarship and out of place among the moneyed. N... more>>>


Hell Ride

Releases: 2008-10-28
Synopsis: Veteran AIP genre star Larry Bishop (son of famed Rat Packer Joey Bishop) directs and stars in this gritty revenge tale concerning a biker gang that rallies to avenge the violent murder of... more>>>


Strange Behavior

Releases: 2008-10-28
Synopsis: Dead Kids, aka Strange Behavior, is a creepy exercise from director Michael Laughlin--who conceived this as part one of an abortive "Strange Trilogy" which also included 1983's <a href='... more>>>


Thirst

Releases: 2008-10-28
Synopsis: This cold-blooded, thinly wrought horror film has a warm-blooded theme -- the regular imbibing of said substance by a certifiably crazy cult. Kate Davis (Chantal Contouri) is slowly drawn into this cu... more>>>


Death Note, Vol. 7

Releases: 2008-10-28
Synopsis: With his memory recovered and Higuchi of the Yotsuba Group out of the way, Light can put his master plan into motion and march humanity closer to his perfect world. Then a new investigative force step... more>>>


Zombie Strippers (Special Edition)

Releases: 2008-10-28
Synopsis: A top-secret government agency has unleashed a highly contagious chemo virus with the power to reanimate the dead, and when the bug begins to spread through Sartre, Nebraska's most popular gentleman's... more>>>


Fanny Hill

Releases: 2008-10-28
Synopsis: A wholesome naf travels to London and falls into prostitution.... more>>>


Assault! Jack the Ripper

Releases: 2008-10-28
Synopsis: Of any filmmaker pushing the boundaries of Nikkatsu's successful "violent pink" line of softcore pinku eiga films in the mid-'70s, no one did it with more style and less conscience than Yasuharu Haseb... more>>>


Pieces

Releases: 2008-10-28
Synopsis: With a tagline that reads, "You don't have to go to Texas for a chainsaw massacre," this Spanish-Italian entry into slasher film territory went on to achieve a dubious distinction as one of the most t... more>>>


The Beyond

Releases: 2008-10-28
Synopsis: This gruesome Louisiana-set horror film opens with a 1927 prologue featuring a Satanic artist being crucified and melted alive with quicklime in the basement of an old hotel. Half a century later, pre... more>>>


The H.P. Lovecraft Collection, Vol. 5: Strange Aeons

Releases: 2008-10-28
Synopsis: The 5th volume of The H.P. Lovecraft Collection® continues to showcase author H.P. Lovecraft's unique contribution to American Literature having melded the best in traditional supernatural horror with... more>>>


Red

Releases: 2008-10-28
Synopsis: After his 14-year-old dog, Red, is senselessly murdered by three thrill-seeking teenagers, an aging recluse sets out seeking justice for his four-legged companion and finds himself gradually pushed to... more>>>


Baraka (Special Edition)

Releases: 2008-10-28
Synopsis: Named after a Sufi word that translates roughly as "breath of life" or "blessing," Baraka is Ron Fricke's impressive follow-up to Godfrey Reggio's non-v... more>>>


Eight Miles High

Releases: 2008-10-28
Synopsis: A Munich teen achieves worldwide fame as the embodiment of sexual freedom in the 1960s after romancing some of the biggest rock stars on the planet and rising to stardom as a successful supermodel in ... more>>>


Mystery Science Theater 3000 (20th Anniversary)

Releases: 2008-10-28
Synopsis: Originally released in East Germany as Der Schweigende Stern ("The Silent Star") and in Poland as Milczaca gwiazda, First Spaceship on Venus was partially intended as an anti-nuclear tract. ... more>>>


 

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