MORE NEW RELEASES
Inside Out: Warren Zevon - Keep Me In Your Heart (2003). Certainly the most touching VH1 Inside Out episode ever, this is essentially a goodbye tour with the talented singer-songwriter, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Humorist Dave Barry, a longtime friend, follows Zevon around as he completes his final album, The Wind. Poignant but full of uplifting moments, too. [Rent]
Sun Ra: The Cry of Jazz (1959). "This remains a fascinating and unique sociological document, not to mention one of the strangest films I've ever seen," writes Fred Camper in the Chicago Reader. [Rent]
The Cramps: A Free Concert at the Napa State Mental Hospital (1978). The goth-punk rockers' now-legendary 1978 free concert for mental patients is chock full of rough but amazing footage. [Rent]
The Residents: Demons Dance Alone (2002). A few screen captures. [Rent]
P.D.Q. Bach: The Abduction of Figaro (2003). Proof that opera fans have a sense of humor, too. [Rent]
In Search of Shakespeare (2003). Straight outta London comes this look into the world of the Bard, one of the most useful pieces about him we've seen. 'Tis a pity... some may dismiss this as merely academic; it is indeed great as a study guide, but it's also enlightening fun. Discs 1 [Rent] and 2 [Rent].
Empires: The Medici, Godfathers of the Renaissance (2003). [Rent]
The Baby Human (2004). "Darn entertaining and often very funny," writes the Globe and Mail: "And you do learn quite a bit about the little creatures." [Rent]
SCIENCE FICTION and FANTASY
Backlash: Oblivion 2 (1996). "This sequel is better by far than the original Oblivion," enthuses one IMDb user: "The humor is broader, the pace is faster, and most of the movie is handed over to the extremely luscious Musetta Vander, who camps it up outrageously as the evil Betty-Page-style villainess Lash." [Rent]
ACTION and SUSPENSE
The Returner (2002). As danleary25 notes, "Returner certainly wouldn't exist without E.T., Terminator, Transformers, Matrix, and Independence Day; yet the filmmaking is strong and the fun the film exudes is genuine." Adds Andrew Cunningham in Midnight Eye: "Director Yamazaki is well aware of what kind of movie he's making and has a lot of fun with it. He's got a strong visual flair and a knack for compensating for a limited budget." [Rent]
Beautiful Target. She's sexy, she's a forensic scientist, she's gotta find that murderer. [Rent]
Crane Fighter (1979). She's sexy, too. And a high kicker to boot. [Rent]
Crazy Guy With Super Kung Fu (1979). Few movie titles are as self-explanatory. [Rent]
Triumph of the Two Kung-Fu Arts (1978). [Rent]
Death Games (2002). A futuristic thriller about... Ireland's integration into the EU? If you see this, let us know. [Rent]
The Asylum (2000). "Give it a chance!" yelps an IMDb user. That's all we know. [Rent]
FOR THE KIDS
Tales of Beatrix Potter (1971). A dazzling production performed by the Royal Ballet Company. [Rent]
Sesame Street: Big Bird in Japan (1991) [Rent]
and Sesame Street: Big Bird in China [Rent]. Glad they didn't send Oscar.
H.R. Pufnstuf: Complete Series. Show your kids you could be every bit as trippy as the Teletubbies back in the day. [Rent]
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