New and Coming Releases: April 1, 2008

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Silent Ozu - Three Family Comedies

Releases: 2008-04-22

 



Bullet And Brain

Releases: 2008-04-29
Synopsis: Francis Ng (BIG BULLET) and the great Anthony Wong (INFERNAL AFFAIRS) star in this gritty action thriller. A personal loss nine years ago caused both sharp shooter "Bullet" (Ng) and gadget man "Brain"... more>>>


The Guatemalan Handshake

Releases: 2008-04-29
Synopsis: In the confusion following a massive power outage, Donald Turnupseed (actor-musician Will Oldham, Old Joy) vanishes, setting in motion a surreal series of unforgettable widescreen surprises: a woman a... more>>>


Slant, Vol. 1: Asian American Short Films

Releases: 2008-04-29
Synopsis: This initial volume contains short films spanning seven years of the Slant's Bold Asian American Images festival. Ranging widely in topic and genre, the films explore themes of human suffering, stereo... more>>>


Witchblade, Vol. 6

Releases: 2008-04-29

 



27 Dresses

Releases: 2008-04-29
Synopsis: A single woman who has served as a bridesmaid a shocking 27 times wrestles with the prospect of supporting her sister at the altar on number 28, despite having fallen helplessly in love with her smitt... more>>>


The Golden Compass

Releases: 2008-04-29
Synopsis: A young girl ventures into a perilous parallel universe to rescue her best friend and fight the forces of darkness in director Chris Weitz's adaptation of the first installment of author Ph... more>>>


King Corn: You Are What You Eat

Releases: 2008-04-29
Synopsis: Two friends with one year to spare and a deep curiosity about the American food distribution system set out to grow and acre of corn and see what becomes of their crop in director Aaron Woolf's agricu... more>>>


Nanking

Releases: 2008-04-29
Synopsis: Filmmaker Bill Guttentag takes a closer look at the atrocities committed by the Japanese after Nanking fell to the Imperial Japanese Army in 1937 with this documentary that was inspired by Iris Chang'... more>>>


Bernard and Doris

Releases: 2008-04-29
Synopsis: It made headlines when tobacco heiress Doris Duke died, leaving her Irish butler in charge of her billion-dollar estate. Insider squabbles and a string of lawsuits followed, but the relationship betwe... more>>>


The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Releases: 2008-04-29
Synopsis: The astonishing true-life story of Jean-Dominic Bauby - a man who held the world in his palm, lost everything to sudden paralysis at 43 years old, and somehow found the strength to rebound - first tou... more>>>


The Red Balloon

Releases: 2008-04-29
Synopsis: Most of French director Albert Lamorisse's films celebrate the miracle of flight, but few were as landmark as his 1956 short subject The Red Balloon. The story, told without dialogue, ... more>>>


Death Note, Vol. 4

Releases: 2008-04-29



Allan Quatermain and the Temple of Skulls

Releases: 2008-04-29

 



I Spy: Season 1 (5 Discs)

Releases: 2008-04-29
Synopsis: Robert Culp and Bill Cosby played two secret agents masquerading, respectively, as a tennis player and his trainer in this 1960s TV series. The show wisely capitalized on the spy/espionage boom sparke... more>>>


White Mane

Releases: 2008-04-29
Synopsis: The great African American character actor Frank Silvera was afforded a rare movie starring role in the French short subject The White Mane (Crin Blanc</a... more>>>

 


 

The Living End

Releases: 2008-04-29
Synopsis: A gentle film critic hooks up with a violent drifter in this HIV-positive road movie, which marked the emergence of writer/director Gregg Araki into the art house mainstream. Jon (Craig Gilmore) has j... more>>>


The Films of Morris Engel

Releases: 2008-05-06
Synopsis: THE FILMS OF MORRIS ENGEL WITH RUTH ORKIN collects for the first time in a single set the Silver Lion Winner (Venice Film Festival; 1953) and Academy Award Nominee feature film Little Fugitive (1953),... more>>>


I'm Not There

Releases: 2008-05-06
Synopsis: Director Todd Haynes's unconventional biopic of the legendary singer/songwriter Bob Dylan features different actors playing the part of the Minnesota native at various stages of his remar... more>>>


The Car

Releases: 2008-05-06
Synopsis: A murderous car wreaks havoc on a small Western town in this thriller that has gone on to achieve a small degree of cult status in spite of its own silliness. After a pair of bikers and a horn-playing... more>>>


How to Cook Your Life

Releases: 2008-05-06
Synopsis: Self-depreciating Zen Buddhist priest, chef, and Tessajara Bread Book author Edward Espe Brown takes over Buddhist center kitchens around the world to school viewers in the joys of organic cooking as ... more>>>


Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie

Releases: 2008-05-06
Synopsis: The cult television series Mystery Science Theatre 3000 transfers its brand of science-fiction wisecracking to the big screen with relatively few changes. The concept is the same in series and film: a... more>>>


Hollywood Dreams

Releases: 2008-05-06
Synopsis: When an aspiring young starlet from Iowa falls in love with a handsome and promising young actor, she finds her dreams of fame slowly fading in a poignant tale of show-business aspirations from direct... more>>>


The Car

Releases: 2008-05-06
Synopsis: A murderous car wreaks havoc on a small Western town in this thriller that has gone on to achieve a small degree of cult status in spite of its own silliness. After a pair of bikers and a horn-playing... more>>>


Dans Paris

Releases: 2008-05-06
Synopsis: French sex symbols Romain Duris and Louis Garrel join screen icons Guy Marchand and Marie-France Pisier in writer-director Christophe Honoré's four-character chamber drama Dans Paris (Inside Paris). D... more>>>


Electric Apricot: Quest for Festeroo

Releases: 2008-05-13
Synopsis: A young filmmaker eager to document an unexplored element of the contemporary music scene achieves auditory enlightenment while discovering the duality of existence in director Les Claypool's seamless... more>>>


The Delirious Fictions of William Klein (Eclipse)

Releases: 2008-05-20
Synopsis: William Klein’s explosive, challenging New York street photography made him one of the most heralded artists of the fifties. An American expatriate in Paris, Klein has also been making challenging cin... more>>>


The Thief of Bagdad (Criterion)

Releases: 2008-05-27
Synopsis: In ancient Bagdad, the young prince Achmed (John Justin) is betrayed, deposed, and imprisoned by his vizier Jaffar (Conrad Veidt), an evil and calculating man who is also a master of the Black Arts. B... more>>>


Control

Releases: 2008-06-10
Synopsis: Prolific music-video helmer and award-winning photographer Anton Corbijn makes his feature directorial debut with this biographical drama concerning the late Joy Division frontman Ian C... more>>>


Protagonist

Releases: 2008-12-28
Synopsis: Academy-award winning filmmaker Jessica Yu offers an unusual look at the simultaneous diversity and commonality of four very different men in this documentary. In Protagonist, Yu recalls the structura... more>>>


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