New and Coming Releases: May 20, 2008

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The Air I Breathe

Releases: 2008-05-27
Synopsis: Four stories, representing the emotional principles of Love, Pleasure, Sorrow and Happiness, come together in this episodic drama from first-time director Jieho Lee. A powerful crime boss, Fingers (An... more>>>


Cassandra's Dream

Releases: 2008-05-27
Synopsis: Director Woody Allen continues to work in the dark mold of his 2005 thriller Match Point with this suspenseful tale of two brothers (Colin Farrell and Ewan McGregor) transformed into mortal enemies... more>>>
 


Noriko's Dinner Table

Releases: 2008-05-27
Synopsis: Noriko's Dinner Table (2005) constitutes a follow-up with thematic similarities and loose narrative connections (though not a direct sequel) to Japanese filmmaker Shion Sono's da... more>>>


All Hat

Releases: 2008-05-27
Synopsis: After getting out of prison, Ray Dokes returns to the struggling country town he left behind. Though two years may have passed, none of his problems seem to have changed. There's an ex-girlfriend (Lis... more>>>


The Lawrence Jordan Album

Releases: 2008-05-27

 


American Experience: Walt Whitman

Releases: 2008-05-27

 


Muhammad: The Last Prophet

Releases: 2008-05-27
Synopsis: Richard Rich, who directed several full-length animated features for Walt Disney Studios, helmed this ambitious cartoon feature about the founder of the Islamic faith. In the year 610 A.D., the city o... more>>>
 


Holocaust

Releases: 2008-05-27
Synopsis: The now-legendary miniseries Holocaust first aired as a presentation in NBC's Big Event series. Written by Gerald Green, the story begins in the Germany of 1935. We are introduced to th... more>>>


The Thief of Bagdad (Criterion)

Releases: 2008-05-27
Synopsis: Legendary producer Alexander Korda's marvel The Thief of Bagdad, inspired by The Arabian Nights, is one of the most spectacular fantasy films ever made, an eye-popping effects pioneer brimming with im... more>>>


The Wedding

Releases: 2008-05-27

 


The Take

Releases: 2008-05-27
Synopsis: Music video director Brad Furman teams with Josh and Jonas Pate, the creators of the NBC series Surface, for this independent drama tracing an ar... more>>>

 


 

Frontline: Bush's War

Releases: 2008-05-27
Synopsis: After six years of following fighting in Afghanistan, Iraq and Fallujah, following the insurgency and the search for WMDs, highlighting the controversies of Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib, and revealing th... more>>>

 


 

The H.P. Lovecraft Collection, Vol. 1: Cool Air

Releases: 2008-05-27

 


Darfur Now

Releases: 2008-05-27
Synopsis: Ted Braun's documentary about Darfur showcases how six different people have each done their part in order to help stop the genocide in the region and bring humanitarian relief to the millions there w... more>>>

 


 

The Buddha of Suburbia

Releases: 2008-05-27
Synopsis: In the new tradition of "Tales of the City," this long, complex British satire profiles a decade in the life of a British family. The story opens in a South London suburb where main protagonist Karim ... more>>>

 


 

Typhoon

Releases: 2008-05-27
Synopsis: A would-be North Korean defector still reeling over the killing of his family by the communist government when he was just a child determines to destroy the Korean peninsula in a tense, politically mi... more>>>

 


 

Untouchable

Releases: 2008-05-27
Synopsis: A woman sets out to discover the truth about her heritage in this drama from filmmaker Benoit Jacquot. Jeanne (Isild Le Besco) is a young woman who has begun to enjoy success as an actress. While visi... more>>>

 


 

What Would Jesus Buy?

Releases: 2008-05-27
Synopsis: Bill Talen is a New York-based activist and performance artist who since the late 1990's has won notoriety for his character Rev. Billy. Rev. Billy is a wildly charismatic street preacher and self-app... more>>>
 


The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye, Vol. 6 - Final Decisions

Releases: 2008-05-27
Synopsis: In a desolate future where the world is laid to waste by giant insects and ruthless outlaws, Honoka makes her living as a jack of all trades. With a keen sense for danger, a serious knack for sword fi... more>>>

 


 

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Releases: 2008-05-27

 


One Piece: Season 1 - First Voyage

Releases: 2008-05-27

 


The Wallflower: Lesson, Vol. 3: 10 Things I Have About Yuki

Releases: 2008-05-27
Synopsis: Kyouhei, Ranmaru, Takenaga, and Yukinojou are all in the profession of being beautiful. Each of these young men is gorgeous beyond compare, and they all make their way in the world by sponging off of ... more>>>

 


 

Pumpkin Scissors, Vol. 4: Inferno

Releases: 2008-05-27
Synopsis: Following a long and bloody war, the Empire has agreed to peace with the Republic of Frost, ending years of intense conflict - or so it would seem. In reality, the war rages on, in the form of poverty... more>>>

 


 

The H.P. Lovecraft Collection, Vol. 2: Dreams of Cthulhu (Rough Magikinitiative)

Releases: 2008-05-27

 


Cleaner

Releases: 2008-05-27
Synopsis: When a man who specializes in cleaning crime scenes washes away the evidence of a murder before the crime is reported, he soon becomes drawn into a deadly mystery in this thriller directed by Renny Ha... more>>>

 


 

The Walker

Releases: 2008-05-27
Synopsis: With The Walker, Paul Schrader unofficially updates themes and tropes first explored by his controversial erotic thriller American Gigolo (1980). Woody Harrelson stars as Carter Page III, an overtly g... more>>>

 


 

Storm

Releases: 2008-05-27
Synopsis: The action film Storm concerns a journalist named Donny (Eric Ericson) who, after a chance meeting with a woman in a cab, becomes ensnared in a series of life-threatening experiences. She was once in ... more>>>

 


 

John Cage: Variations 6

Releases: 2008-05-27

 


Rambo

Releases: 2008-05-27
Synopsis: When a group of missionary aid workers in Myanmar disappear into the vast green inferno, vigilante Vietnam War veteran John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) leaves his job as a Salween River boatman behind ... more>>>

 


 

Naruto, Vol. 24: Sannin Showdown

Releases: 2008-05-27
Synopsis: Created for Japanese television by Masashi Kishimoto, the half-hour anime series Naruto was set in the "ninja village" of Konoha. Protagonist Naruto Uzumaki was a misfit ninja-in-training who resorted... more>>>
 


Shelter

Releases: 2008-05-27
Synopsis: Love brings together two men who aren't sure where to fit a relationship into their lives in this romantic drama. Living in the oceanfront working-class community of San Pedro, Zach (Trevor Wright) is... more>>>

 


 

The H.P. Lovecraft Collection, Vol. 4: Pickman's Model

Releases: 2008-05-27

 

 

 


The H.P. Lovecraft Collection, Vol. 3: Out of Mind

Releases: 2008-05-27

 

 

 


The Violin

Releases: 2008-05-27
Synopsis: Filmmaker Francisco Vargas Quevedo makes his feature film debut with this expansion of his well received short film detailing the struggle between the peasants and military in 1970s-era Mexico. Don Pl... more>>>

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