New and Coming Releases: November 18, 2008

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Up the Yangtze

Releases: 2008-11-18
Synopsis: Director Yung Chang uses the construction of China's massive Three Gorges Dam as a springboard to better understanding the social hierarchies and changing times in his homeland in this documentary foc... more>>>


Bleach, Vol. 13

Releases: 2008-11-18
Synopsis: Kurosaki Ichigo has always had the uncanny ability to see spirits and ghosts. Despite his unusual skill, he lives the normal life of a 15-year-old boy, aside from the moments when his rambunctious fat... more>>>


Gurren Lagann, Pt. 1

Releases: 2008-11-18
Synopsis: In the distant future, human kind has been forced underground where people live in isolated villages that never make contact with the surface world - or even with each other. Frequent earthquakes forc... more>>>


Hard Head: The Films of Mounir Fatmi

Releases: 2008-11-18
Synopsis: This DVD includes a selection of 8 videos produced and created between 1999 and 2008 by Moroccan artist Mounir Fatmi. Political, provocative, spiritual and poetic, these complex works bring to light t... more>>>


Cannibal! The Musical: 13th Anniversary Edition

Releases: 2008-11-18
Synopsis: This is an amiable little parody from director Trey Parker, best known as co-creator of the cult TV series South Park. Set in 1873, the film deals with Alfred Packer (Juan Schwartz, aka <... more>>>


Executive Koala

Releases: 2008-11-18
Synopsis: Calimari Wrestler director Minoru Kawasaki takes his absurdist brand of comedy from the wrestling ring to the boardroom with this tale of an oversized koala bear that seems poised for success in the w... more>>>


Aspect Chronicle of New Media, Vol. 11: Arte de Las Americas

Releases: 2008-11-18
Synopsis: This volume of ASPECT features a spectrum of time-based works by nine new media artists hailing from South or Central America. 'What about an issue on Mexico?' came the suggestion from a frequent cont... more>>>


The Films of Michael Sporn

Releases: 2008-11-18
Synopsis: This new Collector's Edition Box Set includes 12 films on 6 discs from the award-winning animator Michael Sporn. Based on stories from such acclaimed writers as William Steig (author of Shrek), Russel... more>>>


 

Gundam Seed Destiny: TV Movie 3

Releases: 2008-11-18
Synopsis: This third 90 minute installment in the four-part Gundam Seed Destiny compilation movie series retells the story originated in episodes 26-40 of the Gundam SEED Destiny TV series, with key changes mad... more>>>


Lucky Star, Vol. 4

Releases: 2008-11-18
Synopsis: Hey! It's Shiraishi again! The cast of Lucky Star is steadily expanding. In this volume we see the introduction of Konata's younger cousin, Yutaka. She doesn't attend school too often. She's a bit fra... more>>>


Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

Releases: 2008-11-18
Synopsis: Alex Gibney (director of (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) turns his attention from corporate scandal to Gonzo journalism with this tribute to the libido-driven, Wild Turkey-swilli... more>>>


Sally of the Sawdust

Releases: 2008-11-18
Synopsis: Pioneering filmmaker D.W. Griffith directed W.C. Fields in his first starring role in this silent comedy. When Mary Foster runs away from home to marry her sweetheart, a circus performer,... more>>>


The World Sinks Except Japan

Releases: 2008-11-18
Synopsis: Japanese director Minoru Kawasaki (Executive Koala and The Rug Cop) levels his satirical sights on global superpowers, western traditions, and foreign immigrants in this outrageous comedy inspired by ... more>>>


The Last Klezmer: Leopold Kozlowski - His Life and His Music

Releases: 2008-11-18
Synopsis: Klezmer music is a fusion of gypsy music, Jewish liturgical music, and the typical musical forms of Eastern Europe, including the polka. It is most familiarly performed at Jewish weddings, and had nea... more>>>


Abraham Lincoln/The Struggle

Releases: 2008-11-18
Synopsis: To date, this D.W. Griffith epic is the only talking-picture effort to encapsulate the entire life of Abraham Lincoln, from cradle to grave. The script, credited to Stephen Vincent Benet</a... more>>>


Tropic Thunder (Director's Cut)

Releases: 2008-11-18
Synopsis: Ben Stiller's satirical look at Hollywood, Tropic Thunder concerns the production of an epic Vietnam War film that quickly derails thanks to the giant egos of everyone involved in the pr... more>>>


The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith

Releases: 2008-11-18
Synopsis: Based on a novel by Thomas Keneally, which was in turn inspired by actual events, this drama is a shocking indictment of the racism inflicted on the indigenous people of Australia. Jimmie (<a href='/c... more>>>


D.W. Griffith: Father of Film

Releases: 2008-11-18
Synopsis: A biography of this pioneering film director who elevated a novelty to an early art form. Early footage is included from his days as an actor and scenes from some of his best known work. ~ All Movie G... more>>>


The Rug Cop

Releases: 2008-11-18
Synopsis: Cult Japanese director Minoru Kawasaki satirizes Japanese cop shows of the 1970s with this unhinged spoof concerning a chrome domed cop with a lethal projectile toupee. Officer Genda has just been tra... more>>>


The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

Releases: 2008-11-18
Synopsis: When a typical young high school girl discovers that she has the unique ability to traverse space and time, her efforts to use the power as a means of preserving the relationships she shares with her ... more>>>


Manhattan, Kansas

Releases: 2008-11-18
Synopsis: A loving daughter documents her reunion with her mentally-unstable mother in this heartfelt and decidedly personal documentary from filmmaker Tara Wray. When Wray was just a child, her mother was her ... more>>>


Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell

Releases: 2008-11-18
Synopsis: With his documentary Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell, director Matt Wolf etches out a biographical portrait of avant-garde musician, artist, and disco producer <a href=... more>>>


The Devil's Playground

Releases: 2008-11-18
Synopsis: Fred Schepsi wrote and directed this tense melodrama which takes place at a Roman Catholic boarding school. The film deals with the charged emotional tensions of a group of pubescent boys, who find th... more>>>


The Zombie Diaries

Releases: 2008-11-18
Synopsis: The world is in the grip of a viral pandemic that causes the dead to reanimate and feast on the flesh of the living, and as three groups of survivors attempt to document their survival on video for po... more>>>


Black Belt

Releases: 2008-11-18
Synopsis: Director Shunichi Nagasaki and screenwriter George Iida ponder the delicate balance between fierce confrontation and moral reflection as related to the realm of defensive martial arts in this thoughtf... more>>>


Wall-E (Collector's Edition)

Releases: 2008-11-18
Synopsis: Disney and Pixar join forces for this computer-animated tale about a wide-eyed robot who travels to the deepest reaches of outer space in search of a newfound friend. The year is 2700, and planet Eart... more>>>


Fanfan La Tulipe (Criterion)

Releases: 2008-11-18
Synopsis: Pauline Kael once characterized the French adventure film Fanfan the Tulip as a "Louis XV western". This is a pretty broad interpretation, though it is true that the film never stops moving--an excell... more>>>


3-Day Weekend

Releases: 2008-11-18
Synopsis: New connections form and longtime relationships falter when a long-term gay couple and their two gay friends meet up for a three-day weekend in the company of a few new friends. Ever year, committed g... more>>>


Priceless

Releases: 2008-11-18
Synopsis: A woman who has never had much trouble choosing between love or money tries to teach a man the tricks of the trade in this sly romantic comedy. Irène (Audrey Tautou) is an attractive thirtysomething w... more>>>


Avenging Conscience/Edgar Allen Poe

Releases: 2008-11-18
Synopsis: This innovative psychological drama represents one of D.W. Griffith's early full-length feature films and contains innovations that influenced international filmmakers, particularly German ones, for d... more>>>


Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2

Releases: 2008-11-18
Synopsis: The 2008 sequel to the female buddy film The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants constitutes an adaptation of Ann Brashares' novel Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood. L... more>>>


Noam Chomsky on the World: The Chomsky Sessions

Releases: 2008-11-18
Synopsis: A linguist by trade, Noam Chomsky's political philosophies, activism, and comprehensive critiques of the United States government have made him a globally respected force of dissenting intellectualism... more>>>


Encounters at the End of the World

Releases: 2008-11-18
Synopsis: Werner Herzog, director of such acclaimed documentaries as Grizzly Man and Little Dieter Needs to Fly, offers his unique perspective on the South Pole... more>>>


Mister Lonely

Releases: 2008-11-18

Synopsis: When a Michael Jackson impersonator (Diego Luna) living in Paris falls for a Marilyn Monroe impersonator (Samantha Morton) during a performance at a retirement home, the lovestruck pair retreats to a seaside castle in the Scottish highlands...more>>>

 

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