Happy Weekend everyone!
Criterion has just announced their February slate of releases. On FEB. 4 JULES & JIM is getting a re-release on a DVD/BLU-RAY Combo with a new 2K restoration. FEB. 11 brings Palme D’or winner BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR on separate DVD and BLU-RAY releases. FEB. 18 has Hitchcock’s FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT on DVD/BLU-RAY Combo and Wes Anderson’s FANTASTIC MR FOX on a DVD/BLU-RAY Combo. And finally on FEB. 25 Criterion has three more starting with a new transfer for Godard’s BREATHLESS on a DVD/BLU-RAY Combo, Polanski’s TESS comes out on a DVD/BLU-RAY Combo with a new 4K transfer, and finally Soderbergh’s long awaited KING OF THE HILL makes it digital debut in a DVD/BLU-RAY Combo. That means KAFKA is the only Soderbergh movie not on DVD or Blu-Ray in North America. Maybe this is a sign of things to come.
BMO fans watch out! On Feb. 25 ADVENTURE TIME: SEASON 3 comes out on DVD and BLU-RAY.
Lastly, Hammer fans take note FRANKENSTEIN CREATED WOMAN comes to BLU-RAY Jan. 14
Here’s the artwork.
Another year since the Internet destroyed the Video Store and we’re still here, along with several other Video Stores still going strong. Check out those links to your right. Show your support this weekend by visiting/shopping at your favourite Video shop. Of course we’ll be having a sale and watching goofy trailers and episodes of Support Your Local Video Store which was shot during the final days of our old Videomatica location. Come one down to our new location! Tell your friends we have a new location! Hope to see you.Sadly there will be no T-shirts on sale.
And why not an episode of Support Your Local Video Store to lather your desire for hard copy video love.
Howdy Van city,
Criterion announced another fine and eclectic batch of titles, including one very in demand out of print title. It all starts off JULY 9th with a DVD and Blu-Ray of Kenji Mizoguchi’s LIFE OF OHARU. The following week on JULY 16th comes a new 4K transfer on DVD and Blu-Ray of Peter Brook’s LORD OF THE FLIES. Then on JULY 23rd comes your very anticipated BABETTE’S FEAST on DVD and Blu-Ray. That same day comes the Blu-Ray of Ang Lee’s THE ICE STORM. Topping the month off, on JULY 30th with a cool new Mike Mignola cover comes Guillermo del Toro’s Spanish Civil War horror flick THE DEVIL’S BACKBONE on DVD and Blu-Ray. Scroll down for artwork.
On the Shout Factory front, they have announced a Blu-Ray release for the Dolph Lundgen alien vs cop on the edge actioneer DARK ANGEL aka I Come In Peace. Release for that is sometime in August. We will let you all know when we have street date.
All are pre-orderable now. Give us a call 604-734-5752, or come on down to the store.
As promised here’s some art from Criterion and Shout Factory, including THE PRODUCERS (Street July 2nd) and THE FOG (July 30th).
Before we get to any news today, we just wanted to let you know about the late movies that just arrived and are now on our shelves. Here they are, in picture form. Check the New This Week link up top for prices.
Be back in a few with some exciting release news.
It’s New Release Tuesday and the morning rush of collectors buying their awaited Criterion titles has subsided for the moment. So let’s talk about some future releases.
Kino Lorber is releasing a couple of early Bette Davis films, HELL’S HOUSE, and OF HUMAN BONDAGE, both on DVD & Blu-Ray. Street is June 18th.
A few weeks earlier Kino is releasing the first Alan Clarke film to make it’s way on Blu-Ray. We’re talking about SCUM coming out on both DVD & Blu-Ray. Street is June 4th.
You guys seem to have dug Shout Factory’s recent Action-Packed Movie Marathon. They’re following it up with SCI-FI MOVIE MARATHON. It includes, AMERICA 3000, ARENA, THE ELIMINATORS, and THE TIME GUARDIANS. The VHS art for The Eliminators always entranced me when visiting the video store as a kid, but I never got around to watching it. Thanks Shout, now I will. This release is DVD only and it streets JULY 9th.
New genre label Vinegar Syndrome has announced a few long lost or forgotten sleaze titles. First is a DVD/Blu-Ray combo of New York underground film THE TELEPHONE BOOK. It’s about a lady named Alice, a sex-obsessed hippie who falls in love with the world’s greatest obscene phone caller and her quest to find him. Same day comes a double of THE DUNGEON OF HARROW/DEATH BY INVITATION on DVD. Both street MAY 7th.
The next month Vinegar Syndrome follows up with two more release. First is punk vs redneck classic PUNK VACATION in a nice DVD/Blu-Ray Combo pack. Same day the 1974 documentary A LABOR OF LOVE, about the heart felt and earnest attempt to create an X rated movie. This one’s DVD only and they both street JUNE 11th.
Before we go, here’s some cover art to most of the titles above, and new artwork for COHEN AND TATE (Street JULY 9th), JACKIE CHAN: BATTLE CREEK BRAWL/CITY HUNTER Double Bill (Street JULY 16th) and George A. Romero’s KNIGHTRIDERS (Street JULY 30th). That’s it for now. Talk to you soon.
Welcome back Vancouver. Anybody going to the movies this weekend, instead of having the movies come to you?
At the Cinematheque this weekend, they’re playing the Alamo Drafthouse discovery MIAMI CONNECTION. A violent movie with a pacifist message about a tae kwon do club/new wave band targeted by drug smuggling ninjas. It’s been a popular seller here, just sold out of the blu-ray (still available for special order), DVD still in stock. Check it out at the Cinematheque, or get your copy from us. Either way you will learn the true meaning of Friends Forever.
It’s double billed with another of our best sellers, Lee Van Cleef and John Philip Law team up in DEATH RIDES A HORSE. We have the DVD here with even more Spaghetti Westerns on our counter.
Speaking of Repertory Theatres, the Rio Theatre is playing a new documentary THE REP focusing on The Toronto Underground, a success in the dying world of repertory cinema. Check it out Sunday, Apr. 7th, and Tuesday, Apr. 9th, both shows at 7pm.
On home video news, Shout Factory and their sub label Scream Factory has announced another fine assortment of favs for July. Mel Brooks’ THE PRODUCERS is coming to Blu-Ray JULY 2nd. We’ll get back to you with specs and artwork.
The John Landis, Zucker Bros. collaboration THE KENTUCKY FRIED MOVIE is also out on Blu-Ray JULY 2nd.
JULY 2nd has Roy Scheider and Adam Baldwin as mismatched hitman in charge of a kidnapped boy, in the underrated COHEN AND TATE. This is a Blu-Ray release folks.
JULY 16th brings Ralph Bashki’s HEAVY TRAFFIC on Blu-Ray. On the same day Shout Factory continues releasing Jackie Chan classics on DVD and Blu-Ray. This time is a double bill of BATTLE CREEK BRAWL/HUNTER.
On JULY 23rd come John Carpenter’s THE FOG on Blu-Ray.
And on JULY 30th we have THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN, and George A. Romero’s motorcycle jousting flick THE KNIGHTRIDERS. Both making their debut on Blu-Ray.
Shout Factory have fast become the best non-Criterion DVD/BLU-Ray label out there. Great transfers, extras and packaging, and this slate of releases further proves it.
We were talking about the Alamo Drafthouse earlier. JULY 23rd Drafthouse Releasing brings us two Asian thrillers. From the Phillipines comes a kidanpping gone wrong in GRACELAND. From South Korea we have PIETA, about a loan shark is forced to reconsider his violent lifestyle after the arrival of a mysterious woman claiming to be his long-lost mother. Both will be on DVD and Blu-Ray.
That’s it for now. Remember we’re a brick and mortar shop here in Vancouver. Stop on by. Or give us a call and pre-order. For now here’s some more cover art of upcoming releases.