VIDEO ROOM

Video Room has been serving the Piedmont Avenue neighborhood since 1988. We carry a large selection of movies on DVD and have an ever growing Blu-ray library. We specialize in hard-to-find and obscure cult classics, TV shows, foreign cinema, and film noir, in addition to the latest new releases. Check out our large Directors section and offbeat categories that make us unique. Kids and dogs are welcome. Senior discounts available. We do same day reservations. Free parking.

Hours:

Sunday-Thurday, 12pm-8pm
Friday-Saturday, 12pm-9pm


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info @ videoroomoakland.com

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Saturday, August 13, 2011

New Releases - August 16, 2011

Assassin in Love [2010 foodie comedy starring Damian Lewis, Kate Ashfield and Michael Gambon about a hit man who masquerades as a baker when his old bosses come gunning for him]

Conspirator, The [excellent 2011 trial drama about the first woman executed in the US for conspiring to aasassinate President Lincoln/ with great cast: Robin Wright, James McAvoy, Evan Rachel Wood, Kevin Kline, Tom Wilkinson, Colm Meaney,  Justin Long, Danny Huston and Alexis Bledel/directed by Robert Redford]

Dexter: Season 5 [more grisly fun starring Michael C. Hall as everyone's favorite serial killer]

Hoodwinked Too!: Hood vs. Evil [funny animated 2011 sequel with Red Riding Hood having to leave basic training to rescue Granny with voices by Hayden Panetierre, Glenn Close, Patrick Warburton, Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Amy Poehler, David Ogden Stiers, Martin Short, and Joan Cusack]

Jane Eyre [beautiful 2011 gothic noir version of the classic Charlotte Bronte romance starring Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Judi Dench, Jamie Bell and Sally Hawkins]

John Carpenter's The Ward [horror master returns with 2011 chiller starring Amber Heard as young woman trying to figure out why she is in a brutal mental hospital/co-starring Danielle Panabaker and Lyndsey Fonseca]

Largo Winch [stylish 2008 French James Bondish style action flick about billionaire heir trying to prove his mettle by finiding his adoptive father's killers and retaining his inheritance/starring Tomer Sisley and Kristin Scott Thomas]

Last Godfather, The [Harvey Keitel stars as mob godfather who lets his adoptive Asian son take over  his empire in this wacky gangster satire starring and directed by Hyung-Rae Shim/co-starring Jason Mewes]

Last Night [Keira Knightley, Sam Worthington, Eva Mendes, Griffin Dunne, Guillaume Canet romantic menage a quatre/2010]

Life and Work of Claude Chabrol, The [Stephane Audran, Sandrine Bonnaire, Michel Bouque, and Thomas Chabrol in a documentary about one of France's greatest directors/including rare interviews with Chabrol/2006/62 minutes]

Meet Monica Velour [Dustin Ingram stars as a young guy who goes on a road trip to meet his  favorite porn star Kim Cattrall in this 2011 comedy]

Priest [stylish 2011 horror action with Paul Bettany as the title character who protects humans from vampires in the very dark future/co-starring Maggie Q, Christopher Plummer, Cam Gigandet, Stephen Moyer, Madchen Amick, and Lily Collins]


Queen to Play [aka Joueuse][2011 French drama about a married maid who discovers a talent for chess and discovers romance/starring Kevin Kline and Sandrine Bonnaire]

Sex and Drugs and Rock'n'Roll [2011 rock bio with Andy Serkis as rocker Ian Dury and co-starring Naomie Harris, Ray Winstone and Olivia Williams]

Something Borrowed [cute 2011 romantic farce starring Ginnifer Goodwin as a young woman who still has feelings for her best friend's fiance/also starring Kate Hudson, John Krasinski, and Colin Egglesfield]

Stake Land [2011 vampire horror with Connor Paolo, Nick Damici and Kelly McGillis]



Super [enjoyable superhero satire with Rainn Wilson as a loser who decides to become a costumed hero/also starring Ellen Page, Kevin Bacon, Liv Tyler and Michael Rooker/2011]

Wish Me Luck: Series 1 and 2 [British WWII spy TV seroes with Kate Buffery, Julian Glover, Jane Asher and Lynn Farleigh]

Blu-ray:

Jane Eyre [2011]

Recent/New Arrivals:

Agent 8 3/4 [aka Hot Enough for June][fun and underrated 1964 British spy spoof with Dirk Bogarde as reluctant spy sent to Russia and co-starring Sylva Koscina, Robert Morley and Leo McKern/directed by TV's Secret Agent director Ralph Thomas/DVD debut!]


Campbell's Kingdom [Dirk Bogarde, Stanley Baker, Michael Craig, Barbara Murray, and James Robertson Justice star in a rare British action adventure starring Bogarde as an heir who moves to Canada to mine gold going against the whole town/1957/also directed by Ralph Thomas/DVD debut!]

Demons 2 [1987 Lamberto Bava goreshow sequel]

Galaxy Express 999 [1979 Japanimation classic] 

Thousand Clowns, A [excellent 1965 comedy classic starring Jason Robards, Jr. Barbara Harris, William Daniels, Barry Gordon and Best Supporting Actor Oscar winner Martin Balsam about offbeat unemployed dad trying to find a job and keep custody of his son/DVD debut!]

X Y and Zee [great, dark 1971 over-the-top comedy with Elizabeth Taylor pulling out all the stops as ballsy wife trying to keep straying hubby Michael Caine from wooing hot Susannah York/directed by Brian G. Hutton/DVD debut!]

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