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.

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


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Sunday, August 21, 2011

New Releases - August 23, 2011

Angel's Fall [2011 Turkish drama/subtitled]

Beaver, The [2011 drama starring Mel Gibson as a distraught man who finds solace with a beaver hand puppet/co-starring Jennifer Lawrence and Jodie Foster who also directed]  

Before Your Eyes [2009 Turkish drama from Film Movement/subtitled]

Blitz [2011 UK serial killer thriller with Jason Statham and Paddy Considine]

Brothers and Sisters: Season 5 [final season of the Calista Flockhart, Sally Field, Ron Rifkin, and Rachel Griffiths drama TV series]

Chameleon, The [2011 real-life thriller about a missing teen boy who is found but may be an imposter/starring Andre Grondin, Ellen Barkin and Fanke Janssen]

Con Artist [intriguing 2011 documentary about millionaire Mark Kostabi who hired painters to paint paintings that he signed as his own]

Gossip Girl: Season 4 [popular CW TV series with Blake Lively, Leighton Meester and Kelly Rutherford]

Gruffalo, The [nominee for the Best Animated Short Oscar, this cute animation short features the voices of Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Wilkinson and John Hurt]

Henry's Crime [offbeat comedy-thriller starring Keanu Reeves as innocent ex-con who decides to rob the bank he was accused of robbing/co-starring Vera Farmiga, Judy Greer and James Caan/2010]

Little Big Soldier [Jackie Chan stars in this period action drama about a soldier who kidnaps an opposing general and ends up on a bizarre, comic road trip with him/2010/in Mandarin with English subtitles]

POM Presents the Greatest Movie Ever Sold [Supersize Me's Morgan Spurlock takes a satiric look at product placement in films and TV by trying to sell this mockumentary to various corporate advertisers]

Secret Sunshine [2010 Korean drama from The Crierion Collection]

Sympathy for Delicious [actor Mark Ruffalo stars in and directs this drama about a recently paralyzed DJ who discovers that he can actually heal everyone but himself!/co-starring Orlando Bloom, Christopher Thornton, Juliette Lewis and Laura Linney/2011]

Tracker [2010 action drama starring Ray Winstone as an ex-Boer War soldier tracking a man accused of killing a soldier in New Zealand/costarring Temeura Morrison]

Win Win [in this feel-good dramedy, Paul Giamatti gives a bravura performance as a sad sack lawyer and high school wrestling coach whose life is turned around when he discovers a teen runaway who is a wrestling sensation/co-starring Amy Ryan, Jeffrey Tambor and Melanie Lynskey/2011]

Recent/New Arrivals:

Big Hand for a Little Lady, A [great 1966 poker dramedy starring Henry Fonda, Joanne Woodward, Jason Robards and Kevin McCarthy]


I'll Cry Tomorrow [Susan Hayward is brilliant and heartbreaking as tragic performer Lillian Roth in this 1955 bio]


Rich and Famous [Jacqueline Bisset and Candice Bergen are fun as best pals who have many highs and lows over the decades/co-starring Meg Ryan in her first major role and David Selby/directed by George Curkor/1981]

Secret of Dorian Gray, The [aka Il Dio Chiamato Dorian][rare uncut and unrated European version of the Oscar Wilde classic starring Helmut Berger as the ageless and hedonistic anti-hero/co-starring Maria Liljedahl, Herbert Lom, Richard Todd, Margaret Lee, and Maria Rohm/not for kids-lots of nudity and sex/1970/DVD debut!]

Shoot the Moon [searing Alan Parker 1982 divorce drama with great performances by Albert Finney, Diane Keaton, Peter Weller and Karen Allen and mostly shot in the San Francisco Bay Area]


Trial and Retribution: Sets 3 and 4 [popular British TV crime series starring David Hayman and Victoria Smurfit]

Up the Down Staircase [fine 1967 classic with an excellent performance by Sandy Dennis as an idealistic teacher in a tough urban high school/co-starring Eileen Heckart and Jean Stapleton/directed by Robert Mulligan]

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