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 28, 2011

New Releases - August 30, 2011

Cell 211 [aka Celda 211] [powerful 2009 Spanish drama by Daniel Monzon starring Alberto Amman as a new prison guard who gets caught in the middle of a riot his first day on the job/in Spanish with subtitles]

Desperate Housewives: Season 7 [popular and sexy dramedy with Teri Hatcher, Eva Longoria, Marcia Cross, and Felicity Huffman]

5th Quarter, The [inspiring true-life 2010 sports drama about a teen football star who excels in honor of his late brother/starring Ryan Merriman, Aidan Quinn and Andie MacDowell]

Forks Over Knives [fascinating 2011 Lee Fulkerson documentary about the many and mostly failed attempts to change the unhealthy diet of Americans]

I Like Killing Flies [intriguing 2007 documentary about a legendary but caustic chef who runs a small, unsanitary but acclaimed Greenwich Village restaurant] 

I Will Follow [Salli Richardson-Whitfield gives a fine performance as a woman who has it all but then has to deal with life changing tragedy in this 2011 drama co-starring Omari Hardwick, Blair Underwood, and Beverly Todd] 

If a Tree Falls: The Story of the Earth Liberation Front [riveting 2011 documentary about the rise and mighty fall of the eco terrorists Earth Liberation Front as seen through the eyes of ex-members]

In a Better World [Danish drama about two very different boys who become friends despite the gap between their parents and their backgrounds/directed by Susanne Bier and winner of the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar for 2010]


La Rafle. [aka The Round Up.] [Jean Reno, Melanie Laurent, and Gad Elmaleh in a heartbreaking true WWII drama about thousands of Jews being rounded up one night in 1942 France to be sent to death camps/in French with subtitles/2010]

Madea's Big Happy Family [2011 feature version of Tyler Perry's play with Perry returning as Madea/enough said]

Parenthood: Season 2 [excellent dramedy TV version of the feature film set in the San Francisco Bay Area with Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Erika Christensen, Dax Shephard, Monica Potter, Craig T. Nelson and Bonnie Bedelia]

Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension [feature film debut of the very popular Disney Channel animated TV stars]

Police, Adjective [2009 Romanian drama about a young cop who questions his job when assigned to follow a high school student in order to bust him for drug dealing/in Romanian with subtitles]

Prom [Aimee Teegarden and Danielle Campbell star in this hit 2011 Disney comedy that answers the question why high school proms still matter]

Road to Nowhere [Cliff De Young, Waylon Payne, Tygh Runyan, Shannyn Sossamon, and Dominique Swain star in a noir thriller about a young filmmaker who finds a beautiful woman lead who is a bit too much like the femme fatale in his true life murder mystery/a rare new film by Two Lane Blacktop director Monte Hellman]

Sentiment of the Flesh, The [erotic 2010 French psycho-sexual thriller about a young couple whose attraction to each other turns to an obsession with the human body/in French with subtitles]

Sons of Anarchy: Season 3 [Ron Perlman, Charlie Hunnam,  Ron Perlman, Katey Sagal cult cycle gang TV show]

Strawberry Shortcake: Growing Up Dreams 

Troll Hunter [intriguing Norwegian horror action about hunters set out to kill a creature that has been killing animals but instead find a troll hunter that has been secrely helping rid them of pesky trolls/in Norwegian with subtitles or English dub]

Vampire Diaries, The: Season 2 [more sexy vamping with Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder]

Wrecked [2011 mystery thriller starring Adrien Brody as a man who wakes up in a crashed car with two dead people, cash and a gun and does not know what happened]  

Recent/New Arrivals:

Affair, The [Courtney B. Vance, Kerry Fox, Ciaran Hinds in a 1995 WWII interracial romance drama] 

Bill T. Jones: Dancing to the Promised Land


Black Klansmanj, The [self-rxplanatory 1965 Ted V. Mikels classic B movie exploitation cult classic starring Richard Gilden, Harry Lovejoy, Rima Kutner, Whitman Mayo, Max Julien, and James McEachin]

Chinese Box, The: Signature Series [Jeremy Irons, Gong Li and Maggie Cheung star in this beautiful 1998 Wayne Wang drama about the power shift in Hong Kong, plus the DVD debut of Wang's early Life Is Cheap...Toilet Paper Is Expensive]

Complete Jean Vigo, The {The Criterion Collection]

Cul-De-Sac [offbeat and dark 1966 Roman Polanski menage a trois comedy with couple Donald Pleasance and Francois Dorleac getting involved with gangster Lionel Stander/The Criterion Collection]

Illustrated Man, The [classic Ray Bradbury sci-fi triptych thriller starring Rod Steiger, Claire Bloom and Robert Drivas/directed by Jack Smight/1969]

Just Before Nightfall [aka Juste Avante La Nuit][Stephane Audran, Michel Bouquet, and Francois Perier in a sexy 1971 menage a trois noir from Claude Chabrol/in French with subtitles]



Killing, The/Killer's Kiss [excellent Crietrion Collection remaster of two early and tough Stanley Kubrick film noir classics with Sterling Hayden, Marie Windsor, Timotht Carey, and Elisha Cook, Jr. planning a race track heist in the former and the latter about a boxer getting involved with a gangster's moll starring Frank Silvera/with new extras]

Otello [The Metropolitan Opera performance featuring Jon Vickers, Renata Scotto, Cornell Macneil from 9/25/78]

Razorback  [exciting 1984 Russell Mulcahy wild boar horror cult classic starring Gregory Harrison in the Outback]



Sergei Eisenstein's Strike [1925 silent classic recreating a historic workers' strike]

Stolen [fine film about the largest art heist in history set in Borton, 1990]

Vigilante [underrated Death Wish-style revenge action film starring Robert Forster, Fred Williamson and Woody Strode/directed by William Lustig/1983]

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