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, September 11, 2011

New Releases - September 13 and 16, 2011

September 13, 2011:

American Breakdown [Steve Carell, James Gandolfini, Paris Hilton and Josh Hartnett star in this 2008 drama about 10 people trying to cope with various big city life problems in the 2000's] 

Barbie: Princess Charm School

Bill Cunningham New York [acclaimed 2011 documentary about the iconic 80 something New York Times photographer]

Black Irish [Michael  Angarano, Brendan Gleeson, Tom Guiry, Emily Vancamp, and Melissa Leo star in a 2008 drama about two very different Boston brothers: one a drug addict, the other a baseball star]

Brand New Day [Geoffrey Rush stars as an overzealous preacher who pursues runaway semainary student Rocky McKenzie in this 2010 Australian musical comedy road trip] 

Camelot: Season 1 [beautiful and exciting version of the start of King Arthur's rule starring Jamie Campbell Brown, Joseph Fiennes, Claire Forlani and scene-stealing sexy Eva Green as Morgan]


Community: Season 2 [even better second season of the hilarious sitcom starring Joel McHale, Chevy Chase, Ken Jeong, Gillian Jacobs, Allison Brie, Donald Glover, Danny Pudhi and Yvette Nicole Brown/featuring many inventive and offbeat episodes]

Conan O'Brien: Can't Stop [documentary following Conan around the country as he does standup during the period he was banned from TV between leaving NBC and returning on TBS]

Dora the Explorer: Enchanted Forest Adventures [popular Nickleodeon TV series]

Everything Must Go [Will Ferrell stars in this funny and timely comedy about a man who loses his job and his wife and puts all of his belongings on his front yard/co-starring Rebecca Hall and Michael Pena/2011]

Glee: Season 2 Volume 2 [Finally!/Lea Michelle, Matthew Morrison, Chris Colfer, Jane Lynch, Dianna Agron, and Heather Morris star]

Hesher [Joseph Gordon-Levitt shines as an eccentric young man who takes up in Rainn Wilson and Devin Brochu's garage uninvited and changes their lives in this 2010 cult comedy/co-starring Natalie Portman]

Incendies [excellent 2010 Canadian drama about twins who discover their mother had a deep secret after she dies and also find out their long dead father is still alive in the Middle East/nominated for Best Foreign Film Oscar]


Inspector Lewis: Series 4 [Kevin Whatley and Laurence Fox star in this popular British TV mystery series]

love wedding marriage [Mandy Moore, Kellan Lutz, James Brolin and Jane Seymour star in this cute 2011 romantic farce about a succcessful marriage counselor who could use some counseling herself]

Meek's Cutoff [Michelle Williams, Bruce Greenwood, Paul Dano, and Zoe Kazan leadline in this gripping 2010 western drama about a wagon train of 3 families who get lost in the Pacific Northwest desert in 1845 thanks to an unreliable guide]

Midsomer Murders: Set 18 [John Nettles returns in this extremely popular British TV mystery series]

Olivia: Princess for a Day [popular children's TV series]

Poetry [moving 2011 Korean drama about an older woman who raises her difficult grandson and takes up poetry to sharpen her memory when she discovers she may have Alzheimer's]

Thomas and Friends: Day of the  Diesels The Movie

Thor [2011] [Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston and Anthony Hopkins star in this crowd-pleasing Marvel comics live action adaptation about the god who has been banished to Earth and has to prove himself/directed by Kenneth Branagh]

Thor and Loki: Blood Brothers [animated feature in the Marvel Knights TVseries]

Trail of the Panda [another in the Disney World Cinema series, this one a Chinese adventure about an orphan who bonds with a panda/subtitled]

True Legend [2010 martial arts fest starring Michelle Yeoh, David Carradine, Vincent Zhao and Andy On from legendary director Yuen Woo Ping/subtitled]

Wishful Drinking [Carrie Fisher's hilarious one woman theatrical show is captured on tape by HBO as she tells funny stories about her mother Debbie Reynolds, father Eddie Fisher, her marriage to Paul Simon, and her appearances in the Star Wars series]

Blu-rays:

Incendies

Thor [2011]



Recent/New Arrivals:

Daguerreotypes [Agne Varda 1976 documentary about the small shops on the Rue Daguerre]

Diana Rigg at the BBC [The Avenger's iconic Emma Peel shows her wide acting range in this comprehensive 5 disc set featuring 16 programs, including all of the Mrs. Bradley Mysteries as well as many other programs that are new to DVD]

Hickey and Boggs [I Spy's Bill Cosby and Robert Culp reunite in this terrific 1972 film noir starring as two burned out private eyes who try to solve a missing person case and end up mixed up with murders, criminals and double crosses/one of the best and little seen films from the Seventies, this was an early and tough Walter Hill script brilliantly directed by Culp with grit, dry humor and realism/co-starring Rosalind Cash and Lester Fletcher/beautiful 16c9 remaster that is much better than the previous horrible DVD release]



Strawberry and Chocolate [1995 Cuban menage a trois romantic comedy]

U-Turn  [fun, over-the-top Oliver Stone 1997 film noir with Sean Penn, Jennifer Lopez and Nick Nolte/back in stock]

September 16, 2011 [tentative release date-this may show up the following week]:

Blu-rays:

Star Wars: The Complete Saga [Episodes I-VI][one of the most popular film series of all-time finally gets a Blu-ray debut with hours of extras!/all six films in six separate rentals]

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