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 25, 2011

New Releases - September 27 and 30, 2011

Tuesday, September 27:

American Loser [American Pie's Seann William Scott stars as a totally dysfunctional young man who falls for a golddigger who helps him put his life in order/Gretchen Mol and Jeff Garlin also star/based on the book Trainwreck: My Life As an Idiot/2007]

Body of Proof: Season 1 [fun TV forensics dramedy/thriller starring Dana Delaney as a sexy and acidic formerly brilliant neurosurgeon who becomes a medical examiner after a desvastating car accident. She may be dysfunctional, with a bitter daughter and ex-husband, but she is a great crime-solver/co-starring Jeri Ryan, John Carroll Lynch, Nic Bishop and Sonja Sohn]

Boxer and the Bombshell, The [Hugo Weaving, Bridesmaids' Rose Byrne and Matt le Nevez form the triangle in this drama about a femme fatale who is caught between a gangster and an up and coming boxer]

Bride Flight [Karina Smulders and Rutger Hauer star in this drama about 3 women who move to New Zealand to make better lives for themselves after WWII/2011]

Carlos: The Criterion Collection [acclaimed epic French-German co-production bio starring Edgar Ramirez as Venezuelan revolutionary Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, who created a terrorist organization and raided the 1975 OPEC meeting/3 separate rentals with the bonus features/nominated for numerous awards, including several Emmys/2010]

Cold Weather [indie dramedy/mystery about an ex-forensics student who moves back home to Portland and ends up using his detective skills while he works at an ice factory/2011]

Dum Maaro Dum [2011 Bollywood thriller about the drug trade bringing several people together on a beach paradise in India] 


Forged [Manny Perez stars as an ex-con who served time for killing his wife and tries to rebuild his life while bonding with his embittered and abandoned son/2011]

Happy Endings: Season 1 [sort of a Friends for the 2000's, this genuinely funny sitcom is filled with beautiful single twentysomethings of various sexual orientations who try to remain friends even after various break ups/starring Zachary Knighton,  Elisha Cuthbert, Damon Wayans, Jr., Adam Pally, and Caset Wilson]

Ledge, The [Charlie Hunnam plays a young man who is talked out onto a ledge to commit suicide by the husband of his lover in this 2011 thriller/Patrick Wilson and Liv Tyler also star]

Mentalist, The: Season 3 [the always excellent Simon Baker returns for another great season as the extremely gifted observer who helps the police solve murders while trying to find Red John, the serial killer who murdered his wife and child, and he gets many answers this time/co-starring Robin Tunney, Amanda Righetti, Owain Yeoman, and Tim Kang] 


Rebirth [moving 2011 documentary about five people who were directly affected by 9/11 and how they rebuild their lives/also including footage of the reconstruction site at ground zero]

Scooby-Doo!: Mystery Incorporated Season 1 Volume 3

Viva Riva! [Congo-French-Belgium film noir about a shady fuel broker who plots a big oil theft while romancing the femme fatale girlfriend of a kingpin/2010]

Without Men [Eva Longoria, Christian Slater, Oscar Nunez, Laura Del Castillo, Paul Rodriguez, Camryn Manheim and Judy Reyes star in this satire about a small Latin American town whose women have to rebuild their lives when the men are drafted by communist guerillas/2011]

Recent/New Arrivals:

Le Beau Serge [Gerard Blain and Jean-Claude Brialy star in this 1958 Claude Chabrol directing debut about a young student who returns to his provincial home and runs into his old best friend who is unhappy with his life]

Les Cousins [Claude Chabrol's 1959 drama about a provincial boy who goes to live with his more sophisticated bohemian cousin/Gerard Blain and Jean-Claude Brialy star]


Looney Tunes Show, The: Season 1 Volume 1 [excellent classic Warner Brothers cartoons with Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd and many others are showcased on this classic TV show/DVD debut and available for the first time in color!] 

Vamp [Grace Jones, Chris Makepeace, and Dee Dee Pfeiffer star in this cult vampire satire/back in stock/1986]

Friday, September 30, 2011:

Transformers: Dark of the Moon [This third film is arguably the best of the series with Shia LaBeouf trying to help a reluctant US government when a veteran Transformer is discovered many years after being uncovered in the historic moonlanding. Josh Duhamel, John Turturro and Tyrese Gibson return with welcome additions Frances McDormand (!), Alan Tudyk, Ken Jeong and Leonard Nimoy as the voice of Optimus Prime. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is appropriately ultra-sexy as Megan Fox's replacement, and Patrick Dempsey makes a great evil counterpoint as Shia's rival. Mind-blowing, phenomenal special effects and explosions (that are sure to be Oscar-nominated) will keep you on the edge of your seat and help you forget that you are enjoying a Michael Bay-directed movie. Yes, it's not Shakespeare or even the Coen Brothers, but it is a great, roller coaster ride popcorn film!/2011]

Blu-ray:

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

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