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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Friday-Saturday, 12pm-9pm


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Sunday, September 4, 2011

New Releases - September 6 and 9, 2011

September 6:

Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff [excellent 2011 Craig McCall documentary about the underrated British cinematographer who filmed The Red Shoes, The Vikings, The African Queen, The Barefoot Contessa and many more classics]

Carmel [Amos Gitai's moving 2010 semi-autobiographical drama about his family gtowing up in wartorn Israel/narrated by Jeanne Moreau]

Cold Fish [twisted Japanese Asian pulp horror/noir about a troubled teen girl who goes to work for a seemingly nice couple who run a fish store and want to help het but she discovers that they harbor terrible, bloody secrets/2010/in Japanese with subtitles] 

Doc Martin the Movies [two prequel TV films to the popular Martin Clunes British TV series: Doc Martin the Movie and Doc Martin and the Clutie]

Entitled, The [well-cast 2011 thriller about a disgruntled young man who hatches a kidnapping plot to take three rich kids from three families for ransom and things go very awry/starring Kevin Zegers, Ray Liotta, Victor Garber, Laura Vandervroot (from TV's new V), and Stephan McHattie]

Fringe: Season 3 [terrific season 3 for the cult sci-fi/thriller in which the parallel universes finally collide/starring Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, and John Noble/with guests Christopher Lloyd and Leonard Nimoy]

Good Wife, The: Season 2 [brilliant, even better and more twisted sophomore season for the legal-political drama starring Julianna Margulies as politician's wife/lawyer who still secretly loves her co-worker and has not discovered all of her husband's dirty laundry yet/co-starring Josh Charles, Archie Panjabi, Chris Noth, Matt Czuchry, Alan Cumming, and Christine Baranski with guests Michael J. Fox, Gary Cole and America Ferrara]

Hanna [exciting, snow-covered 2011 action-thriller about a young teen trained to be an assassin by her father and going on her first assignment/with Saorise Ronan, Eric Bana and Cate Blanchett]

High School Musical China [Chinese version of the hit Disney franchise/subtitled or English dubbed/2011]

House, M.D.: Season 7 [the acerbic and always brilliant Hugh Laurie returns with Robert Sean Leonard and Lisa Edelstein]

Lemonade Mouth [The Breakfast Club meets High School Musical in this Disney teen musical starring Bridgit Mendler and Adam Hicks/2011] 

Murphy's Law: Series 4 and 5 [John Nesbitt returns in this hit British TV cop drama series]

Nikita: Season 1 [terrific, sexy and violent reboot of the previous TV series now starring charismatic and stunning Maggie Q (Live Free and Die Hard) as a female assassin who goes rogue and tries to bring down the agency that trained her/co-starring the equally sexy Lyndsey Fonseca, Shane West, and Melinda Clarke/recommended!]

Office, The: Season 7 [sadly, this is Steve Carell's last season and he will be missed, although there are equally hysterical guest shots here by Will Ferrell, Jim Carrey, James Spader and many others/co-starring John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Rainn Wilson and Ed Helms]

Trotsky, The [cute Canadian farce starring The Sorceror's Apprentice Jay Baruchel as a young student who believes he is the reincarnation of Leonid Trotsky/co-starring Genevieve Bujold]


Vera [engaging British TV crime series starring Brenda Blethyn as a perceptive but brusque British investigator/2010]

Vidal Sassoon the Movie [this 2011 documentary explores the major influence hair stylist Sassoon had on style and fashion of the Sixties and Seventies]

Blu-ray:

Hanna [2011]

September 9:

X-Men: First Class [thrilling and surprisingly superb sci-fi/superhero prequel detailing the start of the rivalry between Professor X and Magneto with a great cast: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne, and Jennifer Lawrence/directed by Stardust's Matthew Vaughn/2011]

Blu-ray:

X-Men: First Class


Recent/New Arrivals:


Biography: Tokyo Rose [excellent Biography Channel bio of the infamous Japanese radio propagandist with a soothing voice/$2 rental]



Esther Williams Collection Volume 2, The: Thrill of a Romance [fun 1945 musical starring Williams as an abandoned newlywed who falls in love with perfect match Van Johnson]; Million Dollar Mermaid [1952 musical bio classic that is arguably Esther's best/with Victor Mature and water ballets by Busby Berkeley/directed by Mervyn LeRoy];  Easy to Love [1953 musical with Van Johnson and Busby water ballets again and singer Tony Martin]; This Time for Keeps [1947 musical with Johnnie Johnston as the romantic interest and Xavier Cugat]; Fiesta [Williams falls for bullfighter Ricardo Montalban in this 1947 musical with Cyd Charisse]; and Pagan Love Song [1950 musical in which Tahiti girl Williams wants to leave the island just when handsome Howard Keel arrives]

Face to Face [intense 1976 Ingmar Bergman drama in which psychiatrist Liv Ullmann has more problems than her patients/DVD debut!]

Search, The [excellent 1948 WWII classic starring Monthgomery Clift as a GI who bonds with German orphan boy after the war/co-starring Aline MacMahon and Wendell Corey/directed by Fred Zinneman/DVD debut!] 

Tarnished Angels, The [great 1957 Douglas Sirk melodrama about a Depression-era barnstorming triangle starring Rock Hudson as a reporter who bonds with ex-WWI fighter pilot hero Robert Stack and his hot wife Dorothy Malone/based on William Faulkner's Pylon/DVD debut!]

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