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, October 2, 2011

New Releases - October 4

Avengers, The: Volume 1: Heroes Available [animated TV series based on Marvel Comics' The Avengers]

Avengers, The: Volume 2: Captain America Reborn!

Buck [acclaimed 2011 documentary about real-life horse whisperer Buck Branaman]

Dogs and More Dogs [PBS documentary]

Dogs Decoded [PBS documentary]

Fast Five [fun, action-packed and surprisingly well-reviewed fifth entry in the Fast and Furious series with Vin Diesel and Paul Walker going rogue in this one and being pursed by Fed Dwayne Johnson in beautiful Rio. Great car chases and scenery. Tyrese Gibson, Joaquim de Almeida, and Jordana Brewster co-star/2011] 


High Cost of Living, The [Zach Braff stars in this Canadian drama about a slacker/drug dealer who bonds with a pregnant beauty after a car crash/2011]

How Smart Are Animals? [PBS documentary]

In Treatment: Season 3 [Gabriel Byrne returns for a third season of this HBO psychiatry drama with new co-star Any Ryan]

Jig [enjoyable musical documentary about the 40th World Irish Dancing Championships held in Glasgow, Scotland/2011]

Lie to Me: Season 3 [Tim Roth and Kellie Martin return for the 3rd and final season of the excellent drama/thriller starring Roth as an acerbic but effective crime profiler]

Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space [hilarious TV special featuring the Monsters vs. Aliens gang in a new adventure/starring the voices of Reese Witherspoon, Seth Rogen and Hugh Laurie]

Prohibition [Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's excellent PBS documentary about America's prohibition period]

Scared Shrekless [extremely funny Halloween TV special featuring the voices of Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz and Eddie Murphy]

Scream 4 [One of the best sequels ever! Neve Campbell returns to her hometown as a successful self-help book author but sets off a series of bizarre murders that mirror her past in this exciting, twisted, and tongue-in-cheek satire of horror/slasher films with plenty of fun film references/David Arquette, Courteney Cox, Emma Roberts, Hayden Panetierre, and Alison Brie also star/Wes Craven directs from Kevin Williamson's witty script/2011]

Submarine [charming UK 2010 coming of age comedy starring Craig Roberts, Yasmin Paige, Sally Hawkins and Paddy Considine in a tale about a teen whose plans to lose his virginity are interrupted when his parents' marriage starts falling apart]


Through a Dog's Eyes [moving PBS documentary about seeing eye dogs/Neil Patrick Harris narrates]

Way We Get By, The [acclaimed 2010 documentary about senior citizens who go to airports to greet and say farewells to American soldiers coming back from and going to Iraq]

Blu-ray:

Fast Five

Recent/New Arrivals:

Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci: The Metropolitan Opera [1978 performance with Tatiana Troyanos, Placido Domingo, and Vern Shinall] 

Flame in the Streets  [rarely seen 1961 British drama starring John Mills as a union leader who has to deal with racial tensions at factories and with his own prejudices when his daughter falls for a black man/Sylia Syms, Earl Cameron, and Johnny Sekka co-star/DVD debut!]

Grace of my Heart [Ileana Douglas gives a fine performance as a ground-breaking female songwriter in the sixties in this musical bio loosely based on Carole King's story/1996/back in stock]


Snack bar Budapest [Giancarlo Giannini stars in an erotic drama from Caligula director Tinto Brass]

You're a Big Boy Now [stylish and very funny 1967 coming of age comedy that marked the studio directing debut of Francis Ford Coppola. Peter Kastner is likable as a young man who breaks away from his possessive mother and obsesses over a beautiful maneater while working at the New York Public Library. The great cast includes Elizabeth Hartman, Geraldine Page (who was Oscar nominated for Best Supporting Actress), Rip Torn, Tony Bill, Karen Black, Dolph Sweet and Julie Harris. Coppola's visual techniques, inventive editing and camera moves bring to mind Richard Lester and The Beatles' A Hard Day's Night. Music by John Sebastian and The Lovin' Spoonful. Recommended!]

Notes by Steven Y. Mori

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