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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Monday, June 4, 2012

June 5. 2012

Blu-ray:

Safe House [2012][Denzel Washington plays a dangerous CIA traitor who is captured and put in a South African safe house, but killers target him, forcing rookie agent Ryan Reynolds to team up with him to fight off their attackers and find out why they are being hunted. Vera Farmiga, Brendan Gleeson, Sam Shepard, Ruben Blades, Nora Arnezeder, and Robert Patrick round out the cast. Daniel Espinosa directed this taut action thriller.]

DVDs:

Act of Valor [Real Navy Seals co-star in this gung-ho but crowd-pleasing war-action film about an elite, highly trained US Seal team that speeds around the world to thwart several deadly major terrorist attacks. Roselyn Sanchez (TV's Without a Trace), Jason Cottle, Alex Veadov, Nestor Serrano, and Emilio Rivera star. Directed by Scott Waugh and Mouse McCoy. 2012.]

Act of Vengeance [2010][Haluk Bilginer, Mahsun Kirmizigul, Mustafa Sandal, Gina Gershon, Robert Patrick, Danny Glover, Engin Altan Duzyatan, and Scott Williams Winters star in this thriller about two Turkish anti-terrorist agents who go to New York to try to capture a notorious and elusive terrorist before he creates a disastrous attack. Directed by Mahsun Kirmizigul.]

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies [Ben Lewis and Anna O'Byrne star in this stage sequel to Webber's The Phantom of the Opera. The Phantom now lives in Coney Island and plans to steal lost love Christine away from her husband Raoul. Webber and Ben Elton wrote the book and Webber wrote the music while Glenn Slater wrote the lyrics. This is a  full-length video of the stage musical. Directed by Brett Sullivan. 2012.] 


Animals United: Adventure in Africa [A star-studded cast (including Jim Broadbent, James Corden, Dawn French, Stephen Fry, Joanna Lumley, Billie Piper, Vanessa Redgrave, and Andy Serkis) provide the voices for this cute animated feature about a group of African animals who go on a search for water when their source dries up. Along the way, they meet a group of animals new to the country, and they discover a water conspiracy they decide to fight together. Directed by Reinhard Kloss and Holger Tappe. 2010.]

Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 8 [This season, the newly divorced Larry David moves back to New York for a change of scenery and finds all new ways to offend people in these hilarious episodes . Jeff Garlin and Susie Essman co-star. With guests Cheryl Hines, Richard Lewis, Rosie O'Donnell, Ricky Gervais, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and Michael J. Fox. 2011.]

Declaration of War [Jeremie Elkaim and Valerie Donzelli (who also directed) star in this French drama about a couple who discover their newborn son has a brain tumor. Instead of just accepting the disease, they decide to confront the situation as if it were warfare.]

Falling Skies: Season 1 [Noah Wyle stars as a history professor who leads a small army against alien invaders who attacked earth 6 months ago and decimated most of the human population. Great special effects and action highlight this stunning sci-fi TV series. Will Patton and Moon Bloodgood co-star. Executive produced by Steven Spielberg.]

Machine Gun Preacher [Gerard Butler gives an intense performance as a drug dealer who decides to travel to East Africa. After seeing atrocities involving children, he leads a crusade to battle the militia and help get them to safety in this action drama based on a true story. Michelle Monaghan, Michael Shannon, Kathy Baker, Souleymane, and Sy Savane also star. Directed by Marc Foster. 2011.]

My Perestroika [This moving and amusing documentary follows five schoolmates who grew up in the USSR behind the Iron Curtain and lived to see it come down. They discuss what it was like before the fall and how life has changed in the Moscow of today. Directed by Robin Hessman. 2011.]

Phineas and Ferb: The Perry Files [This special disc from the enormously popular Phineas and Ferb Disney TV series is devoted to Perry the Platypus as he thwarts nemesis Dr. Doofenshmirtz to keep Danville safe. 2012.]

Safe House [2012]

Notes by manager Steven Y. Mori.

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