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, August 10, 2012

New Releases - August 14 and 18, 2012

New Releases - Tuesday, August 14, 2012:
Blu-ray:
Lorax, The [2012] - This animated hit film based on Dr. Seuss' story follows a 12 year old boy who searches for a rare Truffula Tree to impress a girl but runs into a creature called The Lorax, a grumpy recluse who knows the stories of trees and inspires the boy to try to preserve creatures and trees that are becoming extinct. Danny De Vito, Ed Helms, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift and Betty White provide the excellent voices. Directed by Chris Renaud.]
DVDs:
Black in Latin America [Henry Louis Gates Jr. explores how African culture has touched Latin America in this fine documentary.]
Dexter: Season 6 [Michael C. Hall returns as everyone's favorite forensic serial killer and goes up against a pair of religious fanatics who kill in the name of God. Regulars Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee, Lauren Velez, David Zayas and James Remar return. Edward James Olmos and Colin Hanks are chilling as the villains.]
Glee: Season 3 [Regulars Matthew Morrison, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Chris Colfer, Dianna Agron, Naya Rivera and Jane Lynch return for this excellent season 3 that regains the heat lost during the somewhat flawed second season. As usual, the acting, singing and dancing are great, but the stories deal with real issues like texting and driving, lesbianism, older women dating teens, teen marriage, teen sex, drugs, spousal abuse, academic pressure and gay marriage. Add to that rousing tributes to Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston and a memorable graduation and you have a terrific season. Guests include Jeff Goldblum, Whoopi Goldberg, Kate Hudson and Helen Mirren's voice.]
Gruffalo's Child [Helena Bonham Carter, Rob Brydon, Robbie Coltrane, James Corden and Shirly Henderson provide the voices for this sequel to the acclaimed animated family short.]
Lorax, The [2012]
One Direction: The Only Way Is Up [The immensely popular boy band's story is told here and includes lots of behind the scenes footage and performances from Harry, Liam, Zayn, Niall and Louis. 2012.]
Raid, The: Redemption [Brutal action-thriller with a SWAT team sent into a derelict apartment building in Jakarta to get a crime lord, but the boss recruits everyone in the building to kill them, and they must fight for their lives to survive and get the hood. Starring Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim, Donny Alamsyah, Yayan Ruhian, Pierre Gruno, Tegar Satrya, and Ray Sahetapi. Directed by Gareth Evans. 2012.]
Real Olympics, The [Excellent 2004 PBS documentary exploring the differences between the ancient and modern olympics.]
Snowtown Murders, The [Disturbing Australian true crime story about a teen boy who joins his mother's boyfriend's neighborhood watchmen, leading to grisly torture and murder. Lucas Pittaway and Daniel Henshall star. Directed by Justin Kurzel. 2012.]
Strike Back: Season 1 [The sexy hunks and babes of anti-terrorist group Section 20 travel to the hot spots of the world to eradicate bad guys and terrorists and hook up with each other in between gun battles. This action-packed Cinemax series has unrated eroticism and full-frontal sex as an added bonus. Eva Birthistle, Philip Winchester, Richard Armitage, Sullivan Stapleton and Amanda Mealing star. 2011.]
Recent/New Arrivals:
Johnny Mnemonic [Fun sci-fi cyber thriller starring Keanu Reeves as a plugged in future courier who goes on the run when bad guys try to nab the info he is carrying in his computer chip. Takeshi Kitano, Dolph Lundgren, Dina Meyer and Ice-T also star. Back in stock.]
Mr. Mom [Hilarious comedy starring Michael Keaton as an auto worker who loses his job and has to take care of the kids while wife Teri Garr goes to work. Martin Mull and Jeffrey Tambor co-star. John Hughes wrote the script. Back in stock.]
Friday, August 18, 2012:
Blu-ray:
Hunger Games, The [Excellent first installment of the bestselling book series about a future reality show that has underprivileged hot teens fighting to the death as entertainment for the masses annually. Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson are terrific as the leads. Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Stanley Tucci, and Donald Sutherland also star. Directed by Gary Ross.]
DVD:
Hunger Games, The
Notes by manager Steven Y. Mori.

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