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, November 19, 2012

New Releases - November 23, 2012

Blu-rays:

Expendables 2, The [Sylvester Stallone leads the pack again in this fun, over-the-top sequel to his hit action all-star epic. This time it's personal when one of their own gets killed while on a mission. The wild cast features Jason Statham, Jet Li, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Chris Hemsworth, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, and Jean-Claude Van Damme. Charisma Carpenter also returns in this hit sequel directed by SImon West. 2012.]

Sting, The [Classic classy comedy starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford as a pair of 1930's Chicago con men who decide to pull a major sting on powerful mobster Robert Shaw after he has one of their friends killed. George Roy Hill directed and reunited with his Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid stars. The glossy movie earned 7 well-deserved Oscars, including Best Picture, Director and Screenplay. Charles Durning, Robert Earl Jones, Sally Kirkland, and Dana Elcar co-star. The movie also marked a surprise comeback of Scott Joplin's ragtime music, thanks to Marvin Hamlisch's Oscar winning adapted score. Recommended!]  

DVDs:

Bringing Up Bobby [Actress Famke Janssen (Goldeneye, X-Men) directed this quirky character comedy starring Milla Jovovich as a con artist who moves to Oklahoma with her son for a fresh start, but her past catches up with her. The fine cast includes Bill Pullman, Marcia Cross, Rory Cochrane, Spencer List, Ray Prewitt and Justin Hall.]

Call the Midwife: Season 1 [Moving, intimate and funny true-to-life look at midwifery in Fifties London with Jessica Raine headlining this acclaimed British TV series. The stellar cast includes Jenny Agutter, Pam Ferris, Judy Parfitt, Miranda Hart and Vanessa Redgrave.]

Doctor Who [2012]: Season 7 Part 1 [The time-traveling and trippy doctor returns in this first half of season 7. Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill star.]

Dust Bowl, The [Ken Burns' latest look at American history covers the rarely shown man-made eco-disaster wheat boom that swept the Southern Plains followed by a decade long drought in the 1930's, an incredible event that nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation. As usual, this PBS Burns documentary is meticulously researched and vividly brought to life with urgency. 2012.]

Expendables 2, The

Gigante [Adrian Biniez directed this fascinating Uruguayan drama about a lonely security guard who sees a cleaning woman on a security camera, becomes obsessed with her and quietly stalks her until he has to decide whether to tell her or not. From Film Movement.]

Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups [A new set of mischievous pups cause Mrs. Claus aggravation by accidentally erasing Christmas spirit in this Disney family sequel. The cast features Cheryl Ladd, Kaitlin Maher, Josh Feldman and Danny Woodburn. 2012.]

Shun Li and the Poet [A Chinese woman pays off her debt by working in a pub near Venice. She meets an older Slav fisherman nicknamed The Poet and develops a platonic friendship that may be ruined by gossips. Italian film directed by Andrea Segre. From Film Movement.]

Recent/New Arrivals:

Zorro [1975][Alain Delon is dashing and charismatic as the legendary masked swordsman who fights injustice. One of the best versions of the action tale. Stanley Baker makes a fine villain.]

Notes by manager Steven Y. Mori. 

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