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, December 30, 2012

New Releases - December 31, 2012 and January 1, 2013

Monday, December 31, 2012:

DVDs:

Clandestine Childhood [Film Movement][Benjamin Avila directed this drama starring Natalia Oreiro, Ernesto Alterio and Cesar Troncoso. The story, set in 1979 Argentina, has a family of wanted Montoneros guerillas who return under new identities and tension, but the 12 year old son has a normal daily school life until their lifestyle is threatened.] 

Day He Arrives, The [Sort of a Korean Groundhog Day, this wry comedy directed by Sang-Soo Hong has a director who no longer makes films showing up in Seoul to meet an old friend. When the pal does not show up, he wanders off and runs into an actress friend and some film students on the way to his ex-girlfriend's apartment. Before he can get there, each subsequent day plays out the same way. Jun-Sang Yu, Sang Jung Kim, Seon-mi Song, and Bo-kyung Kim star.]

Justified: Season 3 [Timothy Olyphant reprises his role as the tough, charismatic Deputy Marshal trying to deal with dirty politicians, drug cartels, murder frames and more. Nick Searcy, Joelle Carter, Jacob Pitts, and Erica Tazel also star.]

Looper [Rousing and enjoyable mind-bending sci-fi/action thrills as Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a future looper, a killer who works for the mob and can go back in time 30 years earlier to get rid of problematic people. But what do you do when your future self comes back to kill you?  Bruce Willis has fun as the elder Gordon-Levitt. The fine cast includes Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Noah Segan, Piper Perabo, Garrett Dillahunt and Jeff Daniels. Rian Johnson directed this exciting and well-reviewed 2012 thriller.]

Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present [Seductive, fearless and outraegous, Abramovic has been redefining performance art for nearly forty years, using her body as a vehicle to challenge, shock and move people. Matthew Akers directed this riveting and intimate 2012 portrait.] 

Recent Arrivals:

Don't Torture a Duckling [Cult director Lucio Fulci directed this effective and erotic 1972 Giallo about a hard-nosed reporter and a promiscuous woman who investigate the serial murders of young boys in a small village, leading to shocking revelations. Florinda Bolkan, Barbara Bouchet, Tomas Millian, and Irene Papas star.]

Tuesday, January 1, 2013 [Tentative release date]:

Cosmopolis [David Cronenberg (Dead Ringers, A History of Violence) directed this mind-bending thriller starring Robert Pattinson in one of his best roles as a billionaire asset manager who bets his company's future against the Chinese Yuan while trying to traverse a crowded city in a stretch limo. His road trip turns more and more volatile and chaotic as the journey moves forward. Paul Giamatti also appears in this typically quirky and hard to describe Cronenberg film. Scheduled to arrive by Wednesday evening due to the holiday.]

Notes by manager Steven Y. Mori.

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