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.

Hours:

Sunday-Thurday, 12pm-8pm
Friday-Saturday, 12pm-9pm


Email (Questions/Feedback/Requests):
info @ videoroomoakland.com

Directions:
Click Here

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

New Releases - June 4, 2013

Blu-rays:

Good Day to Die Hard, A [Bruce Willis is back in action as ex-cop John McClane as he goes  to Russia to free his imprisoned son and ends up trying to thwart a nuke heist that could spawn WWIII in this fun and explosive 4th sequel in the Die Hard series. As usual, trouble follows McClane wherever he goes along with lots of gun play, sexy babes, amazing car chases and huge fireballs. Co-starring Jai Courtney, Sebastian Koch, Rasha Bukvic and Cole Hauser. Directed by John Moore. 2013. Rated R. 98 minutes.]

Identity Thief [2013] [From the creators of Horrible Bosses comes this rude hit road trip farce starring Jason Bateman as an ordinary guy who tries to track identity thief Melissa McCarthy across the country before his world implodes in a week. Directed by Seth Gordon, this comedy is helped immensely by a great cast: Jon Favreau, Amanda Peet, Tip Lil Harris, Genesis Rodriguez, Morris Chestnut, John Cho, Robert Patrick, and Eric Stonestreet. Unrated version. 111 minutes.]

Warm Bodies [Enjoyable and well-reviewed horror-romance-cult comedy starring Teresa Palmer as a hot teen beauty who falls for zombie slacker Nicholas Hoult and may change the course of the world.  John Malkovich, Rob Cordrey, Dave Franco, Annaleigh Tipton, and Cory Harorict also star. Jonathan Levine directed this surprise hit. 2013. Rated PG-13. 98 miuutes.]


DVDs:

Bletchley Circle, The: Cracking a Killer's Code [Anna Maxwell Martin, Rachael Stirling, Sophie Rundle and Julie Graham play ex-expert UK codebreakers who helped shorten WWII by unscrambling German messages. When a series of unsolved murders plagues London in 1952, they reunite to catch a killer when one of them discovers a pattern in this solid PBS British TV thriller. 2012. Unrated. 180 minutes.]

Breaking Bad: Season 5 [Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul return and form a deadly alliance with Jonathan Banks as they become drug kingpins and arouse the suspicions of Dean Norris.
2012. 3 discs. 375 minutes (3 rentals).]

Dark Skies [Keri Russell and Josh Hamilton star in this effectively chilling horror tale about a financially challenged family who start experiencing bizarre phenomenas in their seemingly normal house. Jake Brennan, Dakota Goyo and Kadan Rockett also star. Scott Stewart directed this better than average chiller/hit. 2013. PG-13. 97 minutes.]

Doctor Who [2013]: Season 7 Part 2 [Matt Smith returns as the Doctor, who sets off on a search for his missing companion Clara, taking him on more outrageous time traveling journeys. Unrated. 360 minutes (2 rentals).]

Falling Skies: Season 2 [In the exciting second season, Noah Wyle's sons await his return from going away with the aliens to retrieve his son and learn their plans. Moon Bloodgood, Drew Roy, Maxim Knight and Seychelle Gabriel co-star. 2013. 3 rentals.] 

Good Day to Die Hard, A [Bruce Willis is back in action as ex-cop John McClane as he goes  to Russia to free his imprisoned son and ends up trying to thwart a nuke heist that could spawn WWIII in this fun and explosive 4th sequel in the Die Hard series. As usual, trouble follows McClane wherever he goes along with lots of gun play, sexy babes, amazing car chases and huge fireballs. Co-starring Jai Courtney, Sebastian Koch, Rasha Bukvic and Cole Hauser. Directed by John Moore. 2013. Rated R. 98 minutes.]

Identity Thief [2013] [From the creators of Horrible Bosses comes this rude hit road trip farce starring Jason Bateman as an ordinary guy who tries to track identity thief Melissa McCarthy across the country before his world implodes in a week. Directed by Seth Gordon, this comedy is helped immensely by a great cast: Jon Favreau, Amanda Peet, Tip Lil Harris, Genesis Rodriguez, Morris Chestnut, John Cho, Robert Patrick, and Eric Stonestreet. Unrated version. 111 minutes.]

Last Ride, The: A Story of Hank Williams [2012] [Henry Thomas (E.T., Legends of the Fall) gives a fine performance in this solid bio of country singing/songwriting legend Hank Williams whose hard-living and hard-loving life are captured as he travels from Alabama to do shows in West Virginia and Ohio. Also starring Jesse James, Fred Dalton Thompson and Kaley Cuoco. Harry Thomason directed. Rated PG-13. 106 minutes.]

Lore [Visually stunning German drama starring Saskia Rosendahl as a 14 year old who leads 4 siblings across Germany after being abandoned by their Nazi parents postwar. Their encounter with a Jewish refugee stirs up mixed emotions in the girl who is maturing both physically and emotionally. Also starring Kai Malina, Nele Trebs, Ursina Lardi, Hans-Jochen Wagner, Mike Seidel, Andre Frid, and Eva-Maria Hagen. Directed by Cate Shortland. 2012. Unrated. 108 minutes.]

Mental [Toni Collette re teams with Muriel's Wedding director PJ Hogan for this wacky Australian/New Zealand comedy about a free spirited woman who is hired by politician Anthony LaPaglia to watch his 5 peculiar daughters and changes their outlook until mysterious shark hunter Live Schreiber interrupts. Rebecca Gibney, Kerry Fox, Caroline Goodall, Deborah Walman and Lily Sullivan co-star. 2013. Unrated. 116 minutes.

Strange Case of Angelica, The [Lovely fantasy about a photographer who is hired to take the last photo of a young bride who passed away. When he looks through the lens, she comes to life and haunts him day and night. Directed by Manoel de Oliveira. Unrated. 97 minutes.]

This Girl Is  Badass [Hot martial artist JeeJa Yanin from Chocolate kicks even more ass in this fun grindhouse action flick as a bike messenger who gets caught between competing gangs who both want her to deliver their goods. Directed by Petchtai Wongkamlao. 2011. Rated R. 98 minutes.]
 
Warm Bodies [Enjoyable and well-reviewed horror-romance-cult comedy starring Teresa Palmer as a hot teen beauty who falls for zombie slacker Nicholas Hoult and may change the course of the world.  John Malkovich, Rob Cordrey, Dave Franco, Annaleigh Tipton, and Cory Harorict also star. Jonathan Levine directed this surprise hit. 2013. Rated PG-13. 98 miuutes.]

Notes by manager Steven Y. Mori.

No comments: