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July 2019: New and On-Order DVDs

Published: July 19, 2019

Anna (2019. Suspense/Thriller, Director: Luc Besson) Starring: Sasha Luss, Helen Mirren, Luke Evans, Cillian Murphy, Lera Abova, Alexander Petrov Beneath Anna Poliatova’s striking beauty lies a secret that will unleash her indelible strength and skill to become one of the world’s most feared government assassins. (widescreen, R) Annabelle Comes Home (2109. Horror, Director: Gary Dauberman) Starring: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, McKenna Grace, Madison Iseman, Samara Lee, Steve Coulter Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc, demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren bring the possessed doll to the locked artifacts room in their home, placing her ‘safely’ behind sacred glass and enlisting …


June 2019: New and On-Order DVDs

Published: June 5, 2019

After (2019. Drama: Romantic, Director: Jenny Gage) Starring: Selma Blair, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Peter Gallagher, Josephine Langford, Jennifer Beals, Meadow Williams, Dylan Arnold, Samuel Larsen The story follows Tessa, a dedicated student, dutiful daughter, and loyal girlfriend to her high school sweetheart, as she enters her first semester in college. Armed with grand ambitions for her future, her guarded world opens up when she meets the dark and mysterious Hardin Scott, a magnetic, brooding rebel who makes her question all she thought she knew about herself and what she wants out of life. (widescreen, PG-13)   All Is True (2019. …


May 2019: New and On-Order DVDs

Published: May 5, 2019

Amazing Grace (2019, Documentary: Music, Directors: Alan Elliott, Sydney Pollack) (widescreen, G) Starring: Aretha Franklin, Rev. James Cleveland, Rev. C. L. Franklin, Bernard ‘Pretty’ Purdie, Chuck Rainey, Clara Ward The documentary presents footage from a concert in 1972 at a Baptist church in Los Angeles where Aretha Franklin performs some of her bestselling gospel songs.  Ash Is The Purest White (2019, Chinese Drama, Director: Zhangke Jia) (widescreen, Chinese with subtitles) Starring: Tao Zhao, Fan Liao, Yi’Nan Diao, Xiaogang Feng, Casper Liang, Zheng Xu, Yibai Zhang Qiao is in love with Bin, a local mobster. During a fight between rival gangs, …


April 2019: New and On-Order DVDs

Published: April 5, 2019

12 Days (2018, French Documentary, Director: Raymond Depardon) (widescreen, French with English subtitles) Every year in France, 92,000 people are placed under psychiatric care without their consent. This documentary focuses on those who have been involuntarily remanded to a mental hospital, and more specifically documents the hearings that, according to a 2013 law, are required to take place twelve days after each patient has been committed.   Apollo 11 (2019, Documentary, Director: Todd Douglas Miller) (widescreen, G) Starring: Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins From director, Todd Douglas Miller comes a cinematic event fifty years in the making. Crafted from …


March 2019: New and On-Order DVDs

Published: March 6, 2019

1804: The Hidden History of Haiti (2017, Documentary, Dir. Tariq Nasheed) (widescreen) A documentary film about the untold history of the Haitian Revolution. 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days (2007, Romanian Drama, Dir. Cristian Mungiu) (widescreen, in Romanian with English subtitles, Criterion Collection) Starring: Anamaria Marinca, Laura Vasiliu, Vlad Ivanov A young woman and her friend make their way to a black market doctor and face the choice as to whether or not one of them should have an illegal abortion. Alita: Battle Angel (2019, Canadian Action/Adventure Drama, Dir. Robert Rodriquez) (widescreen, PG-13) Starring: Rosa Salazar, Mahershala Ali, Jennifer …


February 2019: New and On-Order DVDs

Published: February 14, 2019

The Amazing Human Body (2018, PBS Documentary) (widescreen) This three-part series uses cutting-edge graphics to reveal the surprisingly beautiful biological processes that keep one alive. Discover the ingenious ways your body develops, adapts, and endures, and witness the fascinating and finely tuned systems that keep one’s body motoring, and the scientists guessing.   Arctic (2019, Drama: Survival. Director: Joe Penna) (widescreen, PG-13) Starring: Mads Mikkelsen, Maria Thelma Smaradottir A man stranded after a plane crash must decide if he should undertake a trek into the unknown in hopes of rescue or remain in his self-made camp that provides relative safety. …


January 2019: New and On-Order DVDs

Published: February 14, 2019

1985 (2018, Award-winning LGBT Drama: Overcoming adversity, Dir. Yen Tan) (widescreen, NR) Starring: Cory Michael Smith, Virginia Madsen, Michael Chiklis, Jamie Chung Closeted advertising executive Adrian returns to his Texas hometown for the holidays during the first wave of the AIDS crisis. Burdened with an unspeakable tragedy in New York City. Adrian looks to reconnect with his preteen brother Andrew while navigating his relationship with religious parents Eileen and Dale. When he reaches out to his estranged childhood friend, their unresolved issues force Adrian to confront an uncertain future that will significantly alter the lives of those around him.   …


December 2018: New and On-Order DVDs

Published: December 15, 2018

1945 (2017, Award-winning Hungarian Drama, Dir.  Ferenc Torok) (widescreen, in Hungarian with English subtitles) Starring: Peter Rudolf, Ivan Angelus, Marcell Nagy, Bence Tasnadi, Tamas Szabo Kimmel, Dora Sztarenki, Agi Szirtes, Jozsef Szarvas, Eszter Nagy-Kalozy, Sandor Terhes On a summer day in 1945, an Orthodox man and his grown son return to a village in Hungary while the villagers prepare for the wedding of the town clerk’s son. The townspeople, suspicious, remorseful, fearful, and cunning, expect the worst and behave accordingly. The town clerk fears the men may be heirs of the village’s deported Jews and expects them to demand their …


October 2018: New and On-Order DVDs

Published: October 11, 2018

50 Years of Blonde on Blonde—The Concert (2017, Music Concert) (widescreen) Starring: Old Crow Medicine Show To mark the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde, GRAMMY Award-winning group Old Crow Medicine Show performed Bob’s classic album in its entirety at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.   The Americans—Season 6 (2018, Television Series: Crime/Drama) (widescreen) Starring: Keri Russell, Holly Taylor, Matthew Rhys It is 1987, and an imminent Gorbachev-Reagan nuclear arms summit promises to ease world tensions. But life for the Jennings family is more precarious than ever: Elizabeth’s relentless dedication as a KGB agent has …


September 2018: New and On-Order DVDs

Published: September 5, 2018

Aida’s Secrets (2018, Canadian Documentary, Alon Schwarz, Shaul Schwarz) (widescreen) In this moving documentary, the discovery of records from WWII sparks a family’s quest for answers as two brothers separated as babies reunite with each other and their elderly mother, who hid more from them than just each other.   American Animals (2018, Drama: Crime Heist/Thieves, Bart Layton) (widescreen, R) Starring: Evan Peters, Ann Dowd, Barry Keoghan, Blake Jenner, Udo Kier, Jared Abrahamson Four young men mistake their lives for a movie and attempt one of the most audacious heists in U.S. history.   American Horror Story Season 7 (2018, …