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11/15/11

Pick of the Week

Bellflower (Oscilloscope Pictures) — Bellflower, which features its writer/director Evan Glodell in the lead role, teeters at times into near satire with a Crispin Glover circa River’s Edge manic energy, but the story and the performances always in the end seem rooted in its sincere genuine intentions. Despite the pyrotechnics and manic mondo energy there is a bedrock sincere apocalyptic worldview that perfectly suits the age of the characters as they struggle to find their place in the world and restore some piece of self-identity after the turmoil of first love gone bad. It is an explosive, outrageous, and dynamic first film that lives way outside the margins of what we call indie film today. Read Mike S. Ryan’s full review. Available on DVD and in a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack.

Recommended

Enemies of the People (Old Street Films) — Available on 2-Disc Special Edition DVD.

The Weird World of Blowfly (Indie Blitz/E1 Entertainment) — Available on DVD and Blu-ray.

New/Old to Blu-ray/DVD Picks of the Week

The Rules of the Game (Criterion) — Available on DVD and Blu-ray.

Three Colors: Blue, White, Red (Criterion) — Available on DVD and Blu-ray.

Robert Frank: The Complete Film Works (Steidl) — Joining the first three volumes are DVD sets of Volume 4, Volume 5, and Volume 6.

The Big Lebowski (Universal) — Available on Blu-ray.

My Fair Lady (Paramount) — Available on Blu-ray (and DVD).

West Side Story: 50th Anniversary Edition (MGM) — Available on Blu-ray.

Evil Dead 2 (Lionsgate) — Available on Blu-ray.

Have Not Seen Yet But Really/Kinda/Sorta/Maybe Wanna

Beginners (Focus Features) — Available on DVD and Blu-ray.

The Rolling Stones Some Girls Live in Texas ’78 (Eagle Rock Entertainment) — Available on DVD, Blu-ray, and DVD/CD Combo.

Waylon Jennings – Live at the US Festival June 4, 1983 (Shout! Factory) — Available on DVD.

Willie Nelson – Live at the US Festival June 4, 1983 (Shout! Factory) — Available on DVD.

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