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Apologies for the drop-off on this weekly post here at HTN but life got complicated. In any case, we are hopefully now back on track, and what better week to return considering our pick of the week!

Pick of the Week

Blue Ruin (Anchor Bay) — If you still haven’t seen Jeremy Saulnier’s astoundingly assured thriller, you officially have no excuse starting right now. Grounded in real world emotion and humor and yet infused with cinematic tension of the highest order, Blue Ruin is, quite simply, the type of movie that inspired us to launch this website in the first place. If you haven’t yet, please read my personal A Conversation With Jeremy Saulnier. Available: DVD, Blu-ray, Amazon Instant, iTunes.

New/Old to DVD/Blu-ray

The Essential Jacques Demy (Criterion) — Available: Blu-ray/DVD Combo.

Insomnia (Criterion) — Available: Blu-ray/DVD Combo, iTunes.

The Wind Will Carry Us: 15th Anniversary Edition (Cohen Media Group) — Available: Blu-ray.

Ginger Snaps: Collector’s Edition (Shout! Factory) — Available: Blu-ray/DVD Combo.

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

All Cheerleaders Die (Image Entertainment) — Available: DVD, Amazon Instant, iTunes.

Made in America (Phase 4) — Available: DVD, Blu-ray, iTunes.

Transcendence (Warner) — Available: DVD/Blu-ray/Digital HD/UltraViolet Combo Pack, Amazon Instant, iTunes.

GMO OMG (MPI Home Video) — Available: DVD, Blu-ray, Amazon Instant, iTunes.

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Michael Tully was born and raised in Maryland and now lives on Tennis Court in Brooklyn. His most recent narrative feature, Septien, world-premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and was picked up for distribution by Sundance Selects. In addition to directing Cocaine Angel (2006) and Silver Jew (2007), he is also a proud alumni of Filmmaker Magazine's annual "25 New Faces of Independent Film" club (2006). Visit his indieWIRE blog Boredom at its Boredest——for more sporadic personal updates.

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