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7/29/14

Hey everybody, um, I hope you brought your wallets, checkbooks, and credit cards with you today, because there’s pretty much no way you can’t indulge in the goodness this week has to offer. Let the purchasing begin!

Pick of the Week

ItFeltLikeLovestilllargeIt Felt Like Love (Lorber Films) — Eliza Hittman’s feature-length debut is one of 2014’s fiercest and most all-around excellent American dramas, independent or otherwise. Read Jesse Klein’s review, as well as A Conversation With Eliza Hittman. Available: DVD, Amazon Instant, iTunes

Recommended

Noah (Paramount) — By putting this in the “recommended” section, I simply mean to say that it’s nice to encounter a blockbuster Hollywood spectacle that somehow manages to retain a personal voice, however ludicrously loopy and off-the-wall that voice may be. Darren Aronofsky, you so cray. Available: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD, iTunes

New/Old to DVD/Blu-ray

TwinPeaksstilllargeTwin Peaks: The Entire Mystery (Paramount) — I’m going to let Paramount’s description fill you in on this one: On stunning High Definition Blu-ray, Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery is a comprehensive collection with every episode from the complete television series; both the U.S. and international versions of the series’ Pilot; the North American Blu-ray debut of David Lynch’s follow-up feature Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me; and nearly 90 minutes of deleted and extended scenes from the film. The set also features newly transferred Log Lady introductions for each episode; picture upgrades to many shots in the TV series; a new featurette with series creator Lynch and the actors who portrayed the Palmer family which includes a mesmerizing return to the lives of their characters today; and hours of never-before-released material that dives into the fascinating story behind the celebrated pop culture classic. Which is to say: yes please thank you very much!!!! Available: Blu-ray

StroszekstilllargeHerzog: The Collection (Shout! Factory) — This limited edition release includes these Werner Herzog classics released domestically for the first time on Blu-ray: Even Dwarfs Started Small, Land of Silence and Darkness, Fata Morgana, Aguirre, The Wrath of God, The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser, Heart of Glass, Stroszek, Woyzeck, Nosferatu the Vampyre, Fitzcarraldo, Ballad of Little Soldier, Where The Green Ants Dream, Cobra Verde, Lessons of Darkness, Little Dieter Needs to Fly, My Best Fiend. Available: Blu-ray

The Big Chill (Criterion) — Available: Blu-ray/DVD, iTunes

Marty (Kino Lorber) — Available: DVD, Blu-ray, iTunes

Curtains (Synapse Films) — Available: DVD, Blu-ray

On My Way (Entertainment One) — Available: DVD, Blu-ray, Amazon Instant, iTunes

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

Finding Vivian Maier (MPI Home Video) — Available: DVD, Amazon Instant, iTunes

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