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New Arrivals - Blu-ray for the week of July 29

Check out the films on Blu-ray recently added to the library's collection.


Amazon Says: No original hand-colored copies of A Trip to the Moon (Le Voyage dans la Lune - 1902), by Georges Méliès, had been known to survive until one was miraculously found in Spain more...
Amazon Says: No original hand-colored copies of A Trip to the Moon (Le Voyage dans la Lune - 1902), by Georges Méliès, had been known to survive until one was miraculously found in Spain in the mid-1990s, but in a fragmentary condition thought too fragile to handle for either viewing or restoration. In 2010, three experts in worldwide film restoration - Lobster Films, and two non-profit entities, Groupama Gan Foundation for Cinema and Technicolor Foundation for Cinema Heritage - launched one of the most complex and ambitious film restoration projects ever to bring an original, colored version of Méliès masterpiece back 110 years after its first release. Using the most advanced digital technologies now available, the team reassembled and restored the fragments of the 13,375 frames. The two foundations, which carried out specifically the music part of this project, decided to approach AIR s Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoit Dunckel, to compose an original modern soundtrack to accompany this cinematic milestone. Flicker Alley is pleased present this brand new restoration which also features The Extraordinary Voyage, a fascinating new documentary, directed by Serge Bromberg and Eric Lange. The Extraordinary Voyage chronicles the journey of A Trip to the Moon from the fantastical Méliès production in 1902, to the astonishing rediscovery of a nitrate print in color in 1993, to the premiere of the new restoration on the opening night of the Cannes Film Festival in 2011. The documentary includes interviews with contemporary filmmakers, including Costa Gavras, Michel Gondry, Michel Hazanavicius, and Jean-Pierre Jeunet on Méliès enduring significance to cinema. BONUS FEATURES: This publication also contains A Trip to the Moon in a beautifully restored black and white edition from original 35 mm elements with two separate audio tracks of music: An orchestral score by Robert Israel with the original English narration written by Méliès; and a second track produced by Russell Merritt consisting of a troupe of actors voicing the various characters as performed in the U.S. in 1903, with piano music by Frederick Hodges. There is also an interview with the group AIR discusing their new soundtrack, and two lunar-related shorts by Méliès - The Eclipse (1904) and The Astronomer's Dream (1898). less...
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Amazon Says: In what critics are calling his most powerful lead role since "The Sopranos," Golden Globe-® winner James Gandolfini stars as Bailey, the owner/operator of a rundown kiddie a more...
Amazon Says: In what critics are calling his most powerful lead role since "The Sopranos," Golden Globe-® winner James Gandolfini stars as Bailey, the owner/operator of a rundown kiddie amusement park on the wintry Jersey shore. But when a mysterious French stranger appears carrying the ashes of Bailey's younger sister and claiming to be her husband, dark secrets begin to be unearthed. Now with the help of his childhood best friend and former lover (Famke Janssen of TAKEN and TAKEN 2), Bailey must confront his own deadly past and desperate future. Edoardo Costa (LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD) co-stars in this haunting drama about shattered dreams, shocking crimes and final chances that live DOWN THE SHORE. less...
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Amazon Says: An insane comedy about two brothers, a girl with a broken heart, a sex tape, an angel. And a pig...   For his whole life Frank (Charlie Hunnam) has been tortured, embarrassed more...
Amazon Says: An insane comedy about two brothers, a girl with a broken heart, a sex tape, an angel. And a pig...   For his whole life Frank (Charlie Hunnam) has been tortured, embarrassed and humiliated on film by his horrible brother, Bruce (Chris O’Dowd). When Bruce makes and uploads a video of a disastrous one-night stand of Frank’s, the sex tape immediately becomes a viral hit and things really hit the fan. Will Jack (Chris Noth), Bruce’s violent drug-fiend rehab buddy, find out it’s his daughter (Lizzy Caplan) in the video? Can Phyllis (Ron Perlman), Bruce’s transsexual computer hacker prison buddy, get them out of trouble? Frankie Go Boom is an outrageous comedy about brotherly hate, amateur porn and the dangers of online fame. less...
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Amazon Says: Ladies and Gentlemen… The Rolling Stones finally comes to DVD. This legendary Rolling Stones concert film, shot over four nights in Texas during the "Exile ON Main Street" t more...
Amazon Says: Ladies and Gentlemen… The Rolling Stones finally comes to DVD. This legendary Rolling Stones concert film, shot over four nights in Texas during the "Exile ON Main Street" tour in 1972, was released in cinemas for limited engagements in 1974 and has remained largely unseen since. Now, restored and remastered, Ladies and Gentlemen makes its first authorized appearance on DVD. This is one of the finest Rolling Stones concerts ever captured on film and features outstanding performances of classic tracks from the late '60s and early '70s. less...
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Amazon Says: Good battles evil in this timeless story of Biblical heroism. The righteous Jew Mordecai and the despicable Haman square off for control of the young Persian King Xerxes. But more...
Amazon Says: Good battles evil in this timeless story of Biblical heroism. The righteous Jew Mordecai and the despicable Haman square off for control of the young Persian King Xerxes. But Haman's plans include something horrible for Mordecai and his people. It is up to Mordecai's niece Esther to win the affection of the King, unmask Haman's treachery and save the Jewish people. Based upon the Book of Esther, this delightful retelling emphasizes the values of courage, faith and obedience. less...
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Amazon Says: From electronic musician-turned-director/writer/editor/cinematographer/composer Quentin Dupieux (Rubber, Steak) WRONG is a willfully surreal comedy, which made its world premi more...
Amazon Says: From electronic musician-turned-director/writer/editor/cinematographer/composer Quentin Dupieux (Rubber, Steak) WRONG is a willfully surreal comedy, which made its world premiere at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, about a man's frantic search for his kidnapped dog and the strange characters he encounters along the way. Dolph Springer wakes up one morning to realize he has lost the love of his life, his dog, Paul. During his quest to get Paul (and his life) back, Dolph radically changes the lives of others. In his journey to find Paul, Dolph may lose something even more vital - his mind. less...
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