Monday, December 29, 2008
****new release list no.200
This week continues the strange soft releases of last week, with GHOST TOWN, EAGLE EYE, BAGHEAD, and THE DUCHESS being released last Saturday. Tuesday, Dec 30th sees a lot of interesting independent films at the story, as well as a little batch of new additions (many of them from the 1980’s).
NEO NED is the tale of a skinhead who falls in love with a black woman who thinks she’s the reincarnated Adolf Hitler. INTERNET DATING follows Katt Williams down its foible lined path. TOWEL HEAD is the story of a young Arab-American girl struggling to deal with her life during the Gulf War. Also this week is NIP/TUCK: SEASON FIVE PART ONE, which continues the tale of the plastic surgeons out to make your body perfect.
Happy Holidays from Four Star Video! We hope that as we all look back over 2008 that each and every one of us can find the wonderful nuggets of beauty that occurred and cherish them. And we hope that 2009, though certain to be full of challenges both micro and macro, is also capitalized on as a tremendous opportunity for change and growth.
One thing we can hopefully count on is that as you walk (or drive) down Cortland Avenue, as you pass Red Hill Books and Progressive Grounds, but before you get to Heartfelt, Bernal Yoga and Good Life Grocery, FOUR STAR VIDEO will be awaiting you, with a bright red carpet, good cheer, laughter, conversation and bunches of great films for your viewing entertainment. Thank you very much for supporting this store. We appreciate it!
Love and Kisses,
AN AMERICAN CAROL.
Kelsey Grammer/Dennis Hopper.
Directed by the David Zucker.
* A cynical movie maker, out to try to abolish the celebration of Independence Day (yeah, right, how’s he gonna do that?) is visited by three ghosts who take him on a journey to highlight the true meaning of America in this twist on the classic Christmas Carol tale.
Directed by Abolfazl Jalili.
* Character study film focusing on a fourteen year old Afghan refugee living and working in a small Iranian town near the border. This film won awards on the festival circuit some years ago, and is finally completing its journey to wide-scale release.
DONA FLOR AND HER TWO HUSBANDS.
* This sexy Brazilian film from 1976 is just making its way to DVD. It stars the lovely Braga as a woman who is having a full relationship with both her current husband and the ghost of her past one.
Directed by Master P.
* A goofy expose of the internet dating world in which a short fellow (Four Star Favorite, Katt Williams) sets up an internet profile claiming he is a 7 foot Lakers basketball player. The chicks are bummed when he shows up slightly different, but what he discovers is that everyone is lying about something online.
Jeremy Renner/Gabrielle Union.
Directed by Van Fischer.
* Beautiful little film about a messed up kid who grows up involved with the Aryan Nation people (Nazis) and eventually meets a young black woman who believes Adolf Hitler has been reincarnated within her. What follows is a love story unlike many ever made. This film was highly celebrated on the festival circuit with many awards.
Matthew McConaughey/Alexie Gilmore.
Directed by S. R. Bindler.
* I read somewhere someone said it was SUPERBAD for the surfing set.
Summer Bishil/Aaron Eckhart/Toni Collette.
Directed by Alan Ball.
* This is the tale of a young Arab-American girl (Bishil) struggling with racism and her own blossoming sexuality during the Gulf War.
THE TROUBLE WITH DEE DEE.
Lisa Anne Walter/Kurtwood Smith.
Directed by Mike Meiners.
* Indie comedy about a wealthy eccentric woman who finds her life turned upside down when she is disowned by her mega-wealthy father.
NIP/TUCK: SEASON FIVE PART ONE.
Dylan Walsh/Julian McMahon.
* Season five of the popular show about a couple of plastic surgeons living the good life in Miami.
THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER: 1st SEASON.
Created by Brenda Hampton.
* Molly Ringwald (BREAKFAST CLUB, PRETTY IN PINK) is in this fictional tale of a bunch of high school kids struggling to grow up in a world full of peer pressure.
............// NEW ADDITIONS//............
* Jack Palance and Lee Marvin star in this 1956 Robert Aldrich film about betrayal between American soldiers in the waning days of WWII. This is our first DVD.
* First DVD of the Atom Egoyan story starring Mia Kirschner (THE L WORD).
* First DVD of the Kenneth Branagh version.
MA VIE EN ROSE.
* First DVD of this French story about a young boy who decides he wants to be a girl.
NOW AND THEN.
* First DVD of this movie starring Rosie O’Donnell, Thora Birch, Christina Ricci, Demi Moore, Melanie Griffith, Janeane Garofalo, and Rita Wilson among others. Damn, what a cast!
* First DVD of the Tilda Swinton tale.
* First DVD of this New Zealand film about a man who awakens one day to find himself alone on the planet.
* First DVD of this Jonathan Demme 1980’s flick starring Jeff Daniels and Melanie Griffith.
* First DVD of this John Hughes 1980’s classic.
............// REPLACEMENT DISCS//............
* Replacement of the Michelangelo Antonioni classic about a woman’s disappearance during a Mediterranean boating trip.