Movie Releases for Tuesday 6/8

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The Beatles said that Harry Nilsson was their favorite American musician. Nilsson won two Grammysr and was the recipient of seventeen gold records, yet he is relatively unknown today. Who is Harry Nilsson?, a wildly entertaining, star-studded documentary, tells the story of one of the most talented singer-songwriters in pop music history. His hits includes the Grammyr winning "Everybody's Talkin'" and "Without You," as well as "Coconut" and "One (Is the Loneliest Number)." The film reveals to what extent his personal life was as complex and contradictory as his music, from his spirited relationship with John Lennon to his close bond with Ringo Starr.Director John Scheinfeld (The U.S. vs. John Lennon) paints a detailed and revelatory portrait of an extraordinary artist featuring over fifty Nilsson recordings, as well as rare or never-before-seen film clips, home movies, photos from the Nilsson family album and interviews with those who knew him well. As film reviewer Leonard Maltin noted, "Who is Harry Nilsson? is a vivid portrait of a gifted man... what a great reminder of his talent. "
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Featuring three separate DVDs about The Velvet Underground and it's members, covering in depth the band about whom, music critic Lester Bangs pronounced, 'started all modern music', this superb box set is the ultimate documentary set on this seminal group. THE VELVET UNDERGROUND - UNDER REVIEW This 75-minute film reviews the music and career of arguably rock music's most influential collective. Featuring interviews with Maureen Tucker, Doug Yule and numerous others involved with the band alongside rare footage and much more. PUNK REVOLUTION NYC; THE VELVET UNDERGROUND, THE NY DOLLS & THE CBGBs SET Tracing the entire history of New York's punk scene, this film shows how VU were near instrumental in shaping one of this unique city's most celebrated musical genres. THE SACRED TRIANGLE - BOWIE, IGGY & LOU - 1971 - 1973 Telling the story of how these three musical pioneers interwove at the beginning of each of their solo careers, forming an association which made for probably, the finest music to emerge in the early 1970s.
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Stylist (2pc)

Blu-Ray: $39.95 UNAVAILABLE
Obsession gets a makeover in The Stylist, a deliciously twisted slice of female-led psychological horror, nominated for the New Visions Award for Best Motion Picture at the 2020 Sitges International Film Festival and based on co-writer/director Jill Gevargizian's award-winning short film of the same name. We all dream of being someone else... but for Claire (Najarra Townsend, Contracted), that dream goes from an obsession to a living nightmare. Hairstylist by day, serial killer and collector of scalps by night, Claire's lonely existence is thrown into turmoil when her regular client, Olivia (Brea Grant, After Midnight, Lucky), asks her to style her hair for her wedding day. Increasingly fixated on Olivia's seemingly flawless life, Claire vows to lock up her scalp collection and change her ways for good - only to discover that repressing your deadly desires is easier said than done... Featuring striking visuals and pitch-perfect performances from it's talented cast, The Stylist offers viewers "a delicately deranged glimpse into social anxiety and loneliness" (Slashfilm) - a bold and mesmerizing debut feature from a filmmaker to watch.
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Le Magnifique (1973)

Blu-Ray: $24.95 Buy

Jean-Paul Belmondo plays both shy adventure writer Fran├žois Merlin and his suave fictional hero, Bob Saint-Clar, in this fast-paced comedy from director Philippe de Broca. Merlin's life begins mixing with his writing, and soon his exploits as Saint-Clar find him romancing the gorgeous Tatiana (Jacqueline Bisset)-who is actually Merlin's neighbor, Christine-and battling the villainous Col. Karpoff (Vittorio Caprioli), in reality the author's publisher, Georges Charron. AKA: "The Magnificent," "The Man from Acapulco." 94 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: French, English; Subtitles: English; audio commentary; theatrical trailer. In French with English subtitles/Dubbed in English.
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Here is the story of Americas national pastime from master storyteller Ken Burns. It is an epic overflowing with heroes and hopefuls, scoundrels and screwballs. A saga spanning the quest for racial justice, the clash of labor and management, the immigrant experience, the transformation of popular culture, and the enduring appeal of the national pastime. Producers:Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, David McMahon. Author: Ken Burns, Geoffrey C. Ward, David McMahon, Lynn Novick. Narrator: John Chancellor, Keith David

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City of Lies [Movie]

City of Lies

Blu-Ray: $21.99 UNAVAILABLE
The unsolved murders of rap superstars The Notorious BIG and Tupac Shakur are at the center of this true-life crime drama. Almost twenty years after the homicides, disgraced former LAPD detective Russell Poole (Johnny Depp) and journalist Jack Jackson (Forest Whitaker) work together to uncover the truth, reinforcing Poole's long-held suspicions of police corruption and a cover-up. Shot in 2016, the film co-stars Rockmond Dunbar, Neil Brown Jr., Xander Berkeley. 112 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.
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Miserably newlywed for business motivations, honeymooning heir Henry Leblanc (Uno Henning) is captivated by Stascha (Marlene Dietrich), a beautiful woman squired by the creepy Dr. Karoff (Fritz Kortner). When she asserts unhappiness with her own situation, Henry connives a plan for them to run off together-but she's tragically keeping the truth about her connection to Karoff. Early dramatic lead for Dietrich co-stars Oskar Sima; Curtis Bernhardt directs. 76 min. Standard; Soundtrack: music score; audio commentary. Silent with music score.