Shutter Island is a new thriller by Martin Scorsese, where Federal Marshal Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his new partner Chuck (Mark Ruffalo) arrive at a secluded island institute for the criminally insane, looking for an inmate that vanished from a locked room. As Teddy begins his investigation, he begins to suspect that the institution's head psychiatrist (Ben Kingsley) and warden (Ted Levine) aren't telling him everything, and may have coached the inmates and witnesses to tell him lies. Teddy's search for the truth leads him through the cracks of an elaborate conspiracy, and down a spiraling path that may have claimed may lives. With Jackie Earle Haley, Elias Koteas, and Max von Sydow. On DVD and Blu Ray.
Paddy Considine is finalizing his divorce with Charlotte Sullivan, who accused him of suffering a psychotic break and trying to kill her, in The Cry of the Owl. Moving out of the city and taking a job that's beneath him, he spends his free nights watching Julia Stiles through her kitchen window-- when she catches him, the two form a strange bond, but their new union causes a violent backlash.
John Travolta is super-spy action hero Charlie Wax in From Paris with Love, the new film by Pierre Morel. A low-level CIA employee (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) takes his first step to becoming a full-fledged field operative when he's assigned to be Wax's partner. The new assignment seems like good news until Wax turns out to be a wise-cracking loose cannon, and his trigger happy approach to the mission causes a lot of explosions and a lot of dead bad guys. On DVD and Blu Ray.
Matthias Schweighof stars as the famous World War I flying ace Baron Manfred von Richthofen in The Red Baron. Following the pilot from his days as a young lieutenant on the Western Front to his ascent through the German Air Service, and his life as a celebrity symbol for the war, the film tells the story of the first world war's most famous pilot. With Joseph Fiennes and Til Schweiger.
In a darker turn for Jackie Chan, Shinjuku Incident makes Chan and Daniel Wu brothers in Japan's underworld. Though Chan wants to go straight and become a legal citizen of Japan, he gets caught in the war between his Yakuza boss (Masaya Kato) and a Taiwanese Triad leader (Jack Kao), and is stuck at the crossroads between loyalty, opportunity, and the desire to live an honest life.
An unemployed and aimless Hugh Dancy loses his girlfriend (Gillian Jacobs) and tries to find some direction in his life by coaching a neighborhood soccer team in Coach. Working with kids gives him a bit of purpose, and might give him enough self worth to win the heart of the local doctor (Liane Balaban).
Jessica (Danielle Campbell) heads out to Los Angeles to visit her grandparents in Disney's Star Struck, but her sister (Maggie Castle) is in town to try to meet the famous Christopher Wilde (Sterling Knight). Instead, Wilde ends up spending his time with Jessica, and though the two have a good day together, she has a lot to learn about what it means to be in a celebrity's world.
The documentary 180° South follows Jeff Johnson to Patagonia, as he seeks to climb Cerro Corcovado. As he sets out to recreate the 1968 journey of his heroes, the documentary finds his journey sidetracked as he overcomes a variety of obstacles, which include getting shipwrecked on Easter Island.
Not the Messiah is a taping of the Monty Python musical treatment of The Life of Brian, as imagined by Python member Eric Idle. The show is packed with guest stars and full of new songs, as well as a show stopping rendition of "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life."
New this week to Reckless Video's TV New Releases are the 6th seasons of both the medical drama Nip/Tuck and the British detective series Foyle's War. We also have season 7 of Larry David's Curb Your Enthusiasm, season 3 of the spy series Burn Notice, the collection of animated shorts Animation Express, and the complete series of the vampire hunting anime Trinity Blood.
Catch Me If You Can, Titanic
The Omen, The Business of Strangers
Harriet the Spy, How to Deal
The Tudors, Vanity Fair
Splitting Heirs, Nuns on the Run
Running with Scissors, The Darwin Awards
Millennium Mambo, Time and Tide
Raging Bull, The Age of Innocence
Minority Report, Never Say Never Again