There are a number of decent films new to DVD this week, but that does not include Mark Wahlberg’s thriller Contraband. The best film of the week is probably Pariah, about a Brooklyn teenager struggling to come to terms with her family, community and sexuality. Or if you’re looking for a film which is basically the opposite of that, check out Let the Bullets Fly: a speed-wheeling comic action flick about gangsters in 1920’s China.
A security guard with financial troubles considers a return to his smuggling ways when an associate offers a potentially lucrative opportunity.
Contraband @ Amazon
A horror-thriller centered on the last two employees at a haunted hotel that’s going out of business.
Innkeepers, The @ Amazon
A horror-thriller set on 11:11 on the 11th day of the 11th month and concerning a entity from another world that enters the earthly realm through Heaven’s 11th gate.
11-11-11 @ Amazon
Set in China during the warring 1920s, notorious bandit chief Zhang descends upon a remote provincial town posing as its new mayor, an identity that he had hijacked from Old Tang, himself a small-time imposter. Hell-bent on making a fast buck, Zhang soon meets his match in the tyrannical local gentry Huang as a deadly battle of wit and brutality ensues.
Let the Bullets Fly @ Amazon
A Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities and risks family and friendships in a search for sexual expression. (tiff.net)
Pariah @ Amazon