Crystal Video Missoula Montana

What’s up at the Crystal Video in Missoula MT? We rent many great films from comedy to Canadian, British to Killer Bee’s, Australian to animation, horror to Hitchcock, romance to Russian, documentary to drama, Finland to French, Chinese to classics, Norwegian to film noir, Science fiction to Sweden, Japanese to Jarmusch , Brazilian to Mel Brooks, political to pride, as well as many more action, thriller movies from all over the world. We have a large selection of DVD as well as VHS.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

New Releases For June 27, 2006

Find Me Guilty
In respect to such work as SERPICO and DOG DAY AFTERNOON, the difference lies in the comedic, almost cartoonish aspect movie, which stars an astonishingly charming Vin Deisel as lifelong Mafioso Jackie DiNorscio. Perennially cheerful and always cracking wise, DiNorscio is a notorious criminal who is serving time on his most recent conviction for cocaine trafficking when the Feds bring him in to offer him a deal. They are mounting a massive case against New Jersey’s biggest mob family in what will eventually earn a World Record as the longest-running trial in history. The fiercely loyal DiNorscio, however, refuses to rat on his friends, and instead he finds himself standing trial along with them.

Why We Fight
Released as the American military continues to make its presence felt in Iraq and across the globe, Eugene Jarecki's (THE TRIALS OF HENRY KISSINGER) WHY WE FIGHT asks some pertinent questions about the economic necessities of war. Speaking to a number of key figures including Republican Senator John McCain and author Gore Vidal, as well as lesser-know names such as Wilton Sekzer--a Vietnam veteran and ex-New York City cop who lost his son in the World Trade Center attacks--Jarecki's film is a bipartisan treatise that was inspired by Dwight Eisenhower’s 1961 farewell address to the nation. Eisenhower spoke of a burgeoning American military-industrial complex, which he believed would threaten democracy across the globe. Jarecki takes a look at whether this has occurred by questioning his subjects on the links between big business and the military, while also talking to people whose lives are inexorably tied to the business of war. Fascinating revelations unfold, from Sekzer's attempt to pay tribute to his son to the thoughts of the fighter pilot who dropped the first bomb on Iraq at the dawn of the second Gulf War. Each of them gives their own unique take on the American military machine, while Jarecki intersperses their discussions with rapid-fire scenes of the machine as it lumbers into action.

Failure To Launch
Paula (Sarah Jessica Parker, SEX AND THE CITY) has a highly unusual job in this at times cartoonish romantic comedy: she’s an interventionist. What this means is that parents of young men who are still living at home well into adulthood can hire her to date their sons, which lends the often troubled men the fortitude to strike out on their own. Trip (Matthew McConaughey) seemingly fits this description perfectly; a 35-year-old extreme sports enthusiast and boat salesman, he uses his living situation to quickly end any relationship that becomes too serious. Trip’s doting mother (Kathy Bates) and quirky father (former quarterback Terry Bradshaw) hire Paula at their friends’ adamant recommendation, and she sets about her tried-and-true method of winning Trip over. A few obstacles emerge, however, as Trip’s buddy Ace (Justin Bartha) finds out the truth, and must be bribed by a date with Paula’s hilariously hostile roommate Kit (Zooey Deschanel). Paula also discovers a few things about Trip’s past that make her realize how different he is from the rest of her clients, but just as she begins to develop real feelings for him, disaster strikes.

When he won a coveted admission spot tothe Naval Academy at Annapolis, local kid Jake Huard (James Franco, "James Dean") thought all his dreams had come true - but his battle to become the man he wants to be is only just the beginning. Now, uncertain if a regular kid from a poor blue collar family can fit into the Academy's pressure-cooker atmosphere, and barely making the grade as a Freshman "plebe," Jake has one last shot at proving he has what it takes to become an officer in an institution that boasts a venerable 137-year history of focused discipline and determined excellence. With nothing left to lose, Jake decides to enter the notoriously fierce Navy boxing competition known as the Brigade Championships -- and face off against his arch-nemesis, Midshipman Lt. Cole (TYRESE GIBSON). Everything Jake has ever hoped for stands in the balance: the chance to make his father proud, to validate his Lieutenant's faith in him, to stand up for his fellow plebes, and most of all, to forge a different future.

Imagine Me & You
A mainstream romantic-comedy with a twist, Ol Parker's IMAGINE ME & YOU stands out from the generic pack thanks to its gay-themed subject matter. The movie is as light and fluffy as the average movie in the genre, but as viewers scoop a mouthful of popcorn they may find their expectations subtly altered. Set in London, the movie begins with the wedding of Rachel (Piper Perabo) and Heck (Matthew Goode). Although they seem blissfully happy, Rachel is masking some Sapphic thoughts after eyeing Luce, the wedding florist (Lena Headey), during the ceremony. As luck would have it, one of Heck's male friends, Cooper (Darren Boyd), has fallen for Luce, allowing her and Rachel to meet socially and to consider consummating their desire for one another.

Cache (French) : AKA: "Cache", "Hidden"
Writer/director Michael Haneke delivers a masterpiece of unsettlement with CACHÉ. Life seems perfect for Georges (Daniel Auteuil) and Anne (Juliette Binoche), a bourgeois Parisian couple who live in a comfortable home with their adolescent son, Pierrot (Lester Makedonsky). But when an anonymous videotape turns up on their doorstep, showing their house under surveillance from across the street, their calm life begins to spiral out of control. Subsequent videotapes arrive, accompanied by mysterious drawings, and gradually Georges becomes convinced that he's being tormented by a figure from his past. But when he confronts him, the man assures Georges he is innocent. A growing sense of guilt begins to rise in Georges as he recalls his less-than-angelic childhood, yet for some reason he's unable to be completely honest with Anne. Soon, their happy home is an emotional battleground, leading to a climax that is breathtaking in its ferocity and ambiguousness.

Although the artwork in the opening credits would lead you to believe otherwise, writer/director Kurt Wimmer (EQUILIBRIUM) reportedly based ULTRAVIOLET not on a comic book but on John Cassavetes's 1980 film GLORIA, in which a woman must protect a young boy who is carrying some information sought by the Mafia. In ULTRAVIOLET's mid-21st century, a virus has turned part of the earth's population into "hemophages," vampire-like creatures with heightened speed and dexterity, and a fascist government is intent on stamping them out. Enter Violet (Milla Jovovich), a hemophage determined to fight for her people. Her battle takes an unexpected turn, however, when she finds herself protecting Six (Cameron Bright), a mysterious young child who was raised in a lab.

Leroy & Stitch
The feature-length conclusion of the LILO & STITCH: THE SERIES television show, and follows the further adventures of the genetically engineered alien Stitch and his human friend, the young Hawaiian girl Lilo. In this film the two must face an alien experiment gone awry in the shape of a creature that resembles a demonic bunny.

50 Cent Special for Thursday 6-29 Through Wednesday 7-05

Beyond The Planet
[ Anything Not Of This Earth]
{Limit 2 Please}

Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy, Queen of Outer Space, The Blob, Heavy Metal, and Solaris are not of this earth.

"People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history."

Dan Quayle

Saturday, June 24, 2006

A Call to Artists

Crystal Video is interested in commissioning a mural or series of murals to be created in a temporary medium on the subject of film. The space to be used is our tall interior walls which are of very old plaster. The mural(s) will have to be erasable or re-paintable without damaging the underlying plaster. We envision scenes from classic movies (new or old) , or flights of fancy that are movie-inspired. This is an opportunity to make very little money while gaining exposure to a very large crowd. Compensation will be primarily in the form of barter. Talk to Tim for details or to submit ideas. Thank You.

Friday, June 23, 2006

50 Cent Special For June 22

Ghana 2, USA 1.

Inspired by the US soccer teams loss to Ghana we are featurinig African films for our 50 cent special this Thursday June 22 through Wednesday June 28, 2006.

The Gods Must Be Crazy (1&2), The African Queen, Algiers, The Battle of Algiers and Lumumba are just a few of the movies available for 50 cents that relate to the continent of Africa.

Monday, June 19, 2006

New Releases for June 20, 2006

An espionage thriller set in the Middle East. George Clooney stars as Bob Barnes, a longtime CIA agent preparing to slow down his life and spend more time with his teenage son. But his last secret mission, getting rid of Prince Nasir, turns out to be more complicated than he imagined, placing him in the middle of a dangerous conspiracy involving government corruption, oil, and international terrorism.Matt Damon plays Bryan Woodman, an energy man whose ethics become vulnerable after the horrific loss of one of his sons. Meanwhile, in Washington, D.C., lawyers also must choose between the government's special interests and what's best for the world as well as their own special interests. Gaghan gives SYRIANA a documentary-like feel, using handheld cameras and shooting on location, adding to the believability of the complex plot. To heighten the realism, Clooney learned to speak Arabic and even put on thirty pounds for the role. A fast-paced, heart-pounding, relentless film, SYRIANA was inspired by the true story of former CIA agent Robert Baer, told in his book SEE NO EVIL: THE TRUE STORY OF A GROUND SOLDIER IN THE CIA'S WAR ON TERRORISM.

La LLorona
On their way to Mexico, six students are stranded in a small town where years before a tragedy took place. The students find accommodation in a small cabin where unexplainable things begin to happen; a woman’s weeping is heard all around the cabin and their fear of the horror they might find outside keeps them trapped in the cabin. They will soon learn the truth behind the legend of "La Llorona".

Hills Have Eyes
In the annals of modern fear, few films have had as deep an impact as Wes Craven's 1977 cult classic THE HILLS HAVE EYES. It all begins with a typically dysfunctional cross-country family road trip. It's the wedding anniversary of rugged Cleveland police detective "Big Bob" Carter and his chatty wife Ethel and to celebrate, Bob's asked his extended family to cruise to California with them, hoping the joys of the open road might help fuse their frayed connections.

Eight Below
Inspired by a true story and the hit Japanese film NANKYOKU MONOGATARI, Frank Marshall’s EIGHT BELOW captures a rugged world of ice, snow, and threatening weather that few will ever experience in person. As a guide for a National Science Foundation Research Base in Antarctica, Jerry Shepard is perfectly content to spend his time exploring the wilderness with his sled dogs and goofing around with his best buddy, cartographer Charlie Cooper. Then UCLA geologist Davis McLaren arrives at the camp with plans for a risky expedition: treacherous ice fields make his target destination accessible only by dog sled so late in the season. Soon Shepard, McLaren and the sled dogs are on their way in search of McLaren’s prize: a meteorite from Mercury. Unfortunately a storm forces them to return early and abandon camp but there is only enough room on the rescue plane for the people, not the dogs so they must make a trip back to save them.

Lady And The Tramp 3
Well........ I think the title explains it all.

"Of coarse I'm respectable, I'm old. Politions ugly buildings and whores all get respectable if they last long enough"

John Huston ( Chinatown)


Thursday, June 15, 2006

50 Cent Special for Thursday June 15


Inspired by a World Cup Soccer game that Tim watched before he came to work, an exciting 83 minutes of kicking, passing, sweating, running, head butting and a tied score of zero to zero, we are featuring movies that focus on soccer weather it’s the main plot of the movie or just a significant reference.

Mean Machine, Bend it Like Beckham, The Great Escape, Bridge On The River Kwai are all great films and good examples of the special but of coarse there are many more so stop by and do a little browsing and a chance or two and remember ……… It’s only 50 cents.

The 50 cent special runs Thursday June [15], 2006 through Wednesday June [21] 2006 and any film that fits the theme and is not a new release applies, limit 2 please

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

New Releases for June 13, 2006

Worlds Fastest Indian
The life and triumph of Burt Munro, the elderly Kiwi man who, at the far from spritely age of 68, broke motorcycle racing records in Utah, has fueled director Roger Donaldson's creative energy for years. In the early 1970s, just a few years after Munro's incredible triumph, Donaldson directed OFFERINGS TO THE GOD OF SPEED, a documentary on the sensational senior. Here, with the help of the fine actors Anthony Hopkins and Diane Ladd, the director brings the story to vivid, dramatic life yet again, constructing a gripping and inspirational narrative.

End of the Spear
Mincayani is born into the most violent society ever documented by anthropologists, the Waodani in the eastern rainforest of Ecuador. As he grows he learns what every Waodani understands, he must spear and live or be speared and die. Mincayani's world changes when he and his family kill five missionaries, Nate Saint, Jim Elliot, Ed McCully, Pete Fleming and Roger Youderian. This incident propels Mincayani's family group down an extraordinary path that culminates in them not only departing from violence, but also caring for the enemy tribe they had once violently raided.

Pink Panther
Reviving the Blake Edwards, Peter Sellers comedy series The Pink Panther Steve Martin returns to his slapstick physical-comedy roots. He reinvents the character of Inspector Clouseau, the hapless, bungling detective with the overwrought French accent and metaphorically huge head. With his black beret and Pepe LaPew moustache, the policeman is called on to solve a high-profile crime, making a series of hilariously clumsy missteps along the way.

KIss Kiss Bang Bang
Harry Lockhart is basically a decent guy. Sure, he's a petty thief who skates through life on a shaky cocktail of dog-eared charm and cockeyed optimism, but he wants to do the right thing. He just doesn't know how, exactly.
Harry's perpetual bad luck takes a turn for the better when he and his partner are doing some after-hours Christmas "shopping" at a New York City toy store and the security alarm breaks up the party. In making his frantic getaway from the cops, Harry inadvertently stumbles into an audition for a Hollywood detective movie, and faster than you can say Jack Robinson, the producer flies him to Los Angeles for a screen test.

A Good Woman
Helen Hunt and Scarlett Johansson fight over the same rich young man in this sumptuously elegant and loose adaptation of Oscar Wilde's LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN. The setting for the action is moved from Victorian England's parlors to Italy's gorgeous Amalfi coast in the early 1930's. A vacationing American couple, the Windermeres, meet scandal when caught up in a web of expatriate British slander after Mr. Windermere apparently starts having an affair with the notorious gold-digger, Mrs. Erlynne. Meanwhile, the debauched Lord Darlington takes it upon himself to comfort the tearful and lovely Mrs. Windermere, and Tuppy, an older member of the British circle, sees there's a sweet woman being hurt by all the malicious gossip and falls for Mrs. Erlynne himself.

Tristan + Isolde
After the fall of Rome, the warlords of England are brutally kept in line by the forces of Irish King Donnchadh. One of these leaders, Lord Marke seeks to unite the English tribes to form one strong nation to rule itself. His greatest knight is Tristan, whom Marke raised since he was orphaned in an Irish attack that also took Marke's family. With Tristan by his side, Marke believes he can unify his people and rid England of Irish rule. But Tristan harbors a terrible secret…

Friday, June 09, 2006

50 Cent Special 6-8 to 6-14

Films of Australia and New Zealand

There are many great films from “down under” and they are the focus of our special this week. When speaking of Australian films the first that usually come to mind are Mad Max, The Road Warrior and Crocodile Dundee 1 & 2 but there are so many more. Whale Rider is an excellent movie as is Malcolm, Danny Deckchair and Crime 101. We also have many great films directed by Jane Campion so stop by and check them out and remember……. It’s only 50 cents.

The Australian, New Zealand 50 cent special runs Thursday June 8, 2006 through Wednesday June 14 2006 and any film that fits the theme and is not a new release applies, limit 2 please.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

New Releases For June 6, 2006

Glory Road

A movie about more than a college basketball team in the mid-1960s playing its way to the championship: it is the true story of a coach and his team taking a stand against discrimination in order to play their best game. As the new men's basketball coach at Texas Western, Don Haskins has one goal: to win. At a time when most Southern universities had few black players on their teams and rarely played more than two at the same time, Haskins recruits an unprecedented seven black players for his team and often has three of them starting.


Three award-winning directors take a look at eroticism, sex, and love in different ways in the international omnibus film EROS. Hong Kong's Wong Kar-Wai contributes "The Hand," a moving, poignant tale of a simple tailor, Zhang (Chang Chen), who becomes obsessed with an elegant, demanding, beautiful call girl, Ms. Hua (Gong Li), as he makes special dresses for her, knowing that she will wear them while being with other men. As her life dovetails, Zhang is faced with the choice of remaining her friend or leaving her to drown in the gutter.

Three Burials Of Melquiades Estrada

The journey to Mexico begins when Pete Perkins (Jones) uncovers the identity of a Border Patrolman, Mike Norton (Barry Pepper), who has shot and killed his best friend, Melquiades Estrada (Julio Cedillo). Kidnapping Norton and forcing him to dig up Estrada's body, Perkins straps the corpse to a horse, and informs Norton that he will be traveling with them to Mexico. Once there, they will bury Estrada according to instructions he gave Perkins prior to his death.

Underworld Evolution

Bloodthirsty vengeance is measured out in buckets, not spoonfuls for this hard-hitting vampire movie sequel. The story picks up right where the first UNDERWORLD left off, in the midst of a war between Lycans (werewolves) and vampires, with the gorgeous death-dealer, Selene (Kate Beckinsale), on the run with her vamp-wolf hybrid lover, Michael (Scott Speedman). This go-'round, there are flashbacks to three centuries earlier and the separation of two ultra-bad brothers, one vampire and one Lycan.

The Big White

A struggling travel agent eking out a living in Alaska thinks all his financial troubles can be solved when he finds a frozen body in a dumpster. Could a dead body, a missing brother and a fat insurance policy help raise the money to treat his wife's Tourette's Syndrome? Money, murder and mayhem are the name of the game in this 'white' comedy set in the great outdoors.


Jack Stanfield (Harrison Ford) is an average family man in Seattle who heads up the hi-tech security team at his local bank. But following a seemingly trivial case of identity theft, Jack's life is turned upside-down when he discovers that his wife (Virginia Madsen) and two kids have been kidnapped. The ransom is $100 million, which the kidnappers, led by Bill Cox (Paul Bettany), want Jack to obtain for them via his expert computer skills. Initially compliant, Jack is soon upset by Cox and his cronies to the point where he decides to get his family back and bring the bad guys to justice.