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, January 10, 2008




No End in Sight --


The first film of its kind to chronicle the
reasons behind Iraq’s descent into guerilla war, warlord rule,
criminality and anarchy. A jaw dropping, insider’s tale of wholesale
incompetence, recklessness and venality. Based on over 200 hours of
footage, the film provides a candid retelling of the events following
the fall of Baghdad in 2003 by high ranking officials such as former
Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, Ambassador Barbara Bodine
(in charge of Baghdad during the Spring of 2003), Colonel Lawrence
Wilkerson, former Chief of Staff to Colin Powell, and General Jay
Garner (in charge of the occupation of Iraq through May 2003), as well
as Iraqi civilians, American soldiers and prominent analysts. A film
which examines the manner in which the principal errors of U.S. policy
and the use of insufficient troop levels, allowing the looting of
Baghdad, the purging of professionals from the Iraqi government and the
disbanding of the Iraqi military; largely created the insurgency and
chaos that engulf Iraq today. How did a group of men with little or no
military experience, knowledge of the Arab world or personal experience
in Iraq come to make such flagrantly debilitating decisions? NO END IN
SIGHT dissects the people, issues and facts behind the Bush
administration’s decisions and their consequences on the ground to
provide a powerful look into how arrogance and ignorance turned a
military victory into a seemingly endless and deepening nightmare of a
war. The film systematically dissects the Bush administration’s Iraq
policy decisions and their consequences, which now include 3,000
American deaths and 20,000 American wounded, Iraq on the brink of civil
war, hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilian deaths, the strengthening
of Iran, the weakening of the U.S. military and economic costs of over
$2 trillion. It marks the first time Americans will be allowed inside
the White House, Pentagon and Baghdad’s Green Zone to understand for
themselves the disintegration of Iraq.


Not Rated.






Death Sentence --


Nick Hume is a mild mannered executive with a
perfect life, until one gruesome night he witnesses something that
changes him forever. Transformed by grief, Hume eventually comes to the
disturbing conclusion that no length is too great when protecting his
family.


Rated R for strong bloody brutal violence and pervasive language.






Dragon Wars --


In the tradition of Eragon and Transformers
comes this exciting epic, fantasy film with thrilling action and
amazing visual effects about dragons returning to wreak havoc on Los
Angeles. Dragons from an ancient legend return in search of a girl
named Sarah. Ethan, a TV reporter, uncovers evidence that links him to
the same legend as an ancient warrior reborn to protect her from these
rampaging reptiles. Ethan must now realize his destiny by rescuing
Sarah while saving Los Angeles and the world from total destruction.


Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and creature action.






Sunshine --


The story begins in the year 2057, as our Sun
begins to die and mankind faces the unthinkable: extinction. Earth’s
last hope lies with the Icarus II, a spacecraft manned with eight men
and women led by Captain Kaneda. Their mission; to deliver a nuclear
device designed to reignite the Sun. Deep into their voyage, far out of
radio contact with Earth, the lonely, restless crew hears a distress
beacon from the Icarus I, the ship which disappeared without a trace on
the same mission seven years earlier.


Rated R for violent content and language.






3:10 to Yuma --


In Arizona in the late 1800s, infamous outlaw
Ben Wade and his vicious gang of thieves and murderers have plagued the
Southern Railroad. When Wade is captured, Civil War veteran Dan Evans,
struggling to survive on his drought plagued ranch, volunteers to
deliver him alive to the "3:10 to Yuma", a train that will take the
killer to trial. On the trail, Evans and Wade, each from very different
worlds, begin to earn each other’s respect. But with Wade’s outfit on
their trail, and dangers at every turn. The mission soon becomes a
violent, impossible journey toward each man's destiny.


Rated R for violence and some language.




Journey From The Fall --


With its harrowing tale of a Vietnamese
family’s experiences following the fall of Saigon in 1975, JOURNEY FROM
THE FALL depicts a side of the Vietnam War that has seldom been
depicted on the screen. Foregoing much explanation of the country’s
political turmoil, director Ham Tran (who also wrote and edited)
instead chooses to dwell on the emotionally fertile ground of an
anti-communist family’s efforts to reunite and find freedom when their
homeland becomes uninhabitable. Imprisoned in a brutal communist
reeducation camp in 1981, Long must endure brutal beatings and
indescribable squalor at the hands of his abductors. Having made the
choice several years before to remain in Vietnam and fight, he urged
his wife, Mai; mother, Ba Noi; and young son, Lai, to attempt escape by
boat. The three endure a torturous journey by sea, finally arriving and
setting in Orange County, California. Unsure if she’ll ever see her
husband again, Mai begins a relationship with Nam, the captain who
brought her to the U.S. Meanwhile, Lai has difficulty adapting to
school, often getting into trouble. Fueled by a furtively received
packet of his son’s drawings, Long attempts to escape and find his
family.


Not Rated.






The Tripper --


A bunch of hippies descend on a small woodsy
town for a concert, little realizing the terror that awaits them: an
axe wielding Ronald Reagan running amok in a one man war against drugs.
The sheriff tries to control the madness but a corrupt mayor and a
greedy promoter insist the free love festival must go on no matter how
high the body count. It's a scrappy little low-budget horror indie
given some star clout thanks to David Arquette in his directorial
debut. Jason Mewes is one of the more acid happy hippies. Lukas Haas
plays a doe eyed folk singer type who tries to stay relatively sober
since his uptight new girlfriend is already recovering from some
previous trauma.


Rated R for strong horror violence and gore, drug content, language and some sexuality/nudity.




The Kingdom --


A high intensity thriller about a team of elite
FBI agents sent to Saudi Arabia to solve a brutal mass murder and find
a killer before he strikes again. Out of their element and under heavy
fire, the team must join forces with their Saudi counterparts. As these
unlikely allies begin to unlock the secrets of the crime scene, the
team is led into a heart stopping, do or die confrontation.


Rated R for intense sequences of graphic brutal violence, and for language.






The Heartbreak Kid --


Single and indecisive, Eddie begins dating the
incredibly sexy and seemingly fabulous Lila. Upon the urging of his
father and best friend, Eddie proposes to her after only a week,
fearing this may be his last chance at love, marriage, and happiness.
However, while on their honeymoon in sunny Mexico, Lila reveals her
true beyond awful nature and Eddie meets Miranda, the woman he realizes
to be his actual soul mate. Eddie must keep his new, increasingly
horrid wife at bay as he attempts to woo the girl of his dreams.


Rated R for strong sexual content, crude humor, language, and a scene of drug use involving a minor.






The Host --


When a young girl is snatched away from her
father by a horrifying giant monster that emerges from the River Han to
wreak havoc on Seoul, her entire family sets out to locate the beast
and bring their little girl back home to safety in South Korean
director Bong Joon-ho's big budget creature feature.


Rated R for creature violence and language.




Simpsons Movie --


The Springfield citizenry has every reason to
be out for Simpson blood. The calamity triggered by Homer has drawn the
attention of U.S. President Arnold Schwarzenegger and Environmental
Protection Agency head Russ Cargill. "You know sir," Cargill tells the
president, "when you made me head of the EPA, you were applauded for
appointing one of the most successful men in America to the least
successful agency in government. And why did I take the job? Because
I'm a rich man who wanted to give something back. Not the money, but
something." That "something" is a devil's plan to contain the disaster.
As the fates of Springfield and the world hang in the balance, Homer
embarks on a personal odyssey of redemption; seeking forgiveness from
Marge, the reunion of his splintered family, and the salvation of his
hometown.


Rated PG-13 for irreverent humor throughout.






Stardust --


Based on the best selling graphic novel by Neil
Gaiman and Charles Vess, takes audiences on an adventure that begins in
a village in England and ends up in places that exist in an imaginary
world. A young man named Tristan tries to win the heart of Victoria,
the beautiful but cold object of his desire, by going on a quest to
retrieve a fallen star. His journey takes him to a mysterious and
forbidden land beyond the walls of his village. On his odyssey, Tristan
finds the star, which has transformed into a striking girl named Yvaine.


Rated PG-13 for fantasy violence and some risqué humor.






Underdog --


It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a frog..... NO,
it's Disney's UNDERDOG!! A flying, talking canine caped crusader! After
an accident in the mysterious lab of mad scientist Dr. Simon
Barsinister, an ordinary beagle named Shoeshine finds himself with
extraordinary powers: and the ability to talk! Armed with a fetching
superhero costume, Underdog vows to protect the beleaguered citizens of
Capital City and, in particular, a beautiful spaniel named Polly
Purebred. When a diabolical plot by Barsinister and his overgrown
henchman Cad threatens to destroy Capital City, only Underwear...
(oops!) ...Underdog can save the day. Based on the original hit
animated series Underdog, you and your family will love watching the
next great hero take a big bite out of crime.


Rated PG for rude humor, mild language and action.




Balls of Fury --


In the unsanctioned, underground, and unhinged
world of extreme Ping Pong, the competition is brutal and the stakes
are deadly. Now, this outrageous new comedy serves up this secret world
for the first time on screen. Down and out former professional Ping
Pong phenom Randy Daytona is sucked into this maelstrom when FBI Agent
Rodriguez recruits him for a secret mission. Randy is determined to
bounce back and recapture his former glory, and to smoke out his
father’s killer: one of the FBI?s Most Wanted, arch fiend Feng. But,
after two decades out of the game, Randy can’t turn his life around and
avenge his father’s murder without a team of his own. He calls upon the
spiritual guidance of blind Ping Pong sage and restaurateur Wong, and
the training expertise of Master Wong’s wildly sexy niece Maggie, both
of whom also have a dark history with Feng. All roads lead to Feng’s
mysterious jungle compound and the most unique Ping Pong tournaments
ever staged. There, Randy faces such formidable players as his long ago
Olympics opponent, the still vicious Karl Wolfschtagg. Can Randy keep
his eye on the ball? Will he achieve the redemption he craves while
wielding a paddle? Is his backhand strong enough to triumph over
rampant wickedness?


Rated PG-13 for crude and sex-related humor, and for language.






The Bourne Ultimatum--


All he wanted was to disappear. Instead, Jason
Bourne is now hunted by the people who made him what he is. Having lost
his memory and the one person he loved, he is undeterred by the barrage
of bullets and a new generation of highly trained killers. Bourne has
only one objective: to go back to the beginning and find out who he
was. Now, in the new chapter of this espionage series, Bourne will hunt
down his past in order to find a future. He must travel from Moscow,
Paris, Madrid and London to Tangier and New York City as he continues
his quest to find the real Jason Bourne
all the while trying to outmaneuver the scores of cops, federal officers and Interpol agents with him in their crosshairs.


Rated PG-13 for violence and intense sequences of action.






Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix--


Harry returns for his fifth year of study at
Hogwarts and discovers that much of the wizarding community is in
denial about the teenager's recent encounter with the evil Lord
Voldemort, preferring to turn a blind eye to the news that Voldemort
has returned. Fearing that Hogwarts' venerable Headmaster, Albus
Dumbledore, is lying about Voldemort's return in order to undermine his
power and take his job, the Minister for Magic, Cornelius Fudge,
appoints a new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher to keep watch over
Dumbledore and the Hogwarts students. But Professor Dolores Umbridge's
Ministry approved course of defensive magic leaves the young wizards
woefully unprepared to defend themselves against the dark forces
threatening them and the entire wizarding community, so at the
prompting of his friends Hermione and Ron, Harry takes matters into his
own hands. Meeting secretly with a small group of students who name
themselves "Dumbledore's Army," Harry teaches them how to defend
themselves against the Dark Arts, preparing the courageous young
wizards for the extraordinary battle that lies ahead.


Rated PG-13.






Zen Noir --


When a detective delves into an investigation in a Buddhist temple he unearths some strange and surreal events.






The TV Set --


Go to any bar in Hollywood and you're sure to
find a hard done by writer who is drowning his or her sorrows after
being chewed up and spat out by the network television system. In THE
TV SET, Mike Klein seems set to join them. Klein's script for a TV show
called THE WEXLER CHRONICLES was inspired by his brother's suicide, and
is very close to his heart. After selling the script to PDN, who are
headed by a fearsome executive simply known as Lenny (Sigourney
Weaver), Klein watches as everything from the casting to the production
goes horribly wrong. Klein has one buddy at the network, a Brit named
Richard McCallister. McCallister's former position at the BBC leads
Klein to believe that some quality control will be exerted over his
project, and hopes McCallister will pull it out of the mire of
mundanity that PDN thrives on. But he's very, very wrong, and as
Klein's dream turns into dust; the show barely resembles anything he
wrote; his health takes a turn for the worse and he enters mid-life
crisis mode. Duchovny and Weaver are outstanding in their roles, adding
just the right balance of humor and anger to their characters.


Rated R for language.






The Nanny Diaries --


The story of the emotional and often humorous
journey of Annie Braddock, a young woman from a working class
neighborhood in New Jersey, struggling to understand her place in the
world. Fresh out of college, she gets tremendous pressure from her
nurse mother to find a respectable position in the business world
although Annie would prefer to trade in her blackberry for an
anthropologist's field diary. Through a serendipitous meeting, Annie
ends up in the elite and ritualistic culture of Manhattan's Upper East
Side; as remote from Annie's suburban New Jersey upbringing as life in
an Amazon tribal village. Choosing to duck out of real life, Annie
accepts the position as a nanny for a wealthy family, referred to as
simply "the X's." She quickly learns that life is not very rosy on the
other side of the tax bracket, as she must cater to the every whim of
Mrs. X and her precocious son Grayer, while attempting to avoid the
formidable Mr. X. Life becomes even more complicated when Annie falls
for a gorgeous Park Avenue Hottie, and she's forced to explore her
identity as never before.


Rated PG-13 for language.




Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End--


In the follow up to the record breaking smash
2006 hit Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, we find our heroes
Will Turner, Elizabeth Swann allied with Captain Barbossa in a
desperate quest to free Captain Jack Sparrow from his mind bending trap
in Davy Jones’ locker while the terrifying ghost ship, The Flying
Dutchman and Davy Jones, under the control of the East India Trading
Company, wreaks havoc across the Seven Seas. Navigating through
treachery, betrayal and wild waters, they must forge their way to
exotic Singapore and confront the cunning Chinese Pirate Sao Feng. Now
headed beyond the very ends of the earth, each must ultimately choose a
side in a final, titanic battle as not only their lives and fortunes,
but the entire future of the freedom loving Pirate way, hangs in the
balance.


Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action/adventure violence and some frightening images.






Superbad --


After facing the fact that they will be going
to different colleges next year, best friends Seth and Evan feel they
must first complete the right of passage of going to a high school
party and losing their virginity with the girls of their dreams.
However, with their less than stellar track record in the ladies
department, the two determine that they’ll have to get the girls drunk
to accomplish this feat. So they enlist their awkward friend Fogell to
get a fake ID, which he obtains under the name McLovin. Will they get
the booze to entice the girls and fulfill their plans, or will they
arrive at college with dashed dreams? Either way, they have a night
they will remember for the rest of their lives.


Rated R for pervasive crude and sexual content,
strong language, drinking, some drug use and a fantasy/comic violent
image; all involving teens.






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