'Obscure DVD' picks from Jerry

Published On: Sep 03 2004 03:45:40 AM CDT   Updated On: Nov 07 2014 01:23:07 PM CST
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MADISON, Wis. -

Check out Madison movie critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks."

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(Editor's note: There were no picks for July 2014)

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Here are Madison movie critic Jerry Shenk's picks for October 2013. In honor of his 75th birthday, Jerry chose a lineup of movies he never got to review:

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Here are Madison movie critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" on May 28.

Here are Madison movie critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" on April 6.

Here are Madison movie critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" on Jan. 7.

Margin Call Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame (Chinese) The Guard Uncle Boonmee, Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Thai)

In a Better World (Danish) Tracker Me and Orson Welles Modern Family (TV Show) Community (TV Show)

Here are Madison movie critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" on Aug. 5.

Easy A Exit Through The Gift Shop Micmacs (French) Skirt Day (French) The Dinner Game (French)

Here are Madison movie critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" on July 1.

IP Man (Chinese) Heartless Kes (British) Pale Male Marwencol

Here are Madison movie critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" on June.

Rome The Closer Wallander Justified Foyle's War

Here are Madison movie critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" on May

Animal Kingdom MacBeth (starring Patrick Stewart) Restrepo Freakonomics: The Movie The Nature Of Existence

Here are Madison movie critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" on April

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof Suddenly Last Summer Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woof? A Place In The Sun The Taming Of The Shrew Doctor Faustus

Here are Madison movie critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" on March

Mesrine: Killer Instinct Senso (Italian) Genius Within: The Inner Life Of Glenn Gould, Doctor Who, A Christmas Carol, See What I'm Saying, The Deaf

Here are Madison movie critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" on Feb. 5.

In The Loop

Moon

50 Dead Men Walking

Lorna's Silence

Here are Madison movie critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" from October through January.

The Secret In Their Eyes (Argentine) Ondine (Irish) Red Riding Trilogy ('74, '80, '83) The Triples Of Belleville AfterLife (Japanese) Russian Ark (Russian) Cache Koyaanisqats (French) Goodbye Solo Sugar (Spanish) Rudo y Cursi (Spanish) Silent Light (German) Ponyo Dante's Inferno Black Dynamite Good Hair Bronson The Complete Metropolis Best Worst Movie Robert Downey & Greaser's Palace Vengeance Fear Me Not (Danish) Viva Pedro: the Almodover Collection Who's Camus Anyway (Japenese) Color Of The Grass Jesus Camp Racing Dreams Kisses (Irish) Happiness Runs A Mother's Courage Babies Not The Messiah (Monty Python) The Sun (Japanese) Mary & Max 180 Degrees South The Last Station Terribly Happy (Danish) A Prophet (French) Agatha Christie's Towards Zero (French) A Town Called Panic (French) Let Him Have It Fantastic Mr. Fox $9.99 Cold Souls Flame and Citron (Dutch) Harry Brown Ajami (Arabic, Hebrew) The Good, The Bad, The Weird (Korean, Japanese) the Age Of Stupid Tulpan (Kazhan) Food Inc. Note Quite Hollywood Anvil: The Story Of Anvil Jerichow (German) Hamlet Shall We Kiss? Yesterday Was A Lie? The Horse Boy The Yes Men Fix The World Sunshine Cleaning Katyn (Polish) Adventureland Earth Danton (French) Adam Trucker Big Fan A Christmas Tale (French)

Here are Madison movie critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" on September.

Matinee Sita Sings The Blues Prom Night in Mississippi Waiting For Armageddon Night Train To Munich The Illusionist

Here are Madison movie critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" on Aug. 7.

Harvard Beats Yale 29-29

Big Man Japan (Japanese)

The Emigrant (Arabic)

The Mysteries Of Pittsburgh

Here are Madison movie critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" July 3.

Waltz With Bashir

My Dinner With Andre

My Breakfast With Blassie

The Seventh Seal

Wallander

Here are Madison movie critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" June 5.

Wendy And Lucy

Lost In Austen

Edward II

Hour of the Wolf (Swedish)

The Bride Wore Black (French)

Here are Madison movie critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" May 1.

JCVD

Alexandra (Russian)

Ben X (Flemish)

The Hit

Ashes Of Time Redux (Chinese)

Here are Madison movie critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" April 3.

Tell No ONe (French)

King Corn

Synecdoche, New York

Rachel Getting Married

The Wages Of Fear (French)

Here are Madison movie critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" March 6.

In The Electric Mist

Flight Of The Red Balloon (French)

Simon Of The Desert (Spanish)

RockNRolla

Charlie Chan: Castle In The Desert

Here are Madison movie critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" Feb. 6.

Frozen River

The Visitor

Ping Pon Playa

Mister Foe

Sputnik Mania

Here are Madison movie critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" Jan. 2.

Ghost Town

My Father, My Lord (Subtitles)

Thomas Pynchon -- A Journey Into The Mind Of

The World Sinks Except Japan (Subtitles)

Here are Madison movie critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" Dec. 5.

4 Months, 3 Weeks And 2 Days (Romanian)

Four Minutes (German)

Tuya's Marriage (Chinese)

Run For Your Life (New York City marathon documentary)

Here are Madison movie critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" Nov. 7.

The Visitor

Transsiberian

Bigger Stronger Faster

Billy The Kid

The Films By Budd Boetticher The Tall T Decision At Sundown Buchannan Rides Alone Ride Lonesome Commanche Station

Here are Madison movie critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" Oct. 3.

Young @ Heart

The Fall

Kabluey

Snow Angels

The Earrings of Madame de ... (French)

Here are Madison movie critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" Sept. 5.

The Counterfeiters (German)

Married Life

Reprise (Norweigan)

Juncture

The Fallen Idol

Here are Madison movie critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" Aug. 1.

The Band's Visit (Arabic/Hebrew)

Shotgun Stories

Pete Kelly's Blues

Surfwise

Turn The River

Here are Madison movie critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" July 11.

Persepolis

The World According To Shorts

What Would Jesus Buy?

Chaos Theory

Here are Madison movie critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" June 6.

Blame It On Fidel! (French)

King Of California

Elephant

Foyle's War

Book Recommendation: "The Rhythmic Design: Turbulence And Flow In Film" by Yvette Brio

Here are Madison movie critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" May 2.

The Diving Bell & The Butterfly (French)

Starting Out In The Evening

Lars & The Real Girl

Adam's Apples (Danish)

Nanking

Here are Madison movie critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" April 4.

The King Of Kong: A Fistful Of Quarters

For The Bible Tells Me So

The Unknown Soldier: What Did You Do In The War, Dad? (German)

Trigger Man

Here are Madison movie critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" March 7.

Eastern Promises

Lust, Caution (Chinese)

Things We Lost In The Fire

Rocket Science

Moliere (French)

Here are Madison movie critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" Feb. 1.

The Real Dirt On Farmer John

Ten Canoes

Into Greater Silence

The Ritz

10 Things I Hate About You

Here are Madison movie critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" Jan. 4.

The Lookout

This Is England

Czech Dream (Czech)

When Nietzsche Wept

Angel In Krakow (Polish)

Here are Madison movie critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" Dec. 7.

The Namesake

Show Business: The Road To Broadway

Manufactured Landscapes

12:08 East Of Bucharest (Romanian)

Lights In The Dusk (Finnish)

Live-In Maid (Spanish -- From Argentina)

Here are Madison movie critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" Nov. 2.

Black Book (Dutch)

You Kill Me

Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee

Angels Fall

Becket

Here are Madison movie critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" Oct. 5.

God Grew Tired Of Us

Macbeth

The Valet (French)

Chalk

Jindabyne

Here are Madison movie critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" Sept. 7.

Offside (Iranian)

U-Carmen (Xhosa)

Darwin's Nightmare

Poison Friends (French)

Hamlet

Here are Madison movie critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" Aug. 3.

After The Wedding (Danish)

The Magic Flute

Wild Strawberries

The Seventh Seal

Blow-Up

Here are Madison movie critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" July 6.

Disappearances

Comedy Of Power (French)

Blue Murder (TV Series)

The Miracle Of Morgan's Creek

Bye Bye Brazil (Portuguese)

Here are Madison movie critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" June 1.

The Secret Life Of Words

638 Ways To Kill Castro

Blissfully Yours (Burmese)

David & Lisa

The Ultimate Hitchcock Collection (Including films like Jamaica Inn, The Lady Vanishes, The Man Who Knew Too Much and others)

Here are Madison movie critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" May 4.

Collection Of The 2006 Academy Award Nominated Short Films

Al Franken: God Spoke

Sweeney Todd

Ruby In The Smoke

The Slanted Screen

The Lords Of Discipline

Here are Madison movie critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" April 6.

Vovler (Spanish)

Mountain Patrol (Tibetan-Chinese)

La Moustache (French)

The Bridesmaid (French)

Bedazzled

Royal Flash

Here are Madison movie critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" March 2.

The Prestige

Keeping Mum

Shut Up & Sing

The Godfather Of Green Bay

C.R.A.Z.Y. (French)

Here are Madison movie critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" Feb. 2.

The Illusionist

Viva Pedro: The Almodovar Collection

Who's Camus Anyway (Japanese)

Color Of The Cross

Jesus Camp

Here are Madison movie critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" Jan. 5.

Only Human

Brothers Of The Head

Movieside Film Festival

Julius Caesar

A Year In Provence

Here are Madison movie critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" Dec. 1.

Wordplay

Sophie Scholl

Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man

12 And Holding

49 Up

Here are Madison movie critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" Nov. 3.

Mongolian Ping Pong (Mongolian)

Tales Of The Rat Fink

P.D.Q. Bach In Houston

The Interview (German)

Small Change (French)

A Prairie Home Companion

Here are Madison movie critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" Oct. 6.

The Proposition (Hindi)

Changing Times (French)

Thank You For Smoking

Ballets Russes

Amarcord (Italian)

Here are Madison movie critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" Sept. 1.

Water (Hindi)

L'Enfant (French)

Brick

Cavite

The Wicker Man

Here are Madison movie critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" Aug. 4.

Short Films: A Collection Of 2005 Academy Award Nominated (Both Animated and Live Action)

Tristram Shandy: A Cock & Bull Story

V For Vendetta

Soundless (German)

Rumble Fish

Here are Madison movie critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" July 7.

Cache (Hidden)

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Touch The Sound

Libertine

The Victor Borge Show (DVD Box Set)

Here are Madison movie critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" June 2.

Schizo (Russian)

The Warrior (Hindi)

Duma (South Africa)

The Gleiwitz Case (German)

Lan Yu (Chinese)

Here are Madison Movie Critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" May 5.

The Squid And The Whale

Bolivia

The President's Last Bang

Elevator To The Gallows

Sweet Bird OF Youth

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

Here are Madison Movie Critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" April 7.

Oyster Farmer

The Advocate

Newton's Dark Secrets

Dreams In The Witch House

The Calamari Wrestler

Marlene Dietrich: The Glamour Collection (Morocco, Blond Venus, The Devil Is A Woman, The Flame Of New Orleans, Godlen Earrings)

Here are Madison Movie Critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" March 3.

The Memory Of A Killer (Flemish)

Congo: White King, Red Rubber, Black Death

Kind Hearts And Coronets

The War Within

Gantz (Japanese Anime, Subtitled)

The Virgin Spring (Subtitled, in Swedish)

Saint Ralph

Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room

The Pink Panther Classic Cartoon Collection

Saraband (Subtitled, in Swedish)

Here are Madison Movie Critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" Jan. 13.

Roll Bounce

Grizzly Man

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill

Watermark

Here are Madison Movie Critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" Dec. 2.

March of the Penguins

Murderball

American Brown

Cronicas

The Tales of Hoffmann

Here are Madison Movie Critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" Aug. 5.

Kung Fu Hustle -- Stephen Chow. Good kung fu scenes.

The Thin Man -- William Pow. The old series is out on DVD. Five discs available.

The Daily Show -- Jon Stewart. Indecision 2004.

Under Milk Wood -- Sundance selection

Here are Madison Movie Critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" July 1.

The Agronomist -- (Jonathan Demme), the assassinated Haitian activist Jean Dominique, documentary

The Jacket -- stars Adrien Brody, sci-fi

The Machinist -- psychological thriller starring Christian Bale, mood piece

The Cincinati Kid -- Steve McQueen, all-star cast, about cards

The Black Tower -- British, mystery, P.D. James

Here are Madison Movie Critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" May 6.

Reconstruction - Danish film with subtitles.

The Chorus - French film with subtitles, takes place in a juvenile detention center.

The Seagulls Laughter - Icelandic film with subtitles, one of iceland's comic hits of the past year.

Enduring Love - stunning opening, based in an Ian McKeown novel.

The Pajama Game - Doris Day, a series of Doris Day musicals being released.

Here are Madison Movie Critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" April 1.

A Tale of Two Sisters -- Korean film with subtitles

What the Bleep Do We Know!? -- Documentary on quantum physics

The Wooden Camera -- South African in English

Laura -- 1940's noir film with supporting roles of Vincent Price, and Clifton Webb who are outstanding

The American Astronaut -- A sci-fi musical by the band The Billy Nayer Show

Batman and Robin -- The complete 1940 movie serial

Here are Madison Movie Critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" March 4.

The Yes Men -- documentary

Bitter Victory -- 1970s, moral drama, European cut

Porco Rosso -- "The Crimson Pig" Animated, but not for kids. By Myczaki

Chisholm '72 -- About the first woman to run for president.

Strayed -- French. World War II film

My Own Private Idaho -- based on Henry IV, Part I. Special edition.

Here are Madison Movie Critic Jerry Shenk's latest "obscure picks." As seen on "News 3 At Noon" Feb. 4.

Roaring 20s - James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart

Casque D'Or -- Starring sex symbol Simone Signoretis, considered director Jacques Becker's masterpiece.

The Cat That Ate Paris -- Peter Weir

IMAX: Hidden Dimensions (Check out the featurette)

Scenes From A Marriage -- TV and theatrical version, Ingmar Bergman

As seen on "News 3 at Noon" Dec. 3.

A Day Without A Mexican - Comedy, Latino Mocumentary

Zatoichi - Japanese, subtitles

Fanny And Alexander -- Swedish, theatrical and TV copies

A Home At The End of the World -- Colin Farrell, Sissy Spacek, and Robin Wright Penn

The Iron Giant -- annimated, voice of Vin Disel, Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt

As seen on "News 3 At Noon" Nov. 6.

Nol - Icelandic film, subtitles, drama

To Be And To Have - documentary about a French school teacher

Control Room - about Aljezeer, Islamic TV station

Proof - recently released on DVD with Russell Crow, drama

Jesus of Montreal - French Canadian film

The Mother - drama, about a woman whose husband dies, so she takes up with the gardener

As seen on "News 3 At Noon" Oct. 1.

Supersize Me

Angel In America

The Trojan War -- Circa 1974 with Katherine Hepburn

I Vitelloni -- Fellini, Italian film

The Harold Lloyd Collection -- silent film

As seen on "News 3 At Noon" Sept. 3.

Bon Voyage -- French film, starring Isabelle Adjani and Gerard Depardieu

Life and Debt -- Jamaican Documentary

Outfoxed -- Fox Network and Murdock

The Last Great Wilderness -- Comedy, melodrama and road picture

Doggy Poo -- Korean cartoon about yes, doggy poo