Scarecrow VideoBlogurn:uuid:880efb18-3763-4a00-9f2c-677ac93caeb11969-12-31T19:33:34ZNew Releases for October 21urn:uuid:733a3e76-b9a4-47bf-a536-fab3c424b1731969-12-31T19:33:34ZThe New Scarecrow Video is a week old! That also means it's New Release Tuesday! Let's have a look at all the stuff we got in this week.   BLU = Also available to rent on Blu-ray disc @ = Available for sale in the store (but we can special order anything, see us for details)   Those Heroes at the Criterion Collection have finally released LA DOLCE VITA (@ BLU). In Federico Fellini’s 1960 masterpiece, the deviant and excessive lifestyles of Rome’s socialites serve as the backdrop for Marcello, a celebrity journalist on a seemingly futile quest for ‘the sweet life’. Played with a mix of cavalier charisma and believable existential malaise by Marcello Mastroianni, he struggles to come to terms with his own personal values amongst the decadence and decay of modern society. Fellini’s commentary on 1960s Europe and a selfish, celebrity-obsessed culture is (unfortunately) just as relevant now as it was over fifty years ago, and just as gorgeous to look at. The new Criterion release features a 4k digital restoration by The Film Foundation, a visual essay, and several previously unreleased interviews.   Also on tap this week is the sci-fi adventure SNOWPIERCER (@ BLU), the new film from THE HOST director Bong Joon-Ho. Based on a French graphic novel, it tells the story of a future Earth ravaged by a new ice age. The only survivors exist on a massive train that circles the globe year after year. Inside, society is broken down into castes, with the poorest citizens relegated to the rear of the train where they live in abject poverty and horrible conditions, and the wealthiest stay up front, closer to the warmth of the engine. It's only a matter of time before open revolt breaks out.   As for the rest, don't forget to check out the following: Criterion has also brought an blu-ray upgrade of Orson Welles' F FOR FAKE (@ BLU). For rent, we've brought in new Twilight Time blu-rays of Robert Wise's reincarnation drama AUDREY ROSE, killer cult thriller THE BELIEVERS, and the 1988 version of THE BLOB. Legendary German video nasty NEKROMANTIK is here in a gorgeous new transfer. There's new anime LETTER TO MOMO (@ BLU). We got THE VINCENT PRICE COLLECTION VOL. 2 (@ BLU), with seven new fantastic Blu-rays like the original HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL and DR. PHIBES RISES AGAIN. Say the secret word and Scream Real Loud, there's PEE-WEE'S PLAYHOUSE: THE COMPLETE SERIES (@ BLU). And last but not least, the first half of MAD MEN: THE FINAL SEASON (@ BLU).   Here's the full rental list:   Coffee In Berlin (2012) Crazysexycool: The TLC Story (2013) Crystal, Billy: 700 Sundays (2014) Dolce Vita (Criterion Collection) @ BLU  Gabrielle (2013) Kundo (2014) Life After Beth Nekromantik (1985) (Special Edition) Purge: Anarchy BLU Sex Tape Snowpiercer @ BLU  The Squad (2011)   NEW DOCUMENTARIES Lang, Dorothea: Grab a Hunk of Lightning (2014) Mona Lisa is Missing (2012)   NEW ANIME Letter to Momo (2011) @ BLU  Steins;Gate: Complete Series   NEW BLU-RAY Audrey Rose Believers (1987) Blob (1988) Comedy of Terrors / The Raven (1963) @ BLU  Dr. Phibes Rises Again / Return of the Fly @ BLU  F For Fake (Criterion Collection) @ BLU  House of Haunted Hill (1959) @ BLU  Tomb of Ligeia / Last Man on Earth @ BLU    NEW MANUFACTURE ON DEMAND Lolly-Madonna XXX (1973)   FAMILY NEW RELEASES Earth to Echo  Hi! Fly Guy…And Other Animal Antics Pee-Wee’s Playhouse: Seasons 1-5 @ BLU    NEW TV ON DVD Mad Men: The Final Season Part 1 @ BLU  Silent Witness: Season 1 Silent Witness: Season 17   That'll do it for this week's haul. Till next week, happy renting, browsing and buying! Remember, Scarecrow Video Can't Survive without YOU!Matt Lynchleevancleef@gmail.comInternational Independent Video Store Day and our GRAND RE-OPENING!!urn:uuid:30a948c4-ba1c-4c2c-971d-9c14e04b4dd61969-12-31T19:33:34ZThis Saturday, October 18th is International Independent Video Store Day! It's also Scarecrow Video's Grand Re-Opening as a non-profit rental store & archive. We're so excited! Come and find out what this transition will entail, sign up for our newly offered memberships, and celebrate the start of a new era in physical media stewardship! WOO! Check out all the fun stuff happening All Day Long: Doors open at 11:00 am. MUSIC/ SPECIAL GUESTS/ EVENTS -Bluegrass outfit Rats in the Grass will play at 11:00am -Musician David Plell will play shortly afterwards -Screenings & hilarity to be had in the screening room throughout the rest of the day, hosted by our friends at Geeks Who Drink! -Raffles, and other games with prizes from the Criterion Collection, Kino Lorber, and Cinema Guild! SALES -Scarecrow memberships for sale!!  -50% off ALL Criterion Collection titles for sale!! (in-store, in-stock items only) -Sales on new and used merchandise -For the first time, VHSpresso's coffee-spoof posters by artist Marc Palm available to order as t-shirts TREATS -New and unusual (and delicious) drink specials from your beloved VHSpresso -Our friends in the adorable vegan ice-cream sandwich truck- the Seattle Cookie Counter- gracing our parking lot in the middle of the day -Special guests Chocolati - Wallingford passing out complimentary chocolate samples in the evening -Beer in the screening room after 5:30pm! Invite your friends and families, come revel in the future of Scarecrow, and help us fulfill our simple mission of "Uniting people with film."Matt Lynchleevancleef@gmail.comWhat's New and Different?urn:uuid:851d4fad-e2a6-45be-a995-2623977049bd1969-12-31T19:33:34ZA lot of you are probably wondering what, if anything, is different about the way we're going to rent and sell movies now. Well, for the most part, not much will change at all on a cosmetic level. Scarecrow will still rent and sell videos at the same rates we have for years. A few small things are going to change up though. First, the Scarecrow Daily Deals are now going to be for Members Only (we'll get to memberships in a moment). That means you'll have to have a membership in order to get 2-for-1 Music section rentals on Monday. Don't worry, though, the regular store-wide 2-For-1 Wednesday still goes for everybody, so feel free to stack up as usual. Also regarding 2-For-1 Wednesday, we will now gladly accept your phone renewals at the 2-for-1 Rate! Previously we asked you to come back into the store, but no longer. Call us up and still get your deal. We can now accept tax-deductible donations. We're working on a way for you to do this on our website, but for now, if you'd like to make a donation, please visit the store. Soon we'll be adding Volunteers to our roster! Stay tuned for more information on those opportunities! One final bit: We're no longer renting Video Games. Sorry folks. They were expensive to bring in and didn't generate much revenue.  OK, on to Memberships! As you have now no doubt heard a dozen times, The Scarecrow Project is a non-profit collective, solely dedicated to the stewardship of the world-renowned Scarecrow Video. This includes preserving, maintaining and enlarging it's vast library, and ensuring that the collection remains intact and available to the general public through rentals and on-site screenings. It's our responsibility to be a resource to the community and to nurture film and metia arts and film culture in the Northwest and Beyond. To that end, memberships are the cornerstone to the Scarecrow Project's ability to operate a collection of this magnitude. Your generous support helps ensure that these movies will remain available to you and others now and in the future. The Memberships are valid for one year in all cases. It's important to note that these membership tiers, which offer special benefits to members as a thank-you for their support, are NOT the same as a rental account. You DO NOT need a Scarecrow Membership to rent from us, just a standard rental account.  Here are the three Membership Levels (some of the names may change in the future): BASIC ($50) - Red Membership Card $35 packs of 10 Rental Credits (a $5 savings) Members Only access to Daily Rental Deals Early access to specific Sales events Invitations to Members Only events DELUXE ($100) - Yellow Membership Card $1.00 Off catalog title rentals* $30 packs of 10 Rental Credits (a $10 Savings) Members Only access to Daily Rental Deals Early access to specific sales events One (1) Free prepared Drink per month from VHSPresso Discounts on Screening Room Rentals Invitations to Members Only Events PREMIUM ($250) - SIlver Membership Card $1.00 off ALL rentals $30 packs of 10 Rental Credits (a $10 savings) Members Only access to Daily Rental Deals Early access to specific sales events Two (2) Free prepared Drinks per month from VHSPresso Discounts on Screening Room Rentals Invitations to Members Only Events Â* Cannot be combined with 2-For-1 Deals and Does NOT apply to $1 rentals  Matt Lynchleevancleef@gmail.comNew Releases for October 14!urn:uuid:4616ed14-3012-4597-b53d-2551efb7f1681969-12-31T19:33:34ZIt's our first day of business as the new Non-Profit Scarecrow! It's also a good old New Release Tuesday! We're dealing with a new, very buggy point-of-sales system as well as just getting our sea legs, so today's New Release update is going to be LIST-ONLY. Sorry if that's annoying, but rest assured we'll be back next week with the usual trailers, links and photos. For now, happy renting, browsing and buying, and remember, None of this could have happened without all of your love and generous support. THANK YOU!! Here's the full rental list. Anything marked with an asterisk is Also available on BLU-RAY   NEW RELEASES  Beneath the Harvest Sky Breathless Getting Home Girl in the Case Hope Diamond Mystery In the Face of Crime Last Supper (2012) Mercenaries Mortal Kombat: Legacy II My Darling Clementine (Criterion Collection) * Mystery Road Nightcap Nostril Picker Nothing Bad Can Happen Raw Force * Robot Chicken: DC Comics Special 2 Two Faces of January (PAL / Region 2) X-Men: Days of Future Past (also in 3D) * You and the Night Young and Prodigious T. S. Spivet (PAL / Region 2)   NEW DOCUMENTARIES Equation of Life Mobilize Our Story: The Italian Americans People Uncounted: The Untold Story of the Roma Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon Whitey: United States of America v. James Bulger   NEW BLU-RAY Himizu Kingpin   NEW MANUFACTURE-ON-DEMAND Air Patrol (1962) Champagne Charlie (1944) Elmer the Great (1933) Fighting Back (1948) Gateway (1938) Kentucky Woman (1983) Magic Boy (1959) Moonshine War (1970) Nasty Habits (1977) Sherlock Holmes in New York (1976)   FAMILY NEW RELEASES Mr. Peabody & Sherman (also in 3D) * Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion   NEW TV ON DVD 2 Broke Girls: Season 3 Don Matteo: Sets 7 & 8 Dracula: Season 1 Fargo: Season 1 * Honourable Woman Johan Falk: Season 1 Murdoch Mysteries: Season 7 Penny Dreadful: Season 1*Matt Lynchleevancleef@gmail.comNew Releases for October 7urn:uuid:4332bb1c-41d8-42b4-8b27-fcb3d469dc901969-12-31T19:33:34ZNew Release Tuesday is upon us once more! We've got a ton of great new titles in this week. A quick reminder before we start the list: remember that Scarecrow will CLOSE EARLY this Saturday at 6pm, and then we'll re-open as the new Non-Profit Scarecrow on Tuesday, 10/14. That's just a week from today!  Alright, with that out of the way, let's have a look at the new stuff.   BLU = Also available to rent on Blu-ray disc 3D BLU = Available for rent on lovely 3D Blu-ray, though you must have a 3D TV to experience the full glory @ = Available for sale in the store (but we can special order anything, see us for details) SALE = Click this link to purchase select titles from our online store.   First up is the absolute funniest thing you're likely to see all year, and one of the best new animated shows to come around in a very long time. RICK AND MORTY (@ BLU SALE) is basically like if BACK TO THE FUTURE were NSFW. When Mad Scientist Rick Sanchez returns to his estranged family and moves into the garage, he starts taking his grandson Morty on all sorts of insane, hilarious Sci-Fi adventures. Poor Morty is endlessly stuck cramming alien seeds up his butt, mutating into awful monsters, or even witnessing his own death, while his dysfunctional family barely even notices and Uncle Rick just tells him to suck it up. Produced by Dan Harmon from COMMUNITY, this is pretty much the greatest show ever (at least right now).   Speaking of loopy sci-fi adventures, we also got in the seriously under-appreciated EDGE OF TOMORROW (@ BLU 3D SALE), which has been weirdly retitled LIVE DIE REPEAT by the studio. Based on a Japanese novella, it's the story of a cowardly Army PR flack (Tom Cruise) who inadvertently winds up in combat against a vicious alien horde. After he's killed in battle, he wakes up the day before the fight and is forced to relive the same events over and over until he can figure out a way to stop the intergalactic invaders. This is a really inventive, very funny action film, and even if you're not down for another alien invasion movie you get the added bonus of watching Tom Cruise get killed again and again in increasingly creative ways.   As for the rest, don't forget to check out the following: FAMILY GUY creator Seth MacFarlane's cowboy comedy A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST (@ BLU SALE). Jon Hamm tries to turn cricket players into baseball players in MILLION DOLLAR ARM (BLU). A young comedian deals with an unwanted pregnancy in OBVIOUS CHILD. Sergio Leone's Mexican Revolution western DUCK, YOU SUCKER aka A FISTFUL OF DYNAMITE (@ BLU SALE) finally hits blu-ray along with a remastered THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY (@ BLU SALE). And great friend of Scarecrow Monte Hellman's underseen PHANTOM OF THE OPERA riff IGUANA (@ BLU SALE) gets a long overdue release. We also got in a host of catalog blu-rays, like a new 35th Anniversary disc of ALIEN (@ BLU SALE), classic musicals OKLAHOMA (@ BLU SALE), THE KING AND I (@ BLU SALE), and SOUTH PACIFIC (@ BLU SALE). There's a new box set for GONE WITH THE WIND (@ BLU SALE). And for the kids there's ADVENTURE TIME: SEASON 4 (@ BLU SALE), THE NEVERENDING STORY II: THE NEXT CHAPTER (@ BLU SALE), a new blu-ray of SLEEPING BEAUTY (@ BLU SALE), and the animated adventure JACK AND THE CUCKOO-CLOCK HEART (@ BLU SALE). And on the TV front we've got new seasons of AMERICAN HORROR STORY (@ BLU SALE), BATES MOTEL, HEMLOCK GROVE and VIKINGS. Here's the full rental list:   4 Minute Mile Bonheur (1935) (PAL / Region 2) Cult (2013) Fantastic World of Juan Orol Fever Mountains at El Pao (PAL / Region 2) Girl’s Folly Grand Seduction Hangmen Also Die Houdini (2014) (2 Versions) Iguana @ BLU SALE Jester’s Tale (PAL) Kit Carson Over the Great Divide Legend of Lizzie Borden Live Die Repeat / Edge of Tomorrow @ BLU 3D SALE Middle Ages Now (PAL) Million Dollar Arm BLU Million Ways to Die in the West @ BLU SALE Obvious Child Out 1 (PAL / 5 discs) Power God (1925) Radio Free Albemuth Riptide (1949) (PAL / Region 2) Shadow of the Raven (PAL) Sharknado 2: The Second One Still Life: A Three Pines Mystery Talk to the Dead Tasting Menu Thundering Hoofs Topkapi White Viking (Uncut Version) (PAL)   NEW DOCUMENTARIES 10 Conditions of Love Anatomy of a Great Deception Automorphosis Call it Home: The House that Private Enterprise Built Class of 92 (Extended Edition) Don’t Say No Until I Finish Talking Glacial Balance Mysterious Universe: Complete Series Mysterious World: Complete Series Prosecution of an American President Streetwise (1984) (PAL) Wagner’s Jews World of Strange Powers: Complete Series   NEW BLU-RAY Antoine & Antoinette Avalanche (1978) Avengers (1998) Big Operator Blended Bonheur (1935) Coogan’s Bluff Cotton Comes to Harlem Dogs of War (2 Versions) Duck, You Sucker @ BLU SALE Fever Mountains at El Pao Gang’s All Here (1943) God’s Not Dead Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Remastered) @ BLU SALE Man in the Dark (1953) (also in 3D) Man Without a Star Men in War (1957) Modigliani of Montparnasse Neon Maniacs Neverending Story (30th Anniversary)  Neverending Story 2: The Next Chapter @ BLU SALE Nightmare (1981) (35th Anniversary) Riptide (1949) Roger & Me  Salvador Whip and the Body   FAMILY NEW RELEASES Adventure Time: Season 4 @ BLU SALE Animaniacs: Wakko’s Wish Cartoon Network Holiday Collection Gnomes & Trolls: The Secret Chamber Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart @ BLU SALE Outer Space (Children’s Film Foundation) (PAL) Shirt Tales: Complete Series Sleeping Beauty (1959) (Diamond Editon) @ BLU SALE Three Musketeers (2004) Weird Adventures (Children’s Film Foundation) (PAL)   NEW TV ON DVD Afterlife: Season 2 Almighty Johnsons: Season 1 American Horror Story: Coven (Season 3) @ BLU SALE Bates Motel: Season 2 Dr. Kildare: Season 2 & 3 Dynasty: Season 8 Equalizer: Seasons 1-4 Hemlock Grove: Season 1 In the Flesh: Season 2 Marple: Series 6 Vols. 1-3 NYPD Blue: Season 6 Republic of Doyle: Season 2 Rick and Morty: Season 1 @ BLU SALE Vikings: Season 2   That about does it for this week! We'll be back next Tuesday as the Brand New Scarecrow, with another haul of new releases! Till then, Happy buying, renting and browsing, and remember, Scarecrow Video couldn't have done all this without YOU!! Thanks you all so much!Matt Lynchleevancleef@gmail.com