Scarecrow VideoBlogurn:uuid:36389e83-de97-4b93-95b1-c004085682421969-12-31T19:33:34ZNew Releases for September 9urn:uuid:9d5e9e9e-f560-49cf-8098-16d59e5c729f1969-12-31T19:33:34ZIt's another lovely New Release Tuesday everybody!    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.   The biggest release this week is undoubtedly CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER (@ BLU 3D SALE). Everyone's favorite cryogenically frozen symbol of democracy is once again called into service when an insidious menace from his past compromises S.H.I.E.L.D. and threatens the safety of the entire world. Cap's gotta team up with Black Widow and new colleague The Falcon in order to stop the bad guys. Marvel's on a hot streak this year, and this one's as good as they come.   Then there's the newest adventure with your favorite Time Lord! Peter Capaldi steps into the Tardis to become the latest incarnation of the Doctor in DOCTOR WHO: DEEP BREATH (@ BLU SALE). A dinosaur emerges out of nowhere in Victorian London along with a certain telephone booth, and that's just the beginning of this new adventure. Welcome the Twelfth Doctor!   As for the rest, don't forget to check out the following: A homeless man upends the lives of a rich family in BORGMAN (@ BLU SALE). All the various editions and extras from the J.J. Abrams STAR TREK movies are collected in THE STAR TREK COMPENDIUM (@ BLU SALE). Bobcat Goldthwait's found footage Bigfoot movie WILLOW CREEK (@ BLU SALE). Two Richard Lester films this week: terrorists take over a cruise ship in JUGGERNAUT (@ BLU SALE), and his adaptation of A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM (@ BLU SALE). And on the TV front, there's HOMELAND: SEASON 3 (BLU) and, to go along with CAPTAIN AMERICA 2, the first season of AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. (@ BLU SALE). Genre fans will be pretty excited this week. If you're into blaxploitation, we've got new blu-rays of COTTON COMES TO HARLEM (@ BLU SALE) and ACROSS 110TH STREET (@ BLU SALE). Like horror? There's PROM NIGHT (@ BLU SALE), PUMPKINHEAD (@ BLU SALE), Oliver Stone's first feature SEIZURE (@ BLU SALE), and GRADUATION DAY (@ BLU SALE). How about Kaiju movies? GODZILLA 2000 (@ BLU SALE), REBIRTH OF MOTHRA 1-3 (@ BLU SALE), and GODZILLA, MOTHRA AND KING GHIDORAH (@ BLU SALE) all land on blu-ray today.   Here's the full rental list:   Across 110th Street @ BLU SALE Alias Mary Smith Bailiffs / Laburnum Grove (PAL / Region 2) Barbiere di Sivilglia (1989) (Met) Borgman @ BLU SALE Brick Mansions BLU Captain America: The Winter Soldier @ BLU 3D SALE Chaplin’s Mutual Comedies Cotton Comes to Harlem @ BLU SALE Crazy Dog Dictator (1935) / Secret Lives (PAL / Region 2) Dr. Who: Deep Breath @ BLU SALE Escape! (1930) / West of Zanzibar (1954) (PAL / Region 2) God’s Pocket BLU Graduation Day @ BLU SALE Heavenly Sword His Name Was King / Gunfight at High Noon Horror at 37,000 Feet Horses of God It Happened in Paris (1935)/Autumn Crocus (PAL/Region 2) Juggernaut @ BLU SALE Korengal BLU Last Passenger BLU Long Way Down (2013) Louder than Words March or Die (1976) Midnight Game Moms’ Night Out Palo Alto Penny Paradise / Cheer Up! (PAL / Region 2) Perry Mason Movie Collection Double Feature 4-6 Prince of the Night Prom Night (1980) (Special Edition) @ BLU SALE Refuge (2012) Scobie Malone Seizure! @ BLU SALE Three Men in a Boat (1933) / Loyalties (PAL / Region 2) Tiger Makes Out Top Model (1987) Under the Electric Sky Victim (2011) Whatever (1998) Willow Creek @ BLU SALE Words and Pictures @ BLU SALE World Wars   NEW DOCUMENTARIES 60 Minutes: The Orphanage 800 Mile Wall Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank Bloody Ivory Hornet’s Nest (2014) My Wild Affair: 4 Stories of Love & Dedication Northern Light Teenage Triumph at Carville: A Tale of Leprosy in America Turtle Power: The Definitive History of TMNT Wanted Dead or Alive? Yangsi   NEW BLU-RAY Any Given Sunday (Director’s Cut) Godzilla 2000 (US & Japanese Versions) @ BLU SALE Godzilla, Mothra & King Ghidorah @ BLU SALE Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events Pumpkinhead (Collector’s Edition) @ BLU SALE Rebirth of Mothra 1-3 @ BLU SALE Star Trek: Into Darkness (Compendium Edition) @ BLU SALE   NEW MANUFACTURE-ON-DEMAND Dream West (1986) Penrod and Sam (1931) Shazam! (1974): Complete Live Action Series   FAMILY NEW RELEASES Cinderella (1964) (Rogers & Hammerstein) Regular Show: Rigby Pack Super 6: The Series   NEW TV ON DVD Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 1 @ BLU SALE Arne Dahl: Season 1 Cato Isaksen Mysteries: Sets 1 & 2 Chicaco P.D.: Season 1 Crossbones: Season 1 Goldbergs: Season 1 Grey’s Anatomy: Season 10 Highway Patrol: Seasons 3 & 4 Homeland: Season 3 BLU In the Heat of the Night: Season 1 Jimmy Stewart Show: Complete Series My Mother the Car: Complete Series Sea Hunt: Season 1 Search: Complete Series Spiral: Season 4 Supernatural: Season 9 Vampire Diaries: Season 5 That'll do it for this week. Have fun renting, browsing and buying, and remember, Scarecrow Video can't survive without YOU! Support the Scarecrow Project Kickstarter!Matt Lynchleevancleef@gmail.comAn Important Message from our Current (Soon to be Former) Ownersurn:uuid:3068e8d7-1368-4113-969e-6834e22d69461969-12-31T19:33:34ZOK folks, it's time for a very important bit of information regarding any outstanding Store Credit or rental punches on any of our customers' rental accounts. Since the Kickstarter launched, many of you have had questions about this, and we have a definitive statement from our current owners, so here you go: "As you may know, a non-profit group, The Scarecrow Project, is taking over the future operations of what is today Scarecrow Video. Once this happens, the current business entity known as "Scarecrow Video" will cease to exist. What this means for you: All merchandise sales, including DVD and Blu-ray Players, will be final as of October 8th, 2014. No returns will be accepted after that. Prepaid Punches, store credits, and gift certificates will no longer be valid after October 8th, 2014. Please use those up before then in order to avoid losing them. Please note - No remaining balances or credits will be paid out as cash. Scarecrow Video is no longer purchasing used product.  Scarecrow Video will continue to special order movies, but all special orders must be pre-paid. That way, if the movie arrives after The Scarecrow Project takes over, it can still be picked up from them. Thank you SO MUCH for your continued support of Scarecrow Video and The Scarecrow Project! -- Carl Tostevin & Mickey McDonough, current owners" So there you have it. Sorry to for the unpleasant details, but it's important to be clear that Scarecrow Video as we know it will effectively close, and a new organization will be coming in. This ensures that the new non-profit can take over smoothly and with a clean slate.Matt Lynchleevancleef@gmail.comNew Releases for September 2urn:uuid:9d61a292-847c-4a59-bf4c-0e54085310281969-12-31T19:33:34ZHappy Wednesday everyone! Hope everyone had a great Labor Day Weekend. Due to the holiday we've got a pretty small list of New Releases for the week, but there's still some great stuff in there. Let's take a look.   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.   You'll definitely want to pick up THEY CAME TOGETHER (BLU), the newest comedy from David Wain and Michael Showalter, founding members of Stella and The State, and the makers of the classic WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER. It stars Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler in a hilarious parody of the romantic comedy genre. This thing is basically wall-to-wall jokes, sort of an AIRPLANE! for rom-coms, it's packed with great cameos, and it's one of the most quotable movies of the year. "You can say that again!" (trust us).    On the other end of the spectrum is NIGHT MOVES (@ BLU SALE), the latest film from Kelly Reichardt, who also made WENDY & LUCY and MEEK'S CUTOFF. This film centers on a pair of young, idealistic environmentalists (Jesse Eisenberg and Dakota Fanning) who turn to eco-terrorism in order to advance their cause. Of course, they get way more than they bargained for, and what started out as a politically-charged docudrama suddenly becomes a noir-ish thriller with grave consequences. Probably Reichardt's most timely and accessible movie.   As for the rest, don't forget to check out the following: There's FOR NO GOOD REASON (@ BLU SALE), a documentary about legendary illustrator Ralph Steadman. Disney's new nature documentary BEARS (BLU)...not sure what that's about. For anime lovers there's HAL: THE MOVIE (@ BLU SALE). Kevin Costner tries to save the Cleveland Browns in DRAFT DAY (BLU). This week is a huge one for horror fans, with new blu-rays of FIRESTARTER (@ BLU SALE) with little Drew Barrymore, Wes Craven's THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS (@ BLU SALE), and the 1979 version of DRACULA, starring Frank Langella as the titular bloodsucker and Sir Laurence Olivier as his nemesis Van Helsing. Also, two Alejandro Jodorowsky masterpieces are back in print on Blu-ray, EL TOPO (@ BLU SALE) and THE HOLY MOUNTAIN (@ BLU SALE). See? We told you it was a short week.   Here's the full rental list:   Big Boss (1941) Bombero Atomico Borsalino, The 57 Days / Giovanni Falcone the Judge Café Hostess Cesare Mori Donna Detective Draft Day BLU  East of Fifth Avenue For No Good Reason @ BLU SALE Get a Life! (2012) Heart of Bruno Wizard It was You Charlie Night Moves (2013) @ BLU SALE Nine Guests for a Crime (PAL / Region 2) Phantom (2012) Same Same But Different Sample: Not for Sale (PAL) Space Raiders Spirits of Death (PAL / Region 2) They Came Together BLU  Top Sensation (PAL / Region 2) Under the Rainbow (2013) (PAL / Region 2) Walkmen (PAL)   NEW DOCUMENTARIES Anagram (PAL) Bears BLU Citizen Koch Loyola, The Soldier Saint Questioning Darwin Siege of Leningrad War Around Us BLU Who is Dayani Crystal?   NEW BLU-RAY Dracula (1979) BLU  Firestarter @ BLU SALE People Under the Stairs @ BLU SALE   NEW MANUFACTURE-ON-DEMAND Alex & the Gypsy (1976) Broad Minded (1931) Local Boy Makes Good (1931) Raffles (1930 & 1940) They Shall Have Music! (1939) Very Honorable Guy (1934)   NEW TV ON DVD Eagle, The – A Crime Odyssey: Season 1 Inspector Minara: Seasons 1 & 2 It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 9 Line of Duty: Series 2 Originals: Season 1 Person of Interest: Season 3   That'll do it for this week. Have fun renting, browsing and buying, and remember, Scarecrow Video can't survive without YOU! Support the Scarecrow Project Kickstarter!  Matt Lynchleevancleef@gmail.comSeptember in our Screening Lounge!urn:uuid:43cafb70-f661-4f39-b1db-ab9dc251e7541969-12-31T19:33:34ZAlright, it's time for another month of putting eyeballs on great movies!  We've got a ton of great stuff lined up for our Screening Room in September. A full compliment of Vincente Minnelli musicals, some fantastic vintage Japanese sci-fi, classic anime, and the usual extra special events and gatherings! Remember, all of our screenings are ABSOLUTELY FREE! Just remember to pick up some beer or snacks or other refreshments from VHSPresso! Right click on the image for a version you can save.   Music Mondays: Magnificent Minnelli We're turning over our Music Monday selections to the great Hollywood filmmaker (and father of Liza) Vincente Minnelli. During his long career he made lots of terrific musicals (enough to program another month's full, so stay tuned for that possibility!). We've picked a handful of them, including a couple we feel are under-seen. Every Monday in September at 7pm you'll get a new one, starting on the 1st with CABIN IN THE SKY. The rest of the month brings MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS on the 8th, ZIEGFELD FOLLIES on the 15th, THE PIRATE on the 22nd, and THE BAND WAGON on the 29th. Click on any of the titles to have a look at a trailer!   Wednesdays with Ishiro Honda Japanese filmmaker Ishrio Honda is probably best known for directing the original GODZILLA and a bunch of later entries in that series. Honda was basically the father of the Kaiju genre, and he also made dozens of Tokusatsu ("Special effects") films. We picked a crop of some of his best non-Godzilla creature features. We'll be serving one up every Wednesday at 7pm. First up on the 3rd, it's Abominable Snowman jam HALF-HUMAN. On the 10th it's Kaiju classic RODAN, followed on the 17th by VARAN THE UNBELIEVABLE. Finally, on the 24th, one of his best and most underappreciated films, the absolutely bizarre and very dark MATANGO, about a island of people turned into mushroom monsters! Click on those titles for some great trailers.   Vintage Anime Thursdays If you've ever been to the store you know we have a massive selection of anime titles. We thought we'd pull out some of the ones that kicked off the genre's popularity in the US, the ones we all saw dubbed and on VHS as kids that really made us excited about anime in the first place. We've got three of them lined up on Thursdays at 7pm. On the 4th it's VENUS WARS, followed by the rollicking PROJECT A-KO on the 11th, and then the immortal VAMPIRE HUNTER D on the 18th.    Friday Fritz Lang Double Play The legendary Fritz Lang directed some of the greatest movies ever, like METROPOLIS, M, DIE NIBELUNGEN and the DR. MABUSE films. He also was responsible for some incredible adventure stories, and we've got two of his best on deck for a couple of Fridays. On the 5th, at 8pm, it's THE TIGER OF ESCHNAPUR, and on the 11th, also at 8, we have THE INDIAN TOMB, with the unbelievable Deborah Paget. These are some really exciting movies, on par with anything out these days even though they're over 50 years old.    Saturday Night Fright-Hole! Everyone love's Rich's horror movie picks for Saturday nights at 8pm. This month we've got GRADUATION DAY on the 6th, about a high school track team getting sliced up by a killer in a fencing mask. The 13th brings RETURN TO HORROR HIGH, a slasher comedy about a film crew making a movie about a serial killer (look out for a young George Clooney in a leading role). Finally on the 20th there's TRICK OR TREAT, about a devil-worshipping rock star back from the dead for revenge!   Special Screenings and Events As usual, we've got a bunch of special screenings and events set up. On Saturday the 13th at 1pm, local filmmaker Heather Solarseed is hosting a Free Workshop: "Actors and Directors Working Together". Friday the 26th is our monthly meetup of the Sci-Fi Commons Movie Club! These guys always have a blast and pack the Screening Room. This month they're showing the all-time classic ALIENS! It's free at 8pm. The next night, Saturday the 27th at 7pm, we've got something really cool. Local musician Daniel Davis is going to be providing a live soundtrack to Mamoru Oshi's classic 1985 anime ANGEL'S EGG. If Live Soundtracks to Strange Films does well we might be able to bring it back every month, so definitely check that out! And Don't forget: Every Tuesday is GEEKS WHO DRINK TRIVIA at 7pm. Make sure you get here early to grab a good spot. Check out the full calendar for all the other great movies we're screening this month, Hope to see you at some or ALL of these shows!        Matt Lynchleevancleef@gmail.comNew Releases for August 26urn:uuid:1b209607-b969-4459-b48a-d8bc816e04e21969-12-31T19:33:34ZHappy Wednesday, gang! We would have had this up yesterday but our website was actin' a dang fool. Anyway, as usual it's time for a roundup of the great new releases we got in this week! Let's hop to it.   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, the Heroes at the Criterion Collection have brought us another treasure from the deep. This time it's choreographer and filmmaker Bob Fosse's searing, hilarious autobiographical fllm ALL THAT JAZZ (@ BLU SALE), starring Roy Scheider (in an incredible performance) as, well, a choreographer and filmmaker slowly succumbing to illness, addiction, and self-loathing. Since its from Criterion, you know the set is packed with extras and the movie, an overlooked gem of New Hollywood in the 70s, looks better than ever. Also that Paula Abdul video for "Cold Hearted" is lifted from this.   One of Scarecrow's favorite filmmakers and one of the great cinematic artists of all time, Alejandro Jodorowsky, has released his first film in 23 years, which is definitely cause for celebration. THE DANCE OF REALITY (@ BLU SALE) is also semi-autobiographical, fictionalizing his upbringing in Chile to communist parents, but it also contains all the fantastical characters, gorgeous imagery, politics and religion that we associate with Jodorowsky's films. Definitely do not miss it.   As for the rest, don't forget to check out the following: Criterion upgrades the Japanese New-Wave Serial Killer film VENGEANCE IS MINE (@ BLU SALE) to blu-ray. THE NORMAL HEART (@ BLU SALE) shows us the struggle of HIV/AIDS activisim in the 1980s. Jesse Eisenberg meets himself in THE DOUBLE (BLU). QUEEN MARGOT (@ BLU SALE) gets a 20th Anniversary restoration. An 18th century English aristocrat raises his brother's mixed-race illegitimate daughter in BELLE (BLU). Mads Mikkelsen is a French warrior in AGE OF UPRISING: THE LEGEND OF MICHAEL KOLHAAS (@ BLU SALE). HEADHUNTERS director Jo Nesbo is back with JACKPOT (@ BLU SALE).  Horror fans will definitely want to grab the new blu-ray of THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE (@ BLU SALE). There's also a double feature disc of HELL OF THE LIVING DEAD / RATS: A NIGHT OF TERROR (@ BLU SALE) (RATS has one of the best ridiculous twist endings ever). Clara Bow storms her way into town in the 1932 western CALL HER SAVAGE (@ SALE). An all-star case survives nuclear war in ON THE BEACH (@ BLU SALE). Peter O'Toole and Peter Sellers chase girls in WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT? (@ BLU SALE), and Jack Arnold tears up the classroom in HIGH SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL! (@ BLU SALE)  On the TV front, we got new seasons of CRIMINAL MINDS, ELEMENTARY, REVENGE and SONS OF ANARCHY, but the big hitters this week are THE WALKING DEAD: SEASON 4 (@ BLU SALE) and PORTLANDIA: SEASON 4 (@ SALE), and don't you dare forget about the first four seasons of WELCOME BACK, KOTTER. Here's the full rental list:   42nd St. Forever Peep Show Collection Vol. 4 All that Jazz (Criterion Collection) @ BLU SALE Belle (2014) BLU Blended Blood Glacier Cinemanovels Conjoined Dance of Reality @ BLU SALE Dead of Knight Double (2014) BLU  Elephant Man (1982) Favorites of the Moon Fear in the Night (1947) Friendly Fire (1979) Grindhouse Trailer Classics High School Confidential @ BLU SALE In Search of Bigfoot / Cry Wilderness Infliction (2013) Love Punch Marx Brothers TV Collection Normal Heart @ BLU SALE On the Beach (1959) @ BLU SALE Promise (2013) Queen Margot (Director’s Cut) @ BLU SALE Young & Beautiful (2013)   NEW DOCUMENTARIES $ellebrity Earth: The Sequel Fuhrer Cult & Megalomania I, Caesar: The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire Perfect Shark Russia’s Open Book: Writing in the Age of Putin Shark Battlefield Suchet, David: In the Footsteps of St. Paul Truth in Numbers? Wild Brazil: Land of Fire and Flood   NEW BLU-RAY Double Life (1947) Legend of Hell House @ BLU SALE Leviathan (1989) Stranger on the Prowl   NEW MANUFACTURE-ON-DEMAND Call Her Savage (1932) @ BLU SALE   FAMILY NEW RELEASES Bubble Guppies: Get Ready for School Gravity Falls: Even Stranger Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Rescue Lego Friends: Friends Are Forever       NEW TV ON DVD Blandings: Series 2 Comedy Bang! Bang! Season 2 Criminal Minds: Season 9 Elementary: Season 2 Haven: Season 4 How the West Was Won: Season 2 Portlandia: Season 4 @ SALE Revenge: Season 3 Sons of Anarchy: Season 6 Soul Man: Season 1 Walking Dead: Season 4 @ BLU SALE Welcome Back, Kotter: Seasons 1-4   That'll do it for this week. Have fun renting, browsing and buying, and remember, Scarecrow Video can't survive without YOU! Support the Scarecrow Project Kickstarter!Matt Lynchleevancleef@gmail.com