Scarecrow VideoBlogurn:uuid:98d4a646-5111-4e7a-bf3d-338091a03cf41969-12-31T19:33:34ZNew Releases for September 30urn:uuid:d2ee7f04-4139-4eaf-bd78-15f2c75e59c71969-12-31T19:33:34ZHappy New Release Tuesday Everybody! We've got a relatively short list of new stuff in this week, but that little stack is positively jammed with great titles.    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 Sergio Leone's epic gangster film ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA (@ BLU SALE). Leone's well known for amazing Spaghetti Westerns like THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY and ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST, but this film is his only non-western. It's a sprawling story that traces four friends, Jewish immigrants, from the early 1920s, through the depression and the rise of organized crime, all the way up to the 1960s. Long ill-treated on home video and released in various edited versions, this new release is a restored, full 251-minute Extended Director's Cut. It's sure to be one of the best home video titles to come out this year.   On the flip side of the epic coin, get ready for another staggering display of Bayhem with the nearly 3-hour TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION (@ BLU 3D SALE). Look, at this point you know what you're getting into with a Michael Bay TRANSFORMERS movie. For what it's worth, this is one of the best ones, with a new cast headed by Mark Wahlberg. More importantly, it has Dinobots. That's right. Optimus Prime holding a flaming sword riding a robot dinosaur. You either want to see that or not. And it looks particularly good in 3D at home.   As for the rest, don't forget to check out the following: Two releases from the Heroes at the Criterion Collection, Fassbinder's ALI: FEAR EATS THE SOUL (@ BLU SALE) and the WWII drama SUNDAYS AND CYBELE (@ BLU SALE). Local filmmaker Megan Griffiths' new film LUCKY THEM (@ SALE). Hard-bitten Noir COLD IN JULY (@ BLU SALE). Food truck mania abounds in CHEF (@ BLU SALE). Witness the further adventures of the first animated sex symbol in BETTY BOOP: ESSENTIAL COLLECTION VOL. 4 (@ BLU SALE). There's also a great lineup of cult films new to blu-ray with Lee Majors versus a Killer Fish in the aptly named KILLERFISH (@ BLU SALE), insanely dorky and awesome 80s fantasy KRULL (@ BLU SALE), the death defiers of STUNT SQUAD (@ BLU SALE), Cruise and Pitt as sexy bloodsuckers in INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE (@ BLU SALE), and last but certainly not least, the LEPRECHAUN COMPLETE MOVIE COLLECTION (@ BLU SALE). We've also got Shelley Winters with a machine gun in BLOODY MAMA (@ BLU SALE). Animation fans will want to pick up legendary anime GHOST IN THE SHELL (@ BLU SALE) for its 25th anniversary. On the TV front, the Jack Bauer Power Hour is back for 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY (BLU)!   Here's the Full Rental List:   Are You Here BLU Betty Boop: Essential Collection V.4 @ BLU SALE Beware the Batman: Season 1 P.2 – Dark Justice BLU Chef @ BLU SALE Cold In July @ BLU SALE Hellion Ida (2013) BLU Killerfish @ BLU SALE Last Step Down / Bloodlust Leprechaun: Origins Man Who Will Come Mystery of Agatha Christie with David Suchet Once Upon a Time in America (Extended Director’s Cut) @ BLU SALE Osaka Badass Space Station 76 Sordid Lives Stunt Squad @ BLU SALE Sundays and Cybele (Criterion Collection) @ BLU SALE Third Person Transformers: Age of Extinction @ BLU 3D SALE Wolf (2013)   NEW DOCUMENTARIES Ivory Tower Last of the Unjust   FAMILY NEW RELEASES Monster High: Freaky Fusion Tarzan (2013) BLU   NEW MANUFACTURE-ON-DEMAND Gunfighters of Casa Grande (1964) Lusty Men (1952) Ringo and His Golden Pistol (1966) Shoot-out at Medicine Bend (1957) Son of a Gunfighter (1964) Young Guns (1956)   NEW BLU-RAY Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (Criterion Collection) @ BLU SALE Bloody Mama @ BLU SALE Firestorm (2013) Interview with the Vampire (20th Anniversary) @ BLU SALE Krull @ BLU SALE Leprechaun / Leprechaun 2 @ BLU SALE Leprechaun 3 / Leprechaun 4: In Space @ BLU SALE Leprechaun: In the Hood/Leprechaun: Back 2 Tha Hood @ BLU SALE Nutty Professor (1963) Young Savages   NEW ANIME Ghost in the Shell (25th Anniversary) @ BLU SALE   NEW TV ON DVD 24: Live Another Day BLU Mentalist: Season 6 Mike & Molly: Season 4   That'll about do it for this week's haul. We'll be back as usual next Tuesday with another heapin' helpin' of New Releases!      Matt Lynchleevancleef@gmail.comOctober in Our Screening Lounge!urn:uuid:dae7c4ff-2794-4ba5-b70b-f4ccefbb8d411969-12-31T19:33:34ZAlright, 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 October. We've got a full compliment of the Scary stuff for the Halloween month, as well as the usual extra special events and gatherings! And as always (with one exception this month, Tuesday nights at 7 are for Geeks Who Drink Trivia! 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. Just look at all the horror! CRITTERS, SLITHER, THE MONSTER SQUAD, NIGHT OF THE CREEPS, THE BLOB. There's a different weird or scary movie almost every night! We've also got some great special screenings happening.  Join Professer Fred on Friday the 24th at 7pm for one of his trivia-filled presentations of a B-movie classic, THE CORPSE VANISHES. The next night, we've got a special presentation from Psychotherapists Julie Wilson and Stacey Weber called "The Psychology of Horror: Why We Love Scary Movies". It starts at 7pm and will be followed by a screening of 2002's THE RING at 8:30. And then on Sunday the 26th, director Dan Kinem will be in-store to screen his terrific documentary ADJUST YOUR TRACKING at 5pm! We'll also be showing scary stuff all day on Halloween Friday, wrapping up with one of our hilarious clip reels, THE VCR THAT DRIPPED BLOOD II, at 8pm. Hope to see you at some of these terrific movies! Happy October!Matt Lynchleevancleef@gmail.comNew Releases for September 23urn:uuid:a3137906-4566-4252-be1c-c38508d4cc4d1969-12-31T19:33:34ZHey Everyone! We've got a bare-bones, no pictures or trailers version of the New Release post this week because the guy that writes these (me) is on a long vacation. Normal blog posting and Facebooking and all that other good stuff will resume as normal starting next week.  Here's a look at our ad in The Stranger, which should give you an idea of the stuff we got in for sale:   And here's the full rental list (BLU = also on blu-ray): NEW RELEASES  Adventures de Robert Macaire Bloody Mama Calling Carry On Columbus Coltrane, John: Live in France 1965 Danger Dolls Daredevils Of the West Distant Drums BLU Double Amour (PAL / Region 2) Elmer Gantry BLU Finis Terrae / Chanson D’Armor / Berceaux, Les (PAL / R2) Innocents, The (Criterion Collection) BLU Jean Epstein: Young Oceans of Cinema (PAL / Region 2) Kathmandu Lullaby Lion Des Mogols (PAL / Region 2) Macbeth (1971) (Criterion Collection) BLU Masque of the Red Death (1990) Mauprat / Chute de la Maison Usher (PAL / Region 2) Miracle (1959) Monk, Thelonius: Live in France 1969 Neighbors BLU Or Des Vers / Mor’vran / Tempestaire… (PAL / R2) Paris - Manhattan Rover BLU Run Silent, Run Deep BLU Signal (2014) BLU South of St. Louis BLU Stagefright (1986) (Special Edition) BLU Taras Bulba BLU Trail of the Octopus Very Good Girls We Are the Best! BLU Wer Witness For the Prosecution (1982) Zappa, Frank: The Freak-Out List   NEW DOCUMENTARIES Years of Living Dangerously: Complete Series   NEW ANIME Attack on Titan Part 2 BLU FAMILY NEW RELEASES Postman Pat: The Movie Tiny Toon Adventures Vol. 4: Looney Links! Witch’s Night Out   NEW BLU-RAY Across 110th Street Dominion: Prequel to The Exorist Exorcist II: The Heretic Exorcist III Halloween (1978) (3 Discs) Halloween (2007) (Unrated Director’s Cut) Halloween II Halloween III: Season of the Witch Halloween 4: Return of Michael Myers Halloween 5: Revenge of Michael Myers Halloween II (2009) (Unrated Director’s Cut) Last of the Unjust Nightmare on Elm St. (1984) Nightmare on Elm St. 2 & 3 Nightmare on Elm St. 4 & 5 Oliver!   NEW TV ON DVD 100, The: Season 1 Bearcats: Complete Series Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 1 Defiance: Season 2 BLU How I Met Your Mother: Season 9 Key & Peele: Season 3 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 15 Modern Family: Season 5 Mom: Season 1 Nashville: Season 2 Reign: Season 1 Scandal: Season 3   Okey dokey, folks. That'll do it. Remember, normal New Release blog posts resume next week! Thanks!Matt Lynchleevancleef@gmail.comNew Releases for September 9urn:uuid:b47820ac-f111-44e4-9c9b-420c2ad3684a1969-12-31T19:33:34ZIt'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:98f28e39-33dd-4eb3-a292-62095151feb71969-12-31T19:33:34ZOK 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.com