Scarecrow VideoBlogurn:uuid:d3ae8a87-9c6f-4a44-86d4-1ad602d3115f1969-12-31T19:33:34ZNovember in Our Screening Lounge!urn:uuid:267a89ed-d0dd-41d1-9949-8765809dbbd51969-12-31T19:33:34ZAlright, 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 November. We've got a full compliment of the movies with a lineup of music documentaries, a whole series of films about bank-robbing dogs, as well as the usual extra special events and gatherings! And as always, 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.   We're especially excited about author Evan Peterson bringing his book of horror- and genre-themed poetry THE MIDNIGHT CHANNEL to the event space. Our own Marc Palm designed the cover for his book, and Evan will be here to read some selections while Marc offers some of his amazing artwork for sale. That even is on Thursday the 6th at 7pm! Also this month we have two Showcases from Zombie Orpheus Entertainment, makers of films like THE GAMERS and JOURNEY QUEST, which is gearing up for their ZOECon event, and they'll be here on Saturday the 1st at 8pm and again on the 15th, again at 8, with some special guests and screenings of some of their films! On the 12th at 7pm, FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS is co-presenting a special screening of the classic, groundbreaking hip hop doc WILD STYLE, hosted by Ed Piskor, author of the new book HIP HOP FAMILY TREE! He'll intro the movie and sign copies of his book too! Hope to see you at some of these terrific movies! Happy November!Matt Lynchleevancleef@gmail.comNew Releases for October 28!urn:uuid:1cd9b651-3948-4c63-a7be-617cda0bb42f1969-12-31T19:33:34ZIt's another New Release Tuesday! We've got another smokin' stack of new titles as usual.   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)   First up, the Heroes at the Criterion Collection bring us a THE COMPLETE JACQUES TATI (@ BLU). Though he made only a handful of films, director, writer, and actor Tati ranks among the most beloved of all cinematic geniuses. With a background in music hall and mime performance, Tati steadily built an ever-more-ambitious movie career that ultimately raised sight-gag comedy to the level of high art. In the surrogate character of the sweet and bumbling, eternally umbrella-toting and pipe-smoking Monsieur Hulot, Tati invented a charming symbol of humanity lost in a relentlessly modernizing modern age. This set gathers his six hilarious features—JOUR DE FETE, MONSIEUR HULOT'S HOLIDAY, MON ONCLE, PLAYTIME, TRAFIC, and PARADE — along with seven delightful Tati-related short films.   Next, after years of fan speculation and rumors, Shout Factory has unveiled NIGHTBREED: THE DIRECTOR'S CUT (@ BLU). Back in 1990, author Clive Barker made a film of his novel Cabal. But when NIGHTBREED was originally released, it was heavily cut by the studio, which wanted a more traditional monster movie rather than the bizarre adventure Barker had concocted. After an exhaustive hunt for the deleted material, long thought lost, a complete cut of NIGHTBREED has been reassembled, and this new box set features both cuts and a host of other great special features.    As for the rest, don't forget to check out the following: Criterion also delivers the original 1988 THE VANISHING (@ BLU). Music industry romance BEGIN AGAIN (BLU). James Franco's Cormac McCarthy adaptation CHILD OF GOD. Practice your Ha-Do-Ken with STREET FIGHTER: ASSASSIN'S FIST (BLU). There's Elmore Leonard adaptation LIFE OF CRIME (BLU). Billy Wilder's Hollywood satire FEDORA (@ BLU). Jane Austen homage DEATH COMES TO PEMBERLY (@ BLU). Zach Braff's kickstarted second feature WISH I WAS HERE (BLU). Classic spaghetti western COMPANEROS (@ BLU). The origins of the "Lone Wolf & Cub" series, SHOGUN ASSASSIN (@ BLU). One of the greatest documentaries ever made, LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF (@ BLU) is finally available on home video. And for the TV junkie in your house, the legendary WKRP IN CINCINNATI (@) is now on DVD. And just in time for Halloween, we got in a ton of the scary stuff. Italian rock-musical gorefests DEMONS (BLU) and DEMONS 2 (BLU). Mario Bava's gorgeous PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES (@ BLU), secretly an inspiration for ALIEN. Famed trashterpiece SQUIRM (@ BLU) is finally on blu-ray. Kim Ki-Duk's latest bout of insanity, MOEBIUS (@ BLU). Straight from the Library of Congress vaults is a new restoration of Bela Lugosi in DEATH KISS (@ BLU). And a New York cop fights Satan in DELIVER US FROM EVIL (BLU).  Here's the full rental list:   Bad Georgia Road (1977) Begin Again BLU Beneath (2013) Bound By Flesh (2012) Child of God (2013) Chinese Puzzle Cosi Fan Tutte (2013) Death Comes to Pemberly @ BLU Death Kiss (1932) @ BLU Deliver Us From Evil (2014) BLU Demons BLU Demons 2 BLU Devil’s Business BLU Don’t Answer the Phone Fedora (1978) @ BLU Free Fall (2014) Girly Hunters (1963) Good People (2014) Jamie Marks is Dead Jennifer (1978) Jour de Fete (Criterion Collection) @ BLU Last Embrace (1979) Lewis, Richard: Bundle of Nerves LFO Life of Crime (2014) BLU Locked In Moebius (2013) @ BLU Mon Oncle (Criterion Collection) @ BLU Mr. Hulot’s Holiday (Criterion Collection) @ BLU Mystery of Happiness Naked Face (1984) Nightbreed (1990) Director’s Cut @ BLU Parade (1974) (Criterion Collection) @ BLU Playtime (1967) (Criterion Collection) @ BLU Prince (2014) BLU Reckoning Red Nights Sexina Siddarth (2013) Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist BLU Tati Shorts (2002) (Criterion Collection) @ BLU To All A Good Night (1980) Trafic (1976) (Criterion Collection) @ BLU Vanishing (1988) (Criterion Collection) @ BLU Violette (2013) Wish I Was Here BLU Woman in Flames (1983)       NEW MANUFACTURE ON DEMAND Five and Ten (1931) Lieutenant Wore Skirts (1956) Man Who Played God (1932) Oh, Sailor Behave! (1930) One Night at Susie’s (1930) Run Wild, Run Free (1969) Vanity Street (1932) Wanted: The Sundance Woman (1976) You Said a Mouthful (1932)   NEW BLU-RAY Companeros (1970) @ BLU Girly (1969) Island Claws (1980) Mortuary (1983) Mulholland Falls (1996) Planet of the Vampires (1965) @ BLU Squirm (1976) (Collector’s Edition) @ BLU Topkapi Victim (2011) Whitey: The United States of America V. James Bulger   NEW DOCUMENTARIES Running From Crazy   NEW TV ON DVD Accused: Series 1 & 2 (2010) Vera: Set 4 WKRP In Cincinnati: Seasons 1-4 @   That'll do it for this week's list of new releases. Have a great week of buying, renting and browsing!  Matt Lynchleevancleef@gmail.comThelma Schoonmaker Returns!urn:uuid:36283d3c-93e7-4a6b-8d71-24e1b7126d281969-12-31T19:33:34ZTwice in one year?  That’s right, Scarecrow Video is honored to once again welcome Thelma Schoonmaker back to our store on Wednesday, November 5th, 2 p.m.  With Martin Scorsese’s next film, Silence, underway, it may be a couple of years before Thelma is able to return to our fair city.  We encourage one and all to come out, meet this maestro of film editing, chat with her about the art of film and pick up some of your beloved Scorsese movies to have her sign. Thelma Schoonmaker can be called nothing less than one of American film’s treasures.  The award-winning editor has collaborated with Martin Scorsese on all 18 (soon to be 19) of his films.  She has been nominated for seven Oscars in the Film Editing category, and has won three of them for Raging Bull, The Aviator, and The Departed.  She has received seven BAFTA award nominations in Film Editing including for their most recent collaboration, The Wolf of Wall Street, and has won for two of them, Raging Bull and Goodfellas.  She has also joined Martin Scorsese in her active commitment to film preservation, specifically focusing on the restoration and preservation of the films of her late husband, legendary director Michael Powell.  In addition to her appearance at Scarecrow, the Seattle Art Museum is also presenting two amazing evenings with Thelma: Tuesday, November 4th – Thelma will present legendary film director, Michael Powell’s, Black Narcissus, one of the most stunning Technicolor films ever made.   Wednesday, November 5th - Thelma will give an illustrated talk on the art of film editing and screen the Motion Picture Academy 35mm print of Raging Bull, for which she won her first Oscar. Both events start at 7:30pm at 1st Avenue & Union Street in SAM Downtown. Purchase series tickets online at, or 206-654-3210. Series tickets $18; SIFF, NWFF, TheFilmSchool, SFI and SAM members $14. Single tickets at the door, day of show if available, $10.Matt Lynchleevancleef@gmail.comNew Releases for October 21urn:uuid:2f1ec7b3-c563-4228-9fea-bd9f9dfd5b151969-12-31T19:33:34ZThe 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:025330a1-5db8-4a7f-8176-64a3c5d0c3c71969-12-31T19:33:34ZThis 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