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Happy Birthday to us and these New Releases

Greetings everyone! It's Tuesday, December 8th, and today Scarecrow Video turns 21! We'd like to give a gigantic thanks to all our customers around the world for these many years of allowing us to connect you with film. Today is also New Release day, and there's a plethora of excellent titles to choose from. Since we're also just a few days from the start of Hanukkah and about halfway to Christmas, we feel compelled to point out that many of these New Releases would make fine gifts. Visit the store for the widest selection, or buy select titles from our online store. Just look for the CLICK TO BUY after each title, then, you know, click on that to buy it. You can order online and have it shipped anywhere you'd like, or just come pick it up in the store. So without further ado, here are this week's New Releases (remember, a * means we also have it on Blu-ray): HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE * Those Inferi look even more scary than we imagined! Also available today are Ultimate Editions of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets on DVD & Blu-ray, plus a DVD & Blu-ray Gift Set containing Years 1-6 at Hogwarts. Go Gryffindor! CLICK TO BUY JULIE & JULIA * - The intertwining stories of Julia Child (played brilliantly by the always brilliant Meryl Streep) and an aspiring writer (Amy Adams) who challenges herself to cook each of the recipes in Mastering the Art of French Cooking and blogging about the experience. Also look for the wonderful Stanley Tucci as Child's husband. If you need a gift for your mom/aunt/grandma/friend addicted to Top Chef, this will do nicely. CLICK TO BUY THE COVE - One of our co-workers describes this SIFF hit and likely Oscar nominee like this: 'It's a political documentary, but also a spy thriller!' It's definitely one of the best documentaries of the year. CLICK TO BUY WORLD'S GREATEST DAD *--A fine dark comedy starring Robin Williams and written and directed by Bobcat Goldthwait. It was made right here in Seattle, including some scenes shot not far from the store over in Wallingford. Look for cameos by Krist Novoselic and The Scarecrow Movie Guide. BEAUTIFUL LOSERS - A documentary celebrating the art, influence & independent spirit of such artists as Shepard Fairey and Harmony Korine. KNUT & FRIENDS * - Just sit back and enjoy the cute PUBLIC ENEMIES * --Michael Mann's gritty biopic of gangster John Dillinger, played with full grit by Johnny Depp. CLICK TO BUY LOST: SEASON 5 *--How much longer until the last season begins??? CLICK TO BUY MST3K COLLECTION XVI - Includes The Corpse Vanishes, Warrior of the Lost World, Night of the Blood Beast and, just in time for the holidays, Santa Claus, plus a Tom Servo figurine! NEW BLU-RAY: FORMAT OF THE FUTURE Air America Answer Man Discovery Atlas: Complete Collection The Echo (2008) From Dusk Til Dawn - We knew even back then Clooney was a genius Galaxy Quest Godzilla (1998) A Hard Day's Night - You'll be able to tell just how clean Paul's grandfather really with the high-def picture. I Love You, Beth Cooper Is Anybody There? Love, Actually Moonshot The Narrows The Negotiator (1988) Not Forgotten Scrubs: Season 8 Snow Buddies Sons of Anarchy: Season 1 Spread Two Girls and a Guy ANIME NEW RELEASES Blade of the Immortal Vol. 2: The Tears I've Cried Monster (2004) Box Set 1 Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit Vol. 7 Naruto Shippuden Vol. 4 (Uncut) FAMILY NEW RELEASES Ben 10: Alien Force Vol. 5 Ben 10: Alien Swarm Billy Blue Hair: Why Are Fire Trucks Red? Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales Dora The Explorer: Dora's Christmas Carol Adventure I Downloaded A Ghost - Ah, the complications of modern childhood Rocket Robin Hood Vol. 1 Spongebob Squarepants: Season 6 Vol. 1 Wolverine & The X-Men Vol. 3: Beginning of The End NEW FROM THE WARNER ARCHIVES Deadly Game (1977) - a made for TV movie about a mysterious deadly substance & a military coverup, starring Andy Griffith and James Cromwell. Give A Girl A Break (1953) - Stanley Donen's 1953 musical starring Debbie Reynolds, Marge & Gower Champion & Bob Fosse. Last Gangster (1937) - A portrait of a gangster, starring Edward G. Robinson and James Stewart. NEW TV ON DVD Brick City: Complete Series --A series about Newark by Slam director Marc Levin. Friday: The Complete Animated Series Fugitive (1963) Season 3 Vol. 2 Life On Mars: Season 2 –The original UK series Little Mosque on the Prairie: Season 1 - A Canadian series about an Muslim community in small town Saskatchewan. Nash Bridges: Season 3 Perry Mason: Season 4 Vol. 2 Rescue Me: Season 5 Vol. 2 NEW FOREIGN FILMS & IMPORTS We got in a bunch of British imports this week, mostly comedies from the 1950s, so we'll list those separately here: Steve Coogan as Alan Partridge LIVE (PAL Code 2) (2008) Emma (2009) (PAL Code 2)--The recent mini-series starring Romola Garai Enid (2009)(PAL Code 2) File of the Golden Goose (1969) (PAL) John & Julie (1955)(PAL Code 2) Love Match (1955)(PAL Code 2) Make Me An Offer (1955) (PAL Code 2) Miss Robin Hood (1952) (PAL Code 2) Orders Are Orders (1954) (PAL Code 2) Telstar (2008) (PAL Code 2) Time Gentlemen Please (1952) (PAL Code 2) Now for films not from the UK: American Venus (2007) - Canada Australia After Dark/ABC of Love & Sex (PAL) - Australia Brigitte Bardot: Classic Collection - Five films, including Don Juan (Or If Don Juan was a Woman). Make it a marathon! Blind Loves (2008) (PAL Code 2) - Slovakia Bootleg Film (1998) - Japan Chaos and Desire (2002) - Canada Dunia: Kiss Me Not On The Eyes (2005) - Egypt Exit (2006) (PAL Code 2) - Sweden Final Test (1987) - Hong Kong Founding of a Republic (2009) (PAL Code 6) - China Gozu (Collector's Ed.) (2003) - Japan (Takashi Miike) Grandes Chaleures (aka Heat Wave) (2009) - Canada Great Madcap (1949)(PAL Code 2) - Luis Bunuel Green Fish (1997) - Korea Home Song Stories (2007) - Australia Largo Winch (2008) - France Lion's Den (2008) - Argentina Mission Possible: Kidnapping Granny K (Code 3) - Korea Peter Pan Formula (2005) - Korea Quo Vaids (Complete, 1985) (PAL) Suburb Murder (1992) - Hong Kong Sundays and Cybele (1962)(PAL Code 2) - France Tom & Thomas (2002) - Netherlands Zeder (1983) (PAL Code 2) - Italian Zombie movie! NEW DOCUMENTARIES & MUSIC FILMS Animal Planet: Predators Astronaut Pam: Countdown to Commander - Commander Pam Melroy takes us up to the International Space Station aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery. Crash of 1929 (American Experience) Destroyed In Seconds - A Discovery Channel special showing a bunch of large structures going BOOM! Finished Life: The Goodbye & No Regrets Tour - 'Discontinuing his medication, Gregg embarks on an emotional and surprisingly upbeat trip across America to visit, for the last time, friends and family before ending his life - on his own terms.' From Here To Andromeda –Are we alone in the universe? Are their UFOs? Watch this and discuss Hour Of The Furnaces (1968) - A powerful underground documentary from Argentina Landslide: Portrait of President Herbert Hoover Johnny Mercer: The Dream's On Me Mysterious Stone Monuments of Markawski Peru Prima Ballerina - A portrait of Russian ballerinas Svetlana Zakharova and Ulyana Lopatkina Secrets of the Dead: Killer Flu Seven Wonders of the Muslim World –A visit to seven of the most important mosques in the world. AND MORE MOVIES Hollywood, Je T'Aime--Warning: There is a naked human male butt in this trailer Humble Pie Animation Express - A collection of shorts from Canada, including the Oscar nominated Madame Tutli-Putli. Blue Seduction--A singer desperate for fame ensnarls a famous composer in her web of evil, starring Estella Warren and Billy Zane. Devil Girl - 'Fay is a small town girl on a cross country road trip, trying to escape her own reality after the death of her father. After encountering a neurotic, drug abusing clown she finds herself sliding down a dark spiral. Soon, her road trip starts to devolve into a living nightmare. Trapped and desperate, she fights to regain her identity while navigating through a host of locals: a creepy motel clerk, an overzealous preacher, and a sexy, otherworldly temptress.' Ghosted - A mysterious love story set in Hamberg, German and Taipei, Taiwan; directed by Monica Treut Home Movie (2008) - A 'there's something wrong with the children!' film as told via home movie footage, starring Cady McClain (who if memory serves played Dixie on All My Children). Hooking Up - Not sure what it's about, but it stars Corey Feldman and Bronson Pinchot AND it's UNRATED, so naturally we're curious. Gabriel Iglesias: I'm Not FatI'm Fluffy - His Comedy Central stand-up special filmed live in El Paso, Texas Moonlight Serenade (2009)--Amy Adams sings! Nothing Like The Holidays - 'It's Christmastime in Chicago, and the far-flung members of the Rodriguez family are converging at their parents' home to celebrate the season. During the course of this eventful week, traditions will be celebrated, secrets revealed, old resentments forgotten, familial bonds re-affirmed and the healing power of laughter will work its magic.' Starring John Leguizamo, Debra Messing and Alfred Molina. Plaguers - Freaky futuristic sci-fi! Pontypool - A psychological thriller involving a deadly virus in a small down Redwoods - 'Both original and incredibly romantic, Redwoods tells the story of an already-partnered man whose love is tested when a mysterious drifter passes through his small Northern California town.' Shank (Unrated Director's Cut) - 'Shank is a blistering British indie pulsating with untamed sexuality and aggression.' The Skeptic - A skeptic is confronted with some pretty scary examples of the paranormal, starring Tim Daly, Tom Arnold and Zoe Saldana. Taking Chances (2009) - A comedy about a historical reenactment nerd, starring Justin Long and Rob Coddry. Terminator: Salvation - Director's Cut - The movie came out last week, but we finally got in the Director's Cut, so you can see it as McG intended. Stay warm and happy viewing, everyone! lost