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New Release Tuesday: June 9th edition

Here's some of what's new at Scarecrow for the week of June 9th: Gran Torino*-In the current issue of Seattle Sound magazine, our colleague Bryan had this to say about Clint Eastwood's latest film: "Eastwood (in his first starring/directing role since Million Dollar Baby) delivers a uniquely resonant, sometimes-funny drama about the generation gap, facing one's mortality and even the hidden costs of war. At the same time the movie works as a commentary on the racial and ethical politics of the Dirty Harry series. It's an odd but really good movie, one I can't imagine anyone other than Eastwood trying to make." The International*-Clive Owen and Naomi Watts star as Interpol agents out to take down some evil-doing corrupt bankers in the latest thriller from director Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run). Were The World Mine-A young man prone to escaping the humdrum realities of small town life via daydreams featuring elaborate musical numbers is cast as Puck in his school's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Hidden inside the script is a secret love spell that he decides to try out on the object of his affection, the school's rugby star. The spell works alright, so much so that pretty much everyone in town turns gay as well, and more lively musical comedy ensues. Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music*-The 40th Anniversary Edition Director's Cut comes in a Limited Edition set that's covered in a cute fringed faux-suede outfit and features a ton of previously unavailable footage and some collectable items. There's also just a regular two disc set that contains the entire almost-four-hour concert film experience. Check them all here. Crossing Over-An illegal immigration actiony-drama starring Harrison Ford, Ray Liotta, Cliff Curtis and Ashley Judd that we'd completely forgotten existed until today. Further investigation reveals it was written and directed by Wayne Kramer, who also made the awesome The Cooler, so now we're curious. Fired Up!*-The teen comedy about two guys who go to cheer camp to score chicks. The DVD is UNRATED to include even more raunchy bits. Spinning Into Butter--The film version of Rebecca Gilman's play about a series of hate crimes on a college campus that thrust the newly hired dean (Sarah Jessica Parker) into the limelight and force her to confront her own prejudices. L'Important C'est D'aimer (The Most Important Thing is To Love) & La Femme Publique (The Public Woman)-Two passionate films from director Andrezej Zulawski, also available for sale in both Limited and Special Edition DVDs here. Shaun the Sheep: Sheep on the Loose-The creators of Wallace & Gromit deliver more "mayhem in the meadow" for the whole family. Also available for sale here. Home*--Photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand shot 120 locations in 54 countries entirely from the air and wove them into a stunning look at our planet. Get this one on Blu-ray if you can. New TV on DVD: Cleaner: Season 1, Last of the Summer Wine Vintage 1979, Open All Hours: Complete Series, Perry Mason: Season 4 Vol. 1, Survivorman: Season 3, Time Warp: Season 1*, Waiting for God: Season 4, Whose Line Is It Anyway? Best Of (the U.S. version with Drew Carey), Z Rock: Season 1 New on Blu-ray: Fatal Attraction (1987), Indecent Proposal, Shamo, The Siege (1998) and Predator 2 New from the Warner Brothers Archive: Colorado Territory (1949, Raoul Walsh), 20,000 Years in Sing Sing (1932, Michael Curtiz), Unsuspected (1947, Michael Curtiz), Verdict (1946, Don Siegel) More new music & art & documentary films: 16 Days in Afghanistan, Addicted to Plastic, Capturing Reality: The Art of Documentary, Committing Poetry in Times of War, Dengue Fever: Sleepwalking Through the Mekong, Elton John: The Red Piano, Fillmore: The Last Days, Christian Finnegan: Au Contraire!, For Better or Worse: Family Album, India Reborn, Let Freedom Sing: How Music Inspired The Civil Rights Movement, Macho Madness: Randy Savage Ultimate Collection, Monks: The Transatlantic Feedback, Saudis in America, Sea of Demons: Demonio Rojo, Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai, Thrilla In Manila (Ali vs. Frazier), Ultimate Ride: Steve Fisher-Africa Rush We Shall Remain: America Through Native Eyes And even more new movies: American Pluck, Baby On Board (2009), Destination Fame, Fear[s] of The Dark, Goddess (Devi) (1999), Harder They Fall (2005), Ichi (2008), It's Not Me, I Swear!, Ivans XTC, Ladies or Gentlemen, Lost Song (Canada), Maman Est Chez Le Coffeur, Memories of Angels, Nicotina, Nurse.Fighter.Boy, On The Beat (1995, China), Powder Blue*, Secret of The Black Widow, Strike (2007), Where God Left His Shoes ,Yes, I Can See Dead People (Code 3) We also have volumes three and four of the anime series Ghost Slayers Ayashi, several interesting new items in our New to Store and Indian film sections, and variety of new Adult films up in the Sexploitation's New to Room section. *also available on Blu-ray importanttolove