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New Releases for November 20: Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving week’s new release list is mini but mighty, with action, animation, documentaries, films from France and India, great video games, and much more. Remember, Scarecrow & VHSpresso will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, but we’ll be open Wednesday for 2 for 1 Rental day and Friday to kick off your holiday shopping and/or viewing. Here’s the list:


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.)

Our online store is nearing the end of its revamp--please email us at or give us a call at (206) 524-8554 if you need to buy something without setting foot in the store.


THE EXPENDABLES 2—Fun fact: Dolph Lundgren really does have a master’s degree in chemical engineering. For more, we refer to you to a trusted expert in all things Stallone/Statham/JCVD/Willis, etc: Outlaw Vern.   BLU   @


THE DUST BOWL—Ken Burns’ new documentary chronicles the “worst man-made ecological disaster in American history,” as over-farming lead to dreaded “black blizzards” and a decade-long drought through the already perilous 1930s. Burns leads us on the journey with telling photos, rare movie footage, and interviews with survivors.   BLU   @


HEAVEN’S GATE—The Criterion Collection presents the full director’s cut of Michael Cimino’s epic western starring Kris Kristofferson. At the time was a legendary failure, but as our colleague Matt says in City Arts, “cinephiles have long known of its real qualities, especially its detailed evocation of a historic class of class, race and money.”   BLU   @

WHEN HORROR CAME TO SHOCHIKU—Criterion’s Eclipse series collects four horror/fantasty/giant monster/killer bug movies from the Japanese film studio: The X From Outer Space (1967), Genocide (1968), The Living Skeleton (1968), and Goke, Body Snatcher From Hell (1968), which our colleague Spenser describes in City Arts as “a trippy, apocalyptic nightmare about plane crash survivors tussling with sinister space invaders.”    @


TARANTINO XX—If some of our employees have seemed a bit drooly in the last few weeks, it’s likely because they were dreaming of this Blu-ray box set. It contains Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, True Romance, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill: Volume 1, Kill Bill: Volume 2, Death Proof, and Inglourious Basterds, plus two discs containing over five hours of never-before-seen bonus material.    BLU   @



Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (PS3, Xbox 360)

Hitman: Absolution (Xbox 360)

LEGO Lord of the Rings (PS3, Xbox 360, Wii)



Dragons: Riders of Berk

Flintstones Prime Time Specials Collection: Volume 1

Kim Possible: Season 1

Monster High: Ghouls Rule



Call the Midwife: Season 1



Barf! (2012)—India

Big Tits Zombie (2010)—Japan  Presented in both 2D and 3D

Dark Journey/Fire Over England (1937)—UK

I Killed Rasputin (1967)—France

Ishaqzaade (2012)—India

Khuda Kay Liye (2012)—India

Moses Jones (2009)(PAL Code 2)—UK

My Father’s Guests (2011)—France

OMG: Oh My God! (2012)—India

Ramchand Pakistani (2008)—India

Shanghai (2012)—India

Shun Li and The Poet (2012)—Italy

Storm in a Teacup/Sidewalks of London (1937)—UK



Broken Trust (1995)

The Circle (1925)

Frankenstein (1993)

Miracle in the Wilderness (1991)

My Demon Lover (1987)

The Questor Tapes (1971)

The Show (1927)

Sinbad The Sailor (1947)

Spanish Main (1945)

Texas Across the River (1966)


Craft in America: Crossroads

High Ground

Nature: Magic of the Snowy Owl

Tales of Masked Men: A Journey Through Lucha Libre



Bitter Films: Volume 2--Animated films by Don Hertzfeldt

Black Magic (1949)

Cowboy and the Bandit (1935)

Duke of the Navy (1942)

Fall of the House of Usher (1956)

Journey to Shiloh (1968)

Lady Behave! (1937)

Lord Byron (2011)

On The Night Stage (1915)

The Point: Definitive Collector’s Edition (1971)   @

Ramrod (1947)  BLU   @

Secret Valley (1937)

Three Fragments of a Lost Tale

The Trap (1959)   @

Trial of Bernhard Goetz (1988)

The Unfinished Task (1961)

Zis Boom Bah (1933)


Next week brings Shia LaBouf, Tom Hardy, and Jessica Chastain in the Prohibition drama Lawless, the excellent stop-motion animation of Paranorman, and the alien wackiness of Men in Black III. We at Scarecrow wish you a happy and safe holiday. Happy Thanksgiving and Happy viewing to all!

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