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New Releases for April 29

Happy Tuesday Everybody! We've got another haul of lovely New Releases for you, as usual, so let's get to it.


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 the Live-Action version of the classic Anime SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO (@ BLU SALE). Based on the 70s series, it follows the crew of of a Japanese Battleship that's been converted into an intergalactic spacecraft in order to combat a massive alien invasion. It's loaded with action and special effects, and fans have been waiting a long time for it to arrive on our shores.

Next, the Heroes at the Criterion Collection have served up another delicacy. This time it's Dino Risi's IL SORPASSO (@ BLU SALE), which is sometimes loosely translated at "The Easy Life". Equally hilarious and touching, it's about a young law student and a middle-aged man as they embark on a trip through the Italian countryside, a voyage that starts out in good fun but eventually reveals some harsh truths about both men.

And finally there's a true oddity, ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW (@ SALE). Hiding from his family that he's just been fired, a man takes them on a trip to the Happiest Place on Earth, Disneyworld. Once there he confronts his blooming mid-life crisis and his unpleasant marriage, and slowly but surely the corporatized fantasy land around him begins to crumble along with his psyche. What really makes ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW distinctive is that it was clandestinely filmed almost entirely inside the actual Disney park, without permission!

As for the rest, don't forget to check out the following: Jason Reitman's new film LABOR DAY (@ BLU SALE), featuring Kate Winslet fallng for escaped convict Josh Brolin. Laotian film THE ROCKET (@ SALE), about a young boy travelling his battle-scarred searching for a new home. There's THE LEGEND OF HERCULES (@ BLU 3D SALE), which, if you couldn't guess, is about Hercules. A young couple finds out something's up with their new baby in DEVIL'S DUE (BLU). We got the latest set of cartoons in the BETTY BOOP: ESSENTIAL COLLECTION VOL. 3 (@ BLU SALE). There's also the moving documentary APPROVED FOR ADOPTION (@ BLU SALE).

New to Blu-ray this week: Otto Preminger's BONJOUR TRISTESSE (@ BLU SALE). Some vintage Jess Franco madness with THE DEMONS (@ BLU SALE). 80s slasher classic THE HOUSE ON SORORITY ROW (@ BLU SALE). The iconic Meryl Streep film SOPHIE'S CHOICE. Two sets, totally 8 films, of vintage Kaiju action with The GAMERA 4 MOVIE COLLECTION, volume 1(@ BLU SALE) and 2 (@ BLU SALE). 

And on the TV front we got in HILL STREET BLUES: THE COMPLETE SERIES (@ SALE) and a second season of populer British drama MR. SELFRIDGE, starring Jeremy Piven.

Here's the full rental list:

Bad Country BLU

Best Offer

Better Tomorrow III

Betty Boop: Essential Collection Vol. 3 @ BLU SALE

Dead Shadows

Devil's Due BLU

Escape from Tomorrow @ SALE

Gaffigan, Jim: Obsessed

Gimme Shelter (2013)

Gloria (2013)

Hallucination Strip @ BLU SALE

Labor Day @ BLU SALE

Legend of Hercules @ BLU 3D SALE

Little King: Complete Animated Adventures


Rocket @ SALE

Selfish Giant

Sorpasso (Criterion Collection) @ BLU SALE

Strange Woman

Trouble Every Day

Uncensored Animation 2: Cannibals!

Up the Junction



After Tiller

Approved for Adoption @ BLU SALE

Frontline: Generation Like

Lewis, Jerry: Biography

Lot Like You

Making 'Em Move

Power of the Powerless

These Birds Walk




Bachelor Flat (1962)

Cardinal Richelieu (1935)

Gay Deception (1935)

I'd Climb the Highest Mountain (1951)

Search for the Gods (1975)



Gamera: 4 Movie Collection, Volume 1  @ BLU SALE and Volume 2 @ BLU SALE

House on Sorority Row @ BLU SALE

Posse (1993)

Sophie's Choice



Cake Boss: Season 4 Vols. 1 & 2

Hill Street Blues: The Complete Series @ SALE

Mr. Selfridge: Season 2

You, Me & Them: Series 1


That about does it for this week's stack of new stuff! We'll be back next week with another haul. Until then, happy buying, renting, and browsing, and remember: Scarecrow Video can't survive without YOU.


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