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New Releases for June 17

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 latest amazingness from Wes Anderson, THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL (@ BLU SALE). It's another one of his delicate, melancholy comedies. Ralph Feinnes stars as M. Gustave, the famous concierge at the titular hotel, who finds himself both accused of murder and on the run from a fascist army slowly making its way across Europe. Featuring an incredible cast and Anderson's typical hyper-detailed design, any fan of his films will love it, and it's the perfect introduction to his immediately identifiable style. Don't miss it.


Next there's THE LEGO MOVIE (@ BLU 3D SALE). We know, we know, isn't this just an overbaked toy commercial? Well, yes, but Legos are so cool, and this movie goes beyond merely selling toys to try to have something to say about the individuality and creativity that we associate with those tiny bricks. Plus, the animation is astounding, using CGI to recreate a stop-motion look and really give all the Lego characters a sense of texture. 


And if you thought the adorableness was over, you forgot about ERNEST & CELESTINE (@ BLU SALE). Based on a French children's book, trust us when we say it's enough that this is about a tiny mouse and a big bear that are best friends. It's too jawdroppingly cute to ignore. 

As for the rest, don't forget to check out the following: DR. WHO's David Tennant hunts a serial killer in THE ESCAPE ARTIST (@ BLU SALE). David Gordon Green's latest features the always-great Nicolas Cage as JOE (@ BLU SALE). ALMOST HUMAN (@ BLU SALE) is a loving low-budget homage to 80s sci-fi horror. Follow the further adventures of Mordecai and Rigby in REGULAR SHOW: SEASON 3 (@ SALE). Redemption Cinema releases two films from British cult director Pete Walker this week, HOUSE OF MORTAL SINS (@ BLU SALE) and HOME BEFORE MIDNIGHT (@ BLU SALE). And the heroes at the Criterion Collection have brought us three fantastic films, 1963's JUDEX (@ BLU SALE), the Vietnam War documentary HEARTS AND MINDS (@ BLU SALE), and Peter Weir's mysterious PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK (@ BLU SALE). And deep-cut exploitation label Vinegar Syndrome has SUGAR COOKIES (@ BLU SALE), a rarely-seen sexploitation thriller from 1970. Speaking of sexploitation, THE FINAL MEMBER (@ BLU SALE) is a new documentary about a Penis Museum. And we've also got the second season of HOUSE OF CARDS (@ BLU SALE).

Here's the full rental list:

Almost Human @ BLU SALE

Antonio Das Mortes (Special Edition)


Broken Oath / When Taekwondo Strikes

Crazy (2001) (PAL / Region 2)

Ernest & Celestine @ BLU SALE

Escape Artist (2013) @ BLU SALE

Final Justice

Grand Budapest Hotel @ BLU SALE

Himalayan / The Tournament

Irresistible Impulse

Jimmy P.


Judex (1963) (Criterion Collection) @ BLU SALE

Lost Empire (1985)

Machine (2013)

Mr. Go

No Clue

Picnic at Hanging Rock (Criterion Collection) @ BLU SALE

Punishment Battalion 999 (2 versions)

Queen (2013)

Red Shoe Diaries: The Movie

Son of Batman (Special Edition)

Stoner (1974) / A Queen’s Ransom

Sugar Cookies @ BLU SALE

Tightrope (2013)



Bowles, Paul: The Cage Door is Always Open

Final Member @ BLU SALE

Gathering of Men

Hate on Trial

Hearts and Minds (Criterion Collection) @ BLU SALE

National Geographic: Live from Space

Nova: Why Sharks Attack – Secrets of the Great White

Now: Speaking to Power with Bill Moyers

Thurber, James: The Life and Hard Times

Top Hat & Tales: Harold Ross & the Making of the New Yorker



Beautiful Girls

Black Beauty (1994)

Longmire: Seasons 1 & 2



Letter to Momo (Region 3)



The Lego Movie (also in 3D) @ BLU 3D SALE

Regular Show: Season 3 @ SALE

Scooby-Doo! Wrestlemania Mystery BLU

This is America, Charlie Brown



House of Cards: Season 2 @ BLU SALE

Last Man Standing: Seasons 1 & 2

Midsomer Murders: Season 15 Part 2

Red Shoe Diaries: Season 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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