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New Releases for May 12

It's another glorious New Release Tuesday here at Scarecrow, and as usual we've got another big stack of new stuff. 


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, the Heroes at the Criterion Collection made a blu-ray upgrade of their lovely DVD of Leo McCarey's MAKE WAY FOR TOMORROW (@ BLU SALE), about an elderly couple who face an uncertain future when their adult children either can't or won't take care of them as they get older. Although not without its moments of sweetness, it's ultimately pretty quietly devastating, and reportedly influenced Ozu's masterpiece TOKYO STORY.


There's also a brand new blu-ray of Polish filmmaker Jerzy Skolimowski's 1982 film MOONLIGHTING (@ BLU SALE), starring Jeremy Irons as a refugee from communist Poland living in London. Until now this film has been available only on a really crummy cropped DVD, but now there's this gorgeous new version, so make sure you check it out.


Finally, one of the greatest cult erotica films of all time has been lovingly restored and released on blu-ray. Severin presents Jess Franco's legendary VAMPYROS LESBOS (@ BLU SALE), completely uncut in a gorgeous new transfer. What starts out as a simple sapphic spin on the Dracula tale ultimately becomes a full-on rejection of the patriarchy, and it features one of the all-time best movie scores ever recorded. This is an unmissable release. Be warned, this trailer might be sorta NSFW.


As for the rest, don't forget to check out the following: Julianne Moore's Oscar-winning performance in STILL ALICE (BLU). Two cult classics from Arrow: 1968 Yakuza thriller RETALIATION (@ BLU SALE) and Walerian Borowczyk's insane THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MISS OSBOURNE (@ BLU SALE). Johnny Depp is a bumbling art thief in MORTDECAI (BLU). Michael Mann's latest film BLACKHAT (@ BLU SALE) is one of his very best, despite what you may have heard. Another Jess Franco classic from Severin: SHE KILLED IN ECSTASY (@ BLU SALE). Even more horror with Roger Corman's PREMATURE BURIAL (@ BLU SALE), and Ray Milland in the awesomely titled X: THE MAN WITH THE X-RAY EYES (@ BLU SALE). Hitchcock's other Du Maurier adaptation JAMAICA INN (@ BLU SALE). Everyone's favorite summer camp comedy WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER (@ BLU SALE) finally lands on blu-ray. We've got a terrific documentary about beloved rock club The Funhouse called RAZING THE BAR (@ SALE). Old school stop-motion animation classic THE PUPPETOON MOVIE (@ BLU SALE) is out on blu. And last but not least, the entire original 70s BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (@ BLU SALE) series, either in an 8-disc blu-ray set or an 18-disc collector's package loaded with extras!


Here's the full rental list:


Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts (2015) 

Blackhat (2015) @ BLU SALE

Cobbler (2014) BLU

Extraterrestrial (2014) BLU

Jamaica Inn (1939) (75th Anniversary) @ BLU SALE

Jester’s Supper (1942)

Lilith, A Vampire Who Comes Back (2008)

Moonlighting (1982) @ BLU SALE

Mortdecai (2015) BLU

Premature Burial (1962) @ BLU SALE

Retaliation (1968) @ BLU SALE

Satan’s Blade (1984) (30th Anniversary) 

She Killed in Ecstasy (1970) @ BLU SALE

Sleepwalker (2014)

Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella (1976)

Stay As You Are (1978)

Still Alice (2014) BLU

Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne (1981) @ BLU SALE

These Final Hours (2013)

Tip Top (2013)

Vampyros Lesbos (1970) @ BLU SALE

X: The Man With the X-Ray Eyes (1963) @ BLU SALE

You’re Human Like the Rest of Them (PAL / Region 2)



180 Days: Hartsville (2015)

Champs (2015)

Dance Goodbye (2014)

Magical Universe (2014)

Razing the Bar (2014) @ SALE



Beloved Sisters (2014)

Beyond the Lights (2014)

Make Way For Tomorrow (1937) (Criterion Collection) @ BLU SALE

Supremacy (2014)

Wet Hot American Summer (2001) @ BLU SALE

You’re Human Like the Rest of Them



Murder in the First: Season 1 (2014)

Power: Season 1 (2014) BLU

Science Ficton Theatre: Complete Series (1955)

Unforgettable: Season 3


That'll do it for this week's haul. We'll see you next Tuesday!



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