Scarecrow VideoBlogurn:uuid:60659e8c-9fb1-4f21-ab76-5569763b6e441969-12-31T19:33:35ZNew Releases for June 16urn:uuid:a4956a8d-a46d-44b1-b150-3174da6e2beb1969-12-31T19:33:35ZIt's another wonderful New Release Tuesday!  . . 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)     First up, the Heroes at the Criterion Collection have brought us a lovely new box set of films celebrating the collaboration between actor/playwrights Andre Gregory and Wallace Shawn. 3 FILMS (@ BLU) includes the beloved MY DINNER WITH ANDRE (@ BLU), Louis Malle's VANYA ON 42ND STREET (@ BLU), and Jonathan Demme's latest film, an adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's A MASTER BUILDER (@ BLU).    Also, the final Miyazaki film to be released on blu-ray, the long awaited SPIRITED AWAY (@ BLU) finally arrives. Is this maybe Miyazaki's best film after MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO (@ BLU)? The great one has made too many masterpieces to rank.   As for the rest, don't forget to check out the following: Another Studio Ghibli film also makes it to blu, 2002's THE CAT RETURNS (@ BLU). Argentinian revenge-anthology craziness in WILD TALES (@ BLU). Liam Neeson doing his ass-kicking thing in RUN ALL NIGHT (BLU). Takashi Miike's absolutely bonkers zombie family musical comedy THE HAPPINESS OF THE KATAKURIS (@ BLU) is out from Arrow. Do you like South African rappers and cool robots? CHAPPIE (BLU) may be for you. William Friedkin's early queer film THE BOYS IN THE BAND (@ BLU) and groundbreaking cop drama THE ONION FIELD (@ BLU) are here from Kino, along with bizarro fantasy THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT (@ BLU). THE WRECKING CREW (@ BLU) is a great documentary about the best backup band ever. A killer animal double feature disc with TENTACLES and REPTILICUS (@ BLU), along with a new blu-ray of the deeply weird werewolf movie WOLFEN (@ BLU). And last but not least, the final season of HBO's THE NEWSROOM (BLU).   Here's the full rental list:   Anatahan (1953) (PAL / Region 2) Baby Mama’s Club (2010) Beyond the Reach (2014) Chappie (2015) BLU Do Not Disturb (2012) Driver (2014) Drunk On Drugs Happy Funtime Hour (2011) Eye For An Eye (1981) Happiness of the Katakuris (2001) @ BLU Lazarus Effect (2015) Master Builder (Criterion Collection) @ BLU Nashville Girl (1976) Run All Night (2015) BLU Swearnet (2014) Unfinished Business (2015) Welcome to Me (2015) Wild Tales (2014) @ BLU   NEW MANUFATURE-ON-DEMAND Clay Pigeon (1949) Criminal Court (1946) Dark Horse (1932) Doctor, You’ve Got to Be Kidding! (1967) Johnny Angel (1945) June Bride (1948) Mysterious Intruder (1946) Quick! Before it Melts! (1964) Riffraff (1947) Secret Agent (1935) Sunshine Boys (1975) Three Bites of the Apple (1967) Two O’Clock Courage (1945) Voice of the Whistler (1945)   NEW DOCUMENTARIES Farewell Herr Schwarz (2014) Frontline: Vaccine War Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist (2014) Wrecking Crew (2008) @ BLU   NEW BLU-RAY Absolute Beginners (1986) Cat Returns (2002) @ BLU Escapee (2011) Hombre (1967) Land that Time Forgot (1974) @ BLU Man for All Seasons (1966) Mississippi Mermaid (1969) My Dinner With Andre (Criterion Collection) @ BLU Onion Field (1979) @ BLU Shakma (1990) Spirited Away (2002) @ BLU Spontaneous Combustion (1990) Tentacles / Reptilicus (1977) @ BLU Wolfen (1981) @ BLU   NEW TV ON DVD After You’ve Gone: Series 1 (PAL / Region 2) Bold Ones: The Senator – Complete Series (1970) Newsroom: Season 3 BLU Trailer Park Boys: Seasons 8 and 9   That'll do it for this week's batch of new stuff. Check back next week as usual for another haul!    Matt Lynchleevancleef@gmail.comNew Releases for June 9urn:uuid:bed36c5b-cfa3-486f-b274-c902b98fa1211969-12-31T19:33:35ZIt's hot out there! All the more reason to stop by air-conditioned Scarecrow and check out the cool New Releases we got in. Here's this week's haul!   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.   The coolest new title this week is definitely Peter Greeaway's long-out-of-print THE PILLOW BOOK (@ BLU SALE). Loosely based on a Japanese text that dates to around the year 1000, it follows a present-day Japanese woman searching for a lover that can match her voracious sexual appetites as well as sharing her love for calligraphy and poetry. Spanning centuries and jumping from color to black and white, it's an ambitious cinematic collage finally given a nice transfer on blu-ray   On the other side of the cinematic spectrum, we've also got three vintage Pam Grier blaxploitation films. COFFY (@ BLU SALE), FOXY BROWN (@ BLU SALE), and FRIDAY FOSTER (@ BLU SALE) are all great and they all make it clear that Pam Grier is one of the most iconic actresses of all time. Like FOXY's tagline says, "She's brown sugar and spice, but if you don't treat her nice, she'll put you on ice!"   As for the rest, don't forget to check out the following: Colin Firth makes a pretty good James Bond alternative in KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE (BLU). Five classic films from 1939, one of cinema's greatest years, arrive on blu in THE GOLDEN YEAR COLLECTION (@ BLU SALE), including DARK VICTORY (@ BLU SALE), DODGE CITY (@ BLU SALE), THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (@ BLU SALE), and Lubitch's beloved NINOTCHKA (@ BLU SALE). Some cool horror this week with SLEEPAWAY CAMP II (@ BLU SALE) and SLEEPAWAY CAMP III (@ BLU SALE), and from Arrow there's Brian Yuzna's class-warfare splatterfest SOCIETY (@ BLU SALE). The story of the unstoppable Soviet hockey team is told in documentary RED ARMY (@ BLU SALE). There's adorable new teen movie THE DUFF (BLU). On the animation front there's the kids' classic with the earworm theme song THE LAST UNICORN (@ BLU SALE), and some Super-Marionation madness with THUNDERBIRDS: THE COMPLETE SERIES (@ BLU SALE).    Here's the full rental list:   Another Girl Another Planet (1997) Coffy (1973) @ BLU SALE Cupcakes (2013) Duff (2014) BLU Foxy Brown (1974) @ BLU SALE Friday Foster (1975) @ BLU SALE Giant Spider Invasion (1975) (Special Edition) Hammer (1972) @ BLU SALE Inherit the Wind (1960) Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) BLU London, George: In Opera and Song (1953) Lupin the 3rd: From Siberia With Love (1992) Massive (2008) (PAL / Region 2) Pillow Book (1996) @ BLU SALE Project Almanac (2015) BLU Roll On, Columbia (2012) Sadistic Baron Von Klaus (1962) Serena (2014) BLU Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988) @ BLU SALE Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland (1988) @ BLU SALE Society (1989) @ BLU SALE Williams, Harland: A Force of Nature   NEW DOCUMENTARIES 1939: Hollywood’s Greatest Year Free the Nipple (2014) Lingerie: The Industry Exposed (1999) Red Army (2014) @ BLU SALE Rich Hill (2013) Tough Being Loved By Jerks (2008) Urban Warrior (2002)   NEW BLU-RAY Coalition (2012) Dark Victory (1939) @ BLU SALE Dodge City (1939) @ BLU SALE Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2014) Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) @ BLU SALE Love Me (2012) Ninotchka (1939) @ BLU SALE Thunderbirds: Complete Series (1965) @ BLU SALE Tideland (2005)   FAMILY NEW RELEASES Last Unicorn (1982) (Enchanted Edition) @ BLU SALE Scaredy Squirrel / Bink & Gollie (2012) Wolfblood: Seasons 2 & 3 (2012)   NEW TV ON DVD Grownups: Series 1 and 3 (PAL / Region 2) In With the Flynns: Series 1 (PAL / Region 2) Last Ship: Season 1 Mixed Blessings: Series 1 & 2 (PAL / Region 2) Transporter: The Series Season 2   That'll do it for this week's stack of new stuff. Stay cool out there, and remember, Scarecrow Video can't survive without your support, so come on in and rent a movie for a change!      Matt Lynchleevancleef@gmail.comNew Releases for June 2urn:uuid:20422e1e-f115-43e3-b0c3-6751b8ea28211969-12-31T19:33:35ZIt's the first New Release Tuesday of June! Which also means it's already June. We'd wonder about where all the time goes, but the truth is we spent it all watching movies.   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.   The big one this week is of course the long-awaited blu-ray release of the Greatest Show in Television History (tm), HBO's THE WIRE (@ BLU SALE). All five seasons of McNutty and Stringer and Marlo and Omar, all five seasons of institutional failure and Bawlmer accents. Start your binge watching now, so that by the time the weekend rolls around you can amuse your neighbors by hollering "Omar comin'!" and "Where's Wallace at?!" out the window!   Also, we know it flopped in theaters and the mainstream seemed to hate it, but the Wachowski's JUPITER ASCENDING (@ BLU 3D SALE) is really some pitch-perfect weirdness, an unabashedly dorky outer-space fairy tale seemingly inspired by vintage sci-fi paperback covers. Give it a shot, we implore you.   As for the rest, don't forget to check out the following: Will Smith is a con artist in FOCUS (BLU). The latest from Bruno Dumont, LI'L QUINQUIN (@ BLU SALE), is a four-hour murder mystery starring what appears to be feral children. History meets fantasy in Tsui Hark's THE TAKING OF TIGER MOUNTAIN (BLU). Vintage Italian crime with KILLER COP (@ BLU SALE). Five classics in the JOHN WAYNE WESTERNS COLLECTION (@ BLU SALE). A double dose of Mickey Rourke on blu-ray with THE POPE OF GREENWICH VILLAGE (@ BLU SALE) and DESPERATE HOURS (@ BLU SALE). A brand new blu-ray of 1776 (@ BLU SALE), the musical about the signing of the Declaration of Independence. A bunch of bank robbers battle demons in SCARECROWS (@ BLU SALE). Kevin Costner plays a cross-country track coach in MCFARLAND USA (BLU). For the kids there's THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER (BLU 3D). And on the TV front we've got the second season of future classic RECTIFY and the final seasons of JUSTIFIED (BLU) and PARKS AND RECREATION.   Here's the full rental list:   Asmodexia (2014) Camp X-Ray (2014) Eastern boys (2013) Focus (2015) BLU Gente de Bien (2014) (PAL / Region 2) Jupiter Ascending (2015) @ BLU 3D SALE Killer Cop (1975) @ BLU SALE Killer Reserved Nine Seats (1974) (PAL / Region 2) Know How (2014) Li’l Quinquin (2014) @ BLU SALE Monsters: Dark Continent (2014) My Boo (2013) New Worlds (2014) She Must Be Seeing Things (1978) Spring (2015) Steppin’ Back (2004) Taking of Tiger Mountain (2014) BLU They Call it Murder (1971) Yes or No? So, I Love You (2010) (Region 3)   FAMILY NEW RELEASES McFarland USA (2015) BLU Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water BLU 3D Tom and Jerry: The Gene Deitch Collection (1962) Turbo Fast: Season 1   NEW DOCUMENTARIES Smiling Through the Apocalypse: Esquire in the 60s Understanding Art: Impressionism (2004) Vidal, Gore: United States of Amnesia   NEW BLU-RAY 1776 (1972) (Director’s Cut) @ BLU SALE Cahill: United States Marshall (1973) @ BLU SALE Desperate Hours (1990) @ BLU SALE Invoking / Wicked (2013) Pope of Greenwich Village (1984) @ BLU SALE Scarecrows (1988) @ BLU SALE Train Robbers (1973) @ BLU SALE The Wire: Seasons 1-5 @ BLU SALE   NEW TV ON DVD Falling Skies: Season 4 Justified: The Final Season BLU Parks and Recreation: Season 7 Pretty Little Liars: Season 5 Rectify: Season 2   That'll about do it for this week's haul. We'll be back next week as usual with another heaping helping of New Releases!        Matt Lynchleevancleef@gmail.comNew Releases for May 26urn:uuid:50e3341b-f79d-432c-8f7c-b7ee0fff02371969-12-31T19:33:35ZHappy New Release Tuesday Everybody! Hope you all had a lovely three-day weekend and that you maximized that time by coming in and renting some movies. Today we've got another stack of new titles for you as usual.   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.   The Heroes at the Criterion Collection have brought us two early works by renowned filmmaker Costa-Gavras, a very politically inclined director who has spent his career describing the way governments and industry and capital in general has caused wholesale violence and destruction throughout history. First is his 1970 film THE CONFESSION (@ BLU SALE) takes place in Communist Czechoslovakia and concerns a dilligent bureaucrat who finds himself arrested, tortured, and made to confess to crimes he never committed.   Second, there's 1972's STATE OF SIEGE (@ BLU SALE), with Yves Montand as an American diplomat kidnapped by radical leftists who want him to help expose the collusion between their government's dictatorship and the CIA, loosely inspired by the true story of an FBI agent who was assassinated by Uruguayan guerrillas.    As for the rest, don't forget to check out the following: Criterion also has some early Fassbinder with THE MERCHANT OF FOUR SEASONS (@ BLU SALE). Some juicy demonic possession goodness in LET US PREY (BLU). Notorious gore-fest CANNIBAL FEROX (@ BLU SALE) lands on blu-ray. Spike Lee's DA SWEET BLOOD OF JESUS (BLU) is his remake of GANJA & HESS. Famous video nasty ISLAND OF DEATH (@ BLU SALE) is now on blu-ray from Arrow and beloved 80s slasher MADMAN (@ BLU SALE) is out from Vinegar Syndrome. Two Golan-Globus ninja classics: ENTER THE NINJA (@ BLU SALE) and REVENGE OF THE NINJA (@ BLU SALE). Shout Factory has two killer animal double features with FOOD OF THE GODS / FROGS (@ BLU SALE) and EMPIRE OF THE ANTS / JAWS OF SATAN (@ BLU SALE). MAN, PRIDE & VENGEANCE (@ BLU SALE) is a spaghetti western version of Bizet's opera "Carmen". And there's a very cool French silent animated film called MINUSCULE (@ SALE)...think Looney Tunes meets MICROCOSMOS.   Here's the full rental list:   Confession (1970) (Criterion Collection) @ BLU SALE Cut Bank (2014) Dark Dealer (1995) Dead Souls (2012) Escapees (1981) Gun Woman (2014) Invitation to a Gunfighter (1964) Island of Death (1975) @ BLU SALE Let Us Prey (2014) BLU Loft (2014) Madman (1982) @ BLU SALE Man, Pride & Vengeance (1968) @ BLU SALE Merchant of Four Seasons (1971) (Criterion Collection) @ BLU SALE River of Death (1989) Seventh Son (2014) State of Siege (1972) (Criterion Collection) @ BLU SALE Sweet Blood of Jesus (2014) BLU Winter of Our Dreams / Far East (1981)   NEW DOCUMENTARIES Ballet 422 (2015) Drummer’s Call: America’s Fife & Drum Tradition (2008) Magician: The Astonishing Life & Work of Orson Welles My Life Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn (2014) Roadtrip Nation: Destination Unknown (2004)   NEW BLU-RAY Cannibal Ferox (1981) @ BLU SALE Empire of the Ants / Jaws of Satan (1977) @ BLU SALE Food of the Gods / Frogs (1976) @ BLU SALE Samurai Avenger: The Blind Wolf (2009)   FAMILY NEW RELEASES Charlie: A Toy Story (2013) Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants (2013) @ SALE   NEW TV ON DVD Hello Ladies: Complete Series and Movie (2014) Major Crimes: Season 3 Ray Donovan: Season 2   That'll do it for this week's new releases! Thanks for all your buying, renting and browsing! We'll see you next week!      Matt Lynchleevancleef@gmail.comNew Releases for May 19urn:uuid:4688aae0-385a-48a3-a42b-6833547afec71969-12-31T19:33:35ZLike sand in the hourglass, these are the New Release Tuesdays of our lives...   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, Clint Eastwood's controversial surprise hit, one of the biggest movies of last year, AMERICAN SNIPER (@ BLU SALE), a biopic about the late Chris Kyle, "the deadliest sniper in American history." We think no matter where you fall in the debate about this movie, it's still an often moving account of the physical and emotional consequences of war, and Clint Eastwood continues to make risky, idiosyncratic films unlike anyone else's.   Then, the Heroes at the Criterion Collection bring us Charlie Chaplin's final American film, LIMELIGHT (@ BLU SALE). He stars as an aging comedian who rescues a suicidal ballerina, and together they try to find meaning in their lives and support each other while trying to navigate their way through show business. Definitely a late masterpiece from Chaplin.   As for the rest, don't forget to check out the following: Criterion also has the famous Bette Midler drama THE ROSE (@ BLU SALE)...did you know Bette doesn't even sing that song in the movie? Shakespeare gets transplanted to a modern day biker gang in CYMBELINE (BLU). Best Foreign Film nominee LEVIATHAN (@ BLU SALE), from Russia. Two fantastical comedies from ex-Pythoners: ERIK THE VIKING (@ BLU SALE) and YELLOWBEARD (@ BLU SALE). Take another trip back in HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2 (BLU). IT! THE TERROR FROM BEYOND SPACE (@ BLU SALE) heavily inspired the original ALIEN. Cult favorite LADYHAWKE (@ BLU SALE) arrives on blu-ray. Two versions of a Mario Bava classic, THE EVIL EYE / THE GIRL WHO KNEW TOO MUCH (@ BLU SALE). Sam Peckinpah's final film THE OSTERMAN WEEKEND (@ BLU SALE). We also got special Disney Movie Club blu-rays RETURN TO OZ and SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON in for rent. And for the TV lovers we've got extra-cheap complete sets of NEWSRADIO (@ SALE) and THE LARRY SANDERS SHOW (@ SALE), as well as the second season of ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK (BLU).   Here's the full rental list:   American Sniper (2014) @ BLU SALE Angel Baby (1995) Before I Disappear (2014) Blue Room (2014) Cymbeline (2014) BLU Evil Eye / Girl Who Knew Too Much (1963) @ BLU SALE Girlhood (2014) Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2014) BLU It! The Terror From Beyond Space (1958) @ BLU SALE Leviathan (2014) @ BLU SALE Limelight (Criterion Collection) @ BLU SALE Little Sister (1996) Living (2014) On Wings of Eagles (1986) Rose (1979) (Criterion Collection) @ BLU SALE Spine (1986) Zombeavers (2014)   FAMILY NEW RELEASES Denver: The Last Dinosaur: Complete Series (1988) Return to Oz (1985) BLU  Strange Magic (2015) Swiss Family Robinson (1960) BLU    NEW DOCUMENTARIES Advanced Style (2014) Cat, the Reverend and the Slave (2013) Last Hijack (2014) It’s Good to Be the King: The Jerry Lawler Story (2015)   NEW MANUFACTURE-ON-DEMAND Guilty By Suspicion (1990) Having Wonderful Crime / Mrs O’Malley & Mr. Malone (1950) Her Alibi (1989) Maltese Bippy (1969) Once a Thief (1965) Secret Partner (1961) Signpost to Murder (1964) Sol Madrid (1968)   NEW BLU-RAY Erik the Viking (1989) @ BLU SALE Ladyhawke (1985) (Warner Archive) @ BLU SALE Osterman Weekend (1983) @ BLU SALE Poltergeist III (1988) Yellowbeard (1983) @ BLU SALE   NEW TV ON DVD Call the Midwife: Season 4 Glee: The Final Season Orange is the New Black: Season 2 BLU Welcome to Sweden: Season 1 (2014)   That's another New Release Tuesday into the books! We'll be back as usual next week. Until then, keep browsing, renting, and buying, because Scarecrow can't survive without You!!    Matt Lynchleevancleef@gmail.com