The 2016 Scarecrow Membership Drive!

 

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The 2016 Scarecrow Membership Drive is here and
we need YOUR help!

This year is Scarecrow’s first ever Membership Drive, and we’ve set a goal of bringing a 100 new members on board before the end of the year. You can help make this happen.

Not a member yet? This is the perfect time to join.

Already a member? This is the perfect time to renew and get a friend to join. Here’s why:

  • A Scarecrow Membership makes you a stakeholder in one of the most important, publicly accessible video collections in the world.
  • Members enjoy discounts, special offers, and early or even exclusive access to events and sales.
  • Plus, if you sign-up or renew during our Membership Drive, you will be eligible for special member-only perks like a cool, limited edition tote bag, the chance to program a series in our screening room, or sponsorship of a title with your name forever on one of the items in our collection.

“Scarecrow stores our memories as physical objects.” – Kelly O, The Stranger

Your membership support helps ensure that beloved movies and memories will remain available to you and others now and in the future.

Click here to show your Scarecrow love and help us reach our goal of 100 new members before the end of the year!

Scarecrow Video… Member supported… Film passion driven!

$25.00 LEVEL

full amount is tax-deductible

  • Member only rental deals including 2 for 1 daily deals & special wild card deals
$50.00 LEVEL

full amount is tax-deductible

  • Members Only access to Daily Rental Deals & Specials
  • Your own Scarecrow membership card
  • Discount on pre-paid rental credits (buy 10 for $35.00)
  • Early access to specific sales events
  • One-time Membership Drive Bonus: 2 Free Rental Credits
$100.00 LEVEL

$75 is tax-deductible

  • Includes all benefits from the previous level, plus:
  • Even bigger discount on pre-paid rental credits (buy 10 for $30.00)
  • Invitations to General Members Only Events
  • 50% off Screening Room rentals
  • One-time Membership Drive Bonus: this specially-designed Member-Only Tote Bag

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$250.00 LEVEL

$155 is tax-deductible

$500.00 LEVEL
  • Includes all benefits from the previous level, plus:
  • Curate your own special rental section! (you pick the theme and up to 100 titles)
  • One-time Membership Drive Bonus: Choice of one of the special perks above plus sponsor a specific title of your choice from the Scarecrow collection (subject to availability)

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$1000.00 LEVEL

$905 is tax-deductible

  • Includes all benefits from the previous level, plus:
  • Invitations to exclusive member events
  • One-time Membership Drive Bonus: ALL of the Above Membership Drive Perks
$3000.00 LEVEL
  • Includes all benefits from the previous level, plus:
  • A Late fee-free year!
  • Invitations to VIP member events
  • One-time Membership Drive Bonus: ALL of the Above Membership Drive Perks
$5000.00 LEVEL
  • Includes all benefits from the previous level, plus:
  • UNLIMITED FREE RENTALS FOR 1 YEAR!!!
  • One-time Membership Drive Bonus: ALL of the Above Membership Drive Perks

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Welcome to the Movie Book Cagematch!

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by William Pennington

One of my favorite things in life is to fall in love with a movie, and then realize that there is a novel it is based on, and go read that. Psycho, Jaws, Rambo, and Deliverance all fall into this category, for instance. When seeing the covers of some of these books, I would notice that some of them would say “best seller,” which surprised me a little. While some books are written better than others, there is kinda an unofficial hierarchy of award-winning books turned into award-winning movies. A good example is One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, a bestseller still read in colleges and high schools, and also is an Oscar winning film. It also has Jack Nicholson, which is a major plus. The Grapes of Wrath and Gone With the Wind both won Pulitzers, and their film counterparts won many Oscars, but that doesn’t mean they are the most interesting combination or the most exciting choice. Actually, they might be. Read More

New Releases for September 27!

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It’s the last New Release Tuesday of September!

The person who writes this blog post every week (me) is on vacation right now, so you’ll have to do with a simple list of what came in for rent this week. We’ll be back as usual with the normal New Release post next Tuesday. Until then, happy browsing, and Be Excellent to Each Other!

 

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970) (Criterion)

Cabo Blanco (1980)

Cell (2016)

Central Intelligence (2016)

Count Dracula’s Great Love (1973)

Dekalog (Complete Series) (Criterion)

Falkenau, the Impossible (PAL)

Finding Altamira (2016)

Honey 3: Dare to Dance

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

Innocents (2016)

Kamikaze ‘89

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)

Neon Demon (2016)

Open Up to Me (2013)

President (2014)

Remembrance (2011)

Shallows (2016)

Two Horses of Genghis Khan

Valley of the Dolls (Criterion Collection)

Warcraft (2016)

 

NEW DOCUMENTARIES

City of Gold (2015)

Dangerous Game: Donald Trump vs. the Environment

Eat that Question: Frank Zappa In His Own Words

How to Dance in Ohio (2015)

 

NEW BLU-RAY

An American Werewolf in London (Restored Edition)

Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (Shout Select)

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (Shout Select)

Blood Diner (1987) (Collector’s Series)

Chopping Mall (Collector’s Series)

High Noon (1952) (Olive Signature)

Highlander: Director’s Cut (30th Anniversary)

Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom

Haunting of Morella (1990)

Night Visitor (1971)

Salem’s Lot (1979)

Werewolf of London / She-Wolf of London (1946)

 

NEW TV ON DVD

Catch: Season 1

Grimm: Season 5

Indian Summers: Season 2

Ripper Street: Season 4

 

 

Curtis Hanson’s Brilliant Community Trilogy

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by Travis Vogt

Curtis Hanson was already a talented and successful filmmaker before the release of his masterpiece, LA Confidential, in 1997. Bad Influence (1990) was a brisk, weird little thriller featuring an enjoyably sleazy performance from Rob Lowe. The Hand that Rocks the Cradle (1992) was a surprise box office smash, featuring an enjoyably sleazy performance from Rebecca DeMornay. The River Wild (1994), a technically proficient and logistically challenging survival thriller, made an unlikely (and non-sleazy) action hero out of Meryl Streep. Hanson had been directing films for 25 years when Confidential came out, but it’s greatness still felt like it came out of the blue. It was like a solid, .260-hitting journeyman baseball player becoming a home run king in his 14th year in the big leagues. Competent directors don’t normally become great all-of-a-sudden more than halfway into their careers. Usually, the opposite happens (*cough* *cough* *Rob Reiner* *cough*).
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SHRIEK Women of Horror: A Tale of Two Sisters

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by Evan J Peterson & Heather Marie Bartels

SHRIEK has moved to Naked City Brewery and Taphouse in Greenwood! Scarecrow Video continues to be a sponsor, providing us DVD usage and blog space. We will still have occasional events at Scarecrow, including our October 2nd meet up for Slumber Party Massacre, directed by Amy Holden Jones, for our Women Horror Directors festival!

This month, we continue our Asian Horror series with A Tale of Two Sisters. Tickets hereRead More

New Releases for September 20!

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It’s another Glorious New Release Tuesday!

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Rock ‘n’ Roll High School: Teen Rebellion With A Smile On Your Face

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By Norm Nielsen

Come on and admit it: At least once (if not many times) during your high school years, you wished that some event closed down the school while your classmates danced in the halls to a savage rock ‘n’ roll beat. Allan Arkush’s 1979 Rock ‘n’ Roll High School delivers on that fantasy. because as the saying goes, “it’s a good rock ‘n’ roll song if it has a good beat, you can dance to it, and your parents hate it.” Read More

SHRIEK Women of Horror: Ringu

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by Evan J Peterson & Heather Marie Bartels

SHRIEK has moved to Naked City Brewery and Taphouse in Greenwood! Scarecrow Video continues to be a sponsor, providing us DVD usage and blog space. We will still have occasional events at Scarecrow, but we begin our new Sunday meetings this weekend, Sept. 11 at Naked City with Ringu, a Japanese franchise that ignited an American hunger for Asian horror. Tickets here: Read More

Great Cats of Cinema

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by Ryan Davis

Meet the star of the new (and soon to be cult favorite) comedy CHATTY CATTIES, Leonard Fischbein—a wisecracking roommate who tells it like it is. You can catch Leonard on the big screen on three upcoming Friday nights at Northwest Film Forum (Sept. 9th, 17th, and Oct 8th at 10pm). Leonard is part of a long tradition of cinematic cats who, in addition to being cuddly charmers, help serve the plot in a range of ways—whether it be through symbolism, the MacGuffin, character development, or another device. Here’s a list of some my favorite Silver Screen scratchers. Rescue one today—they’re all available to take home from Scarecrow. Read More


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