Seattle Office of Film + Music


MEET THE INDEPENDENT VIDEO STORES MAKING IT IN THE AGE OF NETFLIX
October 18, 2012, 11:34 am
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ATLANTIC CITIES 

Seattle’s Scarecrow Video, which may the nation’s largest surviving independent video store, opened an in-house coffee shop, and is in the process of building-out a screening room to draw in customers. Open for 24 years, Scarecrow has built up a shining reputation, even beyond Seattle, for its impressive array of 117,000-plus movies. Still, this success has sometimes been a hindrance. “We have a lot of buzz and a lot of good-will built up, but I think everyone tends to assume that we’re doing well and they don’t need to come in and support us,” says Jen Koogler, Scarecrow’s marketing coordinator. Beyond students and professors, clientele come from all walks of life and seek out all genres. “We’re known for having everything. A lot of VHS and laser discs that simply were never released on DVD,” says Koogler, who also produces blogs and video podcasts for the store.


SCARECROW ON SEATTLE: EDGE OF HONOR (1991)
November 18, 2011, 3:53 pm
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SCARECROW ON SEATTLE
SCARECROW 

In appreciation and recognition of Seattle’s long and illustrious film history, we are proud to partner with Scarecrow Video to bring you weekly reviews of historical Seattle films. Each week we will  showcase a new movie, with special emphasis on how these films show Seattle’s most filmable locations.

Edge of Honor (1991)

The one and only Corey Feldman stars in this mostly forgotten amalgamation of First Blood, Southern Comfort and Red Dawn that chronicles a battle between gunrunners and pseudo-Boy Scouts on the Olympic Peninsula. Edge of Honor was made entirely in Washington State so you have to give the filmmakers props for not sneaking over the Canadian border for some of the action. Continue reading