Watch: Fantastic Short Doc on The Largest Independent Video Store
by Alex Billington
December 11, 2013
"You always think you'd seen everything, you always think you would run out of stuff, but it's just not possible." While Blockbuster may be dead, the "video store" still lives on thanks to independent shops like Cinefile Video in LA, Kim's Video in New York and Scarecrow Video in Seattle. You may not be familiar with that last one, but this fascinating short doc/video will get you up to speed with Scarecrow. Produced by David Chen of SlashFilm, the video takes us inside the doors of the self-proclaimed "largest independent video store" in the world, exploring their massive collection with the help of enthusiastic employees. Enjoy!
Watch the 10 min "Inside Scarecrow Video: The Largest Independent Video Store in the World":
Thanks to SlashFilm for posting this video directly to YouTube. To find the address for or more info about Scarecrow Video, visit their website here. Chen explains how this came together: "With over 117,000 video titles, Scarecrow is revered and admired, counting filmmakers like Bernardo Bertolucci and Quentin Tarantino as previous visitors. This past weekend, I took a peak inside Scarecrow Video to see how they’re adapting to the changing economic environment. I filmed my tour there using a Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera." Everything about this video is wonderful, from the people in it to the enthusiasm and excitement for cinema it captures. I'm glad stores like this are still around, and I hope they will be for many more years.
Wild & Wooly is in Louisville not as big, but just as dedicated... this store is a library of entertainment tv & film... nice!
shane willett on Dec 12, 2013
Very cool place.
Cal J. on Dec 12, 2013
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