The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh, one of the most requested entries from Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color, is coming to DVD on November 11 as a limited edition collector's set. The 1964 three-episode series starred Patrick McGoohan as Dr. Syn, a benevolent parson in 18th century England who moonlights as a notorious smuggler who divides his proceeds among the poor while simultaneously dressed incognito as his alter-ego, The Scarecrow. The show has never been released on home video, though a version of the feature film derived from the three episodes was available on VHS many years ago and today commands sky-high prices on the collector's market. Disney's 2 DVD set is pure joy for fans of the outstanding series. It contains remastered widescreen versions of the three episodes, Walt Disney's original introductions (including unseen versions in widescreen) , the feature film derived from the episodes and a new documentary that includes an interview with Patrick McGoohan. Not to be missed!
We love director Joe Dante's funky retro site Trailers from Hell which features prominent filmmakers commenting on their favorite old movie trailers. Here, Joe introduces the Universal monsters flick The Ghost of Frankenstein starring Bela Lugosi and Lon Chaney. Click here to view