Earlier this year, the largest video store in the United States, Scarecrow Video had a Kickstarter to help fund its survival and conversion to a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of video. Of course, being a film-loving Seattlite, I was just about contractually bound to contribute to the Kickstarter — and one of the perks was being allowed to curate a top 10 list that’d be available for folks to browse in the store. That list is here — though it’s not really a top 10 list, but more of 10 movies that may be a little obscure that are worth checking out. (And I believe a fair number of these I first saw from Scarecrow!) In no particular order, those films are…
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Funeral Parade of Roses is Toshio Matsumoto‘s first feature-length film, after finding much success in the world of short films and documentaries. This film is a huge influence on Stanley Kubrick‘s adaptation of A Clockwork Orange — a double feature of the two films would be very interesting, despite the different subject matter.