SCARECROW (1973)

SCARECROW REVIEWED

“Scarecrow” is a film that isn’t terribly concerned with plot. It’s an early 1970s experience movie about watching two guys trying to make it across country. The old one wants to build a Car Wash in Pittsburgh, while the other just wants to meet his child. They get into scrapes while traveling, but they slowly open up as their journey continues. The film’s director tried for years to get Hackman and Pacino to do a sequel, but it just wouldn’t make sense now.

I won’t get into the sequel’s details, as it spoils the finale of this film. However, it involves trading youth for time. But, too much time has passed for this to make any sense. Also, did you spot Richard Lynch trying to man rape Al Pacino in this film? I know that the horror fans are rediscovering Lynch now, but that’s a fun oddity for you guys to process. Scarecrow is a great movie that exists in its time.

Honestly, it could come back as a stage show or something shot for HBO. But, there’s no feature life left for this one. That’s not necessarily a bad thing.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Vintage Featurette
  • Trailer

A/V STATS

  • 2.40:1 1080p transfer
  • DTS-HD 2.0 MONO

RELEASE DATE: 10/31/17

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