Fans, After many delays, looks like "Dr. Syn: Alias The Scarecrow" is finally coming out on DVD. It was bumped off the list last year when Disney moved forward it's planned release of early Mickey Mouse black and white cartoon collection. (bad Disney, bad Disney) August is the release month for the Region 1, Disney DVD debut of DR. SYN, ALIAS THE SCARECROW. Details and cover art of the edition have not been announced yet, but the suggested retail price will be $19.99 (it is available for pre-order at Amazon.com for $13.99.) The Doctor Syn character, played by a young Patrick McGoohan in the title role, is known either as "The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh" or "Dr Syn, Alias the Scarecrow". I remember the Disney Sunday episodes scaring the crap out of me when I was a kid. For those who remember the three 1964 TV episodes, you might be in luck. It seems as thought the movie is actually three different stories wrapped into one movie, each getting about a 40 minute treatment, including scene breaks where commercials could have been inserted. However, no details of the DVD are available yet. Maybe the DVD will include the original TV episodes with the actual Walt Disney intros! (hope, hope) I recently had a chance to watch a (very poor) video copy of this. A great early performance by Patrick McGoohan. And the stories inside the movie were very good. Each involved the Scarecrow solving a problem with a very complicated plan, full of surprises and misleading clues, very enjoyable. For the latest news, go to the best Scarecrow site: http://users.msworldnet.com/tomhering/links_page.htm KenRen Final note: I have convinced the owner of the video copy to send it to Disney for destruction. After watching the video and looking closely at the box art and cassette tape label, I am almost convinced that it is a bootleg. The owner bought it in good faith (and not cheap either), but would rather lose the money spent than keep an illegal copy. Principles we can all applaud.