Now that 'Scott Pilgrim vs. The World' is freshly arrived on DVD and Blu-ray, you can finally experience the movie that has already grown into a rabid cult hit. One of the most-talked-about aspects of 'Scott Pilgrim' was its dizzying mash-up of visual magic with pop culture influences from video games, comic books and rock & roll, under the visionary eye of director Edgar Wright. But in addition to his unique lens for filmmaking, Edgar Wright is also a hardcore fan of cinema and all of the crazy, creative ideas it has displayed.

As a special treat for the Moviefone audience, Edgar Wright took a trip to the seriously awesome New York Video -- located at 949 1st Avenue -- to shine the spotlight on five under-appreciated films that influenced the whirlwind madness of 'Scott Pilgrim.'

So if you're up for a few great movie recommendations -- a cornucopia of international action, rock & roll musical, superhero and much more -- sit back, watch and enjoy.

Walking Around With Edgar Wright



In an unexpected connection, two of Wright's movie picks ('Flash Gordon' and 'Danger:Diabolik') come from producer Dino De Laurentiis, who passed away Thursday morning. Celebrate his work this weekend -- along with the other films Wright has touted --and broaden your film appreciation.

Buy or Rent 'Flash Gordon' (1980)

Buy or Rent 'Danger: Diabolik'

Buy or Rent 'Beyond the Valley of the Dolls'

Buy or Rent 'Phantom of the Paradise'

Buy or Rent 'Run Lola Run'

Special thanks to Dan and everybody else at New York Video. They're located at 949 1st Avenue between 52nd & 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022. They have an amazing selection of just about everything, they're one of the few remaining independent video stores and they even do home delivery!

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