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What’s New at Rentertainment? (aka… What can you get at Renter that you can’t get from the other guys?)
British Mystery Series
As seen on A&E and PBS: Cracker, Frost, Inspector Morse, Lovejoy, Miss Marple, Poirot, Prime Suspect, Sherlock Holmes, Unsuitable Job for a Woman
Constantly updating Champaign-Urbana’s largest collection of Cycling tapes (over 120 in stock), Rentertainment has the latest 2000 races including the 8 hour Tour de France! Start training for 2001 by sitting your ass down and watching others race…
Our wonderful new section is in the house and offers you a choice of over 150 films! Top rated, highly acclaimed and just plain really good movies of the alternative lifestyle!
Emmy-Award winning TV Drama comes to video and we have the whole series!! Find out for yourself why the 4077th deserved such critical acclaim and won the hearts of so many.
Morph Files!
Want more Chicken Run, Wallace & Gromit and Creature Comfort entertainment? Three videos of Aardman Animations early works have recently arrived and show the artistic genius that spawned a cult following!!
Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K)!
One of the funniest creations to come from TV’s Sci-Fi channel! Rentertainment now has 21 episodes of the show guaranteed to make you gufaw!
We currently have ten serious films about surfing! That’s more than enough to make you grab your stick and hit the blue juice dude!
Twilight Zone!
Scary! Creepy! Funny! Twisted! Edgy Sci-Fi Television at it’s very best and Rentertainment has them all (all that are available on vhs & dvd, that is)!!
World of Sid & Marty Krofft!
Remember H.R. Pufnstuf, Sigmund & the Sea Monsters, Wonderbug, Magic Mongo, The Bugaloo’s, Electra-Woman & Dynagirl, and Pryor’s Place? Want to relive the some of the grooviest Saturday morning cartoons of the 70’s? Well, now you can!

Roger Ebert’s Overlooked Films (1999, 2000, 2001) (see:
For those of you who missed the fine films of Ebert the second time around...
A Simple Plan
American Movie (AIF)
Autumn Tale (France)
Battleship Potemkin (Russia)
Castle, The (Australia)
Chien Andalou, Un (France)
Children of Heaven (Persia-International Miscellaneous)
Coven (AIF)
Dance Me To My Song (Not Available)
Dark City (Sci-Fi)
Déjà vu (Britain)
Everyone Says I love You
Girl on the Bridge
Grave of the Fireflies (Anime)
Hamsun (Sweden)
Household Saints (Comedy)
Jesus’ Son
King of Masks
Last Laugh, The (Germany)
Legacy (Not Available)
Maborosi (Japan)
Oklahoma! (Classic)
On The Ropes
Shiloh (General)
Sidewalk Stories (Not Available)
Songs from the Second Floor
Such a Long Journey
Surrender Dorothy (Not Available)
Terrorist, The (India)
Thirteen (Not Available)
Three Women
Tron (Sci-Fi)
Woman’s Tale, A (Australia)

In the beginning...
These films pack some of the best film making into their first five minutes... and the rest of the films are pretty good too!
Alien (Sci-Fi)
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (Comedy)
Barbarella (Classic Sci-Fi)
Bonnie and Clyde (General)
Bullit (General)
Clockers (General)
Cube (Sci-Fi)
Dr. No (General under Bond)
Dr. Strangelove (Classic)
Funny Face (Classic)
Ghost in the Shell (Anime)
Goldfinger (General under Bond)
Island of Dr. Moreau, The (Horror)
Man With the Golden Arm, The (Classic)
Night Falls on Manhattan (General)
Once Upon a Time in the West (Western)
Pillow Talk (Classic)
Pink Panther (Comedy)
Psycho (Hitchcock)
Saving Private Ryan (General)
Seven (General)
Star Wars (Sci-Fi)
Terminator 2 (Sci-Fi)
Thomas Crown Affair, The (Classic)
To Die For (Comedy)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Classic)
Vertigo (Hitchcock)
Wild Bunch, The (Western)
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Central-South America/Spain)
World According to Garp, The (General)

Don’t get off the couch yet!
These films keep entertaining even after the credits roll... so stay tuned until the very end!
Austin Powers 2 (Comedy)
Bugs Life (Animation)
Blue Seed Series (Anime)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (movie) (Comedy)
Heroic Trio (China/Hong Kong)
Jackie Chan’s movies (China/Hong Kong under Chan)
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (Comedy)
Grumpy Old Men (Comedy)
Grumpier Old Men (Comedy)
History of the World Part I (Comedy)
Kingpin (Comedy)
Lethal Weapon 4 (General)
Muppet Movie (Comedy)
Monty Python: And the Holy Grail (British Humour)
Newton Boys (General)
Spirit of ’76 (Comedy)
There’s Something About Mary (Comedy)
This is Spinal Tap (Comedy)
Wild Things (General)

You’re missing the picture!
Here is a small list of the many films you can find at That’s Rentertainment and can’t rent at Blockbuster in their original ratings (Blockbuster only carries the Edited versions of these films):
Bad Lieutenant (General)
Crash (Cannes winner! -Canada)
Dead Alive (B’s)
Devil In the Flesh (Italy)
Faces of Death (B’s)
Fritz the Cat (Animation)
Happiness (Gobs of awards! -A.I.F.)
Henry and June (General)
In the Realm Of the Senses (Japan)
Kids (1995 Golden Palm nominee at Cannes! -General )
The Last Temptation of Christ (1989 Academy Award nominee for Best Director! -General)
Lolita 1997 (General)
Man Bites Dog (France)
Orgazmo (Comedy)
Showgirls (General)
Unrated films from Troma (Check out our listing!)
Two Girls and a Guy (Comedy)
If you know of any more -- e-mail the web site below.
(list used with permission from

Independent Films
Check out the following low budget masterpieces from the likes of Jeff Krulick, Mark Pirro (As mentioned in Micro-Scope/Micro-Film!), Richard Kern and others that you won’t find in the A.I.F. (American Independent Film -- Sundance) section.
American Job (A.I.F.)
Black & Gold (Documentary)
Cold Feet (Comedy)
Coven (A.I.F.)
Curse of the Queerwolf (Comedy)
Don From Lakewood (B’s)
Ernest Borgnine: On the Bus (Documentary)
Even Hitler Had a Girlfriend (B’s)
Feed (Documentary)
Female Misbehavior (Documentary)
The Films of Jeff Krulik and Friends (Includes Heavy Metal Parking Lot!) (Music)
Flirt (Comedy)
Golden Boat (General)
Hands on a Hard Body (Documentary)
Hard Eight (General)
Hardcore Plus Vols. 1 & 2 (B’s)
Hardware Wars + Porklips Now (B’s)
Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. (General)
Liquid Sky (Sci-Fi)
Polish Vampire in Burbank (Comedy)
Repo Man (General)
Schizopolis (Comedy)
Silence (A.I.F.)
Star Maps (General)
Ted: The Movie (A.I.F.)
Two Lane Blacktop (General)
Zapatista (Documentary)

Non-Violent, Non-Sexist Children’s Films!
These are all great films from the “Facet’s Non-Violent, Non-Sexist Children’s Video Guide”* that are available from our store on Lincoln Avenue!
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Dr. Seuss: The Cat in the Hat
Dr. Seuss: Green Eggs and Ham
Dr. Seuss: Halloween is Grinch Night
Dr. Seuss: Hoober-Bloob Highway
Dr. Seuss: Horton Hatches the Egg
Dr. Seuss: How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Dr. Seuss: In Search of Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss: The Lorax
Ezra Jack Keat’s Library
Little Engine That Could
My Neighbor Totoro
Raffi in Concert
Classic School House Rock (4 Volumes): America, Grammar, Multiplication & Science
The Snowman (Raymond Briggs)
Winnie the Pooh
Still on the way are titles like Curious George, The Maurice Sendak Library, and Ella Jenkins. Plus we have Blue’s Clues and The Teletubies!

* ISBN 0-89733-420-5 This really is a great book and we recommend it for anyone with kids who watch videos.

1970s - 1980s - 1990s

1. Beauty and the Beast (Disney 91, from Cocteau’s -uncredited- La Belle et la bete , 1946 )
2. Blame it on Rio (1984) (from Berri’s Un Moment d’Egarement, 1977)
3. The Birdcage (1996) by Mike Nichols, with Robin Williams (from La Cage aux Folles, first play then film, by Edouard Molinaro,1978)
4. Breathless (1983) by Jim McBride, starring Richard Gere (from Godard’s A Bout de souffle/Breathless, 1959)
5. Buddy Buddy (81) by Billy Wilder, with Jack Lemmon & Walter Matthau, (from l’Emmerdeur/ A Pain in the A___, first a play by Francis Veber then film by Edouard Molinaro, 1974)
6. Cousins (1989) by Joel Schumacher, with Ted Danson, Isabella Rossellini (from Cousin Cousine by Jean-Charles Tacchella, 1975)
7. Dear Detective (pilot for TV series), 1979 (from same title by Philippe de Broca, 1977)
8. Diabolique (1996) by Jeremiah Chechik (from Les Diaboliques/Diabolique by Henri Georges Clouzot, 1955)
9. Down and Out in Beverly Hills (86) (from Jean Renoir’s Boudu Sauve des Eaux/ Boudu Saved From Drowning, 1932)
10. Greedy (94) (from ????)
11. Father’s Day (1997) from Les Comperes by Francis Veber
12. Happy New Year (1987) (from Lelouch film La Bonne annee/Happy New Year, 1973)
13. Intersection (1994) (from ClaudeSautet’s Les Choses de la Vie, 1969)
14. The Man Who Loved Women, (1983) by Blake Edwards, with Burt Reynolds, Julie Andrews, Kim Basinger (from Truffaut’s L’Homme qui aimait les femmes /The Man Who Loved Women, 1977)
15. Early Edition, TV series announced (1996) from film It Happened Tomorrow (1944) by Rene Clair
16. Diabolique from the film Diaboliques
17. The Man with One Red Shoe (85) (from Yves Robert’s Le Grand Blond Avec Une Chaussure Noire/ The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe, 1972)
Men Don’t Leave (1989), (from Mizrahi’s La Vie Continue, 1982)
19. The Mirror Has Two Faces
20. Mixed Nuts (1994) by Nora Ephron, starring Steve Martin, Madeline Kahn, Robert Klein, Anthony LaPaglia, Juliette Lewis, Rob Reiner, Adam Sandler (from Le Pere Noe est une ordure, 1982)
21. My Father, the Hero (1994) (from Mon pere ce heros, 1991)
22. Oscar (1991) (comedy with Stallone) (from Oscar, first a play then a French farce of 1957)
23. Paradise (1991, with Melanie (Ugh) Griffith & Don Johnson) (from Le Grand Chemin/The Grand Highway, 1987 by Jean-Loup Hubert)
24. Point of No Return (1993) (from La Femme Nikita, 1990 by Luc Besson)
25. Pure Luck (91) by Nadia Tass, with Martin Short and Danny Glover (from Francis Veber’s La Chevre/ The Goat, 1991, starring Pierre Richard and Gerard Depardieu)
26. Quick Change (1990) (from 1985 French film Hold-Up,starring Belmondo)
27. Reflections on Murder (TV film, 1974, from Clouzot’s Les Diaboliques,1955)
28. Sommersby (1992) (from Le Retour de Martin Guerre/The Return of Martin Guerre, 1982, by Daniel Vigne, starring Gerard Depardieu)
29. Sorcerer (1977) by William Friedkin (from Le Salaire de la peur/The Wages of Fear, 1952, by Henri-Georges Clouzot, starring Yves Montand)
30. Three Men and a Baby (1988) with Tom Selleck, Ted Danson, Emile Ardolino (from Trois Hommes et un couffin/Three Men and a Cradle, by Coline Serreau, a woman director)
31. The Toy (1982) (from Francis Veber’s Le Jouet , 1976)
32. True Lies (1994) (from Claude Zidi’s La Totale, 1991)
33. Valmont (1989) by Milos Forman (from 18th century novel and partly from Roger Vadim’s Les Liaisons dangereuses/ Dangerous Liaisons, 1959)
34. The Vanishing (1993) by George Sluizer, with Jeff Bridges, Kiefer Sutherland, Nancy Travis, Sandra Bullock - remake of the French-Dutch 1988 thriller The Vanishing, by the same director, George Sluizer.
35. The Woman in Red, The (1984) by (and starring) Gene Wilder, from Un Elephant cat rompe enormement/ in the US -> Pardon Mon Affaire - by Yves Robert)
36. Men Don’t Leave from La Vie Continue see Cannes 93 article in Film Francais
37. Algiers from Pepe le Moko
38. Long Night from Jour se Leve

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