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Hello Everyone,

This week's most excellent release (and possibly the best release this summer) has to be "The Lives of Others" starring Ulrich Mühe (who just passed away last month). If you didn't get the chance to see this at Boardman's Art Theater make sure to watch the DVD. We also got a small stack of Elvis Presley releases, the 20th anniversary release of "Monster Squad", and ABCs very enjoyable "Ugle Betty: Season 1". Even if you can't find anything to watch, be sure to come down to campus to welcome this year's incoming freshmen (or is that freshpeople?).

Shameless plug: William Kinderman's "Diabelli Variations" is finally available as a double disc set (including a 45" lecture on the variations) on our newest record label, Arietta Music (www.ariettamusic.com). There are a few copies for sale at Renter for the crazy low price of $16 and they'll soon be available in all fine music shops and on-line.

Hi-def scorecard: 56 HD-DVDs w/20 rentals vs 58 BluRay-DVDs w/12 rentals. DreamWorks Animation and Paramount just announced they would be releasing exclusively on HD-DVD starting with the August 28th release of "Blades of Glory". Home Media Research says through the end of July estimated 3.7 million high-definition discs have been sold, including 2.2 million in Blu-Ray and 1.5 million in HD DVD. We did get four new BluRay discs this week but too late for the update -- look for them on the HD shelves.

Essential Art House Films Update: Last week's film was Federico Fellini's "La Strada". This week's film will be Laurence Olivier's "Richard III". In case you are interested, the latest review is always on Renter's front page with a link to the rest of the reviews below it.

Have a great week!

Geoff (and all the other Rentertarians)

P.S. Did you know these e-mails are archived on our web site? If you want to refer back to any of them, go here.

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009-1: VOL 02 (DVD) JAN MA DVD 19.. 100
ACE IN THE HOLE (DVD) CLA NR DVD 1951 111
AIR: VOL 01 (DVD) JAN TV-14 DVD 19.. 100
ART: 21: SEASON 3 (DVD) ART NR DVD 19.. 220
BABYLON 5: LOST TALES (DVD) SF NR DVD 19.. 72
BECK: VOL 02 (DVD) JAN TV-MA DVD 19.. 125
BEST STUDENT COUNCIL: VOL O5 (DVD) JAN TV-PG DVD 19.. 100
BICKFORD SHMECKLER'S COOL IDEAS (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 80
BLACK GOLD (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 78
BLOOD IN THE FACE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 1991 78
BRAVE LITTLE TOASTER (DVD) ANI NR DVD 1988 90
BROKEN ENGLISH (DVD) INT PG-13 DVD 19.. 98
CANDY (2006) (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 108
CHARRO! (DVD) CLA G DVD 1968 98
CHEVALIER D'EON, LE: VOL 04 (DVD) JAN TV-14 DVD 19.. 100
CHILDREN ARE WATCHING US, THE (DVD) INT NR DVD 1944 84
DEXTER: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19..
DITHERS (DVD) ART NR DVD 19..
DUCK, YOU SUCKER (DVD) WES NR DVD 1971 157
EX, THE (DVD) COM NR DVD 19.. 84
FATE/ STAY NIGHT: VOL 05 (DVD) JAN 13+ DVD 19.. 100
GALINDEZ FILE, THE (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 77
GIRL HAPPY (DVD) CLA NR DVD 1964 96
HOUSE MD: SEASON 03 (DVD) TV NR DVD
INLAND EMPIRE (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 179
INNOCENT VENUS: VOL 01 (DVD) JAN TV-14 DVD 19.. 100
KISSIN' COUSINS (DVD) CLA NR DVD 1964 96
KURAU: VOL 03 (DVD) JAN TV-14 DVD 19.. 100
LITTLE EINSTEINS: ROCKET'S FIREBIRD... ANI G DVD 19.. 51
LIVE A LITTLE, LOVE A LITTLE (DVD) CLA PG DVD 1968 89
LIVES OF OTHERS, THE (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 138
MACBETH (1978) (DVD) INT NR DVD 1978 146
MONSTER SQUAD, THE (DVD) COM PG-13 DVD 1987 82
NEW ORLEANS: MUSIC IN EXILE (DVD) MC NR DVD 19.. 113
NEW WAVE, A (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 93
NINJA SCROLL (DVD) JAN 17+ DVD 1993 94
OFFSCREEN (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 91
OLIVER, JAMIE: OLIVER'S TWIST 2 (DVD) CS NR DVD 19.. 375
PANIPONI DASH: VOL 05 (DVD) JAN TV-PG DVD 19.. 100
PEACH GIRL: VOL 04 (DVD) JAN TV-PG DVD 19.. 100
PERFECT STRANGER (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 109
PLAYTIME (DVD) INT NR DVD 1967 124
REDLINE (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 93
REGAN, BRIAN: STANDING UP (DVD) SUC 14+ DVD 19.. 42
ROBIN HOOD (1973) (DVD) ANI G DVD 1973 83
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: CHERI OTERI SUC NR DVD 1997 78
SIMON SCHAMA'S POWER OF ART (DVD) ART NR DVD 19.. 400
SLAM (DVD) AIF R DVD 1998 103
SMALL TOWN GAY BAR (DVD) G&L NR DVD 19.. 76
SOLTYREI: VOL 06 (DVD) JAN TV-14 DVD 19.. 100
SOUTH PARK: SEASON 10 (DVD) ANI NR DVD 308
STAY AWAY, JOE (DVD) CLA PG DVD 1968 101
SWEETEST THING, THE (DVD) COM UR DVD 19.. 90
TICK, THE: SEASON 02 (ANI) (DVD) ANI PG DVD 1995 255
TICKLE ME (DVD) CLA NR DVD 1965 91
TIL DEATH: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV TV-PG DVD 19.. 475
TRACKS (DVD) GEN R DVD 19..
UGLY BETTY: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV NR DVD 992
ULTIMATE GIFT, THE (DVD) GEN PG DVD 19.. 117

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