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Happy Octoberfest... Oktoberfest... Wiesn!!! Regardless, have a beer (and make it a full liter).

This week we got a handful of Les Blank documentaries (including the infamous "Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe" -- made after a bet between Herzog and Errol Morris. Can you guess who lost?), the latest from the Brothers Quay ("Phantom Museums"), and Kino's remastered, 2-disc edition of "She".

Get ready for the 3rd Annual Tournées French Film Festival!!! The festival starts this Friday and runs for a full week at Boardman's Art Theatre. There are a lot of great films to choose from but at the very least I'm hoping to get to "Paris je t'aime" which Amanda waited forever for it to show up in town but finally gave up and had to move to the west coast to see it (maybe she'll come back now). Check out the official web-site for a list of films, show times and discussion schedule. Voyez-vous là!

Hi-def scorecard: an unexplainable jump in HighDef rentals this week but we are still pretty much head-to-head between formats -- 67 HD-DVDs w/52 rentals vs 67 BluRay-DVDs w/50 rentals. It looks like more and more titles are coming out on both formats (this week has Wild Bunch, Gods and Generals, and Wyatt Earp released on both formats).

Essential Art House Films Update: Last week's film was Sergei Eisenstein's "Ivan the Terrible, Part II". This week's film is Grigori Chukhrai's "Ballad of a Soldier". 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.

O'zapft is!

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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Here's what's new this week...

NEW DVDs

3 PENNY OPERA GER NR DVD 1931 110
5 GIRLS (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19..
ADIOS MOMO (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 108
ANGEL-A (2005) (PAL) (DVD) PAL 15+ DVD 19.. 88
AS YOU LIKE IT (2006) (DVD) INT PG DVD 19.. 127
ATKINSON, ROWAN: LIVE (DVD) BH NR DVD 1992 55
BABEL (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 143
BLACK BOOK (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 146
BLANK, LES: SIX SHORT FILMS (DVD) AIF NR DVD 1960 59
BLISS: SEASON 3 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19..
BOSOM BUDDIES: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV NR DVD 518
BROTHERS AND SISTERS: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV PG DVD 19.. 988
BUG (2006) (DVD) HOR R DVD 19.. 101
CELLULOSE (DVD) INT NR DVD 120
COLLEGE HILL (DVD) TV NR DVD 294
CROWN WITNESS, THE (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 97
CUJO (DVD) HOR R DVD 1983 95
DERAILROADED (PAL) (DVD) PAL NR DVD 19.. 86
DRAWN TOGETHER: SEASON TWO (DVD) ANI NR DVD 19.. 330
DREAMS OF DUST (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 96
DYNASTY: SEASON TWO (DVD) TV NR DVD
EL-HAZARD 2:THE MAGNIFICENT WORLD (DVD) JAN NR DVD 1997
EVEN MONEY (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 113
EVENING (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 117
EXPERIMENTS IN TERROR 2 (DVD) HOR NR DVD 19.. 95
FLYING SCOTSMAN, THE (DVD) CYC PG-13 DVD 19.. 103
FROSTBITTEN (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 102
FULL OF IT (DVD) COM NR DVD 92
GREEN CHAIR (DVD) INT NR DVD 103
I WORKED FOR STALIN (DVD) INT NR DVD 1990
IN THE PIT (EN EL HOYO) (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 84
KNOCKED UP (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 133
LAWRENCE, MARTIN: 1ST AMENDMENT STANDUP SUC NR DVD 19.. 379
LENNON, JOHN: IMAGINE (DVD) MUS R DVD 19.. 106
MACBETH (2006) (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 110
MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION: FL WRIGHT (DVD) ART NR DVD 19.. 126
MARTIN, BILLY: MAN, MYTH, MANAGER (DVD) DOC NR DVD 65
MUPPET SHOW: SEASON 2 (DVD) TV NR DVD 612
NEAR MISS (DVD) AIF NR DVD 16
NEXT (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 96
PARTY (2000) (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 88
PETER'S FRIENDS (PAL) (DVD) PAL NR DVD 1992 97
POLISH KITSCH PROJECT COUNTERATTACKS INT NR DVD 19.. 88
PURE FORMALITY, A (PAL) (DVD) PAL 15+ DVD 1994 106
QUAY BROTHERS: PHANTOM MUSEUMS (2007) ANI NR DVD 137
ROBINSON'S GARDEN (DVD) INT NR DVD 1987 119
SEVERANCE (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 96
SHE (DVD) CSF NR DVD 1935 94
SMALLVILLE: SEASON 6 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 999
SPIDER BABY (DVD) B NR DVD 1996 81
SPROUT WINGS AND FLY (DVD) JAZ NR DVD 1983 30
STREETS OF SAN FRANCISCO: S1:V2 (DVD) TV NR DVD 1973 600
SUCH IS LIFE (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 98
TALMUD (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 223
TEKKONKINKREET (DVD) JAN NR DVD 19.. 111
TEN CANOES (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 92
TIGER CAGE (DVD) INT NR DVD 92
TOM AND JERRY: SPOTLIGHT COLLECTION (DVD ANI NR DVD 322
TOUCH OF EVIL (DVD) FNR NR DVD 1958 111
UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE: SEASON 2 (DVD) TV NR DVD 1999 222
VALET, THE (DVD) INT PG-13 DVD 19.. 85
WALKING TALL: LONE JUSTICE (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 94
WE ARE MARSHALL (DVD) GEN PG DVD 19.. 131
WELCOME TO THE NHK: VOL 1 (DVD) JAN NR DVD 19.. 100
WERNER HERZOG EATS HIS SHOE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 1979 20
WHAT ABOUT BRIAN?: COMPLETE SERIES (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 999
WHO WAS KAFKA? (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 96
WINE COURSE BY JANIS ROBINSON (DVD) CS NR DVD 1995 286
WOMAN WITHOUT LOVE (DVD) INT NR DVD 1952 91

Our HighDef order got delayed but we should have it in the next day or two -- here's what's in it:
NEW HD-DVDs: The Wild Bunch, Gods and Generals, Patch Adams, Next, Knocked Up, Wyatt Earp, and Evening.
NEW BLURAY DVDs: The Wild Bunch, Black Book, Memoirs of a Geisha, Underworld (Unrated), Gothika, Gods and Generals, Gothika and Wyatt Earp.

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