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Hello Everyone,

With the rising local interest in safe alternative forms of transportation (primarily biking and walking), "Contested Streets" (www.contestedstreets.com) is worth popping into your DVD player. It "explores the history and culture of NYC streets from pre-automobile times to the present." My own take on the state of things locally is that our streets have become dedicated primarily to moving folks in cars from one place to another with very little thought given to the people on bicycles. On campus it seems the MTD rules the roads. I would love to see some of campus become closed to automobile traffic (as on State Street in Madison, WI) and/or limit MTD access to the outer edges of campus' central core. It seems the MTD contract is up for renewal so maybe some changes can be made...

Hi-def scorecard: In the rest of the U S of A BluRay seems to rule but around these parts it seems to be all about HD -- we've now got 77 HD-DVDs w/72 rentals vs 81 BluRay-DVDs w/59 rentals. It looks like both formats are loading up the releases for the 4th quarter with almost 150 titles announced (so far) -- no doubt each is hoping folks will buy their respective players based on titles available. We'll see.

Essential Art House Films Update: We're back on schedule (sort of)! This week's film is Marcel Camus' "Black Orpeus". Last week's film was 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.

Have a great day...

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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AMERICAN TAIL, AN (DVD) ANI G DVD 1986 81
AMERICAN TAIL: FIEVEL GOES WEST (DVD) ANI G DVD 1991 76
BABBLEONIA: A DOCUMENTARY (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 54
BARBAROSA (DVD) WES PG DVD 1982 90
BEARD, PETER: SCRAPBOOKS FROM AF...(DVD) DOC NR DVD 1998 54
BEYOND THE GATES (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 112
BRATZ: SUPER BABYZ (DVD) ANI NR DVD 19.. 74
CHINESE COFFEE (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 99
CHRISTMAS MIRACLE AT SAGE CREEK (DVD) WES PG DVD 19.. 90
CITY OF VIOLENCE, THE (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 92
CONTESTED STREETS: BREAKING NYC... (DVD) ESI NR DVD 19.. 57
CREATURE COMFORTS: AMERICA: S-01 (DVD) ANI NR DVD 19.. 169
DEAL OR NO DEAL: THE GAME (DVD) TV NR DVD 19..
ENFANTS TERRIBLES, LES (DVD) INT NR DVD 1950 106
EUREKA SEVEN: VOL 09 (DVD) JAN 13+ DVD 19.. 100
EVAN ALMIGHTY (DVD) COM PG DVD 19.. 96
EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS: SEASON 02 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 457
FOREVER KNIGHT: TRILOGY: PART 03 (DVD) TV NR DVD 1995 969
FRIDAY THE 13TH IX: JASON GOES TO..(DVD) HOR R DVD 1993 91
FRIENDS OF GOD (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 56
FURIA (DVD) INT NR DVD 1999 107
GEARON, TIERNEY: MOTHER PROJECT (DVD) ART NR DVD 19.. 70
GHOST IN THE SHELL: SAC: SOLID STATE... JAN 13+ DVD 19.. 109
HALLOWED GROUND (DVD) HOR NR DVD 19.. 83
HANNAH MONTANA: LIFE'S WHAT YOU MAKE IT! TV NR DVD 19.. 90
HEAVY METAL (DVD) ANI R DVD 1981 90
HEROES: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV TV-14 DVD 19.. 999
HICKS, BILL: LIVE: SATIRIST, S... (DVD) SUC NR DVD 19..
HICKS, BILL: SANE MAN (DVD) SUC NR DVD 1989 84
HILLS HAVE EYES 2, THE (DVD) HOR NR DVD 19.. 90
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER: SEASON 02 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 521
HUGHLEY, D.L.: UNAPOLOGETIC (DVD) SUC TV-MA DVD 19.. 52
IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK 2 (DVD) G&L R DVD 19.. 96
INTRUDER, THE (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 1965 83
LIKE IT NEVER WAS BEFORE (DVD) INT NR DVD 1995 108
LITTLE GIANTS (DVD) COM PG DVD 1994 106
LOCAL STIGMATIC, THE (DVD) GEN NR DVD 1990 56
LOOKING FOR RICHARD (DVD) DOC PG-13 DVD 1996 112
MAGICIAN, THE (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 99
MAGNUM PI: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV NR DVD 1980 999
MAGNUM PI: SEASON 04 (DVD) TV NR DVD 1980 999
MAGNUM PI: SEASON 05 (DVD) TV NR DVD 1980 999
MAGNUM PI: SEASON 06 (DVD) TV NR DVD 1980 999
MELANCHOLY OF HARUHI SUZUMIYA: V3 (DVD) JAN 13+ DVD 19.. 75
MIAMI VICE: SEASON 03 (DVD) TV NR DVD 999
MIAMI VICE: SEASON 04 (DVD) TV NR DVD 999
MIAMI VICE: SEASON 05 (DVD) TV NR DVD 999
MY HIME Z: MY OTOME: VOL 02 (DVD) JAN 13+ DVD 19.. 100
MY NAME IS EARL: SEASON 02 (DVD) TV NR DVD 508
NAKED AVENGERS (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 115
NAKED KILLER (DVD) INT NR DVD 97
NAKED WEAPONS (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 115
NATIONAL LAMPOON: VAN WILDER (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 93
NAZIS, THE: A WARNING FROM HISTORY (DVD) DOC NR DVD 1997 290
NEW VALIANT ONES II, THE (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 89
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD: 3-D (DVD) HOR R DVD 1968 80
NIGHTY NIGHT: SERIES 01 (DVD) BH NR DVD 19.. 171
PARAGRAPH 175 (DVD) G&L NR DVD 19.. 81
PEARL JAM: IMMAGINE IN CORNICE (DVD) MUS NR DVD 19.. 93
PEST, THE (DVD) COM PG-13 DVD 1997 85
PLASTERHEAD (DVD) HOR R DVD 19.. 94
PRIME SUSPECT 7: THE FINAL ACT (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 184
PROTECTING THE KING (DVD) GEN NR DVD 19.. 90
REIGN OVER ME (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 124
RISE: BLOOD HUNTER (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 122
ROBINSON CRUSOE ON MARS (DVD) SF NR DVD 1964 110
SCRAP HEAVEN (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 117
SHANGHAI KISS (DVD) COM NR DVD 19.. 106
SOPRANOS: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 170
SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKS (DVD) SUC NR DVD 19.. 62
SUPERMAN: DOOMSDAY (DVD) ANI PG-13 DVD 19.. 75
SURF'S UP (DVD) ANI PG DVD 19.. 85
TARA ROAD (DVD) INT PG DVD 19.. 97
THREE DAYS OF RAIN (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 97
TORN APART (DVD) INT R DVD 1990 95
TSUBASA: VOL 04 (DVD) JAN TV PG DVD 19.. 100
TWILIGHT ZONE: THE MOVIE (DVD) SF PG DVD 1983 101
TWINS MISSION (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 87
UNTOUCHABLES, THE: SEASON 1, VOL 1 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19..
WAR, THE: A KEN BURNS FILM (DVD) DOC TV-14 DVD 19..
WELCOME TO PARADISE (DVD) GEN PG DVD 19.. 105
WILTED HEART (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 110
WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY, THE (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 127
WRONG TURN 2: DEAD END (DVD) HOR R DVD 19.. 97
YOU KILL ME (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 93
ZEGAPAIN: VOL 01 (DVD) JAN 13+ DVD 19.. 125

NEW HD DVDs

ROOM WITH A VIEW, A (HD) HD NR HD 1985 117
TOP GUN (HD) HD PG HD 1986 109

NEW BLURAY DVDs

FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF THE SILVER..(BR) BR PG DVD 19.. 92

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