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New arrivals for the week of January 8, 2008
 
Hello loyal Renter renters,

This week's big releases were "3:10 to Yuma" (the re-make of the 1957 film) and "Klimt" (a movie about Gustav Klimt starring John Malkovich). We also got the lovely new four-disc Harry Langdon "Lost & Found" collection. There are a couple of bits of excellent on-line news. For all you documentary lovers out there, Kevin Kelly has posted his book, "True Films", on-line as a free pdf download. It's a great list of 200 documentaries Kevin thinks are worth watching -- and he tells you why. If you don't feel like downloading it we've got a printed version at the counter... have a look. Also on-line, "Steal This Film" (parts 1 and 2) are available as free downloads (www.stealthisfilm.com -- you have to do some searching to find both parts). I haven't watch it all but the bits I've seen look like an excellent overview of the on-line copyright battle that has been going on for years now (and will no doubt go on for years to come). Aren't the internets amazing!

Is the HiDef war over? Just the other day, Warner Brothers announced they were going BluRay only. That leaves HD with only 25% of the HiDef market (which, as of right now, is a rather small market). So, even though HD is a better deal for the consumer -- HD players are cheaper (the low-end Toshiba has sold for as little as $99) and HD discs generally cost at least 25% less than BluRay -- the majority of studios have decided to go with BluRay and, in turn, that is probably what you will have to do. Thanks a lot Sony. If the combo players ever come down in price (right now it costs more to buy a combo player than two individual players) that's the route I'd suggest going. Oh well. For now we will continue to buy both formats in roughly equal quantities. Oh, and for those of you keeping score at home, at Rentertainment HD is still out-renting BluRay by about 25%.

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

NEW DVDs

.HACK//ROOTS VOL. 03 (DVD) JAN NR DVD
3:10 TO YUMA (2007) (DVD) WES R DVD 19.. 122
AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN: SEASON 7 (DVD) CS NR DVD
BIG BANG LOVE, JUVENILE A (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 85
BLACK IRISH (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 95
BLOOD OF MY BROTHER, THE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 81
BOOGEYMAN 2 HOR NR DVD 19.. 93
CANNIBAL WOMEN (DVD) COM NR DVD 1989 90
DANCE FOR CAMERA 2 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 50
DEATH SENTENCE (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 106
DICK TRACY (DVD) GEN PG DVD 1990 105
DIRT: SEASON 01 (DVD) NEW NR DVD
DRAGON WARS (D-WAR) (DVD) SF PG-13 DVD 19.. 90
EAGLE VS. SHARK (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 88
EYE OF THE DOLPHIN (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 102
FORGET ABOUT IT (DVD) COM PG-13 DVD 19.. 85
GOLDEN DOOR (DVD) INT PG-13 DVD 19.. 118
GRINDHOUSE TRASH (DVD) B NR DVD 1968
GUADALUPE (DVD) CSA PG DVD 19.. 107
HARRY LANGDON: LOST & FOUND (DVD) CC NR DVD
HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER, THE (DVD) GEN G DVD 1968 123
JOSHUA (2007) (DVD) HOR R DVD 19.. 106
KANON: VOLUME 01 (DVD) JAN TV-PG DVD 100
KASPAR HAUSER (DVD) INT NR DVD 1993 133
KLIMT (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 97
RUFUS! RUFUS! RUFUS! DOES JUDY! JUDY! MUS NR DVD
RUSH CHRONICLES MUS NR DVD 19.. 63
SISSI COLLECTION, THE INT NR DVD
SUNSHINE (2007) (DVD) SF R DVD 19.. 107
TUDORS, THE: SEASON 1 TV NR DVD 19.. 409
WALL DOC NR DVD 19.. 97
WAY WE LIVE NOW, THE (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 300
WE WERE SOLDIERS (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 138

NEW HD DVDs

ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 (HD) HD R HD 19.. 109
BACKDRAFT (HD) HD R HD 1991 138
BONE COLLECTOR, THE (HD) HD R HD 1999 118
CASINO (HD) HD R HD 1995 179
DEER HUNTER, THE (HD) HD R HD 1978 184
GOOD SHEPHERD, THE (HD) HD R HD 19.. 167
HOLLYWOODLAND (HD) HD R HD 19.. 127
MONTY PYTHON: MEANING OF LIFE (HD) HD R HD 1983 108
SPARTACUS (HD) HD PG-13 HD 1960 197
VAN HELSING (HD) HD PG-13 HD 19.. 132

NEW BLURAY DVDs

RESIDENT EVIL (BR) BR R BR 19.. 100
RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION (BR) BR R BR 19.. 94
SHOOT 'EM UP (BR) BR R BR 19.. 86
WAR (BR) BR R BR 19.. 103

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