Happy 4th of July week (and for you Canadians, Happy Canada Day week). Remember, we'll be open on the 4th but will close early (at 8:00pm) so everyone can go see the fireworks...
"Shotgun Stories" is here!!! I loved this film at Ebertfest and if you didn't get to see it there you should certainly watch the DVD. Also, once a month we get a box from Ryko with an odd assortment of euro-sleeze, Italian horror (actually called "giallo"), and other even lesser known cult titles. That box came in this week and included the re-mastered versions of Mondo Cane (the original and part two), Maid in Sweden, and Killer's Moon (plus about 15 more films). Please note, I'm not recommending you watch any of them -- just letting you know they exist. And lastly, if you are into the 70s action comedies, we got "Thunder and Lightning". It's got a Carradine. It's got Kate Jackson. It's got car chases. What's not to like?
I've mentioned this before but now you really need to get with the program. Urbana's own Nina Paley (sure, she moved to San Francisco but technically, I think, she's still ours), has made a full length animated movie, "Sita Sings the Blues". If you haven't done so already, I strongly recommend you have a look at web site, watch the posted bits, and be amazed. Nina is currently making the world-wide festival rounds -- and she's winning prizes (the latest being Best American Feature, the "Tournage Award", at the Avignon Film Festival)! Hopefully someone can organize a screening at the Virginia or the Art Theater soon (that's a not so subtle hint, Jean and Hiram).
The Illini 4000 for Cancer are on day 40 of their summer-long cross-country ride -- and it's a well deserved rest day. Connie reports that Wall Drug (you know, the most heavily advertised truck stop in the known universe) still sells five cent coffee -- always good to know. The team is still just shy of the $60,000 mark (towards their goal of $75,000) -- all to be donated to Camp Kesem and the American Cancer Society Research Fund. Have a look at the Illini 4000 web site for more information, to read the riders journal entries and/or to make a donation.
Have a great day...
Geoff (and all the other Rentertarians)
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Here's what's new this week...
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AMERICAN NUDES: VOL 01 (DVD) AIF XXX DVD 1940 65
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DRILLBIT TAYLOR (DVD) COM NR DVD 19.. 109
EROTIC WEREWOLF IN LONDON, AN (DVD) B NR DVD 19..
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KEEN EDDIE: COMPLETE SERIES (DVD) TV NR DVD 19..
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LAST OF THE SUMMER WINE (1976) (DVD) INT NR DVD 1976 206
LAST OF THE SUMMER WINE (1995) (DVD) INT NR DVD 1995 360
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LUCKY STAR: VOL 01 (DVD) JAN 13+ DVD 19.. 100
MAID IN SWEDEN (DVD) INT R DVD 1971 80
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ME & MICHAEL (DVD) AIF NR DVD 19.. 60
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SHOTGUN STORIES (DVD) AIF PG-13 DVD 19.. 91
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THUNDER AND LIGHTNING (DVD) COM PG DVD 1977 95
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VANTAGE POINT (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 90