The new releases are pretty slim this week. In fact, I cannot remember the last time there were this few. On the bright side, it gives us all a chance to catch up on some stuff we may have missed lately. Last week I watched "Wire in the Blood: Season 5" -- what a great series! I just started watching "Planet Earth" -- very well done. "Vantage Point"? Exactly the kind of film I should have loved but I just didn't -- in fact it was downright bad. And, "Stardust" was very, very nice. This week I'm looking forward to "Chronicles of Narnia" (I know, who hasn't seen that already) and the newest re-mastered version of one of my favorite films (and books), "Diva" (now as part of the Meridian Collection).
The Tour de France kicked off on Saturday. Since Versus TV got shifted to a higher bracket on the Dish Network I've had to resort to reading about the tour and watching snippets of it on-line. Without a single dominate force riding this year it should be a very exciting race. Check out Versus TV on-line (www.versus.com) for daily video updates.
Speaking of cycling -- we just got the official That's Rentertainment Water Bottles in stock! What better way to attack the peloton than with a nice refreshing drink out of a super cool Renter bottle? At just $2.50 each or 3 for $6.00 (mix and match with video rentals for your best deal) you just can't go wrong. Pick one up the next time you're in.
The Illini 4000 for Cancer are now in Cody, Wyoming and tomorrow will enter Yellowstone. Sandra announced a general mail-call in Missoula, MT (on July 16th) so if anyone wants to send an inspirational letter, a box of cookies, or anything else they feel like 20 riders mights want check out Sandra's blog on the Illini 4000 web site (www.illini4000.org). I haven't gotten an update on how much they've raised but the last time I checked they were 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...
AMERICAN SLAPSTICK: VOL 02 (DVD) CLA NR DVD 440
BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHT (DVD) ANI PG-13 DVD 76
BLOOD BROTHERS (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 95
BONE EATER (DVD) HOR PG-13 DVD 19.. 88
BRUCE AND LLOYD: OUT OF CONTROL (DVD) COM PG-13 DVD 71
DUNGEON GIRL (DVD) HOR R DVD 81
FLAKES (DVD) AIF NR DVD 19.. 87
FOLLIES OF MISS EVA (DVD) INT NR DVD 1985 96
MAD MEN: SEASON 1 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 616
METROPOLIS (2008) (DVD) DOC NR DVD 365
MONK: SEASON 06 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19..
NAMES, THE: NIGHTSHIFT (DVD) MUS NR DVD 19.. 120
NARUTO: VOL 25 (DVD) JAN NR DVD 19.. 88
NAUMAN, BRUCE: MAKE ME THINK (DVD) ART NR DVD 1997 70
OTOBOKU: MAIDENS ARE...: VOL 01 (DVD) JAN 13+ DVD 19.. 125
RUINS, THE (UNRATED) (DVD) HOR NR DVD 19.. 93
SCHUBERT, FRANZ: DOUBLE LIFE OF... (DVD) MUS NR DVD 1997 50
SLEEPWALKING (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 101
STARGATE ATLANTIS: SEASON 04 (DVD) SF NR DVD 19.. 827
STOP-LOSS (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 111
SUPERHERO MOVIE (DVD) COM NR DVD 19.. 82
TOXIC (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 92
TRACEY FRAGMENTS, THE (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 77
TROUBADOURS (DVD) AIF NR DVD 19.. 107
X FILES: REVELATIONS (DVD) SF NR DVD 182
NEW BLURAY DISCS
BATMAN BEGINS (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 140
BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHT (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 76
SLEEPWALKING (BR) BR R BR 19.. 101