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New arrivals for the week of August 19, 2008

Hello Everyone,

It's a really slow week for new releases but we got two great looking PBS documentaries: "Craft in America" and "Influenza 1918". Also, a handful of TV things came in too late to make the list: Gossip Girls (S1), House (S4), South Park (S11) and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (S1 on BluRay). Look for a more regular supply of new releases starting next week.

Urban Outfitters on Green Street has opened but those two huge apartment complexes (The Whopper and 310 Burnham) are still nowhere near done. It looks like the Common Ground Food Co-op is set to open on time this weekend -- very exciting! and our friends at The Furniture Lounge in Downtown Champaign are opening a satellite store in Downtown Urbana. That will be a nice addition to Main Street. Have you been to the newly re-opened Milo's? I give it a "serious high five" (that's a good thing... see "Hollywood Shuffle")!

Next time you are in the store have a look on the shelves above the BluRay discs -- even more posters! These are from film festivals my parents helped organize in the late 60s and early 70s. I'd love to see Krannert Art Museum do a whole display of cool graphic design stuff from around here during that era. If I turn up any more I'll be sure to get them framed and put somewhere in the store. Do you have any stuffed under your bed from back in the day?

The new semester is here -- the dorms open on Thursday, quad day is Sunday, classes start Monday and by noon every parking space on Campus will be taken until sometime around Thanksgiving.

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...

AFFINITY (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 90
AMERICAN CRIME, AN (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 92
AMSTEL GOLD RACE: 2001 (DVD) CYC NR DVD 19.. 95
BATTLE ROYALE (PAL) PAL NR DVD 19.. 114
CARVEY, DANA: SQUATTING MONKEYS... (DVD) SUC TV-MA DVD 120
CHRONICLE OF AN ESCAPE (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 111
CRAFT IN AMERICA (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 180
DEAL (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 86
DEXTER: SEASON 02 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19..
DON QUIXOTE: ORSON WELLES' (DVD) INT NR DVD 1992 115
FATE/ STAY NIGHT: VOL 06 (DVD) JAN 13+ DVD 100
FRESHMAN ORIENTATION (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 91
HER BEST MOVE (DVD) GEN G DVD 19.. 101
INFLUENZA 1918 (DVD) DOC NR DVD 1998 60
LEGEND OF THE SHADOWLESS SWORD, THE(DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 116
LIEGE-BASTOGNE-LIEGE 1996 (DVD) CYC NR DVD 1996 110
LOVE AND MARY (DVD) COM PG-13 DVD 19..
MISS PETTIGREW LIVES FOR A DAY (DVD) INT PG-13 DVD 19.. 92
MY FARAWAY BRIDE (DVD) COM NR DVD 19.. 95
OLIVER, JOHN: TERRIFYING TIMES (DVD) SUC NR DVD 19.. 56
RECOUNT (DVD) GEN TV-MA DVD 19.. 116
RESTRAINT (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 92
SAN SEBASTIAN: 1995 (DVD) CYC NR DVD 1995 90
SHARE THE ROAD (DVD) CYC NR DVD 19.. 60
TOUR OF CALIFORNIA (2008) (DVD) CYC NR DVD 300
TRANSFORMERS (ANIMATED): SEASON 01 (DVD) ANI NR DVD 286
WAYSIDE SCHOOL: SEASON 01 (DVD) ANI NR DVD 19.. 292
WITHOUT THE KING (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 84

NEW BLURAY

7 SECONDS (BR) BR R BR 19.. 96
BELLY (BR) BR R BR 1998 95
CJ7 (BR) BR PG BR 19.. 88
DOORS, THE (BR) BR R BR 1991 138
FELON (BR) BR R BR 19.. 104
HALF PAST DEAD (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 98
KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN (BR) BR NR BR 1985 120
LIFE BEFORE HER EYES, THE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 90
MAXIMUM RISK (BR) BR R BR 1996 100
NIXON (BR) BR R BR 1995 213
SCORPION KING 2, THE (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 109
SCORPION KING, THE (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 92
SMART PEOPLE (BR) BR R BR 95
STREET KINGS (BR) BR R BR 19.. 109
XXX: STATE OF THE UNION (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 101


 

 

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