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New arrivals for the week of September 9, 2008


Hello Everyone,

The time has come -- we're getting out of the HD-DVD business (but, don't worry, we're staying in the BluRay business). I think we gave it a fair shot but in the past month only about four HD-DVDs have rented. We desperately need the shelf space so they've got to go. Starting right now, all the HD-DVDs in the store (just over 200 of them) are for sale -- just $10 each. Come and get 'em!!!

It seems there's a whole collection Disney films from the late 60s and 70s we are missing (and most of them seem to star Kurt Russell). We got a few of them in this week (The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, Now You See Him Now You Don't and The Strongest Man in the World) and will get more next week. We also got a small stack of Doctor Who titles (#17, 93, 97, 121). One of these days I'll need to figure out what we're missing and fill in those holes (Note to Doctor Who fans: If you know what DVDs we are missing please send me a list -- I'll get them). From Criterion we got the infamous Pier Pasolini's "Salo, or 120 Days of Sodom" and Guy Maddin's "Brand upon the Brain". Next month look for the Max Ophuls collection.

Last week I watch "The Road to Roubaix", a very well done documentary about one of the greatest bicycle races in the world. Unlike most other cycling documentaries, it focuses on the riders and not so much the ride (which is fascinating in itself). Billed as "The Hell of the North", the Paris-Roubaix is considered to be the toughest of the one-day Spring Classics. Winners include some of the greatest names in cycling: Eddy Merckx, Fausto Coppi, Francesco Moser, Bernard Hinault, Sean Kelly, and this year, Tom Boonen. What makes the Paris-Roubaix so unique is that a lot of it is ridden on centuries old cobblestone roads. If it's raining, they are slick and spills are plentiful. If it's dry, the dust is so thick you can hardly see. Usually, over the course of the race, it ends up being both. Although the riders know what lies ahead, they come back year after grueling year. In "The road to Roubaix" they try to explain why. Recommended even if you don't care much about cycling. Note: my favorite cycling documentary ever is Louis Malle's 18 minute long film from 1962, "Vive le Tour" -- we've got it and everyone should watch 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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Here's what's new this week...

14 WOMEN (DVD) AP NR DVD 70
AMERICAN DRUG WAR: THE LAST WHITE..(DVD) DOC NR DVD 118
BABY MAMA (DVD) COM PG-13 DVD 19.. 99
BASHING (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 82
BATTLE 360: SEASON 01 (DVD) DOC NR DVD 999
BILL DOUGLAS TRILOGY, THE (DVD) INT NR DVD 1972 999
BLISS (DVD) GEN R DVD 1997 102
BRAND UPON THE BRAIN! (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 99
CANNIBAL TERROR (DVD) B NR DVD 1981 89
COMPUTER WORE TENNIS SHOES, THE (DVD) COM G DVD 1969 90
CSI: MIAMI: SEASON 06 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 999
DANTE'S COVE: SEASON 3 (DVD) G&L NR DVD 246
DOCTOR WHO #017: THE TIME MEDDLER (DVD) WHO NR DVD 1965 100
DOCTOR WHO #093: INVISIBLE ENEMY (DVD) WHO NR DVD 1977 143
DOCTOR WHO #097: INVASION OF TIME (DVD) WHO NR DVD 1978 150
DOCTOR WHO #121: BLACK ORCHID (DVD) WHO NR DVD 49
FALL, THE (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 117
FORBIDDEN KINGDOM, THE (DVD) INT PG-13 DVD 19.. 104
FOYLE'S WAR 5: ALL CLEAR (DVD) BMS NR DVD 100
FOYLE'S WAR 5: BROKEN SOULS (DVD) BMS NR DVD 100
FOYLE'S WAR 5: PLAN OF ATTACK (DVD) BMS NR DVD 100
HECKLER (DVD) COM R DVD 78
IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHIL..:S3 (DVD) TV PG-13 DVD 19.. 332
LAIR, THE: SEASON 01 (DVD) G&L NR DVD 19.. 157
LOVE CONQUERS ALL (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 90
MARZIPAN PIG, THE / JAZZTIME TALE (DVD) ANI NR DVD 60
MEDIUM: SEASON 04 (DVD) TV NR DVD 999
MOON AND SIXPENCE, THE (DVD) CLA NR DVD 1943 178
NOW YOU SEE HIM NOW YOU DON'T (DVD) COM G DVD 1972 88
POPE DREAMS (DVD) GEN NR DVD 105
POSTAL (DVD) COM NR DVD 19.. 102
PRIVATE PARTS (DVD) COM R DVD 1997 108
PROBLEM CHILD / PROBLEM CHILD 2 (DVD) COM PG-13 DVD 1990 172
REAL MCCAIN, THE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 60
RETURN OF THE SWAMP THING, THE (DVD) COM PG-13 DVD 1989 88
ROAD TO ROUBAIX (DVD) CYC NR DVD 19.. 75
ROBOT JOX (DVD) COM PG DVD 1990 85
SALO OR 120 DAYS OF SODOM (DVD) INT NR DVD 1975 112
SANTOURI: THE MUSIC MAN (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 106
SCORPION KING 2, THE (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 109
SHADOW (AKA CIEN) (DVD) INT NR DVD 1956 90
SMALLVILLE: SEASON 7 (DVD) TV NR DVD 827
SOUTH OF PICO (DVD) GEN R DVD 85
SPARTACUS (DVD) INT PG-13 DVD 1960 196
STRONGEST MAN IN THE WORLD, THE (DVD) COM G DVD 1975 92
TAKING 5 (DVD) COM PG DVD 19.. 90
TOKYO DECADENCE (DVD) INT NR DVD 1991 112
TWO LAWS (DVD) INT NR DVD 1981 130
VILLIAN, THE (DVD) WES PG DVD 1979 89
VLADO: THIRTY YEARS LATER (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 82

NEW BLURAY

BABY MAMA (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 99
BLACK MASK (BR) BR R BR 1999 102
COOL HAND LUKE (BR) BR PG BR 1967 126
DAY WATCH (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 146
ERASER (BR) BR R BR 1996 115
EVERY WHICH WAY BUT LOOSE (BR) BR PG BR 1978 114
FALL, THE (BR) BR R BR 117
FORBIDDEN KINGDOM, THE (BR) BR PG-13 BR 104
GAUNTLET, THE (BR) BR R BR 1977 109
HOW THE WEST WAS WON (BR) BR NR BR 1962 164
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN, THE (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 83
KILL BILL: VOLUME ONE (BR) BR R BR 111
KILL BILL: VOLUME TWO (BR) BR R BR 137
MARRIED LIFE (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 91
NEXT AVENGERS: HEROES OF TOMORROW (BR) BR PG BR 19.. 78
NIGHT WATCH (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 114
OUTBREAK (BR) BR R BR 1995 128
ROBOTECH: THE SHADOW CHRONICLES (BR) BR PG BR 88
RUDY (BR) BR PG BR 1993 114
THEN SHE FOUND ME (BR) BR R BR 100
TRANSFORMERS (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 143
UNDER SIEGE 2: DARK TERRITORY (BR) BR R BR 1995 100


 

 

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