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New arrivals for the week of January 13, 2009


Hello Everyone,

We've gotten a few questions about the upcoming "Digital TV Transition" (most of them being, "Do I need a new TV?"). Rather than answer them, I'll just point you to folks who have already done so. In case you are a bit behind the cue ball, here's the first line on the FCCs web-page: "On February 17, 2009, federal law requires that all full-power television broadcast stations stop broadcasting in analog format and broadcast only in digital format..." If you like reading, they have a ton more information on their web site about all of it (link). On the other hand, if you prefer pictures to a ton of text, The Consumerist had a very easy to follow flow chart a few weeks ago (link). The Weather Channel simply posted something saying "If you can see this on your screen -- do nothing" (meaning, if you can see the Weather Channel you must already have cable or satellite and are all set). Apparently about 95% of folks won't even notice this transition (other than the bombardment of hype surrounding it). I guess the other 5% will be watching more DVDs.

This week's biggest release is "Appaloosa". With it's all-star cast (Jeremy Irons, Ed Harris, Viggo Mortensen, Renee Zellweger, etc) and classic western sensibilities it will make for some perfect Friday night viewing. Season four of one of my favorite British shows, "Lovejoy", has arrived, as has season three of "McLeod's Daughters" and season one of "The Commander" (with Amanda Burton as Commander Claire Blake). Marianne Faithful and Jenny Agutter star in "Irena Palm" (which has won a few awards and was nominated for the Golden Bear Berlin). We also got a handful of new Food Channel cooking shows (Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, Feasting on Asphalt, and Unwrapped). That should keep you busy until next week.

Note: This Friday we'll go back to our regular hours.

Have a great week...

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...

ALL ROADS LEAD HOME (DVD) GEN PG DVD 19.. 112
AMERICAN FUSION (DVD) COM PG-13 DVD 19.. 94
APPALOOSA (DVD) WES R DVD 19.. 115
BABY BOOM (DVD) COM PG DVD 1987 110
BLACK BELT (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 120
BLINDSIGHT (DVD) DOC PG DVD 19.. 108
BRICK LANE (DVD) INT PG-13 DVD 19.. 102
BRIDESHEAD REVISITED (2008) (DVD) INT PG13 DVD 19.. 133
BUSTIN' DOWN THE DOOR (DVD) SPO NR DVD 19.. 96
CHASER, THE (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 120
COMMANDER IN CHIEF: SEASON 1: PT 2 (DVD) TV TV-PG DVD 390
COMMANDER, THE: SET 01 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 570
CRIME 360: VOL 1 TV NR DVD 19.. 999
CYBORG GIRL (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 120
DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES: S. 1 (DVD) CS NR DVD 19.. 264
ENTRY LEVEL (DVD) COM NR DVD 19.. 85
FAMILY THAT PREYS, THE (DVD) COM PG-13 DVD 19.. 109
FAR FROM HOME: ADVENTURES OF... (DVD) GEN PG DVD 1994 87
FEARLESS FIGHTER (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 120
FEASTING ON ASPHALT: SEASON 1 CS NR DVD 19.. 112
FEASTING ON ASPHALT: SEASON 2 CS NR DVD 19.. 112
FORCE WITH ROBBIE VENTURA (DVD) CYC NR DVD 19.. 100
GP506/RPOINT (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 240
HIT AND RUN (DVD) HOR NR DVD 19.. 84
IRINA PALM INT R DVD 19.. 103
KISS THE BRIDE (2007) (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 100
LAWLESS, THE (DVD) GEN NR DVD 86
LIFE & TIMES OF JUDGE ROY BEAN, THE(DVD) WES PG DVD 1972 123
LITTLE BRITAIN USA (DVD) TV TV-MA DVD 19.. 180
LOVEJOY: SEASON 4 (DVD) INT NR DVD 1992 663
MARRIAGE COUNSELOR, THE (DVD) COM NR DVD 19.. 143
MCCARTHY, MOODY: I THINK I'M... (DVD) SUC NR DVD 19.. 152
MCLEOD'S DAUGHTERS: SEASON 03 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 999
MIRRORS (2008) (DVD) HOR R DVD 19.. 111
MY BEST FRIEND'S GIRL (DVD) COM NR DVD 19.. 112
PAINTED SKIN (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 120
PARENT TRAP / PARENT TRAP II (DVD) COM G DVD 1961 129
ROBIN B HOOD (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 126
ROOM, THE (DVD) AIF R DVD 19.. 99
RUNNING FUNNY (DVD) GEN NR DVD 19.. 80
SAMURAI SCHOOL (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 120
SEVEN DAYS / PUNCH LADY (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 240
SHUT UP AND SHOOT! (DVD) COM NR DVD 19.. 88
SKINS: VOL 1 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 425
SMITH, PATTI: DREAM OF LIFE (DVD) MUS NR DVD 19.. 109
SPEED WITH ROBBIE VENTURA (DVD) CYC NR DVD 19.. 100
SPIRIT OF THE MARATHON (DVD) GEN PG DVD 19.. 102
SWING VOTE (DVD) COM PG-13 DVD 19.. 120
TRIAL & RETRIBUTION: SET 01 (DVD) INT NR DVD 1997 804
TROJAN HORSE, THE (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 180
UNWRAPPED: COLUME 1 (DVD) CS NR DVD 19.. 198
WATCHER IN THE WOODS, THE (DVD) GEN PG DVD 1980 83
WHITE DOG (DVD) GEN PG DVD 1982 90
WHITE SQUALL (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 1996 129

NEW BLURAY

APPALOOSA (BR) BR R BR 19.. 115
BABYLON A.D. (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 101
BANGKOK DANGEROUS (BR) BR R BR 19.. 100
DEXTER: SEASON 1 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 651
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 118
GHOST IN THE SHELL 2: INNOCENCE (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 100
LAST EMPEROR, THE (BR) BR NR BR 1987 165
MY BEST FRIEND'S GIRL (BR) BR R BR 19.. 112
PINEAPPLE EXPRESS (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 117
RIGHTEOUS KILL (BR) BR R BR 19.. 103
STARGATE: THE ARK OF TRUTH (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 102
SWING VOTE (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 120
WACKNESS, THE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 99

 

 

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