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New arrivals for the week of May 12, 2009


Greetings everyone,

This week's big titles are "Taken" and "Underworld: Rise of the Lycans". Of more interest, though, is Kelly Reichardt's "Wendy and Lucy" which P. Gregory Springer mentions in his latest Smile Politely article ("Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Property"). We also got quit a few documentaries including "Waging a Living" (chronicling "the battle of four low-wage workers to lift their families out of poverty") and "I Like Killing Flies" (a "documentary on the oddball Greenwich Village eatery, Shopsin's"). On BluRay we got two more Bond films: the not so great "Licence to Kill" with Timothy Dalton and the much better "The Man with the Golden Gun" with Roger Moore. Also, Sergio Leone's amazing "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" has finally arrived -- but I hear the transfer isn't so hot. For what it's worth, we just crossed the 1,000 BluRay titles in stock mark.

We are well into National Bike-to-Work Week -- have you been riding your bike? If it's been sitting in the garage all winter with a rusty chain and flat tires pull it out, clean it up and put some oil on the chain (or get a friend to do it) so you ride to work on Friday -- National Bike-to-Work Day. This year's "Ride of Silence" (to honor people who have been injured or died in bicycle accidents) will be on May 20th and will be an 8 mile loop leaving from the Assembly Hall parking lot at 7pm. Also in cycling news, the Illini 4000 leave in just under two weeks. They'll be passing through here on June 16th -- I'll fill you in on details soon so you can plan to ride into and/or out of town with them.

Don't forget, "Sita Sings the Blues" will be at Boardman's Art Theater May 15-21 with daily showings at 5:00, 7:00, and 9:15 plus an early show on Saturday and Sunday at 2:30. This will be a beautiful 35mm print with surround sound (Ebertfest used a digital copy in oldy-timey stereo). After the Friday (7:00) and Saturday (2:30) screenings there will be a Q & A with the director's parents (Jean and Hiram Paley) both of whom have been very active in the promotion of the film to festivals. For more information about the film (and to download it -- legally) check out the official website (www.sitasingstheblues.com).

That's it for now. 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...

AMERICAN DAD: VOLUME 4 (DVD) ANI G DVD 19.. 305
BLEACH: VOL 16 (DVD) JAN NR DVD 100
BODY OF WAR (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 87
BOSTON LEGAL: SEASON 5 (DVD) TV G DVD 19.. 557
CAVALCADE OF CARTOON COMEDY (DVD) ANI NR DVD 19.. 54
CORN IS GREEN, THE (DVD) GEN NR DVD 1979 93
CRUSOE: THE COMPLETE SERIES (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 542
CURIOUS GEORGE GOES GREEN (DVD) ANI NR DVD 19.. 108
DANA CARVEY SHOW, THE (DVD) TV NR DVD 1996 210
DRAGON SEED (DVD) CLA NR DVD 1944 148
FALL AND RISE OF REGINALD PERRIN (DVD) INT NR DVD 1976 630
FLIRTING WITH FORTY (DVD) COM NR DVD 19.. 87
FUTURE WE WILL CREATE, THE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 282
GOOD DICK (DVD) AIF R DVD 19.. 86
GREAT GUY (DVD) CLA NR DVD 1936 75
GRUDGE 3, THE (DVD) HOR R DVD 19.. 90
GYPSY CARAVAN: WHEN THE ROAD BENDS (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 111
HAPPILY EVER AFTER (2007) (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 115
HARTIGAN, GRACE: SHATTERING BOUN.. (DVD) ART NR DVD 19.. 36
I LIKE KILLING FLIES (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 79
IMAGE BEFORE MY EYES (DVD) DOC NR DVD 1980 88
INHERITANCE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 75
KILL BULJO (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 96
LOOK (DVD) AIF R DVD 19.. 102
LYING (DVD) AIF NR DVD 19.. 94
MORNING GLORY (DVD) CLA NR DVD 1933 74
MUNYUANGABO (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 97
O JERUSALEM (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 101
OLD CURIOSITY SHOP, THE (DVD) INT NR DVD 93
ORIGIN OF CHRISTIANITY (DVD) DOC NR DVD 520
PASSENGERS (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 93
PENN & TELLER: BULLSH*T: SEASON 06 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 270
PERSONAL EFFECTS (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 110
PLAGUES & PLEASURES ON SALTON SEA (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 73
QUESTIONING FAITH (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 84
RITCHIE BOYS, THE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 90
S. DARKO (DVD) AIF R DVD 19.. 103
SYLVIA SCARLETT (DVD) CLA NR DVD 1936 94
TAKEN (2009) (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 91
TAKING CHANCE (DVD) GEN TV-PG DVD 19.. 78
TRIAGE: DR JAMES ORBINSKI'S . . . (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 88
UNDERCURRENT (DVD) CLA NR DVD 1946 116
UNDERWORLD: RISE OF THE LYCANS (DVD) HOR R DVD 19.. 92
WAGING A LIVING (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 85
WENDY AND LUCY (DVD) AIF R DVD 19.. 80
WITHOUT LOVE (DVD) CLA NR DVD 1945 110

NEW BLURAY

BOND: LICENCE TO KILL (BR) BR PG-13 BR 1989 133
BOND: MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN, THE (BR) BR PG-13 BR 1974 125
CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON, THE(BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 165
DEXTER: SEASON 02 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 636
FARGO (BR) BR R BR 1996 98
GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY, THE (BR) BR R BR 1966 161
GRUDGE, THE (2004) (BR) BR R BR 19.. 91
INCENDIARY (BR) BR R BR 19.. 100
LAST CHANCE HARVEY (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 93
S. DARKO (BR) BR R BR 19.. 103
SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (BR) BR R BR 1977 118
TAKEN (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 91
THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY (BR) BR R BR 1998 130
TWILIGHT (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 122
UNDERWORLD: RISE OF THE LYCANS (BR) BR R BR 19.. 92
WAYNE'S WORLD (BR) BR PG-13 BR 1992 94

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