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New arrivals for the week of February 16, 2010

Greetings everyone,

There are three bigger-than-not titles this week: "Black Dynamite" (an awesome tribute to the 70s Blaxploitation genre, w/Michael Jai White), "Coco Before Chanel" (Coco Chanel's rise to the top of the fashion world, w/Audrey Tatou), and "Law Abiding Citizen" (an above average man done wrong revenge film, w/Jamie Foxx and Gerard Butler). We also got two volumes of "The Bad Girls of Film Noir" series (they look very cool), "Gaumont Treasures" (a 3-disc set of films from the early years of the influential Gaumont Film Company), and the two latest from Criterion (Steve McQueen's "Hunger" and Max Ophul's "Lola Montes").

Speaking of Criterion, there's been a bit of a shake-up in their world. At the end of March, Criterion is losing the rights to a large group of StudioCanal titles (the list can be found on the Criterion web-site). It also seems they already don't have the rights to release some of the StudioCanal titles they have released on DVD on BluRay. This week we got three of those StudioCanal titles on BluRay as released by Lionsgate: Godard's "Contempt", Alexander Mackendrick's "The Ladykillers" (with Sir Alec Guiness and Peter Sellers), and Kurosawa's "Ran". It's worth noting how hard Lionsgate tried to make these releases look like Criterion releases. Don't worry about a lack of quality, though. DVD Beaver (the authority on such things) seems to think Lionsgate did a great job with both the picture quality and the sound on all three releases (but they are lacking the typical over-the-top extra material we have gotten used to from Criterion). We also got three new proper Criterion releases on BluRay: Steve McQueen's "Hunger", Max Ophul's "Lola Montes", and Goetz Spielmann's "Revanche".

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...

ANDRE (1994) (DVD) COM PG DVD 1994 94
ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK? (DVD) TV NR DVD 1991 144
ARMY WIVES: SEASON 03 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 759
BAD GIRLS OF FILM NOIR: VOLUME 01 (DVD) FNR NR DVD 1950 313
BAD GIRLS OF FILM NOIR: VOLUME 02 (DVD) FNR NR DVD 1946 300
BEAUTIFUL LOSERS (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 90
BLACK DYNAMITE (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 84
CABIN FEVER 2: SPRING FEVER (DVD) HOR NR DVD 19.. 86
COCO BEFORE CHANEL (DVD) INT PG-13 DVD 19.. 110
ENDGAME (2009) (DVD) INT PG-13 DVD 19.. 109
FOR FUN (DVD) INT NR DVD 1993 98
FROM MEXICO WITH LOVE (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 98
GAUMONT TREASURES (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 217
GOOD HAIR (DVD) COM PG-13 DVD 19.. 95
HUNGER (2008) (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 96
ICE CASTLES (DVD) GEN PG DVD 19.. 95
LAW ABIDING CITIZEN (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 109
LOLA MONTES (DVD) INT NR DVD 1955 110
OH, GOD! YOU DEVIL (DVD) COM PG DVD 1984 96
PALERMO OR WOLFSBURG (DVD) INT NR DVD 1980 175
SALTO (DVD) INT NR DVD 1965 99
SEGMENT '76 (DVD) INT NR DVD 84
STARGATE UNIVERSE: SEASON 1.0 (DVD) SF NR DVD 19.. 436
THIRTYSOMETHING: SEASON 02 (DVD) TV NR DVD 1988 810
TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 107
TRADERS: SEASON 01 (DVD) INT NR DVD 1995 585
WELCOME (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 109

NEW BLURAY

BLACK DYNAMITE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 84
BRONSON (BR) BR R BR 19.. 93
COCO BEFORE CHANEL (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 110
COUPLES RETREAT (BR) COM PG-13 BR 19.. 114
DANTE'S INFERNO (BR) BR NR BR 88
DARE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 91
FRINGE: SEASON 01 (BR) BR NR DVD 19.. 999
HALO LEGENDS (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 119
HUNGER (2008) (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 96
I HATE VALENTINE'S DAY (BR) COM PG-13 BR 19.. 89
LADYKILLERS (1955) (BR) BR NR BR 1955 92
LAW ABIDING CITIZEN (BR) BR R BR 19.. 109
LOLA MONTES (BR) BR NR BR 1955 110
RAN (BR) BR R BR 1985 162
REVANCHE (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 122
SERIOUS MAN, A (BR) BR R BR 19.. 106
SERIOUS MOONLIGHT (BR) BR R BR 19.. 84
STARGATE UNIVERSE: SEASON 1.0 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 436
STEPFATHER, THE (2009) (BR) BR R BR 19.. 102
TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE (BR) GEN PG-13 BR 19.. 107

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