To paraphrase a Woody Allen joke from Annie Hall ("The food at this place is really terrible... and such small portions"), the new releases this week are terrible, and they won't show up until Thursday. The only release with any amount of Box Office clout was Abderrahmane Sissako's "Timbuktu" -- the other titles include "The Forger" (w/John Travolta and Christopher Plummer), "Marfa Girl" (directed by Larry Clark) and "Survivor" (w/Pierce Brosnan, Milla Jovovich, Dylan McDermott and Emma Thompson). We did get an interesting looking documentary, "If You Build It" (directed by Patrick Creadon of "Wordplay" and "I.O.U.S.A."), which follows Emily Pilloton and Matthew Miller through a radically innovative approach to education. We chose to pass on the new American Girl title and the sequel to Teen Beach. Since those few titles are literally everything that will come in this week -- I won't bother with the usual list at the bottom of the e-mail.
Sale Update: PRICE DROP! We've dropped the price on all DVDs and BluRays to $17.95/ea (unless otherwise marked, of course). Some stellar deals were had last week and there are still plenty more in the store -- but, they are moving quickly. Almost 3,000 titles are making their way to the University library and another 1,500 have found their way into personal collections leaving about 40,000 discs in the store. You can still find some great stuff on the shelves -- but, as they say, come early for the best selection. As a reminder, we will continue renting films through the end of July, everything (except new releases) is for sale right now, and if you have rentals left on your Block after we stop renting we'll buy them back from you (or you can use them towards purchasing films). Let me know if you have any questions.
Remember, we are now on our somewhat shorter Summer hours:
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Have a great week...
Geoff (and all the other Rentertarians)
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