This week there was only one new title, and it will be the last title added to our inventory: Zaza Urushadze's "Tangerines" (2015, Estonia/Georgia -- and, the first Academy Award nomination for Estonia). I thought it might be appropriate to bring in one of our most requested but never before available on DVD titles, Penelope Spheeris' "The Decline of Western Civilization" (1981) as our final title, but everyone who's interested in seeing it should probably just own it (like I'm going to). Remember, there is still just over a week left to rent films... starting August 1st everything will be for sale only.
Price Drop 5: On the Road -- All DVDs and BluRays are now just $7.95/ea (unless otherwise marked, of course). I'm guessing there are about 28,000 titles left in the store. The international and classics sections seem to have been hit the hardest but there are still great titles left in each. The TV section is thinning a bit (remember, TV Series are sold by the season -- each season is just $7.95) and there are still a few hundred Criterion titles (but by the end of today, the BRs will be gone -- I'm taking them). If you've been waiting for the prices to drop to grab something, you'd probably better come in soon -- I think stuff will start flying out the door now...
I spoke with Jeff Bossert (from WILL Radio/TV) at length the other day about the demise of Rentertainment. He's working on a story focusing on the community aspect of stores like That's Rentertainment. In his words, "I’m wondering what Rentertainment spawned in terms of friendships/relationships, maybe groups that started meeting and watching foreign and smaller art films together..." He's spoken to a few Rentertainment employees and some customers but would love to chat with more long-time customers. Send him an email if you think you might have something to add: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reminder: we are on our somewhat shorter Summer hours:
Monday - Thursday (11:00-8:00), Friday (11:00 - 9:00), Saturday (noon-9:00) and Sunday (noon - 8:00)
Have a great week...
Geoff (and all the other Rentertarians)
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