This week's biggest new releases are: "The Duff" (w/Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne and Ken Jeong), "Kingsman: The Secret Service" (w/Colin Firth, Michael Caine and Samuel L. Jackson), "Project Almanac" (w/Jonny Weston and Sofia Black-D'Elia) and "Serena" (w/Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper). A few other titles of interest include: Yael Reuveny's "Farewell Herr Schwartz" looks at what happened to her family during and after WWII, "Tough Being Loved By Jerks" is about the Charlie Hebdo controversy in 2006 and Nuri Bilge Ceylan's "Winter Sleep" won the top prize at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival and was Turkey's Oscar entry for Best Foreign Language Film. We finally have enough Blaxploitation BluRay titles to make a section! This week we picked up: "Coffy" (1973; w/Pam Grier), "Foxy Brown" (1974; w/Pam Grier), "Friday Foster" (1975; w/Pam Grier) and "Hammer" (1972; w/ Fred Williamson). I always loved "F/X" (1986; w/Bryan Brown, Brian Dennehy) but now see it only gets 6.6 at IMDb -- go figure. In any case, we just got it in on BluRay. You can check out all of this week's new arrivals below.
Monday, June 15th at 11am, we'll start selling our collection. We're still working out some of the details but the plan is to start by selling everything at $19.95/ea. After a few days, we'll drop the price a few dollars and sell everything at that new price for a few days. Rinse. Repeat. Grab what you think is worth $19.95 on the first day, come back periodically for cheaper stuff. We'll do this for the next two months, until everything is gone, or our space gets rented out from under us. We've pulled some of the super high-ticket items to price separately (like that awesome Criterion "Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman" collection). We're also working with a few groups to sell chunks of our collection to various organizations and University libraries. And, we're still sorting through boxes of doubles, discs without cases, and single discs from TV shows. Who knows what else we'll find in the depths of Rentertainment!
As rentals slow down and we shift gears into selling our inventory, I'm going to stop making "Top 100" lists. But, all the previous lists can still be found here.
Remember, we are now 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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Here's what's new this week...
DUFF, THE (DVD) COM PG-13 DVD 19.. 101
FALLING SKIES: SEASON 04 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 528
FAREWELL HERR SCHWARZ (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 100
FOCUS (2015) (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 105
FREE THE NIPPLE (DVD) COM NR DVD 19.. 79
KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 129
MCFARLAND US (DVD) GEN PG DVD 19.. 129
NEW WORLDS: COMPLETE SERIES (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 233
PRETTY LITTLE LIARS: SEASON 05 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 999
PROJECT ALMANAC (DVD) SF PG-13 DVD 19.. 106
RECTIFY: SEASON 02 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 451
SERENA (2014) (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 110
SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUTTA WATER(DVD) COM PG DVD 19.. 92
TOUGH BEING LOVED BY JERKS (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 106
WINTER SLEEP (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 196
101 DALMATIANS II (BR) BR G BR 19.. 74
COFFY (BR) BR R BR 1973 90
DUFF, THE (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 101
F/X (BR) BR R BR 1986 109
FALLING SKIES: SEASON 04 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 528
FOCUS (BR) BR R BR 19.. 105
FOXY BROWN (BR) BR R BR 1974 92
FRIDAY FOSTER (BR) BR R BR 1975 90
HAMMER (1972) (BR) BR R BR 1972 91
KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 129
MCFARLAND USA (BR) BR PG BR 19.. 125
NEW WORLDS: COMPLETE SERIES (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 233
PILLOW BOOK, THE (BR) BR NR BR 1996 127
SERENA (2014) (BR) BR R BR 19..
SHE-DEVIL (BR) BR PG-13 BR 1989 89
SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUTTA WATER (BR) BR PG BR 19.. 92
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