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Jeremy Butler <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 2 Sep 2002 07:28:17 -0500
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I just recently received a notice for a new, online video-rental service
that specializes in international, African-American, and indie films.  I
can't vouch for their service, but they have an interesting list of films
and their rates sound reasonable.  There's no membership fee and the rental
costs are:

"The rental fee is $8.00 for one title, $6.00 each for two or more.
Roundtrip shipping charges are exactly what we pay, on average $6.00 for an
order of two VHS titles, $3.00 for two DVD titles."

What other services are folks using these days?

I've had good luck with NetFlix, which seems to be the most popular
DVD-rental source.  (They had a huge IPO recently.)  And Facets ( -- not dot-com) has been doing rentals on- and off-line for
almost 30 years.

Where do folks go for rentals (not purchases) of non-mainstream video?

>From: "J Frank Chism" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: Film Rentals and On-line Film Resource
>Date: Sat, 31 Aug 2002 13:46:47 -0400
>My name is Frank Chism and I'm the web site manager for the Video Library
>in Philadelphia. We're a mail order video/DVD rental business specializing
>in Foreign, Vintage, African American, Documentary, and rare and out of
>print videos. We carry over twenty thousand titles in our rental
>inventory, including a huge collection of film noirs. I encourage you to
>take a look at our website, <>,
>and browse our collection. We've just launched our new website, so we're
>trying to get the word out to as many film fans and film organizations as
>possible. Our entire catalog is on line so our site is also a valuable
>film information source as well. Thanks.
>Frank Chism
>Web Site Manager
>Video Library
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