Rent-A-Fantasy

April 12, 2007

Flick fix on DVD

You hotfoot it to the plush multiplex to satisfy your latest celluloid craving. But what happens when you need to see an old-but-gold Fred and Ginger float across your flatscreen? Our Trendy Tester gives you the benefit of several years’ worth of DVD renting.

Shemaroo: Around for 45 years, they have an enviable stock of 10,000 DVDs and 3000 VCDs.
Access: All days, 11 am-1 pm and 3 pm-9 pm.
We like: A drool-worthy collection of foreign films.

Easy Entertainment: They offer online synopsis, trailers and info on over 10,000 movies, to rent or buy at their kiosks, two already in action and more on the cards.
Access: Round the clock.
We like: Membership plans come with ATM-like cards which can be swiped at the kiosk or even online from home soon.

Sarvodaya: They have some great foreign films and English TV serials, to rent as well as buy.
Access: Monday-Saturday, 10.30 am-10.30 pm.
We like: Celeb-spotting at the store.

Chariot: No hefty deposits. Order a movie, watch it and return within 24 hours.
Access: Weekdays 11.30 am-10 pm; Sundays noon-8 pm and by phone till 9 pm.
We like: They charge less than the rest (Rs. 75 per DVD).

Perhaps now calling for a DVD can be as effortless as Ginger’s pirouette.

All vendors (except Chariot) charge Rs. 100 per rental.
Shemaroo: 5 Rajat Apartments, Mount Pleasant Rd, Opposite Birla House. Telephone: 23620202, 23610202.
Easy Entertainment: CR2 Inox, Nariman Point and 95/97 Jolly Maker 1, Cuffe Parade. Sign up: 9867570372, Home Delivery: 9867570374. Website: www.moviebank.in.
Sarvodaya: 21, Dr Ambedkar Road, Behind Ambedkar statue, Khar West. Telephone: 26463861/67, 26480066, 26487287.
Chariot: G-1, Fatima Villa, Next to Da Vinci restaurant, Pali Naka, 29th Road, TPS III, Bandra (W). Telephone: 26436979, 26414817.

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