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:
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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