New Releases:
Ben Hur (Miniseries)
Crazy Wisdom
The Details
The Guilt Trip
Little Red Wagon
My Little Pony: Princess Twilight Sparkle
Night of the Living Dead: Resurrection
Not Fade Away
The Revisionaries
Silver Linings Playbook
Walk Away Renee
Young and Wild

New to Jet:
The Birdcage
The Carol Burnett Show: Carol's Favorites
The Crow
Dick Tracy
Grave of the Fireflies
Josie and the Pussycats, The Complete Series
La Cage Aux Folles
The Man Who Knew Too Much
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
Nosferatu: A Symph0ny of Horror
The Punisher (Dolph Lundgren version)
Sabrina the Teenage Witch, The Complete Animated Series
Shadow of a Doubt
Southland, Seasons 1-4
The Sweet Smell of Success
As many of our customers have noticed during the past few weeks, all of our ice cream has been in the small freezer at the front of the store recently.  During the winter, we had been serving it from the larger freezer, which can house up to thirteen flavors at a time, but after the larger one had to be serviced due to a malfunctioning power switch, the repair technician noticed an additional, more serious problem with it.  A replacement freezer was delivered this past week -- not in time to be ready for our ice cream delivery, unfortunately -- but it will be up and running and full of ice cream by this coming Friday, May 3rd.  This will allow us to carry a wide variety of "auxiliary flavors" like Smurf/Cotton Candy, Chocolate Rainforest Crunch, etc. -- as well as some new ones like Fly Fishing Fudge, Campfire S'mores, and Golden Road Butter Brickle -- all from Gifford's, of course.  Come on in!

Due to per-transaction processing fees that are levied on us when we run cards, Jet now has a $5 minimum on credit card purchases.*  We know it can seem convenient for customers not to carry cash, but since most of our transactions are for amounts less than $10, the fees that we have to pay on our end add up quickly.  We always prefer cash to cards but will continue to accept them for larger transactions -- or checks if you have a video account with us.  This will help keep Jet's prices low.

Our experiment in accepting cards for the Post Office has also come to a close.  Since it is not normally part of the way that CPUs do business, accepting cards made our accounting paperwork difficult.  It also cut in considerably to our already-low commission on postal transactions.  Therefore, we are back to accepting cash and checks only at our CPU.  However, there is an ATM at the nearby Quality Shop on Stevens Avenue, about a block away.

*Because privately-owned credit card companies want their services to appear to be on par with cash, they had prohibited businesses from imposing minimums for some time.  However, the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 has allowed for businesses like Jet to impose up to a $10 minimum on credit card transactions.

Good stuff this week.

New Releases:
Any Day Now (DRA)
The Central Park Five (SPI)
Deep, Dark Canyon (ACT)
Falling Skies, Season 1 (TV)
G-Dog (SPI)
Gangster Squad (DRA)
Girl$ (FOR)
A Haunted House (COM)
The Impossible (DRA)
Iron Man: Armored Adventures (ADV)
It's in the Blood (ACT)
Marvel Knights: Inhumans (SUP)
A Monster in Paris (ADV)
Mr. Selfridge (TV)
Necessary Roughness, Season 1 (TV)
Pawn (ACT)
Portlandia, Season 2 (TV)
Promised Land (DRA)
Wasted on the Young (SUS)
The Wiggles: Surfer Jeff (ADV)
Wuthering Heights (DRA)

New to Jet:
8 1/2 (CLA)
The Bride of Frankenstein (CLA)
Castle, Season 1 (TV)
Colors (ACT)
The Creature from the Black Lagoon (CLA)
The Crush (SUS)
Dracula (CLA)
Frankenstein (CLA)
The Invisible Man (CLA)
Killer Klowns from Outer Space (HOR)
The Last Dragon (ACT)
The Monster Squad (SCF)
The Mummy (CLA)
The Phantom of the Opera (CLA)
Schoolhouse Rock (KID)
Super Fuzz (a. k. a. Super Snooper) (COM)
Superman II (The Richard Donner Cut) (SUP)
Superman III (SUP)
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (SUP)
Sweet Sixteen (DRA)
The Wolfman (CLA)
Did you know that before it was Jet Video, 199 Pleasant Avenue was home to two other video stores, Video Jam and Big Star Video?  Before that, it was a variety store called Wise Buys, and before that, it was a Rexall Pharmacy.  We're not exactly sure when the Rexall moved out, but it was definitely a while ago.  When we were cleaning out the basement last month, we found some really old pharmacy supplies, pictured below, and a newspaper dating from 1960.

We got our soft serve machine serviced, so both vanilla and chocolate should be up and running for the rest of the season.  Come on in!
New Releases:
Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens (ADV)
Berenstain Bears: Happy Mother's Day (KID)
Blue's Clues: Blue's Biggest Stories (KID)
Counting Cars, Season 1 (TV)
Craig Shoemaker: Daditude (COM)
Crush (SUS)
Dino Dan: Dino Party (KID)
Django Unchained (ACT)
Down the Shore (DRA)
Dragon (FOR)
Erroll Garner: No One Can Hear You Read (SPI)
Great Barrier Reef (SPI)
The Haunting in Connecticut 2
Iron Man: Rise of Technovore (SUP)
Not Suitable for Children (COM)
Once I Was a Champion (SPI)
Planet Ocean (SPI)
Wow Wow Wubbzy: Best of Walden (KID)

New to Jet:
Gremlins 2: The New Batch (SCF)
Manhunter (SUS)
Return to Sleepaway Camp (HOR)
Driller Killer/Drive-In Massacre (double feature) (HOR)
Night Tide (SCF)
Intolerable Cruelty (DRA)
VeggieTales: Duke and the Great Pie War (KID)
No Mercy (ACT)
Straw Dogs (the original) (SUS)
Flatliners (SCF)
Arachnophobia (SCF)
Sleepers (DRA)
Teen Wolf/Teen Wolf Too (double feature) (ADV)
Mirrormask (ADV)
Schoolhouse Rock! (ADV)
A Life Less Ordinary (COM)
Richard III (CLA)
The Right Stuff (DRA)
Our soft serve machine needs a little more pre-season service before things get going, so it will be down for a day or two.
New Releases:
Aloha Fluffy: Gabriel Iglesias (COM)
Bad Kids Go to Hell (HOR)
Big Love, Season 5 (TV)
Boss: Season Two (TV)
The Four (FOR)
Hyde Park on Hudson (DRA)
Late Bloomers (DRA)
One Life (SPI)
The Sorceror and the White Snake (SCF)

New to Jet:
Absolution/Catholics (double feature) (SUS)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (COM) -- the movie
Chain Reaction (SUS)
City of Men (FOR)
The Damned United (DRA)
Ernest Goes to Camp (ADV)
Ernest Scared Stupid (ADV)
Ernest Goes to Jail (ADV)
Fateless (FOR)
Forbidden Games (FOR)
Hey Vern, It's Ernest! The Complete Series (TV)
The Hidden Fortress (FOR)
The Last Seduction (SUS)
My One and Only (COM)
Namesake (DRA)
Near Dark (HOR)
Pumping Iron (SPI)
Terror of Mechagodzilla (SCF)
Jet's soft serve machine is up and running for another year of chocolate, vanilla, and twist cones and dishes starting today.