Best Video Rental Without Leaving the Planet - 2000
Perennial winner Le Video isn't just San Francisco's favorite video rental -- it's also one of the globe's top sources for obscure, unusual, underappreciated, and esoteric films. With over 45,000 titles in stock, it's not surprising film buffs from around the world turn to Le Video for almost anything they could think of wanting. The store's Web site even features articles about overlooked movies and genres to whet potential renters' appetites -- as if just knowing of the existence of this resource for British science fiction, Italian horror, Peruvian drama, the filmic oeuvre of Bettie Page, Hong Kong action, adult anime, and so much more weren't enough to do that. Coming soon: online shopping.