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Witches, drugs & evil spirits fill the most rented and best-selling DVDs with preternatural themes.

In Film, Ghosts, Harry Potter, Shopping, Urban Legends/FolkTales, Wizards/Witches/Pagans on 13 August, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Three preternatural films appeared on Rentrak’s most rented DVD list and best-selling DVD list this week.

In its third week on video, Limitless, fell from the Number 1 ranking to the Number 2 ranking on the most rented DVD list and fell to the Number 9 ranking on the best-selling DVD of the week. Directed by Neil Berger for Fox, and starring Eddie Mora (Bradley Cooper), Carl Van Loon (Robert De Niro) and Lindy (Abbie Cornish, better known as Sweet Pea in Sucker Punch), a writer discovers a top-secret drug, which bestows him with super human abilities.

In its fourth week on video, Insidious, ranked as the 7th most rented DVD and the 6th best-selling DVD of the week. Directed by James Wan and starring Josh Lambert (Patrick Wilson, who played Dan Dreiberg/Night Owl in Watchman), Renai Lambert (Rose Byrne, last seen as Moira MacTaggert in X-Men: First Class) and Dalton Lambert (Ty Simpkins), A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further.

Directed by Bragi F. Schut for Fox, Season of the Witch, starring Behmen (Nicolas Cage who also lends his face to Johnny Blaze in Ghost Rider and the upcoming Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance due out in 2012), Felson (preternatural icon Ron Perlman, otherwise known as Hellboy or Vincent from the 1980′s series Beauty and the Beast) and the girl (Claire Foy), in its sixth week in video, did not appear on the best-selling list, however, it is still holding strong on the most rented DVD list, ranking as the 9th most- rented DVD this week. Season of the Witch chronicles the adventures of 14th Century knights (Cage and Perlman) escorting a witch (Foy), who is accused of being the source of the Black Plague, to a monastery.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I is holding strong on the best selling DVD list this week. Directed by David Yates for Warner Bros. and written by Steve Kloves and J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 ranked as the 5th best-selling DVD this week in its 17th week on video. As Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Hermione (Emma Watson) and Ron (Rupert Grint) race against time and evil to destroy the Horcruxes, they uncover the existence of three most powerful objects in the wizarding world: the Deathly Hallows.

What have you rented and/or bought to watch this weekend?

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