Has anyone seen one of these DVDPlay kiosks around town? I hadn’t even heard of them, but we spotted one at the newly-renovated Von’s at 3rd and Vermont yesterday and to say that it appealed to my tech fetish is an understatement. I happily put the machine to the test by renting a copy of Casino Royale, which I haven’t been able to catch at Video Journeys. Swipe a card, enter an optional email address (so they can mail me a receipt and credit me for the “rent 10 movies, get 1 free” promo) and the machine ejects a jewel-cased DVD. All for $1.49, or 99¬¢ on Mondays. I’m feeling a little guilty about not supporting a local shop, but the selection is limited to relatively new releases so I don’t think it’s going to put any decent video stores out of business. I’m sure, however, that the Video Hot around the corner from me must be a little worried.