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New arrivals for the week of April 26, 2011
3 Idiots
Jolene
Upstairs, Downstairs

Greetings everyone,

There are some great new releases this week but not a one of them can be considered a box office hit -- somewhat appropriate for the week of Ebertfest (formerly know as Roger Ebert's Overlooked Film Festival). So, this week's new-but-not-at-all-big releases include: "3 Idiots" (kind of a the Bollywood "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" but in college, w/Aamir Khan and Kareen Kapoor), "Jolene" (based on the story by E.L. Doctorow), and "Upstairs Downstairs" (w/Keeley Hawes and Ed Stoppard). Some other titles of note are "Gaumont Treasures Volume 2" (over 10 hours of films form 1908-1916), "Human Planet" (BBC's awesome follow-up to "Life" and "Planet Earth") and two more volumes of Sharpe's adventures. Lastly, hot on the heels of "Sharktopus", we have "Chawz" (a Korean man-eating boar) and "Dinoshark" (a dinosaur and shark mash-up presented by Roger Corman... of course). On BluRay we got two more from Alejandro Jodorowsky ("El Topo" and "The Holy Mountain") and two more from Criterion ("Blow Out" and "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas").

It's Ebertfest week! There are now 13 films on the schedule and each looks well worth watching on the giant screen of the newly renovated Virginia Theater. Get there early to stake your seat out. See you there.

This week's Top-10 list is the top renters for the past year from the "Westerns" section:
1) UNFORGIVEN
2) TRUE GRIT
3) THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY
4) THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES
5) A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS
6) SEARCHERS
7) HIGH NOON
8) THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN
9) RED RIVER
10) FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE
(a longer version of this list and more "Top 100" lists can be found here)

Have a great week...

Geoff (and all the other Rentertarians)

P.S. Did you know these e-mails are archived on our web site? If you want to refer back to any of them, go here.

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Here's what's new this week...

3 IDIOTS (DVD) INT PG DVD 19.. 164
ARNOLD, TOM: THAT'S MY STORY... (DVD) SUC TV-MA DVD 19.. 60
BLOOD OUT (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 89
BLOW OUT (DVD) GEN R DVD 1981 108
BUNNY AND THE BULL (DVD) NEW NR DVD 19.. 101
CHAWZ (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 122
CLANNAD: AFTER STORY (DVD) JAN TV-PG DVD 19.. 625
DESERT SON (DVD) GEN NR DVD 19.. 93
DINOSHARK (DVD) SF NR DVD 19.. 90
DRAGONBALL: THE SAGA OF GOKU (DVD) JAN NR DVD 330
FLY AWAY (DVD) GEN NR DVD 19.. 80
GAME OF DEATH (DVD) GEN R DVD 1979 100
GAUMONT TREASURE: VOL 2 (DVD) INT NR DVD 600
GREELY EXPEDITION, THE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 60
HOPE & A LITTLE SUGAR (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 82
HUMAN PLANET (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 400
HUSK (DVD) HOR R DVD 19.. 83
JOLENE (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 115
KING'S SPEECH, THE (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 119
KNOCKOUT (DVD) GEN PG DVD 19.. 95
MAKING STUFF WITH DAVID POGUE DOC NR DVD 19.. 240
MIDNIGHT CHRONICLES (DVD) SF NR DVD 19.. 100
MONGOLIAN DEATH WORM (DVD) SF NR DVD 19.. 90
ONE CRAZY SUMMER (DVD) COM PG DVD 1986 93
REVENGE OF THE BRIDESMAIDS (DVD) COM NR DVD 19.. 90
SACRIFICE (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 99
SELLING GOD (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 85
SHARPAY'S FABULOUS ADVENTURE (DVD) COM G DVD 19.. 89
SHARPE'S MISSION (DVD) INT NR DVD 1996 100
SHARPE'S REGIMENT (DVD) INT NR DVD 1996 100
SOUTH PARK: SEASON 14 (DVD) ANI TV-MA DVD 19.. 308
STONEWALL UPRISING (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 90
STUDENT SERVICES (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 108
TESTEES: COMPLETE SERIES (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 264
UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 180
WAY BACK, THE (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 133

NEW BLURAY

BLOW OUT (BR) BR R BR 1981 108
CHAWZ (BR) BR R BR 19.. 122
DINOSHARK (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 90
FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS (BR) COM R BR 1998 119
HOLY MOUNTAIN, THE (BR) BR R BR 1973 113
HUMAN PLANET (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 400
JOLENE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 115
KING'S SPEECH, THE (BR) INT R BR 19.. 119
PEOPLE VS. LARRY FLYNT, THE (BR) BR R BR 1996 129
RABBIT HOLE (BR) GEN PG-13 BR 19.. 92
SACRIFICE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 99
SHARPAY'S FABULOUS ADVENTURE (BR) COM G BR 19.. 89
SOMEWHERE (BR) GEN R BR 19.. 98
TOPO, EL (BR) BR NR BR 1970 124
WAY BACK, THE (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 133

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