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New arrivals for the week of October 4, 2011
Fast Five
Scream 4
Submarine
Transformers

Greetings everyone,

Lots of big titles this week: "Fast Five" (w/Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel and Paul Walker), "Scream 4" (w/Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette), "Submarine" (w/Craig Roberts, Sally Hawkins and Noah Taylor), and "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" (w/Shia LaBeouf and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley). If you missed Ken Burns' "Prohibition" last week on PBS, it's now available on DVD and BluRay. And, as if we needed to see this in super hi-res, Criterion released the infamous "Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom" on BluRay. On the lighter side, two of my favorite films of all time, "Cinema Paradiso" and "Almost Famous", were also released on BluRay. Speaking of "Almost Famous", a friend of mine and I ran into Billy Crudup at Ferren's during Ebertfest one year. My friend said to Billy, "Hey, you're famous!" He said, "Almost..." ha.ha.

Some folks will argue that "Star Wars" and "Tampopo" (among others) are westerns. They are. They follow the same motif and use many of the same elements but here at Renter we keep them in the SciFi and Japanese sections, respectively. Our Westerns Section only has films that follow the classic definition of a western: "A film, television drama, or novel about cowboys in western North America, esp. in the late 19th and early 20th centuries." Included, of course, are all of the spaghetti westerns. Btw, this is really a "Top 84" listing because only 84 titles rented out of the Westerns Section in the past year. Here's a taste -- the Top 10 renters from the Westerns Section:
1) TRUE GRIT (2010)
2) TRUE GRIT (1969)
3) THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY
4) A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS
5) UNFORGIVEN
6) SEARCHERS
7) TOMBSTONE
8) FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE
9) HIGH NOON
10) THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES
(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 to any of them, go here.

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

AFRICAN CATS (DVD) DOC G DVD 19.. 89
AMANTES ("LOVERS") (DVD) SPA NR DVD 1991 103
AMER (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 90
BUCK (DVD) DOC PG DVD 19.. 89
DALZIEL & PASCOE: SEASON 03 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 370
DALZIEL & PASCOE: SEASON 04 (DVD) BMS NR DVD 1996 361
DRINKING MADE EASY: SEASON 1 (DVD) CS NR DVD 19.. 592
FAST FIVE (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 131
FLAME IN THE STREETS (DVD) CLA NR DVD 1961 93
GIRL WHO LEAPT THROUGH SPACE, THE (DVD) JAN 13 UP DVD 19.. 175
HEART SPECIALIST, THE (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 100
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER: SEASON 6 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 558
HOW TO MAKE IT IN AMERICA: SEASON 1(DVD) TV TV-MA DVD 19.. 240
HUNG: SEASON 02 (DVD) TV TV-MA DVD 19.. 274
JIG (DVD) DOC PG DVD 19.. 93
JUCHE IDEA, THE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 62
LEDGE, THE (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 101
LIE TO ME: SEASON 3 (DVD) TV PG DVD 19.. 549
LIVING WILL (DVD) COM R DVD 102
MARRY ME (DVD) GEN NR DVD 19.. 169
MOBY DICK (2010) (DVD) GEN NR DVD 19.. 184
NEW TRICKS: SEASON 05 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 467
PRESENCE, THE (DVD) HOR PG-13 DVD 19.. 87
PROHIBITION (BR) BR NR DVD 19.. 360
PROHIBITION (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 360
QUARANTINE 2: TERMINAL (DVD) HOR R DVD 19.. 86
RED CHAPEL, THE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 88
RIDDLE OF THE SANDS, THE (DVD) GEN PG DVD 1978 102
RIKI-OH: THE STORY OF RICKY (DVD) CHI NR DVD 1991 91
SCREAM 4 (DVD) HOR R DVD 19.. 111
SHIN CHAN: SEASON 3, PART 2 (DVD) JAN TV-MA DVD 19.. 325
STONE OF DESTINY (DVD) INT PG DVD 19.. 96
SUBMARINE (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 98
TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON (DVD) SF PG-13 DVD 19.. 154
TREASURE ISLAND (1989) (DVD) GEN NR DVD 1989 131
TRIGUN: BADLANDS RUMBLE (DVD) JAN TV-14 DVD 19.. 90
UNDEFEATED, THE (DVD) DOC PG-13 DVD 19.. 118
VAMPIRES, MUMMIES & MONSTERS (DVD) HOR R DVD 1971 326
WONDERFUL WORLD OF ALBERT KAHN (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 512

NEW BLURAY

AFRICAN CATS (BR) BR G BR 19.. 89
ALMOST FAMOUS (BR) BR UNRATED BR 19.. 162
BLACK BLOOD BROTHERS: COMPLETE (BR) BR TV 14 BR 19.. 290
BRIDE FLIGHT (BR) BR R BR 19.. 130
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (BR) BR PG BR 19.. 115
CIDER HOUSE RULES, THE (BR) BR PG-13 BR 1999 125
CINEMA PARADISO (BR) BR PG BR 1988 121
DEAD ALIVE (BR) BR UNRATED BR 1992 97
DOWNFALL (BR) BR 15+ BR 19.. 149
FAST FIVE (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 131
FROM DUSK TILL DAWN (BR) BR R BR 1996 108
HARAKIRI (BR) BR NR BR 1962 133
HEART SPECIALIST, THE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 100
HOW TO MAKE IT IN AMERICA: SEASON 1 (BR) BR TV-MA BR 19.. 240
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL (BR) BR PG-13 BR 1997 116
PEE-WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE (BR) BR PG BR 1985 91
PULP FICTION (BR) BR R BR 1994 154
SALO OR THE 120 DAYS OF SODOM (BR) BR X BR 1976 116
SCREAM 4 (BR) BR R BR 19.. 111
SUBMARINE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 98
TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 154
TRIGUN: BADLANDS RUMBLE (BR) BR TV-14 BR 19.. 137
WITHOUT MEN (BR) BR R BR 19.. 83
YU-YU HAKUSHO: SEASON 3 (BR) BR TV-PG BR 1992 600

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