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New arrivals for the week of January 31, 2012
Dream House
Drive
In Time
The Thing

Greetings everyone,

This week's new release box included "Dream House" (Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz and Naomi Watts), the awesome "Drive" (w/Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan), "In Time" (w/Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried) and "The Thing" (w/Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Joel Edgerton). On the BluRay front, the studios seem to be releasing more and more older titles (we call them "catalog titles" in the industry). We're trying our best to keep up but, as always, we are rapidly running out of room. This week's new/old BR releases include: English Patient, Frida, The Piano, and To Kill a Mockingbird.

As many of you may know, That's Rentertainment applied for League of American Bicyclists Bicycle Friendly Business status this year. One step in the process is a peer review of sorts. If you want to participate and have 5-10 minutes, you can take a BFB evaluation survey on Renter. The survey and supporting documents (the general scoring guidelines and our original application) can be found here. The deadline for the survey is February 15th. I will also be sending this message to the Champaign County Bikes steering committee, the UC Bike Ride list-serve, and to select community members. Of course, I hope for Rentertainment to become a recognized Bicycle Friendly Business but at the very least I am interested in the feedback the community and the folks at LAB give us.

The Top 100 International Film List seems to be dominated by British Mysteries and that subset seems to have been overrun by Midsomer Murders collections (the new one comes out in February). Lots of great stuff coming out these days. Here are the Top 10 Renters for the past 12 months from our International Film Section:
1) MIDSOMER MURDERS: SEASON 12
2) DOWNTON ABBEY
3) BIUTIFUL
4) AMELIE
5) THE KING'S SPEECH
6) MESRINE: KILLER INSTINCT
7) I AM LOVE
8) INSPECTOR BELLAMY
9) NEVER LET ME GO
10) 13 ASSASSINS
(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...

BEHIND THE GLASS (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 80
BIG YEAR, THE (DVD) COM PG DVD 19.. 100
BROTHER OUTSIDER: LIFE OF... (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 84
DOUBLE, THE (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 98
DREAM HOUSE (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 92
DRIVE (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 100
FREE MEN (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 99
HAMMER, THE (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 109
IN TIME (DVD) SF PG-13 DVD 19.. 109
JANIE JONES (DVD) GEN NR DVD 19.. 107
MILL & THE CROSS, THE (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 95
OTHER F WORD, THE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 99
OUTRAGE: WAY OF THE YAKUZA (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 109
PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3 (DVD) HOR R DVD 19.. 93
PRIMEVAL: VOLUME 3 (BBC) (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 581
QUEEN OF THE SUN (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 82
REAL STEEL (DVD) SF PG-13 DVD 19.. 127
RESTLESS (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 91
RESURRECT DEAD (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 87
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE (BR) BR R DVD 1998 122
SOUTHLAND: SEASON 02 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 302
TEXAS KILLING FIELDS (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 105
THING, THE (2011) (DVD) SF R DVD 19.. 103
THUNDER SOUL (DVD) DOC PG DVD 19.. 88
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (DVD) CLA NR DVD 1962 130
YOU AND I (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 101

NEW BLURAY

ADAPTATION (BR) BR R BR 19.. 115
BIG YEAR, THE (BR) BR PG BR 19.. 100
BOSS, THE (BR) BR NR BR 1973 112
CALIBER 9 (BR) BR NR BR 1972 102
DOUBLE, THE (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 98
DRIVE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 100
ENGLISH PATIENT, THE (BR) BR R BR 1996 162
FRIDA (2002) (BR) BR R BR 19.. 123
IN TIME (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 109
ITALIAN CONNECTION, THE (BR) BR NR BR 1972 100
MILL & THE CROSS, THE (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 95
OUTRAGE: WAY OF THE YAKUZA (BR) BR R BR 19.. 109
PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3 (BR) BR R BR 19.. 93
PIANO, THE (BR) BR R BR 1993 120
REAL STEEL (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 127
RESTLESS (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 91
RULERS OF THE CITY (BR) BR NR BR 1976 96
THING, THE (2011) (BR) BR R BR 19.. 103
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (BR) BR NR BR 1962 130

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