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New arrivals for the week of July 31, 2012
Hatfields & McCoys
Le Havre
We the Party
Yellow Submarine

Greetings all,

I'm not sure it's something to boast about, but we totally crushed the previous record for number of 90+ degree days in July. I'm thinking that's about enough records for the year. New releases on DVD and BluRay this week include: "Hatfields & McCoys" (w/Kevin Costner, Bill Paxton and Tom Berenger), "Le Havre" (Criterion; directed by Aki Kaurismaki; w/Andre Wilms and Kati Outinen), "We the Party" (directed by Mario Van Peebles) and "Yellow Submarine" (newly digitally restored and re-released; w/The Beatles, of course). From the smaller screen we got the first season of the SciFi Channel show "Alphas" and the 1978 NBC mini-series "The Kent Chronicles" (The Bastard, The Rebels, and The Seekers). Criterion released two Whit Stillman films on BluRay: "The Last Days of Disco" (1998) and "Metropolitan" (1990). Also new on BluRay: Jean Renoir's phenomenal "Le Grande Illusion" (1937). This week's complete list of new arrivals is below.

Since its release, Ken Burns' Jazz has planted itself firmly in the #1 Position on the Top 100 Jazz & Blues Renter list. "Top 100" is a bit of a misnomer, though. We have over 120 Jazz & Blues DVDs, only 17 of which have rented in the past year. If you haven't watched any, you're missing out on some great music and stories. Oddly enough, Ken Burns' Jazz is a great place to start (or Martin Scorsese's Blues). In any case, here are the Top 10 titles that have rented from the Jazz & Blues section in the past year:
1 JAZZ: A FILM BY KEN BURNS
2 MAXWELL STREET BLUES
3 BLUES STORY
4 DAVIS, MILES: MILES DAVIS STORY
5 YOU SEE ME LAUGHIN'
6 BAKER, CHET: LET'S GET LOST
7 BLUES: MARTIN SCORSESE PRESENTS
8 ELLINGTON, DUKE: COPENHAGEN
9 HOLIDAY, BILLIE: LADY DAY...
10 HOPKINS, LIGHTNIN': 1960-1979
(a longer version of this list and more "Top 100" lists can be found here)

Did everyone see what's moving into the old Coslow's (that's Panera, Bar Louie or Firehouse Pizza for all you younger folks... or Hardee's for you older folks) -- White Horse Inn! Anyone know who owns it now or what their plans are? I hope it's great...

Remember: Rentertainment is in Summer Hours mode. We will be open Monday-Saturday from 11am to 10pm and Sundays from noon - 10pm... plan accordingly.

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...

ALPHAS: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 497
BEATLES: YELLOW SUBMARINE (DVD) MUS G DVD 1968 90
BRAKE (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 91
CIEL EST A VOUS, LE (DVD) INT N/A DVD 1944 107
DOCTOR WHO #107: NIGHTMARE OF EDEN (DVD) WHO NR DVD 1979 100
EARTH AT RISK (DVD) ESI N/A DVD 19.. 416
FALLING OVERNIGHT (DVD) AIF NR DVD 19.. 88
GENETIC CHILE (DVD) ESI N/A DVD 19.. 60
GHOSTS OF WAR (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 107
GONE: THE DISSAPEARANCE OF AERYN... (DVD DOC N/A DVD 19.. 85
HATFIELDS & MCCOYS (DVD) WES NR DVD 19.. 290
HAVRE, LE (DVD) INT N/A DVD 19.. 93
JODI PICOULT COLLECTION (DVD) GEN N/A DVD 267
KENT CHRONICLES, THE (DVD) GEN NR DVD 1978 568
LAST DAYS HERE (DVD) MUS NR DVD 19.. 92
LOL (2012) (DVD) COM PG-13 DVD 19.. 100
LUMIERE D'ETE (DVD) INT N/A DVD 1943 110
MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 95
MST 3K: FUGITIVE ALIEN (DVD) TV NR DVD 110
MST 3K: SAMSON VS. THE VAMPIRE...(DVD) TV TV DVD 110
MST 3K: SWORD AND THE DRAGON (DVD) TV NR DVD 110
NIGHT GALLERY: SEASON 03 (DVD) TV NR DVD 628
REMORQUES (DVD) INT N/A DVD 1941 84
SCALENE (DVD) GEN NR DVD 19.. 97
SILENT HOUSE (DVD) HOR R DVD 19.. 86
WE THE PARTY (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 105

NEW BLURAY

ALTERED STATES (BR) BR R BR 1980 103
BEATLES: YELLOW SUBMARINE (BR) BR G BR 1968 90
BLADE II (BR) BR R BR 19.. 117
BRAKE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 91
GRAND ILLUSION, THE (BR) BR NR BR 1937 113
HATFIELDS & MCCOYS (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 290
HAVRE, LE (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 93
HORSE WHISPERER, THE (BR) BR PG-13 BR 1998 169
LAST DAYS OF DISCO, THE (BR) BR R BR 1998 113
METROPOLITAN (BR) BR NR BR 1990 99
PHENOMENON (BR) BR PG BR 1996 123
SILENT HOUSE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 86
UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 113
WE THE PARTY (BR) BR R BR 19.. 105

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