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New arrivals for the week of August 28, 2012
Battleship
Lucky One
Monsieur Lazhar
Think Like a Man

Greetings all,

"In like a lion, out like a lamb" is sort of the opposite of the transition Campustown just went through from the lazy days of summer to the craziness of the all new fall semester. Please try to be just a bit more careful when walking, biking and/or driving on campus -- there's a lot of activity out there. This week's new release box had a quite a few big hits: "Battleship" (Liam Neeson, Taylor Kitsch, Brooklyn Decker and Alexander Skarsgard), "The Lucky One" (w/Zac Efron and Taylor Schilling), "Monsieur Lazhar" (w/Mohamed Fellag, Sophie Nelisse, Emilien Neron, etc) and "Think Like a Man" (w/Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Meagan Good, Regina Hall, etc). We also got the 12-disc/26 episode 1974 BBC Victorian-era drama, "The Pallisers" (based on the books by Anthony Trollope). Criterion just released Paul Fejos' "Lonesome" (1928) and Franc Roddam's "Quadrophenia" (1979). Also, lots of new TV stuff: Boardwalk Empire S2, Homeland S1, In Plain Sight S5, Once Upon a Time S1, Sons of Anarchy S4 and Walking Dead S2. You can check out the complete list of New Arrivals below.

Search engine update: Renter friend Mert has been working diligently on getting a search engine up and running on the Renter site. He said it would be okay to post the "work-in-progress" version for folks to try out. You can find it here if you want to have a go at it. We're working on adding IMDb links, expanded search options, and advanced search options -- they'll roll out as they are done. Let us know if you run into any problems and/or have any suggestions.

Between the random jerseys, the paraphernalia and the 100+ cycling related films we stock, it should be fairly obvious I'm a big fan of cycling and films about cycling. I think we can say with certainty we stock more cycling films than any video store in the country. If you are interested, I've compiled an exhaustive list of all films related to cycling -- you can have a look here. Inexplicably, however, a film about a sport other than cycling made it into the top position of the Top Renter list -- "Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns". I guess it's worth noting, along with tons of films about cycling, we also stock films from lots of other sports including baseball, basketball, football, soccer and surfing -- most of which have some amazing footage of their respective sports. Here are the Top 10 Renters in the Cycling/Sports section:
1 BASEBALL: A FILM BY KEN BURNS
2 CHICAGO BULLS: 1990-1991
3 CYCLING SHORTS
4 RACE ACROSS THE SKY 2010
5 BICYCLE DREAMS
6 TOUR DE FRANCE (2011)
7 FIRE ON THE TRACK
8 CHASING LEGENDS
9 NBA 25 YEARS OF CHAMPIONS
10 TOUR DE FRANCE (2004)
(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...

ADVENTURES OF TINTIN, THE: VOL 3 (DVD) ANI NR DVD 1992 300
BATTLESHIP (DVD) SF PG-13 DVD 19.. 132
BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO ENDINGS, A (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 92
BOARDWALK EMPIRE: SEASON 02 (DVD) TV TV-MA DVD 19.. 720
BOURDAIN, ANTHONY: NO RES V7 (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 645
CHIMPANZEE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 78
COLOR OUT OF SPACE, THE (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 85
DANNY PHANTOM: SEASON 2, PART 2 (DVD) ANI TV-Y7 DVD 19.. 300
DARLING COMPANION (DVD) GEN G-13 DVD 19.. 104
DEATH WATCH (DVD) INT R DVD 1980 130
DICTATOR, THE (DVD) COM NR DVD 19.. 98
E2: INTERVENTION ARCHITECTURE (DVD) ESI NR DVD 19.. 60
ECSTASY OF ORDER: TETRIS MASTERS (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 93
FAMILY AFFAIR (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 81
HAPPY YOU'RE ALIVE (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 58
HEADHUNTERS (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 100
HOMELAND: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV TV-14 DVD 19.. 664
HUNGER GAMES, THE (DVD) SF PG-13 DVD 19.. 142
IN PLAIN SIGHT: SEASON 05 (FINAL) (DVD) TV NE DVD 19.. 342
INJUSTICE (DVD) BMS NR DVD 19.. 223
JERSEY SHORE: SEASON 05 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 462
LIFE AND DEATH OF A PORNO GANG (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 112
LIFE HAPPENS (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 101
LONESOME (DVD) CLA NR DVD 1928 69
LOVELY MOLLY (DVD) HOR R DVD 19.. 100
LUCKY ONE, THE (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 101
MAIDSTONE (DVD) GEN NR DVD 1970 105
MIKE & MOLLY: SEASON 02 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 462
MONSIEUR LAZHAR (DVD) INT PG-13 DVD 19.. 94
MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 95
NATE & MARGARET (DVD) AIF NR DVD 19.. 78
ONCE UPON A TIME: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV PG DVD 19.. 946
PALLISERS, THE (DVD) BRI NR DVD 1974 999
PAYBACK: DEBT/SHADOW SIDE WEALTH (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 86
PENUMBRA (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 90
PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS, THE (DVD) ANI PG DVD 19.. 88
REGENERATION (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 81
REVENGE: SEASON 1 (DVD) TV TV-PG DVD 19.. 924
SONS OF ANARCHY: SEASON 04 (DVD) TV PG13 DVD 19.. 656
THINK LIKE A MAN (DVD) COM PG-13 DVD 19.. 122
VIRAL FACTOR, THE (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 122
WALKING DEAD, THE: SEASON 02 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 578
WHO: QUADROPHENIA (DVD) MUS NR DVD 1979 114
WILD 90/BEYOND THE LAW (DVD) GEN NR DVD 1967 179

NEW BLURAY

BATTLESHIP (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 132
BOARDWALK EMPIRE: SEASON 02 (BR) BR TV-MA BR 19.. 720
CHIMPANZEE (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 78
DARLING COMPANION (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 104
DEATH WATCH (BR) BR R BR 1980 130
DICTATOR, THE (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 98
HEADHUNTERS (BR) BR R BR 19.. 100
HEINEKEN KIDNAPPING, THE (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 123
HOMELAND: SEASON 01 (BR) BR TV-14 BR 19.. 664
LIFE HAPPENS (BR) BR R BR 19.. 101
LONESOME (BR) BR NR BR 1928 69
LUCKY ONE, THE (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 101
MONSIEUR LAZHAR (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 94
PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS, THE (BR) BR G BR 19.. 88
THINK LIKE A MAN (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 122
VIRAL FACTOR, THE (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 122
WALKING DEAD, THE: SEASON 02 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 578
WHO: QUADROPHENIA (BR) BR NR BR 1979 120

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