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New arrivals for the week of October 23, 2012
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Magic Mike
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
Take This Waltz

Greetings all,

This week's biggest hits include: "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" (directed by Timur Bekmambetov of Day Watch/Night Watch fame), "Magic Mike" (directed by Steven Soderbergh; w/Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, Alex Pettyfer, etc), "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World" (w/Steve Carell and Keira Knightley) and "Take This Waltz" (w/Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen, Luke Kirby and Sarah Silverman). Before Kenneth Branagh played Kurt Wallander, Krister Henriksson starred as the police inspector in the original Swedish version of the series. You can now find that version of Wallander in the Swedish section of the store (and Series 3 of the BBC version should arrive soon). Criterion released John Schlesinger's "Sunday Bloody Sunday" (1971). We also got the 1948 "Macbeth" directed by and starring Orson Welles. Check out this week's complete list of new arrivals below.

Used Movie Bonanza! I just put some temporary shelving in the middle of the store and loaded it down with used movies -- over 2,000 of them. Many of these DVDs came from the estate of a friend's friend, others are duplicates, some have just been piling up in back for a while. Pricing is the usual: $5/ea or 5/$20... what a deal! The sooner they're gone, the sooner I can get those shelves out of the middle of the store. Stop by when you get the chance...

Not being a big fan of musicals myself, years ago when Beth suggested we put together a Classic Musicals section I said "Go for it -- that'll get them out of the otherwise awesome Classics section". Now it seems every time I watch a musical, I find myself enjoying it -- go figure. I've even seen all but one of the Top 10 listed below. Luckily, even though my opinion has changed, not much changes in rankings of the Top 10 in the Classic Musicals category. So, once I watch "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" I should be good for a while. Here are the Top 100 64 renters in the Classic Musicals section:
1 SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
2 WEST SIDE STORY
3 SOUND OF MUSIC, THE
4 AMERICAN IN PARIS, AN
5 MARY POPPINS
6 OKLAHOMA!
7 WHITE CHRISTMAS (1954)
8 FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY...
9 HELLO, DOLLY!
10 WIZARD OF OZ (70TH ANNIVERSARY ED)
(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...

ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER (DVD) HOR R DVD 19.. 105
ALCATRAZ: SEASON 1 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 566
AMBASSADOR, THE (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 93
ANOTHER STATE OF MIND (DVD) DOC NR DVD 1984 78
BEATLES: MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR (DVD) MUS G DVD 1967 50
BLADE RUNNER (DVD) SF R DVD 1982 117
BREAKING AND ENTERING (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 88
CHERNOBYL DIARIES (DVD) HOR R DVD 19.. 86
CROOKED ARROWS (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 105
DARKER THAN BLACK: SEASON 02 (DVD) JAN TV-MA DVD 19.. 400
DOCTOR WHO #009: PLANET OF GIANTS (DVD) WHO NR DVD 1964 73
FEAR AND DESIRE (DVD) CLA NR DVD 1953 60
FREIGHT (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 87
HAPPY ENDINGS: SEASON 02 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 450
HAPPY EVENT, A (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 107
I DO (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 89
INVISIBLE WAR, THE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 97
IT TAKES A THIEF: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV NR DVD 1968 816
LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT YR 8 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 660
LOST GIRL: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 572
MACBETH (1948) (DVD) CLA NR DVD 1948 107
MAD MEN: SEASON 05 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 585
MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE'S MOST WANTED (DVD) ANI PG DVD 19.. 93
MADEA'S WITNESS PROTECTION (DVD) COM PG-13 DVD 19.. 115
MAGIC MIKE (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 110
MOONLIGHTING: SEASON 04 (DVD) TV NR DVD 1985 660
MOONRISE KINGDOM (DVD) COM PG-13 DVD 19.. 94
MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 95
NINA CONTI: HER MASTER'S VOICE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 60
PEARL JAM: TWENTY MUS NR DVD 19.. 120
PENALTY, THE (DVD) CLA NR DVD 1920 87
PRAY THE DEVIL BACK TO HELL (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 72
SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF... (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 101
SLENDER THREAD (DVD) GEN NR DVD 1965 98
SOUNDS OF THE UNDERGROUND, THE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 61
SUBURGATORY: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 473
SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY (DVD) INT R DVD 1971 110
TAKE THIS WALTZ (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 116
TOKYO PLAYBOY CLUB (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 97
WALLANDER (SWEDISH) (DVD) SWE NR DVD 19.. 999
WISH ME LUCK: SERIES 1 (DVD) BMS NR DVD 1988 388
WISH ME LUCK: SERIES 2 (DVD) BMS NR DVD 1989 375
WISH ME LUCK: SERIES 3 (DVD) BMS NR DVD 1990 414
WRONG TURN 5: BLOODLINES (DVD) NEW NR DVD 19.. 91

NEW BLURAY

ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER (BR) BR R BR 19.. 105
ALCATRAZ: SEASON 1 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 566
BEATLES: MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR (BR) MUS NR BR 1967 53
CHERNOBYL DIARIES (BR) BR R BR 19.. 86
CROOKED ARROWS (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 105
DARKER THAN BLACK: SEASON 02 (BR) JAN TV-MA BR 19.. 400
FEAR AND DESIRE (BR) BR NR BR 1953 60
MACBETH (1948) (BR) CLA NR BR 1948 107
MAD MEN: SEASON 05 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 585
MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE'S MOST WANTED (BR) BR PG BR 19.. 93
MADEA'S WITNESS PROTECTION (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 115
MAGIC MIKE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 110
MOONRISE KINGDOM (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 94
PETE'S DRAGON (BR) BR G BR 1977 88
SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF...(BR) BR R BR 19.. 101
SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY (BR) BR R BR 1971 110
TAKE THIS WALTZ (BR) BR R BR 19.. 116
WRONG TURN 5: BLOODLINES (BR) BR R BR 19.. 91

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