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New arrivals for the week of October 30, 2012
The Campaign
Polisse
Ruby Sparks
Safety Not Guaranteed

Greetings all,

Happy Halloween, everyone. This year I dug deep into my closet to find my "Grumpy Campus Business Owner" costume -- luckily, it was right where I had left it last year. New releases for this Halloween week include "The Campaign" (w/Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis), "Polisse" (w/Karin Viard, Joey Starr and Marina Fois), "Ruby Sparks" (w/Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Chris Messina, Elliott Gould, etc) and "Safety Not Guaranteed" (w/Aubrey Plaza, Jake M. Johnson and Mark Duplass). "First Position" follows six young dancers from around the world as they prepare for the Youth America Grand Prix, one of the most prestigious ballet competitions in the world. Criterion re-released Roman Polanski's "Rosemary's Baby" (1968) with lots of extras. Two new food related titles were added to the Cooking/Food Section: "Gourmet's Diary of a Foodie: Season 2" and "Portrait of a Grand Chef". Lastly, for the Opera lovers out there (and I know there are a few) we got Daniel Catán's "Il Postino" (2012, based on the Academy Award-winning 1994 Italian film, "Il Postino") and Richard Wagner's "Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg" (2011, dir: David McVicar). You'll find the complete list of new arrivals below.

The Used Movie Bonanza continues! I'm going to leave all the badly placed temporary shelving in the middle of the store until the end of the week at which point I'll probably shrink them down a bit so we can at least use the second counter again... and maybe find a place for the customer computer terminal. Btw, we've added a few hundred more titles to the pile -- have another look if you're in the market for some used DVDs.

"Citizen Kane" has survived another round at the top of the most rented Classic Films list. The rest of the Top 10 seem to have stayed about the same, too -- maybe in a slightly different order... and it's always nice to see Georges Méliès up there, too. As you may recall, here at Rentertainment we define a "Classic Film"as anything older than I am. In other words, it has to have come out before 1962 (with a few exceptions)... so, don't look for Animal House or the Godfather trilogy on this list. In any case, here are the Top 100 renters from our Classic Movie section:
1 CITIZEN KANE: REMASTERED
2 CASABLANCA
3 BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S
4 MODERN TIMES
5 ON THE WATERFRONT
6 MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON
7 PHILADELPHIA STORY, THE
8 ROMAN HOLIDAY
9 CHAPLIN AT KEYSTONE
10 MELIES, GEORGES: 1ST WIZARD OF CINEMA
(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
AMERICAN (2011, FRANCE) (DVD) FRE NR DVD 19.. 106
BRAZIL: FINAL CUT (DVD) INT NR DVD 1985 142
CAMPAIGN, THE (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 85
ELENA (2012) (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 109
END OF THE ROAD (DVD) GEN R DVD 1970 110
FIRST POSITION (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 94
GOD IS THE BIGGER ELVIS (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 36
GOURMET'S DIARY OF A FOODIE: S2 CS NR DVD 19.. 300
HAPPY ENDINGS: SEASON 02 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 450
HART OF DIXIE: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 928
LAST PULLMAN CAR, THE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 1983 63
LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT YR 8 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 660
MADE IN L.A. DOC NR DVD 19.. 70
MADEA'S WITNESS PROTECTION (DVD) COM PG-13 DVD 19.. 115
MAGIC MIKE (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 110
MEISTERSINGER VON NURNBER, DIE (DVD) OPE NR DVD 19.. 280
MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 95
NIKITA: SEASON 02 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 973
POLISSE (DVD) FRE NR DVD 19.. 128
PORTRAIT OF A GRAND CHEF INT NR DVD 19.. 52
POSTINO, IL (2010) (DVD) OPE NR DVD 19.. 144
RUBY SPARKS (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 104
SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 86
SECRET OF THE WINGS (DVD) ANI G DVD 19.. 75
SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF... (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 101
SUBURGATORY: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 473
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

NEW BLURAY

AMERICANO (2011, FRANCE) (BR) FRE NR BR 19.. 106
CAMPAIGN, THE (BR) COM R BR 19.. 85
MADEA'S WITNESS PROTECTION (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 115
MAGIC MIKE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 110
MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE (BR) BR PG BR 1987 105
NIKITA: SEASON 02 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 973
RUBY SPARKS (BR) BR R BR 19.. 104
SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED (BR) BR R BR 19.. 86
SECRET OF THE WINGS (BR) BR G BR 19..
SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF...(BR) BR R BR 19.. 101

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