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New arrivals for the week of January 8, 2013
Dredd
Frankenweenie
Hit & Run
House at the End of the Street

Greetings everyone,

I thought I was doing pretty well with this year's "watch more movies" plan when I got Renter Pal Shadie's Best Movies of 2012 list: 253 movies watched, 162 of which were new releases and 182 in the theater (check it out here). Hmmm... looks like I've got some catching up to do! This week's new stuff includes "Dredd" (w/Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby and Lena Headey), "Frankenweenie" (w/the voices of Charlie Tahan, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short, Atticus Shaffer, etc), "Hit & Run" (w/Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell, Bradley Cooper and Tom Arnold) and "House at the End of the Street" (w/Jennifer Lawrence, Elisabeth Shue and Max Thieriot). The latest set of "Midsomer Murders" has arrived. It's officially Set 21 but we have it under Season 14. Confused? Check out our Complete Guide to Midsomer Murders. We also got a few more seasons of Detective Montalbano and another set of the Commissario Brunetti episodes. Lastly, we finally have enough 3-D BluRay discs (16, I think) to give them their own section. You'll find it at the beginning of the BluRay section. Check out this week's complete list of new arrivals below.

This is the last week of break hours. For the rest of the week we'll be opening at 11:00 (except on Sunday when we'll open at noon) and closing at 9:00. On Friday we'll start staying open until 10:00 again. We will resume regular hours when the dorms open on Sunday, January 13th.

"Downton Abbey" and "Midsomer Murders" continue their reign of the Top 100 International Film list. But, there are plenty of other great titles on there, too. Once again, Stieg Larsson ( of the "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo", "Girl who Played with Fire", etc films) is well represented as is George Smiley ("Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" and "Smiley's Poeple"). I find it interesting that there is a disproportionate number of contemporary films and fewer of the classics. No explanation, just interesting. So, here they are, the Top 10 Renters for the past 12 months from our International Film Section:
1 DOWNTON ABBEY: SEASON 1 - 2
2 MIDSOMER MURDERS: SEASON 1 - 14
3 ARTIST, THE
4 SHERLOCK: SEASON 1
5 MELANCHOLIA
6 SHAME
7 SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN
8 WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN
9 TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY
10 SKIN I LIVE IN, THE
(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...

AFTER FALL, WINTER (DVD) AIF NR DVD 19.. 130
ANGER MANAGEMENT: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 220
ARCHER: SEASON 3 (DVD) ANI NR DVD 19.. 286
ASSASSINS, THE (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 103
BROOKLYN BROTHERS BEAT THE BEST (DVD) AIF NR DVD 19.. 97
COMMISSARIO BRUNETTI (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 704
COMPLIANCE (DVD) AIF R DVD 19.. 90
DALLAS: SEASON 01 (2012) TV NR DVD 19.. 438
DETECTIVE MONTALBANO: SET 4 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 288
DETECTIVE MONTALBANO: SET 5 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 314
DREDD (DVD) SF R DVD 19.. 96
EPISODES: SSEASON 01 & 02 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 459
FRANKENWEENIE (DVD) ANI PG DVD 19.. 87
GOODE FAMILY, THE: COMPLETE SERIES (DVD) ANI NR DVD 19.. 300
GUNS, GIRLS, AND GAMBLING (DVD) COM NR DVD 19.. 90
HIT & RUN (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 101
HOUR 2, THE (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 360
HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET (DVD) HOR PG-13 DVD 19.. 101
HUMAN FAILURE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 91
INVENTING DAVID GEFFEN (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 120
JACK & DIANE (DVD) G&L R DVD 19.. 105
LOOPER (DVD) SF R DVD 19.. 119
MIDSOMER MURDERS: SEASON 14 (DVD) BMS NR DVD 19.. 372
NOW IS GOOD (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 103
RED HOOK SUMMER (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 121
RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION (DVD) SF R DVD 19.. 96
SALVADOR ALLENDE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 100
SAMSARA (DVD) DOC PG-13 DVD 19.. 102
STELLA DAYS (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 90
TOUCHBACK (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 121
TROUBLE WITH BLISS, THE (DVD) COM PG-13 DVD 19.. 97
WAR OF THE DEAD (DVD) HOR NR DVD 19.. 86
WHORES' GLORY (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 119
WILD GEESE, THE (DVD) INT NR DVD 1978 130
WISE KIDS, THE (DVD) GEN NR DVD 19.. 95

NEW BLURAY

ARCHER: SEASON 3 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 282
BERSERK: THE GOLDEN AGE ARC 1 (BR) BR M BR 19.. 76
COMPLIANCE (BR) GEN R DVD 19.. 90
DREDD (BR) BR R BR 19.. 96
FRANKENWEENIE (BR) BR PG BR 19.. 87
HIT & RUN (BR) BR R BR 19.. 101
HOUR 2, THE (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 360
HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 101
LOOPER (BR) BR R BR 19.. 119
MIDSOMER MURDERS: SET 21 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 372
RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION (BR) BR R BR 19.. 96
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (BR) BR PG BR 1990 93
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES II (BR) BR PG BR 1990 88
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES III (BR) BR PG BR 1990 96
TOUCHBACK (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 121
TWO-LANE BLACKTOP (BR) BR NR BR 1971 103
UP (BR) BR PG BR 19.. 96
WILD GEESE, THE (BR) BR NR BR 1978 129

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