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New arrivals for the week of January 22, 2013
End of Watch
The Paperboy
Pina
Searching for Sugar Man

Greetings everyone,

For the past few months I've been messing around with barrel-aging mixed drinks (so far just Negronis and Manhattans; Tridents are next) and this weekend sure looks like at great one to sit at home with a stack of movies, some cheese and crackers, and a cask of the good stuff. This week's biggest new releases include: "End of Watch" (w/Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Pena and Anna Kendrick), "The Paperboy" (w/Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron, John Cusack and Matthew McConaughey), "Pina" (an amazing documentary about Pina Bausch directed by Wim Wenders; Criterion release), "Searching for Sugar Man" (documentary about the 70s should-have-been-a-superstar musician, Rodriguez). This week we also completed our "Commissario Brunetti" and "Detective Montalbano" collections (14 and 22 Episodes each, respectively) and picked up the first season of the Swedish production of "Wallander" (completing that two-season run). I've got plenty to watch -- I hope the drinks hold out. This week's complete list of new arrivals is below.

For this week's Top 100 list, we combined the Jazz & Blues section with the newly created Bluegrass & Folk section. Even so, out of the 120 or so titles in the two sections, we only have 16 titles making it into our Top 100. Since its release in 2004, Ken Burns' Jazz has held onto its place in the #1 Position on the Top 100 Jazz & Blues list. Armstrong, Davis, Hooker and Gillespie follow closely behind. Townes Van Zandt and Woodie Guthrie are the dominant names on the Bluegrass & Folk side of things. These are obviously some under-appreciated sections and there are a lot of great titles on those shelves -- do yourself a favor and pick up a few the next time you are in. Here they are, the Top 10 titles that have rented from the Jazz & Blues and Bluegrass & Folk sections in the past year:
1 JAZZ: A FILM BY KEN BURNS (Jazz/Blues)
2 VAN ZANDT, TOWNES: BE HERE... (Bluegrass & Folk)
3 BLUEGRASS UNDERGROUND (Jazz/Blues)
4 MAXWELL STREET BLUES (Jazz/Blues)
5 HEARTWORN HIGHWAYS (Bluegrass & Folk)
6 ARMSTRONG, LOUIS: SATCHMO (Jazz/Blues)
7 BLAKEY, ART & THE JAZZ: LIVE IN '58 (Jazz/Blues)
8 BUKKA WHITE AND SON HOUSE (Jazz/Blues)
9 DAVIS, MILES: MILES DAVIS STORY (Jazz/Blues)
10 GILLESPIE, DIZZY: LIVE IN 58 & 70 (Jazz/Blues)
(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...

BEAUTY IS EMBARRASSING (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 88
BIRDERS: THE CENTRAL PARK EFFECT (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 60
BREATHING (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 94
COMMISSARIO BRUNETTI (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 704
DEAD SUSHI (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 91
DEADLY BLESSING (DVD) HOR R DVD 1981 100
DEATH RACE 3: INFERNO (DVD) GEN R/NR DVD 19.. 106
DETECTIVE MONTALBANO: SET 6 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 307
DETECTIVE MONTALBANO: SET 7 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 301
DETECTIVE MONTALBANO: SET 8 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 282
END OF WATCH (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 110
FAT KID RULES THE WORLD (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 99
FOR A GOOD TIME, CALL... (DVD) COM R/NR DVD 19.. 85
FOUND MEMORIES (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 97
GAME CHANGE (DVD) DOC TV-MA DVD 19.. 117
GIFTED MAN, A: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 682
HAIGHT ASHBURY: THE BEAT OF A... (DVD) BPM NR DVD 19.. 59
HARA-KIRI: DEATH OF A SAMURAI (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 126
ICE HOUSE (DVD) INT NR DVD 1997 180
IMPOSTER, THE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 90
KEEP THE LIGHTS ON (DVD) G&L NR DVD 19.. 102
MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE: SEASON 02 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 516
MEN WHO BUILT AMERICA, THE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 360
MERLIN: SEASON 04 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 559
PAPERBOY, THE (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 107
PINA (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 103
POSSESSION, THE (DVD) HOR PG-13 DVD 19.. 92
SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 87
TAI CHI ZERO (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 95
TAKEN 2 (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 92
WALLANDER: SERIES 01 (SWEDISH) (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 999

NEW BLURAY

DEATH RACE 3: INFERNO (BR) BR R/NR BR 19.. 106
DECASIA: THE STATE OF DECAY (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 67
END OF WATCH (BR) BR R BR 19.. 110
FOR A GOOD TIME, CALL... (BR) BR R/NR BR 19.. 85
GAME CHANGE (BR) BR TV-MA BR 19.. 117
HARA-KIRI: DEATH OF A SAMURAI (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 126
IVAN'S CHILDHOOD (BR) BR NR BR 1992 95
PAPERBOY, THE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 107
PINA (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 103
SAMSARA (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 102
SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN (BR) DOC PG-13 BR 19.. 87
TAI CHI ZERO (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 95
TAKEN 2 (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 91
WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE? (BR) BR NR BR 1962 133

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