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New arrivals for the week of February 19, 2013
Anna Karenina
Argo
Atlas Shrugged: Part II
Sinister

Greetings everyone,

Here are this week's biggest, baddest and newest titles: "Anna Karenina" (w/Keira Knightley and Jude Law), "Argo" (w/Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin and John Goodman), "Atlas Shrugged: Part II" (w/Samantha Mathis, Jason Beghe, Esai Morales, ec) and "Sinister" (w/Ethan Hawke and Vincent D'Onofrio). Also of note: "Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome" (the latest installment in the BG saga), "Game of Thrones: The Complete Second Season" (the latest installment in the GoT saga) and "Undefeated" (a documentary about Memphis' Manassas Tigers’ 2009 football season as they try to win their first playoff game in the high school’s 110-year history). We also added a few titles to our PBS American Experience collection (now including some dozen titles): "Civilian Conservation Corps", "Freedom Riders" and "Riding the Rails". All three can be found in the Documentary section. Artsploitation Films continues releasing "International Films with an edge" with its release of "Lapland Odyssey" (Finland, 2010). Their previous release was "Gandu" (India, 2010). Look for more Artsploitation titles in the coming months. Lastly, we completed a few of our Swedish Detective series: Irene Huss, Maria Wern and Van Veeteren... and, don't forget the original Swedish "Wallander". This week's complete list of new arrivals is below.

ESPN's "30 for 30" collection is pretty amazing -- 30 short films covering all sorts of sports directed by the likes of Barry Levinson, Barbara Kopple, John Singleton, Steve James, Ron Shelton, Steve Nash (two-time MVP) and Ice Cube (from the film "Anaconda"). It's not surprising to see both volumes in this edition of the Top 100 Sports Films. I'm always a bit surprised not to see "The Green Bay Packers: The Complete History" in the Top 100, though. It includes the Dallas-Green Bay NFL Championship game of 1967, "The Ice Bowl", played on a frozen field with temperatures dropping to -16. Yow! Possibly the greatest cycling film ever made, "A Sunday in Hell" (#8), follows the French Paris-Roubaix spring classic, notorious for the hellish paves or cobbled roads of the north "which are no longer used for traffic but only for transporting cattle - and for cycle races". Btw, I've compiled an exhaustive list of all films related to cycling -- you can have a look here. Here are the Top 40 Renters in Rentertainment's Cycling/Sports section:
1 30 FOR 30: VOLUME 1
2 CYCLING SHORTS
3 RIDE THE DIVIDE
4 TOUR DE FRANCE (2004)
5 TOUR DE FRANCE (2005)
6 ULTIMATE JORDAN
7 30 FOR 30: VOLUME 2
8 A SUNDAY IN HELL
9 BASEBALL: A FILM BY KEN BURNS
10 BICYCLE DREAMS
(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...

ARGO (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 120
ATLAS SHRUGGED: PART 2 (DVD) SF PG-13 DVD 19.. 112
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: BLOOD+CHROME (DVD) SF NR DVD 19.. 94
BOND: SKYFALL (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 143
BULLY (2011) (DVD) DOC PG-13 DVD 19.. 99
CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS, THE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 60
DOCTOR WHO #008: REIGN OF TERROR (DVD) WHO NR DVD 1964 148
FOR ELLEN (DVD) AIF NR DVD 19.. 95
FREEDOM RIDERS (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 120
FUN SIZE (DVD) COM PG-13 DVD 19.. 84
GAME OF THRONES: SEASON 02 (DVD) TV TV-MA DVD 19..
HERSCHELL GORDON LEWIS: LOST FILMS (DVD) B NR DVD 1969 240
HIPSTERS RUS NR DVD 19.. 125
IRENE HUSS: SERIES 1 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 540
JUST MY LUCK (FILE: WISDOM) (DVD) BRI NR DVD 1957 86
KID WITH A BIKE, THE (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 87
LAPLAND ODYSSEY (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 96
MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS, THE (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 96
MARIA WERN: COMPLETE SERIES (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 630
MIMI (LA BOUCHE DE JEAN-PIERRE) (DVD) INT NR DVD 1996 52
NORTH SEA TEXAS (DVD) G&L NR DVD 19.. 95
OH, MR. PORTER! (DVD) INT NR DVD 1937 84
PILL, THE (DVD) COM NR DVD 19.. 83
PRISON (DVD) HOR R DVD 1988 102
RIDING THE RAILS (DVD) DOC NR DVD 1998 72
SESSIONS, THE (DVD) GEN R DVD 19..
SILENT HILL: REVELATION (DVD) HOR R DVD 19..
SINISTER (DVD) HOR R DVD 19.. 110
SMALL APARTMENTS COM R DVD 19.. 96
SPECIAL FORCES (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 109
SUSHI GIRL (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 99
THAT COLD DAY IN THE PARK (DVD) GEN R DVD 1969 107
UNDEFEATED (2011) (DVD) DOC PG-13 DVD 19.. 114
VAN VEETEREN: SERIES 01 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 790
VIGILANTE VIGILANTE: BATTLE FOR... (DVD) ART NR DVD 19.. 86

NEW BLURAY

ARGO (BR) BR R BR 19.. 120
ATLAS SHRUGGED: PART 2 (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 112
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: BLOOD + CHROME (BR BR NR BR 19.. 94
BOND: SKYFALL (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 143
DOOMSDAY BOOK (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 114
FUN SIZE (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 86
GAME OF THRONES: SEASON 02 (BR) BR TV-MA BR 19..
HERSCHELL GORDON LEWIS: LOST FILMS (BR) BR NR BR 1969 240
MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS, THE (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 96
ON THE WATERFRONT (BR) BR NR BR 1954 108
PRISON (BR) BR R BR 1988 102
SESSIONS, THE (BR) BR R BR 19..
SILENT HILL: REVELATION (BR) BR R BR 19..
SINISTER (BR) BR R BR 19.. 110
SPECIAL FORCES (BR) BR R BR 19.. 109
UNDEFEATED (2011) (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 114

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