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New arrivals for the week of March 26, 2013
Killing Them Softly
Lincoln
Parental Guidance
A Royal Affair

Greetings everyone,

Just when it seems like we've talked enough about the weather... bah, let's just hope that's the last of "March comes in like a lion..." part of the proverb. New this week: "Killing Them Softly" (w/Brad Pitt, Scoot McNairy Ben Mendelsohn, etc), "Lincoln" (w/Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, etc), "Parental Guidance" (w/Billy Crystal, Bette Midler and Marisa Tomei) and "A Royal Affair" (w/Mads Mikkelsen, Mikkel Boe Folsgaard, Alicia Vikander and David Dencik). Also on the new shelf: Meryl Streep narrates Imax's latest title "To the Arctic", the second season of "The Borgias" and "Love for Levon" (incredible tribute concert to the late Levon Helm of The Band). Criterion released Robert Bresson's "A Man Escaped" (1956) and Charles Chaplin's "Monsieur Verdoux" (1947). Lastly, two new titles were added to the opera section: "Carmen" (1984, directed by Francesco Rosi, w/Placido Domingo and Julia Migenes-Johnson) and the Metropolitan Opera's production of Mozart's "The Magic Flute" (2006, directed by Julie Taymor and Gary Halvorson, w/Nathan Gunn!). Check out this week's complete list of new arrivals below.

The 15th Annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival will take place from April 17 to April 21 at Downtown Champaign's newly restored Virginia Theatre. This year's films are (and their availability): Ballad of Narayama (Criterion DVD/BR), Bernie (DVD/BR), Blancanieves (not available), Days of Heaven (Criterion DVD/BR), Escape from Tomorrow (not available), In the Family (not available), Julia (DVD), Kumare (DVD), Not Yet Begun to Fight (not available), Oslo, August 31st (DVD), Spectacular Now (not available), and Vincent: The Life and Death of Vincent van Gogh (DVD). We'll move them to our special Ebertfest section soon.

It's nice to see every Woody Allen film we own rents at least a few times every year. In the olden days, when we had about 300 movies, Woody Allen and Alfred Hitchcock were the first "Special Sections" we set up -- and now, along with the British Mystery Series section, they are the three top renting sections in the store (as ranked by "turns per copy"). Note: a couple of the films in our WA section ("The Front" and "Play it Again, Sam") were not directed by Allen but he's in them (and he wrote the latter) so we keep them there. In the ever uplifting words of Woody Allen, "Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television." Here are the Top 10 Woody Allen films in order of rental popularity:
1 MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
2 ANNIE HALL
3 WHATEVER WORKS
4 MANHATTAN
5 HANNAH AND HER SISTERS
6 EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED...
7 TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN
8 MANHATTAN MURDER MYSTERY
9 MATCH POINT
10 LOVE AND DEATH
(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...

ALOIS NEBEL INT NR DVD 19.. 84
AMERICAN NINJA (DVD) GEN R DVD 1985 95
AMERICAN NINJA 2/AMERICAN NINJA 3 (DVD) GEN R DVD 1987 180
ATHLETE, THE (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 91
BACHELORETTE (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 87
BORGIAS, THE: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 467
BORGIAS, THE: SEASON 02 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 520
CARMEN (1984) (DVD) OPE NR DVD 1984 155
CHEERFUL WEATHER FOR THE WEDDING (DVD) INT PG DVD 19.. 92
COLLECTION, THE (DVD) HOR R DVD 19.. 83
COMEDY, THE (DVD) GEN NR DVD 19.. 90
DARKLIGHT (DVD) SF R DVD 19.. 89
DAY OF THE FALCON (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 130
DEATH WARRANT (DVD) GEN R DVD 1990 89
EARTHSEA (DVD) SF NR DVD 19.. 172
EASY MONEY (2012) SWE R DVD 19.. 125
FACE TO FACE (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 94
GLOW: STORY OF GORGEOUS LADIES OF WRESTL DOC NR DVD 19.. 76
GREAT MAGICIAN, THE (DVD) CHI NR DVD 19.. 129
HARD ROMANTICKER (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 109
HONG KONG CONFIDENTIAL (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 92
INUYASHA: THE FINAL ACT: SET 2 (DVD) JAN NR DVD 19.. 315
KILLING THEM SOFTLY (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 97
LINCOLN (2012) (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 150
LOVE FOR LEVON: BENEFIT TO SAVE... (DVD) MC NR DVD 19.. 271
MAGIC FLUTE, THE (2011) (DVD) OPE NR DVD 19.. 112
MAN ESCAPED, A (DVD) INT NR DVD 1956 100
MEN AT WORK: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 212
MISERABLES, LES (2000) (DVD) GEN NR DVD 19.. 177
MISERABLES, LES (2012) (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 158
MONSIEUR VERDOUX (DVD) CC NR DVD 1947 124
MST3K: ALIEN FROM L.A. (DVD) TV NR DVD 110
MST3K: DANGER!! DEATH RAY (DVD) TV NR DVD 110
MST3K: THE MAGIC SWORD (DVD) TV NR DVD 110
MST3K: THE MOLE PEOPLE (DVD) TV TV DVD 120
NOTES ON MARIE MENKEN (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 97
OFF WHITE LIES (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 89
PARENTAL GUIDANCE (DVD) COM PG DVD 19.. 105
RED DWARF: SERIES 10 (DVD) BH NR DVD 19.. 178
ROYAL AFFAIR, A (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 137
RUST AND BONE (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 122
SATAN'S ANGEL (DVD) G&L NR DVD 19.. 72
STRAIGHT A'S (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 88
TATSUMI (DVD) JAN NR DVD 19.. 98
THIS IS 40 (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 134
TO THE ARCTIC (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 40
VINCENT (1987) (DVD) ART NR DVD 1987 95

NEW BLURAY

BORGIAS, THE: SEASON 02 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 520
COLLECTION, THE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 82
GORGO (BR) BR UR BR 1961 78
KILLING THEM SOFTLY (BR) BR R BR 19.. 97
LINCOLN (2012) (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 150
MAN ESCAPED, A (BR) INT NR BR 1956 99
MISERABLES, LES (2012) (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 158
MONSIEUR VERDOUX (BR) BR NR BR 1947 124
PARENTAL GUIDANCE (BR) BR PG BR 19.. 105
PHANTASM II (BR) BR R BR 1988 97
ROYAL AFFAIR, A (BR) BR R BR 19.. 137
RUST AND BONE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 122
STAR TREK ENTERPRISE: SEASON 01 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 999
THIS IS 40 (BR) BR R BR 19.. 134
TO THE ARCTIC (BR) BR G BR 19.. 40

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