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New arrivals for the week of April 16, 2013
django
dragon
Not Suitable for CHildren
sweeney

Greetings everyone,

I think there are now five high-rise apartment buildings poised to be constructed on Green Street over the next few months -- that should change the look and feel of things down here a bit. Each will have retail businesses on the main level. Here's hoping for a least a few interesting, independently owned ones! This week's biggest new release is Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" (w/Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington and Samuel L. Jackson). Other titles of note include "Dragon" (w/Donnie Yen, Tang Wei and Takeshi Kaneshiro), "Not Suitable for Children" (w/Ryan Kwanten, Sarah Snook and Bojana Novakovic) and "The Sweeney" (w/Ray Winstone, Damian Lewis and Hayley Atwell). We added "The Boss: S2", "An Idiot Abroad: S2", "Merlin: S5" and "Misfits: S2" to TV listings. And, Criterion has released Alex Cox's classic cult film "Repo Man" (1984, w/Harry Dean Stanton and Emilio Estevez). Check out the complete list of new arrivals below.

Terence Malick's "Days of Heaven" will kick off the 15th Annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival tonight at Downtown Champaign's newly restored Virginia Theatre. If you can't make it to this year's festival, here's a list of the films being shown and their availability here at Rentertainment: 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).

Don't worry about the lack of Studio Ghibli (Hayao Miyazaki) films on this week's Top 100 Animated Films list -- they dominate the Anime list. Here you'll find lots of Disney, Pixar, and Dreamworks titles. And, since we keep Simpsons and King of the Hll titles here (and ot the TV section), you'll find almost every season of each. I did not notice any Ralph Bakshi (the grandfather of independent and adult-oriented animation) films. Nice to see a few other smaller titles make the list, though. Lots of good stuff here. In fact, I'd say, something for everyone! Here are the Top 100 rentals from our Animated section:
1 BRAVE (DISNEY) (2012) (DVD)
2 WRECK-IT RALPH (DVD)
3 ADVENTURE TIME: SEASON 01 (DVD)
4 DESPICABLE ME (DVD)
5 WALL-E (DVD)
6 HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA (DVD)
7 PUSS IN BOOTS (DVD)
8 PIXAR SHORT FILMS COLLECTION VOL 2 (DVD)
9 TANGLED (2010) (DVD)
10 LORAX, THE (DVD)
(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...

ATTENBOROUGH'S LIFE STORIES (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 150
BLACK RIVER (DVD) INT NR DVD 1956 110
BOSS: SEASON 02 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 560
BOTTLE IN THE GAZA SEA, A (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 100
DJANGO UNCHAINED (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 166
DRAGON (2011) (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 98
EITHER WAY (DVD) INT TV-G DVD 19.. 84
GIRL$ (DVD) INT TV-MA DVD 19.. 90
GIRL, THE (2012) (DVD) GEN TV-14 DVD 19.. 90
HYDE PARK ON HUDSON (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 95
I WILL BUY YOU (DVD) INT NR DVD 1956 112
IDIOT ABROAD, AN: SERIES 2 (DVD) BH NR DVD 19.. 345
INHERITANCE, THE (1962) (DVD) INT NR DVD 1962 108
JOHNNY SOKKO & HIS FLYING ROBOT (DVD) INT NR DVD 1967
LOST ANGELS: SKID ROW IS MY HOME (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 75
MAKERS: WOMEN WHO MAKE AMERICA (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 180
MERLIN: SEASON 05 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 569
MESSAGE FROM SPACE (DVD) INT NR DVD 1978 105
MISFITS: SEASON 2 (DVD) BRI NR DVD 19.. 323
MISS FISHER'S MURDER MYSTERIES: SERIES 1 INT NR DVD 19.. 706
MONSTER IN PARIS (DVD) ANI PG DVD 19.. 87
NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 96
ONE DAY ON EARTH (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 104
PARADISE'S END INT NR DVD 1964 270
PEDAL-DRIVEN: A BIKEUMENTARY (DVD) CYC NR DVD 19.. 63
REPO MAN (DVD) GEN R DVD 1984 92
SAVE THE DATE (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 97
SORCERER AND THE WHITE SNAKE, THE (DVD) INT PG-13 DVD 19.. 93
SOUND CITY (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 152
SPIES OF WARSAW (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 180
SUGARTOWN (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 177
SWEENEY, THE (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 112
THICK-WALLED ROOM, THE (DVD) INT NR DVD 1956 110
THREE SHEETS: SEASON 01 (DVD) CS NR DVD 19..
THREE SHEETS: SEASON 02 (DVD) CS NR DVD 19..
THREE SHEETS: SEASON 03 (DVD) CS NR DVD 19..
TWENTY TWELVE: THE COMPLETE SERIES (DVD) BH NR DVD 19.. 377
UNFINISHED SPACES (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 86
WHISPER TO A ROAR, A (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 94
WOMEN IN LOVE (2013) (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 181

NEW BLURAY

BOSS: SEASON 02 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 560
DJANGO UNCHAINED (BR) BR R BR 19.. 166
GIRL$ (2010) (BR) BR TV-MA BR 19.. 90
HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY (BR) BR NR BR 1941 119
HYDE PARK ON HUDSON (BR) BR R BR 19.. 95
MONSTER IN PARIS (BR) BR PG BR 19.. 87
POLICE STORY 1 & 2 (BR) BR NR BR 1985 222
REPO MAN (BR) BR R BR 1984 92
SORCERER AND THE WHITE SNAKE, THE (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 93
SOUND CITY (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 152
SWEENEY, THE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 112

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