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New arrivals for the week of July 30, 2013
Between Us
Black Rock
Cloudburst
G.I. Joe: Retaliation

Greetings everyone,

New arrivals this week include "Between Us" (w/Julia Stiles, Taye Diggs and Melissa George), "Black Rock" (w/Kate Bosworth, Lake Bell and Katie Aselton), "Cloudburst" (w/Brenda Fricker, Olympia Dukakis and Ryan Doucette) and "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" (w/Dwayne Johnson, Channing Tatum, Adrianne Palicki, Bruce Willis, etc). On the TV front we added Cinemax's "Banshee: S1", the British "Shameless", more "Angry Beavers" and another season each of "Beck" and "Maigret". We also filled most of the holes in our Hal Hartley collection: "Book of Life", "Flirt", "Girl from Monday" and "Meanwhile". Btw, if you haven't seen any Hartley films, I recommend starting at the beginning with "The Unbelievable Truth" (m favorite) and working your way through them from there. Check out the complete list of new arrivals below.

The second installment of the Champaign-Urbana Design Organization (CUDO) and Shatterglass Studios "Movies by Design Summer Film Fest" is this week. This time around they'll be screening "Objectified" (2009, 75", dir: Gary Hustwit) with the short film "Why Man Creates" (1968, 29", dir: Saul Bass) on Thursday, August 1 at Shatterglass HQ. The third film in the series will be "Died Young Stayed Pretty" on August 29th. Seating is limited to the first 12 (yes, that's twelve) RSVPs for each movie (with priority access for CUDO Members) which can be made through the CUDO web site.

Our International Section continues to be one of the most popular sections in the store -- and the one I am most proud of. With almost 10,000 International titles, we have films from every corner of the world by all the major (and many more minor) directors. You can always find something awesome you haven't seen yet. This time around, the Swedish version of the "Wallander" series squeezed its way between "Downton Abbey" and "Midsomer Murders" to fill the top three positions of the Top 100 International Film list. The rest of the Top 10 is the usual mix of TV series and relatively new international films. Have a look, I bet you'll find something hat interests you. Here are the Top 100 (plus a few) Renters for the past 12 months from our International Film Section:
1 DOWNTON ABBEY: SEASON 1 – 3
2 WALLANDER: SERIES 1 – 3 (SWEDISH)
3 MIDSOMER MURDERS: SEASON 1 – 13
4 SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS
5 SHERLOCK: SEASON 1
6 MISS FISHER'S MURDER MYSTERIES: SERIES 1
7 JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI
8 TAKE THIS WALTZ
9 COMMISSARIO BRUNETTI
10 INTOUCHABLES, 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...

ANGRY BEAVERS: SEASON 3, PT. 1 (DVD) ANI NR DVD 1997 999
ANGRY BEAVERS: SEASON 3, PT. 2 (DVD) ANI NR DVD 1997 999
ANGRY BEAVERS: SEASON 4 (DVD) ANI NR DVD 1997 999
ARCADIA (DVD) AIF NR DVD 19.. 91
ASSAULT ON WALL STREET (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 97
BANSHEE: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 600
BECK: SETS 1-5 (EPS 1-15) (DVD) INT NR DVD 1997 999
BETWEEN US (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 90
BLACK ROCK (DVD) HOR R DVD 19.. 82
BOOK OF LIFE (W/ GIRL FROM MONDAY) (DVD) GEN R DVD 1998 63
BRONTE SISTERS, THE (DVD) INT NR DVD 1979 120
CLOUDBURST (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 93
DEMENTED, THE (DVD) HOR R DVD 19.. 92
FLIRT (DVD) GEN R DVD 1995 85
G.I. JOE: RETALIATION (DVD) SF PG-13 DVD 19.. 110
GIANT GILA MONSTER, THE (DVD) CSF NR DVD 1959 74
HAPPY POET, THE (DVD) AIF NR DVD 19.. 85
KIDNAP SYNDICATE (DVD) INT NR DVD 1975 98
KISS OF THE DAMNED (DVD) HOR R DVD 19.. 96
LOST CONTINENT (DVD) CSF NR DVD 1951 84
LOVE AND HONOR (2013) (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 96
MAIGRET: SET 4 (DVD) INT NR DVD 1995 554
MEANWHILE (DVD) GEN NR DVD 19.. 59
MONSTER FROM GREEN HELL (DVD) CSF NR DVD 1957 70
MUNSTERS, THE: DOUBLE FEATURE (DVD) COM NR DVD 1966 194
NAKED VIOLENCE (DVD) INT NR DVD 1969 96
POWER, THE (DVD) SF NR DVD 1967 108
RUSHLIGHTS (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 96
SHAMELESS: SEASON 01 (BRITISH) (DVD) BH NR DVD 19.. 400
SHAMELESS: SEASON 02 (BRITISH) (DVD) BH NR DVD 19.. 466
SHE DEMONS (DVD) CSF NR DVD 1958 76
SHOOT FIRST, DIE LATER (DVD) INT NR DVD 1974 94
TAKEN BY GRACE (DVD) GEN NR DVD 19.. 91
TWO YEARS AT SEA (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 92
VIKING SAGA, A: THE DARKEST DAY (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 88
WAR ON WHISTLEBLOWERS (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 66

NEW BLURAY

BRONTE SISTERS, THE (BR) BR NR BR 1979 120
DEMENTED, THE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 92
DEVIL'S BACKBONE (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 108
G.I. JOE: RETALIATION (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 110
KIDNAP SYNDICATE (BR) BR NR BR 1975 98
NAKED VIOLENCE (BR) BR NR BR 1969 96
NEIGHBORING SOUNDS (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 131
NEW WORLD (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 135
SHOOT FIRST, DIE LATER (BR) BR NR BR 1974 94
STAR TREK NEXT GENERATION: SEASON 4 (BR) BR NR BR 1990 999

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