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New arrivals for the week of October 8, 2013
After Earth
The Hangover Part 3
Much Ado About Nothing
The Purge

Greetings everyone,

This week's biggest new titles include: "After Earth" (w/Jaden and Will Smith), "The Hangover Part III" (w/Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms), "Much Ado About Nothing" (w/Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof) and "The Purge" (w/Lena Headey, Ethan Hawke and Edwin Hodge). New TV shows include: 90201 S5 (the final season), American Horror Story S2, Arrow S1, Bones S8, Mentalist S5, Person of Interest S2 and White Collar S4. I'm most looking forward to watching "Ain't In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm" -- a documentary about Levon Helm, a founding member of The Band, during the recording of his last album, Dirt Farmer. Also, Criterion released Rene Clair's "I Married a Witch" (1942, w/Veronica Lake and Fredric March) and Ernst Lubitsch's "To Be or Not to Be" (1942, w/Carole Lombard and Jack Benny). You can check out this week's complete list of new arrivals below.

The Coen Brothers remake of Henry Hathaway's "True Grit" (1969, w/John Wayne, Glen Campbell and Kim Darby), aptly named "True Grit" (2010, w/Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon and Hailee Steinfeld) has beaten out the History Channel's "Hatfields & McCoys" (2012, w/Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton) to win this rounds shootout for the #1 position in the Top Westerns listings. Rounding out the podium, coming in third place was John Ford's "The Searchers" (1956, w/John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter and Vera Mills). Nice to see some classic Westerns sharing the spotlight with some more contemporary ones. The rest of the list continues that mix. Note: Some folks will argue that "Star Wars" and "Tampopo" (among others) are westerns. They are. They follow the same motif and use many of the same elements but here at Renter we keep them in the SciFi and Japanese sections respectively. Our Western Section (with a few exceptions) only has films that follow the classic definition of a western: "A film, television drama, or novel about cowboys in western North America, esp. in the late 19th and early 20th centuries." Included, of course, are all of the spaghetti westerns. In any case, here they are -- the Top 100 renters from the Westerns section:

1 TRUE GRIT (2010)
2 HATFIELDS & MCCOYS
3 SEARCHERS
4 DESTRY RIDES AGAIN
5 GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY, THE
6 HIGH NOON
7 ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST
8 UNFORGIVEN
9 WILD BUNCH, THE
10 DEAD MAN
(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...

2 BROKE GIRLS: SEASON 2 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 513
90210: SEASON 05 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 119
AFTER EARTH (DVD) SF PG-13 DVD 19.. 100
AIN'T IN IT FOR MY HEALTH: LEV... (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 83
AMERICAN HORROR STORY (SEASON 02) (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 554
ARROW: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 972
BEING HUMAN: SEASON 04 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 457
BERLIN JOB (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 109
BONES: SEASON 08 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 999
COLD WAR (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 102
CURSE OF CHUCKY (DVD) HOR R DVD 19.. 97
DAY IN THE LIFE, A: SEASONS 1&2 (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 368
FRIGHT NIGHT 2 (DVD) HOR R DVD 19.. 100
HANGOVER III, THE (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 100
HOME RUN (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 113
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER: SEASON 08 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 517
I MARRIED A WITCH (DVD) CLA NR DVD 1942 77
LAURENCE ANYWAYS (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 161
LIFEGUARD, THE (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 98
MENTALIST, THE: SEASON 05 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 932
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (2012) (DVD) AIF PG-13 DVD 19.. 109
NEW GIRL: SEASON 02 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 546
ONE PIECE: SEASON 05, VOYAGE 2 (DVD) JAN NR DVD 19..
PERSON OF INTEREST: SEASON 02 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 964
PULP FICTION (DVD) GEN R DVD 1998 154
PURGE, THE (DVD) HOR R DVD 19.. 86
RING OF CURSE (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 92
SIMON KILLER (DVD) GEN NR DVD 19.. 106
STUCK IN LOVE (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 96
VAMPIRA AND ME (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 106
WASTE OF SHAME, A (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 85
WHITE COLLAR: SEASON 04 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 704
ZOMBIE HUNTER (DVD) HOR NR DVD 19.. 93

NEW BLURAY

AFTER EARTH (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 100
AIN'T IN IT FOR MY HEALTH: LEV... (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 83
ARROW: SEASON 01 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 972
BERLIN JOB (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 109
CURSE OF CHUCKY (BR) BR R BR 19.. 97
FRIGHT NIGHT 2 (BR) BR R BR 19.. 100
GLEE: SEASON 04 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 963
HANGOVER III, THE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 100
I MARRIED A WITCH (BR) CLA NR BR 1942 77
LAURENCE ANYWAYS (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 161
PERSON OF INTEREST: SEASON 02 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 964
PURGE, THE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 86
STUCK IN LOVE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 96
TO BE OR NOT TO BE (1942) (BR) BR NR BR 1999 99

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