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New arrivals for the week of October 15, 2013
Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain
The Heat
A Hijacking
Pacific Rim

Greetings everyone,

Did you know this Saturday is the Third Annual International Independent Video Store Day? It is! I'm celebrating with a glass of Scotch and recommend you do the same. This week's biggest new titles include: "Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain" (from Kevin Hart's 2012 concert tour), "The Heat" (w/Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy), "A Hijacking" (Danish, directed by Tobias Lindholm) and "Pacific Rim" (w/Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi and Charlie Day). We finally got our hands on a copy of "The Source Family" -- a documentary about Father Yod and his spiritual world in Hollywood (which included a vegetarian restaurant, rock band, and Utopian commune). We added a few classics to the BluRay section: Orson Welles' "The Stranger" (1946, Kino Classics Remastered Edition) and "The Vincent Price Collection" (w/The Fall of House of Usher, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Haunted Palace, Masque of the Red Death, Witchfinder General and The Abominable Dr Phibes). We also picked up a few anime titles folks have been asking about: "Deadman Wonderland" and "Persona 4". Lastly, Louis C.K. may very well be the funniest man in comedy these days -- we finally have all four of his available stand-up DVDs. Get 'em -- you'll laugh... I promise. You can check out this week's complete list of new arrivals below.

When I'm not at Rentertainment, I can usually be fount at at Parasol Records -- and today we are releasing the new Elsinore album, Push/Pull, on both vinyl and CD. You can listen to it on Bandcamp, buy it locally at Rentertainment or Exile on Main Street, and, if you are out of town, you can pick it up through Parasol Mail Order. The official Record Release Show is this Friday (October 18th) at the High Dive. Enjoy!

The Woody Allen section, along with the Alfred Hitchcock section, was one of the first "Special Sections" I set up at Rentertainment -- and we've kept it ever since. Also, along with Alfred Hitchcock, it may be one of the only sections in the store in which every film there rents at least a few times every year. And now, along with Alfred Hitchcock and the British Mystery Series section, they make up the three top renting sections in the store (as ranked by "turns per copy"). If that isn't reason enough to watch a Woody Allen film tonight... there's always Hitchcock. 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. Here are all the Woody Allen films in order of rental popularity:
1 MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
2 TO ROME WITH LOVE
3 ANNIE HALL
4 MANHATTAN MURDER MYSTERY
5 EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED...
6 TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN
7 MANHATTAN
8 DECONSTRUCTING HARRY
9 LOVE AND DEATH
10 SLEEPER
(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...

AMERICAN HORROR STORY (SEASON 02) (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 554
ANGER MANAGEMENT: SEASON 02 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 484
BONES: SEASON 08 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 999
BRANCA'S PITCH (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 87
COLONY, THE (DVD) GEN NR DVD 19.. 94
CURSE OF CHUCKY (DVD) HOR R DVD 19.. 97
DEADMAN WONDERLAND: COMPLETE SERIES (DVD JAN TV-MA DVD 325
DIRTY WARS (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 86
DREAMING ALASKA (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 107
DRUG WAR (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 107
EMBRACE OF THE VAMPIRE (2013) (DVD) HOR NR DVD 19.. 91
EXPLODING SUN (DVD) SF NR DVD 19.. 116
FALL, THE: SERIES 01 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 306
HANGOVER III, THE (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 100
HART, KEVIN: LET ME EXPLAIN (DVD) SUC R DVD 19.. 75
HEAT, THE (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 117
HIJACKING, A (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 103
HOME RUN (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 113
LOUIS C.K.: CHEWED UP (DVD) SUC NR DVD 19.. 61
LOUIS C.K.: ONE NIGHT STAND (DVD) SUC NR DVD 19.. 30
LOVED ONES, THE (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 94
MAGIC MAGIC (DVD) HOR R DVD 19.. 98
MANIAC (DVD) HOR NR DVD 19.. 89
MEDUSA TOUCH, THE (DVD) SF NR DVD 1978 109
NIGHT (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 78
ONE PIECE: SEASON 05, 3RD VOYAGE (DVD) JAN TV-14 DVD 19.. 300
P4: PERSONA 4 (DVD) JAN TV-14 DVD 19.. 670
PACIFIC RIM (DVD) SF PG-13 DVD 19.. 131
POLITICAL ANIMALS: COMPLETE SERIES (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 290
PURGE, THE (DVD) HOR R DVD 19.. 86
SOUL OF A PEOPLE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 92
SOURCE FAMILY, THE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 99
STRONG MAN (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 113
TWO MEN IN MANHATTAN (DVD) CLA NR DVD 1959 85
VIKINGS: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 397
WHITE COLLAR: SEASON 04 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 704
WICKED, THE (DVD) HOR NR DVD 19.. 105
ZOMBIE HUNTER (DVD) HOR NR DVD 19.. 93

NEW BLURAY

CURSE OF CHUCKY (BR) BR R BR 19.. 97
DINOSAUR (BR) BR PG BR 19.. 82
FROZEN GROUND (BR) BR R BR 19.. 105
HANGOVER III, THE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 100
HART, KEVIN: LET ME EXPLAIN (BR) BR R BR 19.. 75
HEAT, THE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 117
HITCH-HIKER, THE (BR) BR NR BR 1953 71
MANIAC (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 89
MEDUSA TOUCH, THE (BR) BR NR BR 1978 109
NIGHT TIDE (BR) BR NR BR 1961 85
PACIFIC RIM (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 131
PURGE, THE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 86
STRANGER, THE (BR) BR NR BR 1946 94
VINCENT PRICE COLLECTION (BR) BR NR BR

That's Rentertainment - 516 E John Street (at the corner of 6th), Champaign, IL 61820 - (217) 384-0977
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