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New arrivals for the week of October 22, 2013
Before Midnight
The Conjuring
The Internship
The Way Way Back

Greetings everyone,

This weekend is Homecoming! And, for me, that means getting together with my old pals/co-workers from Garcia's (I worked at Wright Street from 1980-84) -- a great annual tradition... second only to the occasional Renter gatherings. I hope you've got some fun lined up, too. This week's biggest new releases include: "Before Midnight" (w/Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy), "The Conjuring" (w/Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson), "The Internship" (w/Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson) and "The Way Way Back" (w/Liam James, Sam Rockwell, Steve Carell, etc). "Far Out Isn't Far Enough" is a documentary about artist Tomi Ungerer, subversive children's book author and illustrator. We picked up both Volumes 1 and 2 of the WC Fields Comedy Collections (10 films in all) -- they are back in the Classics under "Fields". Criterion released Lewis Allen's Gothic Hollywood classic, "The Uninvited" (1944). We also finally found a copy of Hideo Gosha's "The Wolves" (1971). You can check out this week's complete list of new arrivals below.

Now that we have over 4,000 BluRay discs and 1 in 5 rentals are BluRays, I think we can safely say BluRay is no longer just a niche format... it is more-and-more becoming the norm. The Top 5 are all TV titles (and two of those are "Game of Thrones") and seven of the Top 10 come from the TV Section -- the other three are relatively new releases. The rest of the Top 100 is lots of TV and New Releases with a smattering of old titles mixed in. If you haven't already, and you care about such things, I'd say it's probably worth picking up a BluRay player the next time you are out and about (personally, I'm a big fan of the Oppo machines but players can be had for under $100). So, here they are, the Top 100 rentals in our BluRay section...
1 GAME OF THRONES: SEASON 02
2 HOUSE OF CARDS: SEASON 01, VOL 01
3 GAME OF THRONES: SEASON 01
4 NEWSROOM, THE: SEASON 01
5 HOMELAND: SEASON 01
6 MISERABLES, LES (2012)
7 WORLD WAR Z
8 TRUE BLOOD: SEASON 05
9 BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
10 WALKING DEAD, THE: SEASON 03
(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...

ALIYAH (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 88
ALMOST PERFECT (DVD) COM NR DVD 19.. 106
ARCHON DEFENDER (DVD) ANI NR DVD 19.. 70
AS COOL AS I AM (DVD) AIF R DVD 19.. 92
BEFORE MIDNIGHT (DVD) AIF R DVD 19.. 109
COLONY, THE (DVD) GEN NR DVD 19.. 94
CONJURING, THE (DVD) HOR R DVD 19.. 112
DEFIANCE: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 558
DRUG WAR (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 107
EMPIRE OF SILVER (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 113
EUROPA REPORT (DVD) SF PG-13 DVD 19.. 90
FAR OUT ISN'T FAR ENOUGH (DVD) ART NR DVD 19.. 98
FIELDS, WC: COMEDY COLLECTION 1 (DVD) CLA NR DVD 1933 373
FIELDS, WC: COMEDY COLLECTION V2 (DVD) CLA NR DVD 1934 351
GRIMM: SEASON 02 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 999
HART OF DIXIE: SEASON 02 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 929
HEAT, THE (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 117
HIJACKING, A (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 103
HUNG: SEASON 3 (DVD) TV TV-MA DVD 19.. 261
IN A TOWN THIS SIZE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 71
INTERNSHIP, THE (DVD) COM PG-13 DVD 19.. 119
JUST LIKE A WOMAN (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 88
LOST GIRL: SEASON 02 (DVD) TV TV-14 DVD 19.. 968
MANIAC (DVD) HOR NR DVD 19.. 89
MY FATHER AND THE MAN IN BLACK (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 88
NIKITA: SEASON 03 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 926
OKA! (DVD) GEN NR DVD 19.. 105
ONLY GOD FORGIVES (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 90
PACIFIC RIM (DVD) SF PG-13 DVD 19.. 131
PARADISE FAITH (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 113
PRIMEVAL: NEW WORLD (COMPLETE) (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 572
RED CLOVER (DVD) HOR R DVD 19.. 89
SHEPARD & DARK (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 89
UNINVITED, THE (1944) (DVD) CSF NR DVD 1944 99
VIKINGS: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 397
WALL, THE (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 108
WAY WAY BACK, THE (DVD) COM PG-13 DVD 19.. 103
WOLVES, THE (DVD) INT NR DVD 1971 131

NEW BLURAY

BEFORE MIDNIGHT (BR) BR R BR 19.. 109
BEHIND THE CANDELABRA (BR) BR TV-MA BR 19.. 118
CONJURING, THE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 112
DEFIANCE: SEASON 01 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 558
EUROPA REPORT (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 90
HEAT, THE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 117
INTERNSHIP, THE (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 119
MANIAC (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 89
OKA! (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 105
ONLY GOD FORGIVES (BR) BR R BR 19.. 90
PACIFIC RIM (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 131
STING, THE (BR) BR PG BR 1973 130
TWO MEN IN MANHATTAN (BR) BR NR BR 1959 85
UNINVITED, THE (1944) (BR) BR NR BR 1944 99
VIKINGS: SEASON 01 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 804
WAY WAY BACK, THE (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 103

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