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New arrivals for the week of December 3, 2013
All the Boys Love Mandy Lane
The Mortal Instruments
The Smurfs 2
Wolverine

Greetings everyone,

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday, and whatever today is. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year. This week's new releases include: "All the Boys Love Mandy Lane" (w/Amber Heard and Anson Mount), "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" (w/Lily Collins, Kevin Zegers, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Lena Headey), "The Smurfs 2" (w/Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Brendan Gleeson, Sofia Vergara, and lots of small blue people) and "The Wolverine" (w/Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Brian Tee and Rila Fukushima). Raro Video released a re-mastered version of Roberto Rossellini's "Il General Della Rovere" (1959). I'm not sure it's any better than Criterion's version from a few years back but it's certainly worth watching. We also got a couple of interesting new music titles: "The US Festival 1983" (New Wave, Heavy Metal and Rock sharing the same stage; w/U2, the Clash, Judas Priest, Stevie Nicks, Scorpions, INXS, Men at Work, Stray Cats, Triumph, Missing Persons and more) and "Made of Stone" (a documentary about the amazing Stone Roses). Criterion released Robert Altman's "Nashville" (1975) and Elio Petri's "Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion" (1970). You can check out this week's complete list of new arrivals below.

Since we are in the middle of "Shopping Season", here's a friendly reminder: There are tons of awesome locally owned businesses within walking and biking distance of your home. Generally speaking, there is a rarely a reason you'll need to go anywhere else. Have a look at our "Think Globally, Shop Locally" list of locally owned businesses and try to stop by a few. In fact, why not try out a couple you've never visited before?

No surprise, "Singin' in the Rain" remains the #1 renter from the Classic Musicals section. In fact, there are no surprises at all in the Top 10 and all the usual song and dance titles are populating the rest of the list. However, if you're worried about not seeing "Les Miserables" on the list, fear not -- with a few exceptions, we only include the classics in our Classic Musics listings ("classic" being defined as older than me). As great as "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" is, it just doesn't seem right to put it next to "Mary Poppins" (but, believe it or not, they were made only 11 years apart). Here are the Top Renters in our Classic Musicals section:
1 SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
2 WEST SIDE STORY
3 MARY POPPINS
4 SOUTH PACIFIC (1958)
5 GIGI
6 SOUND OF MUSIC, THE
7 WIZARD OF OZ (70TH ANNIVERSARY ED)
8 FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY...
9 BRIGADOON
10 KING AND I
(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...

ALIEN HUNTER (DVD) SF R DVD 19.. 92
ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE (DVD) HOR R DVD 19.. 90
ANGRY BIRDS TOONS: SEASON 01:VOL 1 (DVD) ANI NR DVD 19.. 72
BAD MOON (DVD) HOR R DVD 1996 79
BREAKING BAD: SEASON 06 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 385
CRUSH, THE (1993) (DVD) GEN R DVD 1993 89
DICK FIGURES: THE MOVIE (DVD) ANI NR DVD 19.. 73
DRINKING BUDDIES (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 90
GENERAL DELLA ROVERE (DVD) INT NR DVD 1959 140
GETAWAY (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 90
GOOD OL' FREDA (DVD) DOC PG DVD 19.. 87
HOBBIT, THE: EXTENDED EDITION (DVD) SF PG-13 DVD 19.. 182
I DECLARE WAR (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 93
INCH'ALLAH (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 101
INVESTIGATION OF A CITIZEN... (DVD) INT NR DVD 1970 115
JOBS (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 129
KAVANAGH Q.C.: THE END OF LAW (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 200
LAST OF THE SUMMER WINE (2000) (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 290
LAW & ORDER: SVU: YEAR 14 (DVD) TV TV DVD 19.. 999
LILYHAMMER: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV TV DVD 19.. 378
LOST GIRL: SEASON 03 (DVD) TV TV-14 DVD 19.. 572
MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES (DVD) SF PG-13 DVD 19.. 130
OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT, THE (DVD) COM PG DVD 1970 96
RICE FIELD OF DREAMS (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 74
SIMPSONS, THE: SEASON 16 (DVD) ANI TV-PG DVD 19.. 460
SINK THE BISMARCK (DVD) CLA NR DVD 1960 97
SMURFS 2, THE (DVD) ANI PG DVD 19.. 105
STONE ROSES, THE: MADE OF STONE (DVD) MUS NR DVD 19.. 97
US FESTIVAL: 1983 (DVD) MC NR DVD 19.. 135
WINNIE MANDELA (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 107
WOLVERINE, THE (DVD) SF PG-13 DVD 19.. 126
YEAR IN BURGUNDY: FILM ABOUT WINE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 88
ZATOICHI: BLIND SWORDSMAN (1-25) (DVD) INT NR DVD 999

NEW BLURAY

ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 90
BREAKING BAD: SEASON 06 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 385
DRINKING BUDDIES (BR) BR R BR 19.. 90
GENERAL DELLA ROVERE (BR) BR NR BR 1959 140
GETAWAY (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 90
INVESTIGATION OF A CITIZEN... (BR) BR NR BR 1970 115
JOBS (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 129
MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 130
NASHVILLE (BR) BR R BR 1975 160
SMURFS 2, THE (BR) BR PG BR 19.. 105
WOLVERINE, THE (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 126
ZATOICHI: BLIND SWORDSMAN (1-25) (BR) BR NR BR 1962 999

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