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New arrivals for the week of December 10, 2013
Battle of the Year
Despicable Me 2
Fast & Furious 6
The Hunt

Greetings everyone,

Classes are wrapping up this week, Reading Day is Thursday and finals start on Friday -- good luck on 'em if you've got 'em... the rest of us will be watching movies! This week's biggest new releases are: "Battle of the Year" (w/Josh Holloway, Laz Alonso, Josh Peck and Chris Brown), "Despicable Me 2" (w/voices of Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Miranda Cosgrove, etc), "Fast & Furious 6" (w/Dwayne Johnson, Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Luke Evans and Gina Carano) and "The Hunt" (w/Mads Mikkelsen). For having such an all-star cast (Billy Bob Thornton, Robert Duvall, Robert Patrick, Katherine LaNasa, Frances O'Connor, John Hurt, Kevin Bacon, Ray Stevenson, Tippi Hedren, etc), "Jayne Mansfield's Car" sure did poorly on opening weekend (just $9,320 -- can that be right?). Fairing much better at the box office was "The Ultimate Life" (w/Bill Cobbs, Peter Fonda and Ali Hillis), a "life re-examined" film directed by Michael Landon Jr. We also got the 25th Anniversary Edition of "Akira" (on both DVD and BluRay) -- the title some would argue started the genre. You can check out this week's complete list of new arrivals below.

Note on hours: We'll be keeping our regular hours until the dorms close (December 21st). Then we'll bust into our break hours. Watch this space for more information.

Having starred in the films Dracula, The Invisible Man, The Mummy, Frankenstein and The Wolf Man, names like Bela Lugosi, Claude Rains and Boris Karloff are synonymous with Classic Science Fiction & Horror films. If you dig around in that section for a bit (located back in the SciFi/Horror aisle) you'll see those familiar names pop-up a lot. But, you'll be sure to see at least a few titles you may be unfamiliar with. Be sure to check out the 2-disc edition of Dracula (1931) -- it includes the Spanish version shot using the same script and sets but at night after the day crew had gone home. Here are the Top Renters from the Classic Science Fiction & Horror section:
1 CAT PEOPLE/CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE
2 LUGOSI, BELA: COLLECTION: 5 FILMS
3 OLD DARK HOUSE, THE
4 COMEDY OF TERRORS
5 FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER (1960)
6 FORBIDDEN PLANET
7 HANGOVER SQUARE
8 TOMB OF LIGEIA
9 ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN, THE
10 BAD SEED, 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...

ADORE (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 111
AKIRA (DVD) JAN R DVD 1988 124
ANGELS SING (DVD) COM PG DVD 19.. 90
ANGELS' SHARE (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 101
BATTLE OF THE YEAR (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 110
BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 92
BUYING SEX (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 75
DESPICABLE ME 2 (DVD) ANI PG DVD 19.. 98
FAST & FURIOUS 6 (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 131
FUTURAMA: VOL 8 (DVD) ANI NR DVD 19.. 286
HUNT, THE (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 115
JAYNE MANSFIELD'S CAR (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 122
PABLO (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 93
RAFLE, LA: THE ROUNDUP (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 124
ROOFTOP, THE (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 122
SAMPLE THIS: THE BIRTH OF HIP HOP (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 83
SAVING GENERAL YANG (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 107
SIGHTSEERS (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 88
SMURFS 2, THE (DVD) ANI PG DVD 19.. 105
SOME GIRL(S) (DVD) COM NR DVD 19.. 90
SPEAK THE MUSIC: ROBERT MANN (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 58
SWITCH (2012) (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 98
TEA AND SYMPATHY (DVD) CLA NR DVD 1956 122
TOAD ROAD (DVD) HOR NR DVD 19.. 76
TOUCHY FEELY (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 88
ULTIMATE LIFE, THE (DVD) GEN PG DVD 19.. 110
YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHIN' YET (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 114

NEW BLURAY

ADORE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 111
AKIRA (BR) BR R BR 1988 124
BATTLE OF THE YEAR (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 110
DESPICABLE ME 2 (BR) BR PG BR 19.. 98
FAST & FURIOUS 6 (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 131
FUTURAMA: VOL 8 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 288
HUNT, THE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 115
JAYNE MANSFIELD'S CAR (BR) BR R BR 19.. 122
MARY POPPINS (BR) BR NR BR 1964 139
MISSION, LA (BR) G&L R BR 19.. 116
SMURFS 2, THE (BR) BR PG BR 19.. 105
TOKYO STORY (BR) BR NR BR 1953 136
TOUCHY FEELY (BR) BR R BR 19.. 88
ULTIMATE LIFE, THE (BR) BR PG BR 19.. 110

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