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New arrivals for the week of July 1, 2014
Afflicted
Like Father, Like Son
Lunchbox
The Unknown Known

Greetings everyone,

There were no real blockbuster releases this week (what could compete with the 4th of July weekend?), but there were still a few worth mentioning: "Afflicted" (w/Baya Rehaz and Derek Lee), "Like Father, Like Son" (a film by Kore-eda Hirokazu), "The Lunchbox" (w/Irrfan Khan and Nimrat Kaur) and "The Unknown Known" (the latest from Errol Morris w/Donald Rumsfeld). We also got four excellent music videos: El Vez "Gospel Show in Madrid" (the Mexican Elvis!), Peter Gabriel's "Back to Font" (live in on London on the 25th anniversary of the "So" album), BB King's "The Life of Riley" (a documentary by Jon Brewer) and The Who's "Quadrophenia: Live in London" (from 2013). There were a few new TV titles as well: Afterlife S1 (from the BBC), Helix S1 (from the SyFy network) and Hinterland S1 (from Wales). You can check out all of this week's new arrivals below.

4th of July Hours: We'll be open on the 4th (but nothing will be due) and we'll close a bit early (at 8:00) so everyone can enjoy the fireworks.
Regular Summer Hours: Monday-Thursday 11-9, Friday-Saturday 11-10 and Sunday noon-8.

Using the unfair advantage of having five films on one DVD, "Bad Girls Behind Bars" takes the 1st Place Prize in Top Renting B Movies this time around. The Roger Ebert penned / Russ Meyer directed cult classic "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls" (1970) sits in 2nd place. And, although it's never a surprise to see a Russ Meyer film in the Top 10 (twice again this time with "Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!" at the bottom of the list), this is the first time an "Ilsa" title has made it up there: "Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS" (1975) rounds out the podium. Our favorite martial arts rock band vs band of motorcycle ninjas film "Miami Connection" dropped out of the Top 3 and landed squarely in 4th place. The rest of the list is the usual mish-mash of Joe Sarno, Andy Sidaris, Something Wild, Seduction Cinema, Debbie Rochon and Troma titles. Here are the Top Renters in our B-Movie section:
1 BAD GIRLS BEHIND BARS
2 BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS
3 ILSA: SHE WOLF OF THE SS
4 MIAMI CONNECTION
5 CANNIBAL TERROR
6 FREAKS
7 AIR EROTICA
8 BLOOD BATH 2
9 CANDY STRIPE NURSES
10 MEYER, RUSS: FASTER, PUSSYCAT...
(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...

300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 103
AFFLICTED (DVD) HOR R DVD 19.. 86
AFTERLIFE: SERIES 01 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 282
B.B. KING: THE LIFE OF RILEY (DVD) MUS NR DVD 19.. 119
BEST OFFER, THE (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 131
BOONDOCKS, THE: SEASON 04 (DVD) ANI NR DVD 19.. 225
BOYS OF ABU GHRAIB (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 102
BRIDGE, THE: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 590
COTTON MARY (DVD) INT NR DVD 1999 124
DARK ISLAND (DVD) SF NR DVD 19.. 97
EL VEZ: GOSPEL SHOW IN MADRID (DVD) MUS NR DVD 19.. 120
ESCAPE TO ATHENA (DVD) INT PG DVD 1979 120
FREE FALL (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 100
HELIX: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 531
HINTERLAND: SEASON 01 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 398
IN TAHRIR SQUARE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 36
JACK TAYLOR: SET 02 (DVD) BMS NR DVD 19.. 280
LEGEND OF KORRA: BOOK 2: SPIRITS (DVD) ANI NR DVD 19.. 330
LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 121
LUNCHBOX, THE (DVD) INT PG DVD 19.. 105
PETER GABRIEL: BACK TO FRONT (DVD) MUS NR DVD 19.. 142
ROB THE MOB (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 104
TIRED OF KISSING FROGS (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 98
UNKNOWN KNOWN, THE (DVD) AP PG-13 DVD 19.. 103
VIC + FLO SAW A BEAR (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 95
VINYL (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 85
VISITORS (2013) (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 87
WHO: QUADROPHENIA, LIVE (DVD) MUS NR DVD 19.. 126
WINTER'S TALE (DVD) GEN PG13 DVD 19.. 118
WITCHES OF EAST END: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 417
WOLF CREEK 2 (DVD) HOR NR DVD 19.. 106

NEW BLURAY

AFFLICTED (BR) BR R BR 19.. 86
B.B. KING: THE LIFE OF RILEY (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 119
BLOOD TIES (BR) BR R BR 19.. 128
BRIDGE, THE: SEASON 01 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 550
HELIX: SEASON 01 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 530
HIROMI: THE TRIO PRJOECT (BR) BR NR BR 19..
LEGEND OF KORRA: BOOK 2: SPIRITS (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 330
LUNCHBOX, THE (BR) BR PG BR 19.. 105
PETER GABRIEL: BACK TO FRONT (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 142
ROB THE MOB (BR) BR R BR 19.. 104
STAR TREK NEXT GENERATION: SEASON 6 (BR) BR NR BR 999
UNKNOWN KNOWN, THE (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 103
WHO: QUADROPHENIA, LIVE (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 126
WINTER'S TALE (BR) BR PG13 BR 19.. 118
WOLF CREEK 2 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 106

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