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New arrivals for the week of July 29, 2014
Cuban Fury
Noah
On My Way
The Other Woman

Greetings everyone,

With August just around the corner, we are down to the wire to get Summer projects done -- watch for a few changes at Renter soon! New titles this week include: "Cuban Fury" (w/Nick Frost, Chris O'Dowd, Rashida Jones and Ian McShane), "Noah" (w/Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson and Anthony Hopkins), "On My Way" (w/Catherine Deneuve) and "The Other Woman" (w/Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton). We also added two titles to the Photography & Photographers section: "Finding Vivian Maier" and "In No Great Hurry: 13 Lessons in Life with Saul Leiter". If the German BluRay section is looking a bit more filled out, it's because the 13-disc, 16-film Werner Herzog BluRay collection came in. It would take about four of these sets to put out all his films, but this is a great start! There were two other great releases for the BluRay wall as well: Martin Ritt's "Paris Blues" (1961, w/Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward and Sidney Poitier) and Billy Wilder's "Witness for the Prosecution" (1957, w/Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich and Charles Laughton). Lastly, Set 24 of Midsomer Murders was released as well. This set includes the three episodes from Season 15 that weren't in Set 23. It can be a bit confusing, but if you want to watch Midsomer Murders in order, have a look at our handy guide. Wow -- what a week! You can check out all of this week's new arrivals below.

I was going to only post this on Facebook and Twitter but realized even though we have a pretty big following on both, if I did that, my mother wouldn't see it (and, for that matter, I wouldn't either!). So, here it is in the weekly e-mail update, too: "Hey, it's Rentertainment's Super Secret Social Media Super Block Special Sale: 100 rentals for $80 but just through Friday. So, get in here! Let's see how a Social Media Sale promotion goes -- 20% Off Super Blocks from now through Friday (August 1st) at close. You know the drill, regularly 100 rentals for 100 bucks... now 20 bucks less than that -- it's like stealing! Feel free to tell your friends... but not too many of them -- there'll be nothing left for you!" There, I saved you from having to join social media.

Regular Summer Hours: Monday-Thursday 11-9, Friday-Saturday 11-10 and Sunday noon-8.

Wes Anderson's "Grand Budapest Hotel" (2013) took the top position in this week's Top Comedy Films with "Silver Linings Playbook" dropping to second and "Enough Said" rounding out the Top 3. Sandra Bullock and Mellisa McCarthy's "The Heat" start out the rest of the Top 10 which is wrapped up with another Wes Anderson title, "Moonrise Kingdom" (2012). In between are some titles we haven't seen in the Top 10 yet: "Kick-Ass 2", "Way Way Back", "Frances Ha", "Don Jon" and "This is the End". As always, this list does not include films kept in the Classics, Independent and/or International sections... and of course, Woody Allen gets his own Top Renting section. Here they are, the Top 100 Comedies (plus a few -- we had to go all the way to 124 to get Mel Brooks' "Young Frankenstein" (1974) to make the list!) rented at That's Rentertainment...
1 GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
2 SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
3 ENOUGH SAID
4 HEAT, THE
5 KICK-ASS 2
6 WAY WAY BACK, THE
7 FRANCES HA
8 DON JON
9 THIS IS THE END
10 MOONRISE KINGDOM
(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...

ALOHA, BOBBY AND ROSE (DVD) GEN NR DVD 1975 88
AMAZING CATFISH, THE (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 89
COLD TURKEY (DVD) COM NR DVD 19.. 84
CUBAN FURY (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 98
FINDING VIVIAN MAIER (DVD) PHO NR DVD 19.. 94
FIVE DANCES (DVD) G&L NR DVD 19.. 83
HALF OF A YELLOW SUN (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 113
IN NO GREAT HURRY (DVD) PHO NR DVD 19.. 75
IT FELT LIKE LOVE (DVD) GEN NR DVD 19.. 82
LULLABY (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 117
MIDSOMER MURDERS: SEASON 15 (DVD) BMS NR DVD 19.. 557
MST 3K: IT LIVES BY NIGHT (DVD) TV NR DVD 1999 100
MST 3K: OUTLAW (OF GOR) (DVD) TV NR DVD 1993 125
MST 3K: THE BLACK SCORPION (DVD) TV NR DVD 1990 130
MST 3K: THE PROJECTED MAN (DVD) TV NR DVD 1998 100
NOAH (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 137
NORTHERN LIGHT (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 105
ON MY WAY (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 113
OTHER WOMAN, THE (2014) (DVD) COM PG-13 DVD 19.. 109
PRISONERS OF WAR: SEASON 01 (DVD) INT TV-MA DVD 19.. 530
PRIVATE LIFE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (DVD) INT NR DVD 1970 125
PROTECTOR 2, THE (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 105
SABOTAGE (2014) (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 110
SCALPHUNTERS, THE (DVD) WES NR DVD 1968 102
SECRET STATE (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 180
SHIRIN IN LOVE (DVD) COM NR DVD 19.. 104
SINGLE MOMS CLUB, THE (DVD) COM PG-13 DVD 19.. 111
SPIRAL: SEASON 02 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 418
WALLANDER (SWEDISH): SERIES 03 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 549
WET BEHIND THE EARS (DVD) COM NR DVD 19.. 88
WHEN THE IRON BIRD FLIES (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 96
WITHOUT A TRACE: SEASON 04 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 999
YOUNG DOCTOR'S NOTEBOOK: SEASON 01 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 93

NEW BLURAY

AGUIRRE, THE WRATH OF GOD (BR) BR NR BR 1972 94
BALLAD OF THE LITTLE SOLDIER (BR) BR NR BR 1984 105
COBRA VERDE (BR) BR NR BR 1987 110
CUBAN FURY (BR) BR R BR 19.. 98
ENDEAVOR: SERIES 2 (BR) INT NR BR 19.. 360
ENIGMA OF KASPAR HAUSER, THE (BR) BR NR BR 1974 109
EVEN DWARFS STARTED SMALL (BR) BR NR BR 1970 96
FITZCARRALDO (BR) BR PG BR 1982 158
HEART OF GLASS (BR) BR NR BR 1976 94
LAND OF SILENCE AND DARKNESS (BR) BR NR BR 1971 85
LESSONS OF DARKNESS (BR) BR NR BR 1992 50
MIDSOMER MURDERS: SET 24 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 279
MY BEST FIEND (BR) BR NR BR 1999 100
NOAH (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 137
NOSFERATU: THE VAMPYRE (1979) (BR) BR PG BR 1979 107
ON MY WAY (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 113
PARIS BLUES (BR) BR NR BR 1961 98
PROTECTOR 2, THE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 106
SABOTAGE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 110
STROSZEK (BR) BR NR BR 1977 107
SYMPATHY FOR MR. VENGEANCE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 129
WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION (BR) BR NR BR 1957 116
WOYZECK (BR) BR NR BR 1979 82

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