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New arrivals for the week of September 23, 2014
Ida
The Neighbors
The Rover
The Signal

Greetings everyone,

The dust has finally settled a bit on campus. I noticed Koto Ramen (on Green Street) has opened but haven't had the chance to try it yet. If it's half as good as Sakanaya it'll still only be a quarter as good as the Saru Ramen pop-ups -- but I'll happily go to all three! And, to tie it all back into movies, watch "Tampopo" and "Mind of a Chef S1: David Chang" (but skip "The Ramen Girl"). This week's biggest new arrivals are: "Ida" (w/Agata Kulesza and Agata Trzebuchowska), "Neighbors" (w/Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne and Zac Efron), "The Rover" (w/Robert Pattinson and Guy Pearce) and "The Signal" (w/Brenton Thwaites, Olivia Cooke and Laurence Fishburne). We added a few titles to the TV shelf as well: Key & Peele S3, LA Law S3, Modern Family S5, Nashville S2 and Scandal S3. We also filled a few more obvious gaps in our collection: Paul Bogart's "Marlowe" (1969, w/James Garner and Gayle Hunnicutt) and Brian De Palma's "Obsession" (1976, w/ Cliff Robertson and Geneviève Bujold). And, five new Criterion titles arrived: Bob Fosse's "All that Jazz" (1979), Jack Clayton's "The Innocents" (1961), Roman Polanksi's "Macbeth" (1971), Shohei Imamura's "Vengeance is Mine" (1979) and Alfonso Cuarón's "Y tu mamá también" (2001). You can check out all of this week's new arrivals below.

Everyone has their favorite Hitchcock movies and memories about the first time time they saw each. I saw "Psycho" for the first time while in high school at one of those campus screenings they had before video stores ruined that bit of fun. When I got home, the house was completely dark and I was sure my parents were hiding inside waiting to jump out and scare me. As it turned out, that wasn't the case but "Psycho" had sure scared the (heck) out of me. The Top Renting Hitchcock titles this time around are: "Rear Window" (1954) followed by "North by Northwest" (1959) and "Psycho" (1960). We have all of Hitchcock's available films (and are getting them on BluRay as they become available). You should make a point to watch them all at some day -- in chronological order. If you don't have time for that right now, you should at least watch the top ten this week and the rest through the semester. Here are the Top Renters from the Hitchcock section:
1 REAR WINDOW
2 NORTH BY NORTHWEST
3 PSYCHO (1960)
4 STRANGERS ON A TRAIN
5 REBECCA
6 TO CATCH A THIEF
7 VERTIGO
8 NOTORIOUS
9 BIRDS, THE
10 SHADOW OF A DOUBT
(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...

FAULT IN OUR STARS, THE (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 126
FIRESTORM (2013) (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 110
FOUND. (DVD) HOR NR DVD 19.. 103
FREE THE MIND: CAN YOU REWIRE... (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 80
GODZILLA (2014)(DVD) SF PG-13 DVD 19.. 123
GRIMM: SEASON 03 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 999
IDA (DVD) INT PG-13 DVD 19.. 82
INNOCENTS, THE (DVD) CLA NR DVD 1961 100
KEY & PEELE: SEASON 03 (DVD) TV TV-MA DVD 19..
L.A. LAW: SEASON 03 (DVD) TV NR DVD 1988 999
LAST OF THE UNJUST, THE (DVD) INT PG-13 DVD 19.. 220
LIKE A COUNTRY SONG (DVD) GEN NR DVD 19.. 102
MACBETH: TRAGEDY OF MACBETH (DVD) INT R DVD 1971 140
MARLOWE (DVD) GEN PG DVD 1969 96
MAYBE TOMORROW (DVD) GEN NR DVD 19.. 93
MODERN FAMILY: SEASON 05 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 516
MORK & MINDY: SEASON 02 (DVD) TV TV DVD 1980
MORK & MINDY: SEASON 03 (DVD) TV TV DVD 1981
NASHVILLE: SEASON 02 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 948
NEIGHBORS (2014) (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 97
OBSESSION (1976) (DVD) GEN PG DVD 1976 98
PARIS-MANHATTAN (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 77
PERSON OF INTEREST: SEASON 03 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 999
ROVER, THE (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 102
SCANDAL: SEASON 03 (DVD) TV TV DVD 19..
SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT: 1 & 2 (DVD) HOR R DVD 1984 170
TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (1974) (DVD) HOR R DVD 1974 84
THAT GIRL IN YELLOW BOOTS (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 103
THINK LIKE A MAN TOO (DVD) COM PG-13 DVD 19.. 106
WE ARE THE BEST! (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 102

NEW BLURAY

ALL THAT JAZZ (BR) BR R BR 1979 123
FAULT IN OUR STARS, THE (BR) GEN PG-13 BR 19.. 126
GODZILLA (2014) (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 123
GRIMM: SEASON 03 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 945
INNOCENTS, THE (BR) BR NR BR 1961 100
LAST OF THE UNJUST, THE (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 220
MACBETH: TRAGEDY OF MACBETH (BR) BR NR BR 1971 140
NEIGHBORS (2014) (BR) COM R BR 19.. 97
PERSON OF INTEREST: SEASON 03 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 999
ROVER, THE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 102
TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (1974) (BR) BR R BR 1974 83
THINK LIKE A MAN TOO (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 106
VENGEANCE IS MINE (BR) BR NR BR 1979 140
Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN (BR) BR R BR 19.. 106

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