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New arrivals for the week of October 7, 2014
Grand Seduction
Live. Die. Repeat.
Million Dollar Arm
Million Ways to Die

Greetings everyone,

Sorry about the delay in getting this week's update out -- we rode out to Mahomet early this morning to see the lunar eclipse... pretty cool! This week's biggest new releases include "Grand Seduction" (w/Brendan Gleeson and Taylor Kitsch), "Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow" (w/Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt), "Million Dollar Arm" (w/Jon Hamm, Bill Paxton and Lake Bell) and "A Million Ways to Die in the West" (w/Amanda Seyfried, Liam Neeson and Neil Patrick Harris). Also out this week: the 2013 BBC production of "The Great Train Robbery" (in two parts: first from the robbers point of view, then from the police point of view), the TV Miniseries "Houdini" (w/Adrien Brody and Kristen Connolly), "Obvious Child" (w/Jenny Slate, Jake Lacy, Gaby Hoffman and David Cross) and the Roger Gual's (of "Smoking Room" fame) latest, "Tasting Menu", about the final night at one of the world's best restaurants. Also, another pile of TV stuff: Adventure Time S4, Almighty Johnsons S1, American Horror Story S3, Arrow S2, Big Bang Theory S7, Hemlock Grove S1, Mike and Molly S4 and Vikings S2. And, some international TV stuff: DCI Banks S2, Death in Paradise S2, Father Brown S1, Republic of Doyle S2, Scott and Bailey S2. Lastly, Criterion released Rainer Werner Fassbinder's "Ali: Fear Eats the Soul" (1974) and Serge Bourguignon's "Sundays and Cybèle" (1962). You can check out all of this week's new arrivals below.

Now up there for the third time, it seems "Downton Abbey" has firmly planted itself as the most rented title in our International section. A few other Top 10 standards, the Danish series "Borgen" and the BBC's "Sherlock", are in second and third. The Swedish production of the "Wallander" has fallen out of the Top 10 but "Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries" and another season of "Borgen" have hung on for another round. This might be the first time in a while we haven't seen "Midsomer Murders" up there. Like last time, there are a few non-TV-series in the Top 10 (The Hunt, Philomena and Stories We Tell). Our International Section continues to be one of the most popular sections in the store -- and the one I am most proud of. With almost 10,000 International titles, we have films from every corner of the world by all the major (and many more minor) directors. You can always find something awesome you haven't seen yet. Here are the Top 100 (plus a few) Renters for the past 12 months from our International Film Section:
1 DOWNTON ABBEY: SEASON 04
2 SHERLOCK: SEASON 03
3 BORGEN: SEASON 01
4 DOWNTON ABBEY: SEASON 03
5 PHILOMENA
6 MISS FISHER'S MURDER MYSTERIES: SERIES 1
7 BORGEN: SEASON 03
8 STORIES WE TELL
9 BORGEN: SEASON 02
10 HUNT, 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...

ADVENTURE TIME: SEASON 04 (DVD) ANI TV-PG DVD 19.. 286
AFTERMATH (2012) (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 110
ALMIGHTY JOHNSONS, THE: SEASON 01 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 465
AMERICAN HORROR STORY (SEASON 3) (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 594
ARE YOU HERE (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 114
ARROW: SEASON 02 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 999
BIG BANG THEORY: SEASON 07 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 486
CHEF (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 115
DALLAS: SEASON 5 (DVD) TV NR DVD 1981 600
DCI BANKS: SEASON 02 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 270
DEATH IN PARADISE: SEASON 02 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 466
EDGE OF TOMORROW: LIVE.DIE.REPEAT. (DVD) SF PG-13 DVD 19.. 113
FATHER BROWN: SEASON 01 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 469
GRAND SEDUCTION, THE (DVD) INT PG-13 DVD 19.. 115
GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY, THE (2013) (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 181
HALLOWEEN 5: REVENGE OF M MYERS (DVD) HOR R DVD 1989 97
HEMLOCK GROVE: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV TV-MA DVD 19.. 720
HOUDINI (MINISERIES) (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 174
MIKE & MOLLY: SEASON 04 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 433
MILLION DOLLAR ARM (DVD) GEN PG DVD 19.. 124
MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST, A (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 116
OBVIOUS CHILD (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 84
PEOPLE UNCOUNTED, A: THE ROMA (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 99
PROSECUTION OF AN AMERICAN PRE... (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 101
RED HOUSE, THE (2014) (DVD) HOR NR DVD 19.. 88
REGULAR SHOW: RIGBY PACK (DVD) ANI NR DVD 19.. 176
REPUBLIC OF DOYLE: SEASON 02 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 573
RICK AND MORTY: SEASON 01 (DVD) ANI TV-MA DVD 19.. 242
SCOTT AND BAILEY: SEASON 02 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 359
SHARKNADO 2: THE SECOND ONE (DVD) SF NR DVD 19.. 96
SIDEWALK STORIES (DVD) COM R DVD 1989 101
STILL LIFE: A THREE PINES MYSTERY (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 88
TASTING MENU (DVD) INT PG-13 DVD 19.. 88
TRANSFORMERS 4: AGE OF EXTINCTION (DVD) SF PG-13 DVD 19.. 164
VAMPIRE DIARIES: SEASON 05 (BR) BR NR DVD 19.. 926
VIKINGS: SEASON 02 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 920
WAGNER'S JEWS (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 55

NEW BLURAY

ALI: FEAR EATS THE SOUL (BR) BR NR BR 1974 93
ARROW: SEASON 02 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 999
BIG BANG THEORY: SEASON 07 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 486
CHEF (BR) BR R BR 19.. 115
EDGE OF TOMORROW: LIVE.DIE.REPEAT. (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 113
HOUDINI (MINISERIES) (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 174
MILLION DOLLAR ARM (BR) BR PG BR 19.. 124
MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST, A (BR) COM R BR 19.. 135
MUPPETS: MUPPET CHRISTMAS MOVIE (BR) BR G BR 19.. 89
OBVIOUS CHILD (BR) BR R BR 19.. 84
SUNDAYS AND CYBELE (BR) BR NR BR 1962 111
SUPERNATURAL: SEASON 09 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 967
TRANSFORMERS 4: AGE OF EXTINCTION (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 164
VIKINGS: SEASON 02 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 920

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