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New arrivals for the week of October 14, 2014
Beneath the Harvest Sky
Chinese Puzzle
Mr. Peabody and Sherman
x-Men: Days of Future Past

Greetings everyone,

The new Dandelion/Exile on Main Street combined shop space is now open in the old train station (next to where Maize will open some day and across the parking lot from the future Black Dog II). It looks like Dancing Dog (on Main Street in Urbana) will be open next week. And, I've heard rumors of the Urbana Butcher space being rented out to another new restaurant. All great news! Lots of new stuff this week, including: "Beneath the Harvest Sky" (w/Emory Cohen and Callan McAuliffe), "Chinese Puzzle" (w/Audrey Tautou, Romain Duris, Kelly Reilly and Cecile de France), "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" (the latest animated film from Dreamworks) and "X-Men: Days of Future Past" (w/James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, etc). More titles hit the TV shelves, too: The 100 S1, 2 Broke Girls S3, Afterlife S2, Dracula S1, Fargo S1, Penny Dreadful S1 and Two and a Half Men S11. Criterion released three more titles: Lawrence Kasdan's "The Big Chill" (1983; w/Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt, Kevin Kline, Mary Kay Place, Meg Tilly, and JoBeth Williams -- and an awesome soundtrack), John Ford's "My Darling Clementine" (1946; w/Henry Fonda as Wyatt Earp) and David Cronenberg's "Scanners" (1981). We also grabbed a few Godard films we didn't own before: "Comment Ca Va" (1978), "Ici et ailleurs" (1976) and "Keep Your Right Up" (1987). You can check out all of this week's new arrivals below.

Saturday (October 18th) is the 4th Annual International Independent Video Store Day -- and, this time around, Rentertainment is joining in on the fun! On Saturday we'll have specials from open to close which we are revealing one-per-day on our Facebook page. Announced so far are: Special Deal #5 - 2 for 1 used DVDs... no limit; Special Deal #6 - Rent 2 films, get a 3rd free! Check the Facebook for more specials or just come in on Saturday -- they'll be good all day long. Happy VSD!

Although the Top 10 Anime rental list is still dominated by Hayao Miyazaki, considered to be one of the greatest Japanese animators ever, the Top 3 include a couple of other names. Hayao's "Spirited Away" kept its #1 position, Goro Miyazaki's (Hayao's son) second film "From Up on Poppy Hill" came in 2nd, and Mamoru Hosoda's "Wolf Children" landed the 3rd position. The rest of the Top 10 include Goro Miyazaki's first film ("Tales from Earthsea") and six more Hayao Miyazaki titles. There even are more Miyazaki films (he's directed 25 titles so far) scattered throughout the Top 100 (mostly towards the beginning of the list). If you are a regular in the Anime section, odds are pretty good you've seen everything mentioned so far already. Even so, scan through the Top 100 list, there may be a few titles you haven't seen yet. However, if you are new to the world of Anime, your best bet is probably to try a Miyazaki title, go with the classic "Akira" or start one of the more popular series (Sailor Moon, Cowboy Bebop, Death Note, One Piece, etc). We've got almost 4000 Anime titles here at Renter -- plenty to keep you busy for a while! Here are the Top Renters from the Anime section:
1 SPIRITED AWAY (DISNEY)
2 FROM UP ON POPPY HILL
3 WOLF CHILDREN
4 TALES FROM EARTHSEA
5 HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE
6 KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE
7 MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO
8 PRINCESS MONONOKE
9 PONYO
10 NAUSICAA: VALLEY OF THE WIND
(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...

100, THE: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 544
2 BROKE GIRLS: SEASON 03 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 512
AFTERLIFE: SERIES 02 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 370
AMERICAN HORROR STORY (SEASON 3) (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 594
BATES MOTEL: SEASON 02 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 427
BENEATH THE HARVEST SKY (DVD) AIF NR DVD 19.. 116
BIG CHILL (DVD) GEN R DVD 1983 106
CHINESE PUZZLE (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 117
COMMENT CA VA (DVD) INT NR DVD 1978 78
DALLAS: SEASON 5 (DVD) TV NR DVD 1981 600
DEATH IN PARADISE: SEASON 01 (DVD) BMS NR DVD 19.. 400
EDGE OF TOMORROW: LIVE.DIE.REPEAT. (DVD) SF PG-13 DVD 19.. 113
EQUATION OF LIFE, THE (DVD) GEN NR DVD 19.. 32
EUROCRIME! (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 127
FARGO: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 541
GUILTY OF ROMANCE (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 144
HIMIZU (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 130
HOUDINI (MINISERIES) (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 174
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER: SEASON 09 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 516
ICI ET AILLEURS (DVD) INT NR DVD 1976 55
LAST SUPPER, THE (2012) (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 116
LUCKY THEM (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 96
MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST, A (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 116
MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN (DVD) ANI PG DVD 19.. 92
MURDOCH MYSTERIES: SEASON 07 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 792
MY DARLING CLEMENTINE (DVD) WES NR DVD 1946 97
MYSTERY ROAD (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 121
NOTHING BUT A MAN (DVD) CLA NR DVD 1964 92
NYPD BLUE: SEASON 07 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 960
PENNY DREADFUL: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 435
PERSECUTED (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 91
SCANNERS (DVD) HOR NR DVD 1980 103
SOME VELVET MORNING (DVD) GEN NR DVD 19.. 82
SPACE STATION 76 (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 95
THIRD PERSON (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 136
TWO AND A HALF MEN: SEASON 11 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 474
VERY GOOD GIRLS (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 91
VIKINGS: SEASON 02 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 920
VIOLETTE (2013) (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 138
WHITE TIGER (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 109
WHITEY: USA V. JAMES J. BULGER (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 107
X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST (DVD) SF PG-13 DVD 19.. 131

NEW BLURAY

BIG CHILL (BR) BR R BR 1983 105
EDGE OF TOMORROW: LIVE.DIE.REPEAT. (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 113
FARGO: SEASON 01 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 540
HAUNTING, THE (1963) (BR) BR G BR 1963 112
HOUDINI (MINISERIES) (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 174
HOUSE OF CARDS TRILOGY (BR) BR NR BR 1990 673
KEEP YOUR RIGHT UP! (BR) BR NR BR 1987 85
LAST SUPPER, THE (2012) (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 116
MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST, A (BR) COM R BR 19.. 135
MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN (BR) BR PG BR 19.. 92
MUSKETEERS, THE: SEASON 01 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 578
MY DARLING CLEMENTINE (BR) BR NR BR 1946 97
SCANNERS (BR) BR NR BR 1981 103
THIRD PERSON (BR) BR R BR 19.. 136
VIKINGS: SEASON 02 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 920
X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 131

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