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New arrivals for the week of October 28, 2014
Begin Again
Deliver Us from Evil
The Prince
Wish I Was Here

Greetings everyone,

Happy Halloween, everyone! As luck would have it, I just got my "Cynical Campus Merchant" costume back from the cleaner. Look for me stomping around Green Street complaining about trash, parking, construction, etc. This week's biggest new releases are: "Begin Again" (w/Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Steinfeld, Catherine Keener, etc), "Deliver Us from Evil" (w/Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, Olivia Munn and Joel McHale), "The Prince" (w/Bruce Willis, John Cusack and Jason Patric) and "Wish I Was Here" (w/Zach Braff, Joey King, Kate Hudson, Mandy Patinkin, etc). New to the documentary section, "Los Angeles Plays Itself" (2003) discusses how Los Angeles has been used and depicted in movies. Herb Freed's horror film "Graduation Day" (1981) has recently turned up on a number of the blogs I look at. The film's cult status might make it worth watching (especially with Halloween around the corner) but, in of of itself, it's not so good. Also due to popular Halloween demand, we now have a copy of "Hocus Pocus" (1993) on BluRay. Hiroyuki Okiura's "A Letter to Momo" (2011) is the latest Anime added to our collection -- similar in style to the Miyazaki's and Studio Ghibli's output. Lastly, we finally got the first season of everyone's favorite coming of age TV show, "The Wonder Years" (1988)! You can check out all of this week's new arrivals below.

There is no doubt, "A Band Called Death" is an amazing documentary -- as is evident by how many months it sat in the #1 position of our Top Renting Music & Music Collections list. So, it took some pretty heavy hitters to knock it to 4th: The Beatles, Big Star and Jimi Hendrix! Richard Lester's "Help!" (1965; w/The Beatles) now sits in that #1 position -- a worthy replacement in my opinion. Next up is Drew DeNicola and Olivia Mori's documentary "Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me" (2012). Fwiw, next week we'll be getting "Big Star: Live in Memphis" from 1994 -- the only known professionally filmed Big Star show in its entirety (w/Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow from The Posies joining original Big Star members Alex Chilton and Jody Stephens on stage). Jimi Hendrix rounds out the podium with the recent documentary, "Hear My Train a Comin'". Death is fourth followed by three more Beatles titles, Bob Dylan (whose spectacular Complete Basement Tapes is being released in a 6-CD set next week), "Woodstock" and the new Peter Gabriel title, "Back to Front". Here are the Top Renters from our Music & Music Collections Sections:
1 BEATLES: HELP! (MUS)
2 BIG STAR: NOTHING CAN HURT ME (MUS)
3 HENDRIX, JIMI: HEAR MY TRAIN A... (MUS)
4 BAND CALLED DEATH, A (MUS)
5 BEATLES: ANTHOLOGY (MUS)
6 BEATLES: LET IT BE (MUS)
7 BEATLES: YELLOW SUBMARINE (MUS)
8 DYLAN, BOB: DON'T LOOK BACK (MUS)
9 WOODSTOCK (MC)
10 PETER GABRIEL: BACK TO FRONT (MUS)
(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...

ACCUSED (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 620
ALIVE & WELL (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 75
AMERICA: IMAGINE THE WORLD... (DVD) DOC PG-13 DVD 19.. 105
BEGIN AGAIN (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 104
BENEATH (DVD) HOR NR DVD 19.. 89
BONESHOP OF THE HEART (DVD) ART NR DVD 1991 53
CHILD OF GOD (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 105
COFFEE IN BERLIN, A (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 85
COLOSSUS: THE FORBIN PROJECT (DVD) SF NR DVD 1970 101
DEATH COMES TO PEMBERLEY (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 180
DELIVER US FROM EVIL (2014) (DVD) HOR R DVD 19.. 118
DORMANT BEAUTY (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 110
EARTH TO ECHO (DVD) SF PG DVD 19.. 91
FEDORA (DVD) INT PG DVD 1978 114
FORGOTTEN KINGDOM, THE (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 97
GOOD PEOPLE (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 91
GRADUATION DAY (DVD) HOR R DVD 1987 96
HOCUS POCUS (DVD) COM PG DVD 96
LETTER TO MOMO, A (DVD) JAN NR DVD 19.. 120
LFO: THE MOVIE (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 98
LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF (DVD) DOC NT DVD 19.. 170
MAD MEN: SEASON 07, PART 1 (FINAL) (DVD) TV TV DVD 19..
MOEBIUS (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 88
MYSTERY OF HAPPINESS, THE (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 92
PRINCE, THE (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 91
PURGE, THE: ANARCHY (DVD) HOR R DVD 19.. 104
SNOWPIERCER (DVD) SF R DVD 19.. 126
VANISHING (1988) (DVD) INT NR DVD 1988 106
VERA: SET 04 (DVD) BMS NR DVD 19.. 370
WISH I WAS HERE (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 107
WONDER YEARS, THE: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV NR DVD 1988 288
WRONG TURN 6: LAST RESORT (DVD) HOR NR DVD 19.. 91

NEW BLURAY

DELIVER US FROM EVIL (2014) (BR) BR R BR 19.. 118
EARTH TO ECHO (BR) BR PG BR 19.. 91
GRADUATION DAY (BR) BR R BR 1981 96
HOCUS POCUS (BR) BR PG BR 1993 96
LETTER TO MOMO, A (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 120
PRINCE, THE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 91
PURGE, THE: ANARCHY (BR) BR R BR 19.. 104
SNOWPIERCER (BR) SF R BR 19.. 126
WISH I WAS HERE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 104

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