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New arrivals for the week of November 4, 2014
Hercules
Maleficent
A Most Wanted Man
Planes: Fire & Rescue

Greetings everyone,

This week's new releases include: "Hercules" (w/Dwayne Johnson, Tobias Santelmann, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, etc), "Maleficent" (w/Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Juno Temple, etc), "A Most Wanted Man " (w/Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe and Robin Wright) and "Planes: Fire & Rescue" (Disney; w/voices of Dane Cook, Julie Bowen, Ed Harris, etc). On the TV front we got The Exes S1 & 2, Newsroom S1 and White Collar S5. As mentioned in last week's Top Music Renter list, this week we got "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). Also of interest: Joanna Hogg's "Archipelago" (UK, 2010), Maria Sole Tognazzi "A Five Star Life" (Italy, 2013) and Louis Malle's "Viva Maria!" (France/Italy, 1965; w/Brigitte Bardot, Jeanne Moreau and George Hamilton). And, for Anime fans, we picked up "Ghost in the Shell Arise: Borders 1 & 2". You can check out all of this week's new arrivals below.

This week's Top Renter list combines the Performing Arts and Opera sections. Once again, Sylvie Guillem and Mats Ek's "Bye", a solo dance piece set to Beethoven's last piano sonata, Opus 111, is the top renter. The next most popular title, "Theatreland", is a behind the scenes look at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Coming in third is "Broadway's Lost Treasures", compiling all the performances from the Tony Awards ceremonies between 1967 and 1986. The rest of the Top 10 is primarily opera with a Blue Man Group titles thrown in the mix. Although both our Performing Arts and Opera sections are fairly large, neither gets the love they deserve -- but, there are still some great titles in both that are well worth watching. A note for Opera Lovers: for a complete list of the operas we stock (with a short description and box art), click here. So, here they are, the Top Renters from the Performing Arts & Opera sections:
1 BYE (PA)
2 THEATRELAND (PA)
3 BROADWAY'S LOST TREASURES (PA)
4 CARMEN (1984) (OPE)
5 MAGIC FLUTE, THE (2003) (OPE)
6 MAGIC FLUTE, THE (2011) (OPE)
7 BARBER OF SEVILLE, THE (1992) (OPE)
8 BLUE MAN GROUP: COMPLEX ROCK TOUR (PA)
9 BOHEME, LA (1993) (OPE)
10 BORIS GODUNOV (SEBASTIAN WEIGLE) (OPE)
(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...

ARCHIPELAGO (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 114
BEGIN AGAIN (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 104
BIG STAR: LIVE IN MEMPHIS (DVD) MUS NR DVD 19..
CHRISTMAS CANDLE, THE (DVD) INT PG DVD 19.. 100
CRAFT IN AMERICA: SERVICE (DVD) ART NR DVD 19.. 60
DAMNATION (2014) (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 87
DOG, THE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 101
EXES, THE: SEASONS 1 & 2 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 479
EXHIBITION (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 104
FIVE STAR LIFE, A (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 82
FRONTERA (DVD) WES PG-13 DVD 19.. 103
GHOST IN THE SHELL: ARISE (DVD) JAN TV-MA DVD 19.. 114
HERCULES (2014) (DVD) SF PG-13 DVD 19.. 97
LIFE OF CRIME (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 101
MALEFICENT (DVD) GEN PG DVD 19.. 97
MOST WANTED MAN, A (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 122
NEWSROOM, THE: SEASON 02 (DVD) TV TV-MA DVD 19.. 540
ONE I LOVE, THE (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 91
PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE (DVD) ANI PG DVD 19.. 83
PREMATURE (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 93
TRU LOVE (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 94
UNRELATED (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 100
VIVA MARIA! INT NR DVD 1965 119
WHITE COLLAR: SEASON 05 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 572

NEW BLURAY

BEGIN AGAIN (BR) BR R BR 19.. 104
CHRISTMAS CANDLE, THE (BR) BR PG BR 19.. 100
DOG, THE (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 101
GHOST IN THE SHELL: ARISE (BR) BR TV-MA BR 19.. 114
HERCULES (2014) (BR) BR PG-13 DVD 19.. 98
LIFE OF CRIME (BR) BR R BR 19.. 101
MALEFICENT (BR) BR PG BR 19.. 97
MOST WANTED MAN, A (BR) GEN R BR 19.. 122
NEWSROOM, THE: SEASON 02 (BR) BR TV-MA BR 19.. 540
NIGHTBREED (BR) BR NR BR 1990 120
ONE I LOVE, THE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 91
PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE (BR) ANI PG BR 19.. 83

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