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New arrivals for the week of December 23, 2014
Dead Snow 2: Red vs Dead
The Good Lie
The Trip to Italy

Greetings everyone,

With the holiday season squarely upon us, the new release schedule has dropped to mere a trickle leaving us all more time to enjoy family and friends and binge-watch "Midsomer Murders". This week's biggest new releases include: "Dead Snow 2: Red vs Dead" (Norway; w/Vegar Hoel, Martin Starr, Jocelyn DeBoer and Ingrid Haas), "The Good Lie" (w/Reese Witherspoon and Corey Stoll) and "The Trip to Italy" (w/Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon). "Filmage: The Story of Descendents/All" documents Bill Stevenson and his influential west-coast punk band, The Descendants, as they "go for greatness". In "Smash & Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers", the most successful jewel thieves ever take you into their world: the post-Milosevic Balkans, the modern diamond trade and a 21st Century crime gang. On the domestic TV front we picked up: Continuum S3, Dominion S1, Intruders S1 and Under the Dome S2. On the international TV front we got: The Eagle S1 (Denmark), Frank Riva (France) and Sebastian Bergman (Sweden). Criterion released Sydney Pollack's "Tootsie" (1982). And, in the spirit of (one of the) holidays, we grabbed a copy of Walt Disney's "I'll Be Home for Christmas" (1998; w/ Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Jessica Biel). You can check out all of this week's new arrivals below.

Winter Break Hours: We'll be opening a bit later and closing a bit earlier for the next few weeks. Starting on Monday (Dec 22nd), here's what our hours will look like: Monday-Thursday (11-9), Friday-Saturday (11-10) and Sunday (noon-9). We'll close early (8pm) on the 24th and 31st and open late (noon) on the 26th and 1st. We'll be closed altogether on Christmas Day (Dec 25th).

Ed Harris and Eva Longoria star in "Frontera" (2014) -- the top renting film from our Western Section. George Roy Hill's classic western, "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" (1969, w/Paul Newman and Robert Redford) dropped to the 2nd position followed by "Sweetwater" (2013). With the exception of  "The Lone Ranger" (2013), the rest of the Top 10 are mostly classics with Fred Zinneman's "High Noon" (1952), John Ford's "The Searchers" (1956) and Gordon Doublas' "Stagecoach" (1966) leading them out. Oddly, Sam Peckinpah's "The Wild Bunch" (1969) has dropped off the list entirely but it looks like all the major Sergio Leone spaghetti westerns have managed to hang on. Here are the Top Renters from the Westerns section:
1 FRONTERA
2 BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID
3 SWEETWATER
4 LONE RANGER, THE (2013)
5 HIGH NOON
6 SEARCHERS
7 STAGECOACH
8 BIG JAKE
9 HONDO
10 ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES, 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...

1,000 TIMES GOOD NIGHT (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 117
CONTINUUM: SEASON 03 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 571
DEAD SNOW 2: RED VS. DEAD (DVD) INT R DVD 19.. 101
DOMINION: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 439
EAGLE, THE: SEASON 01 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 457
FILMAGE: THE STORY OF DESCENDENTS (DVD) MUS NR DVD 19.. 90
FORT BLISS (DVD) GEN NR DVD 19.. 109
FRANK RIVA: COMPLETE SERIES (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 552
GOOD LIE, THE (DVD) INT PG-13 DVD 19.. 110
I'LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS (DVD) GEN NR DVD 1997 91
INTRUDERS (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 360
MAZE RUNNER, THE (DVD) SF PG-13 DVD 19.. 113
SEBASTIAN BERGMAN: THE CURSED ONE (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 176
SHOOTING, THE (DVD) WES NR DVD 1966 81
SMASH & GRAB: STORY OF THE PINK... (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 89
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (2014)(DVD) COM PG-13 DVD 19.. 101
THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 103
TRAFFICKERS (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 111
TRIP TO ITALY, THE (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 108
UNDER THE DOME: SEASON 02 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 600

NEW BLURAY

CALVARY (BR) BR R BR 19.. 102
CONTINUUM: SEASON 03 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 571
FLIMAGE: THE STORY OF DESCENDENTS (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 90
GOOD LIE, THE (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 110
I ORIGINS (BR) BR R BR 19.. 107
LONG GOODBYE, THE (BR) BR R BR 1973 112
MAZE RUNNER, THE (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 113
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (2014) (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 101
THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU (BR) BR R BR 19.. 103
TOOTSIE (BR) BR NR BR 1982 116
TRIP TO ITALY, THE (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 108

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