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New arrivals for the week of February 17, 2015
Birdman
Dumb and Dumber To
St Vincent
The Theory of Everything

Greetings everyone,

This week's blockbuster titles are: "Birdman" (w/Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone and Naomi Watts), "Dumb and Dumber To" (w/Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels), "St Vincent" (w/Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy and Naomi Watts) and "The Theory of Everything" (w/Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones). Some of the smaller box-office-mini-hits include: "The Homesman" (directed by Tommy Lee Jones; w/Tommy Lee Jones and Hilary Swank), "The Interview" (w/Seth Rogen, James Franco and Lizzy Caplan), "Life Itself" (Steve James' Roger Ebert documentary) and "The Tale of Princess Kaguya" (the latest from Isao Takahata/Studio Ghibli). On the TV front we got: The Chair S1, Game of Thrones S4, Nurse Jackie S6, Wahlburgers S2 and Doctor Who: Last Christmas (w/Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Nick Frost). In 1973, James Earl Jones hosted a short-lived talk show called "Black Omnibus" (w/Jim Brown, Alex, Haley, The Spinners, Lou Rawls, Paul Mooney and more!) -- all 12 episodes are now available on four discs. And, "Through a Lens Darkly" is the first documentary to look at the work of African-American photographers from the 1800s to present (including Carrie Mae Weems, Lorna Simpson, Anthony Barboza, Hank Willis Thomas, Coco Fusco, Lyle Ashton Harris, etc). You can check out all of this week's new arrivals below.

Giant Anime Sale final clearance! We're dropping the price on the remaining Anime titles (about 2,800 of them) -- but only if you buy a bunch. Here's the deal: $2.50 each, 3 for $6 (just like renting but you get to keep them), 10 for $15 or 20 for $20 (bring a truck!). There are still plenty of great titles worth grabbing -- especially for a buck. Btw, the 600 or so Anime titles we held back from the sale are back out for rent -- that includes all the Miyazaki, Cowboy Bebop, Death Note, One Piece, etc. And, the newly created shelf space is giving the International section some breathing room, thanks Anime.

The top few positions in this week's Top Renting Classic Musicals listing remains unchanged: "Mary Poppins" (1964) is still #1, "Singin' in the Rain" (1952) comes in second and "South Pacific" (1958) rounds out the podium. In fact, the Top 10 Classic Musicals tend to stay pretty much the same from month to month (with the addition of a few holiday favorites around the holidays) but they are generally in a slightly different order. And, as with the Classic Film section, if not seeing "Les Miserables" on the list worries you, don't let it -- with a few exceptions, we only include the classics in our Classic Musicals listings ("classic" being defined as older than me). As great as "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" is, it just doesn't seem right to put it next to "Mary Poppins" (but, believe it or not, they were made only 11 years apart). Here are the Top Renters in our Classic Musicals section:
1 MARY POPPINS
2 SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
3 SOUND OF MUSIC, THE
4 FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
5 GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES
6 UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN, THE
7 WIZARD OF OZ (70TH ANNIVERSARY ED)
8 BYE BYE BIRDIE
9 CARMEN JONES
10 GAY DIVORCEE, 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...

ADDICTED (2014) (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 105
ALEXANDER & THE TERRIBLE... (DVD) COM PG DVD 19.. 81
BIRDMAN (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 119
BLACK OMNIBUS: COMPLETE SERIES (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 605
CHAIR, THE: SEASON 01 (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 667
DOCTOR WHO: LAST CHRISTMAS (DVD) WHO NR DVD 19.. 60
DUMB AND DUMBER TO (DVD) COM PG-13 DVD 19.. 110
DYING OF THE LIGHT (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 94
EXPOSED (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 78
FEAR CLINIC (DVD) HOR R DVD 19.. 95
GAME OF THRONES: SEASON 04 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 198
HOMESMAN, THE (DVD) WES R DVD 19.. 123
INTERVIEW, THE (2014) (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 112
JAKE SQUARED (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 100
KILL THE MESSENGER (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 112
KINGDOM OF DREAMS AND MADNESS, THE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 118
LIFE ITSELF: ROGER EBERT (DVD) DOC R DVD 19.. 120
NIGHTCRAWLER (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 118
NURSE JACKIE: SEASON 06 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 336
POM POKO (DVD) JAN PG DVD 1994 119
PONT DU NORD, LE (DVD) INT NR DVD 1981 128
PREDESTINATION (DVD) SF R DVD 19.. 98
ST. VINCENT (DVD) COM PG-13 DVD 19.. 102
TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA, THE (DVD) JAN PG DVD 19.. 138
THEORY OF EVERYTHING, THE (2014) (DVD) INT PG-13 DVD 19.. 124
THROUGH A LENS DARKLY (DVD) PHO NR DVD 19.. 92
V/H/S: VIRAL (DVD) HOR R DVD 19.. 81
WAHLBURGERS: SEASON 02 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 198

NEW BLURAY

ALEXANDER & THE TERRIBLE... (BR) BR PG BR 19.. 81
BIRDMAN (BR) BR R BR 19.. 119
DOCTOR WHO: LAST CHRISTMAS (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 60
DUMB AND DUMBER TO (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 110
GAME OF THRONES: SEASON 04 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 198
HOMESMAN, THE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 123
INTERVIEW, THE (2014) (BR) BR R BR 19.. 112
KILL THE MESSENGER (BR) BR R BR 19.. 112
LIFE ITSELF: ROGER EBERT (BR) BR R BR 19.. 120
NIGHTCRAWLER (BR) BR R BR 19.. 118
NURSE JACKIE: SEASON 06 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 336
PREDESTINATION (BR) BR R BR 19.. 98
ST. VINCENT (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 102
TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA, THE (BR) BR PG BR 19.. 138
THEORY OF EVERYTHING, THE (2014) (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 124

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