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New arrivals for the week of February 24, 2015
Beyond the Lights
Big Hero 6
Horrible Bosses 2
Whiplash

Greetings everyone,

This week's biggest titles include: "Beyond the Lights" (w/Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Nate Parker), "Big Hero 6" (the latest from Disney), "Horrible Bosses 2" (w/Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis) and "Whiplash" (w/Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons). Also, a late arrival from last week: "Olive Kitteridge" (w/Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins, Ken Cheeseman and Bill Murray). We added a couple of new documentaries as well: "Daughters of Dolma" (the female experience of Tibetan Buddhism in the Kathmandu Valley) and "Drunk in Public" (chronicling 18 years in the life of alcoholic Mark David Allen). And, on the TV front, we picked up: Midsommer Murders S25 (which is actually the 16th Series), The Saint S2 (1989, w/Simon Dutton as Leslie Charteris' Simon Templar), Sons of Anarchy S7 (the final season) and Z Nation S1. Lastly, we finally added a copy of Sergio Sollima's "The Big Gundown" (aka "La resa dei conti") (1966) with its amazing Ennio Morricone soundtrack to our Westerns section (on DVD and BluRay!). Plenty of great stuff to watch as we anticipate next year's Academy Awards (just 367 days away!). You can check out all of this week's new arrivals below.

In case you missed it, Rachel Bass at the Daily Illini wrote a very nice article about That's Rentertainment: "Walking into a video store, scanning aisle after aisle of endless titles and finally finding the perfect film was like winning the lottery as a child..." (http://goo.gl/r9rbNB)

The top renter in our Classic Science Fiction & Horror section practically defines the category: "King Kong" (1933). Coming in second is Boris Karloff in "The Old Dark House" (1932) and Criterion's new pressing of "The Atomic Submarine" (from the Monsters and Madmen box set) rounds out the Top 3. As Kino, Criterion, Olive Films and others restore and release more and more classic films, we are seeing an upsurge in interest in all our Classic sections -- including the Classic Science Fiction & Horror section. Some of the stars and titles are recognizable to everyone (Bela Lugosi, Claude Rains and Boris Karloff starring in the films Dracula, The Invisible Man, The Mummy, Frankenstein and The Wolf Man, for instance) but there are so many more titles to explore. The Top 10 is always a good place to start. And, next time you're poking around on the internet, look up the original poster art for these movies -- some of the most beautiful posters ever made (especially the Belgian ones!). Here are the Top Renters from our Classic Science Fiction & Horror section:
1 KING KONG (1933)
2 OLD DARK HOUSE, THE
3 ATOMIC SUBMARINE/FIRST MAN...
4 FLYING SERPENT, THE
5 GIANT GILA MONSTER, THE
6 GOLDEN VOYAGE OF SINBAD, THE
7 INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (55)
8 MOON ZERO TWO/WHEN DINOSAURS . . .
9 MUMMY, THE (1932)
10 THING, THE (1951)
(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...

BEYOND THE LIGHTS (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 116
BIG GUNDOWN, THE (DVD) WES R DVD 1967 110
BIG HERO 6 (DVD) ANI PG DVD 19.. 102
BIRDMAN (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 119
COSPLAY FETISH BATTLE DRONES (DVD) AIF NR DVD 19.. 75
DAUGHTERS OF DOLMA (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 67
DON'T LOOK NOW (DVD) INT R DVD 1973 110
DRUNK IN PUBLIC (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 80
DUMB AND DUMBER TO (DVD) COM PG-13 DVD 19.. 110
GAME OF THRONES: SEASON 04 (DVD) TV TV-MA DVD 19.. 545
HORRIBLE BOSSES 2 (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 108
MIDSOMER MURDERS: SEASON 16 (DVD) BMS NR DVD 19.. 463
OLIVE KITTERIDGE (DVD) GEN TV-MA DVD 19.. 240
SAINT, THE: SET 02 (DVD) INT NR DVD 1989 294
SONS OF ANARCHY: SEASON 07 (FINAL) (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 831
ST. VINCENT (DVD) COM PG-13 DVD 19.. 102
THEORY OF EVERYTHING, THE (2014) (DVD) INT PG-13 DVD 19.. 124
WHIPLASH (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 107
Z NATION: SEASON 01 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 560

NEW BLURAY

BEYOND THE LIGHTS (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 116
BIG GUNDOWN, THE (BR) BR R BR 1967 110
BIG HERO 6 (BR) BR PG BR 19.. 102
BIRDMAN (BR) BR R BR 19.. 119
DON'T LOOK NOW (BR) BR R BR 1973 110
DUMB AND DUMBER TO (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 110
GAME OF THRONES: SEASON 04 (BR) BR TV-MA BR 19.. 585
HORRIBLE BOSSES 2 (BR) BR R BR 19.. 108
MIDSOMER MURDERS: SET 25 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 463
OLIVE KITTERIDGE (BR) BR TV-MA BR 19.. 240
SONS OF ANARCHY: SEASON 07 (FINAL) (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 833
ST. VINCENT (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 102
THEORY OF EVERYTHING, THE (2014) (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 124

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