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New arrivals for the week of March 24, 2015
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Into the Woods
Song of the Sea
Unbroken

Greetings everyone,

Spring Break on campus means plentiful parking, short(er) lines at your favorite restaurants, and delayed shipping of our new releases. Dribbling in over the next few days (and certainly by Friday), we'll be getting: "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" (w/Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Lee Pace, Ian Holm, etc), "Into the Woods" (w/Anna Kendrick, Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Chris Pine, etc), "Song of the Sea" (directed/written by Tomm Moore/Will Collins; w/voices of Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, etc) and "Unbroken" (directed by Angelina Jolie; w/Jack O'Connell, Jai Courtney, Domhnall Gleeson, Garrett Hedlund). FRF released three more documentaries: "Clean Spirit: In the Heart of the Tour" (about Marcel Kittel and John Degenkolb and the Giant-Shimano racing team's 2013 Tour de France run), "Kabbalah Me" (about a man’s spiritual journey into the complex world of Jewish mysticism) and "Sukkah City" (chronicles the architecture and design competition in New York City). We've also added a few titles to the International Mystery Series wall: Bukow & Konig S1 & 2 (Germany), Fog and Crimes S1 (Italy) and Goodnight, Darling (Norway). For our Wagner fans (who I think are pretty much just my mother and my friend Katherine), we picked up "Der Fliegende Holländer" (recorded at the Zurich opera house, January 2013). And, saving the best for last, Criterion released "Les Blank: Always for Pleasure" -- a 14-film (+ 8 shorts) box set of Les Blank's amazing documentary work. You can check out all of this week's new arrivals below.

Neil deGrasse's "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" (2014), the follow-up to Carl Sagan's 1980 "Cosmos" series, was the most rented film in our vast Documentary section. Coming in second was "Tim's Vermeer" (2013) which tries to make sense of the painting techniques used by Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer. And, rounding out the Top 3 was "Jodorowsky's Dune" (2013) -- the story of Alejandro Jodorowsky's insanely ambitious attempt to produce a film version of Dune. Our documentary section is one of the highlights of our shop. If you are every at a loss for something to watch, grab a documentary -- start with something out of the Top 10 and I promise you won't be disappointed. Here are the Top Renters from our Documentary section:
1 COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY (2014)
2 TIM'S VERMEER
3 JODOROWSKY'S DUNE
4 IVORY TOWER
5 BEYOND THE EDGE
6 HAWKING, STEPHEN: GRAND DESIGN
7 LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF
8 NEW YORK
9 20 FEET FROM STARDOM
10 DEAR MR. WATTERSON
(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...

ANNIE (2014) (DVD) COM PG DVD 19.. 118
ANOTHER GIRL ANOTHER PLANET (DVD) AIF NR DVD 1992 163
BLANK, LES: ALWAYS FOR PLEASURE (DVD) DOC NR DVD 1968 563
BUKOW & KONIG: SET 01 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 444
BUKOW & KONIG: SET 02 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 354
CHASING BEAUTY (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 90
CLEAN SPIRIT: IN THE HEART OF... (DVD) CYC NR DVD 19.. 80
EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS (DVD) GEN PG-13 DVD 19.. 150
FLIEGENDE HOLLANDER, DER (DVD) OPE NR DVD 19.. 139
FOG AND CRIMES: SEASON 01 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 380
GOODNIGHT, DARLING (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 180
GRASS HARP, THE (DVD) GEN PG DVD 1995 107
KABBALAH ME (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 80
LIBERATOR, THE (DVD) CSA R DVD 19.. 119
LISTEN UP PHILIP (DVD) COM NR DVD 19.. 109
LOW DOWN (DVD) AIF R DVD 19.. 114
MUSIC LOVERS, THE (DVD) INT R DVD 1970 124
PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR (DVD) ANI PG DVD 19.. 92
PLACE TO CALL HOME, A: SEASON 01 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 591
SONG OF THE SEA (DVD) INT PG DVD 19.. 94
SUKKAH CITY (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 67
TOP FIVE (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 101
TURN: WASHINGTON'S SPIES: SEASON 1 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 452

NEW BLURAY

ANNIE (2014) (BR) BR PG BR 19.. 118
BEST SELLER (BR) BR R BR 1987 110
BLANK, LES: ALWAYS FOR PLEASURE (BR) BR NR BR 1968 563
CHATTAHOOCHEE (BR) BR R BR 1990 97
CONVICTS (BR) BR NR BR 1991 93
END OF VIOLENCE, THE (BR) BR R BR 1997 122
EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 150
PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR (BR) BR PG BR 19.. 92
TOP FIVE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 101
TURN: WASHINGTON'S SPIES: SEASON 1 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 452
VINCENT AND THEO (BR) BR PG-13 BR 1990 138

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