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New arrivals for the week of May 26, 2015
Ballet 422
The Loft
Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles
The Seventh Son

Greetings everyone,

There were only a couple of blockbuster's released this week: "The Loft" (w/Karl Urban, James Marsden and Wentworth Miller) and "Seventh Son" (w/Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore and Ben Barnes). But, there were some interesting smaller titles: "Ballet 422" (2015) follows New York City Ballet's Justin Peck as he creates a new work, Nigel Dick's "Berlin Calling" (2015; tagline: "An extraordinary journey from WWII to the punk era and back again") and Chuck Workman's "Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles" (2014). On the TV front, we picked up: Hello Ladies (the complete series + the movie), Major Crimes S3 and Ray Donovan S2 -- and, a new one for the International Mystery Series wall: "Look of a Killer" (Finland). We also picked up a couple of new Criterion titles: Charles Chaplin's "Limelight" (1952) and Rainer Werner Fassbinder's "The Merchant of Four Seasons" (1971). Lastly, a handful of interesting BluRay titles: Terry Jones' "Erik the Viking" (1979), "Imitation of Life" (both the 1934 and the 1959 versions), Cameron Crowe's "Singles" (1992) and "Yellowbeard" (1983). You can check out all of this week's new arrivals below.

Remember, we are now on our somewhat shorter Summer hours:
Monday - Thursday (11:00-8:00), Friday (11:00 - 9:00), Saturday (noon-9:00) and Sunday (noon - 8:00)

Once again, Hayao Miyazaki's "Spirited Away" (2001) is in the #1 position of this week's Top Renting Japanese Animation list. He also directed the other two films on the podium: "The Wind Rises" (2013) and "My Neighbor Totoro" (1988). As expected from the grandfather of the Anime world, he also landed the 4th ("Princess Mononoke"), the 6th ("Kiki's Delivery Service") and the 7th ("Nausicaa: Valley of the Wind") positions. Hiroyuki Okiura's "Letter to Momo" (2011) broke the Miyazaki straight run through the Top 10 by taking 5th, Isao Takahata's "The Tale of The Princess Kaguya" (2013) took 8th and "Attack on Titan" rounds out the Top 10. Goro Miyazaki's (Hayao's son) first film "Tales from Earthsea" (2006) has been in the Top 10 since its release, this time landing in 9th. There even are more Hayao Miyazaki films scattered throughout the Top 100 (he's directed 26 titles so far -- you'll find them mostly towards the beginning of the list). If you are a regular in the Anime section, odds are pretty good you've seen everything mentioned so far already. Even so, scan through the Top 100 list, there may be a few titles you haven't seen yet. However, if you are new to the world of Anime, your best bet is probably to try a Miyazaki title, go with the classic "Akira" or start one of the more popular series (Sailor Moon, Cowboy Bebop, Death Note, One Piece, etc). Here are the Top Renters from the Anime section:
1 SPIRITED AWAY (DISNEY)
2 WIND RISES, THE
3 MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO
4 PRINCESS MONONOKE
5 LETTER TO MOMO, A
6 KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE
7 NAUSICAA: VALLEY OF THE WIND
8 TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA, THE
9 TALES FROM EARTHSEA
10 ATTACK ON TITAN: PART 1
(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...

AMERICAN SNIPER (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 132
BALLET 422 (DVD) PA PG DVD 19.. 75
BATMAN: BATMAN VS. ROBIN (DVD) ANI PG-3 DVD 19.. 80
BEAUTY & THE BEAST: SEASON 02 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 999
BERLIN CALLING (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 81
CONFESSION, THE (1970) (DVD) INT NR DVD 1970 138
HELLO LADIES (COMPLETE SERIES) TV NR DVD 19.. 320
HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2 (DVD) COM R DVD 19.. 93
HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PT. 1 NEW PG-13 DVD 19.. 123
LEGACY, THE (ARVINGERNE) (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 564
LIMELIGHT (DVD) CLA NR DVD 1952 132
LOFT, THE (DVD) GEN R DVD 19.. 103
LOOK OF A KILLER: SEASON 01 (DVD) INT NR DVD 19.. 344
MAGICIAN: ORSON WELLES (DVD) DOC NR DVD 19.. 94
MAJOR CRIMES: SEASON 03 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 802
MERCHANT OF FOUR SEASONS, THE (DVD) INT NR DVD 1972 88
ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK: SEASON 02 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 774
RAY DONOVAN: SEASON 02 (DVD) TV NR DVD 19.. 636
ROSE, THE (DVD) GEN R DVD 1979 125
SEVENTH SON (DVD) SF PG-13 DVD 19.. 102
STATE OF SIEGE (DVD) INT NR DVD 1972 121
STRANGE MAGIC (DVD) ANI PG DVD 19.. 99

NEW BR

AMERICAN SNIPER (BR) BR R BR 19.. 132
CONFESSION, THE (1970) (BR) BR NR BR 1970 138
ERIK THE VIKING (BR) BR PG-13 BR 1989 107
HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2 (BR) BR R BR 19.. 99
IMITATION OF LIFE: 1934 & 1959 (BR) BR NR BR 1934 125
LIMELIGHT (BR) BR NR BR 1952 137
LOFT, THE (BR) BR R BR 19.. 103
MERCHANT OF FOUR SEASONS, THE (BR) BR NR BR 1971 88
ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK: SEASON 02 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 774
RAY DONOVAN: SEASON 02 (BR) BR NR BR 19.. 636
ROSE, THE (BR) BR R BR 1979 134
SEVENTH SON (BR) BR PG-13 BR 19.. 102
SINGLES (BR) BR PG-13 BR 1992 99
STATE OF SIEGE (BR) BR NR BR 1972 121
YELLOWBEARD (BR) BR PG BR 1983 96

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