New Arrivals · DVDs—Domestic Feature Films

January 30, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The guest

January 29, 2015
Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2015]
1 videodisc (101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Sheila Kelley.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.
Bonus features: deleted scenes; Q&A with Dan Stevens; feature commentary with director Adam Wingard and writer Simon Barrett.
A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.

The disappearance of Eleanor Rigby

January 29, 2015
©2013
2 videodiscs (123 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, Viola Davis, Ciarán Hinds.
Title from disc labels.
Includes bonus disc containing films The disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: him, and The disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: her.
Once happily married, Connor and Eleanor suddenly find themselves as strangers longing to understand each other in the wake of tragedy. The film explores the couple's story as they try to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone.

Coffee town

January 29, 2015
©2013
1 videodisc (87 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Glenn Howerton, Ben Schwartz, Steve Little, Jack Johnson, Josh Groban.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
When Will a website manager for an electronics company, discovers that the local Coffee Town-which he uses as his own personal office-is scheduled to be converted into a bistro, he leaps into action.

The demon's rook

January 29, 2015
©2013
1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
James Sizemore, Ashleigh Jo Sizemore, John Chatham.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
Chaos descends upon a quiet town when Roscoe, the pupil of a wizard monk from an ancient race of demons, unknowingly opens a portal that allows an unspeakable evil to travel freely into the world. When three grisly beasts cross into our dimension, the living are possessed and the dead rise to destroy everything in their path. Armed with demons' magic, Roscoe is the only fighting chance to put an end to their eternal path of destruction.

Open windows

January 28, 2015
©2013
1 videodisc (approx. 110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Elijah Wood, Sasha Grey, Neil Maskell, Adam Quintero, Iván González, Rachel Arieff, Jamie Olías.
Title from disc label.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2013.
"When Nick discovers that he's won a dinner date with his favorite actress, Jill Goddard, he's incredibly excited to finally get the chance to meet her. But when Jill refuses to honor the contest all of Nick's hopes are dashed, until Chord, a man claiming to be Jill's campaign manager, offers him something he can't quite refuse: Chord will give Nick the ability to constantly view Jill via computer. Nick is initially reluctant, but is finally persuaded and bigins watching the unknowing star on her webcam, anaware that this decision will put both himself and Jill at risk."--Container.

The aviators

January 28, 2015
New York, NY : Cinedigm
1 videodisc (77 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jeff Foxworthy, Brad Garrett, Phil Austin, Cyrille Austin, Yann Bean.
Title from disc surface.
Based on a true story.
Based on a True story. In 1918 the quiet life on a farm is suddenly threatened by the arrival of the first World War. Aware of their responsibility to help against the enemy, a clumsy but bold group of Carrier Pigeons along with their sidekick engineer mouse become messengers to try and save the life of a battalion of American soldiers.

Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day

January 28, 2015
©2014
1 videodisc (81 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Dylan Minnette, Ed Oxenbould, Kerris Dorsey, Megan Mullally, Jennifer Coolidge, Bella Thorne, Dick Van Dyke.
Title from disc label.
Based on the book by Judith Viorst.
Follows the exploits of eleven-year-old Alexander as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life, a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another. But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about the misadventures of his disastrous day, he finds little sympathy and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him.

A change is coming

January 27, 2015
©2014
1 videodisc (120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Joe Blunt, Audria P Crowder, Stephanie Baker, Dion Davis, Channing Nash, Deshaude Barner.
Title from disc surface.
Special features: Trailers.
A story of a family drifting apart and a grandmother and matriarch whose faith in the power of prayers brings everyone together. After the death of her husband, Pearl is convinced to move up north and live with her daughter, Renee, her son-in-law Walter and her two grandchildren. As Pearl reunites with her family, she recognizes the separation that has occurred in the family and begins to open their eyes to the things they have overlooked.

Date and switch

January 27, 2015
Santa Monica, California : Lions Gate Entertainment, Inc., [2014]
1 videodisc (approximately 91 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Nicholas Braun, Dakota Johnson, Hunter Cope, Zach Cregger, Nick Offerman, Gary Cole, Megan Mullally, Sarah Hyland, Brian Geraghty.
Special features: Audio commentary with Director Chris Nelson and writer Alan Young; A Tale of Coming Out featurette; Prom: A Rite of Passage featurette; Deleted scenes.
High school seniors Michael and Matty have been best friends since third grade. Still virgins, they make a pact to help each other 'score' before Senior Prom; but their mission suddenly takes an unexpected turn when Matty announces that he's gay.

Canal zone

January 23, 2015
©2014
1 videodisc (79 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Forrest Tucker, Chester Morris.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1942.
'Hardtack' Hamilton runs a U.S. Army training ground for bomber pilots near the Panama Canal, but he hasn't had a pilot like Harley Ames, a reckless but qualified flyer who makes life hard for Hamilton. Ames causes trouble when he makes a move on Hamilton's woman, Susan, and then gets into an accident, killing a pilot. Can Ames redeem himself with Hamilton and the squadron?

Drive a crooked road

January 23, 2015
Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2014]
1 videodisc (83 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Mickey Rooney, Kevin McCarthy, Dianne Foster, Jack Kelly.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1954.
Eddie Shannon is a top-flight mechanic and budding racecar driver who is socially inept. When the beautiful Barbara enters his life, he experiences his first chance at love. But Barbara has other plans, wanting him to help Steve and Harold by driving a getaway car in a bank robbery. What looks like a simple business proposition is not as easy as it seems, however, leading Eddie to fend for his life.

A bet's a bet

January 23, 2015
New York, NY : Cinedigm Home Entertainment
1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Geoff Stults, Mena Suvari, Jennifer Finnigan, Josh Hopkins, Kristin Chenoweth, Kenan Thompson, Eric Roberts.
New England's most successful divorce attorney applies a love 'em and leave 'em approach to his dating life, and when he meets a woman just as successful and driven as he is, the two enter into a series of entertaining wagers where the winner gets to decide the fate of the loser.

Abstraction

January 23, 2015
Philadelphia, PA : Breaking Glass Pictures
1 videodisc (approximately 98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Hunter Ives, Eric Roberts, Ken Davitian, Korrina Rico.
Title from disc label.
DVD release of the 2013 motion picture.
After a routine robbery goes awry, Tommy and Gary are forced to put their criminal activity behind them. When Tommy₂s economic hardships become obvious, his new girlfriend proposes a heist that will make all their money troubles disappear, but will also ultimately determine their fate.

Fugly! : an anti-romantic comedy

January 23, 2015
[United States] : [Publisher not identified], [2014]
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
John Leguizamo, Rosie Perez, Ally Sheedy, Griffin Dunne, Radha Mitchell.
Jesse Sanchez, and artist/comedian gives the performance of his life. During a New Year's party, Jesse fakes a suicide attempt wrapping a retractable dog leash around his neck, accidentally knocks himself out, and sinks into the waters of his bathtub. Jesse gets the chance to reflect, possibly for the last time, upon his life and love.

Batman. Assault on Arkham [videorecording]

January 23, 2015
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2014]
1 videodisc (76 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Troy Baker, Kevin Conroy, Martin Jarvis, Hynden Walch, C.C.H. Pounder.
Title from disc label.
When the government teams up a group of supervillains with the code name Suicide Squad and forces them to break into Arkham Asylum to bring back top secret information the Riddler has stolen, Batman soon becomes involved. But things go from bad to worse when one of the Squad (Harley Quinn) frees the Joker, who has the means to not only blow up the asylum, but most of Gotham City as well.

Demons

January 22, 2015
©2014
1 videodisc (88 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Urbano Barberini, Natasha Hovey, Karl Zinny, Fiore Argento, Paola Cozzo, Geretta Geretta, Bobby Rhodes.
Special features: optional audio commentary by the director, makeup artist Sergio Stivaletti, and journalist Loris Curci; theatrical trailer (2 min.); and a behind-the-scenes segment (2 min.).
"High definition 1080p transfer from original vault materials...featuring all new color correction."
Two young women receive complementary passes to a premiere of a new horror film at a strange movie theater. As the film plays, various audience members are possessed by malevolent forces, turning them into demonic creatures. The girls find themselves teaming with the remaining survivors in a bid to escape.

Demons 2

January 22, 2015
©2014
1 videodisc (92 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
David Knight, Nancy Brilli, Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni, Bobby Rhodes, Asia Argento.
Title from container.
"High definition 1080p transfer from original vault materials...featuring all new color correction."
A demon bursts through a television set, turning a young woman into a demon who in turn transforms the rest of the building into evil demons.

Fury

January 22, 2015
Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
1 videodisc (135 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Brad Pitt, Shia Labeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Pena, Jon Bernthal, Jim Parrack, Brad William Henke, Kevin Vance, Xavier Samuel, Jason Isaacs.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.
April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.

The best of me

January 22, 2015
Los Angeles, CA : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
1 videodisc (118 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Michelle Monaghan, James Marsden, Luke Bracey, Liana Liberato.
Title from disc label.
Based upon the novel by Nicholas Sparks.
The story of Dawson and Amanda, two former high school sweethearts who find themselves reunited after twenty years apart, when they return to their small town for the funeral of a beloved friend. Their bittersweet reunion reignites the love they've never forgotten, but soon they discover the forces that drove them apart twenty years ago live on, posing even more serious threats today.

John Wick

January 22, 2015
Toronto, ON : Entertainment One
1 videodisc (101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Adrianne Palicki.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.
When sadistic young thugs senselessly attack a brilliantly lethal ex-assassin, they have no idea that they've just awakened the boogeyman. With New York City as his bullet-riddled playground, Wick embarks on a merciless rampage, hunting down his adversaries with the skill and ruthlessness that made him an underworld legend.

The judge

January 22, 2015
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2015]
1 videodisc (141 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Robert Downey, Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Billy Bob Thornton, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jeremy Strong, Leighton Meester, Dax Shepard, Melissa Leo, Balthazar Getty, Sarah Lancaster.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.
Big-city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder. He sets out to discover the truth and along the way reconnects with the family he walked away from years before.

Before I go to sleep

January 22, 2015
[Los Angeles, California] : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2014]
1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Mark Strong.
Bonus features: character illusions; forget me not; theatrical trailer.
Based on the novel by S.J. Watson.
After an accident leaves her with a serious head injury, a woman wakes up remembering nothing of her past. As secrets are revealed she starts to question the people closest to her.

Dear white people

January 22, 2015
©2014
1 videodisc (109 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Tyler James Williams, Tessa Thompson, Teyonah Parris, Brandon P. Bell, Kyle Gallner, Dennis Haysbert.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.
A sharp and funny comedy about a group of African-American students as they navigate campus life and racial boundaries at a predominately white college. A sly, provocative satire about being a black face in a white place.

Hector and the search for happiness

January 22, 2015
©2015
1 videodisc (114 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike, Tracy Ann Oberman.
Title from disc label.
Based on the novel by François Lelord.
By all appearances, Hector has it all. A successful psychiatry practice, a comfortable home, and a beautiful, loving girlfriend. However, he's frustrated that he can't provide his patients with real happiness. So, he decides to travel the world in search of the elusive emotion.

The remaining

January 22, 2015
©2014
1 videodisc (approximately 88 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Bryan Dechart, Johnny Pacar, Shaun Sipos, Alexa Vega, Italia Ricci,Liz E. Morgan.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2014.
An action-packed supernatural thriller that addresses questions of life, love and belief against an apocalyptic backdrop. A group of close friends gather for a wedding, but the celebration is shattered by a series of cataclysmic events and enemies foretold by biblical end-times prophecies. The survivors face a horrifying, uncertain future as they scramble for safety, but as their world collapses around them in chaos and terror will they choose real life through faith, or just try to survive?

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