New Arrivals · DVDs—Domestic Feature Films

September 27, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Two-minute warning [videorecording]

September 26, 2014
Universal City, CA : Universal Home Video, c1998.
1 videodisc (126 min.) : sd., col. mono. ; 4 3/4 in.
Charlton Heston, John Cassavetes, Martin Balsam, Beau Bridges, Marilyn Hassett, David Janssen, Jack Klugman, Walter Pidgeon, Gena Rowlands, Brock Peters, David Groh, Anthony Davis, Joe Happ.
DVD release of the 1976 motion picture.
Based on the novel by George La Fountaine.
A police captain leads the fight to stop a lone gunman who sets his sights on a sell-out crowd at football game.

Mardock scramble. The third exhaust.

September 26, 2014
1 videodisc (69 min.) : sound, colour ; 12 cm.
Title from disc label.
Rescued by Doctor Easter from a deadly assault on their headquarters by Dimsdale Boiled, Rune Balot finds temporary shelter in "Paradise," a high-tech laboratory where the Scramble 09 protocol originated. While the severely injured Oeufcoque regenerates in a healing vat, Rune struggles to find the answers within herself that will let her equally injured psyche find some measure of peace. But as the search for clues to the location of Shell's hidden memories continues, Boiled finds them again, and Rune and the Doctor decide it's time to carry the war to the enemy. Contains both the television version and director's cut of Mardock Scramble: The Second Combustion.

The magic christian [videorecording]

September 26, 2014
[United States] : Olive Films, ]2013]
1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Peter Sellers, Ringo Starr, Raquel Welch, Yul Brynner, Richard Attenborough, Laurence Harvey, John Cleese, Roman Polanski, Graham Chapman, Christopher Lee, Spike Milligan.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1969.
From the novel by Terry Southern.
Comedy legend Peter Sellers portrays Sir Guy Grand, the richest man in the world. One day he whimsically adopts a young homeless man who he happens to meet by chance during a stroll in the park. Together they set off on a series of madcap escapades and comically attack the snobbery and hypocrisy of modern society as they go from one hilarious misadventure to another. Featured are Paul McCartney's hit song Come and Get It and the Monty Python regulars adding their own quirky brand of hilarity.

Hard candy [videorecording]

September 26, 2014
Santa Monica, CA : Lions Gate Home Entertainment, c2006.
1 DVD-video (NTSC) (105 min.) : sd., col. ; 12 cm.
Patrick Wilson, Ellen Page, Sandra Oh, Odessa Rae.
Special features include: Commentary with director David Slade and writer Brian Nelson ; commentary with actors Patrick Wilson and Ellen Page ; Deleted and extended scenes ; Making-of documentary "Making Hard Candy" ; Minifeaturette "Controversial confection" ; DVD-ROM script and director's notebook ; scene selection ; theatrical trailers.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2005.
A teenage girl hooks up with a 30-something fashion photographer she met on the Internet. She soon proves that she isn't as innocent as she looks. The night takes a turn when she imposes an investigation in an attempt to reveal his past.

Million dollar arm

September 26, 2014
Los Angeles, CA : Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
1 videodisc (124 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi, Bill Paxton, Suraj Sharma.
Title from disc label.
Special features: Training camp: actors Suraj Sharma and Madhur Mittal faced the same daunting challenge that their characers did, learning how to pitch a baseball.
JB Bernstein is a once-successful sports agent who may have to close his business. To save it, he comes up with an idea so radical it just might work. Setting off for Mumbai, JB stages a televised nationwide competition called "Million dollar arm" where two young finalists emerge as winners. JB brings them back to the US with a goal: get them signed as pitchers to a major league team. While the boys learn the game, they teach JB the meaning of teamwork and commitment, and JB finds a family.

The paranormal diaries : Clophill

September 25, 2014
Chatsworth, CA : Image Entertainment
1 videodisc (88 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Michael Bartlett, Mark Andrews, Criselda Cabitac.
Title from disc label.
In March 1963, a black mass was held at a ruined church in Clophill, Bedfordshire, by a coven of dark witches. Tombs were looted, animals sacrificed, and human bones arranged during a macabre ceremony. In 2010, a documentary team was assembled to investigate the legend of the Clophill witches and to try and uncover the truth behind the paranormal events. What followed during that long weekend at Clophill was a terrifying journey into the unknown.

Thunder and the house of magic

September 25, 2014
Los Angeles, CA : Shout Factory : Cinedigm
1 videodisc (87 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc label.
Thunder, an abandoned young cat seeking shelter from a storm, stumbles into the strangest house imaginable, owned by an old magician and inhabited by a dazzling array of automatons and gizmos. Thunder must learn how to get along with the other animals living there. When the magician gets into a car accident, however, the pets must join forces against an evil nephew who tries to sell his house.

The Frankenstein theory [videorecording]

September 25, 2014
1 videodisc (87 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Timothy V. Murphy, Kris Lemche, Heather Stephens, Joe Egender, Eric Zuckerman.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2012.
What if the most chilling novel of all time was actually based on a true account? When he is suspended from his university job for this idea, Professor John Venkenheim leads a documentary film crew to the rim of the Arctic Circle in a desperate effort to vindicate his reputation. His theory: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, is in fact, a work of non-fiction disguised as fantasy. What they find is an unspeakable truth more terrifying than any fiction-a nightmare from which there is no waking.


September 25, 2014
1 videodisc (105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in..
Michael Palin, John Le Mesurier, Warren Mitchell, Max Wall, Deborah Fallender, Annette Badland.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1977.
It is the middle of the Dark Ages, ages darker than anyone had ever expected. A horrendous monster casts a dreadful pall of fear over a once-happy land. Dennis Cooper is a young villager who wants nothing of adventure. When his father passes, Dennis goes on a journey, leading him into a town where a dragon named Jabberwock is on a murderous spree. Can Dennis kill the dragon and save the kingdom? Newly remastered.

Third person

September 25, 2014
Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
1 videodisc (approximately 136 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Liam Neeson, Kim Basinger, James Franco, Adrien Brody, Maria Bello, Mila Kunis.
Title from disc surface.
Special features: commentary; Q&A with Paul Haggis; The making of.
Three stories of love, passion, trust and betrayal. The tales play out in New York, Paris and Rome through three couples who appear to have nothing related, but share deep commonalities.

Transformers. Age of extinction

September 23, 2014
[Los Angeles, CA] : Paramount, [2014]
1 videodisc (164 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, Titus Welliver, Nicola Peltz, Bingbing Li, T.J. Miller, Thomas Lennon, Jack Reynor.
Based on Hasbro's Transformers action figures.
The world was saved after an epic battle that left a great city torn. As humanity picks up the pieces, a shadowy group reveals itself in an attempt to control the direction of history, while an ancient, powerful new menace sets Earth in its crosshairs. With help from a new cast of humans, Optimus Prime and the Autobots rise to meet their most fearsome challenge yet. In an incredible adventure, they are swept up in a war of good and evil, ultimately leading to a climactic battle across the world.

All wifed out

September 22, 2014
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Scott Rodgers, Amy Flanagan, Fabrizio Goldstein, Eve Metta, World Peace.
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2012.
After his girlfriend asks him to move in with her, a mid-20's guy and his two best friends plan an epic night out in New York City to help him decide if he wants to be a bachelor.

360 [videorecording]

September 22, 2014
Los Angeles, Calif. : Magnolia Home Entertainment, 2012.
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Anthony Hopkins, Jude Law, Rachel Weisz, Ben Foster.
Special features: Coming full circle: The making of 360; Behind the scenes picture-in-picture comparisons; AXS TV: a look at 360 ; Theatrical trailer.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2011.
Starts in Vienna, weaving stories set in Paris, London, Bratislava, Rio, Denver, and Phoenix into a single narrative. A businessman who is tempted to be unfaithful to his wife sets into motion a series of events which ripple around the globe with dramatic consequences.

Riot in cell block 11

September 22, 2014
[Irvington, NY] : The Criterion Collection, [2014]
1 videodisc (80 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Neville Brand, Emile Meyer, Frank Faylen, Leo Gordon, Robert Osterloch, Paul Frees, Don Keefer, Whit Bissell.
Special features: New audio commentary by film scholar Matthew H. Bernstein; Excerpts from the director's 1993 autobiography, A Siegel Film, read by his son Kristoffer Tabori; Excerpts from Stuart Kaminsky's 1974 book Don Siegel: Director, read by Tabori; Excerpts from the 1953 NBC radio documentary series "The challenge of our prisions".
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1954.
A sensational and high-octane but economically constructed drama set in a maximum-security penitentiary. Shot on location at Folsom State Prison, with real inmates and guards as extras.

The swimmer [videorecording]

September 22, 2014
Los Angeles, CA : Grindhouse Releasing, 2014.
1 videodisc (95 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Burt Lancaster, Janet Landgard, Janice Rule, Marge Champion, Nancy Cushman, Charles Drake, Jhn Garfield, Jr., Bernie Hamilton, Kim Hunter, House Jameson, Richard McMurray, Diana Muldaur, Joan Rivers, Cornelia Otis Skinner, Doplh Sweet, Louise Troy, Diana van der Vlis.
Special features: "spectacular new digital restoration created from 4k scans for optimal picture quality; over 2 1/2 hours of documentary featurettes by Oscar winner Chris Innis (The Hurt Locker), featuring in-depth interviews with stars Janet Langard, Joan Rivers, and Marge Champion, composer Marvin Hamlisch, film editor Sidney Katz, assistant directors Michael Hertzberg and Ted Zachary, UCLA Olympic swim coach Bob Horn, and Joanna Lancaster; the original New Yorker short story read by author John Cheever; liner notes by legendary director Stuart Gordon (Re-animator); rare production stills from the lost alternate scenes; extensive still galleries, trailers, and TV spots; isolated stereo music track.
Based on the story: The swimmer by John Cheever.
One summer morning a troubled suburbanite decides to "swim" home via the pools of his wealthy friends.

The greatest miracle [videorecording]

September 22, 2014
Santa Monica, CA : ARC Entertainment, 2012.
1 videodisc (69 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
J. B. Blanc, Bryan Brems, Mari Devon.
Title from conainer.
Three characters and their guardians will be the focus of this inspiring story which illustrates hope and faith. The story revolves around Monica, a widow and the mother of a nine year old child, doing everything to keep her house; Don Chema, a public transport driver who receives the news of a disease which can eventually lead to the death of his son; and Dona Cata, an adult woman who feels her mission in life has already concluded.

Aftershock [videorecording]

September 22, 2014
Beverly Hills, Calif. : Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2013]
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Eli Roth, Natasha Yarovenko, Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
For an American tourist, nicknamed Gringo by his two Chilean pals Ariel and Pollo, the trip has been heaven on earth. Gringo's luck seems to change when the group meets a trio of Russian tourists Irina, non-stop partier Kylie and her sister Monica. The new friends are having the best of times whooping it up in a dance club, until a violent earthquake brings the entire city down around them. Our unlucky heroes must run for their lives from looters, escaped convicts, and the inevitable aftershocks.

The big sleep

September 19, 2014
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Robert Mitchum, Sarah Miles, Candy Clark, Joan Collins, James Stewart.
Title from disc label.
Based on the novel by Raymond Chandler.
Philip Marlowe returns in the 1978's verion which transposes novelist Raymond Chandler's famous detective tale from the Los Angeles of the past to present day England. What appears to be a routine blackmail case for Marlowe soon spirals into murder and madness.

Mardock scramble. The second combustion [videorecording]

September 19, 2014
[United States] : Sentai Filmworks, c2013.
1 videodisc (61 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc label.
Rune finds temporary shelter in "Paradise" a high-tech laboratory where the Scramble 09 project originated. She is struggling to find the answers inside herself that will allow her to find peace. But as the search for the location of Shell's hidden memories continues, Boiled finds them again, and Rune and the Doctor decide it's time to carry the war to the enemy. Includes both the Director's cut and the original theatrical version.

Devil's knot

September 19, 2014
Chatsworth, CA : Distributed by Image Entertainment, [2014]
1 videodisc (114 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Colin Firth, Reese Witherspoon, Amy Ryan, Stephen Moyer.
Special features: making of Devil's knot; cast of Devil's knot; deleted scenes.
Based on the book by Mara Leveritt.
In a gripping, heart-wrenching true story that shocked the nation. May 5, 1993. West Memphis, Arkansas. Three young boys playing in the nearby woods never come home for dinner. In the rush to find and convict the killers, police focus on a trio of teenagers suspected of devil worship. It is only when an investigator reveals that the evidence doesn't all add up, that the community is forced to face the reality that the true killer might still be out there.

Daisy : a hen into the wild /

September 18, 2014
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc.
Daisy is a hen who manages to escape the horrible conditions of an egg production line. After surviving a harrowing encounter with a one eyed weasel and being rejected by the barnyard animals where she grew up, a chance encounter see's her becoming the guardian of a duckling. Despite the child being a duck, Daisy is willing to learn and make the sacrifices she needs in order to ensure the happiness of her adopted son.

Very good girls [videorecording]

September 18, 2014
[United States] : Well Go USA, [2014]
1 videodisc (91 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Dakota Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen, Boyd Holbrook, Ellen Barkin, Richard Dreyfuss, Demi Moore.
Title from disc.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
When two best friends make a pact to lose their virginity their first summer out of high school, their friendship is tested when they fall for the same street artist.

Bold eagles

September 18, 2014
1 videodisc (72 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Michael Yeager, Ashley Bril, Marc Matney, Robert Stoltenberg.
Title from disc label.
"When the beautiful nature reserve Eagle Park is opened, keeping its precious eagles safe becomes a full-time job. But when the eagle and many other animals suddenly go missing, Eagle Park must turn to the famous Police Patrol to track down the disappearances. With a newly hatched baby eagle riding along under his hood, Radar the Police Car and Dottie the Otter must investigate some mysterious campers in the park and crack the case!"--Container.

Mummy, I'm a zombie

September 18, 2014
1 videodisc (82 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Kim Wharton, MJ Lallo, Danny Katiana.
Title from disc surface.
Special features: Downloadable activity kit; Two original songs!; Official trailer.

Too late blues [videorecording]

September 18, 2014
[Saint Charles, Ill.] : [Distributed by] Olive Films, [2012]
1 videodisc (101 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Bobby Darin, Stella Stevens, Everett Chambers, Nick Dennis, Vincent Edwards, Val Avery, Marilyn Clark, Cliff Carnell, Richard O. Chambers, Seymour Cassel, Dan Stafford.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1961.
A bandleader scuffles from gig to gig with his band, trying to keep body and soul together without betraying his muse, a sexy would-be singer with a dark past who meets the bandleader at a party. When she joins his band, the two fall deeply in love, but their world comes crumbling down after the leader and his band are involved in a bar fight and he is overcome by fear and is unable to fight back. The humiliation causes him to reject her and his band mates.


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