New Arrivals · DVDs—Domestic Feature Films

October 22, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Chemical peel

October 21, 2014
©2014
1 videodisc (approximately 95 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Natalie Victoria, Arielle Brachfeld, Stephanie Greco, Lacy Fisher, Leigh Davis, Lony'e Perrine.
Title from disc label.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2013.
A weekend trip to the woods turns deadly when a nearby train accident causes a chemical reaction to overtake a secluded valley. But waiting out the disaster inside could prove to be just as dangerous as the outdoors.

Believe in me [videorecording]

October 20, 2014
New York, N.Y. : GT Media, [2007]
1 videodisc (ca. 108 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Jeffrey Donovan, Samantha Mathis, Bruce Dern, Bob Gunton, Heather Matarazzo.
Title from disc label.
Based on the book "Brief garland" by Harold Keith.
Coach Clay Driscoll is a small town basketball coach who seems to have everything going against him. A team he doesn't want. A town that doesn't support girl's sports and small town politics that threaten to undermine any chance he has of winning. But his pride and his "girls" refuse to let him quit. Both the young women and their hard-headed coach fight for equality and a share of the dream, taking on the town prejudice and their own self-doubt. Based on the true story of Jim Keith and the Lady Cyclones.

One night in Vegas

October 16, 2014
©2014
1 videodisc (94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jimmy Jean-Louis, Yvonne Nelson.
Title from disc.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
James Foster is at a crossroads with himself and his marriage. After the end of a successful high profile case, James decides a trip to Vegas with his wife is a good way to rekindle their relationship and an opportunity to say thank you to his friend, Nick, for his help. When events unfold, James realizes that sometimes it's best not to mix friends and passion.

The naked face

October 16, 2014
©1984
1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Roger Moore, Rod Steiger, Elliot Gould, Art Carney, Anne Archer.
Title from web disc.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1984.
Dr. Judd Stevens, an affluent Chicago doctor, suddenly finds himself trapped in a waking nightmare, surrounded by shadowy figures bent on his destruction. Who are these mysterious figures and what are their sinister motives? As the mystery deepens, the web tightens around him, and when the police appear to have deserted him, Dr. Stevens is forced to confront his would-be assassins alone.

Jakob the liar [videorecording]

October 15, 2014
New York : First-Run Features Home Video, 1999.
1 videodisc (120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Robin Williams, Alan Arkin, Bob Balaban, Michael Jeter, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Liev Schreiber.
Based on the novel by Jurek Becker.
After being detained at Gestapo headquarters and overhearing a radio report of a Russian victory, Jacob passes along the good news but has to prove himself.

The possession of Michael King

October 15, 2014
©2013
1 videodisc (83 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Shane Johnson, Julie McNiven, Jed Rees, Ella Anderson, Cara Pifko, Dale Dickey, Tomas Arana.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
Michael doesn't believe in God or The Devil. The documentary filmmaker decides to make a film about the search for the existence of the supernatural. Michael decides to make himself the center of the experiment (allowing various practitioners of the occult to try the spells and rituals on him) in the hopes that when they fail, he'll once and for all have proof that it's all nothing more than myth. But something does happen. An evil and horrifying force has taken over him and it will not let go.

The task [videorecording]

October 15, 2014
Santa Monica, Calif. : Lionsgate, c2011.
1 videodisc (94 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Tom Payne, Texas Battle, Amara Karan, Alexandra Staden.
Special features: behind the scenes; theatrical trailer.
"After Dark originals"--Disc label.
Something diabolical is taking place on the set of 'The Task, ' a new reality show in which players compete for a cash prize by enduring a night in an abandoned prison and completing a series of creepy tasks designed for maximum terror. As six college students explore, things start to go amiss. Locked in this decrepit, labyrinthine prison, the contestants and the production staff start to realize that the scary reality show they thought they were taping has become real horror.

Cell 213

October 15, 2014
©2014
1 videodisc (109 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Michael Rooker, Bruce Greenwood, Eric Balfour.
Title from disc label.
After a gruesome twist of fate, Michael Gray, a cocky young attorney, finds himself incarcerated in South River State Penitentiary, framed for the murder of one of his clients. Trapped inside nightmarish cell 213, he falls prey to an unnatural force that is vying for his soul, while the question of his guilt and innocence hangs in the balance.

Neighbors [videorecording]

October 15, 2014
Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2014]
1 videodisc (97 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, Christopher Mintz-Plasse.
Title from container.
Bonus features: Gag reel ; An unlikely pair ; The frat ; Line-o-rama ; Partying with the neighbors.
New parents Mac and Kelly are living the American Dream, complete with a baby girl and a new home in the suburbs. Still, they want to believe that they are still cool, so when they discover that their new next-door neighbors are dozens of fraternity brothers-led by charismatic Teddy-they try to play along. But when the parties grow increasingly more epic, both sides begin to fend for their turf. The sabotage escalates into extreme one-upmanship, beginning an epic Greek war for the ages.

Snowpiercer

October 15, 2014
©2013
1 videodisc (126 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, John Hurt, Ed Harris.
Title from disc label.
Based on the graphic novel by Jacques Lob.
The film is set in the future (AD 2031) where, after a failed experiment to stop global warming, an ice age kills off all life on the planet except for the inhabitants of the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe and is powered by a sacred perpetual-motion engine. Its inhabitants are divided by class; the lower-class passengers in one of the last cars stage an uprising, moving car by car up to the front of the train, where the oppressive rich and powerful ride.

Earth to echo

October 15, 2014
Los Angeles, CA : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Teo Halm, Brian 'Astro' Bradley, Reese Hartwig, Ella Wahlestedt.
Title from disc label.
Bonus features: Friends no matter how far; theatrical trailer.
Tuck, Munch, and Alex are a trio of inseparable friends whose lives are about to change. Their neighborhood is being destroyed by a highway construction project that is forcing their families to move away. But just two days before they must part ways, the boys begin receiving a strange series of signals on their phones. They discover something beyond their wildest imaginations: a small alien has become stranded on Earth.

Deliver us from evil [videorecording]

October 15, 2014
Culver City, Calif. : Screen Gems, [2014]
1 videodisc (approximately 118 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Eric Bana, Edgar Ramírez, Olivia Munn.
Title from disc label.
Based upon the book by Ralph Sarchie and Lisa Collier Cool.
New York police officer Ralph Sarchie, struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest, schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Based upon the book which details Sarchie's bone-chilling real-life cases.

Rambo. First blood, Part II [videorecording]

October 14, 2014
Santa Monica, Calif. : Lions Gate Home Entertainment, [2004]
1 videodisc (ca. 95 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Steven Berkoff. Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Charles Napier, Steven Berkoff, Julia Nickson.
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1985.
John Rambo returns to Vietnam to find and rescue a group of American P.O.W's that have been there since the Vietnam War.

The young savages

October 14, 2014
[United States] : Kino Lorber
1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Burt Lancaster, Dina Merrill, Edward Andrews, Vivian Nathan, Larry Gates.
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1961.
While prosecuting the three Italian teens who murdered a fifteen-year-old blind Puerto Rican boy from a rival gang, Assistant D.A. Hank Bell learns that there is more to this case than meets the eye. Based on Evan Hunter's bestselling novel, A Matter of Conviction.

The princess and the pirate

October 14, 2014
©2014
1 videodisc (94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Walter Brennan, Bob Hope, Virginia Mayo, Walter Slezak.
Title from disc.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1944.
A seventeenth-century entertainer, exiled from England and shipped to America, falls in love with a princess who is kidnapped by pirates.

Beneath the harvest sky

October 14, 2014
©2014
1 videodisc (116 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Aidan Gillen, Callan McAuliffe, Emory Cohen, Kymberli Bryant.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
Casper and Dominic have been fiercely loyal friends since childhood. Desperate for a way out of their quiet town on the Maine-Canada border, the boys make a pact to pool their earnings on a car and hit the road. But when Casper is drawn into drug smuggling with his outlaw father to pay his share, their friendship is pushed to the brink and adult choices forced on them all too soon.

13 sins

October 14, 2014
Beverly Hills, CA : Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2014]
1 videodisc (92 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Mark Webber, Rutina Wesley, Devon Graye, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Tom Bower, Ron Perlman.
Special features: Feature commentary with cast and crew; The making of; Alternate ending; Deleted sequence; Anatomy of a meltdown.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2013.
Elliot Brindle is a bright, meek salesman, drowning in debt, and desperate. He receives a phone call informing him that he's on a hidden camera game show. In order to win $6.2 million, he must execute thirteen tasks. Elliot dismissively follows through with his first two instructions. With thousands of dollars suddenly appearing in his bank account, Elliot remains skeptical. As the tasks grow more extreme, Elliot's need to complete the game leads to a devastating point of no return.

Life, above all [videorecording]

October 14, 2014
[United States] : Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment, p2011.
1 videodisc (ca. 106 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Khomotso Manyaka, Lerato Mvelase, Harriet Manamela, Keaobaka Makanyane, Tinah Mnumzana.
Special feature: The making of life, above all
Based on the novel "Chanda's secrets" by Allan Stratton.
Just after the death of her newly born sister, Chanda, 12 years old, learns of a rumor that spreads like wildfire through her dust-ridden village near Johannesburg. It destroys her family and forces her mother to flee. Sensing that the gossip stems from prejudice and superstition, Chanda leaves home and school in search of her mother and the truth.

American Mary [videorecording]

October 14, 2014
North Hollywood, CA : Xlrator Media, [2013]
1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Katharine Isabelle, Antonio Cupo.
Special features: A revealing look at the Making of American Mary; commentary by directors Jen & Sylvia Soska, Katharine Isabelle and Tristan Risk.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2012.
Mary is a medical student growing increasingly broke and disenchanted with medical school and the established doctors she once idolized. The allure of easy money sends a desperate Mary through the messy world of underground surgeries which leaves more marks on her than the so-called freakish clientele.

Almost human

October 14, 2014
©2014
1 videodisc (79 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Graham Skipper, Vanessa Leigh, Josh Ethier.
Title from disc.
"An unspeakable terror has come home"--Cover.
Two years ago, Mark Fisher disappeared from his home in rural Maine in a brilliant flash of other worldly blue light. His friend Seth Hampton was the last to see him alive. Now Seth is having disturbing premonitions that Mark has returned as something other than human. When grisly, violent murders start taking place in the community, Seth and his girlfriend Jen soon discover that Mark is indeed back, and that there is something terribly evil inside of him.

Sex tape

October 10, 2014
Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
1 videodisc (approximately 94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jason Segel, Cameron Diaz, Rob Corddry, Ellie Kemper.
Title from container.
Special features: Capturing the moment; Meet Hank Rosenbaum.
Jay and Annie are a married couple still very much in love, but ten years and two kids have cooled the passion. To get it back, they decide to make a video of themselves trying out every position in "The Joy of Sex" in one marathon three-hour session. It seems like a great idea, until they discover that their most private video has gone public. In a panic, they begin a wild night of adventure to reclaim their video, their reputation, their sanity, and, most importantly, their marriage.

Under wraps

October 9, 2014
©2014
1 videodisc (48 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Matthew Lillard, Brooke Shields, Drake Bell.
Title from disc label.
When Danny accidentally turns his archaeologist parents into mummies via an ancient curse, he and his cell-phone-obsessed sister Eleanor must find a way to work together and return their parents to normal - all while trying to avoid the wrath of a powerful ancient pharaoh.

Knight Rusty

October 9, 2014
©2012
1 videodisc (88 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc label.
"Embark on an adventure like no other with a very special knight in this imaginative animated family film! Rusty lives with his dragon Cole and faithful friend Bo in the kingdom of Scrapland, a magical world completely made of scrap-metal. With dreams of winning the great knights' tournament, Rusty acquires a speedy engine for his horse Chopper that propels them into first place. But when the engine turns out o be stolen from ambitious Prince Novel, brave Rusty must redeem his knightly honor, save the kingdom and prove that true friends always stick together."--back of container.

Cauldron of blood

October 9, 2014
Chicago, IL : Olive Films
1 videodisc (99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Boris Karloff, Viveca Lindfors, Jean-Pierre Aumont.
Title from disc surface.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1967.
In a clever twist on the sculptor/murderer theme throuhgout horror film history, the legendary Boris Karloff stars as blind artist Franz Badulescu, who creates startlingly lifelike statuses with the help of his protective daughter, Viveca Lindfors (Creepshow), Jean-Pierre Aumont (Day for Night) co- stars as a jetsetting photographer the reclusive artist at his Spanish castle, but unearths a horrible secret at the core of Badulecu's haunting sculptures.

The death kiss

October 9, 2014
New York, NY : Kino Classics
1 videodisc (71 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Bela Lugosi, David Manners, Edward van Sloan, Adrienne Ames.
Title from disc label.
Based on the novel by Madelon St. Dennis.
While filming the closing scene of a movie, leading man Myles Brent is actually killed. Having played around with, or been married to, most of the women connected with the movie studio, there are lots of suspects. When leading lady Marcia Lane is arrested for the killing, her suiter, a studio writer, starts to investigate the murder in order to prove her innocence.

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