New Arrivals · DVDs—Domestic Feature Films

February 24, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Thor. Ragnarok

February 23, 2018
Burbank, CA : Buena Vista Home Entertainment
1 videodisc (approximately 130 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Anthony Hopkins, Benedict Cumberbatch.
Wide screen (2.40:1).
Contains special features.
Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok, the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization, at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela.

Free to rock : [how rock & roll brought down the Wall]

February 23, 2018
Pottstown, PA : MVD Visual, [2017]
2 videodiscs (56 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrator: Kiefer Sutherland ; participants: Jimmy Carter, Mikhail Gorbachev, The Beach Boys, Billy Joel, Elton John, Metallica, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.
Wide screen.
Bonus features: a 123 minute film called Rockin' the Kremlin: outtakes & original stories behind the making of Free to Rock.
The social history of how western rock music spread like a virus across the Iron Curtain, becoming the symbol of freedom under the Soviet regime. And how it helped end the Cold War.

No God, no master

February 23, 2018
Thousand Oaks, CA : Monterey Home Video
1 videodisc (94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
David Strathairn, Ray Wise, Sam Witwer, Alessandro Mario.
Title from disc label.
Bonus features: Behind the scenes ; composer's music with narration ; interviews.
When a series of package bombs show up on the doorsteps of prominent politicians and businessmen in the summer of 1919, U.S. Bureau of Investigation Agent William Flynn is assigned the task of finding those responsible. He becomes immersed in an investigation that uncovers an anarchist plot to destroy democracy.

Gods and generals

February 23, 2018
Burbank, Calif. : Warner Home Video, [2011], ©2003.
2 videodiscs (219 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jeff Daniels, Stephen Lang, Robert Duvall, Mira Sorvino.
Title from container.
Based on the novel by Jeff Shaara.
disc 1. Foreword and credits -- An offer declined -- Virginia responds -- Answering the call -- A son's choice -- Train with the bayonet -- Only the black flag -- Ol' Tom fool -- Thy will be done -- Manassas: a stone wall -- Yell like fury -- We must never forget -- The Chamberlains -- The Jacksons -- 20th Regiment -- No shortage of enemies -- First Brigade -- Burnside's decision -- All that we are -- Open hearts -- From his daughter -- Good soldiers -- Fredericksburg erupts -- Mistress of the house -- We who are about to die -- disc 2. Not yet our time -- Line of battle -- Hell at the front -- Battlefield silence -- Wanting to die free -- How horrible is war -- Orders and signs -- Compared to what? -- All the daddies -- Well with us -- Trading -- The General's lady -- The Bonnie Blue Flag -- Duty and consequences -- No excuse for slavery -- Crying for them all -- Family reunion -- Jackson's next mission -- Sneaking up on the enemy -- Surprise at Chancellorsville -- Night ambush -- Lost arms -- Lemonade and love -- Commander's prayer -- Crossing over -- Coda and end credits.
Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain left behind a quiet life and a career as a college professor to fight for the Union. Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson was a man of great religious faith who served in the defense of the Confederacy. And Gen. Robert E. Lee, who led the Confederate army, was a man who was forced to choose between his loyalty to the United States and his love of the Southern states where he was born and raised. Chamberlain, Jackson, and Lee are followed through the declaration of war and the battles at Manassas, Antietam, Frederickburg, and Chancellorsville.

Just getting started

February 22, 2018
Los Angeles, CA : Broad Green Pictures, [2018].
1 videodisc (91 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Morgan Freeman, Tommy Lee Jones, Rene Russo, Jane Seymour, George Wallace, Joe Pantoliano, Glenne Headly, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Graham Beckel, Elizabeth Ashley.
Title from disc.
DVD release of the 2017 motion picture.
A two-hander action comedy in the vein of Midnight Run about an ex-FBI agent and an ex-mob lawyer in the witness protection program having to put aside their petty rivalry on the golf course to fend off a mob hit.

Let there be light

February 22, 2018
Los Angeles, CA : Viva Pictures, [2018]
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Kevin Sorbo, Sam Sorbo, Dionne Warwick.
Title from disc.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2017.
For all his far-reaching fame, Sol Harkens, the world's most famous atheist, is a lonely soul and a lousy part-time dad. After a near death experience challenges his simplest assumptions about this world, Sol finds his purpose and re-imagines his life, in a film that will make you laugh and cry and want to stand up and cheer.


February 22, 2018
[Santa Monica, CA] : Saban Films, [2018]
1 videodisc (approximately 99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Al Pacino, Karl Urban, Brittany Snow.
Wide screen.
Title from disc label.
A homicide detective teams up with a criminal profiler to catch a serial killer whose crimes are inspired by the children's game Hangman.

Dead man's burden

February 22, 2018
[United States] : Flatiron Film Company : Cinedigm Entertainment, [2013]
1 videodisc (approximately 93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Barlow Jacobs, Clare Bowen, David Call, Joseph Lyle Taylor, Richard Riehle.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2012.
Bonus features: deleted scenes and trailer.
A western set on the New Mexico frontier a few years after the Civil War and centered on a struggling young family and the mining company who wants to buy their land.

The clapper

February 22, 2018
Beverly Hills, CA : Momentum Pictures, [2018]
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Ed Helms, Amanda Seyfried, Tracy Morgan, Adam Levine, Mickey Gooch Jr., Russell Peters.
Wide screen (2.40).
Based on the novel by Dito Montiel.
A paid audience member for infomercials, experiences the whirlwind of overnight fame threatening his budding romance.

Three billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

February 21, 2018
[Beverly Hills, California] : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (115 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Frances McDormand, Abbie Cornish, Woody Harrelson, Lucas Hedges, Sam Rockwell, Zeljko Ivanek, Caleb Landry Jones, Kerry Condon.
Wide screen (2.39:1).
After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby, the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon, an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated.

Clambake [videorecording]

February 21, 2018
[Beverly Hills, CA] : MGM/UA Home Video, [2012]
1 videodisc (99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, Will Hutchins, Bill Bixby, Gary Merrill, James Gregory, Amanda Harley, Suzie Kaye, Angelique Pettyjohn.
Special features: Original theatrical trailer.
Originally released as motion picture in 1967.
After trading identities with a penniless water ski instructor, a millionaire matches his speedboat racing skills against his arch-rival to capture the heart of a no-nonsense girl determined to marry rich.

Darkest hour

February 19, 2018
Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2018]
1 videodisc (125 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Gary Oldman, Ben Mendelsohn, Kristin Scott Thomas.
Title from disc label.
Anamorphic wide screen (1.85:1).
During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly appointed British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.

Murder on the Orient Express

February 19, 2018
Beverly Hills, CA : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2018]
1 videodisc (114 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Kenneth Branagh, Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Daisy Ridley, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer.
Wide screen (2.39:1).
Based on the novel by Agatha Christie.
What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told. From the novel by best-selling author Agatha Christie, tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone is a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.

Mom and dad

February 19, 2018
1 videodisc (83 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Nicolas Cage, Selma Blair, Zackary Arthur, Lance Henriksen.
Wide screen (16 x9, 2.40).
Title from disc label.
A teenage girl and her little brother must survive a wild 24 hours during which a mass hysteria of unknown origins causes parents to turn violently on their own kids.

It happened at the world's fair

February 19, 2018
Burbank, Calif. : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2007]
1 videodisc (105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Elvis Presley, Joan O'Brien, Gary Lockwood.
Special features: Elvis Presley trailer gallery.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1963.
A couple of bush pilots find themselves grounded in Seattle at the annual World's Fair. One thing leads to another and they help an abandoned girl and make the acquaintance of a beautiful nurse.

Love with the proper stranger

February 19, 2018
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Natalie Wood, Steve McQueen, Edie Adams, Tom Bosley, Herschel Bernardi, Val Avery.
Title from disc label.
Anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation.
Angie Rossini is an innocent Italian Catholic Macy's salesgirl, who discovers she's pregnant from a fling with Rocky, a musician. Angie finds Rocky to tell him she's pregnant and needs a doctor for an abortion. He finds her a doctor and they work together to raise the money. Can these two strangers find love with one another before it's too late?

Thick as a brick : live in Iceland

February 19, 2018
1 videodisc (approximately 144 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Ian Anderson, flute, vocals, acoustic guitar ; John O'Hara, keyboards & accordion ; David Goodier, bass guitar ; Florian Opahle, guitar ; Scott Hammond, drums & percussion ; Ryan O'Donnell, additional vocals, dance and mime.
Title from disc label.
Thick as a brick -- Thick as a brick 2 : From a pebble thrown -- Pebbles instrumental -- Might have beens -- Upper sixth loan shark -- Banker bets, banker wins -- Swing it far -- Adrift and dumbfounded -- Old school song -- Wootton bassett town -- Power and spirit -- Give til it hurts -- Cosy corner -- Shunt and shuffle -- A change of horses -- Confessional -- Kismet in suburbia -- What-ifs, maybes, and might-have-beens.
Jethro Tull's famous concept album "Thick As A Brick" was originally released in 1972 and featured one continuous track spread across two sides of an LP telling the story of a young boy called Gerald Bostock. 40 years later in 2012, Jethro Tull's founder and leader Ian Anderson created "Thick As A Brick 2: Whatever Happened To Gerald Bostock?" Following this release Ian Anderson took both albums on the road to perform the complete Bostock saga and this concert from the tour was filmed in Iceland. The show combines music, video and mime to bring Gerald's tale to life as never before and create the definitive presentation of the complete "Thick As A Brick."

Harold and Lillian : a Hollywood love story

February 16, 2018
1 videodisc (94 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Featuring, Harold Michelson, Lillian Michelson, Mel Brooks, Francis Ford Coppola, Danny DeVito.
Special features: Deleted scenes; Lillian's life lessons; Harold's film school seminar : camera angle projection; Storyboarding "The graduate" (short film); U.S. theatrical trailer.
16x9 wide screen (1.78:1).
"Movie fans know the work of Harold and Lillian, even if they don’t recognize the names. Working largely uncredited in the Hollywood system, storyboard artist Harold and film researcher Lillian left an indelible mark on classics by Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Mel Brooks, Stanley Kubrick, Roman Polanski and many more. Through an engaging mix of love letters, film clips and candid conversation with Harold and Lillian, Danny DeVito, Mel Brooks, Francis Ford Coppola and others, this deeply engaging documentary from Academy Award-nominated director Daniel Raim offers both a moving portrait of a marriage and a celebration of the unknown talents that help the films we love."--Back cover.

I am Sam Kinison

February 16, 2018
New York, NY : Virgil Films, [2017]
1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Sam Kinison, Charlie Sheen, Corey Feldman, Joe Rogan, Bob Saget, Ted Nugent, Bill Burr, Bill Kinison.
Title from disc label.
16:9 wide screen.
The film looks at the over-the-top stand-up comedian that took the world by storm in the late '80s and early '90s before his tragic and untimely death.

So B. It

February 16, 2018
©2018|3Art and design
1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Alfre Woodard, John Heard, Jessica Collins, Jacinda Barrett, Dash Mihok, Cloris Leachman, Talitha Bateman.
Wide screen.
Based on the book by Sarah Weeks.
Based on the New York Times Best-selling novel, a young prodigy named Heidi has a lucky streak that has a way of pointing her in the right direction. When a mysterious word in her mother's vocabulary begins to haunt her, Heidi's thirst for the truth leads her on a cross-country journey in search of the secrets of her past.


February 16, 2018
Santa Monica, CA : Lions Gate Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Adrian Grenier, Johnathon Schaech, Nicolas Cage, Lydia Hull, Christopher Coppola, John Cusack.
Wide screen (2.40:1).
Special features: commentary with director Steven C. Miller and actor Johnathon Schaech; "Building an Arsenal" featurette; extended cast/crew interviews; trailer gallery.
Family loyalty is tested when a successful businessman must rescue his deadbeat brother from the vicious mobster holding him hostage. A construction-company owner must rescue his brother, a petty crook, after he is abducted by a vicious mobster. He is aided in his quest by a police detective and longtime friend.

Same kind of different as me

February 15, 2018
Los Angeles, CA : Paramount Home Entertainment, [2018]
1 videodisc (119 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Greg Kinnear, Renee Zellweger, Jon Voight, Djimon Hounsou.
Title from disc label.
Based on the book by Ron Hall, Denver Moore and Lynn Vincent.
International art dealer Ron Hall must befriend a dangerous homeless man in order to save his struggling marriage to Deborah, a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the journey of their lives.

The Florida project

February 15, 2018
Santa Monica, CA : Lionsgate, [2018]
1 videodisc (111 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Willem Dafoe, Brooklyn Prince, Valeria Cotto.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2017.
Set over one summer, the film follows precocious six year old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Disney World.

Daddy's home 2

February 14, 2018
Los Angeles, CA : Paramount, [2018]
1 videodisc (99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell, Linda Cardellini, Mel Gibson, John Lithgow.
Wide screen.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2017.
In the sequel to the 2015 global smash, Dusty and Brad have joined forces to provide their kids the perfect Christmas. Their newfound partnership is put to the test when Dusty's old-school, macho dad and Brad's ultra-affectionate and emotional dad arrive just in time to throw the holiday into complete chaos.

Mother's day

February 13, 2018
Beverly Hills, Calif. : Anchor Bay Films, [2012]
1 videodisc (112 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Rebecca De Mornay, Jaime King, Briana Evigan, Patrick Flueger, Deborah Ann Woll, Matt O'Leary, Jessie Rusu, Shawn Ashmore.
Based on the story by Charles Kaufman and Warren Leight.
After a bank robbery gone wrong, three brothers go home to hideout only to discover that their Mother lost their house in a foreclosure. The new owners and their party guests become the depraved brothers' unwitting hostages. Their sadistic Mother soon arrives and brilliantly takes control of the situation, ratcheting up the terror. As the hostages struggle desperately to survive the harrowing torture, they realize that there is nothing a Mother won't do to protect her children.


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