New Arrivals · DVDs—Domestic Feature Films

August 28, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

They came together

August 27, 2014
Santa Monica, CA : Lionsgate
1 videodisc (84 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Cobie Smulders, Max Greenfield, Jason Mantzoukas.
Title from disc label.
When Joel and Molly meet, it's hate at first sight: his big Corporate Candy Company threatens to shut down her quirky indie candy shop. Plus, Joel is hung up on his sexy ex. But amazingly, they fall in love, until they break up about two thirds of the way through, and Molly starts dating her accountant. But then right at the end, well you'll just have to see. (Hint: Joel makes a big speech and they get back together.).

Night moves

August 27, 2014
[United States] : Cinedigm Entertainment, 2014.
1 videodisc (112 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning, James Le Gros, Kai Lennox, Logan Miller, Peter Sarsgaard, Alia Shawkat, Katherine Waterston.
Title from disc label.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2013.
The story of three radical environmentalists coming together to execute the most intense protest of their lives: the explosion of a hydroelectric dam.

Cast a giant shadow

August 27, 2014
1 videodisc (138 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Kirk Douglas, Senta Berger, Angie Dickinson, Frank Sinatra, Yul Brynner, John Wayne.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1966.
Biographical film following the life of American soldier Col. David 'Mickey' Marcus, the soldier responsible for turning the Israeli Army into a true power for their fight for independence.

The elephant man

August 27, 2014
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Philip Anglim, Kevin Conway, Penny Fuller, Richard Clarke, Glenn Close.
Title from disc label.
Based on the play by Bernard Pomerance.
The story of John Merrick, the Elephant Man, and of his triumph over his terrible affliction is a story of life and the affirmation of life; timeless, tragic, uplifting, and heroic; an exultation of the humanity of a man trapped inside the twisted, lesion-ridden grip of a terminally disfiguring disease. John Merrick is a man with many admirers, beginning with the witty and beautiful actress, Mrs. Kendal, who, so taken with Merrick, brought a who's who of English society to visit him regularly.

Friendly fire

August 27, 2014
1 videodisc (145 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Timothy Hutton, Ned Beatty, Sam Waterston, Carol Burnett.
Title from disc label.
Based on a the novel by C.D.B. Bryan.
After their son is killed in Vietnam, Peg and Gene Mullen's on-going inquiries eventually establish he was killed by artillery fire from friendly forces. Based on a true story.

I've always loved you

August 25, 2014
Chicago, IL : Olive Films
1 videodisc (117 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Bill Carter, Philip Dorn, Catherine McLeod.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1946.
Domineering maestro Leopold exerts a Svengali-like control over Myra, a talented young pianist. Frustrated by Leopold's domineering nature, the girl abandons her professional career and marries a humble farmer. Years later, haunted by regret, Myra returns to face her former mentor, to prove that she was, and continues to be, a better musician than he ever credited her with being.

Same same but different

August 25, 2014
New York, NY : First Run Features
1 videodisc (107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
David Kross, Apinya Sakuljaroensuk.
Title from disc label.
Based on the autobiographical report / by Benjamin Prüfer.
Revolves around Ben, a young German student traveling to Cambodia on a post-graduation summer trip, and Sreykeo, a 21-year-old bar girl in Phnom Penh. The two meet in a nightclub and quickly fall in love. After Ben returns home to Germany, Sreykeo, skyping from Cambodia, reveals that she is HIV-positive.

The angriest man in Brooklyn

August 25, 2014
Santa Monica, CA : Lionsgate, [2014]
1 videodisc (84 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Robin Williams, Mila Kunis, Peter Dinklage, James Earl Jones, Melissa Leo.
Special features: "The angriest man in Brooklyn behind the rage" featurette; gag reel.
A foul-tempered Brooklyner is told he has ninety minutes to live, sending him rushing all over New York to make amends.

Club Paradise [videorecording]

August 25, 2014
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2006]
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Robin Williams, Peter O'Toole, Rick Moranis, Jimmy Cliff, Twiggy, Adolph Caesar, Eugene Levy, Joanna Cassidy, Andrea Martin, Brian Doyle-Murray.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1986.
An ex-Chicago fireman uses a sizable disability settlement to transform a remote island watering hole into a lucrative tourist waterland.

Dead again [videorecording]

August 25, 2014
Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount, 2006.
1 videodisc (107 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Kenneth Branagh, Andy Garcia, Emma Thompson, Derek Jacobi, Wayne Knight, Hanna Schygulla, Campbell Scott.
Originally produced as motion picture in 1991.
Features include: theatrical trailer; commentary with Lindsay Doran, Scott Frank, and Kenneth Branagh.
Mike Church, an L.A. gumshoe with a knack for wisecracks and tracing missing persons, doesn't have a clue when he's hired to help a beautiful amnesia victim tormented by nightmares. Then an eccentric antiques dealer and hypnotist leads Church to believe the source of the nightmares may lie in a past-life connection to Margaret Strauss, a world-famous pianist allegedly murdered by her composer husband in 1948.


August 25, 2014
Beverly Hills, CA : Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2013]
1 videodisc (121 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Robin Williams, Michael Gambon, Joan Cusack, Robin Wright, LL Cool J.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1992.
A man's toy factory is threatened when his militaristic brother takes over and starts making weapons.

Greenwich Village : music that defined a generation

August 25, 2014
New York, NY : Kino Lorber, [2013]
1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Susan Sarandon ; featuring, Pete Seeger, Kris Kristofferson, Tom Chapin, Judy Collins, Oscar Brand, Israel Horovitz, Pete Forntale, Richie Havens, Don McLean, Tom Paxton, Pete Fornatale, Eric Anderson, Oscar Brans, Kenny White, Arlo Guthrie, José Feliciano, John Sebastian, Michelle Phillips, Melanie, Doug Yeager, Tom Bernardin, Carolyn Hester, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Sonny Ochs, Israel Horovitz, Dan Drasin, Ian Tyson, John Flynn, Owen Elliot, Izzy Young, David Amran, Peter Yarrow, Ben Taylor, Lucy Simon, Carly Simon, Phil Ochs.
Originally produced as a documentary in 2012.
Bonus features: additional interviews; performance of Turn, turn, turn; trailer.
Between 1961-1973, musicians in the Village banded together to sing about the radical social upheaval of the time, sparking everlasting political, social, and cultural changes. For the first time, the greatest singer-songwriters, authors, and performers from Greenwich Village reflect on how they collectively became the voice of a generation. Through poignant interviews, rare archival footage, and new live performances, they tell a story about community, courage, and, most importantly, music.

Moms' night out

August 21, 2014
Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
1 videodisc (approximately 99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Sarah Drew, Sean Astin, Patricia Heaton, David Hunt, Andrea Logan White.
Title from disc label.
Special features: Bloopers; deleted scenes; The heart of Mom's night out; Casting "Moms night out"; The art of improv; The art of action; filmmakers' commentary.
All Allyson and her friends want is a peaceful, grown-up evening of dinner and conversation, a long-needed moms' night out. But in order to enjoy high heels, adult conversation, and food not served in a paper bag, they need their husbands to watch the kids for three hours - what could go wrong?


August 20, 2014
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video
1 videodisc (117 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, Wendi McLendon-Covey.
Title from disc surface.
After a disastrous blind date, single parents Lauren and Jim agree on only one thing: they never want to see each other again. But when they each sign up separately for a fabulous family vacation with their kids, they are all stuck sharing a suite at a luxurious African safari resort for a week.

The big white [videorecording]

August 19, 2014
[United States] : Echo Bridge Home Entertainment, 2006.
1 videodisc (105 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Robin Williams, Holly Hunter, Giovanni Ribisi, Woody Harrelson, Tim Blake Nelson, Alison Lohman.
Special features : Behind the scenes featurette ; photo gallery.
DVD release of the 2005 motion picture.
A quirky, black comedy about Paul Barnell, a nearly bankrupt Alaskan travel agent whose wife, Margaret, is on the brink of insanity. When he finds a frozen body in the dumpster behind his office, Paul thinks this is answer to his financial problems. He tries to pass the body off as his long-lost brother Raymond to collect on the insurance money. Unfortunately, investigator Ted Watters isn't about to let Barnell walk away with a million bucks. Adding to Paul's avalanche of problems are two aspiring hit-men-turned-kidnappers and the stunning return of the supposedly dead Raymond, who now has an ax to grind with his brother.

My boy Jack [videorecording]

August 14, 2014
Burbank. CA : Warner Home Video, c2014.
1 videodisc (ca. 94 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
David Haig, Daniel Radcliffe, Kim Cattrall, Carey Mulligan.
Features: interview with Daniel Radcliffe, David Haig, and Kim Cattrall.
Based on the play by David Haig.
Home use only.

Magnificent doll

August 14, 2014
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
David Niven, Ginger Rogers, Burgess Meredith.
Title from disc label
Originally released as a motion picture in 1946.
One woman's romantic entanglements have historic repercussions. Dorothea 'Dolly' Payne is torn between her affection for Aaron Burr, Vice President under Thomas Jefferson and something of a scoundrel, and James Madison, a political idealist soon to be known as the "Father of the Constitution".


August 14, 2014
Universal City, California : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2014]
1 videodisc (1 hour, 50 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Olivia Williams, Terrence Howard.
Title from disc label.
Bonus features: Deleted scenes ; Making Sabotage.
Arnold Schwarzenegger leads an elite DEA task force that takes on the world's deadliest drug cartels. When the team successfully executes a high-stakes raid on a cartel safe house, they think their work is done - until, one-by-one, the team members mysteriously start to be eliminated. As the body count rises, everyone is a suspect.

Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy

August 13, 2014
Burbank, CA : Hanna-Barbera Productions, [2014]
1 videodisc (74 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Starring the voice talents of Frank Welker, Mindy Cohn, Grey DeLisle Griffin, Matthew Lillard.
Title from disc label.
Velma discovers she's inherited her great-great-uncle Dr. Von Dinkenstein's cursed castle in the terrifying town of Transylvania, Pennsylvania. Just when the gang persuades Velma to go claim her inheritance, the ghost of Dinkenstein Castle blows up the Mystery Machine as a warning! Now the crew must spring back into action, but this time it's personal! Who's responsible for the Dinkenstein monster? What family secret has Velma been hiding?

The boxcar children

August 13, 2014
Fort Mill, SC : Phase 4 Films, [2014]
1 videodisc (81 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Martin Sheen, Jadon Sand, J.K. Simmons, Zachary Gordon, Joey King, Mackenzie Foy.
Title from disc label..
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
Four orphaned and homeless siblings happen upon an abandoned boxcar, which, with a little creativity and hard work, they gradually furnish with all the comforts of home. Fearful that they will be sent to live with the reputedly cruel grandfather they have never met, the children keep their new home a secret.

Mega shark vs. giant octopus [videorecording]

August 12, 2014
[United States] : Echo Bridge Home Entertainment, c2010.
1 videodisc (89 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Deborah Gibson, Vic Chao, Lorenzo Lamas.
Title from disc label.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2009.
The California coast is terrorized by two enormous prehistoric sea creatures as they battle each other for supremacy of the sea.


August 12, 2014
© 2010
1 videodisc (approximately 112 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Iko Uwais, Sisca Jessica, Yusuf Aulia, Yayan Ruhian, Alex Abbad.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2009.
After a series of setbacks leave Yuda, a skilled practitioner of Silat Harimau, homeless & uncertain about his new future in Jakarta, fate finally allows him to use his martial art skills to save a young orphan from human trafficking.

Jesus : the desire of ages.

August 11, 2014
Worcester, PA : Vision Video, [2014]
1 videodisc (61 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Desiree Orozco, Paul Presly, Sandra Dee Richardson, Stephanie Gerard.
Title from disc surface.
Tells the familiar story in a fresh way, through the eyes of those who knew and loved the Son of Man. An inspiring and triumphant music score combined with imaginative visual artistry that will grip the heart and help the viewer experience the reality of Jesus' ultimate sacrifice. This film is designed to lead the viewer into an intimate encounter with the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.

Summer in February

August 7, 2014
1 videodisc (approximately 100 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Dominic Cooper, Dan Stevens, Emily Browning, Hattie Morahan.
Title from disc label.
Adapted from the book Summer in Februray by Jonathan Smith.
A sweeping romance set at a bohemian artist colony on the picturesque coast of pre-war England, is based on the true story of painter Sir Alfred Munnings and his blue-blood best friend Gilbert. Munnings rises to become one of the premier artists of his time, winning the affection of beauty Florence Carter-Wood. But when Gilbert falls for Florence as well, a love triangle emerges with tragic consequences.

Amazon Jack

August 7, 2014
Toronto, ON : Phase 4 Films, [2014]
1 videodisc (72 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jesper Klein, Kaya Brüel, Claus Ryskjær.
Title from disc label.
The world's rarest and cutest creature, Amazon Jack, lives happily on a peaceful island with his friend Rita. But when a greedy millionaire puts out a reward for finding him, Jack must leave his home, evade capture, and outwit the tycoon before he ends up in a zoo for good.


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