New Arrivals · DVDs—Domestic Feature Films

April 17, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The coven

April 16, 2015
©2015
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Dexter Fletcher, Cloe MacKie, Holly MacKie, Mark Harris.
Title from disc label.
In Highgate North London, a history teacher debates whether Neo-Paganism is a true religion or devil worship. Inspired by the lesson, five young teenagers camp out in Historic Queens Wood on Halloween, hoping to witness Pagan activity. They soon discover they are part of the ritual when a mysterious biker hunts them down.

The big shot

April 15, 2015
Burbank, CA : distributed by Warner Home Video
1 videodisc (82 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Humphrey Bogart, Irene Manning, Richard Travis.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1942.
Three time loser Duke Berne risks life in prison with one more armored car robbery. His attorney's wife Lorna, Berne's old sweetheart, keeps him from it but he goes to jail anyway. Duke and Lorna get some time together again after he stages a prison break, but if he stays with her his old friend George will have to take the rap for killing one of the guards.

One foot in heaven

April 15, 2015
Burbank, CA : distributed by Warner Home Video
1 videodisc (107 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Fredric March, Martha Scott, Beulah Bondi.
Title from disc label.
Based on the book by Hartzell Spence.
Concerned when his son indulges in something forbidden by his faith, Methodist parson William Spence decides to witness the evildoing firsthand.

Swing your lady

April 15, 2015
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video
1 videodisc (77 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Humphrey Bogart, Frank McHugh, Louise Fazenda.
Title from disc label.
Adapted from the play by Kenyon Nicholson and Charles Robinson.
As a publicity stunt, a wrestling promoter pits his meathead of a wrestler against the local lady blacksmith. However, the wrestler falls for the blacksmith and refuses to slam his ladylove into the canvas.

Unbroken

April 15, 2015
©2014
1 videodisc (138 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jack O'Connell, Domhnall Gleeson, Garrett Hedlund, Finn Wittrock, Miyavi [Takamasa Ishihara].
DVD release of the 2014 motion picture.
Based on the book by Laura Hillenbrand.
Olympian and war hero Louis Zamperini survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.

The wedding ringer

April 15, 2015
Culver City, California : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2015]
1 videodisc (approximately 101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, Kaley Cuoco, Alan Ritchson, Nicky Whelan, Olivia Thirlby, Josh Peck.
Wide screen (1.85:1).
Title from disc label.
Doug Harris is a lovable but socially awkward groom-to-be with a problem: he has no best man. With less than two weeks to go until he marries the girl of his dreams, Doug is referred to Jimmy Callahan, owner of Best Man, Inc., a company that provides flattering best men for socially challenged guys in need. What ensues is a hilarious wedding charade as they try to pull off the big con, and an unexpected budding bromance between Doug and his fake best man Jimmy.

50 to 1

April 15, 2015
Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2015]
1 videodisc (approximately 111 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Skeet Ulrich, Christian Kane, William Devane.
Title from disc label.
Anamorphic widescreen (1.85).
A misfit group of New Mexico cowboys find themselves on the journey of a lifetime when their crooked-footed racehorse qualifies for the Kentucky Derby.

Taken 3

April 15, 2015
Beverly Hills, CA : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2015]
1 videodisc (109 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Liam Neeson, Forest Whitaker, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace,
Special features: Deleted scene; A Taken Legacy; gallery.
Ex-covert operative Bryan Mills, whose long awaited reconciliation with his ex-wife is tragically cut short when she is brutally murdered, must use his 'particular set of skills' to track down the real killers, exact his unique brand of justice, and protect the only thing that matters to him now: his daughter.

Cake

April 15, 2015
Beverly Hills, CA : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2015]
1 videodisc (102 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jennifer Aniston, Adriana Barraza, Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy.
Special features: The icing on the cake: Meet the cast; The many layers of Cake: Learning to live again; theatrical trailer.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.
A look into the darkly funny world of Claire Bennett who initiates a dubious relationship with a widower while confronting fantastical hallucinations of his dead wife. With her feisty housekeeper-cum-caretaker ever at her side, Claire searches for human connection and self-forgiveness in this tale of personal redemption.

Inherent vice

April 15, 2015
©2014
1 videodisc (148 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Reese Witherspoon.
Title from disc.
Based on a novel of the same name by Thomas Pynchon.
Private eye Doc Sportello's ex-old lady shows up with a story about her current billionaire land developer boyfriend whom she just happens to be in love with, and a plot by his wife and her boyfriend to kidnap that billionaire and throw him in a loony bin.

Hollywood chaos [videorecording]

April 14, 2015
Philadelphia, Penn. : Breaking Glass Pictures, [2014]
1 videodisc (ca. 82 min) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Vanessa Jean Simmons, Tangi Miller, Mykel Shannon Jenkins, Marcus Patrick, Federico Doredei.
Special features: Behind the scenes of "Hollywood chaos".
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
Alexis Burns a naïve entertainment reporter living in Hollywood. Things become chaotic when she is assigned to produce a special segment exposing the decadent lifestyle of her celebrity friends. Alexis must choose between advancing her career or protecting her friend's images.

16 stones

April 13, 2015
[United States] : Candlelight Media Group, 2014.
1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Brad Johnson, Shona Kay, Mason D. Davis.
Originally produced as a motion picture.
In 1830's Missouri, in a time fraught with persecution, the exciting journey of faith comes to life. James vows to find a way to end the persecution after his village is attacked. With the help of two friends, he embarks on a quest to find the sixteen Jaredite stones. Along the way they find peace in the face of turmoil and faith in the face of doubt.

Bread crumbs [videorecording]

April 9, 2015
Boca Raton, FL : Distributed by Green Apple Entertainment, c2010.
1 videodisc (88 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Marianne Hagan, Steve Carey, Dan Shaked.
Title from disc surface.
Originally released in 2009.
A crew making a "B movie" in a remote cabin in the woods is attacked by an unknown assailant, after finding two mysterious children who live in the woods.

The jungle book. Waterfall rescue = Libro de selva. Rescate en la cascada

April 9, 2015
Toronto, ON : Phase 4 Films
1 videodisc (77 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
David Holt, Emma Tate, Jimmy Hibbert, Nigel Pilkington.
Title from disc label.
Based on Rudyard Kipling timeless, classic tale, in beautiful CGI animation.
Join Mowgli, Baloo and Lali on a brave mission to rescue their animal friends and save their jungle home.

Jinn

April 9, 2015
[United States] : Freestyle Digital Media
1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Ray Park, Faran Tahir, William Atherton, Serinda Swan.
Title from disc label.
Date of publication taken from IMDB.
Shawn enjoys an idyllic life with his new wife Jasmine in Ann Arbor, MI. Their happiness is interrupted one day by a cryptic message warning of a curse that has been haunting his family for generations. Shawn is skeptical until strange and then menacing things start to happen. Unable to explain the events and fearing for his life, Shawn turns to Gabriel and Father Westhoff, a mysterious duo claiming to have answers.

John Doe : vigilante

April 9, 2015
Santa Monica, CA : ARC Entertainment, LLC
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jamie Bamber, Daniel Lissing, Lachy Hulme.
Title from disc label.
"Hero or villain? Justice or vengence?"--Container.
Frustrated with a failing legal system that continues to allow violent criminals to go free, John Doe begins exacting justice the only way he knows how - by killing one criminal at a time. Soon he becomes a media sensation and inspires a group of copycat vigilantes, but who is the real John Doe - a pillar of justice or a cold-blooded murderer?

Beside still waters

April 9, 2015
New York, NY : Tribeca Film
1 videodisc (approximately 77 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Ryan Eggold, Reid Scott, Beck Bennett, Will Brill, Brett Dalton, Erin Darke, Jessy Hodges, Britt Lower.
Title from disc surface.
Bonus features: Deleted scenes ; alternate ending ; alternate ending with commentary ; behind the scenes ; commentary.
When Daniel invites his oldest friends to spend one last weekend at his parents' lake house, secrets are confessed, romances are rekindled, and a particularly epic game of Whiskey Slaps is played.

Bark ranger

April 9, 2015
[United States] : Grindstone
1 videodisc (82 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jon Lovitz, Lucius Hoyos, Zoe Fraser, Marty Adams.
Title from disc label.
Two kids and their trusty dog, Barkley, stumble across a treasure map while playing in an abandoned ranger station. They set out on the adventure of a lifetime in search of a forgotten gold mine. But things take a turn for the worst when they come across a pair of bumbling crooks hiding out from the police.

The woman in black. 2, Angel of death

April 9, 2015
Los Angeles, CA : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Helen McCrory, Jeremy Irvine, Phoebe Fox.
Title from disc label.
Bonus features: The woman in black 2 Angel of death: chilling locations; Deleted scenes; Theatrical trailer.
The supernatural terror returns and unspeakable evil sets its sight on new prey when a group of orphaned children are forced to move into the abandoned Eel Marsh House with their caretakers, Eve and Jean. As the children begin to mysteriously disappear, Eve makes a shocking discovery; it may not be a coincidence that she has come to reside in a place inhabited by the murderous Woman in Black.

Big eyes

April 8, 2015
©2014
1 videodisc (105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Krysten Ritter, Jason Schwartzman.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.
Walter Keane became a worldwide celebrity and talk show fixture in the 1950s after he pioneered the mass production of prints of big-eyed kids, and used his marketing savvy to sell them cheaply. Unfortunately, he claimed to be the artist. That role was played by Margaret, his shy wife. The ruse broke up their marriage and led to a divorce and a dramatic courtroom battle to prove authorship of the paintings.

The skinny [videorecording]

April 7, 2015
Philadelphia PA : QC Cinema : Breaking Glass Pictures, 2012.
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Jussie Smollett, Blake Young-Fountain, Anthony Burrell, Shanika Warren-Markland, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman.
Special features: deleted scenes; director's commentary; interviews with Patrik-Ian Polk and Jussie Smollett; Atlanta premiere footage; BFI London premiere Q & A; soundtrack; audition clips; stills gallery.
"A sharply scripted comedy about a group of four young black gay men and their lesbian best friend who arrange to meet up in New York City one year after their graduation from Brown University. Though their plans for a weekend of fun start off well -- relaxed in each other's company as only old friends can be -- old tensions quickly resurface. Drinking, drugs, hidden desire and the demands of promiscuity put friendship, trust and even lives at risk."--Container.

Yellowbird

April 2, 2015
[United States] : Wrekin Hill
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Seth Green, Dakota Fanning, Danny Glover, Richard Kind.
Title from disc.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.
An orphaned bird yearning for a family of his own, tricks a migrating flock to follow him across the globe, and into a series of comic misadventures! Admitting to his hoax, he must now develop a brilliant strategy to rescue the birds and become a true hero in the eyes of his new family.

108 stitches

April 2, 2015
[United States] : Freestyle Digital Media
1 videodisc (118 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Bruce Davison, Larry Thomas, Erin Cahill, Ryan Carlberg.
Title from disc.
With baseball being the last thing on these player's minds, and dealing with one of the longest losing streaks in college history, the team of misfits comes to the realization that the school, led by the corrupt and unethical President of the University, has plans to disband the entire program. Hilarity ensues as they have one afternoon to execute a plan to fill the stadium, sign the top recruit on the planet, and help send their coach out with a bang.

Bad asses on the bayou

April 2, 2015
Los Angeles, CA : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2015]
1 videodisc (85 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Danny Trejo, Danny Glover, Loni Love, John Amos.
Title from disc label.
Bonus features: Behind the scenes of Bad asses on the bayou.
Frank Vega and Bernie Pope, travel to Louisiana to attend the wedding of their dear friend Carmen Gutierrez. What was pictured as a wedding weekend escape to the south turns violently ugly as madness and mayhem ensue, pressing our senior heroes to once again serve justice.

A most violent year

April 2, 2015
©2014
1 videodisc (approximately 125 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Alessandro Nivola, Albert Brooks.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.
The tale of an immigrant and his family trying to live the American Dream in the 1980s and expand their business amidst rampant violence, urban decay, and corrupt city officials during one of the most dangerous years in the city's history.

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