New Arrivals · DVDs—Domestic Feature Films

April 19, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Shuriken school. The ninja's secret

April 18, 2014
©2007
1 videodisc (75 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Nathan Kress, Kimberly Brooks, Jessica Dicicco.
Title from disc label.
Originally produced in 2007.
The movie follows Eizan, Jimmy, and Okuni during the summer holidays. The three friends soon engage in an interesting but dangerous struggle for reputation, family, and a whole lot more when Eizan's dad is kidnapped by professional ninjas.

Mega shark versus mecha shark

April 18, 2014
©2013
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Debbie Gibson, Elisabeth Rohm, Christopher Judge.
Title from disc label.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2013.
When a mega shark threatens mankind, the government unleashes the top-secret Mecha Shark to defeat the monster in a pitched battle that threatens the planet.

Stranger on the prowl

April 17, 2014
©2014
1 videodisc (82 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Paul Muni.
Title from container.
From a story by Noel Calef.
A disillusioned vagrant accidentally kills a shop owner. While on the lam, he befriends a young street urchin who suspects the police are after him for stealing milk from the same shop owner. The police pursue the two lost souls through the war-torn streets and buildings of an Italian port city.

2 Jacks

April 17, 2014
©2014
1 videodisc (approximately 90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Billy Zane, Jacqueline Bisset, Sienna Miller, Danny Huston, Jack Huston.
Title from container.
Based on short story by Leo Tolstoy.
Here is a comical variation of Leo Tolstoy's short story Two Hussars, by comparing the entertainment business between the generational changes from father to son.

Affair in Trinidad

April 17, 2014
©2014
1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford.
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1952.
When Steve Emery arrives in Trinidad at the urgent request of his brother, he is stunned to find that his brother has not only been murdered, but that his brother's wife Chris is succumbing to the seduction attempts of the man who quite possibly is the murderer.

The bitter tea of General Yen

April 17, 2014
©2014
1 videodisc (87 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Barbara Stanwyck, Nils Asther, Gavin Gordon, Walter Connolly.
Title from web page and container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1933.
At the height of the Chinese Civil War, American missionary Megan Davis arrives in Shanghai to marry another missionary, Robert Strike. As soon as she arrives, however, the couple must save a group of orphans from a fire. Injured and separated from her fiance, Megan is rescued and taken to the home of General Yen. While Megan and the general grow closer, one of the general's concubines seems to be secretly working for Yen's enemies.

Cash on demand

April 17, 2014
©2014
1 videodisc (80 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Peter Cushing, Andre Morell, Richard Vernon.
Title from container.
Based on a play by Jacques Gillies.
It's December 23rd at the City and Colonial Bank, and the staff is preparing for their annual Christmas party. Harry Fordyce, the fastidious and exacting bank manager, welcomes in the bank's insurance company detective, Hepburn, to check out the security. It turns out, however, that Hepburn is not working for the bank, but robbing it, and he is holding Fordyce's family hostage. The bank employees become suspicious, but Fordyce, worrying about his family, doesn't want them to react.

The first time

April 17, 2014
©2014
1 videodisc (89 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Robert Cummings, Barbara Hale, Bill Goodwin, Jeff Donnell, Carl Benton Reid, Mona Barrie.
Title from container.
"DVD-first time. The (1952) manufacturing on demand"--Web page.
Expectant parents Joe and Betsey Bennet are looking forward to their first baby. But when the little boy arrives, the Bennets are not prepared for the lack of sleep, the nonexistent social life, and the overwhelming cost of raising a child.

The good wifey [videorecording]

April 17, 2014
[United States] : Urban Home Entertainment, [2013]
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Persia White, Tangi Miller, David Ramsay, Chico Benymon.
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2012.
Michael is in love with his wife who is expecting their first child. But after he meets Kimmy Sardell and has a one-night stand, he will find himself on a path that leads to devastating consequences.

I am the law

April 17, 2014
Culver City, CA : Columbia Pictures : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
1 videodisc (83 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Edward G. Robinson, Barbara O'Neil, John Beal, Wendy Barrie, Otto Kruger.
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1938.
In a town rife with corruption, law professor John Lindsay is appointed special prosecutor to help clean up the city. Lindsay quickly realizes that not only does he have to deal with gangsters on the streets, but also in his own office, as friends of the mob work within his own department. It is up to Lindsay and his crew of college students to stand up to the mob and clean up the city.

The miracle woman

April 17, 2014
©2013
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Barbara Stanwyck, David Manners, Sam Hardy.
Title from web page.
Based on the play "Bless you sister".
Florence Fallon is the daughter of a preacher who is about to give his last sermon, but passes away before he gets a chance. Florence stands up in front of the congregation and attacks them, accusing them of not being appreciative of her father and revealing that she has lost her faith. Bob Hornsby, a con man, talks Florence into working an angle with him, having her perform fake miracles for money. She profits from the racket, but when she meets a blind man, the two fall in love.

Bloodline [videorecording]

April 14, 2014
Chatsworth, Calif. : Osiris Entertainment, c2013.
1 videodisc (84 min) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Matt Thompson, Kimberly Alexander, Jesse Kristofferson, Gina Comparetto, Christopher Frontiero, Zahn McClarnon, Grainger Hines.
Special features include behind the scenes, deleted scenes, Black Eyes breakdown, shot repairs, theatrical trailer, tv teaser.
Seminary student Brett Ethos falls away from the church and his faith, only to find out that his bloodline is sought by real evil. On a trip with friends and an old flame, he goes to explore a legend shrouded cabin he has unknowingly inherited. There he discovers his true heritage. Fatal temptation or triumphant redemption become his only alternatives. His friends' lives and his own hang in the balance.

House of bad [videorecording]

April 14, 2014
Chatsworth, CA : Osiris Entertainment, [2013]
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Heather L. Tyler, Sadie Katz, Cheryl Sands, LisaMarie Costabile, Jim Falkenstein, Clint Jung, Julia Putnam, Madison Wenn.
Special features: audio commentary by writer/director Jim Towns; Heroin and Heroines : the Making of House of Bad; House of Bad promo gallery; original "Red Band" trailer; original "Green Band" trailer.
"Yearning to break free from their sordid pasts, three sisters unite for a simple plan: steal enough drugs to set themselves up for a new life. But when the eldest sister Teig decides they're going to hide out in their old, abandoned family house, its painful memories quickly become too real to fight off. Three sisters with a history, a suitcase full of stolen drugs, and a family house with a dark secret is the recipe for terror in House of Bad"--Container insert.

Forget me not [videorecording]

April 11, 2014
[United States] : ASL Films, [2006]
1 videodisc (109 min.) : sd., b&w, col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Mindy Moore, Theron Parker, Bradley Pollard, Anthony Gordano Dall, Tuesday Apple, Rosie Switras, Colin Analco, Annette Long, Joann Ikeda, Tanya Wood, Catherine Huston, David Reynolds, Justin Reynolds, Ben Taylor, Kenny Long, Jasper Wood, Bryan Godfrey.
This film is presented in American Sign Language.
Includes deaf characters acted by deaf actors.
Forget Me Not explores the conflicts facing a family who wins the lottery and escapes to a cabin. While at the cabin, they are unexpectedly introduced to a mysterious stranger. Who is this stranger, and what does he want? Join the family as they go on a suspense-filled journey into their past..

The legend of the mountain man [videorecording]

April 11, 2014
[United States] : ASL Films, [2008?]
1 videodisc (102 min.) : si., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Howie Seago, Freda Norman, Chuck Baird, Tyler Berdy, Sean Berdy, Marisa King, Scott Berdy.
This film is presented in American Sign Language.
Includes deaf characters acted by deaf actors.
Legend of the Mountain Man, set in picturesque Montana, features a typical, dysfunctional family of five. The father, who has been at odds with his parents for many years, decides to send his three children to his parents' ranch for the summer. The children unexpectedly encounter a creature, one that has never been seen nor recorded in history books. Viewers accompany the children on a heartwarming journey as they navigate the family's past and try to reconcile some of the estranged family members.

Gerald [videorecording]

April 11, 2014
[United States] : ASL Films/MGW Productions, [2010?]
1 videodisc (90 min.) : col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Russell Harvard, Andrew Vasnick, Micaela Paulone, David O. Reynolds, Sandra Ammons, Michael Davis, Mary Hill Telford, Nelly Hencker, Clark Brooke.
This film is presented in American Sign Language.
Contains a bonus disc : Photography by Cat Cassidy; Photography by Stanley Matsumoto; "The making of Gerald" featurette.
"This film traces the journey of a young man, Corey, who yearns for kinship. He discovers he has a deaf, autistic grandfather he has never met. Determined to make a connection with his grandfather, Corey uncovers family ties and secrets in a dramatic chain of events. These events entwine Corey with the unknown. Gerald offers a powerful, emotional and continuous twist of events, leading to the shocking truth." From container.

Hurricane season [videorecording]

April 10, 2014
Universal City, Calif. : Distributed by Vivendi Entertainment, [2009]
1 videodisc (102 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Forest Whitaker, Isaiah Washington, Taraji P. Henson, Shad Moss (Bow Wow), Courtney B. Vance, Bonnie Hunt.
Title from disc label.
Special features: 24 deleted scenes.
Based on the true story of basketball coach and mentor Al Collins, who led his team to victory after Hurricane Katrina ravaged their homes and destroyed their spirits. Collins attempts to create a winning basketball team using players from five of the hardest-hit high schools in the area. Takes a look at the disaster and shows how heroes can rise from the most devastating of circumstances.

Urgh! [videorecording] : a music war

April 10, 2014
Burbank, Calif. : Warner Home Video, [2010]
1 videodisc (116 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1982.
Includes trailer.
Driven to tears (the Police) -- Back in flesh (Wall of Voodoo) -- Danced (Toyah Willcox) -- Health fanatic (John Cooper Clarke) -- Enola Gay (Orchestral Manoevres) -- I'm on fire (Chelsea) -- Ain't this the life (Oingo Boingo) -- The puppet (Echo & the Bunnymen) -- Foolish I know (Jools Holland) -- Respectable street (XTC) -- Total eclipse (Klaus Nomi) -- Where's Captain Kirk? (Athletico Spizz 80) -- We got the beat (Go Go's) -- Bleed for me (Dead Kennedys) -- Ku Klux Klan (Steel Pulse) -- Down in the park (Gary Numan) -- Bad reputation (Joan Jett & the Blackhearts) -- Model worker (Magazine) -- My beach (Surf Punks) -- Offshore banking business (the Members) -- Come again (Au Pairs) -- Tear it up (the Cramps) -- Valium (Invisible Sex) -- Birdies (Pere Ubu) -- Uncontrollable urge (Devo) -- Nothing means nothing anymore (the Alley Cats) -- Cheryl's going home (John Otway) -- He'd send in the army (Gang of Four) -- Homicide (999) -- Shadowline (the Fleshtones) -- Beyond and back (X) -- Sign of the cross (Skafish) -- Madame Medusa (UB40) -- Roxanne ; So lonely (the Police) -- Aria (Klaus Nomi).
Filmed in 1980 at a variety of locations and venues, this documentary presents 30 different performances nonstop, featuring both well-known and lesser-known bands, and captures some of the emerging New Wave and punk acts of the day.

Motives [videorecording]

April 10, 2014
Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [2004], c2003.
1 videodisc (ca. 87 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Shemar Moore, Golden Brooks, Sean Blakemore, Joe Torry, Mel Jackson, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Zane Copeland, Jr., Victoria Rowell, Vivica A. Fox.
Emery Simms is a highly educated and successful business tycoon who is married to a beautiful wife, Constance. Things go dangerously awry when the thrill seeking Emery engages in an adulterous affair with the free-spirited and exotic Allanah. Timing couldn't be any worse when the politics of high society, shady business deals, bad press, and a violent murder collide. All threatening to destroy more than just his shaky marriage. As police probe into his situation, they uncover a labyrinth of deception, agendas and motives, where the stakes are enormous and nothing is what it seems.

A cross to bear

April 10, 2014
[United States] : [RLJ Entertainment], [2014]
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Kim Fields, Jackie Long, Malinda Williams.
Title from disc label.
DVD release of motion picture originally broadcast on television in 2012.
Like every little girl, Erica Moses had big dreams for the future, but life had other plans for her. After failed relationships, addiction, and homelessness, Erica hits rock bottom when she faces a young mother's ultimate nightmare: the loss of her child. With nowhere left to turn, she finds herself on the doorstep of a very special house. At this home, women can find shelter, a helping hand, and, just maybe, a second chance.

Wrong game [videorecording]

April 10, 2014
[United States] : ASL Films, [2007?]
1 videodisc (125 min.) : si., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Norman Weiss, Andy Vasnick, Camille Jeter-Lorello, Mindy Moore, Lizette Tannenbaum, Antoinette Abbamonte-Plantinga, Willy Conley, Vikee Waltrip, Bernard Bragg.
This film is presented in American Sign Language, by deaf actors. There is no audio track on this DVD.
Includes deaf characters acted by deaf actors.
Wrong Game is a two-hour feature-length mystery/chiller film featuring deaf actors and actresses performing using only American Sign Language. Wrong Game takes place in a mansion filled with mysterious history. A group of people is called to the mansion to participate in a game where the winner receives $1 million. When the participants gather at the mansion, they learn the hard truth that the game is no original. Losing the game is not an option. To add further drama, each participant holds highly specialized skills and collectively, they must determine whose skills or expertise is most beneficial to the game. What the participants do not know is that the mastermind of this game is among them as a participant, judging each of them silently and strategically. With more unexpected twists and turns than any other movie, this film will keep participants guessing until the very end.

The secret life of Walter Mitty

April 10, 2014
Beverly Hills, CA : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2014]
1 videodisc (114 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
Watch the classic story by James Thurber, about a daydreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance, and action. When his job along with that of his co-worker are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.

Philomena [videorecording]

April 10, 2014
Beverly Hills, Calif. : Anchor Bay Entertainment, 2014.
1 videodisc (98 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Mare Winningham, Michaelle Fairley, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Simone Lahbib.
Title from disc label..
Based on a true story and the adaptation of the 2009 book "The lost child of Philomena Lee."
"Based on the 2009 investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith, The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, PHILOMENA focuses on the efforts of Philomena Lee (Dench), mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock--something her Irish-Catholic community didn't have the highest opinion of--and given away for adoption in the United States. In following church doctrine, she was forced to sign a contract that wouldn't allow for any sort of inquiry into the son's whereabouts. After starting a family years later in England and, for the most part, moving on with her life, Lee meets Sixsmith (Coogan), a BBC reporter with whom she decides to discover her long-lost son."

Versa effect [videorecording]

April 10, 2014
[United States] : ASL Films/MGW Productions, [2010?]
1 videodisc (90 min.) : si, col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Russell Harvard, Rosa Lee Timm, Chuck Baird, Jim Lomanto, Virginia Morford, Crystal Finley, Jesse Jones, Rita Corey.
This film is presented in American Sign Language, by deaf actors. There is no audio track on this DVD.
Includes deaf characters acted by deaf actors.
Jackie and Seth have despised each other since they were kids. Now, as colleagues at a school for the Deaf in Texas, things haven't changed a bit. One day, they wake up only to find that they've switched bodies, much to their horror. A series of hilarious hijinks ensues as Jackie and Seth struggle to get their own bodies back. They are forced to work together in order to save themselves, but time is running out --fast. They must find a way to switch places again before being stuck---forever.

Black sand [videorecording]

April 10, 2014
[United States] : ASL Films, [2010?]
1 videodisc (90 min.) : si., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Joette Paulone (Beth), Tommy Korn (Rex), Evelina Gaina (Joy), Paul Amann (Tim), Micaela Paulone (Cathy), Christopher B. Corrigan (Troy).
This film is presented in American Sign Language, by deaf actors. There is no audio track on this DVD.
Includes deaf characters acted by deaf actors.
Four students descend upon a tropical rain forest resort in Costa Rica in search of an adventure during their vacation. Staying at a relative's beachfront property, beautiful waterfalls and lush green jungles are the first signs of paradise. The students soon discover that there's also a darker side to such beauty. What is the secret being protected?

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