New Arrivals · DVDs—Domestic Feature Films

September 13, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Petals on the wind

September 12, 2014
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Ellen Burstyn, Heather Graham, Dylan Bruce, Rose McLver, Wyatt Nash, Bailey Buntain.
Title from disc label.
Based on the second novel in V.C. Andrews's best selling series.
The Dollanganger family attempt to put their sordid past behind them. But, as they soon discover, certain secrets can't be left behind. When Cathy finds herself in an abusive relationship, Christopher and Cathy are forced to face their forbidden feelings. And as tragedy strikes again, Cathy returns to Foxworth Hall to confront her grandmother and seek revenge on her mother. Christopher runs to Cathy's side, and the two are determined to start over again; together.

Disaster L.A : the last zombie apocalypse begins here

September 12, 2014
1 videodisc (83 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Stefanie Estes, Justin Ray, Ali Williams, Ron Hanks.
Title from disc label.
When meteors strike Los Angeles, the massive destruction they cause is the least of the city's worries as its inhabitants begin to fall deathly ill from the resulting smoke. But when the dead begin to reanimate and feed off the living, five friends make a run for the coast before they can be killed by the infected; or worse, by government forces who will fight to contain the situation at any cost, in this nightmarish no-holds-barred thriller.

Tape [videorecording]

September 12, 2014
[United States] : Trimark Home Video : Lions Gate Home Entertainment, [2002]
1 videodisc (86 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Ethan Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard, Uma Thurman.
Special features include commentary with Richard Linklatter and Ethan Hawke.
Based on the stage play by Stephen Belber.
After 10 years apart, three desperate people come together to play out the unresolved drama of their final days in high school. As years of denial slowly peel away, each is provoked into revealing their true nature.

The pill [videorecording]

September 12, 2014
[United States] : [Distributed by] EVB Creative, c2012.
1 videodisc (83 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Anna Chlumsky, Noah Bean, Rachel Boston.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2011.
Worried that he has gotten the free-spirited Mindy pregnant after an unprotected one-night stand, Fred feigns romantic interest and sticks by her side for twelve hours to make sure she takes both doses of the morning-after pill.

Jarhead 2: field of fire

September 12, 2014
1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Esai Morales, Cole Hauser, Stephen Lang, Bokeem Woodbine.
Title from disc label.
"Also includes rated version" -- Container.
Battle-scarred and disillusioned by war, Corporal Chris Merriman is put in charge of a unit whose next mission is to the edge of Taliban-controlled territory. While driving through, a Navy SEAL flags down their convoy and enlists the unit on an operation: they must help an Afghan woman famous for her Taliban defiance escape the country. Without tanks or air support, Merriman and his team will need all they can muster to fight their way across the war-torn country and take the woman to safety.

The dead 2

September 12, 2014
1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Joseph Millson, Meenu Mishra, Anand Krishna Goyal, Niharika Singh.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
As the infectious epidemic spreads through India, an American turbine engineer learns that his pregnant girlfriend is trapped near the slums of Mumbai. Now, one man must battle his way across a 300-mile wasteland of the ravenous undead and into a nightmare city seething with flesh-eating madness. It puts the a unique apocalyptic vision on a far bigger canvas in terms of breathtaking scope, thrilling action , death-defying stunts, emotional resonance and spine-tingling fight.

Titanic [videorecording]

September 12, 2014
[Hollywood, Calif.] : Paramount Home Entertainment, [2012]
2 videodiscs (194 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Frances Fisher, Gloria Stuart.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1997.
disc 1. Feature film (part 1) -- disc 2. Feature film (part 2) ; Special features.
The story of a passionate romance aboard the doomed ocean liner Titanic, framed by an account of a present-day salvager's efforts to investigate the ruins of the ship.

Genevieve [videorecording]

September 11, 2014
[Tulsa, OK] : distributed by VCI Entertainment ; [London?] : itv Studios Home Entertainment, c2011.
1 videodisc (86 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Dinah Sheridan, John Gregson, Kay Kendall, Kenneth More.
Videodisc release of the motion picture produced in 1953.
"The Rank collection"--Container.
Two friendly rivals engage in a race on the way back from the London to Brighton veteran car rally.

Capone [videorecording]

September 11, 2014
Los Angeles, CA : Shout! Factory, [2003]
1 videodisc (101 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Ben Gazzara, Harry Guardino, Susan Blakely, John Cassavetes, Sylvester Stallone.
DVD release of the 1975 motion picture.
Bonus features: commentary by director Steve Carver; original theatrical trailers; TV spots.
The life story of infamous Chicago gangster Al Capone.

Cruising [videorecording]

September 11, 2014
Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2013]
1 videodisc (102 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Al Pacino, Paul Sorvino, Karen Allen.
Title from disc label.
Based upon the novel by Gerald Walker.
A police detective goes undercover in the sleezy and underground gay subculture of New York City to catch a serial killer who is murdering numerous gay men with S&M tactics.

The merry widow

September 11, 2014
Burbank, CA : Turner Entertainment Co. ; distributed by Warner Home Video, [2010]
1 videodisc (137 min.) : sd., b&w with col. seq. ; 4 3/4 in.
Mae Murray, John Gilbert, Roy D'Arcy, Josephine Crowell, George Fawcett, Tully Marshall, Edward Connelly.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1925.
Adapted from the musical comedy by Victor Lean & Leo Stein.
A showgirl is spurned by her lover, a prince, only to become the widow of a horrible baron. Now that she has money to attract suitors, the prince returns hoping to win her love back.


September 10, 2014
1 videodisc (123 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche..
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.
From visionary new director Gareth Edwards comes a powerful story of human courage and reconciliation in the face of titanic forces of nature, when the awe-inspiring Godzilla rises to restore balance as humanity stands defenseless.

Love streams

September 8, 2014
2 videodiscs (141 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Gena Rowlands, John Cassavetes, Diahnne Abbott, Seymour Cassel.
Special features: Commentary (new audio commentary featuring writer Michael Ventura); Interviews: Al Ruban, Diahnne Abbott, Seymour Cassel; Watching Gena Rowlands (new video essay on actor Gena Rowlands by film critic Sheila O'Malley); "I'm almost not crazy ..." (John Cassavetes: the man of his work (1984), a sixty-minute documentary by Michael Ventura on the making of "Love streams"); Trailer. Booklet features an essay by critic Dennis Lim.
Based on a play by Ted Allan.
Two closely bound, emotionally wounded siblings reunite after years apart.

The fault in our stars

September 8, 2014
Los Angeles, CA : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
1 videodisc (126 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Laura Dern, Sam Trammell.
Title from disc label.
Based on the novel of the same title by John Green.
Hazel and Gus are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group.

Think like a man too

September 8, 2014
Culver City, California : Screen Gems, Inc. 2014.
1 videodisc (106 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Gabrielle Union, Chris Brown, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy.
Title from disc label.
Based upon the book "Act like a lady, think like a man" by Steve Harvey.
Based on Steve Harvey's relationship self-help book, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man. Four women have decided to take the advice in Harvey's book and use the recommendations to get their men on track. When the men discover this, they try to turn the tables on their women.

The best of times [videorecording]

September 5, 2014
[United States] : Trimark Home Video, [2009]
1 videodisc (104 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Robin Williams, Kurt Russell, Pamela Reed, Donald Moffat.
Special features: cast and crew information; trailer.
DVD release of the 1986 motion picture.
In 1972, underdog Taft High challenged their meanest rival, Bakersfield, to the annual game. But when Jack "Butterfingers" Dundee dropped the ball instead of making the big play, Taft was defeated and star quarterback Reno Hightower has never let him live it down. Now, 13 years later, "Butterfingers" wants the chance to redeem himself, no matter what it takes. His only solution is to play Bakersfield again with the same team. But for the Taft team, getting into shape could not be tougher.

House of D [videorecording]

September 5, 2014
Santa Monica, CA : Artisan Home Entertainment, 2005.
1 videodisc (97 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Anton Yelchin, Téa Leoni, David Duchovny, Robin Williams, Erykah Badu, Frank Langella.
Special features: Commentary with David Duchovny; trailers; alternate endings; deleted scenes; "Building the 'House of D'"; "All access festival pass"; "The old neighborhood."
By working through challenges stemming from his past, Tom Warshaw, an American artist living in Paris, begins to discover who he really is and returns to his home to reconcile with his family and friends.

Trailer park boys. Countdown to liquor day [videorecording]

September 5, 2014
[California] : Screen Media Films, [2009]
1 videodisc (102 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Robb Wells, John Paul Tremblay, Mike Smith, John Dunsworth, Jonathan Torrens, Pat Roach, Lucy DeCoutere, Sarah E. Dunsworth, Barrie Dunn, Tyrone Parsons, Jeanna Harrison.
Title from disc label.
Special features: Feature audio commentary; deleted scenes; alternate ending; Sunnyvale stories: the making of The countdown to liquor day; Randy gets a hair cut; more.
When the trailer park boys Ricky, Julian, and Bubbles are released from jail, they return to their trailer park only to discover that the trailer park they lived in is about to be turned into high-price condominiums. In an effort to save their homes, the boys begin to wreak mayhem as the countdown to liquor day nears.

God's pocket

September 5, 2014
[New York, NY] : IFC Films, [2014]
1 videodisc (89 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christina Hendricks, John Turturro, Richard Jenkins.
Title from disc label.
Based on the novel by Peter Dexter "Paris Trout".
After Mickey Scarpato's stepson Leon, is killed in a construction accident, Mickey quickly tries to bury the bad news along with the body. But even in the gritty, blue-collar neighborhood of God's Pocket, PA, no secret can stay hidden forever. When a local columnist comes sniffing around for the truth, Mickey quickly finds himself stuck in a life-and-death struggle compounded by a body he can't bury, a wife he can't please, and a debt he can't pay.

Long way down [videorecording]

September 4, 2014
Los Angeles, Calif. : Magnolia, c2014.
1 videodisc (ca. 96 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Aaron Paul, Imogen Poots.
Title from disc label.
Based on the novel by Nick Hornby.
Four strangers happen to meet on a roof of a building with the intent of committing suicide. They decide to call off their plans for six weeks and form an unconventional, dysfunctional family and friendship.

Palo alto

September 4, 2014
Fort Mill, SC : Phase 4 Films, [2014]
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jack Kilmer, James Franco, Emma Roberts, Jack Kilmer, Olivia Crocicchia.
Special feautres: Behind the scenes; theatrical trailer.
Based on the book "Palo Alto: Stories" by James Franco.
April is torn between an illicit flirtation with her soccer coach and an unrequited crush on her classmate Teddy. Fred, a live wire without filters or boundaries, seduces Emily, a promiscuous loner who seeks validation through sexual encounters. As one high school party bleeds into the next, April and Teddy struggle to admit their mutual affection and Fred's escalating recklessness starts to spiral into chaos.

Last passenger

September 4, 2014
1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Dougray Scott, Kara Tointon.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2012.
A small group of everyday passengers on a speeding London commuter train battle the sociopathic driver who has a dark plan for everyone on-board.


September 4, 2014
1 videodisc (86 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Ashley Chin, Ashley Madekwe, Jason Maza, Michael Maris, Adam Deacon, David Harewood, Frank Harper.
Title from container.
Bonus features: cast interviews; trailer.
When country-girl Tia comes to stay with her cousin in the city, little does she realize that her naivety will disturb the delicate balance of cousin Davina and her group of friends. Living the good life on a career of crime, Davina's friend Tyson struggles to be a parent to his teenage sister Nyla. Getting to know Tia allows Tyson to see a way out of his violent life. But Tia's blossoming romance is a consequence that Davina had not envisaged, and Davina begins to plot a terrible revenge.

Breakheart Pass

September 4, 2014
1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Richard Crenna, Charles Bronson, Ben Johnson, Charles Durning, Jill Ireland, Bill McKinney, Ed Lauter, David Huddleston, Roy Jenson.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1975.
A governor, a woman, a group of cavalrymen, and a mysterious man travel on a train through Idaho in 1870. One is actually a murderer.


September 4, 2014
Plano, TX : Well Go USA
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
David Morse, Cory Monteith, Mike Vogel, Ciaran Hinds.
An out of control narcotics detective with a secret past hunts down a harmless low level criminal who knows the real truth about his past.


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