New Arrivals · DVDs—Domestic Feature Films

March 28, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Joe Bonamassa : Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks

March 27, 2015
Deerfield Beach, FL : J&R Adventures, c2012.
2 videodiscs (ca. 131 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Lee Thornburg, trumpet and horn arrangements; Ron Dziubla, saxophone; Nick Lane, trombone; Anton Fig, drums; Joe Bonamassa, guitar and vocals ; Michael Rhodes, bass ; Kirk Fletcher, guitar ; Mike Henderson, harmonica.
Accompanying booklet includes disc tracks, credits and color stills from the performance.
disc 1. Mississippi heartbeat (intro) -- Muddy Waters -- Tiger in your tank -- I can't be satisfied -- You shook me -- Stuff you gotta watch -- Double trouble -- Real love -- My home is on the Delta -- All aboard -- Howlin' Wolf -- How many more years -- Shake for me -- Hidden charms -- Band introductions -- Spoonful -- Killing floor -- Evil (Is going on) -- All night boogie (All night long) -- Hey baby (New rising sun) -- Oh beautiful! -- Love ain't a love song -- Sloe gin -- The ballad of John Henry -- Muddy Wolf (credits).

The facts of life

March 26, 2015
[United States] : [Publisher not identified], [2015]
1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Don Defore, Ruth Hussey, Louis Nye, Philip Ober.
Title from disc label.
DVD release of the 1960 motion picture.
When their spouses are unable to join them on a planned group trip, longtime friends, Larry Gilbert and Kitty Weaver find themselves thrown together and falling in love under the sun in beautiful Acapulco. With their vacation coming to an end, both Larry and Kitty find themselves torn between feeling guilty about the affair and whether or not to end it.

The beat generation

March 26, 2015
[Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], [2015]
1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Steve Cochran, Mamie Van Doren, Ray Danton, Jackie Coogan.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1959.
Steve Cochran stars as Dave Culloran, a woman-hating cop who has much in common with the serial rapist he is pursuing. The paths of the black-hearted cop and the black-gloved stalker converge when Culloran's wife is assaulted by the criminal, becomes pregnant and, not knowing which man is the father, must decide whether or not to keep the baby.

The quiet gun

March 26, 2015
[Chicago, Illinois] : Olive Films, [2015]
1 videodisc (77 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Forrest Tucker, Lee Van Cleef, Kathleen Crowley, Hank Worder.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1957.
A cattle rustler clad in black leather intends to run a stolen herd to Hell's canyon. But first he must pass through Rock River, a town plagued by prejudice and corruption, but presided over by the tough but fair Sheriff Brandon. When a man is lynched so that his ranch can be taken, Brandon faces down not only the cattle thief but his own townspeople, in a tireless effort to uphold the law.

The Shanghai story

March 26, 2015
[Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], [2015]
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Edmond O'Brien, Ruth Roman, Richard Jaeckel, Whit Bissel.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1954.
This follows the intersecting lives of Western expatriates who are held in confinement by the communist Chinese government. Dr. Dan Maynard is a physician determined to uphold the hippocratic oath, without bending to the will of his heartless captors.

The strange affair of Uncle Harry

March 26, 2015
[United States] : [Publisher not identified], [2015]
1 videodisc (80 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
George Sanders, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Ella Raines.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1945.
An aging bachelor in a small New England town, Harry Quincey finds love when a New York fashion designer visits the fabric mill where Harry works. But Harry's long-overdue chance at happiness is thwarted by his neurotic sister Lettie, who uses her physical ailments as a means of controlling her kind-hearted brother. When Harry proves himself serious about leaving the family home, Lettie goes to shocking extremes to keep him under her thumb.

Stranger at my door

March 26, 2015
[United States] : [Publisher not identified], [2015]
1 videodisc (85 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Macdonald Carey, Patricia Medina, Skip Homeier, Slim Pickens.
Title from disc label.
DVD release of the 1956 motion picture.
After carrying out a brazen bank robbery, gunfighter Clay Anderson finds safe haven in the home of soft-spoken minister Hollis Jarret, his beautiful wife Peg and their son. Hollis extends to Clay every hospitality and gives him every chance at redemption, despite the undeniable sexual attraction that is clearly forming between Peg and the gunman.

The rewrite

March 25, 2015
[Chatsworth, CA] : RLJ Entertainment, [2015]
1 videodisc (107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Hugh Grant, Marisa Tomei, J. K. Simmons, Allison Janney, Chris Elliott, Bella Heathcote, Aja Naomi King.
Title from disc label.
DVD release of the 2014 motion picture.
Screenwriter Keith Michaels was once on top of the world. Now he's divorced, broke, approaching fifty, and hasn't written a hit film in years. So when a university in the quiet town of Binghamton asks him to teach a course in screenwriting, Keith can't say no. His attitude slowly begins to change once he gets to know his students, including Holly, a single mom looking to start a new chapter in life.


March 25, 2015
Los Angeles, CA : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
1 videodisc (115 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern.
Title from disc label.
Based on the book by Cheryl Strayed.
A chronicle of one woman's 1,100-mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent catastrophe.

The imitation game

March 25, 2015
Beverly Hills, CA : Anchor Bay Entertainment
1 videodisc (113 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Mark Strong, Rory Kinnear.
Title from disc label.
Based on the book Alan Turing : the enigma by Andrew Hodges.
Famously leading a team of codebreakers, mathematician Alan Turing created a computer capable of breaking the codes devised by Germany's Enigma machine during WWII, significantly contributing to shortening the war, and saving millions of lives. Only a few years later, British authorities ignorant of his contributions convicted him for the crime of homosexuality, significantly contributing to shortening his life.


March 25, 2015
Hollywood, California : Paramount Home Video, [2015]
1 videodisc (168 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Bill Irwin.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.
With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history; traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars.

Digging up the marrow

March 23, 2015
[Place of publication not identified] : RLJ Entertainment, [2015]
1 videodisc (88 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Ray Wise, Adam Green, Will Barratt, Alex Pardee.
Title from container.
DVD release of the 2014 motion picture.
When filmmaker Adam Green receives a package in his fan mail from a strange man claiming that he can prove monsters indeed exist, he and his crew are taken on a mysterious and terrifying journey into the shadows and deep down under the ground below their very feet.

Conducting hope

March 23, 2015
1 videodisc (57 min.) : color, sound ; 4 3/4 in
Choir director, Kirk Carson.
Preparing for the concert -- Day of the concert -- 2 days after the concert.
Documentary about the East Hill Singers, which is the only men's prison choir in the United States to perform outside prison walls. The choir is composed in part by members of the community as well as former inmates.

Hot tub time machine [videorecording]

March 23, 2015
Beverly Hills, CA : Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2010.
1 videodisc (99 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
John Cusack, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, Crispin Glover, Lizzy Caplan, Chevy Chase.
Special features: Theatrical and unrated versions of the film; deleted scenes; theatrical trailer.
"Unrated version contains material different from the original R-rated version."
When a group of middle-aged men travel to a ski resort seeking a temporary escape from their failed, miserable lives, a drunken accident in a hot tub sends them back to 1986, where they get a chance to relive a night from the past and possibly change their futures forever.

Lloyd the conqueror [videorecording]

March 23, 2015
Los Angeles, Calif. : Freestyle Digital Media, c2011.
1 videodisc (98 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Mike Smith, Evan Williams, Tegan Moss, Scott Patey, Jesse Reid, Harland Williams and Brian Posehn.
Special features includes behind the scenes, conquering the score, Lloyd's recruitment commercial, trailer.
To keep his financial aid, community college slacker Lloyd, gets roped into an epic live action role playing battle by his medieval lit professor Derek. Lloyd and his friends must join Professor Derek's LARP league and battle against him in a game of demons and dwarves. Unbeknownst to the students, Derek is a long reigning LARPing champion and has amassed a mighty army in the field behind the elementary school. To prevail, Lloyd must enlist the help of self defense for women instructor Cassandra and Andy a local gaming merchant and former level 80 wizard who enjoys nude wrestling.

Trust me

March 23, 2015
1 videodisc (89 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
William H. Macy, Molly Shannon, Amanda Peet, Felicity Huffman, Allison Janney, Sam Rockwell, Clark Gregg, Niecy Nash, Saxon Sharbino, Paul Sparks.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
Howard Holloway is a down-on-his luck agent for child actors and one the last good guys left in Hollywood. After discovering a thirteen-year-old acting prodigy, he is poised to close the deal of a lifetime which would catapult them into the big time. Now he must juggle the actress' volatile father, dodge a scheming producer, and outwit his uber-slick nemesis. As he arrives on the brink of his dream, he begins to sense that his innocent young starlet may not be quite what she seems.

Killer klowns from outer space [videorecording]

March 23, 2015
Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment, ©2001
1 videodisc (86 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Grant Cramer, Suzanne Snyder, John Allen Nelson, Royal Dano and John Vernon.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1987.
Special features : Optional audio feature commentary with the Chiodo Brothers ; 5 featurettes: The Chiodo Brothers and the making of the film -- Behind-the-scenes & on-the-set -- Komposing the score -- Visual effects with Gene Warren, Jr. -- Chiodo Brothers' earliest films ; 2 deleted scenes with director's commentary ; Killer bloopers; storyboard gallery ; photo gallery ; original theatrical trailer.
A spaceship -- looking like a circus tent -- lands in a field near a small town, signaling the attack of deviant, red-nosed, balloon-twisting psychos from another world who plan to annihilate mankind -- by turning people into cotton candy! Luckily, the town's teen citizenry decides to fight back and teach the cosmic bozos a lesson. But these klowns are no klutzes, turning popcorn, peanuts and caramel corn into playful -- but deadly -- weapons of madcap destruction and mayhem!

The light of freedom

March 23, 2015
Rock Rapids, IA : Bridgestone Multimedia Group, [2013]
1 videodisc (123 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jade Metcalf, Maxwell Charles Dean, Evan Candler, Tony West, Taryn Jennifer Huffman, Olivia Weiss, Lexi Baunmeyer, Ruth Ann Distelhorst, Austin Channell, Briana Nicole Biffath, Pat Stephens, Maya Lewis, Kalea Elise Lucas, Keri Garrett.
Title from disc label.
"Inspired by actual events."
The year is 1861. As President Lincoln calls for 75,000 men to join the Union army, the nation teeters on the brink of The Civil War. Meanwhile, a more covert battle waged by the Underground Railroad has been raging for decades. Station master William Hanby helps runaway slaves reach freedom. The risk doubles when a bounty hunter shows up determined to make money by capturing escapees and returning them to their masters.

Rhymes with banana

March 20, 2015
[United States] : Vertical Entertainment
1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Zosia Mamet, Jee Young Han, Paul Iacono, Jaleel White.
Title from disc label.
A satirical comedy about two wannabe actresses with big dreams who are coping with rejection and mediocre prospects. Adventure unfolds when a mysterious gentleman moves in next door and the girls take friendship and fantasy to the extreme.

Into the woods

March 19, 2015
1 videodisc (approximately 125 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Tracey Ullman, Christine Baranski, Johnny Depp.
Title from disc label.
Based on the musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine.
A modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel, all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them.

How to be a player [videorecording]

March 17, 2015
Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios ; [S.l.] : PolyGram Video, c2009.
1 videodisc (ca. 94 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Bill Bellamy, Natalie Desselle, Bernie Mac.
Title from disc surface.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1997.
The story of a young man who dates several women at once and tries not to get caught.

Big losers [videorecording]

March 17, 2015
[Studio City, Calif.] : GVN Releasing, c2011.
1 videodisc (86 min) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Rob Gleeson, Dane Davenport, Cory Watkins, David Morris, Johnson Cooley. Karlee Eldridge.
Matt goes to work every day to find himself taunted by fellow employees and to make matters worse, he finds his gold-digging girlfriend cheating on him. In need of a fresh start, Matt leaves Atlanta behind and returns to his roots in Scarsdale, New York. Matt soon links up with his eccentric childhood friends and notices that the old town is now shot to hell. To add insult to injury, Matt's childhood bully now owns half of the town, including his grandfather's cheese shop, which he is determined to take back and re-open. Matt and his gang take on an array of perplexing ordeals to redeem the town along with his grandfather's cheese shop. Will Natt and the boys win the town back like real ivy leaguers or will they live up to being big losers?

End of the world

March 17, 2015
Beverly Hills, CA : Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2013]
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Brad Dourif, Greg Grunberg, Neil Grayston, Mark Hildreth, Caroline Cave.
Title from disc surface.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
When electro-magnetic blasts begin to bombard Earth, only two men may be fully prepared for the coming apocalypse: A video store owner and his film nerd pal. But as anarchy, humongous dust storms and mom-incinerating meteors devastate the planet, can a pair of disaster-movie fanboys, their hero, an institutionalized science fiction writer, and a nuclear warhead be our last hope to save the world?

Bart got a room [videorecording]

March 17, 2015
Beverly Hills, Calif. : Distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment, c2009.
1 videodisc (79 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Cheryl Hines, Jennifer Tilly, William H. Macy.
Special features: pop-up production notebook; theatrical trailer.
Danny seems to have everything ready for his Senior Prom ... except a date. With his hormones and his reputation on the line, Danny must find a date so he isn't worse off than the biggest nerd in school.

Cuban fury

March 16, 2015
1 videodisc (98 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Nick Frost, Rashida Jones, Chris O'Dowd, Ian McShane, Olivia Colman, Kayvan Novak, Rory Kinnear, Alexandra Roach.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
Based on an original idea by Nick Frost.
Beneath Bruce Garrett's shabby, overweight exterior, the passionate beating heart of a salsa king lies dormant. Only one woman can reignite his Latin fire, but first Bruce must learn how to unshackle his dancing beast, regain his long-lost swagger, and claim the love of his life. Spotlight hits, sweat drips, heels click.


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