New Arrivals · DVDs—Domestic Feature Films

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

Son of Belle Starr

May 27, 2015
1 videodisc (70 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in..
Keith Larsen, Peggie Castle, Regis Toomey.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1953.
A corrupt sheriff's plan to ensnare The Kid by tempting him into a gold-hijacking scheme. However, The Kid enters into the plot wide-eyed, because he's after the mastermind pulling the lawman's strings, the one who framed him for another theft a year earlier.

Escape from East Berlin

May 27, 2015
1 videodisc (89 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Don Murray, Christine Kaufmann, Werner Klemperer, Ingrid Van Bergen, Karl Schell, Horst Janson.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1962.
When his friend Gunther Jurgena attempts to break out of East Germany by crashing his truck through the Berlin Wall, Kurt Schroder watches in horror as he is shot dead by the border guards. So when Gunther's sister Erika follows her brother and barely escapes the same fate, Kurt offers to help. Aided by 26 family members and neighbors who also wish to defect, Kurt tunnels under the Wall, unaware that Erika's parents have betrayed them and that armed troops are about to move in.

Kid glove killer

May 27, 2015
1 videodisc (74 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Van Heflin, Marsha Hunt, Lee Bowman, Samuel S. Hinds, Cliff Clark, Eddie Quillan.
Title from disc label.
Originally produced in 1942.
When ambitious attorney Jerry Ladimer makes a deal with a gangster for future political favors, his first order of business is to kill the DA, a reformer who vowed to wipe out the rackets. Appointed special prosecutor, Ladimer keeps tabs on forensic scientist Gordon McKay, whose crime lab gathers the clues. So when the mayor begins to suspect the truth and is murdered before he can act, McKay digs up evidence that will lead to the lawyer, unless Ladimer can rub him out first.

The Spongebob movie : sponge out of water

May 27, 2015
Hollywood, CA : Paramount Pictures, [2015]
1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Tom Kenny, Antonio Banderas, Bill Fagerbakke, Tim Conway.
Title from disc label.
When pirate Burger Beard steals the secret recipe for the beloved Krabby Patties, SpongeBob and friends come ashore to bring back the missing formula. To succeed, they must team up with former rival, Plankton, but soon realize that to defeat a super-villain, they must unleash their inner superheroes.

Black Sea [videorecording]

May 27, 2015
Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2015.
1 videodisc (115 minutes) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Jude Law, Jodie Whittaker, Ben Mendelsohn, Scoot Mcnairy, Tobias Menzies, Grigoriy Dobrygin, David Threlfall, Paulina Boneva.
Special features: A dive into the Black Sea ; feature commentary with Kevin MacDonald.
DVD release of the 2014 motion picture.
A rogue submarine captain pulls together a misfit crew to go after a sunken treasure rumored to be lost in the depths of the Black Sea. As greed and desperation take control onboard their claustrophobic vessel, the increasing uncertainty of the mission causes the men to turn on each other to fight for their own survival.

Harvard beats Yale 29-29 [videorecording]

May 26, 2015
New York, NY : Kino International, [2009]
1 videodisc (104 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Tommy Lee Jones, Brian Dowling, Vic Gatto, Frank Champi, Mike Bouscaren, J.P. Goldsmith, Pat Conway, George Lalich, Bruce Weinstein, Fritz Reed, Del Marting, Brce Freeman, Kyle Gee, Pete Varney, Bob Levin, Nick Davidson, Mick Kleber, Bill Kelly, John Ignacio, Gus Crim, Dick Williams, Rick Frisbie, Jim Gallagher, Fran Gallagher, Don Gillis.
Videodisc release of the 2008 motion picture.
Extras: bonus interviews (ca. 73 min.); theatrical trailer.
One of the most legendary games in the history of sports: Harvard Stadium, November 23, 1968. Harvard and Yale, both teams undefeated for the first time since 1909, meet for the annual climax of the Ivy League football season. Yale and Harvard stage an unforgettable football contest that baffled even their own coaches. Using vintage footage and bracingly honest contemporary interviews with the players from both sides, this film is a poignant portrait of American lives, American sports, and American ideals.

Sink the Bismarck!

May 26, 2015
Beverly Hills, CA : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2003]
1 videodisc (ca. 97 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Kenneth More, Dana Wynter, Carl Mohner, Laurence Naismith, Karel Stepanek, Maurice Denham, Mark Dignam, Michael Goodliffe, Jack Gwillam, Michael Hordern, Geoffrey Keen, Esmond Knight, Jack Watling, Edward R. Murrow.
Special features include Movietone news: Battle in the Atlantic between British Navy and Bismark, theatrical and Spanish trailers.
Based on the book by C.S. Forester.
The Bismarck was the fabled German battleship of World War II. Traces the "life" of the Bismarck from its launching (courtesy of newsreel footage) through its many battles and narrow escapes, concluding with its far-from-inevitable sinking in the Spring of 1941. The story concentrates on the human element, specifically a British intelligence captain, who has lost his family in the London blitz and thus has a personal reason for seeing the Bismarck blasted from the sea. The captain's tireless efforts are abetted by the love and support of a female naval officer.

Assassin's game [videorecording]

May 22, 2015
[United States] : Formula Features, 2015, c2014.
1 videodisc (ca. 83 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Tom Sizemore, Vivica A. Fox, Bai Ling, Mark Mikita, Chris Jai Alex, Melissa Mars, Vincent Mentry, Omari Washington, Jordan Cann, Tripp Law.
Special features: Deleted scenes; trailer gallery.
Legendary hit man Vet Jones never expected to accept another mission. But when his son fails to assassinate an important target, a powerful crime boss gives Jones an ultimatum: finish the job or his son dies...and Jones has no choice but to accept. After realizing the target is innocent, Jones tries to change his mission in order to protect the target, but can he save her life as well as the life of his son?

Da sweet blood of Jesus

May 22, 2015
Beverly Hills, CA : Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2015]
1 videodisc (123 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Stephen Tyrone Williams, Zaraah Abrahams, Rami Malek.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.
A movie about human beings who are addicted to blood. Funny, sexy and bloody. A new kind of love story.

Sword of vengeance [videorecording]

May 22, 2015
[United States] : Well Go USA, 2015.
1 videodisc (87 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Stanley Weber, Annabelle Wallis, Ed Skrein, Dave Legeno.
In 1089 England a mysterious stranger known as the Shadow Walker enacts revenge on William the Conquerors savagery against his own people.

See you in Valhalla

May 22, 2015
Santa Monica, CA : ARC Entertainment, LLC, [2015]
1 videodisc (82 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Sarah Hyland, Steve Howey, Odeya Rush, Bret Harrison.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.
A young woman returns home to reunite with her estranged family after the bizarre death of her brother. With family secrets, old flames, small-town gossip and an uncomfortable family reunion looming, she must find a way to navigate and accept her past while preserving her present.

First period

May 22, 2015
[New York, NY] : Screen Media, [2014]
1 videodisc (100 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Dudley Beene, Brandon Alexander III, Michael Turchin, Leigh Wakeford, Jack Plotnick, Karli Kaiser, Lauren Rose Lewis.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
Bonus features: Commentary; An interview featurette with the stars of First Period; deleted scenes; a deleted song.
New girl Cassie and outcast Maggie are determined to be popular, and together they intend to take over the annual talent contest and win over the whole school.

Jupiter ascending

May 22, 2015
[United States] : distributed by Warner Home Video
1 videodisc (127 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Eddie Redmayne, Sean Bean.
Title from disc label.
Jupiter Jones was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning toilets and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine, a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along.

McFarland, USA

May 22, 2015
Burbank, CA : Disney, [2015]
1 videodisc (129 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Kevin Costner, Ramiro Rodriguez, Carlos Pratts, Johnny Ortiz, Hector Duran, Sergio Avelar, Valente Rodriguez, Maria Bello.
Title from disc label.
Inspired by the 1987 true story, the movie follows novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California's farm-rich Central Valley, as they give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White, a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school. With grit and determination, the unlikely band of runners eventually overcomes the odds to forge not only a championship cross-country team but an enduring legacy as well.

The Andy Hardy film collection. Volume 1 [videorecording].

May 21, 2015
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2012.
6 videodiscs (543 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone, Cecilia Parker, Fay Holden.
Title from container.
Originally released as motion pictures in 1937-1941.
[disc 1]. You're only young once (1937) (78 min.) -- [disc 2]. Judge Hardy and son (1939) (89 min.) -- [disc 3]. Out West with the Hardys (1938) (84 min.) -- [disc 4]. Andy Hardy meets debutante (1940) (89 min.) -- [disc 5]. Andy Hardy's private secretary (1941) (101 min.) -- [disc 6]. Life begins for Andy Hardy (1941) (102 min.).
"Join Andy Hardy (Mickey Rooney and family in this six-film collection which features Judy Garland (fresh off her role in The wizard of Oz). Whether Andy is falling head over heels for a sophisticated young beauty or helping his dad try to find a missing person, you'll enjoy these whoesome classics, filled with swift pacing and top production values."--Container.

The Andy Hardy film collection. Volume 2 [videorecoding].

May 21, 2015
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2013.
5 videodiscs (844 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone, Cecilia Parker, Fay Holden.
Title from container.
Originally released as motion pictures in 1937-1958.
disc 1. A family affair (1937) (standard) ; Judge Hardy's children (1938) (standard) -- disc 2. Love finds Andy Hardy (1938) (standard) ; The Hardys ride high (1939) (standard) -- disc 3. Andy Hardy gets spring fever (1939) (standard) ; The courtship of Andy Hardy (1943) (standard) -- disc 4. Andy Hardy's double life (1942) (standard) ; Andy Hardy's blonde trouble (1944) (standard) -- disc 5. Love laughs at Andy Hardy (1946) (standard) ; Andy Hardy comes home (1958) (widescreen).
"Follow the misadventures of America's original teenage sensation, Andy Hardy, from his humble beginnings in A family affair through his girl-crazed college coming-of-age to his bittersweet return to his beloved hometown of Carvel as a grown man in this concluding volume of the complete series collection starring Mickey Rooney."--Container.

Black gold

May 21, 2015
Burbank, CA : Warner Bros. Entertainment, [2015]
1 videodisc (89 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Anthony Quinn, Katherine Demille, Elyse Knox, Kane Richmond.
Title from container.
Originally released in 1947.
Based on the true story of a champion racehorse and its Native American owner Charlie Eagle has a big heart and big dreams of seeing his thoroughbred mare Black Hope mothering a Kentucky Derby winner. After he and his faithful wife adopt an orphan Chinese boy, their fortunes change when developers strike oil on their property, and they can afford to breed Black Hope.

The marauders

May 21, 2015
Burbank, CA : distributed by Warner Home Video
1 videodisc (81 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Dan Duryea, Jeff Richards, Keenan Wynn, Jarma Lewis.
Title from container.
From the novel by Alan Marcus.
That's as long as he can convince the invaders he commands a small army, not merely the pioneer couple and their son who unwittingly rode into the line of fire. Lean, mean and rife with equal measures of explosive gunplay and nerve-racking suspense, The Marauders also benefits from sunbaked, scenic location filming and the scene-stealing, rattlesnake-like villainy of Dan Duryea as a vainglorious soldier wannabe and Keenan Wynn as his reluctant, one-armed second-in-command.


May 20, 2015
Burbank, California : Warner Bros. Entertainment [2015]
1 videodisc (105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Rodrigo Santoro, Gerald McRaney, Robert Taylor, Adrian Martinez, B. D. Wong.
Title from disc label.
16x9 letterbox, enhanced for widescreen TVs.
Nicky is a seasoned master of misdirection who becomes romantically involved with novice con artist Jess. As he's teaching her the tricks of the trade, she gets too close for comfort and he abruptly breaks it off. Three years later, the former flame, now an accomplished femme fatale, shows up in Buenos Aires in the middle of the high stakes racecar circuit. In the midst of Nicky's latest, very dangerous scheme, she throws his plans for a loop, and the consummate con man off his game.

The boy next door

May 20, 2015
[Canada] : Universal, [2015]
1 videodisc (91 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Guzman, John Corbett, Ian Nelson.
Title from container.
Bonus features: Deleted scenes ; making-of ; feature commentary with director Rob Cohen.
Jennifer Lopez stars as Claire Peterson, a high school literature teacher struggling to get back in the dating game after separating from her cheating husband. When handsome and charismatic nineteen year old Noah moves in next door, Claire has a moment of weakness that leads to an extremely intense and intimate night together. Noah's attraction quickly turns into a dangerous, violent obsession, forcing Claire to her limits as she protects her world from being torn apart.

Matthew 18

May 15, 2015
[New York, NY] : Virgil Films, [2015]
1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jennifer Jayleen Martinez, Faizon Love, Luenell, Don Benjamin.
Title from disc.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.
Michelle stays in a Minneapolis mansion, a family property dating back many generations. She begins to encounter strange and unexplainable occurrences. As she is forced to investigate, what she uncovers is a world of family secrets and unspeakable evils that God himself may not save her from. In whose name will she cry out now?

The living

May 15, 2015
1 videodisc (91 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Fran Kranz, Jocelin Donahue, Kenny Wormald, Chris Mulkey, Joelle Carter.
Title from disc label.
Bonus features: Deleted scenes.
Awakening from an alcohol induced black out, Teddy discovers he has severely beaten his wife, Molly. As he seeks her forgiveness, she struggles with a possible future together. Absent a father's protection, her brother's humiliation over not being able to defend his sister quickly turns to hate. In desperation, Gordon seeks out and hires an ex-con to kill Teddy setting forth an unstoppable sequence of shocking events.


May 15, 2015
Beverly Hills, CA : Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2015]
1 videodisc (85 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Matt LeBlanc, Ali Larter, Adam Rodriguez, Chevy Chase.
DVD release of the 2014 motion picture.
A semi-biographical tale, this relatable film tells the story of Charlie Darby, a seemingly "normal" elementary school principal with everything going for him except love. When he meets the perfect girl, Charlie will have to overcome his diagnosed "psychosis" once and for all in order to finally claim his chance at true love.

The Pickwick papers [videorecording]

May 15, 2015
[VA] : Blair and Associates, Ltd. : VCI Entertainment [distributor], c2009.
1 videodisc (109 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
James Hayter, Nigel Patrick, James Donald, Kathleen Harrison, Hermione Baddeley.
Special features: Bonus video featurette, "Original Dedication" by Charles Dickens; trailers.
Anamorphic widescreen 1.33 : 1.
In 1836 young Charles Dickens was commissioned to write a series of humorous stories about the misadventures of the members of a fictional English social club. Dickens called this organization the PICKWICK CLUB, named after his central character, one Samuel Pickwick. He and his friends set out on a cross-country journey, and through a series of innocent misunderstandings, they wind up entangled in a comedy of errors that builds to monumental proportions. The tone of the tale turns serious when Pickwick is briefly consigned to a debtor's prison, a place which only Dickens could describe in the full measure of its hopelessness and horror.-- Container.

1941 [videorecording]

May 15, 2015
1 videodisc (146 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Dan Aykroyd, Ned Beatty, John Belushi, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Christopher Lee, Tim Matheson, Toshiro Mifune, Warren Oates, Robert Stack, Treat Williams.
Special features include: restored footage not included in the original theatrical release; an original documentary on The Making of 1941, including new video interviews with Steven Spielberg, Bob Gale, John Milius, Robert Zemeckis and others involved in the film; Steven Spielberg's home movies and behind the scenes footage; Theatrical trailers; Outakes from the film; Storyboards and production photographs.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1979.
Set in Los Angeles just days after the attack on Pearl Harbor when the fear of a Japanese invasion threw the city into a state of pandemonium.


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