New Arrivals · DVDs—Domestic Feature Films

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

Sanatorium

December 18, 2014
©2013
1 videodisc (89 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Kate Wood Riley, Ben Rodgers, Don Fanelli, Justin Purnell, Megan Neuringer.
Title from disc label.
"And After Dark original"--Disc label.
On New Year's Eve in 1955, Richard Howell, a patient at the Hillcrest Sanatorium, went on a bloody rampage, killing three children before he hanged himself. Fifty-six years later, a team of ghost hunters, from the popular TV series "Ghost Trackers," prepares to spend the night at the sanatorium. They hope to capture paranormal activity for the entertainment of their show's fans. Instead, they unleash a horrifying force of evil, hell-bent on their destruction.

Wrong turn 6 : last resort

December 18, 2014
[Los Angeles, California] : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2014]
1 videodisc (91 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Sadie Katz, Roxanne Pallett, Anthony Ilott, Aqueela Zoll, Rollo Skinner, Billy Ashworth, Chris Jarvis.
Title from disc label.
Bonus features: inheritance; all the kills in them hills, Hobb Springs: a place to rest ... in peace.
The unrelenting terror starts when an emotionally troubled young man, Danny, inherits an isolated backwoods hotel that may hold the key to his secret past. A trip to the peaceful resort quickly transforms into a blood-soaked killing spree, as Danny's friends are brutally murdered one by one. Danny discovers that Three Finger and his flesh-eating kin are to blame, but the chilling surprises they have in store for him have only just begun.

Mercy

December 18, 2014
Universal City, CA : Universal
1 videodisc (79 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Frances O'Connor, Shirley Knight, Mark Duplass, Chandler Riggs, Joel Courtney, Dylan McDermott.
Title from disc label.
Based on the short story Gramma by Stephen King.
A supernatural thriller of family secrets and suspense. Two mischievous young brothers accompany their single mother to take care of their grandma in her remote and lonely house. What begins as an innocent gesture, leads to the discovery of terrifying secrets about Gramma's true nature.

Stretch

December 18, 2014
Universal City, CA : Universal Studios
1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Patrick Wilson, Ed Helms, James Badge Dale, Brooklyn Decker, Jessica Alba.
Title from disc label.
The director of Smokin' Aces brings you into the world of Kevin Stretch, a Hollywood limo driver with a dark past. When Stretch is in need of quick cash to pay back his debts to a notorious gangster, he takes a job with a billionaire client in hopes of a big payday. His client's eccentricities soon escalate into a wild night of adventure, sex, and danger which begins to make the fate of returning to the mob empty-handed seem reasonable.

Two-bit waltz

December 18, 2014
©2013
1 videodisc (79 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Matt Malloy, William H. MacY, David Paymer, Rebecca Pidgeon, Clara Mamet, Ella Dershowitz, Jared Gilman, John Pirruccello.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
In the wonderfully dysfunctional tradition of The Royal Tenenbaums, teenage years are always a mess, but for Maude, things couldn't seem more tragic. Within one week leading up to her 18th birthday, she is suspended from school, stranded by her best friend, dumped by the boy she 'loves,' and Granny just died, leaving her an enormous amount of money under one condition: Maude must go to college, which she does not want to do, and her wildly eccentric family is no help at all.

1,000 times good night

December 18, 2014
©2013
1 videodisc (117 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Juliette Binoche, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Laryn Canny.
Title from disc label.
Bonus features: Behind-the-scenes featurette ; interview and post-screening Q&A with Juliette Binoche ; director and cast interviews.
On assignment while photographing a female suicide bomber in Kabul, Rebecca, one of the world's top war photojournalists, gets badly hurt. Back home, another bomb drops as her husband and daughters give her an ultimatum: her work or her family.

Lucky them

December 18, 2014
©2013
1 videodisc (96 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Toni Collette, Thomas Haden Church, Nina Arianda, Ryan Eggold, Ahna O'Reilly, Oliver Platt, Johnny Depp.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
More interested in partying and flirting with young musicians than work, veteran rock journalist Ellie Klug has one last chance to prove her value to her magazine s editor: a no-stone-unturned search to discover what really happened to long lost rock god Matthew Smith, who also happens to be her ex-boyfriend. Teaming up with an eccentric amateur documentary filmmaker, Ellie hits the road in search of answers, but what she finds along the way may instead bring her to uncover more truths about herself than she thought possible.

The stick up kids [videorecording]

December 18, 2014
Chatsworth, CA : Distributed by Image Entertainment, c2010.
1 videodisc (119 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Tariq Alexander, Mel Jackson, Bryce Wilson, Hawthorne James, Robert Miano, Taurean Blacque.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2009.
A group of friends from Harlem grow up to do whatever it takes to survive and make money, including armed robbery and cons. When a slumlord will do anything to take over the neighborhood and get rid of the friends, they will become part of the biggest and most dangerous scam yet!

Firestarter 2 [videorecording] : rekindled

December 18, 2014
New York, NY : USA Home Entertainment, c2002.
1 videodisc (168 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Malcolm McDowell, Marquerite Moreau, Skye McCole Bartusiak, John Dennis Johnston, Darnell Williams, Ron Perkins, Deborah Van Valkenburgh, Danny Nucci, Dennis Hopper.
Based on the novel "Firestarter" by Stephen King.
Years ago, a secret government drug experiment produced a dangerously gifted child. When she becomes enraged, she unleased her pyrokinetic powers. The child is now a woman who has spent the past 10 years on the run from the unscrupulous government agents who created her. Now she's through running and has decided to reclaim her life. Charlie's only chance for survival lies in a turncoat government agent and a half-mad professor.

Dirty love [videorecording]

December 18, 2014
[United States] : First Look Home Entertainment, [2005]
1 videodisc (ca. 91 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Jenny McCarthy, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Carmen Electra, Victor Webster, Kam Heskin.
Special features: Jenny McCarthy and director John Asher commentary; previews.
Rebecca is devastated when she comes home one night to find her supermodel boyfriend in bed with another woman. To mend her broken heart, she takes a wild and strange journey through some outrageous dating encounters.

Jump in

December 17, 2014
©2013
1 videodisc (82 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Sheree Bynum, Karen Malina White, Michael Higgenbottom, Kevin Craig West, Dingani Deza.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
Troy Alexander returns to her roots armed with a plan to pass the bar and start her own law practice. She's content until she stumbles upon Malik Bond, a middle school math teacher. Sparks fly and life seems perfect until circumstances beyond her control bring her well-thought plans to a halt.

King of the game

December 17, 2014
Deerfield Beach, FL : Maverick Entertainment Group, [2014]
1 videodisc (94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Dewey Allen, Mando Allen, Nikki May, Kiera Jones, Jennifer Schemke, Devonna Francis, Tiffney Wagner, Aaron Saxton.
Title from disc label.
Special features: trailers.
One man faces the promises of an honest life and the realities of a crime world that may prove too powerful to resist.

The key [videorecording]

December 17, 2014
©1958
1 videodisc (126 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
William Holden, Sophia Loren, Trevor Howard, Kieron Moore, Bernard Lee, Bryan Forbes, Beatrix Lehmann, Noel Purcell, Oscar Homolka, Carl Möhner, Michael Caine (bit part).
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1958.
Based on the novel "Stella" by Jan de Hartog.
In war-weary London, Stella allows the key to her apartment to be passed from sea captain to sea captain. But when David Ross shows up she finds herself in love.

The trip to Italy [videorecording]

December 17, 2014
Orland Park, IL : MPI Home Video, [2014]
1 videodisc (108 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Claire Keelan, Rosie Fellner.
Title from disc label.
Features: Trailer; making of; behind the scenes; deleted scenes; poster gallery.
Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are on an all-expenses-paid trip for the Observer. Their tough assignment is to drive through beautiful Italian country, eat lavishly, and stay in exquisite small hotels, all so that one or the other can write high-toned culinary drivel for the paper.

The good lie

December 17, 2014
[Los Angeles, California] : Alcon Entertainment : Warner Bros., [2014]
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Reese Witherspoon, Emmanuel Jal, Corey Stoll, Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Kuoth Wiel.
Title from disc label.
They were known simply as "The Lost Boys." Orphaned by the brutal civil war in Sudan that began in 1983, these young victims traveled as many as a thousand miles on foot in search of safety. Fifteen years later, a humanitarian effort would bring 3,600 lost boys and girls to America.

The equalizer [videorecording]

December 17, 2014
[United States] : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2014]
1 videodisc (approximately 132 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Denzel Washington, Chloë Grace Moretz, Martin Csokas, David Harbour.
Title from disc label.
Based on the television created by Michael Sloan and Richard Lindhelm.
McCall is a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri, a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by; he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened.

Coupe de ville [videorecording]

December 17, 2014
Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios, [2011]
1 videodisc (98 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Patrick Demsey, Ayre Gross, Daniel Stern, Annabeth Gish, Rita Taggart, Joseph Bologna, Alan Arkin.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1990.
A heartwarming comedy about three very different brothers who reluctantly unite for a 1500-mile car trip.

Behaving badly

December 17, 2014
©2014
1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Elisabeth Shue, Dylan McDermott, Selena Gomez, Nat Wolff, Mary-Louise Parker, Lachlan Buchanan.
Based on the book While I'm dead... feed the dog.
In this fast-paced, outrageously funny, all-star romp, socially awkward high schooler Rick Stevens is willing to do whatever it takes to win the heart of the girl of his dreams, and he does mean anything. But love's a pain! Particularly when your sights are set on the most beautiful and popular girl at school.

Miffy the movie

December 17, 2014
©2013
1 videodisc (67min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Hanna Verboom, Eva Poppink, Marc-Marie Huijbregts.
Title from disc label.
Based on the stories of Dick Bruna.
Miffy, Melanie, Grunty and Snuffy are going on a treasure hunt in the zoo. They have to solve the five clues that father and mother bunny have given them one by one. Along the way Miffy and her friends meet all kinds of animals and together they experience a fun adventure.

War story [videorecording]

December 16, 2014
New York, NY : IFC Films, [2014]
1 videodisc (89 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Catherine Keener, Hafsia Herzi, Vincenzo Amato, Ben Kingsley.
Title from disc label.
Special features: Trailer.
Photojournalist Lee has spent most of her life documenting the catastrophes of war in the world's most treacherous conflict zones. After she's taken hostage and brutalized in Libya, she suddenly finds herself faced with the horror of experiencing what she's so often only seen through a camera lens. But instead of returning home to recover, she detours to Sicily instead, where she meets back up with her former lover and mentor Albert.

The lady objects

December 15, 2014
©1938
1 videodisc (approximately 66 min.): sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Lanny Ross, Gloria Stuart, Robert Paige.
A young married couple separates after their marriage is tested by diverging career paths. But they must come back together when one of them is accused of murder.

Louder than words

December 12, 2014
Santa Monica, CA : ARC Entertainment, LLC, [2014]
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
David Duchovny, Hope Davis, Timothy Hutton.
After the unexpected death of their daughter, a couple work to build a state of the art children's hospital where families are welcomed into the healing process.

Snow white [videorecording] : a deadly summer

December 11, 2014
Santa Monica, Calif. : Lionsgate, 2012.
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Shanley Caswell, Maureen McCormick, Eric Roberts, Tim Abell, Eileen Dietz, Chase Bennett, Camille Cregan, Jason-Shane Scott, Patrick Lewey, Chelsea Bernier, Aaron Jaeger, Kelsey Weber, Hunter Wryn, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon, RJ Cantu, Zach Cuddeback.
Title from disc label.
Special features: Commentary with director David DeCoteau and cast members Chase Bennett and Jason-Shane Scott; Stills gallery.
In this edgy tale of horror, a troubled teenage girl finds herself in a web of lies and deceit when her stepmother attempts to murder her by sending her to a discipline camp.

Levitated mass : the story of Michael Heizer's monolithic sculpture

December 11, 2014
©2013
1 videodisc (89 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Originally produced in the United States as a motion picture and released in 2013.
"LEVITATED MASS is Doug Pray's new documentary about a two-story tall, 340-ton, granite boulder that was moved from a quarry in Riverside to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and mounted atop the walls of a gigantic slot in the earth. The massive artwork, titled Levitated Mass, is the latest 'land sculpture' by one of America's most exciting and misunderstood artists, Michael Heizer. Heizer's sculpture references the expanse of art history -- from ancient traditions of megalithic stones to modern forms of abstract geometries and cutting-edge feats of engineering. The boulder's 105-mile journey from quarry to museum attracted international media attention and challenged the imagination of thousands of Southern Californians over 10 nights as it crawled through 22 cities on a football-field length, 206-wheeled trailer. The film captures this spectacle while weaving together the dramatic story of the reclusive Heizer, the ambitions of a major metropolitan museum, and the public's wild reactions to this massive display of modern yet eerily timeless conceptual art."--Container.

Stonehearst asylum

December 11, 2014
[United States] : Millennium Entertainment
1 videodisc (112 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Kate Beckinsale, Ben Kingsley, Michael Caine, Brendan Gleeson, Jim Sturgess.
Title from disc label.
Special feature: Making-of featurette.
When young doctor Edward Newgate arrives at Stonehearst Asylum in search of an apprenticeship, he is warmly welcomed by Superintendent Dr. Lamb and a mesmerizing woman by the name of Eliza Grave. Edward is intrigued by Lamb's modern methods of treating the insane until a series of unusual events leads him to make a horrifying discovery, exposing Lamb's utopia and pushing Edward to the limits of his conscience.

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