New Arrivals · DVDs—Domestic Feature Films

October 31, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.


October 30, 2014
Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount, [2014]
1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Dwayne Johnson, Irina Shayk, Joseph Fiennes, Rufus Sewell, Peter Mullan, John Hurt.
Based on Radical Comics' Hercules by Steve Moore, this ensemble-action film is a revisionist take on the classic myth. It offers the truth behind the myth by presenting the fashioning of a warrior who, for all his strength and courage, is flesh and blood.

A most wanted man

October 30, 2014
[Los Angeles, California] : Lions Gate Entertainment, [2014]
1 videodisc (approximtely 122 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe, Robin Wright.
Title from disc label.
Based on the novel John le Carré.
German intelligence agent Gunther Bachmann (Philip Seymour Hoffman, in his final starring role) must race against time to solve a perilous mystery: Is the half-Chechen, half-Russian Muslim who's surfaced in Hamburg a victim seeking refuge, or a terrorist seeking revenge?

Step up : all in

October 30, 2014
Toronto, ON : Summit Entertainment
1 videodisc (111 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Ryan Guzman, Briana Evigan, Adam G. Sevani.
Title from disc label.
In the next exciting chapter of the international phenomenon STEP UP, all-stars from previous installments come together in glittering Las Vegas, battling for a victory that could define their dreams and their careers.

The next day

October 29, 2014
Deerfield Beach, FL : Maverick Entertainment Group, [2014]
1 videodisc (79 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Deanna Dawn, E. Roger Mitchell, Christopher Martin, Al Robbins.
Title from disc label.
After a one night stand, Will and Desire decide to go on a date. Months later, with no contact between them, Desire has some disturbing news to share with Will. Not only is she pregnant, she witnessed Will's cousin, Ike, commit cold-blooded murder.

A million ways to die in the west

October 29, 2014
1 videodisc (116 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried, Giovanni Ribisi.
Title from disc label.
Special features: Gag reel ; A fist ful of dirt... in your mouth ; Feature commentary.
After Albert backs out of a gunfight, his fickle girlfriend leaves him for another man. When a mysterious and beautiful woman rides into town, she helps him find his courage and they begin to fall in love. But when her husband, a notorious outlaw, arrives seeking revenge, the farmer must put his newfound courage to the test.

7 days to live [videorecording]

October 28, 2014
[S.l.] : Studio Home Entertainment, c2000.
1 videodisc (97 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Amanda Plummer, Sean Pertwee.
See interactive menu for specific features.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2000.
After the tragic death of their young son, Ellen and Martin Shaw move out to the country to start a new life. Eerie events become warnings of Ellen's own death.

Absentia [videorecording]

October 28, 2014
Fort Mill, SC : Phase 4 Films, [2012]
1 videodisc (91 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Katie Parker, Courtney Bell, Dave Levine, Morgan Peter Brown.
Special features: Absentia: a retrospective; producer and actor commentary; camera test teaser; deleted scenes; trailer.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2011.
Tricia's husband has been missing for seven years. Her younger sister Callie comes to live with her as the pressure mounts to finally declare him 'dead in absentia'. Callie finds herself drawn to an ominous tunnel near the house. As she begins to link it to other disappearances, she comes to the realization that his presumed death might be anything but 'natural'. Soon it becomes clear that the ghostly force at work in the tunnel might have its sights set on Callie and Tricia too.

In bloom

October 28, 2014
1 videodisc (87 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Kyle Wigent, Tanner Rittenhouse, Adam Fane, Jake Andrews.
Kurt and Paul seem very solid and in love, living large in their home city of Chicago, thanks in part to Kurt's successful pot-dealing business. Everything is going their way. But when a sexy young customer makes a play for Kurt, it sets off chains of events that expose unacknowledged dissatisfactions, threatening their relationship.

Cheap thrills

October 28, 2014
1 videodisc (85 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Sara Paxton, Ethan Embry, Pat Healy, David Koechner.
Title from disc label.
"No. 18"--Disc label.
A recently fired father facing eviction agrees to take on an escalating series of insane challenges in exchange for cash payments from a rich couple with a twisted sense of humor.

Knights of badassdom

October 28, 2014
1 videodisc (86 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Steve Zahn, Ryan Kwanten, Summer Glau, Margarita Levieva, Jimmi Simpson, Peter Dinklage.
Title from disc label.
Bonus: San Diego Comic-Con panel ; Interviews with Peter Dinklage, Steve Zahn and more ; Summer Glau hottie montage ; Behind-the-scenes featurettes.
A group of costumed "Live Action Role Players", dressed as knights, elves and other medieval characters, take to the woods for "The Battle of Evermore". But when a make-believe wizard casts a spell from an ancient book, purchased on E-bay, fantasy becomes reality as a powerful demon manifests itself. Can these pretend warriors muster the courage to save themselves and the rest of humanity?


October 28, 2014
1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Gavin Brown, Ethan Philbeck, Phyllis Munro, Louie Lawless, Alex Kogin, Shane Beasley.
Title from disc label.
Based on the novel by Todd Rigney.
Marty is the ideal fifth grader. He gets good grades, listens to his teachers, and doesn't start trouble in class. But a darkness is beginning to fall over Marty's life. The kids at school won't stop picking on him, his parents just don't seem to understand him, and now Marty must grapple with a terrible secret that threatens to destroy life as he knows it, his big brother is a serial killer!

Ballplayer [videorecording] = Pelotero

October 27, 2014
Culver City, CA : Strand Releasing Home Video, [2012]
1 videodisc (77 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrator, John Leguizamo.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2011.
Bonus features: Photo gallery; original theatrical trailer; other Strand Releasing trailers.
A compelling documentary narrated by John Leguizamo that is a gritty and rare look inside the recruitment of top talent baseball players from the Dominican Republic. Miguel Angel Sano and Jean Carlos Batista are among 100,000 teenagers vying for a handful of coveted contracts with baseball teams. As they turn sixteen years old and become eligible to sign, each must navigate the fiercely competitive and frequently corrupt system if they are to lift their families out of poverty.

Hell and Mr. Fudge

October 27, 2014
Rock Rapids, IA : Bridgestone Multimedia Group, [2014]
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Keri Lynn Pratt, Mackenzie Astin, John Wesley Shipp.
Title from disc surface.
Edward Fudge, as a child, loses a rebellious friend in a car accident and the question arises - is his friend burning in hell? Fudge faces prejudice and injustice as he challenges long-established traditions and narrow-minded critics. Things heat up when he's hired to research the topic of hell, and his conclusions ignite a fiery debate that continues to this day.

The reckoning

October 27, 2014
1 videodisc (85 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jonathan Lapaglia, Viva Bianca, Hanna Mangan Lawrence, Alex Williams, Luke Hemsworth, Chelsea Williamson.
Title from disc surface.
A detective discovers a mysterious video while investigating the roadside execution-style murder of his partner. The footage, shot by two teenagers, reveals murky details behind the death of their sibling in an unsolved hit and run case. The teens have since gone missing, and as the detective retraces their journey to find them, he quickly uncovers a bloody trail of murder, that leads all the way back to him!

Rocky road

October 27, 2014
Port Washington, NY : Entertainment One
1 videodisc (88 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Nicholas Campbell, Mark Salling, Steve Byers, Rebecca Dalton.
When Harrison, a young hot shot Wall Streeter, loses his job and expensive lifestyle due to a failed merger, he₂s forced to move back in with his parents and take over his old ice cream truck route for his father's dwindling business. Having spent a lifetime looking up to the power brokers of Wall Street and looking down on the simple ways of his small-town father, Harrison starts to appreciate his father₂s values and find the faith that he lost along the way.

Grow up, Tony Phillips [videorecording]

October 27, 2014
[S.l.] : Anderson Digital, [2014]
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Tony Vespe, AJ Bowen, Katie Folger, Byron Brown, Devin Bonnee.
DVD release of the 2013 motion picture.
Who doesn't love Halloween? None of Tony Phillips's high school friends do, apparently. It's senior year and they've now decided that they're too cool for Halloween. When his older cousin returns home right before the holiday, Tony starts to wonder if he really is the dork everyone thinks he is, or if he's just ahead of the curve, in this fun-filled Halloween coming-of-age comedy.

Cat run 2

October 27, 2014
Universal City, CA : Universal Studios, [2014]
1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Scott Mechlowicz, Alphonso McAuley, Winter Ave Zoli, Vanessa Branch, Leonardo Nam, Gregory Alan Williams, Kamille Leai.
Title from disc surface.
When several officials are massacred on their own military base, two wannabe detectives discover a top secret experiment that threatens their lives and the nation's security. Anthony and Julian, the wannabe detective team, decide to take a pleasure trip to New Orleans. Anthony is part of a cook-off competition, while Julian is visiting family. During his family visit, Julian discovers that his cousin was considered a suspect in a "sex party" turned massacre.

12 dogs of Christmas [videorecording] : great puppy rescue

October 24, 2014
Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2012.
1 videodisc (102 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Sean Patrick Flanery, D.B. Sweeney, Danielle Chuchran, Alli Simpson, Darren Ewing.
Sequel to the film 12 dogs of Christmas (2005).
Features: Behind 12 dogs of Christmas : great puppy rescue, working with Academy Award winning writer/director Kieth Merrill, the basketball game sequence, behind the scenes at the 12 dogs of Christmas finale, What's your favorite dog?
Emma O'Conner and her best friend race against time to save a dog orphanage from an unscrupulous tycoon.

247°F [videorecording]

October 24, 2014
Beverly Hills, CA : Anchor Bay Home Entertainment, 2012.
1 videodisc (88 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Scout Taylor-Compton, Michael Copon, Travis Van Winkle, Christina Ulloa.
Title from disc surface.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2011.
When four friends travel to a lakeside cabin for a carefree weekend, the fun turns into a nightmare when three of them end up locked in a hot sauna. Every minute counts and every degree matters as they fight for their lives in heat that is quickly approaching the deadly limit of 247degrees F.

Good people

October 24, 2014
1 videodisc (91 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
James Franco, Kate Hudson, Tom Wilkinson, Omar Sy, Sam Spruell, Anna Friel, Thomas Arnold, Oliver Dimsdale, Diana Hardcastle, Michael Jibson, Diarmaid Murtag.
Based on the novel Good people by Marcus Sakey.
A young American couple falls into severe debt while renovating a home in London. When they discover that the tenant in the apartment below them was murdered and left $400,000 cash stashed in the ceiling, the couple thinks all of their problems are solved, but that's when very bad things start happening to good people.

The prince

October 24, 2014
1 videodisc (91 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Bruce Willis, Jason Patric, John Cusack, Johnathon Schaech, 50 Cent, Jessica Lowndes.
Special features: Commentary with director; Deleted scenes; Capturing the Prince: behind the scenes; Interviews with cast and crew; Trailer gallery?
A retired Las Vegas crime boss and single father is forced to team up with his best friend to return to the crime world when his daughter is kidnapped by an old rival.

Life of crime

October 24, 2014
[Los Angeles, California] : Roadside Attractions, [2014]
1 videodisc (101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jennifer Aniston, Mos Def, Isla Fisher, Will Forte, Mark Boone Junior, Kevin Cannon, Julie E. Davis.
Title from disc surface.
Based on the novel The switch by Elmore Leonard.
The wife of a corrupt real estate developer is kidnapped by two common criminals, who intend to extort him with inside information about his crooked business and off-shore accounts. But the husband decides he'd actually rather not pay the ransom to get back his wife, setting off an unbelievable sequence of double crosses and twists.


October 23, 2014
[Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], [2014]
1 videodisc (114 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
William Holden, Henry Fonda, Jose Ferrer, Marthe Keller, Michael York.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1978.
A film producer travels to the Greek isles to coax a Garbo-like screen idol out of seclusion. But the deeper he infiltrates the remote villa, evading an overprotective countess and a mysterious plastic surgeon, the closer he comes to discovering the terrible secret behind the actress's timeless beauty.

Free fall

October 23, 2014
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Malcolm McDowell, Ian Gomez, Sarah Butler, D.B. Sweeney.
Title from disc label.
A top executive is killed in an apparent suicide leap from the skyscraper headquarters of Gault Capital. But when the dead man's loyal protege, Jane Porter, uncovers some startling criminal evidence, the corporation calls in their 'crisis manager' to silence her forever. He will trap Jane in an elevator between floors. It is a holiday weekend in the empty building. And for one desperate woman, surviving a cold-blooded killer may now mean a very long drop to the ground floor.

Straw dogs [videorecording]

October 23, 2014
Santa Monica, CA : Metro Goldwyn Mayer Home Entertainment, 2011.
1 videodisc (118 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Dustin Hoffman, Susan George.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1971.
"This motion picture was released previously in a version R. Extended version contains material different from the original"--Container.
A young mathematician, David Summer, and his English wife, Amy, move to a Cornish village, seeking the quiet life. But beneath the seemingly peaceful isolation of the village lies a savagery and violence that could destroy the couple.


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