New Arrivals · DVDs—Domestic Feature Films

June 23, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Living in oblivion

June 22, 2016
Los Angeles, CA : Shout! Factory, [2015?]
1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Steve Buscemi, Catherine Keener, Dermot Mulroney, Danielle Von Zerneck, James Le Gros.
Wide screen (1.85:1).
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1995.
The leading man has just had a disastrous one-night stand with the leading lady; the cinematographer is breaking up with the assistant director; the director's mother has wandered onto the set; and the dwarf hired for the dream sequence has a big attitude.

Precious cargo

June 22, 2016
Santa Monica, CA : Lionsgate
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Bruce Willis, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Claire Forlani, John Brotherton, Daniel Bernhardt, Nick Loeb.
Special features: The making of Precious cargo featurette; Cast/crew interviews.
After a botched heist, Eddie, a murderous crime boss, hunts down the seductive thief Karen who failed him. In order to win back Eddie's trust, Karen recruits her ex-lover and premier thief Jack to steal a cargo of rare precious gems. But when the job goes down, allegiances are betrayed and lines are crossed as Jack, Karen, and Eddie face off in a fateful showdown.

Fire in the sky

June 22, 2016
1 videodisc (109 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
D.B. Sweeney, Robert Patrick, Craig Sheffer, Peter Berg, Henry Thomas, Bradley Gregg, Noble Willingham, Kathleen Wilhoite, James Garner.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1993.
Six men saw it. One man became a prisoner inside of it. But who would believe them? In 1975, logger Travis Walton and his co-workers discovered a UFO. Walton's pals fled, but Walton was not so fortunate. Whisked aboard the strange craft, he was subjected to painful, unearthly medical study. This is the tale of the ordeal, and of the contempt and ridicule endured by his co-workers as they try to explain Walton's mysterious disappearance. He was found five days later bloodied and bruised.

The incredible shrinking woman [videorecording]

June 22, 2016
Universal City, CA : Universal Studios, c2009.
1 videodisc (89 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Lily Tomlin, Charles Grodin, Ned Beatty.
Videodisc release of the 1981 motion picture.
This comedy spotlights the saga of sweet Pat Kramer's tragic tumble to international freakdom as she is afflicted with the heartbreak of shrinking and her valiant struggle to survive against overpowering odds that might threaten all humanity.

Every three seconds

June 22, 2016
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Commentators, Charlie Simpson, Lisa Shannon, Gloria Henderson, Ingrid Munro, Josh Nesbit.
Special features: Director's travel vlog -- Waithaka's artwork (short video) -- Participant media PSA -- Official trailers : Every three seconds ; For the Bible tells me so.
Profiles five individuals who have dedicated themselves to the alleviating poverty and hunger in different ways.


June 21, 2016
1 videodisc (2 hr. 15 mins.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Jeremy Irons, Carice Van Houten, and William Hurt.
Title from disc label.
Bonus materials: The making of Race; Becoming Jesse Owens; The Owens sisters.
Jesse Owens' quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history launches him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy.

Triple 9

June 21, 2016
1 videodisc (approximately 116 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie, Aaron Paul, Norman Reedus, Woody Harrelson, Kate Winslet, Clifton Collins Jr., Gal Gadot, Teresa Palmer.
Anamorphic wide screen (2.40:1); dual layer.
A bank robbery is just the tip of the iceberg when two cops in Atlanta start suspecting members of their own team are involved. Not knowing who to trust and how deep the corruption goes, time is ticking for them to uncover the truth, before they become the target for the next deadly job.

Hail, Caesar!

June 21, 2016
Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2016]
1 videodisc (106 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Frances Mcdormand, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Veronica Osorio.
Widescreen (1.85:1).
Bonus features: Directing Hollywood; An era of glamour; The stars align; Magic of a bygone era.
An all-star comedy set during the latter years of Hollywood's Golden Age. It follows a single day in the life of a studio fixer who is presented with plenty of problems to fix.

A perfect day

June 21, 2016
New York, NY : IFC Films, [2016]
1 videodisc (106 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Benicio Del Toro, Tim Robbins, Olga Kurylenko, Melanie Thierry.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2015.
It's just another day on the job for a band of badass combat zone rescue workers as they defy death and confront war's absurdities. The setting is 1995, somewhere in the Balkans. Over the course of 24 breathless hours, Mambru, leads his team of humanitarian, including hard-bitten, wisecracking veteran B and new recruit Sophie, as they deal with a most unexpected crisis, layers of bureaucratic red tape, and the reappearance of Mambru's old flame.

Whiskey tango foxtrot

June 21, 2016
[Los Angeles, California]: Paramount Home Entertainment, [2016]
1 videodisc (111 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Alfred Molina.
Title from disc.
Based on journalist Kim Barker's memoir "The Taliban shuffle: strange days in Afghanistan and Pakistan", which details her years as a reporter in Pakistan and Afghanistan beginning in 2002.

I saw the light

June 21, 2016
Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2016]
1 videodisc (approximately 124 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen, Cherry Jones, Bradley Whitford, Maddie Hasson, Wrenn Schmidt, David Krumholtz.
Title from disc label.
Based on the book Hank Williams: the biography by Colin Escott.
The story of the legendary country western singer Hank Williams, who in his brief life created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music. The film chronicles his meteoric rise to fame and its ultimately tragic effect on his health and personal life.

David Bowie [videorecording] : serious moonlight

June 20, 2016
New York : EMI, c2006.
1 videodisc (ca. 165 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
David Bowie, vocals ; with accompanying musicians.
Bonus features: Ricochet documentary. Hong Kong ; Singapore ; Bangkok (ca. 77.54 min.).
Introduction -- Look back in anger -- Heroes -- What in the world -- Golden years -- Fashion -- Let's dance -- Breaking glass -- Life on Mars? -- Sorrow -- Cat people (Putting out fire) -- China girl -- Scary monsters (and super creeps) -- Rebel rebel -- White light/white heat -- Station to station -- Cracked actor -- Ashes to ashes -- Space oddity ; Band introductions -- Young Americans -- Fame.


June 17, 2016
New York, NY : Alaska Films, [2016]
1 videodisc (104 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Bruce Greenwood, Brian Geraghty, Ella Purnell, Nolan Gerard Funk.
Title from disc label.
DVD release of the 2014 motion picture.
In this thrilling coming-of-age adventure, a troubled teen must face the dangers of the Alaskan wild, as well as her own past, in order to find her way home. Sent to stay with her uncle in Alaska while her mother is in treatment, fourteen-year-old Mackenzie is forced to flee as her uncle's attention turns threatening.

Kumu Hina

June 17, 2016
[Hawaii] :, [2014]
1 videodisc (77 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Haemaccelo Kalu, Hoʻonani Kamai.
"Kumu hina is a powerful feature documentary about the struggle to maintain Pacific Islander culture and values within the Westernized society of modern day Hawaiʻi. It is told through the lens of an extraordinary Native Hawaiian who is both a proud and confident māhū, or transgender woman, and an honored and respected kumu, or teacher, cultural practitioner, and community leader"--Overview from website.


June 17, 2016
Culver City, California : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2016]
1 videodisc (approximately 89 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Kate Beahan, Susan Burke, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin.
Special features: commentary; deleted scenes reel; outtakes reel; photo gallery.
Anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1).
On a desolate stretch of desert highway, weary travelers - two men on the run from their past, a band on their way to the next gig, a man struggling to get home, a brother in search of his long-lost sister, and a family on vacation are forced to confront their worst fears and darkest secrets in a series of interwoven tales of terror and remorse on the open road.

G.I. Joe [videorecording] : the movie

June 16, 2016
Los Angeles, CA : Shout! Factory, 2010.
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Voices: Don Johnson, Burgess Meredith, Robert Remus, Corey Burton, William Callaway.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1986.
Features: audio commentary with writer/story consultant Buzz Dixon, public service announcements, printable script, art gallery.
The G.I. Joe team battles the Cobra organization to save the earth.

I, Anna

June 15, 2016
Brooklyn, NY : KimStim, [2016]
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Charlotte Rampling, Gabriel Byrne, Eddie Marsan, Hayley Atwell.
Based on Elsa Lewin's internationally acclaimed novel of the same name.
The lives of a beautiful divorcee and a troubled detective intersect during the investigation of a vicious murder on the grimy, rain-soaked streets of London, sparking a tangled web of passion, intrigue and deceit. An absorbing film noir told from the perspective of an intriguing woman, a key suspect in a murder case, who becomes an obsession for the detective in charge of the investigation.

45 years

June 14, 2016
Hollywood, California : Paramount Home Entertainment, [2016]
1 videodisc (95 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay, Dolly Wells, Geraldine James, Hannah Chambers, David Sibley.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2015.
As Kate and Geoff prepare to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary, their marriage is shaken when unexpected news threatens to change their lives.

Knight of cups

June 14, 2016
Los Angeles, California : Broad Green Pictures, [2016]
1 videodisc (118 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Brian Dennehy, Antonio Banderas, Freida Pinto, Wes Bentley.
Widescreen (2.35:1)
DVD release of the 2015 motion picture.
The story follows writer Rick on an odyssey through the playgrounds of Los Angeles and Las Vegas as he undertakes a search for love and self. Even as he moves through a desire-laden landscape of mansions, resorts, beaches and clubs, Rick grapples with complicated relationships with his brother and father. His quest to break the spell of his disenchantment takes him on a series of adventures with six alluring women.

Mothers and daughters

June 14, 2016
New York, NY : Screen Media Films, [2016]
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Christina Ricci, Elizabeth Daily, Eva Amurri Martino, Selma Blair, Courteney Cox, Sharon Stone, Susan Sarandon.
Title from disc label.
Photographer Rigby Gray captures uplifting stories of motherhood, inspiring a decision even she wouldn't expect.

American breakdown [videorecording]

June 14, 2016
Fort Mill, SC : Phase 4 Films, [2011]
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Steve Carell, James Gandolfini, Josh Hartnett, Paul Walker, Paris Hilton, Scott Caan.
Special features includes trailer.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.
Club Soda / written and directed by Paul Carafotes -- Street of Pain / written and directed by Tyrone Finch and Jeremy Hall -- Member / written and directed by David Brooks -- Life makes sense if you're famous / written and directed by Erik MacArthur -- L.A. Knights / written and directed by M. Eastling -- Little things / written and directed by Gary Hawes.
"Ten individuals set out to find themselves in an alienating world, filled with heartbreak, deception, and tragedy. With so much at stake, these strangers struggle to overcome their fates and find their place in a frequently harsh and unforgiving world"--Container.

Midnight special

June 14, 2016
Burbank, CA : distributed by Warner Home Video
1 videodisc (112 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Jaeden Lieberher, Adam Driver, Bill Camp, Scott Haze, Sam Shepard, Paul Sparks, David Jensen.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2015.
A father and son go on the run, pursued by government agents and a cult drawn to the boy's special powers.

Lomax the songhunter [videorecording]

June 14, 2016
Wageningen, the Netherlands : Rounder Europe, 2007.
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Interviewees: Alan Lomax, Pete Seeger, Jack Means, Peggy Seeger, Luis Ramos, Peter Kennedy, Henrietta Yurchenco, Shirley Collins, Vittorio de Seta.
Kappers retraces the journeys and interviews of Alan Lomax and shares the artists' recollections with the folk music historian shortly before his death; includes archival footage.


June 10, 2016
Orland Park, IL MIP Media Group
1 videodisc (82 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Sarah Bolger, Joshua Rush, Carly Adams, Thomas Bair, Susan Pourfar, Chris Beetem.
Special features: Making of; Trailer.
Anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1).
As their parents head out for a date in the city, the three young Thompson children immediately take to their new babysitter Anna, who seems like a dream come true. But as Anna's interactions with them take on a more sinister tone, the kids realize that their caretaker may not be who she claims to be. And soon it's up to big brother Jacob to protect his siblings from the increasingly nefarious intentions of a very disturbed woman.

Call me lucky

June 10, 2016
1 videodisc (105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Interviewees, Barry Crimmins, Margaret Cho, Patton Oswalt, David Cross, Marc Maron.
Wide screen (2.35:1).
Special features: Commentary with Bobcat Goldthwait & Barry Crimmins; trailer.
"Call me lucky tells the story of Barry Crimmins, a beer-swilling, politically outspoken and whip-smart comic whose efforts in the 70s and 80s fostered the talents of the next generation of standup comedians. But beneath Crimmins' gruff, hard drinking, curmudgeonly persona lay an undercurrent of rage stemming from his long-surpressed and horrific abuse as a child, a rage that eventually found its way out of the comedy clubs and into the political arena"--Container.


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