New Arrivals · DVDs—Domestic Feature Films

May 27, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

A promise

May 26, 2016
New York, NY : MPI Media Group, [2014]
1 videodisc (approximately 98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Rebecca Hall, Alan Rickman, Richard Madden, Maggie Steed, Toby Murray, Shannon Tarbet.
Special feature: Trailer.
Based on the novel Journey into the past by Stefan Zweig.
A romantic drama set in Germany just before WWI and centered on a married woman who falls in love with her husband's protégé. Separated first by duties and then by the war, they pledge their devotion to one another. Eight years later, with millions dead and Europe in ruins, the exile returns, to his homeland and to the woman he hopes has been waiting for him. But has their love survived the brutal passage of time?


May 26, 2016
New York, NY : Kino Lorber, [2016]
1 videodisc (107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
This disc is a recorded DVD and may not play in all DVD players or drives.
Bonus features: deleted scenes; trailer.
Join high school-aged girls from around the world as they try to better their communities through technology and collaboration. The Technovation Challenge aims to empower girls worldwide to develop apps for an international competition.

Fear no fruit

May 26, 2016
New York, NY : Kino Lorber, [2015]
1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.
Dolby digital 5.1, anamorphic wide screen 1.78:1.
Explores the career of produce entrepreneur Frieda Caplan and the company she built around the marketing of fruit.

The sheik

May 26, 2016
Orland Park, Illinois : MPI Media Group, [2016]
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jack Black, Jim Duggan, Mick Foley, Hulk Hogan, Bret Hart, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson.
Assuming the persona of the villainous 'Iron Sheik,' Khosrow Ali Vaziri became one of the most celebrated and hated men in sports entertainment. Featuring candid interviews with Vaziri's family, historians, and over 25 wrestling superstars, the film chronicles his electrifying career from his upbringing in Iran, his journey to the U.S., and his unprecedented experiences as America's most hated villain.

Gods of Egypt

May 24, 2016
[Los Angeles, Calif.] : Lionsgate, [2016]
1 videodisc (ca. 126 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Brenton Thwaites, Chadwick Boseman, Elodie Yung, Courtney Easton.
Special features: The battle for eternity: stunts; A window into another world: visual effects.
The survival of mankind hangs in the balance as an unexpected mortal hero, Bek. undertakes a thrilling journey to save the world and rescue his true love. In order to succeed, he must enlist the help of the powerful god, Horus in an unlikely alliance against Set, the merciless god of darkness, who has usurped Egypt's throne, plunging the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict.

Shall we dance? [videorecording]

May 24, 2016
[United States] : Miramax Home Entertainment ; Burbank, Calif. : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2005.
1 videodisc (ca. 119 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
K*oji Yakusho, Tamiyo Kusakari, Naoto Takenaka, Eriko Watanabe.
Special features: A look inside Hollywood's Shall we dance? theatrical release starring Richard Gere and Jennifer Lopez.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1996.
A middle-aged businessman's dull life takes an interesting turn when he signs up for a ballroom dance class just to meet the beautiful dance instructor.

School dance

May 24, 2016
[Santa Monica, CA] : Lionsgate, [2014]
1 videodisc (86 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Bobb'e J. Thompson, Efren Ramirez, Kevin Hart, Wilmer Valderrama, Mike Epps.
Special features: Audio commentary with Nick Cannon ; Deleted scenes.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.
High school freshman Jason just found the girl of his dreams. But to win her heart, he'll have to prove he's got what it takes to make the school's hottest dance crew.

Noma : my perfect storm

May 24, 2016
Los Angeles, California : Magnolia Home Entertainment, [2016]
1 videodisc (approx. 99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
René Redzepi, Claus Meyer, Ferran Adrià.
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2015.
After winning a Best Restaurant In The World award in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2014, chef René Redzepi discusses his Copenhagen restaurant Noma and how his culinary philosophy has shaped its success.

Kill me three times

May 23, 2016
Los Angeles, CA : Magnolia Home Entertainment, [2015]
1 videodisc (approximately 90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Sullivan Stapleton, Simon Pegg, Luke Hemsworth, Teresa Palmer, Bryan Brown, Alice Braga, Callan Mulvey.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.
A jaded, somewhat demented, hit-man intertwines three tales of murder, mayhem, blackmail, and revenge when the assassin realizes he isn't the only one with his target in the crosshairs.


May 23, 2016
London : BBC, [2016]
1 videodisc (approximately 94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Mathew Baynton, Helen McCrory, Damian Lewis.
"Before he was Shakespeare he was... Bill"--Container.
Celebrate Shakespeare's 400th anniversary with this hilarious comedy about the playwright's mysterious lost years. Bill Shakespeare is a hapless lute player with a big dream. When his bandmates kick him out of their group, Bill leaves his wife and kids behind to seek fame and fortune in the big city of London. He's written a great work for the stage and he's certain he'll prove all his doubters wrong.

Pride + prejudice + zombies [videorecording]

May 18, 2016
Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2016]
1 videodisc (approximately 107 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Lily James, Sam Riley, Bella Heathcote, Douglas Booth.
Special features: Courtship, class and Carnage: meet the cast; From Austen to zombies: adapting a classic.
Based on the Quirk Books classic by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith.
Jane Austen's classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in nineteenth century England is faced with a new challenge, an army of undead zombies.


May 17, 2016
Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2016]
1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner, Allison Tolman.
Title from container.
Bonus features: Alternate ending ; deleted/extended scenes ; gag reel ; The naughty ones: meet the cast ; galleries ; feature commentary with filmmakers.
This darkly festive tale of a yuletide ghoul reveals an irreverently twisted side to the holiday. The horror-comedy tells the story of young Max, who turns his back on Christmas as his dysfunctional family comes together and comically clashes over the holidays. When they accidentally unleash the wrath of Krampus, an ancient entity from European folklore, all hell breaks loose and beloved holiday icons take on a monstrous life of their own.

Ride along 2

May 17, 2016
Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2016]
1 videodisc (102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, Tika Sumpter, Benjamin Bratt.
Bonus features: Deleted scenes ; gag reel ; Ride along with us recruitment video ; behind-the-scenes of Ride along with us ; Kevin and Cube: brothers-in-law ; inside Black Hammer Vision ; feature commentary with director Tim Story.
Friction continues between rookie cop Ben Barber and his seasoned partner (and future brother-in-law) James Payton. After discovering a mysterious flash drive during an arrest, the pair travels to Miami to hunt down a local drug lord with the help of a savvy detective.

How to be single

May 17, 2016
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Damon Wayans Jr., Anders Holm.
Widescreen (2.4:1).
Based on the book by Liz Tuccillo.
A young woman searches for love in New York City in this romantic comedy based on the novel by Liz Tuccillo.

Zoolander no. 2

May 17, 2016
Hollywood, California : Paramount Pictures, [2016]
1 videodisc (101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Ben Stiller, Olivia Munn, Kristen Wiig, Benedict Cumberbatch, Penelope Cruz, Will Ferrell, Susan Sarandon.
Title from disc label.
Beloved model Derek Zoolander and his rival-turned-partner Hansel are facing a threat to their continued success.

Barely lethal

May 17, 2016
Santa Monica, CA : Lionsgate, [2015]
1 videodisc (99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Hailee Steinfeld, Thomas Mann, Sophie Turner, Dove Cameron, Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica Alba, Jaime King.
Special features: Deleted scenes; Audio commentary with director, actors; "Back to school: On the set of Barely Lethal featurette.
A teenage special ops agent yearning for a 'normal' adolescence fakes her own death and enrolls as an exchange student in a typical American high school. She quickly learns that surviving the treacherous waters of being a teenager can be more difficult than international espionage.

Where angels go, trouble follows [videorecording]

May 13, 2016
Culver City, CA : Columbia Tristar Home Video, 2003.
1 videodisc (approximately 94 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Rosalind Russell, Stella Stevens, Binnie Barnes, Susan St. James, Mary Wickes, Dolores Sutton, Milton Berle, Arthur Godfrey, Van Johnson, Robert Taylor.
Sequel to "The trouble with angels."
Originally released as a motion picture in 1968.
Comedic drama centering around nuns in a convent and the conflict between the traditional, rigid values of the Roman Catholic church and the liberalism of the 1960s.

Dementia /cIFC Midnight presents ; a Boulderlight Pictures production ; produced by J.D. Lifshitz and Raphael Margules ; written by Meredith Berg ; directed by Mike Testin.

May 12, 2016
New York, NY : IFC Midnight, [2016]
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Gene Jones, Kristina Klebe, Hassie Harrison.
Title from disc label.
Anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) enhanced for widescreen TVs.
A disabled war veteran is in bad hands when his family hires the live in nurse from hell in this intense psychological shocker. George is an aging ex-soldier haunted by memories of Vietnam and struggling to reconnect with his estranged son and granddaughter. But when he suffers a stroke and is diagnosed with dementia, George is left in the care of Michelle, a seemingly sweet nurse with a disturbing dark side.

The program

May 12, 2016
Port Washington, NY : Momentum Pictures, LLC, [2016]
1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Ben Foster, Chris O'Dowd, Jesse Plemons, Lee Pace.
Based on the book "Seven deadly sins" by David Walsh.
An Irish sports journalist becomes convinced that Lance Armstrong's performances during his Tour de France victories are fueled by banned substances. With this conviction, he starts hunting for evidence that will expose Armstrong.

The finest hours

May 11, 2016
Burbank, California : Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2016]
1 videodisc (approximately 117 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Chris Pine, Holiday Grainger, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Kyle Gallner, Eric Bana, John Ortiz, Rachel Brosnahan, Graham Mctavish, John Magaro, Michael Raymond-James.
Widescreen (2.39:1).
Based on the book by Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias.
In February of 1952, one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast struck New England, damaging an oil tanker off the coast of Cape Cod and literally ripping it in half. On a small lifeboat faced with frigid temperatures and 70-foot high waves, four members of the Coast Guard set out to rescue the more than 30 stranded sailors trapped aboard the rapidly-sinking vessel.


May 11, 2016
Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2016]
1 videodisc (approximately 107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton, Peter Firth, Cliff Curtis.
Widescreen (2.40:1).
Special features: Creating A.D. Jerusalem; script to screen; feature commentary.
Clavius, a powerful Roman Military Tribune, and his aide Lucius, are tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Jesus in the weeks following the crucifixion, in order to disprove the rumors of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in Jerusalem.

Hip-hop [videorecording] : beyond beats & rhymes

May 11, 2016
Northampton, MA : Media Education Foundation, [2006]
1 videodisc (61 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Mos Def, Fat Joe, Chuck D, Jadakiss, Busta Rhymes, Russell Simmons, Michael Eric Dyson, Beverly Guy-Sheftall.
"In association with ... the National Black Programming Consortia (NBPC)"--Container.
Everybody wants to be hard -- Shut up and give me your bone marrow -- Women and bitches -- Bitch niggaz -- Manhood in a bottle.
A look at the conceptualization of masculinity in hip-hop culture. Includes interviews with prominent rappers, music industry executives, and social critics.

Dirty grandpa

May 10, 2016
Santa Monica, CA : Lionsgate, [2016]
1 videodisc (approximately 108 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Aubrey Plaza, Zoey Deutch, Julianne Hough.
Special features: The filthy truth: the making of Dirty grandpa; Daytona Heat; "Filthy filmmakers who have no shame" audio commentary.
Jason Kelly, an uptight lawyer headed down the wrong path, is tricked by his rambunctious grandpa, Dick, into taking an outrageous road trip. While his methods may be unconventional, Dick is determined to teach him how to live life on his own terms.

The witch

May 10, 2016
Santa Monica, California : Lionsgate, [2016]
1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie.
Title from disc label.
A family in 1630s New England faces destruction by the forces of witchcraft, black magic, and possession. When one of their five children goes missing and their life-sustaining crops fail, they fall victim to paranoia and fear as they begin to turn on one another.

Creative control

May 9, 2016
Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2016]
1 videodisc (approximately 97 min.) : sound, black & white and color ; 4 3/4 in.
Benjamin Dickinson, Nora Zehetner, Dan Gill, Alexia Rasmussen, Gavin McInnes, Reggie Watts.
Title from disc label.
Anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1).
In near-future Brooklyn, David is an overworked, tech-addicted advertising executive working on a high-profile campaign for a new generation of Augmented Reality glasses. Envious of his best friend Wim's charmed life and obsessed with his entrancing girlfriend Sophie, David uses the glasses to develop a lifelike avatar of her, but he isn't prepared for what happens when the line between reality and virtual reality begins to blur.


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