New Arrivals · DVDs—Domestic Feature Films

November 20, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Cardcaptor Sakura : the movie

November 19, 2014
1 videodisc (80 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc label.
"Movie 1"--Container spine.
Across stormy waters, a forgotten love still burns. It's a lucky day when Sakura wins a trip to Hong Kong, but why are her dreams haunted by dark waters and a strange woman? There's no time to enjoy her vacation. Sakura is hypnotized and led to discover both a watery phantom world, and the evil woman who inhabits it. Based on the popular manga and animated TV series!


November 19, 2014
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
John Karna, Katie Findlay, Craig Roberts, Alan Tudyk.
Title from disc label.
Special features: Commentary with co-writer/director Dan Beers; Interviews; Behind the scenes; Alternate ending; Trailer.
High school student Rob has the most important day of his life in front of him; a college interview, an opportunity to lose his virginity to the hottest girl in school, and plans with his friends to celebrate. Unfortunately everything goes terribly wrong, and to add to his troubles, Rob finds himself waking up in the morning to repeat the same miserable day over and over again.

A merry friggin' Christmas

November 19, 2014
Fort Mill, SC : Phase 4 Films, [2014]
1 videodisc (81 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Joel McHale, Lauren Graham, Clark Duke, Oliver Platt, Wendi McLendon-covey, Tim Heidecker, Robin Williams, Candice Bergen.
Special features: Behind the scenes interviews with the cast; Theatrical trailer.
Boyd and his family are forced to spend Christmas at his parents' house. When he realizes that he left his son's gifts at home, Boyd and his father must hit the road to retrieve the gifts before sunrise and save Christmas.

The giver

November 19, 2014
[Place of publication not identified] : Anchor Bay Films, [2014]
1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgard.
Title from disc label.
Based on the book The giver by Lois Lowry.
The story centers on Jonas, young man who lives in a supposedly ideal world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with the elder, who is the sole keeper of all the community's memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community's secret past. At extreme odds, Jonas knows that he must escape their world to protect them all; a challenge that no one has ever succeeded at before.

The expendables 3 [videorecording]

November 19, 2014
Santa Monica, CA : Lionsgate Entertainment, [2014]
1 videodisc (ca. 126 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Sylvester Stallone Jason Statham, Antonio Banderas, Jet Li, Wesley Snipes.
Title from disc label.
Barney and the rest of the team come face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks, who years ago co-founded the team with Barney. Stonebanks became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill, or so he thought. Stonebanks now is making it his mission to end the team, but Barney has other plans. Barney decides that he has to fight old blood with new blood, and brings in a new era of team members, recruiting individuals who are younger, faster, and more tech-savvy.

The November man

November 19, 2014
Los Angeles, CA : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
1 videodisc (108 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Pierce Brosnan, Will Patton, Olga Kurylenko, Bill Smitrovich, Luke Bracey.
Special features: The making of November man; theatrical trailer.
Based on the book "There are no spies" by Bill Granger.
Codenamed 'The November Man,' Peter Devereaux is a lethal and highly trained ex-CIA agent who has been enjoying a quiet life in Switzerland. When Devereaux is lured out of retirement for one last mission, he must protect valuable witness Alice Fournier. He soon finds this assignment makes him a target of his former friend and CIA protege David Mason. With growing suspicions of a mole in the agency, there is no one Devereaux can trust, no rules, and no holds barred.

The hundred-foot journey

November 19, 2014
Burbank, CA : Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2014]
1 videodisc (approximately 122 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Charlotte Le Bon, Amit Shah.
Title from disc label.
Based upon the novel by Richard C. Morais.
Hassan is a culinary ingenue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, his family settles in a quaint village in the south of France. They plan to open an Indian restaurant, that is, until Madame Mallory, the owner of a classical French restaurant, gets wind of it. Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant so near her own escalate to all out war; until Hassan's cooking talent and love for Mme. Mallory's assistant, Marguerite cannot be ignored.

A Madea Christmas

November 19, 2014
[Santa Monica, CA] : Lionsgate Entertainment Inc., [2014]
1 videodisc (approximately 100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Tyler Perry, Kathy Najimy, Chad Michael Murray, Anna Maria Horsford.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
Madea gets coaxed into helping a friend pay her daughter a surprise visit in the country for Christmas, but the biggest surprise is what they'll find when they arrive. As the small, rural town prepares for its annual Christmas Carnival, new secrets are revealed and old relationships are tested while Madea dishes her own brand of Christmas Spirit to all.

The poker house [videorecording]

November 18, 2014
Fort Mill, SC : Phase 4 Films, c2012.
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
David Alan Grier, Selma Blair, Jennifer Lawrence, Chloe Grace Moretz, Bokeem Woodbine.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.
A young girl must deal with a mother who is on drugs, a father who is a pimp, and a home that is always filled with seedy characters, where she must help raise her two younger sisters.

The undertaker and his pals [videorecording]

November 18, 2014
[S.l.] : Cheezy Flicks, c2007.
1 videodisc (66 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Ray Dannis, Warrene Ott, Rad Fulton, Marty Friedman, Sally Frei, Rick Cooper, James Westmoreland.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1966.
Extras include Cheezy Flicks trailers; Cheezy Flicks information.
An undertaker and his two friends, who are restaurant owners, drum up business by going out on the town and killing people. The restaurant owners use parts of the bodies for their menu, and the undertaker gets paid by the families to bury the leftovers. Their racket goes awry when two detectives suspects that something isn't quite kosher with the cooking.

The arsonist

November 18, 2014
[Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], [2014]
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Julie Benz, Rick Ravanello, Chelah Horsdal, Matthew Kevin Anderson, Richard Zeman.
Title from container.
DVD extras: Trailers.
Zoey, a cyber-crime cop, is charged with arson and the murder of her son. But Zoey is innocent and now she will use her detective skills to go undercover and find out what really happened to her son, and leading to the biggest shock of her life.

Once upon a time in Queens

November 18, 2014
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Paul Sorvino, Michael Rapaport, Renee Props, Andrea Kelly, Chazz Palminteri.
Title from disc label.
DVD release of the 2013 motion picture.
After spending 20 years in federal prison for myriad crimes, ailing mafia boss Joseph "Mr. Joe" Scoleri is released with a strict requirement not to interact with his old contacts in the mafia - and to ensure this, an FBI tail follows him. He quickly realizes that while the world around him may have changed, the habits of a mafia boss die hard.

The Hebrew Hammer [videorecording]

November 18, 2014
Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment ; [New York, N.Y.] : Comedy Central Home Video, c2004.
1 videodisc (85 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Adam Goldberg, Judy Greer, Mario Van Peebles, Peter Coyote, Nora Dunn, Richard Riehle, Sean Whalen, Tony Cox, Andy Dick.
Special features: optional audio commentary by Goldberg, Jonathan Kesselman, Josh Kesselman, and Sandra Kesselman (Jon & Josh's mother); "The Hebrew Hammer" original short (b&w, 2000, 6 min.); 9 deleted scenes (9 min.); gag reel (3 min.); 20 cast & crew bios (22 p.).
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2003.
Jewish superhero Mordechai Jefferson Carver (a.k.a.: The Hebrew Hammer) attempts to save Hanukkah from a psychotic Santa Claus.

Grace : the possession

November 17, 2014
Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2014]
1 videodisc (approximately 88 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Alexia Fast, Lin Shaye, Alan Dale, Alexis Knapp, Brett Dier, Joel David Moore, Clarke Peters.
Title from disc surface.
The story about a naive, beautiful, virginal college freshman trying to deal with campus culture and her outgoing new roommate. But when a terror takes over her body and unleashes chaos, Grace returns to the cold clutches of her severe grandmother and the strict rules of the church. Haunted by the horrific death of her mother and deeply ingrained, destructive urges, she must stop the demon inside before it's too late.

Wake [videorecording]

November 17, 2014
Port Washington, NY : Distributed by E1 Entertainment, [2010]
1 videodisc (97 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Bijou Phillips, Ian Somerhalder, Marguerite Moreau, Sprague Grayden, Danny Masterson, Jane Seymour.
Title from disc surface.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.
When things get tough for Carys Reitman, she does what any emotionally isolated girl would do -- she goes to strangers' funerals. But after an unexpected series of mix-ups and white lies, Carys finds herself in possession of a dead woman's engagement ring and in love with Tyler, the grieving fiancé.

Salting the battlefield

November 14, 2014
1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Ralph Fiennes, Bill Nighy, Saskia Reeves, Felicity Jones, Anna Boger, Shazad Latif, James McArdle.
Title from disc label.
Special features: Moving on featuring interviews with cast & crew.
Johnny Worricker and Margot Tyrrell as they are on the run across Europe, with MI5 hard on their heels. But life in exile is proving much harder than either of them expected. Worricker knows that his only chance of resolving both his personal and his professional lives is if he returns home to confront the powerful prime minister, Alec Beasley. In a duel of wits between the two men, there will be only one winner.

Come back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean

November 14, 2014
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Sandy Dennis, Cher, Karen Black, Kathy Bates.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1982.
A group of James Dean devotees reconvene at their teenage hangout, a rural Texas drugstore, twenty years after the death of their beloved idol. But much has changed in the intervening years, and the reunion provides them one final opportunity to expose the secrets and heal the emotional wounds that have lingered among them for two decades.

Chop kick panda [videorecording]

November 14, 2014
Louisville, CO : Distributed by Gaiam, 2011.
1 videodisc (ca. 45 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Voices: Danny Katiana, Phil Lollar, Alicyn Packard, Michael Van Citters.
Title from disc label.
Lu is a large lovable panda who is the sixth generation owner of the Tae Kwon Do dojo. What Lu doesn't know is that buried beneath the dojo is the ancient Amulet of Fury. The mythical amulet gives its owner ultimate power and protection. When the villainous tiger warrior Kudo terrorizes the small village in pursuit of the amulet, it's up to Lu and his ragtag team of martial artists to stop him!

The wooden camera [videorecording]

November 14, 2014
[Philadelphia] : TLA Releasing, [2005]
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Junior Singo, Innocent Msimango, Lisa Petersen, Nicholas Jara, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Dana De Agrella.
Special features: director's biography, stills gallery, trailers.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2003.
"From South Africa comes a compelling story of fate and friendship as two boys make a simple choice that alters their lives forever ... this richly multilayered story offers an insightful look into the challenges facing post-Apartheid South Africa while telling an enchanting tale of a sweet artistic soul finding his true self."--Container.


November 14, 2014
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Antonio Banderas, Dylan McDermott, Melanie Griffith, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen.
Title from disc label.
Originally released in 2013.
In a future where Earth's ecosystem verges on collapse, man-made robots roam the city to protect dwindling human life. When a robot overrides a key protocol put in place to protect human life, ROC Robotics insurance agent Jacq Vaucan is assigned to locate the source of the manipulation and eliminate the threat. What he discovers leads Vaucan, ROC Robotics and the police into a battle with profound consequences for the future of humanity.

Top secret!

November 14, 2014
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Val Kilmer, Lucy Gutteridge, Peter Cushing, Jeremy Kemp, Christopher Villiers, Warren Clarke, Michael Gough, Harry Ditson.
Special features include group commentary, alternate scenes, storyboards, theatrical trailer.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1984.
An American rock star teams up with the daughter of a scientist to find the scientist before he creates the ultimate weapon, in this spoof of war epics and Elvis films.

Covert operation

November 14, 2014
Santa Monica, CA : Lionsgate
1 videodisc (approximately 89 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Seydina Balde, Kirt Kishita, Muriel Hofmann, Jason Tobin, James Gerard.
Title from disc label.
Special features: "The making of "Covert operations" featurette; trailer gallery.
Gabriel, a bounty hunter trapped in Asia, is promised his freedom in return for one final rescue mission. On his search for the missing British secret service agent named Witaker, Gabriel travels somewhere between the border of China and North Korea, where the mission takes a turn for the worst. Captured and on the brink of torture in a North Korean military stronghold, Gabriel discovers that Witaker and several others are at the same compound.

Let's ruin it with babies

November 14, 2014
1 videodisc (80 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Ria Bellafiore, Catie Lazarus, Kestrin Pantera, Jonathan Grubb, Eva Kim.
Title from disc label.
DVD release of the 2013 motion picture.
Channing has it all: a beautiful home, a rock star lifestyle, and a loving husband intent on ruining it all by knocking her up.

Cleaver family reunion [videorecording]

November 14, 2014
Burbank, CA : Asylum Home Entertainment/Gaiam, 2013.
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Trae Ireland, Tamara Goodwin, Arthur Richardson, Efé, Rachel Alig.
Features: making-of featurette.
A slightly dysfunctional African American family tries to settle their differences at the annual family reunion.

Women of the Bible.

November 13, 2014
2 videodiscs (315 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc labels.
Originally broadcast in 1987.
Mary of Nazareth : a mother's life -- Mysteries of the Bible : Queen Esther, far away and long ago -- Mysteries of the Bible : Scarlet women of the Bible -- Mary Magnalene : the hidden apostle -- Adam & Eve : lost innocence -- Solomon & Sheba : an epic love story -- Samson and Delilah : love and betrayal.
The women of the Bible represent a diverse and intriguing group; powerful, independent, romantic, and brave. Mary of Nazareth endured nearly lifelong ridicule and scorn while standing by her son. Queen Esther courageously saved the Jews from certain death, while the beautiful Sheba dazzled Solomon, legendary King of Israel, and inspired some of the Bible's most erotic love poetry. The story of Delilah reveals how her name became synonymous with treachery and deceit.


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