New Arrivals · DVDs—Foreign Feature Films

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

Re-cycle [videorecording] = Gui yu

July 18, 2014
Chatsworth, CA : Distributed by Image Entertainment, [2008]
1 videodisc (109 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Li Xinjie, Liu Zhaoming, Zeng Yaqi, Li Caihua, Zhou Junwei, Jetrin Wattanasin.
Special features: "Making of" featurette; deleted scenes; CG rendering comparisons; premier; Q & A session with cast & crew; trailer.
When a bestselling novelist decides to write a horror novel, she opens up the door to a terrifying realm of the supernatural, guided by one of her book's phantasmagorical creations now come to life. She now must confront a secret from her past to return.

Our children [videorecording]

July 17, 2014
©2012
1 videodisc (111 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Niels Arestrup, Tahar Rahim, Emilie Dequenne, Stephane Bissot, Mounia Raoui.
Title from disc label.
Murielle and Mounir fall in love and have children. They give over the control of their family by living with Mounir's rich adoptive father. It seems as if everything is going well, but underneath it all, Murielle is suffocating. Based on true events.

Bushido man [videorecording] : seven deadly battles

July 16, 2014
Los Angeles, Calif. : Shout! Factory, c2014.
1 videodisc (88 min) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Mitsuki Koga, Yoshiyuki Yamaguchi, Masanori Mimoto, Kentaro Shimazu, Kazuki Tsujimoto, Ema, Kensuke Sonomura, Masaki Suzumura, Naohiro Kawamoto, Marc Walkow, Yasutaka Yuki,Takashi Tanimoto, Taiju Nemoto, Takanori Tsujimori, Miki Mizuno
Upon returning from a pilgrimage across Japan, the warrior Toramaru arrives with tales of seven epic battles against Japan's most legendary fighters. As Toramaru's philosophy dictates that he know the enemy by eating his food, each masterfully choreographed fight is preceded by a helping of his prey's favorite dish. Designated successor to Master Gensai and leading proponent of the all around martial arts discipline. The cosmic way Toramaru tells the tales of the Seven Deadly battles as Master Gensai eagerly listen to the lavish and violent detail of Toramaru's adventures.

The lunchbox

June 25, 2014
©2013
1 videodisc (105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Lillete Dubey.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
Trying to add some spice to her marriage, Ila prepares a special lunchbox for her husband at work. Unbeknownst to her, it is mistakenly delivered to another worker, Saajan. Curious about the lack of reaction from her husband, Ila puts a note in the next day's lunchbox. This begins a series of lunchbox notes between Saajan and Ila, and the communication soon evolves into an unexpected friendship. Ila and Saajan become lost in a virtual relationship that could jeopardize both their lives.

Balupu = Balupu

June 25, 2014
Hyderabad : Sri Balaji Video, [2013].
1 videodisc (approximately 150 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Anjali, Ravi Teja, Shruti K. Haasan.
Title from container.
Ravi is a happy guy whose father wants to marry him off. He meets Shruti, who with her uncle, has a habit of cheating gullible young bachelors. In the process of Ravi teaching Shruti a lesson, she does fall in love with him. Only after past lives are revealed does Shruti find her true love.

Dhoom, 3 [videorecording]

June 25, 2014
Mumbai : Yash Raj Films, [2014]
1 videodisc (aproximately 172 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Aamir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Katrina Kaif, Uday Chopra, Jackie Shroff.
Title from container.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2013.
Chicago is hit by a mysterious thief targeting one bank. Can Mumbai cop Jai Dixit catch the shadowy chor--?

Kalavaramaaye madilo

June 25, 2014
Sterling, VA : Bhavani DVD, Inc., [2013].
1 videodisc : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Swati, Vikram Gokhale, Tanikella.
Title from container.
Sreya is a young woman who works two jobs to help take care of her sick mother. She aspires to be a singer and her goal is to sing for AR Rehman. An old man tells her she has a good voice, but is a bad singer. She joins the old man as a music student after his remark pushes her to learn more about music. By achieving her goals, she became a better person.

Telugabbai

June 25, 2014
Sterling, VA : Bhavani DVD, Inc., 2014.
1 videodisc (136 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Tanish, Ramya Nambeesan, Tashu Kaushik.
Title from container.
Arun and Bulan are childhood friends who live with their parents in Malaysia. Arun is in love with a model, Megha. She decides to leave him to marry her boss and move back to India. Bulan falls in love with Arun, who also starts loving her back. Then, Megha reappears.

The raid 2

June 25, 2014
©2014
1 videodisc (approximately 150 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian, Arifin Putra.
Title from disc label.
Special features: Director commentary; Q&A with Gareth Evans, Iko Uwais, and Joe Trapanese; The next chapter: Shooting a sequel.
Formidable though they may have been, Rama's opponents in that fateful building were nothing more than small fish swimming in a pond much larger than he ever dreamed possible. And his triumph over the small fry has attracted the attention of the predators farther up the food chain. His family at risk, Rama has only one choice to protect his infant son and wife. He must go undercover to enter the criminal underworld himself.

Angel of vengeance [videorecording]

June 18, 2014
Chatsworth, CA : Distributed by Image Entertainment, [2006]
1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Fat Chung, Yukari Oshima, Alex Fong.
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1993.
Two young women entangled in a power struggle between a trio of mobsters must fight to survive in a world run by vice and corruption.

Bloody brothers [videorecording]

June 18, 2014
Chatsworth, CA : Distributed by Image Entertainment, [2006]
1 videodisc (ca. 92 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Kent Cheng, Dicky Cheung, Yvonne Yung Hung, Ka-Kui Ho, Dick Wei.
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1994.
While visiting Shanghai, handsome young developer Hong meets the beautiful Kwun. They embark on a search for his friends from home, a brother and sister, who have become targets of a ruthless gang leader, Keung. They must fight to survive.

Death cage

June 18, 2014
©2006
1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Robin Shou, Joe Lewis, Kim Hee Ching, Angela Tsai, Mark Long.
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1988.
A front for the Bangkok mob, Kent's kick-boxing gym cheats its way into winning a competition and effectively closing down the Wi Chi School, whose crippled owner retires and opens a country car garage. However, he's accompanied by a few remaining students whose kung-fu fanaticism leads to a brutal showdown, where two men enter and only one man leaves.

Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster! : Godzilla vs. Hedorah

June 17, 2014
©1971
1 videodisc (86 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Akira Yamauchi, Hiroyuki Kawase, Toshie Kimura, Toshio Shibamoto.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1971.
Forget about acid rain and global warming! The worst ecological nightmare is actually Hedorah, which starts off small but quickly mutates into a giant flying monster capable of wiping out all life on whatever unfortunate planet it lands on! And since Hedorah grows by consuming the toxic gases and chemicals mankind has spilled into the air and water, in the early 1970s that means that its potential growth is unlimited! Fortunately for the human race, the Earth has an ultimate green defender.

Tout va bien [videorecording] = Everything's all right

June 16, 2014
[Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, c2005.
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Yves Montand, Jane Fonda, Vittorio Caprioli.
Special features (86 min.): "Letter to Jane" (an investigative documentary by Godard & Gorin about Jane Fonda's political activities in Vietnam, 1972, 52 min.); video interview with Godard (excerpted from the documentary film "La politique et le bonheur : Georges Kiejman", 1972, 7 min.); "It's all good : Jean-Pierre Gorin" (video interview with Gorin, 2004, 27 min.).
"Enhanced for 16:9 televisions"--Disc label.
"The story of a wildcat strike at a [French] sausage factory, as witnessed by an American reporter and her has-been New Wave film director husband"--Container.

The last time I saw Macao

June 10, 2014
New York, NY : Cinema Guild
1 videodisc (85 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Lydie Barbara.
Title from container.
Bonus features: Two short films by the directors: Red dawn (2011, 27 min.), Mahjong (2013, 35 min.); Interview with João Pedro Rodrigues and João Rui Guerra da Mata at the Melbourne International Film Festival; theatrical trailer.
Following a spectacular opening number, a lip-synched rendition of Jane Russell's sultry You Kill Me, the film's hero, in voiceover, sets the tale in motion. He has come to Macao in search of Candy, an old friend who he fears has been kidnapped by a shadowy crime syndicate. He searches the city streets, back alleys, gambling dens, and music halls, but Candy's whereabouts elude him, until a larger, more sinister plot comes into focus.

Lost in Thailand

June 10, 2014
[Plano, TX] : Well Go USA Entertainment, [2014]
1 videodisc (105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Xu Zheng, Huang Bo, Wang Baoqiang.
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2012.
Two rival businessmen (Xu Zheng and Huang Bo) must track down their boss at a Buddhist temple to secure a patent on a revolutionary new fuel additive. Xu catches the first plane to Bangkok, where his plans are delayed by the happy-go-lucky Wang (Wang Baoqiang), an unexpected travel companion who will open his eyes to life's true priorities.

Nuit #1

June 6, 2014
[United States] : Adopt Films, 2013.
1 videodisc (NTSC, 91 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Catherine De Lean, Dimitri Storoge, Veronique Rebizov.
Title from web page and container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2011.
Clara and Nikolai meet at a rave. They return to his apartment and frantically make love. Instead of a one night stand, the two lovers divulge their deepest secrets to each other. Though they are tempted to animas by all-too-common and diverse gender politics they simultaneously fear and embrace, the friction between them is trumped by a common determination to bridge the gap that they realize afflicts the women and men of their lost, but far from hopeless, generation.

Godzilla on Monster Island! : Godzilla vs. Gigan

June 6, 2014
©2014
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Hiroshi Ishikawa, Yuriko Hishimi, Tomoko Umeda.
Title from disc label.
Originally aired in 1972.
When alien invaders, plans for a children's theme park, and four giant monsters with six heads between them all collide, the result is the inevitable battle for the fate of the Earth. At least, that's how it is for Godzilla, who teams up with his former spiky foe Anguirus for a tag team match against two of his greatest adversaries: the legendary three headed King Ghidorah and Gigan, the cyborg hench-monster for insidious insect aliens who plots to wipe out all human life.

Godzilla vs. the sea monster [videorecording] : Ebirah-horror of the deep!

June 6, 2014
[United States] : Kraken Releasing, c2014, c1966.
1 videodisc (88 min) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Akira Takarada, Kumi Mizuno, Akihiko Hirata, Jun Tazaki.
Title from disc label.
Originally broadcast on television in 1966.
When Ryota's brother Yata disappears at sea, the intrepid youth and his friends join forces with a slightly trustworthy bank robber, steal a boat and go after him! Of course theres the little problem that Yata may be lost on a mysterious island where evil terrorist organization Red Bamboo has enslaved natives to make heavy water for nefarious purposes. And that means dealing with the island's monstrous, 164 feet tall guardian Ebirah, as well as Red Bamboo's arsenal of super advanced weaponry. On the plus side, help may be at hand in the form of a nubile island girl, two tiny fairies, their giant protector Mothra and the big G himself, the mighty Godzilla. Surviving the results of all that assistance may not be guaranteed, but Red Bamboo will never want to tangle with teenagers, and Godzilla at the same time again!

On the job

June 5, 2014
©2013
1 videodisc (116 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Piolo Pascual, Gerald Anderson, Joel Torre, Joey Marquez.
Bonus features: Making-of ; deleted scenes ; trailer.
"When a prominent drug dealer is murdered, Sergeant Acosta (Joey Marquez) and Federal agent Francis (Piolo Pascual) lead the investigation, but the trail goes immediately cold. What they discover is a conspiracy of massive scale: the killers (Joel Torre and Gerald Anderson) are inmates, temporarily released from jail as assassins before returning to incarceration. Prison. The last place a cop would look. A perfect cover-up"--Container.

Watchtower [videorecording]

June 4, 2014
[New York] : Film Movement, [2013]
1 videodisc (100, 17 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Olgun Ş̇imşek, Ṅilay Erd̈nmez, Menderes Samancilar, Kaḋir Çerṁik, Laç̇in Ceylan.
Title from disc label.
Enhanced for widescreen TV (16x9).
Special features include biographies of director & actor; and Watchtower theatrical trailer.
A man and a woman seeking refuge from the world: Nihat at a remote forest fire tower, Seher in her room at a rural bus station. When their lives collide, each now has to fight their battle of conscience before the other.

A touch of sin

June 3, 2014
©2013
1 videodisc (130 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jiang Wu, Wang Baoqiang, Zhao Tao, Luo Lanshan, Li Meng, Zhang Jiayi.
Special feature: trailers.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
Inspired by four shocking and true events, the film focuses on four characters who are driven to violent ends. An angry miner, enraged by widespread corruption, decides to take justice into his own hands. A rootless migrant discovers the infinite possibilities of owning a firearm. A young receptionist is pushed beyond her limits by an abusive client. A young factory worker goes from one discouraging job to the next, only to face increasingly degrading circumstances.

What's in a name?

May 29, 2014
©2014
1 videodisc (109 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Charles Berling, Patrick Bruel, Valerie Benguigui, Guillaume De Tonquedec, Judith El Zein.
Title from disc label.
Based on the play Le prénom / by Matthieu Delaporte and Alexandre de la Patellière.
Vincent, a successful forty-something, is about to become a father for the first time. He is invited to dinner at the apartment of his sister, Elisabeth, and brother-in-law, Pierre, where he catches up with his childhood friend, Claude. Whilst waiting for Anna, his younger spouse, his fellow guests happily bombard him with questions on his fast approaching fatherhood, but when his hosts ask Vincent what name he has chosen for his future offspring, his response plunges the family into chaos.

Blackout

May 29, 2014
©2012
1 videodisc (92 min) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Raymond Thiry, Kim van Kooten, Bas Keijzer.
Title from container.
DVD release of the 2012 motion picture.
On the day before his wedding, retired criminal Joe wakes up next to a murdered man with no recollection of what happened the night before. He soon discovers that a group of gangsters have pinned him as the lone suspect in the theft of twenty kilos of cocaine. He's got to get it back in 24 hours, or the life of his bride will be in serious danger.

Dishkiyaoon [videorecording]

May 29, 2014
London : Eros International Media, c2014.
1 videodisc (118 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Sunny Deol, Harman Baweja, Prashant Narayan, Aditya Pancholi.
A young boy aspires to become a don when he grows up because he believes in settling scores as opposed to leading a life of Ahimsa.

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