New Arrivals · DVDs—Foreign Feature Films

May 4, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

A brighter summer day / Gu ling jie shao nian sha ren shi jian / Yang Dechang dian ying zhi zuo ; Zhan Hongzhi, Yu Weiyan, Yang Dechang ; bian ju, Yang Dechang, Yan Hongya, Yang Shunqing, Lai Mingtang ; dao yan, Yang Dechang.

May 3, 2016
[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2016]
2 videodiscs (236 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Yang Jingyi, Zhang Zhen, Zhang Guozhu, Jin Yanling, Wang Juan, Zhang Han, Ke Yulun, Wang Baisen.
Special features: Disc 1: Commentary (features film critic Tony Rayns); Chang Chen (new interview where the actor discusees his breakthrough debut). Disc 2: Commentary (features film critic Tony Rayns); Likely consequence (recording of a play cowritten and directed by Edward Yang in Taipei in 1992).
Originally released as a motion picture in 1991.
Set in the early sixties in Taiwan, it is based on the true story of a crime that rocked the nation. A film of both sprawling scope and tender intimacy, this novelistic, patiently observed epic centers on the gradual, inexorable fall of a young teenager.

The club = El club

April 28, 2016
Chicago, IL : Music Box Films, [2016]
1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Roberto Farías, Antonia Zegers, Alfredo Castro, Alejandro Goic, Jaime Vadell, Alejandro Sieveking, Marcelo Alonso, José Soza, Francisco Reyes.
Widescreen (2.35:1)
Bonus features: commentary by Alfred Castro and Antonia Zegers; interviews with director Pablo Larraín and actress Antonia Zegers; Berlinale press conference excerpt; collectors' booklet featuring cast and crew interviews and an essay by Jessica Kiang.
Four priests exiled to a small seaside town to atone for the sins of their pasts find their fragile stability disrupted by the arrival of a newly-disgraced companion in this taut blackly comic drama.

Godzilla vs. Megaguirus [videorecording]

April 22, 2016
[United States] : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, 2003.
1 videodisc (106 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Misato Tanaka, Shosuke Tanihara, Masatou Ibu, Yuriko Hoshi.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2000.
Five years after Godzilla terrorized the city of Osaka, Japanese scientists have developed a sure-fire way to finally destroy Japan's monster nemesis. They have created the world's first man-made black hole, which will trap Godzilla for eternity! But during a testing of this new Dimension Tide, an insect caught in the hole mutates, producing gargantuan eggs that give birth to a new menace: giant dragonfly monsters called Meganula. Meganula queen, the 50-meter Megaguirus, is also on a hunt for Godzilla, needing to steal his energy to survive. From the sky down to the depths of a city's underground sewer tunnels, Megaguirus, Godzilla, and humankind battle for supremacy. Who will prevail in this high-tech, three-way battle of terror and destruction.

Son of Saul

April 21, 2016
Culver City, California : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2016]
1 videodisc (approximately 107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Géza Röhrig, Levente Molnár, Urs Rechn.
Title from container.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2015.
October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul Auslñder is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners isolated from the camp and forced to assist the Nazis in the machinery of large-scale extermination. While working in one of the crematoriums, Saul discovers the body of a boy he takes for his son. As the Sonderkommando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task: save the child's body from the flames, find a rabbi to recite the mourner's Kaddish.

Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah [videorecording] : Godzilla and Mothra : the battle for Earth

April 21, 2016
Culver City, CA : Columbia TriStar Home Video, [1998?]
1 videodisc (205 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah: Anna Nakagawa, Kosuke Toyohara, Megumi Odaka.
Special features: Theatrical trailers, scene selections.
"Double feature"--Container.
side A. Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (103 min.) -- side B. Godzilla and Mothra (1992).
Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah: A time travel device carrying representatives from the 23rd century lands in present-day Tokyo with the message that Godzilla is about to destroy the nation. The time travellers return to the past to stop the birth of Godzilla and are confronted by King Ghidorah, a three-headed reptile with breath of fire.

Bajirao Mastani : the love story of a warrior

April 20, 2016
1 videodisc (approximately 158 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra.
Special features may include: Behind the scenes (Making of film, Making of sets, Making of costumes, Making of music) ; deleted scenes ; movie images.
Based on the Marathi novel Rau written by N. S. Inamadar.
Bajirao Mastani immortalizes the journey of star-crossed lovers against the backdrop of war. Set in eighteenth century Hindustan, this romantic war drama is a tale of passion, bravery, betrayal and above all, love. Mounted with lavish sets, elaborate costumes and soulful music, it is one of the most expensive films ever made in India.

La dame dans l'auto avec des lunettes et un fusil = The lady in the car with glasses and a gun

April 19, 2016
Los Angeles, CA : Magnolia Home Entertainment, [2016]
1 videodisc (91 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Freya Mavor, Stacy Martin.
Based on the novel "La dame dans l'auto avec des lunettes et un fusil" by Sébastien Japrisot.
Secretary takes her boss's car for getaway holiday in the Mediterranean, on the trip, she is recognized by people she has not met before. When a body turns up in her trunk, things get serious as she implicated in a crime she knows nothing about. She must now figure out about to prove she is innocent.

Ip Man 3

April 14, 2016
Plano, TX : Well Go USA Entertainment, [2015]
1 videodisc (105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Donnie Yen, Lynn Hung, Jin Zhang, Mike Tyson, Patrick Tam.
When a band of brutal gangsters led by a crooked property developer make a play to take over the city, Master Ip is forced to take a stand.


April 12, 2016
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Koudous Seihon, Alassane Sy, Paolo Sciarretta, Aisha, Pio Amato.
Title from disc surface.
DVD release of the 2015 motion picture.
Best friends Ayiva and Abas live hard lives in Burkina Faso and dream of a better future that seems to await them in Europe, as evidenced by the glittering snapshots they've seen on social media of an immigrant's life abroad. Making the dangerous journey through Africa and across the Mediterranean Sea, they end up in the Italian city of Rosarno, only to lead equally hard lives of long working hours, harsh living conditions, and animosity toward them.

Titli [videorecording]

April 7, 2016
Mumbai : Yash Raj Films, 2015.
1 videodiscs (117 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Ranvir Shorey, Amit Sial, Shashank Arora, Lalit Behl.
Titli, the youngest member of a violent car-jacking brotherhood plots a desperate bid to escape the 'family' business. His struggle to do so, is countered at each stage by his indignant brothers, who finally try marrying him off to 'settle' him. Titli finds an unlikely ally in his new wife, Neelu, who nurtures her own set of frustrated dreams. They form a strange, mutually exploitative partnership in a desperate bid to escape the stranglehold of their family roots. But is escape the same as freedom?


April 5, 2016
1 videodisc (128 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Kostas Nikouli, Nikos Gelia, Yiannis Stankoglou, Marissa Triandafyllidou, Aggelos Papadimitriou, Romana Lobats, Patty Pravo, Kostis Rampavilas.
Special features: Original theatrical trailer.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.
Follows two young brothers in search of their birth father across the colorful landscape of Greece. Dany, 16, leaves Crete to find his 18 year-old brother Odysseus who lives in Athens and they journey to Thessaloniki where they think their father is living. When the handsome Odysseus isn't protecting his daydreaming, gay younger brother, he auditions for the television talent show "Greek Star" where he pursues his fantasy of becoming a singing star.

Bangalore days [videorecording]

March 31, 2016
Kerala, India : MC Movie Channel, [2014]
1 videodisc (ca. 172 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Title in Malayalam not transcribed.
The film's story revolves around three cousins Divya (Nazriya Nazim), Krishnan P.P., also known as Kuttan (Nivin Pauly) and Arjun (Dulquer), who share a close bond since their childhood. The cousins move from Kerala to Bangalore, seek mates, and negotiate big-city Indian modernity.


March 31, 2016
Mumbai : Reliance Entertainment, [2015]
1 videodisc (approximately 116 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Vira Sathidar, Vivek Gomber, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Pradeep Joshi, Shirish Pawar, Usha Bane.
Title from container.
"India's official entry to the 88th Academy Awards"--Container.
An ageing folk singer is accused of performing an inflammatory song which might have incited a sewage worker to commit suicide. As the trial unfolds, the personal lives of the lawyers and the judge involved in the case are observed outside the court.

Tamasha [videorecording]

March 31, 2016
Mumbai : Reliance Big Entertainment, 2016.
1 videodisc (ca. 151 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Javed Sheikh, Piyush Mishra.
Title from container.
Special features may include director's commentary, making of Tamasha, deleted scenes.
Ved and Tara meet each other with fake identities and take a week-long vacation in Corsica. Back in India though, it's a different story.


March 30, 2016
Brooklyn, New York: KimStim, [2015]
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Henrik Rafaelsen, Vera Vitali, Marius Kolbenstvedt.
Wide screen.
Extras: Eskil Vogt interview.
Ingrid lithe, beautiful, and married to an up-and-coming architect, is a woman contending with the recent loss of vision. While attempting to navigate a world without sight, she spends her days reconstructing the visual world by writing salacious stories that slowly morph into fantasies about her husband and other characters that may or may not actually exist. When real-life crashes into Ingrid's creations, she must finally come to terms with her new reality.

I nostri ragazzi = The dinner

March 24, 2016
[New York, NY] : Film Movement, [2015]
1 videodisc (94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Alessandro Gassman, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Luigi Lo Cascio.
Special features: Behind-the-scenes featurette; production montage; original theatrical trailer.
Based on the book by Herman Koch.
An ordinary meal among family turns into a taut morality play as the limits of polite society are tested and two brothers discover just how little they know about each other.

Ci ke Nie Yinniang = The assassin

March 24, 2016
Plano, TX : Well Go USA Entertainment, [2015]
1 videodisc (106 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Qi Shu, Chen Chang, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Zhou Yun.
Special features: behind the scenes (featurette) and trailer.
Nie Yinniang returns after several years in exile. The mission of her order is to eliminate the tyranny of the Governors who avoid the authority of the Emperor. Now she will have to choose between sacrificing the man she loves, or break definitively with the 'Order of the Assassins.'

Murder [videorecording]

March 23, 2016
Edison, N.J. : Video Sound Inc., [2004]
1 videodisc (130 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Emraan Hashmi, Ashmit Patel, Mallika Sherwat, Raj Zutshi.
Unhappy in marriage, Simran has an extramarital affair. Her husband, Sudhir discovers the affair and confronts her and her lover which leads them all on a path of destruction.

The wonders

March 23, 2016
[New York, NY] : Oscilloscope Laboratories, [2016]
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Alba Rohrwacher, Maria Alexandra Lungu, Sam Louwuck, Sabine Timoteo, Agnese Graziani, Monica Bellucci.
Widescreen (1.85:1)
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.
It centers on a family of beekeepers living in stark isolation in the Tuscan countryside. The dynamic of their overcrowded household is disrupted by the simultaneous arrival of a silently troubled teenage boy taken in as a farmhand and a reality TV show intent on showcasing the family. Both intrusions are of particular interest to the eldest daughter, who is struggling to find her footing in the world, and Rohrwacher conveys her adolescent sense of wonder and confusion with graceful naturalism.


March 21, 2016
Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2015]
1 videodisc (114 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Wagner Moura, Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen, Selton Mello, Christiane Amanpour, Andre Ramiro.
Widescreen (2.35:1).
Based on the novel by Andy Mulligan.
When three trash-picking boys from Rio's slums find a wallet in amongst the daily detritus of their local dump, little do they imagine that their lives are about to change forever. But when the local police show up, offering a handsome reward for the wallet's return, the boys realize that what they've found must be important.

Jiang shi = Rigor mortis

March 18, 2016
1 videodisc (101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Chin Siu-ho, Kara Wai, Nina Paw, Anthony "Friend" Chan.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
Includes trailer.
A washed-up actor, desperate and suicidal, moves into a haunted apartment building where zombies, vampires, ghosts, Taoist exorcists and undead souls prey upon his sanity.

Zed plus [videorecording] = Zeḍa plasa

March 17, 2016
Mumbai : Shemaroo Entertainment, 2015.
1 videodisc (ca. 139 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Adil Hussain, Mona Singh, Mukesh Tiwari, Kulbhushan Kharbandha.
An unsuspecting local from a Rajasthani small town is picked out by the Prime Minister for zed plus security. The power goes to his head and he develops far-reaching political ambitions.

Kaagaz ke fools [videorecording] = Kāgaza ke fūlsa

March 10, 2016
Mumbai : Shemaroo Entertainment, 2015.
1 videodisc (approximately 109 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Vinay Pathak, Mugdha Godse, Raima Sen, Saurabh Shukla.
An aspiring writer, Purushottam's laid-back attitude irks his Punjabi wife Nikki, who wants him to be successful. This leads to constant fights between the two.

Pyaar ka punchnama 2 [videorecording] = Pyāra kā pañcanāmā 2

March 10, 2016
Mumbai : Shemaroo Entertainment, 2015.
1 videodisc (approximately 136 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Kartik Aaryan, Nushrat Bharucha, Sunny Singh, Sonnalli Seygall.
Roomies Anshul, Tarun and Siddharth are also close buddies. They find love simultaneously with Ruchika, Kusum and Supriya, respectively. However, they discover the perils of being in a relationship soon enough.

Saint Laurent

March 10, 2016
Culver City, California : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2015]
1 videodisc (approximately 150 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Gaspard Ulliel, Jeremie Renier, Louis Garrel, Léa Seydoux.
Wide screen (1.85:1).
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.
Dive into the color and lush textures of the incredible life of fashion icon Yves Saint Laurent. Explore the mind of a creative genius, the intricacies that turned the haute couture label into a worldwide phenomenon and the glamour and decadence that followed his footsteps of fame and fortune.


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