New Arrivals · DVDs—Foreign Feature Films

July 11, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Abby sen

July 10, 2017
Mumbai, India : distributed by Reliance Big Entertainment, [2016]
1 videodisc (127 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Abir Chatterjee, Raima Sen, Chiranjeet Chakraborty, Arunima Ghosh.
Title from disc label.
Reliance : 01535.
Abby Sen, a struggling TV producer, time travels to 1980 to find a job in a leading TV channel.

Āraśī nagara

July 10, 2017
Kolkata : Shree Venkatesh Films, 2016.
1 videodisc (approximately 152 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Dev, Ritika, Jishu Sengupta.
Musical based on William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet.
The Khans & the Mitras families are in the real estate business and are sworn enemies. Both have their eyes on Arshinagar slum, which they dream of developing into luxury apartments or shopping malls. While the Khan and Mitra goons continue to engage in violent battles over acquiring the slum by fair means or foul, Bishwananath Mitra's son Ronojoy and Sabir Khan's daughter Zulekha happen to meet and fall in love at first sight.

Irada [videorecording]

July 3, 2017
Mumbai : Reliance Big Entertainment, 2017.
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Naseeruddin Shah, Arshad Warsi, Divya Dutta, Sharad Kelkar.
Army man, Parabjeet Walia dotes on his only daughter Riya. He is shattered when she is declared terminally-ill. On digging deeper to find the real cause of her mysterious disease, he discovers that many others in Punjab are dying of cancer because of the contaminated water that is supplied to the township.

Running Shaadi

June 30, 2017
Mumbai : Distributed by Reliance Big Entertainment, [2017?]
1 videodisc (approx. 115 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 cm
Amit Sadh, Arsh Bajwa, Taapsee Pannu.
Title from disc label.
A 23-year-old Bihari migrant Ram Bharose Pandey and his whiz-kid Sardar friend, Serabjit Sidhaana aka 'Cyberjeet', strike upon an ingenious brainwave of starting a website that helps young couples in Amritsar elope and get married. The website offers a comprehensive array of services to facilitate runaway weddings. The website becomes an instant hit with young love-struck couples facing parental opposition and the site becomes a rage in small-town Amritsar. While they are successful in getting many couples together, the underlying story of Running Shaadi is the love story between Bharose and his ex-employer's daughter, Nimmi. What happens with the site and their love story along with the absurdities of making people elope, is told as the film unfolds.


June 29, 2017
[Brooklyn, New York] : Icarus Films, [2017]
1 videodisc (130 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Nishijima Hidetoshi, Takeuchi Yūko.
Title from disc label.
Based on the novel by Yutaka Maekawa.
A year after a botched hostage negotiation with a serial killer turned deadly, ex-detective Koichi and his wife move into a new house with a deeply strange new neighbor. His old cop colleagues come calling for his help on a mysterious case, which may be related to the strange goings-on next door, in this insidiously constructed narrative that braids plot twists on top of plot twists and shock on top of shock.


June 23, 2017
[United States] : Vertical Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (117 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Iko Uwais, Cheslsea Islan, Sunny Pang, Julie Estelle.
Title from disc.
Container incorrectly states language in English.
A mysterious young man left for dead with a gunshot wound to the head jolts awake after months in a coma. Realizing that the man has lost his memory and identity, young nurse Ailin renames him Ishmael. The two begin to grow close, but their peace is short-lived when Ailin is violently taken by ruthless criminals.

Son of Joseph

June 23, 2017
[New York, New York] : Lorber Films, [2017]
1 videodisc (113 min.) sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Victor Ezenfis, Natacha Regnier, Fabrizio Rongione.
Title from disc.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2016.
A nativity story reboot. Vincent's mother always refused to reveal the identity of his father, but the teenager finally learns, to his dismay, that it's Oscar Pormenor, an egotistic and cynical Parisian publisher.


June 19, 2017
1 videodisc (ca. 108 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Gael Garcia Bernal, Luis Gnecco, Mercedes Moran, Alfred Castro, Antonia Zegers, Pablo Derqui, Alejandro Goic.
Special features: Commentary with director Pablo Larrain and actor Luis Gnecco; Deleted scenes.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2016.
In 1948 Chile, poet and Communist Senator Pablo Neruda suffers political persecution after criticizing President Gabriel González Videla's brutal anti-communist repression in a speech in the National Congress. This leads to a manhunt for his arrest, led by the fascist Police Prefect Oscar Peluchonneau inspiring Neruda to write his epic collection of poems, Canto General. As the legend of the poet hounded by the policeman grows, artists led by Pablo Picasso clamor for Neruda's freedom. Neruda plays with the inspector, laving clues designed to make their game of cat-and-mouse more dangerous.

Railroad tigers

June 19, 2017
[Plano, Texas] : Well Go USA Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (125 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jackie Chan, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi, Fan Xu, Jaycee Chan.
Title from disc.
Bonus features: The dangers of shooting; The making of; VFX featurette; The characters; English language available; trailer.
In 1941, Chinese railroad worker Ma Yuan organizes a group of freedom fighters to derail the Japanese war effort. Using his extensive knowledge of the train network, he leads his team of unlikely heroes on the most dangerous mission yet in this action-comedy-caper harkening back to Jackie Chan's classic Hong Kong films.

The state vs. Jolly LL.B 2 [videorecording]

June 16, 2017
Mumbai : Ultra Media Entertainment, 2017.
1 videodisc (132 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Akshay Kumar, Huma Qureshi, Saurabh Shukla, Annu Kapoor.
Special feature: Making of film; Making of songs.
An ambitious lawyer finds himself in a battle with a ruthless advocate after making an innocent mistake.

Daṅgala [videorecording]

June 16, 2017
Mumbai : Reliance Big Entertainment, 2017.
1 videodisc (161 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh.
"Audio description for the visually impaired by Saksham, Delhi."
The film traces the inspirational journey of Mahavir Singh Phogat, an amateur wrestler, who trains his daughters, Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari to become world class wrestlers.

Un padre no tan padre = From Dad to worse

June 14, 2017
[United States] : Panorama Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (ca. 97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Hector Bonilla, Jacqueline Bracamontes, Arturo Barba, Eduardo Tanus.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2016.
After grumpy 85-year-old Don Servando is kicked out of his retirement home, his estranged son Francisco has no choice but to invite his dad to live with him. Confronted with his son's hippie lifestyle and eccentric housemates, Don Servando goes off the rails, igniting a series of comic conflicts that put the house in jeopardy, and leaves everyone in stitches.

Teo-neol = Tunnel

June 14, 2017
Plano, TX : Well Go USA Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (127 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Ha Jung-Woo, Oh Dal-su, Doona Bae.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2016.
Based on Tunnel by So Jae-won.
When a tunnel collapses on Jung-soo, his ensuing rescue operation becomes the subject of widespread media coverage and frenzy. But days go by, nerves stretch thin, and Jung-soo must struggle for his life in the suffocating darkness alone.


June 13, 2017
Mumbai : Reliance Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (ca. 144 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Shah Rukh Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Mahira Khan, Atul Kulkarni, Mumtaz Sorcar, Jaideep Ahlawat.
A story of an ordinary man with an extraordinary ambition. Armed with a sharp business acumen and determination, Raees goes on to become the single most powerful man in his state. While his ways of dealing with adversaries may be ruthless, he is known as a man with a heart of gold. Everything seems to be going in favor of Raees until he meets the biggest challenge in the form of Majmudar: a no nonsense cop with a passion for solving crimes.


June 13, 2017
1 videodisc (113 min.) : sound, black & white, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Paula Beer, Pierre Niney, Ernst Stötzner, Marie Gruber, Johann von Bülow, Anton von Lucke, Cyrielle Clair, Alice De Lencquesaing.
Widescreen (2.35:1).
Adapted from Broken lullaby / by Ernst Lubitsch.
Set in Germany and France in the immediate aftermath of the First World War, (1914-1918), the film recalls the mourning period that follows great national tragedies as seen through the eyes of the war's 'lost generation': Anna, a bereft young German woman whose fiancé, Frantz, was killed during trench warfare, and Adrien, a French veteran of the war who shows up mysteriously in her town, placing flowers on Frantz's grave.

Journey to the West : the demons strike back

June 8, 2017
[Culver City, California] : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (109 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Kris Wu, Kenny Lin.
A monk and his disciples travel to the West to exorcise demonic possessions, but first need to understand their own personal anxieties.

Land of mine

June 8, 2017
Culver City, California : Sony Pictures Classics, [2017]
1 videodisc (approximately 101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Roland Møller, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2015.
In the aftermath of World War II, a group of surrendered German soldiers are ordered by Allied forces to remove their own landmines from the coast of Denmark.


June 8, 2017
Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2009]
1 videodisc (approximately 78 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Manuela Velasco, Ferran Terraza.
Special feature: "Rec: making of" featurette.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2007.
A beautiful, young TV reporter and her crew cover the night shift at the local fire station. When the station receives a call from an old lady trapped in the her apartment, the reporter and crew decide to ride along. Once the building is sealed off, the news crew, firefighters, and residents all become trapped inside, and with the camera running, nothing may survive but the film itself.

Force 2 [videorecording]

June 2, 2017
New Delhi : JSM Entertainment, 2017.
1 videodisc (127 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
John Abraham, Sonakshi Sinha, Tahir Raj Bhasin.
Sequel to the movie "Force".
Shiv Sharma, a mole in the Indian Embassy of Budapest is leaking information about RAW agents. ACP Yashvardhan teams up with RAW Agent KK to bring down the mole within RAW.

Journey to the West : conquering the demons

June 1, 2017
1 videodisc (approximately 110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Shu Qi, Wen Zhang, Huang Bo, Luo Zhixiang, Zhou Xiuna.
Subtitle from container.
DVD release of the 2013 motion picture.
This is a world plagued by demons, who cause its human inhabitants unspeakable suffering. Young demon hunter Xuan Zang, fearlessly guided by his belief in giving himself for the greater cause, risks his all and conquers a water demon, a pig demon and the demon of all demons, Sun Wukong. He embraces them as his disciples, and melts them with love. Meanwhile, Xuan Zang discovers the true meaning of Greater Love himself. In order to atone for their own sins and save the common people, the four of them embark on a journey to the West that's full of challenges.

Wolf guy

May 31, 2017
[United States] : Arrow Video, [2017]
1 videodisc (86 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Sonny Chiba.
Wide screen (2.35:1).
Based on a manga by Kazumasa Hirai.
Akira Inugami is the only survivor of a clan of ancient werewolves who relies on his supernatural powers to solve mysterious crimes. After a series of bloody killings perpetrated by an unseen force, Inugami uncovers a conspiracy involving a murdered cabaret singer, corrupt politicians, and a plot by the J-CIA to harvest his blood in order to steal his lycanthropic powers. At the same time, Inugami also discovers the truth behind his family heritage, and that he may not be the last of his kind.

Staying vertical

May 31, 2017
[Culver City, CA] : Strand Releasing Home Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Damien Bonnard, India Hair, Raphael Thiery, Christian Bouillette, Laure Calamy.
Wide screen.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2016.
It follows filmmaker Leo, whose amorous encounter with a free-spirited shepherdess results in a baby he's forced to raise. Through a series of unexpected and unusual encounters, while simultaneously struggling to find inspiration for his next film, Leo will do whatever it takes to stay standing.


May 25, 2017
Kualalumpur : Suara Networks AV, [2016]
1 videodisc (approximately 140 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Rajinikanth, Winston Chao, Radhika Apte.
Before Indian Independence, many Tamils from South India were sent to Malaysia as indentured laborers. Kabali, the protagonist, fights this oppression. After a lengthy imprisonment, he is more determined than ever to fight for his people.

The Ghazi attack

May 25, 2017
Mumbai : Reliance Big Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (161 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Rana Daggubati, Atul Kulkarni, Kay Kay Menon, Taapsee Pannu.
The Ghazi Attack is inspired by true events from the Indo-Pakistani war of 1971.
Special features : Theatrical trailer.
The story is about an executive naval officer of the Indian Submarine and his team, who remain underwater for 18 days. The film is based on the mysterious sinking of PNS Ghazi during Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.

Our little sister

May 24, 2017
Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2016]
1 videodisc (approximately 127 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Haruka Ayase, Masami Nagasawa, Suzu Hirose, Kaho, Ryô Kase.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2015.
Based on the graphic novel "Umimachi diary" by Akimi Yoshida.
When their father, who has been absent for fifteen years, dies, his three adult daughters travel to to his funeral where they meet and bond quickly with their teenage half sister.


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