New Arrivals · DVDs—Foreign Feature Films

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

City of women

May 26, 2016
New York, NY : Cohen Media Group, [2016]
1 videodisc (139 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Marcello Mastroianni, Bernice Stegers, Anna Prucnal, Jole Silvani, Donatella Damiani, Ettore Manni.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1980.
In a railway coach Sn̉poraz wakes from a nap and seduces a beautiful stranger. Then he follows her through a forest to a weird hotel where a feminist convention is being held. He is so unnerved by the vociferous hostility of the militants that he hides in the mansion of a female killer who has wooed and won a thousand hearts. Sn̉poraz will be forced to run the gauntlet before waking up and realizing that his adventure was only a crazy nightmare.

Mukhtiar chadha

May 25, 2016
London : distributed by Eros International
1 videodisc (115 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Diljit Dosanjh, Oshin Sai, Yashpal Sharma, Kiran Juneja.
Title from disc label.
Mukhtiar Chadha had to grow up in poverty having lost his father at a tender age. He was determined to make money by hook or by crook. He initially makes money from commissions on deals for friends which is easy as he is charming and everyone loves him. He then embarks on real estate and begins to prosper. He invests in the share market and all goes well until te Mafia gets involved in one of the properties he sold.


May 12, 2016
[New York, New York] : Film Movement, [2016]
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jacir Eid Al-hwietat, Hussein Salameh Al-sweilhiyeen, Hassan Mutlag Al-maraiyeh.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2014.

Prem ratan dhan payo [videorecording]

May 5, 2016
[Mumbai, India] : Ultra DVD Video, [2015?]
1 videodisc (ca. 2 hr., 44 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Salman Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Anupam Kher.
Special features include making-of featurettes.
While taking the place of the prince Vijay after an assassination attempt, lookalike Prem falls in love with the prince's beloved, Maithili.


May 5, 2016
1 videodisc (94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Günes Nezihe Șensoy, Doğa Zeynep Doğușlu, Elit Ișcan, Tuğba Sunguroğlu, Ilayda Akdoğan, Nihal Koldaș, Ayberk Pekcan.
Special features: interviews with cast of the film; director Deniz Gamze Erugüven's early short film, "A Drop of Water"; theatrical trailer.
It's the beginning of the summer. In a village in the north of Turkey, Lale and her four sisters come home from school, innocently playing with boys. The supposed debauchery of their games causes a scandal with unintended consequences. The family home slowly turns into a prison, classes on housework and cooking replace school, and marriages begin to be arranged.

Chal bhaag [videorecording] = Cala bhāga

May 5, 2016
Bathinda : Saga Music, [2016]
1 videodisc (111 min) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Deepak Dobriyal, Varun Mehra, Tarun Bajaj, Keeya Khanna.
Originally released in 2014.
Three small-time crooks are falsely framed for the murder of an MLA. Can truth prevail?

Double di trouble [videorecording] = Ḍabala dī ṭrabala

May 5, 2016
Bathinda : Saga Music, [2016]
1 videodisc (109 min) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Dharmendra, Gippy Grewal, Minissha Lamba, Gurpreet Ghuggi.
Based on Comedy of Errors, Shakespeare's well known play, takes a Desi avatar when father and son pair discover their mirror images in a different city. The riot of laughter begins when the people around this duplicate duo keep confusing between the two!


May 5, 2016
Mumbai : Reliance Entertainment, [2016]
1 videodiscs (approximately 92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Amitabh Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar, Aditi Rao Hydari, John Abraham, Neil Nitin Mukesh.
Special features: Making of Songs: Tere Bin, Tu Mere Paas, Maula, Atrangi Yaari; Friends behind the friendship song: Making of: Stars of Wazir, Angry Young Man, Not So Angry Young Man.
It is a tale of two unlikely friends, a wheelchair-bound chess master and a brave ATS officer. Brought together by grief and a strange twist of fate, the two men decide to help each other win the biggest game of their lives. But there's a dangerous opponent lurking in the shadows, trying to checkmate them.

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.'


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