New Arrivals · DVDs—Domestic Feature Films

September 17, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

My online Valentine

September 16, 2019
[New York] : Cinedigm Entertainment, 2019.
1 videodisc (102 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Taja V. Simpson, Blue Kimble, Robert Christopher Riley, Laila Doom, Frank Adkinson, Angel Love, Jean Robert.
My Online Valentine follows, Cozette "Cozi" Newton and Blaze Maddox who find romance through an online dating site, blazedates.com. But just as Cozi decides to take a risk and give dating Blaze a chance, her ex-boyfriend, Ajax Booker, pops back into her life with plans of his own. As Ajax tries to woo back Cozi for Valentine's Day, something unexpected happens and it will change the lives of all of them.

Secret of the whistler

September 16, 2019
Lexington, KY : manufactured by Amazon.com kydc
1 videodisc (ca. 64 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Richard Dix, Leslie Brooks, Michael Duane.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1946.
"Ralph Harrison is a mediocre artist who lives off the money of his dying wife, Edith. Ralph begins an affair with a model, but when Edith suddenly starts to get better, she visits Ralph and finds out about his dalliance. Ralph devises a plot to get rid of Edith, but she has plans of her own to get revenge from beyond the grave." -- Container.

The thirteenth hour

September 16, 2019
©2015
1 videodisc (ca. 66 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Richard Dix, Karen Morley, John Kellogg, Jim Bannon, Regis Toomey.
Suggested by the CBS radio program entitled "The Whistler".
Originally released as a motion picture in 1947.
"Steve Reynolds, the owner of a struggling trucking firm, finds himself in competition with a rival company. While on a delivery, Steve is attacked by a masked assailant and his truck is stolen.The driver of the stolen truck ends up killing a motorcycle cop, and Steve is blamed for the crime. It's up to Steve to find out who stole the truck before he is sent to jail for the rest of his life."--Container.

Voice of the whistler

September 16, 2019
Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Inc., 2015.
1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Richard Dix, Lynn Merrick, Rhys Williams, James Cardwell, Tom Kennedy.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1945.
"Suggested by The Columbia Broadcasting System program "The Whistler"."
"Wealthy industrialist John Sinclair (Richard Dix, Cimarron) seems to have it all, but he has no friends or loved ones. When he falls ill, he is sent away to the Great Lakes for vacation, but he has another episode and ends up at a clinic. There, he meets Joan (Lynn Merrick, The Blonde from Brooklyn), a nurse engaged to internist Fred Graham (James Cardwell, He Walked by Night). John is told he only has months to live and asks Joan to go away with him to Maine telling Joan he'd give her his entire fortune when he passes. Joan grudgingly agrees, telling her fiance it will help their future. But when John regains his health and falls for Joan, their agreement changes, and Fred appears in Maine, wanting her back. Both men seem willing to do anything to keep Joan, including murder ..."--Container.

The whistler

September 16, 2019
Culver City, CA : Columbia Pictures, [2015]
1 videodisc : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in..
Richard Dix, J. Carrol Naish, Gloria Stuart.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1944.
Earl Conrad (Richard Dix), a recent widower, is so grief-stricken by his wife's death that he desperately wants to join her. Despite his ardent death wish, he can't bring himself to commit suicide, so he uses a go-between to hire a hit man (J. Carrol Naish) to kill him. Shockingly, not long after putting out a contract on himself, he discovers his wife is alive. When he realizes that his contact to the assassin is dead, Earl must find a way to reach his elusive killer before his time runs out.

Dater's handbook

September 16, 2019
New York : Cinedigm Entertainment
1 videodisc (84 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Meghan Markle, Kristoffer Polaha, Jonathan Scarfe, Lynda Boyd, Christine Chatelain, Adam Greydon Reid, Teryl Rothery, Willie Aames, Winnie Hung.
Wide screen.
"Hallmark Channel Valentine's collection"--Container.
A woman changes her personality according to a dating guidebook to find a husband but realizes the man she wants is the one who loves her for who she is.

Child's play

September 16, 2019
Universal City, CA : Universal, [2019]
1 videodisc (approximately 90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Aubrey Plaza, Gabriel Bateman, Brian Tyree Henry, Mark Hamill.
Title from disc label.
A shocking re-imagining of the 1988 horror classic.
A mother gives her son a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature.

Flower shop mystery : complete movie collection

September 12, 2019
New York, NY : Cinedigm Entertainment
1 videodisc (258 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Brooke Shields, Brennan Elliott, Beau Bridges.
Mum's the word ; Snipped in the bud ; Dearly depotted.
Murder doesn't beat around the bush, or at least that's the conclusion florist Abby Knight has come to. The former lawyer traded in her high-pressure job for a more serene life; but while she may have been done with homicide, it wasn't done with her. Now, in a new town, she finds herself being pulled into new cases which hit way too close to home. Her only option is to nip these murders in the bud, or the next funeral arrangement might be her own.

Searching for Ingmar Bergman

September 12, 2019
New York, NY : Oscilloscope Laboratories, [2019]
1 videodisc (99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Liv Ullmann, Gunnel Lindblom, Daniel Bergman, Ingmar Bergman Jr.
Title from disc surface.
Originally produced in 2019.
On the 100th anniversary of his birth, internationally renowned director Margarethe von Trotta examines Ingmar Bergman's life and work with a circle of his closest collaborators as well as a new generation of filmmakers. This documentary presents key components of his legacy, as it retraces themes that recurred in his life and art and takes us to the places that were central to Bergman's creative achievements.

Wild Rose

September 12, 2019
Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2019]
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jessie Buckley, Julie Walters, Sophie Okonedo, James Harkness, Matt Costello.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2019.
Rose-Lynn Harlan is bursting with raw talent, charisma, and cheek. Fresh out of jail and with two young kids, all she wants is to get out of Glasgow and make it as a country singer in Nashville. Her mom Marion has had a bellyful of Rose-Lynn's Nashville nonsense. Forced to take responsibility, Rose-Lynn gets a cleaning job, only to find an unlikely champion in the middle-class lady of the house.

Abduction

September 12, 2019
Los Angeles, CA : Shout!, [2019]
1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Scott Adkins, Andy On, Truong Ngoc Anh.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2018.
Quinn, a member of a SWAT unit, steps out of a park fountain with no recollection of who he is or where he came from. As he pieces together clues from his past, he vaguely recalls his young daughter, who has been kidnapped. Meanwhile, Connor, a former military operative turned gangster-for-hire, discovers that his wife has also disappeared in the night. These two men, with little in common, realize they must work together to find their loved ones and thwart their mysterious abductors.

5th of July

September 12, 2019
[United States] : Gravitas Ventures, [2019]
1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jaleel White, Brent Briscoe, Gary Anthony Williams, Azur-de, Sean Kanan.
Wide screen.
Title from disc label.
While Orlando is spreading his father's ashes on a lake, he utters a curse. He then gets robbed, drugged, tazed, enslaved and now the cops are after him. Can Orlando reverse the curse in time to pick up his girlfriend, or lose her forever?

Being Frank

September 12, 2019
Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2019]
1 videodisc (111 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jim Gaffigan, Logan Miller, Samantha Mathis, Alex Karpovsky, Anna Gunn.
Wide screen (1.85:1)
Bonus materials: Deleted scenes; Gag reel.
A regular father's family life is turned upside down when his son learns he has another family.

Yesterday

September 11, 2019
Universal City, CA : Universal, [2019]
1 videodisc (117 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Himesh Patel, Lily James, Ed Sheeran, Kate McKinnon, Sophia Di Martino, Ellise Chappell, Meera Syal, Harry Michell.
Title from disc label.
Anamorphic wide screen (2.39:1).
Jack Malik was just another struggling songwriter... but that was yesterday. After a mysterious blackout, Jack discovers he is the only person on earth who remembers The Beatles! As he rockets to fame by passing off the Fab Four's songs as his own, Jack risks losing Ellie--the one person who has loved him and believed in him from the start. Before the door to his old life closes forever, Jack must decide if all he needs is love, after all.

Shaft

September 11, 2019
Burbank, CA : Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, [2019]
1 videodisc (111 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Samuel L. Jackson, Alexandra Shipp, Avan Jogia, Regina Hall, Luna Lauren Velez, Richard Roundtree, Jessie Usher, Matt Lauria, Method Man.
Wide screen.
Title from disc label.
JJ, aka John Shaft Jr., may be a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, but to uncover the truth behind his best friend's untimely death, he needs an education only his dad can provide. Absent throughout JJ's youth, the legendary locked-and-loaded John Shaft agrees to help his progeny navigate Harlem's heroin-infested underbelly. And while JJ's own FBI analyst's badge may clash with his dad's trademark leather duster, there's no denying family.

When calls the heart. Season 6, movie 4, Disputing hearts

September 10, 2019
©2019
1 videodisc (approximately 80 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Erin Krakow, Jack Wagner, Kevin McGarry, Martin Cummins, Chris McNally, Pascale Hutton, Kavan Smith, Johannah Newmarch.
Wide screen (1.78:1).
"Season 6. Movie 4"--Container spine.
Despite their initial differences, Elizabeth and the town's new Mountie, Nathan, must work together to help his niece adjust to her new school and make friends. Meanwhile, tension and excitement are rising in the town when they strike oil. However, Gowen may have already been planning for such a day.

X-Men. Dark Phoenix

September 10, 2019
Beverly Hills, CA : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2019]
1 videodisc (114 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Sophie Turner, Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Evan Peters.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2019.
The story of one of the X-Men's most beloved characters, Jean Grey, as she evolves into her iconic alter ego. During a life-threatening rescue mission in space, Jean is hit by a cosmic force that transforms her into one of the most powerful mutants of all. Wrestling with this increasingly unstable power as well as her own personal demons, Jean spirals out of control, tearing the X-Men family apart and threatening to destroy the very fabric of our planet.

Mary Magdalene

September 9, 2019
©2019
1 videodisc (approximately 120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tahar Rahim.
Title from disc label.
Special features: cast & crew interview ; featurettes ; behind-the-scenes footage ; theatrical trailer.
She is one of the most transformative yet misunderstood women in history, alternately vilified as a sinner and canonized as a saint. For the first time, the incredible story of Mary Magdalene is told through her own eyes. In the first century A.D., the free-spirited Mary flees the marriage her family has arranged for her, finding refuge and a sense of purpose in a radical new movement led by the charismatic, rabble-rousing preacher Jesus.

The wind : demons of the prairie

September 9, 2019
Los Angeles, CA : Shout! Factory/IFC Films, [2019]
1 videodisc (88 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Caitlin Gerard, Julia Goldani Telles, Ashley Zuckerman, Miles Anderson, Dylan McTee.
Title from disc.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2018.
An unseen evil haunts the homestead in this chilling, folkloric tale of madness, paranoia, and otherworldly terror. Lizzy is a tough, resourceful frontierswoman settling a remote stretch of land on the nineteenth century American frontier. Isolated from civilization in a desolate wilderness where the wind never stops howling, she begins to sense a sinister presence that seems to be borne of the land itself, an overwhelming dread that her husband dismisses as superstition.

Echo in the canyon

September 9, 2019
[New York] : Greenwich Entertainment, [2019]
1 videodisc (83 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Originally produced in 2018.
Documentary celebrating the explosion of popular music that came out of LA's Laurel Canyon in the mid-'60s as folk went electric and the Byrds, the Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, and the Mamas and the Papas gave birth to the California Sound. Featuring Jakob Dylan, the film includes conversations and performances with Brian Wilson (the Beach Boys), Michelle Phillips (the Mamas & the Papas), Stephen Stills (Buffalo Springfield), David Crosby, Roger McGuinn (the Byrds), their contemporaries Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Graham Nash, and younger followers Jackson Browne and Tom Petty, as well as contemporary musicians influenced by their music.

Canal street

September 9, 2019
New York, NY : Cinedigm Entertainment
1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Bryshere Y. Gray, Mykelti Williamson, Mekhi Phifer, Kevin Quinn, Woody McClain, Lance Reddick.
Wide screen.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2018.
It is a modern-day thriller telling the story of Kholi Styles who is trying to get by in an unwelcoming new world. After he becomes the suspect of the mysterious death of a classmate, it's up to his father, Jackie Styles, an up-and-coming lawyer from the slums of Chicago, to defend his son in court and battle an outraged public before time runs out. Jackie fights to keep his faith and prove his son is not the monster the world has made him out to be.

The dead don't die

September 9, 2019
Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2019]
1 videodisc (104 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Eszter Balint, Steve Buscemi, Austin Butler, Danny Glover, Selena Gomez, Caleb Landry Jones, Carol Kane, Tilda Swinton, Tom Waits, Rosie Perez, Chloe Sevigny.
Wide screen (1.78:1).
Special features: Bill Murray: Zombie hunting action star; Stuck together; Behind the scenes.
In the sleepy small town of Centerville, something is not quite right. The moon hangs large and low in the sky, the hours of daylight are becoming unpredictable, and animals are beginning to exhibit unusual behaviors. No one quite knows why, and no one foresees the strangest and most dangerous repercussion that will soon start plaguing the town. The dead rise from their graves and savagely attack and feast on the living, and the citizens of the town must battle for their survival.

Nightmare cinema

September 9, 2019
New York, New York : Cinedigm Entertainment
1 videodisc (119 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Mickey Rourke, Elizabeth Reaser, Patrick Wilson, Adam Godley, Maurice Benard.
Wide screen.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2018.
In this twisted horror anthology, five strangers are drawn to an abandoned theater and forced to watch their deepest and darkest fears play out before them. Lurking in the shadows is the Projectionist, who preys upon their souls with his collection of disturbing films. As each reel spins its sinister tale, the characters find frightening parallels to their own lives.

The freedom to marry

September 9, 2019
Holland, Ohio : Dreamscape Media, LLC, [2016]
1 videodisc (86 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Featuring: Evan Wolfson, Mary L. Bonauto, Marc Solomon, April DeBoer-Rowse, Jayne DeBoer-Rowse.
Title from disc label.
Viewers will see the nail-biting behind-the-scenes story that traces the marriage equality movement's historic progress and reveals the masterminds who fought.

Tell it to the bees

September 9, 2019
[Ashland, OH] : Good Deed Entertainment, [2019]
1 videodisc (108 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Anna Paquin, Holliday Grainger, Emun Elliott, Steven Robertson, Lauren Lyle, Gregor Selkirk, Kate Dickie.
Title from disc.
Based on the novel by Fiona Shaw.
A single mother Lydia, who is abandoned by her husband, meets the small village's Doctor Jean Markham who has recently returned to her hometown when Lydia's son Charlie is taken under the doctor after being bullied in school. When Lydia and Charlie are unhoused because of Lydia's earnings from her work are not adequate to pay the rent, Jean invites them to stay in her home and she and Lydia soon develop a friendship and maybe something more.

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