New Arrivals · DVDs—Domestic Feature Films

March 12, 2020
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Little Joe

March 11, 2020
1 videodisc (ca. 105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Emily Beecham, Ben Whishaw, Kerry Fox, Kit Connor, Phenix Brossard, Leanne Best.
Special features: Q&A session with actress Emily Beecham and director Jessica Hausner.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2019.
Alice is a dedicated senior plant breeder at a corporation engaged in developing new species; when she engineers a special flower that can induce happiness, she smuggles one home as a gift for her son. As the plant grows and changes her son Joe's behavior, it becomes clear that "Little Joe" -- as the plant is called -- may have harmful side effects.

Critters attack!

March 11, 2020
Burbank, CA : Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc./Warner Home Video, [2019]
1 videodisc (89 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Tashiana Washington, Ava Preston, Jack Fulton, Jaeden Noel, Dee Wallace.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2019.
In this continuation of the beloved '80s film series, a young townie must protect the kids she's babysitting from an invasion of Crites, tiny, insatiable, carnivorous aliens, who've returned to capture a runaway royal of the species. Who will survive? And who will be eaten?

After Parkland

March 11, 2020
1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Participants: David Hogg, Dillon McCooty, Manuel Oliver.
Originally released in 2019.
"Filmed over the course of the spring, summer, and fall following the tragedy"--DVD container.
"In the days immediately following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that killed seventeen people, filmmakers Emily Taguchi and Jake Lefferman began filming with students and families whose lives were forever altered"--Container.

Jumanji. The next level

March 9, 2020
[Culver City, CA] : Sony Pictures, [2020]
1 videodisc (123 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Karen Gillan, Danny Devito, Jack Black, Awkwafina, Kevin Hart, Nick Jonas, Rhys Darby, Colin Hanks, Dania Ramirez, Danny Glover, Rory McCann.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2019.
The gang is back, but the game has changed. As they return to Jumanji to rescue one of their own, they discover that nothing is as they expect. The players will have to brave parts unknown and unexplored, from the arid deserts to the snowy mountains, in order to escape the world₂s most dangerous game.

Black Christmas

March 5, 2020
Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2020]
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Imogen Poots, Cary Elwes, Lily Donoghue, Brittany O'grady, Aleyse Shannon.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2019.
Hawthorne College is quieting down for the holidays. But as Riley Stone and her Mu Kappa Epsilon sisters prepare to deck the halls with a series of seasonal parties, a black-masked stalker begins killing sorority women one by one.

Richard Jewell

March 4, 2020
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2020]
1 videodisc (131 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell, Jon Hamm, Kathy Bates, Nina Arianda, Ian Gomez, Niko Nicotera, Paul Walter Hauser.
Title from disc label.
Based on the article "American nightmare: the ballad of Richard Jewell" by Marie Brenner.
The world is first introduced to Richard Jewell as the security guard who reports finding the device at the 1996 Atlanta bombing, his report making him a hero whose swift actions save countless lives. But within days, the law enforcement wannabe becomes the FBI's number one suspect, vilified by press and public alike, and his life ripped apart. Reaching out to independent, anti-establishment attorney Watson Bryant, Jewell staunchly professes his innocence.

Paradise Hills

March 3, 2020
1 videodisc (approximately 94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Emma Roberts, Danielle MacDonald, Awkwafina, Eiza Gonzalez, Milla Jovovich.
Widescreen (16x9).
Special features: bonus trailers; behind the scenes.
Generations into the future, a strict binary divides society into the bourgeoisie "superiors" and the "inferiors." Uma, a superior teenager, struggles with her family's decision to marry her off to Son, a fellow superior. Instead, she finds herself falling for Markus, an inferior. When her mother learns of the secret romance, she banishes Uma to Paradise Hills, a finishing school for rebellious young women. Uma learns that behind the high-class facility's beauty is a sinister secret. It's a race against the clock as a group of friends try to escape before the place consumes them all.

The wolf hour

March 3, 2020
[Warren, NJ : Passion River], [2019]
1 videodisc (99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jennifer Ehle, Naomi Watts, Emory Cohen.
Wide screen.
Title from disc label.
Set in the Bronx during the Summer of Sam, June becomes unraveled when an unseen tormentor begins harassing her in this taut Hitchcockian thriller.

Created equal

March 3, 2020
1 videodisc (91 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Aaron Tveit, Edy Ganem, Lou Diamond Phillips, Gregory Alan Williams.
Title from disc label.
When Alejandra Batista is rejected in her bid to become a Catholic priest, attorney Tommy Reilly agrees to sue the Archdiocese of New Orleans on her behalf, challenging Judge Watford to choose between Catholic tradition and breaking with convention.

Trauma center

March 3, 2020
[Santa Monica, CA] : Lionsgate, [2020]
1 videodisc (approximately 87 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Nicky Whelan, Bruce Willis, Tito Ortiz, Texas Battle, Catherine Davis, Lala Kent, Sergio Rizzuto, Tyler Jon Olson, Steve Guttenberg, Roman Mitichyan.
Wide screen.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2019.
Lt. Wakes, a vengeful police detective, is determined to solve the murders of his partner and an informant. Wakes joins forces with Madison, a witness injured during the shootings, after the killers pursue her across the abandoned floor of a hospital and confirm Wakes's worst fears: the two men are actually corrupt vice cops covering up a crime. As Wakes vows revenge, this heart-pounding action-thriller reaches an explosive climax.

Uncut gems

March 2, 2020
Santa Monica, CA : Lionsgate, [2020]
1 videodisc (135 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Adam Sandler, Julia Fox, Kevin Garnett, Idina Menzel, Lakeith Stanfield, Pom Klementieff, Eric Bogosian, The Weeknd.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2019.
A charismatic jeweler makes a high-stakes bet that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime. In a precarious high-wire act, he must balance business, family, and adversaries on all sides in pursuit of the ultimate win.


March 2, 2020
Santa Monica, CA : Lionsgate, [2020]
1 videodisc (108 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie, Liv Hewson, Jennifer Morrison, Alice Eve.
Title from disc label.
"Bases on a real scandal."--Package.
A group of women decides to take on Fox News head Roger Ailes and the toxic atmosphere he presided over at the network.

Green lantern : First flight

February 28, 2020
Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, ©2009.
1 videodisc (75 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Voices of: Christopher Meloni, Victor Garber, Tricia Helfer, Michael Madsen, John Larroquette, Kurtwood Smith, William Schallert, Larry Drake.
Special features: exclusive sneak peek at DC Universe's upcoming Superman/Batman: Public Enemies; behind the scenes of Blackest night, the epic DC Comics super hero event in which the dead rise; explore 3 other DC Universe animated movies.
Based on the DC Comics characters.
When Hal Jordan becomes a Green Lantern, he is put under the supervision of senior Lantern, Sinestro, only to discover that his so-called mentor is part of a secret conspiracy that threatens the entire Green Lantern Corps.

The last fall

February 28, 2020
[Chatsworth, Calif.] : Image Entertainment, ©2013.
1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Lance Gross, Nicole Beharie, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Darrin Dewitt Henson, Harry Lennix, Jr., Keith David.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2012.
An NFL journeyman struggles to deal with life's complexities. When unexpected turn of events brings him back to his hometown, Kyle rediscovers the one true love he left behind. Long before professional football has become his passion, his high school sweetheart, Faith had been his whole world. Kyle now must make the most important decision of his life.

Jim Allison : breakthrough

February 28, 2020
[United States] : War We Can Win LLC, [2019]
1 videodisc (91 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Woody Harrelson.
Title from disc label.
This is a recorded DVD and may not play on all DVD players or drives.
Today, Jim Allison is a name to be reckoned with throughout the scientific world, holding a 2018 Nobel Prize for discovering the role of the immune system in defeating cancer. But for decades, he waged a lonely war against the skepticism of the medical establishment and the resistance of Big Pharma. This is the astounding true story of one warm-hearted, stubborn man's visionary quest to find a cure for cancer.

Ray & Liz

February 28, 2020
[Brooklyn, NY] : Kim Stim, [2020]
1 videodisc (107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Richard Ashton, Jamie-Lee Beacher, Michelle Bonnard.
Title from disc label.
On the outskirts of Birmingham and the margins of society the Billingham family perform extreme rituals and break social taboos as they muddle through a life decided by factors beyond their control. At times shocking and laced with an unsettling humor, three episodes unfold as a powerful evocation of the experience of growing up in a Black Country council flat.

Hell on the border

February 28, 2020
Santa Monica, CA : Lionsgate, [2020]
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
David Gyasi, Ron Perlman, Chris Mullinax, Jaqueline Fleming, Rudy Youngblood, Nick Loren, Marshall Teague, Gianni Capaldi, Zahn McClarnon, Frank Grillo.
Special feautres: Commentary with writer/director Wes Miller and camera operator Ronald Bourdeau ; trailer.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2019.
The incredible true story of Bass Reeves, the first black U.S. Marshal in the Wild West. Having escaped from slavery after the Civil War, Reeves arrives in Arkansas seeking a job with the law. To prove himself, he must hunt down a deadly outlaw with the help of a grizzled journeyman. As he chases the criminal deeper into the Cherokee Nation, Reeves must dodge bullets and severe discrimination in hopes of earning his star, and ends up cementing his place as a cowboy legend.


February 28, 2020
Burbank, CA : Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, [2020]
1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Mary Nepi, Gabrielle Elyse, J. J. Nolan, Austin Fryberger.
Special features: behind-the-scenes ; bloopers ; commentary with the creators.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2019.
Sara would be a lot more secure if she could win back her super-hot ex, Skyler, but he's not interested unless they move to the next level. Sara decides to take the plunge without protection, but soon discovers Skyler isn't just like a normal teenage boy. Something changed on his summer trip to Mexico. When Sara wakes up the next morning nine-months pregnant, she turns to the only person she can trust: her nerdy ex-best friend, Hayley. The girls realize this alien problem is only the beginning.

Blowing up right now

February 27, 2020
[United States] : Gravitas Ventures, [2020]
1 videodisc (81 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Danny Jolles, Sujata Day, Maria Blasucci, Kelli Maroney, Pete Gardner, Sheldon Coolman, Corey Jantzen, Corey Sorenson, Melissa Nearman, Aaron Webman, Willie James Warren Jr..
Originally released as a motion picture in 2019.
A millennial couple in a long-term relationship breaks up amid a nuclear missile crisis in LA.

Charlie's Angels

February 27, 2020
[Culver City, CA] : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2020]
1 videodisc (approximately 118 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Elizabeth Banks, Naomi Scott, Sam Claflin, Kristen Stewart, Ella Balinska, Noah Centineo, Patrick Stewart, Djimon Hounsou, Nat Faxon.
Wide screen.
Not all available languages are listed on container.
Director Elizabeth Banks takes the helm as the next generation of fearless Charlie's Angels take flight. In Banks's bold vision, the Angels are working for the mysterious Charles Townsend, whose security and investigative agency has expanded internationally. With the world's smartest, bravest, and most highly trained women all over the globe, there are now teams of Angels guided by multiple Bosleys taking on the toughest jobs everywhere.

Dark waters

February 25, 2020
[Universal City, CA] : Universal, [2020]
1 videodisc (127 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins, Bill Camp, Victor Garber, Mare Winningham, William Jackson Harper, Bill Pullman.
Title from disc label.
Bonus materials: undercovering Dark waters; the cost of being a hero; the real people.
Inspired by a shocking true story, a tenacious attorney uncovers a dark secret that connects a growing number of unexplained deaths due to one of the world's largest corporations. In the process, he risks everything, his future, his family, and his own life to expose the truth.

Queen & Slim

February 25, 2020
[Universal City, CA] : Universal, [2020]
1 videodisc (132 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Chloe Sevigny, Flea, Bokeem Woodbine, Daniel Kaluuya, Indya Moore, Jodie Turner-smith, Kenneth Kynt Bryan, Benito Martinez.
Title from disc label.
Origianlly produced in 2019.
While on a forgettable first date together in Ohio, a black man and a black woman, are pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. The situation escalates, with sudden and tragic results, when the man kills the police officer in self-defense. Terrified and in fear for their lives, the man, a retail employee, and the woman, a criminal defense lawyer, are forced to go on the run. But the incident is captured on video and goes viral, and the couple unwittingly becomes a symbol of trauma.

Above the clouds

February 20, 2020
[United States] : Gravitas Ventures, [2020]
1 videodisc (87 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Naomi Morris, Andrew Murton, Philip Jackson, Gordon Kennedy, Cordelia Bugeja, Ian Bustard.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2018.
When Charlie discovers her parents have hidden her real father from her, she does what any 18-year-old would -recruits a homeless guy as her 'responsible adult' and sets off to Scotland on her provisional driving license to go find him.

Color out of space

February 20, 2020
Chatsworth, CA : Image Entertainment, [2020]
1 videodisc (111 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Nicholas Cage, Joely Richardson, Madeleine Arthur, Brendan Meyer, Julian Hilliard, Elliott Knight.
Title from container.
Based on the H.P. Lovecraft story, A colour out of space.
After a meteorite lands in the front yard of their farm, Nathan Gardner and his family find themselves battling a mutant extraterrestrial organism as it infects their minds and bodies, transforming their quiet rural life into a living nightmare.


February 20, 2020
Lexington, KY :, [2019?]
1 videodisc (68 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Presenter, Edward Lee ; commentators, Sandor Katz, Soyoung Scanlan, Chad Robertson, Nick Floyd, Antonio Fiasche.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2017.
"In the feature-length documentary Fermented, author and chef Edward Lee goes on a journey to understand how the ancient process of fermentation is used in modern cuisine both at home and abroad. The culinary world has labeled fermentation as the hottest food trend at the moment, and this film stands as point of entry into the deep dark world of beautiful rot, and what it means to humankind."--Website


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