New Arrivals · DVDs—Domestic Feature Films

November 9, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Corporate animals

November 8, 2019
©2019
1 videodisc (86 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Demi Moore, Ed Helms, Jessica Williams, Karan Soni, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Martha Kelly, Dan Bakkedahl, Calum Worthy, Jennifer Kim, Nasim Pedrad.
Title from disc label.
Bonus features: 3 behind the scenes featurettes; audio commentary featuring director Patrick Brice, writer Sam Bain, and producer/star Ed Helms.
Lucy is the egotistical megalomaniac CEO of Incredible Edibles, America's premier provider of edible cutlery. In her infinite wisdom, Lucy leads her staff including her long-suffering assistants, Freddie and Jess, on a corporate team-building caving weekend to New Mexico. When disaster strikes, not even their useless guide, Brandon, can save them.

Ophelia

November 8, 2019
©2019
1 videodisc (approximately 106 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts, Tom Felton, Clive Owen, George MacKay.
Special features: cast and crew interviews ; deleted scenes ; theatrical trailer.
Based on the novel by Lisa Klein.
The unspoken, complex heroine of Hamlet shares her own story through modern language in contemporary Denmark. As a rebellious and motherless child, Ophelia is taken into Elsinore Castle by Queen Gertrude as one of her most trusted ladies-in-waiting. Soon enough, Ophelia captures the affections of the young Prince Hamlet. A passionate romance kindles between the two in secret as the kingdom is on the brink of war amidst its own political intrigue and betrayal. When Hamlet's father is murdered and the prince's wits begin to unravel into an insatiable quest for vengeance, Ophelia sharply navigates the rules of power in Denmark all while struggling to choose between her true love and her own life.

The farewell

November 8, 2019
Santa Monica, California : Lionsgate, 2019.
1 videodisc (approximately 98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin, Zhao Shuzhen, Lu Hong, Jiang Yongbo, Chen Han, Aoi Mizuhara, Zhang Jing, Yang Xuejian.
Wide screen.
Special features: Audio commentary with writer/director Lulu Wang and director of photography Anna Franquesa-Solano; Nothing but the truth: confessions of a writer/director; Going home: a conversation with Awkwafina; Deleted scenes.
Chinese-born, U.S.-raised Billi reluctantly returns to Changchun to find that, although the whole family knows their beloved matriarch, Nai-Nai, has been given mere weeks to live, everyone has decided not to tell Nai Nai herself. To assure her happiness, they gather under the joyful guise of an expedited wedding, uniting family members scattered among new homes abroad. As Billi navigates a minefield of family expectations and proprieties, she finds there's a lot to celebrate.

Boy genius

November 8, 2019
[El Segundo, California] : Gravitas Ventures, [2019]
1 videodisc (94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Miles Brown, Rita Wilson, Nora Dunn, Skylan Brooks, Zach Gilford, Arden Myrin, Ravi Patel, Tracie Thoms, Jackson Pace, Michael Paul Chan, Peter Breitmayer, Patrika Darbo.
Wide screen.
Title from disc label.
Emmett is a twelve-year-old prodigy and junior at Heart High. After his older brother is accused of the thefts at school, Emmett must prove him innocent. He enlists the help of local crime novelist, Mary, to find the real culprit.

Prey

November 8, 2019
[New York] : Cinedigm, [2019]
1 videodisc (85 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Logan Miller, Kristine Froseth.
Wide screen.
Title from disc label.
After his father is tragically killed in a carjacking, Toby is left stricken with guilt. He is begrudgingly enrolled in a 'lost and found' program, in which he will spend three days and three nights on a remote jungle island. Toby soon finds that this 'uninhibited' island is not so lonely when he meets a mysterious girl named Madeleine. It soon becomes clear that neither of them are safe here and time is running out.

The drone

November 8, 2019
[Santa Monica, CA] : Lionsgate, [2019]
1 videodisc (82 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
John Brotherton, Alex Essoe, Rex Linn, Anita Briem, Simon Rex, Neil Sandilands.
Special features: commentary, making of The drone, trail gallery.
A terrifying, outrageous tale takes flight as a serial killer is struck by lightning while holding his precious drone. Weeks later, the drone shows up at the home of newlywed couple Chris and Rachel. Without them realizing it, the drone films the couple and takes control of their TV, computer, security system, and car. Soon, Chris and Rachel fear that the device may be connected to them, and is out for horrific, hovering revenge.

Undercover brother. 2

November 8, 2019
©2019
1 videodisc (85 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Michael Jai White, Barry Bostwick, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Gary Owen, Affion Crockett, Laila Odom.
Wide screen (1.78:1).
Title from disc surface.
Way back in 2002, the brothers were hot on the heels of The Man, the leader of a racist, worldwide syndicate known as The Organization, but accidentally got caught in an avalanche of oppressive, white snow. Sixteen years later, they are discovered, thawed out, and as Undercover Brother remains in a coma; Lionel sets out to finish the job they started. With the help of The Brotherhood, Lionel must take on an even more dangerous threat to the black community.

A joyous Christmas

November 8, 2019
New York, NY : Cinedigm Entertainment
1 videodisc (84 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Natalie Knepp, Michael Rady, Bonnie Bedelia.
Wide screen.
"Hallmark Movies & Mysteries holiday collection"--Container.
A successful motivational speaker learns the true meaning of Christmas when she is rescued from a near-fatal accident by a stranger. This close encounter leads her to discover that helping others is not only the key to true success but just might lead her to find true love.

Road to Christmas

November 8, 2019
©2019
1 videodisc (86 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jessy Schram, Chad Michael Murray, Teryl Rothery.
Wide screen (1.78:1).
"Part of Countdown to Christmas" -- container.
Los Angeles television producer Maggie Baker unwittingly falls for Danny Wise, the son and former producer of his mother's popular annual Christmas special 'Julia Wise Lifestyle'. When Maggie's secret plan to reunite Danny and his two brothers with Julia during the live broadcast in Vermont goes awry, Maggie is reminded that above all, it is the love for family and friends that makes the merriest of Christmas.

Rocky Mountain Christmas

November 8, 2019
New York, NY : Cinedigm Entertainment
1 videodisc (84 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Kristoffer Polaha, Lindy Booth, Treat Williams.
Wide screen (16x9).
"Part of Miracle of Christmas"--Container.
Sarah Davis heads to her uncle's struggling ranch to escape New York and the spotlight from a recent breakup. Returning home for the first time since her aunt passed, complications arise when Graham, an entitled Hollywood star, arrives at the ranch to prepare for his next film. As Sarah and Graham start to bond, Sarah may get more for Christmas than she bargained for.

Burn

November 8, 2019
Universal City, CA : Universal Studios, [2019]
1 videodisc (88 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Tilda Cobham-hervey, Suki Waterhouse, Harry Shum Jr., Shiloh Fernandez, Josh Hutcherson.
Widescreen (1.90:1).
Title from disc surface.
Melinda, a lonely and unstable gas station attendant, is tired of being overshadowed by her more confident, outgoing co-worker Sheila. But after the gas station is held at gunpoint by Billy, Melinda takes the opportunity to take matters into her own hands, regardless of who gets hurt.

Brian Banks

November 7, 2019
[Universal City, CA] : Universal, [2019]
1 videodisc (99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Aldis Hodge, Greg Kinnear, Sherri Shepherd, Tiffany Dupont, Melanie Liburd, Matt Battaglia, Dorian Missick, Xosha Roquemore.
Widescreen
The inspirational true story, an All-American high school football star committed to USC who finds his life upended when he is wrongly convicted of a crime he didn't commit. Despite lack of evidence, Banks is railroaded through a broken justice system and sentenced to a decade of prison and probation. Years later, with the support of Justin Brooks and the California Innocence Project, Banks fights to reclaim his life and fulfill his dreams of playing in the NFL.

Good boys

November 7, 2019
Universal City, CA : Universal, [2019]
1 videodisc (ca. 89 min.) : sd., color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jacob Tremblay, Molly Gordon, Will Forte, Lina Renna, Retta, Keith L. Williams, Brady Noon, Millie Davis, Enid-Raye Adams, Chance Hurstfield, Josh Caras.
Widescreen.
Includes: alternate ending, deleted & extended scenes, gag reel, plus much, much more.
After being invited to his first kissing party, twelve-year-old Max is panicking because he doesn't know how to kiss. Eager for some pointers, Max and his best friends Thor and Lucas decide to use Max's dad's drone to spy on a teenage couple making out next door. But when things go ridiculously wrong, the drone is destroyed. Desperate to replace it before Max's dad gets home, the boys skip school and set off on an odyssey of epically bad decisions.

Fiddler : a miracle of miracles

November 7, 2019
[Culver City, CA] : Samuel Goldwyn Films, [2019]
1 videodisc (approximately 97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Title from disc label.
The first in-depth documentary film that chronicles the life and themes of this iconic offering of American culture.

Matewan

November 6, 2019
©2019
1 videodisc (133 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Chris Cooper, Mary McDonnell, Will Oldham, David Strathairn, Ken Jenkins, Kevin Tighe, Gordon Clapp, Bob Gunton, Jace Alexander, Joe Grifasi, Nancy Mette, Jo Henderson, Josh Mostel, Gary McCleery, Maggie Renzi, Tom Wright, Michael Preston, Tom Carlin, Jenni Cline, Michael A. Mantel, James Earl Jones.
Wide screen (1.85:1).
Features: New 4k digital restoration, supervised by director John Sayles; Audio commentary from 2013 featuring Sayles and cinematographer Haskell Wexler; Two new documentaries on making of the film featuring Sayles, producer Maggie Renzi, production designer Nora Chavooshian, and actors Chris Cooper, James Earl Jones, Mary McDonnell, Will Oldham, and David Strathairn; New interview with composer Mason Daring; Short documentary on the impact that Matewan's production had on West Virginia; New program on the film's production design featuring Chavooshian; Trailer, An essay by critic A.S. Hamrah.
"Written and directed by John Sayles, this wrenching historical drama recounts the true story of a West Virginia coal town where the local miners' struggle to form a union rose to the pitch of all-out war in 1920. When Matewan's miners go on strike, organizer Joe Kenehan (Chris Cooper, in his film debut), arrives to help them, uniting workers white and black, Appalachia-born and immigrant, while urging patience in the face of the coal company's violent provocations. With a crackerjack ensemble cast--including James Earl Jones, David Strathairn, Mary McDonnell, and Will Oldham--and Oscar-nominated cinematography by Haskell Wexler, Matewan taps into a rich vein of Americana with painstaking attention to local texture, issuing an impassioned cry for justice that still resounds today"--Container.

The Hammer horror series : 8-film collection.

November 6, 2019
Universal City, CA : Universal, [2014]
4 videodiscs (686 min.) : digital, sound, color, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
The kiss of the vampire: Clifford Evans, Edward De Souza, Noel Willman, Jennifer Daniel, Barry Warren ; directed by Don Sharp ; (1 hr., 29 min.)
Title from container.
Originally released as motion pictures between 1960 and 1964.
Disc 1. Brides of Dracula ; The curse of the werewolf -- Disc 2. The phantom of the opera ; Paranoiac -- Disc 3. The kiss of the vampire ; Nightmare -- Disc 4. Night creatures ; The evil of Frankenstein.
The kiss of the vampire: "On their honeymoon, Gerald and Marianne take a wrong turn and end up in a remote European village. They are welcomed into the castle of Count Ravna, who turns out to be a vampire. When the count and his vampire cult kidnap Marianne, Gerald must ally with the reclusive vampire hunter Professor Zimmer, to rescue Marianne and destroy the vampire sect."

Jirga

November 6, 2019
[Studio City, CA] : Lightyear Entertainment, [2019]
1 videodisc (78 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Sam Smith, Sher Alam Miskeen Ustad, Mohammad Mosam.
Title from disc label.
An ex-soldier returns to Afghanistan to find the family of a civilian he accidentally killed during the war. Seeking forgiveness, he puts his life in the hands of the village justice system.

Luce

November 6, 2019
Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2019]
1 videodisc (110 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, Tim Roth, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Norbert Leo Butz, Andrea Bang.
Wide screen (2.39:1).
Based on the play by JC Lee.
Garnering recognition for his stellar athletic abilities and intellectual accomplishments "Luce" follows the titular characters struggle of maintaining his integrity while dealing with the circumstances of his background. Adopted from a war-torn country just ten years prior, Luce becomes the very essence of what many consider to be the American Dream. However, all changes when his teacher encounters a shocking revelation upon examining the contents of Luce's locker. Luce is then charged with fighting to maintain his integrity and reputation, as everyone around him begins to question his true character and motives.

Them that follow

November 6, 2019
©2019
1 videodisc (approximately 98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Olivia Colman, Kaitlyn Dever, Alice Englert, Jim Gaffigan, Walton Goggins, Thomas Mann, Lewis Pullman.
Wide screen.
Special feature: cast interviews with Alice Englert, Thomas Mann, and Walton Goggins.
Deep in Appalachia, Pastor Lemuel Childs officiates over an isolated community of serpent handlers, an obscure sect of Pentecostals who freely take up venomous snakes to prove themselves before God. As his devoted daughter Mara prepares for her wedding day under the observant eye of Hope Slaughter, Mara reveals a deadly secret that threatens to shatter the entire community.

The peanut butter falcon

November 6, 2019
[Santa Monica, CA] : Lionsgate, 2019.
1 videodisc (approximately 97 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Shia Labeouf, Dakota Johnson, Zack Gottsagen, John Hawkes, Thomas Haden Church, Bruce Dern, Jon Bernthal.
Special features: Zack's story; Photo gallery.
An adventure story set in the world of a modern Mark Twain that begins when Zak, a young man with Down syndrome, runs away from a nursing home where he lives to chase his dream of becoming a professional wrestler and attending the wrestling school of the Salt Water Redneck. Through circumstances beyond their control, Tyler, a small-time outlaw on the run, becomes Zak's unlikely coach and ally.

Liyana

November 6, 2019
©2017
1 videodisc (77 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Featuring, Gcina Mhlophe.
"Supported by Fork Films, The Carlo and Micòl Schejola Foundation, Doha Film Institute, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation"--Beginning credits.
"Under the guidance of acclaimed South African storyteller Gcina Mhiophe, five orphaned children from Swaziland collaborate to craft a collective fairytale drawn from their darkest memories and brightest dreams."--Container.

10 minutes gone

November 6, 2019
©2019
1 videodisc (approximately 88 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Michael Chiklis, Bruce Willis, Meadow Williams, Kyle Schmid, Lydia Hull, Lala Kent, Texas Battle, Swen Temmel, John Hickman, Sergio Rizzuto, Tyler Jon Olson.
Special features: making-of ; cast/crew interviews ; trailer gallery.
Crime boss Rex hires Frank and his crew to steal a priceless jewel stash, but the job goes wrong when someone tips off the cops. After Frank suffers a blow to the head, he wakes up to find the jewels are gone and no memory of his attacker. Now, Frank must confront his team members one by one to find the traitor before Rex covers his tracks by having Frank murdered.

The reckoning

November 6, 2019
New York, NY : Cinedigm Home Entertainment, [2016]
1 videodisc (86 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Katie Leclerc, Jacob Blair, Chad Connell.
Widescreen.
Based on the book by Beverly Lewis.
Shunned by the township she was raised in, a young Amish woman finds herself enjoying an affluent life in the secular world and engaged to a successful businessman. When a long lost love unexpectedly returns from her past with a startling revelation, she is torn between her newfound modern life and the simplicity of her humble past, and must now choose the life, and the man, that wll finally give her peace of mind.

Mame

November 6, 2019
Burbank, Calif. : Warner Bros Entertainment : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2007]
1 videodisc (131 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Lucille Ball, Beatrice Arthur, Bruce Davison, Joyce Van Patten, Kirby Furlong, Robert Preston, Jane Connell.
Title from disc label.
Based on the Broadway musical Mame by Jerome Lawrence & Robert E. Lee and Jerry Herman.
She'll coax the blues right out of your heart. Madcap Auntie Mame is suddenly her nephew's guardian in this sparkling adaptation of the Broadway hit.

Christmas at Grand Valley

November 6, 2019
Nwe York, NY : Cinedigm Entertainment
1 videodisc (84 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Danica McKellar, Brennan Elliott.
Wide screen.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2018.
Burned out from the hubbub of the Chicago gallery world, artist Kelly returns home to the picturesque town just in time for Christmas. Maybe her favorite town's shining season will reinvigorate her love of art and guide her down her next path. Leo, the businessman and all-star dad to his children, struggles to balance his time this holiday season. When he is assigned to review a hotel in the town for its value, he sees this as the perfect opportunity for a Christmas family vacation.

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