New Arrivals · DVDs—Domestic Feature Films

September 21, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Uncle Drew

September 20, 2018
Santa Monica, CA : Summit Entertainment, [2018]
1 videodisc (approximately 103 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Kyrie Irving, Lil Rel Howery, Shaquille O'Neal, Chris Webber, Reggie Miller, Nate Robinson, Lisa Leslie, Tiffany Haddish, Nick Kroll.
Wide screen (1.85:1).
Special features: "Youngbloods of comedy" featurette; "Bucket seats & boom boom rooms: Uncle Drew's Van" featurette.
After draining his life savings to enter a team in the Rucker Classic street ball tournament in Harlem, Dax is dealt a series of unfortunate setbacks, including losing his team to his longtime rival. Desperate to win the tournament and the cash prize, Dax stumbles upon the man, the myth, the legend Uncle Drew and convinces him to return to the court one more time.

Night of the living dead

September 19, 2018
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman, Marilyn Eastman, Keith Wayne, Judith Ridley.
Title from disc label.
"This film was restored by The Museum of Modern Art and The Film Foundation"--Opening frames.
A group of strangers become stuck in a house together as zombies rise in search of living human flesh.

The keeping hours

September 19, 2018
Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2018]
1 videodisc (94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Lee Pace, Carrie Coon, Sander Thomas, Amy Smart, Ana Ortiz, Ray Baker, Cliff Chamberlain, Molly Hagan, Christina Vidal.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2017.
Anamorphic widescreen (2.39:1).
Ten years after the death of their son, a divorced couple is suddenly reunited by supernatural events that offer them a chance at forgiveness.

Urban country

September 19, 2018
[United States] : Vertical Entertainment, [2018]
1 videodisc (88 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Brighton Sharbino, Lou Diamond Phillips, Jason London, C. Thomas Howell.
Wide screen.
A troubled young girl must choose between a carefree and exciting life in the city and a hard-work, no frills country lifestyle in order to learn who she really is and what she wants out of life.

Bleeding steel

September 19, 2018
© 2018
1 videodisc (approximately 110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jackie Chan, Show Lo, Nana Ou-yang, Erica Xia-hou, Callan Mulvey, Tess Haubrich, Damien Garvey, Kim Gyngell.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2017.
While tracking down a deranged, mech-enhanced villain, Lin discovers that a geneticist's lost biochemical invention has been surgically implanted into his missing daughter. With the help of a young hacker, Lin connects the dots between the device that haunts his daughter, his enemy's sinister army, and a strange cultural phenomenon.

The hollow child

September 19, 2018
[Santa Monica, California] : Vertical Entertainment, [2018]
1 videodisc (88 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jessica McLeod, Hannah Cheramy, John Emmet Tracy, Genevieve Buechner.
Wide screen.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2017.
A troubled foster teen, Samantha, works to expose a dangerous supernatural imposter in her family and rescue her foster sister.

Mountain top : a journey of faith

September 19, 2018
1 videodisc (102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Barry Corbin, Coby Ryan McLaughlin, Lin Shaye, Valerie Azlynn, Bob Gunton.
Title from disc surface.
"Based on the novel from best-selling author Robert Whitlow."--Container.
Sometimes, the best place to see the future is on a mountain top. That's where lawyer turned preacher Mike Andrews life changed, and he has no intention of going back. The last thing he wants to do is return to the courtroom and represent an eccentric old man whose mind is filled with obscure visions and confusing dreams. But when Sam Miller's visions get personal, Mike discovers there are paths that lead higher than earthly mountains.

Billionaire Boys Club

September 18, 2018
[United States] : Vertical Entertainment, [2018]
1 videodisc (107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Taron Egerton, Emma Roberts.
Wide screen.
Title from disc label.
A group of wealthy boys in 1980s Los Angeles come up with a get-rich-quick scam that turns deadly.


September 18, 2018
Santa Monica, CA : Lionsgate, [2018]
1 videodisc (approximately 105 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Ana Ularu, Keanu Reeves, Pasha D. Lynchnikoff, Molly Ringwald, Boris Gulyarin, Ashley St. George, Dmitry Chepovetsky, James Gracie, Eugene Lipinski, Rafael Petardi, Veronica Ferres.
Wide screen (2.39:1).
Special features: Passion and Intrigue: Bringing Siberia to Life featurette.
When a diamond merchant from America travels to Siberia to find a buyer for a collection of blue diamonds with rare and mysterious origins, he becomes tangled in an affair with the owner of a small Siberian cafe. The more obsessive his affair becomes, the more the dangerous world of the Russian diamond trade intrudes upon his life, until eventually it seems there is no way out for either him or his lover. Both his relationship and the diamonds are soon in so much danger that all he can hope for is to find a way out.

Fahrenheit 451

September 17, 2018
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video
1 videodisc (approximately 100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Michael B. Jordan, Michael Shannon, Sofia Boutella, Lilly Singh, Khandi Alexander, Keir Dullea.
Wide screen (16:9).
Based on the novel by Ray Bradbury.
In a terrifying carefree future, Guy Montag, whose job as a fireman is to burn all books, questions his actions after meeting a young woman, and begins to rebel against society.

Hitler's Hollywood

September 17, 2018
1 videodisc (105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
English narration by Udo Kier ; German narration by Rüdiger Suchsland, Rike Schmid, Hans-Henrik Wöhler.
Wide screen.
Features the work of Hans Albers, Ilse Werner, Ferdinand Marian, Veit Harlan, Kristina Söderbaum, Helmut Käntner, Erich Kästner and other notable actors, directors, and screenwriters of the era.
Narrated by Udo Kier, the film asks what the Nazi cinema of the Third Reich reveals about its period and its people. About 1,000 feature films were made in Germany in the years between 1933-1945: musicals, melodramas, romances, costume dramas, and war films. Only a few were overtly Nazi propaganda films. But by the same token, even fewer of them can be considered harmless entertainment. How did the open lies and hidden truths in these films affect the future of German cinema?

The breakfast club

September 17, 2018
[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2018]
1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Emilio Estevez, Paul Gleason, Anthony Michael Hall, John Kapelos, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy.
Widescreen (1.85:1 aspect ratio).
Originally released as a motion picture in 1985.
When Saturday detention started at Shermer High School, they were simply the Jock, the Princess, the Brain, the Criminal and the Basket Case, but by that afternoon they had become closer than any of them could have imagined.

Desert hearts

September 17, 2018
[New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2017]
1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Helen Shaver, Patricia Charbonneau, Audra Lindley, Andra Akers, Gwenn Welles, Dean Butler, James Staley, Katie Labourdette.
Wide screen (1.85:1).
Based on the novel, Desert of the heart' by Jane Rule.
It is 1950s Nevada, and Professor Vivian Bell arrives to get a divorce. She's unsatisfied with her marriage, and feels out of place at the ranch she stays on, she finds herself increasingly drawn to Cay Rivers, an open and self-assured lesbian, and the ranch owner's daughter.

Dracula : Dead and loving it

September 17, 2018
Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, 2004.
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Leslie Nielsen, Mel Brooks, Peter MacNicol, Steven Weber, Amy Yasbeck, Lysette Anthony.
Special features: commentary by director/co-writer Mel Brooks, co-stars Steven Weber and Amy Yasbeck and co-writers Rudy DeLuca and Steve Haberman; theatrical trailer.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1995.
King of the spoofs, Leslie Nielsen, takes on the title role as the ever-loving Count.

His girl Friday

September 17, 2018
[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2017]
1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
His girl Friday: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy, Gene Lockhart, Helen Mack, Porter Hall.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1940.
Based on the play The front page, by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur, as produced by Jed Harris.
Hildy Johnson is a reporter who is matched in force only by her conniving-but-charismatic ex-editor and ex-husband, Walter Burns, who dangles the chance for her to scoop her fellow news writers with the story of an impending execution in order to keep her from hopping the train that's supposed to take her to Albany and a new life as a housewife.


September 17, 2018
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Susan Berman, Brad Rijn, Richard Hell, Nada Despotovich, Roger Jett, Kitty Summerall.
Wide screen (1.66:1).
"New 2K digital restoration, approved by director, Susan Seidelman."
After escaping New Jersey, the quintessentially punk Wren, a sparkplug in fishnets who lives dangerously downtown, moves to the city with the mission of becoming famous. When not pasting up flyers for herself or hanging at the Peppermint Lounge, she is getting involved with Paul, the nicest guy to ever live in a van next to the highway, and Eric, an aloof rocker.

Solo : a Star Wars story

September 14, 2018
[Los Angeles, California] : LucasFilm, [2018]
1 videodisc (approximately 135 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Joonas Suotamo.
Title from disc.
During an adventure into a dark criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future copilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion.


September 14, 2018
[United States] : Vertical Entertainment, [2018]
1 videodisc (104 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
John Travolta, Spencer Rocco Lofranco, Kelly Preston, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Stacy Keach, Lydia Hull, Chris Mulkey, Megan Leonard, Leo Rossi.
Title from disct.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2017.
The story follows infamous crime boss John Gotti's rise to become the 'Teflon Don' of the Gambino Crime Family in New York City. Spanning three decades and recounted by his son John Jr., it examines Gotti's tumultuous life as he and his wife attempt to hold the family together amongst tragedy and multiple prison sentences.


September 13, 2018
[El Segundo, California] : Gravitas Ventures, [2018]
1 videodisc (102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Austin Lyon, Katherine Hughes, Yvette Monreal, Eve Plumb, Scott Lowell.
Title from disc label.
In the hot desert monsoon season of Arizona, best friends John and Sarah have trouble letting go of each other after a tragedy rips them apart.


September 13, 2018
Santa Monica, CA : Lions Gate Home Entertainment, [2018]
1 videodisc (approximately 113 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska, David Zellner, Nathan Zellner, Robert Forster.
Title from disc label.
It's the Wild West, circa 1870. Samuel Alabaster, an affluent pioneer, ventures across the American frontier to marry the love of his life, Penelope. As his group traverses the west, the once-simple journey grows treacherous, blurring the lines between hero, villain, and damsel.

Jurassic world. Fallen kingdom

September 12, 2018
Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2018]
1 videodisc (129 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rafe Spall, Justice Smith, Daniella Pineda, James Cromwell, Toby Jones, Ted Levine, Jeff Goldblum, B. D. Wong.
Wide screen (2.39:1).
Special features: Chris Pratt's jurassic journals; On set with Chris & Bryce; Birth of the indoraptor; Rooftop showdown; Monster in a mansion; Death by dino; Malcolm's return and more.
When the island's dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen and Claire mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event.

House party 3

September 12, 2018
[United States] : New Line Home Video, ©2000.
1 videodisc (approximately 93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Kid 'N Play (Christopher Reid and Christopher Martin), Bernie Mac, Gilbert Gottfried, TLC, Angela Means, Immature, Michael Colyar, Tisha Campbell.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1994.
When Kid says "I do" to marital servitude, he gets an attitude from Play, who throws his high-haired friend the bachelor party of all time, from Uncle Vester, the original lady-killer, and most of all, from his fiancee Veda, who accuses her groom-to-be of hanky panky with his former babe, Sydney.

Black Butler. Book of the Atlantic

September 12, 2018
[Flower Mound, Texas] : Funimation, [2018]
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Bryn Apprill, Dawn Michelle Bennet, Justin Briner.
Wide screen.
Title from disc label.
Ciel Phantomhive and his demonic butler, Sebastian, are back, but their next case has them treading some rough waters! Aboard the luxury liner Campania, the two investigate an illegal human experiment that involves resurrecting the dead. But the closer they get to the truth, the closer they are to their own deaths! Will this be their final case, or will one hell of a butler keep them afloat?

Hearts beat loud

September 10, 2018
[United States] : Gunpowder & Sky, [2018]
1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Nick Offerman, Kiersey Clemons, Ted Danson, Toni Collette, Blythe Danner, Sasha Lane.
Title from disc.
A father and daughter form an unlikely songwriting duo in the summer before she leaves for college.

The escape

September 10, 2018
New York, NY : IFC Films, [2018]
1 videodisc (101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Gemma Arterton, Dominic Cooper, Frances Barber.
Title from disc.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2017.
In desperate need of a change, Tara one day makes a bold decision. Armed with a one-way ticket to Paris, she leaves everything behind to rediscover herself in a new city. But walking out of her life isn't so simple.


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