New Arrivals · DVDs—Domestic Feature Films

September 23, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The neon demon

September 22, 2016
Los Angeles, Calif. : Broad Green Pictures, [2016]
1 videodisc (117 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Elle Fanning, Karl Glusman, Jena Malone, Bella Heathcote, Abbey Lee, Desmond Harrington, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves.
Title from disc label.
Special features: audio commentary with director Nicolas Winding Refn and Elle Fanning; Behind the soundtrack of The neon demon; About The neon demon.
When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will use any means necessary to get what she has.

A woman scorned [videorecording] : the Betty Broderick story

September 22, 2016
Chicago, IL : Questar, [2005]
1 videodisc (approximately 193 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Meredith Baxter, Stephen Collins, Michelle Johnson, Kelli Williams, Judith Ivey.
Title from disc label.
Special features: Audio commentary featuring Meredith Baxter and director Dick Lowry; cast biographies; chilling courtroom footage of Betty Broderick's testimony; the Los Angeles Times article that inspired the movies (DVD-ROM drive and Adobe Acrobat required).
A woman scorned: the Betty Broderick story -- Her final fury: the Betty Broderick story, the final chapter.
In 1991 the murder trial of Betty Broderick captured the nation's attention. After her picture-perfect marriage fell apart, Broderick killed her ex-husband and his new wife in a fit of rage. Was she an emotionally battered wife, or a cold-blooded killer?

Monster High. Welcome to Monster High

September 22, 2016
Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2016]
1 videodisc (74 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Debi Derryberry, Cassandra Morris, Celeste Henderson, Larissa Gallagher, Cristina Milizia.
Title from disc label.
"The origin story"--Container
Monsters once lived in hiding, even from each other, because they were afraid they would be in danger if humans knew they existed. But Draculaura, the daughter of Dracula, along with her best ghoulfriends, dreamt of a school where everyone was welcome and accepted for who they are. Determined to make their dream come true, the ghouls travel the world on an epic adventure to recruit new students. But even in this amazing place, there's drama.

Mike and Dave need wedding dates

September 21, 2016
Beverly Hills, California : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2016
1 videodisc (99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Zac Efron, Anna Kendrick, Adam Devine, Aubrey Plaza, Stephen Root, Sam Richardson, Sugar Lyn Beard.
Title from disc label.
Bonus features: deleted scenes; line-o-rama; alternate storyline "Pig sequence"; gag reel; bits on bits on bits; commentary by Jake Szymanski.
Hard partying brothers Mike and Dave place an online ad to find the perfect dates for their sister's Hawaiian wedding. Hoping for a wild getaway, the boys instead find themselves outsmarted and out partied by the uncontrollable duo.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

September 15, 2016
Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2016.
1 videodisc (101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Julian Dennison, Sam Neill, Rima Te Wiata, Rachel House, Oscar Kightley, Rhys Darby.
Title from disc label.
Special features: Commentary with director and actors; Behind the scenes; Blooper reel.
Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside. He quickly finds himself at home with his new foster family: the loving Aunt Bella, the cantankerous Uncle Hec, and dog Tupac. When a tragedy strikes that threatens to ship Ricky to another home, both he and Hec go on the run in the bush. As a national manhunt ensues, the newly branded outlaws must face their options.

A Cinderella story [videorecording] : if the shoe fits

September 15, 2016
Burbank, California : distributed by Warner Home Video, 2016.
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Sofia Carson, Thomas Law, Amy Louise Wilson, Jazzara Jaslyn, Jennifer Tilly.
Special features include music videos, making-of featurettes, a gag reel and deleted scenes.
"Based on characters created by Leigh Dunlap."
Tessa Golding assumes the identity of Bella Snow to get the chance to audition for the role of Cinderella alongside Reed West, but Tessa finds it challenging to maintain this double identity and tend to her stepmother and stepsisters while on their vacation at a resort.

Pelé : birth of a legend

September 15, 2016
New York, NY : IFC Films, [2016]
1 videodisc (107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Vincent D'onofrio, Rodrigo Santoro, Diego Boneta, Kevin De Paula, Leonardo Lima Carvalho, Mariana Nunes.
Title from disc label.
Based on the inspirational true story of legendary Brazillian football player Pelé.
Pele. A name known around the world, a sports legend who changed soccer forever, and a national hero who carried the hopes and dreams of a country on his back. But before he was an icon, he was a kid from the slums of Sao Paulo, Brazil, so poor that he couldn't afford a real soccer ball.

Blood simple

September 15, 2016
[United States] : The Criterion Collection, [2016]
1 videodiscs (95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya.
Widescreen (1.85:1)
Originally released as a motion picture in 1984.
A man hires a private investigator to kill his wife, who he thinks is cheating on him, and her lover, but the investigator has a plan of his own. A bad situation suddenly gets worse.

Cat people

September 15, 2016
[New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2016]
1 videodiscs (73 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Simone Simon, Kent Smith, Tom Conway.
Title from disc label.
(1.37:1) aspect ratio.
A Serbian immigrant living in Manhattan believes that, because of an ancient curse, any physical intimacy with the man she loves will turn her into a feline predator.

Highway to Hell [videorecording]

September 15, 2016
New York, N.Y. : Kino Lorber Inc., c1992.
1 videodisc (94 min) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Patrick Bergin, Adam Storke, Chad Lowe, Kristy Swanson and Richard Farsworth.
Title from disc label.
Special features: Audio commentary by director Ate de Jong; interview with SFX make up artist Steve Johnson; animated montage of images; original theatrical trailer.
As young lovers, Charlie and Rachel are eloping to Las Vegas for a secret wedding. Standing in their way is Satan, who taken a liking to the lovely Rachel and has sent his Hell cop to bring her down to Hell where she can satisfy his devilish lust. When Charlie follows, he's thrust into an expected world of living satanic bikers, cannibalistic blonds and a coffee shop where the only living thing is the food.

Louder than bombs

September 15, 2016
1 videodisc (109 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jesse Eisenberg, Gabriel Byrne, Isabelle Huppert, Devin Druid.
Title from disc label.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2015.
The fractious family of a father and his two sons confront their different feelings and memories of their deceased wife and mother, a famed war photographer.

The guyver [videorecording]

September 15, 2016
[United States] : New Line Home Entertainment, [2004]
1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Mark Hamill, Vivian Wu, Jack Armstrong, Jimmy Walker, David Gale, Brian Yuzna.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1991.
A college student discovers an alien device that turns him into a cyborg mutant. When strange creatures appear trying to take the device back, he begins to uncover a secret plot to genetically engineer terrifying monsters.


September 13, 2016
Port Washington, NY : Momentum Pictures, 2016.
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Beth Riesgraf, Martin Starr, Rory Culkin, Jack Kesy.
Title from disc label.
DVD release of the 2014 motion picture.
Anna suffers from agoraphobia so crippling that when a trio of criminals break into her house, she cannot bring herself to flee. But what the intruders don't realize is that agoraphobia is not her only psychosis.

Central intelligence

September 13, 2016
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2016.
1 videodisc (107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Kevin Hart, Amy Ryan, Danielle Nicolet, Aaron Paul.
Title from disc label.
After he reuinites with an old school pal through Facebook, a mild-mannered accountant is lured into the world of international espionage.

Teenage mutant ninja turtles : out of the shadows

September 13, 2016
Los Angeles, CA : Paramount, 2016
1 videodisc (approximately 111 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Megan Fox, Will Arnett, Tyler Perry, Laura Linney, Stephen Amell, Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard, Pete Ploszek, Alan Ritchson, Brad Garrett, Tony Shalhoub, Gary Anthony Williams, Brian Tee.
Title from disc label.
Based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters created by Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman.
After super villain Shredder escapes custody, he joins forces with mad scientist Baxter Stockman and two dimwitted henchmen, Bebop and Rocksteady, to unleash a diabolical plan to take over the world. As the Turtles prepare to take on Shredder and his new crew, they find themselves facing an even greater evil with similar intentions: the notorious Krang.


September 13, 2016
Universal City, CA : Universal, 2005.
1 videodisc (102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jet Li, Morgan Freeman, Bob Hoskins, Kerry Condon, Vincent Regan, Dylan Brown, Tamer Hassan, Michael Jenn.
Title from disc label.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2005.
This is the story of Danny, a slave who has lived his whole life without any sort of normal human interaction, with the mind and personality of a young child, Danny has only ever learned one lession in life: how to fight. Treated like a dog, including being forced to wear a collar, by his owner/boss, Bart, Danny has been raised to be a lethal fighting machine. Danny fights in illegal gladiator-style fight clubs, where he earns lots of money for Bart as the undisputed champion. After Bart has a car accident and ends up in a coma, Danny meets a kind elderly blind piano tuner. Danny is on the run because he knows secrets some bad guys don't want known. But the piano tuner who uses music to teach Danny some things about the world and about being human in general.

High strung

September 13, 2016
Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2016]
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Keenan Kampa, Nicholas Galitzine, Jane Seymour, Paul Freeman.
Title from disc label.
When a hip hop violinist busking in the New York subway encounters a classical dancer on scholarship at the Manhattan Conservatory of the Arts, sparks fly. With the help of a hip hop dance crew they must find a common ground while preparing for a competition that could change their lives forever.

Captain America, civil war

September 12, 2016
Burbank, CA : Marvel Studios, 2016
1 videodisc (approximately 147 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Chris Evans, Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp, Marisa Tomei, Tom Holland, Frank Grillo, Martin Freeman, William Hurt, Daniel Brühl.
Title from disc label.
Based on the Marvel comics by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby.
After another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps, one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark's surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.

The conjuring 2

September 12, 2016
New York, NY : New Line Cinema ; Burbank, CA : Warner Home video, [2016]
1 videodisc (134 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Madison Wolfe, Frances O'connor, Lauren Esposito.
Title from disc label.
Based on a true story.
Lorraine and Ed Warren, who, in one of their most terrifying paranormal investigations, travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.

The fits

September 9, 2016
New York, NY : Oscilloscope Laboratories, 2016.
1 videodisc (72 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Royalty Hightower, Alexis Neblett, Da'Sean Minor, Lauren Gibson.
Title from disc label.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2015.
Eleven-year-old tomboy Toni is bewitched by the tight-knit dance team she sees practicing in the same Cincinnati gymnasium where she boxes with her brother. Enamored by the power and confidence of the strong community of girls, Toni neglects her boxing, and instead eagerly absorbs the dance routines and drills. But when a mysterious outbreak of fainting spells plagues the team, Toni's desire for acceptance is challenged.


September 9, 2016
Santa Monica, CA : Grindstone, 2016.
1 videodisc (107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Bruce Willis, Christopher Meloni, Dave Bautista, Adrian Grenier, Lydia Hull, Jonathan Schaech.
Title from disc label.
Special features: commentary; deleted/extended scenes; The making of Marauders; cast/crew interviews; trailer gallery.
When an untraceable group of elite bank robbers execute the perfect heist making off with millions in cash and leaving a dead bank manager in their wake, the FBI agents investigating the robbery/homicide begin to uncover signs of corruption involving the bank's owner and his high power clients.

Half a sixpence [videorecording]

September 9, 2016
Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount, 2004.
1 videodisc (145 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Tommy Steele, Julia Foster, Cyril Ritchard, Penelope Horner, Elaine Taylor, Grover Dale, Hilton Edwards, Julia Sutton, Leslie Meadows.
Title from disc label.
Based on the musical "Half a sixpence" adapted from the novel "Kipps" by H.G. Wells.
Humble London drapery clerk Arthur Kipps inherits a fortune. He briefly forgets his old mates and his faithful girlfriend, but soon discovers that high society is not his cup of tea.

The parent trap ; The parent trap II.

September 9, 2016
Burbank, CA : Walt Disney Home Entertainment : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2005.
1 videodisc (ca. 210 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
The parent trap: Hayley Mills, Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith.
Title from container.
Based on the novel Das Doppelte Lottchen by Erich Kastner.
The parent trap (1961) (ca. 129 min.) -- The parent trap II (1986) (ca. 81 min.).
The parent trap: Susan and Sharon are identical twins that are separated by birth. Once they realize who they are, they make a plan to switch place with the high hopes of getting their parents back together again.

Popstar : never stop never stopping

September 8, 2016
Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, 2016
1 videodisc (87 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer, Sarah Silverman, Tim Meadows.
Title from container.
Special features: deleted scenes; gag reel; music videos; interview outtakes; bonus footage; how to donkey roll; big boy freestyle; shooting hoops; "Turn up the beef" backstory; Fun at CMZ!; feature commentary with Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer & Jorma Taccone; and more.
Conner4Real faces a crisis of popularity after his sophomore album flops, leaving his fans, sycophants and rivals all wondering what to do when he's no longer the dopest star of all.

The trick or treaters.

September 8, 2016
Beverly Hills, CA : Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2016]
1 videodisc (74 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Cole Sand, Gabe Eggerling, Taylor Autumn Bertman.
Based on the children's book "The three robbers" by Tomi Ungerer.
A charming German folktale based on a children's story about how Halloween came to be. Three robbers prowl the country and store their loot in a mountain cave. One night they stop a carriage and find an orphan, Tiffany, on her way to live with her wicked aunt. Tiffany is delighted to meet the robbers, but appalled at their ill-gotten wealth. What she does to change their ways will delight children of all ages.


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