New Arrivals · DVDs—Domestic Feature Films

February 27, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Believe me

February 26, 2015
©2014
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Nick Offerman, Johanna Braddy, Alex Russell, Max Adler, Christopher McDonald, Zachary Knighton, Miles Fisher, Sinqua Walls.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.
Sam stands on stage as thousands of fans go wild. Smart, charismatic, handsome, he moves them with his message, and when he calls for donations to his charity, the money pours in. Only thing is, Sam doesn₂t believe a word he₂s saying. Just months earlier, Sam was a typical college senior focused on keg stands, hookups and graduation. But when a surprise tuition bill threatens his dream of law school and leaves him thousands of dollars in the hole, he₂s forced to think outside the box.

Private peaceful

February 26, 2015
©2012
1 videodisc (102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jack O'Connell, Frances De La Tour, Richard Griffiths.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2012.
Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo.
Private Peaceful details the gritty rural lives and loves of Tommo and Charlie - two young brothers - and their poor Devonshire family from 1909 until 1916, when the outbreak of war destroys their country idyll. Both join up (one under age) leaving behind the beautiful Molly who is the love of both their lives. The young men survive gas attacks, shelling, German troops and the appalling deaths of their close friends. But one thing they cannot escape is summary military justice.

Algorithms

February 26, 2015
©2012
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
"In India, a group of boys dream of becoming Chess Masters, driven by a man with a vision. But this is no ordinary chess and these are no ordinary players. Algorithms is a documentary on the thriving but little known world of Blind Chess in India. Filmed over three years, Algorithms travels with three talented boys and a totally blind player turned pioneer to competitive national and world championships and visits them in their home milieu where they reveal their struggles, anxieties and hopes. Going beyond sight and story, this observational sport doc with a difference moves through the algorithms of the blind chess world challenging the sighted of what it means to see. It allows for the tactile and thoughtful journey that explores foresight, sight and vision to continue long after the moving image ends."--Film website.

Captive

February 26, 2015
New York, NY : First Run Features
1 videodisc (122 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Isabelle Huppert, Katherine Mulville, Marc Zanetta, Timothy Mabalot, Maria Isabel Lopez.
Title from disc label.
DVD release of the 2012 motion picture.
At a beach resort in the Philippines, twenty guests are kidnapped by an Islamic separatist group fighting for the independence of Mindanao. French social worker Therese Bourgoine is among those taken to a jungle island, with the Filipino army in hot pursuit. Over weeks and then months, a strange bond grows between the kidnappers and hostages, and things are not as straightforward as they seem.

Elsa & Fred

February 26, 2015
[Los Angeles, California] : Millennium Entertainment, [2014]
1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Shirley MacLaine, Christopher Plummer, Wendell Pierce, Jared Gilman, Erika Alexander, Marcia Gay Harden, Chris Noth, Scott Bakula, George Segal.
Special feature: making-of featurette.
Based on the motion picture Elsa y Fred, written by Marcos Carnevale, Marcela Guerty and Lily Ann Martin.
The story of two people who, at the end of the road, discover that it's never too late to love. After losing his wife, Fred feels disturbed, confused and alone, so his daughter helps move him into a small apartment where he meets Elsa. From that moment on, everything changes. Elsa bursts into Fred's life like a whirlwind, determined to teach him that the time he has left to live, be it more or less, is precious and that he should enjoy it as he pleases.

Evils of the night

February 26, 2015
©2010
1 videodisc (85 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Neville Brand, Aldo Ray, John Carradine, Julie Newmar.
Special features: trailer, outtakes, full television version of the film.
On spine: Gorgon Video, widescreen.
Teens out on a camping trip are captured by auto mechanics working for aliens who need young blood to survive.

The secret of Haunted Castle

February 26, 2015
©2009
1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Nick Price, Cameron Monaghan, James Faulkner.
Title from disc label.
Based upon the novel by Joseph Arthur.
Even when his friends throw him a surprise party, boy detective Jupiter Jones refuses to attend, instead choosing to investigate the case of a mysterious intruder. But when the case leads straight to Terror Castle, Jupiter must enlist the help of his friends, Pete and Bob, so that they can investigate the secrets that like within the castle together. However, Jupiter may find more than he bargained for when the case begins to lead back to the disappearance of Jupiter's own parents.

The hunted

February 25, 2015
©2013
1 videodisc (88 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Josh Stewart, Ronnie Gene Blevins, Skipp Sudduth, Nikki Deloach.
Title from disc label.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2013.
Chasing their dream of landing their own hunting show, two hunters head into the dense, secluded mountains of West Virginia only to realize they are not alone.

Revelation trail

February 25, 2015
©2013
1 videodisc (108 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Daniel Van Thomas, Daniel Britt, Robert Valentine, Jordan Elizabeth.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
In late nineteenth-century America, a preacher's life is destroyed as a gruesome power consumes the land. The man known only as Preacher must find his purpose in the fight against the mysterious undead. Joined by the town Marshal, a man with his own set of demons, he faces the risen dead, a ravaged landscape and the evils of the living on a journey to nowhere. Along the way, the men discover which lines they're willing to cross in the name of survival.

The captive

February 25, 2015
©2014
1 videodisc (112 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Ryan Reynolds, Scott Speedman, Rosario Dawson, Mireille Enos, Kevin Durand.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.
Eight years after the disappearance of Cassandra, some disturbing indications seem to indicate that she's still alive. Her parents, detectives, and Cassandra herself will try to unravel the mystery of her disappearance.

Kill the messenger

February 25, 2015
©2014
1 videodisc (112 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jeremy Renner, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ray Liotta, Tim Blake Nelson, Barry Pepper, Oliver Platt, Michael Sheen, Paz Vega, Michael Kenneth Williams, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Andy Garcia, Lucas Hedges, Richard Schiff, Josh Close, Robert Patrick, Yul Vazquez, Gil Bellows, Dan Futterman.
Special features: Deleted scenes; Kill the messenger : the all-star cast; Crack in America; Filming in Georgia; Feature commentary with director Michael Cuesta.
Based upon the books "Dark alliance" by Gary Webb and "Kill the messenger" by Nick Schou.
Webb stumbles onto a story which leads to the shady origins of the men who started the crack epidemic on the nation's streets, and further alleges that the CIA was aware of major dealers who were smuggling cocaine into the U.S., and using the profits to arm rebels fighting in Nicaragua. Despite warnings from drug kingpins and CIA operatives to stop his investigation, Webb keeps digging to uncover a conspiracy with explosive implications.

Dracula untold

February 25, 2015
©2014
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper, Sarah Gadon, Charles Dance.
Title from disc label.
Bonus features: Day in the life, Luke Evans ; Dracula retold ; slaying 1000 ; feature commentary.
As his kingdom is being threatened by the Turks, young prince Vlad Tepes must become a monster feared by his own people in order to obtain the power needed to protect his own family, and the families of his kingdom.

Dumb and dumber to

February 25, 2015
Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Kathleen Turner, Laurie Holden, Rob Riggle.
Title from disc label.
Based on characters created by Bennett Yellin & Peter Farrelly & Bobby Farrelly.
Lloyd and Harry go on a road trip to find a child Harry never knew he had, and the responsibility neither should ever, ever be given.

The hunger games. Mockingjay. Part 1

February 25, 2015
©2014
1 videodisc (122 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Donald Sutherland, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore.
Title from disc label.
Based on the novels by Suzanne Collins.
With the games destroyed and Peeta captured, Katniss becomes the symbol of rebellion while trying to rescue Peeta from the capitol.

Ouija

February 25, 2015
Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Olivia Cooke, Douglas Smith, Bianca A. Santos, Daren Kagasoff.
Title from container.
Bonus feature: Adapting the fear.
A surprise box office hit centering on a group of friends who must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board after investigating the mysterious death of a girl.

Exhibition

February 23, 2015
©2013
1 videodisc (104 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Viviane Albertine, Liam Gillick.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
Bonus features: Caprice (Joanna Hogg's student film starring Tilda Swinton, 26 min.) ; a podcast interview with director Joanna Hogg ; stills gallery ; trailer.
An intimate examination of a contemporary artist couple, whose living and working patterns are threatened by the imminent sale of their home.

Moontrap

February 23, 2015
©1989
1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Bruce Campbell, Walter Koenig, Leigh Lombardi, Robert Kurcz, John J. Saunders, Reavis Graham.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1989.
Astronauts sent to the moon investigate evidence of what appears to be signs of human life. They reanimate the body of a woman who warns them that the moon is under the control of a race of alien cyborgs, which have been awaiting the opportunity to stage their invasion of Earth. The humans realize that desperate measures must be taken to halt the cyborgs' departure from the moon, even if it ends in their own destruction.

Munger road [videorecording]

February 23, 2015
[Los Angeles, Calif.] : Distributed by Freestyle Digital Media, c2011.
1 videodisc (ca. 86 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Bruce Davison, Randall Batinkoff, Trevor Morgan, Lauren Storm, Hallock Beals, Brooke Peoples, Art Fox.
Special features: trailer (theatrical trailer and 30 second trailer) ; featurettes on the legend, the town, characters, the team, and post production.
On the evening of October 7th, four teenagers from Saint Charles, Illinois venture out to a dark, mysterious road where local legend is that the train tracks have been haunted for years. Unbeknownst to them, while the small town prepares for their annual Scarecrow Festival the next day, a child murderer from the past has escaped imprisonment and his whereabouts are unknown. The police begin a search for the murderer, fearing that he has come home, while the teenagers become stuck on Munger Road, unable to call for help. As the police gather evidence about the murderer, they realize that the haunting of Munger Road may be connected to the terrible past, that the missing teenagers could be in grave danger, and that the worst horrors may be yet to come.

The road [videorecording]

February 23, 2015
Los Angeles : Freestyle Digital Media, [2011]
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Carmina Villaroel, Marvin Agustin, Rhian Ramos, TJ Trinidad, Barbie Forteza.
Special features: trailers ; location photos and storyboard guides; costume design sketches and notes.
"Three teenagers go missing on an abandoned road after a joyride gone wrong. Luis Medina is the police investigator assigned to the case. In the course of his investigation, Luis finds the remains of another victim on the same abandoned road. The corpse is identified as one of two sisters who both disappeared a decade before..." -- Container.

Reel zombies

February 19, 2015
©2013
1 videodisc (89 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Mike Masters, David J. Francis, Stephen Papadimitriou, Stephannie Hawkins, Paul Fler.
Title from container.
Program content ©2008.
When two independent filmmakers try to complete a zombie film, they decide to use footage from the real-life zombie outbreak occurring around them.

Whiplash

February 19, 2015
Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2015]
1 videodisc (approximately 107 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Miles Teller, J. K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Paul Reiser, Austin Stowell, Nate Lang.
Special features: Commentary with writer/director Damien Chazelle and J. K. Simmons; An evening at the Toronto International Film Festival with Miles Teller, J. K. Simmons, and Damien Chazelle.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.
Andrew Neyman is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite East coast music conservatory. Plagued by the failed writing career of his father, Andrew hungers day and night to become one of the greats. Terence Fletcher, an instructor equally known for his teaching talents as for his terrifying methods, leads the top jazz ensemble in the school. Fletcher discovers Andrew and transfers the aspiring drummer into his band.

Extraction day

February 19, 2015
[United States] : Millennium Entertainment, [2014]
1 videodisc (126 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Allison Busner, Aaron Tomlin, Jeremy Ninaber, Dan Cyr.
Title from disc surface.
A man wakes up on the floor of a dark, cold room, surrounded by lifeless bodies. He has no idea where he is, who he is, or how he got there. The first thing he is told is that he has the secret to mankind's survival and no matter what happens next, he needs to survive! The only problem is, he doesn't remember what that secret is, or who he can trust.

The whale

February 19, 2015
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video
1 videodisc (approximately 87 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Martin Sheen, Jonas Armstrong.
Title from disc label.
"The true life adventure that inspired Moby Dick"--Container.
On November 20, 1820, in the Southeast Pacific, an enormous 85-foot sperm whale rammed and sank Nantucket whale ship The Essex and set its crew adrift more than a thousand miles from land. Only eight members of the young crew survived starvation, thirst and exposure, rescued at last by British whale ships three months later.

Outside bet

February 19, 2015
Sherman Oak, CA : Inception Media Group, LLC, [2015]
1 videodisc (approximately 101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Bob Hoskins, Jenny Agutter, Vincent Regan, Kate Magowan, Emily Atack, Phil Davis.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2012.
Based on a true story and from the acclaimed novel, The mumper.
Set against the financially fraught mid 80's, a life-long group of friends find themselves at the bad end of a severance package and invest their savings in a racehorse, hoping that one final race can turn their fortunes around.

The shift

February 19, 2015
New York : Cinedigm
1 videodisc (77 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Leo Olivia, Casey Fitzgerald, Danny Glover, Genesis Ochoa.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
In one twelve-hour hospital shift in the ER a veteran male nurse, struggling with the haunting guilt of his brother's drowning, is forced to train a new nurse. The two are at odds throughout the story, because, while they both struggle with the spiritual turmoil of right and wrong, they both come to very different philosophies. One plays life-saving nurse. The other plays God and allows patients to die or even helps them to die.

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