New Arrivals · DVDs—Domestic Feature Films

June 24, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Song to song

June 23, 2017
[United States] : Broad Green Pictures, [2017]
1 videodisc (129 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Michael Fassbender, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett.
Title from disc.
In this modern love story set against the Austin, Texas music scene, two entangled couples -struggling songwriters Faye and BV, and music mogul Cook and the waitress whom he ensnares- chase success through a rock 'n' roll landscape of seduction and betrayal.

The autopsy of Jane Doe

June 23, 2017
Los Angeles, CA : Scream Factory, [2017]
1 videodisc (87 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Emile Hirsch, Brian Cox, Ophelia Lovibond, Michael McElhatton, Olwen Kelly.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2016.
Bonus features: TV spots; teasers; theatrical trailer.
It's just another night at the morgue for a father and son team of coroners, until an unidentified, highly unusual corpse comes in. Discovered buried in the basement of the home of a brutally murdered family, the young Jane Doe, eerily well preserved and with no visible signs of trauma, is shrouded in mystery. As they work into the night to piece together the cause of her death, the two men begin to uncover the disturbing secrets of her life.

Black butler : the movie.

June 23, 2017
[Flower Mound, Texas] : Funimation, [2017]
1 videodisc (120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Hiro Mizushima, Ayame Goriki, Yuka.
Title from disc label.
Extras: original trailer; previews.
Inspired by the hit anime series, this live-action adaptation brings an all-new story featuring a familiar demon butler doing what butlers do best: helping their masters seek revenge.

An American tragedy

June 23, 2017
Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2015]
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Phillips Holmes, Sylvia Sidney, Frances Dee, Irving Pichel, Frederick Burton.
Originally produced as motion picture in 1931 by Paramount Publix Corporation.
Based on the novel by Theodore Dreiser.
"A young man gets a job at his uncle's factory, where he seduces an innocent coworker, getting her pregnant. Wanting to climb the social ranks, he also gets involved with a wealthy debutante with whom he falls in love. Faced with the disgrace of impregnating the factory girl and in fear of losing his rising social status, he kills the young factory girl and faces a sensational murder trial." --Http://

Yu-Gi-Oh!. The dark side of dimensions

June 23, 2017
[Canada] : Anchor Bay Entertainment Canada, [2017]
1 videodisc (130 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Voice: Shunsuke Kazama, Kenjiro Tsuda, Gregory Abbey, Laurie Hymes.
Title from disc label.
Originally produced in 2016.
Yugi Muto, Seto Kaiba and their faithful friends, set out to recover the Millenium Puzzle, and the stakes are higher than ever.

Steins ; Gate : the movie, Load region of déjà vu

June 23, 2017
[Flower Mound, Tex.] : Funimation Productions, [2017]
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc label.
"The ... conclusion to the ... series, Steins;Gate, as the original creators intended"--Container.
A year has passed since Okabe reached the Steins Gate world-line where Mayuri is alive. Kurisu hasn't been killed, and time only moves forward. Visiting Japan, Kurisu stops by the Future Gadget Lab where everyone is up to their usual shenanigans. But something's not quite right. Memories of other timelines continue to haunt Okabe....or are they visions? Out of nowhere, a message is left for Kurisu: cell phone, microwave, SERN. Strong emotions blur the world-lines and trigger deja vu. Before she knows it, Okabe disappears. Unable to let go of the one who never existed, Kurisu makes a daring return to the past. Hoping to save the mad scientist who tried countless times to save her, she must make a decision-- risk everything, or live in a world without Okabe.


June 22, 2017
Burbank, CA : Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Dax Shepard, Michael Peña, Rosa Salazar, Adam Brody, Vincent D'Onofrio.
Title from disc.
Jon Baker and Frank Ponch Poncherello have just joined the California Highway Patrol (CHP) in Los Angeles, but for very different reasons. Baker is a beaten-up former pro motorbiker trying to put his life and marriage back together. Poncherello is a cocky undercover Federal agent investigating a multi-million-dollar heist that may be an inside job-inside the CHP.

The zookeeper's wife

June 22, 2017
Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (126 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Bruhl, Iddo Goldberg, Shira Haas, Michael McElhatton.
Title from disc.
Based on the novel by Diane Ackerman.
The real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, Antonina Zabinska and her husband, Dr. Jan Zabinski, have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When the Germans invade their country, they are forced to report to the Reich's newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck. To fight back on their own terms, Antonina and Jan covertly begin working with the Resistance.


June 20, 2017
1 videodisc (ca. 94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Scoot McNairy, Maggie Grace, Judah Nelson, Glenn Morshower, Hannah Ware, Mo McRae, Martin Donovan.
Special features: Audio commentary with director Elliott Lester and producer Eric Watson ; Interviews with director Elliott Lester and director of photography Pieter Vermeer ; Trailer gallery.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2016.
Two strangers' lives become inextricably bound together after a devastating plane crash. Based on the airline accident that occurred in July of 2002 and on the events that took place 478 days later.

Voice from the stone

June 20, 2017
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Emilia Clarke, Marton Csokas, Caterina Murino, Remo Girone, Lisa Gastoni, Edward George Dring.
Special features: Emilia Clarke discusses Voice from the stone; Emilia Clarke on her character Verena; Emilia Clarke on working with Marton Csokas; Amy Lee "Speak to me" music video.
Based on the novel "La voce della pietra" by Silvio Raffo.
Set in in isolated castle in 1950's Tuscany, this film tells the story of Verena, a determined young nurse who is hired to help the mute young heir within. But the more she observes him, the more Verena becomes convinced he has fallen under the spell of a powerful and otherworldly persona trapped in the villa's stone walls, one that seems to be rapidly entwining with her own.

Chapter & verse

June 20, 2017
[Beverly Hills, California] : Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (ca. 99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Daniel Beaty, Loretta Devine, Omari Hardwick, Selenis Leyva.
Title from disc.
"A Harlem story" -- container.
Upon his return from serving eight years in prison, reformed gang leader S. Lance Ingram struggles to adapt to a changed Harlem. His life changes when he takes a delivery job for a local food pantry, where he meets and befriends Ms. Maddy, a 60-year-old strong and spirited grandmother.

Pokémon: Giratina & the sky warrior.

June 19, 2017
Burbank, CA : distributed by Warner Home Video, [2015]
1 videodisc (approximately 96 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Voices: Bill Rogers, Billy Beach, Daniel H. Jenkins, Emily Jenness, Eric Stuart.
Title from disc label.
Originally broadcast in Japan in 2008, in the US in 2009.
Deep in the heart of a mysterious forest, a Pokemon named Shaymin stumbles into the midst of a battle between two powerful Pokemon, Dialga and Giratina. Ash and friends meet up with the feisty and sharp-witted Pokemon and discover that its journey and their own share similar themes-love of nature and all living things, and exploring the fragile line between humans and Pokemon.

This beautiful fantastic

June 19, 2017
Los Angeles, CA : 20th Century Fox, [2017]
1 videodisc (102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jessica Brown Findlay, Jeremy Irvine, Andrew Scott, Tom Wilkinson, Anna Chancellor, Sheila Hancock, Eileen Davies, Charlotte Asprey.
Title from disc.
DVD release of the 2016 motion picture.
Set against the backdrop of a beautiful London garden, tis contemporary fairy tale. Facing eviction in a month if she can't resurrect the dying garden in her backyard, reclusive librarian Bella Brown meets her grumpy next-door neighbor, who happens to be a talented horticulturalist. As the two form an unlikely friendship, Bella begins to wonder if she can revive both the garden, and her dreams of becoming a children's book author.

Evil Ed

June 19, 2017
[United States] : Arrow Video, [2017]
1 videodisc (99 min.) sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Johan Rudebeck, Olof Rhodin, Gert Fylking.
Title from disc.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1995.
Mild-mannered film technician Edward enjoys his job. That is, until he finds himself transferred from his regular post to the "splatter and gore department", where he's forced to edit hours upon hours of grisly video nasty footage. Traumatized by the onscreen violence, Ed starts to lose his grip on reality -with ghastly (and bloody) consequences.

The assignment

June 19, 2017
1 videodisc (approximately 98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Michelle Rodriguez, Tony Shalhoub, Anthony Lapaglia, Sigourney Weaver, Caitlin Gerard.
Bonus: filmmaking portraits.
Hit man Frank Kitchen is given a lethal assignment, but after being double-crossed, he discovers he's not the man he thought he was -he's been surgically altered and now has the body of a woman. Seeking vengeance, Frank heads for a showdown with the person who transformed him, Dr. Rachel Kay, a brillant surgeon with a chilling agenda of her own.

Bigger fatter liar

June 19, 2017
Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Barry Bostwick, Jodelle Ferland. Ricky Garcia.
Bonus features: The making of; Bigger fatter liar: the players.
Kevin Shepherd has gotten away with lying his entire life, but when scheming producer Larry Wolf steals Kevin's idea for a hot new video game, the tables get turned. Kevin realizes he's met his match, a Bigger Fatter Liar, when Wolf refuses to admit the truth. Kevin declares, "Game On," as he and his best friend Becca stop at nothing to get Wolf to tell the truth, plotting a series of devious pranks to set the record straight.

Bitter harvest

June 19, 2017
[Santa Monica, California] : Lionsgate, [2017]
1 videodisc (ca. 104 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Max Irons, Samantha Barks, Barry Pepper, Tamer Hassan, Terence Stamp.
Set against the explosive, war-torn backdrop of 1930s Ukraine, this action-filled epic follows a young artist as he battles famine, imprisonment, and torture to save his childhood love and free his country.


June 19, 2017
Santa Monica, CA : Lions Gate Entertainment, Inc., [2017]
1 videodisc (ca. 88 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Denise Richards, Greer Grammer, Kirk Barker, Jordi Vilasuso, Jonathan Lipnicki, Chelsea Edmundson, Chuck Liddell, Dolph Lundgren.
A female FBI agent is offered millions to help a thief escape from a hijacked airplane.

The Belko experiment

June 16, 2017
Los Angeles, CA : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (89 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
John Gallagher Jr., Tony Goldwyn, Adria Arjona, John C. McGinley, Melonie Diaz, Owain Yeoman, Sean Gunn.
Bonus features: Rules of the game: the secrets behind "The Belko experiment"; Lee Hardcastle's survival tips; deleted scenes; gallery.
In a twisted social experiment, a group of 80 Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogota, Colombia and ordered by an unknown voice coming from the company's speaker system to participate in a series of murderous moral decisions.


June 16, 2017
© 2017
1 videodisc (1 hr., 40 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Nicholas Hoult, Felicity Jones, Marwan Kenzari, Ben Kingsley, Anthony Hopkins.
After a heist goes terribly wrong, Casey Stein finds himself on the run from a ruthless gang headed by mob boss Hagen. Now Casey has precious cargo that belongs to Hagen, who will stop at nothing to retrieve it. Left with no choice, Casey calls his former employer and drug smuggler Geran to protect his longtime girlfriend Juliette before Hagen gets his hands on her. Casey sets out on an adrenaline-fueled car chase on the German highways to save the love of his life before it's too late.

T2 trainspotting

June 16, 2017
Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (ca. 117 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Ewan McGregor, Logan Gillies, Ben Skelton, Robert Carlyle, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller.
Based on the books Porno and Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh.
First there was an opportunity; then there was a betrayal. Twenty years have gone by. Much has changed but just as much remains the same. Mark Renton returns to the only place he can ever call home. They are waiting for him: Spud, Sick Boy, and Begbie. Other old friends are waiting too: sorrow, loss, joy, vengeance, hatred, friendship, love, longing, fear, regret, diamorphine, self-destruction and mortal danger, they are all lined up to welcome him, ready to join the dance.

Banking on Bitcoin

June 16, 2017
[California] : Gravitas Ventures, [2016]
1 videodisc (84 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Wide screen (1.78:1)
"In open-source we trust"--Container.
Bitcoin is the most disruptive invention since the internet, and now an ideological battle is underway between fringe utopists and mainstream capitalism. Bitcoin's early pioneers sought to blur the lines of sovereignty and the financial status quo. After years of underground development, Bitcoin grabbed the attention of a curious public, and the ire of the regulators the technology had subverted. After landmark arrests of prominent cyber criminals, Bitcoin faces its most severe adversary yet, the very banks it was built to destroy. --from container.

Before I fall

June 15, 2017
Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (1 hr., 39 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage, Logan Miller, Kian Lawley, Elena Kampouris, Diego Boneta, Jennifer Beals.
Based on the novel by Lauren Oliver.
After one fateful night, Sam wakes up with no future at all. Trapped reliving the same day over and over, she begins to question just how perfect her life really was. And as she begins to untangle the mystery of a life suddenly derailed, she must also unwind the secrets of the people closest to her, and discover the power of a single day to make a difference, before she runs out of time for good.

Power Rangers

June 15, 2017
Santa Monica, CA : Lionsgate, [2017]
1 videodisc (124 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Elizabeth Banks, Bryan Cranston, Bill Hader.
Wide screen.
Originally released as a motion picture.
It follows five ordinary teens who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove, and the world, is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and before it's too late, band together as the Power Rangers.

Motel Hell

June 15, 2017
Los Angeles, CA : Shout! Factory, ©2014.
1 videodisc (approximately 101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Rory Calhoun, Paul Linke, Nancy Parsons, Nina Axelrod, Wolfman Jack.
Special features: It take all kinds : the making of Motel Hell; Shooting old school with Thomas Del Ruth; Ida, be thy name : the frightful females of fear; From glamour to gore : Roseanne Katon remembers Motel Hell; Another head on the chopping block : an interview with Paul Linke; Motel Hell trailer; behind the scenes gallery; posters and production gallery; more from Scream Factory.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1980.
"You really are what you eat with Farmer Vincent's smoked meat in this creepy horror yarn which 'packs a punch that goes way beyond mere terror'. Vincent's popular products contain a special ingredient that the psychotic farmer and his sister would literally kill to keep a secret!"--Container insert.


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