New Arrivals · DVDs—Domestic Feature Films

April 25, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The barber

April 24, 2015
Santa Monica, CA : ARC Entertainment, LLC, [2015]
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Scott Glenn, Chris Coy, Stephen Tobolowsky, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Kristen Hager.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.
Examines two men fixated on what triggers the enormity of evil: a father whose life is destroyed in pursuit of a monster, a son caught in a deadly charade as he tries to unravel his father's obsession.

Boy meets girl

April 24, 2015
San Jose, CA : Wolfe, 2015.
1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Michael Welch, Michael Galante, Michelle Hendley, Alexandra Turshen.
Three twenty year-olds living in Kentucky, Robby and his best friend since childhood, Ricky, a gorgeous transgender girl, have never dated. Lamenting the lack of eligible bachelors, Ricky considers dating a girl. In walks Francesca, a beautiful young debutante waiting or her Marine fianč to return from the war. Ricky and Francesca strike up a friendship, and maybe a little more, which forces Robby to face his true feelings for Ricky.

The frighteners [videorecording]

April 24, 2015
Universal City, CA : Universal Home Video, c1996.
1 videdisc (110 min.) : Db sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Michael J. Fox, Trini Alvarado, Peter Dobson, John Astin, Dee Wallace Stone, Jeffrey Combs, Jake Busey, Chi McBride.
Title from disc.
Con man Frank Bannister (Fox) has a unique scam-- he works with a group of ghosts who haunt a home until Frank comes along to drive them out, for the right price. But the small town of Fairwater is plagued by a serial killer's evil spirit and Frank and his spiritual cronies face the challenge of getting rid of the ghost before the police decide to get rid of Frank.

Ghost story

April 23, 2015
[United States] : Warner Bros. Entertainment
1 videodisc (approximately 89 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Michelle Dockery, Sue Johnston, Dan Stevens.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2009.
Full screen (4x3).
A hauntingly atmospheric and star-studded adaptation of Henry James' classic gothic horror story. A young, inexperienced governess is hired to look after two small children abandoned by their uncle, following the death of their parents, at his grand country house. Unsettled by glimpses of ghostly figures that only she can see, she quickly believes that something malevolent is stalking the children in her care.

Accidental love

April 23, 2015
[Los Angeles, CA] : Millennium Entertainment, [2015]
1 videodisc (98 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jake Gyllenhaal, Jessica Biel, Catherine Keener, James Marsden, Tracy Morgan, James Brolin, Kirstie Alley, Paul Reubens, Kurt Fuller.
Principal photography occurred in 2008 but not released as a motion picture until 2015.
Based on the novel Sammy's Hill by Kristin Gore.
Alice's perfect life is turned upside down when a freak accident leaves a nail lodged in her head, causing erratic behavior. After her fiancé calls off the engagement, Alice sets off in search of a cure and falls into the arms of Howard Birdwell, a sexy senator who champions her cause. Caught up in a love triangle held together by a nail, will Alice listen to her head or her heart?

Always Woodstock [videorecording]

April 23, 2015
Beverly Hills, CA : Anchor Bay Entertainment, c2015.
1 videodisc (97 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Allison Miller, Brittany Snow, Jason Ritter, Katey Sagal, James Wolk, Rumer Willis.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2014.
When Catherine Brown (Allison Miller) learns the hard way that life isn't always easy, she travels to her family home in Woodstock, NY to focus on her music career and falls in love when she least expects it.


April 23, 2015
1 videodisc (1 hr., 54 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, Tim Curry, David Bennent, Alice Playten, Billy Barty, Cork Hubbert.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1985.
"Includes the director's cut with Jerry Goldsmiths' score"--Container.

The cannonball run [videorecording]

April 22, 2015
[New York, NY] : HBO Home Video, 2011, ©1982.
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sd., color ; 4 3/4 in.
Burt Reynolds, Farrah Fawcett, Dom DeLuise, Roger Moore.
Special features include audio commentary with director and producer, cast and crew bios.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1981.
A mad-cap, illegal cross country race is the focus of this car chase comedy.

The gumball rally [videorecording] : Cannonball run II

April 22, 2015
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2006.
1 videodisc (215 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
The gumball rally: Michael Sarrazin, Normann Burton, Gary Busey, John Durren.
The gumball rally: widescreen version; includes theatrical trailer.
Cannonball run II: full screen version.
The gumball rally (1976, 107 min.): A variety of vehicles take part in a crazy race from New York to Long Beach. The first driver to cross the finish line wins a gumball machine. But all gumballers know the real reward. Nothing can match the sheer excitement generated from pushing your fear to the outer limits as a privileged participant in such an outrageously illegal contest.

American samurai [videorecording].

April 22, 2015
[Beverly Hills, Calif.] : Cannon Video ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, Inc., [c2005]
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
David Bradley, Mark Dacascos, Valerie Tripp, John Fujioka.
Title from disc label.
Originally released in 1992.
Two step-brothers, raised from birth by a Samurai master, are torn apart by jealousy and rage when the family's sacred Samurai sword is bestowed upon the adopted son.

Pleased to meet me

April 22, 2015
[New York, N.Y.] : Virgil Films, [2014]
1 videodisc (88 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
John Doe, Aimee Mann, Loudon Wainwright, Joe Henry.
Title from container.
Based on Everyone speaks Elton John / by Starlee Kine.
Rocker Pete Jones is in trouble. He's solo in his personal and professional life and he can't seem to finish his long-awaited album. Threatened with bankruptcy and a lawsuit from his label, Pete turns to his lost love and former producer turned radio reporter Laura Klein for help. Together, they form an eclectic group of musicians who have never met to create a band, for one day and one day only.

The gambler

April 22, 2015
[Los Angeles, California] : Paramount, [2015?]
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, Brie Larsen, Michael Kenneth Williams.
Title from disc.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.
Both an English professor and a high-stakes gambler, Jim Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster and offers his own life as collateral. Always one step ahead, Bennett pits his creditor against the operator of a gambling ring and leaves his dysfunctional relationship with his wealthy mother in his wake. He plays both sides, immersing himself in an illicit, underground world while garnering the attention of Frank, a loan shark with an interest in Bennett's future.

Mr. Turner

April 22, 2015
[Culver City, CA] : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2015]
1 videodisc (approximately 150 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Timothy Spall, Dorothy Atkinson, Marion Bailey, Paul Jesson.
Title from disc.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.
Explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he dies.

American ninja 5 [videorecording]

April 21, 2015
[Beverly Hills, Calif.] : Cannon Pictures, Inc., c2005.
1 videodisc (103 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
David Bradley, Anne Dupont, Lee Reyes, Pat Morita, Tadashi Yamashita, James Lew, Marc Fiorini, Clement Von Franckenstein, Ron Ipale, Norman Burton.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1992.
Plunged into a fight to stop a madman from devastating the world with a vile new poison, the boy and his Ninja Master have only each other to rely on as they face the evildoer's countless guns and goons.

American kickboxer 1 [videorecording]

April 21, 2015
[Beverly Hills, CA] : Cannon Pictures, c2005.
1 videodisc (92 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
John Barrett, Keith Vitali, Brad Morris, Ted LePlat.
Rated R; language and kickboxing violence.
The reigning world champion kickboxer wins a bout when a freak accident causes him to be jailed and suspended from fighting.


April 20, 2015
Toronto, Ontario : Phase 4 Films, [2015]
1 videodisc (88 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
William H. Macy, Virginia Madsen, Neve Campbell, Andrew J. West, Milo Ventimiglia, Leven Rambin, Justin Kirk.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.
A mild mannered ticket-taker at a movie theater believes himself to be the son of God with the responsibility to judge whether people will spend eternity in heaven or hell. When a ghost stuck in purgatory interrupts Walter's daily routine his world is turned upside down.

Woman of straw

April 20, 2015
[United States] : Distributed by Kino Lorber, Inc.
1 videodisc (122 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Gina Lollobrigida, Sean Connery, Ralph Richardson.
Wide screen.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1964.
Tyrannical but ailing tycoon Charles Richmond becomes obsessed with his attractive nurse, Maria. The nurse, in turn, falls in love with Charles₂ money-hungry nephew, Anthony, who plots ways to gain control of his uncle₂s fortune.

Blue like jazz [videorecording]

April 20, 2015
Santa Monica, Calif. : Lionsgate, [2012]
1 videodisc (ca. 107 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Marshall Allman, Claire Holt, Tania Raymonde, Justin Welborn, Eric Lange, Jason Marsden, Will McKinney, Jenny Littleton.
Special features: Audio commentary with Don Miller, Ben Pearson and Steve Taylor ; behind the scenes documentary; director's master class featurette; deleted scenes; photo gallery; "Save the Blue Like Jazz" featurette; meet the cast featurette; "This is my story" featurette; featurette with music composer Danny Seims; theatrical trailer.
Based on the book by Donald Miller.
"... a groundbreaking film about finding yourself. Don, a pious nineteen-year-old sophomore at a Texas junior college, impulsively decides to escape his religious upbringing for life in the Pacific Northwest at Reed College in Portland, one of the most progressive campuses in America. Upon his arrival, Reeds' surroundings and eccentric student body prove to be far different from the environment from which he came, forcing him to embark on a journey of self-discovery to understand who he is and what he truly believes"--Container.

Old school [videorecording]

April 20, 2015
[Culver City, CA] : DreamWorks Home Entertainment, [2003]
1 videodisc (ca. 92 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Luke Wilson, Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn, Ellen Pompeo, Juliette Lewis, Leah Remini, Perrey Reeves, Craig Kilborn, Jeremy Piven.
Special features: Ferrell's famous "Inside the actors studio spoof"; commentary; deleted scenes; never-before-released deleted and extended scenes; behind-the-scenes look; photo gallery; cast and crew bios; production notes.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2002.
Three middle-aged men disenchanted with their lives, try to relive their youth by moving into a house on a college campus and start hanging out with a group of misfit college students, losers, and retirees.

The coven

April 16, 2015
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Dexter Fletcher, Cloe MacKie, Holly MacKie, Mark Harris.
Title from disc label.
In Highgate North London, a history teacher debates whether Neo-Paganism is a true religion or devil worship. Inspired by the lesson, five young teenagers camp out in Historic Queens Wood on Halloween, hoping to witness Pagan activity. They soon discover they are part of the ritual when a mysterious biker hunts them down.

The big shot

April 15, 2015
Burbank, CA : distributed by Warner Home Video
1 videodisc (82 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Humphrey Bogart, Irene Manning, Richard Travis.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1942.
Three time loser Duke Berne risks life in prison with one more armored car robbery. His attorney's wife Lorna, Berne's old sweetheart, keeps him from it but he goes to jail anyway. Duke and Lorna get some time together again after he stages a prison break, but if he stays with her his old friend George will have to take the rap for killing one of the guards.

One foot in heaven

April 15, 2015
Burbank, CA : distributed by Warner Home Video
1 videodisc (107 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Fredric March, Martha Scott, Beulah Bondi.
Title from disc label.
Based on the book by Hartzell Spence.
Concerned when his son indulges in something forbidden by his faith, Methodist parson William Spence decides to witness the evildoing firsthand.

Swing your lady

April 15, 2015
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video
1 videodisc (77 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Humphrey Bogart, Frank McHugh, Louise Fazenda.
Title from disc label.
Adapted from the play by Kenyon Nicholson and Charles Robinson.
As a publicity stunt, a wrestling promoter pits his meathead of a wrestler against the local lady blacksmith. However, the wrestler falls for the blacksmith and refuses to slam his ladylove into the canvas.


April 15, 2015
1 videodisc (138 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jack O'Connell, Domhnall Gleeson, Garrett Hedlund, Finn Wittrock, Miyavi [Takamasa Ishihara].
DVD release of the 2014 motion picture.
Based on the book by Laura Hillenbrand.
Olympian and war hero Louis Zamperini survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.

The wedding ringer

April 15, 2015
Culver City, California : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2015]
1 videodisc (approximately 101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, Kaley Cuoco, Alan Ritchson, Nicky Whelan, Olivia Thirlby, Josh Peck.
Wide screen (1.85:1).
Title from disc label.
Doug Harris is a lovable but socially awkward groom-to-be with a problem: he has no best man. With less than two weeks to go until he marries the girl of his dreams, Doug is referred to Jimmy Callahan, owner of Best Man, Inc., a company that provides flattering best men for socially challenged guys in need. What ensues is a hilarious wedding charade as they try to pull off the big con, and an unexpected budding bromance between Doug and his fake best man Jimmy.


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