New Arrivals · DVDs—Domestic Feature Films

April 15, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Bloodline [videorecording]

April 14, 2014
Chatsworth, Calif. : Osiris Entertainment, c2013.
1 videodisc (84 min) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Matt Thompson, Kimberly Alexander, Jesse Kristofferson, Gina Comparetto, Christopher Frontiero, Zahn McClarnon, Grainger Hines.
Special features include behind the scenes, deleted scenes, Black Eyes breakdown, shot repairs, theatrical trailer, tv teaser.
Seminary student Brett Ethos falls away from the church and his faith, only to find out that his bloodline is sought by real evil. On a trip with friends and an old flame, he goes to explore a legend shrouded cabin he has unknowingly inherited. There he discovers his true heritage. Fatal temptation or triumphant redemption become his only alternatives. His friends' lives and his own hang in the balance.

House of bad [videorecording]

April 14, 2014
Chatsworth, CA : Osiris Entertainment, [2013]
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Heather L. Tyler, Sadie Katz, Cheryl Sands, LisaMarie Costabile, Jim Falkenstein, Clint Jung, Julia Putnam, Madison Wenn.
Special features: audio commentary by writer/director Jim Towns; Heroin and Heroines : the Making of House of Bad; House of Bad promo gallery; original "Red Band" trailer; original "Green Band" trailer.
"Yearning to break free from their sordid pasts, three sisters unite for a simple plan: steal enough drugs to set themselves up for a new life. But when the eldest sister Teig decides they're going to hide out in their old, abandoned family house, its painful memories quickly become too real to fight off. Three sisters with a history, a suitcase full of stolen drugs, and a family house with a dark secret is the recipe for terror in House of Bad"--Container insert.

Forget me not [videorecording]

April 11, 2014
[United States] : ASL Films, [2006]
1 videodisc (109 min.) : sd., b&w, col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Mindy Moore, Theron Parker, Bradley Pollard, Anthony Gordano Dall, Tuesday Apple, Rosie Switras, Colin Analco, Annette Long, Joann Ikeda, Tanya Wood, Catherine Huston, David Reynolds, Justin Reynolds, Ben Taylor, Kenny Long, Jasper Wood, Bryan Godfrey.
This film is presented in American Sign Language.
Includes deaf characters acted by deaf actors.
Forget Me Not explores the conflicts facing a family who wins the lottery and escapes to a cabin. While at the cabin, they are unexpectedly introduced to a mysterious stranger. Who is this stranger, and what does he want? Join the family as they go on a suspense-filled journey into their past..

The legend of the mountain man [videorecording]

April 11, 2014
[United States] : ASL Films, [2008?]
1 videodisc (102 min.) : si., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Howie Seago, Freda Norman, Chuck Baird, Tyler Berdy, Sean Berdy, Marisa King, Scott Berdy.
This film is presented in American Sign Language.
Includes deaf characters acted by deaf actors.
Legend of the Mountain Man, set in picturesque Montana, features a typical, dysfunctional family of five. The father, who has been at odds with his parents for many years, decides to send his three children to his parents' ranch for the summer. The children unexpectedly encounter a creature, one that has never been seen nor recorded in history books. Viewers accompany the children on a heartwarming journey as they navigate the family's past and try to reconcile some of the estranged family members.

Gerald [videorecording]

April 11, 2014
[United States] : ASL Films/MGW Productions, [2010?]
1 videodisc (90 min.) : col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Russell Harvard, Andrew Vasnick, Micaela Paulone, David O. Reynolds, Sandra Ammons, Michael Davis, Mary Hill Telford, Nelly Hencker, Clark Brooke.
This film is presented in American Sign Language.
Contains a bonus disc : Photography by Cat Cassidy; Photography by Stanley Matsumoto; "The making of Gerald" featurette.
"This film traces the journey of a young man, Corey, who yearns for kinship. He discovers he has a deaf, autistic grandfather he has never met. Determined to make a connection with his grandfather, Corey uncovers family ties and secrets in a dramatic chain of events. These events entwine Corey with the unknown. Gerald offers a powerful, emotional and continuous twist of events, leading to the shocking truth." From container.

Hurricane season [videorecording]

April 10, 2014
Universal City, Calif. : Distributed by Vivendi Entertainment, [2009]
1 videodisc (102 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Forest Whitaker, Isaiah Washington, Taraji P. Henson, Shad Moss (Bow Wow), Courtney B. Vance, Bonnie Hunt.
Title from disc label.
Special features: 24 deleted scenes.
Based on the true story of basketball coach and mentor Al Collins, who led his team to victory after Hurricane Katrina ravaged their homes and destroyed their spirits. Collins attempts to create a winning basketball team using players from five of the hardest-hit high schools in the area. Takes a look at the disaster and shows how heroes can rise from the most devastating of circumstances.

Urgh! [videorecording] : a music war

April 10, 2014
Burbank, Calif. : Warner Home Video, [2010]
1 videodisc (116 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1982.
Includes trailer.
Driven to tears (the Police) -- Back in flesh (Wall of Voodoo) -- Danced (Toyah Willcox) -- Health fanatic (John Cooper Clarke) -- Enola Gay (Orchestral Manoevres) -- I'm on fire (Chelsea) -- Ain't this the life (Oingo Boingo) -- The puppet (Echo & the Bunnymen) -- Foolish I know (Jools Holland) -- Respectable street (XTC) -- Total eclipse (Klaus Nomi) -- Where's Captain Kirk? (Athletico Spizz 80) -- We got the beat (Go Go's) -- Bleed for me (Dead Kennedys) -- Ku Klux Klan (Steel Pulse) -- Down in the park (Gary Numan) -- Bad reputation (Joan Jett & the Blackhearts) -- Model worker (Magazine) -- My beach (Surf Punks) -- Offshore banking business (the Members) -- Come again (Au Pairs) -- Tear it up (the Cramps) -- Valium (Invisible Sex) -- Birdies (Pere Ubu) -- Uncontrollable urge (Devo) -- Nothing means nothing anymore (the Alley Cats) -- Cheryl's going home (John Otway) -- He'd send in the army (Gang of Four) -- Homicide (999) -- Shadowline (the Fleshtones) -- Beyond and back (X) -- Sign of the cross (Skafish) -- Madame Medusa (UB40) -- Roxanne ; So lonely (the Police) -- Aria (Klaus Nomi).
Filmed in 1980 at a variety of locations and venues, this documentary presents 30 different performances nonstop, featuring both well-known and lesser-known bands, and captures some of the emerging New Wave and punk acts of the day.

Motives [videorecording]

April 10, 2014
Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [2004], c2003.
1 videodisc (ca. 87 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Shemar Moore, Golden Brooks, Sean Blakemore, Joe Torry, Mel Jackson, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Zane Copeland, Jr., Victoria Rowell, Vivica A. Fox.
Emery Simms is a highly educated and successful business tycoon who is married to a beautiful wife, Constance. Things go dangerously awry when the thrill seeking Emery engages in an adulterous affair with the free-spirited and exotic Allanah. Timing couldn't be any worse when the politics of high society, shady business deals, bad press, and a violent murder collide. All threatening to destroy more than just his shaky marriage. As police probe into his situation, they uncover a labyrinth of deception, agendas and motives, where the stakes are enormous and nothing is what it seems.

A cross to bear

April 10, 2014
[United States] : [RLJ Entertainment], [2014]
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Kim Fields, Jackie Long, Malinda Williams.
Title from disc label.
DVD release of motion picture originally broadcast on television in 2012.
Like every little girl, Erica Moses had big dreams for the future, but life had other plans for her. After failed relationships, addiction, and homelessness, Erica hits rock bottom when she faces a young mother's ultimate nightmare: the loss of her child. With nowhere left to turn, she finds herself on the doorstep of a very special house. At this home, women can find shelter, a helping hand, and, just maybe, a second chance.

Wrong game [videorecording]

April 10, 2014
[United States] : ASL Films, [2007?]
1 videodisc (125 min.) : si., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Norman Weiss, Andy Vasnick, Camille Jeter-Lorello, Mindy Moore, Lizette Tannenbaum, Antoinette Abbamonte-Plantinga, Willy Conley, Vikee Waltrip, Bernard Bragg.
This film is presented in American Sign Language, by deaf actors. There is no audio track on this DVD.
Includes deaf characters acted by deaf actors.
Wrong Game is a two-hour feature-length mystery/chiller film featuring deaf actors and actresses performing using only American Sign Language. Wrong Game takes place in a mansion filled with mysterious history. A group of people is called to the mansion to participate in a game where the winner receives $1 million. When the participants gather at the mansion, they learn the hard truth that the game is no original. Losing the game is not an option. To add further drama, each participant holds highly specialized skills and collectively, they must determine whose skills or expertise is most beneficial to the game. What the participants do not know is that the mastermind of this game is among them as a participant, judging each of them silently and strategically. With more unexpected twists and turns than any other movie, this film will keep participants guessing until the very end.

The secret life of Walter Mitty

April 10, 2014
Beverly Hills, CA : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2014]
1 videodisc (114 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
Watch the classic story by James Thurber, about a daydreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance, and action. When his job along with that of his co-worker are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.

Philomena [videorecording]

April 10, 2014
Beverly Hills, Calif. : Anchor Bay Entertainment, 2014.
1 videodisc (98 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Mare Winningham, Michaelle Fairley, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Simone Lahbib.
Title from disc label..
Based on a true story and the adaptation of the 2009 book "The lost child of Philomena Lee."
"Based on the 2009 investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith, The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, PHILOMENA focuses on the efforts of Philomena Lee (Dench), mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock--something her Irish-Catholic community didn't have the highest opinion of--and given away for adoption in the United States. In following church doctrine, she was forced to sign a contract that wouldn't allow for any sort of inquiry into the son's whereabouts. After starting a family years later in England and, for the most part, moving on with her life, Lee meets Sixsmith (Coogan), a BBC reporter with whom she decides to discover her long-lost son."

Versa effect [videorecording]

April 10, 2014
[United States] : ASL Films/MGW Productions, [2010?]
1 videodisc (90 min.) : si, col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Russell Harvard, Rosa Lee Timm, Chuck Baird, Jim Lomanto, Virginia Morford, Crystal Finley, Jesse Jones, Rita Corey.
This film is presented in American Sign Language, by deaf actors. There is no audio track on this DVD.
Includes deaf characters acted by deaf actors.
Jackie and Seth have despised each other since they were kids. Now, as colleagues at a school for the Deaf in Texas, things haven't changed a bit. One day, they wake up only to find that they've switched bodies, much to their horror. A series of hilarious hijinks ensues as Jackie and Seth struggle to get their own bodies back. They are forced to work together in order to save themselves, but time is running out --fast. They must find a way to switch places again before being stuck---forever.

Black sand [videorecording]

April 10, 2014
[United States] : ASL Films, [2010?]
1 videodisc (90 min.) : si., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Joette Paulone (Beth), Tommy Korn (Rex), Evelina Gaina (Joy), Paul Amann (Tim), Micaela Paulone (Cathy), Christopher B. Corrigan (Troy).
This film is presented in American Sign Language, by deaf actors. There is no audio track on this DVD.
Includes deaf characters acted by deaf actors.
Four students descend upon a tropical rain forest resort in Costa Rica in search of an adventure during their vacation. Staying at a relative's beachfront property, beautiful waterfalls and lush green jungles are the first signs of paradise. The students soon discover that there's also a darker side to such beauty. What is the secret being protected?

Sleep my love

April 9, 2014
©2014
1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Claudette Colbert, Raymond Burr.
Title from disc label.
From the novel by Leo Rosten.
Alison Courtland, a wealthy New York socialite awakens on a Boston-bound train with no memory of how she got there. A kind, elderly woman helps Alison call her husband Richard to arrange for her return. Upon Alison's arrival, Richard urges her to consult a psychiatrist, but the doctor's bizarre behavior and abusive manner nearly drives Alison mad. Is she really losing her mind or is there an elaborate scheme at play?

Men in war

April 9, 2014
[United States] : Olive Films
1 videodisc (102 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Robert Ryan, Aldo Ray, Robert Keith, Phillip Pine, Nehemiah Persoff, Vic Morrow, James Edwards, L.Q. Jones.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1957.
Lieutenant Benson and Sergeant Montana are two soldiers trying to deal with the shock and devastation of war. Montana has been ordered to escort a colonel suffering from extreme battle fatigue to a field hospital for treatment. Meanwhile Benson₂s loyalty lies with his platoon and his mission to overtake a hill occupied by the enemy.

Confine

April 9, 2014
[New York, N.Y.] : Screen Media Films, [2014]
1 videodisc (81 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Alfie Allen, Eliza Bennett, Daisy Lowe.
Title from disc label.
Years after a horrific accident turns model Pippa into an agoraphobic shut-in, she finds herself host to a terrifying home invasion. Soon, Pippa is forced to face her worst fears as she discovers just how neurotic and sadistic her unwelcomed guests truly are.

Bang! Bang! You're dead!

April 4, 2014
[Chicago, IL] : Olive Films, [2014]
1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Tony Randall, Senta Berger.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1966.
A courier arrives carrying $2,000,000 in bonds. He is paying off a spy for secret documents. Andrew, an architect is posing as an oil rep. On the bus he meets Kyra, a CIA agent posing as a journalist. Andrew reluctantly agrees to help Kyra dispose of a dead body planted in her room by Casimir's henchmen. Andrew inadvertently takes the secret documents during a trip to Casimir to protest. Marked for death, Kyra and Andrew flee into the hills, followed by Casimir's right-hand man.

The bamboo saucer

April 4, 2014
[United States] : Olive Films
1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Dan Duryea, John Ericson, Lois Nettleton, Bob Hastings, Vincent Beck, Bernard Fox, James Hong.
Title from disc label.
Based on the story by Rip von Ronkel and John Fulton.
Lead by the U.S. military, a team of scientists secretly travel into Red China to find the truth behind rumors of a downed U.F.O. While enroute to the saucer's hidden location, the Americans meet a group of Russian scientists who are also searching for the spacecraft. The two teams race against time to find the alien craft and its promise of a fantastic jump in technology, while trying to avoid the Red Chinese troops in the area.

A field in England

April 4, 2014
[Austin, TX] : Drafthouse Films, [2014]
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Julian Barratt, Michael Smiley, Reece Shearsmith.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
England during the English Civil War. A small group of deserters flee from a raging battle through an overgrown field. They are captured by two men: O'Neil and Cutler. O'Neil, an alchemist, forces the group to aid him in his search to find a hidden treasure.

From beyond [videorecording]

April 4, 2014
[Beverly Hills, Calif.] : Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc. ; Los Angeles, Calif. : Distributed [and marketed] by Shout Factory, [2013], c1986.
1 videodisc : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Ken Foree, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon, Ted Sorel.
Special features: audio commentary by director Stuart Gordon and cast; new interviews with Barbara Crampton; featurettes: The director's perspective; The editing room: lost and found; interview with the composer Richard Band; photo gallery; storyboard-to-film comparisons with introduction.
Based on the short story From beyond by H.P. Lovecraft.
When scientists create a "resonator" to stimulate the pineal gland, which controls the sixth sense, it opens the doors to a parallel and hostile universe.

Men, money, & gold diggers

April 4, 2014
Port Washington, NY : Entertainment One
1 videodisc (75 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Miguel Nunez Jr., Vanessa A. Williams, Omar Gooding.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
Caleb Peterson has it all: a great job, plenty of money, and a fine fiancee in former model Paisley Terrell. They're all set to get married just as soon as she signs a prenuptial agreement, but there's just one problem: Paisley don't do pre-nups! As war wages and trusts start to crumble, it turns into an all-out battle between men, money, and gold diggers.

Charlie Countryman

April 4, 2014
[United States] : Millennium Entertainment, 2013.
1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Evan Rachel Wood, Rupert Grint, Shia Labeouf, Mads Mikkelsen, Til Schweiger.
Title from disc label.
Special features: Behind the scenes; deleted scenes.
When his late mother appears in a vision and tells him to go to Bucharest, Charlie immediately boards a plane. When he meets a fellow passenger, Charlie finds himself with another promise to fulfill. Charlie does, and falls in love with Gabi, a beautiful musician. However, a vicious gangster has already laid claim to Gabi, and has no intention of letting her go. Determined to protect her, Charlie enters into the hallucinatory, Romanian underworld filled with violence and, strangely enough, love.

Higher ground [videorecording]

April 4, 2014
Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2012], c2011.
1 videodisc (112 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Norbert Leo Butz, Dagmara Dominczyk, Vera Farmiga, John Hawkes, Bill Irwin, Joshua Leonard, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Donna Murphy.
Special features: deleted scenes; optional audio commentary; making-of featurette.
Based on This dark world by Carolyn S. Briggs.
A tight-knit spiritual community is thrown off-kilter when one of their own begins to question her faith.

The avenger

April 4, 2014
Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures.
1 videodisc (62 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Buck Jones, Dorothy Revier.
Title from disc surface.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1931.
His brother killed and his family farm destroyed, Joaquin Murietta seeks revenge on those who did him wrong. Looking to get the three ruthless prospectors who ruined his life, Murietta disguises himself as The Black Shadow, a bandit who raids the evildoers' stagecoaches. However, the local sheriff wants to catch The Black Shadow before Murietta gets his ultimate revenge. Newly remastered.

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