New Arrivals · DVDs—Domestic Feature Films

August 4, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Justice League. Gods and monsters

August 3, 2015
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2015]
1 videodisc (76 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Benjamin Bratt, Michael C. Hall, Tamara Taylor, Paget Brewster, C. Thomas Howell.
Widescreen (16x9)
In an alternative history, Zod is Superman's father, Batman is a vampiric Man-Bat, and Wonder Woman is the child of Ares, God of War. When these dark heroes form an alliance, the question everyone asks is: will they save the world, or rule it?

A good day to die

July 30, 2015
1 videodisc (80 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Connor Trinneer, Robert Koroluck, Nadia Lanfranconi.
Title from disc label.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2014.
Baron Emerson uses his vast wealth to travel the world and hunt. He does not hunt animals, he hunts warriors. The Baron arrives at the American frontier and is looking for his next prey, who turns out to be an outlaw gunslinger named Chamberlin who is in jail and set to be hanged. The Baron arranges for Chamberlin to be freed so that he can hunt the outlaw like an animal, engaging him in a bloody game of life and death in the wild west.


July 30, 2015
1 videodisc (94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Alain Terzoli, Amy Pemberton.
Originally released as motion picture in 2014.
In 2410, human/machine hybrids known as the Erebus rule the Earth. Achilles, a normal man, is infected with a disease that will bring down the Erebus rulers. After being set-up by the human resistance, Achilles escapes back in time to the present day. However, he is hunted by the Erebus-7 whose directive is to kill all who become infected, destroying entire cities in the process. Now Achilles must fulfill a destiny that will reverberate throughout the next four hundred years of human history.

Any day

July 30, 2015
Beverly Hills, CA : Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2015]
1 videodisc (99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Eva Longoria, Sean Bean, Kate Walsh, Tom Arnold.
Title from disc label.
Vian McLean is an ex fighter who is filled with resentment. He killed a man with his bare hands and has just spent the last twelve years in prison for the crime. Upon his release from Prison he comes to stay with his Sister Bethley and her son Jimmy who gets to know Vian and looks up to his uncle as the greatest man he has ever known.

Every secret thing

July 30, 2015
Beverly Hills, CA : Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2015]
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Elizabeth Banks, Diane Lane, Dakota Fanning, Danielle MacDonald, Nate Parker, Common.
Title from disc label.
Based on the popular bestselling novel by Laura Lippman.
A detective looks to unravel a mystery surrounding missing children and the prime suspects: two young women who, seven years ago, were put away for an infant's death.

Always watching : a marble hornets story

July 30, 2015
Beverly Hills, CA : Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2015]
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Alexandra Breckeridge, Chris Marquette, Jake McDorman, Doug Jones.
Widescreen (1.78:1).
Based on the popular web series "Marble hornets".
On the hunt for an intriguing news story, a small-town news team follows a crew inspecting repossessed houses. Inside a particularly strange house, the news team discovers a box of video tapes inside a locked closet. Sensing a story, they decide to take them back to their studio. From the tapes, they learn that the family who had lived in the house was not pushed out by the banks, but fled the house in fear for their lives.

Adult beginners

July 30, 2015
Beverly Hills, CA : Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2015]
1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Nick Kroll, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Joel McHale, Caleb Paddock, Matthew Paddock, Caitlin Fitzgerald.
Special feature: the making of Adult Beginners.
A young, hipster entrepreneur crashes and burns on the eve of his company's big launch. With his entire life in disarray, he leaves Manhattan to move in with his estranged pregnant sister, brother-in-law and three year-old nephew in the suburbs, only to become their nanny. A comedy about priorities, growing up and beginning again; as an adult.

Almost mercy

July 30, 2015
New York, NY : Screen Media Films, [2015]
1 videodisc (85 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Bill Moseley, Kane Hodder, Allie Marshall.
Title from disc label.
Best friends bonded together by a twisted past now in high school, one must decide to either stand up and protect the town or give in to darkness that is within.

Far from the madding crowd

July 30, 2015
Beverly Hills, California : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2015]
1 videodisc (119 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Carey Mulligan, Michael Sheen, Matthias Schoenaerts, Tom Sturridge, Juno Temple.
Widescreen (2.40:1).
Based on the novel by Thomas Hardy.
Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy about Bathsheba Everdene who is an independent woman who attracts three different suitors: a sheep farmer; a dashing soldier; and a prosperous, older bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba's passions explores the nature of relationships, love and resilience.

True story

July 30, 2015
Beverly Hills, California : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2015]
1 videodisc (99 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
James Franco, Jonah Hill, Felicity Jones, Maria Dizzia, Ethan Suplee, Robert John Burke, Gretchen Mol, Byron Jennings.
Widescreen (1.85:1).
Based on the book by Michael Finkel.
After journalist Michael Finkel is fired from The New York Times for embellishing a story, he learns that accused murderer Christian Longo has been claiming to be him. Hoping this story will save his career, Finkel begins interviewing Longo in prison. But soon, the men find themselves in an eerie game of cat and mouse in this psychological drama.


July 29, 2015
Santa Monica, CA : Vertical, 2015.
1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Danny Huston, Matthew Goode.
A group of men are trapped in a small pod on the sea bed, after diving down to fix an oil pipeline off the Kenyan coast. They become separated from their ship after it sinks during a storm. The survivors must figure out how to reach the surface before they run out of air.

The Divergent series. Insurgent

July 29, 2015
1 videodisc (approximately 119 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Theo James, Kate Winslet, Octavia Spencer, Ray Stevenson, Miles Teller, Mekhi Phifer, Daniel Dae Kim, Suki Waterhouse, Jonny Weston, Naomi Watts, Jai Courtney, Zoë Kravitz, Maggie Q.
Special features: Audio commentary with producers Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher; From Divergent to Insurgent; Marketing gallery; Also from Lionsgate.
Based on the novel "Insurgent" by Veronica Roth.
Tris and Four are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine, the leader of the power-hungry Erudite elite. Racing against time, they must find out what Tris₂s family sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop them. Haunted by her past choices but desperate to protect the ones she loves, Tris, with Four at her side, faces one impossible challenge after another as they unlock the truth about the past and ultimately the future of their world.

Child 44

July 29, 2015
Universal City, CA : Summit Entertainment, [2015]
1 videodisc (137 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman, Paddy Considine, Jason Clarke, Xavier Atkins, Fares Fares, Vincent Cassel.
Based on the book by Tom Rob Smith.
In 1953 Soviet Russia, secret police agent Leo Demidov loses status, power, and home when he refuses to denounce his own wife, Raisa, as a traitor. Exiled from Moscow to a grim provincial outpost, Leo and Raisa join forces with General Mikhail Nesterov to track down a serial killer who preys on young boys. Their quest for justice threatens a system-wide cover-up by Leo's psychopathic rival Vasili, who insists there is no crime in paradise.

Alien outpost

July 28, 2015
[United States] : Shout! Factory, [2015]
1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Adrian Paul, Reiley McClendon, Douglas Tait, Joe Reegan.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.
Two documentary cameramen embedded in an army unit in the most hostile place on earth, an outpost surrounded by the last remaining alien fighters (Heavies) of an invading attack force. The world may have forgotten about the Outposts, but the Heavies are planning the second invasion of Earth and the soldiers are the only ones who can stop it.


July 28, 2015
1 videodisc (approximately 95 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin, Joely Richardson.
Special features: Director's commentary; Making Maggie featurette; Deleted scene; Cast/Crew Interviews; Trailer gallery.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.
A post-apocalyptic thriller set against the backdrop of a deadly epidemic. As the nation reels from a virus that turns its victims into zombies, Wade's daughter Maggie has been infected. Now, as Maggie's condition worsens, Wade will stop at nothing to protect her from the authorities seeking to kill her to eradicate the virus.

Echoes of war

July 28, 2015
Santa Monica, CA : ARC Entertainment, LLC, [2015]
1 videodisc (99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
James Badge Dale, Ethan Embry, William Forsythe.
Title from container.
In post-Civil War Texas, two neighboring families are grieving tragic losses while they struggle to survive. The cattle-ranching McCluskeys have lost both a son and their entire herd to the war. The Rileys, who have loss a wife and mother Mary to illness, eke out a living trapping animals. When Wade returns from fighting for the Confederacy, he discovers that Randolph McCluskey and family have been stealing animals from the family traps. He decides to take matters into his own hands.


July 27, 2015
Beverly Hills, CA : Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2015]
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Lou Taylor Pucci, Nadia Hilker, Vanessa Bednar, Francesco Carnelutti, Nick Nevern.
Special features: Audio commentary with writer, producer, editor & director, Justin Benson and producer, editor, cinematographer & director, Aaron Moorhead ; the making of "Spring" ; deleted scenes ; SFX case studies ; proof of concept ; alternate ending ; Toronto Film Festival promo ; Fantastic Fest promo ; Note ; the talented Mr. Evan ; Angelo, the worst farmer ; Wankster girlfriend monologue ; Evan Ti Odio.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.
Evan is a young American fleeing to Europe to escape his past. While back-packing along the Italian coast, everything changes during a stop at an idyllic Italian village, where he meets and instantly connects with the enchanting and mysterious Louise. A flirtatious romance begins to bloom between the two; however, Evan soon realizes that Louise has been harboring a monstrous, primordial secret that puts both their relationship and their lives in jeopardy.

Alone yet not alone

July 27, 2015
[United States] : distributed by Enthuse Entertainment
1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Kelly Greyson, Natalie Racoosin, Jenn Gotzon, Clay Walker, Joanie Stewart, Ozzie Torres, Tony Wade, Robert Pierce.
Title from container.
Based on the book by Tracy Leininger Craven.
Fleeing from religious persecution in Germany, the Leininger family builds a homestead in Pennsylvania; only to find themselves caught in the French and Indian War. When daughters Barbara and Regina are kidnapped by the Delaware, the tribe takes them to Ohio. Will their faith in God and devotion to each other sustain them in the harsh wilderness? Based on a true story.

Car lot

July 23, 2015
1 videodisc (84 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Sherman Hemsley, David Faustino, Carl Payne, Robin Thede, Clayton Thomas, Delano Holmes, Jamie Wax, Ritchie Montgomery.
Title from disc label.
Originally produced in 2014.
Unlike the cars they sell, the crew at Ray Ray's Car Lot just keeps on going. High school best friends Ritchie and Shaun reunite when they get hired to sell beat up cars at Ray Ray's lot. The no-nonsense car lot owner, Ray Ray loses it over the rude behavior of his staff and threatens to fire everyone. But there's a lot more going on than selling cars, Buckle in for non-stop fun in this knee-slapping, belly-laughing ride.

Private number

July 23, 2015
1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Tom Sizemore, Judd Nelson, Nicholle Tom, Hal Ozsan.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.
A series of cryptic phone messages and visions haunt a writer while he struggles to finish a novel. As they increase in intensity, he loses his grip on reality, eventually obsessing over an old mystery that will lead to horrific revelations about both him and his loyal wife.


July 23, 2015
1 videodisc (86 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Joey Lauren Adams, Elizabeth Gillies, Paul Iacono, Thorsten Kaye, Amaury Nolasco.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.
Features: audio commentary with director Brett Simmons, interviews with the cast, behind-the-scenes footage, theatrical trailer.
When plans for a weekend vacation hit a dead end, a group of close-knit friends find themselves stranded in unfamiliar territory, pursued by a menacing, blood thirsty predator. Held up in an isolated cabin, tensions mount as long-buried secrets are revealed. As the body count rises, the group must put their differences aside and fight for survival.

Hope bridge

July 23, 2015
[Scottsdale, AZ] : Pure Flix Entertainment, [2015]
1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Booboo Stewart, Kevin Sorbo, Sam Jenkins.
Title from disc label.
Following his father's suicide, Jackson sets out to piece together the events leading up to his death. With the help of a church pastor Eric, and joined by a spunky pizza girl Sophie, Jackson begins a journey that may just yield more questions than it answers.

23 blast [videorecording]

July 23, 2015
Carmel, CA : Ocean Avenue Entertainment : distributed in the U.S.A. by Capitol Christian Distribution, [2014]
1 videodisc (ca. 98 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Stephen Lang, Alexa Vega, Mark Hapka, Max Adler, Kimberly Jo Zimmer, Bram Hoover, Timothy Busfield, Fred Dalton Thompson.
Special features include the featurette The Travis Freeman story, the featurette Whatever happened to Jerry Baker?, bloopers, and a behind-the-scenes featurette with Dylan Baker.
"Based on a true story."
High school football star Travis Freeman finds himself at a crossroads when he is suddenly stricken with total and irreversible blindness. He must choose whether to limit his life due to his impairment or to continue playing high school football in his hometown of Corbin, Kentucky.

Finding the gold within

July 23, 2015
[United States] : Video Project, [©2014]
1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Includes bonus features.
"Finding the gold within provides a rare, intimate look into the lives of six young black men from Akron, Ohio, each of whom is determined to disprove society's stereotypes and low expectations. The film follows the six as they make the challenging transition from high school through their first years of college. Along the way, they are faced with a variety of unexpected difficulties, from personal and family problems to overt racism. Each draws strength from a groundbreaking mentoring program for adolescents, Alchemy, Inc., which has been their second 'family' since sixth grade."--Container.

Big in Japan

July 23, 2015
Culver City, CA : Strand Releasing, [2015]
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Phillip Peterson, John Jeffcoat, David Drury, Sean Lowry, Alex Vincent, Satomi, Maki.
Special features: Tennis Pro commentary with Phil Peterson, Sean Lowry & David Drury ; crew commentary with John Jeffcoat & Ryan McMackin ; behind the scenes ; music videos ; interview with director & cast ; original theatrical trailer.
DVD release of the 2014 motion picture.
Things are looking bleak for the members of the Seattle-based rock band Tennis Pro. So when an opportunity arises to take their act on the road to Japan, they can't refuse.


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