New Arrivals · DVDs—Domestic Feature Films

April 23, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Yesterday is still gone [videorecording]

April 22, 2014
Deerfield Beach, Fla. : Maverick Entertainment Group, c2014.
1 videodisc (122 min) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Regina Skeeters, Kayla Baker, Katrina Blanding, Sherri Earl, Deon Generette, Rod Lorick, Corey John Brown, Melissa Miller, Arischa Conner Frierson, Dyneisse Conner, Destiny Kennedy, William Young, Victoria Taylor, Haley Chavis.
Title from disc label.
Over the years, three friends have worked hard to conceal past secrets, hatred, and deceit. Using their families and friends to distract them from the pain will only last so long. They will soon come face to face with their past, while trying to convince everyone, including themselves that yesterday is still gone.

Compliance [videorecording]

April 22, 2014
Los Angeles, Calif. : Magnolia Home Entertainment, [2013]
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Dreama Walker, Ann Dowd, Pat Healy.
Special features include: Interview with director Craig Zobel ; behind the scenes of "Compliance" ; AXS TV: a look at Compliance ; theatrical trailer.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2012.
Tells the chilling story of just how far one might go to obey a figure of authority. On a particularly busy day at a suburban Ohio fast food joint, high-strung manager Sandra Ann Dowd receives a phone call from a police officer saying that an employee, a pretty young blonde named Becky, has stolen money from a customer. Convinced she's only doing what's right, Sandra commences the investigation, following step-by-step instructions from the officer at the other end of the line.

For love or money [videorecording]

April 21, 2014
Port Washington, N.Y. : Entertainment One Films USA, c2014.
1 videodisc (80 min) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Denise Boutte, Bokeem Woobine, Lavell Crawford, Brely Evans, Skye P. Marshall, and Tommy Ford.
Title from disc label.
Bonus features include behind the scenes featurette.
Tina has it all - a great guy, a beautiful house and her own business empire. But after her accountant makes a costly mistake, Tina realizes that the only way out of her financial crisis is to reprioritize her life. When she turns to Jacoby, her wealthy ex-boyfriend, for help, her current man, Russell becomes threatened. Now, Tina has to make a decision: should her next move be for love, or money?

Loving someone with an addiction [videorecording].

April 21, 2014
Brewster, MA : Paraclete Press, c2013.
1 videodisc (56 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Domenic Ciraulo, Phillip Valentine.
Title from disc label.
Time on container listed as 65 min.
Through interviews with experts and personal testimonies, this video presentation offers a guide to understanding what an addiction is, understanding the addict you love, how addition affects a family, how to respond to feelings of shame and stigma, common difficulties for loved ones, and the meaning and hope of recovery.

Motives 2 [videorecording] : retribution

April 21, 2014
Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2007.
1 videodisc (ca. 94 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Brian White, Sean Blakemore, Drew Sidora, Vivica A. Fox, Sharon Leal.
Title from disc label.
Special features: Behind-the-scenes featurette; commentary with cast and crew; deleted scenes.
A businessman moves to Atlanta and uncovers dark secrets surrounding his brother's wrongful incarceration and subsequent murder.

Jack & Diane [videorecording]

April 21, 2014
Los Angeles, CA : Magnolia Home Entertainment, [2013], c2012.
1 videodisc (ca. 105 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Juno Temple, Riley Keough, Cara Seymour, Kylie Minogue, Haviland Morris, Dane De Haan, Michael Thernus.
Special features: Creating a monster: behind the special effects; AXS TV: A look at Jack and Diane; theatrical trailer.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2012.
Diane's feelings for Jack, the girl she met over the summer, begin to manifest themselves in terrifying ways when she learns that her friend will soon be moving away.

Archie's final project [videorecording]

April 21, 2014
[United States] : Archie Films : Big Air Studios [distributor], [2011], c2009.
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Gabriel Sunday, Brooke Nevin, David Carradine, Joe Mantegna.
Title from disc label.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2009.
Archie, a seventeen-year-old media geek, announces that his final school video project will be filming his own suicide. As teachers sound the alarm, call in shrinks, and threaten expulsion, the students are both repelled by and attracted to Archie as he captures his own postmodern 'Catcher in the Rye.' His video diary of the circus surrounding his announcement exposes the truths of life, which include death, sex, violence, drugs, and the hypocrisy of the modern media, which assaults all teens.

47 Ronin

April 21, 2014
Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2014.
1 videodisc (119 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tadanobu Asano, Rinko Kikuchi, Ko Shibasaki.
Title from disc label.
DVD release of the 2013 motion picture.
Kai is an outcast who joins Oishi, the leader of 47 outcast samurai. Together they seek vengeance upon the treacherous overlord who killed their master and banished their kind. They embark upon a quest that challenges them with a series of trials that would destroy ordinary warriors.

Shuriken school. The ninja's secret

April 18, 2014
©2007
1 videodisc (75 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Nathan Kress, Kimberly Brooks, Jessica Dicicco.
Title from disc label.
Originally produced in 2007.
The movie follows Eizan, Jimmy, and Okuni during the summer holidays. The three friends soon engage in an interesting but dangerous struggle for reputation, family, and a whole lot more when Eizan's dad is kidnapped by professional ninjas.

Mega shark versus mecha shark

April 18, 2014
©2013
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Debbie Gibson, Elisabeth Rohm, Christopher Judge.
Title from disc label.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2013.
When a mega shark threatens mankind, the government unleashes the top-secret Mecha Shark to defeat the monster in a pitched battle that threatens the planet.

Stranger on the prowl

April 17, 2014
©2014
1 videodisc (82 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Paul Muni.
Title from container.
From a story by Noel Calef.
A disillusioned vagrant accidentally kills a shop owner. While on the lam, he befriends a young street urchin who suspects the police are after him for stealing milk from the same shop owner. The police pursue the two lost souls through the war-torn streets and buildings of an Italian port city.

2 Jacks

April 17, 2014
©2014
1 videodisc (approximately 90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Billy Zane, Jacqueline Bisset, Sienna Miller, Danny Huston, Jack Huston.
Title from container.
Based on short story by Leo Tolstoy.
Here is a comical variation of Leo Tolstoy's short story Two Hussars, by comparing the entertainment business between the generational changes from father to son.

Affair in Trinidad

April 17, 2014
©2014
1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford.
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1952.
When Steve Emery arrives in Trinidad at the urgent request of his brother, he is stunned to find that his brother has not only been murdered, but that his brother's wife Chris is succumbing to the seduction attempts of the man who quite possibly is the murderer.

The bitter tea of General Yen

April 17, 2014
©2014
1 videodisc (87 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Barbara Stanwyck, Nils Asther, Gavin Gordon, Walter Connolly.
Title from web page and container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1933.
At the height of the Chinese Civil War, American missionary Megan Davis arrives in Shanghai to marry another missionary, Robert Strike. As soon as she arrives, however, the couple must save a group of orphans from a fire. Injured and separated from her fiance, Megan is rescued and taken to the home of General Yen. While Megan and the general grow closer, one of the general's concubines seems to be secretly working for Yen's enemies.

Cash on demand

April 17, 2014
©2014
1 videodisc (80 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Peter Cushing, Andre Morell, Richard Vernon.
Title from container.
Based on a play by Jacques Gillies.
It's December 23rd at the City and Colonial Bank, and the staff is preparing for their annual Christmas party. Harry Fordyce, the fastidious and exacting bank manager, welcomes in the bank's insurance company detective, Hepburn, to check out the security. It turns out, however, that Hepburn is not working for the bank, but robbing it, and he is holding Fordyce's family hostage. The bank employees become suspicious, but Fordyce, worrying about his family, doesn't want them to react.

The first time

April 17, 2014
©2014
1 videodisc (89 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Robert Cummings, Barbara Hale, Bill Goodwin, Jeff Donnell, Carl Benton Reid, Mona Barrie.
Title from container.
"DVD-first time. The (1952) manufacturing on demand"--Web page.
Expectant parents Joe and Betsey Bennet are looking forward to their first baby. But when the little boy arrives, the Bennets are not prepared for the lack of sleep, the nonexistent social life, and the overwhelming cost of raising a child.

The good wifey [videorecording]

April 17, 2014
[United States] : Urban Home Entertainment, [2013]
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Persia White, Tangi Miller, David Ramsay, Chico Benymon.
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2012.
Michael is in love with his wife who is expecting their first child. But after he meets Kimmy Sardell and has a one-night stand, he will find himself on a path that leads to devastating consequences.

I am the law

April 17, 2014
Culver City, CA : Columbia Pictures : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
1 videodisc (83 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Edward G. Robinson, Barbara O'Neil, John Beal, Wendy Barrie, Otto Kruger.
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1938.
In a town rife with corruption, law professor John Lindsay is appointed special prosecutor to help clean up the city. Lindsay quickly realizes that not only does he have to deal with gangsters on the streets, but also in his own office, as friends of the mob work within his own department. It is up to Lindsay and his crew of college students to stand up to the mob and clean up the city.

The miracle woman

April 17, 2014
©2013
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Barbara Stanwyck, David Manners, Sam Hardy.
Title from web page.
Based on the play "Bless you sister".
Florence Fallon is the daughter of a preacher who is about to give his last sermon, but passes away before he gets a chance. Florence stands up in front of the congregation and attacks them, accusing them of not being appreciative of her father and revealing that she has lost her faith. Bob Hornsby, a con man, talks Florence into working an angle with him, having her perform fake miracles for money. She profits from the racket, but when she meets a blind man, the two fall in love.

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.

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