New Arrivals · DVDs—Domestic Feature Films

August 22, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Moms' night out

August 21, 2014
Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
1 videodisc (approximately 99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Sarah Drew, Sean Astin, Patricia Heaton, David Hunt, Andrea Logan White.
Title from disc label.
Special features: Bloopers; deleted scenes; The heart of Mom's night out; Casting "Moms night out"; The art of improv; The art of action; filmmakers' commentary.
All Allyson and her friends want is a peaceful, grown-up evening of dinner and conversation, a long-needed moms' night out. But in order to enjoy high heels, adult conversation, and food not served in a paper bag, they need their husbands to watch the kids for three hours - what could go wrong?


August 20, 2014
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video
1 videodisc (117 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, Wendi McLendon-Covey.
Title from disc surface.
After a disastrous blind date, single parents Lauren and Jim agree on only one thing: they never want to see each other again. But when they each sign up separately for a fabulous family vacation with their kids, they are all stuck sharing a suite at a luxurious African safari resort for a week.

The big white [videorecording]

August 19, 2014
[United States] : Echo Bridge Home Entertainment, 2006.
1 videodisc (105 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Robin Williams, Holly Hunter, Giovanni Ribisi, Woody Harrelson, Tim Blake Nelson, Alison Lohman.
Special features : Behind the scenes featurette ; photo gallery.
DVD release of the 2005 motion picture.
A quirky, black comedy about Paul Barnell, a nearly bankrupt Alaskan travel agent whose wife, Margaret, is on the brink of insanity. When he finds a frozen body in the dumpster behind his office, Paul thinks this is answer to his financial problems. He tries to pass the body off as his long-lost brother Raymond to collect on the insurance money. Unfortunately, investigator Ted Watters isn't about to let Barnell walk away with a million bucks. Adding to Paul's avalanche of problems are two aspiring hit-men-turned-kidnappers and the stunning return of the supposedly dead Raymond, who now has an ax to grind with his brother.

My boy Jack [videorecording]

August 14, 2014
Burbank. CA : Warner Home Video, c2014.
1 videodisc (ca. 94 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
David Haig, Daniel Radcliffe, Kim Cattrall, Carey Mulligan.
Features: interview with Daniel Radcliffe, David Haig, and Kim Cattrall.
Based on the play by David Haig.
Home use only.

Magnificent doll

August 14, 2014
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
David Niven, Ginger Rogers, Burgess Meredith.
Title from disc label
Originally released as a motion picture in 1946.
One woman's romantic entanglements have historic repercussions. Dorothea 'Dolly' Payne is torn between her affection for Aaron Burr, Vice President under Thomas Jefferson and something of a scoundrel, and James Madison, a political idealist soon to be known as the "Father of the Constitution".


August 14, 2014
Universal City, California : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2014]
1 videodisc (1 hour, 50 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Olivia Williams, Terrence Howard.
Title from disc label.
Bonus features: Deleted scenes ; Making Sabotage.
Arnold Schwarzenegger leads an elite DEA task force that takes on the world's deadliest drug cartels. When the team successfully executes a high-stakes raid on a cartel safe house, they think their work is done - until, one-by-one, the team members mysteriously start to be eliminated. As the body count rises, everyone is a suspect.

Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy

August 13, 2014
Burbank, CA : Hanna-Barbera Productions, [2014]
1 videodisc (74 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Starring the voice talents of Frank Welker, Mindy Cohn, Grey DeLisle Griffin, Matthew Lillard.
Title from disc label.
Velma discovers she's inherited her great-great-uncle Dr. Von Dinkenstein's cursed castle in the terrifying town of Transylvania, Pennsylvania. Just when the gang persuades Velma to go claim her inheritance, the ghost of Dinkenstein Castle blows up the Mystery Machine as a warning! Now the crew must spring back into action, but this time it's personal! Who's responsible for the Dinkenstein monster? What family secret has Velma been hiding?

The boxcar children

August 13, 2014
Fort Mill, SC : Phase 4 Films, [2014]
1 videodisc (81 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Martin Sheen, Jadon Sand, J.K. Simmons, Zachary Gordon, Joey King, Mackenzie Foy.
Title from disc label..
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
Four orphaned and homeless siblings happen upon an abandoned boxcar, which, with a little creativity and hard work, they gradually furnish with all the comforts of home. Fearful that they will be sent to live with the reputedly cruel grandfather they have never met, the children keep their new home a secret.

Mega shark vs. giant octopus [videorecording]

August 12, 2014
[United States] : Echo Bridge Home Entertainment, c2010.
1 videodisc (89 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Deborah Gibson, Vic Chao, Lorenzo Lamas.
Title from disc label.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2009.
The California coast is terrorized by two enormous prehistoric sea creatures as they battle each other for supremacy of the sea.


August 12, 2014
© 2010
1 videodisc (approximately 112 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Iko Uwais, Sisca Jessica, Yusuf Aulia, Yayan Ruhian, Alex Abbad.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2009.
After a series of setbacks leave Yuda, a skilled practitioner of Silat Harimau, homeless & uncertain about his new future in Jakarta, fate finally allows him to use his martial art skills to save a young orphan from human trafficking.

Jesus : the desire of ages.

August 11, 2014
Worcester, PA : Vision Video, [2014]
1 videodisc (61 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Desiree Orozco, Paul Presly, Sandra Dee Richardson, Stephanie Gerard.
Title from disc surface.
Tells the familiar story in a fresh way, through the eyes of those who knew and loved the Son of Man. An inspiring and triumphant music score combined with imaginative visual artistry that will grip the heart and help the viewer experience the reality of Jesus' ultimate sacrifice. This film is designed to lead the viewer into an intimate encounter with the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.

Summer in February

August 7, 2014
1 videodisc (approximately 100 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Dominic Cooper, Dan Stevens, Emily Browning, Hattie Morahan.
Title from disc label.
Adapted from the book Summer in Februray by Jonathan Smith.
A sweeping romance set at a bohemian artist colony on the picturesque coast of pre-war England, is based on the true story of painter Sir Alfred Munnings and his blue-blood best friend Gilbert. Munnings rises to become one of the premier artists of his time, winning the affection of beauty Florence Carter-Wood. But when Gilbert falls for Florence as well, a love triangle emerges with tragic consequences.

Amazon Jack

August 7, 2014
Toronto, ON : Phase 4 Films, [2014]
1 videodisc (72 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jesper Klein, Kaya Brüel, Claus Ryskjær.
Title from disc label.
The world's rarest and cutest creature, Amazon Jack, lives happily on a peaceful island with his friend Rita. But when a greedy millionaire puts out a reward for finding him, Jack must leave his home, evade capture, and outwit the tycoon before he ends up in a zoo for good.

After Tiller [videorecording]

August 7, 2014
[New York, N.Y.?] : Oscilloscope Laboratories, [2014]
1 videodisc (88 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc label.
After Tiller intimately explores the highly controversial subject of third-trimester abortions in the wake of the 2009 assassination of practitioner Dr. George Tiller. The procedure is now performed by only four doctors in the United States, all former colleagues of Dr. Tiller, who risk their lives every day in the name of their unwavering commitment toward their patients. Directors Martha Shane and Lana Wilson have created a moving and unique exploration of one of the most incendiary topics of our time, and they've done so in an informative, thought-provoking, and compassionate way.

Good morning, Miss Dove

August 7, 2014
1 videodisc (107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jennifer Jones, Robert Stack, Kipp Hamilton, Robert Douglas.
Title from disc label.
Based on novel by Frances Gray Patton.
A hospitalized school teacher reviews her career through visits from her former students.


August 7, 2014
[Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], [2014]
1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Loretta Young, Richard Greene, Walter Brennan, Douglass Dumbrille.
Title from disc label.
Based on the story The look of eagles by John Taintor Foote
The film tells the story of the feud between two Kentuckian families that begins during the civil war and lasts for three generations. The feud ends when the two family heirs fall in love eighty years later.

Hateship loveship [videorecording]

August 7, 2014
[S.l.] : IFC Films, [2014]
1 videodisc (102 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Kristen Wiig, Guy Pearce, Hailee Steinfeld, Nick Nolte, Jennifer Jason Leigh.
Based on a short story by award winning and renowned author Alice Munro.
Johanna Parry, a quiet caregiver, starts a new job working for an elderly Mr. McCauley and his teenage granddaughter Sabitha. A cruel trick by Sabitha lands Johanna in an awkward one-way relationship with Ken, Sabitha's estranged father but her newfound ambition and desire gives her courage to transform her awkward doom into real contentment.

The jungle book : the cobra egg quest

August 7, 2014
Fort Mill, SC : Phase 4 Films, [2014]
1 videodisc (72 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
David Holt, Emma Tate, Jimmy Hibbert, Nigel Pilkington.
Title from disc label.
On the night of the Council of Wolves, Phaona tries to take over as leader of the pack when Akela gets bitten by a snake. With Ikki's help, Mowgli volunteers to go to the village to fetch some medicine. But on his way back he is met by Phaona who tries to stand in his way from saving Akela. Join Mowgli, Baloo and friends with over 60 minutes of Jungle fun in an exciting adventure for the whole pack.

Noah's ark [videorecording]

August 7, 2014
Los Angeles, Calif. ; Shout! Factory, LLC, c2007.
1 videodisc (ca. 82 min) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Joe Carey, James Keller, Chloe Dolandis, Lisa Grossman, Andrio Chavarro, Rayner Graanchen, Tom Wahl, Oscar Cheda.
Title from disc label.
Noah is building a whale of a boat in order to save two of every species from a flood that will cover the entire world. Pretty soon, animals are lining up to board the Ark two by two. But as the rain falls outside, trouble begins to brew as the animals get hungry, a pair of stowaways plot to take over the ships and Noah's own family begins to squabble! One thing for sure, it won't be smooth sailing on this trip. But with a little luck and a little faith, Noah will be able to deliver his floating zoo to safety.

Frankie & Alice [videorecording]

August 7, 2014
[S.l.] : Lionsgate, 2014.
1 videodisc (ca. 101 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Halle Berry, Stellan Skarsgard, Phylicia Rashad, Chandra Wilson.
Title from disc label.
Originally released in 2010.
Frankie is a go-go dancer struggling with two very different personalities: a seven-year-old girl named Genius, and a Southern white racist. Inspired by a remarkable true story.

The smiling lieutenant [videorecording]

August 7, 2014
[Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection ; Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, c2007.
1 videodisc (89 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Maurice Chevalier, Claudette Colbert, Charlie Ruggles, Miriam Hopkins, George Barbier.
DVD release of the 1931 motion picture.
Based upon "The Waltz Dream," by Leopold Jacobson and Felix Dörmann and the novel "Nux der Prinzgemahl," by Hans Müller.
A Viennese lieutenant is enamored of a freethinking all-girl-orchestra-leading cutie. But complications ensue when the sexually repressed princess of Flausenthurm sets her sights on him.

The love parade [videorecording]

August 7, 2014
[Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection ; Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, c2007.
1 videodisc (109 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Lupino Lane, Lillian Roth, Eugene Pallette, E.H. Calvert, Edgar Norton, Lionel Belmore.
DVD release of the 1929 motion picture.
Based on the play "The Prince Consort" by Leon Xanrof and Jules Chancel.
The queen of mythical Sylvania marries a courtier, who finds his new life unsatisfying.

Monte Carlo [videorecording]

August 7, 2014
[Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection ; Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, c2007.
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Jack Buchanan, Jeanette MacDonald, Claude Allister, ZaSu Pitts, Tyler Brooke, John Roche.
DVD release of the 1930 motion picture.
Based on "The Blue Coast," by Hans Mueller and an episode from "Monsieur Beaucaire," by Booth Tarkington and Evelyn Greenleaf Sutherland.
An independent-minded countess leaves her foppish prince fiancé at the altar and whisks away to the Riviera.

One hour with you [videorecording]

August 7, 2014
[Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection ; Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, c2007.
1 videodisc (78 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Genevieve Tobin, Charlie Ruggles, Roland Young, George Barbier.
DVD release of the 1932 motion picture.
Based on the play by Lothar Schmidt.
A seemingly blissful couple's marriage hits the skids when the wife's flirtatious school chum comes on to her husband a bit too strong.

Bonhoeffer, agent of grace [videorecording]

August 7, 2014
Minneapolis, MN : Augsburg Fortress ; Worcester, PA : Vision Video [distributor], c[2000?]
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Ulrich Tukur (Dietrich Bonhoeffer), Robert Joy (Manfred Roeder), Johanna Klante (Maria Von Wedemeyer), Ulrich Noethen (Han Von Dohnanyi).
Winner of Best Film at Monte Carlo Television Festival 2000.
Special features: biographical information on leading actors.
"What is a moral person to do in a time of savage immorality? That question tormented Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German clergyman of great distinction who actively opposed Hitler and the Nazis. His convictions cost him his life. Bonhoeffer's last years, his participation in the German resistance and his moral struggle are dramatized in this film."--Container.


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