New Arrivals · DVDs—Domestic Feature Films

October 25, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

12 dogs of Christmas [videorecording] : great puppy rescue

October 24, 2014
Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2012.
1 videodisc (102 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Sean Patrick Flanery, D.B. Sweeney, Danielle Chuchran, Alli Simpson, Darren Ewing.
Sequel to the film 12 dogs of Christmas (2005).
Features: Behind 12 dogs of Christmas : great puppy rescue, working with Academy Award winning writer/director Kieth Merrill, the basketball game sequence, behind the scenes at the 12 dogs of Christmas finale, What's your favorite dog?
Emma O'Conner and her best friend race against time to save a dog orphanage from an unscrupulous tycoon.

247°F [videorecording]

October 24, 2014
Beverly Hills, CA : Anchor Bay Home Entertainment, 2012.
1 videodisc (88 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Scout Taylor-Compton, Michael Copon, Travis Van Winkle, Christina Ulloa.
Title from disc surface.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2011.
When four friends travel to a lakeside cabin for a carefree weekend, the fun turns into a nightmare when three of them end up locked in a hot sauna. Every minute counts and every degree matters as they fight for their lives in heat that is quickly approaching the deadly limit of 247degrees F.

Good people

October 24, 2014
©2014
1 videodisc (91 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
James Franco, Kate Hudson, Tom Wilkinson, Omar Sy, Sam Spruell, Anna Friel, Thomas Arnold, Oliver Dimsdale, Diana Hardcastle, Michael Jibson, Diarmaid Murtag.
Based on the novel Good people by Marcus Sakey.
A young American couple falls into severe debt while renovating a home in London. When they discover that the tenant in the apartment below them was murdered and left $400,000 cash stashed in the ceiling, the couple thinks all of their problems are solved, but that's when very bad things start happening to good people.

The prince

October 24, 2014
©2014
1 videodisc (91 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Bruce Willis, Jason Patric, John Cusack, Johnathon Schaech, 50 Cent, Jessica Lowndes.
Special features: Commentary with director; Deleted scenes; Capturing the Prince: behind the scenes; Interviews with cast and crew; Trailer gallery?
A retired Las Vegas crime boss and single father is forced to team up with his best friend to return to the crime world when his daughter is kidnapped by an old rival.

Life of crime

October 24, 2014
[Los Angeles, California] : Roadside Attractions, [2014]
1 videodisc (101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jennifer Aniston, Mos Def, Isla Fisher, Will Forte, Mark Boone Junior, Kevin Cannon, Julie E. Davis.
Title from disc surface.
Based on the novel The switch by Elmore Leonard.
The wife of a corrupt real estate developer is kidnapped by two common criminals, who intend to extort him with inside information about his crooked business and off-shore accounts. But the husband decides he'd actually rather not pay the ransom to get back his wife, setting off an unbelievable sequence of double crosses and twists.

Fedora

October 23, 2014
[Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], [2014]
1 videodisc (114 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
William Holden, Henry Fonda, Jose Ferrer, Marthe Keller, Michael York.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1978.
A film producer travels to the Greek isles to coax a Garbo-like screen idol out of seclusion. But the deeper he infiltrates the remote villa, evading an overprotective countess and a mysterious plastic surgeon, the closer he comes to discovering the terrible secret behind the actress's timeless beauty.

Free fall

October 23, 2014
©2014
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Malcolm McDowell, Ian Gomez, Sarah Butler, D.B. Sweeney.
Title from disc label.
A top executive is killed in an apparent suicide leap from the skyscraper headquarters of Gault Capital. But when the dead man's loyal protege, Jane Porter, uncovers some startling criminal evidence, the corporation calls in their 'crisis manager' to silence her forever. He will trap Jane in an elevator between floors. It is a holiday weekend in the empty building. And for one desperate woman, surviving a cold-blooded killer may now mean a very long drop to the ground floor.

Straw dogs [videorecording]

October 23, 2014
Santa Monica, CA : Metro Goldwyn Mayer Home Entertainment, 2011.
1 videodisc (118 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Dustin Hoffman, Susan George.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1971.
"This motion picture was released previously in a version R. Extended version contains material different from the original"--Container.
A young mathematician, David Summer, and his English wife, Amy, move to a Cornish village, seeking the quiet life. But beneath the seemingly peaceful isolation of the village lies a savagery and violence that could destroy the couple.

Monster High. Freaky fusion

October 22, 2014
[Universal City, California] : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2014]
1 videodisc (74 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Paula Rhodes, Haviland Stillwell, America Young.
Title from disc label.
While attempting to help Frankie Stein learn more about her freaky-cool scaritage, the fashionably fierce ghoulfriends travel back in time to the first day ever of Monster High. There, they meet Sparky, a skullastic teen with an obsession for creating life. But when Sparky follows the ghouls through a killer time portal to modern-day Monster High, the event results in eight of them fusing together into four creeperiffic hybrid Monsters.

Love and bullets ; Russian roulette

October 22, 2014
Eugene, OR : Timeless Media Group, [2013]
1 videodisc (approximately 185 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Russian roulette: George Segal, Cristina Raines, Dehnolm Elliott, Gordon Jackson, Peter Donat, Richard Romanus.
Russian roulette based on the novel Kosygin is coming by Tom Ardies.
"Action-packed double feature"--Container.
Love and bullets (1978) (approximately 86 minutes) -- Russian roulette (1974) (approximately 99 minutes).
Russian roulette: An iconoclastic officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is ordered to take a Russian immigrant into custody in advance of a state visit by the Soviet premier. When his prisoner is kidnapped, the officer finds himself drawn into an assassination plot and caught between the CIA and the KGB.

What she wants for Christmas [videorecording]

October 22, 2014
Port Washington, N.Y. : Entertainment One, 2012.
1 videodisc (84 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Denise Boutte, Christian Keyes, Jackie Long, Brianna Dufrene.
Ten-year-old Abigail has written to the North Pole and asked for something very special this year--something she's kept secret from her mother. However, when Abigail discovers that Santa hasn't brought her special "gift," she activates her back-up plan and captures jolly St. Nick.

Life after Beth

October 22, 2014
©2014
1 videodisc (approximately 89 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, Molly Shannon, John C. Reily.
Special features: Audio commentary with cast and crew; Life After Beth: the postmortem; deleted scenes.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.
Zach is devastated after his girlfriend Beth dies unexpectedly. After Beth suddenly and mysteriously returns to life, Zach is overjoyed to have the second chance to prove his love for her. But when Beth starts developing some bizarre tendencies, including a rather disturbing taste for flesh, Zach has to confront facts. Can love survive among the living dead? Find out in this hilariously funny zom- com.

Maleficent

October 22, 2014
[Burbank, California] : Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, [2014]
1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Angelina Jolie, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Imelda Staunton, Sharlto Copley, Lesley Manville, Juno Temple, Sam Riley.
Title from disc label.
A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces a battle with the invading king's successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom, and perhaps to Maleficent's true happiness as well.

Chef

October 22, 2014
©2014
1 videodisc (1 hr., 55 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jon Favreau, Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo, Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Downey Jr.
Special features: deleted scenes; feature commentary with writer/director Jon Favreau and chef/co-producer Roy Choi.
A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family.

Begin again

October 22, 2014
©2013
1 videodisc (104 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Steinfeld, Adam Levine, James Corden, Catherine Keener.
Title from disc label.
Special features: The making of Begin again; music videos including Adam Levine's "Lost stars."
British songwriter Gretta is adrift in Manhattan after getting dumped by her philandering rock star boyfriend. While playing at an open mic night at a local bar, she is discovered by struggling music producer Dan. Sensing her songwriting potential, Dan pushes Gretta to sign with him and record an ambitious outdoors album all across the city.

Chemical peel

October 21, 2014
©2014
1 videodisc (approximately 95 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Natalie Victoria, Arielle Brachfeld, Stephanie Greco, Lacy Fisher, Leigh Davis, Lony'e Perrine.
Title from disc label.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2013.
A weekend trip to the woods turns deadly when a nearby train accident causes a chemical reaction to overtake a secluded valley. But waiting out the disaster inside could prove to be just as dangerous as the outdoors.

Believe in me [videorecording]

October 20, 2014
New York, N.Y. : GT Media, [2007]
1 videodisc (ca. 108 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Jeffrey Donovan, Samantha Mathis, Bruce Dern, Bob Gunton, Heather Matarazzo.
Title from disc label.
Based on the book "Brief garland" by Harold Keith.
Coach Clay Driscoll is a small town basketball coach who seems to have everything going against him. A team he doesn't want. A town that doesn't support girl's sports and small town politics that threaten to undermine any chance he has of winning. But his pride and his "girls" refuse to let him quit. Both the young women and their hard-headed coach fight for equality and a share of the dream, taking on the town prejudice and their own self-doubt. Based on the true story of Jim Keith and the Lady Cyclones.

One night in Vegas

October 16, 2014
©2014
1 videodisc (94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jimmy Jean-Louis, Yvonne Nelson.
Title from disc.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
James Foster is at a crossroads with himself and his marriage. After the end of a successful high profile case, James decides a trip to Vegas with his wife is a good way to rekindle their relationship and an opportunity to say thank you to his friend, Nick, for his help. When events unfold, James realizes that sometimes it's best not to mix friends and passion.

The naked face

October 16, 2014
©1984
1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Roger Moore, Rod Steiger, Elliot Gould, Art Carney, Anne Archer.
Title from web disc.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1984.
Dr. Judd Stevens, an affluent Chicago doctor, suddenly finds himself trapped in a waking nightmare, surrounded by shadowy figures bent on his destruction. Who are these mysterious figures and what are their sinister motives? As the mystery deepens, the web tightens around him, and when the police appear to have deserted him, Dr. Stevens is forced to confront his would-be assassins alone.

Jakob the liar [videorecording]

October 15, 2014
New York : First-Run Features Home Video, 1999.
1 videodisc (120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Robin Williams, Alan Arkin, Bob Balaban, Michael Jeter, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Liev Schreiber.
Based on the novel by Jurek Becker.
After being detained at Gestapo headquarters and overhearing a radio report of a Russian victory, Jacob passes along the good news but has to prove himself.

The possession of Michael King

October 15, 2014
©2013
1 videodisc (83 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Shane Johnson, Julie McNiven, Jed Rees, Ella Anderson, Cara Pifko, Dale Dickey, Tomas Arana.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
Michael doesn't believe in God or The Devil. The documentary filmmaker decides to make a film about the search for the existence of the supernatural. Michael decides to make himself the center of the experiment (allowing various practitioners of the occult to try the spells and rituals on him) in the hopes that when they fail, he'll once and for all have proof that it's all nothing more than myth. But something does happen. An evil and horrifying force has taken over him and it will not let go.

The task [videorecording]

October 15, 2014
Santa Monica, Calif. : Lionsgate, c2011.
1 videodisc (94 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Tom Payne, Texas Battle, Amara Karan, Alexandra Staden.
Special features: behind the scenes; theatrical trailer.
"After Dark originals"--Disc label.
Something diabolical is taking place on the set of 'The Task, ' a new reality show in which players compete for a cash prize by enduring a night in an abandoned prison and completing a series of creepy tasks designed for maximum terror. As six college students explore, things start to go amiss. Locked in this decrepit, labyrinthine prison, the contestants and the production staff start to realize that the scary reality show they thought they were taping has become real horror.

Cell 213

October 15, 2014
©2014
1 videodisc (109 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Michael Rooker, Bruce Greenwood, Eric Balfour.
Title from disc label.
After a gruesome twist of fate, Michael Gray, a cocky young attorney, finds himself incarcerated in South River State Penitentiary, framed for the murder of one of his clients. Trapped inside nightmarish cell 213, he falls prey to an unnatural force that is vying for his soul, while the question of his guilt and innocence hangs in the balance.

Neighbors [videorecording]

October 15, 2014
Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2014]
1 videodisc (97 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, Christopher Mintz-Plasse.
Title from container.
Bonus features: Gag reel ; An unlikely pair ; The frat ; Line-o-rama ; Partying with the neighbors.
New parents Mac and Kelly are living the American Dream, complete with a baby girl and a new home in the suburbs. Still, they want to believe that they are still cool, so when they discover that their new next-door neighbors are dozens of fraternity brothers-led by charismatic Teddy-they try to play along. But when the parties grow increasingly more epic, both sides begin to fend for their turf. The sabotage escalates into extreme one-upmanship, beginning an epic Greek war for the ages.

Snowpiercer

October 15, 2014
©2013
1 videodisc (126 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, John Hurt, Ed Harris.
Title from disc label.
Based on the graphic novel by Jacques Lob.
The film is set in the future (AD 2031) where, after a failed experiment to stop global warming, an ice age kills off all life on the planet except for the inhabitants of the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe and is powered by a sacred perpetual-motion engine. Its inhabitants are divided by class; the lower-class passengers in one of the last cars stage an uprising, moving car by car up to the front of the train, where the oppressive rich and powerful ride.

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