New Arrivals · DVDs—Domestic Feature Films

April 21, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Film stars don't die in Liverpool

April 20, 2018
1 videodisc (approximately 106 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Kenneth Cranham, Stephen Graham, Vanessa Redgrave.
Special features: Audio commentary with producer Barbara Broccoli, director Paul McGuigan and actor/author Peter Turner; Annette Bening on Gloria Grahame; "You shouldn't look at me that way" music video by Elvis Costello; Elvis Costello performance & conversation; Q&A featuring Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Paul McGuigan & Peter Turner; making the music video: "You shouldn't look at me that way".
Anamorphic wide screen (2.39:1).
On September 29, 1981, Peter Turner received a phone call that would change his life. His former lover, Hollywood actress Gloria Grahame, had collapsed in a Lancaster hotel and was refusing medical attention. He took her into his chaotic and eccentric home in Liverpool to see her through her last days. Though their affair had ended years before, it was to him that she turned in her final hour of need. Takes place over the course of three weeks in Turner's working class family home.

Casper's Scare School

April 20, 2018
Santa Monica, CA : Distributed by Genius Entertainment, [2007]
1 videodisc (78 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Voices: Jim Belushi, Bob Saget, Devon Werkheiser.
Title from disc label.
Originally released in 2006.
Special features: Widescreen version presented in a "letterboxed" format -- Music videos -- "A scream of a scene" featurette -- Language: English.
Casper is going back to school to learn how to scare people. While Casper is at Scare School he discovers a plot by the headmasters to take over the world.

12 strong

April 20, 2018
Burbank, CA : Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, [2018]
1 videodisc (130 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Pena, Navid Negahban, Trevante Rhodes.
Title from disc label.
Based on the book, Horse Soldiers by Doug Stanton.
The story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban.


April 20, 2018
Santa Monica, CA : Lionsgate, [2018]
1 videodisc (approximately 99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Helen Mirren, Sarah Snook, Jason Clarke.
Title from disc label.
Eccentric firearm heiress believes she is haunted by the souls of people killed by the Winchester repeating rifle.

Dear dictator

April 20, 2018
New York, NY : Cinedigm Entertainment
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Michael Caine, Odeya Rush, Katie Holmes, Jason Biggs, Seth Green.
Wide screen.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2017.
When political turmoil forces a British-Caribbean dictator to flee his island nation, he seeks refuge with his pen pal, a rebellious teenage girl in suburban America, and teaches her how to start a revolution and overthrow the "mean girls" in her high school.

Backstabbing for beginners

April 20, 2018
Santa Monica, CA : Lionsgate Entertainment
1 videodisc (approximately 108 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Theo James, Ben Kingsley, Jacqueline Bisset, Rossif Sutherland, Rachel Wilson.
Wide screen.
Based on the book of the same name by Michael Soussan.
Based on a true story, this gripping and timely thriller follows an idealistic UN employee as he investigates the grisly murder of his predecessor and uncovers a vast global conspiracy that man even involve his own boss.

True to the game

April 20, 2018
[United States] : GVN Releasing, [2018]
1 videodisc (approximately 108 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Columbus Short, Erica Peeples, Vivica A. Fox.
Title from disc label.
Anamorphic wide screen (1.78:1).
A charismatic drug lord tries to start a new life after he falls for a young woman from Philadelphia.

Den of thieves

April 19, 2018
Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2018]
1 videodisc (140 min., 149 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Gerard Butler, Jordan Bridges, Pablo Schreiber, O'Shea Jackson, Jr., Curtis '50 cent" Jackson.
Title from disc label.
Contains both unrated and R rated theatrical versions.
A gritty crime saga which follows the lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff's Dept. and the state's most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank.

The strange ones

April 19, 2018
[United States] : Vertical Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (82 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Alex Pettyfer, James Freedson-Jackson, Emily Althaus, Gene Jones.
Title from disc label.
Mysterious events surround two travelers, presumably brothers, as they make their way across a remote American landscape. What appears to be a simple vacation soon gives way to a dark and complex web of secrets and lies.

Bomb city

April 17, 2018
[El Segundo, California] : Gravitas Ventures, [2018]
1 videodisc (99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Dave Davis, Glenn Morshower, Logan Huffman.
Title from disc label.
"Based on a true story."--Container.
Winter 1997. Amarillo, Texas. Brian Deneke is known for his green mohawk and undying passion for punk music. Brian, along with many of his fellow 'punks', refuses to conform to the conservative culture that surrounds them. Their radical appearances stir social intolerance within the community, particularly with Cody Cates, a high school jock who assimilates to a pack known as 'white-hatters'.


April 17, 2018
1 videodisc (84 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Maggie Q, Kristen Bush, Sam Troughton, Will Kemp.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2017.
Alice is a rational-minded sleep doctor, haunted by the mysterious nocturnal death of her younger brother. During a routine examination on a traumatized family with sleeping problems, Alice is forced to abandon scientific rationale and accept that the family is being terrorized by a parasitic demon who feeds on the weak while they sleep. In order to defeat the dark spirit Alice must journey into her own nightmares and confront her childhood demons.

The covered wagon

April 17, 2018
[New York, New York] : Kino Lorber Inc., [2017]
1 videodisc (98 min.) : silent, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Lois Wilson, Alan Hale, J. Warren Kerrigan.
Title from disc.
Bonus features: Audio commentary by film historian Toby Roan; booklet essay by film scholar Matt Hauske; The pie-covered wagon: a 1932 one-reel spoof starring Shirley Temple; Wurlitzer organ score by Gaylord Carter.
A great caravan of covered wagons, filled with hearty pioneers and their families and possessions, are waiting for the Spring 'jump off' at Westport Landing, now Kansas City. Where countless pilgrims fell, a love triangle flourishes, as Molly Wingate must choose between the brutish Sam and the dashing Will. Complicating her decision are the perils of the trail.


April 17, 2018
Chatsworth, CA : Distributed by Image Entertainment, ©2005.
1 videodisc (108 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Kel Mitchell, Bombay, Katt Williams, Antwon Tanner, Kenn Michael.
Special features: Outtakes; deleted scenes.
Originally released in 2004.
Ricky Barry, an undiscovered songwriter, has plenty of talent, but is still living with his parents and hanging out with his slacker buddies. Ricky ain't exactly living the life, but when he wins a contest with his song, he's convinced he's skyrocketing to the top. Instead, he gets a job in the record company mailroom while sexy singing sensation Kennedy Ross steals his song and makes it her hit. Now, that he's been ganked he's determined to get revenge, but he's no match for an irresistible tease like Kennedy.

Deep blue sea 2

April 17, 2018
Burbank, California : Warner Bros., [2018]
1 videodisc ( 94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Danielle Savre, Michael Beach, Rob Mayes.
Title from disc label.
Bonus features: Returning to the deep, making Deep blue sea 2; Deep blue sea 2, death by shark gag; deleted scenes.
Van Etten, a pharmaceutical entrepreneur, tests drugs on bull sharks in hopes to extract their antibodies to cure human diseases. Before he can continue with his experiment, he tries to enlist Misty Calhoun, a shark conservationist, and other scientists to lead and endorse this project. The drug-enhanced sharks quickly begin to adapt and learn new hunting skills. The humans lost control over the laboratory and now they have to fight to survive.

My friend Dahmer

April 17, 2018
1 videodisc (ca. 107 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Ross Lynch, Anne Heche, Dallas Roberts, Alex Wolff, Tommy Nelson.
Title from disc label.
Based on the graphic novel by Derf Backderf.
A young Jeffrey Dahmer struggles to belong in high school.

Shopkins. Wild

April 16, 2018
Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2018]
1 videodisc (75 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Voices: Kate Murphy, Cassandra Morris, Kayli Mills, Abby Trott, Brianna Plantano, Laura Stahl, Philece Sampler.
Bonus features: "Why not go wild" sing along, "Me hiding inside" sing along, and "Why not go wild" reprise sing-along.
"Find your Wild Style and come on a totally Pawesome adventure to Pawville to meet the Shoppets. When famous movie stars Scarletta Gateau and Rubie Blaze recruit the Shopville gang to save the Shoppets, they journey through the jungle and find the amazing world of Pawville. But Pawville and the Shoppets definitely don't need saving and suddenly nothing Scarletta says is as it seems. What's going on? Can the Shopkins, Shoppies and Shoppets rally together to solve the mystery?"--Container.

American folk

April 16, 2018
[United States] : Good Deed Entertainment, [2018]
1 videodisc (99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Joe Purdy, Amber Rubarth, Krisha Fairchild, David Fine, Miranda Hill.
Title from disc.
Elliott and Joni first meet on a plane. Bound for New York. On the morning of September 11, 2001. When all flights are grounded, the two strangers are thrown together amidst the chaos of that day. Both desperately needing to get back to New York, together they embark on a cross-country road trip in a 1972 Chevy van. The shock and stress of 9/11 quickly threaten to derail their cross-country journey until the pair discover what they do have in common: a love for old folk songs.


April 16, 2018
[Santa Monica, CA] : Lions Gate Entertainment, [2018]
1 videodisc (ca. 134 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Wes Studi, Jesse Plemons, Adam Beach.
Title from disc.
In 1892, a legendary Army captain reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory.

Forever my girl

April 16, 2018
[Los Angeles, CA] : Roadside Attractions LLC, [2018]
1 videodisc (ca. 108 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Alex Roe, Jessica Rothe, John Benjamin Hickey, Peter Cambor, Abby Ryder Fortson.
Title from disc.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2018.
After being gone for a decade a country star returns home to the love he left behind.

Maze runner. Death cure

April 16, 2018
[Beverly Hills, CA] : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2018]
1 videodisc (144 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Dylan O'Brien, Rosa Salazar, Kaya Scodelario, Giancarlo Esposito, Thomas Sangster, Dexter Darden, Ki Hong Lee.
Title from disc.
Special features: Audio commentaries; The final run; Allies reunited.
In the epic finale to the saga, Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who makes it out alive will get answers to the questions the Gladers have been asking since they first arrived in the maze.

Sheep & wolves

April 16, 2018
[United States] : Vertical Entertainment, [2018]
1 videodisc (77 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Tom Felton, Ruby Rose, China Anne McClain, Ross Marquand.
Wide screen.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2016.
In a magical faraway land lives a flock of carefree sheep whose pastoral and stress-free life is interrupted when a pack of wolves sets up camp in the nearby ravine.

Half magic

April 16, 2018
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Heather Graham, Angela Kinsey, Stephanie Beatriz, Thomas Lennon, Jason Lewis.
Title from disc.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2017.
Three women use their newly formed sisterhood to fight against sexism, bad relationships and low self-esteem. Through embracing their wild adventures, they learn the secret to ultimate fulfillment.

The commuter

April 12, 2018
Santa Monica, CA : Lionsgate, [2018]
1 videodisc (approximately 105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Jonathan Banks, Sam Neill.
Wide screen.
Title from disc label.
A businessman is caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home.

Accident Man

April 11, 2018
1 videodisc (approximately 105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Scott Adkins, Ray Stevenson, David Paymer, Amy Johnston, Ray Park, Nick Moran, Michael Jai White, Ashley Greene.
Wide screen.
Based on the UK comic book, Toxic!; characters created by Pat Mills and Tony Skinner.
Mike Fallon is a stone cold-killer, and the best at what he does. But when a loved one is dragged into the London underworld and murdered by his own crew, Fallon is forced to rip apart the life he knew in order to avenge the one person who actually meant something to him.

The Post

April 10, 2018
[Beverly Hills, California] : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2018]
1 videodisc (116 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford, Bruce Greenwood.
Wide screen (1.85:1).
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2017.
Determined to uphold the nation's civil liberties, Katharine Graham, publisher of the Washington Post, and hard-nosed editor Ben Bradlee join forces to expose a decades-long cover-up. However, the two must risk their careers and their freedom to bring truth to light.


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