New Arrivals · DVDs—Domestic Feature Films

April 29, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The bye bye man

April 28, 2017
Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount, Cressida Bonas, Doug Jones, Carrie-Anne Moss, Faye Dunaway.
Title from disc label.
Anamorphic wide screen (1.85:1).
When three college students move into an old house off campus, they unwittingly unleash a supernatural entity, who comes to prey upon them once they discover his name. The friends must try to save each other, all the while keeping the entity's existence a secret to save others from the same deadly fate.

Summer catch

April 28, 2017
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2014]
1 videodisc (104 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Freddie Prinze, Jr., Jessica Biel, Matthew Lillard, Brian Dennehy.
Videodisc release of the 2001 motion picture.
Title from disc label.
Lawnboy Brian Dunne joins an elite summer baseball league in Cape Cod and falls for a vacationing Vassar grad. Her family, however, does not think him suitable.

A dog's purpose

April 27, 2017
Universal City, CA : Universal, [2017]
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Britt Robertson, Dennis Quaid, Josh Gad, John Ortiz, Peggy Lipton, K.J. Apa, Juliet Rylance, Luke Kirby.
Widescreen (2.40:1)
Based on the novel by W. Bruce Cameron.
It shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love.

Mifune : the last samurai

April 26, 2017
1 videodisc (80 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrator, Keanu Reeves ; interviewees, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese.
Wide screen.
Inspired by the book Samurai : hyoden Mifune Toshio, by Michiko Matsuda.
A new film by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steven Okazaki explores the accidental movie career of Toshiro Mifune, one of the true giants of world cinema. Mifune made sixteen remarkable films with director Akira Kurosawa during the Golden Age of Japanese Cinema. Together they thrilled audiences and influenced filmmaking around the world, providing direct inspiration for The Magnificent Seven and Sergio Leone and Clint Eastwood's breakthrough, A Fistful of Dollars.

Con Air

April 26, 2017
Burbank, Calif. : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment
1 videodisc (115 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, John Malkovich, Steve Buscemi, Ving Rhames, Colm Meaney, Mykelti Williamson, Rachel Ticotin, Monica Potter, Dave Chappelle, M.C. Gainey, John Roselius, Renoly, Danny Trejo, Jesse Borrego, Nick Chinlund, Angela Featherstone, Jose Zuniga.
Widescreen (2.35:1)
Originally released as a motion picture in 1997.
A prison parolee on his way to freedom faces impossible odds when the maximum security transport plane he's on is skyjacked by the most vicious criminals in the country, led by the infamous murderer Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom.

Teen Titans. The Judas contract

April 26, 2017
Burbank, CA : distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
1 videodisc (84 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Voices: Stuart Allan, Jake T. Austin, Taissa Farmiga, Sean Maher, Christina Ricci, Brandon Soo Hoo, Kari Wahlgren, Miguel Ferrer.
Wide screen (1.78:1).
"Based on characters from DC Entertainment; based on the graphic novel Teen Titans: the Judas contract, by Marv Wolfman & George Pérez, published by DC Comics."
The Teen Titans--Starfire, Beast Boy, Raven, Blue Beetle, Robin, Nightwing and their newest member, Terra--take on Brother Blood while dealing with their long-time enemy, Deathstroke.

Grandma's boy

April 26, 2017
Beverly Hills, CA : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, ©2006.
1 videodisc (94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Linda Cardellini, Allen Covert, Peter Dante, Shirley Jones, Shirley Knight, Joel David Moore, Kevin Nealon, Doris Roberts, Nick Swardson, Jonah Hill.
Special features: Widescreen theatrical version seamlessly branched; widescreen unrated feature seamlessly branched; feature commentary by director Nick Goossen and actors Allen Covert, Nick Swardson & Peter Dante; Laura gets lucky; Monkey business; gag reel; April Fools; "Omen 666": an inside look; deleted scenes; Fox Movie Channel presents: "Casting session"; the making-of the music video; "Another day" music video by the Twenty Twos; Red Band trailer; anti-piracy trailer.
Aspect ratio 2.35:1.
Rated R [original theatrical] version -- Unrated version.
By day, 35-year-old Alex is the world's oldest video game tester, but at night he is privately developing the next big game for the X-Box generation. When one of his roommates spends all the rent money on Filipino hookers, Alex gets kicked out of his apartment. He finds himself forced to live with his grandmother and her friends Grace and Bea. To save face with his friends and co-workers, he brags about the three hot babes living with him.

Merchants of doubt

April 26, 2017
Culver City, California : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2015]
1 videodisc (ca. 93 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
With Stanton Glantz, Helmut Wakeham, Sam Roe, Patricia Callahan, James Hansen, John Passacantando, Bill O'Keefe, Naomi Oreskes, Fred Singer, Bob Inglis, Jamy Ian Swiss.
Inspired by the book Merchants of doubt, by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway.
Follows several for-hire scientific experts that are regularly featured in the media speaking about threats to the public from various environmental and man-made events.

Western world

April 26, 2017
Pottstown, Pa. : MVD Visual
1 videodisc (78 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Justin Rose, Amanda Miller, Christopher Rowley, Greg Steele.
Title from disc surface.
When US Marshal Moses White is called to the Wyoming Territory town of Dogwood Pass to track a known killer, he runs into more then he bargained for. A corrupt mayor, unhinged Sheriff, and a serial killing femme fatale stand in the way of justice and Marshal Moses just might have to shoot his way out.


April 24, 2017
Hollywood, CA : Paramount Home Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Matilda Lutz, Alex Roe, Johnny Galecki, Vincent D'onofrio, Aimee Teegarden.
Wide screen.
Title from disc label.
A young woman becomes worried about her boyfriend when he explores a dark subculture surrounding a mysterious videotape said to kill the watcher seven days after he has viewed it. She sacrifices herself to save her boyfriend and in doing so makes a horrifying discovery: there is a "movie within the movie" that no one has ever seen until now.


April 24, 2017
Santa Monica, CA : Anchor Bay, [2017]
1 videodisc (120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Matthew McConaughey, Édgar Ramirez, Corey Stoll, Bryce Dallas Howard.
Wide screen.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2016.
Kenny Wells, a prospector desperate for a lucky break, teams up with a similarly eager geologist and sets off on an amazing journey to find gold in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia. Getting the gold was hard but keeping it is even more difficult, sparking an adventure through the most powerful boardrooms of Wall Street.

The comedian

April 24, 2017
1 videodisc (approximately 120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Robert De Niro, Leslie Mann, Danny DeVito, Edie Falco, Veronica Ferrers, Charles Grodin, Cloris Leachman, Patti LuPone, Harvey Keitel.
Title from disc label.
Anamorphic wide screen (1.85:1).
A look at the life of an aging insult comic named Jack Burke.

Underworld. Blood wars

April 17, 2017
Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (approximately 91 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Tobias Menzies, Lara Pulver, Charles Dance, James Faulkner, Peter Andersson, Clementine Nicholson, Bradley James.
Special features: Old & new blood; The evil evolved.
Anamorphic wide screen high definition (2.40:1).
The next installment in the blockbuster franchise follows vampire death dealer Selene as she fends off brutal attacks from both the Lycan clan and the vampire faction that betrayed her. With her only allies, David and his father Thomas, she must stop the eternal war between Lycans and vampires, even if it means she has to make the ultimate sacrifice.


April 17, 2017
Beverly Hills, CA : Momentum Pictures, [2017]
1 videodisc (128 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Guy Pearce, Dakota Fanning, Emilia Jones, Carice Van Houten, Paul Anderson.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2016.
From the moment the new reverend climbs the pulpit, Liz knows she and her family are in great danger.

La la land

April 17, 2017
Santa Monica, California : Lionsgate, [2017]
1 videodisc (128 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie Dewitt.
Wide screen.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2016.
A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles. This original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing dreams.


April 17, 2017
[United States] : FilmRise, [2017]
1 videodisc (81 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Dominic Rodriguez, Gary Matthews, Samuel 'Uncle Kage' Conway.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2016.
Approaching a community beset by so many rumors and misconceptions is no easy task. Presented here is a whistleblower film that oscillates between the fantastic and the unusual, with moments of awe and wonder slapped against harsh reality. Delight in infiltrating the fun and sometimes dark secrets of an escapist group. Whether or not you've heard of furry fandom, this documentary transcends its bizarre premise to tell a universal story of identity and community.

A midsummer night's dream

April 17, 2017
1 videodisc (145 min.) ; sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Kathryn Hunter, David Harewood, Tina Benko, Roger Clark, Okwui Okpokwasili, Robert Langdon Lloyd, Lilly Englert, Zach Appelman, Jake Horowitz, Mandi Masden, Max Casella, Joe Grifasi, Zachary Infante, William Youmans, Jacob Ming-Trent, Brendan Averett.
Stage production produced by Theatre for a New Audience.
Based on the play by William Shakespeare.
Adaptation of the Shakespeare play, filmed during a stage performance: "This immersive and darkly poetic cinematic experience brings the play's iconic fairies, spells and hallucinatory lovers to life ... the feats of visual imagination are ingenious and plentiful, but beating at the center of the film is an emotionally moving take on the deeper human aspects of Shakespeare's beloved tale"--Container.

War on everyone

April 17, 2017
Santa Monica, CA : Lionsgate, [2017]
1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Michael Peña, Alexander Skarsgård, Tessa Thompson, Caleb Landry Jones, David Wilmot.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2016.
Terry and Bob are two crooked cops who frame and blackmail criminals all over town. Looking for the ultimate pay-off, they try to extort a strip club manager and his eccentric, junkie boss, but get more than they bargained for when their hair-brained scheme uncovers a bigger, darker secret.

I am Michael

April 13, 2017
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
James Franco, Emma Roberts, Daryl Hannah, Zachary Quinto, Leven Rambin, Avan Jogia, Lesley Ann Warren, Ahna O'Reilly.
Title from disc label.
Based on the New York Times Magazine article "My ex-gay friend" by Benoit Denizet-Lewis.
I AM MICHAEL is the incredible true-life story of Michael Glatze (Franco), a high profile queer youth activist who created a national controversy when he claimed to no longer be gay and became a straight Christian pastor. The film follows Michael from his life in San Francisco with his boyfriend Bennett (Quinto), where he pursues political activism, a journalist career at XY Magazine, to his days of personal self-discovery. After a traumatic scare, Michael is plagued by doubt and paranoia, and begins a religious reawakening. Michael renounces his gay lifestyle, rejects his friends, and endeavors to find his true self. This powerful new film captures one man s haunting journey through modern concepts of love, denial and redemption.

The end of violence

April 13, 2017
[Chicago, IL] : Olive Films, [2015]
1 videodisc (122 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Gabriel Byrne, Bill Pullman, Andie MacDowell, Loren Dean, Traci Lind.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1997.
Includes trailer.
With Hollywood moviemaking as a metaphor, director Wim Wenders weaves a modern day tale of commercialism, consumerism and introspection. Successful Hollywood producer Mike Max, having made his fortune producing films with no redeeming social value, experiences a life-altering event when he is kidnapped and almost killed. Irony is not lost on Mike who decides to leave the world of Hollywood behind, a world he once embraced and which he now views as having negatively impacted society.

Kings of the sun

April 13, 2017
New York, NY : Kino Lorber, Inc., [2015]
1 videodisc (108 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in..
Yul Brynner, George Chakiris, Shirley Anne Field, Richard Basehart, Brad Dexter, Barry Morse, Armando Silvestre.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1963.
After a terrible battle leaves young Balam king of his Mayan tribe, he leads his people out of Mexico to escape the rival clan still hunting them. But upon reaching their new home, a hostile Native American tribe attacks and the Mayans manage to capture Black Eagle, the Native American leader. While held prisoner, Black Eagle manages to earn Balam's respect and the kings agree to peace. But when Balam's old rivals arrive looking for a fight, the newly allied kings must take up arms and stand together in order to repel the invading force and save their people.

The park is mine

April 13, 2017
New York, NY : Kino Lorber, [2016]
1 videodisc (102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in..
Tommy Lee Jones, Helen Shaver, Yaphet Kotto, Lawrence Dane, Eric Peterson.
Title from disc label.
Based on the book by Steven Peters.
The war in Asia is over, but one disillusioned, disappointed ex-soldier decides to declare his own war bringing attention to the unfair and unjust treatment of Vietnam veterans in America.

Woman of the year

April 13, 2017
[United States] : The Criterion Collection, [2017]
2 videodiscs (114 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Fay Bainter, Reginald Owen.
Title from disc label.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1942.
A famous political commentator and a crass sports reporter at the same newspaper can't stand each other, until they fall in love.

The man who would be king

April 11, 2017
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2010]
1 videodisc (129 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer, Saeed Jaffrey, Doghmi Larbi, Shakira Caine, Jack May, Karroom Ben Bouih.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1975.
Based on a story by Rudyard Kipling.
"This adaptation of the famous short story by Rudyard Kipling tells the story of Daniel Dravot and Peachy Carnahan, two ex-soldiers in India when it was under British rule. They decide that the country is too small for them, so they head off to Kafiristan in order to become Kings in their own right"--IMDb.

The founder

April 10, 2017
Santa Monica, CA : Anchor Bay Entertainment
1 videodisc (115 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, Linda Cardellini, B. J. Novak, Laura Dern, Patrick Wilson, Griff Furst.
Title from disc label.
Tells the true story of how Ray Kroc, a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers' speedy system of making the food and saw franchise potential. He maneuvered himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire.


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