New Arrivals · DVDs—Domestic Feature Films

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

A case of you

July 22, 2014
New York, NY : IFC in Theaters, [2014]
1 videodisc (91 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Justin Long, Keir O'Donnell, Evan Rachel Wood, Sienna Miller, Busy Philipps, Peter Dinklage, Brendan Fraser, Vince Vaughn, Sam Rockwell.
Special features: Interviews; Trailer.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
"Young writer Sam ... has a crush on Birdie..., the cute and quirky barista at his local coffee shop. When his conventional attempts to woo her crash and burn, he takes his efforts online, creating an Internet profile embellished with all of the details that would make him Birdie's dream guy: ballroom dancing, rock climbing, and a seemingly endless, escalating series of wacky and unlikely hobbies. When the harebrained scheme is a surprise success and Birdie falls for his exaggerated alter ego, Sam must keep up the act or lose his dream girl forever"--Container.

Attila [videorecording]

July 22, 2014
[Burbank, CA?] : Asylum Home Entertainment, [2013]
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Cheick Kongo, Xin, Chris Conrad, M. Steven Felty, Mikayla S. Campbell.
Special features: The making of "Attila"; gag reel.
When American soldiers inadvertently steal Attila the Hun's secret riches, the wrath of the barbarian is awakened. The mummified warrior will stop at nothing to kill the intruders.

Thr3e [videorecording]

July 22, 2014
Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, cp2006.
1 videodisc (101 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Marc Blucas, Justine Waddell, Laura Jordan, Max Ryan, Bill Moseley.
Film adaptation of the novel by Ted Dekker.
Upon completing his graduate thesis, Kevin Parson is forced to face his own dark past when he is targeted by the psychopathic Riddle Killer. Following a terrifying encounter, in which he is given seconds to confess before his car is blown to bits, Kevin meets up with a criminal psychologist whose brother was killed in a similarly explosive confrontation. Together they must solve Kevin's mystifying riddle and uncover his connection to the murderer before he strikes again.

In the name of the king 2 : Two worlds [videorecording]

July 22, 2014
Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2011]
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Dolph Lundgren, Lochlyn Munro, Natassia Malthe.
Bonus features include: Behind the scenes featurette ; From page to screen featurette ; Director's commentary ; Writer's commentary.
Granger, a lethal ex-Special Forces soldier, finds himself transported back to a mystical age of sorcery, dragons, and savage hand-to-hand combat. He has been summoned to defeat the forces of darkness and fulfill an ancient prophecy. But as he fights his way to the truth, Granger learns no one can be trusted, and one wrong move could cost him not only his life, but the future of his world.

God's not dead

July 21, 2014
[United States] : Pure Flex Entertainment, LLC, 2014.
1 videodisc (approximately 114 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Kevin Sorbo, Shane Harper, Dean Cain.
Title from disc label.
It's the debate of the ages; this time, held in a seemingly insignificant venue, but the outcome, as always, will be life-changing. A Christian college freshman, Josh Wheaton, and his atheist philosophy professor hold court on the existence of God. To pass the course, Josh must prove to the class that God is alive and well. This dare could cost him his relationships, his career, even his future, but Josh stands up for his faith and takes on the challenge.

Jennifer's body

July 18, 2014
1 videodisc (102 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Johnny Simmons, J.K. Simmons, Amy Sedaris, Adam Brody, Kyle Gallner, Chris Pratt, Cynthia Stevenson.
Extras: Commentary by director Karyn Kusama and writer Diablo Cody (Theatrical version only); Commentary by director Karyn Kusama (extended version only); Trailers. (Features are not rated or closed-captioned.).
Contains both the Unrated and rated versions of the motion picture.
Needy is a reserved bookworm. Her best friend is Jennifer, a conceited cheerleader. The two share little in common. They share even less in common when Jennifer mysteriously gains an appetite for human blood after a disastrous fire at a local bar. Soon, Needy's male classmates are steadily killed off in gruesome attacks and she must uncover the truth behind her friend's transformation and find a way to stop the bloodthirsty rampage before it reaches her own boyfriend.

Forever female

July 17, 2014
Chicago, IL : Olive Films, [2014]
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Ginger Rogers, William Holden, Paul Douglas, James Gleason, Pat Crowley.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1953.
After aspiring playwright Stanley Krown's new play is optioned, his producer insists he rewrites the script to allow his middle-aged ex-wife to play the lead role, that of a ninteen-year-old ingenue. But the role wasn't meant for her, and despite constant changes, Krown's play can't seem to win over critics.

Thin ice

July 17, 2014
Los Angeles, CA : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
1 videodisc (78 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Sonja Henie, Tyrone Power, Arthur Treacher, Joan Davis, Raymond Walburn.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1937.
Based on the play Der Komet by Attila Orbok.
Olympic figure skater Sonja Henie stars in a romantic entanglement in the Alps between a beautiful skating instructor and a man whom she suspects to be a tourist. Little does she know he is a prince escaping the pains of royal life.

Cesar Chavez

July 17, 2014
Santa Monica, CA : Lionsgate, [2014]
1 videodisc (102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson, Michael Pena, John Malkovich.
Title from disc label.
Spectial features: Audio commentary; Making Cesar Chavez; Follow your food.
The story of the famed civil rights leader and labor organizer torn between his duties as a husband and father and his commitment to securing a living wage for farm workers. Chavez embraced non-violence as he battled greed and prejudice in his struggle to bring dignity to people. He inspired millions of Americans who never worked on a farm to fight for social justice. His triumphant journey is a remarkable testament to the power of one individual's ability to change the world.


July 16, 2014
1 videodisc (119 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman, Rebecca Hall.
Title from disc label.
Dr. Will Caster is the foremost researcher in the field of Artificial Intelligence, working to create a sentient machine that combines the collective intelligence of everything ever known with the full range of human emotions. His highly controversial experiments have made him famous, but they have also made him the prime target of anti-technology extremists who will do whatever it takes to stop him.

The single moms club

July 16, 2014
1 videodisc (111 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Nia Long, Amy Smart, Tyler Perry, Cocoa Brown, Ryan Eggold, Zulay Henao, William Levy, Wendi McLendon-Covey.
Title from disc label.
Special features: "The single moms sisterhood" featurette; "The mens club" featurette.
When five struggling single moms put aside their differences to form a support group, they find inspiration and laughter in their new sisterhood, and help each other overcome the obstacles that stand in their way.

Army of darkness [videorecording]

July 15, 2014
Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Video, [2009]
1 videodisc (81 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz.
Sequel to Evil Dead and Evil Dead II.
Bonus features include, Creating the deadites: explore the groundbreaking visual effects work that created the ghastly legions of undead; alternate ending, theatrical trailer.
"Forced to lead a makeshift Dark Ages army against the demonic Deadites, who posses all the deadly magic of Hell, the shot-gun toting, chainsaw-armed, reluctant 20th century time traveler Ash must save the living from the dead, rescue his medieval girlfriend, and get back to his own time"--Container.

Geography club

July 11, 2014
Philadelphia, PA : Breaking Glass Pictures, [2014]
1 videodisc (approximately 83 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Cameron Deane Stewart, Justin Deeley, Meaghan Martin, Allie Gonino.
Title from container.
Based on the book by Brent Hartinger.
Sixteen-year-old Russell is going on dates with girls while nurturing a secret relationship with star quarterback Kevin, who will do anything to prevent his teammates from finding out. Min and Terese tell everyone that they're just best friends. And then there's Ike, who can't figure out who he is or who he wants to be. Finding the truth too hard to hide, they decide to form a Geography Club, thinking nobody else would want to join. However, their secrets may soon be discovered.

Walk of shame

July 11, 2014
Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2014.
1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
James Marsden, Elizabeth Banks, Gillian Jacobs, Sarah Wright Olsen.
After losing an audition for her dream job, an aspiring Los Angeles TV news anchor goes out for an uncharacteristic night of partying. She awakes in a stranger's bed to a phone message from her agent telling her the job is hers, if she can make it across town by 5 pm. Stranded in an unknown area without money, a phone, and a car, she embarks on a series of misadventures as she races to the most important job interview of her life.

Escape to Athena

July 11, 2014
[Place of publication not identified] : Hen's Tooth Video, [2014]
1 videodisc (120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Roger Moore, Telly Savalas, David Niven, Stefanie Powers.
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1978.
Escape to Athena is a film that pits a small band of Greek freedom fighters are pitted against a German battalion. It begins in a prison camp where Allied POWs are forced to spend their days unearthing priceless Greek art treasures for the Nazis. Meanwhile, in a nearby brothel, resistance fighters led by Zeno conspire to rid their island of the German occupiers. Zeno and his men stage a daring daylight rescue of prisoners about to be executed in the village square. Then, in a race against the clock, Zeno leads a perilous raid on a German garrison stationed in a remote mountain monastery.

Avatar [videorecording]

July 11, 2014
Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment : Lightstorm Entertainment, [2010]
3 videodiscs (162 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, Sigourney Weaver.
Special features: Exclusive alternate opening on earth; Capturing Avatar featurette; over 45 min. of deleted scenes; Family audio track available; and more.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2009.
Avatar. pt. 1 -- Avatar. pt. 2 -- Filmmakers' journey.
Experience the spectacular world of James Cameron's Avatar as never before with this collector's edition release. Watch all three versions of the film, than treat your senses to an unprecedented beyond the scenes look at the greatest adventure of all time! When his twin brother dies in an accident, paraplegic ex-Marine Jake Sully takes his place on a mission to the human outpost on Pandora, where a corporate consortium is mining a rare mineral that is the key to solving Earth's energy crisis. Sully works with a group of scientists cloning near-duplicates of the planet's inhabitants, the Na'vi, whom specially trained scientists can control mentally to foster peace between the corporation and the natives. But when Sully finds himself lost on Pandora and trapped in a Na'vi clone body, a beautiful Na'vi woman saves his life and Sully discovers the corporation's plan to mine the mineral--at any cost.

Big Sur

July 10, 2014
Sherman Oaks, CA : Ketchup Entertainment, LLC, [2014]
1 videodisc (81 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Anthony Edwards, Josh Lucas, Kate Bosworth, Jean-Marc Barr and Radha Mitchell.
Private home viewing only.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
In an attempt to heal from the deterioration caused by the pressures of sudden fame and too much alcohol, famous Beat author Jack Kerouac escapes to an isolated, mist-shrouded cabin in the primitive landscape of the Big Sur woods. Instead of finding the peace he desires, he is foiled once again by his own inner demons and sets off on a visceral collision course of paranoia, sex, delirium tremens, misery and madness.

White coats [videorecording]

July 10, 2014
Los Angeles, CA : First Look Home Entertainment, [2006]
1 videodisc (99 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Christine Chatelain, Ingrid Kavelaars, Pat Kelly, Viv Leacock, Jane McLean, Peter Oldring, Carly Pope, Lynda Boyd, Dan Akyroyd, Maury Chaykin, Dave Foley, Matt Frewer, Saul Rubinek, Dave Thomas.
Special features: Director Dave Thomas commentary; Actor interviews including character descriptions; On set footage; Rehearsal footage; Cast audition tapes; Bonus short film; Haunted hospital footage; Previews.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2004.
St. Albert's Hospital is in trouble and their best doctors are abandoning their posts. That leaves six young interns on medicine's front line to learn by experience. With lost patients and slip-ups, hot tub parties and mayhem keep up morale.

Rio 2

July 10, 2014
Los Angeles, CA : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2014]
1 videodisc (101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Jemaine Clement, Kristin Chenoweth.
Title from disc surface.
Bonus features: Rio refresher; Birds and beats: the singing talents of Rio 2; Nigel the Shakespearean cockatoo and friends; "What is love" by Janelle Monáe; still gallery; theatrical trailer; "I will survive" multi-language sequence. Features listed on disc menu vary from those listed on container.
Jewel, Blu and their three kids are leaving their domesticated life in that magical city for a journey to the Amazon. They encounter a menagerie of characters that are born to be wild. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all: his father-in-law.

Heaven is for real

July 9, 2014
1 videodisc (approximately 99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Greg Kinnear, Thomas Haden Church, Kelly Reilly.
Title from disc label.
Based on the book by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent.
The true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. Colton claims to have visited Heaven during a near death experience. He recounts the details of his amazing journey with childlike innocence and speaks matter-of-factly about things that happened before his birth.

Under the skin [videorecording]

July 9, 2014
Santa Monica, Calif. : Lionsgate, 2014.
1 videodisc (108 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Scarlett Johansson.
Special features: The making of Under the skin featurette.
Based on the novel by Michel Faber.
An alien in the form of a voluptuous young woman combs the streets of Scotland in search of men. She lures a succession of lost souls into her otherworldly lair, where they are seduced, stripped of their humanity, and never heard from again.

Johnny come lately

July 7, 2014
[Chicago, IL] : distributed by Olive Films, ©2014
1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
James Cagney, Hattie McDaniel, Marjorie Main, Grace George.
Title from disc label.
From the novel McLeod's folly by Louis Bromfield.
A carefree ex-newspaperman Tom Richards is arrested for vagrancy, he's saved from a jail term when Vinnie McLeod, an elderly editor of a floundering local paper, offers him a job. Together they're out to make headlines as they work to expose political corruption in a small town. They refuse to buckle under the threats and demands of corrupt, rival newspaper owner, Big Boss Dougherty. So the suspense mounts as they stand their ground against Dougherty's powerful political machine.


July 7, 2014
1 videodisc (88 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
James Mason, Barbara Bel Geddes, Robert Ryan, Ruth Brady.
Title from disc label.
Film adaptation of the novel Wild Calendar, by Libbie Block.
A tale of Leonora, an aspiring carhop who meets and marries a mysterious millionaire, Smith Ohlrig. Soon after the wedding, Laura realizes she's trapped in a loveless marriage with a ruthless workaholic husband who torments her with twisted mind games. Unable to obtain a divorce from Smith, she moves out of the mansion and goes to work for a dedicated doctor, Larry Quinada. The two quickly fall in love but the romance comes to an abrupt halt when Leonora learns that she is pregnant.

The lost moment

July 7, 2014
1 videodisc (89 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Robert Cummings, Susan Hayward, Agnes Moorehead.
Title from disc label.
Based on the novel "The Aspern papers" by Henry James.
An energetic American publisher is in search of the lost love letters of an early ninteenth century poet. Under a false name, Lewis rents a room in a mansion from Juliana Borderau, a former lover of the dead writer. Overseeing the eerie mansion is Juliana's near-psychotic niece, Tina, who mistrusts the publisher from the very onset. It soon becomes clear to Lewis that the mansion harbors horrible secrets, however, he intends to collect the lost letters at any cost.

Mr. Peabody and the mermaid

July 7, 2014
1 videodisc (99 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
William Powell, Irene Hervey, Anne Blyth.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1948.
Things seem to be going swimmingly for Mr. Peabody, then one day his life takes a whimsical turn. While fishing, he snags a beautiful mermaid. In a flight of youthful fancy, the stodgy Bostonian falls for the mermaid and takes her to a pond at his villa. The seemingly harmless crush creates all sorts of comical mix-ups! When Mr. Peabody's jealous wife's car is found abandoned, the discovery leads the police to believe he bumped off his own wife!


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