New Arrivals · DVDs—Foreign Feature Films

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

Disco Singh [videorecording]

August 21, 2014
Jalandhar : Speed Records, 2014.
1 videodisc : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Diljit Dosanjh, Surveen Chawla, Manoj Pahwa.
Title from container.
Disco Singh is the story of an orchestra proprietor Latu Singh (Diljit Dosanjh), a struggling singer from a humble background. He longs for Sweety (Surveen Chawla) who is a model but the stark difference in their lifestyles keeps his longing limited to just his dreams. Things turn around when he is asked to fake a relationship with the girl of his dreams at gunpoint from the don of the city played by Manoj Pahwa.

Highway [videorecording]

August 13, 2014
Mumbai : Reliance Big Entertainment, c2014.
1 videodisc (ca. 133 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Randeep Hooda, Alia Bhatt.
Special features : Deleted scenes; Making of Highway; Directors commentary.
Wealthy Veera is kidnapped by brutish Mahavir. Is she on a highway leading to hell - or away?

7 boxes

August 4, 2014
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Celso Franco, Victor Sosa, Lali Gonzalez.
Special features: Behind the scenes of 7 boxes ; the making of 7 boxes ; music video featuring "Revolver".
DVD release of the 2012 motion picture.
A seventeen year old wheelbarrow leader who dreams of becoming famous receives an unusual proposal to carry seven boxes of unknown content in exchange for a torn half of a $100 bill. Embarking on the journey seemed easy, but things get complicated along the way.

Confession of murder

August 4, 2014
[Plano, TX] : Well Go USA, [2014]
1 videodisc (120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jung Jae-young, Park Si-Hoo, Eun-Ji Jo, Won-Yeong Choi, Gwang Jang.
Title from disc label.
Bonus features: behind the scenes; interviews.
In a city where murder has a statute of limitations, obsessed detective Choi learns the brutal killer who eluded him years ago has come forward taking credit for the crimes. Can justice be served?

Bicycling with Moliere

July 31, 2014
1 videodisc (104 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Lambert Wilson, Maya Sansa, Fabrice Luchini, Camille Japy.
Title from disc label.
Gauthier is a handsome and famous soap opera star; Serge is a serious stage actor who has renounced his profession. When Gauthier visits Serge to convince him to join him in a production of Moliere's The Misanthrope, a battle of wits ensues over who will play the lead role of Alceste. Between rehearsals, the two bike along the windswept beaches and rival for the affections of a beautiful Italian divorcee. As tensions mount, Gauthier begins to wonder what are Serge's true plans and motivations.

Kaanchi [videorecording] : the unbreakable

July 30, 2014
Mumbai : B4U Broadband Pvt. Ltd., [2014]
1 videodisc (154 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Kartik Tiwari, Mishti, Rishi Kapoor, Mithun Chakraborty, Sahil Vaid.
Special feature : Making of Kaanch.
A mountain girl crosses swords with marauders because they threaten her love, land and life. Can she singlehandedly bring down a bunch of corrupt men?

The amazing catfish

July 24, 2014
Culver City, CA : Strand Releasing Home Video, 2014.
1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Lisa Owen, Ximena Ayala, Sonia Franco, Wendy Guillén, Andrea Baeza.
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
A heartwarming tale of two unique women who bond while recuperating in a hospital. Martha, a mother of four rambunctious and imaginative children, finds solace when she meets the younger woman, Claudia, and quickly the two build a strong relationship. When Martha invites Claudia to live with her family, Claudia unwittingly takes on the responsibility of becoming a surrogate mother to Martha's children.

Re-cycle [videorecording] = Gui yu

July 18, 2014
Chatsworth, CA : Distributed by Image Entertainment, [2008]
1 videodisc (109 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Li Xinjie, Liu Zhaoming, Zeng Yaqi, Li Caihua, Zhou Junwei, Jetrin Wattanasin.
Special features: "Making of" featurette; deleted scenes; CG rendering comparisons; premier; Q & A session with cast & crew; trailer.
When a bestselling novelist decides to write a horror novel, she opens up the door to a terrifying realm of the supernatural, guided by one of her book's phantasmagorical creations now come to life. She now must confront a secret from her past to return.

Our children [videorecording]

July 17, 2014
1 videodisc (111 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Niels Arestrup, Tahar Rahim, Emilie Dequenne, Stephane Bissot, Mounia Raoui.
Title from disc label.
Murielle and Mounir fall in love and have children. They give over the control of their family by living with Mounir's rich adoptive father. It seems as if everything is going well, but underneath it all, Murielle is suffocating. Based on true events.

Bushido man [videorecording] : seven deadly battles

July 16, 2014
Los Angeles, Calif. : Shout! Factory, c2014.
1 videodisc (88 min) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Mitsuki Koga, Yoshiyuki Yamaguchi, Masanori Mimoto, Kentaro Shimazu, Kazuki Tsujimoto, Ema, Kensuke Sonomura, Masaki Suzumura, Naohiro Kawamoto, Marc Walkow, Yasutaka Yuki,Takashi Tanimoto, Taiju Nemoto, Takanori Tsujimori, Miki Mizuno
Upon returning from a pilgrimage across Japan, the warrior Toramaru arrives with tales of seven epic battles against Japan's most legendary fighters. As Toramaru's philosophy dictates that he know the enemy by eating his food, each masterfully choreographed fight is preceded by a helping of his prey's favorite dish. Designated successor to Master Gensai and leading proponent of the all around martial arts discipline. The cosmic way Toramaru tells the tales of the Seven Deadly battles as Master Gensai eagerly listen to the lavish and violent detail of Toramaru's adventures.

The lunchbox

June 25, 2014
1 videodisc (105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Lillete Dubey.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
Trying to add some spice to her marriage, Ila prepares a special lunchbox for her husband at work. Unbeknownst to her, it is mistakenly delivered to another worker, Saajan. Curious about the lack of reaction from her husband, Ila puts a note in the next day's lunchbox. This begins a series of lunchbox notes between Saajan and Ila, and the communication soon evolves into an unexpected friendship. Ila and Saajan become lost in a virtual relationship that could jeopardize both their lives.

Balupu = Balupu

June 25, 2014
Hyderabad : Sri Balaji Video, [2013].
1 videodisc (approximately 150 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Anjali, Ravi Teja, Shruti K. Haasan.
Title from container.
Ravi is a happy guy whose father wants to marry him off. He meets Shruti, who with her uncle, has a habit of cheating gullible young bachelors. In the process of Ravi teaching Shruti a lesson, she does fall in love with him. Only after past lives are revealed does Shruti find her true love.

Dhoom, 3 [videorecording]

June 25, 2014
Mumbai : Yash Raj Films, [2014]
1 videodisc (aproximately 172 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Aamir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Katrina Kaif, Uday Chopra, Jackie Shroff.
Title from container.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2013.
Chicago is hit by a mysterious thief targeting one bank. Can Mumbai cop Jai Dixit catch the shadowy chor--?

Kalavaramaaye madilo

June 25, 2014
Sterling, VA : Bhavani DVD, Inc., [2013].
1 videodisc : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Swati, Vikram Gokhale, Tanikella.
Title from container.
Sreya is a young woman who works two jobs to help take care of her sick mother. She aspires to be a singer and her goal is to sing for AR Rehman. An old man tells her she has a good voice, but is a bad singer. She joins the old man as a music student after his remark pushes her to learn more about music. By achieving her goals, she became a better person.


June 25, 2014
Sterling, VA : Bhavani DVD, Inc., 2014.
1 videodisc (136 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Tanish, Ramya Nambeesan, Tashu Kaushik.
Title from container.
Arun and Bulan are childhood friends who live with their parents in Malaysia. Arun is in love with a model, Megha. She decides to leave him to marry her boss and move back to India. Bulan falls in love with Arun, who also starts loving her back. Then, Megha reappears.

The raid 2

June 25, 2014
1 videodisc (approximately 150 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian, Arifin Putra.
Title from disc label.
Special features: Director commentary; Q&A with Gareth Evans, Iko Uwais, and Joe Trapanese; The next chapter: Shooting a sequel.
Formidable though they may have been, Rama's opponents in that fateful building were nothing more than small fish swimming in a pond much larger than he ever dreamed possible. And his triumph over the small fry has attracted the attention of the predators farther up the food chain. His family at risk, Rama has only one choice to protect his infant son and wife. He must go undercover to enter the criminal underworld himself.

Angel of vengeance [videorecording]

June 18, 2014
Chatsworth, CA : Distributed by Image Entertainment, [2006]
1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Fat Chung, Yukari Oshima, Alex Fong.
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1993.
Two young women entangled in a power struggle between a trio of mobsters must fight to survive in a world run by vice and corruption.

Bloody brothers [videorecording]

June 18, 2014
Chatsworth, CA : Distributed by Image Entertainment, [2006]
1 videodisc (ca. 92 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Kent Cheng, Dicky Cheung, Yvonne Yung Hung, Ka-Kui Ho, Dick Wei.
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1994.
While visiting Shanghai, handsome young developer Hong meets the beautiful Kwun. They embark on a search for his friends from home, a brother and sister, who have become targets of a ruthless gang leader, Keung. They must fight to survive.

Death cage

June 18, 2014
1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Robin Shou, Joe Lewis, Kim Hee Ching, Angela Tsai, Mark Long.
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1988.
A front for the Bangkok mob, Kent's kick-boxing gym cheats its way into winning a competition and effectively closing down the Wi Chi School, whose crippled owner retires and opens a country car garage. However, he's accompanied by a few remaining students whose kung-fu fanaticism leads to a brutal showdown, where two men enter and only one man leaves.

Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster! : Godzilla vs. Hedorah

June 17, 2014
1 videodisc (86 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Akira Yamauchi, Hiroyuki Kawase, Toshie Kimura, Toshio Shibamoto.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1971.
Forget about acid rain and global warming! The worst ecological nightmare is actually Hedorah, which starts off small but quickly mutates into a giant flying monster capable of wiping out all life on whatever unfortunate planet it lands on! And since Hedorah grows by consuming the toxic gases and chemicals mankind has spilled into the air and water, in the early 1970s that means that its potential growth is unlimited! Fortunately for the human race, the Earth has an ultimate green defender.

Tout va bien [videorecording] = Everything's all right

June 16, 2014
[Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, c2005.
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Yves Montand, Jane Fonda, Vittorio Caprioli.
Special features (86 min.): "Letter to Jane" (an investigative documentary by Godard & Gorin about Jane Fonda's political activities in Vietnam, 1972, 52 min.); video interview with Godard (excerpted from the documentary film "La politique et le bonheur : Georges Kiejman", 1972, 7 min.); "It's all good : Jean-Pierre Gorin" (video interview with Gorin, 2004, 27 min.).
"Enhanced for 16:9 televisions"--Disc label.
"The story of a wildcat strike at a [French] sausage factory, as witnessed by an American reporter and her has-been New Wave film director husband"--Container.

The last time I saw Macao

June 10, 2014
New York, NY : Cinema Guild
1 videodisc (85 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Lydie Barbara.
Title from container.
Bonus features: Two short films by the directors: Red dawn (2011, 27 min.), Mahjong (2013, 35 min.); Interview with João Pedro Rodrigues and João Rui Guerra da Mata at the Melbourne International Film Festival; theatrical trailer.
Following a spectacular opening number, a lip-synched rendition of Jane Russell's sultry You Kill Me, the film's hero, in voiceover, sets the tale in motion. He has come to Macao in search of Candy, an old friend who he fears has been kidnapped by a shadowy crime syndicate. He searches the city streets, back alleys, gambling dens, and music halls, but Candy's whereabouts elude him, until a larger, more sinister plot comes into focus.

Lost in Thailand

June 10, 2014
[Plano, TX] : Well Go USA Entertainment, [2014]
1 videodisc (105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Xu Zheng, Huang Bo, Wang Baoqiang.
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2012.
Two rival businessmen (Xu Zheng and Huang Bo) must track down their boss at a Buddhist temple to secure a patent on a revolutionary new fuel additive. Xu catches the first plane to Bangkok, where his plans are delayed by the happy-go-lucky Wang (Wang Baoqiang), an unexpected travel companion who will open his eyes to life's true priorities.

Nuit #1

June 6, 2014
[United States] : Adopt Films, 2013.
1 videodisc (NTSC, 91 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Catherine De Lean, Dimitri Storoge, Veronique Rebizov.
Title from web page and container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2011.
Clara and Nikolai meet at a rave. They return to his apartment and frantically make love. Instead of a one night stand, the two lovers divulge their deepest secrets to each other. Though they are tempted to animas by all-too-common and diverse gender politics they simultaneously fear and embrace, the friction between them is trumped by a common determination to bridge the gap that they realize afflicts the women and men of their lost, but far from hopeless, generation.

Godzilla on Monster Island! : Godzilla vs. Gigan

June 6, 2014
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Hiroshi Ishikawa, Yuriko Hishimi, Tomoko Umeda.
Title from disc label.
Originally aired in 1972.
When alien invaders, plans for a children's theme park, and four giant monsters with six heads between them all collide, the result is the inevitable battle for the fate of the Earth. At least, that's how it is for Godzilla, who teams up with his former spiky foe Anguirus for a tag team match against two of his greatest adversaries: the legendary three headed King Ghidorah and Gigan, the cyborg hench-monster for insidious insect aliens who plots to wipe out all human life.


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