New Arrivals · DVDs—Foreign Feature Films

September 23, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Aligarh

September 22, 2016
Mumbai : Eros International Media, 2016.
1 videodisc (118 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Manoj Bajpayee, Rajkummar Rao, Ashish Vidyarthi.
Anamorphic widescreen presentation.
The plot revolves around Dr Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras who taught Marathi at Aligarh Muslim University. He was sacked from his position of Reader and Chair of Modern Indian Languages, on charges of homosexuality. A sting operation was conducted by a TV channel which showed him in an embrace with a rickshaw puller, at his house inside the campus.

Love Punjab [videorecording]

September 22, 2016
Jalandhar : Kumar Films ; Noida : Moserbaer, 2016.
1 videodisc (131 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Amrinder Gill, Sargun Mehta, Yograj Singh, Binnu Dhillon.
Parghat and Jessica are a couple who are going through separation for various reasons. They together have a son named Manveer who has his own set of problems in school where he faces racism and discrimination issues. Manveer goes into deep depression and on the recommendation of the doctor, his parents decide to take him to Punjab to show his roots, culture and ancestral village.

MSG-2 : the messenger

September 15, 2016
[Huntingwood, NSW] : Sony DADC, 2016
1 videodisc (approximately 137 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan ; Charanpreet Insan ; Honeypreet Insan ; RooheMeet Insan ; Sahil Insan ; Shan e Meet Insan ; Sukhwinder Signh Insan ; Rohit Khurana ; Arpit Ranka ; Kaynat Toor.
MSG 2 The Messenger is based on true events of Dera Sacha Sauda in years 2000-2001. Although the main story line is true, action & comedy is added for entertainment. Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan plays plays to be a warrior fighting against the wild & primitive lifestyle of tribal and succeeding in turning them into civilized human beings.

Saving Mr. Wu

September 15, 2016
[Plano, TX] : Well Go USA Entertainment, [2016]
1 videodisc (106 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Andy Lau, Liu Ye, Wang Qianyuan, Wu Ruofu.
Widescreen.
Based on true events.
In this suspenseful crime thriller, Mr. Wu, a Hong Kong movie star, is kidnapped by six unpredictable criminals disguised as police officers. The story is based on the 2004 real life celebrity kidnapping case in China.

Ma ma

September 15, 2016
New York, NY : Oscilloscope Laboratories, [2016]
1 videodisc (111 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Penelope Cruz, Luis Tosar, Asier Etxeandia.
Widescreen (2.35:1 aspect ratio)
Special features: Making of Ma ma; Behind the scenes with director Julio Medem and producer/star Penelope Cruz.
Just as Magda is diagnosed with breast cancer, she meets Arturo, a devoted husband and father in the midst of unspeakable loss. Their chance encounter leads both down a path of strength, grace, love, and rebirth.

Marguerite

September 13, 2016
Port Washington, NY : Entertainment One Film USA, [2016]
1 videodisc (129 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Catherine Frot, André Marcon, Michel Fau, Christa Théret, Denis Mpunga.
Title from disc label.
Disc features: theatrical trailer; interview with director Xavier Giannoli; 4 bonus deleted scenes.
1921 not far from Paris. It is party day at Marguerite Dumont's castle. Nobody knows much about this woman except that she is rich and that her whole life is devoted to her passion: music. When a young, provocative journalist decides to write a rave article on her latest performance, Marguerite starts to believe even further in her talent. This gives her the courage she needs to follow her dream.

Kill zone 2

September 8, 2016
Plano, TX : Well Go USA, [2016]
1 videodisc (121 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Tony Jaa, Jing Wu, Jin Zhang.
Widescreen.
Originally released in 2015.
Undercover cop Kit becomes a junkie in order to catch Mr Hung, the mastermind behind a crime syndicate. When the operation goes sour and Kit blows his cover, his supervisor and uncle Wah decides to terminate the operation.

Mojin : the lost legend

September 8, 2016
[Plano, TX] : Well Go USA Entertainment, [2016]
1 videodisc (125 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Angelababy, Kun Chen, Shu Qi, Huang Bo.
Title from disc.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2015.
Based on the number one Bestselling novels, the story pits a trio of grave robbers against rivals and the law, until a mysterious stranger tempts them into one last heist.

Sha po lang [videorecording] = SPL = Kill zone

September 8, 2016
[New York] : Weinstein Company ; Santa Monica, CA : Distributed by Genius Products, [2006]
1 videodisc (ca. 93 min.) : wide-screen, sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Donnie Yen, Sammo Hung, Simon Yam.
Special features may include behind the scenes -- deleted scenes.
Originally released in 2005.
A compelling thrill-ride where two veteran detectives rage war against a secret criminal empire.

The return of Godzilla

September 8, 2016
[United States] : Kraken Releasing, [2016]
1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Widescreen (Aspect ratio 16:9)
Based on the story by Tomoyuki Tanaka.
With a higher budget and more advanced special effects than any previous film in the series, returns Japan's greatest monster to his intended role as an epic force of destruction and the film's spectacular success re-launched the Godzilla franchise after nearly a decade in suspended animation. But now, at long last, the acclaimed kaiju masterpiece finally hits American shores in all its uncut original glory! Get ready for the biggest Godzilla epic never seen.

A war

September 8, 2016
Los Angeles, California : Magnolia Home Entertainment, [2016]
1 videodisc (approximately 115 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Pilou Asbaek, Tuva Novotny, Dar Salim, Søren Malling, Charlotte Munck, Dulfi Al-Jabouri.
Special features: interview with writer/director Tobias Lindholm; behind the scenes; interview with Colonel Arnold Strong; Los Angeles film screening reactions; theatrical trailer.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2015.
Afghanistan. During a routine mission, soldiers are caught in heavy crossfire. Commander Claus makes a decision to save his men, which has grave consequences for him, and his family back home.

Lawless kingdom

September 1, 2016
[Santa Monica, California] : Lionsgate, [2015]
1 videodisc (117 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Chao Deng, Yifei Liu, Anthony Wong Chau-sang, Collin Chou, Ronald Cheng.
Widescreen.
Originally produced in 2013.
Four detectives, each uniquely skilled with their own individual superpowers, are sent to investigate a murder outside the city. During the investigation, they unexpectedly stumble across clues to an unsolved murder from twelve years previous that hits close to home for one of them. Suddenly, the investigation becomes all too personal, and the detectives must put their lives on the line to solve this crime.

Compadres

August 31, 2016
Santa Monica, CA : Pantelion Televisa / Lionsgate, [2016]
1 videodisc (102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Omar Chaparro, Joey Morgan, Eric Roberts, Aislinn Derbez, Kevin Pollack, Joaquin Cosio.
Title from disc label.
As former cop Garza seeks revenge on Santos, the crime lord who framed him, he forms an unlikely team with a young hacker who successfully stole ten million dollars from Santos.

Kajarya [videorecording] : let the truth prevail

August 24, 2016
Mumbai : Times Music, [2016]
1 videodisc (107 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Meenu Hooda, Ridhima Sud, Kuldip Ruhil.
Kajarya explores the issue of female infanticide. It is a thriller about two women -- a woman who lives in the village and has the job of killing babies and the other is an opportunistic journalist from New Delhi.

Like father, like son

August 24, 2016
©2014
1 videodisc (121 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Fukuyama Masaharu, Ono Machiko , Maki Yōko, Rirī Furankī (Lily Franky).
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
Includes trailer.
Affluent architect Ryota and his wife Midori face a terrible dilemma when they learn that their six-year-old son, Keita, was accidentally switched at birth and is not their biological child. In the wake of this revelation, Ryota's sense of fatherhood is shaken to the core as he witnesses both his wife's enduring devotion to Keita and his own conflicting feelings of nature versus nurture. Now his decision on which boy is truly his son will change the family's lives forever.

Jour de fête

August 19, 2016
©2014
1 videodisc (86 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Jacques Tati, Guy Decomble, Paul Frankeur, Santa Relli, Maine Vallée, Declassan, Roger Rafal, Beauvais.
Special features: New 2K digital restoration; Disc 1: À l'américaine (a 2013 visual essay by Tati expert Stéphane Goudet tracking the evolution of Tati's comedy); Trailer. Disc 2: Two alternate versions of Jour de fête: a partly colorized 1964 version and the full-color 1995 rerelease version; "Jour de fête": in search of the lost color (1988 epidsode of the French television program Cinéma cinémas, documentary on the restoration of the film to Tati's original color version); New English subtitle translation.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1949.
disc 1. 1949 version -- disc 2. 1964 version, 1995 version.
In this enchanting debut feature, Jacques Tati stars as a fussbudget of a postman who is thrown for a loop when a traveling fair comes to his village. Tati shot this film simultaneously in black and white and in an untested color process that proved impossible to print copies of. In 1964 he re-edited it with added hand-colored footage, and in 1995 the full-color film was able to be released from the original color negatives.

Ki & Ka [videorecording]

August 18, 2016
Mumbai : Eros International Media, [2016]
1 videodisc (123 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Swaroop Sampat, Rajit Kapur.
Kia is an ambitious career woman in New Delhi who doesn't want marriage to come in the way of her dream. Kabir prefers to stay away from the stress of a working professional. The foundation stone of their relationship is laid on this arrangement.

Rak ti khon kaen = Cemetery of splendour

August 12, 2016
©2016
1 videodisc (122 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jenjira Pongpas, Banlop Lomnoi, Jarinpattra Rueangram.
Videodisc release of the motion picture produced in 2015.
Bonus features: deleted scenes; making-of featurette; original theatrical trailer.
Soldiers with a mysterious sleeping sickness are transferred to a temporary clinic in a former school. The memory filled space becomes a revelatory world for housewife and volunteer Jenjira, as she watches over Itt, a handsome soldier with no family visitors. Magic, healing, romance and dreams are all part of Jen's tender path to a deeper awareness of herself and the world around her.

Parched

August 11, 2016
New Almaden, CA : Wolfe, [2016]
1 videodisc (116 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Lehar Khan, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Surveen Chawla, Radhika Apte.
Widescreen.
Bonus features: Theatrical trailer.
Inspirational drama women who are set in the heart of parched rural landscape of Gujarat India.

Sunrise

August 11, 2016
Philadelphia, PA : distributed by Breaking Glass Pictures
1 videodisc (85 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Adil Hussain, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Gulnaaz Ansari, Komal Gupta.
Widescreen (1.85:1)
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.
A Social Services officer Lakshman Joshi, whose bad past and current reality begin to converge as he investigates a kidnapping ring within the rain-soaked back alleys and seedy nightclubs of urban Mumbai.

Phoenix

August 9, 2016
[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2016]
1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Nina Kunzendorf, Michael Maertens, Imogen Kogge, Kirsten Block.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2014.
Based on the novel Le retour des cendres by Hubert Monteilhet.
Set in a rubble-strewn Berlin in 1945, is like no other film about post-World War II Jewish identity. After surviving Auschwitz, a former cabaret performer, her face disfigured and reconstructed, returns to her war-ravaged hometown to seek out the gentile husband who may or may not have betrayed her to the Nazis. Without recognizing her, he enlists her to play his wife in a bizarre hall-of-shattered-mirrors story that's as richly metaphorical as it is preposterously engrossing.

The wave

August 5, 2016
Los Angeles, CA : Magnolia Home Entertainment, [2016]
1 videodisc (approximately 105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Kristoffer Joner, Thomas Bo Larsen.
Special features: AXS TV: a look at The Wave ; theatrical trailer.
The experienced geologist Kristian Eikfjord has accepted a job offer out of town. He is getting ready to move from the city of Geiranger with his family, when he and his colleagues measure small geological changes in the underground. Kristian gets worried and his worst nightmare is about to come true, when the alarm goes off and the disaster is inevitable. With less than 10 minutes to react, it becomes a race against time in order to save as many as possible including his own family.

Channo kamli yaar di

August 4, 2016
Model Town Jalandhar : Speed Records
1 videodisc (117 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Neeru Bajwa, Binnu Dhillon, Darren Andrichuk, Karamjit Anmol, Jason Asuncion.
Title from disc label.
Channo is an emotional journey of a very common Punjabi girl who goes to Canada to find her missing husband Jeet.

Judge Singh

August 3, 2016
[United States] : Saga Music / Unisys Infosolutions, [2016]
1 videodisc (138 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Ravindra Grewal, Chandan Prabhakar, Surbhi Mahendru.
In order to protect his son and his reputation, a politician uses his influence to frame a middle class boy in a murder actually committed by his son.

Neerja

July 26, 2016
Mumbai : Ultra Media & Entertainment Pvt. Ltd, [2016]
1 videodisc (approximately 117 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Sonam Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Parth Akerkar, Hayder Ali.
Special features include making of the film, making of the songs.
Neerja is a portrayal on the life of the courageous Neerja Bhanot, who sacrificed her life while protecting the lives of 359 passengers on the Pan Am flight 73 in 1986. The flight was hijacked by a terrorist organization.

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