New Arrivals · DVDs—Foreign Feature Films

May 22, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Action Jackson [videorecording]

May 21, 2015
Mumbai : Eros International Media, [2015]
1 videodisc (157 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Ajay Devgan, Sonakshi Sinha.
A Don's sister falls for his most trusted lieutenant. When he refuses to reciprocate, she vows to destroy him. Her lust and his scorn form the crux of this puerile potboiler.

PK [videorecording]

May 15, 2015
Mumbai, India : Reliance Home Video & Games, a division of Reliance Big Entertainment, 2015.
1 videodisc (approximately 153 mins.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Sanjay Dutt, Boman Irani, Saurabh Shukla, Sushant Singh Rajput.
Title from container.
An alien lands on earth but loses his remote to go home. Does 'PK' return - and as he navigates the human world, what does he gain and lose?

Leviathan

May 6, 2015
[Culver City, California] : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2015]
1 videodisc (approximately 141 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Aleksey Serebryakov, Roman Madyanov, Elena Lyadova.
Title from disc surface.
Anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1).
Kolya lives in a small fishing town near the stunning Barents Sea in Northern Russia. He owns an auto-repair shop that stands right next to the house where he lives with his young wife Lilya and his son Roma. The town's corrupt mayor is determined to take away his business, his house, and his land.

Katakuri-ke no kōfuku = Happiness of the Katakuris

April 30, 2015
[United States] : Eastern Star, 2008.
1 videodisc (113 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Kenji Sawada, Naomi Nishida.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2001.
Extras include director's commentary, "making of" documentary; animating The Katakuris; interviews with The Katakuris; trailers.
A modern dysfunctional family opens their dream inn in the country. Despite all their best efforts, unfortunate accidents occur.

Happy New Year [videorecording]

April 30, 2015
New Delhi : Super Cassettes : T-Series, [2015]
1 videodisc (approximately180 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Anurag Kashyap.
Includes a booklet that has pictures taken during the shoot.
A team of losers win the love of millions in their quest to pull off the biggest diamond heist ever by team India.

Shamitabh [videorecording]

April 30, 2015
Mumbai : Eros International Media, 2015.
1 videodisc (133 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Dhanush, Amitabh Bachchan, Akshara Haasan.
Mute Daanish becomes a superstar when Amitabh Sinha provides him his voice - what happens when ego pulls body and speech apart?

Ungli [videorecording] = Un̐galī

April 30, 2015
Mumbai : Shemaroo Entertainment, 2015.
1 videodisc (ca. 114 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Emraan Hashmi, Randeep Hooda, Kangna Ranaut, Neil Bhoopalam, Angad Bedi & Sanjay Dutt.
Title from container.
Four friends, Abhay (a crime journalist), Maya (a medical intern), Goti (a computer hardware specialist), and Kalim (the owner of a garage), create a vigilante gang called the Ungli gang. They decide to do something about the corruption in every strata of the system. The gang picks up momentum and people's love by a series of actions.

Sandcastle

April 23, 2015
[United States] : Junglee Home Video, [2014]
1 videodisc (82 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Shahana Chatterjee.
The story of a rebel breaking out of the cocoon of societal pressure to find her own place.

Mommy

April 22, 2015
©2014
1 videodisc (139 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Anne Dorval, Suzanne Clement, Antoine Olivier Pilon.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.
A feisty widowed single mom finds herself burdened with the full-time custody of her explosive fifteen year old ADHD son. As they try to make ends meet and struggle with their unpredictable menage, the peculiar, new girl across the street, Kyla, benevolently offers her help. Together, they find a new sense of balance, and hope is regained.

The admiral : roaring currents

April 15, 2015
©2014
1 videodisc (128 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Min-Sik Choi, Seung-Ryong Ryu, Jin-Woong Jo.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.
The story of Korean history's most astonishing military victory by its greatly revered strategist, Admiral Yi Sunshin, who lures over 300 Japanese ships into a deadly trap where they meet their fate against only thirteen battle ships.

Saare jahaan se mehnga [videorecording] = Sāre jahām̐ se mahaṅgā

April 9, 2015
Mumbai : Shemaroo Entertainment, 2015.
1 videodisc (ca. 108 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Sanjay Mishra, Pragati Pandey, Disha Pandey, Zakir Hussain.
A hilarious and satirical take on Mehngai (inflation), seen through the eyes of a middle class family of four, Puttan Pal, his wife Noori, younger brother Gopal and father. The family crushed under the burden of inflation tries to deal with it trough an ingenious idea, not realizing the problems they will face as a result of the idea.

Tevar [videorecording]

April 2, 2015
Mumbai : Eros International Media, 2015.
1 videodisc (151 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Arjun Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Manoj Bajpayee.
A corrupt politician gets infatuated with a morally upright student and will go to any lengths to marry her. But she spurns his advances and seeks shelter with a boy her age.

Without pity

March 23, 2015
Tulsa, OK : VCI Entertainment
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Carla Del Poggio, John Kitzmiller, Giulietta Masina.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1948.
As World War II ends, some African-American soldiers refuse to abandon northern Italy to return to the United States, due to the racial intolerance there, deserting instead.

Bethlehem

March 12, 2015
[United States] : Adopt Films
1 videodisc (99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Tsahi Halevi, Shadi Marʹi, Hitham Omari.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
The complex relationship between an Israeli Secret Service officer and his teenage Palestinian informant. Shuttling back and forth between conflicting points of view, the film is a raw portrayal of characters torn apart by competing loyalties and impossible moral dilemmas, giving an unparalleled glimpse into the dark and fascinating world of human intelligence.

I am yours

March 2, 2015
[New York, New York] : Film Movement, [2014]
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Amrita Acharia, Ola Rapace.
Title from disc label.
Bonus short film: The amber amulet / directed by Matthew Moore (23 min.).
Single mom, Mina, a Pakistani ex-pat in Norway, is determined to be an actress, although she routinely fails auditions and the rest of her life is crumbling. When she meets a dashing director who may change her life, it is overshadowed by her mother, who disapproves of Mina's every move.

Rodan [videorecording]

February 27, 2015
New York : Classic Media, [c2012?]
1 videodisc [ca. 154 min.] : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Kenji Sahara, Yumi Shirakawa, Akihiko Hirata, Akio Kobori, Fuyuki Murakami, Yasuko Nakata, Minosuke Yamada, Yoshibumi Tajima, Kiyoharu Ohnaka.
Some copies include the original documentary Bringing Godzilla down to size.
Originally issued as a motion picture in 1956.
When a small mining village starts to experience strange deaths in the nearby mines, the authorities discover that the caves are besieged by giant caterpillars with an appetite for humans!

War of the gargantuas

February 27, 2015
[New York] : Classic Media, [2012?]
1 videodisc [ca.180 min.] : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
The war of the gargantuas: Kenji Sahara, Kumi Mizuno, Russ Tamblyn, Jun Tazaki, Yoshifumi Tajima, Nobuo Nakamura, Hisaya Itō, Nadao Kirino, Ren Yamamoto, Kipp Hamilton, Kōzō Nomura, Shōichi Hirose, Tadashi Okabe, Kōji Uno, Ikio Sawamura.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1966.
"War of the gargantuas: "A deadly giant terrorizes Japan, sinking ships and attacking fisherman. Using a space-age ray cannon, the military nearly kills the monster before its enormous brother comes to the rescue. The two gargantuas don't see eye-to-eye and their monster-sized sibling rivalry leads to a death match in the streets of Tokyo with civilization hanging in the balance."--Container.

Cannibal

February 25, 2015
©2013
1 videodisc (117 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Antonio de la Torre, Olimpia Melinte, Maria Alfonsa Rosso, and Manuel Solo.
Special features: biographies of the director and lead actor & actress; trailer; bonus short film: Ogre (14 min.) / directed by Jean-Charles Paugam.
Inspired by the novel "Caríbal" by Humberto Arenal.
Carlos is the most prestigious tailor in Granada, Spain. His life is a study in details, from the meticulous suits he creates for wealthy clients to the macabre murders he executes in the shadows. He performs these gruesome acts, including dining on the women he kills, without guilt or remorse. When Nina, a beautiful young immigrant from Romania, comes looking for her missing twin sister, she awakens in Carlos a kind of love he'd long since written off. As their relationship builds, based on secrets and deception, Nina's pure innocence will become undeniable, even by Carlos, a man driven by a dark secret. Cannibal is, in the end, a demon's love story.

Finding Fanny : if you're looking for love... get lost!

February 25, 2015
Mumbai : Super Cassettes, [2014]
1 videodisc (106 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Naseeruddin Shah, Deepika Padukone.
Title from disc label.
Ferdie and friends set out to find his love - is Fanny found?

Haider

February 25, 2015
©2014
1 videodisc (ca. 161 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Tabu, Shahid Kapoor.
An adaptation of William Shakespeare's "Hamlet".
Vishal Bhardwaj's adaptation of William Shakespeare's 'Hamlet', Haider - a young man returns home to Kashmir on receiving news of his father's disappearance. Not only does he learn that security forces have detained his father for harboring militants, but that his mother is in a relationship with his very own uncle. Intense drama follows between mother and son as both struggle to come to terms with news of his father's death. Soon Haider learns that his uncle is responsible for the gruesome murder, what follows is his journey to avenge his father's death--Container.

Khoobsurat [videorecording] : the royal misfit

February 25, 2015
Mumbai : Reliance Home Video & Games, 2014.
1 videodisc (ca. 130 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Sonam Kapoor, Fawad Afzal Khan,
Title from container.
Spirited doctor Mili meets stiff prince Vikram - will their royal love story have a beautiful end?

Raja Natwarlal [videorecording]

February 25, 2015
Mumbai : Reliance Home Video & Games, [2014]
1 videodisc (ca. 141 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Emraan Hashmi, Humaima Malick.
Small-time con-man Raja wants to take revenge on big-time criminal Vardha - will swindler-guru Yogi help or double-cross him?

Samrat & co. [videorecording]

February 25, 2015
Mumbai : Ultra Distributors, c2014.
1 videodisc (ca. 124 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Rajeev Khandelwal, Madalasa Sharma, Girish Karnad, Priyanshu Chatterjee.
Title from container.
Special features : Making of the film -- Promotional animation film -- Promotional making capsules.
Plagued by paranormal encounters and subsequent mysterious deaths, an extended family residing in a palatial house seeks the help of detective Samrat to investigate the matter.

The road [videorecording]

February 24, 2015
Los Angeles : Freestyle Digital Media, [2011]
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Carmina Villaroel, Marvin Agustin, Rhian Ramos, TJ Trinidad, Barbie Forteza.
Title from disc label.
Special features: trailers ; location photos and storyboard guides; costume design sketches and notes.
"Three teenagers go missing on an abandoned road after a joyride gone wrong. Luis Medina is the police investigator assigned to the case. In the course of his investigation, Luis finds the remains of another victim on the same abandoned road. The corpse is identified as one of two sisters who both disappeared a decade before..." -- Container.

Happy ending [videorecording]

February 19, 2015
Mumbai : Eros Entertainment, c2014.
1 videodisc (130 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Govinda, Saif ALi Khan, Ileana D'Cruz, Kalki Koechlin.
A confused writer goes in search of inspiration for his next story and falls in love with a best selling author who doesn't believe in love.

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