New DVD List: 11/8/17
DVD 330.973 I 2014
Inequality for all [DVD]/ the Weinstein Company; Radius TWC; 72 Productions; a 72 production; produced by Jen Chaiken and Sebastian Dungan; directed by Jacob Kornbluth. Examines economics professor and Clinton Administration cabinet member Robert Reich’s crusade to expose the problem of income inequality in the United States.
DVD 551.55 S 2008
Storm chasers / executive producer, Charlie Corwin; series producer, Lisa J. Bloch; series director, Ronnie Krensel; produced by Tornado Alley LLC, an affiliate of Original Media, LLC for Discovery Channel. Storm chasers: Hunt for devastating, violent twisters that rip through America’s Great Plains, better known as “Tornado Alley.” Research meteorolgist Josh Wurman and extreme filmmaker Sean Casey put their lives on the line to capture this unprecedented footage shot from inside tornadoes tearing their way across the central U.S. Shooting from a 14, 00-pound tank topped with a custom-designed filming turret, see what the team encounters as they drive straight into these deadly storms. Perfect disaster: These are the storms bigger, more dangerous and more deadly than any before them. What would happen if a mega tornado reduced downtown Dallas to a war zone within minutes? How would the 7 million inhabitants of Hong Kong survive if a super typhoon set its sights on the island? Scientists know it could happen. This program is a dramatization of how it can happen.
DVD AUST 1997
Austin Powers, international man of mystery / New Line Cinema presents, in association with Capella International/KC Medien, a Moving Pictures/Eric’s Boy production; produced by Suzanne Todd [and others]; written by Mike Myers; directed by Jay Roach. Frozen in the 60’s, secret agent Austin Powers (Myers) is thawed back into action to once again battle his archenemy Dr. Evil (Myers). With his sexy sidekick Ms. Kensington (Hurley), Austin must stop Dr. Evil’s outrageous plot to control the world. But first, this time-warped swinger must get hip quick and discover that there’s no free love in the 90’s.
DVD BOON 2001
Boondock saints / Franchise Pictures presents a Brood Syndicate production in association with Fried Films, the Lloyd Segan Company and Chris Brinker Productions; a Troy Duffy film; produced by Elie Samaha, Lloyd Segan, Robert Fried, Chris Brinker; written and directed by Troy Duffy. FBI agent Paul Smecker is on the trail of two vigilante brothers whose spiritual sense of right and wrong has turned Boston’s streets red with blood. The victims are the villains and mob bosses that the justice system has been powerless to stop. Now, Smecker finds himself torn between whether he should catch the killers … or join them.
DVD DARK 2017
The dark tower / Columbia Pictures and MRC present, in association with Imagine Entertainment, a Weed Road production; screenplay by Akiva Goldsman & Jeff Pinkner and Anders Thomas Jensen & Nikolaj Arcel; produced by Akiva Goldsman, Ron Howard, Erica Huggins; directed by Nikolaj Arcel. Based on the best-selling book series by highly-acclaimed author Stephen King. The last Gunslinger, Roland has been locked in an eternal battle with the Man in Black, determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the epic battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.–From container.
DVD KIND 1998
Kindergarten cop / Imagine Entertainment presents an Ivan Reitman film; screenplay by Murray Salem and Herschel Weingrod & Timothy Harris; story by Murray Salem; produced by Ivan Reitman, Brian Grazer; directed by Ivan Reitman. A veteran detective is forced to go undercover as a kindergarten teacher in order to trap an elusive criminal.
DVD MAUD 2017
Maudie [DVD] / Mongrel Media present with the participation of Telefilm Canada, The Newfoundland and Labrador Film Development Corporation, Ontario Media Development corporation and the Harold Greenberg Fund, Bord Scann*an na h*Eireann/The Irish Film Board; in association with Corner Piece Capital, Citadel Canadian Films Inc; a Rink Rat Productions, Screen Door, Parallel Films co-production; a film by Aisling Walsh; directed by Aisling Walsh; written by Sherry White ; producers, Bob Cooper, Mary Young Leckie, Mary Sexton, Susan Mullen. Based on a true story, the unlikely romance between Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis and reclusive fishmonger Everett Lewis.
DVD MIAM 2011
Miami vice. Relive the steamy action, the iconic fashions and the original, unforgettable music that defined a decade. Ride shotgun with suave Vice cops Sonny Crockett and Rico Tubbs as they battle a never-ending gallery of criminals. Set to an electrifying soundtrack of rock legends and joined by stellar guest stars.
DVD PERS 2017
Personal shopper [DVD] / a CG Cin*ema, Vortex Sutra, Sirena Film, Detail Films, Arte France Cin*ema, Arte Deutschland/WDR production; with the participation of Arte France, Arte Deutschland/WDR; producer, Charles Gillibert; written and directed by Olivier Assayas. This evocative character study tells the story of a young American fashion assistant and spiritual medium who is living in Paris and searching for signs of an afterlife following the sudden death of her twin brother. A stirring depiction of grief in the form of a psychological thriller, and a chilling meditation on modern modes of communication and the way we mourn those we love.
DVD SATU 2004
Saturday night live: the best of Eddie Murphy / National Broadcasting Company, Inc.; producers, Michael Bosze, Lyle Jackson. Best of Eddie Murphy characters on “Saturday Night Live” including an additional sketch, photo gallery and outtakes.
DVD SURV 2017
The survivalist[DVD]/ The Fyzz Facility, BFI, Northern Ireland Screen present; a Fyzz Facility Film One production; in association with Goldcrest, K5 International ; produced by Wayne Marc Godfrey, Robert Jones, David Gilbery; written and directed by Stephen Fingleton. In a post-apocalyptic future ravaged by overpopulation, a lone survivor mercilessly protects his remote sliver of property from intruders. When a mother and daughter in search of food and shelter show up at his doorstep, he’s suspicious, but allows them in. Soon an uneasy alliance, borne of necessity, forms between the trio. But distrust and paranoia threaten to give way to violence at any moment.