New DVD List: 8/9/17
DVD 973.923 T
A touch of home: the Vietnam War’s Red Cross girls [DVD] / directed by Cheryl Fries; narrated by J. Holley Watts. During the Vietnam War 627 adventurous young women threw off society’s expectations and headed out to learn what they could do for their country. The Vietnam “Donut Dollies” were airmobile to the front lines, dropping into dusty firebases and sweaty base camps to bring a listening ear, a silly game, and a friendly smile to combat soldiers. Now, for the first time, their words, home movies and photographs tell the captivating, extraordinary story of women who made a difference by bringing A Touch of Home to the combat zone.
DVD AFTE 2017
After the storm [DVD] / a Kore-Eda Hirokazu film; producers, Matsuzaki Kaoru, Yose Akihiko, Taguchi Hijiri; original story, screenplay, edited & directed by Kore-Eda Hirokazu. Dwelling on his past glory as a prize-winning author, Ryota wastes the money he makes as a private detective on gambling and can barely pay child support. After the death of his father, his aging mother and beautiful ex-wife seem to be moving on with their lives. Renewing contact with his initially distrusting family, Ryota struggles to take back control of his existence and to find a lasting place in the life of his young son.
DVD BEGU 1970
The beguiled [DVD] / a Universal picture; a Jennings Lang production; a Malpaso Company presentation; screenplay by John B. Sherry and Grimes Grice; produced and directed by Donald Siegel. Clint Eastwood plays a wounded Union soldier hidden by a girls’ academy in the South during the Civil War.
DVD BOSS 2017
The Boss Baby [DVD] / a 20th Century Fox release of a DreamWorks Animation production; produced by Ramsey Ann Naito; written by Michael McCullers; directed by Tom McGrath. A young boy works with his precocious infant brother to stop the plans of a dog company executive.
DVD COLO 2017
Colossal [DVD] / Voltage Pictures presents; in association with Route One Entertainment and Union Investment Partners; a Voltage Pictures, Sayaka Producciones and Brightlight Pictures production; written and directed by Nacho Vigalondo; produced by Nahikari Ipi*na, Russell Levine, Nicolas Chartier, Zev Foreman, Dominic Rustam. Gloria is an out-of-work party girl who, after getting kicked out of her apartment by her boyfriend, is forced to leave her life in New York and move back to her hometown. When news reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, South Korea, Gloria gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this far-off phenomenon. Gloria must determine why her seemingly insignificant existence has such a colossal effect on the fate of the world.
DVD SPEC 2014
The spectacular now [DVD] / an A24 Release; Andrew Lauren Productions presents a 21 Laps production; a Global Produce production; screenplay by Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber; produced by Tom McNulty, Shawn Levy, Andrew Lauren, Michelle Krumm; directed by James Ponsoldt. While teenager Aimee dreams of the future, Sutter lives in the now, and yet somehow, they’re drawn together. What starts as an unlikely romance becomes a sharp-eyed, straight-up snapshot of the heady confusion and haunting passion of youth.