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Shinobi [DVD videorecording] : heart under blade

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Hisamatsu, Takeo.
Publisher Funimation, 2010.
2 videodiscs (102 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN JAP SHI
Summary Two Japanese clans that are ancient enemies have been forbidden to fight. The heirs to these clans have fallen in love, to their families' horror. When tragedy strikes this love-struck couple, will a final battle make them stronger or pull them apart? This title has been repackaged.

Burnt by the sun 2 [DVD videorecording] : Predstoyanie = Utomlennye solnt͡sem 2

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Mikhalkov, Nikita,
Publisher Studii͡a Monolit : Central Partnership, [2010] ©2010
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (180 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN RUS BUR 2
Summary "Burnt by the Sun 2: a Russian drama film directed by and starring Nikita Mikhalkov. It is the sequel to Mikhalkov's 1994 film Burnt by the Sun. In the end of the previous movie, Burnt by the Sun, the main protagonist general Kotov was executed by NKVD. But, according to the new movie, he was sent to a labor camp instead. As Nazi Germany invades Soviet Union, Kotov, along with his few surviving camp-fellows, is drafted to a penal military unit, to fight against invading Germans. Two sub-plots also deal with the adventures of Kotov's daughter Nadya and Kotov's nemesis Mitya"--Summary from Amazon.com (10/18/2010).

Alag [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Mirza, Dia.
Publisher Subi Samuel Movies Pvt. Ltd. ; Marketed by Viva Entertainment, [200?].
1 videodisc (123 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN IND ALA
Summary He should have died, but survived to become --special. She was caring and compassionate and became his friend, making their relationship --special. Now the world is intrigued by his power, and wants to probe what makes him --special.

Achanak [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Malhotra, Naresh.
Publisher Eros International Ltd., [200-?]
1 videodisc (155 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN IND ACH
Summary Arjun lives in a close, loving family. After he falls in love with Pooja, his brother is killed in a freak accident by his wife, but Pooja is convicted of the crime. Arjun helps her escape, and then together they are on the run from the law.

Belle de jour [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Buñuel, Luis, 1900-1983
Publisher Miramax Home Entertainment ; Distributed by Buena Vista Home Video, [200-?]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (102 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE BEL
Summary Subtle, erotic film about a wealthy young surgeon's wife who indulges her masochistic fantasies by working as a part-time prostitute in a Paris brothel.

Khullam khulla pyaar karen [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Sharma, Tutu.
Publisher Eros International, [200-?]
Widescreen version.
1 videodisc (160 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN IND KHU

The African Queen [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Huston, John, 1906-1987.
Publisher Castaways Pictures, [200-?]
1 videodisc : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR AFR
Summary Thrown together at the outset of World War I, the spinster sister of a British missionary and the derelict captain of the launch, The African Queen, determine to pilot the boat down an unchartered river in an effort to destroy a German gunboat which prevents invasion by British forces. Setting: German East Africa in 1914.

Brideshead revisited [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Jarrold, Julian.
Publisher [2009]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (ca. 133 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN BRI BRI
Summary A Londoner of lower class befriends and begins a romantic relationship with an aristocrat that becomes complicated when the aristocrat introduces his new friend to his sister.

Tell no one [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Attal, Alain.
Publisher MPI Home Video [distributor], [2009]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (125 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE TEL
Summary Eight years after the heinous murder of his wife, pediatrician Alex Beck still grieves for his beloved wife, Margot. When two bodies are uncovered near where Margot's body was found, the police reopen the case and Alex becomes a suspect again. The mystery deepens when Alex receives an anonymous e-mail with a link to a video clip that seems to suggest Margot is somehow still alive.

Gomorrah [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Procacci, Domenico, 1960-
Publisher Criterion Collection, c2009.
[Widescreen]
2 videodiscs (137 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN ITA GOM
Summary Don Ciro is a timid middleman, who distributes money to the families of imprisoned clan members. One day he is ambushed by two angry clan members with an obvious grudge against their fellows. He later offers to defect to their side and leads them to the location where he is given the money for distribution. Totò is a 13-year-old grocery delivery boy who observes some drug dealers ditching some drugs and a gun when running from the police. He returns the items to the gang, who take him in. When a gang member is killed in a drive-by, they decide to exact retribution on Maria, whose son has joined a secessionist gang. Roberto is a graduate who works in toxic waste management. His boss, Franco, illegally dumps the waste in disused mines. During an operation, a drum of toxic chemicals is accidentally spilt on a driver and Franco refuses to call an ambulance. Pasquale is a haute couture tailor who takes a night-job training Chinese garment workers. His secret work is discovered nonetheless, and on a ride home two gunmen on a scooter open fire on the car. Marco and Ciro are two cocky wannabe gangsters who spy Camorra gangsters hiding a stash of weapons and decide to steal the weapons. The angry gangsters find them and threaten to kill them if they don't return the weapons within a day. Later, they are ambushed and killed.

The human condition [DVD videorecording] = Ningen no jōken

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Gomikawa, Junpei, 1916-1995. Ningen no jōken.
Publisher Criterion Collection, 2009.
Widescreen version.
4 videodiscs (574 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN JAP HUM
Summary Tells of the journey of the well-intentioned yet naive Kaji from labor camp supervisor to Imperial Army soldier to Soviet POW. Constantly trying to rise above a corrupt system, Kaji time and again finds his morals an impediment rather than an advantage.

Katyn [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Wajda, Andrzej, 1926-2016
Publisher Koch Lorber Films : distributed by E1 Entertainment, 2009.
[Widescreen]
1 videodisc (121 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN POL KAT
Summary Dramatization of the massacre of 20,000 people (interned Polish officers as well as civilians accused of treason by the occupying Soviet forces) by the Soviet secret police at Katyń in the spring of 1940, and the cover-up that followed. Follows the fictional stories of four families, separated from one another in the confusion of September 1939, when the Soviets and Germans invaded Poland, through the Soviet occupation in 1945 when the truth of the massacre gets suppressed.

Sin nombre [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Kaufman, Amy J.
Publisher Universal Studios Home Entertainment, c2009.
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN SPA SIN
Summary Sayra is a beautiful young Honduran woman who joins her father and uncle on an odyssey to cross the gauntlet of the Latin American countryside en route to the United States. Along the way she crosses paths with El Casper, a teenage Mexican gang member, who is maneuvering to outrun his violent past and elude his unforgiving former associates.

The thief [DVD videorecording] = Vor

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Chukhraĭ, Pavel, 1946-
Publisher Olive Films, 2009.
1 videodisc (94 min.) : sd. col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video cassette
Call Number FOREIGN FOR THI
Summary In 1946 a soldier fathers a child and dies before his birth. SIx years later, the mother and the child meet a handsome soldier in a train. An incredible story of many deceptions, heartbreaks and betrayals ensues.

My memories of old Beijing [DVD videorecording] = Cheng nan jiu shi

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Wu, Yigong, 1938-
Publisher Shenzhen Shi ji guang jie mu chu ban fa xing gong si, [200-]
Zhen cang ban.
1 videodisc (91 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN CHI MY
Summary Set in the 1920s, this story is the memory of Lin Yingzi -- originally from Taiwan -- of her childhood experiences in Beijing.

Palimpsest [DVD videorecording] : a hypnotic mystery

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Niewolski, Konrad.
Publisher Cinema Epoch ; Distributed by Koch Entertainment, [2009]
Widescreen version.
1 videodisc (85 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN POL PAL
Summary Told on two planes, the crime story presents a police inspector on the verge of psychological disintegration and the intricate case he is trying to solve. Drawn into the deepest recesses of his mind, the line is blurred between reality and illusion.

The seventh seal [DVD videorecording] = Sjunde inseglet

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Ekelund, Allan.
Publisher Janus Films : The Criterion Collection, c2009.
[Special ed., Full screen]
2 videodiscs (97 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 guide (22 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR SEV
Summary In medieval Sweden a knight returns from war only to find a ravaged homeland. He meets up with a group of traveling players and eventually confronts the embodiment of death with whom he engages in a game of chess for his life. The knight and Death play as the cultural turmoil envelopes the people around them as they try, in different ways, to deal with the upheaval the plague has caused.

Cherry blossoms - Hanami [DVD videorecording] = Kirschblüten - Hanami

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Wepper, Elmar, 1944-
Publisher Strand Releasing Home Entertainment, [2009]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (124 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN GER CHE
Summary Only Trudi knows that her husband Rudi is suffering from a terminal illness. She decides not to tell him and convinces him to visit their family in Berlin. When Trudi dies suddenly, Rudi vows to make up for her lost life and takes his last journey to Tokyo in the midst of the cherry blossom festival.

Last year at Marienbad [DVD videorecording] = L'Année dernière a Marienbad

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Courau, Pierre.
Publisher Criterion Collection, [2009]
[Widescreen]
2 videodiscs (94 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([ca. 44p.]).
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE LAS
Summary X attempts to convince A that they met last year in this same hotel (or maybe it was in a different one). They loved each other, emotionally and physically. She agrees to elope with him and get away from M, her husband (or lover). At the last moment, she refuses (for whatever reason) and asked for a one year postponement. Now, the year has passed and X has come to their agreed rendezvous to take her away. A claims she does not recognize X and does not remember any agreement between them. At first, X is surprised, and he recounts conversations the two of them had, supporting details, relating scenes convincingly. A persists in not remembering, even though X produces a photograph of her as a proof of his claim.

The romance of Astrea and Celadon [DVD videorecording] = Les amours d'Astree et de Celadon

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Gillet, Andy.
Publisher Koch Lorber Films, c2009.
[Fullscreen]
1 videodisc (108 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE ROM
Summary In an enchanted, mythical forest, two star-crossed lovers are kept apart by their feuding families. Surrounded by rivals, nymphs, and druids, the two must overcome jealousy, temptation, and other worldly obstacles to keep their passion alive.

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