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Le samouraï [DVD videorecording] = The samurai

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Melville, Jean-Pierre, 1917-1973.
Publisher Criterion Collection, c2005.
Widescreen version.
1 videodisc (105 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE SAM
Summary Jef Costello is a fedora and trench-coat wearing contract killer with samurai instincts. When Jef assassinates a nighclub owner, he finds himself confronted by a series of witnesses, who drop his perfect world into the hands of a persistent police investigator and Jef's shadowy employer, both of whom are determined to put an end to the career criminal.

Ran [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Kurosawa, Akira, 1910-1998.
Publisher Criterion Collection, c2005.
Special ed., widescreen version.
2 videodiscs (160 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (27 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN JAP RAN
Summary An aging warlord decides to split his kingdom between his three sons, who will live in three separate castles. The two eldest sons are quite happy, but the youngest thinks his father has gone mad, and predicts that it won't be long until the two older brothers are fighting with each other.

Ugetsu [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Mizoguchi, Kenji, 1898-1956.
Publisher Criterion Collection, 2005.
Special ed., Standard version.
2 videodiscs (97 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (69 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN JAP UGE
Summary Set in 16th century Japan, a period of bloody civil war, the film is rooted in the postwar psyche of 1950s Japan. It focuses on an ambitious potter haunted by a beautiful ghost and a farmer who dreams of becoming a samurai.

Train man [DVD videorecording] = Densha otoko

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Murakami, Shosuke.
Publisher Viz Media, 2005.
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (102 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN JAP TRA
Summary The U.S. arrival of Japan's novel-comic-motion picture smash hit! Hopeless nerd Densha Otoko falls hard for the girl he rescued on the commuter train, and seeks dating advice from net-friends through an online forum--igniting an Internet phenomenon.

La Bohème [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924.
Publisher Kultur, [2005]
Full screen version.
1 videodisc (117 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN ITA BOH
Summary Puccini's tragic love story is set in the Latin Quarter of Paris among the bohemian students whose hectic gaiety only partially masks the despair and pain that threaten their lives. It remains one of the most popular of all operas with its stark contrasts of lively humour and poignant tragedy.

Kamikaze girls [DVD videorecording] = Shimotsuma monogatari

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Nakashima, Tetsuya, 1959-
Publisher Viz Media, c2005.
Widescreen version.
1 videodisc (approx. 103 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (13 p. ; 18 cm.)
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN JPN KAM
Summary "Kamikaze girls depicts the unusual friendship between a bored girl stuck in rural Japan who fantasizes about 18th century France and a spunky biker girl."--booklet.

My wife's murder [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Philip, Jijy.
Publisher Eros Entertainment, 2005.
Widescreen version.
1 videodisc (103 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN IND MY
Summary A portrayal of an over-stressed professional trapped in a bad marriage. He is on the run, with his two children, being hunted by a sadistic cop.

Aviya's summer [DVD videorecording] = ha-Ḳayits shel Aviyah

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Cohen, Eli, 1940-
Publisher Distributed by Sisu Home Entertainment, [2005]
1 videodisc (91 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR AVI
Summary Presents Gila Almagor's autobiographical film about a Holocaust survivor who immigrates with her daughter to the newly founded Israeli state. Aviya is a spunky 10 old year girl who, like her mother, is a survivor in the face of persecution.

Divorce Italian style [DVD videorecording] = Divorzio all'italiana

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Germi, Pietro, 1914-1974.
Publisher Criterion Collection, c2005.
Widescreen format (1.85:1).
2 videodiscs (104 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (28 p. : col. ill. ; 18 cm.)
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN ITA DIV
Summary A married man fall who has fallen in love with a younger woman hatches an elaborate scheme to kill his wife.

Mano po III [DVD videorecording] : my love

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Santos, Vilma, 1953-
Publisher Regal Home Video ; Distributed by Regal Capital, c2005.
Full screen version.
1 videodisc (106 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR MAN 3
Summary A woman who appears to have everything meets her old first love and the resumption of their relationship threatens to unravel the threads connecting her to her family and the rest of her life.

Benny Hill [DVD videorecording] : the lost years

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Carter, Kenneth.
Publisher BBC Video ; Distributed by Warner Home Video, c2005.
Standard format.
1 videodisc (ca. 200 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN BRI BEN
Summary A collection of vintage Benny Hill sketches, many of which never aired on television because of their risqué language and subject matter.

Ako legal wife [DVD videorecording] : mano po 4?!

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Lamangan, Joel.
Publisher Regal Home Video ; Distributed by Regal Capital, 2005.
Full screen ed.
1 videodisc (106 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR MAN 4
Summary After 22 years of marriage, Chona's world is turned upside down when she finds out that her husband is keeping not one, but two mistresses. Rather than confront her husband, Chona decides to make herself look younger and more attractive through cosmetic procedures. Will it work?

Fun2shh. Funtoosh [DVD videorecording].

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
Publisher Video Sound Inc., 2004.
Widescreen ed.
1 videodisc (156 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN IND FUN
Summary When three co-workers are wrongly accused of stealing a 10th century crown, they literally hit a wall that magically transports them back to the 10th century.

Bus 174 [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Padilha, José.
Publisher Hart Sharp, 2004.
1 videodisc (120 min.) : sd., b&w, col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN POR BUS
Summary A powerful, award-winning examination of the tragic series of events that followed a desperate bus hijacking in Rio de Janeiro in 2000 that turned deadly when a SWAT team took evasive action against the drug-addled hijacker.

In July [DVD videorecording] = Im Juli

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Akin, Faith, 1973-
Publisher Koch Lorber Films, [2004]
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN GER IN
Summary Daniel, a young teacher, decides to spend his summer at home in Hamburg. At the local flea market, he meets Juli, who is immediately attracted to him, a fact to which Daniel seems oblivious. On the same day, Daniel meets Melek, a young Turkish girl, with whom he is immediately smitten. Ignoring his earlier plans, he sets out in pursuit of her across the Balkans. Along the way he picks up a hitchhiker, who just happens to be Juli.

Early summer [DVD videorecording] = Bakush*u

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Ozu, Yasujir*o, 1903-1963.
Publisher Criterion Collection, c2004, 1951.
Widescreen version.
1 videodisc (125 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN JAP EAR
Summary The Mamiya family is seeking a husband for their daughter, Noriko, but she has ideas of her own.

La dolce vita [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Amato, Giuseppe, 1899-1964
Publisher Koch Lorber Films : Distributed by KOCH Vision, c2004.
2-Disc Collector's ed.
2 videodiscs (174 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([6] p. : b&w ill. ; 19 cm.) inserted in container.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN ITA DOL
Summary Marcello Rubini, a frustrated 'serious' writer, does tabloid journalism to make ends meet. He spends every evening in Via Veneto awaiting the next scandal, party invitation, or sexual proposition. From an enigmatic woman named Maddalena, to wealthy intellectual Steiner's penthouse, to a famous actress named Sylvia, Marcello finds himself caught up in the carnival spectacle of nightlife and its fleeting happiness. The empty evenings seem to weave together, a decadent rhythm punctuated only by the regret of the following morning. Marcello is consumed by self-doubt and unable to enjoy the success he has, and so stumbles on, dreaming of attaining the elusive sweet life.

The leopard [DVD videorecording].

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Lancaster, Burt, 1913-1994.
Publisher Homevision, 2004.
Special ed.
3 videodiscs (187 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN ITA LEO
Summary Recounting the years of Italy's Risorgimento-when the aristocracy lost its grip and the middle classes rose and formed a democratic Italy. Contains the original Italian version with optional subtitles, the English-language version and special features.

The umbrellas of Cherbourg [DVD videorecording] = Les parapluies de Cherbourg

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Demy, Jacques.
Publisher Koch Lorber Films : Distributed by Koch Vision, c2004.
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (92 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE UMB
Summary A tender, bittersweet love story, sung throughout in French.

Good bye Lenin! [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Arndt, Stefan.
Publisher Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, c2004.
Special ed., Widescreen.
1 videodisc (ca. 121 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN GER GOO
Summary Alex's proud, socialist mother falls into a coma for eight months. When she wakes, her heart is weak, so Alex has to keep the secret that the Berlin Wall has fallen and capitalism has triumphed. What begins as a little white lie turns into a major scam.

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