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The Burmese harp[DVD videorecording] = Biruma no tategoto

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Ichikawa, Kon, 1915-2008.
Publisher Criterion Collection : Janis Films, 2007.
Full screen ed.
1 videodisc (116 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN JAP BUR
Summary An Imperial Japanese Army regiment surrenders to British forces in Burma at the close of World War II and finds harmony through song. A private, thought to be dead, disguises himself as a Buddhist monk and stumbles upon spiritual enlightenment.

Dark portals [DVD videorecording] : the chronicles of Vidocq

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Farrugia, Dominique, 1962-
Publisher Lionsgate, [2007]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (ca. 98 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE DAR
Summary In 1830 an infamous detective disappears in the middle of a busy city, the abduction unexplainable. With the police still empty handed, the detective's assistant takes things into his own hands, going into the underworld of Paris to find the detective.

Black Friday [DVD videorecording] : the shocking truth behind the '93 Bombay bomb blasts

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Kashyap, Anurag.
Publisher Adlabs, [2007]
Widescreen version.
2 videodiscs (167 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN IND BLA
Summary Explores the events following the March 2, 1993, bombings that ripped through Mumbai, India, offering a cinematic study on just how such a tragedy can change a city. A policeman, determined to apprehend the culprits responsible for a continuing series of bombings, discovers a powerful businessman has been shifting funds in the Mumbai underworld in order to finance the bombings.

Kabul express [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Chopra, Yash.
Publisher Yash Raj Films (USA), [2007]
Widescreen version.
1 videodisc (ca. 106 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN IND KAB
Summary A thrilling kidnap story wherein five individuals--a Taliban soldier, two Indian TV journalists, an ancient Afghan, and a female American photojournalist--form reluctant bonds in the 48 hours they are forced to share each other's company.

Salaam-e-ishq [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Advani, Nikhil.
Publisher Eros International ; Eros Entertainment, c2007.
Widescreen version.
1 videodisc (201 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN IND SAL
Summary "The story of 6 groups of people, from different parts of the world, from different walks of life, ignorant about each other's existence, but who end up being brought together by destiny, fate and love."--Container.

Days of glory [DVD videorecording] = Indigènes

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Bréhat, Jean.
Publisher Weinstein Company Home Entertainment ; Distributed by Genius Products, c2007.
Widescreen version.
1 videodisc (119 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE DAY
Summary The tale of a 1943 WWII French Algerian Unit facing discrimination by its European counterparts due to prejudice and ignorance. The French armed forces are preparing to land troops in Europe to win back their homeland from the Axis Powers, but they cannot accomplish their task without recruiting men from their African colonies. The Africans themselves start their long journey full of hope and anticipation, but as they get closer to their goal they realize that their enemy is not necessarily the Germans.

Riding alone for thousands of miles [DVD videorecording] = Qian li zou dan qi

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Zhang, Yimou.
Publisher Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2007.
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (ca. 109 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN CHI RID
Summary Takada is an aging Japanese fisherman who has been estranged from his son for many years. When the son is diagnosed with terminal cancer his daughter-in-law, Rie, summons him to the hospital. When his son refuses to see him, Rie gives him a videotape about the work his son was doing on a documentary film in a remote region of China's Yunnan province. Still troubled by the relationship, Takada decides to go to China and complete his son's work in part to develop an understanding of his son, and in part to do something for him. Once in China a series of obstacles and relationships bring him unexpectedly closer to both an understanding of himself and of his son.

Curse of the golden flower [DVD videorecording] = Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Kong, Bill.
Publisher Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2007.
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (ca. 114 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN CHI CUR
Summary China, Later Tang Dynasty, 10th Century. On the eve of the Chong Yang Festival, golden flowers fill the Imperial Palace. The Emperor returns unexpectedly with his second son, Prince Jai. His pretext is to celebrate the holiday with his family, but given the chilled relations between the Emperor and the ailing Empress, this seems disingenuous. For many years, the Empress and Crown Prince Wan, her stepson, have had an illicit liaison. Feeling trapped, Prince Wan dreams of escaping the palace with his secret love Chan, the Imperial Doctor's daughter. Meanwhile, faithful son Prince Jai, grows worried over the Empress's health and her obsession with golden chrysanthemums. The Emperor harbors equally clandestine plans and the Imperial Doctor is the only one privy to his machinations. When the Emperor senses a looming threat, he relocates the doctor's family from the Palace to a remote area. They are attacked by mysterious assassins and Chan and her mother are forced back to the palace. Their return sets off a tumultuous sequence of dark surprises. Amid the glamour and grandeur of the festival, ugly secrets are revealed. As the Imperial Family continues its elaborate charade in a palatial setting, thousands of golden armored warriors charge the palace.

The host [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Choi, Yong-bae.
Publisher Magnolia Home Entertainment, [2007]
Widescreen ed.
1 videodisc (119 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR HOS
Summary In Seoul, an American army doctor forces his assistant to dump bottle after bottle of formaldehyde into the drain. The drain runs into the Han River, the major river running through the middle of Seoul. His only reason is that the bottles are covered with a layer of dust. Six years later, a food cart operator, Gang-du falls asleep every time his dad, Hie-bong, is away from the stand for more than a few minutes. Soon, his daughter, Hyun-Seo returns from school. Then a monster appears in the river and starts to attack the people lounging at its banks. Gang-du and Hyun-Seo are chased by the beast. Hie-bong tries valiantly to save his daughter, but the beast soon captures her and drags her away. They receive a call from the daughter's cell phone and try to rescue her from the large monster.

Grbavica [DVD videorecording] : the land of my dreams

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Albert, Barbara, 1970-
Publisher Strand Releasing Home Video, [2007]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR GRB
Summary A touching film about a single mother who lives with her 12-year-old daughter in the Grbavica district of Sarajevo, a neighborhood once used as an internment camp during the Yugoslav wars. A beautiful and tender story that you won't soon forget.

The tiger and the snow [DVD videorecording] = La tigre e la neve

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Braschi, Nicoletta, 1960-
Publisher Hart Sharp Video, c2007.
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN ITA TIG
Summary Soon after the start of hostilities in Iraq, Rome-based, love-struck poet and lecturer Attilio heads to Baghdad when he learns from his friend, an Iraqi poet, that the woman he loves has been critically injured in a bomb explosion. Attilio does everything in his power to save her, risking his own life amidst the chaos of war.

Brigitte Bardot : 5 film collection [DVD videorecording].

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Bardot, Brigitte.
Publisher Lions Gate Entertainment, 2007.
Widescreen ed.
3 videodiscs (455 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE BRI (SET)
Summary Includes: Naughty Girl (1956); Love On A Pillow (1962); The Vixen (1969); Come Dance With Me (1959); and Two Weeks In September (1967).

La vie en rose [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Goldman, Alain.
Publisher HBO Video ; Distributed by Warner Home Video, c2007.
Extended version ; Widescreen.
1 videodisc (ca. 141 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE VIE
Summary Edith Piaf was raised in a brothel, wrested from the only life she knew by her father so they could join the circus, Edith spent her teen years on the streets. She is finally "rescued" by a crime figure who gives her career a start, and, ultimately, her international success and final illness. She was always frail, sickly, malnourished, and wildly temperamental. She was often on drugs or alcohol, and she was always in search of true love. Middleweight boxer, Marcel Cerdan, captures her heart and gives her something to live for, besides her music--at least for a while.

One foot in the grave. Season 1 [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Renwick, David, 1951-
Publisher BBC Video : 2 Entertain : Distributed by BBC Worldwide Americas Inc. ; Distributed in the USA and Canada by Warner Home Video, c2007.
[Full screen]
1 videodisc (ca. 171 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN BRI ONE 1
Summary "Forced into taking early retirement, Victor Meldrew optimistically tries to adjust to years of leisure with his wife Margaret. If only events, coincidences, misunderstandings, bureaucratic inefficiencies and sheer bad luck didn't conspire against him."--Container.

Chakde! India [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Amin, Shimit,
Publisher Yash Raj Films, 2007.
2 videodiscs (ca. 148 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN IND CHA
Summary Kabir Khan (Shahrukh Khan), the unfairly-disgraced ex-captain of the Indian National Men's Hockey Team, redeems himself by coaching the squabbling, newly-created, National Women's Hockey Team to World Cup victory against the six-time trophy-winning Australian Women's team. Chak De India begins with the final minutes of a game between the Indian and Pakistani National Hockey Teams. Kabir is responsible for the defeat of the Indian Hockey team when he fails to convert a penalty into a goal, termed a traitor after a photograph of his shaking hands with the head of the Pakistani team is taken. Kabir is accused of taking a bribe to deliberately throw the game in sympathy with his co-religionists. Seven years after his disgrace, Kabir is elected as the coach to lead the Indian Women's Hockey Team. For political reasons, the best female players from each Indian state have been chosen without regard to the position each normally plays. Kabir begins the difficult process of shaping them into a team. He sets a gruelling training regimen. He pushes all the members of the team and they begin to hate him. However, his sincerity and perseverance pays off and he is able to bring them together to play for their country. Chakde! India is the story of a coach's fight of making his team Team India by overcoming their diverse backgrounds, by learning to use everything that life hurls at them as a secret weapon. It's a story about honesty, sincerity, and integrity, a story to remind a nation of its national sport.

Life in a-- metro [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Basu, Anurag.
Publisher UTV Home Entertainment, c2007.
Widescreen version.
1 videodisc (131 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN IND LIF
Summary A journey across three stories entangled with one another, joined by a common yet complex thread of love.

As̄oka [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Chaudhary, Saket.
Publisher Distributed by First Look Home Entertainment, [2007], c2001.
Widescreen version; [Director's cut].
1 videodisc (169 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN IND ASO
Summary The film traces the life of Emperor As̄oka, the grandson of Chandragupta Maurya who ascended the throne of Magadha in the 3rd century B.C. In order to extend the boundaries of his kingdom, he conquors the neighboring kingdom of Kalinga leaving it ravaged and devastated. Confronted by the aftermath of his conquest, As̄oka is overcome with remorse and consequently renounces the path of war to dedicate his life to spreading the teachings of Buddhism.

Breathless [DVD videorecording] = A bout de souffle

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Seberg, Jean.
Publisher Criterion Collection, c2007.
2 videodiscs (90 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. 1 booklet. (79 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE BRE
Summary A small-time hood kills a police officer and tries to leave France, but his American girlfriend betrays him to the police, leading to a deadly conclusion.

Raise the red lantern [DVD videorecording] = Da hong deng long gao gao gua

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Su, Tong, 1963- Da hong deng long gao gao gua.
Publisher Metro Goldwyn Mayer Home Entertainment, [2007].
Widescreen ed.
1 videodisc (DVD) (125 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN CHI RAI
Summary A college student leaves school to become the fourth wife of a wealthy, powerful aristocrat. Her presence occasions a series of bitter jealousies and disputes with the three other wives.

Eklavya [DVD videorecording] : the royal guard

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Chopra, Vidhu Vinod.
Publisher Eros International, [2007]
[Widescreen]
1 videodisc (107 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN IND EKL
Summary As the kingdom of Devigarh comes apart at the seams and bloodshed erupts, an aging bodyguard attempts to protect the Royal Family, as well as keep its darkest secrets from ever coming to light.

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