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The story of Qiu Ju [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Zhang, Yimou.
Publisher Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2006]
Widescreen version.
1 videodisc (ca. 100 min.) : anamorphic, sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN CHI STO
Summary An ordinary, courageous woman in a small village fights against the system in her quest for justice.

The chess players [DVD videorecording] = Shatranj ke khilari

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Ray, Satyajit, 1921-1992.
Publisher Kino on Video, [2006]
1 videodisc (ca. 115 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN IND CHE
Summary In the kingdom of Awadh, rich landowners Meer and Mirza pour every ounce of passion into a never-ending game of chess. Without thinking of their responsibilities to their families and the political uprising in the kingdom, the two men just keep playing.

The warrior [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Kapadia, Asif, 1972-
Publisher Miramax Home Entertainment : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2006]
1 videodisc (ca. 87 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN IND WAR
Summary Follows the visually stunning and emotionally exhilarating journey of a warrior who travels from the deserts of Rajasthan to the snowcapped peaks of the Himalaya in search of peace, only to be chased by the forces of violence.

Caché [DVD videorecording] = Hidden

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Haneke, Michael, 1942-
Publisher Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2006]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (ca. 118 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE CAC
Summary A talk show host and his wife are living an ideal life until videotapes of them show up on their front porch. As the tapes get more and more personal, they start investigating who is behind it. Will they find more than they bargained for?

Swept away [DVD videorecording] = Travolti da un insolito destino nell'azzurro mare d'agosto

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Wertmüller, Lina.
Publisher Koch Lorber Films, c2006.
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (119 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN ITA SWE
Summary Set against the backdrop of the beautiful Mediterranean, Swept Away is Lina Wertmuller's most famous and controversial film about sex, love, and politics.

Night watch [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Bekmambetov, Timur, 1961-
Publisher 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2006.
1 videodisc (114 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN RUS NIG
Summary Living among humans are those who possess various supernatural powers. They are divided into the forces of light and the forces of the dark. Centuries ago both sides signed a treaty to end a war. Now the battle is about to happen again.

The conformist [DVD videorecording] = Il conformista

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Bertolucci, Bernardo.
Publisher Paramount Home Entertainment, 2006.
Extended ed.
1 videodisc (111 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN ITA CON
Summary A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes to Paris to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident.

The weeping meadow [DVD videorecording] = To Livadi pou dakryzei

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Economopoulos, Phoebe.
Publisher New Yorker Video, [2006]
Letterboxed.
1 videodisc (163 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR WEE
Summary Spanning the years 1919-1949, begins with refugees from Odessa settling on a piece of land that was promised to them on Greece's misty northern plains. The foundling Eleni falls in love with her adoptive brother Alexis, but is forced to marry his widowed father. Eleni flees with Alexi to the nearby port of Thessaloniki. As the unrest of the 1930s pits fascism against leftism, Alexis, departs for America and leaves Eleni behind to bear the brunt of Greek war, political repression and civil war.

The house of sand [DVD videorecording] = Casa de areia

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Waddington, Andrucha.
Publisher Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2006.
1 videodisc (ca. 103 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN POR HOU
Summary A woman and her mother are sent to an island and spend almost 60 years trying to leave it. Follow three generations of the woman's family as they all try and find happiness on a lagoon surrounded by shifting dunes.

All passion spent [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Hiller, Wendy, 1912-2003.
Publisher Acorn Media, [2006]
1 videodisc (ca. 158 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN BRI ALL
Summary A touching story of an elderly widow who embraces her last chance for happiness.

The war game [DVD videorecording] ; Culloden.

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Watkins, Peter, 1935-
Publisher New Yorker Video : Project X, [2006]
1 videodisc (121 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number DRAMA WAR
Summary War game: A dramatization of the possible effects of nuclear warfare on Great Britain. Explores the physical damage effects, the psychological effects on the survivors, the societal logic for the existence of nuclear arms, and the attempts to understand how the balance of power keeps atomic weapons in check. Culloden: In 1746 Scots fighting for Bonnie Prince Charlie lose to English forces in Scotland at the brutal battle of Culloden.

Water [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Ray, Lisa, 1972-
Publisher 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2006.
Widescreen ed.
1 videodisc (ca. 117 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN IND WAT
Summary Chuyia, an Indian girl that is married and widowed at eight years old, is sent away to a home where Hindu widows must live in penitence. Her feisty presence affects the other residents, forcing each to confront their faith and society's prejudices.

Yi Yi [DVD videorecording] = A one and a two

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Yang, Dechang, 1947-2007.
Publisher Criterion, 2006, c1999.
1 videodisc (173 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN CHI YI
Summary Follows a middle-class family in Taipei over the course of a year, from a wedding at the start to a funeral at its end.

Tathastu [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Sinha, Anubhav.
Publisher Neha Arts ; Distributed in the U.S. by Viva Entertainment, 2006.
Widescreen version.
1 videodisc (102 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN IND TAT
Summary It is not everyday that a healthy eight year old collapses while playing cricket. Nor is it common that the eight year old would have a hole in his heart and need a heart transplant. It is not everyday that a factory worker has to raise lakhs of rupees to save his son's life. But this was not everyday. And this was not an everyday father. It was an extra-ordinary day and an ordinary man rose to become an extraordinary father. There is nothing more deadly than a father pushed too far...

My mother's smile [DVD videorecording] = L'ora di religione : il sorriso di mia madre

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Bellocchio, Marco, 1939-
Publisher New Yorker Video, [2006]
Letterboxed.
1 videodisc (102 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN ITA MY
Summary A celebrated painter receives a visit from a cardinal's assistant, who informs him that his mother could become a saint.

The best of youth [DVD videorecording] = La meglio gioventù

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Petraglia, Sandro
Publisher Miramax Home Entertainment ; Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2006]
Widescreen.
2 videodiscs (ca. 368 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN ITA BES
Summary Divided by politics but bonded by blood, Italian brothers Nicola and Matteo find their paths intersecting through some of the most tumultuous events in recent history. Produced for Italian television, but never broadcast; released theatrically instead.

Fateless [DVD videorecording] = Sorstalanság

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Koltai, Lajos.
Publisher Thinkfilm ; Distributed by KOCH Vision, [2006]
1 videodisc (ca. 140 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR FAT
Summary A teenage Jewish boy from Budapest finds himself in turmoil as Hitler's Final Solution becomes policy throughout Europe. Taken from his family and sent to a concentration camp, his existence becomes a surreal adventure in adversity in order to survive.

Doctor Who. The Daleks ; The edge of destruction [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Barry, Chris.
Publisher BBC Video ; Warner Home Video, c2006.
2 videodiscs (216 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN BRI DOC
Summary Disc 1, The Daleks: The TARDIS lands in an alien, petrified jungle, beyond which is a mysterious, deserted city. The Doctor insists on exploring, but before long the crew begins experiencing the early effects of radiation poisoning. Disc 2, The edge of destruction: Something has caused the TARDIS console to explode in mid-flight, plunging the ship into darkness and rendering the crew unconscious. As they slowly recover, they find themselves suffering from loss of memory and odd headaches.

Two men went to war [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Henderson, John.
Publisher Indican Pictures, [2006], c2004.
Widescreen ed.
1 videodisc (109 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN BRI TWO
Summary This comedy drama is the true story of British Army dentists, Sgt. Peter King and Private Leslie Cuthbertson, a wet-behind-the-ears trainee, who, in 1942, stole a bag of grenades, two revolvers and a set of the best dental equipment that money could buy and went off to invade occupied France on their own, without permission!

Yesterday [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:12
by Kambule, Kenneth.
Publisher Home Box Office, [2006]
1 videodisc (ca. 95 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR YES
Summary After falling ill, Yesterday learns that she is HIV positive. With her husband in denial and a young daughter to tend to, Yesterday's one goal is to live long enough to see her child go to school. Set against the awesome, harsh landscapes of South Africa.

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