March's New Arrivals: DVDs & Blu-ray


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Finding bigfoot
[Louisville, CO] : Animal Planet, c2014.
DVD 001.944 FIN [NEW]
The team is back and traveling all over the world; and they will not leave a stone unturned in their quest to find the elusive Sasquatch.

The Amish Shunned
Arlington, VA : PBS, [2014].
DVD 289.73 AMI [NEW]
"The Amish: Shunned" intercuts historical analysis with contemporary footage to provide an unprecedented look at this highly private, little understood, and utterly unique community whose beliefs raise important questions about religious liberty in American life.

Girl rising
New York, NY : Docurama Films, c2014.
DVD 371.822 GIR [NEW]
View a groundbreaking film, which tells the stories of nine extraordinary girls from nine countries, written by nine celebrated writers and narrated by nine renowned actors. Viewers will see a showcase of strength from the human spirit and the power of education to change the world.

100 years of Wrigley Field
[Secaucus, NJ] : Major League Baseball Productions, [2014].
DVD 796.357 ONE [NEW]
Wrigley Field is a time capsule that harkens back to a simpler era. It has been home to many greats, including Billy Williams, Ron Santo, Ferguson Jenkins, Ryno, and Ernie Banks. From neighborhood fans lining the rooftops of adjacent buildings to Harry Caray leading a charming rendition of 'Take Me Out to the Ballgame,' the ballpark's traditions are as numerous as they are timeless. Celebrate a century of the greatest moments and best personalities of the ballpark on Chicago's North Side.

The summit
New York, NY : Sundance Selects, [2014].
DVD 796.522 SUM
In August of 2008, eighteen mountain climbers reached the top of K2, the second-highest mountain in the world. 48 hours later, eleven people were dead, making it the deadliest day in modern mountain climbing history. While memorials paid tribute to those killed, there were also condemnations about why. Why do these athletes risk everything to reach a place humans are simply not meant to go? Why do they put their lives and the lives of others on the line in order to satisfy some indefinable need?

The crash reel
Fort Mill, SC : Phase 4 Films, c2014.
DVD 796.939 CRA [NEW]
The epic rivalry between half-pipe legends Kevin Pearce and Shaun White is documented in this exhilarating ride into the world of extreme snowboarding. With both practicing more and more breathtaking and dangerous tricks leading up to the Vancouver Winter Olympics, everything suddenly changes for Kevin when a horrific crash leaves him fighting for his life. When he recovers, all he wants to do is get on his snowboard again, even though medics and family fear it could kill him.

Secrets of ancient Egypt
[Silver Spring, MD] : distributed by Athena, [2014].
DVD 932 SEC [NEW]
Bordered by the banks of the Nile River and the edges of the Sahara, Egypt developed one of the world's earliest advanced civilizations. For millennia, after the pharaohs fell and sand reclaimed the Sphinx, the mysteries of this ancient people have fascinated scientists and laymen alike. Four documentaries about the pyramids, mummies, and mysteries of ancient Egypt.

Pompeii the doomed city
[United States] : Lionsgate. 2014.
DVD 937.7 POM [NEW]
The Real Story from History, looks at one of the world's most devastating natural disasters and projects what would happen if Mt. Vesuvius erupted again today. Many scientists believe we are playing with fire and that Vesuvius will erupt soon, and question how the now three million residents could escape. In 79 AD Vesuvius exploded, burying the city of Pompeii and other Roman towns along the Bay of Naples beneath layers of ash and pumice, killing thousands.

Vikings
Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, Inc. ; BBC Worldwide Ltd., c2014.
DVD 948.022 VIK [NEW]
History sees the Vikings as a band of bloodthirsty pirates, raiding peaceful Christian monasteries...and it's true. The Vikings took no prisoners, relished cruel retribution and prided themselves as fierce warriors. But their prowess in battle is only the start of the story. Going on the trail of the real Vikings this series reveals an extraordinary story of a people who, from the brink of destruction, built an empire reaching around a quarter of the globe. Where did they come from? How did they really live? And what drove them to embark on such extraordinary voyages of discovery? Neil Oliver goes beyond their bloody reputation, from Iceland to Instanbul, to search for the truth about the Vikings.

People of a feather
New York, NY : First Run Features. c2014.
DVD 971.95 PEO [NEW]
Featuring stunning footage from seven winters in the Arctic, takes us through time into the world of the Inuit in the northern reaches of Canada. Connecting past, present and future is the Inuit's unique relationship with the eider duck. Elder down, the warmest feather in the world, allows both Inuit and bird to survive harsh Arctic winters.

Untold history of the United States
Burbank California : Warner Bros. Entertainment, [2014].
DVD 973.91 UNT [NEW]
Twelve-chapter documentary series, created and executive produced by Academy Award-winning writer/director Oliver Stone. Do Americans really know and understand the country's shared and complicated history? How are the small details and forgotten players that influenced some of the biggest events from America's past recalled? Will children actually get the whole story from reading history books? And how will it affect the future of the country?

Broadchurch : the complete first season
New York : Entertainment One, c2013.
DVD SERIES BRO [NEW]
Two strong yet compassionate detectives are brought together to solve the murder of an eleven year-old boy in a small coastal town. Under the glare of the media spotlight, the two race to find the killer.

Californication
Hollywood, CA : Paramount Pictures, 2014.
DVD SERIES CAL [NEW]
Hank tries to collaborate on a rock opera based on his book with a famous rock star while taking up with his beautiful muse; Charlie and Stu compete for the affections of Marcy; Marcy falls under the spell of a seriously radical feminist; Becca drops out of college to become a writer.

Continuum
Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment. c2014.
DVD SERIES CON [NEW]
Kiera Camerion, a cop from the year 2077, finds herself trapped in the present day desperately trying to stop a terrorist group from the future before they can change the course of history forever. In Season Two, Kiera continues her uneasy alliance with Vancouver Police Detective Carlos Fonnegra and grapples with the big question: why was she sent here?

Downton Abbey
[London] : Carnival Film & Television Limited ; [Arlington, VA] : Distributed by PBS Distribution, c2014.
DVD SERIES DOW [NEW]
1922. Six months after Matthew's tragic death, his loss is still felt throughout Downton Abbey. Mary struggles to face a new future with her fatherless child, and is encouraged by the family to pick up the pieces. Accepting a new role on the estate, the now-eligible Mary also finds herself the reluctant object of attention from a number of eager suitors. With the twenties in full swing and the tides of change sweeping through Downton, Rose's continued attraction to the bright lights of London spells trouble for the Crawleys, and Edith's budding relationship with Michael Gregson is threatened by events beyond her control. Meanwhile, below stairs, passions run high and young hearts look set to be broken.

Key & Peele
[United States] : Comedy Central ; Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount. c2014.
DVD SERIES KEY [NEW]
Comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peel give viewers no choice but to laugh at their hilarious way of examining life in a provocative and irreverent way, through a combination of filmed sketches and live stage segments. From gangsters sharing a passion for Twilight to Ice-T as a naughty puppy, or racist super heroes, it showcases their chemistry, camaraderie and unique point of view, born from their shared background and experiences growing up biracial in a not quite post-racial world.

Newhart
Los Angeles, Calif. : Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp., c2001.
DVD SERIES NEW [NEW]
Dick Loudon and his wife, Joanna, run a small country inn in Vermont where they're surrounded by an eclectic group of friends and neighbors who have more than a few screws loose.

Newhart
Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2007.
DVD SERIES NEW [NEW]
Dick Loudon and his wife, Joanna, run a small country inn in Vermont where they're surrounded by an eclectic group of friends and neighbors who have more than a few screws loose.

Poirot
Silver Spring, MD : Acorn Media, [2014].
DVD SERIES POI [NEW]
Putting his brilliant intellect and fastidious nature to the test, the Belgian detective solves the most mystifying crimes of the Art Deco era.

Psych The complete eighth and final season
Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
DVD SERIES PSY [NEW]
Case-cracking "Psychic" detective Shawn Spencer and his best friend Burton "Gus" Guster have their hands full getting to the bottom of crime-filled conundrums around Santa Barbara. From a prestigious paranormal police consultant convention to zombie nightmares, Shawn and Gus need all the help they can get as new hijinks and tests arise for your favorite sleuths in the eighth season. Witness every episode back-to-back and uninterrupted of the hilarious season featuring a gaggle of guest stars.

Veep
Burbank, CA : HBO Home Entertainment, c2014.
DVD SERIES VEE [NEW]
Former Senator Selina Meyer was a charismatic leader and a rising star in her party with her eye on the White House. Then she became vice president. Veep follows the whirlwind day-to day existence of Vice President Meyer as she puts out political fires, juggles a busy public schedule and demanding private life, and defends the president's interests, even as she tries to improve her dysfunctional relationship with the Chief Executive.

Applause
[New York, NY] : Kino Lorber, 2013.
DVD FOREIGN APP [NEW]
Critically acclaimed alcoholic actress Thea Barfoed has gone through turmoil, resulting in a divorce and the loss of custody of her two boys. Eager to break with the past, regain control over her life, and get her children back, she uses charm and manipulation to persuade her ex-husband, Christian, that she is able to take back the mantle of motherhood. But ironically, she has not completely convinced herself.

Blue, white, red : three colors
[United States] : The Criterion Collection, c2011, c1994.
DVD FOREIGN BLU [NEW]
"A bold trio of stories about love and loss ... [that] was a defining event of the art-house boom of the 90s. The films are named for the colors of the French flag and stand for the tenets of the French Revolution: liberty, equality, and fraternity--but that hardly explains their enigmatic beauty and rich humanity. Set in Paris, Warsaw, and Geneva, and ranging from tragedy to comedy, Blue, White, and Red ... examine a group of ambiguously interconnected people experiencing profound personal disruptions"--Container.

The broken circle breakdown
Amsterdam, NDL : Menuit & Topkapi Films ; Los Angeles, CA : Cinedigm Entertainment Corp. [distributor], c2012.
DVD FOREIGN BRO [NEW]
Watch a southern love story of a tattoo artist who falls in love at first sight, with a banjo player. But when an unexpected tragedy hits their new family, everything they know and love is tested. An intensely moving portrait of a relationship from beginning to end, propelled by a soundtrack of foot-stomping bluegrass.

The great beauty La grande bellezza
[New York, NY] : The Criterion Collection, 2014.
DVD FOREIGN GRE [NEW]
For decades, journalist Jep Gambardella has charmed and seduced his way through the glittering nightlife of Rome. Since the legendary success of his only novel, he has been a permanent fixture in the city's literary and elite social circles. But on his sixty-fifth birthday, Jep unexpectedly finds himself taking stock of his life, turning his cutting wit on himself and his contemporaries.

Museum hours
New York, NY : Cinema Guild, c2013.
DVD FOREIGN MUS [NEW]
When a Vienna museum guard befriends an enigmatic visitor, the grand Kunsthistorisches Art Museum becomes a mysterious crossroads which sparks explorations of their lives, the city, and the ways artworks reflect and shape the world.

American hustle
Culver City, California : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2014.
DVD AME [NEW]
A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock our nation. American Hustle tells the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld, who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser is forced to work for a wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso. DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that's as dangerous as it is enchanting. Carmine Polito is the passionate, volatile, New Jersey political operator caught between the cons and Feds. Irving's unpredictable wife Rosalyn could be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world crashing down.

Anchorman 2 the legend continues
Hollywood, California : Paramount Home Entertainment, 2014.
DVD ANC [NEW]
Ron and Veronica's romance falls apart as the duo anchors a weekend broadcast at a New York-based network in 1980. Ron is fired for being the worst anchor anyone has ever seen and so he leaves Veronica rather than live in her shadow. He re-creates himself at a CNN-type network in the eighties and accidentally invents the soul-sucking brand of non-news that now rules cable as he tries to win back Veronica's love.

At Middleton
Beverly Hills, California : Anchor Bay Films, c2014.
DVD ATM [NEW]
Straight-laced George and eccentric Edith, two strangers meet on their children's campus tour at the idyllic Middleton College. Failing comically to connect with their kids, George and Edith play hooky together, ditching the official tour for a carefree adventure reminiscent of their own college years. But what begins as an afternoon of fun soon becomes a revealing and enlightening experience that will change their lives forever.

The book thief
Beverly Hills, California : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2014.
DVD BOO [NEW]
Based upon the best-selling novel, the profoundly moving story of a girl who transforms the lives of those around her during World War II, Germany. Although Liesel is illiterate when she is adopted by a German couple, her adoptive father encourages her to learn to read. Ultimately, the power of words helps Liesel and Max, a Jew hiding in the family's home, escape from the events unfolding around them.

Delivery man
Burbank, California : Buena Vista Home Entertainment ; Touchstone Home Entertainment, c2014.
DVD DEL [NEW]
The story of friendly underachiever David Wozniak, whose ordinary life gets twisted in a knot when he finds out that he has fathered 533 children via sperm donations he made twenty years earlier.

Frozen
Burbank, California : Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, c2014.
DVD FRO [NEW]
When a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna, a fearless optimist, teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff and his sidekick reindeer Sven on an epic journey to find Anna's sister Elsa, the Snow Queen, and put an end to her icy spell. Encountering mystical trolls, a funny snowman named Olaf, Everest-like extremes and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.

Homefront
Universal City, California : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, c2014, c2013.
DVD HOM [NEW]
An action-packed thriller about how far one man will go to protect his family. Widowed ex-DEA agent Phil Broker retires to a quiet Southern town with his ten-year-old daughter and discovers that the idyllic setting is riddled with drugs and violence. When a riveting chain of events forces him to face off with psychotic local drug lord Gator Bodine, Broker must retaliate using the fearsome skills he hoped to keep in his past.

The hunger games
Santa Monica, California : Lionsgate, c2014.
DVD HUN [NEW]
Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell); a competition that could change Panem forever.

I am the law
Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2014.
DVD IAM [NEW]
In a town rife with corruption, law professor John Lindsay is appointed special prosecutor to help clean up the city. Lindsay quickly realizes that not only does he have to deal with gangsters on the streets, but also in his own office, as friends of the mob work within his own department. It is up to Lindsay and his crew of college students to stand up to the mob and clean up the city.

Inside Llewyn Davis
Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2014.
DVD INS [NEW]
Follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. Llewyn Davis (Oscar Issac) is at a crossroads and struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles- some of them of his own making. Living at the mercy of both friends and strangers, Llewyn's misadventures take him from the baskethouses of Greenwich Village to an empty Chicago club- on an odyssey to audition for a music mogul- and back again. Brimming with music performed by Issac, Justin Timberlake and Carey Mulligan, as well as Marcus Mumford and Punch Brothers, Inside Llewyn Davis is an epic on an intimate scale.

Kill your darlings
Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Classics, c2014.
DVD KIL [NEW]
A story of friendship, love, and murder in the early 1940s. The story recounts the pivotal year that changed Allen Ginsberg's life forever and provided the spark for him to start his creative revolution. Based on true events and characters.

Mandela long walk to freedom
[United States] : Weinstein Company ; Beverly Hills, CA : Anchor Bay Entertainment, c2014.
DVD MAN [NEW]
Based on South African President Nelson Mandela's autobiography of the same name, it chronicles his early life, coming of age, education, marriage to Winnie Mandela and 27 years in prison before becoming President and working to rebuild the country's once segregated society.

Matt's chance
Chatsworth, CA : Osiris Entertainment, c2013.
DVD MAT [NEW]
This is a darkly comedic tale of love, revenge, and the fickle nature of human morality. It tells the story of Matt, a down-on-his-luck loser who on his birthday night discovers his fiancee, Jessica, in bed with another man. As Matt learns the true depth of Jessica's betrayal, he begins a downward spiral revenge quest that pits him face to face with a wide array of characters including an eccentric pawn shop owner, an aging stripper, and a barber with an agenda.

Out of the furnace
Beverly Hills, California : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2014.
DVD OUT [NEW]
Russell Baz leads a dead-end life- he works a meaningless steel mill job all day, and cares for his terminally ill father at night. When Russell's brother Rodney returns home from Iraq, he is lured into one of the Northeast's most ruthless crime rings and mysteriously disappears. When the police fail to solve the case, Russell puts his life at risk in order to seek justice for his brother.

Saving Mr. Banks
Burbank, California : Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, c2014.
DVD SAV [NEW]
When P.L. Travers travels from London to Hollywood in 1961 to finally discuss Walt Disney's desire to bring her beloved character, Mary Poppins, to the motion picture screen (a quest he began in the 1940s as a promise to his two daughters), Disney meets a prim, uncompromising sexagenarian not only suspect of the impresario's concept for the film, but a woman struggling with her own past. During her stay in California, Travers' reflects back on her difficult childhood in 1906 Australia.

The truth about Emanuel
Plano, Texas : Well Go USA., c2014.
DVD TRU [NEW]
A troubled young woman becomes obsessed with her mysterious new neighbor, who bears a striking resemblance to the girl's dead mother.

The visitor
[United States] : Drafthouse Films, c2013.
DVD VIS [NEW]
Here is the acclaimed horror/sci fi cult classic, an intergalactic warrior battles alongside a cosmic Christ figure against a demonic eight-year- old girl and her pet hawk, as the fate of the universe hangs in the balance.

The wolf of Wall Street
Hollywood, CA : Paramount, c2014.
DVD WOL [NEW]
Martin Scorsese directs the story of New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort. From the American dream to corporate greed, Belfort goes from penny stocks and righteousness to IPOs and a life of corruption in the late '80s. Excess success and affluence in his early twenties as founder of the brokerage firm Stratton Oakmont warranted Belfort the title 'The Wolf of Wall Street.'.

Young at heart
Olive Films c2014 release of a 1954 film.
DVD YOU [NEW]
A cynical hard-luck musician finds happiness and a new outlook when he falls in love with a small-town girl.

Frozen
Burbank, California : Buena Vista Home Entertainment, c2014, 2013.
BLU-RAY FRO [NEW]
When a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna, a fearless optimist, teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff and his sidekick reindeer Sven on an epic journey to find Anna's sister Elsa, the Snow Queen, and put an end to her icy spell. Encountering mystical trolls, a funny snowman named Olaf, Everest-like extremes and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.

The hunger games
Santa Monica, CA : Lionsgate, c2014, 2013.
BLU-RAY HUN [NEW]
Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a Victor's Tour of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell); a competition that could change Panem forever.

Kill your darlings
[New York] : Sony Pictures Classics, c2014.
BLU-RAY KIL [NEW]
A story of friendship, love, and murder in the early 1940s. The story recounts the pivotal year that changed Allen Ginsberg's life forever and provided the spark for him to start his creative revolution.

The terminator anthology
Burbank, CA : Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., c2013, c1984.
BLU-RAY TER
The Terminator: The "Terminator" (part man, part machine) is sent to present day Earth from the future on a deadly mission. His task is to kill a young woman whose life will have great significance in the decades to come. SPEC NOTE = Terminator 2: Judgement day: A lethal cyborg, the T-1000, has been sent back from 2029 A.D. to present day Los Angeles on a mission to kill John Conner, a boy destined to lead the freedom fighters of the future. The original Terminator cyborg is reprogrammed and sent to save the boy. SPEC NOTE = Terminator 3: The rise of the machines: Connor is once again targeted by a Terminator sent from the future by SkyNet. This new Terminator, T- X, is a female and is more powerful than any of her predecessors. To protect Connor, the human resistance sends a new T-101 back from the future. SPEC NOTE = Teminator salvation: As Skynet prepares its final onslaught, Connor and his new partner, Marcus both embark on an odyssey that takes them into the heart of Skynets operations, where they uncover the terrible secret behind the possible annihilation of mankind.

12 years a slave
Beverly Hills, California : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2014, c2013.
BLU-RAY TWE [NEW]
The harrowing account of a black man, born free in New York State, who was drugged, kidnapped, and sold into slavery in 1841. Having no way to contact his family, and fearing for his life if he told the truth, Solomon Northup was sold from plantation to plantation in Louisiana, toiling under cruel masters for twelve years before meeting Samuel Bass, a Canadian who finally put him in touch with his family, and helped start the process to regain his freedom.