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Movies (fiction) by Region: Great Britain

SELECTED DVDs and Videotapes of feature length films in the Rutgers

Great Britain DVDs

8 1/2 women 2010

After seeing Federico Fellini's 8 1/2, a father and son are inspired to turn their Swiss mansion into a chateau of sexual pleasure. But soon their wild sexual fantasies begin to unravel, and the two men discover that when fantasy becomes reality, the balance of power can shift. 1 videodisc (121 min.)

MEDIA 10-4831

 

9 songs 2005

"A powerful insignt into the lives of two young people who share a summer of love amidst today's vibrant London rock 'n' roll scene"--Container. 1 videodisc (67 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3788

 

Aberdeen 2001

Tom Remlov, Petter J Borgli, Hans Petter Moland, Stellan Skarsgĺrd, Lena Headey, Ian Hart, Charlotte Rampling, Lars Lundholm, Norsk Film AS, Scottish Arts Council, National Lottery Fund (Firm), Freeway Films, Filmfabriken AB (Firm), Canal + Television AB (Firm), Nordic Screen Production AS (Firm), and First-Run Features (Firm)

Kaisa, a beautiful and feisty Scottish woman, finally has her life together, at least until her mother asks an enormous favor of her: to bring back her estranged, larger-than-life father. The two of them, father and daughter together, set out on a wild and brutally funny, yet heartbreaking journey which takes them through their emotional past before reaching their ultimate destination. 1 videodisc (103 min.)

MEDIA 10-927

 

The Alan Clarke collection 2004

Alan Clarke, Ray Winstone, Tim Roth, and Gary Oldman

Five films and made-for-TV movies by director Alan Clarke, and a postumous documentary. 5 videodiscs

MEDIA 10-436

 

Alfred Hitchcock's Under Capricorn c2003

Alfred Hitchcock, James Bridie, Helen Simpson, Joseph Cotten, Ingrid Bergman, Michael Wilding, Margaret Leighton, Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967), Transatlantic Films, and Image Entertainment (Firm)

In Australia in l830, an English immigrant stays with his cousin Heneritta and her cruel husband, setting a triangle to explode and reveal a strange crime. 1 videodisc (117 min.)

MEDIA 10-242

 

All night long  c2010

The classic tale Othello is translated and retold to the world of 1960's London jazz clubs. Over the course of one eventful evening, during the anniversary celebration of the musical and romantic partners Aurelius Rex and Delia Lane, a jealous & ambitious drummer, Johnny Cousin, attempts to tear the interracial couple apart. 1 videodisc (91 min.)

MEDIA 10-5580

 

Anchoress c2005

Chris Newby, Judith Stanley-Smith, Paul Breuls, Ben Gibson,  Christine Watkins, Natalie Morse, Gene Bervoets, Toyah Willcox, Pete Postlethwaite, Christopher Eccleston, British Film Institute, Corsan Productions, International Film Circuit (Firm), and Vanguard Cinema (Firm)

Christine Carpenter is a 14th century visionary girl in England, who attracts the village priest and an officer. The priest urges her to become an Anchoress (a virgin walled up in the church) and she accepts, attracting pilgrims seeking her advice and healing power. When her awakening sexuality calls into question this lifelong arrangement, she challenges the priest's authority.  The order of society, including its government, religion and sexual relations, are thrown into turmoil. 1 videodisc (108 min.)

MEDIA 10-559

 

Araby c2008

Dennis J Courtney, Andrew Quicke, Van Michael Hughes, Joanna Canton, Mimi Eisman, Gillette Elvgren, Joseph Bierman, James Turner, James Joyce, American Street Productions, Araby Film Productions , and Digital Tapestry Productions

"A boy's romantic quest through the streets of Dublin becomes a religious pilgrimage, merging the sensual and the sacred." -- Container. 1 videodisc (21 min.)

MEDIA 10-1772

 

The baby of M©Ųcon 2010, 1993

Greenaway presents a spectacle of vanity, greed and lust. He looks at the child martyrs of the seventeenth century and exposes a society where family, church and state are equally villainous. 1 videodisc (117 min.)

MEDIA 10-4833

 

Barry Lyndon 1999

Stanley Kubrick, Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee, Hardy Krüger, and William Makepeace Thackeray

The rise and fall of a young 18th century Irishman bent on achieving fame and fortune, mainly by marriage. 1 videodisc (185 min.)

MEDIA 10-67

 

Beckett on film c2001

Samuel Beckett, Michael Colgan, Alan Moloney, Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Neil Jordan, Kieron J Walsh, Charles Sturridge, Larry Masterson, Pearse Lehane, Atom Egoyan, Damien O'Donnell, Walter D Asmus, John Crowley, Karel Reisz, Patricia Rozema, David Mamet, Katie Mitchell, Damien Hirst, Conor McPherson, Enda Hughes, Robin Lefčvre, Anthony Minghella, Richard Eyre, Samuel Beckett, Blue Angel Films, Tyrone Productions, Radio Telefís Éireann, Channel Four (Great Britain), Bord Scannán na hÉireann, and Clarence Pictures

"The comprehensive cinematic interpretation of Beckett's plays."--Container. 4 videodiscs (10 hrs., 48 min.)

MEDIA 10-272 v.1-4

 

Bernard Shaw's Caesar and Cleopatra 2010, 1945

Gabriel Pascal, Bernard Shaw, Vivien Leigh , Claude Rains, Stewart Granger, Flora Robson, Francis L Sullivan, Basil Sydney, Cecil Parker, Ernest Frederic Graham Thesiger, Antony Eustrel, Anthony Harvey, Georges Auric, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

Experience a lavish epic about love and politics in ancient Rome and Egypt. 1 videodisc (128 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2558

 

Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara 2010, 1941

Gabriel Pascal, Bernard Shaw, Wendy Hiller , Rex Harrison, Robert Morley, Robert Newton, Sybil Thorndike, Emlyn Williams, Deborah Kerr, David Tree, Penelope Dudley-Ward, Marie Lohr, Walter Hudd, Donald Calthrop, William Walton, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

Barbara Undershaft is a Salvation Army officer who speaks out against the hypocrisy she believes exists in her organization. 1 videodisc (121 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2559

 

The best exotic Marigold Hotel c2012

"When seven cash-strapped seniors decide to 'outsource' their retirement to a resort in far-off India, friendship and romance blossom in the most unexpected ways." -- Container. 1 videodisc (124 min)

MEDIA 10-5486

 

The body beautiful 2008?

Dramatizes a daughter's feelings toward her mother, and how a mastectomy has affected their relationship. Discusses women's body image, especially as it is affected by a mastectomy.  Includes views of scarred and healthy breasts. 1 videodisc (23 min.)

MEDIA 10-5454

 

Bread & roses 2001

Ken Loach, Adrien Brody, Pilar Padilla, Elpidia Carrillo, Paul Laverty, Parallax Pictures, Road Movies Filmproduktion, Tornasol Films, Alta Films, British Screen, Lion's Gate Films, and Lions Gate Home Entertainment

A group of Latino immigrants working as janitors in Los Angeles take a stand against the million dollar corporations who employ them. 1 videodisc (110 min.)

MEDIA 10-336

 

Brides of Dracula 2005, 1960

Peter Cushing, Freda Jackson, Martita Hunt , Terence Fisher, Anthony Hinds, Jimmy Sangster, Peter Bryan, Edward Percy, Hammer Film Productions, and Universal Pictures (Firm)

A young French girl, stranded enroute to a teaching assignment in Eastern Europe, is persuaded to spend the night at the nearly deserted castle of a mysterious Baroness. 1 videodisc (86 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3100

 

Butley 2003, 1974

Ely Landau, Simon Gray, Harold Pinter, Alan Bates, Jessica Tandy, Michael Byrne, Georgina Hale, Susan Engel, Richard O'Callaghan, American Film Theatre, American Express Films, Ely Landau Organization, and Kino International Corporation

Butley, a professor at a London University, finds out that his wife wants a divorce, his boyfriend is leaving him and his untalented colleague is getting a book published all in one day. 1 videodisc (128 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3336

 

A Canterbury tale c2006

Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, Eric Portman, Sheila Sim, Dennis Price, John Sweet, Graham Fuller, Peter von Bagh, Victor Burgin, Humphrey Jennings, Janus Films, Eagle-Lion Films, Inc, Independent Film Distributors, Ltd, Archers (Firm), and Criterion Collection (Firm)

During a blackout, three train passengers arrive at Chillingbourne in Kent.  Londoner Alison Smith is feisty representative of the Women's Land Army (aka the "land girls").  Bob Johnson is an American soldier whose intended destination was Canterbury.  Peter Gibbs is a classical music student who worked in peacetime as a cinema organist.  As they make their way through the village, Alison has something poured on to her hair by an unseen attacker.  She is the latest victim of the Glue Man, a nocturnal rogue who harasses young women who date American soldiers.  She, along with Bob and Peter, vow to track him down.  Ostensibly a mystery, the film is principally a portrait of the bucolic English countryside during wartime. 2 videodisc (124 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2562

 

Charles Dickens' David Copperfield c2004

Jack Pulman, Frederick Brogger, Delbert Mann, Richard Attenborough, Cyril Cusack, Edith Evans, Pamela Franklin, Susan Hampshire, Wendy Hiller, Ron Moody, Lawrence Olivier, Robin Phillips, Michael Redgrave, Ralph Richardson, Charles Dickens, Omnibus Productions (Firm), and Digiview Productions

David Copperfield's idyllic life changes when his mother marries Mr. Murdstone. When she dies, David's stepfather takes David from school and forces him to do back-breaking work in his winery. Eventually, David runs away to his eccentric Aunt Betsy's home, where he might find the respect and love he never had as a child. 1 videodisc (120 min.)

MEDIA 10-1823

 

The cherry orchard a comedy 2008

Michel Saint-Denis, Michael Elliott, Peggy Ashcroft, John Gielgud, Dorothy Tutin, Judi Dench, Ian Holm, Paul Hardwick, Trevor Griffiths, Ann Scott, Richard Eyre, Bill Paterson, Anton Lesser, Harriet Walter, Suzanne Burden, Frederick Treves, Timothy Spall, Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, Royal Shakespeare Company, British Broadcasting Corporation, 2 Entertain Video (Firm), BBC Video (Firm) , and Warner Home Video (Firm)

Madfame Ranevsky and her daughter Anya return home from Paris to find that their beloved family estate and cherry orchard are to be auctioned off to pay debts. Lopahin, a former serf on the estate who is now a wealthy landowner, proposes razing the home and cherry orchard and dividing the estate into plots that could be leased at great profit. The family, however, continues to hold out hope that their beloved home can somehow be saved from destruction. The 1962 adaptation features The Royal Shakespeare Company. 1 videodisc (258 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2530

 

Children of men 2007

Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Michael Caine, Chiwetel Ejiofor,  Charlie Hunnam, Hilary Shor, Alfonso Cuarón, P. D James, Universal Pictures (Firm), Strike Entertainment (Firm), and Hit and Run Productions

London, 2027, humanity has become infertile and no child has been born for 18 years. Science is at loss to explain the reason. Theo Faron, a London peace activist turned bureaucrat, joins forces with his revolutionary ex-wife, Julian, in order to save mankind by protecting a woman who has mysteriously became pregnant. These three set out on a desperate struggle to deliver the world's only pregnant woman to the Human Project with hope that they can discover the cure for global infertility. 1 videodisc (110 min.)

MEDIA 10-1105

 

A clockwork orange 2007, 1971

Stanley Kubrick, Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates, Warren Clarke, John Clive, Wendy Carlos, Anthony Burgess, Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- ), and Warner Home Video (Firm)

"Being the adventures of a young man who couldn't resist pretty girls, or a bit of the old ultra-violence, who went to jail, was re-conditioned, and came out a different young man. Or was he?" So might opine your humble narrator, Alex. Alex and his droogs Georgie, Dim, and Pete are bored. Alex loves Ludwig van, milk bars, and mayhem. One night a botched burglary ends in murder. Apprehended by the police, Alex is tried, sentenced, and sent to prison for fourteen years. Two years into his sentence, he signs up for The Ludovico Treatment, and is released as cured. However, the world is a harsh and violent place, and now Alex is unable to defend himself. O my brothers, what will happen to poor Alex now? 2 videodiscs (137 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3414

 

Cotton Mary c2000

Ismail Merchant, Nayeem Hafizka, Richard Hawley, Alexandra Viets, Greta Scacchi, Madhur Jaffrey, James Wilby, Universal Pictures (Firm),  Merchant Ivory Productions, and Universal City Studios

1954, the Malabar Coast. British and Anglo-Indian identities blur when an English-woman with a neglectful husband births a sickly baby. Cotton Mary, a hospital aide and moralizing Anglophile who claims her father was a British officer, takes over the infant's care and, without a word to the mother, takes the baby daily to her sister to nurse. Mary moves into the English household, taking over more and more duties as she plays on the mother's fatigue and lack of spousal counsel: in effect, Mary colonizes the English household while she pilfers its stores and tells tall tales to her own family. For how long can Mary sustain her rule before the Englishwoman stands on her own feet? 1 videodisc (124 min.)

MEDIA 10-491

 

Countess Dracula 2003, 1971

Peter Sasdy, Alexander Paal, Jeremy Paul, Ingrid Pitt, Nigel Green, Sandor Eles, Gabriel Ronay, Roy Baker, Harry Fine, Michael Style, Tudor Gates, George Cole, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Rank Organisation, Hammer Film Productions, American International Pictures (Firm), and MGM Home Entertainment Inc

Countess Dracula is a voracious vampire vixen who discovers that virgins' blood holds the secret to eternal youth. When her beloved stumbles onto her secret, things really affect her love life. The vampire lovers is the story of Carmilla, who travels the countryside looking for the best looking maidens that she can find to quench her thirst for blood. 1 videodisc (184 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3113

 

Crescendo 2010

An American girl goes to the south of France to do her thesis research on a recently deceased composer and finds her own life is in jeopardy. 1 videodisc (95 min.)

MEDIA 10-5465

 

Cry freedom c1999, 1987

The true story of the friendship between black activist Stephen Biko and white newspaper editor Donald Woods, who was instrumental in bringing Biko's anti-apartheid message to the international community. 1 videodisc (158 min.)

MEDIA 10-4000

 

Curse of the demon 2002, 1957

When a psychologist's colleague is murdered, he denies that it is the work of the devil, until he himself becomes the next target. 1 videodisc (82 min. ; 96 min.)

MEDIA 10-4425

 

A dangerous method c2012

The relationship between fledgling psychiatrist Carl Jung and his mentor Sigmund Freud is torn apart when Sabina Spielrein, a troubled but beautiful young woman, comes between them and forever changes the face of modern thought. 1 videodisc (99 min.)

MEDIA 10-4082

 

David Copperfield 2006

Nicholas Lyndhurst, Bob Hoskins, Maggie Smith, Adrian Hodges, Simon Curtis, Daniel Radcliffe, Charles Dickens, British Broadcasting Corporation, and WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)

Set in 19th century England, this story follows young David Copperfield's difficult journey from boy to man. 1 videodisc (ca. 180 min.)

MEDIA 10-1822

 

The devils 2012, 1971

This film centers on the staggering true-life dementia of events in France in 1643. After a priest who submitted to his own passions is accused of lewdness and sorcery, a mass exorcism is ordered for him and for an allegedly demon-possessed convent. 2 videodiscs (107 min.)

MEDIA 10-3853

 

A Doll's house  c2003

Claire Bloom, Anthony Hopkins, Ralph Richardson, Henrik Ibsen, and MGM Home Entertainment Inc

Nora is sheltered first by her father and then by her husband. All her life, she has been protected like a fragile possession ... like a doll in a doll's house. After she marries, Nora becomes frustrated, realizes that under the dominance of her husband she will never have an identity of her own, and leaves to find a new life for herself. 1 videodisc (95 min.)

MEDIA 10-2061

 

Dom za veæLanje 2010

A Gypsy teenager with the ability to move objects with his mind is convinced by a petty crook to leave his grandmother and girlfriend to make quick cash. 1 videodisc (142 min.)

MEDIA 10-5483

 

The draughtsman's contract 2004

An ambitious draughtsman is commissioned by an aristocrat's wife to produce twelve drawings of her husband's estate. 1 videodisc (103 min.)

MEDIA 10-4837

 

Drowning by numbers 2010

Three generations of women who share the same name each arrange for their husbands to drown. 1 videodisc (119 min.)

MEDIA 10-4835

 

An education c2010

Lone Scherfig, James D Stern, Douglas E Hansen, Wendy Japhet, David M Thompson, Jamie Laurenson, Nick Hornby, Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey, Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina, Rosamund Pike, Dominic Cooper, Olivia Williams, Cara Seymour, Sally Hawkins, Ellie Kendrick, Amanda Fairbank-Hynes, Matthew Beard, Emma Thompson, Carey Mulligan, Paul Englishby, Lynn Barber, Sony Pictures Classics (Firm), BBC Films, Finola Dwyer Productions, Wildgaze Films, Endgame Entertainment (Firm), and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

In the early 1960's, 16-year-old Jenny Mellor lives with her parents in a London suburb. She is smart, pretty, and working toward her goal of being accepted into Oxford. Her life will take a big turn when she meets David, a man twice her age. Now she must decide if she will pursue an education at Oxford, or if she will choose to learn all that a charismatic older man can teach her. 1 videodisc (100 min.)

MEDIA 10-1811

 

Elizabeth 1999

Shekhar Kapur, Michael Hirst, Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Christopher Eccleston, Joseph Fiennes, Richard Attenborough, and John Gielgud

Queen Elizabeth I must learn to weigh her counsel carefully and ignore her private yearnings if she is to keep her crown--and her head. A thriller of intrigue in the court of one of history's greatest monarchs. 1 videodisc (124 min.)

MEDIA 10-109

 

Endgame 2010, 2009

Hal Vogel, David Aukin, Paula Milne, Pete Travis, William Hurt, Chiwetel Ejiofor , Jonny Lee Miller, Mark Strong, Derek Jacobi, Martin Phipps, Ruth Barrett, Robert Harvey, Channel Four Films (Firm), Target Entertainment Group (Firm), Daybreak Pictures (Firm), and Monterey Media Inc

Working for P. W. Botha, Dr. Neil Barnard opens talks with imprisoned Nelson Mandela. But lesser known are the secret talks that take place in a rural English manor house. Both sides may win or lose all, including their own lives. Botha learns of the British talks and, with the inevitable demise of apartheid, he intends to control the endgame by using the tactics of divide and rule. Against all the odds, a precious arena of frail trust between the two warring parties is achieved. 1 videodisc (109 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2293

 

Esther Kahn 2002

Arnaud Desplechin, Emmanuel Bourdieu, Pascal Caucheteux, Chris Curling, Arthur Symons, Summer Phoenix, Ian Holm, Fabrice Desplechin, and Frances Barber

A young Jewish migrant living in London at the turn of the 19th century works with her family in a sweatshop. But Esther is the weak link in the operation. She is slow and stubborn, she never has an opinion on anything and never feels anything for anyone. She decides to become an actress, because it is only in the theater that she awakens. It is on the stage that, one evening, she breaks through twenty years of suppressed life, and really begins to live. 1 videodisc (142 min.)

MEDIA 10-145

 

The Europeans 2003, 1979

Ismail Merchant, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, James Ivory, Lee Remick, Robin Ellis, Wesley Addy, Tim Choate, Lisa Eichhorn, Kristin Griffith, Nancy New, Larry Pizer, Henry James, Merchant Ivory Productions, Criterion Collection (Firm) , and Home Vision Entertainment (Firm) 

A sophisticated European brother and sister turn up unexpectedly on the doorstep of their staid American cousins. The fortune-hunting Eugenia and her high-spirited brother Felix turn this Puritan world upside down. 1 videodisc (91 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3049

 

The falls 2006

Presents two major works by Peter Greenaway. The Falls is divided into 92 biographies of people who have all been affected by "VUE," the Violent Unknown Event, a phenomenon in some way connected with birds and flying. In Vertical features remake, a playful parody of avant-garde theorising, academics argue about the work of Tulse Luper, Greenaway's best-known fictional character. 1 videodisc (239 min.)

MEDIA 10-5469

 

Following 2012

Is the fragmented tale of an unemployed young writer who trails strangers through London, hoping that they will provide inspiration for his first novel. He gets more than he bargained for with one of his unwitting subjects, who leads him down a dark, criminal path. Special features included. 1 videodisc (70 min.)

MEDIA 10-5384

 

The French lieutenant's woman c2006, 1981

Two film actors involved in a tumultuous affair portray Victorian lovers. The skilful interweaving of these two love stories - one period, one contemporary - yields a fascinating insight into the passion and mystery that can pull two people together ... and just as easily tear them apart. The Victorian story involves a woman, ostracized by society and abandoned by her French lieutenant lover, who fascinates a man who resolves to unravel the mystery of her clandestine past. 1 videodisc (124 min.)

MEDIA 10-3953

 

The ghost writer c2010

Roman Polanski, Robert Benmussa, Alain Sarde, Robert Harris, Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Kim Cattrall, Olivia Williams, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Hutton, Jon Bernthal, David Rintoul, Robert Pugh , Eli Wallach, Alexandre Desplat, Robert Harris, Summit Entertainment, R.P. Productions, France 2 cinéma (Firm), Elfte Babelsburg Film Gmbh, and Runteam Ltd

When a gifted ghostwriter is hired to write the memoirs of former British Prime Minister Adam Lang, he quickly finds himself trapped in a web of political and sexual intrigue. Lang is implicated in a scandal over his administration's harsh tactics, and as the ghostwriter digs into the politician's past, he discovers secrets that threaten to jeopardize international relations forever. 1 videodisc (128 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2467

 

The golden bowl 2001, c2000

James Ivory, Ismail Merchant, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Kate Beckinsale, James Fox, Anjelica Huston, Nick Nolte, Jeremy Northam, Madeleine Potter, Uma Thurman, Merchant Ivory Productions, TF1 International (Firm), Lions Gate Home Entertainment, and Trimark Home Video (Firm)

Set in the early 1900's, Maggie is the daughter of American tycoon Adam Verver, who marries an impovished yet charming Italian aristrocrat, Prince Amerigo. Through a twist of fate, Adam marries the Prince's former lover, Charlotte. Maggie's suspicions deepen to a possible affair between the Prince and Charlotte, when Maggie makes the ill-fated purchase of a golden bowl. It becomes only a matter of time before Maggie unravels the truth from a world full of deception and lies. 1 videodisc (130 min.)

MEDIA 10-565

 

Great expectations 1988

David Lean, Charles Dickens, John Mills, Alec Guinness, and Jean Simmons

Adaptation of the Dickens story about an orphan who, in a chance meeting with an escaped convict, is lead years later to tragedy, mystery, and wealth. 1 videocassette:

MEDIA         MEDIA 2-464                10-1654

 

The homecoming  2003

Harold Pinter, Ian Holm, Cyril Cusack, Michael Jayston, Vivien Merchant, Terence Rigby, Paul Rogers, Peter Hall, Ely Landau, American Film Theatre, Kino International Corporation, American Express Films, and Ely Landau Organization

Deals with an all-bachelor family in North London disrupted by the return of the eldest son and his wife from America. 1 videodisc (114 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3341

 

Howards End 2005

Ismail Merchant, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, James Ivory, Anthony Hopkins, Vanessa Redgrave, Helena Bonham Carter, Emma Thompson, James Wilby, Samuel West, Prunella Scales, Merchant Ivory Productions, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

Margaret and Helen Schlegel are sisters from a well-educated European family. A series of events brings them into a relationship with the very English Wilcox family. Both families also come into contact with Leonard Bast and his wife, a couple near the lowest tier of the rigid class system. Leonard's desire for cultural and intellectual status attracts the attention of Helen. Margaret must reconcile her independent spirit with her desire for companionship and a comfortable place in Edwardian society. Her moral strength is eventually able to resolve the tangle of opposites. 2 videodiscs (142 min.)

MEDIA 10-658

 

The hunger 2004

Miriam the vampire, subsists on the blood of her lovers, who do not age, until she has had enough of them. John is currently in that position, and is expected to die in the next 24 hours. He seeks help from a doctor who does not believe his story. 1 videodisc (96 min.)

MEDIA 10-5511

 

Impromptu 2005, 1991

Brazenly forward George Sand and frail, romantic Frederic Chopin are drawn together as lovers by an unnerving bond that cannot be broken despite the best efforts of those around them to keep them apart. 1 videodisc (108 min.)

MEDIA 10-3838

 

In America c2004

Jim Sheridan, Arthur Lappin, Naomi Sheridan, Kirsten Sheridan, Samantha Morton, Paddy Considine, Sarah Bolger, Emma Bolger, Djimon Hounsou, David Wike, Michael Sean Tighe, Declan Quinn, Naomi Geraghty, Gavin Friday, Maurice Seezer, Eimer Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh, Mark Geraghty, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Hell's Kitchen (Firm), and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc

Told by 11-year-old Christy, a child wise beyond her years. An Irish couple bring their two young daughters to America in search of a better life. Christy and her sister, Ariel find New York's Hell Kitchen a place of magic where anything is possible. To their parents, it represents a place to begin anew. Carried by the girls' youthful hope and faith, the family finds the heart to live and love again. 1 videodisc (105 min.)

MEDIA 10-348

 

In celebration  2003, 1975

Ely Landau, Alan Bates, Brian Cox, Lindsay Anderson, James Bolam, Constance Chapman, Gabrielle Daye, Bill Owen, David Storey, Ely Landau Organization, Cinevision (Firm), American Film Theatre, and Kino International Corporation

Three sons return to the primitive Yorkshire mining town of their birth to celebrate their parents' fortieth wedding anniversary. During the celebration, their submerged hatreds and fears emerge from behind their model blue collar family facade. 1 videodisc (130 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3343

 

In the name of the father 1998

Jim Sheridan, Terry George, Daniel Day-Lewis, Pete Postlethwaite, Emma Thompson, John Lynch, Corin Redgrave, Gerry Conlon, Hell's Kitchen (Firm), Universal Pictures (Firm), and Universal Studios Home Video (Firm)

Fact-based film about Gerry Conlon, a young Irish punk who is caught in the wrong place at the wrong time and forced to confess to a terrorist bombing. He and his father, along with friends of Gerry, are found guilty and sentenced to life in prison. There, his father shows his true strength, and Gerry works to prove their innocence and clear his father's name. 1 videodisc (133 min.)

MEDIA 10-1433

 

The innocents 2005

Jack Clayton, Deborah Kerr, Peter Wyngarde, Megs Jenkins, Michael Redgrave, Pamela Franklin, Martin Stephens, Henry James, Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation, and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc

Adaptation of Henry James' Turn of the screw. A governess suspects her young charges are demonically possessed. 1 videodisc (100 min.)

MEDIA 10-555

 

Into the West 2011, 1992

Mystical fable about two Irish brothers traveling across the country on a magical white horse. 1 videodisc (97 min.)

MEDIA 10-4111

 

Jean Genet's The maids 2003, c1974

Robert Enders, Christopher Miles, Glenda Jackson, Susannah York, Vivien Merchant, Mark Burns, Jean Genet, American Film Theatre, Ely Landau Organization, Cinevision (Firm), Cine Films, Inc, and Kino International Corporation

Two Parisian sisters, Solange and Claire, serve as maids to a cruel socialite, but whenever she leaves, the two act out a bizarre, complex role-playing psychodrama of domination and control that feeds their powerful lust for revenge upon the mistress they serve. 1 videodisc (94 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2575

 

The jewel in the crown 2008, 1984

Beset by the political tension of an unsettled year, Gandhi calls for British removal from India. Police Superintendent Ronald Merrick arrests an Indian news reporter. Daphne Manner arrives from London. Merrick vents his frustrations on Kumar in a vicious jailhouse beating. Daphne gives birth. Mildred Layton prepares for her daughter's wedding. The Governor finds out about Merrick's abuse. Sarah is seduced by an officer. Susan delivers a baby boy. Tension mounts over home rule. Merrick is reassigned to Delhi. On the eve of Indian independence, Perron learns of Merrick's death. Before the independence, the Laytons and Perron prepare to return to England, leaving India to it's uncertain future. 4 videodiscs (ca. 750 min.)

MEDIA. MEDIA 10-4869 disc 1-3 10-4869 disc 4

 

Kes c2004

Ken Loach, Tony Garnett, David Bradley, Colin Welland, Lynne Perrie, Freddie Fletcher, Barry Hines, Brian Glover, Bob Bowes, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, United Artists Corporation, Woodfall Film Productions,  Kestrel Films (Firm), and MGM Home Entertainment Inc

Film "chronicling the boyhood experiences of Billy, whose expectations lead no further than following his brother into the pits when he reaches manhood. Everything changes when he finds Kes, a young Kestrel, whom he trains. Their relationship becomes symbolic of a doomed attempt to escape the drudgery of the industrial North."--Container. 1 videodisc (106 min.)

MEDIA 10-997

 

Land and freedom a story from the Spanish revolution 2009/ 1995

Jim Allen, Rebecca O'Brien, Ken Loach, Ian Hart, Rosana Pastor, Icíar Bollain, Tom Gilroy, George Fenton, Parallax Pictures, Messidor Films (Firm), Road Movies Dritte Produktionen, GmbH, and Kino Films

An epic tale of love and revolution during the Spanish Civil War. 1936: a local man in Liverpool wrestles with disillusion and decides to join the fight against fascism in Franco's Spain. He finds himself deeply drawn to the cause and character of his new comrades, the Republican freedom-fighters, especially the beautiful Blanca. Unfortunately, political infighting threatens to do them all in. 1 videodisc (104 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2789

 

The league of gentlemen c2010

Bitter about being forced into retirement, a colonel (wittily embodied by Jack Hawkins) ropes a cadre of former British army men into aiding him in a one-million-pound bank robbery, a risky, multitiered plan that involves infiltrating a military compound. 1 videodisc (116 min.)

MEDIA 10-5578

 

Life goes on 2009

Sangeeta Datta, Sharmila Tagore, Girish Raghunath Karnad, Om Puri, Sol Ali Khan, Gautami Bhatt, Sandip Patel, SD Films LLP, and SG Films

"The drama explores the relations between a grief stricken father and his three daughters. Set in London, the time is now, the family of Indian origin - part of the UK Diaspora. With his wife's sudden death, Sanjay is suddenly thrown into close proximity with his three daughters. The drama unfolds over five days from the day when Manji ties to the day of the funeral."--Container. 1 videodisc (60 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2618

 

The lodger a story of the London Fog  2008

A rash of murders causes a family to be suspicious of their tenant, a man who seems fascinated with their daughter. 1 videodisc (100 min.)

MEDIA 10-5128

 

Madame Sousatzka In London, flamboyant Russian piano instructor Madame Sousatzka begins teaching a young Indian prodigy, who is pulled in several directions by her discipline, his mother's ambition, and his own teenage whims. 1 videodisc (2 hr., 2 min.)

MEDIA 10-5487

 

A man for all seasons 2007, 1966

Chancellor of England, Sir Thomas More, is placed in a difficult position when Henry VIII breaks with the Catholic Church over its refusal to annul his marriage to Katherine of Aragon so he can marry Anne Boleyn. Henry demands More's endorsement of this act. Torn between his conscience and duty to the crown, Sir Thomas chooses to say nothing. 1 videodisc (120 min.)

MEDIA 10-4053

 

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein 2004

Kenneth Branagh, Steph Lady, Frank Darabont, Francis Ford Coppola, James V Hart, John Veitch, Robert De Niro, Tom Hulce, Helena Bonham Carter, Aidan Quinn, Ian Holm, John Cleese, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Tri-Star Pictures, Japan Satellite Broadcasting, Inc, Indieprod (Firm), and  American Zoetrope (Firm)

1 videodisc (123 min.)

MEDIA 10-739

 

The masque of the red death 2011, 1964

While a plague ravages the countryside, the local nobility gathers at a sinister aristocrat's house for a masquerade ball. The revelers believe they are safe from the outside world until a mysterious guest appears and the guests succumb to horror one by one.  1 videodisc (89 min.)

MEDIA 10-4466

 

Michael Collins 1997

Neil Jordan, Stephen Woolley, Liam Neeson, Aidan Quinn, Stephen Rea, Alan Rickman, Julia Roberts, Geffen Pictures, and Warner Home Video (Firm)

Presents the life of an Irish man whose dreams inspired hope, whose words ingited passion, and whose courage forged a nation's destiny. 1 videodisc (184 min.)

MEDIA 10-393

 

Modesty Blaise c2002

Joseph Janni, Joseph Losey, Evan Jones, Monica Vitti, Terence Stamp, Dirk Bogarde, Harry Andrews, and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc

A comedy which lampoons the sex, sadism, luxury, and latest spying techniques in secret-agent thrillers as exemplified in an account of the efforts of a female spy to prevent a priceless gem collection from falling into the hands of an international crime ring. 1 videodisc (119 min.)

MEDIA 10-471

 

Moonlighting 2008, 1982

Michael White, Jerzy Skolimowski, Mark Shivas, Jeremy Irons, Eugene Lipinski, Jiri Stanislav, Eugeniusz Haczkiewicz, and KOCH Vision (Firm)

Political allegory about a Polish man sent to London with a trio of workmen to renovate a wealthy man's apartment. The supervisor must keep their job a secret, since they have no work permits; the pressure increases when he learns that Poland has imposed martial law, and he decides to keep this heart-rending news from his workers. 1 videodisc (97 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3051

 

Morvern Callar  2003, 2002

Morvern Callar is greeted with a startling surprise, her boyfriend has committed suicide. He has left her a cryptic message on his computer and a manuscript for a novel. She changes the author's name to her own and begins a re-birth of self discovery. 1 videodisc (97 min.)

MEDIA 10-4086

 

Mrs. Dalloway c2007, 1998

Lisa Katselas Paré, Stephen Bayly, Marleen Gorris, Virginia Woolf, Vanessa Redgrave, Natascha McElhone, Rupert Graves, Michael Kitchen, Alan Cox, Lena Headey, First Look Home Entertainment, First Look Pictures, Bergen Film (Firm), Newmarket Capital Group LP, BBC Films, European Co-Production Fund, Nederlandse Programma Stichting, Dutch Co-Production Fund (Firm), COBO Fund, and Dutch Film Fund (Firm)

The captivating and romantic story based on the critically-acclaimed Virginia Woolf novel of the same name. 1 videodisc (97 min.)

MEDIA 10-1209

 

My beautiful laundrette 2003

Stephen Frears, Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth, Daniel Day-Lewis, Sarah Radclyffe, Tim Bevan, Hanif Kureishi, Channel Four Films (Firm), SAF Productions, and Working Title Films

Set in the Pakistani community in south London, the film focuses on two youths-- Johnny, a working-class white, and Omar, a Pakistani. Together they operate a laundrette, which Omar inherits from his uncle. While Johnny looks upon the laundrette as a life line on which to salvage his self-respect, Omar sees it as just the beginning step on the road to riches. 1 videodisc (ca. 98 min.)

MEDIA 10-359

 

My son the vampire 2000, 1952

A vampire intends to use a robot to take over the world. When it accidently gets shipped to Mother Riley, the vampire finds his life and plans turned upside down. 1 videodisc (74 min.)

MEDIA 10-4657

 

Nineteen eighty-four 1984 ; c2003

Simon Perry, Michael Radford, John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton, Cyril Cusack, Gregor Fisher, Dominic Muldowney, George Orwell, Virgin Films, Umbrella Films, Rosenblum Films, MGM Home Entertainment Inc, and Eurythmics (Musical group)

"Winston Smith (Hurt) endures a squalid existence in totalitarian Oceania under the constant surveillance of Big Brother. But his life takes a horrifying turn when he begins a forbidden love affair and commits the crime of independent thought. Sent to the chillingly labeled 'Ministry of Love, ' he is placed at the mercy of O'Brien (Burton), a coolly treacherous leader determined to control his thoughts-- and crush his soul"--Container. 1 videodisc (110 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2751

 

Oliver! c2005

Lionel Bart, Donald Albery, Vernon Harris, John Woolf, Carol Reed, Ron Moody, Shani Wallis, Oliver Reed, Harry Secombe, Hugh Griffith, Mark Lester, Jack Wild, Charles Dickens, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Romulus Productions, Warwick Film Productions Ltd, Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm), and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

A young orphan, Oliver is left to fend for himself until he is befriended by a band of young thieves who quickly train him in their craft. But Oliver is not content to be a thief--for he knows that life holds great joys and true happiness cannot be stolen--but must be earned. Arguably the last great old-fashioned movie musical to receive near-universal critical acclaim, Oliver! first hit screens more than 37 years ago. As transformed into a film, the timeless West End and Broadway show remains incredibly faithful to the classic work of literature by Charles Dickens, dank and dark, an anomaly of song-and-dance cinema. A film of many facets, it is both a warts-and-all view of Victorian London, an adaptation of a classic novel, a salient slice of significant social commentary, and a rip-roaring tune-filled toe tapper to boot. 1 videodisc (153 min.)

MEDIA 10-1815

 

Oliver Twist 1998, 1948

After escaping from the dreary workhouse where he has spent his childhood, Oliver runs away to London, only to fall in with Artful Dodger, Fagin, and their gang of young thieves. It is only with the revelation of Oliver's true identity that his troubles finally end. 1 videodisc (116 min.)

MEDIA 10-5150

 

Oliver Twist 2005

Roman Polanski, Robert Benmussa, Alain Sarde, Ronald Harwood, Ben Kingsley, Barney Clark, Jamie Foreman, Harry Eden, Leanne Rowe, Edward Hardwicke, Ian McNeice, Mark Strong, Charles Dickens, Tri-Star Pictures,  R.P. Productions, and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

A slightly darker version of the classic Charles Dickens tale. After living in poor conditions, Oliver runs away to the streets of London. There he meets a gang of pickpockets and soon Oliver's life is changed forever. 1 videodisc (ca. 130 min.)

MEDIA 10-1816

 

Oliver Twist 2009

Coky Giedroyc, Sarah Brown, Sarah Phelps, Timothy Spall, William Miller, Adam Arnold, Tom Hardy, Sophie Okonedo, Charles Dickens, British Broadcasting Corporation, Television Service, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), BBC Video (Firm), 2 Entertain (Firm), and Warner Home Video (Firm)

This gripping tale of Charles Dickens' classic remains faithful to the spirit of the novel while delivering a modern, thrilling, tragic, and occasionally comic edge. 1 videodisc (176 min.)

MEDIA 10-1817

 

Only lovers left alive Set against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangier, an underground musician, deeply depressed by the direction of human activities, reunites with his resilient and enigmatic lover. Their love story has already endured several centuries at least, but their debauched idyll is soon disrupted by her wild and uncontrollable younger sister. Can these wise but fragile outsiders continue to survive as the modern world collapses around them? 1 videodisc (123 min.)

MEDIA 10-5104

 

Orlando 1999

Virginia Woolf, Sally Potter, Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane,  Lothaire Bluteau, John Wood, Charlotte Valandrey, Heathcote Williams, and Quentin Crisp

"Orlando [is] an English nobleman who defies the laws of nature with surprising results.  Immortal and highly imaginative, he undergoes a series of extraordinary transformations which humorously and hauntingly illustrate the eternal war between the sexes."--Container. 1 videodisc (93 min.)

MEDIA       MEDIA 10-81           2-2610

 

Peeping Tom 1999, c1960

Michael Powell, Nat Cohen, Stuart Levy, Leo Marks, Karlheinz Böhm, Moira Shearer, Anna Massey, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

A study of a voyeuristic maniac who kills women while filming them with his 16mm camera. 1 videodisc (101 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2517

 

Performance c2007, 1970

Follow a gangster with a talent for violence and intimidation, on the run and looking for a place to hide. He ends up hiding out with a reclusive rock superstar. It all leads up to a shocking final performance for the rock star. 1 videodisc (101 min.)

MEDIA 10-4600

 

Persuasion c1999, 1995

When Anne Elliot turned down Captain Wentworth's proposal of marriage, she allowed herself to be persuaded by her snobbish family's conviction of his unworthiness. But now, after a separation of eight years, Anne Elliot and Captain Wentworth are to meet again and the tables have turned. Her former lover's fortunes have prospered and he is now returned from a career at sea both eligible and affluent. Anne's father, Sir Walter Elliot of Kellynch Hall, has been forced to lease their home and move the family into a rather small abode in Bath. Just as Anne now recognizes the false values that persuaded her to reject Captain Wentworth, so she must accept that his heart now seems set upon the youth and beauty of the impetuous Louisa Musgrove. 1 videodisc (104 min.)

MEDIA 10-5185

 

Poor cow c2001

Carol White, Terence Stamp, Ken Loach, Joseph Janni, Nell Dunn, Momentum Pictures, Studio Canal+, Kinowelt Film Produktion, Anglo Amalgamated Film Distributors, Vic Film Productions, and Fenchurch Films Ltd

Details the dismal life of a young woman trying to cope in squalor while her husband is in jail. Clutching at any slight chance of happiness she has an affair with his best friend with disastrous consequences. 1 videodisc (101 min.)

MEDIA 10-1006

 

Powwow highway  2011, 1989

With nothing in common but their Native American heritage, two men begin a cross-country adventure filled with comedy and drama. 1 videodisc (87 min.)

MEDIA. MEDIA 10-4211 10-4470

 

Prospero's books c2010, 1991

Adapted from The Tempest by Shakespeare, Prospero's Books envisions a magical realm of exquisite beauty, where the innocence of love and dreams of revenge collide to create a tempest. 1 videodisc (121 min.)

MEDIA 10-4834

Great Britain DVDs (continued)

Red road 2007

Kate Dickie, Tony Curran, Andrea Arnold, Martin Compston, Natalie Press, Andrew Armour, Carrie Comerford, UK Film Council, Zoma Films, Verve Pictures, Zentropa Entertainments (Firm), and Sigma Filmproductions

"Jackie works as a CCTV operator. Each day she watches over a small part of the world, protecting the people living their lives under her gaze. One day a man appears on her monitor, a man she thought she would never see again, a man she never wanted to see again. Now she has no choice, she is compelled to confront him."--Container. 1 videodisc (110 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3037

 

Repulsion c2009, 1965

Carol is a fragile, frigid young Belgian beauty cracking up over the course of a terrifying weekend. Left alone by her vacationing sister in their London flat, she finds herself haunted by specters, real and imagined, as her insanity grows to a violent pitch. 1 videodisc (105 min.)

MEDIA 10-4457

 

Reversal of fortune 2001

Edward R Pressman, Oliver Stone, Nicholas Kazan, Barbet Schroeder, Glenn Close, Jeremy Irons, Ron Silver, Luciano Tovoli, Lee Percy, Mark Isham, Mel Bourne, Alan M Dershowitz, Reversal Films, and Warner Home Video (Firm)

Did European aristocrat Claus von Bulow attempt to murder his wife Sunny at their luxurious Newport mansion in 1980? The tabloids of the day certainly had their opinions. "You have one thing in your favor," defense attorney Alan Dershowitz told von Bulow, "Everybody hates you." Reversal of Fortune is the acclaimed movie version of events that had all America talking. Jeremy Irons plays von Bulow in an Academy Award winning performance of icy brittleness that also won a Golden Globe and Los Angeles and National Society of Film CriticsBest Actor Awards. Glen Close is wanly elegant as heiress. 1 videodisc (112 min.)

MEDIA 10-1358

 

The Rocky Horror picture show c2002

Jim Sharman, Michael White, Susan Sarandon , Barry Bostwick, Richard O'Brien, Tim Curry, and Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation

A mixture of fantastical rock opera and horror movie spoof. A couple of ordinary kids have car trouble one dark and rainy night and knock on the door of a looming gothic mansion. They are stunned to learn that they have stumbled into an ongoing convention of kinky characters, hosted by Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a mad scientist from the planet Transsexual. 1 videodisc (ca. 100 min.)

MEDIA 10-1907

 

The royal hunt of the sun c2005

Philip Yordan, Irving Lerner, Robert Shaw, Christopher Plummer, Nigel Davenport, Michael Craig, Andrew Keir, William Marlowe, James Donald, Alexander Davion, Leonard Whiting, Royal Film Produktions, Benmar Productions Ltd, and 905 Entertainment (Firm)

Fueld by promises of gold, Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro and his explorers venture across the treacherous Andes Mountains to Peru. There, Pizarro captures King Atahuallpa, Inca's godlike monarch, and promises his freedom upon the deliverance of gold. But friendship and respect develop between the two leaders and when the King is sentenced to die, Pizarro finds himself torn between his desire for conquest and his sense of honor for the King. 1 videodisc (97 min.)

MEDIA 10-587

 

Sabotage 2008, 1936

A woman suspects her unassuming London theater owner husband of being a serial killer. 1 videodisc (77 min.)

MEDIA 10-5129

 

Sapphire c2010

A beautiful female college student is found dead in a public park. The police soon discover that her murder may have been racially motivated. 1 videodisc (92 min.)

MEDIA 10-5577

 

The Satanic rites of Dracula 2003, 1973

Alan Gibson, Roy Skeggs, Don Houghton, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Joanna Lumley, Michael Coles, Madacy Entertainment Group, and Hammer Film Productions

In London in the 1970s, Scotland Yard investigators think they have uncovered a case of vampirism. They call in an expert vampire researcher named Van Helsing (a descendant of the great vampire hunter himself) to help them stop these hideous crimes. It becomes apparent that the culprit is Count Dracula himself, disguised as a reclusive property developer, but secretly plotting to unleash a fatal virus upon the world. 1 videodisc (87 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3104

 

Scrubbers borstal for girls c2006, 1983

Don Boyd, Mia Zetterling, Amanda York, Kate Ingram, Elizabeth Edmunds, Chrissie Cotterill, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Handmade Films, and Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc

On the run from an open borstal institution, Annetta and Carol are picked up and sent to a lockup borstal. There Annetta, fearing the loss of her child, seeks revenge on Carol, whom she blames for their arrest. Carol accepts protection from Eddie, a lesbian, but a complex revenge scenario ends brutally. Along with the other inmates, they both resist the institution and are unable to get beyond it. 1 videodisc (ca. 92 min.)

MEDIA 10-1662

 

Shadow of the vampire 2003

Nicolas Cage, Jeff Levine, Steven Katz, E. Elias Merhige, John Malkovich, Willem Dafoe, Cary Elwes,  Aden Gillett, Eddie Izzard, Udo Kier, Catherine McCormack, Ronan Vibert, Lion's Gate Films, Saturn Films, Long Shot Films, BBC Films, Delux Productions, and Lions Gate Home Entertainment

The German director F.W. Murnau hires Max Schreck,  the "ultimate method actor," to play Count Orlock in his vampire masterpiece Nosferatu. In Murnau's quest for realism, the movie is filmed at night in Czechoslovakia and Schreck appears only in character and full makeup. As cast and crew begin to disappear, it seems that Murnau has made a devil's bargain with Schreck, whose performance is too authentic. 1 videodisc (91 min.)

MEDIA 10-735

 

Shaun of the dead c2007, c2004

When flesh eating zombies go on the hunt for a bite to eat, it is up to Shaun and his best pal to save their friends and family from becoming the next entree. 1 videodisc (99 min.)

MEDIA 10-4300

 

The sheltering sky 2002

Bernardo Bertolucci,  Jeremy Thomas, Mark Peploe, Debra Winger, Campbell Scott, Jill Bennett, Timothy Spall, Eric Vu-An, John Malkovich, Paul Bowles, Warner Bros, and Warner Home Video (Firm)

An American artist couple, drawn by desire to the Sahara, travel there shortly after World War II in order to follow their passionate obsessions in an attempt to recapture the love they once shared. 1 videodisc (139 min.)

MEDIA 10-532

 

Sleepwalker 2013

The story is a relatively simple one. It features a wealthy couple Richard and Angela Paradise who are driving on their way to visiting friends Marion and Alex Britain in their decomposing country family home, the interestingly named 'Albion'. Tensions between the immediately obnoxious Richard and his meek wife are obvious - especially when Joanna has problems directing her husband in the ever-worsening rain storm to her friend's home. 2 videodiscs (50 min.)

MEDIA 10-5084

 

Slumdog millionaire c2009

Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan, Simon Beaufoy, Christian Colson, Anthony Dod Mantle, Dev Patel, Tanay Hemant Chheda, Ayush Mahesh Khedekar, Freida Pinto, Tanvi Ganesh Lonkar, Rubina Ali, Madhur Mittal, Ashutosh Lobo Gajiwala, Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail, Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, A. R Rahman, Vikas Swarup, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Celador Films, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc, Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- ), and FilmFour (Firm)

Jamal Malik is an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai. With the whole nation watching, he is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's version of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" When the show breaks for the night, police arrest him on suspicion of cheating. Desperate to prove his innocence, Jamal tells the story of his life in the slum where he and his brother grew up. He describes their adventures together on the road, of vicious encounters with local gangs, and of Latika, the girl he loved and lost. Every chapter of his story reveals the key to the answer to one of the game show's questions. Jamal's increasingly layered story reveals where he learned the answers to the show's seemingly impossible questions. When the new day dawns and Jamal returns to answer the final question, the Inspector and sixty million viewers watch to find out if he can answer the question of how anyone comes to know the things they know about life and love. 1 videodisc (121 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2780

 

St. Patrick the Irish legend c2000

Patrick Bergin, Alan Bates, Susannah York, Malcolm McDowell, Robert Hughes, Martin Duffy, Fox Family Channel (Firm), Shanachie Entertainment Corp, and Saban Entertainment (Firm)

The life of Irish hero, St. Patrick, whose belief that good conquers evil would liberate Ireland and alter the course of history. 1 videodisc (90 min.)

MEDIA 10-588

 

Tess c2004

In this adaptation of Thomas Hardy's classic romance, Tess Darbeyville, a beautiful young peasant in late 19th century England, seeks her fortune with the wealthy D'Urbervilles, whom her family believes to be distant relatives. Although Tess rejects the advances of the D'Urberville's son Alex, he forcibly seduces her, leaving her pregnant and alone. After her sickly baby dies, Tess falls in love with Angel, a parson's son, who abandons her on their wedding night after she confesses her past "sin." This forces Tess to return to Alex, a fateful decision with tragic consequences. 1 videodisc (172 min.)

MEDIA 10-4460

 

Things to come  2006

Deals with a future time when humanity, fed up at last with the death and destruction of constant war, unites in a great movement dedicated to peace. 1 videodisc (96 min.)

MEDIA 10-5117

 

Three sisters 2003, c1970

John Goldstone, Moura Budberg, Laurence Olivier, Alan Bates,  Jeanne Watts, Joan Plowright, Louise Purnell, Derek Jacobi, Geoffrey Unsworth, Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, National Theatre (Great Britain), American Film Theatre (Firm), British Lion Films, Alan Clore Films (Firm), and Kino International Corporation

Nearly a thousand miles away from their beloved Moscow, three sisters live in virtual exile. Olga attempts to support her family and home that is the sole legacy from their late father. Masha finds relief from an empty marriage by being involved with a passionate young colonel. Irina wills herself to return the affections of an ardent suitor in the hope that he will whisk her off to the city. Sift through the debris of their shattered dreams on the eve of the social and political upheaval that will transform Russia forever. 1 videodisc (162 min.)

MEDIA 10-1784

 

The tomb of Ligeia c2003, 1964

The tomb of Ligeia is the story of a dead wife who comes back as a ferocious cat on a deadly game of cat and mouse with her husband's new wife. 1 videodisc (82 min.)

MEDIA 10-4467

 

Topsy-Turvy 2000

Mike Leigh, Simon Channing-Williams, Jim Broadbent, Allan Corduner, Timothy Spall, Lesley Manville, Ron Cook, Wendy Nottingham, Kevin McKidd, Shirley Henderson, W. S Gilbert, and Arthur Sullivan

Tensions abound and the music swells in the story about the famous musical team of Gilbert and Sullivan. The two men who were extremely different in size and stature were even more different in temperament and style. Yet, they still managed to create memorable theater. This is the story of the making of one of their most famous collaborations, The Mikado. 1 videodisc (161 min.)

MEDIA 10-26

 

Trishna c2012, 2011

Trishna lives with her family in a village in Rajasthan and works in a resort to help pay the family bills. Jay is the wealthy son of a property developer. When Jay takes up managing resorts, he meets Trishna and wins her affection. They move to Mumbai, but problems arise when his deep family bond threatens their bliss. 1 videodisc (113 min.)

MEDIA 10-4398

 

The Tulse Luper suitcases c2004

A series of three movies detailing the early life (1928-1940) of the mysterious Tulse Luper. Part one, The Moab story, follows his youth in South Wales. Other parts follow his time as an explorer in the deserts of Utah, and his years in Antwerp during the rise of fascism. This is just one facet of a multimedia project by Peter Greenway.  1 videodisc (127 min.)

MEDIA 10-4762

 

The two faces of Dr. Jekyll 2008, 1960

Michael Carreras, Wolf Mankowitz, Terence Fisher, Henry Younger, Paul Massie, Dawn Addams, Christopher Lee, David Kossoff, Francis De Wolff, Terence Morgan, Ronald Howard, Fred Clark, John Paul, Robert Louis Stevenson, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Hammer Film Productions, and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

The two faces of Dr. Jekyll: Experiments bring out the monster in one doctor, creating the world's most infamous dual personality. The curse of the mummy's tomb: The tomb of Egyptian prince Ra is found and shipped to America, where someone is trying to raise him from the dead. 1 videodisc (168 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3099

 

Under the skin 2001

Rita Tushingham, Carine Adler, Ilona Sekacz, Claire Rushbrook, and Samantha Morton

Things are going badly for Iris; her mother has been given only weeks to live, and she feels increasingly distant from her happily married and heavily pregnant older sister. Unable to deal with her grief and jealousy, Iris ditches her job, her flat and her boyfriend and prowls the streets looking for love in all the wrong places. 1 videodisc (85 min.)

MEDIA 10-170

 

Vanity fair c2003, 1998

A mini-series based on Thackeray's story of an amoral beauty determined to scheme and seduce her way into Britain's upper classes. 2 videodiscs (ca. 300 min.)

MEDIA. MEDIA 10-4395 v. 1 10-4395 v. 2

 

Velvet goldmine 2000

Todd Haynes, Christine Vachon, Olivia Stewart, James Lyons, Ewan McGregor, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Toni Collette, Christian Bale, Newmarket Capital Group LP, Goldwyn Films International, Miramax Films, Film Four International, Zenith Productions, Killer Films, Single Cell Pictures, Miramax Home Entertainment (Firm), and Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)

It's been 10 years since glam-rock superstar Brian Slade faked his own death and vanished from the spotlight. Now, it's the job of an investigative reporter to locate this living legend and uncover the truth behind his disappearance! 1 videodisc (119 min.)

MEDIA 10-1964

 

Vera Drake 2005

Mike Leigh, Alain Sarde, Simon Channing-Williams, Imelda Staunton, Philip Davis, Peter Wight, Alex Kelly, Daniel Mays, Jim Broadbent, New Line Home Entertainment (Firm), Fine Line Features, Studio Canal (Firm),  Inside Track (Firm), Thin Man Films (Firm), and UK Film Council

Vera Drake tells of a woman in 1950s England who is devoted to caring for her family, but secretly aids women who want to terminate unwanted pregnancies. When the authorities find her out, Vera's world and family life rapidly unravel. 1 videodisc (125 min.)

MEDIA 10-433

 

Victim c2010

Dramatization of the problems of the criminalization of homosexual acts between consenting adults. Bogarde plays a successful barrister who places his career on the line by 'coming out' in order to expose a blackmail racket. It was the first British film to concentrate on male homosexuality and was made with the specific intention of supporting the new recommendations of the 1957 Wolfenden Committee for the partial decriminalization of male homosexual acts. 1 videodisc (100 min.)

MEDIA 10-5579

 

The war zone 2000

Tim Roth, Sarah Radclyffe, Dixie Linder, Alexander Stuart, Ray Winstone, Lara Belmont, Freddie Cunliffe, and Tilda Swinton

Fifteen-year-old Tom and his family have just uprooted from London to England's countryside. While troubled by loneliness and his emerging sexuality, Tom is tormented by suspicions that his father and his seventeen-year-old sister Jessie may be harboring a horrific family secret. 1 videodisc (99 min.)

MEDIA 10-166

 

Weekend 2012

A one night stand develops into a weekend-long idyll for two very different young men in Midlands, England in an emotionally naked film that's both an invaluable snapshot of the complexities of contemporary gay living, and a universally identifiable portrait of a love affair. Includes bonus features. 1 videodisc (97 min.)

MEDIA 10-5523

 

Winstanley c1999

Kevin Brownlow, Andrew Mollo, Miles Halliwell, Jerome Willis, Terry Higgins, Phil Oliver, David Bramley, David Caute, BFI Production Board, Milestone Film & Video, and Image Entertainment (Firm)

April 1, 1649. St. George's Hill, Surrey, England. A reformation-era religious sect called the Diggers sets out to form a commune and till the soil on "common land," which by law permits grazing-- but not settlement and cultivation. Led by Gerard Winstanley, theirs is a nonviolent action to reclaim land for the poor who have been dispossessed by Oliver Cromwell's recent Civil War. But the local villagers see the Diggers as a threat to their livelihood and, led by the Presbyterian parson, John Platt, take violent action to harass and burn them out. 1 videodisc (141 min.)

MEDIA 10-223

 

The wolves of Kromer c2001

A gay love story featuring two werewolves. Townspeople devise a plot to pin a murder on the hated pair. 1 videodisc (76 min.)

MEDIA 10-5508

 

Wuthering heights 2013, 2011

"An epic love story that spans childhood into adulthood, the film follows Heathcliff, an outsider taken in and given a home by a benevolent Yorkshire farmer, Earnshaw. Heathcliff develops a passionate relationship with the farmer's teenage daughter, Catherine, inspiring the envy and mistrust of his rough-hewn son, Hindley. Years later, when Earnshaw dies, the young adults must finally confront the intense feelings and destructive rivalries that have developed between them"--Container. 1 videodisc (129 min.)

MEDIA 10-4397

 

Yes 2005

Sally Potter, Joan Allen, Simon Abkarian, Sam Neill, and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

Feeling trapped in her marriage to a politician, an American scientist begins an affair with a Lebanese surgeon living in exile in London. As the affair goes on the couple finds it difficult to put aside their very different beliefs. 1 videodisc (99 min.)

MEDIA 10-1979

 

Young and innocent 2008, 1937

The young daughter of a police chief protects an escaped murder suspect. 1 videodisc (83 min.)

MEDIA 10-5130

 

A Zed & two noughts 2004, 1985

1 videodisc (112 min.)

MEDIA 10-4836

Great Britain

 

The 39 steps 1985

Alfred Hitchcock and  John Buchan

Tale of a man framed for murder by a spy ring then forced to flee both police and enemy agents. He attempts to clear his name and catch the foreign spies before they take a defense secret out of England. 1 videocassette (87 min.)

MEDIA   DANA 2-104        568

 

Aberdeen 2001

Tom Remlov, Petter J Borgli, Hans Petter Moland, Stellan Skarsgĺrd, Lena Headey, Ian Hart, Charlotte Rampling, Lars Lundholm, Norsk Film AS, Scottish Arts Council, National Lottery Fund (Firm), Freeway Films, Filmfabriken AB (Firm), Canal + Television AB (Firm), Nordic Screen Production AS (Firm), and First-Run Features (Firm)

Kaisa, a beautiful and feisty Scottish woman, finally has her life together, at least until her mother asks an enormous favor of her: to bring back her estranged, larger-than-life father. The two of them, father and daughter together, set out on a wild and brutally funny, yet heartbreaking journey which takes them through their emotional past before reaching their ultimate destination. 1 videodisc (103 min.) :

MEDIA 10-927

 

Abigail's party 1992

Mike Leigh, Margaret Matheson, Alison Steadman, Tim Stern, Janine Duvitski, John Salthouse, and Harriet Reynolds

"Abigails' Party", featuring Alison Steadman's horendoursly funny performance as the hostess of a dainty evening party. Eager to show off her home and make the evening a hugh success while she quietly and continually downs one drink after another. When her husband has the poor taste to have a heart attack on her new carpet, Abigail can not decide which is ;more important, her dying husband or her new, very expensive carpet. Yet at some point in the film there comes the transforming moment when the unbearable and the hopeless fuse to create an explosion of incredible hilarity.  1 videocassette (105 min.) :

DANA 955

 

Accident 198-?

Joseph Losey, Dirk Bogarde, Michael York, Stanley Baker, Vivien Merchant, Nicholas Mosley, Norman Priggen, Jacqueline Sassard, and Harold Pinter

An Oxford graduate is killed in a car crash; his tutor looks back over the tangle of personal relationships that contributed to his death. 1 videocassette (100 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1592

 

The Advocate 1993

Leslie Megahey, David M Thompson, Colin Firth, Ian Holm, Donald Pleasence, Amina, and Nicol Williamson

A young lawyer moves to a small town to pursue his career, only to find that beneath the seeming quiet of the village lies mystery and corruption. 1 videocassette (102 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3050

 

The Alan Clarke collection 2004

Alan Clarke, Ray Winstone, Tim Roth, and Gary Oldman

Five films and made-for-TV movies by director Alan Clarke, and a postumous documentary. 5 videodiscs

MEDIA 10-436

 

Alfred Hitchcock's Under Capricorn c2003

Alfred Hitchcock, James Bridie, Helen Simpson, Joseph Cotten, Ingrid Bergman, Michael Wilding, Margaret Leighton, Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967), Transatlantic Films, and Image Entertainment (Firm)

In Australia in l830, an English immigrant stays with his cousin Heneritta and her cruel husband, setting a triangle to explode and reveal a strange crime. 1 videodisc (117 min.)

MEDIA 10-242

 

The Amorous adventures of Moll Flanders 1992

Kim Novak, Richard Johnson, Terence Young, Angela Lansbury, Roland Kibbee, Denis Cannan, and Daniel Defoe

1 videocassette (125 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2390

 

Anchoress c2005

Chris Newby, Judith Stanley-Smith, Paul Breuls, Ben Gibson,  Christine Watkins, Natalie Morse, Gene Bervoets, Toyah Willcox, Pete Postlethwaite, Christopher Eccleston, British Film Institute, Corsan Productions, International Film Circuit (Firm), and Vanguard Cinema (Firm)

Christine Carpenter is a 14th century visionary girl in England, who attracts the village priest and an officer. The priest urges her to become an Anchoress (a virgin walled up in the church) and she accepts, attracting pilgrims seeking her advice and healing power. When her awakening sexuality calls into question this lifelong arrangement, she challenges the priest's authority.  The order of society, including its government, religion and sexual relations, are thrown into turmoil. 1 videodisc (108 min.)

MEDIA 10-559

 

And now for something completely different c1991

Patricia Casey, Ian MacNaughton, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Columbia Pictures, Playboy Productions, Inc, Kettledrum Films (Firm), and Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm)

Monty Python's first feature film : a hilarious collection of their very best twits, skits and bits from their popular TV series. 1 videocassette (88 min.)

MEDIA 2-7209

 

Animal farm 1999, 1955

George Orwell, John Halas, Joy Batchelor, and Louis De Rochemont

1 videocassette (73 minutes) :

DANA 1302

 

Anne of the thousand days 1985

Richard Burton, Geneviève Bujold, Irene Papas, Maxwell Anderson, and Anthony Quayle

A story of the tragic love affair of Henry VIII of England and Ann Boleyn from its spirited beginning to its cruel end. 1 videocassette (145 min.) :

DOUGLASS. MEDIA 67 2-1314

 

Araby c2008

Dennis J Courtney, Andrew Quicke, Van Michael Hughes, Joanna Canton, Mimi Eisman, Gillette Elvgren, Joseph Bierman, James Turner, James Joyce, American Street Productions, Araby Film Productions , and Digital Tapestry Productions

"A boy's romantic quest through the streets of Dublin becomes a religious pilgrimage, merging the sensual and the sacred." -- Container. 1 videodisc (21 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1772

 

Barry Lyndon 1999

Stanley Kubrick, Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee, Hardy Krüger, and William Makepeace Thackeray

The rise and fall of a young 18th century Irishman bent on achieving fame and fortune, mainly by marriage. 1 videodisc (185 min.) :

MEDIA 10-67

 

Becket 1989

Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole, Jean Anouilh, and Peter Glenville

As young men in 12th century England, Thomas ŕ Becket and King Henry II wench and carouse together. In middle age, Henry appoints Becket Archbishop of Canterbury but a stormy clash develops when Becket, sobered by his office, challenges Henry's royal edicts. 1 videocassette (150 min.) :

MEDIA   DANA 2-1310        24

 

Beckett on film c2001

Samuel Beckett, Michael Colgan, Alan Moloney, Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Neil Jordan, Kieron J Walsh, Charles Sturridge, Larry Masterson, Pearse Lehane, Atom Egoyan, Damien O'Donnell, Walter D Asmus, John Crowley, Karel Reisz, Patricia Rozema, David Mamet, Katie Mitchell, Damien Hirst, Conor McPherson, Enda Hughes, Robin Lefčvre, Anthony Minghella, Richard Eyre, Samuel Beckett, Blue Angel Films, Tyrone Productions, Radio Telefís Éireann, Channel Four (Great Britain), Bord Scannán na hÉireann, and Clarence Pictures

"The comprehensive cinematic interpretation of Beckett's plays."--Container. 4 videodiscs (10 hrs., 48 min.)

MEDIA 10-272 v.1-4

 

Bhaji on the beach 1995, 1993

Gurinder Chadha, Meera Syal, Nadine Marsh-Edwards, Kim Vithana, Jimmi Harkishin, and Sarita Khajuria

A comedy about a group of Indian women, living in England, who are brought together by a day at the beach. In the course of their day together , their ordinary lives become an extraordinary celebration. A unique look at female friendship. 1 videocassette (100 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3572

 

Big fella 1997, 1937

J. Elder Wills, Fenn Sherie, Ingram D'Abbes, Paul Robeson, Claude McKay, Cyril Bristow, Henrik Ege, Elisabeth Welch, and Roy Emerton

Joe is a Marseilles dockworker who is asked by police to help find a young boy missing from an ocean liner.  When Joe finally discovers the child, he learns that the boy escaped of his own will, and takes him to  stay with a local cafe singer, Miranda.  Joe and Miranda become surrogate parents to the boy, offering a welcome change from his wealthy and somewhat repressed white parents. 1 videocassette (73 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3444

 

Billy Budd 1985

Herman Melville, Peter Ustinov, DeWitt Bodeen, Antony Hopkins, Robert Ryan, Melvyn Douglas, Terence Stamp, Louis Osborne Coxe, and Robert Harris Chapman

Herman Melville's classic story of the sea comes to life with this stark dramatization of man's fight between good and evil. The battle is fully realized in the personal and physical struggle between Billy Budd (Terence Stamp), a young, innocent sailor on a British man-of-war and his superior, the cold, cruel and often vicious Claggart (Robert Ryan). When Billy Budd's strong belief in goodness is threatened by Claggart's equally strong force of evil, the consequences for both of them are tragic and lasting. 1 videocassette (123 min.) :

MEDIA  DANA 2-1333      1731

 

Blackmail 1994, 1930

Alfred Hitchcock, John Maxwell, Anny Ondra , Sara Allgood, Charles Paton, Cyril Ritchard, Charles Bennett, and John Longen

A young woman stabs an artist who has tried to rape her, and her police detective boyfriend conceals his knowledge of her guilt.  Victimized by a blackmailer, they call his bluff and after a chase through the British Museum, he falls to his death from a roof. 1 videocassette (ca. 82 min.) :

MEDIA  DANA 2-2439   207

 

Bleak moments 1997, 1971

Mike Leigh, Leslie Blair, Anne Raitt, Sarah Stephenson, Eric Allan, Joolia Cappleman, and Mike Bradwell

Centers around a shy but intelligent middle-class girl, Sylvia, who is barely surviving suburban loneliness while looking after her mentally retarded sister Hilda. 1 videocassette (110 min.) :

DANA 1292

 

Blow-up 1980

Michelangelo Antonioni, David Hemmings, and Vanessa Redgrave

A successful fashion photographer discovers that his photographs may accidently contain evidence of a crime. 1 videocassette (VHS) (102 min.) :

MEDIA   MEDIA     DANA 2-308          2-60           917

 

Bon voyage  ; Aventure malagache 1993

Alfred Hitchcock

These two films, originally filmed in England as a tribute to the French Resistance, were banned by the British Government.  Bon voyage tells the story of an RAF pilot whose mistake caused the deaths of several resistance fighters. Aventure malgache illustrates the division between the Free French through the experiences of a lawyer who is imprisoned by the Vichy government. 1 videocassette (58 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2341       2-6688

 

The Bostonians 1984

James Ivory and Henry James

Redgrave is a 19th century feminist who wants to use Potter's gift for oratory for her cause. Reeve is a lawyer who loves Potter, but bitterly opposes feminism. The story tells of the difficult choice Potter must make between her love for both. 1 videocassette (VHS) (120 min.) :

MEDIA 2-299

 

Bread & roses 2001

Ken Loach, Adrien Brody, Pilar Padilla, Elpidia Carrillo, Paul Laverty, Parallax Pictures, Road Movies Filmproduktion, Tornasol Films, Alta Films, British Screen, Lion's Gate Films, and Lions Gate Home Entertainment

A group of Latino immigrants working as janitors in Los Angeles take a stand against the million dollar corporations who employ them. 1 videodisc (110 min.)

MEDIA 10-336

 

Charles Dickens' David Copperfield c2004

Jack Pulman, Frederick Brogger, Delbert Mann, Richard Attenborough, Cyril Cusack, Edith Evans, Pamela Franklin, Susan Hampshire, Wendy Hiller, Ron Moody, Lawrence Olivier, Robin Phillips, Michael Redgrave, Ralph Richardson, Charles Dickens, Omnibus Productions (Firm), and Digiview Productions

David Copperfield's idyllic life changes when his mother marries Mr. Murdstone. When she dies, David's stepfather takes David from school and forces him to do back-breaking work in his winery. Eventually, David runs away to his eccentric Aunt Betsy's home, where he might find the respect and love he never had as a child. 1 videodisc (120 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1823

 

Children of men 2007

Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Michael Caine, Chiwetel Ejiofor,  Charlie Hunnam, Hilary Shor, Alfonso Cuarón, P. D James, Universal Pictures (Firm), Strike Entertainment (Firm), and Hit and Run Productions

London, 2027, humanity has become infertile and no child has been born for 18 years. Science is at loss to explain the reason. Theo Faron, a London peace activist turned bureaucrat, joins forces with his revolutionary ex-wife, Julian, in order to save mankind by protecting a woman who has mysteriously became pregnant. These three set out on a desperate struggle to deliver the world's only pregnant woman to the Human Project with hope that they can discover the cure for global infertility. 1 videodisc (110 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1105

 

A Clockwork orange 1971, 1983

Stanley Kubrick and Anthony Burgess

Alex, the hero, fights, robs, rapes, and kills with the conscienceless joy of a strong young predator. Finally caught and imprisoned, he undergoes an experimental treament that conditions him against violence and sex. 1 videocassette (137 min.) :

MEDIA     DOUGLASS 2-152           108

 

The Collection 1986

Laurence Olivier, Alan Bates, Malcolm McDowell, Helen Mirren, Harold Pinter, Derek Granger, and Michael Apted

Two couples become entangled in a bitter and emotional game, as each hides and perverts the truth about an alleged seduction that took place at a fashion show. 1 videocassette (64 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1478

 

Cotton Mary c2000

Ismail Merchant, Nayeem Hafizka, Richard Hawley, Alexandra Viets, Greta Scacchi, Madhur Jaffrey, James Wilby, Universal Pictures (Firm),  Merchant Ivory Productions, and Universal City Studios

1954, the Malabar Coast. British and Anglo-Indian identities blur when an English-woman with a neglectful husband births a sickly baby. Cotton Mary, a hospital aide and moralizing Anglophile who claims her father was a British officer, takes over the infant's care and, without a word to the mother, takes the baby daily to her sister to nurse. Mary moves into the English household, taking over more and more duties as she plays on the mother's fatigue and lack of spousal counsel: in effect, Mary colonizes the English household while she pilfers its stores and tells tall tales to her own family. For how long can Mary sustain her rule before the Englishwoman stands on her own feet? 1 videodisc (124 min.)

MEDIA 10-491

 

Cromwell 1997

Ken Hughes, Irving Allen, Richard Harris, Alec Guinness, Robert Morley, and Dorothy Tutin

17th century Britain was a hotbed of revolution, treachery and court intrigue. Oliver Cromwell, the fiery ambitious commoner took on the monarchy and changed the course of Western civilization. He and King Charles I fought for absolute rule. 1 videocassette (139 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5851

 

Cry, the beloved country 1951/1995

Sidney Poitier, Canada Lee, Charles Carson , Zoltan Korda, and Alan Paton

"Based on the Alan Paton controversial novel of the same name and the inspiration for Kurt Weill's musical drama entitled "Lost in the Stars," this is a sentimental film about the problems of Apartheid in South Africa.  Sidney Poitier  and Canada Lee turn in exceptionally good performances as preachers who are fighting the divisiveness of prejudice in their country.  This is a startling and moving account of the black country minister's travels to Johannesberg to be with his son, who is to be tried for having killed a white man."--All Movie Guide. 1 videocassette (100 min.) :

DANA 1419

 

Dancing at Lughnasa 1999

Pat O'Connor, Meryl Streep, Michael Gambon, Catherine McCormack, Kathy Burke, Brid Brennan, Sophie Thompson, Rhys Ifans, and Brian Friel

Despite their hardships, five sisters living in rural Ireland in 1936 are able to embrace life and all its complexities and dance with joy in their hearts. 1 videocassette (ca. 95 min.) :

DANA 1653

 

David Copperfield 2006

Nicholas Lyndhurst, Bob Hoskins, Maggie Smith, Adrian Hodges, Simon Curtis, Daniel Radcliffe, Charles Dickens, British Broadcasting Corporation, and WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)

Set in 19th century England, this story follows young David Copperfield's difficult journey from boy to man. 1 videodisc (ca. 180 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1822

 

Desire under the elms 1991

Eugene O'Neill, Sophia Loren, Anthony Perkins, Burl Ives, Don Hartman, and Delbert Mann

Set in 19th century New England is a tale of greed, lust and family hatred.  Young Anna comes to the farm as Ephraim's new bride, his third wife.  She begins devising ways to inherit the land Eben claims should be passed on to him.  The tension that grows between them is finally released in a passionate affair originally planned by Anna to produce a child for Ephraim in order to claim sole inheritance of the farm.  Too late, she realizes she is really in love with Eben--a feeling the young man shares. 1 videocassette (114 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1423

 

A Doll's house 1989

Hillard Elkins, Paul Kael, Patrick Garland , Claire Bloom, Anthony Hopkins, Ralph Richardson, Denholm Elliott, Anna Massey, Edith Evans, and Henrik Ibsen

Nora is the pampered wife of aspiring bank manager Torvald Helmer whose career has been financed in part by his wife's funds in a desperate attempt to hold her family together. Nora once forged a loan signature and now finds herself blackmailed. She remains confident, however, that Torvald will stand by her no matter what the outcome.  His reaction, though, is not what she expects and alters her life forever. 1 videocassette (96 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1558

 

An education c2010

Lone Scherfig, James D Stern, Douglas E Hansen, Wendy Japhet, David M Thompson, Jamie Laurenson, Nick Hornby, Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey, Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina, Rosamund Pike, Dominic Cooper, Olivia Williams, Cara Seymour, Sally Hawkins, Ellie Kendrick, Amanda Fairbank-Hynes, Matthew Beard, Emma Thompson, Carey Mulligan, Paul Englishby, Lynn Barber, Sony Pictures Classics (Firm), BBC Films, Finola Dwyer Productions, Wildgaze Films, Endgame Entertainment (Firm), and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

In the early 1960's, 16-year-old Jenny Mellor lives with her parents in a London suburb. She is smart, pretty, and working toward her goal of being accepted into Oxford. Her life will take a big turn when she meets David, a man twice her age. Now she must decide if she will pursue an education at Oxford, or if she will choose to learn all that a charismatic older man can teach her. 1 videodisc (100 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1811

 

Edward II 1992

Christopher Marlowe, Derek Jarman, Antony Root, Steve Clark-Hall, Steve Waddington, Andrew Tiernan, Tilda Swinton, Nigel Terry, Kevin Collins, Jerome Flynn, John Lynch, Dudley Sutton, and Annie Lennox

Embraces the essential dramatic themes of passion, murder, and unrequited love. Steven Waddington plays the monarch as a man whose destiny hangs on his overpowering passion and lack of responsibility to the British throne. 1 videocassette (91 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2071

 

Elizabeth 1999

Shekhar Kapur, Michael Hirst, Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Christopher Eccleston, Joseph Fiennes, Richard Attenborough, and John Gielgud

Queen Elizabeth I must learn to weigh her counsel carefully and ignore her private yearnings if she is to keep her crown--and her head. A thriller of intrigue in the court of one of history's greatest monarchs. 1 videodisc (124 min.) :

MEDIA 10-109

 

Esther Kahn 2002

Arnaud Desplechin, Emmanuel Bourdieu, Pascal Caucheteux, Chris Curling, Arthur Symons, Summer Phoenix, Ian Holm, Fabrice Desplechin, and Frances Barber

A young Jewish migrant living in London at the turn of the 19th century works with her family in a sweatshop. But Esther is the weak link in the operation. She is slow and stubborn, she never has an opinion on anything and never feels anything for anyone. She decides to become an actress, because it is only in the theater that she awakens. It is on the stage that, one evening, she breaks through twenty years of suppressed life, and really begins to live. 1 videodisc (142 min.) :

MEDIA 10-145

 

Ethan Frome 1993

John Madden, Edith Wharton, Stan Wlodkowski, Richard Nelson, Liam Neeson, Patricia Arquette, and Joan Allen

Story of a man torn between his joyless marriage to one woman and his passionate desire for another. 1 videocassette (99 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2622

 

Fahrenheit 451 1966, 1992

Ray Bradbury, François Truffaut, Lewis Allen, Jean-Louis Richard, Julie Christie, Oskar Werner, Cyril Cusack, Anton Diffring, and Jeremy Spenser

Montag, a regimented fireman in charge of burning the forbidden volumes, meets a revolutionary school teacher who dares to read.  Suddenly he finds himself a hunted fugitive, forced to choose not only between two women, but between personal safety and intellectual freedom. 1 videocassette (112 min.) :

DANA. MEDIA 1703 2-3717

 

Far from the madding crowd 1997

Thomas d 1840-1928 Hardy, Julie Christie, Terence Stamp, Peter Finch, Alan Bates, Joseph Janni, John Schlesinger, and Frederic Raphael

Screen version of Thomas Hardy's classic love story about a headstrong young woman whose life becomes entwined with three disparate men: a dashing soldier, a wealthy landowner, and a sheep farmer. 2 videocassettes (168 min.) :

MEDIA. MEDIA 2-3213 pt. 1 2-3214 pt. 2

 

The farmer's wife c1993

Alfred Hitchcock, Jameson Thomas, Lilian Hall Davis, Gordon Harker, Eden Phillpotts, British International Pictures, Hollywood Select Video (Firm), and Timeless Video Inc

A farmer seeks a wife and after three disappointments settles for his housekeeper. 1 videocassette (156 min.)

MEDIA 2-6689

 

Felicia's journey 2000

Atom Egoyan, Bruce Davey, Bob Hoskins, Elaine Cassidy, Peter McDonald, Arsinée Khanjian, and William Trevor

Joseph Hilditch, an eccentric chef, befriends a young woman, Felicia, who has come to town searching for her boyfriend. She is attracted to the seemingly harmless and extremely helpful Hilditch, trusting him and entering his life, only to discover too late that she is not the first woman that he has taken in. 1 videodisc (116 min.) :

MEDIA 10-50

 

A fine romance 1981, 1999

Judi Dench, Michael Williams, Susan Penhaligon, Richard d1947 Warwick, and Bob Larbey

Laura, a brainy translator, and Mike, a shy landscaper, are thrown together by Laur's matchmaking sister and brother-in-law. The relationship evolves from companionship to friendship and finally, love.  Television series. 3 videocassettes (225 min.) :

DANA. DANA. DANA 1678 cassette 1 1678 cassette 2 1678 cassette 3

 

Forever Amber 1994

Jerry Cady, Kathleen Winsor, Linda Darnell, Cornel Wilde, Richard Greene, George Sanders, William Perlberg, and Otto Preminger

A romantic adventure of an amorous courtesan who is able to conquer any man - except the one she really wants. 1 videocassette (140 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5964

 

Four days in July 1992

Mike Leigh, Kenith Trodd, Brid Brennan, Des McAleer, Paula Hamilton, and Charles Lawson

In the Ulster province of Ireland two families are depicted in their every day life, from July 11th to July 13. The year is not specified. One family is Catholic, the other is Protestant. Their ways are quite different, but both wifes are pregnant, and both have their baby on the same day, July 12th. 1 videocassette (99 min.) :

DANA 1684

 

The French lieutenant's woman 1984

Leon Clore, Karel Reisz, John Fowles, Freddie Francis, Carl Davis, and Harold Pinter

An intertwining of two love stories: one between two present-day actors, the other between the historical characters they portray. 1 videocassette (VHS) (124 min.) :

MEDIA 2-290

 

Friends 1994, 1993

Elaine Proctor, Judith Hunt, Kerry Fox, Dambisa Kente, and Michele Burgers

The close friendship between three young South African women (a white political activist, a Black schoolteacher, and an Afrikaner archeologist) is tested when the activist sets off an airport bomb during the late '80's fight against apartheid and two innocent people are killed. 1 videocassette (105 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3414

Great Britain (Continued)

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess 1993

Trevor Nunn, Willard White, Cynthia Haymon , Gregg Baker, Cynthia Clarey, Marietta Simpson, Damon Evans, Simon Rattle, Stephany Marks, DuBose Heyward, Dorothy Heyward, George Gershwin, and Ira Gershwin

This video is the adaptation of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera stage production of the Gershwins' classic musical drama Porgy and Bess, which portrays the lives of the occupants of Catfish Row. 2 videocassettes (184 min.) :

MUSIC. MUSIC 291 cassette 1 291 cassette 2

 

The golden bowl 2001, c2000

James Ivory, Ismail Merchant, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Kate Beckinsale, James Fox, Anjelica Huston, Nick Nolte, Jeremy Northam, Madeleine Potter, Uma Thurman, Merchant Ivory Productions, TF1 International (Firm), Lions Gate Home Entertainment, and Trimark Home Video (Firm)

Set in the early 1900's, Maggie is the daughter of American tycoon Adam Verver, who marries an impovished yet charming Italian aristrocrat, Prince Amerigo. Through a twist of fate, Adam marries the Prince's former lover, Charlotte. Maggie's suspicions deepen to a possible affair between the Prince and Charlotte, when Maggie makes the ill-fated purchase of a golden bowl. It becomes only a matter of time before Maggie unravels the truth from a world full of deception and lies. 1 videodisc (130 min.)

MEDIA 10-565

 

Great expectations 1988

David Lean, Charles Dickens, John Mills, Alec Guinness, and Jean Simmons

Adaptation of the Dickens story about an orphan who, in a chance meeting with an escaped convict, is lead years later to tragedy, mystery, and wealth. 1 videocassette:

MEDIA         MEDIA 2-464                10-1654

 

Gregory's girl 1983

Gordon John Sinclair, Jake D'Arcy, Alex Norton, John Bett, David Anderson, Dee Hepburn, Clare Grogan, Davina Belling, Clive Parsons, and Bill Forsyth

This "irrisistible" film is about Gregory, a 16-year-old boy, and his first encounter with girls. Gregory's love life takes off with his infatuation with Dorothy, the first female player on his all male soccer team. 1 videocassette (93 min.) :

MEDIA 2-263

 

A hard day's night 1984, 1964

Richard Lester

Documents the excitement of the Beatles' early days. A percursor to MTV style music videos. 1 videocassette (90 min.) :

MEDIA 2-253

 

Heat and dust 198-

James Ivory, Shashi Kapoor, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Julie Christie, and Greta Scacchi

A modern woman goes to India to find the truth about her mysterious Aunt Olivia who left her British husband for an Indian prince. 1 videocassette (130 min.) :

MEDIA 2-818

 

Henry V 1989, 2000

Kenneth Branagh, Paul Scofield, Derek Jacobi, Ian Holm, Emma Thompson, Alec McCowen, Judi Dench,  Christian Bale, and Simon Rattle

Young King Henry of England asserts a hereditary claim to the throne of France, gathering an army and embarking on a course that will lead to one of England's greatest battlefield triumphs and forever change the face of Europe. 1 videocassette (138 min.) :

DANA. DANA 1406 1406

 

Hobson's choice 198?, 1953

David Lean, Charles Laughton, John Mills, Brenda De Banzie, and Harold Brighouse

"A tyrannical bootmaker at the turn of the century ... tries to keep his three daughters working for low wages at his shop, despite the fact that they are of marriageable age."--Container. 1 videocassette (107 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2410

 

The Horse's mouth 1958, 1987

Ronald Neame, Alec Guinness, Joyce Cary, and Kay Walsh

Comedy in which an obsessive painter seeks odd surfaces for his paintings and becomes an embarrassment to his friends. 1 videocassette (93 min.) :

DOUGLASS 109

 

Howards End 2005

Ismail Merchant, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, James Ivory, Anthony Hopkins, Vanessa Redgrave, Helena Bonham Carter, Emma Thompson, James Wilby, Samuel West, Prunella Scales, Merchant Ivory Productions, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

Margaret and Helen Schlegel are sisters from a well-educated European family. A series of events brings them into a relationship with the very English Wilcox family. Both families also come into contact with Leonard Bast and his wife, a couple near the lowest tier of the rigid class system. Leonard's desire for cultural and intellectual status attracts the attention of Helen. Margaret must reconcile her independent spirit with her desire for companionship and a comfortable place in Edwardian society. Her moral strength is eventually able to resolve the tangle of opposites. 2 videodiscs (142 min.)

MEDIA 10-658

 

If 1986

Lindsay Anderson, Malcolm McDowell, and Richard Warwick

A look at a British boarding school and three unruly seniors who fail to conform. Director Lindsay Anderson is careful to document the represive conditions and the painfulness of rebellion as he builds to his surreal and violent ending when the students have their day. 1 videocassette (111 min.) :

MEDIA 2-481

 

In America c2004

Jim Sheridan, Arthur Lappin, Naomi Sheridan, Kirsten Sheridan, Samantha Morton, Paddy Considine, Sarah Bolger, Emma Bolger, Djimon Hounsou, David Wike, Michael Sean Tighe, Declan Quinn, Naomi Geraghty, Gavin Friday, Maurice Seezer, Eimer Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh, Mark Geraghty, Fox Articles+ Pictures, Hell's Kitchen (Firm), and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc

Told by 11-year-old Christy, a child wise beyond her years. An Irish couple bring their two young daughters to America in search of a better life. Christy and her sister, Ariel find New York's Hell Kitchen a place of magic where anything is possible. To their parents, it represents a place to begin anew. Carried by the girls' youthful hope and faith, the family finds the heart to live and love again. 1 videodisc (105 min.)

MEDIA 10-348

 

In the name of the father 1998

Jim Sheridan, Terry George, Daniel Day-Lewis, Pete Postlethwaite, Emma Thompson, John Lynch, Corin Redgrave, Gerry Conlon, Hell's Kitchen (Firm), Universal Pictures (Firm), and Universal Studios Home Video (Firm)

Fact-based film about Gerry Conlon, a young Irish punk who is caught in the wrong place at the wrong time and forced to confess to a terrorist bombing. He and his father, along with friends of Gerry, are found guilty and sentenced to life in prison. There, his father shows his true strength, and Gerry works to prove their innocence and clear his father's name. 1 videodisc (133 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1433

 

The innocents 2005

Jack Clayton, Deborah Kerr, Peter Wyngarde, Megs Jenkins, Michael Redgrave, Pamela Franklin, Martin Stephens, Henry James, Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation, and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc

Adaptation of Henry James' Turn of the screw. A governess suspects her young charges are demonically possessed. 1 videodisc (100 min.)

MEDIA 10-555

 

Jamaica Inn c1997

Daphne Du Maurier, Alfred Hitchcock, Erich Pommer, Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara, Mayflower Pictures, Inc, and Kino International Corporation

Near Cornwall, a bank of smugglers and cutthroats lures incoming ships to a rocky inlet where they are dashed to pieces and then raided. An undercover officer joins the band with hopes of thwarting them, but they soon discover his real identity. 1 videocassette (98 min.)

MEDIA 2-6690

 

Jane Eyre 1996

Franco Zeffirelli, William Hurt, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Joan Plowright, Anna Paquin, Elle Macpherson, Hugh Whitemore, Dyson Lovell, and Charlotte Brontë

A dramatization based on Charlotte Bronte's story of a woman whose strength, courage, and determination enable her to triumph over adversity. 1 videocassette (116 minutes) :

MEDIA 2-3987

 

Joan of Arc a portrait of a legend 1985

Ingrid Bergman, José Ferrer, John Ireland, Lief Erickson, William Conrad, J. Carroll Nash, Victor Fleming, and Walter Wanger

In 1428, France and England had been at war for nearly a century.  In a small village in Lorraine, a young peasant girl is inspired to drive the enemy from France, and crown the Dauphin in Rheims' cathedral.  Pressing her ambition, she leads an army of believers to numerous victories on the battlefield.  But, a counter plot is at work as a sordid truce is signed with the English, frustrating Joan's zeal to rid France of the enemy. 1 videocassette (100 min.) :

DANA. DOUGLASS. MEDIA 13 55 2-1433

 

Juno and the paycock c1993

Alfred Hitchcock, Sara Allgood, Edward Chapman, Barry Fitzgerald, Maire O'Neill, Sean O'Casey, British International Pictures, Wardour Films, Hollywood Select Video (Firm), and Timeless Video Inc

After a poor man's legacy fails to come through his armless son is shot by an informer. A dramatic story of Ireland and the Dublin Rebellion from the play by Sean O'Casey. 1 videocassette (ca. 98 min.)

MEDIA 2-6696

 

Kes c2004

Ken Loach, Tony Garnett, David Bradley, Colin Welland, Lynne Perrie, Freddie Fletcher, Barry Hines, Brian Glover, Bob Bowes, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, United Artists Corporation, Woodfall Film Productions,  Kestrel Films (Firm), and MGM Home Entertainment Inc

Film "chronicling the boyhood experiences of Billy, whose expectations lead no further than following his brother into the pits when he reaches manhood. Everything changes when he finds Kes, a young Kestrel, whom he trains. Their relationship becomes symbolic of a doomed attempt to escape the drudgery of the industrial North."--Container. 1 videodisc (106 min.) :

MEDIA 10-997

 

King Solomon's mines 1937

Robert Stevenson, H. Rider Haggard, Paul Robeson, Cedric Hardwicke, Roland Young, John Loder, and Anna Lee

The search for King Solomon's mines leads a safari through the treacherous terrain of the desert, fending off sandstorms, Zulus, and a volcanic eruption. 1 videocassette (79 min.) :

DANA. MEDIA 815 2-2991

 

The Lady vanishes 1982

Alfred Hitchcock and  Ethel Lina White

A lady, Miss Froy, vanishes on a train bound for London from the Tyrol. Only the puzzled young woman who shared her compartment really believes Miss Froy existed. However, a skeptical young man joins the young woman in attempting to unravel the mystery. 1 videocassette (90 min.) :

MEDIA    DANA 2-134          554

 

Land and freedom a story from the Spanish revolution c1995

Ken Loach, Rebecca O'Brien, Ian Hart, Rosana Pastor, Icíar Bollain, Tom Gilroy , British Screen, Artificial Eye (Firm), and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc

An epic tale of love and revolution during the Spanish Civil War. The story involves a British political activist as he aligns with an international band of revolutionaries fighting Franco's rise to power. 1 videocassette (109 min.)

MEDIA 2-6948

 

The Last hurrah 1988

Spencer Tracy, John Ford, Jeffrey Hunter, Diane Foster, and Edwin O'Connor

Frank Skeffington, the political boss of a New England town, fights his last campaign.  This flavorful melodrama is based on Edwin O'Connor's novel of politics, loosely patterned after the life of Boston's Mayor Curley. 1 videocassette (121 min.) :

MEDIA 2-739

 

The Last of England 1987

Tilda Swinton, Spencer Leigh, and Derek Jarman

A vision of totalitarian England. 1 videocassette (85 min.) :

MEDIA 2-774

 

Lawrence of Arabia 1989, 1962

Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, T. E Lawrence, and David Lean

The motion picture version of the experiences of T.E. Lawrence who was better known as Lawrence of Arabia. As a young British officer in WWI, Lawrence proved instrumental in leading an Arab revolt against the powerful Turks. Lawrence's leadership not only proved effective but also magnetic to the Arabs. Peter O'Toole stars in this epic motion picture that captured 7 Academy Awards including Best Picture of 1962. 2 videocassettes (216 min.) :

MEDIA           DANA 2-822, 2-823      420

 

Life is sweet 1992, 1991

Mike Leigh, Simon Channing-Williams, Alison Steadman, Jim Broadbent, Timothy Spall, Claire Skinner, Jane Horrocks, David Thewlis, Moya Brady, and Stephen Rea

Comedy about a girl who finds her family unbearably weird- her mother laughs at anything, her father dreams of selling hot dogs, and her sister is a plumber. She struggles to fit in while coping with her cravings for junk food and kinky sex. 1 videocassette (103 min.) :

DANA 897

 

Little Dorrit, film one nobody's fault 1989

John Brabourne, Richard B Goodwin, Derek Jacobi, Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Roshan Seth, Sarah Pickering, Christine Edzard, and Charles Dickens

Arthur Clennan returns to his native London after spending 20 years in China and is bursting with enterprise.  When Arthur's dreams and investments falter it's simply "nobody's fault."  Or is it?  "Little Dorritt," an eye-filling epic told in two films ("Nobody's fault," "Little Dorritt's story") captures the teeming world of Charles Dickens' Victorian England. 2 videocassettes (184 min.) :

MEDIA. MEDIA 2-1461 cassette 1 2-1462 cassette 2

 

The Lodger a story of the London fog  1985

Alfred Hitchcock, Eliot Stannard, Ivor Novello, Maria Ault,  Arthur Chesney, and Belloc Lowndes

About the Jack-the-Ripper crimes which took place in London during 1888.  The dramatization focuses on a mysterious boarder and the theatrical family with whom he lodges during the time of the killer's rampage. 1 videocassette (125 min.) :

DANA 769

 

Lolita 1983

Stanley Kubrick, James Mason, Shelley Winters, Peter Sellers, Sue Lyon, and Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov

A European professor adrift in the U.S. settles into a New England household and marries the widowed landlady to be near her luscious daughter. 1 videocassette (150 min) :

MEDIA 2-812

 

The loneliness of the long distance runner 1992

Tom Courtenay, Michael Redgrave, Tony Richardson, John Addison, Alan Sillitoe, Woodfall Film Productions, Warner Home Video (Firm), Seven Arts Productions, and Bryanston Pictures

An 18-year-old boy, a product of a slum environment, is sent to reform school where he becomes the top runner and the best bet to win against a private school. 1 videocassette (104 min.)

MEDIA 2-7011

 

The long ships c2003

Jack Cardiff, Irving Allen, Berkely Mather , Beverley Cross, Richard Widmark, Sidney Poitier, Russ Tamblyn, Rosanna Schiaffino, Columbia Pictures, and Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)

Viking brothers steal the Norse king's funeral ship as well as his beautiful daughter and head off in search of the fabled "Mother of Voices," a huge solid-gold bell "as tall as three tall men." The brothers battle a maelstrom, a mutinous crew and vengeful Moorish troops led by Prince El Mansuh. 1 videodisc (ca. 125 min.)

DANA 306

 

Man of Aran Gaumont-British Picture Corporation ; a Janus Films presentation ; produced and directed by Robert Flaherty 198?-

Robert Joseph Flaherty, Colman King, Maggie Dirrane, and Michael Dillane

A documentary-drama of the day to day existence and constant fight for survival of a fisherman and his family on the remote Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland. 1 videocassette (77 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1418

 

The Man who would be king 1989

John Huston, Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer, and Rudyard Kipling

Based on the classic Rudyard Kipling story about a pair of adventurers who set out for the isolated, primitive land of Kafiristan to become kings. Set in 19th century India, this epic film captures the exotic quality of Kipling's tale. 1 videocassette (128 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1723

 

Mansfield Park 1995

Jane Austen, David Giles, Anna Massey, Bernard Hepton, Angela Pleasence, Ken Taylor, Betty Willingale, and Sylvestra Le Touzel

True virtue triumph's over superficiality in this distinguished BBC production of Jane Austen's celebrated novel set in 18th century England. Young, impoverished Fanny Price arrives at the elegant estate of her uncle, Sir Thomas Bertram. Snubbed by Everyone except her cousin Edmund, she begins her long struggle for accceptance by her shallow relatives who believe wealth automatically means quality. 2 videocassettes (261 min.) :

MEDIA. MEDIA 2-2889 cassette 1 2-2890 cassette 2

 

The Marquise 1993

Pat Sandys, Christopher Hodson, Diana Rigg , Richard Johnson, and James Villiers

Comedy set in Paris, 1735, involving a Compte, his daughter, and his former mistress, the beautiful, witty and cunning Marquise. 1 videocassette (55 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2083

 

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein 2004

Kenneth Branagh, Steph Lady, Frank Darabont, Francis Ford Coppola, James V Hart, John Veitch, Robert De Niro, Tom Hulce, Helena Bonham Carter, Aidan Quinn, Ian Holm, John Cleese, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Tri-Star Pictures, Japan Satellite Broadcasting, Inc, Indieprod (Firm), and  American Zoetrope (Firm)

1 videodisc (123 min.)

MEDIA 10-739

 

Michael Collins 1997

Neil Jordan, Stephen Woolley, Liam Neeson, Aidan Quinn, Stephen Rea, Alan Rickman, Julia Roberts, Geffen Pictures, and Warner Home Video (Firm)

Presents the life of an Irish man whose dreams inspired hope, whose words ingited passion, and whose courage forged a nation's destiny. 1 videodisc (184 min.)

MEDIA 10-393

 

Modesty Blaise c2002

Joseph Janni, Joseph Losey, Evan Jones, Monica Vitti, Terence Stamp, Dirk Bogarde, Harry Andrews, and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc

A comedy which lampoons the sex, sadism, luxury, and latest spying techniques in secret-agent thrillers as exemplified in an account of the efforts of a female spy to prevent a priceless gem collection from falling into the hands of an international crime ring. 1 videodisc (119 min.)

MEDIA 10-471

 

A Month in the country 1985

Susannah York, Ian McShane, Peter Snell, and Quentin Lawrence

A psychological drama about Natalia who trifles with Rakitin's love for years, and then seeks to recapture the passions of youth with Beleyev. This classic is both tragic and pathetically comic in the grand tradition of Chekhov. 1 videocassette (87 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1416

 

Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1991, 1974

Mark Forstater, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin

The Monty Python comedy group presents their version of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table's search for the Holy Grail. 1 videocassette (90 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2214

 

Monty Python's life of Brian c1997

John Goldstone, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Monty Python (Comedy troupe), Handmade Films, Paragon Entertainment Corporation, StarMaker Entertainment Inc, and Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc

The Pythons satirize religion, capital punishment, revolutionary politics, terrorism, graffiti, science fiction, and a host of other topics through the story of Brian, a first-century Judean. 1 videocassette (93 min.)

MEDIA 2-7112

 

Monty Python's The meaning of life ; Crimson permanent assurance 1983

John Goldstone, Terry Jones, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, MCA Home Video (Firm), Celandine Films, and Monty Python Partnership

Monty Python, the English comedy group, take a bawdy and irreverent look at religion, gluttony, birth control and sex. Also, there is a 10 minute film called Crimson Permanent Assurance, which has a group of elderly financial institution workers mutinying and taking on other financial institutions. 1 videocassette (107 min.)

MEDIA. MEDIA 2-1343 2-7057

 

Mrs. Dalloway c2007, 1998

Lisa Katselas Paré, Stephen Bayly, Marleen Gorris, Virginia Woolf, Vanessa Redgrave, Natascha McElhone, Rupert Graves, Michael Kitchen, Alan Cox, Lena Headey, First Look Home Entertainment, First Look Pictures, Bergen Film (Firm), Newmarket Capital Group LP, BBC Films, European Co-Production Fund, Nederlandse Programma Stichting, Dutch Co-Production Fund (Firm), COBO Fund, and Dutch Film Fund (Firm)

The captivating and romantic story based on the critically-acclaimed Virginia Woolf novel of the same name. 1 videodisc (97 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1209

 

Murder 1930

Alfred Hitchcock, Walter C Mycroft, Herbert Marshall, Norah Baring, Edward Chapman, Miles Mander, Clemence Dane, and Helen Simpson

An actress is convicted of murder, but one of the jurors sets out to prove her innocence. 1 videocassette (102 min.) :

MEDIA D-453

 

My beautiful laundrette 2003

Stephen Frears, Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth, Daniel Day-Lewis, Sarah Radclyffe, Tim Bevan, Hanif Kureishi, Channel Four Films (Firm), SAF Productions, and Working Title Films

Set in the Pakistani community in south London, the film focuses on two youths-- Johnny, a working-class white, and Omar, a Pakistani. Together they operate a laundrette, which Omar inherits from his uncle. While Johnny looks upon the laundrette as a life line on which to salvage his self-respect, Omar sees it as just the beginning step on the road to riches. 1 videodisc (ca. 98 min.)

MEDIA 10-359

 

My left foot the story of Christy Brown 1990

Christy Brown and Jim Sheridan

The story of Christy Brown, a man who triumphs over impossible odds to achieve greatness. Brenda Fricker portrays his mother, a woman who gave Christy the support he needed to reveal his creative genius to the world. 1 videocassette (103 min.) :

MEDIA 2-954

 

Northanger Abbey 1992

Maggie Wadey, Louis Marks, Giles Foster, Jane Austen, Peter Firth, Googie Withers, Robert Hardy, and Katharine Schlesinger 

In 19th century Bath, a girl enamoured of macabre Gothic novels experiences intrigue, adventure, and romance, especially when the romantic Henry Tilney invites her to his eerie ancestral home. 1 videocassette (90 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3612

 

Odd man out 1988

Carol Reed, James Mason, and Robert Newton

For eight pain-dazed hours an IRA gunman, wounded in a Belfast hold-up, struggles toward safety through the tightening net of a police manhunt. 1 videocassette :

MEDIA 2-491

 

Oliver! c2005

Lionel Bart, Donald Albery, Vernon Harris, John Woolf, Carol Reed, Ron Moody, Shani Wallis, Oliver Reed, Harry Secombe, Hugh Griffith, Mark Lester, Jack Wild, Charles Dickens, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Romulus Productions, Warwick Film Productions Ltd, Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm), and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

A young orphan, Oliver is left to fend for himself until he is befriended by a band of young thieves who quickly train him in their craft. But Oliver is not content to be a thief--for he knows that life holds great joys and true happiness cannot be stolen--but must be earned. Arguably the last great old-fashioned movie musical to receive near-universal critical acclaim, Oliver! first hit screens more than 37 years ago. As transformed into a film, the timeless West End and Broadway show remains incredibly faithful to the classic work of literature by Charles Dickens, dank and dark, an anomaly of song-and-dance cinema. A film of many facets, it is both a warts-and-all view of Victorian London, an adaptation of a classic novel, a salient slice of significant social commentary, and a rip-roaring tune-filled toe tapper to boot. 1 videodisc (153 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1815

 

Oliver Twist 1988, 1948

Charles Dickens, J. H Davies, and David Lean

Deals with the adventures of a young orphan trying to survive amid greed and poverty in 19th-century London. 1 videocassette (116 min.) :

MEDIA 2-466

 

Oliver Twist 2005

Roman Polanski, Robert Benmussa, Alain Sarde, Ronald Harwood, Ben Kingsley, Barney Clark, Jamie Foreman, Harry Eden, Leanne Rowe, Edward Hardwicke, Ian McNeice, Mark Strong, Charles Dickens, Tri-Star Pictures,  R.P. Productions, and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

A slightly darker version of the classic Charles Dickens tale. After living in poor conditions, Oliver runs away to the streets of London. There he meets a gang of pickpockets and soon Oliver's life is changed forever. 1 videodisc (ca. 130 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1816

Great Britain (Continued)

Oliver Twist 2009

Coky Giedroyc, Sarah Brown, Sarah Phelps, Timothy Spall, William Miller, Adam Arnold, Tom Hardy, Sophie Okonedo, Charles Dickens, British Broadcasting Corporation, Television Service, WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), BBC Video (Firm), 2 Entertain (Firm), and Warner Home Video (Firm)

This gripping tale of Charles Dickens' classic remains faithful to the spirit of the novel while delivering a modern, thrilling, tragic, and occasionally comic edge. 1 videodisc (176 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1817

 

Orlando 1999

Virginia Woolf, Sally Potter, Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane,  Lothaire Bluteau, John Wood, Charlotte Valandrey, Heathcote Williams, and Quentin Crisp

"Orlando [is] an English nobleman who defies the laws of nature with surprising results.  Immortal and highly imaginative, he undergoes a series of extraordinary transformations which humorously and hauntingly illustrate the eternal war between the sexes."--Container. 1 videodisc (93 min.) :MEDIA       MEDIA 10-81           2-2610

 

The Passenger 1986, 1975

Carlo Ponti, Michelangelo Antonioni, Mark Peploe, and Peter Wollen

A world-weary man leaves his old life behind by assuming the identity of another man, recently deceased. 1 videocassette (119 min.) :

MEDIA      DANA 2-614             359

 

The passion of remembrance 1994

Maureen Blackwood, Isaac Julien, Martina Attille, and Nadine Marsh-Edwards

A drama which attempts to break down notions of a homogeneous black community and reflects instead the diversity of the black experience of Britain in the 1980's. Examines issues of gender, power and sexuality. 1 videocassette (80 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2775

 

Performance 1992, 1970

Donald Cammell, Sandy Lieberson, Nicolas Roeg, James Fox, Mick Jagger, Anita Pallenberg, and Michčle Breton

A protection racket enforcer is on the lam from his colleagues and takes refuge in a rock star's mansion. Slowly the two inter-change their lives as reality takes a holiday. 1 videocassette (107 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3590

 

Persuasion 1995

Roger Michell, Nick Dear, Amanda Root, Ciaran Hinds, and Jane Austen

Anne and Wentworth's passion is thwarted by a scheming socialite. Eight years later, when Anne is considered an old maid and her once-rich family is on the verge of bankruptcy, Wentworth returns. Will their second chance at love be ruined by the social conventions that destroyed it once? Or will the heart be persuaded by rules of its own? 1 videocassette (104 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3641

 

Plenty 1986?

Fred Schepisi, David Hare, Meryl Streep, Charles Dance, and Tracey Ullman

About a British woman who (like Britain itself) experiences her finest hours during WW2, working for the underground..and never finds fulfillment or satisfacton the rest of her life. 1 videocassette (119 min.) :

MEDIA 2-701

 

Poor cow c2001

Carol White, Terence Stamp, Ken Loach, Joseph Janni, Nell Dunn, Momentum Pictures, Studio Canal+, Kinowelt Film Produktion, Anglo Amalgamated Film Distributors, Vic Film Productions, and Fenchurch Films Ltd

Details the dismal life of a young woman trying to cope in squalor while her husband is in jail. Clutching at any slight chance of happiness she has an affair with his best friend with disastrous consequences. 1 videodisc (101 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1006

 

Pride and prejudice 1990

Hunt Stromberg, Robert Z Leonard, Jane Austen, Greer Garson, Laurence Olivier, Maureen O'Sullivan, Mary Boland, Edna May Oliver, Ann Rutherford, Frieda Inescort, Edmund Gwenn, Karl Freund, Aldous Huxley, and Jane Murfin

In early nineteenth-century England, a spirited young woman copes with the suit of a snobbish gentleman as well as the romantic entanglements of her four sisters. 1 videocassette (118 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2466

 

The Private life of Henry VIII 1981

Alexander Korda, Charles Laughton, Merle Oberon, Elsa Lanchester, Robert Donat, Binnie Barnes, and Wendy Barrie

Portrays Henry VIII's various marriages beginning with the execution of Anne Boleyn. Includes his marriage to Jane Seymour and the birth of a male heir, his marriage to Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard, and Catherine Parr. 1 videocassette (97 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1243

 

Prospero's books 1992

Peter Greenaway, William Shakespeare, John Gielgud, Kees Kasander, Michael Clark, Isabelle Pasco, Michel Blanc, Erland Josephson, and Tom Bell

Prospero's Books envisions a magical realm of exquisite beauty, where the innocence of love and dreams of revenge collide to create a tempest. 1 videocassette (126 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2260

 

The Proud valley 1997, 1940

Pen Tennyson, Paul Robeson, Edward Chapman , Simon Lack, Edward Rigby, Janet Johnson, Rachel Thomas, Alfredda Brilliant, and Herbert Marshall

A sailor comes to a Welsh coal mining town and helps re-open the mine at the cost of his life. 1 videocassette (77 min.) :

DANA 852

 

The Queen 2007

Stephen Frears, Peter Morgan, Andy Harries , Christine Langan, Tracey Seaward, Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell, Helen McCrory, Alex Jennings, Roger Allam, Sylvia Syms, Miramax Films, Pathae Productions, Granada Films, Miramax Home Entertainment (Firm), and Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)

The Queen begins with a familiar epigraph "Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown"--Henry IV, Part II. The action of the film takes place during the week following the death, on August 31, 1997 of Diana, Princess of Wales. One of its accomplishments, courtesy of adroit use of newsreel and other contemporary footage, is to remind viewers of the deep sadness that surrounded that event. It is also about the divergent and potentially ruinous ways the monarch and Prime Minister Tony Blair responded to the resulting torrent of national grief. 1 videodisc (103 min.) :

DANA 456

 

Raining stones c1995

Ken Loach, Bruce Jones, Julie Brown, Sally Hibbin, Film Four International, Parallax Pictures, Fox Lorber Home Video (Firm), and Northern Arts Entertainment (Firm)

A man on government assistance will do anything to take care of his family, even if it is beyond the law. 1 videocassette (ca. 90 min.)

MEDIA 2-6884

 

Repulsion 1998

Roman Polanski, Catherine Deneuve, Ian Hendry, John Fraser, Yvonne Furneaux, and Patrick Wymark

A psychological drama of a sexually repressed beautician whose mental breakdown culminates in murder. 1 videocassette (105 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5066

 

Reversal of fortune 2001

Edward R Pressman, Oliver Stone, Nicholas Kazan, Barbet Schroeder, Glenn Close, Jeremy Irons, Ron Silver, Luciano Tovoli, Lee Percy, Mark Isham, Mel Bourne, Alan M Dershowitz, Reversal Films, and Warner Home Video (Firm)

Did European aristocrat Claus von Bulow attempt to murder his wife Sunny at their luxurious Newport mansion in 1980? The tabloids of the day certainly had their opinions. "You have one thing in your favor," defense attorney Alan Dershowitz told von Bulow, "Everybody hates you." Reversal of Fortune is the acclaimed movie version of events that had all America talking. Jeremy Irons plays von Bulow in an Academy Award winning performance of icy brittleness that also won a Golden Globe and Los Angeles and National Society of Film CriticsBest Actor Awards. Glen Close is wanly elegant as heiress. 1 videodisc (112 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1358

 

The ring c1996

Alfred Hitchcock, Carl Brisson, Lilian Hall Davis, Ian Hunter, Forrester Harvey, Nostalgia Family Video (Firm), Wardour Films, and British International Pictures

A boxer's wife comes back to him and supports his winning the title. His opponent from Australia is also in love with the wife. 1 videocassette (ca. 133 min.)

MEDIA 2-6695

 

Rogue male c1994

Peter O'Toole, Alastair Sim, John Standing , Clive Donner, Mark Shivas, Geoffrey Household, British Broadcasting Corporation, Hollywood Select Video (Firm), and Timeless Video Inc

A British aristocrat tries to assassinate Hitler and is chased across Europe by the Gestapo. 1 videocassette (100 min.)

MEDIA 2-7382

 

The royal hunt of the sun c2005

Philip Yordan, Irving Lerner, Robert Shaw, Christopher Plummer, Nigel Davenport, Michael Craig, Andrew Keir, William Marlowe, James Donald, Alexander Davion, Leonard Whiting, Royal Film Produktions, Benmar Productions Ltd, and 905 Entertainment (Firm)

Fueld by promises of gold, Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro and his explorers venture across the treacherous Andes Mountains to Peru. There, Pizarro captures King Atahuallpa, Inca's godlike monarch, and promises his freedom upon the deliverance of gold. But friendship and respect develop between the two leaders and when the King is sentenced to die, Pizarro finds himself torn between his desire for conquest and his sense of honor for the King. 1 videodisc (97 min.)

MEDIA 10-587

 

The Ruling class 1987

Peter O'Toole, Alastair Sim, Arthur Löwe, Peter Medak, Jules Buck, and Jack Hawkins

Peter O'Toole stars as the unbalanced 14th Earl of Gurney, a man who believes himself to be Jesus Christ. His psychiatrist describes him as a paranoid schizophrenic, the rest of his family calls him just plain crazy. But they cannot commit him because he has no heir. So a plot is hatched to marry the Earl off, have him produce a child and then send him to the looney bin for life. 1 videocassette (154 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1474

 

Sabotage 1984

Alfred Hitchcock, Sylvia Sidney, Oscar Homolka, Desmond Tester, and Joseph Conrad

A London saboteur lives seemingly above suspicion with his wife and her younger brother. When he suspects he's being watched, he asks his nephew to deleiver a parcel containing a time bomb across town. In a classic suspense scene, the boy is shown innocently carrying the explosive onto a public bus. 1 videocassette (77 min.) :

MEDIA 2-319

 

Scrubbers borstal for girls c2006, 1983

Don Boyd, Mia Zetterling, Amanda York, Kate Ingram, Elizabeth Edmunds, Chrissie Cotterill, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Handmade Films, and Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc

On the run from an open borstal institution, Annetta and Carol are picked up and sent to a lockup borstal. There Annetta, fearing the loss of her child, seeks revenge on Carol, whom she blames for their arrest. Carol accepts protection from Eddie, a lesbian, but a complex revenge scenario ends brutally. Along with the other inmates, they both resist the institution and are unable to get beyond it. 1 videodisc (ca. 92 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1662

 

Secrets & lies 1997

Mike Leigh, Simon Channing-Williams, Timothy Spall, Brenda Blethyn, Phyllis Logan, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, and Claire Rushbrook

After her adoptive parents die, a young black woman seeks out her natural birth mother only to discover her mother is white. Equally shocked to learn her daughter she gave up for adoption is black, Cynthia insists it's a mistake. But she soon realizes it's true and when she springs her newfound daughter on the rest of the family, the resulting chaos leads to a series of secrets and lies being revealed at last. 1 videocassette (142 min.) :

DANA 907

 

Shadow of the vampire 2003

Nicolas Cage, Jeff Levine, Steven Katz, E. Elias Merhige, John Malkovich, Willem Dafoe, Cary Elwes,  Aden Gillett, Eddie Izzard, Udo Kier, Catherine McCormack, Ronan Vibert, Lion's Gate Films, Saturn Films, Long Shot Films, BBC Films, Delux Productions, and Lions Gate Home Entertainment

The German director F.W. Murnau hires Max Schreck,  the "ultimate method actor," to play Count Orlock in his vampire masterpiece Nosferatu. In Murnau's quest for realism, the movie is filmed at night in Czechoslovakia and Schreck appears only in character and full makeup. As cast and crew begin to disappear, it seems that Murnau has made a devil's bargain with Schreck, whose performance is too authentic. 1 videodisc (91 min.)

MEDIA 10-735

 

Shakespeare in love 1998

John Madden, David Parfitt, Marc Norman, Tom Stoppard, Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush, Colin Firth, Ben Affleck, and Judi Dench

When Will Shakespeare needs passionate inspiration to break a bad case of writer's block, a secret romance with the beautiful Lady Viola starts the words flowing like never before! 1 videocassette (ca. 122 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5568

 

The sheltering sky 2002

Bernardo Bertolucci,  Jeremy Thomas, Mark Peploe, Debra Winger, Campbell Scott, Jill Bennett, Timothy Spall, Eric Vu-An, John Malkovich, Paul Bowles, Warner Bros, and Warner Home Video (Firm)

An American artist couple, drawn by desire to the Sahara, travel there shortly after World War II in order to follow their passionate obsessions in an attempt to recapture the love they once shared. 1 videodisc (139 min.)

MEDIA 10-532

 

The Shout 1990, 1978

Jerzy Skolimowski, Michael Austin, Alan Bates, Susannah York, John Hurt, and Robert Graves

"A man who may be mad claims that, like the old aborigine magicians, he can kill by shouting."--Halliwell's Film and video guide, 5th ed. 1 videocassette (90 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3575

 

The skin game a talking film c1996

Alfred Hitchcock, John Galsworthy, C. V France, Helen Hayes, Jill Esmond, Edmund Gwenn, John Longden, British International Pictures, Wardour Films, and Nostalgia Family Video (Firm)

A story about two wealthy families trying to destroy each other in the struggle to possess the land in an area for industrial development. 1 videocassette (82 min.)

MEDIA 2-6693

 

Sleuth 1972, 1988

Laurence Olivier, Michael Caine, Joseph L Mankiewicz, Morton Gottlieb, and A Shaffer

A mystery full of twists and turns starring Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine. A game-playing mystery writer baits his wife's lover into a trap. 1 videocassettes (139 min) :

DANA 805

 

Some mother's son 1997

Terry George, Jim Sheridan, Arthur Lappin, Edward Burke, Helen Mirren, Fionnula Flanagan, Aidan Gillen, and David O'Hara

Based on the true story of the 1981 hunger strike in a Britain prison, in which IRA prisoner Bobby Sands led a protest against the treatment of IRA prisoners as criminals rather than as prisoners of the war. 1 videocassette (112 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1604

 

St. Patrick the Irish legend c2000

Patrick Bergin, Alan Bates, Susannah York, Malcolm McDowell, Robert Hughes, Martin Duffy, Fox Family Channel (Firm), Shanachie Entertainment Corp, and Saban Entertainment (Firm)

The life of Irish hero, St. Patrick, whose belief that good conquers evil would liberate Ireland and alter the course of history. 1 videodisc (90 min.)

MEDIA 10-588

 

The tango lesson 1998

Sally Potter, Christopher Sheppard, Pablo Verón, Gustavo Naveira, Fabian Salas, David Toole, Carolina Iotti, Carlos Copello, Peter Eyre, Heathcote Williams, and Yo-Yo Ma

Autobiographical account of a filmmaker who abandons her hot Hollywood screenplay (dubbed "Carnage of the Catwalk" by a producer) when she meets a seductive, ambitious dancer. 1 videocassette (ca. 101 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5227

 

Terence Davies trilogy 1997

Terence Davies, Phillip Maudsely, Robin Hooper, Terry O'Sullivan, Wilfrid Brambell, and Iain R Munro

A trilogy about a gay man whose sexuality is at odds with his Roman Catholic upbringing and faith. Children delves into  his childhood; Madonna and child shows him in middle age; Death and transfiguration is a summary of his life. 1 videocassette (101 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5609

 

Things to come 1936, 1986

H. G Wells, William Cameron Menzies, Raymond Massey, Edward Chapman, Ralph Richardson, Margaretta Scott, Cedric Hardwicke, and Alexander Korda

A classic science fiction fantasy deals with a future time when humanity, fed up at last with the death and destruction of constant war, unites in a great movement dedicated to peace. 1 videocassette (92 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1291

 

Three sisters 2003, c1970

John Goldstone, Moura Budberg, Laurence Olivier, Alan Bates,  Jeanne Watts, Joan Plowright, Louise Purnell, Derek Jacobi, Geoffrey Unsworth, Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, National Theatre (Great Britain), American Film Theatre (Firm), British Lion Films, Alan Clore Films (Firm), and Kino International Corporation

Nearly a thousand miles away from their beloved Moscow, three sisters live in virtual exile. Olga attempts to support her family and home that is the sole legacy from their late father. Masha finds relief from an empty marriage by being involved with a passionate young colonel. Irina wills herself to return the affections of an ardent suitor in the hope that he will whisk her off to the city. Sift through the debris of their shattered dreams on the eve of the social and political upheaval that will transform Russia forever. 1 videodisc (162 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1784

 

To sir, with love 1967, 1984

James Clavell, Sidney Poitier, Judy Geeson , Christian Roberts, Suzy Kendall, Lulu, and E. R Braithwaite

A teacher in England abandons the traditional curriculum of education in dealing with a class of students rejected by other schools. 1 videocassette (105 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2804

 

Tom Jones 1992

Tony Richardson, John Osborne, Albert Finney, Susannah York, Hugh Griffith, Henry Fielding, Micheál Mac Liammóir, Edith Evans, Joan Greenwood, and Diane Cilento

When Tom, an abandoned orphan, is discovered on the bed of Squire Allworthy, his origins are a mystery. The squire adopts him as his own and Tom begins a life of bawdy adventure. 1 videocassette (123 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2349

 

Topsy-Turvy 2000

Mike Leigh, Simon Channing-Williams, Jim Broadbent, Allan Corduner, Timothy Spall, Lesley Manville, Ron Cook, Wendy Nottingham, Kevin McKidd, Shirley Henderson, W. S Gilbert, and Arthur Sullivan

Tensions abound and the music swells in the story about the famous musical team of Gilbert and Sullivan. The two men who were extremely different in size and stature were even more different in temperament and style. Yet, they still managed to create memorable theater. This is the story of the making of one of their most famous collaborations, The Mikado. 1 videodisc (161 min.) :

MEDIA 10-26

 

Truly, madly, deeply 1992

Alan Rickman, Juliet Stevenson, Anthony Minghella, and Robert Cooper

Juliet Stevenson plays Nina, a young woman whose world falls apart when her boyfriend Jamie (Rickman) passes away.  But when he unexpectedly returns to life as a ghost, Nina must choose between the man she truly, madly, deeply loved and a new man who is truly, madly, deeply alive. 1 videocassette (107 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2072

 

Ulysses 1989

James Joyce, Milo O'Shea, Barbara Jefford, and Joseph Strick

Portrays a stream-of-consciousness day in the life of an ordinary man whose odyssey through the streets of turn-of-the-century Dublin lead him through trials that parallel his classic prototype. 1 videocassette :

MEDIA 2-778

 

Under the skin 2001

Rita Tushingham, Carine Adler, Ilona Sekacz, Claire Rushbrook, and Samantha Morton

Things are going badly for Iris; her mother has been given only weeks to live, and she feels increasingly distant from her happily married and heavily pregnant older sister. Unable to deal with her grief and jealousy, Iris ditches her job, her flat and her boyfriend and prowls the streets looking for love in all the wrong places. 1 videodisc (85 min.) :

MEDIA 10-170

 

Vampyr a soap opera 1994

Omar Ebrahim, Richard Van Allan, Fiona O'Neill, Philip Salmon, Colenton Freeman, Sally-Ann Shepherdson, Charles Hart, Nigel Finch, Janet Street-Porter, Robert Stephens, and Heinrich Marschner

After being trapped in an underground tomb since 1793, Ripley, the Vampyr, is set free by London construction workers tearing up London's waterfront district. Ripley's new lease on life becomes a new lease on death for London's population. 1 videocassette (ca. 115) :

MUSIC 427

 

Vera Drake 2005

Mike Leigh, Alain Sarde, Simon Channing-Williams, Imelda Staunton, Philip Davis, Peter Wight, Alex Kelly, Daniel Mays, Jim Broadbent, New Line Home Entertainment (Firm), Fine Line Features, Studio Canal (Firm),  Inside Track (Firm), Thin Man Films (Firm), and UK Film Council

Vera Drake tells of a woman in 1950s England who is devoted to caring for her family, but secretly aids women who want to terminate unwanted pregnancies. When the authorities find her out, Vera's world and family life rapidly unravel. 1 videodisc (125 min.)

MEDIA 10-433

 

Waiting for the moon 2000

Linda Hunt, Linda Bassett, Bernedette Lafont, Bruce McGill, Jacques Boudet, Andrew McCarthy, Jill Godmilow, Sandra Schulberg, Mark Magill, Michael Sahl , André Neau, and George Glotz

An engrossing exploration of the complex relationship between writer and poet Gertrude Stein and her lifelong companion Alice B. Toklas. The two are seen in the mid-1930s as central figures in the expatriate community of Americans who lived in Paris or the French countryside, many of whom eventually became influential artists and writers. 1 videocassette (85 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5401

 

White mischief 1988

Greta Scacchi, Charles Dance, and Michael Radford

The year is 1940.  War is raging in England, but that doesn't faze the wealthy colonists in Kenya.  The "Happy Valley" set is far less interested in world affairs than sexual affairs.  Not to mention polo, champagne and cross-dressing. 1 videocassette (108 min.) :

MEDIA 2-665

 

Winstanley c1999

Kevin Brownlow, Andrew Mollo, Miles Halliwell, Jerome Willis, Terry Higgins, Phil Oliver, David Bramley, David Caute, BFI Production Board, Milestone Film & Video, and Image Entertainment (Firm)

April 1, 1649. St. George's Hill, Surrey, England. A reformation-era religious sect called the Diggers sets out to form a commune and till the soil on "common land," which by law permits grazing-- but not settlement and cultivation. Led by Gerard Winstanley, theirs is a nonviolent action to reclaim land for the poor who have been dispossessed by Oliver Cromwell's recent Civil War. But the local villagers see the Diggers as a threat to their livelihood and, led by the Presbyterian parson, John Platt, take violent action to harass and burn them out. 1 videodisc (141 min.)

MEDIA 10-223

 

The wrong box 1985, 1966

John Mills, Ralph Richardson, Michael Caine, Peter Cook,  Dudley Moore, Nanette Newman, Peter Sellers, Wilfrid Lawson, Bryan Forbes, Larry Gelbart, Burt Shevelove, and Robert Louis Stevenson

A huge potential inheritance ignites a murderous family feud. The last living beneficiaries, the two Finsbury brothers, will stop at nothing to outlive each other-- and win the fortune. Helping the irascible, poverty-stricken Masterman Finsbury is his shy grandson Michael. Opposing them are his eccentric younger brother, Joseph Finsbury, and a pair of greedy nephews, Morris and John. 1 videocassette (105 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3698

 

Yellow submarine 1968, 1987

George Dunning

The adventure begins in Pepperland, where the despicable Blue Meanies have declared war on all that's good, especially music. The Fab Four vow to save the day with some tuneful ammunition of their own, including such Beatles classics as "Nowhere man," "All you need is love," and "Yellow submarine.". 1 videocassette (87 min.) :

MEDIA 2-328

 

The young Victoria 2010

Jean-Marc Vallaee, Graham King, Julian Fellowes, Martin Scorsese, Tim Headington, Sarah Mountbatten-Windsor York, Anita Overland, Denis O'Sullivan, Colin Vaines, Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson, Jim Broadbent, Thomas Kretschmann, Mark Strong, Jesper Christensen, Harriet Walter, Jeanette Hain, Julian Glover, Ilan Eshkeri, Hagen Bogdanski, Sandy Powell, GK Films (Los Angeles, Calif.), and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

Chronicles the life and times of Queen Victoria from her childhood to her early rise to power and the first turbulent years of her rule. Her romantic relationship and eventual marriage to Prince Albert culminates in a royal power struggle which ultimately is the key to her happiness when she comes to the realization that he is someone she can fully trust and believe in. 1 videodisc (ca. 105 min.) :

DANA 457

 

Zulu c2006, 1964

Joseph E Levine, Stanley Baker, Cy Endfield, John Prebble, Jack Hawkins, Ulla Jacobsson, James Booth, Michael Caine, Stephen Dade, John Jympson, John Barry, Embassy Pictures Corp, Monty Diamond Films, and MGM Home Entertainment Inc

Set in 1879 Africa, hours after the battle of Isandhlwana. A group of British soldiers stood their ground at a farm house against an onslaught of Zulus. 1 videodisc (138 min.) :

DANA 426

 

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