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Movies (fiction) by Region: United States 1980s

SELECTED DVDs and Videotapes of feature length films in the Rutgers

United States 1980s DVDs

48 hours 2007, 1982

48 hours: Hard-nosed cop Jack Cates reluctantly teams up with wise-cracking prison inmate Reggie Hammon (temporarily paroled to him for 48 hours) in order to track down the felon's ex-partners. Another 48 hours: Hard-nosed cop Cates and ex-con Hammond team up together again--Cates to prove he's innocent of manslaughter in a drug bust gone wrong, and Hammond, who's just been released from prison, to fight those trying to take his life. 1 videodisc (97 min. ; 95 min.)

MEDIA 10-4452

 

Adam Clayton Powell 2009

Richard Kilberg, Phyllis Garland, Yvonne Smith, Julian Bond, Channel Four Films (Firm), Cine Information, Inc, RKB Productions, Docurama (Firm), and New Video Group

A look at the most influential and flamboyant civil rights leader in America from the 1930s through the 1950s. From his emergence as a pastor of Harlem's Abyssinian Baptist Church, to his riotous political climb and eventual ruin. He had an illustrious but controversial career. He had multiple marriages, taunted the white establishment, his desegregation of Congress, and his shameful smearing of Martin Luther King Jr. 1 videodisc (ca. 54 min.)

MEDIA 10-2040  2-1382

 

After hours 2004, 1985

The twists and turns of one night in the life of a New York yuppie and the interesting people he comes in contact with from a sexy woman to a crazy ice cream dealer. 1 videodisc (97 min.)

MEDIA 10-4392

 

Alone in the dark 2005, 1982

After escaping a mental institution, three psychopaths begin to terrorize the therapist who treated them there. 1 videodisc (92 min.)

MEDIA 10-4405

 

Annie Hall 1987

Woody Allen and Diane Keaton

Autobiographical love story with incisive Allenisms on romance relationships, fame, and other topics. 1 videocassette (94 min.)

MEDIA 10-2914      2-329

 

Atlantic City 2002, 1980

A smalltime, aging Mafia hood falls in love with a clam bar waitress, and they share the spoils of the big score against the backdrop of a changing Atlantic City. 1 videodisc (103 min.)

MEDIA 10-4622

 

Bad dreams The sole survivor of a psycho-led mass suicide awakens from a 13-year coma and begins having visions of the cult leader who was also killed in the fiery death scene. 1 videodisc (80 min.)

MEDIA 10-5473

 

The believers 2002, 1987

A widower and his son move to New York City and become involved with a cultish religion which believes in the sacrifice of children. 1 videodisc (114 min.)

MEDIA 10-4416

 

The big red one the reconstruction c2005, 1980

Samuel Fuller, Gene Corman, Robert Carradine, Mark Hamill, Lee Marvin, Warner Bros, Lorimar Pictures, and Warner Home Video (Firm)

Named for the insignia of the First Infantry Division, this World War II combat film follows a handful of young GIs and their sergeant as they battle their way from North Africa through Sicily, Omaha Beach and Belgium to the ultimate horror of the concentration camp at Falkenau, Czechoslovakia. 2 videodisc (162 min.)

MEDIA 10-479

 

Birdy c2014

Birdy, a Vietnam veteran, sits in an almost catatonic state in an Army hospital, where he has come to believe he is one of the feathered creatures of his boyhood dreams. In an effort to break Birdy's silence, his psychiatrist brings in Al Columbato, Birdy's best friend of his youth. Al tries to reach the disturbed Birdy and bring him back to reality. The answer may lie in their youth, where Birdy first donned wings and Al helped him to fly. 1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.)

MEDIA 10-5462

 

Black devil doll from Hell Helen Black buys a ventriloquist doll from an antique shop after being forewarned about the doll's mysterious past. The doll comes alive and grants Helen her wish, a wish she may soon regret. 1 videodisc (87 min.)

MEDIA 10-4764

 

Blood simple c2001, 1984

When Marty, the owner of a Texas backwoods bar, hires a man to kill his cheating wife and her boyfriend, he opens a door into the criminal world that he'll never be able to shut. The sleazy hit man decides instead to shoot Marty, thereby collecting his unearned fee and eliminating the only person who could implicate him-- or so he thinks. 1 videodisc (96 min.)

MEDIA 10-4043

 

Blue velvet c2002

David Lynch, Fred Caruso, Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern, Hope Lange, Dean Stockwell, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, and MGM Home Entertainment Inc

A college student stumbles across a bizarre mystery and wants to know more. The strange world he's found lurking beneath his hometown picture-postcard veneer is about to become much stranger. 1 videodisc (121 min.)

MEDIA 10-383

 

Boardinghouse 2013, 1982

After a man inherits a house and opens it up to boarders, a supernatural power within the building comes to life. 1 videodisc (98 min.)

MEDIA 10-4770

 

Border radio 2007

Allison Anders, Kurt Voss, D. Chris, Luanna Anders, John Doe, Chris Shearer, Coyote Productions, Criterion Collection (Firm), and Image Entertainment (Firm)

A low-key, semi-improvised postpunk diary, Border Radio features rocker Chris D. of the Flesh Eaters as a singer/songwriter who has stolen loot from a club and gone missing, leaving his wife to track him down with the help of his friends. 1 videodisc (83 min.)

MEDIA 10-2042

 

The breakfast club 2003, c1985

Ally Sheedy, Thomas Del Ruth, Dede Allen, Keith Forsey, Marilyn Vance, John W Corso, A & M Films (Firm), Channel (Firm), and Universal Pictures (Firm)

They are five high school students with nothing in common, faced with spending a Saturday morning detention together in their school library. At 7 a.m. they had nothing to say to each other, but by 4 p.m., they had bared their souls and become good friends. 1 videodisc (97 min.)

MEDIA 10-1872

 

Broadway Danny Rose 2001, 1984

Jack Rollins, Charles H Joffe, Robert Greenhut, Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Nick Apollo Forte, Orion Pictures, Jack Rollins & Charles H. Joffe Productions , and MGM Home Entertainment Inc

Comedy about an agent Broadway Danny Rose and his attempt to revive the sagging career of the overweight, aging lounge singer, Lou Canova. Danny has finally booked Lou at the Waldorf, but Lou won't go on unless his girlfriend Tina is there on opening night. It's Danny's quest to round up Tina, an attempt that lands him right in the middle of a gangland battle. 1 videodisc (84 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2921

 

Burglar c1998, 1987

Ex-con Bernice Rhodenbarr is tough, smart, funny--and in one helluva mess. A double-dealing cop's got the goods on her for a long-ago theft and wants $20,000 to keep from squealing. Of course, there's only one way Bernice can come up with dough like that--turn burglar for one last heist. 1 videodisc (102 min.)

MEDIA 10-4022

 

Café flesh 1999, 1982

1 videodisc (74 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3810

 

Casualties of war 2006, 1989

A young army private refuses to let his fellow soldiers and commanding sergeant get away with the rape and murder of a native woman. 1 videodisc (119 min.)

MEDIA 10-4393

 

Cocaine one man's seduction 2012, 1983

A real estate salesman with career and marriage problems gets trapped in the insidious web of cocaine addiction. 1 videodisc (96 min.)

MEDIA 10-4656

 

The color purple 2007, 1985

The heart-wrenching story of a young black girl in the early 20th century who is forced into a brutal marriage and separated from her sister. 1 videodisc (154 min.)

MEDIA 10-4731

 

Cross Creek 2009

Mary Steenburgen, Rip Torn, Peter Coyote, Dana Hill, Robert B Radnitz, Martin Ritt, Dalene Young, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Studio Canal, Thorn EMI Screen Entertainment, and Lionsgate (Firm)

In 1928, frustrated newspaper reporter Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings leaves her husband and career and moves to an isolated orange grove in the Florida bayou to concentrate on writing fiction. 1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.)

MEDIA 10-2090

 

Cruising 2007, 1980

Steve Burns is sent undercover to find a serial killer who brutally slays and dismembers gay men in New York's S & M subculture. Working almost completely isolated from his department, he has to learn and practice the rules of this little society. 1 videodisc (102 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3779

 

Cutter's way 2001

Jeffrey Alan Fishkin, Paul R Gurian, Ivan Passer, Jeff Bridges, John Heard, Lisa Eichorn, Stephen Elliott, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Gurian Entertainment (Firm), and MGM Home Entertainment Inc

When his best friend is accused of murder, a Vietnam veteran tries to solve the case. 1 videodisc (109 min.)

MEDIA 10-473

 

Daniel c2008, 1983

E. L Doctorow, John Heyman, Burtt Harris, Sidney Lumet, Timothy Hutton, Mandy Patinkin, Lindsay Crouse, Edward Asner, E. L Doctorow, Paramount Pictures Corporation (1914-1927), Legend Films (Firm), and Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)

After his parents work with the Communist Party and are executed for selling secrets to the Soviets, a young man involves himself in the protests of the 60's and lives with his belief that his parents were wrongly murdered. 1 videodisc (130 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2571

 

Day of the dead 2003, 1985

A nightmarish, flesh-eating army of walking corpses rules the Earth, while a small band of scientists desperately tries to domesticate them. 2 videodiscs (ca. 101 min.)

MEDIA 10-4403

 

Dead & buried 2003, 1981

"Something very strange is happening in the quiet coastal village of Potters Bluff where tourists and transients are warmly welcomed, then brutally murdered. But even more shocking is when these slain strangers suddenly reappear as normal, friendly citizens around town. Now the local sheriff and an eccentric mortician must uncover the horrific secret of a community where some terrifying traditions are alive and well and no one is ever really dead & buried."--Container. 2 videodiscs (94 min.)

MEDIA 10-4429

 

Desperately seeking Susan 1985, 2000

Rosanna Arquette, Aidan Quinn, Madonna, Susan Seidelman, Sarah Pillsbury, and Midge Sanford

A bored New Jersey housewife who fantasizes about the ads in the personal section of the newspaper want ads shows up at a rendezvous between two lovers. She gets bumped on the head, which leads to a case of amnesia and opens the door to intrigue and love. 1 videodsic (104 min.)

MEDIA 10-19

 

Do the right thing 1998, 1989

Traces the course of a single day on a block in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn. It's the hottest day of the year, a scorching 24-hour period that will change the lives of its residents forever. 1 videodisc (120 min.)

MEDIA 10-3903

 

Don't answer the phone c1980

Dr. Lindsay Gale is a radio talk show host who counsels psychologically troubled callers. Kirk Smith is a disturbed Vietnam veteran who becomes a regular caller. Stimulated by these radio sessions, he begins stalking the doctor's patients and brutally attacking them. Detective McCabe is assigned to track the killer down. 1 videodisc (95 min.)

MEDIA 10-5472

 

Dragnet 1998, 1987

A comedy that pays homage to the famed original police drama of the '50s and '60s. 1 videodisc (106 min.)

MEDIA 10-4223

 

Eat a bowl of tea 1989

Tom Sternberg, Wayne Wang, Cora Miao, Russell Wong, Judith Rascoe, and Louis Chu

In New York's Chinatown of the late 1940's, young Ben Loy, fresh out of the service, has his whole life spread out before him--including a job, an apartment and a marriage arranged by his father. 1 videocassette (104 min.)

DANA    MEDIA 511            10-1490

 

Eight men out 2008, 1988

Film about the infamous 1919 Chicago White Sox scandal. The young, idealistic White Sox players who, despite being pennant winners, are treated with disdain by their penny-pinching owner/manager. Ripe for a money-making scheme, the demoralized team agrees to throw the World Series. But when they're defeated, a couple of sports writers smell a fix and a national scandal explodes. 1 videodisc (120 min.)

MEDIA 10-4624

 

El norte The north c2008

Anna H Thomas, Gregory Nava, Zaide Silvia Gutiaerrez, David Villalpando, Ernesto Gaomez Cruz, Alicia del Lago, Haector Tobar, Roger Ebert, James Glennon, Melecio Martinez, David Wasco, Independent Productions, Ltd, American Playhouse Theatrical Films, Criterion Collection (Firm), Janus Films, and Folkloristas

El norte: Enrique and Rosa are brother and sister Mayan Indian peasants, living in the mountains of Guatemala. When the village attempts to organize for better treatment, Enrique and Rosa are forced to flee as the Guatemalan army is sent in to punish the townspeople.  Receiving clandestine help from friends and humorous advice from a veteran immigrant, they make their way to Los Angeles, hoping to make a new life as young, uneducated, and illegal immigrants. The journal of Diego Rodriguez Silva: depicts the life of a fictional poet caught in a civil war and jailed, but then set free on the condition he leaves his country and never returns. 2 videodiscs (140 min.)

MEDIA 10-2024

 

The elephant man 2011, 1980

"Based on the true story of Joseph Merrick, a 19th-century Englishman afflicted with a disfiguring congenital disease. With the help of kindly Dr. Frederick Treves, Merrick attempts to regain the dignity he lost after years spent as a side-show freak"--IMDb.com. 1 videodisc (ca. 123 min.)

MEDIA 10-5119

 

Excalibur c2011, 1981

The classic story of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. 1 videodisc (141 min.)

MEDIA 10-5188

 

Extreme prejudice c2001, 1987

A rum tale of friendship gone wrong, "Extreme Prejudice" presents the age-old story of two friends: one on the side of law and order, one not. El Paso based Texas Ranger Jack Benteen is intent on trying to control the drug trade, and the means breaking up the drug cartel run by his old friend Cash Bailey across the border in Mexico. His girl Sarita has tired of life with him, and returned to her former lover--Cash. Cash's cohorts have killed a local sheriff, and an unofficial, top-secret cadre of American combat veterans (apparently working for the CIA) has arrived to muddy the waters. Are they after Cash, too, or just his cash? A shootout at Cash's Mexican fortress seems inevitable, but who will be there, and on which side? 1 videodisc (104 min.)

MEDIA 10-4252

 

Family movies c2005, 1984

Inspired by rumors that the Manson family filmed their activities, including the Tate murders, this film recreates what the footage may have been like. 1 videodisc (88 min.)

MEDIA 10-4424

 

Fast times at Ridgemont High 2004, 1982

A hilarious portrayal of a group of Southern California high school students and their most important subjects: sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. 1 videodisc (90 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3787

 

Field of dreams 2004, 1989

Inspired by a mysterious voice, Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella constructs a baseball diamond in the middle of his cornfield. 2 videodiscs (106 min.)

MEDIA 10-4621

 

The fly 2005

David Cronenberg, Stuart Cornfeld, Marc-Ami Boyman, Kip Ohman, George Langelaan, Charles Pogue, Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz, Brooksfilms (Firm), and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc

Seth Brundle develops a system to transport objects in a matter of seconds, but when he tries it on himself, Seth's genes and molecules are accidentally fused with those of a fly. Seth's excitement over his new physical abilities turns into a nightmare as his insect half begins to take over. 2 videodiscs (ca. 95 min.)

MEDIA 10-771

 

Fool for love c2004

May is waiting for her boyfriend in a run-down American motel, when an old flame turns up and threatens to undermine her efforts and drag her back into the life that she was running away from. The situation is soon complicated when it turns out that they are half brother and sister involved in an incestuous relationship. 1 videodisc (107 min.)

MEDIA 10-5048

 

Friday the 13th c1999, 1980

Camp Crystal Lake has been closed for over twenty years due to several vicious and unsolved murders. New owners reopen the camp, only to have each counselor stalked by a violent killer. This 24-hour nightmare of blood unfolds into a film which is widely acclaimed for its horrifying and creative murder sequences. 1 videodisc (95 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3812

 

Friday the 13th a new beginning 2009, 1985

"They thought Jason was dead. They thought he was gone for good. But it turns out, they're all wrong ... dead wrong! Homicidal maniac Jason returns from the grave to cause more bloody mayhem ... Young Tommy Jarvis may have escaped from Crystal Lake, but he's still haunted by the gruesome events that happened there. When gory murders start happening at the secluded halfway house for troubled teens where he now lives, it seems like his nightmarish nemesis, Jason Voorhees, is back for more sadistic slaughters. But as things spiral out of control and the body count rises, Tommy begins to wonder if he's become the killer he fears most. Witness the true terror as Jason and Tommy battle once more in this spine-tingling descent into death and madness."--Container. 1 videodisc (92 min.)

MEDIA 10-3940

 

Full metal jacket 2007, 1987

Vietnam war drama which begins with a depiction of the brutality of Marine Corps training and then shifts to Vietnam, focusing mainly on a group of Marines responding to the Tet Offensive of 1968. 1 videodisc (117 min.)

MEDIA 10-4438

 

Full metal jacket 2007, 1987

Vietnam war drama which begins with a depiction of the brutality of Marine Corps training and then shifts to Vietnam, focusing mainly on a group of Marines responding to the Tet Offensive of 1968. 1 videodisc (117 min.)

MEDIA 10-4438

 

Gleaming the cube 1999, 1989

Story of sixteen-year-old Brian whose life is entirely devoted to skateboarding; but when Brian's Vietnamese half-brother Vinh is found dead in a downtown motel room and the police declare his death suicide, Brian is certain that Vinh could not have taken his own life. Determined to uncover the truth, Brian realizes he must clean up his act to gain the respect of those adults whose help he needs. 1 videodisc (105 min.)

MEDIA 10-4226

 

Gothic c2002

In 1816, a sprawling villa in Switzerland is the setting for a stormy night of horror and madness. Lord Byron, Percy Shelley, Shelley's fianc© e Mary Godwin, her stepsister Claire Clairemont and Byron's friend John Polidori spend a hallucinogenic evening confronting their fears and share the terrifying fantasies that chase them through the castle that night. 1 videodisc (87 min.)

MEDIA 10-5072

 

Hannah and her sisters 1986

Woody Allen

The story of three sisters and their relationships with each other, their husbands and other men with whom they are involved. 1 videocassette  (103 min.)

MEDIA 10-2923      2-487

 

Henry portrait of a serial killer 2005

John McNaughton, Lisa Dedmond, Steven A Jones, Richard Fire, Michael Rooker, Tracy Arnold, Tom Towles, Denise Sullivan, Maljack Productions, Inc, and Dark Sky Films

Based on true events, John McNaughton's film follows Henry's senseless killing sprees. Ex-convict Otis invites Henry to share his Chicago apartment and he becomes involved in Henry's killing sprees. Otis' sister comes to visit her brother, and she is fascinated with Henry and thinks his life resembles hers. 2 videodiscs (83 min.)

MEDIA 10-2238

 

The house by the cemetery 2001, 1981

Fabrizio De Angelis,  Lucio Fulci, Dardano Sacchetti, Giorgio Mariuzzo, Catriona MacColl, Paolo Malco, Ania Pieroni, Dagmar Lassander, Fulvia film, and Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc

A young family moves from their cramped apartment to a spacious new home in New England. But this is no ordinary house in the country: the previous owner was the deranged Dr. Freudstein, whose monstrous human experiments have left a legacy of bloody mayhem. 1 videodisc (87 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3181

 

House of games  c2007, 1987

A therapist and best-selling author must confront her own demons when she meets a man who has gambling debts and she feels compelled to help him. 1 videodisc (102 min.)

MEDIA 10-4002

 

I'm gonna git you sucka 2001

In this ultra-slick, urban action comedy Mr. Slade comes out of retirement along with Jack Spade to try to clean up Mr. Big's neighborhood from crimes, drugs and the over use of gold chains as they take on the local gang boss in his hangout, the Big Brim Bar. 1 videodisc (89 min.)

MEDIA 10-5078

 

Illusions 2005?, 1982

An exploration of Hollywood's role as a purveyor of illusion. Two black women, one a studio executive who passes for white, and one who provides the singing voice for a famous white actress, struggle to find happiness and acceptance in WWII-era Hollywood. 1 videodisc (36 min.)

MEDIA 10-4732

 

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade c2008, 1989

Indy's Nazi enemies are back and have kidnapped his father, Professor Henry Jones, Sr. to get help in their search for the Holy Grail. Following a trail from America to Venice to the deserts of the Middle East, it's up to Indy to save his father, save the Grail and save the day. 1 videodisc (126 min.)

MEDIA 10-4585

 

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom  c2008, 1984

Indiana Jones, his sidekick Short Round, and nightclub singer Willie Scott go from high-flying action above the Himalayas to a nail-biting runaway mine car chase and finally a spine-tingling escape from a fortress-like mine in India while on the trail of a sacred stone. 1 videodisc (118 min.)

MEDIA 10-4584

 

Johnny Handsome 2002, 1989

A man, born severely deformed, makes his living as a small-time criminal. During a robbery he and his best friend are double-crossed by their partners and he ends up in prison. There he meets a sympathetic surgeon who gives him a new face. When he is released he sets in motion a plan to get revenge on the couple who double-crossed him. 1 videodisc (96 min.)

MEDIA 10-4257

 

The last temptation of Christ 2012

This fifteen-year labor of love, an adaptation of Nikos Kazantzakis's landmark novel that imagines an alternate fate for Jesus Christ, features outstanding performances, bold cinematography, and a transcendent score. 1 videodisc (163 min.)

MEDIA 10-5083

 

Lethal weapon A veteran cop, Murtaugh, is partnered with a young suicidal cop, Riggs. Both having one thing in common; hating working in pairs. Now they must learn to work with one another to stop a gang of drug smugglers. 1 videodisc (117 min.)

MEDIA 10-5287

 

Lethal weapon 2 Riggs and Murtaugh are on the trail of South African diplomats who are using their immunity to engage in criminal activities. 1 videodisc (118 min.)

MEDIA 10-5288

 

Lightning over water c2006

Nicholas Ray, Wim Wenders, Nicholas Ray, Jerry Bamman, Chris Sievernich, Pierre Cottrell, Renaee Gundelach, Road Movies Filmproduktion, Viking Film (Firm), Wim Wenders Produktion, and Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc

In 1979, Wim Wenders traveled to New York City to make a film with legendary director Nicholas Ray. As Ray lays dying of cancer, he reflects on his life and career. The resulting film tells a moving story both about friendship and a life in cinema. 1 videodisc (90 min.)

MEDIA    MEDIA 10-1756          10-178

 

The little drummer girl 2010, 1984

Diane Keaton, Yorgo Voyagis, Klaus Kinski, Loring Mandel, Robert L Crawford, George Roy Hill, John Le Carré, Pan Arts (Firm), Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- ), and Warner Home Video (Firm)

Screen adaptation of John Le Carre's bestseller about a pro-Palestinian actress who gets recruited to impersonate an Israeli agent and gets caught in the world of terrorists. 1 videodisc (130 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3610

 

The little mermaid 2006, 1989

Ariel is a fun-loving and mischievous mermaid who is enchanted with all things human. Disregarding her father's order to stay away from the world above the sea, she swims to the surface and, in a raging storm, rescues Prince Eric, the man of her dreams. Determined to be human, she strikes a bargain with the devious sea witch, Ursula, and trades her fins and beautiful voice for legs. With her best friend Flounder, and her reluctant chaperon Sebastian at her side, Ariel must win the prince's love and save her father's kingdom. 2 videodiscs (83 min.)

MEDIA 10-4754

 

Longtime companion 2001, 1989

Drama concerning the AIDS crisis which focuses on a small group of friends from the time they first read about AIDS in the New York Times through the 1980's as they face the impact of the disease on themselves and their friends. 1 videodisc (100 min.)

MEDIA 10-3883

 

Losing ground 2012?

A drama set in New York in which Sara Rogers, a Black woman philosophy professor is married to a painter. In the marriage her stable, rational personality acts as a buffer to her husband's more instinctual, artistic approach to life. Feeling limited by this too intellectual definition of herself, Sara goes in search of ecstasy, and winds up on a student movie set playing the vengeful vamp Frankie from the legendary "Frankie and Johnnie" song of Black mythology. 1 videodisc (86 min.)

MEDIA 10-4972

 

Mandingo 2008, 1985

"A shocking look at plantation life in the Deep South. Mede is a slave whose master, Hammond Maxwell, intends on keeping him as a prizefighter. As Maxwell focuses his attention on his wenches and Mede's brutal training, his neglected wife turns her passions towards Mede himself."--Container. 1 videodisc (126 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3782

 

Mask c2004, 1985

Martin Starger, Anna Hamilton Phelan, Peter Bogdanovich, Cher, Sam Elliott, Eric Stoltz, Estelle Getty, Richard Dysart, Laura Dern, Micole Mercurio, Harry Carey, Laszlo Kovacs, Barbara Ford, Éva Gárdos, April Ferry, Norman Newberry, and Universal Pictures (Firm)

The true story of Rocky Dennis, a personable young man who has craniodiaphyseal dysplasia, a fatal disease which causes hideous facial disfigurement. Rocky is the son of biker Rusty and he is accepted without question by his mom's boyfriends and her cycle buddies, but treated with pity and disgust by much of the outside world. The local high school principal doesn't want to enroll Rocky, but Rusty fights for her son's rights. Rocky eventually falls in love with Diana, a blind girl who cannot see his deformity and is entranced by the boy's kindness and compassion. 1 videodisc (ca. 127 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2466

 

Matewan 2002

Peggy Rajski, Maggie Renzi, John Sayles, Chris Cooper, James Earl Jones, Mary McDonnell, Will Oldham, Cinecom Entertainment Group, Film Gallery, Goldcrest Films International, RedDog (Firm), and Séville Pictures

A labor leader seeking to organize the workers of a company town sets off a powderkeg of racial hostility, corruption and betrayal in this tale of the bitter clash between unionist miners and the tyrannical coal company owners in West Virginia in the 1920's. 1 videodisc (133 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2796

 

The mean season 2001

David Foster, Lawrence Turman, Leon Piedmont, Phillip Borsos, Kurt Russell, Mariel Hemingway, Richard Jordan, and Richard Masur

A young journalist and his girlfriend become involved in the case of a serial killer in Miami. Their lives become threatened as his journalistic ambitions get them more deeply involved. 1 videodisc (104 min.)

MEDIA 10-188

 

A midsummer night's sex comedy 2001, 1982

Jack Rollins, Charles H Joffe, Robert Greenhut, Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, José Ferrer, Julie Hagerty, Tony Roberts, Mary Steenburgen, Gordon Willis, Susan E Morse, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Orion Pictures, Jack Rollins & Charles H. Joffe Productions, and MGM Home Entertainment Inc

Three loving couples meet in a quiet country get-together, but everyone seems to be loving the wrong person. 1 videodisc (88 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2919

 

Mike's murder c2009

A frightening tale of a young woman who slips unexpectedly over the knife-edge that separates everyday reality from a shadowy world of drugs, violence and death. 1 videodisc (109 min.)

MEDIA 10-5066

 

Moscow on the Hudson c2004, 1984

Paul Mazursky, Leon Capetanos, Robin Williams, Maria Conchita Alonso, Cleavant Derricks, Alejandro Rey, Columbia Pictures Industries, and Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)

Circus saxophonist Vladimir Ivanoff suddenly defects from his touring troupe in that temple of "Western decadence," Bloomingdale's. He wins asylum and moves into the crowded Harlem flat of Black security guard Lionel Witherspoon. Although Vladimir learns that life in America can be cold and even painful, he grows to love what seems to him a strange and wondrous land. 1 videodisc (117 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3084

 

Mother lode 2011, 1982

It's Silas McGee's gold. He just hasn't found it yet, although he's searched for his mother lode for more than 30 years in the remote high country of British Columbia. Strangers with a similar bent for gold had best stay away: folks like that may never come out of McGee's mine alive. 1 videodisc (103 min.)

MEDIA 10-4434

 

The naked gun from the files of Police squad! c2000, 1988

An inept cop, played by Leslie Nielsen, stops a plot to assassinate Queen Elizabeth at a baseball game in the United States. 1 videodisc (84 min.)

MEDIA 10-4202

 

Night train to terror c2013

On a dark, mystical night, a ghostly train pulls out of the station, where on board the forces of Good and Evil sit side by side.  Their purpose is to judge a group of ill-fated travelers caught on a hell-bound expedition to the outer reaches of horror. 2 videodisc (93 min.)

MEDIA 10-5052

 

Nightdreams 1999, 1981

A housewife is committed to a mental institution after suffering from surreal, vivid dreams. 1 videodisc (78 min.)

MEDIA 10-4400

 

A nightmare on Elm Street 2006, 1984Feature Films U.S. 1980s//

When her best friend Tina is brutally murdered, teenager Nancy suspects the killer isn't Tina's boyfriend but rather a much more horrifying figure from her dreams. Convinced that this vicious murderer is stalking her friends and killing them as they sleep, Nancy enters a desperate race against time to bring him out of her dream world and stop the bloodbath ... before she falls asleep and becomes his next victim. 2 videodiscs (91 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3748

 

Nine to five 2006

Three secretaries live every female worker's dream after discovering they share the same resentment towards their sexist boss. 1 videodisc (109 min.)

MEDIA 10-5385

 

O.C. and Stiggs c2005

Based on characters from National Lampoon Magazine, O.C. and Stiggs aren't your average unhappy teenagers. They not only despise their suburban surroundings, they plot against it. They seek revenge against the middle class Schwab family, who embody all they detest. In a film armed with vicious satire and hilarious surprises, surburbia will never be the same. 1 videodisc (110 min.)

MEDIA 10-5376

 

A passage to India 2008, 1984

Adela Quested is a plucky young woman who journeys from England with the free-spirited Mrs. Moore. Flouting convention, the two women accompany the handsome Dr. Azis on a tour of the mysterious Marabar Caves. But things turn ugly when Adela returns scratched and bloodied from the expedition. As British authorities urge her to press charges against Aziz, the line separating truth and fantasy begin to blur. 1 videodisc (164 min.)

MEDIA 10-4870

 

Penitentiary 2  2006, 1982

Paroled after serving time for a murder he didn't commit, prison boxing champ Martel "Too Sweet" Gordone hangs up his gloves, moves in with his sister's family and rekindles his romance with Clarisse. But he soon learns that life on the outside isn't much easier than it was in prison. As a condition of his parole, he's required to work for fight promoter Sam Cunningham who has his own plans for Sweet's future. Though Sweet refuses to re-enter the ring, Sam pressures him relentlessly. To make matters worse, prison nemesis "Half Dead" Johnson has just broken out and wants to take Sweet down. When Clarisse is murdered by "Half Dead," it's almost more than Sweet can bear. But, with the help of his trainers, he agrees to return to the fight game and begin his rise to the top. Meanwhile, brother-in-law Charles continues the battle against "Half Dead" and his two henchmen, who have vowed to destroy the Gordone family. 1 videodisc (104 min.)

MEDIA 10-4189

 

Peter Shaffer's Amadeus 1997

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Milos Forman, Saul Zaentz, Peter Shaffer, F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge , and Neville Marriner

The life and music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is viewed through the memories of an envious rival, Salieri. 1 videodisc (160 min.)

MEDIA 10-74

 

Platoon 1986

Oliver Stone, Willem Dafoe, Charlie Sheen, and Tom Berenger

Winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture of 1986, Platoon is the story of every soldier whose innocence was lost in the war torn jungles of Vietnam. It follows young Chris Taylor who arrives in Vietnam and quickly discovers that his worst enemies are not just the Viet Cong, but gnawing fear, physical exhaustion, and the anger growing within himself. 1 videocassette (120 min.)

MEDIA      MEDIA      DANA 2-403         10-70                429

 

The portrait of a lady 2011, 1986

Jane Campion, Monty Montgomery, Steve Golin, Laura Jones, Nicole Kidman, John Malkovich, Barbara Hershey, Mary-Louise Parker, Martin Donovan, Shelley Winters, Richard E Grant, Shelley Duvall, Christian Bale, Viggo Mortensen, Valentina Cervi, John Gielgud, Henry James, Focus Features, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment (Firm), and Propaganda Films (Firm)

Isabel Archer is a young woman of daring independence and equally fierce desires. But her head-strong innocence is no match for the manipulations of her duplicitous friend Madame Merle and the devious Gilbert Osmond. 1 videodisc (145 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3048

 

Portrait of an escort 2012

A single mother who takes a second job as an escort to make ends meet encounters a psychopath who has a very strong attraction to her. 1 videodisc (95 min.)

MEDIA 10-4975

 

Power 1999

David Himmelstein, Reene Schisgal, Mark Tarlov, Sidney Lumet, Richard Gere, Julie Christie, Gene Hackman, Kate Capshaw, Denzel Washington, E. G Marshall, Beatrice Straight,  Warner Bros, Polar Entertainment (Firm), Lorimar Pictures, and Warner Home Video (Firm)

This film depicts the political candidates tactics as they try to get elected and the media consultants hired to sell them to the public. 1 videodisc (111 min.)

MEDIA 10-678

 

Pretty in pink 2006

Howard Deutch, John Hughes, Lauren Shuler-Donner, Molly Ringwald, Harry Dean Stanton, Jon Cryer, Andrew McCarthy, James Spader, Annie Potts, Michael Gore, Paramount Pictures, inc, and Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)

A poor girl falls in love with a rich guy, and it angers both their families and their friends. 1 videodisc (ca. 96 min.)

MEDIA 10-1814

 

Prince of darkness 2003

When a priest opens a mysterious vessel hidden underneath a church he releases the essence of Satan. 1 videodisc (102 min.)

MEDIA 10-5107

 

Psych-out c2003

Psych out: Jenny, a 17-year old deaf runaway in search of her brother, stumbles upon and becomes involved with a group of hippies. They invite Jenny to their large home where she is given her first introduction to communal living. The trip: A TV commercial director tries LSD for the first time, and finds himself in a new world of extreme beauty and sheer terror. 1 videodisc (168 min.)

MEDIA 10-5060

 

Psycho II c2007

Psycho II: After years of treatment at a mental institution for th ecriminally insane, Norman Bates still can't quite elude the demands of "Mother.". Psycho III: A failed nun and a sleazy musician find the desert motel Norman Bates runs in memory of his mother. Psycho IV: When Norman Bates is drawn to a late night radio show where he shares his views on the topic of matricide--he relives his trials as a young boy living with his widowed schizophrenic mother. These haunting memories threaten to rekindle his killing urge. 2 videodiscs (302 min.)

MEDIA. MEDIA 10-5468 disc 1 10-5468 disc 2

 

The purple rose of Cairo c2005, 1985

Woody Allen, Jeff Daniels, Mia Farrow, Danny Aiello, Dick Hyman, Jack Rollins & Charles H. Joffe Productions, Orion Pictures, and MGM Home Entertainment Inc

Cecilia is a poor waitress in a dumpy New Jersey diner who goes to movies to escape the realities of the Depression Era life. Her favorite is "The purple rose of Cairo." When the leading man Tom Baxter decides to be with Cecilia, confusion abounds. 1 videodisc (82 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2922

 

Radio days 2005, 1987

Jack Rollins, Charles H Joffe, Woody Allen , Robert Greenhut,  Mia Farrow, Seth Green, Danny Aiello, Dianne Wiest, Diane Keaton, Jack Rollins & Charles H. Joffe Productions, Orion Pictures, and MGM Home Entertainment Inc

A look back at radio from the late 1930s to the mid-1940s, focusing on an extended Jewish family, all avid radio listeners, and on a young woman who eventually succeeds as a radio gossip columnist. 1 videodisc (88 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2918

 

Raiders of the lost ark 2008, 1981

"Indy and his feisty ex-flame Marion Ravenwood dodge booby-traps, fight Nazis and stare down snakes in their incredible worldwide quest for the mystical Ark of the Covenant"--Container. 1 videodisc (115 min.)

MEDIA 10-4583

 

Rambo III 2006, 1988

Peter Macdonald, Buzz Feitshans, Sylvester Stallone, Sheldon Lettich, Richard Crenna, Marc de Jonge, Jerry Goldsmith, David Morrell, Tri-Star Pictures, Carolco Pictures Inc, and Lions Gate Home Entertainment

When Col. Sam Trautman is captured during a top-secret mission in Afghanistan, Rambo erupts into a one-man firestorm to rescue his former commanding officer and decimate the enemy. 1 videodisc (102 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2877

 

Reds 2006, c1981

The true story of the love affair of John Reed, American Communist, journalist and activist and Louise Bryant, writer and feminist. 2 videodiscs (195 min.)

MEDIA 10-4494

 

Riot on 42 st 2010, 1987

"Once upon a time, there existed a sleazy haven for degenerates, junkies, prostitutes and thugs. That place was 42nd street, the Deuce. In the 80s, the Deuce still clung to its unsavory origins. For better or worse, Glen Barnes looks to keep his grindhouse operation legimate and must fight the underworld criminals who hold sway in these parts. When Glen's entire staff is massacred on opening night, Glen must revert back to his violent history to exact a little revenge. Meanwhile, Glen's cop ex-girlfriend tries to convince him to keep his nose clean while her partner tries to snuff their rekindling romance."--Container. 1 videodisc (89 min.)

MEDIA 10-4453

 

River's edge c2002

Tim Hunter, Sarah Pillsbury, Midge Sanford , Neal Jimenez, Keanu Reeves, Crispin Glover, Dennis Hopper, Daniel Roebuck, Hemdale Film Corporation, and MGM Home Entertainment Inc

Based on an actual event, a close-knit group of teenagers discover that one of their own has killed his girlfriend. Emotionally ill-prepared, they struggle to differentiate between friendship and responsibility. 1 videodisc (99 min.)

MEDIA 10-2231

 

Running on empty c1999, 1988

Sidney Lumet, Naomi Foner, Christine Lahti , Judd Hirsch, Martha Plimpton, River Phoenix, Warner Home Video (Firm), Lorimar Film Entertainment, and Double Play Productions

Ever since antiwar activists Arthur and Annie Pope blew up a napalm lab in 1971, the Popes and their children have been on the run from the law. Now elder son Danny is 17 and he wants to stop running from a past he had nothing to do with. 1 videodisc (116 min.)

MEDIA 10-458

 

Salvador 1986, 2001

Oliver Stone, Gerald Green, Richard Boyle, James Woods, James Belushi, Michael Murphy, John Savage, and Elpedia Carillo

In 1980, Richard Boyle, a veteran war photographer whose career needs a boost, heads for El Salvador to cover the civil war there. He forms an uneasy alliance with both guerrillas in the countryside who want him to get pictures out to the US press, and the right-wing military, who want him to bring them photographs of the rebels. After the murder of Archbishop Romero, the rape and murder of an American nurse and three nuns, and the death of a fellow journalist, Boyle attempts to escape El Salvador with his Salvadorean girlfriend Maria and her family. 1 videodisc (123 min.)

MEDIA 10-108

 

Scarface 1983/2006

Martin Bregman, Brian De Palma, Al Pacino, Steven Bauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Robert Loggia, Universal Pictures (Firm), and Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)

Inspired by the 1932 classic of the same title, Scarface follows the violent career of a smalltime Cuban refugee hoodlum who guns his way to the top of Miami's cocaine empire. 2 videodiscs (170 min.)

MEDIA            DANA 10-1110             42

 

Secret honor a political myth 2004, 1984

Portrays a disgraced President Richard Nixon recording memoirs in an attempt to defend himself and his political legacy. 1 videodisc (90 min.)

MEDIA 10-4191

 

Sex, lies, and videotape 1988, 1998

Steven Soderbergh, Robert Newmyer, John Hardy, James Spader, Andie MacDowell, Peter Gallagher, and Laura San Giacomo

Erotic comedy about a long lost college friend who drifts back into town and into the lives of a self-involved philanderer, his angelic wife, and her saucy sister. 1 videodisc (ca. 99 min.)

MEDIA 10-24

 

The shining 1980, 2001

Stanley Kubrick, Diane Johnson, Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scat Man Crothers, Danny Lloyd, and Stephen King

A young boy and his parents spend the winter in a resort hotel which is possessed by ghosts. 1 videodisc (142 min.)

MEDIA 10-97

 

The Sicilian 2001/1987

Christopher Lambert,  Terence Stamp, Joss Ackland, John Turturro, Richard Bauer, Sidney Beckerman, Joann Carelli, Steve Shagan, Michael Cimino, Gladden Entertainment Corporation, and Artisan Home Entertainment (Firm)

Biography of Salvatore Giuliano, Sicilian bandit who became a folk hero during the years after WWII. 1 videodisc (148 min.)

MEDIA 10-508

 

Silence of the heart 2005, 1984

After his friend commits suicide, a young man returns to the spot to kill himself as well, but his friend's parents appear and try to convince him not to give up on life. 1 videodisc (93 min.)

MEDIA 10-4401

 

The slugger's wife 2004

The marriage between an Atlanta Braves outfielder and a rock singer suddenly turns sour when their individual careers force them to make some tough choices. 1 videodisc (104 min.)

MEDIA 10-5030

 

Slumber party massacre collection 2010

The collection contains: Slumber Party Massacre (A high school girl's basketball team is stalked by an escaped mental patient with a portable drill) ; Slumber Party Massacre (The killer returns this time as a physical manifestation of a young girl's nightmares, slaying more teens in the guise of an evil rocker with a deadly guitar) ; Slumber Party Massacre III (A new group of teenagers decide to have a slumber party when an unknown killer attacks). 2 videodiscs (241 min.)

MEDIA 10-5005

 

Smooth talk 2004

Connie is a 15-year-old girl with two things on her mind, boys and how she looks, and she meets a man during the summer. 1 videodisc (92 min.)

MEDIA 10-5471

 

Southern comfort c2001, 1981

"When nine National Guardsmen enter the Louisiana swamp for routine training, they are unaware that just a handful of their ranks will make it out alive. Through an error in judgment, they incite an all-out war with some angry Cajuns who know the territory like the backs of their hands. Armed with a precious few bullets, and confused by the dimly lit, moss-covered maze into which they've stumbled, the innocent guardsmen know they'll be picked off one by one ... until they come up with a solution using the only resources they have left ... themselves"--Container. 1 videodisc (105 min.)

MEDIA 10-4254

 

Stardust memories 2005, 1980

Jack Rollins, Charles H Joffe, Gordon Willis, Robert Greenhut, Woody Allen, Charlotte Rampling, Jessica Harper, Marie Christine Barrault, Tony Roberts, Helen Hanft, Daniel Stern, Susan E Morse, Mel Bourne, Jack Rollins & Charles H. Joffe Productions, and MGM Home Entertainment Inc

Legendary comic filmmaker Sandy Bates is tired of being funny.  Teetering on the brink of a nervous breakdown, Bates attends a weekend retrospective of his films, only to confront the meaning of his work, the memories of his great love, Dorrie, and the merits of settling down with new girlfriend Isobel.  Plagued by hallucinations, alien visitations and the bloodless studio executives trying to recut his bleak new film, Bates struggles to find a reason to go on living. 1 videodisc (88 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2917

 

The stepfather  2009, c1986

A man searching for the perfect family marries a widow with children, only to kill them all when they act more normal than his dream family should. When his new stepdaughter sees through his fake persona, he must drop his Ward Cleaver attitude and show her how a real daughter should act. Loosely based on a true news story of New Jersey mass-murderer John List. 1 videodisc (89 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3750

 

Streets of fire a rock & roll fable, 1984 2003, c1984

Walter Hill, Larry Gross, Lawrence Gordon, Joel Silver, Michael Parae, Diane Lane, Rick Moranis, Amy Madigan, Willem Dafoe , Universal Pictures (Firm), and RKO Pictures

Tom Cody is a handsome, heroic soldier of fortune who returns to his old neighborhood to rescue his gorgeous ex-girlfriend, rock star Ellen Aim, from the clutches of the evil motorcycle gang that kidnaps her. 1 videodisc (93 min.)

MEDIA 10-1509

 

Tales from the quadead zone Contains three separate tales about the effects of hunger on one poor family, hatred and revenge of supernatural proportions between two brothers, and a dead little boy named Bobby. 1 videodisc (62 min.)

MEDIA 10-4765

 

They live c2003, 1988

One man discovers that aliens are masquerading as humans while they lull the public into submission through subliminal advertising messages. Only specially made sunglasses make the deadly truth visible. 1 videodisc (94 min.)

MEDIA 10-5108

 

The thing 1998, 1982

Set in the winter of 1982 at a research station in Antarctica, a twelve man research team finds an alien being that has fallen from the sky and has remained buried in the snow for over 100,000 years. Unfrozen and unleashed, the THING creates havoc and terror as it changes forms and becomes one of them. 1 videodisc (109 min.)

MEDIA 10-5106

 

Times Square c2000, 1980

Two runaways are living on the line in a tough town and a deejay helps them channel their anarchistic energies toward stardom. 1 videodisc (111 min.)

MEDIA 10-4454

 

To live and die in LA 2009

Federal Agent Richard Chance has a score to settle, and he's through playing by the rules. Whether that means blackmailing a beautiful parolee, disobeying direct orders or hurtling the wrong way down a crowded freeway, he vows to take down a murderous counterfeiter. As the stakes grow higher, Chance's obsession with vengeance might ultimately destroy him. 1 videodisc (116 min.)

MEDIA 10-5411

 

True love 2003, 1989

Richard A Guay, Nancy Savoca, Shelley Houis, Annabella Sciorra, Ron Eldard, Kelly Cinnante, Star Jasper, Aida Turturro, Roger Rignack, Forward Films (Firm), and MGM Home Entertainment Inc

This film traces the shifting moods and contrary behavior of two Italian-American sweethearts in the last days before their wedding. 1 videodisc (101 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3504

 

Under fire 1983, 2001

Roger Spottiswoode, Gene Hackman, Nick Nolte, Joanna Cassidy, Ron Shelton, and Clayton Frohman

The final days of Somoza's Nicaragua as witnessed and experienced by three American journalists. 1 videodisc (128 min.)

MEDIA 10-184

 

Variety c2008, 1983

Bette Gordon, Renée Shafransky, Arnold Abelson, Jerome Delamater, Peter Koper, Sandy McLeod, Will Patton, Richard M Davidson, Luis Guzmán, Nan Goldin, John Lurie, Kino International Corporation, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, and Channel Four (Great Britain)

Explores the question of voyeurism inherent in the watching of cinema by focusing on a woman, desperate for work, who takes a job selling tickets at a porno-movie theater. Initially apprehensive, she grows to like her position and begins to become a voyeur herself as she observes the clientele. 1 videodisc (97 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2313

 

The verdict 2002

Paul Newman, James Mason, Jack Warden, Charlotte Rampling, Milo O'Shea, Richard D Zanuck, Sidney Lumet, David Brown, David Mamet, Barry C Reed, and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc

1 DVD (123 min.)

MEDIA 10-2209

 

The video dead  2009, 1987

A writer finds that a television has been delivered to his house without him ever ordering one. Not about to look a gift horse in the mouth, the writer accepts the television, only to find that it does work properly and continuously plays a gory zombie movie. The television allows murderous undead through, who kill the writer. Three months later, a new family moves into the house, discovers the television, turn it on, and the undead begin to murder families in the neighborhood. 1 videodisc (90 min.)

MEDIA 10-4666

 

Videodrome c2004, 1983

When Max Renn goes looking for edgy new shows for his sleazy cable TV station, he stumbles across the pirate broadcast of a hyperviolent torture show called Videodrome. As he struggles to unearth the origins of the program, he embarks on a hallucinatory journey into a shadow world of right-wing conspiracies, sadomasochistic sex games, and bodily transformation. 2 videodiscs (89 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3743

 

Wall Street 2010, 1987

In this riveting, behind-the-scenes look at big business in the 1980s, an ambitious young broker is lured into the illegal, lucrative world of corporate espionage when he is seduced by the power, status, and financial wizardry of Wall Street legend Gordon Gekko. But he soon discovers that the pursuit of overnight riches comes at a price that's too high to pay. 2 videodiscs (126 min.)

MEDIA 10-3854

 

WarGames c1998, 1983

Young electronics wizard David Lightman unwittingly hooks into America's supersecret wargames computer and the world is suddenly threatened with nuclear annihilation. 1 videodisc (113 min.)

MEDIA 10-4524

 

White dog c2008

Samuel Fuller, Jon Davison, Curtis Hanson, Kristy McNichol, Paul Winfield, Burl Ives, Jameson Parker, Ennio Morricone, Romain Gary, Christa Fuller, Lynne Moody, Marshall Thompson, J Hoberman, Armond White, Criterion Collection (Firm), Paramount Pictures, and Edgar J. Scherick Associates

A German shepherd is adopted by an actress who learns that the dog has been trained to attack only African Americans. Now it's up to an animal trainer to try to change the dog. 1 videodisc (90 min.)

MEDIA 10-2053

 

Who framed Roger Rabbit? 1999, 1988

Tale of a detective, an unstable rabbit and his sexy wife in a world where cartoons and people live side by side. 1 videodisc (104 min.)

MEDIA 10-4224

 

Working girls 1987

Lizzie Borden, Andi Gladstone, Louise Smith, Ellen McElduff, Amanda Goodwin, Marusia Zach, Janne Peters, and Helen Nicholas

With humour and candor, producer Lizzie Borden recreates a typical day in the life of a middle class brothel in New York City, and lets the viewer share the experience of women paid to guarantee satisfaction as told from a woman's perspective. The film treats prostitutes less as stereotypes and more as people--people with feelings, concerns, goals and dreams--just like anybody else. 1 videocassette (93 min.)

MEDIA  MEDIA 2-1868      10-1495

 

The yellow wallpaper c 1998, 1989

The story of a woman who is gradually becoming insane. While taking a rest cure she becomes obsessed with the wallpaper and begins to imagine that there is a woman behind the paper. 1 videocassette (76 min.)

MEDIA 10-4884

 

Zelig 2001, 1983

Woody Allen, Jack Rollins, Charles H Joffe , Robert Greenhut,  Mia Farrow, Susan Sontag, Saul Bellow, Patrick Horgan, Gordon Willis, Susan E Morse, Dick Hyman, Orion Pictures, Warner Bros, Jack Rollins & Charles H. Joffe Productions, and MGM Home Entertainment Inc

This spoof of documentary films stars Woody Allen as Leonard Zelig, the famous "Chameleon Man" of the 1920's, whose personality was so vague he would assume the characteristics of whomever he came into contact with. Filmed in black-and-white, the movie simulates the look of a newsreel, complete with stentorian narration. 1 videodisc (79 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2920

 

United States, 1980s

 

2010 the year we make contact c1991

Arthur Charles Clarke, Peter Hyams, Roy Scheider, John Lithgow, Helen Mirren, Bob Balaban, Keir Dullea, Douglas Rain, MGM/UA Entertainment Co, Turner Entertainment Co, and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

While planet Earth poses on the brink of disaster, a team of Russian and American scientists hurtle to a rendezvous with the abandoned Discovery spacecraft and its sole known survivor, the homicidal computer HAL. 1 videocassette (117 min.)

MEDIA 2-7109

 

Absence of malice 1993

Sydney Pollack, Paul Newman, Sally Field, and Kurt Luedtke

Fascinating story about the power of the press. Businessman Paul Newman is wrongfully accused of criminal behavior in a newspaper. He and the investigative reporter responsible for the article work to uncover the truth and clear his name. 1 videocassette (117 min.) :

MEDIA  DANA  2-5080    476

 

The Accused 1989

Kelly McGillis, Jodie Foster, and Jonathan Kaplan

The victim of a gang rape finds herself battling the legal system as she goes after her attackers and the onlookers who encouraged the assault. 1 videocassette (110 min.) :

MEDIA 2-700

 

Airplane! c1992

Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Jon Davison, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, Howard W Koch, Paramount Pictures, inc, and Paramount Home Video (Firm)

The passengers and crew of an airplane suffer every catastrophe in the book in this spoof of disaster movies. 1 videocassette (88 min.)

MEDIA 2-7092

 

Airplane II, the sequel c1997

Howard W Koch, Ken Finkleman, Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, and Paramount Pictures Corporation

There's a mad bomber on board, the first lunar shuttle is about to self-destruct, the engines are not working, and--worst of all--the flight crew discovers they are completely out of coffee! 1 videocassette (84 min.)

MEDIA 2-7094

 

Aliens 1987

Sigourney Weaver and James Cameron

Sequel to "Alien", and in a continuation of the original story, Ripley returns to safety among her fellow human beings. She's asked to go back, but the cynical veterans refuse to believe Ripley when she warns them about their enemy. 1 videocassette (138 min.) :

MEDIA 2-596

 

Amadeus 1984

Milos Forman, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, F. Murray Abraham, Thomas Hulce, and Peter Shaffer

The life and music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is viewed through the memories of an envious rival, Salieri. 1 videocassette (158 min.) :

MEDIA 2-654

 

American pop 1981, 1998

Ralph Bakshi, Ronni Kern, Martin Ransohoff , Ron Thompson, Marya Small, Gerald W Holland, Lisa Jane Persky, Jeffrey Lippa, and Roz Kelly

The story of four generations whose lives revolve around the beat of American popular music. The story is told in animation with songs by The Doors, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Pat Benatar and Lou Reed among others. 1 videocassette (96 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3772

 

Annie Hall 1987

Woody Allen and Diane Keaton

Autobiographical love story with incisive Allenisms on romance relationships, fame, and other topics. 1 videocassette (94 min.) :

MEDIA 2-329

 

Atlantic City 1981

Louis Malle and John Guare

A smalltime, aging Mafia hood falls in love with a clam bar waitress,  and they share the spoils of the big score against the backdrop of a c   hanging Atlantic City. 1 videocassette (VHS) (104 min.) :

MEDIA 2-88

 

Awakenings 1991

Oliver W Sacks, Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Walter F Parkes, Penny Marshall, and Lawrence Lasker

The powerful, true story of a maverick doctor and the patients whose lives he changes. 1 videocassette (120 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1881

 

Bagdad Cafe 1988

Mariann Sägebrecht, C. C. H Pounder, Jack Palance, and Percy Adlon

It's just a greasy spoon and a rusty gas pump until a German housewife on holiday arrives at the Bagdad Cafe. 1 videocassette (91 min.) :

MEDIA 2-693

 

The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez 1988

Robert M Young and Américo Paredes

On June 12, 1901, Gregorio Cortez (played by Edwad Olmos), a young Mexican man, shoots and kills a sheriff in self-defense.  For the next 11 days, he eludes a posse of 600 Texas Rangers in a 450 mile chase across Texas.  His manhunt captures the nation's interest and his eventual trial is tainted by the extreme emotions of the country. 1 videocassette (105 min.)

MEDIA 2-607

 

Barfly c1987

Mickey Rourke, Faye Dunaway, Barbet Schroeder, Fred Roos, Tom Luddy, Charles Bukowski, Cannon Films, Cannon International, Golan-Globus (Firm), Zoetrope Studios, and Warner Home Video (Firm)

Henry and Wanda are wedded to their bar stools, not each other, but they like each other and attempt to make a go of life on the skids. 1 videocassette (ca. 100 min.)

MEDIA 2-7192

 

Batman 1989

Bob Kane, Tim Burton, Jack Nicholson, Michael Keaton, and Kim Basinger

A crime fighting vigilante takes on the criminals in a futuristic industrial city. 1 videocassette (126 min.) :

MEDIA 2-829

 

Betrayed 1989

Debra Winger, Tom Berenger, Costa Gavras, Irwin Winkler, and Joe Eszterhas

Cathy Weaver, FBI agent, goes under cover to investigate Gary Simmons, a suspect in the murder of a local radio personality. As she becomes romantically interested in Simmons, Weaver uncovers an extremist group armed for murder. 1 videocassette (128 min.) :

MEDIA 2-820

 

The big red one the reconstruction c2005, 1980

Samuel Fuller, Gene Corman, Robert Carradine, Mark Hamill, Lee Marvin, Warner Bros, Lorimar Pictures, and Warner Home Video (Firm)

Named for the insignia of the First Infantry Division, this World War II combat film follows a handful of young GIs and their sergeant as they battle their way from North Africa through Sicily, Omaha Beach and Belgium to the ultimate horror of the concentration camp at Falkenau, Czechoslovakia. 2 videodisc (162 min.)

MEDIA 10-479

 

Bird 1989

Forest Whitaker, Diane Venora, and Clint Eastwood

The life of legendary jazz musician Charlie "Yardbird" Parker, directed and produced by jazz fan, Clint Eastwood.  The film uses actual recordings by Parker with the backgrounds removed, and accompaniment by modern musicians attuned to the Yardbird's improvisations. 2 videodiscs (161 min.) :

MEDIA 2-809

 

Bizarre, bizarre Drole de drame : a film 1986, 1937

Marcel Carné, Jacques Prévert, Michel Simon, Françoise Rosay, Louis Jouvet, Jean Pierre Aumont, Jean Louis Barrault, Sinoel, Marcel Duhamel, Agnčs Capri, and J. Storer Clouston

A group of Victorian Englishmen get so enmeshed in lies and disguises, murders and supposed murders, intrigues and romances, that Scotland Yard and the participants themselves are confused. 1 videocassette (87 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3661

 

Blade runner 1999, 1982

Philip K Dick, Hampton Fancher, David Webb Peoples, Michael Deeley, Ridley Scott, Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, and Daryl Hannah

Los Angeles, 2019: Deckard, an expert "blade runner," must identify and execute four replicants, (genetically engineered beings virtually identical to humans) which have illegally returned to earth from their off-world slave duty. 1 videocassette (117 min.) :  DVD

DANA       MEDIA         MEDIA 1303             2-1705            10-66

 

Blue velvet c2002

David Lynch, Fred Caruso, Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern, Hope Lange, Dean Stockwell, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, and MGM Home Entertainment Inc

A college student stumbles across a bizarre mystery and wants to know more. The strange world he's found lurking beneath his hometown picture-postcard veneer is about to become much stranger. 1 videodisc (121 min.)

MEDIA 10-383

 

Body heat 1981, 1998

William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, Richard Crenna, Lawrence Kasdan, Fred T Gallo, Ted Danson, J. A Preston, and Mickey Rourke

A likable, unambitious Florida attorney and his siren-like lover plot to kill her wealthy husband. 1 videocassette (113 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5083

 

Born in East L.A 1988, 1987

Cheech Marin, Peter Macgregor-Scott, Daniel Stern, Paul Rodriguez, Jan-Michael Vincent, and Kamala Lopez

A U.S. citizen from East Los Angeles is accidentally departed to Mexico without any identification, and is unable to convince immigration officials to let him back into the States. 1 videocassette (85 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2418

 

Born on the Fourth of July 1990

Oliver Stone, Ron Kovic, A. Kitman Ho, Tom Cruise, Willem Dafoe, Kyra Sedgwick, Raymond J Barry, Jerry Levine, Frank Whaley, and Caroline Kava

The true story of a young man, Ron Kovic, who's life changes from that of a zealous teen who eagerly volunteers for the Vietnam War to an embittered veteran paralyzed from the mid-chest down. Overcoming both personal and societal obstacles, he becomes a strong voice for patriotic, but disenchanted veterans and citizens alike. 1 videocassette (145 min.) :

MEDIA   DANA 2-3186       33

 

The Boys in the band 1984

William Friedkin, Kenneth Nelson, Leonard Frey, Cliff Gorman, and Mart Crowley

This film version of Mart Crowley's play was a landmark in the treatment of homosexuality by the film industry. The plot centers around a birthday party where a heterosexual is unintentionally a guest. 1 videocassette (119 min.) :

MEDIA 2-856

 

The breakfast club 2003, c1985

Ally Sheedy, Thomas Del Ruth, Dede Allen, Keith Forsey, Marilyn Vance, John W Corso, A & M Films (Firm), Channel (Firm), and Universal Pictures (Firm)

They are five high school students with nothing in common, faced with spending a Saturday morning detention together in their school library. At 7 a.m. they had nothing to say to each other, but by 4 p.m., they had bared their souls and become good friends. 1 videodisc (97 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1872

 

Broadcast news 1988, 1987

William Hurt, Albert Brooks, and Holly Hunter

A romantic triangle in a fresh and fascinating setting of news broadcasting. 1 videocassette (132 min.) :

MEDIA 2-602

 

Chameleon Street 1992

Dan Lawton, Wendell B Harris, Angela Leslie, Amina Fakir, Paula McGee, Anthony Ennis, and Daven Kiley

Dramatization of the exploits of William Douglas "Chameleon" Street, a famous criminal impostor of the 1970s. 1 videocassette (95 min.) :

DANA 1465

 

Chan is missing 1989

Wayne Wang, Isaac Cronin, Wood Moy, Marc Hayashi, and Laureen Chew

Set in San Francisco, this sleeper concerns a middle-aged Chinese-American cab driver and his wise-cracking young nephew, who discover that their friend Chan Hung has disappeared with $4000 of their savings. 1 videocassette (80 min.) :

DANA. MEDIA 519 2-1304

 

Clara's heart c1989

Martin Elfand, Robert Mulligan, Whoopi Goldberg, Neil Patrick Harris, Kathleen Quinlan, Spalding Gray, Beverly Todd, Joseph Olshan, MTM Enterprises, Warner Bros, and Warner Home Video (Firm)

Clara Mayfield, a Jamaican housekeeper, enters the Harts' luxurious suburban Baltimore home as an interloper, but her unshakable dignity and bounteous humor act like sunshine on the tight bud of David's soul. He flowers under her care and even fashions his speech after hers. 1 videocassette (108 min.)

MEDIA 2-6669

 

Clash of the Titans 1981

Desmond Davis, Charles H Schneer, Ray Harryhausen, Harry Hamlin, Burgess Meredith, and Judi Bowker

Greek mythology is the basis for this spirited, romantic adventure, featuring many glorious monsters created by special-effects wiz Ray Harryhausen. Harry Hamlin plays Perseus, who engages in assorted daring feats to save his lady love, played by Judi Bowker, from being sacrificed to the huge sea monster, the Kraken. 1 videocassette (118 min.) :

DANA 1145

 

The color purple c1997

Steven Spielberg, Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey, Alice Walker, Warner Bros, and Warner Home Video (Firm)

An uneducated woman living in the rural American south who was raped by her father, deprived of the children she bore him and forced to marry a brutal man she calls "Mister" is transformed by the friendship of two remarkable women, acquiring self-worth and the strength to forgive. 1 videodisc (154 min.)

DANA      MEDIA 309             2-483

 

Colors 1988

Sean Penn, Robert Duvall, and Dennis Hopper

Two L.A. cops, one a veteran and one a rookie, try to bring peace to the war raging on the streets of L.A. 1 videocassette (127 min.) :

MEDIA 2-690

 

A Cry in the dark 1989

John Bryson, Fred Schepisi, Meryl Streep, and Sam Neill

Meryl Streep captured her third New York Film Critics Award and her eighth Oscar nomination in 11 years of moviemaking for her portrayal of Lindy, who lives the nightmare of seeing a wild dog carry off her infant, then endures a travesty of a trial by the courts and media. 1 videocassette (VHS) (122 min.) :

DANA 90

 

Cutter's way 2001

Jeffrey Alan Fishkin, Paul R Gurian, Ivan Passer, Jeff Bridges, John Heard, Lisa Eichorn, Stephen Elliott, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Gurian Entertainment (Firm), and MGM Home Entertainment Inc

When his best friend is accused of murder, a Vietnam veteran tries to solve the case. 1 videodisc (109 min.)

MEDIA 10-473

 

Dangerous liaisons 1989

Stephen Frears, Christopher Hampton, Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Michelle Pfeiffer, Swoosie Kurtz, Keanu Reeves, and Choderlos de Laclos

1 videocassette (120 min.) :

MEDIA 2-802

 

Dead poets society 1990

Robin Williams, Peter Weir, Touchstone Pictures, Silver Screen Partners, and Buena Vista Home Video (Firm)

English professor John Keating, who, in an age of crew cuts, sport coats and cheerless conformity, inspires his students to live life to the fullest.  The charismatic teacher's emotionally charged challenge is met by his students with irrepressible enthusiasm, changing their lives forever. 1 videocassette (128 min.)

MEDIA. MEDIA 2-986 2-7060

 

Dead ringers 1992, 1988

Heidi von Palleske, Jack Geasland, James G Robinson, David Cronenberg, Jeremy Irons, Genevičve Bujold, Bari Wood, Joe Roth, and Marc Boyman

Irons portrays identical twin gynecologists Elliot and Beverly who represent opposite sides of one personality.  They share the same practice, the same apartment, and the same women, until one special woman (Bujold) enters their lives and threatens to break the bizarre bond between the brothers. 1 videocassette (ca. 117 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2434

 

Desert hearts 1995, 1985

Helen Shaver, Patricia Charbonneau, Audra Lindley, Donna Deitch, Natalie Cooper, and Jane Rule

Vivian (Shaver) is an English professor who goes to Reno for a quickie divorce in 1959. While waiting at a dumpy dude ranch for the final divorce papers, she meets the beautiful and sensuous Cay (Charbonneau). 1 videocassette (91 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2583

 

Desperately seeking Susan 1985, 2000

Rosanna Arquette, Aidan Quinn, Madonna, Susan Seidelman, Sarah Pillsbury, and Midge Sanford

A bored New Jersey housewife who fantasizes about the ads in the personal section of the newspaper want ads shows up at a rendezvous between two lovers. She gets bumped on the head, which leads to a case of amnesia and opens the door to intrigue and love. 1 videodsic (104 min.) :

MEDIA 10-19

 

Do the right thing  1989

Spike Lee, Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, and Ruby Dee

Spike Lee's powerful film combines humor and drama with memorable chararcters while tracing the course of a single day on a block in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn, New York. 1 videocassette (120 min.) :

DANA. MEDIA 55 2-838

 

A doll's house 1983?

George Schaefer and Henrik Ibsen

Nora, who is dominated first by her father and then by her husband, gradually realizes that her personal independence can only emergerg outside of her present situation. Presents stereotypical models of traditional sexual roles. 1 videocassette (89 min.) :

DANA. DOUGLASS. MEDIA 69             49                  2-74

 

The earthling 1995

William Holden, Ricky Schroeder, Samuel Z Arkoff, Peter Collinson, Lanny Colter, Elliot Schick, John Strong, Orion Pictures, Orion Home Video (Firm), Filmways Pictures, and GoodTimes Home Video (Firm)

Aloner, returning to his native Australia is thrown together with a recently orphaned city-boy. Forced to fend together for survival, a special magic grows between them. 1 videocassette (96 min.)

MEDIA 2-7535

 

Eat a bowl of tea 1989

Tom Sternberg, Wayne Wang, Cora Miao, Russell Wong, Judith Rascoe, and Louis Chu

In New York's Chinatown of the late 1940's, young Ben Loy, fresh out of the service, has his whole life spread out before him--including a job, an apartment and a marriage arranged by his father. 1 videocassette (104 min.) :

DANA    MEDIA 511            10-1490

 

Eight men out 1989

John Sayles, Charlie Sheen, D. B Sweeney, and Christopher Lloyd

Based on the real-life scandal of 1919, the film tells the story of eight baseball players who plan to throw games for money, and the scorn and anger the scheme earned them. 1 videocassette (120 min.) :

MEDIA 2-744

 

El Norte 1984

Gregory Nava

Beginning in the remote jungles of Guatemala, the film chronicles the lives of a brother and sister who, after their father is killed by government soldiers, strike out on a perilous journey to reach the "promised land" in the north, America.  Once there, their troubles do not end, for they are "illegals" in an alien culture. 1 videocassette (141 min.) :

DANA. MEDIA 6 2-49

 

El Super 1989

Leon Ichaso, Orlando Jiménez-Leal, Manuel Arce, Emilio Guede, Gloria Pińeyro, Mariano Ros, Raymundo Hidalgo-Gato, Zully Montero, Reynaldo Medina, Elizabeth Peńa, and Iván Acosta

"A humorous and touching view of Cuban exiles living in a basement apartment during a snowy winter in New York. El Super is the story of Roberto, a superintendent, who dreams of his warm and friendly homeland, and stubbornly refuses to assimilate into the new culture"--Container. 1 videocassette (90 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5361

 

The Elephant Man 1980, 1991

Jonathan Sanger, David Lynch, John Hurt, Anthony Hopkins, Anne Bancroft, Wendy Hiller, John Gielgud, Frederick Treves, and Ashley Montagu

Based on a true story, the film examines the complex emotional experiences faced by John Merrick, the "Elephant Man", when he is discovered by a dedicated surgeon. Rescued from his degrading life as a circus freak, Merrick is given a chance to live his last years with comfort, respect, and dignity. 1 videocassette (124 min.) :

DANA 1522

 

The Empire strikes back 1997, 1980

Kenny Baker, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, David Prowse, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew, Frank Oz, Irvin Kershner, Gary Kurtz, Leigh Brackett, and Lawrence Kasdan

The battle to save the galaxy from the evil Empire rages on. Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia and Chewbacca face attack by the Imperial forces and its AT-AT walkers on the ice planet Hoth.  While Han and Leia escape in the Millenium Falcon, Luke travels to Dagobah in search of Yoda.  Only with the Jedi Master's help will Luke survive when the dark side of the Force beckons him into an ultimate duel with Darth Vader. 1 videocassette (ca. 127 min.) :

DANA. DANA. DANA 1058 cassette 1 1058 cassette 2 1058 cassette 3

 

Excalibur 1988, 1981

John Boorman, Thomas Malory, Nigel Terry, Nicol Williamson, Helen Mirren, Nicholas Clay, Cherie Lunghi, and Paul Geoffrey

The classic saga of King Arthur and those around him in the Court--the knights, his Queen, and the wizard Merlin. Focuses on the rise of Chrsistian civilization out of the Dark Ages. 1 videocassette (141 min.) :

MEDIA         DANA 2-1113            1100

 

Fail-safe 1989

Max E Youngstein, Sidney Lumet, Dan O'Herlihy, Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Fritz Weaver, Larry Hagman, and Eugene Burdick

A mechanical device at Strategic Air Command headquarters triggers an atomic mission to bomb Moscow.  Desperate and determined efforts to stop it by the American generals and bureaucrats make for a tense suspense thriller. 1 videocassette (111 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2191

 

Fiddler on the roof 1988

Topol, Norma Crane, Norman Jewison, Joseph Stein, Jerry Bock, and Sheldon Harnick

Tevye is a poor Jewish milkman with five unmarried daughters to support in a villiage in Czarist Russia.  With a sharp tongued wife at home and growing anti-Semitism in the villiage, Tevye talks to God about his troubles.  His people's traditions keep him strong when his existence is as precariously balanced as a fiddler on a roof. 2 videocassettes (180 min.) :

MEDIA. MEDIA 2-657 cassette 1 2-658 cassette 2

 

Field of dreams c1990

Lawrence Gordon, Charles Gordon, Phil Alden Robinson, W. P Kinsella, Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan, James Earl Jones, Burt Lancaster, Ray Liotta, Timothy Busfield, Universal City Studios, MCA Universal Home Video (Firm), Gordon Company, and MCA Home Video (Firm)

Inspired by a voice he cannot ignore, an Iowa farmer turns his ordinary cornfield into a place where dreams come true. 1 videocassette (106 min.)

MEDIA 2-7210

United States, 1980s (Continued)

A Fish called Wanda 1989

Charles Crichton, John Cleese, and Jamie Lee Curtis

Jewel thief Wanda Gershwitz (Curtis) is every Englishman's dream of the sexy American babe: brash, bright-eyed, and buxom.  Barrister Archie Leach (Cleese) is the quintessential Englishman: polite, poised, and nearly comatose.  Under normal circumstances, they might never meet...but in "A Fish called Wanda" they're about to come crashing together in a hilarious clash of cultures. 1 videocassette (108 min.) :

MEDIA 2-984

 

The fly 2005

David Cronenberg, Stuart Cornfeld, Marc-Ami Boyman, Kip Ohman, George Langelaan, Charles Pogue, Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz, Brooksfilms (Firm), and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc

Seth Brundle develops a system to transport objects in a matter of seconds, but when he tries it on himself, Seth's genes and molecules are accidentally fused with those of a fly. Seth's excitement over his new physical abilities turns into a nightmare as his insect half begins to take over. 2 videodiscs (ca. 95 min.)

MEDIA 10-771

 

Fool for love 1985, 1987

Sam Shepard, Kim Basinger, Randy Quaid, Harry Dean Stanton, Menahem Golan, Yoram Globus, and Robert Altman

Explores the passionate love/hate relationship between a cowboy drifter, Eddie, and his long-time love, May. 1 videocassette (108 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1445

 

Frantic 1991

Roman Polanski, Thom Mount, Tim Hampton, Gérard Brach, Harrison Ford, Betty Buckley, John Maloney, Jimmie Ray Weeks, Yorgo Voyagis, David Huddleston, and Emmanuelle Seigner

The story of an American doctor's desparate search for his kidnapped wife through the back streets of Paris. 1 videocassette (120 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2836

 

Gandhi 1990, 1982

Richard Attenborough, John Briley, Ben Kingsley, and Candice Bergen

Portrays Gandhi's life from young lawyer through his historic struggle to free India from colonial rule. 2 videocassettes (ca. 187 min.) :

MEDIA. MEDIA 2-1838 2-1839

 

The Glass menagerie 1987, 1988

Tennessee Williams, Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, John Malkovich, Karen Allen, and James Naughton

Drama about people who live on the fine line between fantasy and reality.  Tells the story of Amanda (Woodward), a strong-willed woman who attempts to impose her shattered dreams into the life and personality of her shy, reclusive daughter Laura (Allen).  Laura is dominated by her mother, but finds solace through the attentions of her troubled brother Tom (Malkovich) and Jim (Naughton), a "gentleman caller", and her glass figurines. 1 videocassette (134 min.) :

DANA. MEDIA 658 2-1348

 

Glory 1990, 1989

Edward Zwick, Pieter Jan Brugge, Kevin Jarre, Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman, Raymond St. Jacques, and Freddie Fields

The heart-stopping story of the first black regiment to fight for the North in the Civil War. 1 videocassette (122 min.) :

DANA. MEDIA 1091 2-1642

 

Go tell it on the mountain 1985

Calvin Skaggs, Stan Lathan, Jay Freund, Paul Winfield, Alfre Woodard, Rosalind Cash, James Bond,  Olivia Cole, Ruby Dee , and James Baldwin

"To be Black in America.  To seek both salvation and understanding in the journey of a family from the rural South to 'big city' Harlem.  To be a young boy struggling to earn the approval of a self-righteous and often unloving stepfather."--Container. 1 videocassette (97 min.) :

DANA     MEDIA 1420           2-2176

 

Good morning, Vietnam 1987

Robin Williams and Barry Levinson

An irreverent, non-conformist deejay is imported by the Army for an early a.m. radio show in 1965 Saigon. He blasts the formerly staid, sanitized airwaves with a constant barrage of rapid-fire humor. The G.I.s love him, but the brass is up in arms! 1 videocassette (121 min.) :

MEDIA 2-686

 

The Good mother 1989

Leonard Nimoy, Sue Miller, Diane Keaton, and Liam Neeson

Discovering true passion for the first time in her life, Anna's life couldn't have been more perfect.  But shocking charges against her force her to prove that she is a good mother. 1 videocassette (104 min.) :

MEDIA 2-807

 

Gorillas in the mist the adventures of Dian  Fossey 1989

Michael Apted, Sigourney Weaver, and Bryan Brown

Based on the true story of young anthropologist Dian Fossey who travels to the African mountains to study the rare gorillas. 1 videocassette (129 min.) :

MEDIA 2-772

 

Gung ho 1986

Michael Keaton

When Michael Keaton persuades a Japanese auto firm to reopen his home town's defunct auto factory, he's a hero. But when the Japanese hire him to enforce their policies among his American co-workers, he goes from hero to zero. 1 videocassette (111 min.) :

MEDIA 2-490

 

Hairspray 1988

John Waters, Sonny Bono, Debbie Harry, and Divine

It's 1962, when cool was king and th Madison was the fave rave of the Hit Parade.  Tracy Turnblad has the biggest bouffant on the block, and all the right moves to be a star on Baltimore's homegrown dance show, "The Corny Collins Show."  An outrageous comedy from John Waters. 1 videocassette (92 min.) :

MEDIA 2-656

 

Hannah and her sisters 1986

Woody Allen

The story of three sisters and their relationships with each other, their husbands and other men with whom they are involved. 1 videocassette  (103 min.) :

MEDIA 2-487

 

Die hard 1996

Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Alexander Godunov, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald Veljohnson, John McTiernan, Lawrence Gordon, Joel Silver, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc, Silver Pictures, and Gordon Company

A New York City detective arrives in Los Angeles intending to spend a quiet Christmas with his estranged wife. But while waiting for her Christmas office party to break up, terrorists seize control of the building. As hostages are rounded up, the detective slips away and, armed with only a service revolver, launches his own one-man war. 1 videocassette (131 min.)

MEDIA 2-7064

 

Heading south Vers le sud 2007

Karen Young, Laurent Cantet, Charlotte Rampling, Louise Portal, Ménothy César, Dany Laferričre, Haut et Court (Firm), and Genius Products

Three middle-aged women, disillusioned and unsatisfied by the men at home converge at a Haitian resort to soak up the sun and sample the sexual talents of the natives. 1 videodisc (103 min.)

DANA 325

 

Hollywood shuffle 1987

Robert Townsend and Keenen Ivory Wayans

Bobby Taylor is your basic struggling actor. He works at the Winky Dinky hot dog stand and auditions for that one, perfect role that will make him a star. 1 videocassette (81 min.) :

MEDIA 2-597

 

House of games 1987

David Mamet, Michael Hausman, Lindsay Crouse, and Joe Mantegna

A woman psychiatrist, trying to help a patient whose life has been threatened, is drawn into the dangerous but provocative underworld of a smooth-talking con man. 1 videocassette (102 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3821

 

Housekeeping 1988

Bill Forsyth, Christine Lahti, and Marilynne Robinson

This noncomformist comedy is about an eccentric Aunt Sylvie, who arrives in the small Pacific Northwest community of Fingerbone to care for her two orphaned nieces. 1 videocassette (117 min.) :

MEDIA 2-713

 

In the heat of the night 1988

Norman Jewison, Sidney Poitier, and Rod Steiger

This academy award winning drama takes places in the deep south, involving a black policeman from Philadelphia and a local red-neck police chief trying to solve a murder mystery. 1 videocassette (110 min.) :

MEDIA 2-698

 

Ironweed 1988

Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, and Hector Babenco

A bittersweet story of the harsh realities of life in the streets for homeless people during the depression. 1 videocassette (135 min.) :

MEDIA 2-761

 

Kamikaze hearts 1993

Heinz Legler, Sharon Hennessey, Bob Rivkin , Juliet Bashore, Tigr Mennett, John Knoop, Sharon Mitchell, and Facets Video (Firm)

"Combines fiction and documentary, storytelling and talking heads in a narrative about Sharon Mitchell and Tina Mennet, real-life lovers and junkies, the former an actress, the latter a director/producer"--Container. 1 videocassette (80 min.)

MEDIA 2-7629

 

Kiss of the spider woman 1985

Manuel Puig, William Hurt, Raul Julia, Sonia Braga, Hector Babenco, David Weisman, and Leonard Schrader

In a prison cell somewhere in Latin America, Molina and Valentin have only one thing in common-- they are both victims of society.  This is the complex story of the relationship that develops between two men with radically different perspectives on life. 1 videocassette (121 min.) :

DANA. MEDIA 786 2-3080

 

Lady in white 1988

Lukas Haas and Len Cariou

On Halloween, 1962, the sleepy town of Willowpoint Falls wakes up forever. Locked overnight in the school cloakroom, the victim of a Holloween prank, young Frankie Scarlatti witnesses an eerie apparition--a girl-ghost in the grip of a mysterious killer. Suddenly, Frankie himself is grabbed and almost strangled. Hovering between life and death, he has another vision--of the same girl, begging him to expose the killer and put her spirit to rest. 1 videocassette (113 min.) :

MEDIA 2-688

 

Last exit to Brooklyn 1990, 1989

Stephen Lang, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Burt Young, Peter Dobson, Jerry Orbach, Uli Edel, Bernd Eichinger, Mark Knopfler, Desmond Nakano, and Hubert Selby

Stunning in its raw intensity, Last Exit to Brooklyn chronicles the lives of a colorful group of small-time hoods and hustlers in post-war Brooklyn. 1 videocassette (103 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3434

 

Lean on me 1989

John G Avildsen, Norman Twain, Robert Guillaume, Morgan Freeman, Beverly Todd, Alan North, and Lynne Thigpen

The fact-based story of high school principal Joe Clark, who armed himself with a bullhorn and a Louisville Slugger and slammed the door on losers at Eastside High in Paterson, New Jersey. 1 videocassette (109 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2811

 

Let it ride c1991

David Giler, Joe Pytka, Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, David Johansen, Allen Garfield, and Paramount Pictures

Comedy about a man with a hot tip on a horse everybody else says is ready for the glue factory! 1 videocassette (91 min.)

MEDIA 2-7107

 

Lightning over Braddock a Rustbowl fantasy 1989

Tony Buba, Sal Caru, Stephen Pellegrino, and Jimmy Roy

A feature film done in a semi-documentary style. The story concerns a director (Buba) trying to make a film with a temperamental actor in poor health (Caru). Another theme proposes that myths and fantasies exist that prevent people in the "rust bowl" region of Northeastern Pennsylvania from getting control over their lives, and also that the link between individual and community in U.S. society is vulnerable because of society's apparent preoccupation with media images and fame. 1 videocassette (ca. 82 min.) :

MEDIA 2-6147

 

Lightning over water c2006

Nicholas Ray, Wim Wenders, Nicholas Ray, Jerry Bamman, Chris Sievernich, Pierre Cottrell, Renaee Gundelach, Road Movies Filmproduktion, Viking Film (Firm), Wim Wenders Produktion, and Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc

In 1979, Wim Wenders traveled to New York City to make a film with legendary director Nicholas Ray. As Ray lays dying of cancer, he reflects on his life and career. The resulting film tells a moving story both about friendship and a life in cinema. 1 videodisc (90 min.) :

MEDIA    MEDIA 10-1756          10-178

 

Look who's talking 1990, 1989

John Travolta, Olympia Dukakis, Kirstie Alley, Amy Heckerling, and Jonathan D Krane

Mollie is a single working mother who's out to find the perfect father for her child.  Her baby prefers a cab driver turned baby sitter who has what it takes to make them both happy. 1 videocassette (96 min.) :

DANA 484

 

Magdalena Viraga story of a Red Sea crossing 1988

Nina Menkes, Tinka Menkes, Claire Aguilar, and Facets Video (Firm)

Presents imaginative and experimental feature which explores the inner life and psychological journey from passivity to awareness of a prostitute who is arrested as a murder suspect. 1 videocassette (90 min.)

MEDIA 2-7626

 

The man from Snowy River c1994

Geoff Burrowes, George Miller, Kirk Douglas, Jack Thompson, Tom Burlinson, Sigrid Thornton, Lorraine Bayly, A. B Paterson, Michael Edgley International, Cambridge Films, Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation, and Fox Video (Firm)

Horse roundups, romance and a family feud on the Australian frontier in the 1880s. 1 videocassette (104 min.)

MEDIA 2-7062

 

The man who envied women 1985

Yvonne Rainer, William Raymond, Trisha Brown, Larry Loonin, and Jackie Raymal

"With the unique style that characterizes her work, Rainer explores issues of sexuality, aging, power relations and political activism in The Man Who Envied Women. Around a familiar theme-the breakup of a marriage-Rainer constructs an honest, graceful and wickedly funny account of a self-satisfied womanizer, a man 'who knows almost too much about women.' Along the way, she reveals the oppositions we create, not only between theory and action, the conscious and the unconscious, intellect and emotion, and our personal and global concerns"--Distributor's Web site. 1 videocassette (125 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5493

 

Manifesto c1995

Alfred Molina, Camilla Sřeberg, Eric Stoltz, Gabrielle Anwar, Dusan Makavejev, Menahem Golan, Yoram Globus, Émile Zola, Cannon Films, Cannon International, Golan-Globus (Firm), Orion Home Video (Firm), and Fox Lorber Home Video (Firm)

Set in the 1920's, this anarchic dark comedy depicts a small Balkan community that's a hotbed of assassination plots, sexual freedom, and repressive ideas--L. Maltin. 1 videocassette (ca. 97 min.)

MEDIA 2-7506

 

Marie 1985

Sissy Spacek, Jeff Daniels, Keith Szarabajka, Peter Maas,  Frank Jr Capra, Roger Donaldson, Morgan Freeman, and Fred Thompson

Marie, as the first woman to head the State Board of Pardons and Paroles, finds herself caught in a deadly game of graft, slander, and murder as she tries to expose the corruption. 1 videocassette (113 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1354

 

Matewan 1988

John Sayles, James Earl Jones, Chris Cooper, and Mary McDonnell

The bloody Matewan massacre was the Alamo of the fierce struggle that raged in the coal fields of West Virginia in the 1920's.  "Matewan" draws on the same moral brawn that Steinbeck and Ford flexed in "The Grapes of Wrath" and celebrates the same compelling virtues. 1 videocassette (100 min.) :

MEDIA. MEDIA 2-462 2-5444

 

The mean season 2001

David Foster, Lawrence Turman, Leon Piedmont, Phillip Borsos, Kurt Russell, Mariel Hemingway, Richard Jordan, and Richard Masur

A young journalist and his girlfriend become involved in the case of a serial killer in Miami. Their lives become threatened as his journalistic ambitions get them more deeply involved. 1 videodisc (104 min.) :

MEDIA 10-188

 

The Mikado 1999, 1982

W. S Gilbert, Marie Baron, Eric Donkin, Henry Ingram, Christina James, Richard McMillan, Gidon Saks, Berthold Carrière, Brian Macdonald, Norman Campbell, and Arthur Sullivan

1 videodisc (150 min.) :

DANA 4

 

The Milagro beanfield war 1988

Robert Redford, Rubén Blades, Sonia Braga, Melanie Griffith, John Heard, Daniel Stem, and Christopher Walken

When a Chicano handyman from the Milagro Valley decides to irrigate his small beanfield by "borrowing" some water from a large and potentially destructive development site, he unknowingly sets off a chain reaction that erupts into a humorous culture clash. 1 videocassette (118 min.) :

MEDIA  DANA 2-1882     1698

 

Mishima a life in four chapters 1997

Paul Schrader, Leonard Schrader, Chieko Schrader, Mata Yamamoto, Tom Luddy, Roy Scheider, Ken Ogata, Kenji Sawada, Yososuke Bando, and Toshiyuki Nagashima

The story of the life of Japan's most prolific modern author, who killed himself on the entranceway to the Japanese Eastern Army Headquarters after he was blocked in his bid to take it over. 1 videocassette (121 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5386

 

Missing 1987

Costa Gavras, Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek, John Shea, Thomas Hauser, Melanie Mayron, Eduard Lewis, and  Mildred Lewis

Based on an actual event, the story involves the search by a wife and father for a young American writer and filmmaker who has disappeared during a South American military coup. 1 videocassette (122 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1833

 

Mississippi burning 1988

Gene Hackman, Willem Dafoe, and Alan Parker

The disappearance of three young civil rights workers brings a horde of FBI investigators to a small Mississippi town. 1 videocassette (127 min.) :

MEDIA      DANA 2-760            262

 

Moonstruck 1997,1987

Norman Jewison, Patrick Palmer, John Patrick Shanley, Cher,  Nicolas Cage, Olympia Dukakis, Vincent Gardenia, and Danny Aiello

Loretta, an "unlucky in love" Italian widow, suddenly finds romance through the intervention of the Manhattan moon.  With her wedding to a close friend just weeks away, she has the misfortune to meet and fall hopelessly in love with his estranged younger brother.--Container. 1 videocassette (102 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3834

 

The natural c2001

Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close , Kim Basinger, Wilford Brimley, Barbara Hershey, Robert Prosky, Richard Farnsworth, Barry Levinson, Mark Johnson , Bernard Malamud,  Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm), and  Tri-Star Pictures

Nothing was going to stop Roy Hobbs from fulfilling his boyhood dream of baseball stardom. As a 14-year old he fashions a baseball bat from an oak tree. He soon impresses major league scouts with his ability. His talent also catches the eye of a sportswriter who eventually becomes instrumental in Hobbs' career. The appearance of a mysterious woman, however, shatters his dream. Years later Hobbs reappears as a rookie for the New York Knights and has an opportunity to share in their race for the pennant. 1 videocassette (134 min.)

MEDIA 2-7211

 

New York, New York  1989

Martin Scorsese, Liza Minnelli, and Robert De Niro

Jimmy Doyle and Francine Evans become romantically involved, marry, and develop a professional working relationship as musicians. Their drive and ambition which attracted them to each other originally, ultimately pulls them tragically apart. This musical is a salute to the Big Band Era of the 30's and 40's. 2 videocassettes (164 min.) :

MEDIA. MEDIA 2-752 cassette 1 2-753 cassette 2

 

Old Gringo 1990

Jane Fonda, Gregory Peck, Jimmy Smits, Luis Puenzo, Lois Bonfiglio, and Carlos Fuentes

A frustrated American spinster, retired journalist and adventurer Ambrose Bierce, and a young Mexican general face love, death and war amidst the Mexican Revolution. 1 videocassette (120 min.) :

DANA 396

 

Ordinary people 1986?

Alvin Sargent, Ronald L Schwarz, Robert Redford, Mary Tyler Moore, Donald Sutherland, Timothy Hutton, and Judd Hirsch

An examination of a wealthy family's deterioration after the death of the eldest son in a boating accident. 1 videocassette (124 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3932

 

Paris, Texas 1985

Wim Wenders, Sam Shepard, Harry Dean Stanton, and Nastassja Kinski

A contemporary story of a man's journey, actual and psychological, toward the recovery of his past. It opens with a man named Travis wandering in the Texas desert, mute and amnesiac. Long thought dead, his past is slowly disinterred, first by his brother and sister-in-law, and then by Travis himself, his young son, and his long-lost wife. 1 videocassette (145 min.) :

MEDIA 2-344

 

Patton 1986?

Frank McCarthy, Franklin J Schaffner, Francis Ford Coppola, Edmund H North, Ladislas Farago, Omar Nelson Bradley, George C Scott, and Karl Malden

Portrayal of the Allied commander Gen. George Patton during World War II. 2 videocassettes (171 min.) :

MEDIA. MEDIA 2-2015 cassette 1 2-2016 cassette 2

 

Patty Hearst 1989, 1988

Natasha Richardson, William Forsythe, Ving Rhames, Frances Fisher, Jodi Long, Paul Schrader, Marvin Worth, Alvin Moscow, Nicholas Kazan, Bojan Bazelli, and Patricia Hearst

Explores the crime/political/media story of the '70s : the kidnapping and mental torture of newspaper heiress Patty Hearst by the Symbionese Liberation Army. 1 videocassette (108 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3577

 

The Pearl 198-?

John Steinbeck, Emilio Fernández, Jack Wagner, Gabriel Figueroa, Oscar Dancigers, Pedro Armendáriz, and María Elena Marqués

The story of a poor Mexican fisherman whose dreams of wealth are both realized and shattered. 1 videocassette (105 min.)

MEDIA 2-2637

 

Peggy Sue got married 1987

Nicolas Cage, Kathleen Turner, and Francis Ford Coppola

Peggy Sue gets the opportunity to go back in time and change the course of her life... with surprising results! 1 videocassette (103 min.) :

MEDIA 2-687

 

Pennies from heaven 1991, 1981

Herbert Ross, Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Christopher Walken, Jessica Harper, Nora Kaye, Marvin Hamlisch, and Billy May

A musical drama about a young sheet-music salesman during the Depression who is doomed forever to believe in the lyrics of the songs he sells. 1 videocassette (108 min.) :

MEDIA 2-6047

 

Peter Shaffer's Amadeus 1997

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Milos Forman, Saul Zaentz, Peter Shaffer, F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge , and Neville Marriner

The life and music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is viewed through the memories of an envious rival, Salieri. 1 videodisc (160 min.) :

MEDIA 10-74

United States, 1980s (Continued)

Platoon 1986

Oliver Stone, Willem Dafoe, Charlie Sheen, and Tom Berenger

Winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture of 1986, Platoon is the story of every soldier whose innocence was lost in the war torn jungles of Vietnam. It follows young Chris Taylor who arrives in Vietnam and quickly discovers that his worst enemies are not just the Viet Cong, but gnawing fear, physical exhaustion, and the anger growing within himself. 1 videocassette (120 min.) :

MEDIA      MEDIA      DANA 2-403         10-70                429

 

Popeye 1989

Robin Williams, Shelley Duvall, and Robert Altman

The cartoon seaman brought to life comes to the village of Sweethaven to find his long lost father, meets Olive Oyl and discovers little Sweet Pea. 1 videocassette (114 min.) :

MEDIA 2-896

 

Power 1999

David Himmelstein, Reene Schisgal, Mark Tarlov, Sidney Lumet, Richard Gere, Julie Christie, Gene Hackman, Kate Capshaw, Denzel Washington, E. G Marshall, Beatrice Straight,  Warner Bros, Polar Entertainment (Firm), Lorimar Pictures, and Warner Home Video (Firm)

This film depicts the political candidates tactics as they try to get elected and the media consultants hired to sell them to the public. 1 videodisc (111 min.)

MEDIA 10-678

 

Powwow highway 1989

A Martinez, Gary Farmer, Amanda Wyss, David Seals, and Jonathan Wacks

Eager to receive his "warrior's vision," a mammoth, childlike Montana Cheyenne named Philbert hits the trail to enlightenment astride his trusty war pony: a derelict '64 Buick Wildcat.  Then he gets tangled up in the political vendetta of fiery renegade Buddy Red Bow.  Suddenly, Philbert's vision quest accelerates into a riotous montage of spirit-guided detours, unintentional crime, and blazing gun battles with the Feds! 1 videocassette (91 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1141

 

Pretty in pink 2006

Howard Deutch, John Hughes, Lauren Shuler-Donner, Molly Ringwald, Harry Dean Stanton, Jon Cryer, Andrew McCarthy, James Spader, Annie Potts, Michael Gore, Paramount Pictures, inc, and Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)

A poor girl falls in love with a rich guy, and it angers both their families and their friends. 1 videodisc (ca. 96 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1814

 

Prince of the city 1982

Sidney Lumet, Robert Daley, Treat Williams , and Jerry Orbach

Detective Danny Ciello, Special Investigating Unit, Narcotics Division, New York City Police Department--one of the elite, handpicked cops whose power and priviledge earned them the nickname "princes of the city".  He busted the dope kings.  He split the take.  He told the truth about it.  And in the end, he did what no cop believes he could ever do.  He betrayed his partners. 2 videocassettes (167 min.) :

MEDIA. MEDIA 2-659 cassette 1 2-660 cassette 2

 

Private Benjamin c1997

Howard Zieff, Nancy Meyers, Charles Shyer, Harvey Miller, Goldie Hawn, Eileen Brennan, Robert Webber, Mary Kay Place, Warner Bros, and Warner Home Video (Firm)

A pampered, spoiled upper-middle class widow joins the army. The army will never be the same. 1 videocassette (110 min.)

MEDIA 2-7063

 

The Purple rose of Cairo 1985

Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels, Gordon Willis, Susan E Morse, and Dick Hyman

A depression-era waitress' fantasy comes true when her screen idol steps out of the film to be with her. The on-screen actors, however, are stranded in a scene they can't escape and the movie producer is panic-stricken at the leading man's desertion. 1 videocassette (82 min.) :

MEDIA 2-592

 

Ragtime 1996,1981

E. L Doctorow, James Cagney, Elizabeth McGovern, Howard E Rollins, Milos Forman, Brad Dourif, Moses Gunn, Michael Weller, Dino De Laurentiis, Anne V Coates, Anthony Girrs, Stnaley Warnow, Kenneth McMillan, James N Olson, Mandy Patinkin, and Mary Steenburgen

This vivid, high-energy human tableau interweaves the lives and  passions of a middle class, small town family against the scandals and events of a transitional America in 1906. 2 videocassettes (114 min.) :

MEDIA. MEDIA 2-3135 cassette 1 2-3136 cassette 2

 

Raising Arizona 1987

Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, James Jacks, Mark Silverman, Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, Trey Wilson, John Goodman, William Forsyth, Sam McMurray, Frances McDormand, and Randall Cobb

Flaky comedy about an odd couple (an ex-con and a former law-enforcement officer) who, when they find they can't have a child of their own, decide to kidnap one of a set of quintuplets. 1 videocassette (94 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1806

 

Rambo : first blood: Part II c2006, 1982

Buzz Feitshans, George P Cosmatos, Mario Kassar, Andrew G Vajna, Kevin Jarre, David Morrell, Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Charles Napier, Julia Nickson, Anabasis Investments, Tri-Star Pictures, Studio Canal, and Lions Gate Home Entertainment

John Rambo returns to Vietnam to find and rescue a group of American P.O.W's that have been there since the Vietman War. 1 videodisc (ca. 95 min.) :

DANA 467

 

Reds 1991

Warren Beatty, Trevor Griffiths, Diane Keaton, Edward Herrmann, Jerzy Kosinski, Jack Nicholson, Paul Sorvino, and Maureen Stapleton

The true story of the love affair of John Reed, American Communist, journalist and activist and Louise Bryant, writer and feminist. Woven into the story are America's great playwright, Eugene O'Neill, anarchist and feminist, Emma Goldman, Bolshevik leader, Gregory Zinoviev and other notable figures whose lives were shaken by the Russian Revolution. 2 videocassettes (195 min.) :

MEDIA. MEDIA 2-5561 cassette 1 2-5562 cassette 2

 

Return of the Secaucus 7 1984

John Sayles

A weekend reunion of seven friends who were activists durign the 1960's serves as the basis for this look at a group turning 30. 1 videocassette (VHS) (110 min.) :

MEDIA 2-268

 

The right stuff 1991, 1983

Tom Wolfe, Irwin Winkler, Robert Chartoff, Philip Kaufman, Frank Charles, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Lance Henriksen, Scott Paulin, Dennis Quaid, Sam Shepard, and Fred Ward

The true story of Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom, John Glenn, Scott Carpenter, Walter Schirra, Gordon Cooper, and Deke Slayton - the original seven Mercury astronauts chosen to launch the U.S. into space travel. 2 videocassettes (193 min.) :

MEDIA. MEDIA 2-3452 cassette 1 2-3453 cassette 2

 

Roger & me 1990

Michael Moore

Michael Moore tries to do what every working stiff dreams of: talk to the man at the top. Moore's efforts to meet General Motors chairman Roger Smith and persuade him to visit Moore's hometown of Flint, MI provides the framework of a film that uses humor to devastating effect. The movie lampoons corporate America as it shows how the working men and women of Flint cope with economic setbacks. 1 videocassette (91 min.) :

DANA. MEDIA. MEDIA 450 2-955 2-5965

 

Running on empty c1999, 1988

Sidney Lumet, Naomi Foner, Christine Lahti , Judd Hirsch, Martha Plimpton, River Phoenix, Warner Home Video (Firm), Lorimar Film Entertainment, and Double Play Productions

Ever since antiwar activists Arthur and Annie Pope blew up a napalm lab in 1971, the Popes and their children have been on the run from the law. Now elder son Danny is 17 and he wants to stop running from a past he had nothing to do with. 1 videodisc (116 min.)

MEDIA 10-458

 

Saigon year of the cat 1983

Stephen Frears, Michael Dunlop, Verity Lambert, Judi Dench,  Frederic Forrest, and E. G Marshall

Set in Saigon, 1974, film focuses on Bob Chesnau who cannot convince his superiors at the American Embassy that all signs point to an imminent invasion by the Vietcong. He meets and falls in love with Barbara Dean, a British bank employee, but their time together is threatened. 1 videocassette (106 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5558

 

Salvador 1986, 2001

Oliver Stone, Gerald Green, Richard Boyle, James Woods, James Belushi, Michael Murphy, John Savage, and Elpedia Carillo

In 1980, Richard Boyle, a veteran war photographer whose career needs a boost, heads for El Salvador to cover the civil war there. He forms an uneasy alliance with both guerrillas in the countryside who want him to get pictures out to the US press, and the right-wing military, who want him to bring them photographs of the rebels. After the murder of Archbishop Romero, the rape and murder of an American nurse and three nuns, and the death of a fellow journalist, Boyle attempts to escape El Salvador with his Salvadorean girlfriend Maria and her family. 1 videodisc (123 min.)

MEDIA 10-108

 

Sammy and Rosie get laid 1996

Claire Bloom, Roland Gift, Shaski Kapoor, Frances Barber, Ayub Khan-Din, Wendy Gazelle, Tim Bevin, Sarah Radclyffe, Hanif Kireishi, Stephen Frars, Cinecom Entertainment Group, Film Four International, Working Title Films, Evergreen Entertainment (Firm), and October Films

Rosie's radical politics land her in everyone's bed but Sammy's--but if they want to inherit Rafi's fortune, they'll have to come up with the grandchild he wants. 1 videocassette (101 min.)

MEDIA 2-3601

 

Scarface 1983/2006

Martin Bregman, Brian De Palma, Al Pacino, Steven Bauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Robert Loggia, Universal Pictures (Firm), and Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)

Inspired by the 1932 classic of the same title, Scarface follows the violent career of a smalltime Cuban refugee hoodlum who guns his way to the top of Miami's cocaine empire. 2 videodiscs (170 min.) :

MEDIA            DANA 10-1110             42

 

School daze 1988

Spike Lee, Larry Fishburne, and Giancarlo Esposito

A music-filled, off-beat contemporary comedy that takes an unforgettable look at black college life. 1 videocassette (114 min) :

DANA, MEDIA 590, 2-664

 

September 2001

Woody Allen, Robert Greenhut, Mia Farrow, Denholm Elliott, Elaine Stritch, Jack Warden, Sam Waterston, Dianne Wiest, Orion Pictures, and MGM Home Entertainment Inc

During late September, in Vermont, a group of people gather for a quiet week-end. But by the end of the week-end their hopes, dreams and fears are exposed, and the thin threads that hold their lives together are bared and begin to unravel. They pick up the pieces and make a new start. 1 videodisc (83 min.)

DANA 220

 

The seventh sign c1988

Demi Moore, Michael Biehn, Jürgen Prochnow, Peter Friedman, W. W Wicket, George Kaplan, Carl Schultz, Ted Field, Robert W Cort, Tri-Star Pictures, Interscope Communications (Firm), Columbia Pictures Entertainment, Inc, and Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm)

Revelation is at hand-- six signs of the Apocalypse have come to pass. Now only one woman can stop "The seventh sign.". 1 videocassette (ca. 97 min.)

MEDIA 2-7065

 

Sex, lies, and videotape 1988, 1998

Steven Soderbergh, Robert Newmyer, John Hardy, James Spader, Andie MacDowell, Peter Gallagher, and Laura San Giacomo

Erotic comedy about a long lost college friend who drifts back into town and into the lives of a self-involved philanderer, his angelic wife, and her saucy sister. 1 videodisc (ca. 99 min.) :

MEDIA 10-24

 

She must be seeing things 1992

Sheila McLaughlin, Sheila Dabney, and Lois Weaver

A lesbian lawyer fears that her lover, a filmmaker, may turn to heterosexuality as the result of her latest film project about a 17th century nun intent on leaving her convent. 1 videocassette (94 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5705

 

She's gotta have it 1986

Spike Lee, Tracy Camila Johns, Redmon Hicks, and John Canada Terrell

A young woman who loves sex refuses to give up any one of her three boyfriends; instead, they must learn to cope with their dilemma. 1 videocassette (84 min.) :

MEDIA 2-694

 

The shining 1980, 2001

Stanley Kubrick, Diane Johnson, Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scat Man Crothers, Danny Lloyd, and Stephen King

A young boy and his parents spend the winter in a resort hotel which is possessed by ghosts. 1 videodisc (142 min.) :

MEDIA 10-97

 

The Sicilian 2001/1987

Christopher Lambert,  Terence Stamp, Joss Ackland, John Turturro, Richard Bauer, Sidney Beckerman, Joann Carelli, Steve Shagan, Michael Cimino, Gladden Entertainment Corporation, and Artisan Home Entertainment (Firm)

Biography of Salvatore Giuliano, Sicilian bandit who became a folk hero during the years after WWII. 1 videodisc (148 min.)

MEDIA 10-508

 

Sister, sister 2001

Eric Stoltz, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judith Ivey, Bill Condon, and Walter Coblenz

"In this chilling tale of the supernatural, sisters Charlotte and Lucy Bonnard live together in the gloomy mansion that they've turned into a guest house.  But when a mysterious young man enters their lives, the sisters are forced to confront a dark past filled with forbidden passions and deadly secrets."--Container. 1 videocassette (91 min.) :

DANA 1416

 

Smithereens 1984

Susan Seidelman, Susan Berman, Brad Rinn, and Richard Hell

Wren is 19 and comes from a working class, stifling world that offers only disillusionment and drudgery.  So she flees to New York to pursue her desperate dreams of rock 'n' roll glory. 1 videocassette (90 min.) :

MEDIA 2-282

 

Smooth talk 1986, 1985

Tom Cole, Martin Rosen, Joyce Chopra, Laura Dern, Mary Kay Place, Elizabeth Berridge, Levon Helm, Treat Williams, and Joyce Carol Oates

A tale of a young girl's sexual awakening during one hot and passionate summer.  Fifteen year-old Connie has two things on her mind boys and how she looks.  It's summer and her world is expanding ... rapidly.  The excitement of adulthood beckons; at first a smoldering passion, then, suddenly ignited by the ardent advances of a dangerous man.  Dangerous because he will Smooth Talk her into doing the things only bad girls do ... at fifteen, in the summer. 1 videocassette (92 min.) :

MEDIA. MEDIA 2-754 2-3663

 

A soldier's story 1991

Norman Jewison, Ronald L Schwary, Patrick Palmer, Charles Fuller, Charles Fuller, Howard E Rollins, and Adolph Caesar

Near the end of World War II, a proud black army attorney is sent to an army base to investigate the ruthless shooting death of a black sergeant.  He learns that the sergeant was a vicious man who served the white world and despised his own roots. The attorney's job is to find out  who is guilty--black or white. 1 videocassette (102 min.) :

MEDIA    MEDIA 2-3986       2-854

 

Solomon Northup's odyssey 1984

Yanna Brandt, Gordon Parks, Samm-Art Williams, Lou Potter, Solomon Northup, Avery Brooks, Mason Adams, Kent Broadhurst, Lee Bryant, Rhetta Greene, Janet League, Petronia Paley, J. C Quinn, John Saxon, Joe Seneca, and Michael J Tolan

Focuses on the true story of Solomon Northup, a free Black man from Saratoga, N.Y., who was kidnapped in 1841 and forced into slavery in Louisiana for twelve years. 1 videocassette (113 min.) :

DANA. DANA 1422 1422

 

Something wild 1986

Jonathan Demme, Jeff Daniels, Melanie Griffith, Ray Liotta, and Kenneth Utt

Charles Driggs, a respectable Wall Street tax consultant, decides to embark on a wild but ultimately dangerous weekend with LuLu, whose ex-husband happens to be a violence-prone ex-con. 1 videocassette (113 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1753

 

Spaceballs: Chapter 11 c1990

Mel Brooks, Thomas Meehan, Ronny Graham, John Candy, Rick Moranis, Bill Pullman, Daphne Zuniga, Dick Van Patten, George Wyner, Brooksfilms (Firm), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and MGM/UA Home Video (Firm)

A ruthless alien race led by President Skroob is out to steal the air supply from the neighboring planet Druidia. 1 videocassette (97 min.)

MEDIA 2-7140

 

Special bulletin 1991

Marshall Herskovitz,  Edward Zwick, Ed Flanders, Kathryn Walker, Roxanne Hart, and Christopher Allport

A story about terrorists threatening to detonate a nuclear bomb in the Charleston area. Presented as if it were live news coverage. 1 videocassette (94 min.) :

MEDIA 2-6163

 

Stand and deliver 1988

Ramon Menendez, Lou Diamond Phillips, and Edward James Olmos

The dynamic saga of real-life heroes determined to conquer a foe few people dare to confront:  the National Advanced Placement Calculus Exam. 1 videocassette (103 min.) :

MEDIA 2-808

 

Star wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi c1995

Howard Kazanjian, Richard Marquand, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation, Fox Video (Firm), Lucasfilm, Ltd, and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc

After rescuing Han Solo and Princess Leia from crim lord Jabba the Hutt, Luke rejoins Yoda. Only by completing his Jedi training can he become a true Jedi and defeat Darth Vader and the dark side of the Force. 1 videocassettes (134 min.)

MEDIA 2-7116

 

Stranger than paradise 1986, 1985

Jim Jarmusch, John Lurie, Richard Edson, Eszter Balint, and Cecillia Stark

A witty New Wave comic tale about the Old World meeting the New. The story concerns three misfits, one of them a young girl who is a recent immigrant from Hungary, who decide to seek their fortunes together in America, the land of plenty. But their vacation-adventure to Florida turns out to be strangely off-season. 1 videocassette (90 min.) :

DOUGLASS. MEDIA 80 2-271

 

Streets of fire a rock & roll fable, 1984 2003, c1984

Walter Hill, Larry Gross, Lawrence Gordon, Joel Silver, Michael Parae, Diane Lane, Rick Moranis, Amy Madigan, Willem Dafoe , Universal Pictures (Firm), and RKO Pictures

Tom Cody is a handsome, heroic soldier of fortune who returns to his old neighborhood to rescue his gorgeous ex-girlfriend, rock star Ellen Aim, from the clutches of the evil motorcycle gang that kidnaps her. 1 videodisc (93 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1509

 

Tempest 1983, 1982

John Cassavetes, Gena Rowlands, and Susan Sarandon

John Cassavetes is Phillip Dimitrious, the consummate dissatisfied man, in this extraordinary comedy. No longer able to tolerate the compromises he has made, Phillip flees from his stormy marriage to Antonia. He wants to wander and dream ; so with his teenage daughter Miranda, he heads for Greece. There he meets Aretha, the spirited woman who becomes his mistress. 1 videocassette (VHS) (140 min.) :

DOUGLASS 71

 

Times Square 2000

Alan Moyle, Tim Curry, Trini Alvarado, Robin Johnson, Peter Coffield, Herbert Berghoff, David Margulies, Anna Maria Horsford, Robert Stigwood, Jacob Brackman, and Leanne Unger

Two runaways living on the line in a tough town and the deejay who helps them channel their anarchistic energies toward stardom. 1 videocassette (111 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5318

 

Tootsie 1987

Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Sydney Pollack, Teri Garr, Dabney Coleman, Charles Durning, Larry Gelbart, Murray Schisgal, and Dick Richards

Michael Dorsey is an unemployed actor who cannot find work in New York. When his girlfriend does not get a part in a soap opera series, Michael dresses up as a woman and lands the part. Michael as "Dorothy Michaels" is a hit in the series. Only his agent and roommate know Michael's true identity.  All goes well until "Dorothy" falls in love with beautiful co-star, Julie and Julie's father Lee, falls for "Dorothy.". 1 videocassette (116 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1842

 

Trading places 1989

Aaron Russo, John Landis, Timothy Harris, Herschel Weingrod, Den Aykroyd, Eddie Murphy, Ralph Bellamy, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Don Ameche

"Two rich men arrange a wager on the effects of environment over heredity, and arrange for a con man and a stockbroker to change places."--Halliwell's Film and video guide, 5th ed. 1 videocassette (118 min.) :

DANA 639

 

True West 1987

Sam Shepard, Allan Goldstein, John H Williams, Howard K Grossman, John Malkovich, and Gary Sinise

A powerful, yet funny, confrontation between two brothers set in the contemporary West. 1 videocassette (VHS) (110 min.) :

DANA. MEDIA 89 2-1380

 

Tucker the man and his dream 1989

Francis Ford Coppola, Jeff Bridges, Martin Landau, and Joan Allen

Tucker is a dynamic engineer and an enthusiastic showman who envisions the car of the future. He manages to build a fleet of them--only to have his factory shut down by Detroit's Big Three automobile manufacturers. 1 videocassette (111 min.) :

MEDIA 2-773

 

The Unbearable lightness of being 1988

Philip Kaufman, Milan Kundera, and Daniel Day-Lewis

Set in Czechoslovakia in the 1960's, the story revolves around a young doctor who has a way with women and an aversion to politics. He suddenly finds himself caught up in his country's political turmoil and in a crisis of commitment with the women in his life. 1 videocassette (172 min.) :

MEDIA 2-735

 

Under fire 1983, 2001

Roger Spottiswoode, Gene Hackman, Nick Nolte, Joanna Cassidy, Ron Shelton, and Clayton Frohman

The final days of Somoza's Nicaragua as witnessed and experienced by three American journalists. 1 videodisc (128 min.) :

MEDIA 10-184

 

The untouchables 2000

Kevin Costner, Charles Martin Smith, Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Andy Garcia, Brian De Palma, Art Linson, David Mamet, Eliot Ness, Oscar Fraley, and Paramount Pictures Corporation

A fierce, larger-than-life depiction of the mob warlord who ruled Prohibition-era Chicago and the law enforcer who vowed to bring him down. 1 videocassette (119 min.)

MEDIA 2-7074

 

Walker 1988, 1987

Ed Harris, Richard Masur, René Auberjonois, Alex Cox, Lorenzo O'Brien, Angel Flores Marini, and Rudolph Wurlitzer

The story of the real-life American soldier of fortune, William Walker, who declared himself president of Nicaragua in 1855 and ruled that country for two years. 1 videocassette (95 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3162

 

Wall Street 1988, 1987

Oliver Stone, Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, Daryl Hannah, and Martin Sheen

An ambitious young Wall Street broker whose quest for new clients leads him to a financial wizard with genius for making money.  The broker is led into the illegal but lucrative world of corporate espionage and insider trading. 1 videocassette (126 min.) :

MEDIA 2-595

 

Who framed Roger Rabbit? 1989

Gary K Wolf, Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy, Robert Zemeckis, Kathleen Turner, and Stubby Kaye

A tale of a man, a woman and a rabbit in a triangle of trouble (partial animation). 1 videocassette (104 min.) :

MEDIA 2-811

United States, 1980s (Continued)

Windwalker 1984

Keith Merrill, Nick Ramus, James Remar, Serene Hedin, Blaine M Yorgason, and Trevor Howard

A dying Cheyenne Indian chief shares with his grandchildren the story of his life and how one of his sons was kidnapped in a Crow raid. When the grandfather dies his family moves on and is once again attacked by the Crow, an event that causes the grandfather to be brought back to life to save his family and eventually leads him to his long lost son. 1 videocassette (108 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1311

 

Witness 1985, 1999

Edward S Feldman, Peter Weir, Harrison Ford, Alexander Godunov, Kelly McGillis, M. Josef Sommer, and Lukas Haas

When a young Amish woman and her son get caught up in the murder of an undercover narcotics agent, their savior turns out to be hardened Philadelphia detective John Book, who runs head-on into the non-violent world of a Pennsylvania Amish community. 1 videocassette (112 min.) :

DANA 1651

 

Working girl 1989

Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, Melanie Griffith, and Mike Nichols

A witty romantic tale of life in the corporate jungle.  A Wall Street secretary poses as her boss, forming an alliance with a Wall Street investment banker and strives to climb the corporate ladder. 1 videocassette (115 min.) :

MEDIA 2-867

 

Working girls 1987

Lizzie Borden, Andi Gladstone, Louise Smith, Ellen McElduff, Amanda Goodwin, Marusia Zach, Janne Peters, and Helen Nicholas

With humour and candor, producer Lizzie Borden recreates a typical day in the life of a middle class brothel in New York City, and lets the viewer share the experience of women paid to guarantee satisfaction as told from a woman's perspective. The film treats prostitutes less as stereotypes and more as people--people with feelings, concerns, goals and dreams--just like anybody else. 1 videocassette (93 min.) :

MEDIA  MEDIA 2-1868      10-1495

 

The year of living dangerously c1996

Mel Gibson, Sigourney Weaver, Peter Weir, James McElroy, C. J Koch, Freddie Fields , Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Turner Entertainment Co, and MGM/UA Home Video (Firm)

Guy Hamilton, an ambitious Australian reporter on his first overseas assignment, is befriended by a short Eurasian cameraman, Billy Kwan, who has connections in high places. Hamilton soon gains an entree to Indonesian Communist Party leaders, as well as insight into Jakarta's grim realities on the eve of a major political upheaval. 1 videocassette (120 min.)

MEDIA 2-7103

 

Year of the dragon 1988

Robert Daley, Oliver Stone, John Lone, Ariane, Leonard Termo, Raymond J Barry, Caroline Kava, Ed Jones, Joey Chin, Victor Wong, K. Dock Yip, Mickey Rourke, Michael Cimino, and Dino De Laurentiis

Deep in the secret heart of New York's Chinatown lies a criminal menace a thousand years old, the triad, a network of ruthless corruption and power.  As the new godfather of the organization, Joey Tai decides it's time to war on the entrenched interests, both Italian and Oriental, in the lucrative drug trade.  A confrontation ensues between Joey Tai and Captain Stanley White and only one will survive. 1 videocassette (136 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5004

 

Zelig 1983

Woody Allen

A mock documentary following the life of Leonard Zelig, the human chameleon who blends with the crowd. Uses newsreel footage from the twenties and thirties. 1 videocassete (79 min.) :

MEDIA 2-15

 

Zoot suit 1991, 1981

Luis Valdez, Peter Burrell, Edward James Olmos, Charles Aidman, John Anderson, Tyne Daly, and Daniel Valdez

A group of Mexican-Americans are sent to San Quentin unjustly for the death of a man at Sleepy Lagoon.  Based on the acutal case and zoot suit riots of 1940's Los Angeles. 1 videocassette (104 min.) :

DANA. MEDIA 2-1826 2-1826

 

United States, 1980's - New This Year

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