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Descriptive Videos

Descriptive videos describe the visual images in movies for people who are blind or have low vision. Narrated descriptions of the visual elements--the action, costumes, gestures and scene changes--are woven into the pauses of the movies soundtrack.




Tennessee Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Loan Policy for Descriptive Videos


1. Borrowers must be active, registered patrons of the Tennessee Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.  Descriptive video service is designed for and limited to individuals who are blind or visually impaired. Library descriptive videos will not be available for loan or use by institutions, agencies, or organizations.
 
2. All borrowers must complete, sign and return the Descriptive Video Borrower Registration Form.  Applications will not be accepted for descriptive video service only. Those under 18 may borrow videos with a parent or guardian signature, assuring responsibility for the care and return of videos.
 
3. One descriptive video will be loaned at a time. Borrowers may not check out another title until the title currently checked out is received and checked in by the library.
 
4. Please rewind all videos before returning them.
 
5. Descriptive videos play on standard video cassette players. The library does not loan the players or televisions.
 
6. Borrowers should make several selections from the descriptive video catalog so that requests can be filled from stock available.  No reserves for specific titles or dates will be accepted. The library will not make selections. Due to a limited number of available videos, the library cannot assure a borrower that his first choice will always be available.
 
7. The loan period will be for two weeks. There will be no renewals.
 
8. Videos may be mailed “Free Matter for the Blind or Handicapped.” Borrowers should return videos by turning the address card over so that the library’s address is facing up. No postage is required.
 
9. Abuse of the video lending service, such as repeated late returns or damaged tapes, may result in the suspension of descriptive video service to a patron.
 
10. If you lose or damage a video, a replacement fee of $20 will be charged. All damaged video tapes must be returned to the library.   A borrower assumes full responsibility for a descriptive video tape while it is in his possession. The library retains ownership of the damaged tape, the mailing container, and the mailing bag.
 
11. Ratings are provided as guidelines when the producer provides ratings. Not all videos provide ratings. When provided, ratings are as follows:
G – general, all ages admitted
PG – all ages, but parental guidance suggested
PG-13 – all ages admitted, but parents are strongly cautioned to give special guidance for viewing by children under age 13
R – restricted to persons over 17
 
 
 
This catalog was supported in whole or in part by the Institute of Museum of Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the State of Tennessee. It is also available in braille. Please call the library at (800) 342-3308 to request a braille copy. Published by the Tennessee Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Tennessee State Library and Archives. Department of State.

 


Tennessee Library for the Blind
and Physically Handicapped
 
Descriptive Videos

 

Action and Adventure


DV 00227   Border Cop
U.S. Immigration Officer Frank Cooper (Telly Savalas) spends most of his down time south of the border, because he likes the people. But his friend, Beni, has agreed to work for the local crime boss, Suarez (Michael V. Gazzo), smuggling migrant workers into California. 1979.
 
DV 00229   The Call of the Wild
In the midst of the Klondike gold rush, adventurer John Thornton (Charlton Heston) and his German Shepherd, Buck, help each other endure and triumph over adversity, forming a deep and lasting bond. 1972.
 
DV 00230   Captain Kidd
1699: William Kidd (Charles Laughton), the notorious buccaneer, is at the height of his career and ambition. Returning with a hold full of plundered loot, he hires a valet to teach him noble manners and sets out to buy his way into the House of Lords. 1945.
 
DV 00307   Daniel Boone
In 1775, frontiersman Daniel Boone (George O’Brien) leads a company of settlers into the wilderness called Kentucky to start a new colony. Their survival is threatened by legal chicanery and by a sadistic renegade (John Carradine) who incites his native followers against them. 1936.
 
DV 00162   Dante’s Peak
Dr. Harry Dalton discovers that Dante’s Peak, which has recently been named the second most desirable place to live in America, is being threatened by a volcano that hasn’t been live for four years. Stars Pierce Brosnan and Linda Hamilton. 1997. Rated PG-13.
 
DV 00034   Dick Tracy
The box office sensation starring Warren Beatty, Madonna and a cast of superstar villains. Rated PG.
 
DV 00138   The Fugitive
Dr Richard Kimble (Harrison Ford), unjustly accused of killing his wife, must find the real one-armed killer while avoiding Marshall Sam Gerard (Tommy Lee Jones). 1993. Rated PG-13.
 
DV 00242   The Hellbenders
Unwilling to accept the outcome of the Civil War, a southern colonel (Joseph Cotton) and his three sons massacre a Union Army convoy and hijack a fortune in used bills to finance the rise of the new Confederacy. This violent and bloody adventure features non-stop action, furious gunplay and plot twists aplenty. 1963.
 
DV 00313   High Risk
After John Stone (James Brolin) and three pals steal $5,000,000 from a South American cocaine czar (James Coburn), they must outwit their vengeful victim and his army, plus a gang of cutthroat banditos led by a wily chief (Anthony Quinn). It’s a long way home. 1981.
 
DV 00314   The Holcroft Covenant
In the last days of WWII, three German generals make a pact and seal it with their deaths. Forty years later, Noel Holcroft (Michael Caine), the British-born son of one learns he’s heir to an immense fortune in stolen Nazi money. All he has to do is track down the other two heirs and learn to survive in a deadly world of deception. 1985.
 
DV 00054   The Hunt for Red October
Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin star in this techno-thriller about a pre-Glasnost Soviet nuclear sub defecting to the U.S. Rated PG.
 
DV 00141   Independence Day
Mysterious and powerful aliens launch an all-out invasion against the human race. 1996. Rated PG-13.
 
DV 00085   Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark
Harrison Ford is Indiana Jones, the bullwhip-cracking archaeologist whose adventures sweep across the globe. Rated PG.
 
DV 00056   Indiana Jones: The Last Crusade
Harrison Ford and Sean Connery team up in a bold, glorious quest for the Holy Grail. Rated PG-13.
 
DV 00060   Jurassic Park
An island theme park featuring living dinosaurs created from prehistoric DNA plunges into a crisis when the giant creatures break free. Astonishing special effects. Stars Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, and Richard Attenborough. Rated PG-13.
 
DV 00199   Jurassic Park III
Adventure runs wild when renowned paleontologist Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) agrees to accompany a wealthy adventurer (William H. Macy) and his wife (Tea Leoni) on an aerial tour of Isla Sorna, InGen’s former breeding ground for prehistoric creatures. Rated PG-13.
 
DV 00251   The Legend of Sea Wolf
Chuck Connors is utterly convincing in this gripping adaptation of the classic sea story of the young Humphrey van Wayden, shanghaied aboard a schooner bound for the sealing grounds off Japan. 1978.
 
DV 00330   Minority Report
For six years, Washington D.C. has been murder-free thanks to astounding technology which identifies killers before they commit their crime. But when the chief of the Precrime Unit (Tom Cruise) is himself accused of a future murder, he has just 36 hours to discover who set him up—or he’ll fall victim to the “perfect” system he helped create. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Rated PG-13.
 
DV 00078   Patriot Games
Harrison Ford stars in this explosive thriller as Jack Ryan, a former CIA analyst who performs a courageous act that marks him and his family as targets for terrorists. Rated R.
 
DV 00086   Ransom
In this action-thriller, Mel Gibson stars as Tom Mullen, a wealthy executive whose charmed life is suddenly shattered when his young son is abducted and held for ransom by a gang of ruthless criminals. Also starring Rene Russo. Rated R.
 
DV 00087   The Rock
San Francisco is taken hostage by a vengeful general. Only a young FBI agent and a notorious, federal prisoner have the skills to defuse the lethal situation. Sean Connery and Nicolas Cage star in this action-packed thriller. Rated R.
 
DV 00099   Sneakers
A techno-thriller starring Robert Redford, Sidney Poitier, River Phoenix, and Dan Aykroyd as an unlikely team of renegade computer hackers for hire who become entangled in international intrigue. Rated PG-13.
 
DV 00102   Speed
Hold on for the ride of your life as you jump on board a crowded city bus racing through Los Angeles at more than fifty miles per hour while a swat team attempts to diffuse a bomb set to go off if the bus slows down. Starring Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reaves, and Dennis Hopper. Rated R.
 
DV 00114   Top Gun
Tom Cruise is a daring young flyer who's out to become the best of the best at the Navy's fighter weapons school. Rated PG.
 
DV 00118   True Lies
Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as a special agent whose secret life is revealed when he and his wife find themselves in the clutches of international terrorists in this exhilarating mix of nonstop action and romantic comedy. Rated R.
 
 

Animated Movies


DV 00000   101 Dalmatians
A lovable litter of puppies, an enchanting London setting and animation's most flamboyant villainess all add up to one of Disney's all-time greatest classics! Disney. Animated. Rated G.
 
DV 00004   Aladdin
This magical animated adventure follows a street-smart peasant in his attempt to win a princess' heart. Disney. Animated. Rated G.
 
DV 00005   Alice in Wonderland
Disney's dazzling blend of fantasy, animation and music based on Lewis Carroll's immortal story. Disney. Animated. Rated G.
 
DV 00220   Animal Farm
Ill-treated by a cruel master, the animals rise up, expelling the farmer and turning the property into a communal utopia where the animals are free to work for themselves and humans are not allowed. But after the pigs assume control, the revolution sours. Animated. 1955.
 
DV 00164   Antz
A rather neurotic ant tries to break from his totalitarian society while trying to win the affection of the princess he loves. Animated. 1998. Rated PG.
 
DV 00182   Arthur’s Eyes
For some reason, Arthur, isn’t doing very well in school anymore. Maybe he just needs glasses, but he doesn’t want to be seen wearing them. Or maybe he’ll start a new trend. Animated.
 
DV 00133   Babe
Babe, a pig raised by sheepdogs, learns to herd sheep with a little help from Farmer Hoggett. Animated. 1995.
 
DV 00012   Bambi
A new prince of the forest is born and as soon as he emerges from the thicket on wobbly legs, Bambi learns valuable lessons in love, loss, growth and adventure with his new friends: the wise owl; Thumper, the playful rabbit; and Flower, the bashful skunk. Disney. Animated. Rated G.
 
DV 00016   Beauty and the Beast
This modern movie masterpiece of a classic fairy tale waltzed away with six Academy Award nominations. Disney. Animated. Rated G.
 
DV 00026   A Charlie Brown Christmas
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DV 00028   Cinderella
An enduring rags-to-riches story of a beautiful girl who, with the help of her fairy godmother, makes all her dreams come true! Disney. Animated. Rated G.
 
DV 00036   Dumbo
The poignant animated classic about the baby elephant born with oversized ears. Disney. Animated. Rated G.
 
DV 00244    The Hobbit
The quiet, comfortable life of Bilbo Baggins, hobbit and homebody, takes a turn for high adventure when Gandalf the wizard enlists him to help a group of dwarves recover a vast hoard of treasure from Smaug the dragon. Features the voices of John Huston, Orson Bean, Hans Conreid, Otto Preminger, Richard Boone, with ballads sung by Glenn Yarborough. Animated. 1978.

DV 00059   The Jungle Book
This song-filled, celebration of friendship, fun, and adventure is one of the most popular animated Disney films of all time. Enter the jungle and meet Mowgli, a little boy raised by wolves, whose friend urges him to seek safety from the jungle in the man-village. Disney. Animated. Rated G.
 
DV 00166   The Lady and the Tramp
When Aunt Sarah moves in with her devious felines Si and Am to baby-sit, the very protective Lady soon finds herself being fitted for a muzzle! In her bid for freedom, she meets and is charmed by Tramp, a dog about town. Disney. Animated. Rated G.
 
DV 00065   The Land Before Time
Long ago when dinosaurs roamed a land threatened by earthquakes a young, brontosaurus named Littlefoot sets off on a journey of discovery. Along the way he makes friends and together they learn lessons about life and friendship. Disney. Animated. Rated G.
 
DV 00297   Lilo & Stitch
Lilo, a young Hawaiian orphan, adopts an unusual pet named Stitch, that turns out to be a notorious, extraterrestrial fugitive. A bright and edgy comedy about friendship and finding your place – even if you come from two different worlds. Disney. Animated. Rated PG.
 
DV 00120   The Lion King
Set amid the beauty of the Serengeti, this coming-of-age saga tells of the love between a proud lion ruler and his son and the tragedy that threatens to destroy their kingdom forever. Disney. Animated. Rated G.
 
DV 00142   The Little Mermaid
A mermaid princess makes a faustian bargain with an unscrupulous seahag in order to meet a human prince on land. Animated. 1989.
 
DV 00068   The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Journey through the 100-Acre Wood with a stuffed bear in three heart-warming stories entitled The Honey Tree, The Blustery Day, Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too. Disney. Animated. Rated G.
 
DV 00165   Mulan
To spare her aging father from battle with the invading Hun army, Mulan disguises herself as a soldier and takes his place in the Chinese Imperial army, with the able assistance of her guardian dragon, Mushu and lucky cricket, Cri-Kee. Disney. Animated. Rated G.
 
DV 00080   Pocahontas
This animated feature tells the story of the legendary Indian princess, Pocahontas, and her chance encounter with Captain John Smith. Disney. Animated. Rated G.
 
DV 00193   Shrek
Relive every moment of Shrek’s (Mike Myers) daring quest to rescue feisty Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz) with the help of his loveable loudmouthed Donkey (Eddie Murphy) and win back the deed to his beloved swamp from scheming Lord Farquaad (John Lithgow). Animated. Rated PG.
 
DV 00100   Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
The first full-length animated feature ever made, restored to its original splendor, will captivate you with its timeless tale of romance, adventure and enchanting characters. Disney. Animated. Rated G.
 
DV 00197   Tarzan
Deep within the African jungle, a mama gorilla names an orphaned baby boy “Tarzan” and adopts him as her own, even though the silverback leader, Kerchak, shuns the “hairless wonder.” Tarzan develops all the instincts and prowess of a jungle animal, but with the sudden appearance of Tarzan’s own kind, including the beautiful Jane, two worlds are about to collide. Disney. Animated. Rated G.
 
DV 00116   Toy Story
A child's room full of toys comes to life in this computer animated toy land rivalry. Disney. Animated. Rated G.
 
DV 00198   Toy Story II
Features the original voice cast, headed by Tom Hanks as Woody and Tim Allen as Buzz Lightyear. Before you can say “to infinity and beyond,” Buzz Lightyear, Mr. Pototo Head, Hamm, Rex and Slinky Dog spring into action. Disney. Animated. Animated. Rated G.
 
DV 00167   The Wizard of Oz
The dazzling land of Oz, a dream-come-true world of enchanted forests, dancing scarecrows and singing lions await Dorothy in her search for her little dog, Toto. Disney. Animated. Rated G.
 
 

Documentaries


DV 00014   The Battle of the Bulge
Packed with mesmerizing footage from newsreels and military archives, this documentary captures the single biggest, bloodiest battle in U.S. military history.
 
DV 00209   FDR: The Center of the World, 1882-1921
Explores Roosevelt’s family background and education.
 
DV 00210   FDR: Fear Itself, 1921-1933
Begins with Roosevelt’s paralysis from polio at age 39 and follows his relentless struggle to rehabilitate his body and teach himself to appear to walk. A portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt emerges during these years as a woman making a life of her own.
 
DV 00211   FDR: The Grandest Job in the World, 1933-1940
The central irony of FDR’s presidency was that a man of privilege came to be identified with a measure that made him a hero to a vast and varied coalition of ordinary Americans.
 
DV 00045   Geronimo and the Apache Resistance
This documentary tells the dramatic tale of a legendary medicine man, his people and their lifelong struggle to maintain ancestral lands.
 
DV 00248   The Jackie Robinson Story
This story of the young sports phenomenon who becomes the first Negro to break the color bar in big league baseball stars a still-youthful Jackie Robinson as himself. 1950.
 
DV 00249   The Joe Louis Story
As a young man, to please his mom who scrimped to pay for them, Joseph Louis Barrow took violin lessons. But one day, a friend persuaded him to stop by the local boxing gym instead.
 
DV 00061   The Kennedys: The Early Years 1900-1961
This in-depth documentary examines the shaping of the Kennedy fortune and dynasty. Part I focuses on the patriarch and master builder, Joseph P. Kennedy, and his expectations for his sons.
 
DV 00062   The Kennedys: The Later Years 1962-1980
The second part in this special documentary looks at the era of Camelot and the building of the Kennedy legend, to Edward Kennedy's fall at Chappaquiddick and withdrawal from the 1980 presidential race.
 
DV 00066   Last Stand at Little Big Horn
This Emmy winner examines “Custer’s Last Sand” from two viewpoints: the Lakota Sioux, Cheyenne and Crow who lived on the Great Plains, and the white settlers who pushed west.
 
DV 00070   Midnight Ramble
This program recounts the history of the predominantly black film industry centering on filmmaker Oscar Micheaux. Close to 500 movies were produced between 1910-1950 to counteract the offensive African-American stereotypes depicted in Hollywood films.
 
DV 00213   Vietnam: Roots of a War; The First Vietnam War, 1945-1954
Roots of War: Despite cordial relations between American intelligence and Ho Chi Minh in the closing month of World War II, French and British hostility to the Vietnamese revolution laid the groundwork for a new war.
The First Vietnam War: French generals expected to defeat Ho’s ragtag Vietminh guerrillas easily, but lost a crucial battle at Dien Bien Phu—and with it their Asian empire.
 
DV 00214   Vietnam: America’s Mandarin, 1954-1963; LBJ Goes to War, 1964-1965
America’s Mandarin: To stop the spread of communism in southeast Asia, America replaced France in South Vietnam, supporting autocratic President Ng Dinh Diem, until his own generals turned against him.
LBJ Goes to War: With Ho Chi Minh determined to reunite Vietnam, LBJ determined to prevent it, and South Vietnam on the verge of collapse, the stage was set for a massive escalation of the undeclared Vietnam War.
 
DV 00215    Vietnam: America Takes Charge, 1965-1967; America’s Enemy, 1954-1967
America Takes Charge: 1.5 million Americans dispatched to Vietnam to fight a baffling, tedious, exciting, deadly, and unforgettable war.
America’s Enemy: Seen from the different perspectives of Vietcong guerrillas, North Vietnamese leaders and rank and file, and Americans held prisoner in Hanoi.
 
DV 00216    Vietnam: Tet, 1968; Vietnamizing the War, 1968-1973
Tet: The massive enemy offensive at the lunar new year decimated the Vietcong and failed to topple the Saigon government, but led to the beginning of America’s military withdrawal.
Vietnamizing the War: Nixon’s program of troop pull-outs, stepped-up bombing and huge arms shipments changed the war and left GIs wondering which would be the last to die in Vietnam.
 
DV 00217    Vietnam: Cambodia and Laos; Peace Is At Hand, 1968-1973
Cambodia and Laos: American involvement in these two countries began in 1961, and continued through the 1975 communist Khmer Rouge victory in Cambodia.
Peace Is At Hand: While American and Vietnamese soldiers continued to clash in battle, diplomats in Paris argued about peace.
 
DV 00218    Vietnam: Homefront USA; The End of the Tunnel, 1973-1975
Homefront USA: Through troubled years of controversy and violence, U.S. casualties mounted, victory remained elusive, and American opinion moved from general approval of to general dissatisfaction with the war.
The End of the Tunnel: South Vietnamese leaders believed that America would never let them go down to defeat
 
DV 00219    Vietnam: Legacies
Vietnam is poorer than ever; America’s legacy includes more than 500,000 refugees, 2.5 million Vietnam veterans and some questions that won’t go away.
 
 

Drama


DV 00299   The Affair
When Marcus Simon (Robert Wagner) meets the lovely Courtney Patterson (Natalie Wood), he falls in love with her. A polio survivor, shy and introspective, Courtney finds she is unable to resist his ardent advances and her own yearning to love and be loved. 1973.
 
DV 00132   The African Queen
A gin-loving trader (Humphrey Bogart) rescues an abandoned missionary (Katherine Hepburn) on the war-torn “African Queen.” Their perilous escape turns into an outright battle against nature, the Germans, and each other, as the tempestuous pair realizes they’ve fallen in love. 1951.

DV 00300   The Amazing Adventure
Bored almost to tears by his pampered, privileged existence, a wealthy London playboy (Cary Grant) wagers he can support himself for a whole year without recourse to his fortune. It proves considerably more difficult than he supposed. 1937.
 
DV 00160   Amistad
1839 mutiny onboard a slave ship that is traveling towards the Northeast Coast of America. Much of the story involves a court-room drama about the slave who led the revolt. Stars Morgan Freeman & Anthony Hopkins as John Quincy Adams, the lawyer defending the slaves. 1997. Rated R.
 
DV 00221    Anna Karenina
Set in the Russia of Tolstoy and the Tsars, Anna Karenina risks everything to be with the man she loves—marriage, family position, and reputation. Stars Vivien Leigh and Ralph Richardson. 1948.
 
DV 00010   Apollo 13
Based on a true story, three astronauts fight a desperate battle to make it back to earth in their damaged spacecraft. Starring Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, and Ed Harris. Rated PG.
 
DV 00015   Beaches
Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey share a friendship that survives good times and bad in order to face their greatest challenge. Rated PG.
 
DV 00183    A Beautiful Mind
Stars Russell Crowe in an astonishing performance as brilliant mathematician, John Nash, on the brink of international acclaim when he becomes entangled in a mysterious conspiracy. Now, only his devoted wife (Jennifer Connelly) can help him in this powerful story of courage, passion and triumph. Rated PG-13.
 
DV 00228    Burning Rage
Shot in the rolling hills of eastern Tennessee, the film stars Barbara Mandrell as Kate Bishop, a government geologist investigating a coal mine fire. Tom Wopat plays wildlife manager Will Larsen, and Eddy Albert is at his nastiest as Will Larsen, mining tycoon. 1984.
 
DV 00135   Casablanca
Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) owns a nightclub in Casablanca. He discovers his old flame, Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), is in town with her husband, Victor Laszlo, a resistance leader, with the Germans on his tail. Ilsa knows Rick can help them get out of the country—but will he? 1942.
 
DV 00025   Chaplin
Robert Downey, Jr. stars as Charlie Chaplin in this grand scale portrait of The Little Tramp's amazing life and times. Rated PG-13.
 
DV 00290   The Color Purple
Starring Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover and Oprah Winfrey, this story follows the life of Celie, a young African-American girl growing up in the early 1900s. We meet Celie when she is a child and follow her through the next 30 years of her life. Rated PG-13.
 
DV 00032   Dead Poets Society
Robin Williams portrays a passionate English professor who inspires his students to live life to the fullest. Rated PG.
 
DV 00035   Do the Right Thing
Spike Lee's critically acclaimed tale of racial tension in a Brooklyn neighborhood over the course of a scorching 24-hour period. Rated R.
 
DV 00150   Driving Miss Daisy
Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy and Dan Aykroyd star in this comedy about a headstrong southern lady and her ever-patient chauffeur, which won Academy awards. Rated PG.
 
DV 00137   The English Patient
Moving story of an English mapmaker and his dying memories of the romance that tragically altered his life. Burned horribly in a fiery crash after being shot down while crossing the Sahara Desert during WW II, he is tended by a Canadian nurse with ghosts of her own and haunted by a thief seeking answers for a crime from his past. 1996. Rated R.
 
DV 00185   Erin Brockovich
Julia Roberts stars as Erin Brockovich, a feisty young mother who fought for justice any way she knew how, taking on a powerful adversary even though no law firm has dared to do it before. Rated R.
 
DV 00235   Esther and the King
Joan Collins and Richard Egan star in this sweeping saga based on the Book of Esther, a Biblical tale of the power of faith, love and virtue. 1960.
 
DV 00039   Fatal Attraction
Glenn Close is the vengeful “other woman” whose obsessive love for Michael Douglas leads to terror. Rated R.
 
DV 00041   Field of Dreams
Kevin Costner portrays an Iowa farmer who is inspired by a voice he cannot ignore to pursue a dream he can hardly believe. Rated PG.
 
DV 00043   Fried Green Tomatoes
Ninny, a spry octogenarian forms an unexpected friendship with a dowdy housewife with whom she shares a liberating story about two women who lived half-a-century ago. Starring Jessica Tandy and Kathy Bates. Rated PG-13.
 
DV 00292   Gangs of New York
Beginning in 1846 and ending in 1863 with the draft riots, this film revolves around the conflicts between the white Anglo-Saxon “natives” and the Irish immigrants in New York’s Five Points. Rated R.
 
DV 00186   Gladiator
A general who became a slave. The slave who became a gladiator. The gladiator who defied an empire. Stars Russell Crowe. Rated R.
 
DV 00168   Gone With the Wind
David O. Selznick’s production of Margaret Mitchell’s “Gone With the Wind,” starring Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard and Olivia de Havilland. Rated G.
 
DV 00161   Good Will Hunting
Will Hunting (Matt Damon), a janitor at MIT, has a gift for mathematics. A washed-up psychiatrist (Robin Williams) tries to help him with his gift and the rest of his life. 1997. Rated R.
 
DV 00310   The Gunrunner
During the Prohibition era, Ted Beaubien (Kevin Costner) returns home to Montreal hoping to buy arms for a revolution in China. He makes contact with a crime boss who can provide the arms, but then finds himself caught in a war for control of the ultra-profitable liquor smuggling trade. 1984.
 
DV 00312   The Hairy Ape
In order to escape the outbreak of WWII, spoiled, selfish, beautiful socialite, Mildred Douglas (Susan Hayward) takes passage from Lisbon to New York on an aging freighter, where she encounters Hank Smith (William Bendix) the burly, crude, ham-fisted head stoker. Both their lives are deeply affected. 1944.
 
DV 00241   The Harrad Experiment
At a private co-ed college, a small, carefully selected group of students are encouraged to explore their sexuality under the supervision of professors. Based on the best-selling novel that was hailed as a manifesto for the free-love generation, this look at the sexual revolution of the late 1960s stars Don Johnson, James Whitmore and Tippi Hedren. Nudity. 1973.
 
DV 00294   Insomnia
Set in a small Alaskan town with an ever-shining midnight sun, this psychological drama stars Al Pacino and Hilary Swank as detectives trying to crack a murder, while Robin Williams gives a creepy performance as the chief suspect. Rated R.
 
DV 00058   The Joy Luck Club
The story of four remarkable Asian women whose lifelong friendship reveals the startling events that have shaped their lives and the hopes and dreams they hold for their children. Rated R.
 
DV 00281   L.A. Confidential
Three cops (Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, and Guy Pearce), a call girl (Kim Basinger), a mysterious millionaire (David Strathairn), a tabloid journalist (Danny DeVito) and the Chief of Detectives (James Cromwell) fuel a plot rife with mystery, romance and humor. Rated R.
 
DV 00316   The Last Time I Saw Paris
In Paris after WWII, a handsome reporter (Van Johnson) meets an attractive expatriate (Donna Reed) and then, to her lasting chagrin, falls madly in love with her ravishing younger sister (Elizabeth Taylor). 1954.
 
DV 00318   Man With the Golden Arm
Fresh out of rehab, a recovering drug addict wrestles with the demon that threatens to consume him again. Features fine performances by Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak, Darren McGavin and Eleanor Parker, plus an original jazz score by Elmer Bernstein. 1955.
 
DV 00256   The Mark of the Hawk
In the late 1950s, African people struggle for their independence from white colonialists who have no intention of relinquishing power. Caught in the middle is young Obam (Sidney Poitier) the first black person elected to his country’s white-run government. Sensitive performances by Poitier, Eartha Kitt and John McIntyre. 1957.
 
DV 00258   Meet John Doe
An American classic with superb performances by Barbara Stanwyck and Gary Cooper. This is the story of reporter Ann Mitchell who builds a naïve, but willing drifter into a national hero: the champion of the common man. Then they discover an ultra-wealthy publisher has a secret political agenda. 1941.
 
DV 00143   The Miracle Worker
The story of Annie Sullivan’s (Anne Bancroft) struggle to teach the blind and deaf Helen Keller (Patty Duke) how to communicate. 1962.
 
DV 00073   Mr. Holland's Opus
Richard Dreyfuss portrays a man whose dream of composing one truly memorable piece of music is altered when he realizes teaching is his real passion and his students are his legacy. Also starring Olympia Dukakis. Rated PG.
 
DV 00262   Of Human Bondage
After failing as an artist in Paris, a lonely young man (Leslie Howard) returns to London and enrolls in medical school. Shy and self-conscious because of a club foot, he falls hopelessly in love with a fickle-hearted, promiscuous waitress (Bette Davis). 1934.
 
DV 00076   On Golden Pond
Featuring Katherine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, and Jane Fonda as the Thayer family, who are forced to renew the bonds of love and overcome years of generational friction. Rated PG.
 
DV 00144   The Piano
A woman who refuses to speak, her piano, and her daughter are sent to New Zealand for an arranged marriage. 1993.
 
DV 00191   Primary Colors
John Travolta leads an all-star cast including Emma Thompson, Kathy Bates, and Billy Bob Thornton on a wild race to the presidency, by a virtually unknown Southern governor (Travolta) on a quest for the White House. Rated R.
 
DV 00263   The Quiet Man
Sean Thornton (John Wayne), an American prizefighter recently retired from the ring, returns to his ancestral home in a small village in Ireland. He falls hard for a ravishing red-headed colleen, Mary Kate (Maureen O’Hara), who is no less smitten with him. But their love-match is opposed by her loutish, ill-tempered brother (Victor McLaglen). 1952.
 
DV 00092   Scent of a Woman
In order to earn extra money, a prep school student agrees to accompany a blind, retired Colonel, played by Al Pacino. Rated R.
 
DV 00093   Schindler's List
The true story of an enigmatic man's act of courage that saved the lives of 1,100 Jews during one of the darkest chapters in human history: the Holocaust. Starring Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, and Ralph Fiennes. Rated R.
 
DV 00289   Signs
In Bucks County, Pennsylvania, crop circles are found on the farm of Graham Hess (played by Mel Gibson), the town’s reverend. The circles cause a media frenzy and test Hess’s faith as he journeys to find out the truth about them. Also starring Joaquin Phoenix, Cherry Jones, Rory Culkin and Abigail Breslin. Rated. PG-13.
 
DV 00267   The Snows of Kilimanjaro
Gravely injured while on safari in Africa, a successful but world-weary novelist lies on a cot in the shadow of Mt. Kilimanjaro, watching the vultures gather and brooding on his life and loves. Starring Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, and Susan Hayward. 1952.
 
DV 00151   Sophie’s Choice
Penetrating drama set in 1947 in post-World War II Brooklyn. Revolves around Sophie’s struggle as a Polish-Catholic immigrant in the United States who has survived a Nazi concentration camp. Stars Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline. Rated R.
 
DV 00147   Stand and Deliver
A dedicated teacher inspires his dropout-prone students to learn calculus to build up their self-esteem and do so well that they are accused of cheating. 1988.
 
DV 00323   Suddenly
Soon after the sheriff of a small town (Sterling Hayden) learns the President is coming for a visit, he’s taken hostage by several gunmen posing as FBI agents: their leader (Frank Sinatra) plans to assassinate the President. 1954.
 
DV 00111   Terms of Endearment
Shirley MacLaine and Debra Winger are unforgettable as a mother and daughter locked in a turbulent relationship over thirty years. Rated PG.
 
DV 00332   Titanic
Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet light up the screen as Jack and Rose, the young lovers who find one another on the maiden voyage of the “unsinkable” R.M.S. Titanic. But when the doomed luxury liner collides with an iceberg in the frigid North Atlantic, their passionate love affair becomes a thrilling race for survival. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Motion Picture.
 
DV 00113   To Kill A Mockingbird
Academy Award-winner Gregory Peck stars in this classic, coming-of-age story about a single father who is a lawyer confronting racism in a small, Alabama town in the 1930s. 1962.
 
DV 00273   The Trial
A young middle-manager and seemingly model citizen wakes up one morning to find the police searching his apartment. Arrested for unspecified crimes, he’s released but kept under close surveillance. Features Anthony Perkins, Romy Schneider, Jeanne Moreau and Orson Welles. 1963.
 
DV00276   Winslow Homer: An American Original
Discouraged by the horrors of the Civil War, Homer heads to Houghton Farm to paint. His peace is soon disturbed by two teenagers, who are trying to hide how the war has shattered them. Unable to shake them off, he asks them to be models, greatly influencing his later works.
 
DV 00274   Witness for the Prosecution
When Leonard Vole (Tyrone Power) is accused of murdering a wealthy widow, he engages London’s best barrister (Charles Laughton) to defend him. His defense depends entirely on his wife (Marlene Deitrich). But will she testify for him—or against him? 1957.
 
 

Family and Children's Classics


DV 00009   Anne of Green Gables
The award-winning WonderWorks special starring Megan Follows as the little orphan girl with an overactive imagination. Disney. Rated G.
 
DV 00008   Anne of Avonlea
Now an independent young woman, Anne learns more about love, friendship and the ways of the world. Disney. Rated G.
 
DV 00277   Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story
Volume 1: Anne Shirley (Megan Follows) returns to Avonlea, only to find the young men enlisting for war. After she and Gilbert Blythe marry, she follows him to the front. Volume 2: Anne searches for Gil in war-torn Europe. 1991.
 
DV 00024   Casper
A ghost therapist is hired to exorcise a friendly young ghost and his three mischievous uncles from the haunted Whipstaff Manor in this hilarious, caper filled comedy loaded with special effects. Rated PG.
 
DV 00027   The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair
Eustace and his friend, Jill, discover the magical land of Narnia where they battle the forces of evil to free the prince.
 
DV 00187   Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
An enchanting film adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s bestseller. After learning on his 11th birthday that he is the orphaned son of wizards, and possesses magical powers, himself, Harry embarks on the adventure of a lifetime at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Rated PG.
 
DV 00293   Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
As Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) begins his second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, he is warned by a mysterious creature that danger awaits him. Harry ignores the warning, but strange things start
to happen. Hogwarts students are being turned into stone. Kenneth Branagh joins the cast as famous writer, Gilderoy Lockhart, who is the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher. Rated PG.
 
DV 00050   Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
Join a bulldog pup, a hilarious cat and a wise old retriever as they embark on an unforgettable journey. Disney. Rated G.
 
DV 00052   Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
Rick Moranis stars as a preoccupied inventor who accidentally shrinks his kids down to 1/4-inch tall. Disney. Rated PG.
 
DV 00051   Honey, I Blew Up the Kid
More laughs with Rick Moranis as the wacky inventor...only this time, he causes his 2 1/2 year old son to grow 112 feet tall! Disney. Rated PG.
 
DV 00317   The Little Princess
London, 1899. Thanks to her soldier father’s wealth and social standing little Sara (Shirley Temple) enjoys a privileged life at Miss Minchin’s academy—until his reported death in action relegates her to a dreary attic room and scullery duties. 1939.
 
DV 00069   Mary Poppins
Julie Andrews stars as the irrepressible nanny who floats out of the London skies and into the hearts of everyone she encounters. Disney. Rated G.
 
DV 00071   The Mighty Ducks
Emilio Estevez stars in this heart-warming comedy as a tough lawyer forced to coach a ragtag team of pee wee hockey players. Disney. Rated PG.
 
DV 00075   Old Yeller
The enduring and tragic story of life on the Texas plains and the bond that is nurtured between a boy and his yellow dog. Disney. Rated G.
 
DV 00319    Our Town
William Holden stars in the superb adaptation of Thornton Wilder’s play about the life and times of a small New England town. 1940.

DV 00081   The Preacher's Wife
Denzel Washington plays a charming angel who is sent to earth to help a young minister and his beautiful wife, played by Whitney Houston, revive their marriage. Rated PG.
 
DV 00089   Rookie of the Year
The ultimate fantasy for a Little Leaguer comes true when 12-year old Henry with his thunderbolt pitching arm, signs on with the Chicago Cubs. Rated PG.
 
DV 00295   Scooby-Do
Zoinks! Two years after Mystery, Inc. goes out of business due to personal conflict, Scooby-Do and his crime-solving gang reunite to investigate paranormal incidents on Spooky Island. Starring Freddie Prinze, Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard, Linda Cardellini and Scooby-Do. Rated PG.
 
DV 00280    Spy Kids
When former spies Gregorio and Ingrid Cortez (Antonio Banderas and Carla Gugino) are called back on a secret mission and kidnapped, only their kids possess the skills and know-how to reunite the family. Rated PG.
 
 

Great Comedy


DV 00001   The Addams Family
Laugh along with Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Wednesday and Thing in their silly funhouse, packed with plenty of tricks and treats. Rated PG-13.
 
DV 00223   At War With the Army
Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis share their first star billing in the song- and gag-filled farce. Debonair Dean woos the lovely Polly Bergen, while goofy Jerry bumbles his way around the obstacle course and goes AWOL disguised as a blonde femme fatale. 1950.
 
DV 00302   Becky Sharp
England in the early 1800s: after graduating from a stuffy girls’ school, young Becky Sharp sets out to land herself a wealthy husband. This adaptation of the social satire Vanity Fair features Miriam Hopkins, Cedric Hardwicke, Nigel Bruce, Frances Dee and Alan Mowbray. 1935.
 
DV 00225   The Bells of St. Mary’s
Father O’Malley finds himself “up to his neck in nuns,” when he’s assigned to decide if St. Mary’s parish school is worth the extensive renovation it requires. Bing Crosby is down-to-earth and Ingrid Bergman is radiant as they test each other’s patience, poise, and personal values. 1945.
 
DV 00018   Beverly Hills Cop
Eddie Murphy portrays a street smart Detroit detective on the trail of a friend's murderer in posh Beverly Hills. Rated R.
 
DV 00019   Big
Tom Hanks plays Josh Baskin, a twelve-year-old boy, trapped in a thirty-year-old's body after he is granted a wish from the carnival Genie to become big. With the help of his friend, Josh gets a job at a toy company and climbs to the top but soon starts to miss the real joys of childhood. Rated PG.
 
DV 00030   Cocoon
An all-star cast of veteran actors, including Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn portray a group of senior citizens who are given a second chance at being young and face crucial decisions about life and death. Rated
PG-13.
 
DV 00306   Colonel Effingham’s Raid
A retired Army Colonel (Charles Coburn) returns to his home in Georgia and discovers it’s up to him to protect the town’s 200-year-old heritage from the depredations of local politicians and developers. 1945.
 
DV 00291   Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
Sandra Bullock, Ellen Burstyn, Ashley Judd, Maggie Smith and James Garner star in this comedy/drama about a modern-day mother-daughter rift and how enduring friends and childhood secrets help to repair it. Rated PG-13.
 
DV 00040   Father of the Bride
Steve Martin stars in this hilarious and heart-warming remake as the befuddled father whose hysterical trials and tribulations leading up to his daughter's wedding will leave you in stitches. Rated PG.
 
DV 00237   Father’s Little Dividend
With his daughter, Kay, happily married and her extravagant wedding finally paid for, Stanley Banks is looking forward to enjoying life. Then he discovers Kay is expecting a baby. Stars Spencer Tracy, Elizabeth Taylor and Joan Bennett. 1951.
 
DV 00308   The Flying Deuces
Unlucky in love, Ollie (Stanley) and Stan (Laurel) join the Foreign Legion and stumble from k.p. duty toward a firing squad as they infuriate their way up the chain of command. With the whole garrison gunning for them, they try to escape in an airplane. Except neither can fly. 1939.
 
DV 00238   The Front Page
Chicago reporter Hildy Johnson (Pat O’Brien) has decided to give up his high-pressured career for the comfort and security of marriage to the girl he loves. The resident cynics of the pressroom are betting he won’t make it. 1931.
 
DV 00139   The Full Monty
Six unemployed steelworkers, inspired by the Chippendale dancers, form a male striptease act. The women cheer them on to go for “the full Monty”—total nudity. 1997. Rated R.
 
DV 00309   Green Grow the Rushes
When a storm strands a fishing boat that’s loaded to the gunwales with smuggled cognac, the eccentric captain (Roger Livesey), a young smuggler (Richard Burton) and a reporter (Honor Blackman) enlist the all-too-willing local townsfolk in a scheme to imbibe the evidence before it can be seized. 1951.
 
DV 00247   Jack and the Beanstalk
When professional babysitter, Jack, is engaged with his greedy manager, Dink, to look after a troublesome child, he gets a lot more than he bargained for. Comedy legends Lou Costello and Bud Abbott star in this sparking musical version of the classic folktale. 1952.
 
DV 00067   Liar, Liar
Jim Carrey stars as a slick, fast-talking attorney who habitually lies. When his son’s wish that he tell the truth for one day is granted, hilarious consequences unfold. Also starring Swoosie Kurtz. Rated PG-13.
 
DV 00252   Life With Father
In New York City at the turn of the century, Clare Day (William Powell) insists on running his household as efficiently as he runs his office down on Wall Street…to the frequent annoyance of his wife (Irene Dunne) and their four sons. A visit from Cousin Cora (Zasu Pitts) and the lovely young Mary Skinner (Elizabeth Taylor) disrupts the family’s familiar routine. 1947.
 
DV 00190   Meet the Parents
Male nurse Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) is poised to propose to his girlfriend Pam (Teri Polo) during a weekend stay at her parents’ home. But he must first ask her father. Alas, the fur flies as Jack Byrnes, (Robert De Niro) Pam’s cat-crazy, ex-CIA father takes an immediate dislike to her less than truthful beau. Rated PG-13.
 
DV 00279   Mrs. Doubtfire
When Daniel Hillard (Robin Williams) learns his ex-wife (Sally Field) needs a housekeeper, he applies for the job. Rated PG-13.
 
DV 00259   My Man Godfrey
When two spoiled, socialite sisters visit a city dump in search of a “forgotten man,” Godfrey Parks (William Powell), down on his luck, accepts the role. Intrigued by his amused disdain for high society, the younger sister, Irene (Carol Lombard) hires him as the family butler. 1936.
 
DV 00261   Nothing Sacred
In this fast-pace comedy, Carole Lombard’s ploy to get to New York City by pretending to be a victim of radiation poisoning backfires when a journalist publicizes her “plight.” Co-stars Fredric March.
 
DV 00074   The Nutty Professor
Shy and overweight Dr. Sherman Klump tries to win over the heart of a pretty young co-worker by drinking an experimental fat reducing serum. Starring Eddie Murphy portraying seven different characters. Rated  PG-13.
 
DV 00077   Parenthood
Steve Martin and Director Ron Howard team up with an all-star cast in this hilarious and touching comedy about family life. Rated PG-13.
 
DV 00097   Sister Act
This divine hit comedy, overflowing with laughs stars Whoopi Goldberg as a sassy, low-rent lounge singer forced to hide out from the mob disguised as a nun. Rated PG.
 
DV 00098   Sister Act II: Back in the Habit
Whoopi answers her calling once again and delivers her special brand of habit-forming fun when she goes undercover as Sister Mary Clarence at a troubled inner-city school. Rated PG.
 
DV 00321   Soul Man
Mark Watson has a wee problem; he’s been accepted to Harvard but needs a scholarship; and the only one available is for a black student. So he dyes his skin, afro’s his hair and poses as a soul man. Poignant satire starring C. Thomas Howell, Rae Dawn Chong, and James Earl Jones. Coarse language. 1986.
 
DV 00112   Three Men and a Baby
The arrival of a baby drastically changes the lives of bachelors Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg and Ted Danson. Rated PG.
 
DV 00163   Twins
Julius and Vincent Benedict are the results of an experiment that would allow for the perfect child. Julius (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is planned and grows to athletic proportion. Vincent (Danny DeVito) is an accident and smaller. Vincent is placed in an orphanage, while Julius is raised by philosophers. 1988.
 
DV 00122   White Men Can't Jump
Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes team up as an unlikely pair of basketball hustlers who con their way across the courts of Los Angeles playing a fast, dangerous and funny game. Rated R.
 
 

Holiday Favorites


DV 00026   A Charlie Brown Christmas
Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Snoopy and the entire Peanuts gang learn the true meaning of Christmas in this animated classic.
 
DV 00136   A Christmas Carol
Christmas elicits nothing more than “Bah, humbug!” from Ebenezer Scrooge (Scott), a miser whose sole pursuit of financial success has left him a bitter and lonely old man. But a Christmas Eve visit from the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future ultimately teaches him to open his heart to the spirit of Christmas and to the joys of friends and family.
 
DV 00305   The Christmas Wife
Not long a widower, and facing his first Christmas alone, John Tanner (Jason Robards) employs a dating service to meet Iris (Julie Harris). The two enjoy each other’s company more than either expected, but Iris has a secret she needs to share. 1988.
 
DV 00278   How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Starring Jim Carrey as the Grinch, who is a Grouch, but no one knows why until little Cindy Lou Who (Taylor Momsen) takes matters into her own hands and turns Whoville and the Grinch’s world upside down. Rated PG.
 
DV 00072   Miracle on 34th Street
Is Santa real or isn't he? Heart-warming, 1947 classic about a little girl's faith, love and imagination that keep beliefs alive. Starring Maureen O’Hara, John Payne and Natalie Wood.
 
DV 00091   The Santa Clause
Tim Allen portrays a divorced father who takes on a new job being Santa Claus. Disney. Rated G.
 
DV 00057   White Christmas
Classic 1954 musical showcases the legendary talent of Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney. A treasury of memorable songs.
 
 

Musicals


DV 00328   Chicago
Murderesses Velma Kelly (Catherine Zeta-Jones)(Who blanked out and killed her cheating husband) and Roxie Hart (Renee Zellwegger) (Who killed her boyfriend in a jealous rage) strive for fame at any cost, including scandal and lies in 1920s Chicago. Also stars Richard Gere, Lucy Liu and Queen Latifah.  Rated PG-13.
 
DV 00152   Dirty Dancing
A vivid love story starring Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey and Cynthia Rhodes. Has pounding rhythms and vibrant dance. Rated PG.
 
DV 00188   Hello, Dolly
Barbra Streisand stars as Dolly Levi, a young widow and professional matchmaker who sets her sights, and whatever else she can muster, on conquering tight-fisted Yonkers merchant, Horace Vandergeider, beautifully played by Walter Matthau. Rated G.
 
DV 00246   I Dream of Jeannie With the Light Brown Hair
It’s the 1840s in Cincinnati, Ohio, and songwriter Stephen Foster is just coming into his own with the huge success of “Oh Susanna.” The only problem is that his fickle fiancée is an aspiring classical singer and hates his lowbrow popular music. 1952.
 
DV 00063   King and I
The true story of an English school teacher who arrives at Siam's royal court in the 1860's and quickly finds herself at odds with a stubborn but lovable monarch. Starring Deborah Kerr and Yul Brynner.
 
DV 00146   Singin’ In the Rain
Silents are giving way to Talkies—and a hoofer-turned-matinee idol (Gene Kelly) is caught in that bumpy transition, as well as his buddy (Donald O’Conner), prospective ladylove (Debbie Reynolds) and shrewish co-star (Jean Hagen). Rated G.
 
DV 00101   The Sound of Music
Julie Andrews stars in this romantic true story of an Austrian woman who discovers her calling lies not in the convent but rather in nurturing a hard-hearted widower and his family. Rated G.

DV 00272   Till the Clouds Roll By
Celebrates the life of composer Jerome Kern, from his early struggles in Tin Pan Alley, through his smash hits on Broadway, to his crowning achievement, “Show Boat.” Stars Robert Walker, Judy Garland, Kathryn Grayson, Lena Horne, Van Johnson, Tony Martin, Dinah Shore, and Frank Sinatra. 1946.
 
DV 00057   White Christmas
(See Holiday Favorites)
 
 

Mystery Classics


DV 00013   Basic Instinct
A chilling, murder mystery starring Michael Douglas as the detective obsessed with solving a case that involves a beautiful and mysterious novelist played by actress Sharon Stone. Rated R.
 
DV 00231   Charade
Cary Grant is the mystery man intent on helping Audrey Hepburn find the fortune hidden by her recently murdered husband—if she can survive the lethal competition from her husband’s ex-partners. Also stars Walter Matthau, James Coburn and George Kennedy. 1963.
 
DV 00240   The Girl Hunters
A drunken wreck since the disappearance of his beloved Velda, Mike Hammer (Mickey Spillane) is plucked from a New York gutter by the cops and hustled to hear the last words of a dying man. Velda is alive, but in deep trouble. This violent thriller co-stars Shirley Eaton and Lloyd Nolan. 1963.
 
DV 00255   The Man Who Knew Too Much
Bud Lawrence is vacationing with his family when the sudden death of an acquaintance leads him to a dangerous discovery: a vital clue to a cold-blooded assassination plot. This early thriller from the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, stars Leslie Banks and Peter Lorre. 1934.
 
DV 00269   The 39 Steps
When the secret agent he befriends is murdered, Canadian Richard Hannay (Robert Donat) finds himself the target of a police manhunt and a deadly ring of spies, intent on silencing him forever. 1935.
 
See Sherlock Holmes Collection
 
 

Narrative Television Videos  (NTN)


DV 00153   Andy Griffith
Episode—The Guitar Player
 
DV 00157   Andy Griffith
Episode—Opie’s Charity
 
DV 00154   Andy Griffith
Episode—Runaway Kid
 
DV 00178   Assignment Discovery
Episode—Broken Bones/Heart Attack
 
DV 00179   Assignment Discovery
Episode—Inside Look: The Flu
 
DV 00180   Assignment Discovery
Episode—The Human Body
 
DV 00335   Assignment Discovery
Episode—Lewis and Clark: A Scientific Journey
 
DV 00181   Assignment Discovery
Episode—The Private Life of Plants: Branch Out
 
DV 00334   Assignment Discovery
Episode—The Future of the Milky Way
 
DV 00333   Assignment Discovery: Great Books
Episode—Tales of Edgar Allan Poe & Wuthering Heights
 
DV 00325   Bob the Builder
Several episodes included
 
DV 00155   Gomer Pyle
Episode—Captain Ironpants
 
DV 00156   Gomer Pyle
Episode—Gomer Learns a Bully
 
DV 00129   Gomer Pyle
Episode—Gomer Overcomes the Obstacle Course
 
DV 00157   Gomer Pyle
Episode—Gomer Returns a Week’s Pay
 
DV 00170   Little Bear
Episode—Where Lucy Went
 
DV 00130   Matlock
Episode—The Angel
 
DV 00149   Matlock
Episode—The Heiress
 
DV 00128   Matlock
Episode—The Seduction
 
DV 00131   Matlock
Episode—The Stripper
 
DV 00173   Nickelodeon
Episode—Franklin
 
DV 00175   Nickelodeon
Episode—Little Bill
 
DV 00176   Nickelodeon
Episode—Little Bear
 
DV 00177   Nickelodeon
Episode—The Rescue
 
DV 00174   Noggin
Episode—A Walk in Your Shoes
 
DV 00324   Nova
Episode—Runaway Universe
 
DV 00172   Twilight Zone
Episode—Dust
 
DV 00171   Twilight Zone
Episode—A Game of Pool
 
DV 00326   Wild Discovery
Episode—Clever Critters
 
 

Romantic Comedy


DV 00222   As You Like It
Fair Rosalind is forced to flee from her evil uncle, disguised as a youth. While in the forest, she meets another fugitive from an unjust relative, the handsome and charming Orlando. This Shakespearean favorite stars Laurence Olivier and Elisabeth Bergner. 1936.
 
DV 00021   Breakfast at Tiffany's
Audrey Hepburn is Holly Golightly, an eccentric New York playgirl determined to marry a millionaire until a handsome writer moves in next door.
 
DV 00327   Bridget Jones’s Diary
A busy career woman approaching a “certain age,” uncomfortably unmarried Bridget (Rene Zellweger) decides to turn over a new page in her life by channeling her thoughts, opinions and insecurities into a journal that becomes a hilarious chronicle of her adventures! Soon, the irrepressible Bridget somehow manages to become the center of attention between a guy who’s too good to be true (Hugh Grant) and another who’s so wrong for her, he could be just right (Colin Firth). Rated R.
 
DV 00134   Broadcast News
Take two rival TV reporters: one handsome, one talented, both male. Add one producer, female. Mix well and watch the sparks fly. Starring William Hurt, Albert Brooks and Holly Hunter. 1987.
 
DV 00046   Ghost
Patrick Swayze stars as a ghost who teams up with a psychic, played by Whoopi Goldberg, to uncover the truth behind his murder and rescue his sweetheart, played by actress Demi Moore. Rated PG-13.
 
DV 00243   His Girl Friday
Cary Grant, editor of a big city newspaper, has been recently divorced by his star reporter, Rosalind Russell. When she breezes by with her naive but steadfast fiancé, Ralph Bellamy, he realizes he can’t let her go. 1940.
 
DV 00159   Hope Floats
A woman comes back to her home town with her daughter, after a painful and public divorce. She has to deal with people who can’t help rubbing it in her face that she isn’t as perfect as she thought. Starring Sandra Bullock and Harry Connick, Jr. 1998. Rated PG-13.
 
DV 00064   L.A. Story
Steve Martin stars as a wacky TV weatherman who thinks his crazy L.A. life-style is perfect until an electronic free-way sign changes it forever. Rated PG-13.
 
DV 00254   Made For Each Other
On a brief trip to Boston, a young attorney meets the girl of his dreams—and marries her. They soon discover the course of true love can be far from smooth. James Stewart and Carole Lombard deliver superb performances in this humourous and heart-warming story about love in the face of adversity. 1939.
 
DV 00082   Pretty Woman
Julia Roberts and Richard Gere star in this modern day Cinderella story. Rated R.
 
DV 00088   Roman Holiday
This 1953 classic tells the story of a princess who rebels against her royal obligations by setting out to explore the city of Rome on her own and ends up finding romance. Starring Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert, and Gregory Peck.
 
DV 00192   Shakespeare in Love
Stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Judi Dench, Geoffrey Rush and Ben Affleck. When Will Shakespeare (Fiennes) needs passionate inspiration to break his writer’s block, a secret romance with the Lady Viola (Paltrow) starts the words flowing. But she is promised to marry someone else and is successfully impersonating a man in order to play the lead in Will’s latest production.  Rated R.
 
DV 00195   Soul Food
As seen through the eyes of Mother Joe’s (Irma Hall) grandson Ahmad (Brandon Hammond), love and laughs are always on the menu for Sunday dinner, despite the usual rivalries simmering between his mom, Maxine and her sisters. Rated R.
 
DV 00194   There’s Something About Mary
Still suffering from a high school crush on Mary (Cameron Diaz), the nerdy, angst-driven Ted (Ben Stiller) tracks her down thirteen years later with the help of a sleazy private investigator (Matt Dillon) who also falls for her. Rated R.
 
DV 00331   Two Weeks Notice
Attorney Lucy Kelson wants to save the world. Instead, she’s choosing ties and interviewing prospective girlfriends for her handsome and hapless billionaire boss George Wade. Is this why she got a Harvard Law degree? Lucy’s fed up, so she submits her notice. But Wade—with an assist from Cupid—has other plans. Rated PG-13.
 
DV 00121   While You Were Sleeping
A happy-go-lucky subway employee saves the life of a man she has been admiring from afar and soon becomes mistaken for his fiancée by his wacky family. But as he lies in the hospital bed she finds herself falling for his charming brother. Starring Sandra Bullock, Peter Gallagher, and Bill Pullman. Rated PG.
 
 

Science


DV 00239   Galileo: On the Shoulder of Giants
Michael Moriarty stars as the 17th century astronomer who invented the first telescope.
 
DV 00206   In Search of Human Origins: Story of Lucy
Recounts the 1974 discovery of Lucy, our oldest human ancestor, which set the world of paleoanthropology on its ear by showing that walking upright, not a larger brain, was the key factor that separated us from the ape.
 
DV 00207   In Search of Human Origins: Surviving in Africa
Johanson sets out to disprove the long-cherished view that early man’s larger brain and reliance on technology are the by-products of the ability to hunt.
 
DV 00208   In Search of Human Origins: The Creative Revolution
Fifty thousand generations ago, the hunter-gatherers living in Africa began to paint, carve, bury their dead, travel and trade. What accounts for this sudden transformation?

DV 00201   Nova: B-29 Frozen in Time
Follows bold pilot Darryl Greenamyer and his team on two expeditions to revive “Kee Bird” and make it fly again in one of the most isolated and harshest environments on earth.
 
DV 00203   Nova: Hurricane
Data-gathering flight made into the eye of Hurricane Gilbert in September 1988, including spectacular footage of the storm’s center—a canyon of clear blue sky surrounded by clouds 10 miles high.
 
DV 00204   Nova: Killer Quake
Metropolitan Los Angeles is sitting on a network of potentially deadly faults. On January 17, 1994, a previously unknown fault convulsed beneath Northridge, the most destructive earthquake in modern L.A. history.
 
DV 00202   Nova: Lightning
Takes you on a high-voltage trip into the most electrically charged weather in the world—culminating in a dazzling lightning show set to music that rivals the most extraordinary fireworks display.
 
DV 00284   Nova: Mystery of the Senses
Hearing
 
DV 00285   Nova: Mystery of the Senses
Smell
 
DV 00286   Nova: Mystery of the Senses
Taste
 
DV 00287   Nova: Mystery of the Senses
Touch
 
DV 00288   Nova: Mystery of the Senses
Vision
 
DV 00205   Nova: This Old Pyramid
A 90-minute special presentation revealing the secrets of how the ancient pyramids were built by building one. Noted Egyptologist, Mark Lehner, and a professional stonemason, Roger Hopkins (This Old House) put clever and sometimes bizarre construction theories to the test.
 
 

Science Fiction and Horror


DV 00232   The Creature From Black Lake
After hearing reports that a Louisiana trapper has been killed deep in the bayous by a large, shaggy monster, two anthropology students mount an expedition to find it, but they’ve underestimated the creature’s strength, ferocity and thirst for blood. 1976.
 
DV 00329   Daredevil
By day, blind attorney Matt Murdock (Ben Affleck) toils for justice in Hell’s Kitchen. By night, he’s Daredevil, The Man Without Fear – a powerful, masked vigilante stalking the dark streets with an uncanny radar sense that allows him to “see” with superhuman capabilities. Also star Jennifer Garner, Michael Clarke Duncan and Colin Farrell. Rated PG-13.
 
DV 00184   Dracula
Towering ominously among the shadows of the Carpathian Mountains, Castle Dracula strikes fear into the hearts of the Transylvanian villagers below. Stars Bela Lugosi and the screen’s most popular vampire, Count Dracula.
 
DV 00037   E.T
A lost alien befriends ten-year-old Elliot and together they search for a way to send the extra-terrestrial home. Rated PG.
 
DV 00245   The House on Haunted Hill
In this classic horror story, an eccentric millionaire (Vincent Price) and his bewitching wife invite five imperfect strangers to spend a night with them in a large, old, decidedly creepy mansion for a reward of $10,000 each. All they have to do is stay alive until morning. 1958.
 
DV 00250   Journey to the Center of Time
In the late 1960s, three scientists at a private research institute develop a laser drive that makes limited time travel possible under highly controlled laboratory conditions. When the owner of the institute (Scott Brady) demands to see a demonstration, the scientists reluctantly agree to take him. But the experiment goes badly wrong. 1967.
 
DV 00253   The Little Shop of Horrors
Life takes a strange turn for Seymour, a hapless bumbling clerk in a flower store, when he grows a new plant. The little plant languishes—until a drop of blood falls accidentally into its blossom-like mouth, and revives it amazingly. 1960.
 
DV 00283   Matrix
The world is really a hoax, an elaborate deception spun by all-powerful machines of artificial intelligence that control us.  Rated R.
 
DV 00260   Night of the Living Dead
Made in 1968, George Romero’s classic horror movie continues to frighten, to shock, and to disturb audiences. Don’t start it unless you’re prepared to be scared witless. Violence. 1968.
 
DV 00084   Psycho
Alfred Hitchcock’s psychological thriller starring Anthony Perkins as the troubled Norman Bates, whose old dark house and adjoining motel are not the place to spend a quiet evening alone. Also starring Janet Leigh. Rated R.
 
DV 00145   Scream
After a series of mysterious deaths, a seemingly peaceful community becomes a place where no one is safe—and everyone is suspect! Featuring Drew Barrymore, Courtney Cox, Neve Campbell, Skeet Ulrich, and David Arquette. 1996. Rated R.
 
DV 00296   Spider-Man
After being bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy high school student gains spider-like abilities, which he must eventually use to fight evil as a super hero. Stars Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Willem Dafoe, Rosemary Harris, and James Franco. Rated PG-13.
 
DV 00103   Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
After stealing a top-secret device, raiding space station Regula One and wresting control of a Federation starship, Khan schemes to set a most deadly trap for his old enemy Captain James T. Kirk. Rated PG.
 
DV 00104   Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Join Admiral Kirk and his Enterprise crew as they undertake a mission into Earth's past in an effort to preserve the future. Rated PG.
 
DV 00105   Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
Captain Kirk and crew battle a renegade Vulcan who hijacks the Starship Enterprise and pilots it on an incredible journey. Rated PG.
 
DV 00106   Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
After years at war, the Federation and the Klingon empire struggle for intergalactic peace in this thrilling action-adventure. Rated PG.
 
DV 00108   Star Wars
Princess Leia is held hostage by the evil Imperial forces and Luke Skywalker and the dashing Captain Han Solo team up with R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the princess and restore justice in the Empire. Rated PG.
 
DV 00268   The Tell-Tale Heart
The shy, reclusive bachelor, Edgar Marsh asks his beautiful neighbor out, with his friend, Carl’s, encouragement, and falls hopelessly in love. But she meets Carl and the two are drawn to each other. Driven by jealous rage, Edgar exacts violent revenge, but is hounded to the brink of madness by guilt. 1962.
 
DV 00110    Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Arnold Schwarzenegger is the Terminator, a cyborg that has been reprogrammed and sent back in time to protect a boy destined to lead the freedom fighters of the future. Rated R.
 
DV 00115   Total Recall
Set in the year 2084, Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in a mind bending conspiracy that involves Home, a Martian mining colony. Rated R.
 
DV 00196   X-Men
Children who possess extraordinary and dangerous powers—manipulating weather, absorbing others’ life force, etc.—learn to harness their powers for the food of mankind under the tutelage of Professor Xavier (Patrick Stewart). Now they must protect themselves against the nefarious Magneto (Ian McKellan), who believes humans and mutants can never co-exist.  Rated PG-13.
 
 

Sherlock Holmes Collection


Starring Jeremy Brett, as Sherlock Holmes, and Edward Hardwicke, as Doctor Watson, this critically acclaimed series of videos will thrill mystery fans with its twists and turns.
 
DV 00020   The Boscombe Valley Mystery
Holmes sets out to prove the innocence of a man accused of murdering his father after a violent argument.
 
DV 00022   Bruce Partington Plan
When a young man is found brutally murdered, Holmes and Watson follow a trail through London to find the murderer.
 
DV 00031   The Creeping Man
When the daughter of an eminent scientist sees a silhouette at her window, Holmes suspects the prowler to be no ordinary creature.
 
DV 00033   The Devil's Foot
A young woman is found dead with no trace of injury, sickness or violence. Can Sherlock Holmes crack the case?
 
DV 00233   Dressed to Kill
Holmes’ interest is piqued by a theft of a music box. When murder ensues, he discovers that the box holds the key to a plot which could bankrupt Britain. 1946.
 
DV 0053   Hound of the Baskervilles
Sherlock Holmes investigates the curse of the Baskerville family in a special, two-hour version of this famous mystery.
 
DV 00055   The Illustrious Client
Holmes investigates Austrian Baron Gruner, a collector of objects d'art and beautiful women, for an anonymous client.
 
DV 00083   Problem of Thor Bridge
Wealthy American Neil Gibson hires Holmes to save a woman from the gallows, despite overwhelming evidence against her.
 
DV 00266   The Secret Weapon
Holmes and Watson assist the Allies in rescuing the inventor of a bombsight from the Nazis, but get no rest from their arch-rival, Dr. Moriarty.
 
DV 00094   Shoscombe Old Place
When one of Sir Robert's creditors disappears and a human bone is found in the furnace, Holmes is called in to investigate.
 
DV 00095   Sign of Four
Holmes and Watson pursue priceless Indian treasures and confront a murderer who leaves the mark of “The Sign of Four.”
 
DV 00096   Silver Blaze
Silver Blaze, a racehorse, is abducted on the eve of a race. Holmes and Watson find a solution with the aid of a dog and some sheep.
 
DV 00123   Wisteria Lodge
A tyrant, a governess and a police inspector give new meaning to the term “wild goose chase” for Holmes and Watson.
 
DV 00275   The Woman in Green
Scotland Yard is baffled by the seemingly motiveless crimes of a serial murderer who send his victims’ right forefingers to the Yard. Holmes’ archenemy, Moriarty, is at the bottom of it…but why?
 
 

War Movies


DV 00301   Battle Force
After pledging their friendship during the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, a British news correspondent (John Huston), an American general (Henry Fonda), a German officer (Stacy Keach) and a Jewish actress (Samantha Eggar) find themselves on opposite sides in WWII. 1977.
 
DV 00304   The Captive Heart
In this powerful WWII drama, a Czech captain (Michael Redgrave) hides among British prisoners in a German POW camp after assuming a British soldier’s identity. 1946.
 
DV 00234   Drums in the Deep South
In 1861 two friends, Will Denning and Clay Clayburn who met at West Point visit Kathy Summers, mistress of a flourishing plantation. Clay and Kathy have been lovers, but three years later, when Sherman’s forces enter Georgia, the three are brought together, again, on opposing sides. 1951.
 
DV 00236   A Farewell to Arms
Gary Cooper plays a wounded young American ambulance corpsman who falls passionately in love with an English nurse (Helen Hayes) during World War I. 1932.
 
DV 00140   Good Morning, Vietnam
An unorthodox and irreverent DJ (Robin Williams) begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the US Armed Services Radio station in Vietnam. 1987.
 
DV 00315   The Last of the Mohicans
During the 1750s an American scout (Randolph Scott) and his two Mohican companions help the British fight the French and their savage Huron allies. 1936.
 
DV 00200   Saving Private Ryan
After the D-Day invasion, during World War II, Captain John Miller (Tom Hanks) must take his men behind enemy lines to find Private James Ryan. Why are eight men risking their lives to save just one? Surrounded by the brutal realities of war, each man searches for his own answer. Rated R.
 
DV 00271   Three Came Home
Early in World War II, as the Japanese sweep unresisted through the islands of the south Pacific, foreign civilians are rounded up and interned in remote camps. An American woman (Claudette Colbert) struggles to keep herself and her little boy alive. 1950.

 

Westerns


DV 00298   Abilene Town
A town marshal is caught in a clash between the cattlemen, who have been the town’s mainstay, and the homesteaders, who aim to be the town’s future. Stars Randolph Scott, Lloyd Bridges, Edgar Buchanan and Rhonda Fleming. 1946.
 
DV 00224   The Belle Starr Story
A bandit gets more than he bargained for when he wins a night with the beautiful Belle Starr (Elsa Martinelli) in a high stakes poker game. This unusual western gives a worldly twist to the legend of the famous outlaw. 1967.
 
DV 00303   The Bells of San Angelo
Texas Border Ranger Roy Rogers takes on a gang of smugglers with the able assistance of Dale Evans, Andy Devine and Trigger. With fistfights, chases, shootouts, and toe-tapping tunes. 1945.
 
DV 00226   Blood and Guns
During the Mexican revolution, Dr. Henry Price rescues a rebel leader, Tepepa, from a firing squad. A fine and bloody tale of revolution and revenge, starring Orson Welles, John Steiner, and Tomas Milian. 1979.
 
DV 00023   Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Two bungling robbers set out to Bolivia only to find that not speaking the language is the least of their troubles. Starring Paul Newman, Robert Redford, and Katherine Ross. Rated PG.
 
DV 00038   El Dorado
John Wayne and Robert Mitchum play the gunfighter and the sheriff who join forces to clean up a dirty town.
 
DV 00311   Guns of Diablo
Wagon master Linc Murdoch (Charles Bronson) takes young Jaimie McPheeters (Kurt Russell) into Diablo for supplies and meets Maria (Susan Oliver), the love of his life. When they’re drawn to each other, Maria’s jealous and embittered husband plots a cruel revenge. 1964.
 
DV 00257   McLintock!
John Wayne stars with Maureen O’Hara in this epic western version of “The Taming of the Shrew.” Packed with action, humor, romance and grand brawls, this sprawling saga features fine performances by a superb supporting cast, including Chill Wills, Stefanie Powers, Edgar Buchanan, Yvonne de Carlo. 1963.
 
DV 00320   Santa Fe Trail
Posted to Ft. Leavenworth in the Kansas Territory, West Point graduates J.E.B. Stuart (Errol Flynn) and George Custer (Ronald Reagan) are embroiled in the strife fomented by abolitionist John Brown (Raymond Massey). 1940.
 
DV 00265   Shane
When a fair-haired stranger (Alan Ladd) in a fringed jacket stops at the Starrett homestead, 8-year-old Joey, soon comes to idolize him. When the stranger helps the settlers against a cattle rancher, the rancher hires a black-hatted, black-hearted gunfighter (Jack Palance). Violence soon follows. 1953.
 
DV 00322   Stagecoach
A group of travelers are forced to journey through Apache territory. With John Wayne, Claire Trevor, George Bancroft, Andy Devine and John Carradine. 1939.
 
DV 00270   They Call Me Trinity
In the old West, Trinity (Terence Hill) drifts into a Texas border town to find his brother (Bud Spencer) posing as the sheriff. Trinity soon runs up against a local land baron (Farley Granger) who is plotting to drive a group of Mormons off their land so he can use it for his horses—which the “sheriff” is planning to steal. 1971.
 
DV 00117   True Grit
John Wayne stars as the drunken, uncouth U.S. marshal Rooster Cogburn in this extraordinary western. Rated G.
 
DV 00148   Unforgiven
Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny (Clint Eastwood) reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a young man. Also stars Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, and Richard Harris. 1992.
 

Updated March 5, 2004


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