DVDevelopments 5/22/24

scrivenerSome DVDs new to the library, in alphabetical order. All links go to the page where you can request the item(s).

 

Soooo I spoke to our DVD distributor again and was told the dearth of shipped titles lately has less to do with supply issues (though it does to some extent) than with what the nice man on the phone characterized as "internal issues." Okay. So in the (I hope) near future, when there are like 50 titles highlighted on here, you'll know the "internal issues" were resolved and they got the ball rolling again. In the meantime, we have these items, some of which came from Amazon and others from a thoughtful patron.

 

Awesome; I ... Shot That! - The ellipsis bleeps out an expletive, but the packaging is like that. Beastie Boys gave a concert and handed out 50 cameras to fans in the crowd. Late legend Adam Yauch, under the name “Nathanial Hörnblowér,” edited all the footage into this mishmash. Said to be as shambolic as it sounds, but a good time for Beasties fans. On DVD. Also scope out Beastie Boys Video Anthology.

 

Bartleby (1970) – One of two Bartleby adaptations we'll be getting; this one's got Paul Scofield. Check it out, unless you would prefer not to. On DVD.

 

Bartleby (2001) - And here's the other one. This one stars Crispin Glover as the recalcitrant scrivener. On DVD.

 

Birdsong – PBS adaptation of the Sebastian Faulks novel, with Eddie Redmayne and Clemence Poesy. Donation. On DVD.

 

Bye Bye Brazil – I remember this movie stirring a minor fuss when it played around here in 1980 or so. Probably seems pretty tame today. On DVD.

 

Devil Times Five – Cult '70s horror about killer kids. One of them is Leif Garrett (remember him?). On DVD.

 

The Hideous Sun Demon – I guarantee this is the best movie we have about a hideous sun demon. Warmly regarded by fans of cult '50s horror. On DVD.

 

If I Were King – 1938 Frank Lloyd drama about the poet Francois Villon. Ronald Coleman and Basil Rathbone star. Donation. On DVD.

 

Lord Mountbatten: The Last Viceroy – Nicol Williamson stars as the WWII eminence who was Viceroy of India until it went independent. A 1986 miniseries for British TV. Donation. On DVD.

 

The Prisoner of Shark Island – The first newly acquired John Ford classic of the week is a biopic about the doctor who unknowingly treated the wound of a fleeing John Wilkes Booth post-assassination. On DVD.

 

The Secret History of ISIS – The terrorist group, not the goddess. This documentary originally aired on PBS's Frontline. Donation. On DVD.

 

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon – This week's second John Ford is also the second in his “Cavalry” trilogy. John Wayne stars, of course. Keep an eye on the horizon. On DVD.

 

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