Videos / DVDs Acquisitions during July 2018
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William Shakespeare ; a Royal Shakespeare Company production ; stage director, Simon Godwin ; stage producer, Zoë Donegan ; screen director, Robin Lough ; screen producer, John Wyver
Covent Garden, London : Opus Arte, 
In this reframed version of Shakespeare's play, young Hamlet is a prince from an unnamed African state who has the world at his feet, young, wealthy and living a hedonistic life studying abroad. Then word reaches him that his father is dead. Returning home, he finds his world is utterly changed, his certainities smashed, and his home a foreign land. Struggling to understand his place in a new world order, he faces a stark choice, submit, or rage against the injustice of his new reality.
Jones Media DVD 21607
Coleção Hector Babenco
São Paulo : Europa Filmes, 2009
8 of Hector Babenco's most revered films collected in one set for the first time.
Jones Media DVD 21609
Ask the sexpert
produced by Vaishali Sinha, Mridu Chandra ; directed by Vaishali Sinha
[New York, NY] : Coast to Coast Films, 
A documentary about Dr. Mahinder Watsa, a 93-year old sex columnist for a daily newspaper in Mumbai. The film discusses the impact of his column, and attempts at censoring it for obscenity.
Jones Media DVD 21610
Game of thrones. The complete seventh season
HBO Entertainment ; producers, Lisa McAtackney, Greg Spence, Chris Newman ; co-executive producers, George R.R. Martin, Guymon Casady, Bryan Cogman, Vince Gerardis ; executive producers, Bernadette Caulfield, Frank Doelger, Carolyn Strauss, David Benioff, D.B. Weiss ; created by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss ; Television 360 ; Startling Television ; Bighead Littlehead ; a presentation of Home Box Office
[United States] : Home Box Office, 
"The long winter is here. Throughout seven thrilling episodes, the penultimate Season 7 focuses on a convergence of armies and attitudes that have been brewing for years. As the season begins, Daenerys Targaryen --accompanied by her Unsullied army and emboldened by Dothraki/Ironborn allies and her lethal trio of dragons -- has finally set sail for Westeros with Tyrion Lannister, her newly appointed Hand. Jon Snow has apparently consolidated power in the North after his spectacular conquest of Ramsay Bolton and the return of Winterfell to Stark control. In King's Landing, Cersei Lannister, bereft of any surviving heirs, has successfully seized the Iron Throne. But as these and other factions drive towards new alliances or (more likely) violent conflicts, the cold specter of another, apocalyptic threat -- in the form of an army of undead White Walkers -- threatens to undermine the status quo and obliterate the outcome of these smaller, all-too-human rivalries."--Container.
Jones Media DVD 21611
Demain tout commence =Two is a family
directed by Hugo Gelin
Toronto, ON : Entertainment One, 
Fun and nonchalant, Samuel enjoys a carefree life on the French Riviera. That is until Kristin, a former fling, announces he is the father of a newborn, hands him a baby girl and takes off! When Samuel tries to track down Kristin in London, she is nowhere to be found. Samuel settles in London and starts working as a stuntman in a TV show.
Jones Media DVD 21612
Sunshine on Leith
[United Kingdom] : Entertainment Film Distributors, 
Two soldiers return home to Edinburgh to resume their romantic and family lives.
Jones Media DVD 21613
The merchant of Venice
by William Shakespeare ; directed for the stage by Jonathan Munby ; directed for the screen by Robin Lough ; producers, Lotte Buchan, Jessica Lusk ; a Shakespeare's Globe production
[London] : Opus Arte, 
"Portia, a wealthy heiress of Belmont, is forced to set her suitors a challenge. The winner will win her hand in marriage; the losers will lose her hand and much more. In Venice, the epicentre of consumption, speculation and debt, Bassanio borrows money from his friend Antonio to finance his attempt. Antonio, in turn, takes out a loan from the moneylender Shylock. The loan will be repaid when Antonio's ships return to the city. But if the ships fail to return, and the money cannot be repaid, Antonio will give to Shylock a pound of his own flesh. And they do fail. And Shylock will have his 'bond' "--Globe on screen WWW site.
Jones Media DVD 21608
MK2 en coproduction avec France 2 Cinéma ; production, Marin Karmitz, Nathanaël Karmitz, Charles Gillibert ; scénario original, Abdellatif Kechiche ; adaptation et dialogues Abdellatif Kechiche , Ghalya Lacroix ; réalisztion, Abdellatif Kechiche
France : Métropole Films, 
Saartjie Baartman, the "Hottentot Venus," a South African slave, was exhibited in public halls and theaters in London and Paris in the early 19th century. Due in part to her enormous posterior, she attracted the attention of French anatomists, who declared her the missing link between man and ape.
On Reserve at Jones Media 21614
Wait for your laugh
Forgotten Man Films presents ; produced by Christina Wise & Jason Wise ; written by Christina Wise & Jason Wise ; directed by Jason Wise
Culver City, CA : Samuel Goldwyn Films, 
Chronicles the showbiz career of Rose Marie, from her start at the age of 4 on her NBC radio show, through Vaudeville, Vegas and several television shows.
Jones Media DVD 21615
龍門客棧 = Dragon Gate Inn / a film by King Hu
Taiwan : Eureka, 2015
A film set during the Ming dynasty. A power-hungry eunuch employs the evil Eastern Chamber Sect in his quest to single-handedly rule China. However, a warrior named Chow is opposed to his corrupt ambitions and joins a group of warriors aiming to resist the Sect. The two forces eventually battle it out at the Dragon Inn, hosted by murderous bandit Jade.
Jones Media DVD 21618
3 bad men
William Fox presents a John Ford production ; directed by John Ford ; adaptation and scenario by John Stone
New York, NY : Kino Lorber, 
"When a trio of bandits discovers a young woman whose father was murdered by a ruthless gang, the outlaws go from being partners in crime to comrades in chivalry".
On Reserve at Jones Media 21617
What happened, Miss Simone?
a Netflix documentary ; a RadicalMedia production ; in association with Moxie Firecracker ; a film by Liz Garbus ; directed by Liz Garbus ; produced by Amy Hobby ; producers, Liz Garbus, Justin Wilkes, Jayson Jackson
New York, NY : Eagle Vision, 
Profiles the life and career of American singer Nina Simone.
Jones Media DVD ML420.S5635 W53 2016
번영 하는 평양 = Properous Pyongyang / 조선 기록 과학 영화 촬영소 ; 구성 림 춘희 ; 연출 박 은옥
[P'yŏngyang] : KORFILM, Chuch'e 105 
Introduces today's Pyongyang, the capital city of North Korea, including new residential buildings, schools, event halls, and science facilities, in addition to historic sites related to nation's Independence movements.
Jones Media DVD 21619
Twentieth Century Fox presents ; screen play by Albert Maltz Michael Blankfort ; produced by Julian Blaustein ; directed by Delmer Daves
Beverly Hills, Calif. : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 
Tom believes the Apaches are treated unfairly. After befriending their leader Cochise and arranging a truce, he is called upon by an Army General to negotiate a government peace treaty, but later is the target of a renegade ambush.
On Reserve at Jones Media 21623
Laissez-passer = Safe conduct
Alain Sarde et Frédéric Bourboulon présentent une coproductione Les Films Alaine Sarde, Little Bear, France 2 Cinéma, France 3 Cinéma ... avec la participation de Canal+ ... un film de Bertrand Tavernier ; produit par Alain Sarde et Frédéric Bourboulon ; scénario de Jean Cosmos et Bertrand Tavernier ; director, Bertrand Tavernier
Port Washington, NY : Koch Lorber Films, , ©2002
During the Nazi occupation of France during World War II, the nation's movie studios continued to operate. Jean Devaivre is an assistant director for Continental Pictures, a studio which has recently been taken over by the Germans and is headed by Dr. Greven. With a wife and son to support, Devaivre feels he has little choice but to continue with his work. Screenwriter Jean Aurenche, a man who lives for wine, women and song, refuses to work for Greven, and struggles to find a way to make a living with his words.
On Reserve at Jones Media 21622
Love in the post : from Plato to Derrida
a Heraclitus Pictures film ; directed and produced: Joanna Callaghan ; written by Joanna Callaghan and Martin McQuillan
London : Heraclitus Pictures, 
Inspired by Jacques Derrida's The post card. Like the book, the film plays with fact and fiction, weaving together the stories of a scholar of literature and a film director, alongside insights from critics and philosophers. Theo Marks works in a university department that is soon to be closed. His wife Sophie, enigmatic and distant is in analysis. Filmmaker Joanna struggles to complete a film about The post card. These people are set on a collision course prompted by a series of letters that will change their lives.
On Reserve at Jones Media 21621
Conacine & Carvold present a film by Arturo Ripstein ; a Conacine - Carvold co-production ; screenplay by Arturo Ripstein, José Emilio Pacheco, H.A.L. Craig ; produced by Gerald Green ; directed by Aturo Ripstein
UK : Exclusive Media, 
To escape the destruction of World War II, a wealthy count takes his beautiful wife and their servants to an isolated island. Their luxurious seclusion is interrupted when the count is haunted by the apparition of a mysterious woman from his past. Soon he finds himself being forced to face the reality that is consuming the rest of the world.
On Reserve at Jones Media 21620
Баллада о бомбере = Ballad of the bomber / Пронто Филм ; режиссер, Виталий Воробьев ; сценарист, Аркадий Тигай
Москва : Санкт-Петерсбург : Бест Кино кинокомпания, Филм УА ; 2011
After their plane crashes in German-occupied territory, bomber pilot Grivt︠s︡ov, radio operator Kati︠a︡ (with whom Grivt︠s︡ov is in love), and navigator Linʹko are miraculously unhurt. Now, they must find a way to complete their mission and then return to friendly territory.
Jones Media DVD 21628
One-two, soldiers were going
Alexander Dovzhenko Film Studio ; Vremya Artistic Association
[Moscow] : RUSCICO, 2005
"The last film by Leonid Bykov, and his last film role. The tragic and the comic, the heroic and the lyrical -- all has interwoven onscreen into an unusual story about the fathers remaining forever young and the children coming to the place where exactly thirty years ago their most dear ones took the last deadly battle"--Container.
Jones Media DVD 21625
Dostoevsky : life full of passion : 8 episodes
director, Vladimir Khotinenko
Moskva : [publisher not identified], 2011
"Dostoevsky seen through the prism of his relationships, and his struggles with poverty, trial, exile and imprisonment in Omsk, Siberia, writings, gambling."--IMDb.
Jones Media DVD 21626
2 билета на дневной сеанс / Ленфильм ; режиссер-постановщик, Г. Раппапорт ; авторы сценария, Б. Чирсков, Е. Худик
[Russia] : CP Digital, 
A police thriller about a young detective who investigates his last case because he does not feel that he is cut out for detective work.
Jones Media DVD 21627
Белые росы / Беларусьфильм ; сценарий А. Дударев
[Russia] : СР Диджитал, Атомик Хоум Видео : 2001
Residents of this village used to enjoy peace and quiet. But then, the young people left for the cities, and now it appears that the village itself may fall victim to 'development'.
Jones Media DVD 21629
Un été à la Goulette = A summer in La Goulette
Marie-Françoise Mascaro et Férid Boughedir présentent ; une coproduction Marsa Films, Cinarès, Lamy Films - R.T.B.F., La Sept Cinéma ; avec la participation de Canal+ ; un film de Férid Boughedir ; scénario original, Férid Boughedir ; adaptation, Férid Boughedir et Nouri Bouzid
New York : Distributed by Kino Lorber, ©2011
The year is 1967 in La Goulette, a small harbor town in the suburbs of Tunis where various cultures have lived together for ages in effortless harmony. Youssef, Jojo, and Giuseppe are as inseparable as are their three 16-year-old daughters, Meriem, Gigi, and Tina. In a fit of teenage provocation, the three girls swear that they will lose their virginity by the day of the procession of the Madonna. To make matters worse, each of them has her eyes on a boy of a different religion.
On Reserve at Jones Media 21630
Twentieth Century-Fox presents a CinemaScope picture ; produced, written, and directed by Samuel Fuller
Beverley Hills, CA : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2005
A cattle rancher who unlawfully rules the county with her posse of hired guns, finds herself falling in love with the new marshall who arrives to peacefully restore law and order to the land.
On Reserve at Jones Media 21634
Légende présentent un film de Lionel Steketee, Fabrice Éboué et Thomas Ngijol ; scénario et dialogues de Fabrice Éboué, Thomas Ngijol et Jérôme L'Hostky i.e. L'Hotsky ; une coproduction Légende films, Légende, TF1 Films Production et Mars films
[France] : TF1 Vidéo, ©2011
Joël and Régis are half brothers but they have almost nothing in common. The first is unemployed, lives with his mother and has a persecution complex. The second is so well integrated that he ignores his background. When they learn that their father is dying, they meet at his bedside in the Antilles and get their hands on an inheritance which proves to be the act of emancipation from their slave ancestry. Disappointed, they destroy it and trigger a curse that propels them back to 1780 to the time of slavery.
On Reserve at Jones Media 21632
סרט ערביה = فيلم عربي = Arabic movie / תסריט ובימוי איל שגיא ביזאוי, שרה צפרוןי ; הפקה אסנת טרבלסי
[Jerusalem] : Go2Films, 
"So many Israelis still wax nostalgic about that old Friday afternoon ritual, back in the times when television had just one channel. Everyone would watch the Arab movie of the week, but did anybody ever wonder how Israel's official TV station was able to transcend hostile boundaries to obtain these films, and why it insisted on showing movies made by 'the enemy'? The Arabic-language movie from Egypt let some of us escape back to our original homeland, and let others peek out from our 'villa in the jungle' and catch a glimpse of our neighbors across the border. But most of us didn't really want to see the people whose culture, anguish, and aspirations were reflected on our screens. Arabic Movie brings us the stars and the songs, the convoluted plots, and that fleeting moment when we shared the same cultural heroes as everyone else in the Middle East. But this film about the richness and intensity of Egyptian cinema also raises some disturbing questions."--Container.
On Reserve at Jones Media 21631
The challenge = التحدي / une production Atopic, La Bête, Ring Film ; un film de Yuri Ancarani ; producteur, Fabrizio Polpettini
New York, NY : Kino Lorber Inc., 
Italian visual artist Yuir Ancarani's exquisite documentary enters the surreal world of wealthy Qatari sheikhs with a passion for amateur falconry. The opulence of this Middle Easterm gas state is on full display as the men race SUVs up and down sand dunes, fly their prized falcons around on private jets, and take their pet cheetahs out for desert spins in their souped-up Ferraris.
Jones Media DVD 21637
The UpStairs Lounge Fire
a Royd Anderson film
[Louisiana?] : Royd Anderson, ©2013
"The worst mass murder of gays in U.S. history occurred in the French Quarter, New Orleans, on June 24, 1973. This documentary examines the tragedy of the UpStairs lounge fire. There are interviews with an eyewitness, a son who lost his father, a rookie firefighter called to the scene, author Johnny Townsend, and artist Skyler Fein, whose exhibit about the tragedy gained national prominence."--Container.
Jones Media DVD 21635
עבודה ערבית / יוצר ותסריטאי, סייד קשוע ; יוצרי הסדרה, דניאל פארן, סייד קשוע, רוני ניניו, שי קפון ; מוסיקה, DAM ; צילום, עמוס כרמלי ; עריכה, רוני אייזמן
Israel : Dori Medyah Paran Hafaḳot : [2018?]
Disc 1: Episode 1: Shower -- Episode 2: Moving -- Episode 3: Dog -- Episode 4: Nightgown -- Episode 5: Building committee -- Disc 2: Episode 6: Purim -- Episode 7: Music -- Episode 8: Remembrance -- Episode 9: Civil guard -- Episode 10: Amjad suspects -- Disc 3: Episode 11: Tension in the south -- Episode 12: Swimming -- Episode 13: Amjad superstar.
"Amjad Alian, an Arab-Israeli journalist, and his family and friends return for a second season of this funny, provocative, and popular Israeli sitcom. Created by Sayed Kashua, a 32-year-old Israeli-born Palestinian journalist, Arab Labor offers a fresh perspective on Israeli-Palestinian cultural friction while presenting an unbelievably entertaining show that has made an international splash. About Season 2: One decent shower in a Jewish neighborhood is enough to make Amjad decide to upgrade his and his family's life and move from the Arab village to the wealthy Jewish neighborhood in western Jerusalem. In the new neighborhood, there's a great water flow, the garbage is cleaned 3 times a week, there are marked streets, a machine that cleans them, trees, gardens and best of all- no Arabs. Amjad, an Arab very well aware of his inferior status in the eye of his new neighbors, will do absolutely anything in order to win their affection and possibly get accepted by the average Israeli bourgeoisie. In every episode, he tries and retries to prove he is an inseparable part of his neighbors' life. He goes out of his way to please the neighbors, and, in his attempts, completely neutralizes his identity, culture, and nationality, sometimes at the expense of old ties from the village but at most times at the expense of his family members' mental health as they put up with his suspicious behavior. Poking fun at the cultural divide, Kashua and his characters play on religious, cultural and political differences to daringly depict the mixed society that is Israel. This show marked a milestone on Israeli television as the first program to present Palestinian characters speaking Arabic on primetime"--Distributor's website (http://www.go2films.com/Family-Social-issues/Arab-Labor-Second-Season?keyword=Arab+Labor (as viewed on 6/28/2012)).
Jones Media DVD 21636
The zodiac killer ; and, the sex killer ; and, Zero in and scream
Seattle, WA : Something Weird Video, Inc., ©2003
The zodiac killer: Based on the zodiac murders that occurred between 1966 and 1969. The sex killer: After a successful date with a mannequin head, lonely Tony switches from being a peeping Tom to becoming the sex killer. Zero in and scream: A sniper prowls the Hollywood Hills looking for lovemaking couples so he can kill them.
Jones Media DVD 21638
The death of Louis XIV = La mort de Louis XIV
Capricci présente en coproduction avec Rosa Filmes, Andergraun Films, Bobi Lux ; un film de Albert Serra ; réalisation, Albert Serra ; scénario, Thierry Lounas, Albert Serra ; produit par Thierry Lounas, Joaquim Sapinho, Albert Serra, Claire Bonnefoy
[New York, N.Y.] : Cinema Guild, 
Upon returning from a hunting expedition, King Louis XIV feels a sharp pain in his leg. He begins to die, surrounded by loyal followers in the royal chambers.
Jones Media DVD 21639