New Recreational DVDs

  • June 21, 2012

The Library recently added the following DVDs to its recreational collection:

Safe house

Summary: Tobin Frost, one of the CIA's most dangerous traitors, resurfaces in South Africa after eluding capture for almost a decade. During his interrogation, the safe house he's being held in is attacked by brutal mercenaries, forcing rookie agent Matt Weston to take the infamous Frost on the run. As the masterful manipulator toys with his reluctant protégé, shaking the young operative's morality and idealism, the unlikely allies must fight to stay alive long enough to uncover who wants them dead.

http://spydus.niagara.edu/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/OPAC/BIBENQ?QRY=IRN%281447968%29&QRYTEXT=SDI%20Alert

W./E.  

Summary: In 1998, lonely New Yorker Wally Winthrop is obsessed with what she perceives as the ultimate love story: King Edward VIII's abdication of the British throne for the woman he loved, American divorcee Wallis Simpson. Winthrop's research reveals that the couple's life together was not as perfect as she thought.

http://spydus.niagara.edu/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/OPAC/BIBENQ?QRY=IRN%281447969%29&QRYTEXT=SDI%20Alert

John Carter 

Summary: Based on Edgar Rice Burroughs's classic novel, a war-weary former military captain is inexplicably transported to Mars and reluctantly becomes embroiled in an epic conflict. It's a world on the brink of collapse, and Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.

http://spydus.niagara.edu/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/OPAC/BIBENQ?QRY=IRN%281447970%29&QRYTEXT=SDI%20Alert

The shrine 

Summary: Following the disappearance of an American tourist in Europe, Canadian journalists travel to the remote Polish village of Alvaina, populated by a centuries-old cult notorious for human sacrifice. While searching for clues as the disappearance, the group discovers a hidden statue capable of dark magic.

http://spydus.niagara.edu/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/OPAC/BIBENQ?QRY=IRN%281447971%29&QRYTEXT=SDI%20Alert

A little bit of heaven 

Summary: Marley is a young, beautiful, and funny, but she's afraid of opening herself up to true love. A life-changing visit to her doctor sends both of them on an eye-opening adventure of mutual discovery, leading to revelations neither thought possible.

http://spydus.niagara.edu/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/OPAC/BIBENQ?QRY=IRN%281447972%29&QRYTEXT=SDI%20Alert

Curb your enthusiasm. The complete eighth season 

Summary: The series proves how seemingly trivial details of one's day-to-day life, a trip to the grocery store, a remark at a dinner party, a fender-bender, can precipitate a 'Murphy's Law' chain of misfortune to hilarious effect. To keep the narrative spontaneous, Curb is shot without a script; cast members are given scene outlines and often improvise lines as they go.

http://spydus.niagara.edu/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/OPAC/BIBENQ?QRY=IRN%281447983%29&QRYTEXT=SDI%20Alert

Breaking bad. The complete fourth season 

Summary: In season four, Walt and Skyler try to use gambling to explain how Walt has made all of his money; Skyler tries to launder money through a car wash; Hank's discovery of Gus Fring's fingerprint in Gale Boetticher's apartment is enough for DEA and Albuquerque PD to bring Gus in for an interview; and much more.

http://spydus.niagara.edu/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/OPAC/BIBENQ?QRY=IRN%281447984%29&QRYTEXT=SDI%20Alert

Journey 2 : the mysterious island

Summary: The new journey begins when young adventurer Sean receives a coded distress signal from a mysterious island where no island should exist, a place of strange life forms, mountains of gold, deadly volcanoes, and more than one astonishing secret. Unable to stop him from going, Sean's new stepfather joins the quest. Together with a helicopter pilot and his beautiful, strong-willed daughter, they set out to find the island.

http://spydus.niagara.edu/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/OPAC/BIBENQ?QRY=IRN%281447985%29&QRYTEXT=SDI%20Alert

The tempest 

Summary: John Hirsch's Stratford Festival production, staged for CBC television in 1982.

http://spydus.niagara.edu/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/OPAC/BIBENQ?QRY=IRN%281448016%29&QRYTEXT=SDI%20Alert

Twelfth night 

Summary: Shakespeare's play as presented at the 1985 Stratford Festival, produced for TV by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

http://spydus.niagara.edu/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/OPAC/BIBENQ?QRY=IRN%281448017%29&QRYTEXT=SDI%20Alert

Ghost Rider : spirit of vengeance

Summary: Johnny Blaze is still struggling with his curse as the devil's bounty hunter. However, he may risk everything as he teams up with the leader of a group of rebel monks to save a young boy from the devil, and possibly rid himself of his curse forever.

http://spydus.niagara.edu/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/OPAC/BIBENQ?QRY=IRN%281448019%29&QRYTEXT=SDI%20Alert

Sherlock Holmes : a game of shadows

Summary: Sherlock Holmes has always been the smartest man in the room, until now. There is a new criminal mastermind at large, Professor James Moriarty, and not only is he Holmes's intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil, coupled with a complete lack of conscience, may give him an advantage over the renowned detective. Holmes's investigation into Moriarty's plot becomes more dangerous as it leads him and Watson out of London to France, Germany, and finally Switzerland.

http://spydus.niagara.edu/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/OPAC/BIBENQ?QRY=IRN%281448020%29&QRYTEXT=SDI%20Alert

Bonanza : the next generation

Summary: With the passing of patriarch Ben Cartwright, and with Little Joe missing in action since the Spanish-American War seven years earlier, Little Joe's wife Annabelle, his son Benj, ranch foreman Charley Poke and cook Mr. Mack must struggle to build upon Ben Cartwright's legacy and save the Ponderosa from strip miners.

http://spydus.niagara.edu/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/OPAC/BIBENQ?QRY=IRN%281448089%29&QRYTEXT=SDI%20Alert

Séraphine

Summary: The true story of Séraphine Louis, a simple, devout housekeeper who in 1905, at the age of 41, began painting brilliantly colorful canvases. In 1912, a German art critic discovered her paintings while she was working as his maid. Tells the story of the relationship between the avant-garde dealer and the visionary cleaning lady, forging a testament to the mysteries of creativity and the resilience of one woman's spirit.

http://spydus.niagara.edu/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/OPAC/BIBENQ?QRY=IRN%28912196%29&QRYTEXT=SDI%20Alert