New to stock DVDs for September 2014
The following DVDS and Blu-ray films are either already on shelf or on order and will be coming to Swindon Libraries soon! Check our catalogue for availability.
Fast Film DVDs: Fastfilms are new release titles for the price of a Budget film, and are loaned for 3 days. Up to 4 may be borrowed at one time. To ensure that the best range of titles is available on the shelf when customers come in to choose, Fastfilm titles cannot be reserved.
Scheduled release date 1st September:
Dwight Evans is a mysterious outsider whose quiet life on the margins is turned upside down when he returns to his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. Proving himself an amateur assassin, he winds up in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.
Thousand Times Good Night (also on Blu-ray)
….tells the moving story of leading wartime photojournalist Rebecca who is torn between a passion for her dangerous job and her loving but worried family.
Mr Morgan’s Last Love
From the day Pauline lends him a helping hand on the bus, the stubborn and weary Matthew Morgan (Sir Michael Caine) stumbles back to happiness. Swept off his old feet by the young woman’s disarming vitality and unwavering optimism, the quiet teacher becomes an unlikely student of living. In their everyday adventures of walks through Paris, lunches in the park, and trips to the country, the odd couple explore the treasures of friendship, the comfort of companionship, the taste of romance and the meaning of family.
King of Texas
Modern interpretation of the William Shakespeare play ‘King Lear’ starring Patrick Stewart and Colm Meaney. Set in 19th century Texas, John Lear is a wealthy cattle baron with three daughters. In his later years Lear decides to divide his land up between his daughters resulting in disastrous consequences.
Conrad Valmont is the over-educated, under-employed heir to the Valmont Hotel fortune. Though he has spent most of his adult life enjoying a playboy lifestyle on a diet of Tom Collins cocktails, at 40 years old, he finds himself suddenly cut off from his allowance and tossed out into the unforgiving streets of the Upper West Side. Luckily, he is taken in by his old friend Dylan and returns the favour by immediately falling for Dylan’s beautiful girlfriend, Beatrice. A hilarious love triangle ensues as Conrad attempts to woo Beatrice all over the city in secret.
Next Goal Wins
Mike Brett and Steve Jamison direct this feature documentary following the fortunes of the American Samoa soccer team, officially the worst international football side in the world. The nadir of American Samoa’s soccer career arrived when they lost 31-0 to Australia in 2001, the heaviest loss ever recorded in a FIFA match. The result was in line with Samoa’s status as the lowest ranked team in the FIFA listings, but the islanders were determined to improve their fortunes…
Scheduled release date 8th September:
Bad Neighbours (also on Blu-ray)
Seth Rogen, Zac Efron and Rose Byrne lead the cast of Bad Neighbours, a comedy about a young couple who are forced to live next to a fraternity house after the birth of their newborn baby.
Let the battle for the street begin!
Mum’s Night Out All Allyson and her friends want is a peaceful, grown-up evening of dinner and conversation…a long-needed mums’ night out. But in order to enjoy high heels, adult conversation and food not served in a paper bag, they need their husbands to watch the kids for three hours—what could go wrong?
Brick Mansions Set in a run-down Detroit City, where crime is rife, the local authorities have built a containment wall around derelict brick mansions which are being used by ruthless criminals. Police officer Damien Collier goes undercover to infiltrate Tremaine’s gang and put a stop to his plan to destroy the city. Damien also has a personal vendetta against the crime boss, who murdered his father, as does former convict Lino, whose girlfriend has been kidnapped by Tremaine. Damien and Lino form an unlikely partnership as they attempt to seek vengeance while preventing the destruction of the city.
Jarhead 2: Field Of Fire While embarking on a mission to supply a remote outpost with resources, Corporal Chris Merrimette is approached by a Navy SEAL unit to help out on an important operation. The operation, which involves helping a female academic escape the hostile Helmand province, is one fraught with great difficulty and a lack of ammo as Merriman’s unit come up against unrelenting Taliban forces. Will they succeed in their mission?
Plastic (also on Blu-ray)
British heist drama. Scam artists Sam and Fordy have long been successful at stealing money through elaborate credit card fraud schemes. However, when they steal from local criminal kingpin Tariq and he becomes aware of the theft, Sam and Fordy must use every trick in the book to pay back the money or face the consequences of their actions. Can they pay back the money before it’s too late?
Touch Of Sin An angry miner revolts against the corruption of his village leaders. A migrant worker at home for the New Year discovers the infinite possibilities a firearm can offer. A pretty receptionist at a sauna is pushed to the limit when a rich client assaults her. A young factory worker goes from job to job trying to improve his lot in life. Four people, four different provinces. A reflection on contemporary China: that of an economic giant slowly being eroded by violence.
Dragons Of Camelot
The Kingdom of Camelot is plunged into darkness after the death of noble King Arthur, as the reign of his cruel sorceress sister, Morgan, begins. Galahad, Lancelot, Percival and the other brave knights of the ancient order of legend make a perilous journey across hundreds of miles of treacherous terrain, facing hardships and danger at every turn, an epic quest based on the classic tale of King Arthur and his loyal knights.
Escape From Tomorrow In this black comedy, Jim is an unsatisfied middle aged man on vacation with his family at Disney World. While his family frolics through the park and is enthralled with the sights and sounds of Disney, Jim is busy following two French women he lusts for. The park environment soon turns to something more sinister as Jim discovers. Jim must protect his adventurous kids, angry and suspicious wife, and defend himself against the happiest place on Earth.
Sea Beast In the isolated fishing village of Cedar Bay, terror lies within the water. While whispers and rumours spread amongst the villagers, the deadly creatures stir in the cold depths with a desperate appetite for human flesh. When a crewmember goes missing from a fishing vessel, a seasoned captain and an expert sea biologist join forces to track down and exterminate the ferocious beasts. ..
We Gotta Get Out Of This Place With only three weeks left until his two best friends leave for college, BJ robs his cotton farmer boss, Giff, in order to pay for one last blow out weekend. But when the teens return, they are faced with the brutal consequences of B J s actions. As the trio are dragged into the dark underworld of their hometown, the violent path they must forge will see them cross the line from adolescence into adulthood.
The heartfelt story following the life of a troubled legendary poet as he falls in love. Can he let go of his dark past to win her heart?
Scheduled release date 15th September:
Pompeii (also on Blu-ray) Sword-and-sandal disaster epic . Set before and during the Mount Vesuvius eruption of 79 AD, the film follows the plight of slave-turned-gladiator Milo who falls in love with Cassia, the daughter of a wealthy merchant who has recently become engaged to Corvus, an influential Roman Senator. As the mountain erupts and quickly destroys the city of Pompeii as well as its surrounding communities, Milo must track down his one true love before all hope of survival is annihilated
An offbeat comedy about a young wannabe musician, Jon, who finds himself out of his depth when he joins an avant-garde pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank, a musical genius who hides himself inside a large fake head, and his terrifying bandmate Clara.
Sabotage Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as the commander of a DEA task force in this action thriller. A close-knit group of DEA agents, led by John ‘Breacher’ Wharton, raids a drug cartel safe house which results in the arrest of a major crime lord and the discovery of a large stash of money. When ten million dollars of the cash disappears the task force falls under suspicion and John realises one of his agents might be responsible. Can he bring down the cartel and save his family?
The Hypnotist When a young woman and her parents are murdered, the detective in charge of the case consults with a famous psychiatrist in an attempt at understanding why the killer targeted the whole family, with only the son managing to escape. As the psychiatrist reveals his unconventional methods of hypnotism he places the comatose son into a trance in the hopes of re-enacting the fateful night
Only Lovers Left Alive Set against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangier, an underground musician, deeply depressed by the direction of human activities, reunites with his resilient and enigmatic lover. Their love story has already endured several centuries at least, but their debauched idyll is soon disrupted by her wild and uncontrollable younger sister. Can these wise but fragile outsiders continue to survive as the modern world collapses around them?
Scheduled release date 22nd September:
Tokarev aka Rage Nicolas Cage stars in this action packed thriller as Paul Maguire, a reformed criminal living a simple life as a family man and husband. But Paul is about to discover you can never truly outlive your sins. His new life falls apart when his daughter is kidnapped in an apparent act of revenge for the crimes of his youth. Bringing together his old crew, Paul wages war on the Russian mafia and will stop at nothing to deal out his own personal brand of justice.
Trials Of Cate Mccall Cate McCall was a hotshot lawyer with the world at her feet, but as her career went from strength to strength, her personal life began to fall apart, she slipped into a spiral of alcoholism and depression that drove her family away, and left her with nothing. Sometimes we find redemption in the darkest of places and fresh out of rehab Cate must take on the appeal of a woman wrongfully convicted of murder in order to be reinstated at the bar and regain custody of her daughter. But this is a case that will challenge everything she vowed to uphold; Cate will be thrown into a world of lies, abuse and deception, where fighting for what’s right may mean fighting for her life.
In Secret A romantic thriller set in the lower depths of 1860s Paris, IN SECRET is a tale of obsessive love, adultery and revenge based on Emile Zola’s scandalous novel, ‘Therese Raquin’.
Lost Patrol During World War II, Brazil was an ally of the United States, England and France. At the time there were directed over 25 thousand soldiers from the BEF (Brazilian Expeditionary Force) to fight the enemies, represented by the Axis: Germany, Italy and Japan. Almost all soldiers came from poor backgrounds, and were mostly unprepared for combat, they had to learn in practice to fight for survival. After suffering a collective panic attack at the foot of Castle Hill, the soldiers Guimarães, Tenente, Piauí and Laurindo try to get down the mountain, but end up missing the others. When they were reunited, they had to decide to return to the battalion and are at risk of facing court-martial for dereliction of duty, or return to the position the night before and at risk of facing a surprise attack of the enemy. That’s when the journalist Rui, tells about an active minefield and they think this is a chance to redeem the mistake they committed, but much is yet to happen and the war is far from over.
Scheduled release date 29th September:
300: Rise Of An Empire (also on Blu-ray) In 480 BC, Athenian General Themistocles leads the Greek Army in a war against the invasion of King Xerxes I, naval commander Artemisia and their Persian forces. Themistocles allies with the Spartans but they are still outnumbered by Xerxes’ men. Who will be victorious?
Postman Pat – The Movie The world’s favourite postie makes his big screen debut in this CGI-animated children’s feature. Leaving behind those nearest and dearest to him when his head is turned by the chance of fame on a TV talent show, Pat seems certain to discover that there is more to life than the lure of wealth, celebrity and some smart new clothes, and that the problems they cause are no match for the love to be found with his friends and family back in Greendale.
Blended (also on Blu-ray) After a disastrous blind date, single parents Lauren and Jim agree on only one thing: they never want to see each other again. But when they each sign up separately for a fabulous family vacation with their kids, they are all stuck sharing a suite at a luxurious African safari resort for a week.
They Came Together Joel is an executive at a confectionary corporation that is trying to close down Molly’s small, independent sweet shop. Given the circumstances, when they meet they instantly take a disliking to each other. Over time a mutual attraction develops between them but they find that their work is not the only obstacle in their way of finding romance. While dining out with friends they recount the story of how they met and got together.
Jimmy’s Hall In the 1920s, political activist and free-thinker Jimmy Gralton built a dance hall in rural Ireland as a place for young people dance, play music and learn. As the hall grew in popularity its socialist and free-spirited reputation brought it to the attention of the church and politicians who forced Jimmy to flee and the hall to close.A decade later, at the height of the Depression, Jimmy returns to Co. Leitrim from the US and vows to live the quiet life. The hall stands abandoned but as Jimmy sees the poverty and growing cultural oppression within the community, the leader and activist within him is stirred. He makes the decision to reopen the hall, and in doing makes himself an enemy of the establishment.
Road Motorcycle road racing is the most dangerous of all motor sports. It is a sport that has claimed many lives over the years and continues to do so to this day. Ireland and the Isle of Man are two of the few places in the world where the sport still survives. Narrated by Liam Neeson, ROAD is the heartbreaking and adrenaline-fuelled tale of a family who have dominated road racing for over thirty years. Robert and Joey Dunlop. Quiet men from a rural village in Northern Ireland – but racers who risked everything to win.
Fading Gigolo In a scheme to make a quick couple of bucks, a New York bookstore owner convinces his flower-arranger friend that a fortune could be made by becoming a professional gigolo, showing a good time to a number of beautiful and wealthy yet lonely local middle-aged women.
Android Supremacy When their home security system malfunctions, a family struggles to survive an attack against a state of the art patrol guard that believes they are intruders.
The Wind Rises Hayao Miyazaki writes and directs this Japanese animated feature from Studio Ghibli. As a young boy, the bespectacled Jiro Horikoshi dreams of flying a plane but when he learns he will be unable to become a pilot due to his poor eyesight, he instead decides to be an aircraft designer. On September 1st 1923 Jiro is travelling by train when the Great Kanto earthquake strikes. He assists fellow passenger Naoko and her maid who suffers an injury. He doesn’t meet Naoko again till many years later after he has graduated university and has worked on various designing jobs, without finding much success. The two fall for each other and become engaged but Naoko is suffering from tuberculosis…
Sniper: Legacy A rogue gunman is assassinating high-ranking military officers one by one. When Gunnery Sgt. Brandon Beckett is informed his father, legendary shooter Thomas Beckett has been killed, Brandon springs into action to take out the perpetrator. But when his father rescues him from an ambush, Brandon realizes he’s a pawn being played by his superiors to draw out the killer. It’s up to the two men, bound by blood, to bring an end to the carnage.
Budget DVD: Reservable with one week loan period.
Killing – Season 1
Killing – Season 2 Released 1st Sept
Killing – Season 3 Released 1st Sept
Honourable Woman Released 1st Sept
Homeland – Season 3 Released 8th Sept
Arrow – Complete Season 2 Released 22nd Sept
Fargo – Season 1 Released 22nd Sept
The Bridge- Season 2
Hannibal – Season 2 Released 1st Sept
Walking Dead – Season 4 Released 29th Sept
Dexter season 8