Monday, March 4, 2013

Tuesday's New DVD Releases

Here are the DVD releases for next Tuesday, 12 March 2013:

Cirque du Soleil - Worlds Away
Visionary filmmakers James Cameron and Andrew Adamson invite viewers on a spectacular adventure unlike anything seen before. Leap, soar, swim and dance with the legendary performers of Cirque du Soleil as they transport a young couple on a 'magical journey' worlds away and beyond imagination.
Connected
With humor and irony, the Shlain family life merges with philosophy to create both a personal portrait and a proposal for ways we can move forward as a civilization. Connected illuminates the beauty and tragedy of human endeavor while boldly championing the importance of personal connectedness for understanding and coping with today's global conditions.
Doomsday Volcanoes
The eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano in 2010 turned much of the northern hemisphere into an ash-strewn no-fly zone. Katla, an Icelandic volcano 10 times bigger, has begun to swell and grumble, and Hekla and Laki, could erupt without warning. Iceland is a ticking time bomb: When it blows, the consequences will be global. What can we do to prepare for the coming disaster?
Law and Order Criminal Intent - The Final Season
The final and tenth year brings the return of both Robert Goren and his partner Alexandra Eames to bring closure to this landmark series focusing on the criminal justice system from the criminal's point of view.
Life of Pi
Young Pi Patel, overcoming a cataclysmic shipwreck, finds himself stranded on a lifeboat with the only survivor, a ferocious Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.
The Man with the Iron Fists
On the hunt for a fabled treasure of gold, a band of warriors, assassins, and a rogue British soldier descend upon a village in feudal China, where a humble blacksmith looks to defend himself and his fellow villagers. Since his arrival in China's Jungle Village, the town's blacksmith has been forced by radical tribal factions to create elaborate tools of destruction. When the clans' brewing war boils over, the stranger channels an ancient energy to transform himself into a human weapon.
The Mind of a Chef - David Chang
From ramen to rotting bananas, Copenhagen to Kansas City, and pork buns to golf clubs, PBS's new series The Mind of a Chef combines travel, cooking, history, science, and humor into an unforgettable journey. Join narrator Anthony Bourdain as he takes viewers inside the mind of noted Korean-American chef and restaurateur David Chang.
Mulan / Mulan II
Mulan: Mulan is a young Chinese woman who breaks tradition and joins the Imperial army, accompanied by a her guradian dragon, Mushu, to battle an invading army.
Mulan 2: Mulan and Shang are engaged to be married and must journey to a distant city in a valiant quest to save their beloved empire.
Pioneers of Television - Season III
Featuring sitcoms, late-night, variety and game shows -- the film melds compelling new HD interviews with archival clips to offer a fresh take on television's first celebrities, with fascinating stories, never-before-seen images and timeless clips that still entertain decades later.
Playing for Keeps
A former sports star who's fallen on hard times starts coaching his son's soccer team as a way to get his life together. His attempts to become an adult are met with challenges from the attractive soccer moms who pursue him at every turn.
Rise of the Guardians
When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs, and imagination of children all over the world.
Saving the Ocean - Season 1
Saving the Ocean is about people solving problems. The news is grim: overfishing, pollution, coral reefs are in trouble. A group of unsung heroes - scientists, conservationists, and local communities are hard at work with solutions. Join marine biologist and writer Carl Safina, founder of the Blue Ocean Institute, as he takes viewers around the globe to bring back good news from the world's oceans.
Secrets of Highclere Castle
It may be more famous now than any time in its 1,300-year history as the setting of Downton Abbey, but England's Highclere Castle has its own stories to tell. In its heyday, Highclere was the social epicenter of Edwardian England. See how all the inhabitants of Highclere lived, from the aristocrats above to the army of servants toiling 'below stairs'. Also find out from the current inhabitants, Lord and Lady Carnarvon, what life in a fairytale castle is like today.
Sholem Aleicham - Laughing in the Darkness
A riveting portrait of the great writer whose stories became the basis of the Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof. Plumbing the depths of a Jewish world locked in crisis and on the cusp of profound change, he captured that world with brilliant humor. Sholem Aleichem was not just a witness to the creation of a new modern Jewish identity, but one of the very men who forged it.
Silent Hill: Revelation
Return to a place of insanity and blood-curdling chills in this shocking sequel to one of the most surreal and gruesome horror films ever created. Heather Mason and her father have always tried to stay one step ahead of the malevolent forces intent on their destruction. But on the eve of her 18th birthday, a dangerous revelation leads her deeper into a demonic world that threatens to trap her in a nightmarish landscape forever.
Silicon Valley - The Titans
Led by physicist Robert Noyce, Fairchild Semiconductor began as a start-up company whose radical innovations would help make the United States a leader in both space exploration and the personal computer revolution, changing the way the world works, plays, and communicates. Noyce's invention of the microchip ultimately re-shaped the future, launching the world into the Information Age.
This is not a film
This clandestine documentary, shot partially on an iPhone and smuggled into France in a cake for a last-minute submission to Cannes, depicts the day-to-day life of acclaimed director Jafar Panahi (Offside, The Circle) during his house arrest in his Tehran apartment. While appealing his sentence, six years in prison and a 20 year ban from filmmaking, Panahi is seen talking to his family and lawyer on the phone, discussing his plight with Mirtahmasb.
This must be the place
A bored, retired rock star learns that his father is close to death, and travels to New York to reconcile with him, only to arrive too late. He embarks on a quest to find his father's nemesis and persecutor, an ex-Nazi war criminal taking refuge in the U.S.
Xena: Warrior Princess - Season 4
Xena travels the ancient world seeking redemption by battling for a better future for all mankind. But even as she makes powerful strides, Xena's efforts are crippled by the shattering misdeeds of her past. From sacrificing everything to save her best friend, Gabrielle, to accepting the punishment for her treatment of a young girl long ago, Xena faces inner demons and supernatural ones alike with her trademark bravery, wit, and strength in Season Four of the hit fantasy-adventure series.
Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s release with the most requests is Wreck-It Ralph with 904 requests.

Alex Cross had 740 requests,
Red Dawn had 730 requests,
Lay the Favorite had 165 requests,
Monster High Double Feature had 63 requests,
Unconditional had 59 requests,
Murdoch Mysteries - Season 5 had 38 requests,
Fairly Legal Season two had 28 requests,
Jillian Michaels Hard Body had 26 requests,
Brooke Burke Body - Sexy Abs had 19 requests,
Mayo Clinic Diet had 11 requests,
Bret "Hit Man" Hart - The Dungeon Collection had 11 requests,
Inside the Megastorm had 8 requests,
Waiting for Lightning had 8 requests,
Mind-Body Bootcamp - Repurpose had 8 requests,
MLB Superstars: Impact Players had 5 requests,
Boundless Potential had 2 requests, and
The Distracted Mind, with Dr. Adam Gazzaley had 2 requests.

4 comments:

Min K said...

Will the final Twilight movie ever be available?

Susan said...

Hi Min K,

Breaking Dawn Part 2 is in the library: http://ilsweb.lvccld.org/record=b1856764~S12
There's a LONG waiting list for it, but we have LOTS of copies!

Min K said...

Thanks! My search never found it. At least now I'll eventually be able to watch it. Thanks again!

Min K said...

Thanks! My search didn't find it for some reason. At least now I'll eventually be able to watch it - Thanks again!