More New DVDs – December 2007

Absolute Power
A professional thief witnesses a murder that puts his life in jeopardy when his existence becomes known. Cast: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris. Rated R

An Affair to Remember
A shipboard romance conflicts with prior engagements. The lovers (Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr) postpone their affair and plan to meet later under different circumstances. Rated PG

Batman and Robin
Super heroes Batman and Robin are joined by Batgirl in their fight to save the human race from destruction at the hands of Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy. Cast: George Clooney, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chris O’Donnell, Uma Thurman, Alicia Silverstone, Elle MacPherson. Rated PG-13

Batman Forever
Batman befriends an acrobat whose family is killed in a tragic circus accident. The young man joins Gotham City’s crime fighter as Robin and together they do battle against Two Face and The Riddler. Cast: Val Kilmer, Tommy Lee Jones, Jim Carrey, Nicole Kidman, Chris O’Donnell. Rated PG-13

The Bible: Esther
A dramatization of the story of Esther, Queen of Persia. Cast: Louise Lombard, F. Murray Abraham, Jurgen Prochnow, Thomas Kretschmann. Not Rated

The Bible: Genesis
A dramatization of the stories of Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, and Noah and the flood. Not Rated

The Bible: Jeremiah
A dramatization of the story of the Biblical prophet Jeremiah. Cast: Patrick Dempsey, Klaus Maria Barndauer. Not Rated

The Bible: Solomon
A dramatization of the story of Solomon, King of Israel. Cast: Ben Cross, Vivica A. Fox, David Suchet, G.W. Bailey, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Anouk Aimee, Max Von Sydow. Not Rated

The Camden 28
In Camden, New Jersey, a group of 28 Vietnam War protesters plan to break into a local draft board office and destroy records during the summer of 1971. Little do they know that a mole has been planted in their group. Not Rated

Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam
This film presents an authentic account of the Vietnam War taken from the letters of the men and women who served over there. This film includes newsreel and home-movie footage shot by the servicemen themselves. Rated PG-13

Desperate Crossing: The Untold Story of the Mayflower
In this docudrama the Pilgrims story is explored including: their self-imposed exile in Holland, their crossing of the Atlantic, their first year in the new world and how they came to live and prosper in an unfamiliar land.

The Devil’s Advocate
Hotshot attorney Kevin Lomax’s 64-0 case record has brought him a tempting offer from an elite New York firm. But the job Lomax accepts isn’t what it seems. Cast: Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino, Charlize Theron, Judith Ivey. Rated R

Dexter: The First Season
Dexter Morgan is a Miami police forensics expert who moonlights as a serial killer of criminals who he believes have escaped justice. From Showtime and based on the novel Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay. Not Rated

Die Hard
Die Hard 2: Die Harder
Die Hard with a Vengeance
Bruce Willis stars as New York cop, John McClane in this series of action films. All Rated R

The French Revolution
This History Channel documentary uses a combination of reenactment, commentary from scholars, and narration, to explores the turbulent years of the French Revolution. Not Rated

The Good The Bad and The Ugly
A bounty hunter, a crook, and an Army sergeant scramble to find a fortune in gold hidden in a coffin. Their uneasy alliance is tested by the vicissitudes of war. Cast: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef, Aldo Giuffre. Rated R

High Society
In this sophisticated musical comedy, the society wedding of the beautiful Tracy Lord is being arranged in Newport, R.I. Her ex-husband arrives to try to win her back. Cast: Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Celeste Holm, Louis Armstrong and his Band. Not Rated

I Claudius
The BBC award-winning dramatization of Robert Graves’ version of the times of the Roman Empire from Augustus to Claudius told through the dying Claudius (Derek Jacobi) as he sets down the history of his family. Not Rated

In this BBC TV production, Iris, May, and Ruby are sisters living in post-WWi Liverpool, struggling through poverty, passions, and profound disappointments. Not Rated

Man From Earth
John Billingsley, William Katt, Ellen Crawford and Tony Todd co-star in this provocative final work by Jerome Bixby, renowned as one of the greatest science-fiction authors of all time. Not Rated

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
A small town tuba player (Gary Cooper) inherits a fortune. When he wants to give it to the needy, a pack of greedy relatives and lawyers attempts to have him declared insane. Not Rated

My Best Friend’s Wedding
When her best friend Michael (Dermot Mulroney) announces he’s getting married, Julianne (Julia Roberts) realizes she loves him, and plots to stop the wedding. Rated PG-13

Night Shift
A wimpy morgue attendant (Henry Winkler) is drawn into the wild schemes of his co-worker (Michael Keaton). The pair turn the morgue into a nighttime brothel. Rated R

Prime Suspect: The Last Witness
In the sixth installment of the series, Tennison (Helen Mirren) is ripe for retirement in the eyes of some, but is still up for a fight, and she’ll need all the energy she can muster when she takes on the British government in search of a sadistic killer with a guilty past. Not Rated

Project Runway: The Complete Third Season
International supermodel Heidi Klum returns as hostess with a glamorous panel of celebrities and fashion icons in search of the next great fashion designer. Rated TV-14

Rome: The Complete First Season
This HBO saga is set during the last years of Julius Caesar’s reign, and centered on two Roman soldiers and their families. Cast: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Kenneth Cranham, Ciaran Hinds. Rated TV-MA

A remake of the classic romance about two wealthy brothers — one a playboy, the other a solid, hard working businessman — who both fall in love with the chauffeur’s daughter. Cast: Harrison Ford, Julia Ormond, Greg Kinnear, John Wood, Nancy Marchand, Richard Crenna, Angie Dickinson, Lauren Holly. Rated PG

The Sacketts
Louis L’Amour’s epic western saga of brothers who blazed a name across the untamed post-Civil War New Mexico frontier. Cast: Tom Selleck, Sam Elliott, Glenn Ford, Jack Elam, Slim Pickens. Not Rated

The Simpsons Movie
Homer must save the world from a catastrophe he himself created. Rated PG-13

Smart Travels Europe with Rudy Maxa Switzerland and the Alps, Christmas in Switzerland.
American Public Television’s travel host Rudy Maxa takes a video journey to this beautiful and mountainous country.

The Sopranos: the Complete First Season
HBO’s modern day morality tale about New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano (James Gandolfino), as he deals with personal and professional issues in his home and business life. Rated TV-MA

In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he’ll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm. An all star cast features: Claire Danes, Charlie Cox, Sienna Miller, Ricky Gervais, Jason Flemyng, Rupert Everett, Peter O’Toole, Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro. Rated PG-13

Two co-dependent high school seniors are forced to deal with separation anxiety after their plan to stage a booze-soaked party goes awry. Rated R

Trading Places
Two wealthy investors pit heredity against environment when they switch the roles of a young preppie floor trader and an uneducated street hustler. Cast: Dan Aykroyd, Eddie Murphy, Ralph Bellamy, Don Ameche, Jamie Lee Curtis. Rated R

Undeclared: The Complete Series
College life as seen through the eyes of Steven Karp, a freshman determined to reinvent himself at a new school. Not Rated

While You Were Sleeping
A young woman saves the life of a stranger she has fallen in love with from afar and then meets and falls in love with her make-believe lover’s brother. Cast: Sandra Bullock, Bill Pullman, Peter Gallagher, Peter Boyle, Jack Warden. Rated PG

WKRP in Cincinnati: The Complete First Season
Join WKRP’s hilarious staff–both on and off the air as they take their floundering station from hard times to hard rock. Not Rated