New DVDs for Adults
Hundreds of DVDs are added to the Library's collection each month. Here are the most recent DVDs for adults.
Born to an esteemed family, Inu-oh is afflicted with an ancient curse that has left him on the margins of society. When he meets the blind musician Tomona, a young biwa priest haunted by his past, Inu-oh discovers a captivating ability to dance. The pair quickly become inseparable friends as crowds flock to their electric, larger-than-life concerts. But when those in power threaten to break up the band, Inu-oh and Tomona must dance and sing to uncover the truth behind their creative gifts.
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1897, Western Australia. To escape a harsh existence and return home, a young cameleer partners with a mysterious bushman on the run with Crown-marked gold bars. Together the unlikely pair must outwit a zealous police sergeant and his troopers in a race to reach a secret furnace -- the one place where they can safely reset the bars to remove the mark of the Crown.
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DC's Legends of Tomorrow
When heroes alone are not enough, the world needs legends. Having seen the future, traveling rogue Rip Hunter assembles a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront the unstoppable threat of the immortal Vandal Savage, a threat which not only puts the planet at stake, but all of time itself. From the creators of The Flash and Arrow come this super hero team-up that combines characters from both shows.
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Miniseries showcasing the rise and fall of the Roman Empire through the Colosseum, one of the most exhilarating and brutal arenas in the history of humanity.
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"If the camera is predatory, then the culture is predatory." In this eye-opening documentary, celebrated independent filmmaker Nina Menkes explores the sexual politics of cinematic shot design. Using clips from hundreds of movies we all know and love from Metropolis to Vertigo to Phantom Thread Menkes convincingly makes the argument that shot design is gendered. It illuminates the patriarchal narrative codes that hide within supposedly "classic" set-ups and camera angles and demonstrates how women are frequently displayed as objects for the use, support, and pleasure of male subjects. The film features interviews with an all-star cast of women and non-binary...
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This is not a burial, it's a resurrection
With a poet's eye for place, light, and the spiritual dimensions of everyday existence, Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese crafts a meditation on the concept of homeland and a transcendent elegy for what is lost in the name of progress. Grieving and alone following the deaths of her husband and children, elderly Mantoa (Mary Twala Mhlongo, in a soul-shaking end-of-life performance) prepares for her death and to be buried alongside her ancestors. When plans for a new dam near her village in the landlocked kingdom of Lesotho threaten to wash away all she holds dear, Mantoa takes a last stand, mobilizing her...
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TRIANGLE OF SADNESS (DVD)
Master of social discomfort Ruben Östlund trains his unsparing lens on the world of wealth, beauty, and privilege in this audacious, Palme d'Or, winning satire of our status-obsessed culture. A model-influencer couple get a ticket to the luxe life when they are invited aboard an all-expenses-paid cruise alongside a coterie of the rich and ghoulish, but an act of fate turns their Insta-perfect world upside down. Pushing each provocative set piece to its outré extreme, Östlund maps the shifting social hierarchies with the irreverence of a modern-day Luis Buñuel and the incisiveness of a cinematic anthropologist.
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EMPIRE OF LIGHT (DVD)
A drama about the power of human connection during turbulent times, set in an English coastal town in the early 1980s.
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I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY (DVD)
A feature film about the late musical icon, Whitney Houston. Naomi Ackie stars as Whitney Houston in the musical biopic, which is based on the epic life and music of the iconic singer. Directed by Kasi Lemmons and written by Academy Award Nominee Anthony McCarten, the film will take audiences on an emotional, energetic journey through Houston's career and music.
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CONFESS, FLETCH (DVD)
In this delightful comedy romp, the roguishly charming and endlessly troublesome Fletch becomes the prime suspect in a murder case while searching for a stolen art collection. The only way to prove his innocence? Find out which of the long list of suspects is the culprit from the eccentric art dealer and a missing playboy to a crazy neighbor and Fletch's Italian girlfriend. Crime has never been this disorganized.
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