DVDs – New Arrivals!

By Anne L. Fri, November 7, 2008

The great thing about the wide array of DVDs available at the Free Library  is that there is truly something for everyone, from every genre, stretching back to the silent era (look for the very buff Douglas Fairbanks in the wildly exotic 1924 Thief of Bagdad) to cable’s latest series phenom, AMC’s Mad Men Season One. Here’s a look at some of the great new and forthcoming DVD titles:

  •  Of course, you should expect to see these summer’s blockbusters in your library very soon: Iron Man, Wall-E, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, The Incredible Hulk,  Hellboy II and already available is the surprise hit political mystery, Vantage Point.
  • Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman go bodice to bodice in the soapy but entertaining Other Boleyn Girl with great assists from Kristin Scott-Thomas and brooding Eric Banas as the volatile Henry VIII – no pre-nups allowed!
  • Don’t overlook the critically acclaimed indie drama about an economics professor’s encounter with an  illegal immigrant couple squatting in his apartment from director Thomas McCarthy , The Visitor or the low-key comedic charmer with the irreplaceable Frances McDormand, Miss Pettigrew Lives for A Day.
  • Older releases and classics  that you won’t want to miss are the acclaimed Basquiat, Michael Douglas in a winning comeback as The King of California,  Tupac Shakur’s landmark performance in 1992’s Juice, and the November re-release of Hitchcock’s 1946 thriller Notorious, starring  the chemically fused duo of  Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman battling escaped Nazis in post-war Rio in the persons of sinister Claude Rains and his very scary mom, played by cobra-eyed Madame Konstantin. New from the fabulous Criterion Collections are restored, chock-full-of-extras, releases of  Max Ophuls’ 1950 reverie La Ronde,  Akira Kurasawa’s 1963 thriller High and Low, and Jim Jarmusch’s deadpan slacker cult classic Stranger Than Paradise.
  • On the import side, why not forget the current Nicholas Cage bummer Bangkok Dangerous and go with the roller coaster ride, all-Thai original Bangkok Dangerous(2000), or try the French cineplex chiller Belphegor, Phantom of the Louvre with an all-star cast including Sophie Marceau, Michel Serrault, Julie Christie, with a cameo from 60’s hipster sexpot Juliette Greco – who starred in the original 1960s French teleseries of the same name.
  • More from the small screen: the sly, subversive animated series The Boondocks, Seasons 1 & 2, and don’t miss everyone’s favorite, lovable serial killer – Dexter, The Complete Second Season.
  • Documentaries you will want to see include the re-release of the docudrama about Langston Hughes Looking for Langston, filmed in a semi-dramatic, dreamscape style; Breaking the Maya Code, focusing on one of the most important archaeological breakthroughs of recent times; and the disturbing but fascinating Television Under the Swastika, which compiled material from 285 reels found in the catacombs of the Berlin Federal Film Archive, exploring the technology behind the then-new medium and the programming the Nazis used.
 Check them out!
Written by Brian C.


Great news. Thanks.
SadekJake - Philadelphia Sat, November 08, 2008
I like the dvds. Thanks a lot.
max - http://www.getfrees.com/free-dvds Tue, November 18, 2008
I must say for a library you have an impressive selection of DVD's. Keep up the excellent work.
Brent - Philadelphia Wed, November 26, 2008
Great post. I love the library for free videos. I highly recommend Wall-E for little kids and Indiana Jones and Ironman for older kids.
Nat - Wed, November 26, 2008
Your narrative of the available DVDs really help with what my family can view. Thank you!
Dee - Example: Philadelphia Wed, December 10, 2008
People really forget that the Library is a great place to pick up DVDs for FREE. If more people took advantage of free rentals blockbuster and stores like it would really be hurting!
Joanne - Darby Fri, January 09, 2009
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Shaun - Philadelphia Mon, February 16, 2009
Why is their no new information? It seems that there are plenty of employees to update these blogs. Although there are some comments, it seems that some should be updated to at least the current year. Maybe some of the employees can update instead of surfing the net.
Michelle - Example: Philadelphia Wed, February 25, 2009
This is an amazing resources and I wish all libraries had such a great site with such great content
Home Lawn Care - New Jersey Wed, March 18, 2009
Thank you for that valuable resource. My DVD collection now includes a larger selection of Blu Ray DVDs. They have an incredible quality and sound. I recommend them for everyone.
Steven - What Is The Procedure For Buying A New Car In US Wed, March 18, 2009
I am looking for the Bangkok Dangerous 2000.Thanks

Mary - New York Sat, April 04, 2009
Thank you very much for the information. Absolutely useful for me.
Agatha - Abeerden Thu, April 09, 2009
Great information.
Edwin - Michigan Thu, April 09, 2009
I totally forgot that I had the option of renting DVD's from my local library. I'm going to going to give it a try. If the results are positive, I'l do away with my Netflix subscription!
Will - - Philadelphia Sun, May 10, 2009
Will, the selection is usually less extensive...
- Philly Sun, May 10, 2009
Do you have any new stuff?
- Philadelphia Mon, May 11, 2009
Breaking the is really good and I recommend it highly.
phil - Texas Mon, June 01, 2009
The original Bangkok Dangerous (2000) was way better than the Nick Cage version
Joe - Houston Tue, June 02, 2009
Just stumbled upon this page by chance. I'm kinda bored and was thinking to watch a movie on my but was out of inspiration about which one to pick. Your post gave me a few ideas. Thanks!
Jack - NYC Thu, June 04, 2009
This list of yours just gave me an idea on what movie to watch on my plasma TV :) I was bored, no mood to work and all that...
Mike - SF Thu, June 04, 2009
I think everyone wanted to see the new Indiana Jones film. I loved the first 3 but this one felt slightly different. I have found the same thing with Die hard 4.0. Does not quite feel like the orginals did.
- Example: Philadelphia Wed, July 01, 2009
JIM - PHILADELPHIA Mon, August 10, 2009
I guess I have some movies to watch now. Thanks for the recommendations!
Laguna - New York Thu, August 20, 2009
Thanks for all the recommendations. I hear a lot about Dexter, so I think I'll pic up season one of that show first. My site:
Steve - Cambridge Sun, August 23, 2009
The free library sure has a big and updated . Enjoyed seeing Dexter season 1. Anybody has any recommendations?
FreeDDL - Philadelphia Tue, August 25, 2009
Great post - heres the latest
Dean - London Thu, October 08, 2009
Thanks, I will be coming for the entire second season of dexter.
Tony - Philly Thu, November 05, 2009
Also when will the sopranos whole series DVDs be available?
Tony - Thu, November 05, 2009
- Thu, November 05, 2009
Sounds good. Thanks for sharing this information. Jeni
Jeni - Thu, November 19, 2009
Wow...very good news. I'll go check them out soon ! :=)
sena - Malay Tue, December 15, 2009
This is a great list of DVD's and being the movie junkie that I am I have seen all of them. I am a comic book nerd so I have to say that Iron Man was my favorite out of the above list
Dave - Saint Petersburg Sun, December 20, 2009
I'm glad to see Wall-E is coming, I really enjoy the animated movies. Hopefully we will be seeing UP and a few of the other new ones as well!
Josh - Georgia Wed, December 23, 2009
I'm glad that we are able to get these movies, and don't have to go to expensive stores and pay for them! Thank You!
- Topeka Wed, December 23, 2009
Pettigrew, is he a character from Harry Potter? Peter Pettgrew the rat. I like movies, and video. But I still haven't see bluray movies. Andriy
Andriy - Indonesia Mon, February 08, 2010
Looking forward to it
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