DVDs – New Arrivals!

By Anne L. RSS 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.
 

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Great news. Thanks.
SadekJake - Philadelphia
Saturday, November 8, 2008

I like the dvds. Thanks a lot.
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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I must say for a library you have an impressive selection of DVD's. Keep up the excellent work.
Brent - Philadelphia
Wednesday, 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 -
Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Your narrative of the available DVDs really help with what my family can view. Thank you!
Dee - Example: Philadelphia
Wednesday, 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
Friday, January 9, 2009

This is good news. Thanks.
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Friday, January 16, 2009

This is good news. Thanks.
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Friday, January 16, 2009

I think is an awesome series.
Shaun - Philadelphia
Monday, 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
Wednesday, 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
Wednesday, 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.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I am looking for the Bangkok Dangerous 2000.Thanks

Mary - New York
Saturday, April 4, 2009

Thank you very much for the information. Absolutely useful for me.
Agatha - Abeerden
Thursday, April 9, 2009

Great information.
Edwin - Michigan
Thursday, April 9, 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
Sunday, May 10, 2009

Will, the selection is usually less extensive...
- Philly
Sunday, May 10, 2009

Do you have any new stuff?
- Philadelphia
Monday, May 11, 2009

Breaking the is really good and I recommend it highly.
phil - Texas
Monday, June 1, 2009

The original Bangkok Dangerous (2000) was way better than the Nick Cage version
Joe - Houston
Tuesday, June 2, 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
Thursday, June 4, 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
Thursday, June 4, 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
Wednesday, July 1, 2009

SOME OF THE DVDS SIKP AND MY KIDS DO NOT LIKE THAT AT ALL.
JIM - PHILADELPHIA
Monday, August 10, 2009

I guess I have some movies to watch now. Thanks for the recommendations!
Laguna - New York
Thursday, 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
Sunday, August 23, 2009

The free library sure has a big and updated . Enjoyed seeing Dexter season 1. Anybody has any recommendations?
FreeDDL - Philadelphia
Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Great post - heres the latest
Dean - London
Thursday, October 8, 2009

Thanks, I will be coming for the entire second season of dexter.
Tony - Philly
Thursday, November 5, 2009

Also when will the sopranos whole series DVDs be available?
Tony -
Thursday, November 5, 2009

Yup
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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Sounds good. Thanks for sharing this information. Jeni
Jeni -
Thursday, November 19, 2009

Wow...very good news. I'll go check them out soon ! :=)
sena - Malay
Tuesday, 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
Sunday, 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
Wednesday, 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
Wednesday, 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
Monday, February 8, 2010

Looking forward to it
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Sunday, August 8, 2010