Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Highlights of New DVDs

Each week CSU adds hundreds of new resources to the catalogue, including books, DVDs, CDs, and electronic resources. This is just a selection of highlights of the new titles that were added to the collection last week. Click here to view the complete list of new titles.
  • Aardman classics This is the complete collection of award winning short films from the world’s best loved and most successful model animation studio, Aardman. Check availability
  • Babel Starring Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Gael Garcia Bernal, and Rinko Kikuchi. Check availability
  • The Bank Starring David Wenham, Anthony LaPaglia, and Sibylla Budd Check availability
  • Being John Malkovich A puppeteer discovers a portal that leads literally into the head of the movie star, John Malkovich. Check availability
  • The bicycle thief Story of an unemployed man and his son in war devastated Rome. Check availability
  • The cabinet of Dr Caligari "In the little village of Holstenwall on the Dutch border, fairground hypnotist Dr Caligari puts on show - a somnambulist called Cesare who has been asleep for 23 years. At night, dressed in a black body-stocking and a ghostly white face, he slithers through the town murdering people on the doctor’s orders ..." Check availability
  • Elizabeth Starring Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Christopher Eccleston, Joseph Fiennes, Richard Attenborough, and John Gielgud. Check availability
  • Eyes wide shut A wife’s admission of unfulfilled sexual longings plunges Dr. William Harford, a New Yorker, into an erotic odyssey that could destroy his marriage and ensnare him in a lurid murder mystery. Check availability
  • Gods and monsters A fictionalised biography of film director James Whale who created one of the screen’s great mythic heroes in the classic version of ’Frankenstein’ and ’Bride of Frankenstein’. Check availability
  • The house of mirth The glittering yet treacherous world of New York high society comes to brilliant life in the heartbreaking story of Lily Bart, a renowned beauty of exquisite charm who seeks a wealthy husband, but winds up disgraced and discarded. Check availability
  • The others Remake of the movie "The Innocents" and loosely based on Henry James "Turn of the Screw" Check availability
  • Pulp fiction 10th anniversary, 2-disc collector’s ed. -Widescreen version Check availability
  • Rebel without a cause Two-disc special ed. Jim Stark, the teenage son of a well-to-do family, is overcome by loneliness, frustration and anger, which leads to violence when he seeks approval of a gang of high-school hoodlums. Check availability
  • Trainspotting Follow the changing fortunes of several friends that lead from Scotland to London and back again, from triumph to tragedy and to what might be a shot at the big time. Check availability
  • Two hands When Jimmy loses ten grand of dirty money, the underworld comes knocking. If there’s no cash, there’s no more Jimmy. Check availability
  • What becomes of the broken hearted? Based on the novel by Alan Duff, sequel to “Once were warriors” Check availability

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