Tuesday, September 23, 2008

New DVDs

Each week CSU Library adds hundreds of new resources to our catalogue, including books, DVDs, CDs, and electronic resources. The following selection highlights some of the new DVDs added to the collection last week. Click on a DVD's title to read more information about the DVD, or click on 'Check Availability' to find the DVD in the Library Catalogue. Click here to view the complete list of new titles.

  • Va savoir (Who knows?) “The luminous Jeanne Balibar plays Camille, a French actress, who after three years in Italy returns to Paris as the leading lady in a production of Pirandello’s As You Desire Me. Her return is bittersweet as Camille has never resolved her feelings for Pierre, the French academic she abandoned. Meanwhile her current lover, famous stage director Ugo, searches Paris for a lost unpublished manuscript of Goldini. This leads him to the home of the beautiful young student, Dominique - whose brother, Arthur is involved with Pierre’s wife, Sonia.” Check Availability
  • Robot chicken - Season 1 “Old-school stop-motion animation and fast-paced satire are the hallmarks of this eclectic show created by Seth Green and Matt Senreich. Action figures find new life as players in frenetic sketch-comedy vignettes that skewer TV, movies, and music.” Check Availability
  • Rosenstrasse “Staring down the barrel of machine guns, they demonstrated against the deportation of their Jewish husbands who were imprisoned by the Nazis in the Jewish Welfare Office on Rosenstrasse. The women of Rosenstrasse put their lives and reputations on the line to free their husbands. Based on true events, renowned German filmmaker Margarethe von Trotta brings to life this incredible story of courage and determination.” Check Availability
  • Life under Napoleon : a conqueror shapes Europe “Show Napoleon’s rise and fall exclusively from the point of view of the citizens of his time blacksmiths, soldiers, farmers, dissidents, housewives - first hand accounts of life changing events, based on authentic historical material, diaries, letters and court documents. These don’t speak of politics and alliances but about blood and tears, tyranny and hunger, about joy and freedom.” Check Availability
  • Dororo “A powerful samurai, Daigo Kagemitsu, makes a deal with 48 demons who offer him the power to win all future battles and become the lord protector of Japan. In return Daigo Kagemitsu must allow the demons to take away 48 body parts of his future unborn son. Daigo Kagemitsu accepts the demons offer.” Check Availability
  • The diving bell and the butterflyThe French editor of Elle magazine, Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby eloquently described the aspects of his interior world, from the psychological torment of being trapped inside his body to his imagined stories from lands he’d only visited in his mind.” Check Availability
  • Bubble “In this unique cinematic experiment, acclaimed director Steven Soderbergh brings this tragic story to life with startling realism. A bizarre love triangle as born at a doll factory in a small town in America’s Midwest. Lonely and isolated, long tie employees Martha and Kyle have become friends by default in spite of their drastic age difference. Their dynamic is upset by the arrival of a new worker, the young, attractive single mother Rose. As MArtha grow increasingly wary of Rose’s dubious character, she discovers Kyle and Rose developing a relationship of their own. When a murder investigation begins, it calls into question our established assumptions about these characters and life in the small town.” Check Availability
  • Baran “Young Latif works on a Tehran construction site with his fellow Iranians and a few illegal Afghan workers. When Latif is given heavier tasks to accomodate new Afghan worker Rahmat, he resents his displacement and treats Rahmat cruelly. After one of his pranks, though , Latif discovers Rahmat’s secret: he is a girl. Latif’s heart softens to Rahmat and he shows his new affection for her by doing what he can to ease the hardships she suffers at work. When government inspectors force all Afghans to be fired from the site, Lateef discovers he cannot bear to be without her. Jeopardizing social standing and endangering his own well being, Latif stops at nothing to save his love.” Check Availability
  • The assassination of Jesse James by the coward Robert FordEveryone in 1880s America knows Jesse James. He’s the nation’s most notorious criminal and is being hunted by the law in 10 states. He’s also the land’s greatest hero, lauded as a Robin Hood by the public. No one knows of Robert Ford, at least not yet. But the ambitious 19-year-old aims to change that. He befriends Jesse and rides with his gang. And if that doesn’t bring Ford fame, he will have to find a deadlier way. Friendship becomes rivalry and the quest for fame becomes obsession.” Check Availability
  • Alatriste “The story of Diego Alatriste, a former soldier and mercenary who becomes a hero of Spain’s 17th century imperial wars.” Check Availability

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