Descriptive Video Tape Catalog
(Updated May 2012)
Family and Children
Two animated adventures featuring Arthur the lovable Aardvark created by Marc Brown: "D.W.'s Blankie" and "The Perfect Brother". Not Rated. DV 221.
D.W. the Picky Eater
Family and Children
Two animated adventures featuring Arthur the lovable Aardvark created by Marc Brown: "D.W. the Picky Eater" and "Buster and the Daredevils". Not Rated. DV 225.
In 1775, frontiersman Daniel Boone leads a company of settlers into the wilderness called Kentucky to start a new colony. Their survival is threatened by legal deception and by a sadistic renegade who incites his native followers against them. George O’Brien and John Carradine star in this colonial frontier adventure. Not Rated. 1936. DV 583.
An adrenaline pumping adventure that takes place in a town called Dante's Peak, where a long-dormant volcano is about to erupt with devastating force. Starring Pierce Brosnan and Linda Hamilton. Contains violence. Rated PG-13. 1997. DV 229.
Science Fiction and Fantasy
Blinded by toxic chemicals as a child, idealistic lawyer Matt Murdock finds himself endowed with heightened senses that allow him to "see" what others cannot. As masked vigilante Daredevil, Murdock protects the streets of Hell's Kitchen from a corpulent crime boss. Stars Ben Affleck and Michael Clarke Duncan. Contains violence and strong language. Rated PG-13. 2003. DV 502.
In this spoof of romantic comedies, Julia Jones has found the perfect guy, the very-British and very-unfortunately-named Grant Fockyerdoder. But before they can have their Big Fat Greek Wedding, they must Meet the Parents, hook up with The Wedding Planner, and contend with Grant's friend Andy who wants to put an end to her Best Friend's Wedding. Contains strong language and sexual situations. Rated PG-13. 2006. DV 570.
Now a successful author, David Copperfield returns to England to find himself haunted by memories he must overcome before he can move on in life. Laurence Olivier and Michael Redgrave star in this adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic. Not Rated. 1970. DV 536.
Investigating the killings, one by one, of four dancers at a high-class strip joint, Detective “Mace” Douglas begins to suspect a diplomatic cover-up. Then, under pressure from the FBI, his captain orders him off the case. Meanwhile, Mace has become involved with another dancer from the club and he learns that she, too, is on the killer’s list. Contains violence. Rated R. 1987. DV 446.
Dead Poets Society
Robin Williams portrays a passionate English professor who inspires his students to live life to the fullest. Closed Captioned. Rated PG. 1989. DV 28.
The Deadly Companions
A dancehall entertainer hires a disreputable gunslinger to help escort her son’s body through dangerous Apache territory. Stars Maureen O’Hara and Brian Keith. Not Rated. 1961. DV 293.
When an American gangster is killed on a visit to Naples, his New York mob sends assassin Peter Marciani over to Naples to exact revenge. His target is Gennaro Gallo, who has also been fingered for the murder of Peter’s brother. Peter pursues his own vengeance with a ruthless passion and finds the cost is high. Contains violence. Rated R. 1976. DV 447.
Degas and the Dancer
The great artist Edgar Degas is in crisis after the death of his father. Saddled with debt and struggling to survive, he derives unexpected inspiration from an aspiring young ballerina named Marie. Marie witnesses everything from genius to rage to frustration but convinces Degas to persevere. Not Rated. 1999. DV 387.
A colorful, high style adaptation of the Chester Gould comic strip classic, with Warren Beatty as the hawk-nosed, jut-jawed hero. The story includes a galaxy of guest stars as Gould's grotesque villains who confront the intrepid detective. Closed Captioned. Rated PG. 1990. DV 29.
Dinner at the Ritz
When a Parisian banker is murdered, his daughter vows to expose his killer. Stars David Niven and Paul Lukas. Not Rated. 1937. DV 294.
A young woman learns something about real life, as well as a thing or two about dancing, during a family vacation in the early 1960s. Starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. Rated PG. 1987. DV 179.
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
Siddalee, a famous New York playwright, is quoted in Time magazine and infuriates her dramatic, Southern mother. A long-distant fight wages until her mother's friends kidnap Siddalee and take her home to the South, where they hope to explain her mother's history and to patch up the rift between mother and daughter. Contains sexual situations. Closed Captioned. Rated PG-13. 2002. DV 493.
Do the Right Thing
Spike Lee's critically acclaimed tale of racial tension in a Brooklyn neighborhood over the course of a scorching 24-hour period. Contains violence, strong language, and sexual situations. Rated R. 1989. DV 128.
The Donner Party
Using letters, diaries, interviews with historians, and live cinematography, this haunting film chronicles the Donner party's desperate attempt to get to California, and their nightmarish descent into starvation, death and cannibalism. Closed Captioned. Not Rated. DV 30.
Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat
Family and Children
Two children are warned to keep their home spotless for their mother's party, but surprised to find their babysitter replaced by a cat who speaks in rhyme and shows them how to have a good, messy time. Stars Mike Myers, Kelly Preston, Alec Baldwin, and Sean Hayes. Rated PG. 2003. DV 518.
Towering ominously among the shadows of the Carpathian Mountains, Castle Dracula strikes fear in the hearts of the Transylvanian villagers below. After a naïve real estate agent succumbs to the will of the Count, the two head to London where the vampire hopes to stroll among respectable society by day and search for potential victims by night. The 1931 original starring Bela Lugosi. Not Rated. DV 264.
Driving Miss Daisy
The 1989 Academy Award Winner for Best Picture. Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman star in this joyous comedy about a headstrong southern lady and her ever-patient chauffeur. Rated PG. 1989. DV 163.
Drums in the Deep South
As the Civil War rages, a Confederate major is assigned to blow up a crucial rail line in order to delay the Union advance into Georgia. Unbeknownst to both, his best friend, now a Union major, is ordered to wipe out the Rebel force. Not Rated. 1951. DV 448.
After years of good fortune, the Greers head west in 1907 from Eastern Canada to build a new future as prairie homesteaders. Their stamina and courage is put to the twin tests of a 10-year drought and the Great Depression. How the Greers and others handle good and bad fortune demonstrates how individual determination, against all odds, built and developed the Canadian West. Not Rated. 1963. DV 388.
The Duel: The American Experience
The story of the famous gunfight between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. Not Rated. DV 245.
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