Descriptive Video Tape Catalog
(Updated May 2012)
Shakespeare goes to high school in this controversial revamping of “Othello”. Taken for granted by his father, his teammates and his friends, young Hugo Goulding devises an intricate, sinister plot to ruin everyone he believes has wronged him. Stars Josh Hartnett, Martin Sheen, and Julia Stiles. Contains violence, strong language, and sexual situations. Rated R. 2001. DV 535.
The Old Testament
Jerusalem, early in the second century B.C., when the city’s Syrian governor demands that the Ark of the Covenant be replaced by a golden idol, he sparks a bloody uprising on the temple steps. The Maccabees, high priests and Jewish patriots, lead their people in a long and bitter struggle to reclaim the city and restore the temple. Not Rated. 1962. DV 474.
Family and Children
The enduring and tragic story of life on the Texas plains and the bond that is nurtured between a boy and his yellow dog. This is a Disney production. Closed Captioned. Rated G. 1957. DV 76.
On the Run
When hit man Jean Payette is saddled with a 10-year old nephew, he puts Harry, the caretaker of his Australian farm, in charge of the boy. Then, by mischance, Paul sees his uncle kill someone. To save the boy, Harry grabs him and flees. Payette comes after them and Harry realizes the only way to stop their pursuer is to turn and confront him. Not Rated. 1983. DV 414.
One of Our Aircraft Is Missing
This British wartime saga follows the plight of six airmen as they endeavor to get back to England after being shot down over Nazi-occupied Netherlands during a bombing run. Not Rated. 941. DV 415.
Young Rio and Dad Longstreet are best friends and partners in crime in old Mexico, until one abandons the other to save his own skin. Five years later, they meet again. Stars Marlon Brando and Karl Malden. Not Rated. 1961. DV 475.
William Holden stars in this superb adaptation of Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play about the life and times of a small New England town. Not Rated. 1940. DV 322.
The Over-the-Hill Gang Rides Again
Three retired Texas Rangers reunite and ride to Waco to rescue a former comrade in arms, the Baltimore Kid. With the help of Waco’s newspaper editor, the old timers set out to bring law and order to the Wild West town. Stars Walter Brennan, Edgar Buchanan, Chill Wills, Fred Astaire, and Andy Devine. Not Rated. 1970. DV 476.
Faced with the threat of Japanese attack during World War II, northern Australians must flee their homes. One cattle rancher refuses to give up his herd. Can a small but courageous team drive a huge herd of cattle south across 1500 miles of semi-desert? Based on true events. Not Rated. DV 376.
The Painted Hills
An exciting Lassie adventure set in the 1870s. It weighs the collie’s love for her master, an aging prospector, against the greed for gold, with a ten-year-old boy’s life hanging in the balance. Rated G. 1951. DV 477.
Insightful, multi-character comedy about the trials and tribulations of parenthood, as seen from several points of view within the same large family. Steve Martin and director Ron Howard team up with an all-star cast in this hilarious and touching comedy about family life. Closed Captioned. Contains strong language. Rated PG-13. 1989. DV 79.
The Passion of the Christ
This film by Mel Gibson chronicles the last twelve hours in the life of Jesus, from his despair over the betrayal by the apostle Judas and his appearance before Pontius Pilate to a brutally depicted journey up Golgotha and his subsequent crucifixion. Stars James Caviezel. In Aramaic, Hebrew, and Latin with English subtitles. Contains graphic violence. Rated R. 2004. DV 520.
Passport to Pimlico
A London neighborhood declares itself independent from England after an unearthed ancient document indicates they actually belong to Burgundy France. The fun, and the trouble, begins when the residents realize they are no longer subject to Britain’s licensing laws or rationing. Not Rated. 1949. DV 416.
Harrison Ford stars in this explosive thriller as Jack Ryan, a former CIA analyst who helps to thwart a terrorist attack on a member of the royal family and inspires an Irish radical to swear vengeance on him and his family. Adaptation of a Tom Clancy book. Closed Captioned. Contains violence, strong language, and sexual situations. Rated R. 1992. DV 80.
A couple about to separate after a shared tragedy remembers their life together. This moving drama tells about the heartaches and hard-won joys of love and marriage. Starring Cary Grant and Irene Dunne. Not Rated. 1941. DV 323.
Family and Children
This adaptation of J.M. Barrie's classic tale follows Peter Pan as he leads Wendy Darling and her young siblings on a wondrous adventure to Never-Never Land, where they help the Lost Boys in their fight against Captain Hook and his evil band of scalawags. Rated PG. 2003. DV 521.
The Phantom of the Opera
In the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera House in the 1870s, a mysterious mad genius, whose mask hides his scarred face, stops at nothing to help the beautiful young singer he loves from afar. But when she falls for a handsome rival, the Phantom prepares a terrifying revenge. Contains violence. Rated PG-13. 2004. DV 542.
John Travolta plays a mechanic who sees a bright light in the sky one night and wakes up the next morning a genius, hungry for knowledge and so smart he figures out national defense secrets in his own living room. The more interesting drama, however, is not with the government but with the character's longtime neighbors and friends, who come to reject him for being different. Also starring Robert Duvall. Rated PG. 1996. DV 137.
A haunting story set in nineteenth century New Zealand, that shows the tragedy and triumph erotic passion can bring to one's life. Starring Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel and Anna Paquin. Contains violence, nudity and explicit sex. Rated R. 1993. DV 196.
The Picture of Dorian Gray
An Oscar Wilde classic about a vain Victorian socialite whose wish to remain young comes true even as his portrait ages. Stars George Sanders ad Angela Lansbury. Not Rated. 1945. DV 324.
In this remake of The Scarlet Pimpernel, a British archaeology professor attempts to rescue refugees from Nazi controlled territory. Stars Leslie Howard. Not Rated. 1941. DV 325.
Pirates of the Caribbean
A sweeping action-adventure story set in an era when villainous pirates scavenged the Caribbean seas. Stars Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Geoffrey Rush. Contains violence. Rated PG-13. 2003.
Family and Children
This Disney-animated feature tells the story of the legendary Princess, Pocahontas, and her chance encounter with Captain John Smith. Together they teach both the Native Americans and English settlers how to live side by side in peace. Closed Captioned. Rated G. 1995. DV 81.
The Polar Express
Family and Children
The Polar Express is an instant holiday classic that captures the visual splendor and evocative innocence of Chris Van Allsburg's popular children's book. The story is a kind-hearted celebration of the yuletide spirit. Tom Hanks stars in and Robert Zemeckis directs this visually stunning film for all ages. Rated G. 2004. DV 547.
Pot O' Gold
Obliged to give up his carefree life running a small-town music store to help his uncle in the city, Jimmy Haskell stumbles into a musical boarding house, gets involved in a family feud, falls in love and hosts 'The Haskell Happiness Hour' radio show. Stars James Stewart and Paulette Goddard. Not Rated. 1941. DV 575.
Power, Passion and Murder
In this irresistible romance, a movie mogul celebrates his success while a rising star risks her career. Based on stories by Hollywood insiders John O’Hara and Budd Schulberg, with wonderful music from the era it recreates. Starring Darren McGavin and Michelle Pfeiffer. Not Rated. 1987. DV 326.
After putting together another Broadway flop, down-on-his-luck producer Max Bialystock teams up with timid accountant Leo Bloom in a get-rich-quick scheme to put on the world's worst show. Contains sexual situations. Rated PG-13. 2005. DV 576.
A renegade United States agent flees to the Philippines and is pursued by his former assistant, the local police, and a vicious Hong Kong gang. Hunted relentlessly, Trevor needs all his wiles and more to survive. The chase ends in a lethal confrontation on the docks of Manila. Not Rated. 1980. DV 478.
The Proud Rebel
Shortly after the Civil War, an impoverished southerner roams the Midwest with his young son seeking a cure for the boy's muteness. In Illinois, they're taken in by a kindly spinster in return for their help on her farm. Stars Alan Ladd, David Ladd, and Olivia DeHavilland. Not Rated. 1958. DV 577.
Alfred Hitchcock's psychological thriller starring Anthony Perkins as the troubled Norman Bates, whose old dark house and adjoining motel are not the place to spend a quiet evening alone. Also starring Janet Leigh. Contains violence. Rated R. 1960. DV 147.
Professor Higgins wagers he can transform a Cockney flower girl into a lady. He gets a good deal more than he bargained for. Stars Leslie Howard and Wendy Hiller in an Oscar-winning adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s classic play. Not Rated. 1938. DV 327.
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