Descriptive Video Tape Catalog
(Updated May 2012)
The 1992 Academy Award Winner for Best Picture. Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman play retired, down-on-their-luck outlaws who pick up their guns one last time. Contains violence, strong language, and sexual situations. Rated R. 1992. DV 206.
Owen Daybright, foreman of the Strobie Ranch, has always protected his younger foster brother, Lee Strobie. But when Lee’s infidelity sours his marriage and puts Owen’s life at risk, jealousy leads to betrayal and violent retribution. Stars Burt Lancaster. Not Rated. 1952. DV 350.
Vietnam: A Television History: The American Experience
This Emmy award-winning, seven volume video collection provides a detailed visual and oral account of the war that changed a generation and continues to color American thinking on many military and foreign policy issues. Closed Captioned. Not Rated. DV 207.
Waiting to Exhale
This funny and touching film portrays four extraordinary, African-American women whose bond of friendship carries them through life's challenges as they search for true love. Closed Captioned. Contains strong language and explicit sex. Rated R. 1995. DV 124.
A Walk in the Sun
During the Allied invasion of Italy, an American infantry platoon is given a dangerous assignment: strike inland from the beach and secure a farmhouse as an advance command post. Stars Dana Andrews, Richard Conte, John Ireland and Lloyd Bridges. Not Rated. 1946. DV 351.
“Once upon a time, in old Vienna, the waltz was considered a naughty and immoral dance.” So begins this light-hearted look at the love life of Maria, the beautiful young Empress of Austria. The waltz is all the rage among her ladies in waiting, and Maria soon falls under its swirling spell in this delightful musical romance. Not Rated. 1945. DV 490.
We Dive at Dawn
World War II saga of a British submarine’s mission to find and sink a German battleship. The hunt takes them deeper and deeper into enemy waters. By the time they locate their target, their fuel is dangerously low. If they pursue the attack, they won’t have enough to reach home. A war drama starring John Mills. Not Rated. 1943. DV 352.
Single-girl anxiety causes Kat Ellis to hire a male escort to pose as her boyfriend at her sister's wedding. Her plan, an attempt to dupe her ex-fiancé, who dumped her a couple years prior, proves to be her undoing. Stars Debra Messing and Dermot Mulroney. Contains sexual situations. Rated PG-13. 2005. DV 582.
While You Were Sleeping
A happy-go-lucky subway employee saves the life of a man she has been admiring from afar and soon becomes mistaken for his fiancée by his wacky family. But as he lies in the hospital bed she finds herself falling for his charming brother. Rated PG. 1995. DV 138.
This 1954 musical stars Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye as song-and-dance men who hook up, romantically and professionally, with a "sister" act to put on a big show to benefit the struggling ski-resort lodge run by the beloved, retired general of their Army outfit. Closed Captioned. Not Rated. DV 57.
White Men Can't Jump
Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes team up as an unlikely pair of basketball hustlers who con their way across the courts of Los Angeles, playing a fast, dangerous and funny game. Contains strong language and sexual situations. Rated R. 1992. DV 144.
Witness for the Prosecution
When Leonard Vole is accused of murdering a wealthy widow, he engages London’s best barrister to defend him. His defense depends entirely on his wife. But will she testify for or against him? An adaptation of an Agatha Christie play. Stars Tyrone Power, Charles Laughton and Marlene Dietrich. Not Rated. 1957. DV 353.
The Wizard of Oz
Family and Children
This timeless masterpiece tells the story of Dorothy and her dog Toto, and their mystical journey over the rainbow to the Land of Oz. Special features after the movie include a behind the scenes documentary hosted by Angela Lansbury, and an outtake musical number, The Jitterbug! Rated G. 1939. DV 236.
The Wizard of Photography
In the summer of 1888, ads appeared for a camera with a curious name: the Kodak. Its inventor, George Eastman, fought to create and then dominate the consumer camera market. He teetered on the verge of bankruptcy before two inventions, celluloid film and the Brownie camera, made him rich. Not Rated. DV 252.
The World of Henry Orient
At a private school in Manhattan, two adolescent girls become best friends. They develop a serious crush on Henry Orient and turn his world hilariously upside down. A light-hearted comedy starring Peter Sellers, Angela Lansbury and Paula Prentiss. Not Rated. 1964. DV 354.
Wright Stuff: The American Experience
On August 8, 1908, at a racetrack outside Paris, Wilbur Wright executed what was a routine flight: a smooth takeoff banking into a couple of right circles, finally ending in a perfect landing. The easy flight established Wilbur and Orville Wright as the true leaders of manned flight. Closed Captioned. Not Rated. DV 208.
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