Highlights of New DVDs, 7-13 January 2008

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 DVD titles that were added to the collection last week. Click here to view the complete list of new titles.

  • A beautiful mind Dramatic biography of John Nash, a mathematical genius, who made an astonishing discovery early in his career and stood on the brink of international acclaim. But the handsome and arrogant Nash soon found himself on a painful and harrowing journey of self-discovery. After many years of struggle, he eventually triumphed over his schizophrenia, and finally, late in life, received the Nobel Prize. Check availability
  • The boys “Brett Spargue returns to his family home after twelve months in jail. Things have changed while he has been away-his brother Glenn has moved out with his girlfriend Jackie, younger brother Stevie’s pregnant girlfriend Nola now lives with the family, and his mother Sandra has taken on a Maori drifter. Re-united with his brothers, Brett uses his first day back to restore order.”Check availability
  • Buena Vista Social Club A documentary featuring the musicians who played on the successful album “Buena Vista Social Club”. Check availability
  • Clubland There comes a time for a mother to let go… but that time isn’t now. Academy Award nominee Brenda Blethyn stars in this feel-good coming-of-age tale about a reserved son and his eccentric mother. The hit of the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, Clubland is a funny, touching story that will make you laugh, make you cry…and make you run home to hug your family! Check availability
  • Dead man walking “Sister Helen Prejean (Susan Sarandon), a compassionate New Orleans num, is the spiritual advisor to Matthew Poncelet (Sean Penn), a vicious, angry and complex murderer awaiting execution. In attempting to help Matthew find salvation, she encounters a depth of evil that makes her question how far redemption can really go.” Check availability
  • Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets In his second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry Potter continues his amazing journey into the world of wizardry. To save Hogwarts will require all of Harry, Ron and Hermione’s magical abilities and courage. Check availability
  • Lolita Based on the novel of the same title by Vladimir Nabokov, directed by Stanley Kubrick. Check availability
  • The lord of the rings – The fellowship of the ring Special extended, 4 disc edition. Check availability
  • The lord of the rings – The return of the king Special extended, 4 disc edition. Check availability
  • The lord of the rings – The two towers Special extended, 4 disc edition. Check availability
  • Little Jerusalem (La Petite Jérusalem) An orthodox Jewish teen living with her family in France attempts to balance her religious upbringing with her increasingly complex view of the outside world in director Karin Albou’s incisive meditation on religion, philosophy, and the weight of romance on the mind of a growing girl. Check availability
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: at world’s end Captain Jack Sparrow is the last of the nine Pirate Lords of the Brethren Court who must unite in one last stand to preserve the freedom-loving pirates’ way of life. But, first he has to be found and rescued. Check availability
  • Tea with Mussolini Based in part on his autobiography, director Franco Zeffirelli’s Tea with Mussolini is a story about a group of British and American travelers on an indefinite visit to Italy in 1935. Check availability
  • Wild hogs Starring John Travolta, Tim Allen, Martin Lawrence, and William H. Macy. Check availability
  • Big love (The complete first season) A polygamist and independent businessman lives in Salt Lake City with his three wives and seven children. He faces many challenges in meeting the emotional, romantic, and financial needs of his wives. Check availability
  • The eagle : a crime odyssey (Volume two) As international terrorism and organised crime become more and more intertwined, western nations find themselves increasingly threatened by violence and lawlessness on an unimaginable scale. In Denmark, a special unit is set up to fight cross-border crime throughout Scandinavia and to establish operational links with similar teams around the world. Check availability