Highlights of New DVD Titles, 2-8 June 2008

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.

  • After the wedding Far from home, Jacob runs a struggling orphanage in one of India’s poorest regions. Desperate to save the orphanage from closure, he returns to Denmark to meet Jorgen, a wealthy businessman and potential benefactor. Check Availability
  • Calendar A mean-spirited, self-absorbed Canadian-Armenian photographer is hired to take pictures of Armenian historical churches for a calendar. He takes his wife along as a translator, and as they traverse the sites chosen for the calendar with the Armenian guide, their relationship begins to unravel. Check Availability
  • Elizabeth: the golden age When Queen Elizabeth’s reign is threatened by familial betrayal and Spain’s invading army, she and her shrewd advisors must act to safeguard the lives of her people. Check Availability
  • Lions for lambs Two determined California college students, Arian and Ernest, follow the inspiration of their idealistic professor, Dr. Malley, and attempt to do something important with their lives. The two make the bold decision to join the battle in Afghanistan. Dr. Malley is both moved and distraught. Check Availability
  • Mr Brooks There’s something about Earl Brooks that’s not quite right. He’s a wealthy businessman and noted philanthropist with a devoted wife and a loving daughter. But underneath his well-groomed exterior beats the heart of a psycopathic serial killer. Check Availability
  • 2 days in Paris Marion and Jack try to rekindle their relationship with a visit to Paris, home of Marion’s parents, and several of her ex-boyfriends. Check Availability
  • The world’s fastest Indian Burt Munro, a man who never let the dream of youth fade. After a lifetime of perfecting his classic Indian motorcycle, Burt sets off from the bottom of the world to test his bike at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. Check Availability
  • Tibet: cry of the snow lion Ten years in the making, filmed during a remarkable nine journeys throughout Tibet, India and Nepal. The dark secrets of Tibet’s recent past are powerfully chronicled through riveting personal stories and interviews, and a collection of undercover and archival images never before assembled in one film. Check Availability
  • The smashing machine: the life and times of Mark Kerr “No-holds barred ‘ultimate fighting’ gained massive popularity in the US, out-rating boxing and pro-wrestling, until it was banned in the mid 1990’s. With an inhuman capacity for inflicting and withstanding pain, Kerr is a modern-day gladiator capable of almost any savagery in order to survive and win. The Smashing Machine is a visceral portrait of a man willing to sacrifice his relationships, his health, and nearly his life, to stay on top. Not for the faint-hearted.” Check Availability