Highlights of New DVD Titles, 23-29 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.

  • Forbidden lies “In July 2004, Norma Khouri, best selling author of ’Forbidden love’, was exposed as a fake. She’d won fame and fortune as a Jordanian virgin on the run from Islamic extremists who’d put a Fatwah on her head for her campaign against honour killings. But she was really Norma Bagain, a Chicago real-estate agent and mother of two, on the run from the FBI for one million dollars of fraud.” Check Availability
  • The Gruen Transfer (Episode 1) “The Gruen Transfer, hosted by Wil Anderson, is a show that deconstructs advertising. A panel of industry experts analyses commercials – what works and what doesn’t, and what techniques the advertisers are using to make us, the consumers, buy their product.” Check Availability
  • Cashback “When art student Ben Willis is dumped by his girlfriend Suzy, he develops insomnia. To pass the long hours of the night, he starts working the late night shift at the local supermarket. There he meets a colorful cast of characters, all of whom have their own ’art’ of dealing with the boredom of an eight-hour-shift. Ben’s art is that he imagines himself stopping time. This way, he can appreciate the artistic beauty of the frozen world and the people inside it – especially Sharon, the quiet checkout girl, who perhaps holds the answer to solving the problem of Ben’s insomnia” Check Availability
  • Notting Hill William Thacker is the owner of a bookshop in the heart of Notting Hill in London. One day, the world’s most famous actress, Anna Scott comes into his shop. So begins a tale of romance. Check Availability
  • Proof A story of a young woman haunted by her father’s past and the shadow of her own future. Catherine (Paltrow) has devoted years to caring for her brilliant but mentally unstable father, Robert (Hopkins), a mathematical genius. But when his genius slips away, he leaves behind a mystery. Check Availability
  • Enough rope with Andrew Denton (Wayne Carey interview) “There will be few people in Australia who don’t have an opinion about Wayne Carey, many of them negative. His fall from grace, from one of the AFLs greatest ever footballers to a man now widely associated in the public mind with substance abuse and domestic violence, has been spectacular. If anything it has been made worse by his recent decision to sell his story to a magazine. Tonight he is here for no payment, to speak for himself about his behaviour and about the allegations and police charges that have arisen from it.” Check Availability
  • West “Pete and Jerry are cousins in their early twenties living together on the outskirts of Sydney. Their life consists of dead-end jobs, hanging out at the local pub and talking about girls. Which is fine with them until Cheryl enters their lives. She’s sexy, confident and dangerous … West explores what happens when you discover how few choices you have in life” Check Availability
  • Death note : movie collection “How do you find a serial killer when the killer only needs to know the face and the name of his victims? Light Yagami, a college law student, comes into the possession of the Death note – a special notebook with the power to kill. With it he decides to create a perfect world by killing all the criminals. Soon the world’s greatest detective, known only as “L”, is on the case. Now the chase begins to find the ultimate serial killer. An all out battle between the greatest minds on earth begins, with the winner controlling the world” Check Availability
  • Russian dolls “The Spanish Apartment … followed the riotous adventures of a group of European students in Barcelona. Now Russian Dolls reunites the friends five years later for a Russian wedding in beautiful St Petersburg. With their carefree student days behind them, Xavier, Martine, Wendy and Isabelle are facing the career and relationship dilemmas that come with turning 30.” Check Availability