November 2009 New DVDs

Away We Go

A couple who is expecting their first child travel around the U.S. in order to find a perfect place to start their family. Along the way, they have misadventures and find fresh connections with an assortment of relatives and old friends who just might help them discover “home” on their own terms for the first time.

Blue Murder

At the center of the action is top-ranking detective Janine Lewis, a single mother passionately committed to both her children and her work. She struggles to balance the demands of a high-powered, sometimes dangerous job with raising her children.

 Butterflies

She is an everyday housewife bored beyond endurance with her life. Married to a dour dentist who collects butterflies obsessively and the mother of two teenage sons whose chief occupation is bickering with their father, Ria Parkinson wants something more. When she meets a wealthy businessman who tries to woo her, Ria struggles to find out if this is what she really wants.

Castle The Complete First Season

A  famous crime and horror novelist, Rick Castle, helps Kate Beckette of the NYPD homicide department solve crimes. Castle’s non-traditional approach to solving the crimes conflicts with Beckett’s conservative approach, leading to much tension and a hint of romance.

  The Class

François and his fellow teachers prepare for a new year at a high school in a tough neighborhood. Armed with the best intentions, they brace themselves to not let discouragement stop them from trying to give the best education to their students. Cultures and attitudes often clash in the classroom, a microcosm of contemporary France. As amusing and inspiring as the teenaged students can be, their difficult behavior can still jeopardize any teacher’s enthusiasm for the low-paying job. François insists on an atmosphere of respect and diligence. Neither stuffy nor severe, his extravagant frankness often takes the students by surprise. But his classroom ethics are put to the test when his students begin to challenge his methods.

Latin Cardio Dance

Dance yourself slim with four sizzling and sexy Latin dance routines that feature some of the best fat-burning moves from the show. Includes a specialized toning workout that dancers use to sculpt and lengthen their muscles. No partner needed!

Every Little Step

“For over three decades, there’s been one singular sensation: A chorus line. This groundbreaking hit musical inspired by the emotional lives of dancers during the audition process. Now the story comes full circle and offers a revealing, unprecedented look at the auditions for the Broadway revival of the perennial classic”

 Frasier The First Complete Season

Eminent psychiatrist Frasier Crane leaves Boston to start life afresh in Seattle. Contains the entire 24 original episodes from the first season.

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

Connor Mead is the kind of guy who dumps three girlfriends –at the same time and by teleconference. So when he goes home to attend his brother’s wedding, he has a singular goal in mind –score with the only bridesmaid he has somehow managed to miss. But the ghost of his departed Uncle Wayne – who taught him to love ’em and then leave ’em – has another goal in mind: restore Connor’s lost faith in true love. This will be a tough assignment, one that will require many past girlfriends and the ghosts of his past, present and future.

 The Haunted Airman

RAF Flight Lieutenant Toby Jugg is wounded during the war and confined to a wheelchair. He arrives at a remote mansion in Wales to recuperate. While recovering he begins to suffer from terrible nightmares and visions. Toby finds that he can’t trust the hospital staff and psychologists, especially once other patients begin to die.

Inspector Lewis The Complete First Series

Following the death in 2000 of his eponymous mentor in Inspector Morse, Sergeant Lewis was promoted to Inspector and took a two-year sabbatical in the British Virgin Isles. Newly widowed, he now returns to Oxford and soon finds himself in charge of his own murder case. But it is notes that Morse made on an earlier case which help Lewis solve his case.

Jon & Kate Plus 8 Seasons One and Two

Follows the everyday lives of Jon and Kate Gosselin, parents of sextuplets and a set of twins.

Management

Mike Cranshaw has a chance meeting with Sue Claussen when she checks into the roadside motel owned by Mike’s parents in Arizona. A bottle of wine ‘compliments of management’ jump starts a cross-country journey and unique courtship between two different kinds of people who are both ultimately looking for the same thing: a sense of happiness. Mike sees something special in button downed Sue that inspires him to take a chance and hit the road to go after her. However, once he reaches Maryland, he finds that Sue has no place for an aimless dreamer in her carefully ordered life. Obsessed with making a difference in the world, Sue falls back in with her ex-boyfriend Jango, who promises her a chance to head his charity operations. Mike finally finds something worth fighting for and the two embark on an interesting journey to discover that their place in the world just might be together.

My Life in Ruins

Georgia came to Greece to follow a man. Cast aside, she finds herself alone and adrift in this foreign land. Eventually, her passion for history leads her to a job as a tour guide. But Georgia is bored, and has lost her ‘kefi’ (Greek for mojo) to boot. When Poupi replaces her regular driver at the last minute, Georgia thinks that her luck has just hit rock bottom. Thankfully, Georgia’s latest batch of tourists is a more lively bunch than she’s anticipated, and in between bouts with rival tour guide Nico, she manages to form a genuine connection with wisecracking widower Irv. Irv is a solo vacationer who maintains a jovial facade despite the fact that he misses his late wife dearly. With a little help from Irv, Georgia comes to realize that true love may be closer than she thinks.

The National Parks: America’s Best Idea

Traces the birth of the national park idea in the mid-1800s and follows its evolution for nearly 150 years. Using archival photographs, first-person accounts of historical characters, personal memories and analysis from more than 40 interviews, and what Burns believes is the most stunning cinematography in Florentine Films’ history, the series chronicles the steady addition of new parks through the stories of the people who helped create them and save them from destruction.

Nights in Rodanthe

Paul is a surgeon who long ago traded his family for career. Adrienne is a devoted mother trying to move on after her husband’s infidelity. At a remote inn in the Outer Banks, the pair expect to do some serious soul-searching, but an approaching storm forces them to turn to each other.

The Perfect English Village

Author and broadcaster Nigel Farrel escapes the frustrations of the city and sets off in an old Morris Minor in search of the perfect village. His journey takes him to Bosham in Sussex, Lacock in Wiltshire, Drewsteignton in Devon, Finchingfield in Essex, and Coneysthorpe in North Yorkshire.

Pilates Weight Loss for Beginners

A beginner’s workout that is designed to maximize calorie burn while teaching the basics of Pilates.

The Proposal

High-powered book editor Maggie is everyone’s worst nightmare: ruthless, driven, and tactless. When she finds herself faced with deportation back to Canada, she coerces her much younger assistant into marrying her. However, when the government becomes suspicious, they embark upon a charade in order to make the marriage seem legitimate.

  Romana’s Pilates Introduction to Pilates Matwork

A step-by-step guide through the basics of Pilates.

 Romana’s Pilates Mat Challenge Workout

This is the ultimate home workout for the experienced Pilates practitioner. Designed for both men and women, it will test your limits in the three principles of a true Pilates workout: stretch, strength and control.

 Romana’s Pilates Optimum Weight Management

An intense aerobic workout is the key to burning fat and building muscle. This workout is designed to help you achieve your ideal weight, while stretching and strengthening your muscles.

  Romana’s Pilates Power House Mat Workout

In Pilates, the 4 inch band incorporating the hips, abdomen and lower back is known as the Powerhouse. A strong Powerhouse is the key to fitness. Every other muscle group works from it. Learn to control your body with minimum motion and maximum effect.

Shrink

Henry Carter is L.A.’s top celebrity psychiatrist with an A-list clientele, including a famous actress, an insecure young writer, an an obsessive-compulsive super-agent. Henry is not in a good place, however. Disillusioned with both his career and personal life, Henry’s only hope of salvation could come from his first pro bono case, a troubled teenager from a neighborhood far from the Hollywood Hills. Considering his present state of mind, Henry may not be ready for the real-life problems of someone who lives so far from his own neighborhood.

 The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

New York Metropolitan Transit Authority train dispatcher Walter Garber’s day is turned upside down when he must face-off against Ryder, the criminal mind that has hijacked the passengers of subway train, Pelham 1-2-3. Ryder is the leader of a highly-armed gang of four, including a henchman who used to work for the MTA. NYPD Hostage Negotiator Detective Camonetti initially takes charge of the situation, but quickly realizes that Ryder will only deal with Garber. Garber begins to employ his vast knowledge of the subway system in a battle to outwit Ryder and save the hostages.

 Sara Ivanhoe’s 20 Minute Yoga Makeover. Sculpted Buns and Thighs

Yoga workout program aimed at defining and toning the lower body and strengthening legs.

 Sara Ivanhoe’s 20 Min. Yoga Makeover. Weight Loss.

Yoga workout program aimed at boosting heart rate and burning fat, with routines designed for all levels.

Sara Ivanhoe’s 20 Min. Makeover. Total Body Tone with Weights.

Yoga workout program using hand weights.

The u: the Ivy League

Brown University — Columbia University — Cornell University — Dartmouth College — Harvard University — Princeton University — UPENN — Yale University.

The u: the Midwest

Indiana University — Miami of Ohio — Northwestern University — Ohio State University — Purdue University — University of Illinois — University of Michigan — Wash U. St. Louis.

The u: the Northeast

Boston University — GWU — Georgetown — MIT — NYU — Northeastern University — Penn State University — Syracuse University — Tufts University — UMASS Amherst — University of Delaware — University of Maryland.

Year One

Tribal nitwits, Zed and Oh, are two guys living in the year one. Neither one can hunt nor gather, so they are thrown out of their Neanderthal community and dung-and-stick huts. Zed eats the forbidden fruit and the two become curious about what may lay outside of their limited little world. They decide to embark on a journey through the ancient world. On their travels they meet Cain and Abel, Abraham and Isaac. They wind up in Sodom where their girlfriends have been turned into slaves and are about to be sacrificed by the high priest.

Yoga for Families

Yoga instruction that shows you how to have fun with your family while getting a really good workout.

 

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