June 2010 DVDs

The Buddha

Two and a half millennia ago, a new religion was born in India, generated from the ideas of the Buddha, a mysterious Indian sage who gained enlightenment while he sat under a large, shapely fig tree. The Buddha never claimed to be God or his emissary on earth, only that he was a human being who had found a kind of serenity that others could find, too. This documentary tells the story of his life, a journey especially relevant in our own times.

Celine

Join Celine in this behind-the-scenes, beyond-the-music documentary as she puts on show-stopping performances of some of her biggest hits as well as some of her favorite songs never before recorded. This world tour is different as Celine is traveling with her husband, her 7-year-old son, her mother, and her extended family. Intercutting concert performances with behind the scenes footage, fans will get the chance to really know Celine and family.

Dear John

While John, a young soldier, is home on a temporary leave, he meets and falls in love with Savannah, a college girl on her spring break. Savannah promises to write to John when he is sent overseas. Over the next seven years, the couple continues to be separated by John’s increasingly dangerous deployments. Though they meet only sporadically, they continue to stay in touch through love letters that eventually bring fateful consequences.

Extraordinary Measures

On the fast track and ready to taste the success of corporate America, John Crowley walks away from it all in hopes of finding a cure for two of his fatally ill children. With his wife by his side, he teams up with a brilliant but unconventional scientist to form a company to develop a life-saving drug. But just when it appears that a solution may be found, the relationship between the men is tested and the fate of John’s children is at stake.

Gentleman’s Agreement

A journalist assigned to write a series of articles on anti-semitism decides to pose as a Jew and finds out first-hand what it is like to be the victim of intolerance.

The Great Race

Comedy about a turn-of-the-century automobile race from New York to Paris.

Hamlet

“Director Gregory Doran’s modern-dress Hamlet for the Royal Shakespeare Company features David Tennant’s thrilling, mercurial and often very funny performance. This visually sumptuous screen version, filmed on location with the original cast, captures the atmosphere and excitement of the critically acclaimed production” (container notes).

Invictus

Newly elected President Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa’s underdog rugby team as they make an unlikely run to the 1995 World Cup Championship match.

Leap Year

When Anna’s four-year anniversary to her boyfriend passes without an engagement ring, she decides to take matters into her own hands. Inspired by an Irish tradition that allows women to propose to men on Leap Day, Anna follows Jeremy to Dublin to propose to him. But after landing on the wrong side of Ireland, she must enlist the help of Declan, a handsome and carefree local man, to get her across the country. Along the way, they discover that the road to love can take you to very unexpected places.

The Messenger

Partnered with hard-line officer Tony Stone, Sgt. Will Montgomery is a battle-scarred war hero home from Iraq and newly assigned to the Army’s Casualty Notification service. He faces this formidable mission while seeking comfort and healing back on the home front when he falls for the wife of a fallen soldier.

The Music Man

Silver-tongued con artist Harold Hill hoodwinks the stubborn townsfolk of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boy’s band, but his game ultimately and romantically backfires.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

A cowboy wins his girl despite the intervention of a sinister hired hand.

Second Look

Discusses a number of the challenges faced by adults with autism, such as acquiring basic life skills, gaining employment, and finding appropriate care and housing. Argues the case for bringing adults with autism into society. Profiles a number of Pennsylvania residents with autism.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific

A young American nurse from Little Rock meets the handsome and mysterious French planter on a South Pacific island during World War II. Seeking respite from the battles around them, they find refuge in each other as their romance blooms in the lush tropical paradise.

Stories of a Third-Generation Independent Oil Producer

Third Look

Looks at social supports for adults with autism. Support professionals discuss the importance of assisting autistic adults in the development of social and life skills. Profiles a number of Pennsylvania residents with autism.

The Three Stooges Collection Volume One 1934-36

The slapstick trio shows the beginning of their long friendship with the first two years. Includes 19 digitally remastered shorts in their original release order.

The Three Stooges Collection Volume Two 1937-39

This period is considered to be when the Stooges hit their stride and perfected their craft, when all the elements came together perfectly. When the Stooges get a prizefighter drunk, Curly has not choice but to step in and take his place. The Stooges make pests of themselves at a high society party when a maid mistakenly phones their exterminator company instead of an escort service. Working as tailors on a navy ship puts the Stooges in a pressing situation after Curley wears the admiral’s jacket to a party and is seduced by a spy.

The Three Stooges Collection Volume Three 1940-42

The golden age of the Three Stooges continues in this exceptional third collection. Includes the historic You Nazi spy, I’ll never heil again, A plumbing we will go, and more.

True Blood The Complete Second Season

Welcome back to Bon Temps, home to mystery, Southern sensuality, and dark secrets. Tara finds herself in love and under a spell; Sam puts his trust in an unlikely ally; Jason becomes involved with an anti-vampire sect; and Eric recruits Sookie to investigate the disappearance of a 2,000-year-old vampire.

Valentine’s Day

Follows the intertwining storylines of a diverse group of Los Angelenos as they navigate their way through romance and heartbreak over the course of one Valentine’s Day. Couples and singles experience the pinnacles and pitfalls of finding, keeping or ending relationships in a day in the life of love.

The Valley That Changed the World

Documentary on the birth of the oil industry in Titusville, Pennsylvania. Film was produced to commerate the 150th anniversary of Edwin Drake’s discovery of oil on August 27, 1859.

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