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Summary: At once an intimate drama and a decades-spanning epic that leaps from the recent past to the present to the speculative near-future, Jia's new film is an intensely moving study of how China's economic boom and the culture of materialism it has spawned has affected the bonds of family, tradition, and love.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN MOU

Summary: When young high school student Takao decides to skip school one day in favor of sketching in a rainy garden, he has no idea how much his life will change when he encounters Yukino. Despite the difference in their ages, they strike up an unusual relationship that unexpectedly continues and evolves with random meetings in the same garden on each rainy day. Between the raindrops, between the calms...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sentai Filmworks 2013

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1 available in Young Adult Anime, Call number: DVD ANIME GAR

Summary: After more than a decade of sober political dramas and social-minded periodpieces, the great Japanese director Masaki Kobayashi shifted gears dramatically for this rapturously stylized quartet of ghost stories. Featuring colorfully surreal sets and luminous cinematography, these haunting tales of demonic comeuppance and spiritual trials, adapted from writer Lafcadio Hearn's collections of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN KWA

Summary: In a world caught in the grip of information overload, Major Kusanagi is an elite officer and heavily modified cybernetic agent on the trail of a computer-criminal who turns people into human marionettes, controlled by computer. She discovers that his true identity lies at the center of a vast and lethal political conspiracy.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Manga Entertainment 2004

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1 available in Young Adult Anime, Call number: DVD ANIME GHO

Summary: After moving to the country to be near their ailing mother, two young sisters are befriended by a variety of mysterious creatures.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment 2010

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Summary: The adventure explodes into action with the debut of Mewtwo. Determined to prove its superiority, Mewtwo lures Ash, Pikachu, and others into a Pokemon match like none before. Mewtwo vs. Mew. Super-clones vs. Pokemon. It's the ultimate showdown...with the very future of the world at stake.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2000

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Summary: For over 40 years, the War on Drugs has accounted for more than 45 million arrests, made America the world's largest jailer, and damaged poor communities. Yet for all that, drugs are cheaper, purer, and more available today than ever before. Filmed in more than 20 states, it captures heart-wrenching stories from individuals at all levels, the dealer to grieving mother, the narcotics officer to...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC HOU

Summary: Pazu is an engineer's apprentice who finds Sheeta, a young girl, floating down from the sky, wearing a glowing pendant. Together, they discover both are searching for Laputa, a legendary floating castle, and vow to unravel the mystery of the luminous crystal around Sheeta's neck. Their quest won't be easy. There are greedy air pirates, secret government agents and astounding obstacles to keep...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment 2010

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1 available in Young Adult Anime, Call number: DVD ANIME CAS

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Ca

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE CAS

Summary: This heartrending masterpiece by Kenji Mizoguchi about the give-and-take between life and art marked the director's first use of the hypnotic long takes and eloquent camera movements that would come to define his films. The adopted son of legendary kabuki actor Kikunosuke, who is striving to achieve stardom by mastering female roles, turns to his infant brother's wet nurse for support and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN STO

Summary: The third film in the Animerama Trilogy. The setting is a village in medieval France. On the day of their wedding, Jean and Jeanne visit the lord of the village to pay a tribute. Instead of receiving the tribute, the lord and his vassals rape her, and the marriage is marked with misery and unhappiness. One day, a tiny creature visits Jeanne, an evil spirit. In time, the spirit seduces her body...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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Summary: An old man's unexpected death creates hilarious havoc with his family. The traditional three-day undertaking becomes a sly comedy of manners as the younger generation struggles with the complex rituals of the Buddhist ceremony.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Fox Lorber Home Video 1999

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN FUN

Summary: In a Japanese prison camp on Java in 1942, two British officers, John Lawrence and Jack Celliers, encounter camp commander Yonoi and his sergeant Hara. Things had been going pretty well, until charismatic, rebellious Celliers arrived. Yonoi is a devotee of the samurai ideal; neither he nor Hara can understand the stoic way in which the British prisoners accept their situation of defeat....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2010

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA MER

Summary: Examines the aftermath of the 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima Japan. Looks at the lives of some of the refugees from the town of Futaba. Raises questions regarding the future of nuclear power in Japan.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC NUC

Summary: The power of one: An ancient legend comes true when Pokémon Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres are disturbed after centuries of harmony. As the very forces of nature come unbalanced, life on earth depends on the unlikely teaming of the mytical Pokémon Lugia and a mysterious, "chosen one" foretold in the legend.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2000

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1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV POK

Summary: A schoolgirl named Shizuku, who longs to discover her true talents, meets the mysterious Seiji, a boy who is determined to follow his dreams, and The Baron, a magical cat who helps her listen to the whispers in her heart.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Walt Disney Home Entertainment 2006

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Summary: A young boy and a mysterious girl search for a fantastic floating castle while trying to outrun pirates, the army, and government agents.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Disney 2012

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1 available in Young Adult Anime, Call number: DVD ANIME CAS

Summary: Reconstructing the splendor of feudal Japan and the pageantry or war, Kurosawa creates a soaring historical epic about a peasant impersonating a nobleman in battle. Kagemusha is presented in its original 180 min. uncut Japanese version, not the shortened "international version" presented by 20th Century Fox.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion 2005

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN KAG

Summary: Deep inside a tree trunk, two children discover a fascinating new world inhabited by Totoros, amazing, charming creatures who become their friends.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2002

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MY RATED G

Summary: A young boy named Sosuke rescues a goldfish named Ponyo, and they embark on a fantastic journey of friendship before Ponyo's father forces her to return to the sea. Ponyo's desire to be human upsets the balance of nature and only Ponyo's mother, a beautiful sea goddess, can restore nature's balance and make Ponyo's dreams come true.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2010

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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY PON

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Po

Summary: Feature films based on characters from the Bleach manga, and from the television series. A mysterious girl is the key to a plot for revenge that involves the Soul Society and the World of the Living. Now it's up to Ichigo and Rukia to help save her and the two worlds from certain devastation.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Studiopolis 2008

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1 available in Young Adult Anime, Call number: DVD ANIME BLE

Summary: "Behind Radio France's walls lie editorial squabbles, sound engineer frustrations, serene opera recordings, and the risqué banter of late night talk shows. Philibert films it all, making La Maison de la Radio an engrossing immersion into a beloved cultural institution, and a must-see for anyone interested in seeing what goes on behind the microphone."--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Lorber, Inc. 2014

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF MAI

Summary: "When a mysterious virus turns people into mindless, flesh-eating zombies, a handful of survivors wage a desperate, last-stand battle to stay alive ... and human."--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2004

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1 available in Horror DVDs, Call number: DVD HORROR DAW

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Summary: Spell of the Unown: A once-beautiful town has had a crystal catastrophe unleased upon it. Ash's mom is kidnapped by Entei, a powerful Pokémon, who was thought to only exist in legend. Ash goes to his mom's rescue and unlocks the real secret behind this turn of events.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2001

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Summary: "Master thief Lupin III, a.k.a. 'The Wolf, ' and his right-hand gunman Jigen are hot on the trail of a double-crossing counterfeiter. But when their search leads them to the secluded European country of Cagliostro, they find far more than they bargained for. Lupin unwittingly attracts the attention of the nation's mysterious monarch when he tries to help a damsel in distress escape the Count's...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Manga Video 2000

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1 available in Young Adult Anime, Call number: DVD ANIME CAS