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Summary: In 1929, an impoverished nine-year-old named Chiyo is sold to a geisha house in Kyoto's Gion district and subjected to cruel treatment from the owners and the head geisha Hatsumomo. Her stunning beauty attracts the vindictive jealousy in Hatsumomo and she is rescued by Hatsumomo's bitter rival, Mameha. Under Mameha's mentorship, Chiyo becomes the geisha named Sayuri, trained in all the artistic...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2006

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

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Memoirs 2006

Summary: Set in Germany and France in the immediate aftermath of the First World War (1914-1918), the film recalls the mourning period that follows great national tragedies as seen through the eyes of the war's 'lost generation': Anna, a bereft young German woman whose fiancé, Frantz, was killed during trench warfare, and Adrien, a French veteran of the war who shows up mysteriously in her town, placing...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Music Box Films 2017

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

Summary: To escape the edict that condemned all first-born Hebrew males by Egypt's Pharoah, Rameses I, the infant Moses is set adrift on the Nile in a reed basket. Saved by the pharaoh's daughter Bithiah, he is adopted by her and brought up in the court of her brother, Pharaoh Seti. Moses gains Seti's favor and the love of the throne princess Nefertiri. He also gains the hatred of Seti's son, Rameses....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount DVD 2006

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

Summary: An adaptation of the classic Shakespeare play, chronicling the events around the assassination of Julius Caesar.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2006

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

Summary: The degradation of a great family, set against the historical background of the "Night of the long knives" and the rise of Nazism.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2004

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

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Summary: Set in 1940 London, the story is an ode to how women played a major role in boosting national morale during the Blitz of London in the second World War.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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2 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY THE

Summary: A comprehensive record of the greatest achievements in the history of western art from the medieval era to the post-impressionist world, from Botticelli to Van Gogh.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kultur 2006

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV LAN

Summary: Based on the memoirs of an imprisoned French resistance leader, this unbelievably taut and methodical marvel follows the fictional Fontaine's single-minded pursuit of freedom, detailing the planning and carrying out of his escape with gripping precision.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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

Summary: This film dramatizes part of the Israeli independence moment, dealing with various factions involved in the internecine struggle between the moderate Haganah and the radical terrorist Irgun Zvai Leumi. Interspersed throughout are segments showing the migration of European Jews to the new land, paying special attention to the ragged survivors of Nazi death camps on board the vessel Exodus,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2002

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

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Exodus 2002

Summary: "Richard is King. A monarch ordained by God to lead his people. But he is also a man of very human weakness. A man whose vanity threatens to divide the great houses of England and drag his people into a dynastic civil war that will last 100 years"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Performing Arts DVDs, Call number: DVD PERFORMING ARTS RIC

Summary: Tells the saga of the ill-fated 1928 Arctic expedition headed by Italian Unberto Nobile. After the crash of their dirigible, Italia, the survivors huddle in their makeshift red canvas dwelling, desperately sending out S.O.S. signals.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2005

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Summary: Salty saga of the bravest skipper ever to sail the seas- Captain Horatio Hornblower. The English Captain sailed during the Napoleonic era, and out thought, outmaneuvered and outfought his rivals, but was more than a little at sea when faced with a beautiful woman!

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Warner Home Video 2007

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1 available in Action / Adventure DVDs, Call number: DVD ACTION/ADVENTURE CAP

Summary: This is the shocking true story of the Battle of Isandlwana: in January 1879, arrogant officials of the British colony of Natal, Africa issued a list of unauthorized ultimatums to the Zulu Nation. When the Zulu king refused their demands, the empire declared war. And in a series of grave tactical blunders, a garrison of 1,500 British soldiers faced an army of 25,000 enraged Zulu warriors in...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Severin Films 2013

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

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Summary: The true story of Moe Berg, professional baseball player, Ivy League graduate, attorney, and a top-secret spy who helped the US win the race against Germany to build the atomic bomb.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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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 CAT

Summary: The lady, Grace Elliot, was once the mistress of the Prince of Wales. She left him for Philippe, Duc d'Orleans, a cousin of Louis XVI. The film opens a year after the fall of the Bastille, and while their affair is over, Grace and the Duc have stayed close friends. But just because they're friends doesn't mean they can't (and don't) have powerful political arguments. Organized around five...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Classics 2002

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

Summary: The incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the twentieth century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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2 available in Action / Adventure DVDs, Call number: DVD ACTION/ADVENTURE LOS

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD LOS RATED PG-13

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

Summary: In the Battle of Thermopylae of 480 BC, an alliance of Greek city-states fought the invading Persian army in the mountain pass of Thermopylae. Vastly outnumbered, the Greeks held back the enemy in one of the most famous last stands of history. Persian King Xerxes lead an Army of well over 100,000 men to Greece and was confronted by 300 Spartans, 700 Thespians and other Slave soldiers. Xerxes...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Warner Home Video 2007

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1 available in Action / Adventure DVDs, Call number: DVD ACTION/ADVENTURE THR

Summary: Follows the life of Mahatma Gandhi from his days as a lawyer in South Africa to his role as India's spiritual leader by using his philosophy of non-violent but direct-action protest that helped end British rule. Centers on the extraordinary man who fought for a nonviolent, peaceful existence and set an entire nation free.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2007

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

Summary: "An elaborate adaptation of Dickens' classic tale of the French Revolution. Dissipated lawyer Sydney Carton defends emigre Charles Darnay from charges of spying against England. He becomes enamored of Darnay's fiancée, Lucie Manette, and agrees to help her save Darnay from the guillotine when he is captured by Revolutionaries in Paris"--Marg Baskin in the IMDB, viewed Dec. 12, 2006.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Warner Home Video 2006

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

Summary: "In harm's way": An epic treatment of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, details the devastating sneak attack on the Naval base as well as the explosive behind-the-scenes stories, and the counter-offensive. (167 min.).

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount Pictures 2006

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

Summary: Three US Navy airmen crash land their torpedo bomber in the South Pacific and find themselves on a tiny life raft, surrounded by open ocean. Against incredible odds, these three virtual strangers must survive storms, sharks, starvation, and each other, as they try to sail more than a thousand miles to safety.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Bay Entertainment 2015

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

Summary: Casanova has to begin searching for a wife. He is a womanizer with many conquests and If he cannot show he is living a more respectable life, the Church will throw him out of Venice. He is quickly engaged to Victoria, a woman with a pure reputation. As soon as that is arranged, he meets Francesca, a feminist who hates all he stands for. He pretends to be someone else to get into her good...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2006

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1 available in Action / Adventure DVDs, Call number: DVD ACTION/ADVENTURE CAS

Summary: Anne of the thousand days: Follow King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn in one of history's most famous tragic love affairs in the Academy Award winning masterpiece starring Richard Burton and Genevieve Bujold.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2007

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

Summary: Over the years Tsar Nicholas cannot satisfy the needs of the people or prevent Russia's entry into World War I, and the Empress falls under the spell of the evil monk, Rasputin.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video 1999

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

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