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Summary: Set in a near-future where the economy has crumbled and violent gangs play havoc in the streets, the powers-that-be have decided to lure the delinquent youth into drive-in cinemas and keep them there. No longer just a place to watch trashy movies and make out, these outdoor picture shows have become concentration camps for the unruly and unwanted. Two people have mistakenly been sent there, and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: BLU-RAY HORROR DEA

Summary: "Red" Redding is a lifer who knows the ropes at Maine's Shawshank State Prison. New inmate Andy Dufresne is a quiet banker, unjustly convicted of murder. Andy's indomitable will earns Red's friendship and his resourcefulness brings hope and change to the entire prison. Andy is full of surprises--and he saves his best surprise for last.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2007

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

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

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Shawshank 2007

Summary: "A ripped-from-the-headlines social-problem picture about inmates' rights that was inspired by a recent spate of uprisings in American prisons ... shot on location at Folsom State Prison, with real inmates and guards as extras"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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Summary: In this fact-based story, a convict is confined to the dungeons of Alcatraz for three years in isolation after a failed escape. When he at last emerges from the total darkness, he's confused, savage, barely human, and he immediately kills the stoolie who ratted on his escape. It's an open-and-shut case of Murder One. But his resolute attorney puts Alcatraz and its sadistic associate warden on...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 1999

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

Summary: Several convicts from a high-security prison escape the inhumane treatment of Chief Guard Ranken and break out into the icy Alaskan wilderness. The cons flee onto a departing freight train only to find themselves prisoners on a speeding train that is hurtling toward certain derailment, its conductor dead of a sudden heart attack.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MGM Home Entertainment 1998

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Summary: A former boxer turned drug runner lands in a prison battleground after a deal gets deadly.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Action / Adventure DVDs, Call number: DVD + BLU-RAY ACTION/ADVENTURE BRA

Summary: Ricky takes revenge on the drug-pushing thugs who killed his girlfriend. Sentenced to a prison term, Ricky is confronted by a host of evil characters, including a sadistic warden, his assistant, and The Gang of Four, a group of powerful fighters who control fellow inmates through terror and threat of death.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Tokyo Shock 2011

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Summary: "Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion introduces Nami, a gullible young woman unjustly imprisoned, who must find a way to escape in order to exact revenge upon the man who betrayed her. The visually avant-garde Female Prisoner Scorpion: Jailhouse 41 sees director Shunya Ito and star Meiko Kaji re-unite as Nami and six other female convicts escape prison once more. The Gothic horror-inspired Beast...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

Summary: City banker Andy Dufresne arrived at Shawshank Prison in 1947. Convicted of two brutal murders, he received a double life sentence. Within the confines of the prison, Andy forms an unlikely friendship with the prison "fixer" Red. He also becomes popular with the Warden and the prison's guards, as Andy is able to use his banking experience to help the corrupt officials amass personal fortunes....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2004

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2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA SHA

Summary: Arizona Territorial Prison inmate Paris Pittman is a schemer, a charmer and quite popular among his fellow convicts. Especially with $500,000 in stolen loot hidden away and a plan to escape and recover it. New warden Woodward Lopeman has other ideas about Pittman. Each man will have the tables turned on him in a twisting, turning Wild West tale of brawls, chases, shootouts and wry wit.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Warner Home Video 2006

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2 available in Western DVDs, Call number: DVD WESTERN THE

Summary: Rain Murphy is a man serving a life sentence for killing his father. A man whose home is Folsom Prison, a place where only the toughest breed of criminals, murderers, rapists and armed robbers, are sent. His passion is running; he runs to escape the mean and hopeless life he must lead; to free himself from the inmate tensions and power struggles. Then he₂s given a chance, a chance to train for...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Lorber 2018

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

Summary: One of the most exciting adventure tales ever told, this action epic recounts the planning, execution, and aftermath of a daring true-life escape from a German prisoner-of-war camp during World War II, in which 250 men attempted to tunnel their way to freedom.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: BLU-RAY DRAMA GRE

Summary: Surrounded by the conflict in Northern Ireland, Kathleen Quigley has managed to stay clear of it, devoting herself to her three children. Yet in a single moment, the war claims her as one of its living victims. Kathleen is caught in an inescapable political crossfire when her son, actively involved with the IRA, is jailed by the British.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Warner Home Video 2011

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

Summary: When a prison guard who sadistically beats prisoners finally becomes unbearable, the inmates stage a vicious riot.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2007

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

Summary: Its January 1977 and Gary Gilmore is about to become the first convicted murderer to be executed in a decade. Gary's youngest brother, Mikal, can help prevent the execution, but first he has to get to know the brother he barely remembers. Born of a brutal father, raised in a family haunted by death, religion and superstition, the brothers discover their shared past.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Home Video 2002

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

Summary: Michael Peterson was 19 years old in 1974. Reckless, and hoping to make a name for himself, he picked up a homemade sawed-off shotgun and set off to rob a post office. Caught and arrested soon after, he was convicted and sentenced to seven years in prison. Ultimately, Peterson ended up behind bars for 34 years, 30 of which were spent in solitary confinement. While incarcerated, his alter ego,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Magnolia Home Entertainment 2010

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1 available in Crime / Mystery DVDs, Call number: DVD CRIME/MYSTERY BRO

Summary: Luis, a homosexual, and Valentin, a political prisoner are mismatched cell mates in a South American prison. To escape reality Luis invents romantic movies, while Valentin tries to keep his mind on the situation he's in. Eventually, the two men come to understand and respect one another.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: City Lights Home Entertainment 2008

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

Summary: For Life is a fictional serialised legal and family drama inspired by the life of Isaac Wright, Jr. about a prisoner who becomes a lawyer, litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he didn't commit. His quest for freedom is driven by his desperate desire to get back to the family he loves and reclaim the life that was stolen from him....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV FOR

Summary: A live performance of Holst's The Planets accompanied by state-of-the-art high definition images from NASA's exploration of the solar system.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Houston Symphony Orchestra 2010

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

Summary: An employee at a prison in upstate New York becomes romantically involved with two male inmates and helps them escape. Based on a true story.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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2 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV ESC

Summary: "Widely considered to be the last of his solo plays, 'The Tempest' is Shakespeare's final masterpiece, a tale of 'forgiveness, generosity and enlightenment' in which Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan, conjures up a storm to lure his perfidious brother to the enchanted island on which he and his daughter Miranda have spent 12 years in exile"--

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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Armstrong, Louis

Summary: One of the world's best-loved performers, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, headlines this exclusive concert, performed and shot in Australia circa 1964. A five-piece band comprised of Billy Kyle, Arvell Shaw, Danny Barcelona, Trummy Young and Joe Darensbourg, backs up Armstrong, while singer Jewel Brown lends added vocal support. Selections include: "I Left My Heart in San Francisco, " "Sweet Georgia...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2008

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC LOU

Summary: Robert Palmer, author of Deep Blues, and Dave Stewart, a member of Eurythmics, pay tribute to the Mississippi blues and various blues artists. Special features include performance footage outtakes and 45 minutes of bonus audio tracks.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2003

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1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MUSIC DEE

Summary: A backstage yarn about two hoofers, Johnny Brett and King Shaw, who are an ambitious dance team working in a dance hall for little or nothing. A mistake in names shoots King instead of Johnny into the lead of a Broadway musical. On opening night King is unable to perform due to intoxication, and Johnny is forced to perform to save his partner's reputation. The show's producers realize their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2003

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1 available in Musicals DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSICALS BRO

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