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Library Channel Guide August-September 2009

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News and upcoming titles being released August to September that would be of interest to libraries.


New formats grow slowly at libraries
Although Blu-ray discs of the latest action movies have caught on in some libraries, non-theatrical video over the Internet is proving to be a bigger hit in the library channel. Librarians are finding that patrons still need to be educated about both formats. Full story



The Art of War III: Retribution SONY street 8-11, prebook 7-9; DVD $24.96 A special agent is on a mission to stop North Korean terrorists from obtaining a nuclear bomb.

Bodyguard: A New Beginning LIONSGATE street 9-8, prebook 8-12; DVD $26.98 A martial artist risks his life to protect the leader of an elite Chinese underground society.


Bleach: The Movie 2—The Diamond Dust Rebellion VIZ/WARNER street 9-8; prebook 8-4; DVD $29.92 When the King’s Seal is attacked, Squad 10 is ready to protect the treasure.


Barney: Sharing is Caring HIT/LIONSGATE street 8-11; prebook 7-15; DVD $14.98 When Barney donates his old toys, he learns that generosity brings a smile to everyone’s face.

Ben 10 Alien Force Vol. 4 CARTOON/WARNER street 9-1; prebook 7-28; DVD $14.98 Episodes of the series about a teen who can turn into 10 different alien species.


The Golden Boys LIONSGATE street 8-18; prebook 7-22; DVD $27.98 David Carradine, Rip Torn and Bruce Dern star in this tale of three retired sailors looking for a first mate to care for them.

Adventureland DISNEY street 8-25; prebook now; DVD $29.99, two-DVD $39.99, two-BD $44.99 A recent college graduate takes a summer job at a local amusement park.


History of Scotland: Castles and Clans BFS street 8-4; prebook 7-7; DVD $34.98 This three-DVD set explores the history of the Scottish clans as well as the castles in Scotland.

The Golden Age of Second Avenue SISU street 8-18; prebook 7-21; DVD $24.95 A look at New York’s Yiddish Theater of the early 20th century.


Sunshine Cleaning ANCHOR BAY/STARZ street 8-25; prebook 7-23; DVD $29.98, BD $39.98 Emily Blunt, Alan Arkin and Amy Adams star in this limited-release film about two sisters who start a crime scene cleaning business.

Adam Resurrected IMAGE street 9-22; prebook 8-25; DVD $27.98, BD $35.98 Jeff Goldblum stars as a former Holocaust victim in an insane asylum.


Smart Start Yoga GAIAM street 9-1; prebook 7-20; DVD $14.98 An introduction to yoga and how it can be done anytime.

Denise Austin: Best Bun & Leg Shapers LIONSGATE street 9-15; prebook 8-19; DVD $14.98 Denise Austin leads seven lower-body workouts designed to tone legs and butts.

Foreign Language

Absurdistan FIRST RUN street 8-18; prebook 7-14; DVD $24.95 Magical visions and bizarre events fuse together in an isolated village in the desert mountains; Russian with English subtitles.


Merlin and the Book of Beasts ANCHOR BAY/STARZ street 8-25; prebook 7-23; DVD $19.97 The Sci Fi Channel movie about the dark side of Camelot, whose only hope is the now bitter and broken wizard Merlin.


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