Descriptive Video Tape Catalog
(Updated May 2012)
Family and Children
A movie with a barnyard full of unforgettable characters. In the world of Hoggett's farm, every creature has a preordained purpose until the orphaned piglet Babe arrives and turns everything upside down. Rated G. 1995. DV 172.
Back to the Future
Teenager Marty McFly, played by Michael J. Fox, is accidentally sent back in time to 1955 where he's caught in a race to set his future straight. Rated PG. 1985. DV 150.
Family and Children
Walt Disney's moving and exquisitely detailed animated feature about a deer, and how the phases of its life parallel the cycle of seasons in the forest. Bambi learns valuable lessons in love, loss, growth and adventure with his new friends, Thumper, the playful rabbit, Flower, the bashful skunk and Friend Owl. Rated G. 1942. DV 132.
A chilling, murder mystery starring Michael Douglas as the detective obsessed with solving a case that involves a beautiful and mysterious novelist played by actress Sharon Stone. Contains explicit sex and strong language. Closed Captioned. Rated R. 1992. DV 12.
This grim and gritty version of the Dark Knight portrays the Caped Crusader as a fearsome avenging angel. The story begins when Bruce Wayne flees Western civilization following the murder of his parents. He is taken in by a mysterious instructor and urged to become a ninja, but he instead returns to his native Gotham City resolved to end the mob rule that is strangling it. Stars Christian Bale, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes, Gary Oldman, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman. Contains violence and strong language. Rated PG-13. 2005. DV 546.
Battle of the Bulge
Packed with mesmerizing footage from newsreels and military archives, this documentary captures the single biggest and bloodiest battle in U.S. military history. Not Rated. DV 13.
Battle over Citizen Kane: The American Experience
William Randolph Hearst was portrayed in "Citizen Kane", an Orson Welles Film. His first plan was to buy the film and burn the negative; failing that, he would intimidate exhibitors into refusing to show the movie. He used power to smear Welles and instigated FBI investigations of those involved with the film. Closed Captioned. Not Rated. DV 173.
This bittersweet saga of a thirty-year friendship begins when two girls--one rich and pampered, the other poor and driven to show-biz success--meet on the beach at Atlantic City. Starring Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey. Based on a novel by Iris Rainer Dart. Closed Captioned. Rated PG. 1988. DV 14.
Beat the Devil
A motley crew of con men jeopardize their get-rich scheme by trying to defraud and double-cross each other. A classic, hilariously offbeat comedy with Humphrey Bogart, Gina Lollabrigida, Jennifer Jones and Peter Lorre. Not Rated. 1954. DV 280.
A Beautiful Mind
Russell Crowe stars as brilliant mathematician John Nash, who is on the brink of international acclaim when he becomes entangled in a mysterious conspiracy. Now, only his devoted wife can help him in this powerful story of courage, passion and triumph. Winner of four Academy Awards including Best Picture of 2001. Contains violence. Rated PG-13. DV 421.
Beauty and the Beast
Family and Children
A spell cast by an enchantress turns a prince into a hideous beast. To break the spell, the beast must win the love of the beautiful Belle before the last petal falls from an enchanted rose. This Disney animated masterpiece of a classic fairytale waltzed away with six Academy Award nominations. Closed Captioned. Rated G. 1991. DV 15.
The Belle Starr Story
A handsome bandit meets his match in the beautiful and notorious Belle Starr. When he plans a robbery, Belle decides to beat him to the loot, and the sparks and bullets fly. Not Rated. 1967. DV 431.
The Bells of St Mary's
Bing Crosby as Father O'Malley and Ingrid Bergman as Sister Benedict try each other's patience, poise and personal values in this classic comedy. Not Rated. 1945. DV 281.
The Bells of San Angelo
Texas Border Ranger Roy Rogers is less than thrilled to learn a writer of popular westerns is coming for a visit to gather material for a new yarn. Then he discovers the writer is a girl. Duty calls when a young Mexican is killed to protect a smuggling operation. Roy uncovers the operation and goes after the smugglers, with the able assistance of Dale Evans and his pal Andy Devine. Not Rated. 1947. DV 362.
When her 10-year-old son is abducted, a wealthy, strong-willed businesswoman hires a mercenary and his team to get the boy back. The chase takes them to Marrakech where they soon learn the boy has been taken deep into the Arabian Desert. Contains violence and strong language. Rated PG-13. 1992. DV 363.
The Big Cat
After the death of his mother in 1933, young Danny Turner leaves Philadelphia for his birthplace in the rugged mountains of Utah. He arrives to find her family and friends suffering from a prolonged drought, the Great Depression, and the depredations of a cougar that preys on their dwindling livestock. Not Rated. 1949. DV 432.
Big Dream, Small Screen: The American Experience
Who is Philo T. Farnsworth? This "unknown" sketched out the idea of an electronic television at age fourteen! The American Experience reveals the eccentric genius behind America's most influential pastime. You'll witness Farnsworth's journey through ridicule, legal battles and eventual obscurity. Closed Captioned. Not Rated. DV 174.
The Big Lift
Montgomery Clift and Paul Douglas star in this story of an American flyboy who meets a gorgeous German woman and falls in love amid the massive post-World War II airlift to save Berlin. This film was made in occupied Germany, and all scenes were photographed in the exact locale associated with the story. Not Rated. 1950. DV 365.
The Big Trees
A band of homesteading Quakers must convert and battle a maverick lumber baron who seeks easy money by logging California's giant redwood trees. Stars Kirk Douglas. Not Rated. 1952. DV 282.
Bird of Paradise
An American arrives on a remote South Seas island and falls in love with the native Princess Luana. When a tribal medicine man declares their romance taboo, the two conspire to continue their affair in secret. But when the island's volcano erupts, island religion dictates that a young woman be sacrificed. Luana is chosen and the natives set out to hunt down the lovers. Not Rated. 1932. DV 366.
Blackbeard the Pirate
Robert Newton is at his coarse, cunning, colorful best as the title character in this swashbuckling high seas adventure. Not Rated. 1952. DV 283.
Blood and Guns
During the Mexican revolution, an Englishman rescues a rebel leader from a firing squad. The doctor soon finds himself embroiled in a last ditch effort to save the revolution from a corrupted president and his henchman. Stars Orson Welles and John Steiner. Not Rated. 1979. DV 435.
Blood on the Sun
In pre-World War II Tokyo, an American journalist uncovers a Japanese plot for world domination. An action-packed espionage thriller, starring James Cagney and Sylvia Sydney. Not Rated. 1945. DV 284.
Elvis Presley plays a returning soldier who works with tourists against his mom's wishes. Not Rated. 1961. DV 160.
Bob the Builder
Family and Children
Four tales of Bob the Builder and his gang of building machines, Scoop the digger, Muck the bulldozer, Dizzy the cement mixer, Lofty the crane and Roley the steamroller. The characters live in a world where people and machines respect each other, cooperate, and resolve conflicts as they play and work together. Rated G. DV 500.
Two classic episodes from the much-loved TV series starring Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Pernell Roberts and Dan Blocker. In "Escape to Ponderosa," the Cartwrights are obliged to defend two deserters from a vindictive army officer. In "The Bloodline" Ben becomes the target of a troubled youth bent on misguided revenge. Not rated. 1959. DV 561.
When a young Mexican couple runs afoul of the local crime boss and his migrant worker smuggling operation, a United States border cop defies his corrupt superior and goes after the crime boss with explosive and unexpected results. Stars Telly Savalas, Michael V. Gazzo and Eddie Albert. Not Rated. 1979. DV 436.
When a Los Angeles policewoman and a tough U.S. customs agent are each sent undercover to Mexico to ferret out a ruthless drug lord, neither is aware they have been assigned the same task. As both agents gather evidence, each becomes more certain the other is guilty. Starring Fred MacMurray, Claire Trevor, and Raymond Burr. Not Rated. 1950. DV 367.
Bridget Jones's Diary
An average woman struggling against her age, her job, her lack of a man, and her many imperfections decides to take control of her life, starting by keeping a diary in which she will always tell the complete truth. The fireworks begin when her charming though disreputable boss takes an interest in the quirky Miss Jones and the ups and downs of their ill-fated relationship prove hilarious and touching at once. Contains strong language and sexual situations. Closed Captioned. Rated R. 2001. DV 492.
Appealing and intelligent comedy about a highly charged, neurotic woman who's a successful TV news producer, and her attraction to a pretty-boy anchorman who joins her network and represents everything she hates about TV news. Starring Holly Hunter, Albert Brooks and William Hurt. Contains strong language and sexual situations. Rated R. 1987. DV 175.
Set against the sweeping vistas of Wyoming and Texas, Brokeback Mountain tells the story of two young men, a ranch-hand and a rodeo cowboy, who meet in the summer of 1963. They unexpectedly forge a lifelong romantic connection filled with complications, joys and tragedies providing a testament to the endurance and power of love. Contains Violence, strong language, explicit descriptions of sex, nudity, and homosexual content. Rated R. 2005. DV 566.
Bruce Nolan is a TV news reporter whose human-interest stories do not interest him anymore. When Bruce is fired, he asks once again why God has decided to give him so much grief. God, however, is tired of hearing Bruce's complaints and offers Bruce his all-encompassing job for one week to show him how tough it is to run the world. Stars Jim Carrey, Jennifer Aniston, and Morgan Freeman. Contains sexual situations. Rated PG-13. 2003. DV 512.
Country singer Barbara Mandrell stars as a government geologist investigating a coal mine fire under the little town of Vashti, Tennessee. There she finds romance with wildlife manager Tom Silver. Eddy Albert is at his nastiest as Will Larsen, the mining tycoon whose rage threatens to consume the town. Not Rated. 1984. DV 368.
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