Descriptive Video Tape Catalog
(Updated May 2012)
Mysterious and powerful aliens launch an all-out invasion against the human race. Starring Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum. Rated PG. 1996. DV 187.
Indiscretion of an American Wife
American housewife Jennifer Jones engages in a brief encounter with her Italian lover played by Montgomery Clift, on board a train and are detained by authorities in this melodrama. Not Rated. 1954. DV 399.
Sent from the city to investigate the murder of a teenage girl in a small Alaska town, a police detective accidentally shoots his own partner. Instead of admitting his guilt, the detective is given an unexpected alibi, but this solution only multiplies the emotional complexity and guilt over his partner's death. He still has a murder to solve, in addition to the blackmail and framing of an innocent bystander being orchestrated by the man they were chasing. Contains violence, strong language, and nudity. Closed Captioned. Rated R. 2002. DV 494.
The Inspector General
Danny Kaye plays a kindhearted fool who is mistaken for the title character in this musical comedy based on Gogol's classic play. Also stars Walter Slezak, Gene Lockhart, Alan Hale, and Elsa Lanchester. Not Rated. 1949. DV 461.
Irving Berlin's White Christmas
This 1954 musical stars Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye as song-and-dance men who hook up, romantically and professionally, with a "sister" act to put on a big show to benefit the struggling ski-resort lodge run by the beloved, retired general of their Army outfit. Closed Captioned. Not Rated. 1954. DV 57.
It's a Wonderful Life
A Frank Capra classic starring Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed, and Lionel Barrymore. A man facing ruin who has had a hard time all his life is sent help from above in the guise of a guardian angel. Not Rated. 1946. DV 139.
Jack and the Beanstalk
When professional babysitter Jack is engaged, with his greedy manager Dink, to look after a troublesome child, he gets a lot more than he bargained for. While reading a book of fairy tales, he dozes off and dreams himself into the story. Lou Costello and Bud Abbott star in this musical version of the classic folk tale. Not Rated. 1952. DV 462.
The Jackie Robinson Story
Jackie Robinson is signed in 1947 by the Brooklyn dodger's organization and becomes the first black player in big league baseball. Stars Jackie Robinson as himself. Not Rated. 1950. DV 303.
An orphaned girl becomes involved with some dangerous characters in this Hitchcock adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's famous novel. Stars Charles Laughton and Maureen O'Hara. Not Rated. 1939. DV 304.
After years of ill treatment in an orphanage, Jane Eyre becomes a governess in the home of Edward Rochester. Despite the rigid social order that separates them, they fall in love. But a dark secret threatens to destroy their happiness. George C. Scott and Susannah York star in this rendition of the original Gothic romance tale by Charlotte Bronte. Not Rated. 1970. DV 527.
Jarhead follows "Swoff", a third-generation enlistee, from a stint in boot camp to active duty, sporting a sniper's rifle and a hundred-pound ruck on his back through Middle East deserts with no cover from intolerable heat or from Iraqi soldiers. Swoff and his fellow Marines sustain themselves with sardonic humanity and wicked comedy on blazing desert fields in a country they don't understand against an enemy they can't see for a cause they don't fully fathom. Contains violence, strong language, and sexual situations. Rated R. 2005. DV 573.
Joe DiMaggio: The Hero's Life: The American Experience
Raised in a poor Italian fishing community in San Francisco, Joe DiMaggio joined the New York Yankees in 1936 and quickly rose to become the star of baseball's golden age. This documentary is a portrait of the real man behind the legend. Not Rated. DV 249.
The Joe Louis Story
The life and times of the legendary Brown bomber, a shy, soft-spoken, gentle man who became Heavyweight Champion of the World and hero to many people. Not Rated. 1953. DV 305.
John Brown's Holy War: The American Experience
John Brown and his ragtag guerrilla group embarked on a righteous crusade against slavery that was based on religious faith, yet carried out with shocking violence. His execution at Harper's Ferry sparked a chain of events that led to the Civil War. Not Rated. DV 248.
The Johnstown Flood
On May 31, 1889, after severe rainstorms, the earthen dam above the town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania broke without warning, killing more than 2,000 people. This film expands on the original version, highlighting the lives of those who worked in the valley and those who summered high above in the mountains. Closed Captioned. Not Rated. DV 58.
Journey to the Center of Time
In the late 1960s, three scientists at a private research institute develop a laser drive that makes limited time travel possible. But their experiment soon goes wrong. Hurled from the present into the distant future and then back into the prehistoric past, they find themselves on an unpredictable and deadly adventure from which there may be no return. Not Rated. 1967. DV 400.
The Joy Luck Club
The story of four remarkable Asian women whose lifelong friendship reveals the startling events that have shaped their lives and the hopes and dreams they hold for their children. Closed Captioned. Contains violence, strong language, nudity, and sexual situations. Rated R. 1993. DV 59.
Following the Civil War, the treasurer of Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee came up with an extraordinary plan: to lead a group of newly freed black singers on a fundraising concert tour across the United States and Europe. George White's student troupe was called the Jubilee Singers, and they proved more successful and more inspirational than he could have ever imagined. Closed Captioned. Not Rated. DV 261.
The Jungle Book
Family and Children
This song-filled Disney celebration of friendship, fun and adventure is one of the most popular animated Disney films of all time. Enter the jungle and meet Mowgli, a little boy raised by wolves, whose friend urges him to seek safety from the jungle in the man-village. Rated G. 1967. DV 136.
An island theme park featuring living dinosaurs created from prehistoric DNA plunges into a crisis when the giant creatures break free before opening day. Contains violence and strong language. Rated PG-13. 1993. DV 142.
Jurassic Park III
Paleontologist Dr. Alan Grant agrees to accompany a wealthy adventurer and his wife on an aerial tour of Isla Sorna, Ingen's former breeding ground for prehistoric creatures. But when they are stranded, Dr. Grant discovers that his hosts are not what they seem, and the island's inhabitants are smarter, faster, fiercer and more brutal than he ever imagined. Contains violence. Rated PG-13. 2001. DV 422.
On a cold night, two youths looking for beer money accost an old man and his companion. One of the youths is stabbed in the stomach. When he dies, his young friend, Donald Marshall Jr., is arrested for the crime. Tried, convicted and sentenced to life in prison, Marshall continues to insist on his innocence. Based on a true story. Not Rated. 1989. DV 401.
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