Descriptive Video Tape Catalog
(Updated May 2012)
The St. Louis Bank Robbery
George, a college dropout down on his luck, has been recruited by a boyhood friend, Gino, to be the wheelman on a job Gino is planning with two other ex-cons: a daring daylight heist. Based on a true story. Not Rated. 1959. DV 481.
The Santa Clause
Tim Allen portrays a divorced father who has a rocky relationship with his son, which is mended when he takes on a new job--of being Santa Claus. This is a Disney production. Closed Captioned. Rated G. 1994. DV 88.
Santa Fe Trail
In 1854, J.E.B. Stuart and George Custer are posted to Fort Leavenworth in the Kansas Territory. Abolitionist John Brown inflames tensions in the area. When bloodshed results, Stuart is assigned to stop the zealot. He tracks Brown to Harper’s Ferry, where Brown is planning to raid the federal arsenal. Stars Errol Flynn, Ronald Reagan, Raymond Massey, Olivia De Havilland, and Van Heflin. Not Rated. 1940. DV 482.
In a shootout with an outlaw he is tracking, a bounty hunter orphans the man’s teenaged son. He takes the boy home with him; and slowly, with the help of his wife and their wrangler, he earns the boy’s trust and respect. Then old enemies force him into a deadly showdown. Rated PG. 1973. DV 483.
Save the Males: An Endangered Species
Follow three men as they search for answers to the questions men are asking about themselves and their place in a culture that has cast aside many of its traditional male rituals. Closed Captioned. Not Rated. DV 89.
Saving Private Ryan
Trenchant World War II drama about an Army captain assigned to take his squad of seven men into France, locate a private whose three brothers have been killed in combat and give him a ticket home. Contains graphic violence and strong language. Rated R. 1998. DV 240.
The Scarlet Pimpernel
As the Reign of Terror rages through France, the only hope for the aristocratic families waiting in the shadow of the guillotine is a mysterious and daring master of disguise who rescues as many of them as he can. Starring Leslie Howard, Merle Oberon and Raymond Massey. Not Rated. 1934. DV 331.
Scent of a Woman
A timid prep school student earns much-needed money on a long weekend taking a job as companion to a crusty, blind, hard-drinking ex-Army Colonel, little dreaming the colonel has his own agenda. Starring Al Pacino. Closed Captioned. Contains violence, strong language, and sexual situations. Rated R. 1992. DV 90.
Family and Children
The Mystery Inc. gang have gone their separate ways and have been apart for two years, until they each receive an invitation to Spooky Island. Not knowing that the others have also been invited, they show up and discover an amusement park that affects young visitors in very strange ways. Closed Captioned. Rated PG. 2002. DV 496.
Scott of the Antarctic
A dramatic adventure of the British explorer, R. F. Scott, who in 1911 led his country's Antarctic expeditions and strove to be the first to reach the South Pole. Not Rated. 1948. DV 418.
After a series of mysterious deaths, a seemingly peaceful community becomes a place where no one is safe. Horror thriller starring Courtney Cox, Drew Barrymore and Neve Campbell. Contains graphic violence and strong language. Rated R. 1996. DV 200.
The five-star British version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol starring Alastair Sim as the quintessential Ebenezer Scrooge. Not Rated. 1951. DV 332.
Romance and suspense mingle in this Hitchcock drama starring Sir John Gielgud and Madeleine Carroll as secret agents tracking a spy. Also stars Peter Lorre and Robert Young. Not Rated. 1936. DV 333.
Shakespeare in Love
When Will Shakespeare needs inspiration to break a bad case of writer's block, a secret romance with the beautiful Lady Viola starts the words flowing like never before! There are just two things he'll have to learn about his new love: not only is she promised to marry someone else, she's successfully impersonating a man in order to play the lead in Will's play. Winner of seven Academy Awards. Contains sexual situations. Rated R. 1998. DV 258.
Alan Ladd is pitted against Jack Palance in this classic western about homesteaders trying to resist a cattle rancher’s determined efforts to drive them off the land. Not Rated. 1953. DV 334.
Burt Reynolds plays a tough American smuggler in the Mediterranean hired by what he believes to be a scientific expedition. The voyage turns into a deadly search for undersea treasure in shark-infested waters. Not Rated. 1969. DV 484.
Family and Children
Oscar, a wisecracking fish working at a "whale wash," and Lenny, a mobster shark's son whose vegetarian ways annoy his family, look to each other for help when Lenny's bloodthirsty brother is accidentally killed and Oscar is hailed as a "shark-slayer." Will Smith, Jack Black, Robert De Niro, Angelina Jolie, and Renee Zellweger lend their voices to this computer-animated comedy. Rated PG. 2004. DV 544.
Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon
Holmes and Watson take time out from being detectives to help the Allies rescue the inventor of a bombsight from the Nazis. Stars Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. Not Rated. 1942. DV 335.
Sherlock Holmes: Boscombe Valley Mystery
Holmes sets out to prove the innocence of a man accused of murdering his father after a violent argument. Closed Captioned. Not Rated. DV 92.
Sherlock Holmes: Bruce Partington Plan
When a young man is found brutally murdered, Holmes and Watson follow a trail through London to find the murderer. Closed Captioned. Not Rated. DV 93.
Sherlock Holmes: Problem of Thor Bridge
Wealthy American Neil Gibson hires Holmes to save a woman from the gallows, despite overwhelming evidence against her. Closed Captioned. Not Rated. DV 94.
Sherlock Holmes: Shoscombe Old Place
When one of Sir Robert's creditors disappears and a human bone is found in the furnace, Holmes is called in to investigate. Closed Captioned. Not Rated. DV 95.
Sherlock Holmes: Silver Blaze
Silver Blaze, a racehorse, is abducted on the eve of a race. Holmes and Watson find a solution, with the aid of a dog and some sheep. Closed Captioned. Not Rated. DV 96.
Sherlock Holmes: The Creeping Man
When the daughter of an eminent scientist sees a silhouette at her window, Holmes suspects the prowler to be no ordinary creature. Closed Captioned. Not Rated. DV 97.
Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Foot
A young woman is found dead with no trace of injury, sickness or violence. Can Sherlock Holmes crack the case? Closed Captioned. Not Rated. DV 98.
Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles
Sherlock Holmes investigates the curse of the Baskerville family in a special, two-hour version of this famous mystery. Closed Captioned. Not Rated. DV 99.
After a mysterious incident leaves two people dead and another a fugitive, a willful young woman enlists three men in a relentless quest for revenge: a former bounty hunter, his innocent sidekick and a young killer. Stars Millie Perkins, Warren Oates, Will Hutchins, and Jack Nicholson. Rated G. 1967. DV 485.
Family and Children
Shrek and his lovable loudmouthed donkey go on a daring quest to rescue Princess Fiona and win back the deed to his beloved swamp from scheming Lord Farquaad. This animation features the voices of Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy and John Lithgow. Rated PG. 2001. DV 420.
In Bucks County, Pennsylvania, a five-hundred-foot crop circle is found on the farm of Graham Hess, the town's reverend. The circles cause a media frenzy and test Hess's faith as he journeys to find out the truth behind the crop circles. Stars Mel Gibson. Closed Captioned. Contains strong language. Rated PG-13. 2002. DV 497.
Singin' in the Rain
Delightful and toe-tapping musical which laughs at the difficulties Hollywood experienced in its attempts to transform itself from the days of silent movies to the "talkies". Starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, and Debbie Reynolds. Rated G. 1952. DV 201.
A Reno lounge singer, targeted for murder by her mobster boyfriend, hides out in a convent where she shakes things up as the new choir director. Stars Whoopi Goldberg. Closed Captioned. Rated PG. 1992. DV 103.
Sister Act II: Back in the Habit
Whoopi Goldberg answers her calling once again and delivers her special brand of habit-forming fun when she goes undercover as Sister Mary Clarence at a troubled inner-city school. Closed Captioned. Rated PG. 1993. DV 104.
Sitting in Limbo
This is the bittersweet love story of Pat and Fabian, two teenagers with roots in the Caribbean who are struggling to grow up in the alien urban environment of Montreal. Their experiences of coping with school, jobs, slum landlords, and an unexpected pregnancy make for a film that is alternately hilarious and heart-rending. Not Rated. 1986. DV 379.
The Sixth Sense
Dr. Malcolm Crowe, a child psychologist, meets Cole Sear, a frightened, confused eight-year-old. Dr. Crowe is completely unprepared when, together, they discover Cole's incredible sixth sense, which leads them to mysterious places and unforgettable consequences. Starring Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment. Contains violence. Rated PG-13. 1999. DV 254.
A techno-thriller starring Robert Redford, Sidney Poitier, River Phoenix, and Dan Aykroyd as an unlikely team of renegade computer hackers who become entangled in international intrigue. Contains violence and strong language. Rated PG-13. 1992. DV 141.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Family and Children
The first full-length animated feature ever made will captivate you with its timeless tale of heartwarming romance, rousing adventure and enchanting characters. This is the Disney production of the classic fairytale. Closed Captioned. Rated G. 1937. DV 105.
The Snows of Kilimanjaro
Gravely injured while on safari in Africa, a successful but world-weary novelist lies on a cot in the shadow of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Based on the tales of Ernest Hemingway, this is a drama of high adventure. Starring Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner and Susan Hayward. Not Rated. 1952. DV 336.
Meryl Streep portrays a Polish Catholic immigrant who has survived a Nazi concentration camp and struggles to find love and happiness in her life. Contains violence, strong language, and sexual situations. Rated R. 1982. DV 202.
Sunday dinner at Mother Joe’s is a mouth-watering, forty-year tradition. As Seen through the eyes of her grandson Ahmad, love and laughs are always on the menu. But when serious bickering starts to tear the family apart, the good times suddenly stop. Now it’s up to Ahmad to get everyone back together and teach them the true meaning of soul food. Contains strong language and sexual situations. Rated R. 1997. DV 266.
The Sound of Music
Julie Andrews stars in this romantic true story of a spirited, young Austrian woman who discovers her calling lies not in the convent but rather in nurturing a hardhearted widower and his family. Two video set. Closed Captioned. Rated G. 1965. DV 106.
Hold on for the ride of your life as you jump on board a crowded city bus racing through Los Angeles at more than fifty miles per hour while a SWAT team attempts to diffuse a bomb set to go off if the bus slows down. Closed Captioned. Contains violence and strong language. Rated R. 1994. DV 107.
When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy high school student gains spider-like abilities which he eventually uses to fight evil as a superhero. Stars Toby Maguire and Kirsten Dunst. Closed Captioned. Contains violence. Rated PG-13. 2002. DV 498.
This is the true and inspiring story of R.J. Mitchell, the man who devoted his life to designing and developing the legendary fighter plane that, early in World War II, helped the RAF win the crucial Battle of Britain. Starring Leslie Howard and David Niven. Not Rated. 1942. DV 337.
Spy in the Sky: The American Experience
In the spring of 1960, a CIA spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union. The pilot survived the crash. Behind the incident is the tale of a team of creative engineers and courageous pilots who raced against the clock to design, perfect, and deploy the U-2, which successfully eluded Soviet missiles and fighters while providing high-tech peeks behind the Iron curtain. Closed Captioned. Not Rated. DV 203.
Family and Children
Nine years ago, international spies Gregorio and Ingrid Cortez traded the excitement of espionage for the adventure of parenthood, but when they are called out on a secret mission, they are separated from their family and kidnapped. Fortunately, there are two people who possess the skills to reunite the family: their kids! Carmen and Juni bravely crisscross the globe in a thrilling quest to save their parents. Rated PG. 2001. DV 424.
Stage Door Canteen
During WWII, three young soldiers find romance at New York City's fabled recreation center where Broadway stars entertain servicemen. Stars Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Katherine Hepburn, Harpo Marx, Helen Hayes, Edgar Bergen, Peggy Lee, Ray Bolger, George Jessel and Gypsy Rose Lee. Not Rated. 1943. DV 581.
John Wayne, Claire Trevor, John Carradine, Andy Devine, Thomas Mitchell and George Bancroft star in this classic Oscar-winning Western about a group of travelers who are obliged to make a perilous journey though Apache country. Great performances and a marvelous musical score. Not rated. 1939. DV 560.
Stand and Deliver
An inspirational story of a math teacher at East Los Angeles' Garfield High who refuses to write off his inner-city students as losers. Starring Edward James Olmos. Rated PG. 1988. DV 204.
A Star is Born
In this Oscar-winning classic, Janet Gaynor stars as a young farm girl determined to become a movie star who later discovers the delights and the dues of having her dream come true. Frederic March portrays the star she marries and eclipses. Not Rated. 1937. DV 338.
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
After stealing a top secret device, raiding space station Regula One and wresting control of a Federation starship, Khan schemes to set a most deadly trap for his old enemy, Captain James T. Kirk. Closed Captioned. Rated PG. 1982. DV 108.
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Join Admiral Kirk and his Enterprise crew as they undertake a mission into Earth's past in an effort to preserve its future. Closed Captioned. Rated PG. 1986. DV 109.
Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Captain James T. Kirk, along with Spock and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise mobilize to stop an alien intruder from its relentless flight toward earth. Starring William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy. Closed Captioned. Rated G. 1979. DV 110.
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
The Enterprise crew takes off on an emergency mission when an apparent madman takes over a distant planet and holds its interstellar ambassadors hostage. Captain Kirk and crew must battle the renegade Vulcan who hijacks the Enterprise and pilots it on an incredible journey. Closed Captioned. Rated PG. 1989. DV 111.
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
After years at war, the Federation and the Klingon Empire prepare for a peace summit. When a high-ranking Klingon and several officers are ruthlessly murdered, blame is placed on Kirk, and both worlds brace for what may be the final deadly encounter. Closed Captioned. Rated PG. 1991. DV 112.
Princess Leia is held hostage by the evil Imperial forces and Luke Skywalker and the dashing Han Solo team up with R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the princess and restore justice in the empire. Closed Captioned. Rated PG. 1977. DV 113.
The Stars Look Down
When the son of generations of coal miners earns a university scholarship, it’s a ticket out of “the pit”. But Davey Fennick intends to use his education to improve the miner’s grim existence. An adaptation of A.J. Cronin’s classic novel. Stars Michael Redgrave. Not Rated. 1939. DV 339.
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers
Secrets, lies and love are twisted throughout this gripping film classic about a strong-willed heiress and the two men in her life. Nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Story. Stars Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin and Kirk Douglas. Not Rated. 1946. DV 340.
An assassin comes to the small town of Suddenly to kill the president, who is passing through on a quick train stop. He makes hostages of a local family and sheriff and awaits the president's arrival. Starring Frank Sinatra and Sterling Hayden. Not Rated. 1954. DV 130.
A wonderful story about a small family’s struggles in Australia in the 1920s. Robert Mitchum and Deborah Kerr star as a couple at odds but deeply in love. With Peter Ustinov, Glynnis Johns, and Chips Rafferty. Not Rated. 1960. DV 341.
Swing High, Swing Low
In Panama City, Fred MacMurray and Carole Lombard are a romantic and musical sensation, but when he accepts an invitation to New York, high times and fast friends threaten their relationship. Not Rated. 1937. DV 342.
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