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The study room on the fifth floor is equipped with a TV/VCR/DVD unit for viewing

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Gandhi (DVD). 3 hr, 11 min.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1982.
2-disc collector's ed.; 25th anniversary ed.
Special features: Disc 1. Introduction and commentary by Richard Attenborough. Disc 2. Photo gallery of vintage lobby cards; "The making of Gandhi" video montage; "Milestones in the life of Gandhi" interactive timeline; Trailer.
Academy Awards, USA, 1982: Oscars for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Ben Kingsley) ; Best Art Direction - Set Decoration (Stuart Craig, Robert W. Laing, Michael Seirton) ; Best Cinematography (Billy Williams, Ronnie Taylor) ; Best Costume Design (John Mollo, Bhanu Athaiya) ; Best Director (Richard Attenborough) ; Best Film Editing (John Bloom) ; Best Picture ; Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen (John Briley).

CAST: Ben Kingsley, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox, John Gielgud, Trevor Howard, John Mills, Martin Sheen.

CREDITS: Production designer, Stuart Craig; editor, John Bloom; in charge of production, Terence A. Clegg; co-producer, Rani Dube; music, Ravi Shankar; orchestral score & additional music, George Fenton; directors of photography, Billy Williams, Ronnie Taylor; executive producer, Michael Stanley-Evans; written by John Briley; produced and directed by Richard Attenborough.

SUMMARY: Chronicles the life of Mahatma Ghandi beginning with his political activities in South Africa during the late 1890's and ending with his assassination at the hands of a Hindu extremist in 1948. Shows the development of his philosophy of non-violence as he leads the people of India to independence from the British.

Garrow's Law. Series 1 (DVD). 4 hr.

Originally broadcast as episodes of the BBC television program in 2009.
Bonus features: behind-the-scenes featurette, photo gallery, biography of William Garrow, and cast filmographies.

CAST: Andrew Buchan (Garrow), Alun Armstrong (Southouse), Lyndsey Marshal (Lady Sarah), Rupert Graves (Sir Arthur).

CREDITS: Written by Tony Marchant, Stephen Russell, and Damian Wayling; directed by Peter Lydon; produced by Dominic Barlow; executive producer, Jamie Isaacs; BBC executive producer, Mark Bell; graphic designer, Hannah Capron; composer, Edmund Buff; editor, Steve Singleton.

SUMMARY: The true tale of William Garrow, who acted as counsel for the accused, introducing the 'innocent until proven guilty' theory to London's Old Bailey. Includes four episodes.

Garrow's Law. Series 2 (DVD). 4 hr.

Originally broadcast as episodes of the BBC television program in 2010.
Bonus features: William Garrow: fact and fiction featurette, behind-the-scenes photo gallery, cast filmographies.

CAST: Andrew Buchan (Garrow), Alun Armstrong (Southouse), Lyndsey Marshal (Lady Sarah), Rupert Graves (Sir Arthur), Aidan McArdle (Sylvester), Michael Culkin (Judge Buller).

CREDITS: Written by Tony Marchant and Damian Wayling; co-created by Tony Marchant; directed by Ashley Pearce; produced by Nick Pitt; graphic designer, Hannah Capron; composer, Edmund Buff; editor, Steve Singleton; executive producers, Gaynor Holmes, Dominic Barlow, and Tim Carter; Shed Media executive producer, Kate Croft; BBC executive producer, Mark Bell.

SUMMARY: The second series of the compelling courtroom drama follows upright barrister William Garrow as he does battle against the injustices of the 18th century legal system. Rich in period atmosphere and excellent performances, Garrow's Law offers an illuminating glimpse into history. Includes all 4 episodes of Series 2.

Garrow's Law. Series 3 (DVD). 4 hrs.

Originally broadcast as episodes of the BBC television program in 2011.
Bonus features include "Garrow's Law: From Dawn to Dusk" featurette, photo gallery, and cast filmographies.

CAST: Andrew Buchan (Garrow), Alun Armstrong (Southouse), Lyndsey Marshal (Lady Sarah), Rupert Graves (Sir Arthur), Aidan McArdle (Sylvester), Michael Culkin (Judge Buller).

CREDITS: Written by Tony Marchant and Damian Wayling; co-created by Tony Marchant; directed by Ashley Pearce; produced by Nick Pitt; graphic design by Hannah Capron; music by Edmund Buff; edited by Steve Singleton; executive producers Gaynor Holmes, Dominic Barlow, and Tim Carter; Shed Media executive producer, Kate Croft; BBC executive producer, Mark Bell.

SUMMARY: Continuing to fight for prisoners' rights, Garrow defends a man who fired a pistol at King George III, weavers accused of industrial sabotage, and a man falsely charged with murder. Meanwhile, Garrow's own circumstances are dire. Now living with Lady Sarah, he is impoverished and ostracized by his peers, and his mentor, Southouse, is seriously ill.

Ghosts of Mississippi (VHS & DVD). 131 min.

Videocassette release of 1996 motion pictures.

CAST: Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg, James Woods.

CREDITS: Produced and directed by Rob Reiner.

SUMMARY: The film features the final trial of the assassin of the 60s civil rights leader Medgar Evers.

Gideon's Trumpet (VHS & DVD). 105 min.

Based on the book by Anthony Lewis.
Originally broadcast as a production of Hallmark Hall of Fame on television in 1980.
Special DVD features: Insert with production notes by Anthony Lewis and cast filmographies.

CAST: Henry Fonda, Jose Ferrer, John Houseman, Fay Wray, Sam Jaffe, Dean Jagger.

CREDITS: Executive producer, John Houseman; producers, Robert H. Justman and David W. Rintels; screenplay, David W. Rintel; directed by Robert E. Collins; cinematography by Donald H. Birnkrant; editor, Frank Bracht; music, Joseph Weiss.

SUMMARY: Clarence Earl Gideon, a semi-literate drifter, is arrested for breaking into a pool room and for petty theft. When he asks the court to appoint a lawyer for his defense because he cannot afford one, his request is denied. Acting as his own lawyer, Gideon is convicted and sent to jail. While in prison, he begins a hand-written campaign directed to the U.S. Supreme Court,contending that every defendant is entitled to legal representation. The Court agrees to hear Gideon's case, and, in a landmark decision, rules in his favor.

The Gingerbread Man (DVD). 115 min.

Originally produced as motion picture in 1997.
Based on an original story by John Grisham.

CAST: Kenneth Branagh, Embeth Davidtz, Robert Downey Jr., Daryl Hannah, Robert Duvall, Tom Berenger.

CREDITS: Screenplay by Al Hayes; produced by Jeremy Tannenbaum; directed by Robert Altman; director of photography, Changwei Gu; editor, Geraldine Peroni; music, Mark Isham.

SUMMARY: Lawyer Rick Magruder has a one-night-stand affair with caterer Mallory Doss. He becomes hooked on her, and when he learns her nut-case

Glengarry Glen Ross (DVD). 100 min.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1992.
Based on David Mamet's Pulitzer prize-winning play.

CAST: Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin, Ed Harris, Alan Arkin, Kevin Spacey, Jonathan Pryce.

CREDITS: Screenplay, David Mamet; executive producer, Joseph Caracciola, Jr.; photography, Juan Ruiz Pryce; editor, Howard Smith; music, James Newton Howard.

SUMMARY: A powerful story set in the world of real estate. Times are tough at Premiere Properties. Shelley "the machine" Levene (Lemmon) and Dave Moss (Harris) are veteran salesmen, but only Ricky Roma (Pacino) is on a hot streak. The new Glengarry sales leads could turn everything around, but the front office is holding them back until these "losers" prove themselves. Then someone decides to take matters into his own hands, stealing the Glengarry leads and leaving everyone wondering who did it.

The Godfather DVD Collection. 12 hr., 10 min.

Based on the novel "The Godfather" by Mario Puzo.

CAST: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, Robert De Niro, Andy Garcia, Eli Wallach, Joe Mantegna.

CREDITS: Producers, Albert S. Ruddy (Godfather), Francis Ford Coppola (Godfather II, Godfather III); director, Francis Ford Coppola; Director of photography, Gordon Willis ; editors, Marc Laub et al. (Godfather), Barry Malkin et al. (Godfather II), Lisa Fruchtman et al. (Godfather III); original music, Nino Rota, Carmine Coppola (Godfather III); costume designer, Anna Hill Johnstone (Godfather), Theadora Van Runkle (Godfather II), Milena Canonero (Godfather III); production designer, Dean Tavoularis.

SUMMARY: Coppola paints a chilling portrait of a Sicilian family's rise and fall from power in America, and the passage of rites from father to son. He masterfully balances the story between family life and the ugly business of crime in which they are engaged.

CONTENTS:
Disc 1. The Godfather (175 min.) -- Disc 2-3. The Godfather, Part II (200 min.) -- Disc 4. The Godfather, Part III (170 min.) -- Disc 5. Bonus materials (ca. 180 min.)

The Good Mother (DVD). 104 min.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1988.
Based on the novel by Sue Miller.

CAST: Diane Keaton, Liam Neeson, Jason Robards, Ralph Bellamy.

CREDITS: Screenplay by Michael Bortman; produced by Arnold Glimcher; directed by Leonard Nimoy.

SUMMARY: Discovering true passion for the first time in her life, Anna's life couldn't have been more perfect. But shocking charges against her force her to prove that she is a good mother.

The Good Wife, Season 5 (Television program : DVD). 15 hr. 49 min.

Originally broadcast on television by CBS during the 2013-2014 television season.

CAST: Julianna Margulies, Alan Cumming, Josh Charles, Chris Noth, Christine Baranski, Archie Panjabi, Matt Czuchry, Makenzie Vega.

CREDITS: Scott Free Productions; King Size Productions; created by Robert King and Michelle King.

SUMMARY: Alicia Florrick and Cary join forces to launch their own law firm. As they sever ties with Lockhart/Gardner, tensions escalate and explode as the new rivals go into attack mode, battling each other both in and out of court. Alicia's new venture leads her to volatile showdowns, altering every major relationship she's cultivated. Season five witnesses Alicia's complete transformation from a good wife to a legal powerhouse.

The Good Wife, Seasons 1-4 (Television program : DVD). 64 hours

Originally broadcast by CBS.

CAST: Julianna Margulies, Christine Baranski, Josh Charles, Archie Panjabi, Matt Czuchry, Chris Noth, Alan Cumming, Graham Phillips, Makenzie Vega.

CREDITS: Created by Michelle King and Robert King.

SUMMARY: Season 1 follows Alicia, a politician's wife who pursues her own career as a defense attorney after her husband is sent to jail on charges of political corruption. She also deals with keeping her family together as she provides a stable home for her two children. In Season Two, even with her husband back home and planning to run for office again, Alicia continues redefining herself and her role in her family's life. In Season 3, Alicia is still balancing her professional and personal lives as she strives to provide a stable home for her children in the midst of separating from her husband and contemplating finally giving in to her feelings for fellow lawyer Will Gardner. In Season 4, as Alicia adapts to changes at home and at work, she continues to redefine and rediscover herself.

The Green Mile (DVD) . 3 hr. 9 min.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1999.
Based on the novel by Stephen King.

CAST: Tom Hanks, David Morse, Bonnie Hunt, Michael Clarke Duncan, James Cromwell, Michael Jeter, Graham Greene, Doug Hutchison, Sam Rockwell, Barry Pepper, Jeffrey DeMunn, Patricia Clarkson, Harry Dean Stanton, Dabbs Greer, Eve Brent.

CREDITS: Produced by David Valdes and Frank Darabont; written for the screen and directed by Frank Darabont; director of photography, David Tattersall; editor, Richard Francis-Bruce; music, Thomas Newman; costume designer, Karyn Wagner; production designer, Terence Marsh.

SUMMARY: A death row inmate in a Southern prison possesses the unusual gift of healing. A guard discovers the inmate's miraculous power and begins to question the man's guilt.

Guilty as Sin (DVD). 107 min.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1993.

CAST: Rebecca De Mornay, Don Johnson.

CREDITS: Produced by Martin Ransohoff; written by Larry Cohen; directed by Sidney Lumet; director of photography, Andrzej Bartkowiak; film editor, Evan Lottman; music, Howard Shore.

SUMMARY: A criminal attorney who plays to win meets her match when she represents a playboy who is accused of murdering his wealthy wife.

Guilty by Suspicion (DVD). 105 min.

DVD release of the original Warner Bros. motion picture, released in 1988.

CAST: Robert De Niro, Annette Bening, George Wendt, Patricia Wettig, Sam Wanamaker.

CREDITS: Producer, Arnon Milchan; director/writer, Irwin Winkler.

SUMMARY: Based on the McCarthy witchhunts of the 1950's, Guilty by Suspicion tells the story of the destruction of the career of a director. All he has to do to revive his stalled career is testify against friends who are suspected of being Communists.

Having Wonderful Crime (VHS). 70 min.

Videocassette release of the 1944 motion picture.
Based on a story by Craig Rice.

CAST: Pat O'Brien, George Murphy, Carole Landis.

CREDITS: Screenplay, Howard J. Green, Stewart Sterling, Parke Levy; producer, Robert Fellows; director, Eddie Sutherland; photography, Frank Redman; music, Leigh Harline; editor, Gene Milford.

SUMMARY: A criminal lawyer is hooked into investigating the disappearance of a famous magician by his newlywed friends.

Heavens Fall (DVD). 105 min.

Originally produced in 2006 as motion picture.
Based on a true story.

CAST: Timothy Hutton, Anthony Mackie, Bill Sage, Azura Skye, James Tolkan, Bill Smitrovich, Maury Chaykin, Joseph Lyle Taylor, Leelee Sobieski, David Strathairn.

CREDITS: Produced by Anna Marie Crovetti, Gloria Everett, and Wade W. Danielson; directed by Terry Green; written by Terry Green; director of photography, Paul Sanchez; edited by Suzy Elmiger; music by Tony Llorens.

SUMMARY: A tragic true story of nine black men who were pulled off an Alabama freight train and accused of raping two young white women, quickly tried, and sentenced to the electric chair. Forcing an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, a lone man defends them.

High Crimes (DVD). 115 min.

Based on the novel by Joseph Finder.
English, French or Spanish dialogue, Spanish subtitles; Closed-captioned.
Bonus features: full-length audio commentary by the director; 6 never-before-seen featurettes, including "Liar liar" (how to beat a polygraph) and "A different kind of justice" (military vs. civilian law); original theatrical trailer.

CAST: Ashley Judd, Morgan Freeman, Jim Caviezel, Amanda Peet, Adam Scott, Bruce Davison, Tom Bower, Michael Gaston, Jude Ciccolella.

CREDITS: Producers, Arnon Milchan, Janet Yang, and Jesse B'Franklin; screenplay writers, Yuri Zeltser and Cary Bickley; director, Carl Franklin; director of photography, Theo van de Sande; editor, Carole Kravetz-Aykanian; music, Graeme Revell; costume designer, Sharen Davis; production designer, Paul Peters.

SUMMARY: Claire is a high-powered attorney whose perfect life comes crashing down around her when her husband is charged with high crimes of murder. Enlisting the aid of a shrewd military attorney, Claire will risk her career and even her life to find out the truth.

High Noon (VHS or DVD). 85 min.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1952.

CAST: Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Bridges, Katy Jurado, Otto Kruger, Lon Chaney, Henry Morgan, Lee Van Cleef.

CREDITS: Producer, Stanley Kramer; screenplay, Carl Foreman; director, Fred Zinnemann; music, Dimitri Tiomkin.

SUMMARY: This is the classic tale of a lawman who stands alone to defend a town of cowardly citizens against a gang of revenge-seeking criminals. In the greatest showdown in the history of cinema, the lawman stands to lose not only the town but his new wife.

Holly (DVD). 113 min.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 2006.

CAST: Ron Livingston, Virginie Ledoyen, Chris Penn, Udo Kier, Thuy Nguyen.

CREDITS: Produced by Guy Jacobson, Adi Ezroni, and Guy Moshe; directed by Guy Moshe; screenplay by Guy Jacobson and Guy Moshe; director of photography, Yaron Orbach; editor, Isabella Monteiro de Castro; original music, To?n-Tha?t Thie?t.

SUMMARY: The notorious red light district of Phnom Penh, Cambobia. Patrick is an American card shark and dealer of stolen artifacts who has been living in Cambodia for years. He encounters Holly, a 12-year-old Vietnamese girl, in the K11 red light village. Sold by her impoverished family and smuggled across the border to work as a prostitute. Holly's virginity makes her a lucrative prize. She is sold to a child trafficker. Patrick embarks on a frantic search to bring her to safety.

The Hurricane (DVD). 146 min.

Based on Rubin Carter's autobiography.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1999.

CAST: Denzel Washington, John Hannah, Deborah Kara Unger, Liev Schreiber, Vicellous Reon.

CREDITS: Produced by Armyan Bernstein, John Ketcham, and Norman Jewison; directed by Norman Jewison; screenplay by Armyan Berstein and Dan Gordon.

SUMMARY: Fighter Rubin "Hurricane" Carter is convicted of murder at the height of his boxing career and after 20 years in prison, four people go to extraordinary lengths to prove his innocence.

I Am Sam: Love Is All You Need (DVD). 134 min.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 2001.

CAST: Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dakota Fanning.

CREDITS: Directed by Jessie Nelson; produced by Marshall Herskovitz, Jessie Nelson, Richard Solomon, and Edward Zwick; written by Kristine Johnson and Jessie Nelson; cinematography by Elliot Davis; edited by Richard Chew; music by John Powell.

SUMMARY: Sam Dawson has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old. He works at a Starbucks and is obsessed with the Beatles. He has a daughter with a homeless woman; she abandons them as soon as they leave the hospital. He names his daughter Lucy Diamond (after the Beatles song), and raises her. But as she reaches age 7 herself, Sam's limitations start to become a problem at school; she's intentionally holding back to avoid looking smarter than he is. The authorities take her away, and Sam shames high-priced lawyer Rita Harrison into taking his case pro bono. In the process, he teaches her a great deal about love, and whether it's really all you need.

I Am the Law (DVD). 83 min.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1938.
Story based upon Liberty Magazine serial by Fred Allhoff.

CAST: Edward G. Robinson, Barbara O'Neil, John Beal, Wendy Barrie, Otto Kruger.

CREDITS: Produced by Everett Riskin; directed by Alexander Hall; screenplay by Jo Swerling.

SUMMARY: A dynamic law professor is drafted by a civic leader to investigate the city's gangster activities in this lurid expose of the inner workings of the urban underworld.

I Confess (DVD). 95 min.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1953.
Based on the play "Nos deux consciences" by Paul Anthelme.

CAST: Montgomery Clift, Anne Baxter, Karl Malden, Brian Aherne.

CREDITS: Director, Alfred Hitchcock; screenplay, George Tabori, William Archbald; music, Dimitri Tiomkin.

SUMMARY: Father Logan, stolid, stalwart, to all appearances the embodiment of priestly piety, hears a murderer's confession. Almost immediately Logan is plunged into peril, for circumstantial evidence and eyewitness accounts point to a priest as the killer. The sacrament of penance forbits him to reveal what he knows. As calamity and coincidence conspire to paint Logan into a hopeless corner, it becomes the priest who must admit to himself, and confess his own human frailty.

I Want To Live! (DVD). 2 hr.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1958.

CAST: Susan Hayward, Simon Oakland, Virginia Vincent, Theodore Bikel.

CREDITS: Director, Robert Wise; producer, Walter Wanger; screenplay, Nelson Gidding and Don Mankiewicz; original jazz score, John Mandel.

SUMMARY: Based on the true story of Barbara Graham, a fast-living party girl, who suddenly finds herself accused of a murder she did not commit and sentenced to the gas chamber. Only a psychologist and a reporter can help her in the desperate struggle to prevent the final judgment.

In Cold Blood (DVD). 133 min.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1967.
Based on the novel by Truman Capote.

CAST: Robert Blake, Scott Wilson, John Forsythe, Jeff Corey.

CREDITS: Written for the screen and directed by Richard Brooks; director of photography, Conrad Hall; editor, Peter Zinner; music, Quincy Jones.

SUMMARY: A hard hitting docu-drama about two ex-cons who ruthlessly murder a Kansas family in 1959 in order to steal their non-existent stash of money.

In the Name of the Father (DVD). 133 min.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1993.
Based on the autobiographical book: Proved innocent, by Gerry Conlon.

CAST: Daniel Day-Lewis, Emma Thompson, Pete Postlethwaite.

CREDITS: Executive producer, Gabriel Byrne; co-producer, Arthur Lappin; producer/director, Jim Sheridan; screenplay, Terry George and Jim Sheridan.

SUMMARY: Fact-based film about Gerry Conlon, the young Irish punk who is caught in the wrong place at the wrong time and forced to confess to a terrorist bombing. He and his father, along with friends of Gerry, are found guilty and sentenced to life in prison. There, his father shows his true strength, and Gerry works to prove their innocence and clear his father's name.

Indictment: The McMartin Trial (DVD). 132 min.

DVD release of the 1995 television motion picture.

CAST: James Woods, Mercedes Ruehl, Sada Thompson, Henry Thomas, Shirley Knight, Lolita Davidovich.

CREDITS: Producer, Diana Pikorny; writers, Abby Mann and Myra Mann; director, Mick Jackson; director of photography, Rodrigo Garcia; editor, Richard A. Harris; music, Peter Rodgers Melnick.

SUMMARY: Fact-based film about the child molestation trial involving the McMartin Pre-School in Manhattan Beach, California.

Inherit the Wind (DVD). 128 min.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1960.
Based upon the play by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee.

CAST: Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gene Kelly, Dick York, Donna Anderson, Harry Morgan.

CREDITS: Producer/director, Stanley Kramer; screenplay, Nathan E. Douglas, Harold Jacob Smith.

SUMMARY: A small Tennessee town gained national attention in 1925 when a biology schoolteacher was arrested for violating state law by teaching Darwin's theory of evolution in the classroom.

Intolerable Cruelty (DVD). 101 min.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2003.

CAST: George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Geoffrey Rush, Cedric the Entertainer, Edward Herrmann, Paul Adelstein, Richard Jenkins, Billy Bob Thornton.

CREDITS: Produced by Ethan Coen, Brian Grazer; screenplay by Robert Ramsey, Matthew Stone, Ethan Coen, and Joel Coen; directed by Joel Coen; director of photography, Roger Deakins; editor, Roderick Jaynes; music, Carter Burwell; costume designer, Mary Zophres; production designer, Leslie McDonald.

SUMMARY: Miles Massey is a high-powered Los Angeles divorce lawyer nearing a midlife crisis. While representing his wealthy client Rex Rexroth, Miles meets his match in Rex's gold-digging wife, Marilyn. He's impressed by her similarly heartless ways of using marriage to fuel an expensive lifestyle, but Miles still manages to defeat her in court. With Marilyn looking to get her revenge and Miles finding himself attracted to her, the two engage in a ruthless romantic pursuit to out-swindle each other.

Jagged Edge (DVD). 108 min.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1985.

CAST: Glenn Close, Jeff Bridges, Peter Coyote, Robert Loggia.

CREDITS: Music, John Barry; camera, Matthew F. Leonetti; screenplay, Joe Eszterhas; producer, Martin Ransohoff; director, Richard Marquand.

SUMMARY: An attorney falls in love with her defendant, the prime suspect in a vicious murder case.

JFK (DVD). 3 hr., 25 min.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1991.
Based on the books On the trail of the assassins by Jim Garrison and Crossfire : the plot that killed Kennedy by Jim Marrs.
Includes the documentary: Beyond JFK : the question of conspiracy.

CAST: Kevin Costner, Kevin Bacon, Tommy Lee Jones, Laurie Metcalf, Gary Oldman, Michael Rooker, Jay O. Sanders, Sissy Spacek.

CREDITS: Screenplay by Oliver Stone and Zachary Sklar; produced by A. Kitman Ho and Oliver Stone; directed by Oliver Stone.

SUMMARY: The story of New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison whose investigation into the assassination of John F. Kennedy became an obsession.

CONTENTS:
Disc A: JFK [feature film]. Disc B: Feature-length Oliver Stone audio commentary; deleted/extended scenes; multimedia essays on the JFK assassination; interactive menus; production notes; theatrical trailer; scene access; DVD-ROM features.

Judgment at Nuremberg (VHS & DVD). 190 min. (2 videocassettes)

Videocassette release of the 1961 motion picture.
From the play by Abby Mann.

CAST: Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Marlene Dietrich, Judy Garland, Maximilian Schell, Montgomery Clift, William Shatner, Edward Binns, Kenneth MacKenna.

CREDITS: Producer/director, Stanley Kramer; writer, Abby Mann; music, Ernest Gold.

SUMMARY: This fictionalized account of a war crimes trial of four eminent Nazi judges at Nuremberg, Germany, after World War II provides insight into Nazi brutality and raises questions about freedom of choice, loyalty to one's country, and responsibility to mankind.

The Juror (VHS & DVD). 118 min.

Videocassette release of the 1996 motion picture.
Based on the book by George Dawes Green.

CAST: Demi Moore, Alec Baldwin.

CREDITS: Screenplay, Ted Tally; produced by Irwin Winkler and Rob Cowan; directed by Brian Gibson.

SUMMARY: A struggling single mother impulsively agrees to serve on a jury hoping for a little excitement in her humdrum life. She gets far more than she bargained for when she's forced to sacrifice the truth to save her son from the mob's seductive, psychotic enforcer.

Just Cause (VHS & DVD). 102 min.

Videocassette release of the 1995 motion picture
Based on the novel by John Katzenbach.

CAST: Sean Connery, Laurence Fishburne, Kate Capshaw, Blair Underwood, Ruby Dee, Ed Harris.

CREDITS: Co-producers, Gary Foster, Anna Reinhardt; editor, William Anderson; production designer, Patrizia Von Brandenstein; director of photography, Lajos Koltai; music, James Newton Howard; executive producer, Sean Connery; screenplay, Jeb Stuart, Peter Stone; producers, Lee Rich, Arne Glimcher, Steve Perry; director, Arne Glimcher.

SUMMARY: A Harvard Law School professor reopens a murder investigation on behalf of a Death Row inmate who claims he was forced by a sinister lawman to confess to a crime he didn't commit. On the surface, it seems to be a straight-ahead case of the prisoner's guilt or innocence. But nothing really lies on the surface of this mystery, set in the Florida swamplands.

Kavanagh Q.C. The Complete Collection: Seasons 1-6 (DVD). ca. 31 hrs.

Originally broadcast on television 1995-2001.

CAST: John Thaw, Daisy Bates, Nicholas Jones, Oliver Ford Davies, Cliff Parisi, Geraldine James, Lisa Harrow, Anna Chancellor, Tom Brodie, Valerie Edmond, Rebecca Front.

CREDITS: Series created by Ted Childs and Susan Rogers; written by Russell Lewis, Adrian Hodges, Stephen Churchett, Matthew Hall, Paul Hines, Charles Wood, Nigel Kneale, Douglas Watkinson, Edward Canfor-Dumas, Rob Heyland, Malcolm Bradbury, Andy de la Tour, Stephen Churchett, and Peter Moffat; produced by Chris Kelly and Chris Burt; directed by Colin Gregg, Paul Greengrass, Renny Rye, Andrew Grieve, Charles Beeson, Jack Gold, Tristram Powell, Ken Grieve, Peter Smith, Ferdinand Fairfax, and David Thacker.

SUMMARY: All 27 episodes from the television drama about James Kavanagh, one of England's leading criminal advocates in London, who has worked his way up from a northern working class background.

CONTENTS:
Season 1: Nothing but the Truth; Heartland; A Family Affair; The Sweetest Thing -- Season 2, part 1: True Commitment; Men of Substance; The Burning Deck -- Season 2, part 2: A Sense of Loss; A Stranger in the Family; Job Satisfaction -- Season 3, part 1: Mute of Malice; Blood Money; Ancient History -- Season 3, part 2: Diplomatic Baggage; The Ties that Bind; In God We Trust -- Season 4, part 1: Memento Mori; Care in the Community; Briefs Trooping Gaily -- Season 4, part 2: Bearing Witness; The Innocence of Life; Dead Reckoning -- Season 5: Previous Convictions; The More Loving One; Time of Need; End Games -- Season 6: The End of Law.

Knock on Any Door (DVD). 99 min.

Based on the novel by Willard Motley. Originally released as a motion picture in 1949.

CAST: Humphrey Bogart, John Derek, George Macready, Allene Roberts, Susan Perry, Mickey Knox.

CREDITS: Screenplay by Daniel Taradash, John Monks. Jr.; produced by Robert Lord; directed by Nicholas Ray. Director of photography, Burnett Guffey; editor, Viola Lawrence; music, George Antheil.

SUMMARY: A crusading lawyer fights to save a juvenile delinquent charged with murder.

Knock on Any Door (VHS). 100 min.

Videorecording of the 1949 motion picture.
From the novel "Knock on any door" by Willard Motley.

CAST: Humphrey Bogart, John Derek, George Macready, Allene Roberts, Susan Perry.

CREDITS: Screenplay, Daniel Taradash, John Monks, Jr. ; director, Nicholas Ray ; producer, Robert Lord.

SUMMARY: A young hoodlum from the slums is tried for murdering a cop. He is defended by a prominent attorney who has known him from childhood.

Kramer vs. Kramer (VHS & DVD). 105 min.

Videocassette release of the 1979 motion picture.
Based on the novel by Avery Corman.

CAST: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander, Justin Henry.

CREDITS: Produced by Stanley R. Jaffe; written for the screen and directed by Robert Benton; director of photography, Nestor Almendros; editor, Jerry Greenberg.

SUMMARY: When his wife walks out on Ted Kramer and his six-year-old son they have a chance to really get to know each other. When Ted's wife returns she wants her son back.

L.A. Law. Season 1 (DVD). 17 hrs.

Television program originally aired 1986-1987.

CAST: Harry Hamlin, Corbin Bernsen, Jill Eikenberry, Jimmy Smits.

CREDITS: Created by Steven Bochco and Terry Louise Fisher.

SUMMARY: First season of this award-winning television series, portraying the battles inside and outside the courtroom of a prominent Los Angeles legal firm.

CONTENTS:
Pilot, parts 1 & 2 -- Those Lips, That Eye -- The House of the Rising Flan -- The Princess and the Wiener King -- Simian Chanted Evening -- Slum Enchanted Evening -- Raiders of the Lost Bark -- Gibbon Take -- The Venus Butterfly -- Fry Me to the Moon -- El Sid -- Sidney, the Dead-Nosed Reindeer -- Prince Kuzak in a Can - The Douglas Fur Ball -- December Bribe -- Beef Jerky -- Becker on the Rox -- Fifty Ways to Floss Your Lover -- The Grace of Wrath -- Sparky Brackman, R.I.P. -- Oy Vey, Wilderness -- Pigmalion.

L.A. Law. Season 2 (DVD). 16 hrs.

Television program originally aired 1987-1988.

CAST: Harry Hamlin, Corbin Bernsen, Susan Dey, Jimmy Smits.

CREDITS: Created by Steven Bochco and Terry Louise Fisher.

SUMMARY: Second season of this series, portraying the battles inside and outside the courtroom of a prominent Los Angeles legal firm.

CONTENTS:
The Lung Goodbye -- The Wizard of Odds -- Cannon of Ethics -- Brackman Vasektimized -- The Brothers Grim -- Auld L'Anxiety -- Rohner vs. Gradinger -- Goldilocks and the Three Barristers -- Divorce with Extreme Prejudice -- Full Marital Jacket -- Gorilla of My Dreams -- Hand Roll Express -- Beauty and Obese -- Petticoat Injunction -- The Bald Ones -- Fetus Completus -- Belle of the Bald -- Open Heart Perjury -- Leapin' Lizards -- Chariots of Meyer.

L.A. Law: The Movie (DVD). 90 min.

Originally broadcast on television in 2002.

CAST: Harry Hamlin, Corbin Bernsen, Jill Eikenberry, Alan Rachins, Susan Dey, Larry Drake, Michael Tucker, Richard Dysart.

CREDITS: Produced by David Madden; written by Steven Bochco, Terry Louise Fisher, and William Finkelstein, directed by Michael Schultz.

SUMMARY: In this television movie that reunites the cast of LA Law, founding partner Leland McKenzie retires and former partner Michael Kuzak returns to stop the execution of a past client. Meanwhile divorce attorney Arnie Becker deals with his own divorce.

The Lady from Shanghai (DVD). 87 min.

Originally released as motion picture in 1948.
Based on the novel: If I Die Before I Wake, by Sherwood King.

CAST: Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Everett Sloane, Glenn Anders.

CREDITS: Screenplay by Orson Welles; produced and directed by Orson Welles; photographer, Charles Lawton, Jr.; editor, Viola Lawrence; music, Heinz Roemheld.

SUMMARY: A seaman becomes involved in the murderous intrigue of a crippled lawyer and his homicidal frustrated wife. The film culminates in a shoot-up in a hall of mirrors.

Ladybird, Ladybird (VHS). 102 min.

Videocassette release of the 1994 motion picture. he lady from Shanghai [videorecording] / Columbia Pictures Corporation. Publisher: Burbank, CA : Columbia TriStar Home Video, c1991. Description: 1 videocassette (87 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in. Series: Columbia classics Summary: A seaman becomes involved in the murderous intrigue of a crippled lawyer and his homicidal frustrated wife. The film culminates in a shoot-up in a hall of mirrors. Notes: Originally released as motion picture in 1948. Based on the novel: If I die before I wake, by Sherwood King. "60451." Credits: Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Everett Sloane, Glenn Anders. Screenplay by Orson Welles; produced and directed by Orson Welles; photographer, Charles Lawton, Jr.; editor, Viola Lawrence; music, Heinz Roemheld.
Winner of 1994 Berlin Film Festival International Critics Award.

CAST: Crissy Rock, Vladimir Vega, Ray Winstone, Sandie Lavelle.

CREDITS: Director, Ken Loach; producer, Sally Hibbin; photographer, Barry Ackroyd; editor, Jonathan Morris; music, George Fenton; screenplay, Rona Munro.

SUMMARY: Maggie Conlon (Rock) is an unwed mother with four children by four different fathers. While she loves her children deeply, she seems unable to escape the self-destructive behavior that repeatedly brings her into conflict with the local social services department. A new love affair with Jorge (Vega), a gentle political refugee, may be her last chance to break the vicious cycle she's trapped in, and her only hope for building a better life for her family and herself.

The Last Wave (DVD). 104 min.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1977.

CAST: Richard Chamberlain, Olivia Hamnett, Gulpilil, Frederick Parslow, Vivean Gray, Nandjiwarra Amagula M.B.E., Walter Amagula, Roy Bara, Cedric Lalara, Morris Lalara.

CREDITS: Screenplay by Peter Weir, Tony Morphett, and Petru Popescu; produced by Hal McElroy and Jim McElroy; directed by Peter Weir; director of photography, Russell Boyd; editor, Max Lemon; music, Charles Wain; production designer, Goran Warff.

SUMMARY: The story of a lawyer defending a group of aboriginals accused of murder. The lawyer feels the pull of magic forces beneath the surface of civilization.

The Laughmaker (DVD). 130 min.

Originally presented on Studio One on CBS-TV in 1953.
Bonus feature: The Square Peg, produced by Donald Davis with Dorothy Matthews, written for television by Alvin Sapinsley, directed by Paul Nickell, and starring Thomas Mitchell, Orson Bean, Hildy Parks, and Howard Smith.
Special features: Watch the feature programs with or without period commercials with Betty Furness demonstrating Westinghouse products; documentary on the history of Studio One.

CAST: Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Rita Morley, Marian Seldes, Sally Gracie, Carl Frank.

CREDITS: Produced by Fletcher Markle, written for television by A.J. Russell, directed by Paul Nickell.

SUMMARY: The Laughmaker: Gleason plays the sad clown, and Carney his nemesis, a reporter looking for the man behind the mask.
The Square Peg: A personnel psychologist is unwittingly hired by a mob boss to shake up his crew. When the psychologist realizes what's going on, he tries to do the right thing--the wrong way.

Law & Order. The 10th Year (DVD). ca. 18 hrs.

Originally broadcast as a television program 1999-2000.

CAST: Steven Hill, Jesse L. Martin, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston, Jerry Orbach, Angie Harmon.

CREDITS: Created by Dick Wolf, edited by Billy Fox and others, music by Mike Post, director of photography, Constantine Makris.

SUMMARY: The show follows a crime, usually from the current headlines with the first part of the show following police as they struggle to solve the crime. The second part follows the prosecution of the crime in court.

CONTENTS:
Disc 1. Gunshow -- Killerz -- DNR -- Merger. Disc 2. Justice -- Marathon -- Patsy -- Blood Money -- Sundown. Disc 3. Loco Parents -- Collision -- Mother's Milk -- Panic -- Entitled, part 2. Disc 4. Fools for Love -- Trade This -- Black, White and Blue -- Mega -- Surrender Dorothy. Disc 5. Untitled -- Narcosis -- High & Low -- Stiff -- Vaya con Dios.

Law & order. The 11th Year (DVD). ca. 18 hrs.

2000-2001 season.

CAST: Dianne Wiest, Sam Waterston, Jerry Orbach, S. Epatha Merkerson, Jesse L. Martin, Angie Harmon.

CREDITS: Created by Dick Wolf.

SUMMARY: Law and Order continues as Dianne Wiest joins the cast and Angie Harmon plays ADA Abbie Carmicheal in her last season. Episodes contain subjects ranging from homicidal mothers to a brutal killer who knows how to charm a jury.

Law & order. The 12th Year (DVD). ca. 18 hrs.

Originally broadcast as a television series in 2002.

CAST: Elisabeth Rö̈hm, Diane Wiest, Jesse L. Martin, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston, Jerry Orbach.

CREDITS: Created by Dick Wolf.

SUMMARY: In the twelfth season, crimes of passion come to the forefront. Tensions are running high amongst New York's finest investigative and legal professionals with cases ranging from dog maulings to revived cold cases that bring to light errors of the past. But as the season builds to a frenzy, some of the team will find themselves under attack for taking justice to the extreme.

CONTENTS:
Disc 1. Locum -- Bullseye -- Behave -- Merchandise. Disc 2. Wet -- Branded -- Trophy -- Penetration. Disc 3. Gray -- Rescue -- Pop -- Possessed. Disc 4. Pursuit -- Bully -- Bombshell -- Totem. Disc 5. Reparations -- Bang -- Delinquent -- Smoked.

Law & Order. The 1st Year (DVD). 17 hr. 20 min.

Originally broadcast Sept. 13, 1990 through June 9, 1991 on the TV series Law & Order.

CAST: George Dzundza, Chris Noth, Dann Florek, Michael Moriarty, Richard Brooks, Steven Hill.

CREDITS: Executive producer, creator, Dick Wolf.

SUMMARY: The first season of the NBC-TV drama series, which follows three city cops as they track down criminals and concentrates on three lawyers who prosecute them.

CONTENTS:
Disc 1. Prescription for death. Subterranean homeboy blues -- Disc 2. The reaper's helper. Kiss the girls and make them die. Happily ever after. Everybody's favorite bagman -- Disc 3. By hooker, by crook. Poison ivy. Indifference. Prisoner of love -- Disc 4. Out of the half-light. Life choice. A death in the family. The violence of summer -- Disc 5. Torrents of greed (part 1). Torrents of greed (part 2). Mushrooms. The secret shares -- Disc 6. The serpent's tooth. The troubles. Sonata for solo organ. The blue wall.

Law & order. The 2nd Year (DVD). 17 hr. 26 min.

Originally aired on television during the 1991-1992 season.
Based on the characters created by Dick Wolf.

CAST: Paul Sorvino, Chris Noth, Dann Florek, Michael Moriarty, Richard Brooks, Steven Hill.

CREDITS: Producers, Roz Weinman and others; writers, Noah Baylin and others; directors, Jace Alexander and others; director of photography, Ernest R. Dickerson and others; editors, Billy Fox and others; original music, Mike Post; costume designers, Thomas Lee Keller and Jennifer von Mayrhauser; production designers, Richard Bianchi, Robert Thayer, and Gary Weist.

SUMMARY: New York City Detective Mike Logan and Sargeant Paul Cerreta are working the streets of the 31st precinct in relentless persuit of criminals. Once the criminals are caught by Logan and Cerreta, it is up to Executive ADA Ben Stone and his assistant ADA Paul Robinette to bring them to justice.

CONTENTS:
Disc 1. Confession. The wages of love. Aria. Asylum. God bless the child. Misconception. In memory of. Out of control -- Disc 2. Renunciation. Heaven. His hour upon the stage. Star struck. Severance. Blood is thicker. Trust. Vengeance -- Disc 3. Sisters of mercy. Cradle to grave.The fertile fields. Intolerance. Silence. The working stiff.

Law & Order. The 3rd Year (DVD). 17 hr. 25 min.

Originally broadcast on television during the 1992-1993 season.
Includes all 22 episodes plus bonus material.
Special features: a Jerry Orbach profile; tribute to Jerry Orbach.

CAST: Jerry Orbach, Chris Noth, Michael Moriarty, Richard Brooks, Steven Hill, Dann Florek.

CREDITS: Created by Dick Wolfe.

SUMMARY: New York's toughest team of prosecutors and investigators face the complex process of determining guilt and innocence.

CONTENTS:
Disc 1. Skin deep. Conspiracy. Forgiveness. The corporate veil. Wedded bliss. Helpless. Self defense. Prince of darkness -- Disc 2. Point of view. Consultation. Extended family. Right to counsel. Night and fog. Promises to keep. Mother love. Jurisdiction -- Disc 3. Conduct unbecoming. Animal instinct. Virus. Securitate. Manhood. Benevolence.

Law & Order. The 4th Year (DVD). 17 hr. 10 min.

Originally broadcast on television during the 1993-1994 season.
Contains all 22 episodes from the fourth season.
Special features: 43 never-before-viewed deleted and extended scenes.

CAST: Jerry Orbach, Chris Noth, S. Epatha Merkerson, Michael Moriarty, Jill Hennessy.

CREDITS: Created by Dick Wolf.

SUMMARY: Relive each gripping moment as New York's toughest detectives and prosecutors take on the hard-hitting cases that make the news.

CONTENTS:
Disc 1. Sweeps. Volunteers. Discord. Profile. Black tie. Pride and joy. Apocrypha. American dream -- Disc 2. Born bad. The pursuit of happiness. The golden years. Snatched. Breeder. Censure. Kids. Big bang -- Disc 3. Mayhem. Wager. Sanctuary. Nurture. Doubles. Old friends.

Law & Order. The 5th Year (DVD). ca. 18 hrs.

Originally broadcast on television 1994-1995.

CAST: Jerry Orbach, Chris Noth, Sam Waterston, Steven Hill, Jill Hennessy, S. Epatha Merkerson.

CREDITS: Created by Dick Wolf, directed by Ed Sherin and others, written by Michael S. Chernuchin and others, story by David Black and others.

SUMMARY: Fifth season episodes of the television drama about the detectives and lawyers who investigate and prosecute criminals in New York City.

CONTENTS:
Second Opinion -- Coma -- Blue Bamboo -- Family Values -- White Rabbit -- Competence -- Precious -- Virtue -- Scoundrels -- House Counsel -- Guardian -- Progeny -- Rage -- Performance -- Seed -- Wannabe -- Act of God -- Privileged -- Cruel and Unusual -- Bad Faith -- Purple Heart -- Switch -- Pride.

Law & Order. The 6th Year (DVD). ca. 18 hrs.

Originally broadcast on NBC television during the 1995-1996 season.
Special features: Disc 3: Homicide: Life on the Street crossover episode "For God and Country."

CAST: Jerry Orbach, Benjamin Bratt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston, Jill Hennessy, Steven Hill.

CREDITS: Created by Dick Wolf.

SUMMARY: In New York City, when a crime is committed, the victims are represented by two distinct yet intertwined forces. There's the police department, represented by the 27th precinct homicide detectives. It is their job to investigate the crime, collect evidence, and interview witnesses. Suspects are placed under arrest. The matter is then taken over by the prosecutors of the Manhattan District Attorney's office.

CONTENTS:
Disc 1. Bitter Fruit -- Rebels -- Savages -- Jeopardy -- Hot Pursuit. Disc 2. Paranoia -- Humiliation -- Angel -- Blood Libel -- Remand. Disc 3. Corpus Delicti -- Trophy -- Charm City -- For God and Country -- Custody. Disc 4. Encore -- Savior -- Deceit -- Atonement -- Slave. Disc 5. Girlfriends -- Pro Se -- Homesick -- Aftershock.

Law & Order. The 7th Year (DVD). ca. 18 hrs.

Originally broadcast on NBC as 23 individual episodes during the 1996-1997 season.

CAST: Sam Waterston, Jerry Orbach, Benjamin Bratt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Carey Lowell, Steven Hill.

CREDITS: Created for television by Dick Wolf.

SUMMARY: This group of dedicated men and women of the NYPD and the NYC District Attorney's Office take on more cases that deal with everything from explosive race relations to poisonous blood relations. From a corrupt police officer making a deal to potential FBI cover-ups; apparent suicides to investigating a movie executive's murder.

Law & Order. The 8th Year (DVD). ca. 20 hrs.

Originally broadcast on NBC as individual episodes during the 1997-1998 season.

CAST: Sam Waterston, Jerry Orbach, Benjamin Bratt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Carey Lowell, Steven Hill.

CREDITS: Created for television by Dick Wolf.

SUMMARY: This group of dedicated men and women of the NYPD and the NYC District Attorney's Office take on more cases that deal with everything from military and civil corruption to drive by shootings. Includes a crossover episode from the television program Homicide: Life on the Street (Baby It's You, part 2).

CONTENTS:
Disc 1. Thrill -- Denial -- Navy Blues -- Harvest -- Nullification. Disc 2. Baby It's You, part 1 -- Homicide: Life on the Street (Baby It's You, part 2) -- Blood -- Shadow -- Burned. Disc 3. Ritual -- Under the Influence -- Expert -- Castoff -- Grief. Disc 4. Faccia a Faccia -- Divorce -- Carrier -- Stalker -- Disappeared. Disc 5. Burden -- Bad girl -- Damaged -- Tabloid -- Monster.

Law & Order. The 9th Year (DVD). 18 hr. 17 min.

All 24 episodes of the ninth season originally broadcast in 1998-1999.

CAST: Sam Waterson, Jerry Orbach, Benjamin Bratt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Angie Harmon, Steven Hill.

CREDITS: Created by Dick Wolf; directed by Ed Sherin and others; written by Kathy McCormick and others; produced by Billy Fox and others; cinematography by Richard Dobbs and others; edited by Billy Fox; music by Mike Post.

SUMMARY: Following his character's series of personal tragedies, Benjamin Bratt says goodbye to Detective Reynaldo 'Rey' Curtis.

Legal Eagles (DVD). 116 min.

CAST: Robert Redford, Debra Winger, Daryl Hannah, Brian Dennehy, Terence Stamp, Steven Hill.

CREDITS: Produced and directed by Ivan Reitman; screenplay, Jim Cash, Jack Epps, Jr.; story, Ivan Reitman, Jim Cash. Jack Epps, Jr.; executive producers, Joe Medjuck, Michael C. Gross; production designer, John De Cuir; director of photography, Laszlo Kovacs; music by Elmer Bernstein.

SUMMARY: A hard-nosed assistant district attorney and an imaginative defense attorney combine their talents to defend a spacey "performance artist" who is accused of theft and murder.

Legal Eagles (VHS). 116 min.

Videocassette release of the 1986 motion picture.

CAST: Robert Redford, Debra Winger, Daryl Hannah, Brian Dennehy, Terence Stamp, Steven Hill.

CREDITS: Screenplay, Jim Cash, Jack Epps, Jr.; story, Ivan Reitman, Jim Cash, Jack Epps, Jr.; producer-director, Ivan Reitman; executive producers, Joe Medjuck, Michael C. Gross.

SUMMARY: A hard-nosed assistant district attorney and an imaginative defense attorney combine their talents to defend a "performance artist" who is accused of theft and murder.

Legally Blonde (DVD). 95 min.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 2001.

CAST: Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair, Matthew Davis, Victor Garber, Jennifer Coolidge, Holland Taylor, Ali Larter.

CREDITS: Screenplay by Karen McCullah Lutz & Kirsten Smith; directed by Robert Luketic; director of photograpy, Anthony B. Richmond; editors, Anita Brandt Burgoyne, Garth Craven; music Rolfe Kent; costume designer, Sophie de Rakoff Carbonell; production designer, Melissa Stewart.

SUMMARY: When a blonde sorority queen is dumped by her boyfriend, she decides to follow him to law school to get him back and, once there, learns she has more legal savvy than she ever imagined.

Legally Blonde 2 (DVD). 95 min.

CAST: Reese Witherspoon, Sally Field, Regina King, Jennifer Coolidge, Bruce McGill, Dana Ivey, Bob Newhart, Luke Wilson.

CREDITS: Producers, Marc Platt, David Nicksay; screenplay writer, Kate Kondell; director, Charles Herman-Wurmfeld; director of photography, Elliot David; editor, Peter Teschner; music, Rolfe Kent; costume designer, Sophie de Rakoff Carbonell; production designer, Missy Stewart.

SUMMARY: When she's fired from her job at an upscale law firm for voicing her stance against the testing of cosmetics on animals, Elle heads to Capitol Hill to fight for her cause before Congress. Once there, she runs into plenty of adversity and red-tape and can't seem to find anyone who will listen to her proposals. She meets and befriends an elderly bellman who's been around long enough to know the ins and outs of the political machine. With his help, Elle attempts to convince disillusioned U.S. Representative Rudd to help her get her voice heard in front of the stodgy old coots of the legislative branch.

Lemon Tree [Etz Limon] (DVD). 106 min.

In Hebrew, with optional subtitles in English, English SDH, or Spanish.
DVD release of the 2008 motion picture.

CAST: Hiam Abbass, Ali Suliman, Rona Lipaz-Michael.

CREDITS: Director, Eran Riklis; screenplay, Suha Arraf and Eran Riklis; producers, Bettina Brokemper, Antoine de Clermont-Tonnere, Eran Riklis, and Michael Eckelt; music, Habib Shehadeh Hanna; editor, Tova Ascher; director of photography, Rainer Klausmann.

SUMMARY: A drama based on the true story of a Palestinian widow who must defend her lemon tree field when a new Israeli Defense Minister moves next to her and threatens to have her lemon grove torn down.

The Letter (VHS). 96 min.

Based on the play by W. Somerset Maugham.

CAST: Bette David, Herbert Marshall, James Stephenson, Frieda Inescort, Gale Sondergaard.

CREDITS: Directed by William Wyler; screenplay by Howard Koch; music by Max Steiner.

SUMMARY: Set on a rubber plantation in Malaya, this story centers on a woman's reasons for killing a man who was a close family friend.

Liar Liar (DVD). 87 min.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1997.

CAST: Jim Carrey, Maura Tierney, Jennifer Tilly, Swoosie Kurtz, Amanda Donohoe, Jason Bernard, Mitchell Ryan, Anne Haney, Justin Cooper, Cary Elwes.

CREDITS: Written by Paul Guay and Stephen Mazur; produced by Brian Grazer; directed by Tom Shadyac; director of photography, Russell Boyd; music, John Debney; editing, Don Zimmerman.

SUMMARY: Fletcher Reed is a fast-talking attorney and habitual liar. When his son Max blows out the candles on his fifth birthday cake, he has just one wish-- that his dad will stop lying for 24 hours. When Max's wish comes true, Fletcher discovers that his biggest asset-- his mouth-- has become his biggest liability.

The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (DVD). 124 min.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1972.

CAST: Paul Newman, Jacqueline Bisset, Tab Hunter, John Huston, Stacy Keach, Roddy McDowall, Anthony Perkins, Victoria Principal, Anthony Zerbe, Ava Gardner.

CREDITS: Produced by John Foreman; screenplay by John Milius; directed by John Huston; music by Maurice Jarre.

SUMMARY: Judge Roy Bean is a self-made man who proclaims himself the law west of the Pecos, writes admiring letters to Lily Langtry, and rides into a gun-blaze of glory whooping, "For Texas and Miss Lily!". This film is the tell-tale saga of a frontier legend.

The Life of David Gale (DVD). 130 min.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 2002.

CAST: Kevin Spacey, Kate Winslet, Laura Linney, Gabriel Mann, Matt Craven, Leon Rippy, Rhona Mitra, Melissa McCarthy, Jim Beaver.

CREDITS: Directed by Alan Parker, written by Charles Randolph, produced by Alan Parker and Nicolas Cage, edited by Gerry Hambling, music by Alex Parker and Jake Parker, orchestrations by Jake Parker, director of photography, Michael Seresin.

SUMMARY: A reporter is sent to chronicle the last days of an anti-death penalty activist now living on death row, after having been convicted of the murder of a fellow activist. The reporter grows to suspect he may have been framed, and sets out to verify her doubts.

The Life of Emile Zola (DVD). 116 min.

Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1937. Winner of several Academy Awards in 1938.

CAST: Paul Muni (Emile Zola), Joseph Schildkraut (Capt. Alfred Dreyfus), Gale Sondergaard (Lucie Dreyfus), Donald Crisp (Maitre Labori), Gloria Holden (Alexandrine Zola), Erin O'Brien-Moore (Nana), Henry O'Neill (Colonel Picquart), Morris Carnovsky (Anatole France), Louis Calhern (Major Dort), John Litel (Charpentier), Ralph Morgan (Commander of Paris), Robert Barrat (Major Walsin-Esterhazy), Vladimir Sokoloff (Paul Cezanne), Harry Davenport (Chief of Staff), Robert Warwick (Major Henry), Charles Richman (M. Delagorgue), Gilbert Emery (Minister of War), Walter Kingsford (Colonel Sandherr), Paul Everton (Asst. Chief of Staff), Montagu Love (M. Cavalgnac), Frank Sheridan (M. Van Cassell), Lumsden Hare (Mr. Richards), Marcia Mae Jones (Helen Richards), Florence Roberts (Madame Zola), Dickie Moore (Pierre Dreyfus), Rolla Gourvitch (Jeanne Dreyfus).

CREDITS: Directed by William Dieterle; screenplay by Norman Reilly Raine, Heinz Herald, Geza Herczeg; story by Heinz Herald and Geza Herczeg. Photography, Tony Gaudio; film editor, Warren Low; music, Max Steiner; art director, Anton Grot; costumes by Milo Anderson and Ali Hubert.

SUMMARY: Explores the career of the novelist who championed the cause of France's oppressed, notably in the Dreyfus case...

The Life of Emile Zola (VHS). 117 min.

Videocassette release of the 1937 motion picture, winner of the academy award for best picture.

CAST: Paul Muni, Gale Sondergaard, Joseph Schildkraut, Gloria Holden, Donald Crisp, Erin O'Brien Moore, Henry O'Neill, Morris Carnovsky, Louis Calhern.

CREDITS: Directed by William Dieterle; screenplay by Norman Reilly Raine, Heinz Herald and Geza Herczeg; music by Max Steiner.

SUMMARY: Explores the career of the novelist who championed the cause of France's oppressed, notably in the Dreyfus case..

Lincoln (2012 : DVD). 2 hrs. 30 min.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2012.
Based on the book "Team of Rivals: the Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln" by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

CAST: Sally Field, Daniel Day-Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones, James Spader, Hal Holbrook, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jackie Earle Haley, John Hawkes, Jared Harris, David Strathairn.

CREDITS: Directed by Steven Spielberg, produced by Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, screenplay by Tony Kushner.

SUMMARY: A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th president's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country, and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.

The Lincoln Lawyer (DVD). 119 min.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2011.
Based on the book by Michael Connelly.

CAST: Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Ryan Phillippe, Josh Lucas, John Leguizamo, Michael Peña, Bob Gunton, Frances Fisher, Bryan Cranston, William H. Macy.

CREDITS: Produced by Sidney Kimmel, screenplay by John Romano, directed by Brad Furman, edited by Jeff McEvoy, music by Cliff Martinez, director of photography, Lukas Ettlin.

SUMMARY: Michael 'Mick' Haller is a slick, charismatic Los Angeles criminal defense attorney who operates out of the back of his Lincoln Town Car. Having spent most of his career defending petty, gutter-variety criminals, Mick unexpectedly lands the case of a lifetime. However, what initially appears to be a straightforward case with a big money payoff swiftly develops into a deadly match between two masters of manipulation and a crisis of conscience for Haller.

Madame X (DVD). 100 min.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1966.
Based upon the play: La femme X, by Alexandre Bisson.

CAST: Lana Turner, John Forsythe, Ricardo Montalban, Burgess Meredith, Constance Bennett, Keir Dullea.

CREDITS: Screenplay by Jean Holloway; directed by David Lowell Rich; produced by Ross Hunter.

SUMMARY: Blackmailed into leaving her politician husband and their baby, a woman, twenty years later, finds herself on trial for murder, inadvertently defended by her own son.

CONTENTS:
Issued with: Portrait in Black.

Made in Dagenham (DVD). 113 min.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2010 by BBC Films and UK Film Council, in association with Hanway Films, BMS Finance and Lip Sync Productions.

CAST: Andrea Riseborough, Jaime Winstone, Lorraine Stanley, Sally Hawkins.

CREDITS: Written by William Ivory; produced by Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley; directed by Nigel Cole; director of photography, John de Borman; editor, Michael Parker; music, David Arnold.

SUMMARY: In 1968, the female workers at the Ford Dagenham car plant walked out in protest against sexual discrimination. Their actions played a major role in the battle for equal pay, both nationally and internationally.

Mae West:The Glamour Collection (DVD). About 7 hours.

Originally produced as American motion pictures in 1932 (Night After Night), 1933 (I'm No Angel), 1935 (Goin' To Town), 1936 (Go West Young Man), and 1940 (My Little Chickadee).

CAST: Night After Night: George Raft (Joe Anton), Constance Cummings (Miss Jerry Healy), Wynne Gibson (Iris Dawn), Mae West (Maudie Triplett), Alison Skipworth (Miss Mabel Jellyman).
I'm No Angel: Mae West (Tira), Cary Grant (Jack Clayton), Gregory Ratoff (Benny Pinkowitz), Edward Arnold (Big Bill Barton), Ralf Harolde (Slick Wiley), Kent Taylor (Kirk Lawrence), Gertrude Michael (Alicia Hatton), Russell Hopton (The Barker), Dorothy Peterson (Thelma), Wm. B. Davidson (The Chump), Gertrude Howard (Beulah).
Goin' To Town: Mae West (Cleo Borden), Paul Cavanagh (Edward Carrington), Gilbert Emery (Winslow), Marjorie Gateson (Mrs. Crane Brittony), Tito Coral (Taho), Ivan Lebedeff (Ivan Valadov), Fred Kohler (Buck Gonzales), Monroe Owsley (Fletcher Colton), Grant Withers (Young fellow), Vladimar Bykoff.
Go West Young Man: Mae West (Mavis Arden), Warren William (Morgan), Randolph Scott (Bud Norton), Alice Brady (Mrs. Struthers), Elizabeth Patterson (Aunt Kate), Lyle Talbot (Francis X. Harrigan), Jack LaRue (Rico), Isabel Jewell (Gladys), Xavier Cugat and his Orchestra.
My Little Chickadee: Mae West (Flower Belle Lee), W.C. Fields (Cuthbert J. Twillie), Joseph Calleia (Jeff Badger), Dick Foran (Wayne Carter), Ruth Donnelly (Aunt Lou), Margaret Hamilton (Mrs. Gideon), Donald Meek (Amos Budge).

CREDITS: Night after Night: Photographed by Ernest Haller, continuity by Kathryn Scola.
I'm No Angel: Photographed by Leo Tover, music by Harvey Brooks, lyrics by Gladys duBois and Ben Ellison, suggestions by Lowell Brentano, continuity by Harlan Thompson.
Goin' To Town: Photographed by Karl Struss, music by Sammy Fain, lyrics by Irving Kahal, Mae West's costumes designed by Travis Banton.
Go West Young Man: Photographed by Karl Struss, music by Arthur Johnston, lyrics by John Burke, editing by Ray Curtiss, art direction by Wiard Ihner, gowns by Irene Jones.
My Little Chickadee: Photography directing by Joseph Valentine; art directing by Jack Otterson, film editing by Edward Curtiss, gowns by Vera West, musical directing by Charles Previn, musical score by Frank Skinner.

SUMMARY: Mae West had an inexhaustibly playful interest in language, and a rare, sometimes perplexing, and even lofty wit, spiced by low-down slang. Well before the second wave of feminism, she wrote all her own material, insisted on total control of her work, and was wildly popular for a short time, right before the Production Code lowered the boom on adult attitudes being expressed in films. She made only 12 movies, but three are first-rate, and these were enough to seal her fame and launch a legend. In her first film appearance, "Night After Night," a successful ex-boxer buys a high-class speakeasy and falls for a rich society girl. As the bold Tira in "I'm No Angel," she works as a dancing beauty and lion tamer at a fair. For "Goin' To Town," West goes Western. Cleo Borden is a former dance hall queen who has become newly rich. She falls for--and pursues--an upper crust Englishman. This is followed by "Go West Young Man," where she plays Mavis Arden, a movie star stranded in the country. To stifle her boredom, she trifles with a young man's affections. "My Little Chickadee" pairs West with a legend of similar stature, W.C. Fields. As Flower Belle Lee, she is rightly suspected of illicit relations with the Masked Bandit, and run out of Little Bend. Surprisingly, things change very little when she arrives in Greasewood City to start over.

The Magnificent Yankee (DVD). 80 min.

Based on the play The Magnificent Yankee, by Emmet Lavery, as produced and staged by Arthur Hopkins, opening in New York on January 22, 1946, which was based on the book Mr. Justice Holmes by Francis Biddle, originally published in New York in 1942.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1950.
Also aired on NBC's Hallmark Hall of Fame program in 1965.

CAST: Louis Calhern, Ann Harding, Eduard Franz.

CREDITS: Screenplay, Emmet Lavery, based on his play; director, John Sturges; producer, Armand Deutsch.

SUMMARY: Dramatizes the life of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, from his appointment to the Supreme Court by Theodore Roosevelt, through the administrations of Taft, Wilson, and Franklin D. Roosevelt, with particular focus on the love between Holmes and his wife Fanny, and their relationships with their many "sons," Holmes' law students.

Malice (DVD). 107 min.

Videodisc release of the 1993 motion picture.

CAST: Alec Baldwin, Nicole Kidman, Bill Pullman, Bebe Neuwirth, Peter Gallagher, Josef Sommer, Anne Bancroft, George C. Scott.

CREDITS: A Harold Becker film; story by Aaron Sorkin and Jonas McCord; screenplay by Aaron Sorkin and Scott Frank; produced by Rachel Pfeffer, Charles Mulvehill and Harold Becker; directed by Harold Becker. Music, Jerry Goldsmith; editor, David Bretherton; director of photography, Gordon Willis.

SUMMARY: When a serial killer begins murdering female students in a New England town, the college dean becomes involved in the investigation while wondering about the surgeon who has taken a room in his house.

A Man for All Seasons (VHS & DVD). 120 min.

Videocassette release of the 1966 motion picture.
Based on the play by Robert Bolt.

CAST: Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Leo McKern, Robert Shaw, Orson Welles, Susannah York, Nigel Davenport, John Hurt, Corin Redgrave.

CREDITS: Screenplay by Robert Bolt; produced and directed by Fred Zinnemann; photography, Ted Moore; editor, Ralph Kemplen; music, Georges Delerue.

SUMMARY: Historical drama about the opposition of Sir Thomas More to the divorce of King Henry VIII and the events which lead to More's execution.

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (DVD). 123 min.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1962.
Based on the story by Dorothy M. Johnson.

CAST: John Wayne, James Stewart, Vera Miles, Lee Marvin, Edmond O'Brien, Andy Devine, Ken Murray.

CREDITS: Screenplay by James Warner Bellah and Willis Goldbeck; produced by Willis Goldbeck; directed by John Ford; director of photography, William H. Clothier; editor, Otho Lovering; music, Cyril Mockridge.

SUMMARY: The story of a man who becomes a legend and an important political figure by falsely claiming he shot a ruthless gunman (Liberty Valance).

Manhattan Melodrama (VHS). 91 min.

Videocassette release of the 1934 motion picture.

CAST: Clark Gable, William Powell, Myrna Loy.

CREDITS: Screenplay, Oliver H.P. Garrett and Joseph Mankiewicz; original story, Arthur Caesar; producer David O. Selznick; director W.S. Van Dyke.

SUMMARY: Story about boyhood pals who end up on opposite sides of the law, and who fall for the same woman. Won Oscar for best original story. In film history, this motion picture is known for three reasons: It's the film John Dillinger saw with his Lady in Red before an FBI ambush; It's the only pairing of Gable and Powell; It's the first teaming of partners Powell and Loy.

Marked Woman (DVD). 97 min.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1937.

CAST: Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Lola Lane, Isabel Jewell, Eduardo Cianelli, Jane Bryan, Rosalind Marquis, Mayo Methot, Allen Jenkins, John Litel, Ben Welden, Henry O'Neill.

CREDITS: Director, Lloyd Bacon; music and lyrics, Harry Warren, Al Dubin.

SUMMARY: A crusading prosecutor uses a prostitute to indict mobster Johnny Vanning. Inspired by the real-life saga of prostitutes whose testimony put Lucky Luciano behind bars.

McCabe & Mrs. Miller (DVD). 121 min.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1971.
Based on the novel "McCabe" by Edmund Naughton.

CAST: Warren Beatty (McCabe), Julie Christie (Constance Miller), Rene Auberjonois (Sheehan), William Devane (The Lawyer), John Schuck (Smalley), Corey Fischer (Mr. Elliot), Bert Remsen (Bart Coyle), Shelley Duvall (Ida Coyle), Keith Carradine (Cowboy), Michael Murphy (Sears), Tom Hill (Archer), Hugh Millais (Butler), Manfred Schulz (Kid), Jace Van Der Veen (Breed), Linda Sorenson (Blanche), Janet Wright (Eunice), Jack Riley (Riley Quinn), Graeme Campbell (Bill Cobbs), Don Francks (Buffalo).

CREDITS: Screenplay by Robert Altman and Brian McKay; produced by David Foster and Mitchell Brower; directed by Robert Altman; photography, Vilmos Zsigmond; film editor, Louis Lombardo; songs, Leonard Cohen.

SUMMARY: Charismatic but dumb John McCabe arrives in a turn-of-the-century Pacific Northwest town to set up a whorehouse/tavern. Shrewd Mrs. Miller, a professional madam, arrives soon after construction begins. She offers to help McCabe run his business and the whorehouse thrives. McCabe and Mrs. Miller draw closer, despite their conflicting intelligences and philosophies. Soon, however, the mining deposits in the town attract the attention of a major corporation, which wants to buy out McCabe along with the rest. His decision has major repercussions for him, Mrs. Miller, and the town.

The Merchant of Venice (VHS & DVD). 131 min.

A television version of Jonathan Miller's 1973 London stage production of the play by William Shakespeare.

CAST: Laurence Olivier, Joan Plowright, Jeremy Brett, Michael Jayston.

CREDITS: Adapted and directed by John Sichel; executive producer, Cecil Clarke.

SUMMARY: The play is set in the Venice of 1860. Laurence Olivier stars in Shakespeare's story of the young Venetian and the Jew who lends him money on the security of one pound of flesh. Upon default the Jew insists on payment of his bond and the young Venetian is rescued by the heroine disguised as a male lawyer.

Michael Clayton (DVD). 120 min.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2007.
Special features: Additional scenes and commentary by writer/director Tony Gilroy and editor John Gilroy.

CAST: George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, Tilda Swinton, Sydney Pollack, Michael O'Keefe.

CREDITS: Produced by Jennifer Fox, Kerry Orent, Sydney Pollack, and Steve Samuels; written and directed by Tony Gilroy; director of photography, Robert Elswit; editor, John Gilroy; music, James Newton Howard; costume designer, Sarah Edwards; production designer, Kevin Thompson.

SUMMARY: Attorney Michael Clayton is a 'fixer' the go-to guy when his powerful New York law firm wants a mess swept under the rug. But now he's handed a crisis even he may not be able to fix. The firm's top litigator in a $3-billion case has gone from advocate to whistleblower. And the more Michael tries to undo the damage, the more he's up against forces that put corporate survival over human life --including Michael's.

Miracle on 34th Street (DVD). 97 min.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1947.
Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor (Gwenn), Best Original Story, and Best Screenplay.

CAST: Edmund Gwenn, Natalie Wood, Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Gene Lockhart, Porter Hall, William Frawley, Jerome Cowan, Philip Tonge.

CREDITS: Written for the screen by George Seaton; story by Valentine Davies; produced by William Perlberg; directed by George Seaton; directors of photography, Charles Clarke and Lloyd Ahern; editor, Robert Simpson; music, Cyril Mockridge.

SUMMARY: The holiday season is in full swing when a cultured gentleman with twinkling eyes, an ample belly, and a snowy beard is hired as Macy's department store Santa. He claims his name is Kris Kringle, and soon fills everyone with Christmas spirit-- except for his boss, who's raising her daughter to not believe in Santa. But when Kris is declared insane and put on trial, everyone's faith is put to the test as old and young alike face the age old question: Do you believe in Santa Claus?

Mississippi Burning (DVD). 127 min.

Based on the book: Three lives for Mississippi / by William Bradford Huie. Originally released as a motion picture in 1988.

CAST: Gene Hackman, Willem Dafoe, Frances McDormand, Brad Dourif, R. Lee Ermey, Gailard Sartain.

CREDITS: Produced by Frederick Zollo and Robert F. Colesberry; written by Chris Gerolmo; directed by Alan Parker. Director of photography, Peter Biziou; production designers, Philip Harrison and Geoffrey Kirkland; editors, Gerry Hambling, Craig Richards; music, Trevor Jones.

SUMMARY: Two FBI agents investigate the deaths of civil rights workers in a Mississippi town. Tension is caused by the discovery of a local coverup.

Mississippi Burning (VHS). 127 min.

Videocassette release of the 1988 motion picture.

CAST: Gene Hackman, Willem Dafoe.

CREDITS: Producers, Frederick Zollo and Robert F. Colesberry; director, Alan Parker; writer, Chris Gerolmo.

SUMMARY: Set in Mississippi in 1964, this is a fictionalized version of the case of the murder of three young civil rights workers, the FBI's attempts to find the missing boys and the clash between the authorities and the locals in a Klan-dominated town.

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (DVD). 115 min.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1936.
Based on a story by Clarence Budington Kelland.

CAST: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, George Bancroft, Lionel Stander, Douglass Dumbrille, Raymond Walburn.

CREDITS: Screen play by Robert Riskin; story by Clarence Budington Kelland; directed and produced by Frank Capra; photography, Joseph Walker; film editor, Gene Havlick; musical director, Howard Jackson.

SUMMARY: Comedy about writer of greeting card verses who leaves his small town home for New York when he inherits $20 million dollars. In New York, "sophisticates," including relatives, lawyers, and business executives, attempt to have him declared insane in order to gain control of the fortune.

Mr. Smith goes to Washington (DVD). 2 hr. 10 min.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1939.
DVD special features include: Frank Capra Jr. commentary, Frank Capra Jr. remembers "Mr. Smith Goes To Washington", vintage advertising, original theatrical trailer, bonus trailers, talent files.

CAST: Jean Arthur, James Stewart, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold, Guy Kibbee.

CREDITS: Produced and directed by Frank Capra; screenplay by Sidney Buchman.

SUMMARY: Stewart plays a freshman senator in Washington, D.C. who becomes involved in political infighting when a project of his is undermined by unscrupulous others who want to build a dam.

Murder by Numbers (DVD). 116 min.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2002.

CAST: Sandra Bullock, Ryan Gosling, Michael Pitt, Agnes Bruckner, Chris Penn, R.D. Call, Ben Chaplin.

CREDITS: Produced by Richard Crystal, Barbet Schroeder and Susan Hoffman, written by Tony Gayton, directed by Barbet Schroeder, edited by Lee Percy, music by Clint Mansell, Director of photography, Luciano Tovoli.

SUMMARY: Two unlikely high school friends execute a 'flawless' murder with the hopes of using the established forensic rules to help them get away with it. A female detective with a history begins to see through their veil of misdirection.

CONTENTS:
Issued with: A Perfect Murder and Murder in the First.

Murder in the First (DVD). 123 min.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1994.

CAST: Christian Slater, Kevin Bacon, Gary Oldman, Embeth Davidtz, Brad Dourif, William H. Macy, R. Lee Ermey.

CREDITS: Directed by Marc Rocco, produced by Marc Frydman and Mark Wolper, screenplay by Dan Gordon, camera by Fred Murphy, music by Christopher Young, edited by Russell Livingstone.

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 trial in his client's behalf.

CONTENTS:
Issued with: A Perfect Murder and Murder by Numbers.

A Murder of Crows (DVD). 101 min.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1999.

CAST: Cuba Gooding, Jr., Tom Berenger, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Mark Pellegrino, Eric Stoltz.

CREDITS: Producers, Elie Samaha, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Ashok Amritraj; writer and director, Rowdy Herrington.

SUMMARY: The story of one man's struggle with his responsibilities as a lawyer and with the appetite of his ego. Prominent New Orleans attorney Lawson Russell (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) puts his name on a best seller he didn't write. However, the novel he stole was a factual account of a series of murders.

Murder or Mercy (VHS). 78 min.

Videocassette release of the 1974 motion picture by QM Productions.

CAST: Bradford Dillman, Melvyn Douglas, Denver Pyle, Mildred Dunnock.

CREDITS: Executive producer, Quinn Martin; producer, Adrian Samish; director, Harvey Hart; writer, Douglas Day Stewart.

SUMMARY: A noted doctor stands trial for the mercy killing of his terminally-ill wife.

Music Box (DVD). 126 min.

First released as a motion picture in 1989.

CAST: Jessica Lange, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Frederick Forrest, Lukas Haas, Donald Moffat.

CREDITS: Written by Joe Eszterhas; produced by Irwin Winkler; directed by Costa-Gavras; director of photography, Patrick Blossier; production designer, Jeannine Claudia Oppewell.

SUMMARY: A Chicago attorney agrees to defend her Hungarian immigrant father against accusations of heinous war crimes committed fifty years earlier. As the trial unfolds, she probes for evidence that will not only establish his innocence but also lay to rest her own agonizing doubts about his past.

My Cousin Vinny (VHS & DVD). 120 min.

Video release of the 1992 motion picture.
Available in both DVD and VHS.

CAST: Joe Pesci, Marisa Tomei, Ralph Macchio, Mitchell Whitfield.

CREDITS: Produced by Dale Launer and Paul Schiff; directed by Jonathan Lynn; writer, Dale Launer.

SUMMARY: Two carefree pals mistakenly arrested and charged with murder are defended by the cousin of one of them (Vinny), a former auto mechanic of Brooklyn who just passed his bar exam after his sixth try. Vinny's never been in court and this case quickly turns into a hysterical escapade.

North Country (DVD). 2 hr. 3 min.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2005.
Based on the book "Class Action: The Story of Lois Jensen and the Landmark Case that Changed Sexual Harassment Law" by Clara Bingham and Laura Leedy.

CAST: Charlize Theron, Elle Peterson, Thomas Curtis, Frances McDormand, Sean Bean, Woody Harrelson, Jeremy Renner, Richard Jenkins, Sissy Spacek.

CREDITS: Produced by Nana Greenwald, Jeff Skoll, and Nick Wechsler; screenplay by Michael Seitzman; directed by Niki Caro; director of photography, Chris Menges; art director, Gregory S. Hooper; editor, David Coulson; music, Gustavo Santaolalla; costume designer, Cindy Evans; production designer, Richard Hoover; visual effects supervisor, Eric Durst.

SUMMARY: Josey Aimes needs a job and goes to work at a Minnesota steel mine after splitting with her violent husband. But the job proves to be almost as harrowing as her marriage. The male miners are resentful of women taking their jobs, so the men verbally abuse and play humiliating pranks on the female miners. After being physically assaulted by a coworker, Josey tries to fight against the harassment, but none of the other women will join her case for fear that things will only get worse. A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the U.S. - Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won a landmark 1984 lawsuit.

Nuts (DVD). 116 min.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1987.
Based on the play by Tom Topor.

CAST: Barbra Streisand, Richard Dreyfuss.

CREDITS: Teri Schwartz, Cis Corman, executive producers; Tom Topor, Darryl Ponicsan, Alvin Sargent, screenplay; Barbra Streisand, producer; Martin Ritt, director.

SUMMARY: Courtroom thriller in which the accused (Streisand) fights to prove her competency to stand trial.

On the Waterfront (DVD). 108 min.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1954.
Academy Award for Best Picture, 1954.

CAST: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Eva Marie Saint, Rod Steiger, Pat Henning.

CREDITS: Director, Eliz Kazan; producer, Sam Spiegel; screenplay, Budd Schulberg; music, Leonard Bernstein.

SUMMARY: A young dockworker tries to break the hold of a waterfront boss.

The Onion Field (DVD & VHS). 126 min.

Videocassette release of the 1979 motion picture.
Based on the book of the same title by Joseph Wambaugh.

CAST: John Savage, James Woods, Franklyn Seales, Ronny Cox.

CREDITS: Director, Harold Becker; producer, Walter Coblenz; screenplay, Joseph Wambaugh; music, Emuir Deodato.

SUMMARY: A true story about two Los Angeles cops who are kidnapped. One of the officers is murdered in a deserted onion field between Los Angeles and Bakersfield, Calif. The reality of day-to-day police work is scrutinized and while the wheels of justice turn slowly, the surviving policeman becomes an emotional cripple, believing that he is responsible for his partner's death.

Other People's Money (DVD). 101 min.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1991.
Based on the play by Jerry Sterner.

CAST: Danny DeVito, Gregory Peck, Penelope Ann Miller, Piper Laurie.

CREDITS: Music, David Newman; film editor, Lou Lombardo; production designer, Phillip Rosenberg; director of photography, Haskell Wexler; executive producers, Ellen Krass and Davina Belling; screenplay, Alvin Sargent; producers, Norman Kewison and Ric Kidney; director, Norman Jewison.

SUMMARY: Lawrence "Larry the Liquidator" Garfield deals, connives, wheedles and cajoles as Garfield, the Wall Street buccaneer. But New England Wire and Cable's patriarch has been a fighter all his life and, to arm against a takeover, he's hired an attorney whose high style and high-stakes cunning rival Larry's.

The Ox Bow Incident (DVD). 75 min.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1943.
Based on a novel by Walter Van Tilburg Clark.

CAST: Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Henry Morgan , Anthony Quinn.

CREDITS: Director, William A. Wellman.

SUMMARY: A cowboy is unable to prevent three wandering travellers from being unjustly lynched for murder.

Pagliacci (VHS). 70 min.

Opera in two acts with prologue.
Performed in Italian, with English subtitles.

CAST: Teresa Stratas, soprano; Placido Domingo, Florindo Andreoli, tenors; Juan Pons, Alberto Rinaldi, baritones; chorus and orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala, Georges Pretre, conductor; chorus master, Romano Gandolfi.

CREDITS: Director, Franco Zeffirelli; set director, Gianna Quaranta; costumes, Anna Anni; musical supervision, Rudolf Werner; editing, Peter Taylor, Franca Silvi; executive producer, Horant H. Hohfeld.

SUMMARY: A traveling troupe of entertainers (Canio, his wife Nedda, Peppe and Tonio) arrive in the village for an evening performance. Nedda and her lover Silvio, a young lad from the village, plan to leave together that night. Tonio overhears the plot and tells Canio.

The Paper Chase (DVD). 111 min.

From the original 1973 motion picture.
Based on the novel by John Jay Osborn.

CAST: Timothy Bottoms, Lindsay Wagner, John Houseman.

CREDITS: Produced by Robert C. Thompson and Rodrick Paul; directed by James Bridges; screenplay by James Bridges.

SUMMARY: Making it through the first year of Harvard Law School is tough enough without making an adversary of your most important professor. That, however, is exactly what Timothy Bottoms does in this realistic and moving drama.

The Paradine Case (VHS & DVD). 114 min.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1948.
From a novel by Robert Hichens.

CAST: Gregory Peck, Ann Todd, Charles Laughton, Charles Coburn, Ethel Barrymore, Louis Jourdan, Valli.

CREDITS: Director, Alfred Hitchcock; producer, David O. Selznick; adaptation, Alma Reville; photography, Lee Garmes.

SUMMARY: In a suspenseful courtroom drama, a beautiful woman is accused of having murdered her husband.

Paris Trout (DVD & VHS). 98 min.

Video release of the 1991 motion picture.
Based on the novel by Pete Dexter.

CAST: Dennis Hopper, Barbara Hershey, Ed Harris.

CREDITS: Directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal; produced by Frank Konigsberg and Larry Sanitsky; screenplay by Pete Dexter; executive producer, Diana Kerew.

SUMMARY: Storekeeper (Paris Trout) in a quiet Southern town takes the law into his own hands and ends up murdering a 12-year-old black girl. His attorney is torn between duty to his arrogant, prejudiced client and his increasing attraction to Trout's abused wife.

A Passage to India (VHS). 163 min.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1984.
Based on the novel by E.M. Forster.

CAST: Peggy Ashcroft, Judy Davis, James Fox, Alec Guinness, Nigel Havers, Victor Banerjee.

CREDITS: Director, David Lean; producers, John Brabourne, Richard Goodwin; screenplay, David Lean; music, Maurice Jarre.

SUMMARY: While on a trip in 1928 to visit her son, Mrs. Moore, accompanied by her son's fiancee, becomes appalled at the treatment of the Indians by the ruling British government. Later, they befriend a native Indian who, over-stepping the accepted norms of his culture, invites the two ladies on an excursion. In a strange turn of events, he is accused of attempting to rape the young girl.

The Pelican Brief (VHS & DVD). 141 min.

Videocassette release of the 1993 motion picture.
Based on the book by John Grisham.

CAST: Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington.

CREDITS: Screenplay, Alan J. Pakula; producers, Alan J. Pakula, Pieter Jan Brugge; director, Alan J. Pakula.

SUMMARY: Two Supreme Court justices have been assassinated, and a young law student stumbles upon the truth. An investigative journalist wants her story, but it seems as if everybody else wants her dead.

People vs. Larry Flynt (DVD). 130 min.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1996.
Special features: Cast commentary; writer's commentary; "Free speech or porn?", "Larry Flynt exposed"; theatrical trailer; filmographies; animated menus.

CAST: Woody Harrelson, Courtney Love, Edward Norton.

CREDITS: Produced by Oliver Stone, Janet Yang and Michael Hausman; directed by Milos Forman; written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski; director of photography, Philippe Rousselot; film editor, Christopher Tellefsen; music, Thomas Newman.

SUMMARY: Story of the notorious "Hustler" publisher who was sued by the religious Right and paralyzed by a fanatic's bullet.

A Perfect Murder (DVD). 107 min.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1998.
Based upon the play Dial M for Murder by Frederick Knott.

CAST: Michael Douglas, Gwyneth Paltrow, Viggo Mortensen.

CREDITS: Screenplay by Patrick Smith Kelly, produced by Arnold Kopelson, directed by Andrew Davis, music by James Newton Howard, editing by Dennis Virkler, director of photography, Dariusz Wolski.

SUMMARY: Steven Taylor, a rich commodities trader about to lose his fortune, is married to young, rich Emily, who is having an affair. In order to solve both of his problems, he plots to have his wife killed.

CONTENTS:
Issued with: Murder by Numbers and Murder in the First.

Perry Mason (DVD). about 3.5 hours per disc

50th anniversary edition.
Originally broadcast on television, 1960-1966.
Special features: Perry Mason returns (MOW) -- Perry Mason talent tests -- The case of Earl Stanley Gardner featurette -- Syndication promos -- Raymond Burr's Charlie Rose interviews -- Raymond Burr on "Person to person" -- New Barbara Hale interview -- New Arthur Marks interview -- Photo gallery -- The cast plays "Stump the Stars" -- William Talman anti-smoking message -- CBS executive Anne Nelson interview.

CAST: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman.

SUMMARY: In this collection of Perry Mason's most incredible cases, defense attorney Perry Mason, who never loses a case, matches wits with his courtroom adversary D.A. Hamilton Burger. Mason, aided by devoted secretary Della Street and loyal private eye Paul Drake, uncovers evidence that clears his client of murder.

CONTENTS:
Disc 1. The case of the wary wildcatter -- The case of the treacherous toupee -- The case of the envious editor -- The case of the barefaced witness -- Disc 2. The case of the counterfeit crank -- The case of the shoplifter's shoe -- The case of the constant doyle -- The case of the deadly verdict -- Disc 3. The case of the bountiful beauty -- The case of the twice told twist -- The case of the dead ringer -- The case of the final fadeout -- Disc 4. Special features.

Philadelphia (VHS & DVD). 125 min.

Videocassette release of the 1993 motion picture.

CAST: Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Jason Robards, Mary Steenburgen.

CREDITS: Executive producers, Gary Goetzman, Kenneth Ott and Ron Bozman; director, Jonathan Demme; writer, Ron Nyswaner.

SUMMARY: Powerful story of two lawyers who join together to sue a prestigious Philadelphia law firm when the firm fires one of them because he has AIDS.

Physical Evidence (DVD). 99 min.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1988.

CAST: Burt Reynolds, Theresa Russell, Ned Beatty.

CREDITS: Executive producer, Don Carmody; screenplay by Bill Phillips; story by Steve Ransohoff and Bill Phillips; produced by Martin Ransohoff; directed by Michael Crichton; director of photography, John A. Alonzo; music by Henry Mancini.

SUMMARY: A suspended Boston cop, charged with first degree murder, is forced to depend upon a court-appointed attorney, an ambitious, cool and sophisticated woman, who represents everything he hates.

A Place in the Sun (DVD). 120 min.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1951.
Based on the novel An American tragedy by Theodore Dreiser and the Patrick Kearney play adapted from the novel.
Academy Awards, Oscar, 1952: Best Cinematography, Black-and-White, Best Costume Design, Black-and-White, Best Director, Best Film Editing, Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture, Best Writing, Screenplay.

CAST: Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelly Winters, Keefe Brasselle.

CREDITS: Screenplay by Michael Wilson and Harry Brown; produced and directed by George Stevens; director of photography, William C. Mellor; editor, William Hornbeck; music, Franz Waxman.

SUMMARY: A poor young man is determined to win a place in respectable society and the heart of a beautiful socialite, but a factory girl's dark secret threatens his professional and romantic prospects. Consumed with fear and desire, he is ultimately driven to a desperate act of passion that unravels his world forever.

Planet of the Apes (DVD). 112 min.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1968.
Based on the novel by Pierre Boulle.
Academy Awards, 1968: Honorary Award (To John Chambers for his Outstanding Makeup Achievement).

CAST: Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Maurice Evans, Kim Hunter, James Whitmore.

CREDITS: Produced by Arthur P. Jacobs; directed by Franklin Schaffner; screenplay by Michael Wilson and Rod Serling; music by Jerry Goldsmith.

SUMMARY: Four American astronauts crashland on an unchartered planet and discover it is ruled by a race of intelligent apes.

Portrait in Black (DVD). 113 min.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1960.

CAST: Lana Turner, Anthony Quinn, Sandra Dee, John Saxon, Lloyd Nolan, Ray Walston, Virginia Grey, Anna May Wong, Richard Basehart.

CREDITS: Produced by Ross Hunter, directed by Michael Gordon, play and screenplay by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts, music by Frank Skinner, cinematography by Russell Metty, editing by Milton Carruth, art direction by Richard H. Riedel.

SUMMARY: An adulterous couple conspires to kill her tyrannical husband. Soon after the murder, the lovers in crime receive an anonymous letter that says only: "Dear Mrs. Cabot: Congratulations on the success of your murder."

CONTENTS:
Issued with: Madame X.

The Practice. Volume 1 (DVD). 9 hr. 24 min.

Originally broadcast on television in 1997.
Contains the first 13 episodes of the television series.

CAST: Dylan McDermott, Michael Badalucco, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Steve Harris, Camryn Manheim, Kelli Williams, Lara Flynn Boyle.

CREDITS: Created by David E. Kelley.

SUMMARY: Bobby Donnell is a young, passionate lawyer struggling to keep his small Boston law firm afloat. Along with associate attorneys Lindsay Dole, Ellenor Frutt, Eugene Young, Jimmy Berluti and assistant Rebecca Washington, he walks a fine line between his own principles and his legal obligations to his clients. Striving for justice, Bobby squares off against formidable adversaries like tenacious and sexy prosecutor Helen Gamble, a relationship that catches fire both in and out of court. Full of idealistic dreams of defending the innocent, Bobby quickly realizes that being a good defense lawyer is more challenging than he ever expected.

Presumed Innocent (VHS & DVD). 127 min.

Videocassette release of the 1990 motion picture.
Based on the novel by Scott Turow.

CAST: Harrison Ford, Brian Dennehy, Raul Julia, Bonnie Bedelia, Paul Winfield, Greta Scacchi.

CREDITS: Film editor Evan Lottman; production designer George Jenkins; director of photography Gordon Willis; music by John Williams; screenplay by Frank Pierson and Alan J. Pakula; executive producer Susan Solt; produced by Sydney Pollack and Mark Rosenberg; directed by Alan J. Pakula.

SUMMARY: Rusty Sabich is an up-and-comer in the county prosecutor's office. He's intelligent, hard working, dependable. And, just maybe, he's also a murderer.

Primal Fear (DVD). 130 min.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1996.

CAST: Richard Gere, Laura Linney, John Mahoney.

CREDITS: Directed by Gregory Hoblit; produced by Gary Lucchesi.

SUMMARY: A high-powered Chicago attorney defends a penniless altar boy accused of murdering the local archibishop.

Provoked: A True Story (DVD).

Based on a true story.
Based on the book "Circle of Light: The Autobiography of Kiranjit Ahluwalia" by Rahila Gupta and Kiranjit Ahluwalia.
In English with some Punjabi; English subtitles.

CAST: Aishwarya Rai, Miranda Richardson, Naveen Andrews, Rebecca Pidgeon, Nandita Das, Robbie Coltrane.

CREDITS: Directed by Jag Mundhra; produced by Sunanda Murali Manohar; screenplay by Carl Austin and Rahila Gupta; director of photography, Madhu Ambat; edited by Jag Mundhra and Sanjeev R. Mirajkar; music by A.R. Rahman.

SUMMARY: Unable to bear the brutality and repeated rapes by her alcoholic husband, Kiranjit Ahluwalia, a Punjabi housewife and mother of two in London, sets him on fire and kills him. Charged with first-degree murder, she is sentenced to life imprisonment, where she befriends her cell mate. Moved by her story, the cell mate asks her step-brother, a highly respected queen's counsel, to file her appeal.

Pudd'nhead Wilson (VHS). 87 min.

Videocassette release of the 1983 motion picture by The Great Amwell Company, Inc. and Nebraskans for Public Television.
Based on the novel by Mark Twain.

CAST: Ken Howard, Lise Hilboldt.

CREDITS: Executive producer, William Perry; director, Alan Bridges; producer, Jane Iredale.

SUMMARY: Mark Twain uses his insight and wit to explore the issues of slavery, mother/son relationships, justice, and the many shapes of human folly. A mulatto slave switches her disconcertingly white baby with her master's son to protect it in a time of strong racial prejudice.

Puncture (DVD). 100 min.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 2011.
Based on a true story.

CAST: Brett Cullen, Chris Evans, Jesse L. Martin, Kate Burton, Michael Biehn, Vinessa Shaw.

CREDITS: Written by Chris Lopata, produced and directed by Adam Kassen and Mark Kassen, edited by Chip Smith, music by Ryan Ross Smith, story by Ela Thier and Paul Danzieger, director of photography, Helge Gerull.

SUMMARY: Mike Weiss is a talented young Houston lawyer and a functioning drug addict. Paul Danziger, his longtime friend and partner, is the straight-laced and responsible yin to Mike's yang. Their mom-and-pop personal injury law firm is getting by, but things really get interesting when they decide to take on a case involving Vicky, a local ER nurse, who is pricked by a contaminated needle on the job. As Weiss and Danziger dig deeper into the case, heavyweight attorneys move in on the defense.