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A Cry in the Dark (DVD)
122 min.
- Feature Film
Originally released as a motion picture in 1989.
Based on "Evil Angels" by John Bryson.
Summary:
Meryl Streep captured her third New York Film Critics Award and her eighth Oscar nomination for her portrayal of Lindy, who lives the nightmare of seeing a wild dog carry off her infant, then endures a travesty of a trial by the courts and media.
Credits:
Screenplay by Robert Caswell and Fred Schepisi; produced by Verity Lambert; directed by Fred Schepisi.
Damages: The Complete First Season (DVD)
9 hr. 41 min.
- Feature Film
Originally broadcast as individual episodes on television in 2007.
Contains all 13 episodes from the first season.
Special features: Disc one: Cast and crew commentaries; deleted scenes -- Disc two: Deleted scenes -- Disc three: Cast & crew commentary; "Willful acts: the making of Damages" featurette; "Trust no one: insight from the creators" featurette; "Understanding class action: interactive guide;" deleted scenes.
Summary:
Patty Hewes is the nation's most revered and most reviled litigator, and her bright, ambitious protege Ellen Parsons become embroiled in a class action lawsuit targeting Arthur Frobisher, one of the country's wealthiest CEOs. As Patty battles Frobisher and his attorney, Ellen learns what it takes to win at all costs.
Contents:
Disc one: Pilot: Get me a lawyer; Jesus, Mary & Joe Cocker; And my paralyzing fear of death; Tastes like a Ho-Ho; A regular Earl Anthony -- Disc two: She spat at me; We are not animals; Blame the victim; Do you regret what we did?; Sort of like a family -- Disc three: I hate these people; There's no 'we' anymore; Because I know Patty.
Dead Man Walking (DVD)
122 min.
- Feature Film
Originally released as a motion picture in 1995.
Based on the book of the same title by Sister Helen Prejean.
Summary:
This film tells of death row convict Matthew Poncelet and his spiritual advisor, Sister Helen Prejean.
Credits:
Director, Tim Robbins; producers, Jon Kilik, Tim Robbins, Rudd Simmons; prooduction design, Richard Hoover; director of photography, Roger A. Deakins; written by Tim Robbins; music by David Robbins.
The Decalogue (DVD)
9 hr. 20 min.
- Feature Film
Originally made for Polish television in 1988-1989, the series has also been screened in cinemas.
In Polish with English subtitles.
Summary:
Presents 10 short films, inspired by the Ten Commandments. Each story corresponds to a commandment and centers on different residents of the same modern Warsaw apartment complex. The themes are the universal ones of love, marriage, infidelity, parenthood, guilt, faith and compassion and focus on the complexities of human relationships.
Contents:
1. I am the Lord thy God. Thou shalt have no other God but me -- 2. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain -- 3. Honour the Sabbath Day -- 4. Honour thy father and thy mother -- 5. Thou shalt not kill -- 6. Thou shalt not commit adultery -- 7. Thou shalt not steal -- 8. Thou shalt not bear false witness -- 9. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife -- 10. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's goods.
Credits:
Director, Krzysztof Kies?lowski; producer, Ryszard Chutkowski; photography, Wies?aw Zdort (dekalog 1), Edward K?osin?ski (dekalog 2), Piotr Sobocin?ski (dekalog 3), Krzyztof Pakulski (dekalog 4), S?awomir Idziak (dekalog 5), Witold Adamek (dekalog 6), Dariusz Kuc (dekalog 7), Andrzej Jaroszewicz (dekalog 8), Piotr Sobocin?ski (dekalog 9), Jacek B?awut (dekalog 10); editor, Ewa Smal; music, Zbigniew Preisner.
The Defender (DVD)
112 min.
- Feature Film
Originally presented on Studio One (February 25 and March 4, 1957) on CBS-TV.
Summary:
A courtroom drama about a lawyer & his son, appointed to defend a client against a murder charge. The older lawyer feels the client is guilty ; his son disagrees. When the son's unorthodox style is all that stands between the client & execution, the father must chose between his morals & saving the client's life.
Credits:
Written by Reginald Rose; directed by Robert Mulligan; produced by Herbert Brodkin.
Defending Your Life (DVD)
112 min.
- Feature Film
Originally released as a motion picture in 1991.
Summary:
Meryl Streep joins Albert Brooks for a witty, highly acclaimed peek at the afterlife. Make that a laughterlife whose comforts include eating all you want and not gaining an ounce. Alas, there's a catch: you're also saddled with defending your life. If you can't make a case for having lived a full and fearless one, you must go back and try again. But Daniel, whose life was far from fearless, doesn't want to go back. Not after he meets Julia, a remarkable woman who's going places a lot more evolved than L.A.
Credits:
Music, Michael Gore; editor, David Finfer; production designer, Ida Randon; director of photography, Allen Daviau; co-producer, Robert Grand; executive producer, Herb Nanas; producer, Michael Grillo; writer and director, Albert Brooks.
Defenseless (DVD)
106 min.
- Feature Film
Originally produced as motion picture in 1990.
Rated R.
Summary:
T.K. Katwuller is a lawyer defending real estate tycoon Steve Seldes against charges of hiring teenage girls to perform in porno films, which is complicated by the fact that he's her lover and the husband of an old friend. When he's murdered, the apparent victim of a teenager's outraged father, only the engimatic Detective Butell remains cool-headed enough to expose the truth of the real killer.
Credits:
Director, Martin Campbell; producers, Renee Missel and David Bombyk; story, James Hicks and Jeff Burkhart; screenplay, James Hicks; director of photography, Phil Meheux; editor, Chris Wimble; music, Curt Sobel.
Devil's Advocate (DVD)
144 min.
- Feature Film
Based on the novel by Andrew Neiderman.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1997.
Summary:
Attorney Kevin Lomax's 64-0 case record has brought him a tempting offer from an elite New York firm. But the job isn't what it seems. The Devil is in the details.
Credits:
Screenplay, Jonathan Lemkin, Tony Gilroy ; producers, Arnon Milchan, Arnold Kopelson, Anne Kopelson ; director, Taylor Hackford ; music, James Newton Howard.
Dog Day Afternoon (DVD)
248 min.
- Feature Film
Originally released as a motion picture in 1975.
Summary:
Based on actual events that took place one hot August afternoon in 1972, the movie recreates the incredible circumstances surrounding an ill-fated Brooklyn bank robbery attempt. The heist becomes a media circus.
Credits:
Screenplay, Frank Pierson; producers, Martin Bregman and Martin Elfand; director, Sidney Lumet.
Don't Look Back (DVD)
96 min.
- Feature Film
Originally released as a motion picture in 1967.
Summary:
Documentary filmed during Bob Dylan's 1965 English concert tour. Includes portions of performances.
Credits:
By D.A. Pennebaker; produced by Albert Grossman, John Court and Leacock Pennebaker Inc.; camera and editing by D.A. Pennebaker.

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