HEADING FOR THE LIBRARY SHELVES for November, our latest DVD additions feature an eclectic mix of genres and big-names. Variously they feature the pen of J K Rowling, star names such as Helen Mirren, Diane Keaton, Donald Sutherland and Michael Douglas, not forgetting four of the biggest UK actress dames stage and screen has yet produced, namely Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright and Maggie Smith.
The Library has a huge collection of DVDs, with something to cater for all tastes. We even have a children’s section to help you entertain the grandchildren when they come to stay.
All our DVDs are catalogued and separated into sections to help you find one to suit you. A list of newly-added titles is available to help you choose and if there’s a particular film, TV series or documentary you wish to see then one of our volunteers can easily check our database to see if what you want is in our collection.
STRIKE – CAREER OF EVIL
Parts one and two
DVD No: DS 439
A DISMEMBERED LEG is sent to Cormoran Strike’s office, sending both his own and Robin’s lives into disarray, forcing them to confront spectres from their pasts. After their harrowing discovery, Strike and Robin’s search for a culprit sends them up North on an investigative road trip.
Part two sees Strike and Robin’s partnership reach breaking point as Robin’s wedding approaches and they disagree about how to ensnare a man who abuses children. Adapted from the novels by J K Rowling, published under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.
DVD No:DS 437
AFTER JUST A YEAR OF MARRIAGE, the immaculate life Georgina (Julia Stiles) has quickly become intoxicated by is blown apart when her art collector husband Constantine is killed by an explosion aboard the yacht of a Russian oligarch. Believing there to be more to the tragedy, she sets out to uncover what happened.
Dark truths about Constantine’s dealings emerge and, as she begins to realise who she was really married to, Georgina enters a spiral or moral descent as she becomes immersed in a world of lies, double-dealing and criminality. In order to maintain the Clios’ legendary Côte d’Azur mansions and protect the family and its fortune, she will have to learn to adapt, survive and ultimately thrive in her dangerous new reality.
But as she first proved back in her days as a fine art scholar in the US, she’s an A-plus student…
NOTHING LIKE A DAME
DVD No:DL 413
A UNIQUE CELEBRATION of the lives and careers of four of our most iconic actresses, Dame Eileen Atkins, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Joan Plowright and Dame Maggie Smith. All four have gone from being fledgling actresses in the 1950s to acting royalty. They’ve watched each other’s careers grow and bloom and have celebrated life’s ups and downs together.
We are invited to spend time with these acting legends as they talk about their lives and their professional experience across theatre, television and film.
THE LEISURE SEEKER
DVD No: DV 1258
STARRING HELEN MIRREN and Donald Sutherland, The Leisure Seeker is the nickname of the old camper van used by Ella and John Spencer for vacations with their children in the 1970s. On a summer morning the couple leave their now long grown-up and intrusive children astonished as they hop on board that dated vehicle and dash down Old Route One towards Key West for a new adventure.
The trip through an America they no longer recognise – between hilarious moments and others of pure terror – is their chance to retrace their married life, nourished by passion and devotion, but also by secret obsessions that abruptly resurface and break no surprising revelations right up to the very end.
DVD No: DS 364B
THIS LANDMARK ACCOUNT of the life of one of history’s greatest monarchs continues as the Queen faces the very modern challenges of balancing a growing family with her marriage to Prince Albert and her work as ruler of the most powerful nation on earth.
As Victoria’s reign continues into the 1840s there are constitutional crises and scandals at court, trips to France and Scotland, the devastating Irish Potato Famine and political machinations ending in tragedy.
As the saga unfolds over vital moments in history, the Queen and Prince Albert must meet each public challenge whilst confronting profound personal changes.
AGE BEFORE BEAUTY
DVD No: DS 438
DRAMA SET IN A FAILING family-run beauty salon in Manchester. It’s emotional, entertaining and packed with colourful, memorable characters, exploring a fascination with staying young, a fear of ageing, instant gratification and long-term relationships in an irresistible setting.
Family feuds and bitter rivalries, professional and personal, escalate as the series follows the lives and loves of this dysfunctional family, working together in the salon amongst the Botox, fillers and face-lifts, the staff are as high maintenance as the customers.
AND SO IT GOES
DVD No: DV 1257
STARRING MICHAEL DOUGLAS and Diane Keaton. There are a million reasons not to like Oren Little and that’s just the way he likes it. Willfully obnoxious to anyone who might cross his path, he wants nothing more than to sell one last house and retire in peace and quiet – until his estranged son suddenly drops off a granddaughter he never knew existed and turns his life upside down.
Clueless about how to care for a sweet, adorable nine-year-old, he pawns her off on his determined and lovable neighbour, Leah, and tries to resume his life uninterrupted. But little by little Oren stubbornly learns to open his heart – to his family, to Leah and to life itself. An uplifting comedy.