1) Bagdad cafe
1 videodisc (95 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
A mysterious German woman named Jasmin comes across a dilapidated motel and diner in the American desert. The diner's owner, Brenda, is initially taken aback by Jasmin's appearance and demeanor; but eventually the women find that there is a chemistry between them. Gradually, by using their unique individual skills, Jasmin and Brenda turn the once-fledgling diner into a thriving desert oasis.
1 videodisc (94 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Germany's Third Reich made 1,200 feature films. According to experts, some 100 of these were blatant Nazi propaganda. More than 40 of these films remain under lock and key. Director Felix interviews German film historians, archivists and filmgoers in an investigation of the power, and potential danger, of cinema when used for ideological purposes. Moeller shows how contentious these films remain, and how propaganda can retain its punch when presented...
Criterion collection volume 914
1 videodisc (84 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded insert (10 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm)
"Volker Schlöndorff transported Bertolt Brecht's 1918 debut play to contemporary West Germany for this vicious experiment in adaptation, seldom seen for nearly half a century. Oozing with brutish charisma, Rainer Werner Fassbinder embodies the eponymous anarchist poet, who feels that bourgeois society has rejected him and sets off on a schnapps-soaked rampage. Hewing faithfully to Brecht's text, Schlöndorff juxtaposes the theatricality of the prose...