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Cat People & The Curse of the Cat People – DV-Disc PN 1997 A1 C377 2005 / 1943-1944 73-70 min. b&w Languages: English Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Cat People: A woman fears that an ancient curse will be transform her into a panther if aroused to passion, anger, or jealousy.The Curse of the Cat People: A young girl creates an imaginary friend, based on a picture of her father's long-dead first wife.Not rated by the MPAA.

Stream: The Crime of Dr. Crespi (Edgar Allan Poe) / 62 min. b&w
This 1935 classic horror film is based on Edgar Allan Poe's short story "The Premature Burial." It tells of a brilliant and insane doctor who, jealous of a romantic rival, gives him a drug that induces a death-like state. The rival is then buried alive. Starring Erich Von Stroheim, Paul Guilfoyle, Dwight Frye, Geraldine Kay, and Harriet Russell. Directed by John H. Auer.

Dracula: The Legacy Collection – DV-Disc PN 1995.9 D64 D73 2004 / 1931-1945 71-104 min. ea. b&w Languages: English Subtitles: English, French, Spanish (1. Dracula / 1931 75 min. 2. Dracula – Spanish Version / 1931 104 min., Dracula's Daughter / 1936 71 min., Son of Dracula / 1943 80 min., House of Dracula / 1945 67min.)

Frankenstein (Boris Karloff)(CLASSIC MONSTER COLLECTION) – DV-Disc PN 1997 F73 2002 / 1931 71 min. b&w Languages: English, French Subtitles: English, French
A mad scientist creates a living being, accidentally using a criminal brain.

The Haunted History of Halloween – DV-Disc GT 4965 H38 2005 / 1997 50 min. color-b&w Languages: English
Join Harry Smith of CBS's The Early Show as he leads this 3,000-year expedition through the history of the characteristically pagan holiday of Halloween. Discover how the "trick-or-treat" custom originated during the harvest festivals in ancient Ireland when food and sweets were used to coax the dead into remaining in the spirit world. Learn how Christianity tried to co-opt the celebration by turning it into All Saints Day, but how the underlying-- and sometimes controversial-- dark elements of the holiday have survived.

Stream: Hauntings: Is It Real / 52 min. color
From the famous Amityville Horror case to a country and western bar, to an English castle, hauntings appear all around the world. But are they real? Join us in an intriguing investigation at the crossroads of science and the supernatural, with results that might leave you quaking in your boots. Do you believe in hauntings? Since time immemorial, people have believed in the dead returning from the grave to haunt the living. But "haunting" itself is not a technical term. It's a general description of a paranormal phenomenon usually recurring in one particular location. Hauntings can incorporate ghosts, poltergeists, demonic possession— and really anything else that gives you the heebie-jeebies. But are hauntings real?

Horror Hotel – DV-Disc PN 1997 H6712 2000z / 76 min. color Languages: English
Seventeenth-century witch burned at the stake maintains an inn to lure victims for blood sacrifice to the devil.

Night of the Living Dead – DV-Disc PN 1997 N57 2008 / 1968 96 min b&w Languages: English Subtitles: English, Spanish
The tense story of an apocalypse as radiation turns humans into flesh-eaters attacking other humans.

The Tomb of Ligeia / An Evening of Edgar Allen Poe – DV-Disc PS 2616 A31 2003 / 1965 135 min. color Languages: English
The tomb of Ligeia is the story of a dead wife who comes back as a ferocious cat on a deadly game of cat and mouse with her husband's new wife. An evening of Edgar Allan Poe features Vincent Price narrating four of Edgar Allan Poe's most horrifying classics.

Building Green – DV-Disc TH 6021 B84 2008 v.1 / 2007 100 min. color Languages: English (CONTENTS: Breaking Ground, The Foundation, Staw Bales)
Follow the step-by-step construction of Kevin's green dream home in Santa Barbara, with practical advice and expert guidance on a range of topics like straw bale construction, breathable paints, blue jean insulation and much more.

Building Green – DV-Disc TH 6021 B84 2008 v.2 / 2007 100 min. color Languages: English (CONTENTS: Doors and Windows, Exterior Finishes, Interior Finishes, Floors and Closets)

Building Green – DV-Disc TH 6021 B84 2008 v.3 / 2007 125 min. color Languages: English (CONTENTS: Lighting, Water Systems, Landscaping, Interior Design, The Grand Finale)

Design / e2: The Economics of Being Environmentally Conscious – DV-Disc NA 2542.36 D48 2006 / 2006 180 min. color Languages: English Subtitles: English (CONTENTS: The Green Apple, Green for All, Green Machine, Gray to Green, China: from Red to Green?, Deeper Shades of Green)

E2 / Design (Season Two) – DV-Disc NA 2542.35 E69 2007 / 2007 180 min. color Languages: English Subtitles: English (CONTENTS: The Drunk White Lotus School – Ladakh, Greening the Federal Government, Bogota: Building a Sustainable City, Affordable Green Housing, Adaptive Reuse in the Netherlands, Architecture 2030)
Six 30-minute chapters featuring the designers and drivers of change in the world of sustainable architecture. Each episode explores the potential of the built environment to help reverse our global climate crisis.

Stream: Living Lightly on the Sea: Annie Hill and Trevor Robertson / 60 min. color
This episode of The Green Interview features Annie Hill and Trevor Robertson, long distance cruising sailors who have demonstrated a remarkably small ecological footprint.

Moving Beyond the Automobile – DV-Disc HE 308 M68 2011 / 2011 39 min. color Languages : English
Ten-part compilation of documentaries on sustainable transportation policy and design alternatives to reduce urban automobile dependency, including the development of rapid transit systems and infrastructures that support bicyclists, pedestrians, and active community street life, while reducing space devoted to freeways, wide city streets, and parking. Intended as a guide for policy makers, advocacy organizations, teachers, students, and others.

No Impact Man – DV-Disc GE 196 N6 2009 / 2008 93 min. color Languages: English Subtitles: English
A documentary film profiling a married couple as they attempt to go an entire year without impacting the environment.

Stream: Regreening the Desert: One Man's Global Mission / 48 min. color
For more than 15 years, cameraman and ecologist John D. Liu has conducted a worldwide, one-man mission: inspire the global community to reclaim deserts and restore biodiversity. It all started in 1995 when Liu began filming on the Loess Plateau in China. He watched as the local population worked to transform an area nearly the same size as the Netherlands from a dry, exhausted wasteland into a massive green oasis. Since that time Liu has traveled all over the world to convince and inspire government leaders, policy-makers, farmers, and others with his films and his knowledge. This program accompanies Liu on his mission in Jordan, where the royal family has invited him to help stop their country's desertification. Scenes focusing on similar issues in Africa provide additional understanding of Liu's efforts and his vision that a greener future is possible worldwide.

Alice in Wonderland (The Masterpiece Edition)(Disney/Animated) – DV-Disc PN 1997.5 A43 2004 / 1951 75 min. color Languages: English, French, Spanish Subtitles: English
Based on the novel by Lewis Carroll. Alice is a bored schoolgirl who yearns for a more exciting life. Things get "curiouser and curiouser" after she follows the frantic White Rabbit down the rabbit hole and has a series of surreal misadventures in the madcap world of Wonderland, where "nothing's impossible." In Wonderland, Alice meets extraordinary characters such as Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Queen of Hearts and the Cheshire Cat.

Stream: Anna Karenina (Masterpiece Theatre) / 240 min.
Based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy. A woman risks everything to follow her heart.

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress – DV-Disc PN 1997.2 B34 2005 / 2005 111 min. color Languages: Chinese Subtitles: English
Based on the novel by Sijie Dai. Set in the early 1970s during the later stages of China's Cultural Revolution, two city-bred teenage best friends are sent to a backward mountainous region for Maoist re-education.

Stream: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court / 1952 50 min.
This adaptation of Mark Twain's classic tale Is the story of a modern-day Yankee names Hank Morgan who finds himself transported back to the medieval world of King Arthur. Morgan uses his wits and 19th-century know-how to find favor in Arthur's court.

The DaVinci Code – DV-Disc PN 1997.2 D3 2006 / 2006 149 min. color Languages: English, French, Spanish Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Based on the novel by Dan Brown. When respected American religious symbology expert Dr. Robert Langdon is summoned to the Louvre by French Captain Bezu Fache, he soon discovered that he is the number 1 suspect for the murder of a historian Langdon had been scheduled to meet with. Assisted by a French cryptographer and government agent named Sophie, Langdon is challenged to decipher a chain of cryptic codes and puzzles, all the while trying to stay ahead of Fache's lawmen in a chase through the Louvre, and out into the Parisian cityscape, and finally across the channel to England.

John Carter – DV-Disc PN 1997.2 J646 2012 / 2012 132 min. color Languages: English, French, Spanish Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Based on Edgar Rice Burroughs's classic novel, a war-weary former military captain is inexplicably transported to Mars and reluctantly becomes embroiled in an epic conflict. It's a world on the brink of collapse, and Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.

Live and Let Die – DV-Disc PN 1997 L5977 1999 / 1973 121 min. color Languages: English, French Subtitles: English, French
Based on the book by Ian Fleming. On this assignment, Bond arrives in the U.S. to match wits and fists with a gang of super villains who are about to engineer a mammoth Caribbean drug deal.

The Notebook – DV-Disc PN 1997.2 N674 2005 / 2004 124 min. color Languages: English Subtitles: English, Spanish
Based on the novel by Nichols Sparks. Allie Hamilton and Noah Calhoun meet one evening at a carnival. But they are separated by Allie's parents who disapprove of Noah's unwealthy family, and move Allie away. When Allie doesn't hear from Noah after several years, she meets and becomes engaged to a handsome young soldier named Lon. Allie, with her love still alive for Noah, stops by Noah's home to check on him. Seeing that their reunion has rekindled a passionate romance, Allie must now choose between true love and the match of which her parents approve.

The Pale Horse – DV-Disc PR 6005 H66 P28 2003 / 1996 101 min. color Languages: English
Based on the book by Agatha Christie. When writer Mark Easterbrook is accused of murdering a priest, the only clue to clearing himself is a mysterious list of names.

Skinwalkers (AMERICAN MYSTERY) – DV-Disc PS 3558 I45 S5 2002 / 2002 97 min. color Languages: English Subtitles: English
Based on the novel by Tony Hillerman. The Navajo Tribal Police investigate the murder of a medicine man. At the crime scene is a partially completed pictograph. One clue sends a chill through a young officer: the arrow used in the killing has a tip of human bone, a sign that a Navajo spirit - a "skinwalker" - is at work.



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