Two-Disc Special Edition of Bonnie and Clyde Arrives at Library
The 40th Anniversary Edition of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner is also among the newest items.
Each week, Shrewsbury Patch features new books, movies and music available through the Shrewsbury Public Library.
Here are a few of this week’s new items:
- Hot Coffee, from HBO. "An eye-opening documentary with jaw-dropping revelations, Hot Coffee exposes how corporations spent millions on a propaganda campaign to distort Americans' view of lawsuits forever changing the civil justice system."
- Bonnie and Clyde (Two-Disc Special Edition), from Warner Bros. "One of the landmark films of the 1960s, Bonnie and Clyde changed the course of American cinema."
- Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (40th Anniversary Edition), from Columbia Pictures. "Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn (who won the Academy Award® for Best Actress for her performance) are unforgettable as perplexed parents in this landmark 1967 movie about mixed marriage."
- Main Street, from Magnolia. "... a contemporary drama about several residents of a small Southern city whose lives are changed by the arrival of a stranger with a controversial plan to save their decaying hometown. In the midst of challenging times, each of the colorful citizens of this close-knit North Carolina community from its mayor to a local police officer to a once-wealthy tobacco heiress will search for ways to reinvent themselves, their relationships and the very heart of their neighborhood."
- On the Waterfront (Special Edition), from Columbia Pictures. "Marlon Brando gives one of the screen's most electrifying performances as Best Actor in this 1954 Academy Award® winner for Best Film. Ex-fighter Terry Malloy (Brando) could have been a contender but now toils for boss Johnny Friendly (Lee J. Cobb) on the gang-ridden waterfront. Terry is guilt-stricken however when he lures a rebellious worker to his death. But it takes the love of Edie Doyle (Eva Marie Saint) the dead man's sister to show Terry how low he has fallen."
- Pan's Labyrinth, from New Line Home Entertainment. "Set in post-civil war Spain, a young girl flees the home of her cruel step-father into an underground fantasy world where she encounters a strange creature and a terrifying battle between good and evil."
- Picture Bride, from Miramax. "Highly acclaimed by critics everywhere, this memorable story of passionate love is set amid the breathtaking scenery of a tropical paradise. With only a picture in hand, a beautiful young woman leaves behind all she knows for the far-off islands of Hawaii -- and an arranged marriage with a man she has never met. Though she initially regrets her decision, in time her new life on an island sugar plantation is filled with unexpected discovery and joy."
- A Train in Winter: An Extraordinary Story of Women, Friendship, and Resistance in Occupied France, by Caroline Moorehead. "In January 1943, 230 women of the French Resistance were sent to the death camps by the Nazis who had invaded and occupied their country. This is their story, told in full for the first time—a searing and unforgettable chronicle of terror, courage, defiance, survival, and the power of friendship."
- Son of Stone: A Stone Barrington Novel [Unabridged], by Stuart Woods. "Stone Barrington has returned to New York City after an eventful reunion with his former lover, Arrington Calder. But Barrington's plans for earning some extra cash from the law firm of Woodman & Weld go awry when Calder introduces him to the son he unknowingly fathered years before."
- The Race: An Isaac Bell Adventure, Book 4 [Unabridged], by Clive Cussler. "The year is 1910, and wealthy newspaper magnate Preston Whiteway has put up $50,000 for the first aviator to cross America in fewer than 50 days. Josephine Frost takes up the challenge and has more than enough moxie to claim the prize. But when her husband murders her lover, and then goes after her, Josephine will need the help of Detective Isaac Bell if she's to avoid the ultimate crash and burn."
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