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Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein -- V-Cass PN 1997 A223 1982 / 1949 83 min. b&w
Dracula plans to put Lou's brain in the Frankenstein Monster; werewolf Larry Talbot has his paws full trying to convince the boys they're in danger.

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.

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.)

Count Dracula (Louis Jourdan) – DV-Disc PN 1992.77 C6868 2007  /  1977  160 min.  color  Languages: English  Subtitles English
Classic horror film of a Transylvanian vampire working his evil spell on a perplexed group of Londoners.

The Fly (Vincent Price) -- V-Cass PN 1997 F5589 1991  /  1958  94 min.  color
The brother of a brilliant research scientist discovers how to transport matter through space.  But things take an astoundingly bizarre turn when the scientist's atoms intermingle with those of a common household fly, leaving him with the head of an insect while his own head is attached to the fly's body.

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?

Hour of the Wolf (Subtitled) -- V-Cass PN 1997 V363 1993  /  Swedish  1968  88 min.  b&w
A brooding artist, Johan, is haunted by darkness and the creatures of his imagination.  His wife accompanies him to a remote island where he hopes to escape his demons.  But the demons are within.  This film chronicles Johan's descent into total madness in a flow of surrealism, expressionism and full-blooded Gothic horror.

Horror Classics I – DV-Disc PN 1997 A1 H67 2003  /  1940-1963  62-84 min. ea.  b&w  Languages: English  (CONTENTS: The Wasp Woman  /  1959  84 min.  The Indestructible Man  /  1956  70 min.  The Ape  /  1940  62 min.  Dementia 13  /  1963  75 min.)

Horror Classics II – DV-Disc PN 1997 A1 H68 2003  /  1947-1977  70-84 min.  color  Languages: English (CONTENTS:  Silent Night, Bloody Night  /  1973  83 min.  Scared to Death  /  1947  70 min.  Good Against Evil  /  1977  78 min.  Kill, Baby…Kill  /  1966  84 min.)

Horror Classics III – DV-Disc PN 1997 A1 H69 2003 / 1971-1984  74-98 min.  color  Languages: English (CONTENTS: Night Train to Terror  /  1984  98 min.  SnowBeast  /  1977  96 min.  The Devil’s Nightmare  /  1971  88 min.  Moon of the Wolf  /  1972  74 min.)

  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.

I Walked with a Zombie -- V-Cass PN 1997 I26 1991  /  1943  68 min.  b&w
On the exotic island of St. Sebastian in the West Indies, there's something frighteningly wrong with Paul Holland's wife.  She can walk and breathe, but cannot speak or think.  At first, he believes she has fallen victim to a rare paralysis, and so brings in a nurse.  But the nurse realizes this is no ordinary illness and suspects a far more sinister truth.

I Was a Teenage Werewolf -- V-Cass PN 1997 I28 1991  /  1957  75 min.  b&w
Tony is a likable high-schooler prone to outbursts of violence.  A psychiatrist treats him for his aggression, but the treatment is worse than the problem.  Tony becomes a werewolf and begins a murderous spree.

The Little Shop of Horrors -- V-Cass PN 1997 L59 1980 / 1960 70 min. b&w
Black comedy about a young schnook who develops a bloodthirsty plant and is forced to kill in order to feed it.

The Man and the Snake & The Return (Ambrose Bierce)(THE SHORT STORY COLLECTION II) -- V-Cass PN 1997 M25676 1992  /  1972  60 min.  color
THE MAN AND THE SNAKE -- a natural fear for scaley, venomous creatures produces quite an unnatural end in Hitchcock fashion.

THE RETURN -- while in a desolate country house, another man seeks out his destiny with a ghost who cannot rest.

The Mummy -- V-Cass PN 1997 M85 1985 / 1932 72 min. b&w
Horror classic: an Egyptian mummy, accidentally revived after thousands of years, believes he has found the reincarnation of his lost love.

The Nightmare Before Christmas (animated/Tim Burton) -- V-Cass PN 1997.5 N53 1994  /  1993  76 min.  color

The tale of Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town.  Bored with the same old tricks and treats, he yearns for something more and soon stumbles upon the glorious magic of Christmas Town.  Jack decides to bring this joyful holiday back to Halloween Town.  But as his dream to fill Santa's shoes unravels, it's up to Sally, the rag doll who loves him, to put things back together.

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 Phantom of the Opera – DV-Disc PN 1997 P475 2003  /  1925 & 1929  168 min.  color tinted  Languages: Silent (Contains the restored and original versions)
A vengeful composer who lives in the catacombs of the Paris Opera, kidnaps a young woman as a new protege.

Psycho (THE ALFRED HITCHCOCK COLLECTION) – DV-Disc PN 1997 P79 2000  /  1960  109 min.  b&w  Languages: English, Spanish, French  Subtitles: English, Spanish
The story of a secretary who absconds with $40,000 and comes upon a lonely gothic house inhabited by a very strange young man and his sinister mother.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Johnny Depp) – DV-Disc PN 1997.2 S88 2008  /  2007  116 min.  color  Languages: English, Spanish  Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
A barber kills his customers and the woman downstairs bakes them into pies.

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.

The Wolf Man -- V-Cass PN 1997 W635 1991  /  1941  70 min.  b&w
Larry Talbot returns to his father's ancient castle in Wales.  One night, he escorts Jenny and her friend to a local carnival where they meet a mysterious gypsy fortune teller.  Soon, Jenny's fate is revealed when she is attacked by a vicious wolf.  Talbot clubs the wolf to death, but not before he is badly bitten and the curse of the werewolf is upon him.



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.

Conversations with God – DV-Disc PN 1997.2 C67 2007  /  2006  109 min.  color  Languages: English  Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Based on the autobiographical novel by Neale Donald Walsch.  Based on the true story of Neale Donald Walsch. When a tragic car accident left him paralyzed and homeless, he starts to question God. He is shocked when the questions are actually answered.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe – DV-Disc PN 1997.2 C48 2006  /  2005  135 min.  color  Languages: English, French, Spanish  Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Based on the book by C.S. Lewis.  Lucy Pevenise, along with her older brothers Edmund and Peter, and her older sister, Susan, are in London during the initial bombing raids of WW II. Like many families, their parents decide to send them to the country for safer keeping. Peter, the oldest, is told to watch over the children and make sure they stay safe. This simple request will test Peter's ability to protect his siblings, especially after Lucy discovers an amazing secret. The children decide to play hide-and-seek, and during the game Lucy discovers a mysterious wardrobe. She tucks herself inside and backs to the rear of the cabinet, there she discovers herself in an entirely different world.

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.

Father Christmas (The Snowman / Father Christmas)(animated) – DV-Disc PN 1997.5 S662 1998  /  1991  25 min.  color  Languages: English  Subtitles: English
Based on the book by Raymond Briggs.  In Father Christmas, the human and humorous side of Santa is displayed, as this grouchy Englishman tries to be a world traveler, finally returning with relief to his home duties.

Gone With the Wind — DV-Disc PN 1997 G588 1998 / 1939 233 min.  color  Languages: English Subtitles: English, French.
Based on the novel by Margaret Mitchell.  Set during the American Civil War, this story focuses on the lives and loves of Southerners during this period and the hardships they endured.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – DV-Disc PN 1997.2 H367 2006  /  2005  157 min.  color  Languages: English, Spanish  Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Based on the novel by J.K. Rowling.  Harry's fourth year at Hogwarts is marked by the Quidditch World Cup and the Triwizard Tournament, in which student representatives from three different wizarding schools compete in a series of increasingly challenging contests. However, Voldemort's Death Eaters are gaining strength and create the Dark Mark - giving evidence that the Dark Lord is ready to rise again.

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 N67 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 dissaprove 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 that her parents approve of.

The Old Curiosity Shop – DV-Disc PN 1997.2 O42 2005  /  2005  188 min.  color  Languages: English
Based on the novel by Charles Dickens.  In payment for a gambling debt, Little Nell and her grandfather are evicted from their curiosity shop by the evil Daniel Quilp and wander about the country looking for a new home.

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.

To Kill a Mockingbird – DV-Disc PN 1997 T592 2005  /  1962  130 min.  color  Languages: English, French  Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
Based on the novel by Harper Lee.  A Southern lawyer defends a black man accused of rape.

  The Wind in the Willows (MASTERPIECE THEATRE) – DV-Disc PR 4726 W55 2007  /  2006  90 min.  color  Languages: English  Subtitles: English
Based on the book by Kenneth Grahame.  A live-action version of the delightful story of the eccentric Mr. Toad and his pals, Ratty, Badger and Mole.



Affluenza – DV-Disc HF 5415.33 U6 A37 1997b  /  1997  56 min.  color  Languages: English  Subtitles: English
Uses personal stories, expert commentary and old film clips to illustrate the causes and consequences of consumerism in American society

Building Green – DV-Disc TH 6021 B84 2000 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 2000 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 2000 v.3  /  2007  125 min.  color  Languages: English (CONTENTS: Lighting, Water Systems, Landscaping, Interior Design, The Grand Finale)

Creating Communities that Work — V-Cass HC 79 E5 C72 1995 / 16 min.  color
Highlights sustainable development projects and ideas that incur less impact on the environment, such as solar energy in homes, landscaping, road design, and community and city planning.

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)
Examines the economies of being environmentally conscious in green building design.

Escape from Affluenza — V-Cass HF 5415.33 U6 E83 1998 / 1998 56 min.  color
Taking off where the documentary Affluenza ends, this television production shows ways individuals are combating consumerism and 'affluenza', including the voluntary simplicity movement. Hosted by Wanda Urbanska, co-author of Simple living

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.

More Fun, Less Stuff: The Challenges & Rewards of a New American Dream – V-Cass HC 110 C6 M64 2002  /  2002  30 min.  color
Discusses the hidden costs of overspending including more work, more stress, more debt, and many more environmental problems. Examines how some Americans are challenging the way their companies, organizations and families consume so they can improve the quality of life, protect the environment and promote social justice

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.

Radically Simple – DV-Disc GF 75 R33 2005  /  2005  35 min.  color  Languages: English
In Radically simple, we join engineer and author Jim Merkel as he presents his views on sustainable living in public presentations and workshops at his home. These meetings, which revolve around discussion on global economics and resource consumption, show Merkel leading by example. He demonstrates that a radically simple lifestyle-while at times intimidating-is not only possible but extremely satisfying.

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.

The Story of Stuff – DV-Disc GE 195 S74 2007  /  2007  20 min.  color  Languages: English
The goal in producing the film is to raise awareness about the often hidden impacts of production and consumption, to highlight the connections between a wide range of issues, and to spark discussion about both the systemic nature of the problem and effective strategies to address them

Sustainable Architecture – DV-Disc NA 2542.35 S88 2004  /  2004  38 min.  color  Languages: English
This video is an exploration of the elements of architectural design that work towards sustainability. There are sections on planning and design, basic building design, embodied energy and resources in buildings, heating, cooling and ventilation, lighting, and infrastructure.

To Market To Market To Buy a Fat Pig – DV-Disc HF 5472 U6 T6 2007  /  2007  60 min.  color  Languages: English  Subtitles: English
This program looks at the joys of talking to people who grow our food and the fresh opportunities that are found in markets everywhere.




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