This month you’ll find that a great selection of classic films have been added to Marketplace. These movies feature some of the best stars from Hollywood’s Golden Era: Elizabeth Taylor, John Wayne, Vivien Leigh, Barbara Stanwyck, Marlon Brando and more! In addition to the classics, you’ll also find some new holiday titles have been added. Get ready to be merry!
1984 | Echelon Studios – Drama
The 1956 adaptation of George Orwell’s novel about a totalitarian future society and one man’s struggle to rebel against it. Starring Michael Redgrave and Edmond O’Brien. eBook & audiobook also available.
Anna Karenina | Echelon Studios – Drama
At First Sight | Echelon Studios – Drama, Romance
A blind man has an operation to regain his sight at the urging of his girlfriend and must deal with the changes to his life. Starring Val Kilmer & Mira Sorvino.
The Christmas Candle | Cinedigm – Drama, Holidays
Based on the book by best-selling author, Max Lucado. Legend has it every twenty-five years an angel visits the village candlemaker and touches a single candle. Whoever lights the Christmas Candle will receive a miracle.** Features Britain’s Got Talent sensation Susan Boyle. eBook & audiobook also available.**
The Little Princess | Film Chest Media Group – Drama, Children’s video
Night of the Living Dead | Film Chest Media Group – Horror
George A. Romero’s time-honored film of undead terror. A must-watch for all zombie fans. OverDrive staff favorite.
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians | Film Chest Media Group – Sci-Fi, Holidays
Santa Claus is kidnapped by Martians because they have no one to give presents to their children on Mars. This film will appeal to kitsch-lovers. Featured on Mystery Science Theater 3000. OverDrive staff favorite.
Casper & Wendy’s Ghostly Adventures | Echelon Studios – Animated video, Children’s video
Everyone’s favorite ghost is back! Join Casper & Wendy in 10 ghoulishly fun animated adventures.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes | MPI Media Group – Drama, Mystery
Relive Holmes’ most famous cases with this highly-detailed television series.
Documentary & Instructional
20,000 Days on Earth | Cinedigm – Documentary, Music
An inventive, lyrical ode to creativity featuring musician and cultural icon Nick Cave. 2014 Sundance Film Festival Directing Award & Editing Award winner. 2014 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize nominee.
Bellydance Fitness for Beginners | Cerebellum Corporation – Instructional, Fitness & health
Join Veena & Neena Bidasha for a wonderful introduction to the extraordinary benefits of bellydance!
The Dog | Cinedigm – Documentary
A documentary portrait of the late John Wojtowicz, whose attempted robbery of a Brooklyn bank to finance his male lover’s sex-reassignment surgery was the real-life inspiration for the Oscar Nominated film Dog Day Afternoon.
Machine Gun Preacher Documentary | Vision Films – Documentary, Drama
Follows the raw story of a man who overcame a life of drugs and violence to become a rebel of hope, waging a 13 year war to free enslaved children.
Marina Abramovic:The Artist is Present | Music Box Films – Documentary, Art
A documentary that follows the Serbian performance artist as she prepares for a retrospective of her work at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. 2013 Peabody Award winner. 2012 Sundance Film Grand Jury Prize nominee.
*Please note that title availability may vary by geographic location and platform.
Michelle Ross is a Collection Development Analyst at OverDrive.