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Philly Films: Filmed & Set in Our Fair City
DVD
Van Pelt Video Collection
Call No. DVD 008 141
Massive spaceships appear in Earth's skies and wonder turns to terror as the ships blast destructive beams of fire down on cities all over the planet. The world's only hope lies with a determined band of survivors.
DVD
Van Pelt Video Collection
Call No. DVD 005 419
The rich Duke Brothers wager on whether a born loser like Billy Ray Valentine, a hustler from the ghetto, can become as successful as Winthorpe, a wealthy investment executive, if put in the proper environment--and would a prig like Winthorpe turn to a life of crime if he were to lose it all.
Crumb (1994)
DVD
Van Pelt Video Collection
Call No. DVD 010 704
A journey through artistic genius and sexual obsession, Crumb is a wild ride through the mind of R. Crumb--creator of Zap Comix, Mr. Natural and Fritz the Cat.
DVD
Van Pelt Video Collection
Call No. DVD 016 669
Back to the future, part II: Marty visits 2015 to straighten out the future of the McFly family, but Biff Tannen steals the time machine, and a book that allows his young self to amass a gambling fortune, which has significant consequences to the present. To correct the problems, Marty and Doc must return to 1955 to retrieve the book. Back the future, ...
Beloved (1998)
DVD
Van Pelt Video Collection
Call No. DVD 012 639
After Paul D. finds his old slave friend Sethe in Ohio and moves in with her and her daughter Denver, a strange girl comes along by the name of "Beloved". Sethe & Denver take her in and then strange things start to happen.
Witness (1985)
VHS
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Call No. VHS PN1997 .W5825 1998
While traveling with his recently widowed mother Rachel Lapp, a young Amish boy, Samuel, witnesses the murder of an undercover cop in the Philadelphia train station men's room. Questioned by police detective John Book, Samuel identifies a cop as the murderer. Corrupt police pursue John who hides out with Samuel's family in Pennsylvania's Amish comm ...
Se7en (1995)
DVD
Van Pelt Video Collection | Annenberg Reserve
Call No. DVD 016 266
A psychological thriller about two detectives on the trail of a serial killer who chooses his victims according to the seven deadly sins.
DVD
Van Pelt Video Collection | Fine Arts Library Circulation Desk | Storage
Call No. DVD 002 956
Nathaniel Kahn documents the life and works of his father, Louis Kahn.
VHS
Storage
Call No. VHS F158.9.N4 B65 1986
Describes the confrontation between Philadelphia Police and members of the MOVE organization on Mother's Day, 1985, which left 11 men, women and children members of MOVE dead and 61 homes destroyed by fire. The events are situated in the history of Blacks in Philadelphia, the MOVE organization, and the Cobbs Creek neighborhood. All this is explored ...
DVD
Van Pelt Video Collection
Call No. DVD 005 595
After twelve years in prison, a convicted sex offender struggles to regain the life he lost, while grappling with the terrible prospect of his own reawakened demons.
DVD
Van Pelt Video Collection
Call No. DVD 009 021
"A ravishing romance about three wealthy New Yorkers caught in a tragic love triangle, the ironically-titled story chronicles the grandeur and hypocrisy of high society in the 1870's."--Container.
VHS
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Call No. VHS PN1997 .S539 2000
A noted child psychologist attempts to help a frightened 8-year-old boy who is experiencing terrifying visions of the dead.