The staff is flexing their filmography muscles to find new ways to explore our fabulous DVD collection and make recommendations. The rules of our game were simple: ONE - only DVDs from Edwardsville; TWO - each selection must be based on something, anything from the previous DVD; and THREE - only 48 hours per choice (get that list moving!). The results are explained below. Links between selections are highlighted in purple.
(1) Alana T.: Dae Jang Geum Season 1 (2003). A South Korean mini-series based on the true story of the first woman to become both the head of the royal kitchens and the King's personal physician. The food is amazing! (2) Zach H.: Oldboy (2003), also South Korean, this movie follows Daesu, a man who is kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years. After his is released, he goes in search of his abductors. (3) Amanda E. Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003). Also released in 2003 and like Oldboy has a scene in which a man's tongue receives major damage. (4) Sara S.: Get Low (2009). Robert Duvall as an eccentric hermit who stages his own funeral. The movie is driven by the life story of Felix that has flash back and revelations of love, death and violence. (5) Gwen B.: Seven Days in Utopia (2011). The move stars Robert Duvall and Lucas Black who are in Get Low. Black plays a young golfer trying to find himself and runs into Duvall, the eccentric rancher. (6) Karen K.: The Ring (2002). Naomi Watts has seven days, but they are far from Utopian. After watching a strange video, she receives a phone message stating "seven days." She must solve a mystery to prevent dying at the end of those seven days. (7) Jacob V.: From the director of the The Ring, we bring you... Mousehunt (1997). Directing his first feature length film, Gregor Verginski relays a delightful tale about two goofy men who inherit an antique house with a rodent 'problem'. They'll soon find out that it may be more difficult to get rid of this stubborn mouse than they had bargained for! (8) Keegan G.: The Widow's Might (2009) is the first feature length film by the teenaged director John Moore. this family friendly movie is about standing up for the right thing. (9) Deanne H.: The Trip to Bountiful (1986). Widow Carrie Watts (Geraldine Page) is stuck in a small apartment with her wimpy son and shrewish daughter-in-law. This is the story of her escape to Bountiful, her girlhood home. Page won an Academy Award for her role.