LJ Media | Review Alert, January 2018

Below is a list of Audio and Media titles to be reviewed in the January 2018 issue of Library Journal. These lists include pertinent publisher and bibliographic information for your convenience.

Starred reviews are indicated with **.

Publishers: Please remember to send us one finished copy of each book that is scheduled for review (i.e., all of the forthcoming titles listed below) if you initially submitted a galley or bound manuscript. Our reviewers are not paid, and we like to send a finished copy of the reviewed book as a thank you. Materials should be mailed to: Library Journal, 123 William Street, Suite 802, New York, NY 10038.

AUDIO

Fiction

Hauck, Rachel. The Writing Desk. 10 CDs. 11:38 hrs. Zondervan. Jul. 2017. ISBN 9780310350798. $24.99. F

Healy, Sarah. The Sisters Chase. 8 CDs. 9:29 hrs. Recorded Bks. Jun. 2017. ISBN . $34.95. digital download. F

Henry, Veronica. How To Find Love in a Bookshop. digital download. 9:48 hrs. Aug. 2017. Books on Tape. ISBN 9781524777036. $76. F

Keller, Sophie Chen. The Luster of Lost Things. 9 CDs. 10:19 hrs. Books on Tape. Aug. 2017. ISBN 9781524775773. $40. digital download. F

Machado, Carmen Maria. Her Body and Other Parties. 7 CDs. 8:45 hrs. HighBridge. Oct. 2017. ISBN 9781681686882. $29.99. digital download. F

Meloy, Maile. Do Not Become Alarmed. 8 CDs. 9 hrs. Books on Tape. Jun. 2017. ISBN 9781524777227. $40. digital download. F

Tallent, Gabriel. My Absolute Darling. 13 CDs. 15:48 hrs. Books on Tape. Aug. 2017. ISBN 9780525497929. $39. digital download. F

nonfiction

Danticat, Edwidge. Art of Death: Writing the Final Story. 4 CDs. 4:42 hrs. Recorded Bks. Jul. 2017. ISBN 9781501954078. $72.75. digital download. memoir

DeCurtis, Anthony. Lou Reed: A Life. digital download. 17 hrs. Hachette Audio. Oct. 2017. ISBN 9781478955344. $35. MUSIC

Gross, Edward & Mark A. Altman. Slayers & Vampires: The Complete Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Buffy & Angel. 15 CDs. 18:30 hrs. HighBridge. Sept. 2017. ISBN 9781681688718. $44.99. digital download. TV

**Hodgman, John. Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches. digital download. 5:24 hrs. Books on Tape. Oct. 2017. ISBN 9780525497707. $66.50. memoir

**Isaacson, Walter. Leonardo da Vinci. 14 CDs. 17:01 hrs. S. & S. Audio. Oct. 2017. ISBN 9781508241980. $49.99. digital download. biog

**Metaxas, Eric. Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World. 16 CDs. 20:39 hrs. Books on Tape. Oct. 2017. ISBN 9780525497547. $50. digital download. rel

Moghul, Harron. How To Be a Muslim: An American Story. 6 CD. 6:54 hrs. Recorded Bks. Oct. 2017. ISBN 9781520090504. $34.99. digital download. rel

Perry, Sarah. After the Eclipse: A Mother’s Murder, a Daughter’s Search. 11 CDs. 13:45 hrs. HighBridge. Oct. 2017. ISBN 9781681686738. $39.98. digital download. memoir

Rothstein, Richard. The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America. 7 CDs. 8:30 hrs. Recorded Bks. Oct. 2017. ISBN 9781501976766. $77.75. digital download. hist

**Spence, Annie. Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks. 5 CDs. 5:37 hrs. Dreamscape Media. Sept. 2017. ISBN 9781520087566. $40. 1 MP3-CD. memoir

Weir, Alison. Queens of the Conquest: England’s Medieval Queens. 16 CDs. 17:27 hrs. Recorded Bks. Sept. 2017. ISBN 9781470376390. $123.75. digital download. hist

VIDEO

FICTION

Boot the Pigeon: A Romantic Comedy. 96 min. Todd Slotten & Jen Poulin, dist. by Dreamscape Video, www.dreamscapeab.com. DVD UPC 818506021340. $24.99; public performance $199.99. F

Code of a Killer: Murder Is in the Blood. 140+ min. James Strong, dist. by Acorn, www.acorn.tv. 2017. DVD UPC 054961258598. $34.99. SDH subtitles. F

**The Collection. 3 discs. 480 min. Dearbhla Walsh & Dan Zeff, for Masterpiece c/o PBS, www.shoppbs.org. 2017. DVD UPC 841887034159. $49.99; Blu-ray UPC 841887034166. $59.99. F/TV

**Dreamgirls: Director’s Extended Edition. 140+ min. Michael Bennett & Bill Condon, dist. by Paramount Home Entertainment, www.paramount.com. 2017. DVD/Blu-ray combo UPC 032429283023. $16.99. Rated: PG-13. F/MUSIC

Sid & Nancy. 2 discs. 113+ min. Alex Cox, dist. by Criterion Collection, www.criterion.com. 2017. DVD ISBN 9781681433363. $29.95; 1-disc Blu-ray ISBN 9781681433356. $39.95. SDH subtitles. Rated: R. F/MUSIC

The Stopover (Voir du Pays). 102+ min. In French, Greek, & English w/English subtitles. Delphine & Muriel Coulin, dist. by First Run Features, www.firstrunfeatures.com. 2017. DVD UPC 720229917452. $24.95. F

ARTS & HUMANITIES

Cinema Novo. color & b/w. 90 min. In Portuguese w/English subtitles. Eryk Rocha, dist. by Icarus Films Home Video, homevideo.icarusfilms.com. 2017. DVD UPC 854565002135. $29.98. FILM

**Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story. 94+ min. Daniel Raim, dist. by Kino Lorber, www.kinolorber.com. 2017. DVD UPC 738329225483. $29.95; Blu-ray UPC 738329225490. $34.95. optional English subtitles. FILM

Ernie Kovacs: Take A Good Look; The Definitive Collection. 7 discs. b/w. 24 hrs. dist. by Shout! Factory, www.shoutfactory.com. 2017. DVD UPC 826663179385. $69.97. PERFORMING ARTS/TV

Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend. 25+ min. Sarah Knight, dist. by Media Education Fdn., www.mediaed.org. 2016. DVD ISBN 9781932869040. $34.50; acad. libs. $350. Public performance; SDH subtitles. SPORTS

SOCIAL SCIENCES

**Obit: Life on a Deadline. 96+ min. Vanessa Gould, dist. by Kino Lorber, www.kinolorber.com. 2017. DVD UPC 738329216993. $29.95; Blu-ray UPC 738329217006. $34.95. SDH subtitles. COMM

**Kansas vs Darwin: Whose Side Are You On? 62+ min. Jeff Tamblyn, dist. by Kino Lorber, www.kinolorber.com. 2017. DVD UPC 738329216917. $29.95. Closed-captioned. ED/SOC SCI

The Ride. 91 min. Stéphanie Gillard, dist. by Grasshopper Film, www.grasshopper.com. 2017. DVD $99.95; acad. libs. $375; streaming $650. Public performance. HIST

Remembering Yayayi. 89 min. w/English subtitles. Pip Deveson & others, dist. by Documentary Educational Resources, www.der.org. 2016. DVD $320. Public performance. INT AFFAIRS

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

The Search for General Tso. 73 min. Ian Cheney, dist. by Bullfrog Films, www.bullfrogfilms.com. 2017. DVD ISBN 9781941545898. $350 (Rental: $95). Public performance; SDH subtitles. COOKING

Silent River. 25 min. downloadable study guide. In Spanish w/English subtitles. Steve Fisher & Jason Jaacks, dist. by EPF Media, www.epfmedia.com. 2016. DVD ISBN 978930545885. $50; acad. libs. $150. Public performance. ENVIRONMENT

Celling Your Soul. 48 min. Joni Siani, dist. by Bullfrog Films, www.bullfrogfilms.com. 2017. DVD ISBN 9781941545850. $250 (Rental: $95). Public performance; SDH subtitles. TECH

FAST SCANS: TOP INDIE & FOREIGN PICKS

Glory. 101+ min. In Bulgarian w/English subtitles. Film Movement. 2017. DVD UPC 859686006208. $24.95. Closed-captioned.

Kedi. 79+ min. In Turkish w/English subtitles. Oscilloscope Labs. 2017. DVD UPC 857490005431. $34.99; Blu-ray UPC 857490005448. $39.99.

The Madness of King George. 111 min. Olive Films. 1994. DVD UPC 887090138413. $24.99; Blu-ray UPC 887090138512. $29.99. Rated: PG-13.

Rebecca. 2 discs. b/w. 130+ min. Criterion Collection. 1940. DVD ISBN 9781681433509. $29.95; Blu-ray ISBN 9781681433493. $39.95.

Ronin. 2 discs. 122+ min. Arrow Video c/o MVDvisual. 1998. DVD/Blu-ray UPC 760137035381. $39.99. Rated: R.

TRAILERS: WHAT’S COMING ON DVD/BLU-RAY

An Actor’s Revenge. 113+ min. In Japanese w/English subtitles. Kon Ichikawa, dist. by Criterion Collection. Feb. 2018. DVD ISBN 9781681434087. $29.95; Blu-ray ISBN 9781681434070. $39.95. DRAMA

Batman: Gotham by Gaslight. 72+ min. Sam Liu, dist. by Warner Home Video. Feb. 2018. UPC 883929583362. $19.98; Blu-ray UPC 883929583379. $23.74. Rated: R. SUPERHERO

The Hero. b/w. 117+ min. In Bengali w/English subtitles. Satyajit Ray, dist. by Criterion Collection. Feb. 2018. DVD ISBN 9781681434063. $29.95; Blu-ray ISBN 9781681434056. $39.95. DRAMA

Louis Malle’s Elevator to the Gallows. b/w. 92+ min. In French w/English subtitles. Louis Malle, dist. by Criterion Collection. Feb. 2018. DVD ISBN 97816814333981. $29.95; Blu-ray ISBN 9781681433974. $39.95. THRILLER

Night of the Living Dead. 3 discs. b/w. 96+ min. George A. Romero, dist. by Criterion Collection. Feb. 2018. DVD ISBN 9781681434025. $39.95; 2-disc Blu-ray ISBN 9781681434018. $39.95. HORROR

The Silence of the Lambs. 2 discs. 118+ min. Jonathan Demme, dist. by Criterion Collection. Feb. 2018. DVD ISBN 9781681434049. $29.95; Blu-ray ISBN 9781681434032. $39.95. THRILLER

Tom Jones. 2 discs. 249+ min. Tony Richardson, dist. by Criterion Collection. Feb. 2018. DVD ISBN 9781681434001. $29.95; Blu-ray ISBN 9781681433998. $39.95. SATIRE

Walking Out. 95+ min. Andrew J. & Alex Smith, dist. by IFC Films. Feb. 2018. DVD UPC 826663183344. $11.22; Blu-ray UPC 826663183351. $15.19. Rated: PG-13. DRAMA

 

 

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