Health DVDs | Collection Development


While Fitbits and smartphones have taken “home fitness” outdoors, the consumer health DVD market continues to yield high customer appeal. These 31 programs offer plenty of viewing advice.

Musical Marguerite, Malick’s New World, Caregiver Catharsis, Renais on the Holocaust | Fast Scans, September 15, 2016


Marguerite is no less funny for substituting tragicomedy for broad farce; Plá’s riveting drama–cum–social and political commentary should serve as a catharsis; Malick’s exquisitely shot amalgam of narrative storytelling; Night and Fog is not lacking for impact

LJ Media Reviews: October 1, 2016


The demand for Fire should encourage expedited acquisition; listeners who appreciate strong storytelling, family sagas, island settings, will relish Nunez’s Even in Paradise; fans of Gillian Anderson will Fall hard for this British detective series

Master Lear, Boyhood, Carrie, Pan’s Labyrinth, 19th-Century Italy | Trailers: What’s Coming on DVD/Blu-ray


Two decades of Boyhood; Be Somebody, anyone but a pop star; Bryan Cranston is The Infiltrator; Raymond Carver–style Short Cuts; Italy’s Tree of Wooden Clogs

LJ Media Reviews: September 15, 2016


Haddon’s story collection offers unexpected rewards; Dominion Creek, filmed in Ireland, is a unique addition to Western shelves

Coen Bros. Blood Simple, Cap America, Pelé, Valley of the Dolls | Trailers: What’s Coming on DVD/Blu-ray


All the Way, From Afar, Night Train to Munich

LJ Media Reviews: September 1, 2016


Danler’s debut will taste Sweetbitter in the mouths of lovers of New York Ciy; And then there were none? Not as long as Christie titles continue to be turned into film

LJ Media Reviews: August 1, 2016


We Love You, Charlie Freeman has much to say about race, teenage love, and family relationships; Deathgasm and Highway to Hell: Who knew horror could be so entertaining?

Domestic Drama, Ingrid Bergman, Woman in the Dunes, & More | Trailers: What’s New on DVD/Blu-ray, July 1, 2016


The Affair returns for a second season; Welles’s rendition of Dinesen’s The Immortal Story; Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words; 1960s Britain; Mother’s Day with Aniston and Roberts

Women’s Rights, Women’s Lives | Video Reviews, July 1, 2016


Women’s studies and civil rights scholars will find Reflections Unheard essential viewing; the Women of ’69 are a must-have