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  1. The Library DVD Shelf

    Elsewhere DVD
    E1 Entertainment
    c/o Koch Vision
    141723203X, $24.98 www.kochvision.com

    Teens seeking suspense and many an adult viewer looking for something
    different will find the movie ELSEWHERE an avid show. Sarah and
    Jillian have been long-time best friends although very different.
    Sarah is shocked to find her friend has started meeting anonymous men
    over the internet in search of excitement - and when Jillian vanishes,
    she and her friend search for their missing friend and the reason why
    nobody in town seems to want her found. Deleted scenes, audio
    commentary with the film's director and producer, and a featurette
    enhance a gripping saga highly recommended for teen to adult viewers.

    On the Road with Charles Kuralt, set 1
    Acorn Media Group
    8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 620, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3403
    DVD, $39.99 www.acornmedia.com

    On the Road with Charles Kuralt is a three-DVD thinpack collection the
    wonderful, Emmy-winning series following Charles Kuralt down America's
    byways, in a quest for the oft-overlooked moments, aspects, and unique
    individuals. From horse traders to worm hunters, mailmen who carry a
    tune to sharecroppers who put their families through college, On the
    Road with Charles Kuralt reveals up close and personal portraits of
    salt-of-the-earth Americans with unique talents, aspirations, and
    dreams. A wonderful, family-friendly documentary collection, On the
    Road with Charles Kuralt is an excellent DVD gift set and also
    recommended for public library DVD shelves. 3 DVDs, 18 episodes, 378
    min.,4:3 full screen, subtitled.

    10 Minute Solution: Quick Sculpt Pilates
    Anchor Bay Entertainment
    2401 West Big Beaver road, Suite 200, Troy, MI 48084-3304
    $24.97 www.anchorbayentertainment.com

    10 Minute Solution: Quick Sculpt Pilates is an exercise kit consisting
    of an instructional DVD plus an inflatable toning ball with an easy-to-
    use inflation device. The DVD shows the viewer how to use the inflated
    toning ball in five simple Pilates workouts, each only ten minutes
    long, which can be easily mixed and matched to suit one's tastes. The
    five workouts are "Total Body Toner" which warms up the abdominals and
    focuses on a toned overall body; "Buns & Thigh Sculptor" which shows
    one how to use the ball to strengthen one's lower body without adding
    bulk; "Strength & Flexibility Pilates" which is a routine designed to
    help one become more limber; "Core Conditioning" which helps improve
    one's posture as well as strengthen the core; and "Standing Pilates
    Sculpt" which uses Pilates mat exercises in standing positions to
    improve both the upper and lower body. Hosted by ACE certified
    instructor Leigh Rogers, 10 Minute Solution: Quick Sculpt Pilates is a
    superb fitness and body toning choice time-strapped individuals! 56

    What On Earth? Inside the Crop Circle Mystery
    c/o Warwick Associates (publicity)
    18340 Sonoma Highway, Sonoma, CA 95476
    DVD, $24.95 www.warwickassociates.net

    For fifteen years, Suzanne Taylor has joined forces with a community
    of artists, scientists, philosophers, geometers, and farmers intrigued
    by the mysterious phenomenon of crop circles - elaborate patterns that
    turn up in farmers' field crops overnight. Could crop circles come
    from things other than humans? Or possibly even things not of the
    earthly world? What On Earth? takes viewers along for the
    investigative ride; bonus features include a deleted scene, a tribute
    to John Mack, a crop circle montage, and more. A most engaging
    addition to metaphysical studies DVD shelves! 81 minutes, not rated.

    Yoga for Weight Loss
    Anchor Bay Entertainment
    2401 West Big Beaver Road, Suite 200, Troy, MI 48084-3304
    $14.98 www.anchorbayentertainment.com

    Hosted by expert yoga instructor Ashley Turner (who also holds a
    Master's in Counseling Psychology), Yoga for Weight Loss is a
    beautiful instructional DVD that walks the viewer through vinyasa flow
    yoga sequences and strengthening poses ideal for toning and improving
    one's muscles. The vinyasa flows cause one's heart rate to increase
    and provide a solid workout, while the strengthening poses help build
    muscle tissue. A psychological dimension to the workout promotes
    relaxation and tapping into one's own power to create happiness from
    within. A gentle, wonderful, and easy-to-use resource, Yoga for Weight
    Loss is a choice supplementary pick for fitness DVD libraries. 53
    minutes. Also highly recommended specifically for expecting and new
    moms is "Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga" ($14.98, 69 minutes) hosted by
    Elena Brower.

    Best Bun & Leg Shapers
    Denise Austin
    c/o 411 Video Information
    PO Box 1223, Pebble Beach, CA 93953
    DVD, $14.98 www.411videoinfo.com

    Denise Austin hosts Best Bun & Leg Shapers, an exercise DVD broken
    into seven 5-10 minute workouts ideal for toning and firming one's
    backside. From "Hit the Spot: Pilates" to "Power Zone Ultimate
    Workout" to "Hit the Spot: Core" and much more, these short routines
    can be mixed and matched to suit the viewer's needs. Best Bun & Leg
    Shapers requires no expensive equipment, and is an excellent
    supplementary fitness tool. Highly recommended. 70 minutes, full

    Full Battle Rattle
    First Run Features
    630 Ninth Avenue, #1213, NY, NY 10036
    DVD, $24.95 www.firstrunfeatures.com

    Full Battle Rattle is an eye-opening DVD revealing how the modern
    American military trains its troops to fight new types of battles,
    against more difficult and challenging enemies. In the Mojave Desert
    of California, the U.S. Army has created an urban warfare simulation -
    backdrop of towns and villages modeled on those in the Middle East,
    with Iraqi-American residents playing their roles to the hilt. Full
    Battle Rattle follows an army battalion throughout the simulation as
    they seek to aid a village seemingly on the verge of civil war. The
    result is a vividly realistic war game, meant to hopefully prepare its
    participants for the real thing. A truly extraordinary feature,
    enhanced with bonus scenes, a photo gallery, a filmmaker Q&A, and
    more. 85 minutes.

    Tai Chi for Beginners with Grandmaster William C.C. Chen
    8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 650, Silver Spring, MD 20910
    DVD, $19.99 www.AcaciaLifestyle.com

    Tai Chi for Beginners with Grandmaster William C.C. Chen is a DVD
    introduction into the ancient Chinese art of Tai Chi, a martial art
    that can be practiced to reduce stress, strengthen the body and mind,
    and improve one's bodily well-being. Host William C. C. Chen, one of
    the most respected Tai Chi Grandmasters of his generation, leads the
    viewer through fundamental, low-impact routines. Special features
    include learning segments with continuous loop option; three different
    complete-form practices centering around basic, counting, and energy;
    Tai Chi tips; and audio options that include music only or music
    combined with descriptive instruction. An excellent starting resource
    for those new to Tai Chi, recommended for public library collections
    as well as private fitness DVD shelves. 67 minutes (plus 20 min.
    bonus), 16:9 widescreen.

    Monterey Media Inc.
    566 St. Charles Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360-3901
    www.montereymedia.com 1-800-424-2593
    9781569946640 $26.95, www.amazon.com

    Hurt is a terror-inducing movie about a newly widowed single mother
    Helen Coltrane (played by Melora Walters of "Big Love"), her teenage
    son (Jackson Rathbone of "Twilight") and daughter, seeking aid from
    her hermit-like, gun-toting brother-in-law. As they struggle to come
    to grips with the drastic changes in their life, they cross paths with
    a foster child who claims that Helen's late husband pledged to take
    her in. They do so... with dire consequences as one by one lies,
    illusions, and darkness unravel. A gripping and eerie saga to the very
    end, especially recommended for fans of tense psychological thrillers.
    97 minutes, rated R.


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