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Titles in the PRPL DVD collection
The Book of Eli A man travels across a post-apocalyptic American protecting a sacred book that holds secrets to the survival of humans. (ISBN)
Call Number: DVD B
Publication Date: 2010 Rated R
Elysium by In the year 2154 two groups of people remain; the extremely wealthy who reside on an immaculate man-made space station named Elysium, and the rest, who occupy an overpopulated, destroyed Earth. Max decides to embark on a mission that could bring equality to the opposed worlds.
Call Number: DVD E
Publication Date: 2013
Gattaca In Gattaca, only the strong succeed and the strong are genetically pre-selected at birth. But when one man dares to defy the system, he gets caught in a web of lies, corruption and murder.
Call Number: DVD G
Publication Date: 1998 Rated PG-13
The Complete Metropolis In 2026, the rich rule over the poor, who live underground. One man tries to bridge the gap between the two classes. In July 2008 a complete copy of the film was discovered with an additional 25 minutes of lost footage that had not been seen since the film's premiere in 1927. After years of restoration the sci-fi epic was re-released in theaters in 2010 as The Complete Metropolis. (rev)
Call Number: DVD M
Publication Date: 1927 Not rated
The Matrix In an anti-utopian future, the "real" world as we know it is nothing more than a computer construct, created by an all-powerful artificial intelligence. A small group of humans has found a way out of the construct, and are now fighting for the future of the human race.
Call Number: DVD M
Publication Date: 1999 Rated R
V for Vendetta In a futuristic Britain where a totalitarian regime rules, a young woman is rescued from certain death by a masked vigilante calling himself "V," who launches a one-man crusade against government tyranny and oppression.
Call Number: DVD V
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THX 1138 by A scene of how life could be in the 25th century, when man has come to live underground in a computerized society. They have no identities, no hardships, and live controlled by drugs.
Publication Date: 1970
The Road Warrior Mel Gibson returns as burned-out adventurer Mad Max, helping a band of refugees across the post-nuclear desert and battling hordes of punkish marauders in a non-stop death race, in one of the most intense action films ever made.
Publication Date: 1982
DVD Titles Based on Books
Children of Men Set in 2027, scientists are at a loss to explain why humans can no longer procreate, but the discovery of a lone pregnant woman leads to a desperate journey to protect her and save the future of mankind. Based on the novel by P.D. James.
Call Number: DVD C
Publication Date: 2006 Rated R
A Clockwork Orange by Depicts a harrowing journey through a near-future world of decaying cities, murderous adolescents and nightmarish technologies of punishment and crime. Based on the book by Anthony Burgess.
Call Number: DVD C (VHS copy also--AMER CLASSICS)
Publication Date: 1971 Rated R
Fahrenheit 451 A fireman is in charge of burning books in a future where reading is a crime. Based on the book by Ray Bradbury.
Call Number: DVD F
Publication Date: 1966 Not rated
The Hunger Games In the post-apocalyptic nation of Panem, Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her sister's place in the televised event in which one boy and one girl from each of the twelve districts are chosen to fight to the death until one victor remains.
Call Number: DVD H
Publication Date: 2012
I Am Legend In Matheson's vampire classic I Am Legend, a plague has decimated the world, and transformed the unfortunate survivors into bloodthirsty creatures of the night. Robert Neville is the last living man on earth. Every other man, woman, and child has become a vampire, hungry for Neville's blood. By day, he is the hunter, stalking the sleeping undead through the abandoned ruins of civilization. By night, he barricades himself in his home and prays for the dawn. How long can one man survive in a world of vampires? This recording also includes a sampling of other horror stories by Richard Matheson, some comic, all scary: "Buried Talents," "The Near Departed," "Prey," "Witch War," "Dance of the Dead," "Dress of White Silk," "Mad House," "The Funeral," "From Shadowed Places," and "Person to Person."
Call Number: DVD I
Logan's Run by In the Year of the City 2274, humans live in a vast, bubbled metropolis, where computerized servo-mechanisms provide all needs so everyone can pursue endless hedonism. Endless, that is, until Lastday, when anyone who's 30 must submit to Carrousel, a soaring, spinning trip to eternity and supposed rebirth. The screen's first use of laser holography highlights this post-apocalyptic winner of a Special Achievement Academy Award for Visual Effects.* Michael York plays Logan 5, a Sandman authorized to terminate Runners fleeing Carrousel. Logan is almost 30. Catch him if you can.
Call Number: DVDs LOG
Publication Date: 1976
Lord of the Flies Adaptation of William Golding's novel about a group of English boys who are stranded on an uninhabited island when the plane that is evacuating them from a war-threatened England crashlands. Without adult control, the boys regress to savagery.
Call Number: DVD L Rated R (1963 Unrated version under Teen)
Publication Date: 1990
Soylent Green by A New York detective and his scholarly colleague in the resource-poor world of 2022 discover the true ingredients of the food substitute Soylent, while investigating a murder. Based on a novel by Harry Harrison.
Call Number: DVD S
Publication Date: 1973 Rated PG