New DVDs This Month

The full series of award winning TV; Tarantino’s Hollywood; and a provocative Australian dystopia.

House MD: The Complete Series created by David Shore

Shire of Dardanup Library Services now has the entire collection of the multi-award winning series, House MD. Every baffling case. Every brilliant diagnosis. Every brutal insult. They’re all here in all eight seasons of this compelling medical drama that critics proclaimed “one of the smartest and intellectually bravest shows on television”.

Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie) is devoid of anything resembling bedside manner and wouldn’t even talk to his patients if he could get away with it. Dealing with his own constant physical pain, he uses a cane that seems to punctuate his acerbic, brutally honest demeanor. While his behavior can border on antisocial, House is a brilliant diagnostician whose unconventional thinking and flawless instincts afford him widespread respect. An infectious disease specialist, House thrives on the challenge of solving medical puzzles in order to save lives. He has assembled an elite team of young experts to help him unravel these diagnostic mysteries: neurologist Dr. Eric Foreman (Omar Epps); immunologist Dr. Allison Cameron (Jennifer Morrison); and intensevist Dr. Robert Chase (Jesse Spencer). House has a good friend and confidant in oncology specialist Dr. James Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard), with whom he consults with on a regular basis.

Once Upon a Time … In Hollywood directed by Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino’s ninth feature film is a story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood and the summer of the Manson Family. The two lead characters are Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), former star of a western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt, in his academy award winning role). Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don’t recognise anymore. But Rick has a very famous next-door neighbour, Sharon Tate.

Cleverman created by Ryan Griffen

An ensemble cast led by Scottish actor Iain Glen (“Game of Thrones”) and Golden Globe nominee Frances O’Connor (“The Missing”) star in a futuristic drama with roots in Aboriginal mythology. Creatures known as Hairypeople, endowed with incredible strength, speed and longevity, seek refuge among humans who want to silence, exploit and ultimately destroy them. As unexplained murders terrify the populace, one chosen savior — the Cleverman — can ensure peace, but two estranged Indigenous brothers must put their differences aside before fear, hate and greed destroy civilization.

If you are interested in borrowing any of our titles, please visit us at Eaton Community Library and Dardanup Public Library. You can also place these items on hold by contacting us on phone or email.