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The art of self-defense / Bleeker Street presents an End Cue production ; produced by Cody Ryder, Andrew Kortschak, Stephanie Whonsetler, Walter Kortschak ; written and directed by Riley Stearns.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at New Castle Public Library.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lawrence County Federated Library System. (Show)

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0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
New Castle Public Library DVD COMEDY ART (Text) 31902005364450 NWCM DVD Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9786317928923
  • ISBN: 6317928924
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 2019.
Bonus materials: An important message from Sensei; cast and crew interviews.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Music, Heather McIntosh ; editor, Sarah Beth Shapiro ; director of photography, Michael Ragen.
Participant or Performer Note:
Jesse Eisenberg, Alessandro Nivola, Imogen Poots, Steve Terada, Phillip Andre Botello.
Summary, etc.:
After a roving motorcycle gang attacks him on the street, timid bookkeeper Casey joins a neighborhood karate studio to learn how to protect himself. Under the watchful eye of a charismatic instructor, Sensei, and hardcore brown belt Anna, Casey gains a newfound sense of confidence. But when he attends Sensei's mysterious night classes, he discovers a sinister world of brutality and hyper-masculinity, presenting a journey that places him squarely in the sights of his enigmatic new mentor.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA Rating: R; for violence, sexual content, graphic nudity and language.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; described video; Dolby digital 5.1 surround; DVS Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.
Language Note:
English dialogue; Spanish subtitles; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH); described video.
Subject: Karate > Training > Drama.
Karate teachers > Drama.
Masculinity > Drama.
Manipulative behavior > Drama.
Murder > Drama.
Genre: Comedy films.
Martial arts films.
Crime films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.
DVD-Video discs.

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