Wrong Movie, or the Devil is in the Details

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You wanted this one, right?

Lately I’ve been getting a lot of requests for the movie Frozen, which is apparently a Disney animated picture with some princesses and an Oscar-winning song and stuff. And that’s great! When people request things, that makes librarians feel needed. So thank you.

Unfortunately, Disney’s Frozen won’t be out on DVD until March 18th, so our customers have been accidentally requesting some less age-appropriate titles.

Frozen

No princesses here.

Frozen, 1996: A young performance artist decides to make his own suicide his last work of art. On the longest day of the year, he melts a huge block of ice with his own body heat and dies of hypothermia. He calls this act of defiance an “ice burial.”

Frozen, 2010: A typical day on the slopes turns into a chilling nightmare for three snowboarders when they get stranded on the chairlift before their last run. As the ski patrol switches off the lights, they realize with growing panic that they’ve been left behind, dangling high off the ground with no way down.

Frozen

That doesn’t look very heartwarming.

The Frozen, 2012: Emma and her boyfriend Mike take an ill-advised winter camping trip and are left to fight for their lives after a snowmobile accident leaves them stranded deep in the mountains. What begins as a struggle for survival against the harsh elements quickly turns into something far more chilling when the couple begins to glimpse a mysterious man who appears to be tracking them through the forest.

This isn’t the first time I’ve seen customers confuse titles, though. Many years ago I received a complaint from a person who ordered Air Force One and received a lovely National Geographic special instead of an action-packed Harrison Ford romp.

The Same River Twice

I just wanted to use this picture on the library blog.

And apparently there’s a movie called Same River Twice (recommended by the Dove foundation) that is absolutely nothing like The Same River Twice (which features naked hippies). Oops.

So remember, before you place that hold – please check the publication date and read the summary first. Or you may end up confusing the heck out of your children.

- Amy

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7 responses to “Wrong Movie, or the Devil is in the Details

  1. I don’t think I’ve seen any other titles of “Red Cliff” (Best Movie EVER, “In the whole World” subset), but this post has made me want to Google just to be sure…

    Okay… there aren’t any others. *whew*

    • There are a couple of different editions in our library, which gets confusing!

      - Amy

      • Technically, the International (longest) version is the only one that really counts. The US (theatrical) version leaves too many things out to tell the complete story. After you’ve seen the first, the second doesn’t even make proper sense.

        You know, should you ever have to choose which one to watch. ;)

  2. I had something like this happen to me last week. It’s was quite a stressful event, given the sensitive material we work with, and we’re definitely looking into making some changes in authority control because of it.

  3. Pingback: Authority Control: It’s Important | Mundanely Arcane

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