Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey Will Venture to Blu-ray and DVD on June 10th

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment presents a fantastic journey through the universe as Carl Sagan’s visionary series continues with "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey," arriving on Blu-ray and DVD June 10. Hosted by renowned astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson and executive produced by Ann Druyan, Seth MacFarlane, Mitchell Cannold and Brannon Braga, "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" features incredible bonus materials including a stunning five-part documentary on the making of this critically-acclaimed ground-breaking event. "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" is the spectacular follow-up to Carl Sagan’s award-winning series that explored the remarkable mysteries of the cosmos and our place within it. This thrilling, 13-part adventure transports viewers across the universe of space and time, bringing to life never-before-told stories of the heroic quest for knowledge and a deeper understanding of nature.

The Carol Burnett Show: Carol's Crack Ups Is Now Available on DVD!

In the Fall of 2013, StarVista Entertainment served up the gift of laughter with the first retail release of The Carol Burnett Show. Featuring episodes hand-picked by Carol herself and loaded with bonus programming, the 6-disc Carol's Favorites was an immediate hit with fans and critics alike. This was shortly followed by the uproarious collection This Time Together. Now, this April, get ready for the latest installment in the best-selling TV DVD franchise: The Carol Burnett Show: Carol's Crack Ups. Featuring 17 uncut episodes and a spectacular selection of specially-produced extras - many never before available in a wide retail release - the 6-DVD collection will be available for classic TV aficionados and comedy lovers on April 15th.

Hitler and the Nazis Comes to DVD on May 27th

Nearly four hours in length, the program offers an absorbing look at Adolf Hitler’s brutal rise to power, and features archived footage and interviews from eyewitnesses. Tracing his rise, first through politics and then through brutal force, to become the country’s most powerful leader, the film captures the ruthless dictator as he marches Germany into another war in a delusional quest for global domination. An in-depth look at the leader’s reign of terror, Hitler And The Nazis is a gripping look at some of history’s darkest days.

The Universe: Season 7 Will Expand Onto Blu-ray May 27th

The best-selling HISTORY series "The Universe": Season 7 – Ancient Mysteries Solved arrives on Blu-ray Disc and DVD May 27 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Continue to explore the most fascinating mysteries and hidden secrets in the Universe’s lifetime with this bestselling series. How were ancient builders, including those at Stonehenge, able to create structures around the world with one consistent unit of measurement - the "megalithic yard"- despite being oceans apart? This premium HISTORY miniseries event uses experts and CGI from "The Universe" to reveal the answer and demonstrate how our past is connected to the history of the universe.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Tim's Vermeer Arrives on Blu-ray June 10th

Tim Jenison, a Texas-based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in the art world: How did Dutch master Johannes Vermeer manage to paint so photo-realistically 150 years before the invention of photography? Spanning a decade, Jenison’s adventure takes him to Holland, on a pilgrimage to the North coast of Yorkshire to meet artist David Hockney, and eventually even to Buckingham Palace. The epic research project Jenison embarks on is as extraordinary as what he discovers. An official selection at the Telluride, Toronto International and New York Film Festivals, Tim's Vermeer is a compelling documentary that follows inventor Tim Jenison as he tries to reveal the tools and techniques used by Vermeer to create his life-like works of art 150 years before the invention of photography. Jenison’s wildly ambitious quest stretches across the globe and culminates with his attempt at recreating Vermeer’s masterpiece, “The Music Lesson.”

Weekend of a Champion Races to DVD on May 20th

A nearly forgotten film by Roman Polanski, made at the height of his fame, has resurfaced to thrill fans of the director as well as lovers of auto racing. Weekend of a Champion is Polanski's you-are-there look at racing great Jackie Stewart as he competes in the renowned Monaco Grand Prix. Oscar-winning filmmaker and racing fan Roman Polanski (The Pianist, Chinatown, Rosemary's Baby, Tess) spent a weekend with world champion Formula One driver Jackie Stewart as he attempted to win the Monaco Grand Prix, one of the premier events in the sport. Polanski was given intimate access to Stewart's world for three days, both on the track and off. The result was an extraordinarily rare glimpse into the life of a gifted athlete at the height of his powers.

The Pretty One Comes to DVD and Digital June 3rd

Laurel (Kazan) has always been the odd wallflower, choosing to live at home with her father, while her glamorous identical twin, Audrey (Kazan), possesses the confidence and appeal to succeed in the big city. When tragedy strikes and Laurel is mistaken for her twin sister, she makes the impulsive decision to assume her sister’s identity and become The Pretty One. As she eases into her new, independent existence, Laurel discovers that she’s capable of accomplishments she had never before had dreamed of: excelling in a career, maintaining friendships and even finding love. Zoe Kazan (Ruby Sparks), Jake Johnson (TV’s “New Girl”) and Ron Livingston (Drinking Buddies) star in this quirky, comedic drama about family ties and second chances.
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