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An Apology to Elephants® on DVD!

Monday, September 30th, 2013

An Apology to Elephants DVD

 

Elephants are among the Earth’s most majestic and intelligent creatures – but for hundreds of years, they have suffered under the hands of humans. We have poached them for their tusks, chained them up in captivity, and destroyed their natural habitats. Narrated and executive produced by Oscar® nominated actress Lily Tomlin and directed and produced by Emmy® winner Amy Schatz, An Apology to Elephants is an HBO® family documentary that illustrates how elephants live in the wild – from their matriarchal structure to their truly impressive memories – and examines the problems and issues that arise when they are brought to live in captivity in zoos and circuses. This film traces our long history with elephants and features beautiful nature footage, juxtaposed with disturbing behind-the-scenes video of the cruel ways that circuses break down elephants’ spirits in order to get them to perform. The film also shows how people have been striving to spread awareness and improve the conditions for the scores of elephants still living in North America.

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Fall to Grace™ DVD Available Today!

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Fall To Grace DVD

 

For Jim McGreevey, August 12, 2004 was, in his words, “a train wreck.” That was the day the New Jersey governor, after his affair with a man was exposed in the media, famously announced his resignation and declared himself “a gay American” on live TV. After his political downfall and the ugly divorce that followed, McGreevey found himself stripped of the trappings of his former life, and at an existential crossroads. In Act One of his life, as he calls it, he married twice, fathered two daughters, and reveled in the power and perks of political office. Fall to Grace® chronicles Act Two, in which an older, grayer McGreevey is living a simpler life, and is in the midst of a spiritual quest that has led him to a deeply rewarding place. For Alexandra Pelosi’s camera, McGreevey opens up about how the political limelight fed his ego and addiction to adoration – an addiction that ultimately “brought no more permanent happiness than heroin provides a junkie,” he says from a large suburban home he shares with his partner and several dogs. People with this need, continues McGreevey, are often drawn to politics, Hollywood or the ministry, which is now where he aspires to be.

 

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Behind the Candelabra™ DVD and Blu-ray Ships Today!

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Behind The Candelabra DVD

 

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Steven Soderbergh and executive produced by Jerry Weintraub, this drama recreates the glittering private world of Liberace (Michael Douglas), the flamboyant, phenomenally successful entertainer whose extravagant costumes and elaborate stage shows made him the most bankable entertainer of his time. The story focuses on Liberace’s tempestuous relationship with Scott Thorson (Matt Damon) during a time when Liberace was at the peak of his popularity but remained closeted as a homosexual. Featuring a pair of electrifying performances by Douglas and Damon, Behind the Candelabra® captures the essence of Liberace’s appeal while reminding viewers how different attitudes were at the time. Order today on DVD or Blu-ray with Digital copy.

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Pre-order Manhunt™ on DVD

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Manhunt DVD

 

The May 1, 2011 raid on Abbottabad, Pakistan that culminated in the killing of Osama bin Laden took 40 minutes. The CIA’s hunt for bin Laden took two decades. An official selection of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival®, Manhunt® tells the remarkable true story of the nearly 20-year pursuit of the world’s most notorious terrorist. Directed by Emmy®-nominee Greg Barker, the film features testimony and recollections – some shared for the first time – from top CIA officers, many of them women, who labored to eliminate bin Laden’s terrorist organization and eventually the man himself. Based on the book “Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden – from 9/11 to Abbottabad” by Peter Bergen, this documentary feature is a real-life spy thriller that reveals behind-the-scenes accounts from CIA analysts, targeters and operatives, who testify to the disagreements, frustrations, tragedies and triumphs that make up this fascinating yet painful chapter in American military and political history. How the pieces of this ever-changing puzzle come together – of Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda, and their violent determination to strike the United States – is the backbone of the story.

 

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Order A Copy of Mary and Martha™ on DVD!

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Mary and Martha DVD

 

From director Phillip Noyce (Dead Calm®, Patriot Games®) and writer Richard Curtis (Four Weddings and a Funeral®, War Horse®), this uplifting HBO® Films drama focuses on two very different women – an upscale American interior designer named Mary (Hilary Swank) and a middle-class Englishwoman named Martha (Brenda Blethyn) – who form an unlikely bond following the losses of their only children from malaria contracted in Africa. Battling their lingering grief and the strains on their marriages, the two work together to raise awareness of malaria, a preventable and treatable disease, while recovering their sense of purpose. The film offers an inspiring template for overcoming loss, while showing how ordinary people can make a difference in influencing social policy and affecting positive change.

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Phil Spector™ DVD Now Available!

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Phil Spector DVD

 

Academy Award® winners Al Pacino and Helen Mirren star in a new HBO® Films production written and directed by Pulitzer Prize®-winning and Oscar®-nominated playwright David Mamet. Phil Spector® is Mamet’s exploration of the client-attorney relationship between legendary music producer Phil Spector (Pacino) and defense attorney Linda Kenney Baden (Mirren), who represented Spector during his first trial for murder. The film is executive produced by Academy Award® winner Barry Levinson and David Mamet and produced by Emmy® winner Michael Hausman. An HBO Films presentation of a Levinson/Fontana Production, the film also stars Emmy® nominee Jeffrey Tambor and Golden Globe® nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor. In the hands of celebrated playwright, screenwriter, author, director and producer David Mamet, Phil Spector is a mythological story, and he approaches it as a mythological story, rather than as a news story. Mamet begins his film with the card, “This is a work of fiction. It’s not ‘based on a true story.’ It is a drama inspired by actual persons in a trial, but it is neither an attempt to depict the actual persons, nor to comment upon the trial or its outcome.”

 

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Parade’s End® Now Available on DVD and Blu-ray with Digital Copy!

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Parade's End Blu-ray with Digital Copy

 

Set over a tumultuous ten-year period 100 years ago, this five-hour miniseries tells the story of an honorable Englishman coping with his growing disillusion at the end of one privileged era and the beginning of a new, egalitarian one. As the comfortable certainties of Edwardian England begin to give way to the chaos and destruction of WWI,aristocrat Christopher Tietjens (Benedict Cumberbatch) puts principles first by marrying Sylvia (Rebecca Hall), a pretty, manipulative socialite who gives birth to a child who may not be his. While enduring his new wife’s whims and overt indiscretions, Christopher finds himself inexorably drawn to a young suffragette, Valentine Wannop (Adelaide Clemens), but refuses to give in to their mutual passion or end his marriage with Sylvia.  Own the miniseries on DVD or Blu-ray with a Digital Copy!

Parade's End DVD

 

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Treme™: The Complete Third Season on DVD and Blu-ray!

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Treme: The Complete Third Season Blu-ray

 

New Orleans, 25 months later. Crime and corruption are up, culture is being trampled, and the people who matter – the workers, families and dreamers who still live here – have had enough. HBO’s® drama series Treme® revisits the musicians, chefs, Mardi Gras Indians, and other familiar New Orleans characters who continue to rebuild their lives, their homes and their culture in the aftermath of the 2005 hurricane that caused the near-death of an American city. In Season 3, which takes place from Fall 2007-Spring 2008, rampant crime and government ineptitude continue to cripple the city’s recovery, with outside profiteers looking to cash in on short-term gains. The series’ focus is still on ordinary people, but they no longer accept their lack of influence on the institutions that have controlled the city. Diminished by grief and loss, but fed up with incompetence and graft among police and city officials, the characters in Treme begin to make inroads in demanding that their music, art and well-being be protected. Through a murder prosecution that unites several players, Treme will also explore the city’s handling of justice, schools and politics, while charting the inspiring, grassroots efforts to preserve the individuality of this most iconic of American cities.  Special Features include The Music of Treme and an Invitation to the Set.  Catch up on Season 3 episodes prior to Season 4 premiere on Sunday, December 1st.

Treme: The Complete Third Season DVD

 

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Clear History™ DVD and Blu-ray with Digital Copy for Pre-Order!

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Clear History Blu-ray with Digital Copy

 

Written by and starring HBO® favorite Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm®, Seinfeld®) and directed by Greg Mottola (Superbad®), Clear History® is a new HBO Films comedy about a man who lost out on millions – over the name of a car.  Ten years ago, Nathan Flomm (Larry David) had a successful career as the head of marketing for a start-up electric car company, but a disagreement with his boss Will Haney (Jon Hamm) led Nathan to walk away and sell back his shares of the company’s stock.  Soon after, the company became one of the most successful companies in the world, leaving Nathan reeling over the 10% he gave up that would’ve been worth millions.  The resulting public humiliation sent Nathan fleeing for exile.  A decade later, Nathan lives a simple life on Martha’s Vineyard and goes by the alias “Rolly DeVore.”  But when Will shows up, Nathan/Rolly vows to drive his nemesis off the island before his true identity is uncovered. 

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Catch Up on Boardwalk Empire® with Season 3 Now Available on DVD!

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Third Season Blu-ray with HBO Select

 

One of HBO®’s signature shows, this one-hour drama series chronicles the life and times of Enoch “Nucky” Thompson (Golden Globe® winner Steve Buscemi), Atlantic City’s undisputed czar at a time when Prohibition proved to be a major catalyst in the rise of organized crime in America. Picking up 16 months after Season 2 ended, Season 3 begins on New Year’s Eve 1922-23. The Roaring ‘20s are about to start; though the economy is booming, alcohol has become scarce, competition is fierce, and gangster violence is heating up. Amidst this backdrop, Nucky, whose marriage to Margaret (Kelly Macdonald) has become a sham after she signed away his highway windfall to the church, faces new competition in the person of Gyp Rosetti (new cast member Bobby Cannavale), who builds a new strategic bulkhead between New York and Atlantic City in an effort to siphon off Nucky’s alcohol business. The conflict brings out the best and worst in Nucky, who proves his brutal mettle in a series of violent encounters. New and familiar faces also undergo compelling metamorphoses as the 12 new episodes.

Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Third Season DVD

 

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