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An audience of 38.9 million was recorded during its premiere in September 1990. It set a record for the highest rated PBS series broadcast, which stands today. Now fully restored to achieve the highest definition for optimal picture quality, the release coincides with the 25th anniversary of the original broadcast. The series has been honored with more than 40 major film and television awards, including two Emmy Awards, two Grammy Awards, Producer of the Year Award from the Producers Guild, People's Choice Award, Peabody Award, duPont-Columbia Award, D.W. Griffith Award and the Lincoln Prize, among dozens of others.
The original film version of Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's hit satire of the newspaper business comes newly mastered in HD from 35mm elements preserved by the Library of Congress, and packed with special features including a short documentary, audio commentary, and radio adaptations. Based on the hit 1928 Broadway play, and twice remade, this fast-paced farce was the prototype for the classic screwball comedies to follow.
200,000 years ago our ancestors took their first steps on the African savanna. Today, seven billion of us live across the planet. How did we beat the odds and spread from continent to continent? The series is a global detective story that traces the arrival of the first Homo sapiens on five continents.
Filmed on location at palaces and other places of historical significance - Anne Boleyn's childhood home at Hever Castle to the great buildings of Hampton Court, Lambeth Palace and The Tower of London - the documentary provides five historians' expert commentary on the reality of life under King Henry VIII interspersed with sumptuous dramatic reconstructions of key events that shaped the period.
The compilation includes, Into the Woods, Company, Sunday in the Park With George, Follies In Concert, Sweeney Todd, and Sondheim: The Birthday Concert. Directed by James Lapine, Lonny Price, Michael Houldey, and Terry Hughes, the various musicals star Bernadette Peters, Carol Burnett, Neil Patrick Harris, David Hyde Pierce, Jon Cryer, Stephen Colbert, Patti LuPone, Adolph Green, Anika Noni Rose, Audra McDonald, Barbara Bryne, Barbara Cook, Charles Kimbrough and more.
The latest masterwork from the acclaimed French New Wave filmmaker, Jean-Luc Godard, pushing the boundaries of what has previously been accomplished with the 3D format, taking his filmmaking into exciting new territory and demonstrating his limitless imagination for the medium's possibilities. Available in a two-disc Blu-ray set featuring both the 3D and 2D versions, and a single-disc DVD edition featuring the 2D version.
2015 Academy Award Nominee For Best Documentary Feature: During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, as the North Vietnamese Army closed in on Saigon, South Vietnamese resistance crumbled. City after city and village after village fell to the North while the few U.S. diplomats and military operatives still in the country contemplated withdrawal. With the clock ticking and the city under fire, American officers on the ground found themselves faced with a moral dilemma: whether to follow official policy and evacuate U.S. citizens and their dependents only, or to ignore orders and evacuate the men, women, and children they had come to value and love in their years in Vietnam.
The incredible story of how Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led the epic march from Selma to Montgomery to secure equal voting rights in an event that forever altered history. 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the legendary march. David Oyelowo is Dr. King and leads an outstanding ensemble cast including Oprah Winfrey, Tom Wilkinson, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Tim Roth, Common5, Giovanni Ribisi, Carmen Ejogo, and Lorraine Toussaint.
Jameson Locke, a legendary manhunter and agent with the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), and his team are investigating terrorist chatter on the distant colony world of Sedra, when they are caught in a horrific biological attack. Led by Locke, ONI agents are forced to coordinate with Randall Aiken, a local commander with a remarkable history and deep-rooted mistrust of ONI.
The passion for riding motorcycles is as strong as ever. Dana Brown directs this modern take on the original, capturing what it means to ride in the United States and abroad. The first feature film from Red Bull Media House shot entirely in 4K Ultra HD, the action and emotion are breathtaking: phenomenal athletes, revolutionary innovators, Hollywood stars and even visionaries who use motorcycles to save lives
Gracie (Annika Marks) knows hangovers. She's intimately acquainted with them. But this time, why did she wake up, half-dressed, on a Florida beach, 1100 miles from home? Suspicious and distrustful of everyone, including a cafe owner (Sharon Lawrence) with a troubled history of her own, Gracie prefers the relief of alcohol - which had always worked for her. However, when she's arrested for public drunkenness, Gracie is given a choice...
Film and theater luminaries, including Viola Davis, Charles Dutton, Laurence Fishburne, James Earl Jones, Suzan-Lori Parks and Phylicia Rashad, share their stories of the career- and life-changing experience of bringing August Wilson's rich theatrical voice to the stage. Wilson's sister Freda Ellis, his widow and costume designer Constanza Romero, as well as friends, colleagues and scholars trace Wilson's influences, creative evolution, triumphs, struggles and quest for cultural determinism before his untimely death from liver cancer.
For spring break this year, skip the boring ocean cruise and instead set sail with Joel, Mike and the bots on a madcap journey aboard the Satellite of Love! Box set filled with bonus features, including brand new episode introductions by Frank Conniff, new featurettes; as well as theatrical trailers and four exclusive Mini Posters by artist Steve Vance
The film, featuring Jackie Cooper and musicians like Benny Goodman and Harry James in their prime, has been digitally remastered. The romance between a young trumpeter and a New Orleans-born piano player serves as the narrative plot line. But the core of the film is its celebratory history of 'syncopated' music - jazz - tracing it from the turn-of-the-century sounds of ragtime, through Dixieland, the blues, Chicago jazz and the swing era.
The newly formed Justice League members Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman discover another super hero on the planet. Aquaman and the group must band together to prevent a war between the inhabitants of land and sea. Featurettes, sneak peaks and bonus cartoons add to the non-stop action.
This program is a compelling documentary that details the complexities and challenges of the ten-year, four-million-mile journey of the European Space Agency's (ESA) Spacecraft Rosetta as it chased down and landed on the Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in a history-making feat. The idea behind Rosetta's mission was breathtaking as was the daunting list of challenges that faced the ESA team in its planning and execution.
Elderly Nazi hunter Ezra Lieberman (Laurence Olivier) has made a life of seeking out the last remnants of the Third Reich. But when he investigates a lead about a mysterious plot to assassinate ninety-four seemingly unconnected men from around the world, he makes a terrifying discovery that has dire consequences for the fate of the human race. Cast also includes Gregory Peck, James Mason, Lilli Palmer & Steve Guttenberg.
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