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Professor Henry Louis Gates, the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University and director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, continues his journey into the past to illuminate the familial histories of 29 of today's most recognizable names in sports, music, film, television, theatre, and literature. Each episode takes viewers on a journey through layers of ancestral history, uncovering familial secrets and sharing life-altering discoveries that ultimately reveal an intimate bond that links each individual's story together.
Prize-winning author of 15 books and Emmy Award-winner Simon Schama brings to life Jewish history and experience in a new five-part documentary series. The five-hour series follows Schama - who has written and presented 50 documentaries on art, literature and history and is a contributing editor of the Financial Times, as he travels from Russia and the Ukraine to Egypt, Israel and Spain, exploring the imprint that Jewish culture has made on the world and the drama of suffering, resilience and rebirth that has gone with it.
A must-own collection featuring five of the author's most beloved animated classics, which are available together on Blu-ray(TM) and DVD in deluxe editions for the first time. Set for release on February 19, 2013, this compilation will include such all-time-favorite TV specials as The Lorax, Green Eggs and Ham and Other Stories, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, The Cat in the Hat and Horton Hears a Who! along with loads of original enhanced content.
Bryan Callen presents a comedic lesson to the world through his testosterone-colored glasses, he teaches us how to become the man he always wanted to be while holding forth on such topics as watch ostriches, cattle wrangling, butter baths, how to look superbad while riding a horse and more!
Catch up with actors Taylor Kitsch and Lynn Collins, as well as the film's director Andrew Stanton, to bring you the low-down on the jaw-dropping, action-packed adventure and read an interview with Willem Dafoe, who plays a 9-foot tall alien called Tars Tarkas.
Follow the young Johann Wolfgang Goethe (Alexander Fehling) in 1772 as he struggles in his budding career as a lawyer even as he yearns to be a poet. After failing his law exams, he is sent by his father (Henry Huebchen) to the sleepy town of Wetzlar to toil as a law clerk and mend his ways. Soon after arriving, Johann meets the boisterous, crimson-tressed Lotte Buff (Miriam Stein), and the two fall in love. But their road to romance is filled with obstacles--employers to be obeyed, fathers to be heeded and duels to be contemplated--and hearts are destined to be broken. Such are the affairs of the heart and head that inspire a young poet--a poet who will soon go on to pen one his most vital and influential works.
Newly re-mastered in high definition from the original film print, this is the award-winning biography film of Jack Kerouac directed by John Antonelli. This film received honors at the Sundance, Montreal, Edinburgh and San Francisco International Film Festivals. Jack Kerouac's writings, including his extraordinary novel On The Road, took American literature to new levels of creativity and in the process, inspired unprecedented social and cultural change.
In the spirit of A&E's acclaimed literary adaptations, like Pride & Prejudice and Emma, which have sold over 2.5 million units comes this 2 disc collection featuring two of the beloved author's most enduring works: Tess Of The D'urbervilles and The Mayor Of Casterbridge. Featuring gorgeous on-location filming and renowned international casts, including Ciaran Hinds, James Purefoy and Justine Waddell (, both of these epic adaptations offer sweeping romance and drama on a grand scale.
On July 18, 1996, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by its Music Director Maestro Zubin Mehta, gave it's first-ever performance of Richard Strauss's tone poem Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche Op. 28. As one of the world's foremost interpreters of the great symphonic literature, excelling in the Romantic works of Bruckner, Mahler and Richard Strauss in particular, Mehta has conducted this enormously popular masterpiece on countless occasions, but it was the first time ever that he had rehearsed it from scratch.
Milestone announces the MILESTONE-ON-DEMAND video line. In an effort to create greater access to its extensive Milestone collection, high quality masters and replication will be used in the coming months to release some of our most long-sought-after titles. Silent films, documentaries, foreign films and classic comedy shorts will all be featured in the coming months.
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Criterion goes whole hog for this landmark two-hander.
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