With an unprecedented production budget of $25 million, and from the makers of Blue Planet: Seas of Life, comes the epic story of life on Earth. Five years in production, over 2,000 days in the field, using 40 cameramen filming across 200 locations, shot entirely in high definition, this is the ultimate portrait of our planet. A stunning television experience that captures rare action, impossible locations and intimate moments with our planet's best-loved, wildest and most elusive creatures. From the highest mountains to the deepest rivers, this blockbuster series takes you on an unforgettable journey through the daily struggle for survival in Earth's most extreme habitats. Planet Earth takes you to places you have never seen before, to experience sights and sounds you may never experience anywhere else.
Brand: LIONS GATE HOME ENT.
John D. Rockefeller, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford and J.P. Morgan rose from obscurity and in the process built modern America. Their names hang on street signs, are etched into buildings and are a part of the fabric of history. These men created the American Dream and were the engine of capitalism as they transformed everything they touched in building the oil, rail, steel, shipping, automobile and finance industries. Their paths crossed repeatedly as they elected presidents, set economic policies and influenced major events of the 50 most formative years this country has ever known. From the Civil War to the Great Depression and World War I, they led the way.
John D. Rockefeller, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford and J.P. Morgan rose from obscurity and in the process built modern America. Their names hang on street signs, are etched into buildings and are a part of the fabric of history. These men created the American Dream and were the engine of capitalism as they transformed everything they touched in building the oil, rail, steel, shipping, automobile and finance industries. Their paths crossed repeatedly as they elected presidents, set economic policies and influenced major events of the 50 most formative years this country has ever known. From the Civil War to the Great Depression and World War I, they led the way. The Men Who Built America were quite a quintet. Cornelius Vanderbilt, who had already made a fortune in ships, saw which way the wind was blowing, invested in railroads, and became the richest man in America. John D. Rockefeller revolutionized the oil business, from refining to delivery, with Standard Oil. Andrew Carnegie was the first great steel magnate. J.P. Morgan controlled the electricity market, consolidated the steel industry after Carnegie, and was "the creator of modern finance," while Henry Ford constructed the automobile assembly line and made cars affordable to everyone. But these were not merely brilliant entrepreneurs, visionaries who had great ideas and the will and wherewithal to see them through to fruition, in the process helping America emerge from the ruins of the Civil War and become the greatest nation on Earth in just a few short decades. The way this History Channel production tells it, with its bluesy theme music, emphasis on dramatically re-created Big Moments, and generally overheated POV (a challenge from a competitor is nothing less than "a declaration of war"), Vanderbilt et al. were outlaws and rock stars, tough, macho men who strode the Earth like colossi, crushing lesser beings with their ingenuity, acumen, and very large piles of money. Indeed, although it has some typical documentary elements (like occasional use of file footage and photos), The Men Who Built America is really more of a docudrama; the characters are all portrayed by actors (none of them household names, except maybe in their own homes) mouthing scripted dialogue; and while there are a few historians, academics, and biographers on hand, most of the people who offer their modern-day insights are celebrity business figures like Donald Trump, Mark Cuban, Steve Wynn, Ted Turner, Charles Schwab, and Carly Fiorina. This is not a bad thing. The style takes some getting used to, but in the end, the eight-episode miniseries is both entertaining and enlightening, providing information about such events as the financial panic of 1873, how the refinement of oil into kerosene brought light into Americans' homes, the role played by Carnegie, Rockefeller, and Morgan in the election of President William McKinley in 1896, and the efforts of reformers like William Jennings Bryan and Th...
Jesus Christ Superstar - 40th Anniversary [Blu-ray]
Manufacturer: Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Brand: UNI DIST CORP. (MCA)
Jesus Christ Superstar, the bold interpretation of the hit rock opera and Broadway smash from Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, tells the story of Christâ€™s (Ted Neeley) final weeks told entirely in a series of dazzling songs, images and music. Nominated for the Best Music Adaptation Academy Award, producer-director Norman Jewison (Fiddler on the Roof ) creates a brilliant example of groundbreaking vision and unforgettable songs shot entirely on location in Israel.
Manufacturer: Mill Creek Entertainment
Brand: MILL CREEK
Liberty Rings!â€œLibertyâ€™s Kids is guiltyâ€¦of making learning fun!â€ â€“ dvdverdict.comTravel back in time to witness history in the making with Benjamin Franklinâ€™s teenage reporters as they confront the real and physical dangers of the American Revolution. Trapped in opposite sides of the war - James, an American colonist, and Sarah, a young English reporter - are forced to choose between friendship and allegiance to their countries. All while they try to look after mischievous Henri, a French boy whose comical escapades constantly lead to trouble. Journey through history and discover the high points of the American Revolution through this fun and animated educational adventure!Currently airs on CBSLibertyâ€™s Kids was nominated for the HumanitasÂ® PrizeFeaturing the voice of esteemed news reporter Walter Cronkite as Benjamin Franklin - Cronkite was nominated for two EmmyÂ® Awards in 2003 and 2004 for Outstanding Performer in an Animated ProgramGuest voices provided by award-winning film legends such as Annette Bening, Dustin Hoffman, Michael Douglas, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal, Ben Stiller and Liam Neeson.CONTENTS:THE BOSTON TEA PARTY THE INTOLERABLE ACTS UNITED WE STAND LIBERTY OR DEATH!MIDNIGHT RIDE THE SHOT HEARD â€™ROUND THE WORLD GREEN MOUNTAIN BOYS THE SECOND CONTINENTAL CONGRESS BUNKER HILL POSTMASTER GENERAL FRANKLIN WASHINGTON TAKES COMMAND COMMON SENSE THE FIRST FOURTH OF JULY NEW YORK, NEW YORK THE TURTLE ONE LIFE TO LOSE â€œCAPTAIN MOLLYâ€ AMERICAN CRISIS ACROSS THE DELAWARE AN AMERICAN IN PARIS SYBIL LUDINGTON LAFAYETTE ARRIVES THE HESSIANS ARE COMING VALLEY FORGE ALLIES AT LAST HONOR AND COMPROMISE THE NEW FRONTIER 1779NOT YET BEGUN TO FIGHT THE GREAT GALVEZ IN PRAISE OF BENBOSTONIANS BENEDICT ARNOLD CONFLICT IN THE SOUTH DEBORAH SAMSON â€” SOLDIER OF THE REVOLUTION JAMES ARMISTEAD YORKTOWN BORN FREE AND EQUAL 1781 â€“ 1783THE MAN WHO WOULDNâ€™T BE KING GOING HOME 1786â€œWE THE PEOPLEâ€
Manufacturer: BBC Home Entertainment
Brand: WARNER HOME VIDEO
The question on everyone's lips is finally answered as the hugely popular Sherlock returns in three brand new action-packed adventures. With the demise of Moriarty, Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch, Star Trek Into Darkness) finds himself locked in another mind battle with the powerful Charles Augustus Magnussen, who is holding the secrets of the world at his fingertips. Once again, the game is on for Sherlock and John (Martin Freeman, The Hobbit) in The Empty Hearse, The Sign of Three, and finally, His Last Vow.