Manufacturer: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) challenges the system and defies conventional wisdom when his is forced to rebuild his small-market team on a limited budget. Despite opposition from the old guard, the media, fans and their own field manager (Philip Seymour Hoffman), Beane - with the help of a young, number-crunching, Yale-educated economist (Jonah Hill) - develops a roster of misfitsâ€¦and along the way, forever changes the way the game is played.
Manufacturer: Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Brand: Universal Studios
â€œIf you build it, he will come.â€ With these words, Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) is inspired by a voice he can't ignore to pursue a dream he can hardly believe. Supported by his wife Annie (Amy Madigan), Ray begins the quest by turning his ordinary cornfield into a place where dreams can come true. Along the way he meets reclusive activist Terence Mann (James Earl Jones), the mysterious â€œDocâ€ Graham (Burt Lancaster) and even the legendary â€œShoeless Joeâ€ Jackson (Ray Liotta). A heartwarming experience that has moved critics and audiences like no other film of this generation, Field of Dreams is a glowing tribute to all who dare to dream.
Manufacturer: HBO Studios
Brand: HBO HOME VIDEO
Eastbound & Down follows deluded, burned-out, former major-league pitcher named Kenny Powers, who after fleeing his hometown in North Carolina spent a soul-searching Season 2 in Mexico as â€œLa Flama Blancaâ€ â€“ and ended up returning to the States a changed man. Or is he? Picking up a year after Season 2 ends, the still-audacious Kenny brings his â€œf*#ked up behaviorâ€ to Myrtle Beach, SC â€“ a tourist destination filled with fireworks stores, mini-golf and underage boozing â€“ and somehow resurrects his baseball career as the closer for the minor-league Myrtle Beach Mermen. Even as he postures himself as the King of Myrtle Beach, Kenny struggles to come to terms with growing older, both in his personal life, and professionally with the arrival of up-and-comers (including a Russian pitcher) who challenge him in the league. Along the way, he befriends a veteran catcher named Shane (Jason Sudeikis of Saturday Night Live), a kindred spirit who ends up teaching Kenny a cautionary lesson about overindulgence. In the third season of HBO's Eastbound & Down, Kenny Powers (writer-producer Danny McBride) returns to the States to play minor-league ball in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where he hopes to reunite with April (Katy Mixon, Mike & Molly), but after a night of debauchery, she disappears, leaving him with their 1-year-old son, Toby. After failing to pawn the kid off on his brother, Dustin (John Hawkes), Kenny gives fatherhood a try, which includes throwing Toby in a backpack with lettuce and improvising a diaper out of a tablecloth and duct tape. Suffice to say: his comeback isn't going quite the way he intended. Fortunately, Kenny convinces Stevie (Steve Little) and Maria (Elizabeth De Razzo) to help him out, while he gallivants with his boorish team buddy, Shane (SNL's Jason Sudeikis with demonic beard). Unfortunately for Kenny, fate soon takes his pal out of the picture, leaving him to deal with Shane's uptight twin brother (Sudeikis), an arrogant Russian pitcher (Ike Barinhol...