Spike Lee directed this rousing look at two nights in Charlotte, North Carolina, in which four black comedians-Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer and Bernie Mac-take the stage and tell it like it is. 2000/color/115 min/R/widescreen. The Original Kings of Comedy achieves the seemingly impossible task of capturing the rollicking and sly comedy routines of stand-up and sitcom vets Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer, and Bernie Mac and the magic of experiencing a live concert show. Director Spike Lee and his crew plant a multitude of cameras in a packed stadium and onstage (as well as backstage, as they follow the comedians) to catch the vivid immediacy of the show, which is as much about the audience as it is about the jokes. And the jokes are funny.All four riff fast and furiously (and with much swearing) on the world in terms of race, family, sex, and in one routine, outer space. Hughley takes comedic aim at extreme sports and eating disorders, while Cedric harks back to the day when gang fights meant calling opponents out onto the dance floor. Bernie Mac, the self-confessed id comedian of the group, presents a routine that is simultaneously offensive and hilarious--an apt reminder that comedy can and should be vicious if we are ever to learn to laugh at ourselves and hopefully be the better for it. Harvey, who acts as the MC for the show, has some transcendent moments with the crowd (a '70s slow jam sing-along, anyone?) that have to be seen to be believed. There's no doubt as to why Kings was a hit with concert and movie audiences; the laughs keep coming, in the tradition of Richard Pryor and Eddie Murphy, with a sharp eye on the nuances of today's racially affected culture. --Shannon Gee
Filmed at the Point Theatre in Dublin, 'Lord of the Dance' takes Irish dancing to spectacular new heights. Orchestrated and conducted by Anne Dudley, inspiring original music by Ronan Hardiman and exhilarating dance starring the sensational Michael Flatley with supporting characters Bernadette Flynn, Daire Nolan, Gillian Norris, Helen Egan and Anne Buckley - 'Lord of the Dance' is a rare and magical experience. Michael Flatley takes to the stage on a stunning Celtic dance spectacular which retells Irish folk legend in a dazzling and updated style. Join us when time stood still and Erin was goddess of all....The stories had all been written and everyone knew their parts. But the ancient clans, sitting in their stone circles, heard mumblings and the spirits dream was troubled. A new dark power had emerged to challenge the Lord of the Dance.
Manufacturer: Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Brand: UNI DIST CORP. (MCA)
The stage spectacular makes a stunning debut on DVD! Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar is now available to own for the first time ever. When it exploded on the scene in 1970, Jesus Christ Superstar changed the way the world watched musicals. At last, the phenomenon has been filmed especially for DVD, so you can see one of the world's best-loved soundtracks come amazingly to life. Powerful performances of Jesus Christ Superstar an unforgettable extravaganza you can't afford to miss!
IMAX: Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk [Blu-ray 3D]
Manufacturer: IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT
Brand: Image Entertainment
From the makers of Everest comes a powerful and cautionary film about the threat to one of America's most iconic landscapes. GRAND CANYON ADVENTURE: RIVER AT RISK follows the great Colorado River as it reveals the most pressing environmental story of our time - the world's growing shortage of fresh water. Join environmental advocates Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Wade Davis as they set out with their daughters, traveling deep into the Grand Canyon and down the river that runs through it. Your pulse will quicken as you are invited to join this thrilling ride downriver through raging rapids and breathtaking canyons. With stunning photography and sweeping aerial shots the renowned filmmakers capture all the majesty of the Colorado and The Grand Canyon in the largest film format ever made... Narrated by Academy Award-winning filmmaker, actor and noted environmentalist Robert Redford. Featuring the songs and music from the GRAMMY Award-winning Dave Matthews Band. This film will leave you with a deeper respect for rivers and water everywhere and the realization of how ordinary people can make a difference for our parched planet. Special Features:Making of documentary MacGillivray Freeman Short Retrospective Trivia Quiz Trailers Originally conceived, photographed and released in ultra high-resolution IMAXÂ® 3D process. The 3D image is optimized for home viewing by scanning the original 15/70 image at an 8K resolution for the 3D Blu-rayâ„¢ release. This 3D Blu-ray will play on a standard Blu-ray player.
Manufacturer: Ross Records
Brand: Wesscott Marketing
*widescreen *digitally restored and remastered *rated PG *run time: 145 min Painstakingly restored, this amazing true story of Holocaust survivor Corrie ten Boom has been called 'one of the 10 best films of 1975' (Jeffrey Lyons). With the WWII Nazi invasion of Holland, the ten Boom family joins the underground resistance to help save persecuted Jewish families. But when they are arrested and imprisoned in concentration camps themselves, they're left with nothing to cling to but their faith. DVD special features: *complete Corrie ten Boom's video anthology *languages: English, French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish *subtitled in English *scene selection *cast and crew filmography *original behind-the-scenes footage
Manufacturer: BBC Home Entertainment
Brand: Discovery Channel
Mike Gunton, Executive Producer of Life, brings his next landmark series to Blu-ray with Africa! This 6-part series will amaze and awe with stunning photography and truly moving stories of survival on the continent with the most diverse animal life anywhere on our planet. Premiering simultaneously in the UK, U.S. and Australia, it promises to be a worldwide phenomenon on a scale not seen since Planet Earth. There are only so many superlatives available to English speakers, and since most have already been used to describe other titles in the BBC's Earth documentary series, what can one possibly say about Africa? That it is perhaps the most stunning melding of technology and nature yet? That's a decent place to start, but really, these six hour-long episodes, each focusing on a different part of the continent aptly described as the greatest wildlife show on Earth, must be seen (especially on Blu-ray) to be appreciated. Naturalist David Attenborough, who's been at this for nearly 60 years, is once again the narrator/onscreen host, and in the first five episodes (the last, entitled "The Future," chronicles efforts to protect and conserve the many species threatened by overpopulation, poaching, climate change, and other factors), he's on hand for multiple moments that aren't simply educational and revelatory, but also jaw-droppingly beautiful, with cinematography so rich and detailed you might even think some of these shots are studio-enhanced special effects. In "Kalahari," we see an extraordinary array of the greatest mammals on the planet--elephants, giraffes, lions, zebras, and so on--gathering by day at a watering hole in a place so dry its name translates as "land of great thirst"; at night, meanwhile, a special "starlight camera" captures rhinos engaging in the kind of social behavior never before observed by humans. In "Savannah," we are witness to a scene in which a mother elephant must decide to keep up with the herd or stay behind with her dying baby, a profoundly moving sequence that will melt the hardest...
Club Line Dances 1 & 2: Beginner Lessons - Learn to dance the Wobble, Electric Slide, Cha-Cha Slide, Two-Step Line Dance, Cupid Shuffle, Cotton Eyed Joe, Footloose & Tush Push
Manufacturer: Dance Videos Direct
Beginner? Never danced before? These Line Dance DVDs were made for you! Stop wasting your time with the thousands of low-budget and unreliable videos online where you never know if you're doing it right and the instruction leaves you thinking you're just not capable! Shawn Trautman s ALL-NEW Club Line Dances 1 & 2 is designed for beginners and maximizes YOUR TIME by teaching 8 of the HOTTEST line dances out there that makes the most complicated steps easy for anyone with clear, step-by-step instructions that work every time! Line Dancing has never been more fun and this collection of the Hottest Line Dances will surely get you up, moving & learning to line dance like never before! These aren't just any line dances, they're THE Line Dances that are being done at every club, party, wedding, school and social get-together around the world and are a must to know just so you'll be able to keep up with your friends. Unlike any line dance lessons you'll find on Youtube or in any other line dance videos or DVDs, the step-by-step breakdowns and impeccable cueing of each and every movement in the dance will empower you and build your confidence faster than any other method. Club Line Dances 1 & 2 is full of the best beginner line dances for anyone new to line dancing. In this 2 DVD set, you'll learn to line dance in a fun setting where you get 2 instructors, optimized views, multiple repetitions, clear demonstrations of all the steps and full-length practice songs that are easily accessible. This special edition 2-Pack is full of beginner tips and tricks that will keep you entertained and learning at the same time. In this one set of line dance DVDs, you'll learn many of today's most popular line dances including the Wobble, Cupid Shuffle, Two-Step Line Dance, Cha-Cha Slide,Electric Slide, Cotton Eyed Joe, Footloose, & the Tush Push. In addition, you'll be shown many options where you learn how to make each of the dances your own PLUS you'll get a complete review and walkthrough of each of the dances at the end. Last, you...
Manufacturer: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
The story of Nikolai Rodchenko (Mikhail Baryshnikov), a Russian defector, and Raymond Greenwood (Gregory Hines), an American tap dancer who defected behind the Iron Curtain during the Vietnam War. Artistic vision and political idealism collide as two great dancers make a decision that will change their lives forever.