Manufacturer: Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Sophie has just one wish to make her wedding perfect: to have her father walk her down the aisle. Now she just has to find out who he is... Join the music, laughter and fun of the irresistibly charming Mamma Mia! The Movie. Academy Award-winner Meryl Streep leads an all-star cast, including Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth - as well as up-and-comers Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper, in this musical celebration of mothers, daughters and fathers, and true loves lost and new ones found. Based on the Broadway smash-hit and filled with the ABBA songs you know and love, it's the feel-good experience that will have you singing and dancing over and over again. The delirious sight of Meryl Streep leading a river of multigenerational women singing "Dancing Queen" is one of the high points of Mamma Mia!, the musical built around the songs of the hugely popular pop group ABBA. The plot sets in motion when Sophie (Amanda Seyfried, Mean Girls), daughter of Donna (Streep), sends a letter to three men, inviting them to her wedding--because after reading her mother's diary, she suspects that one of them is her father. When all three arrive at the Greek island where Donna runs a hotel, Donna flips out and finds that passions she thought she'd laid aside are coming back to life. But let's face it, the plot is not the point--it's a ridiculous contrivance that provides an excuse for the characters to sing the massive hits of ABBA. Regrettably, first-time film director Phyllida Lloyd (who directed the original stage production) has drawn over-the-top performances from everyone involved, even Streep; every production number hammers its exuberance into your eyeballs. Which is too bad, because Mamma Mia! is a rarity: A middle-aged love story. The kids start things off, but the story is really about Streep and the three guys (former James Bond Pierce Brosnan, former Mr. Darcy Colin Firth, and Swedish star Stellan Skarsgard), as well as Donna's best friends (Christine Baranski, best known from the TV show Cybill, and Julie Walters, Calenda...
Manufacturer: Shout! Factory
Brand: GAIAM INTERNATIONAL
Based on the original Ted Key cartoons in The Saturday Evening Post, Season Three finds Hazel playing matchmaker with the owner of a china shop, taken hostage by gangsters, performing as spokeswoman for a cake mix commercial, putting on a trick bowling exhibition and inheriting an estate and the title of Countess! Starring Academy Award winner Shirley Booth (Come Back, Little Sheba, 1952) with Don DeFore (The Adventures Of Ozzie & Harriet), Whitney Blake (Strange Homecoming) , Bobby Buntrock (The Virginian) and Maudie Prickett (Andy Goes Wild).
Manufacturer: Warner Bros.
Brand: Warner Manufacturing
We're No Angels (1955)(DVD)Humphrey Bogart plays one of his rare comedy roles in this jaunty excurs ion about three convicts - Joseph (Bogart), Albert (Aldo Ray) and Jules (Peter Ustinov) - who are plotting their escape from Devil's Island. Fat e intervenes when they hide out with kindly, but inept Felix (Leo G. Car roll) and his family. Felix manages a store for his arrogant cousin Andr e (Basil Rathbone), who makes the fatal mistake of stealing Albert's pet , a poisonous snake. After resolving Felix's problems, the convicts retu rn to prison, convinced that the world is much too wicked. Based on the play by Albert Husson.]]>
Manufacturer: Warner Bros.
Brand: Warner Manufacturing
Heaven Can Wait (DVD)Heaven Can Wait is a romantic fantasy about Joe Pendleton (Warren Beatty ), a Los Angeles Rams quarterback who is accidentally summon ed to Heave n by an overly zealous celestial escort. Pendleton is returned to earth in the body of another man, who is a corporate gi ant. While practicing to once again play for the Rams, Pendleton must escape attempts on his l ife while romantically pursuing a beau tiful Englishwoman (Julie Christi e) who protests the destruction caused to her village by one of his many corporations.]]>
Manufacturer: New Video Group
Brand: CINEDIGM - UNI DIST CORP
Relive the adventures of everyone's favorite and much beloved bumbling detective. Watch as the Inspector (voiced by Get Smart's Don Adams) takes on M.A.D and the evil Dr. Claw with his arsenal of backfiring gadgets. As the world's only semi-robotic policeman, he's his own worst enemy but with Penny and Brain in his corner, Inspector Gadget can never go wrong!
Manufacturer: Deutsche Grammophon
For the third consecutive year, Anna Netrebko starred in the opening production of the season at the Metropolitan Opera, New York; a performance enjoyed by her legion of fans in more than 64 countries, as part of the Met s Live In HD cinema broadcasts.The Met s new staging of Tchaikovsky s passionately lyrical masterpiece is the first DVD/Blu-ray release featuring Anna Netrebko in one of Russian opera s greatest and most demanding roles.Anna s portrayal of Tatiana s journey from the tortured young woman of the famous letter scene , to society beauty has been acclaimed as much for its dramatic truth as its soaring musical lyricism.Polish tenor star Piotr Beczala received glowing reviews for his performance as the lovelorn poet Lenski, Onegin's friend turned rival.This greatest of Russian operas is conducted by the Music Director of the Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, Valery Gergiev.Deborah Warner's new production, staged at The Met by award-winning actress Fiona Shaw, moves the drama from the 1820s of Pushkin s poem, to the more intensely psychological era of the opera s composition, in the 1870s.The epic staging follows Tatiana from the isolated farmhouse of her youth to the glittering ballrooms of St.Petersburg and her fateful final encounter with Onegin, here set against a tempestuous Russian snowstorm.The title role of the imperious Eugene Onegin is sung by charismatic Polish baritone Mariusz Kwiecien, here making his Met debut in a role that has been his calling card at many of the world s greatest opera houses.