New On DVD: Man Vs. Wild, The Facts Of Life, Saving Private Ryan (Blu-ray)

by | May 6, 2010 at 1:36 PM | TV News

Man Vs. Wild

Man vs. Wild‘ Season 4 follows seasoned adventurer Bear Grylls, as he uses his military training and daring spirit to demonstrate survival skills in extreme terrain and weather conditions. This DVD captures Bear’s feats of survival through the back-woods of Alabama, the icy wastes of the Arctic Circle, the jungles of Vietnam, the deserts of Texas, and the wilds of Alaska. Adventures through a Pacific island, the American West, China, Guatemala, Morocco, and the urban, concrete jungle are also featured on the DVD. Buy the Season 4 DVD right here.

The Facts Of Life

Blair, Tootie, Natalie and Jo, are back in school under the guiding hand and watchful eye of their den mother, Mrs. Garrett at the Eastland Academy for Girls in Season 4 of ‘The Facts of Life.’ The four-DVD box set features all 24 unforgettable episodes plus The Facts of Life Goes to Paris, a two-hour television special where the girls and Mrs. Garrett embark on a Parisian adventure. Other highlights include a marriage proposal for Mrs. Garrett, an eye-opening lesson in drunk driving for the girls, and Blair and Jo heading off to college! Buy the Season 4 DVD right here.

Saving Private Ryan

Director Steven Spielberg’s critically-lauded WWII epic ‘Saving Private Ryan‘ is now available on Blu-ray. This critically lauded movie won five Academy Awards, including Best Director (Steven Spielberg) and was named by the AFI as one of its 100 Greatest American Movies. Boasting a stellar cast headed by Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Edward Burns, Tom Sizemore, Ted Danson, Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel, Paul Giamatti and Barry Pepper, the film is widely considered one of the greatest war films ever made and was hailed by critics and audiences alike throughout the world. The two-disc Blu-ray includes over three hours of bonus features that take viewers into the past for a look at the real-life events that inspired the film and behind-the-scenes to explore the challenges of bringing that past to life. Buy the Blu-ray DVD right here.

Preacher’s Kid

Family, faith and music: small-town girl Angie King leaves the first two behind to pursue a dream of singing stardom in ‘Preacher’s Kid.’ LeToya Luckett of the original Destiny’s Child makes her movie breakthrough in this inspiring tale bursting with music and talent. Luckett plays Angie, the daughter of a stern but loving bishop, whose attraction to the hunky star (Tank) of a traveling gospel show takes her on the road…and into romance, heartbreak and the realization that happiness may lie in the home she left behind. Buy ‘Preacher’s Kid’ DVD right here.

The Official Inaugural Celebration

Reflect on the historic inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States with the Official Barack Obama Inauguration DVD. Relive the unprecedented We Are One pre-inaugural celebration. Revisit the first-ever Neighborhood Ball featuring the President and First Lady’s first dance, and renew the stirring call to unity and hope of President Obama’s historic swearing in and Inaugural Address. This is your invitation to the biggest celebration our nation – and the world – has ever seen. Buy the DVD right here.

Doctor Zhivago

The 1965 film ‘Doctor Zhivago‘ captures the essence of Boris Pasternak’s Russian novel of remarkable passion and sweeping grandeur, presenting an intimate and deeply emotional story against the enormous backdrop of the Russian Bolshevik Revolution and is now available on Blu-ray. Omar Sharif stars in the title role of Doctor Zhivago, portraying the surgeon-poet over a half-century period. Zhivago, who is married to Tonya (Geraldine Chaplin), an aristocratic girl with whom he raises a family, is also in love with Lara (Julie Christie), a nurse whose life has been destroyed by tragedy. Repeatedly brought together and separated from each woman by war and revolution, Zhivago is torn apart by conflict. He loves Tonya deeply but his poetic soul belongs to Lara. Much like his beloved country, Zhivago’s spirit becomes battered by the devastation of war as he struggles to maintain his individualism in the face of overwhelming odds. There’s also a Blu-ray Exclusive: 8-Song CD Soundtrack Sampler of the Oscar-winning score, plus commentary by Sharif. Buy the Blu-ray DVD right here.

K-19: The Widowmaker

Director Kathryn Bigelow’s (‘The Hurt Locker’) gripping film about a real-life disaster aboard a nuclear submarine, ‘K-19: The Widowmaker,’ is now available on Blu-ray. Starring Harrison Ford and Liam Neeson, the film was inspired by a true story about an incident on a Soviet K-19 submarine in 1961 during the height of the Cold War. When the nuclear reactor core becomes exposed during the K-19’s maiden voyage, the captain (Ford) bravely tries to avert both the destruction of his ship and the start of a nuclear war while defending his command against a near mutiny lead by his executive officer (Neeson). The Blu-ray features a host of bonus material including commentary by Kathryn Bigelow and cinematographer Jeff Cronenweth, a making of featurette, a look at the makeup techniques, as well as additional featurettes and the original theatrical trailer. Buy the Blu-ray DVD right here.

Escape From L.A.

Escape From L.A.’ is director John Carpenter’s exciting follow up to the darkly futuristic ‘Escape From New York’ and once again stars Kurt Russell as mercenary Snake Plissken on a mission to wade through L.A.’s ruined landmarks to retrieve a doomsday device. In the year 2013, L.A. has become an island prison populated by law-breakers and non-conformists, thanks to a series of earthquakes that separated the city from the mainland. This thrilling ride is filled with jaw-dropping action as Snake surfs Wilshire Blvd., shoots hoops at the Coliseum, dive bombs the Happy Kingdom theme park, and mixes it up with a wild assortment of friends, fiends and foes played by Stacy Keach, Steve Buscemi, Peter Fonda, George Corraface, Cliff Robertson, Pam Grier and more. The disc includes the theatrical trailer. Buy the Blu-ray DVD right here.

On Demand:

Now available on demand is Shaquille O’Neal’s All Star Comedy Jam-Live From Dallas special. The special includes Academy Award winner and one of the Original Queens of Comedy, Mo’nique who rules the stage as host of the 3rd installment in Shaquille O’Neal’s All Star Comedy Jam concert series. Filmed in front of a live audience during the 2010 NBA All-Star Weekend in Dallas Texas, comedy queen Mo’Nique leads her court with some of the industry’s most talented and sought after comedians. No topic is off limits on this night at AEG’s Nokia Theatre stage. Seasoned comedians, Mike Epps, Paul Mooney, Corey Holcomb, George Willborn and Michael Blackson deliver side busting, non-stop laughs in this energetic and memorable night of comedy.

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