Monday, December 31, 2012

Tuesday's New DVD Releases

Here are the DVD releases for next Tuesday, 8 January 2013:

Ancient Computer
An unpromising lump of metal found in a 2,000-year-old shipwreck turns out to be an extraordinary treasure: the world's first computer. NOVA follows the ingenious detective work that painstakingly discovered the truth about the ancient Greek device: it was an astonishingly sophisticated astronomical calculator and eclipse predictor, unrivaled until the era of modern science and believed to be from the workshop of Archimedes.
Archer - Season 3
With a crisis brewing aboard the international space station, Earth may be doomed, but the world's most dangerous secret agent has bigger worries. Archer's dead fiancee returns to life as a cyborg. His nemesis, Bionic Barry, takes over the KGB, and Archer's mother has steamy affairs with both the Italian prime minister and Archer's man-crush.
Arts & the Mind
This two part special deatails the impact of the arts on the human brain across a person's lifetime and explores its role in early human development. Stoires are shared showing how the arts can improve children's school performance and reveals cutting edge science that explains the poweful, positive impact of the arts on the human brain.
Doctor Who: Shada
The Doctor brings Romana to present day Earth to visit Professor Chronotis, an elderly Time Lord living a quiet academic life at St. Cedd's College in Cambridge after fleeing Gallifrey. But the Doctor isn't the only one looking for Chronotis, a scientist called Skagra is looking to steal his mind and find the location of a book called The Worshipful and Ancient Law of Gallifrey.
Dredd
The future America is an irradiated wasteland. On its East Coast lies Mega City One, a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. The only force of order lies with the urban cops called Judges who possess the combined powers of judge, jury and instant executionist.
Enlightened - The complete first season
Enlightened centers on Amy Jellicoe, a 40-year-old woman who returns home to California after a month's stay at a holistic treatment facility, a result of having a mental breakdown at work triggered by her self-destructive ways. Amy returns to her old life with a new cultivated approach and perspective, which includes daily meditation and exhorting the power of self-help and inner healing.
Frankenweenie
Young Victor conducts a science experiment that will bring his dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous consequences.
Game Change
Game Change is a searing, behind-the-scenes look at John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign, from the decision to select Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as McCain's running mate to the ticket's ultimate defeat in the general election just sixty days later. Told primarily through the eyes of senior McCain strategist Steve Schmidt, who originally championed Palin and later came to regret the choice.
The Hour - Season 2
Season two rejoins the Hour Team in 1957 where we are introduced to new characters. With the advent of the space race and the threat of nuclear war looming, Britain grapples with an era of unprecedented scientific advancement, economic oppurtunity and cultural change.
House at the End of the Street
Newly divorced Sarah and her teenage daughter Elissa have just moved to the suburbs for a fresh start. But their hopes quickly shatter as they learn that, years earlier, a grisly murder took place next door when a deranged girl killed her parents and disappeared. The girl's older brother Ryan still occupies the house, and when he befriends Elissa, his secretive past could become her worst nightmare.
Mathematica
Explore the boundless world of math and numbers in this 20-part educational series that introduces key mathematic principles, such as the mechanics of equations, factorization, and introductory geometry. With engaging graphic animation and relatable, real-life examples, Mathematica is a valuable learning tool that makes math approachable and bolsters comprehension of a wide range of topics.
Midsomer Murders, Set 21
The series returns with new mysteries. Newly transplanted to Midsomer, Barnaby contends with the county's murderous denizens with his partner.
Mystery of Easter Island
Easter Island has mystified the world ever since the first Europeans arrived in 1722. How and why did the ancient islanders build and move nearly 900 giant statues, and how did they transform a presumed paradise into a treeless wasteland, bringing ruin upon their island and themselves? NOVA explores controversial recent claims that challenge decades of previous thinking about the islanders.
Samsara
Prepare yourself for an unparalleled sensory experience. Filmed over a period of almost five years and in twenty-five countries, it explores the wonders of the world from sacred grounds to industrial sites, looking into the unfathomable reaches of man's spirituality and the human experience. Photographed entirely in 70mm and transferred to 4K digital projection format, its mesmerizing images of unprecedented clarity illuminate the links between humanity and the rest of nature.
Sleep Tight
Toiling silently amongst the residents of an everyday Barcelona apartment building, doorman Cesar harbors a dark secret: his sole desire in life is to make others unhappy. When he sets his sights on Clara, one of his building's cheeriest residents, his sick need blossoms into a full-fledged obsession. Embarking on a series of private and physical violations against Clara, Cesar becomes determined to ruin her life by any means necessary.
Smash: Season One
Talented newcomer Karen Cartwright s up for the role of a lifetime in a new Broadway musical based on the iconic Marilyn Monroe. The only thing standing in her way is Ivy Lynn, a seasoned theater veteran who is determined to land the part herself and will stop at nothing to realize her own dreams of fame.
The Wise Kids
Gay teen Tim and his two best friends Laura and Brie spend their last summer before college grappling with their feelings about the fundamentalist Baptist beliefs of their families, and prepping for the Passion Play at their church. Preacher's daughter Brie is having a crisis of faith while Laura quotes Leviticus to Tim. Tim draws strength from the support of his PFLAG Dad as he copes with the twists and turns of late adolescence.
Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s release with the most requests is The Dark Knight Rises with 986 requests.

Justified Season 3 had 171 requests,
Being Human - Complete 2nd Season had 32 requests, and
Climate of Doubt had 2 requests.

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