Monday, February 24, 2014

Tuesday's New DVD Releases

Here are the DVD releases for next Tuesday, 4 March 2014:

Twelve Years a Slave
The harrowing account of a black man, born free in New York State, who was drugged, kidnapped, and sold into slavery in 1841. Having no way to contact his family, and fearing for his life if he told the truth, Solomon Northup was sold from plantation to plantation in Louisiana, toiling under cruel masters for twelve years before meeting Samuel Bass, a Canadian who finally put him in touch with his family, and helped start the process to regain his freedom.

About Time
The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim's father tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can't change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life, so he decides to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend. But as his unusual life progresses, Tim discovers that, in the end, making the most of life may not need time travel at all.

Alien Planets Revealed
It's a golden age for planet hunters: recently, they've discovered more than 750 planets orbiting stars beyond the sun. Some of them, like a planet called Kepler-22b, might even be able to harbor life. What would that life look like? Combining startling animation with input from expert astrobiologists, go on a journey of the imagination as viewers 'build' aliens from the ground up.

Ancient Aliens - Season 5, Volume 2
Emperors, Kings and Pharaohs' explores whether ancient leaders, usually attributed with divine powers, were actually connected to extraterrestrial forces. 'Alien Operations' examines advanced medical procedures practiced in the ancient world, as evidenced by wall carvings and skeletal remains. Did these skills come from an otherworldly source?

The Best of Men
The story of one remarkable doctor as he transforms the standards of care for paraplegics. Arriving at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in 1944, Doctor Guttman reinvigorates the lives of his staff and patients with one daring move: he introduces athletics into the rehabilitation plan of his patients, paralyzed soldiers who have been cast-off and are facing death from neglect. Using sports, his patients learn to build not only physical strength, but self-respect and a sense of fulfillment.

Bible Secrets Revealed
For thousands of years, The Holy Bible has been the foundation on which Judaism and Christianity are built. But is it history, or myth? Who wrote it? How old is it? It's been copied, translated, edited and censored, but how accurate is it to its original intention? Explore the mysteries and uncover the hidden facts about the most read book in human history, featuring on-location photography, compelling reenactments and insightful interviews with scholars, archaeologists and religious leaders.

Billy Blanks - Tae Bo Extreme Live
Kick up your routine to the next level with classic and new Tae Bo moves to get you in top shape. Filmed with a cast of 60 for the high energy that Tae Bo fans love.

Casshan - Complete Series
The superb robot fighter must save humanity from the evil Buraiking when he turns all the robots on Earth against their creators. He is on a mission to save Earth, avenge the death of his mother, and defend his father's name, but Buraiking's shocking surprises will shred his world apart! Episodes 1-35.

Comet Encounter
In 2013, a particularly massive chunk of ice and rock is hurtling our way to the Atlantic Ocean. The objects size, will fascinate billions and should create the space show of the century. Comet follows scientists on the trail of the once-in-lifetime comet ISON and explores our cultural obsession with these celestial visitors.

Dallas Buyers Club
Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof's free-wheeling life was overturned in 1985 when he was diagnosed as HIV-positive. Shunned and ostracized by many old friends and bereft of government-approved medicines, he decided to take matters in his own hands, tracking down alternative treatments from all over the world by means both legal and illegal. Bypassing the establishment, he joined forces with an unlikely band of renegades and outcasts and established a hugely successful 'buyers' club.'

Doctor Who - The Time of the Doctor
Orbiting a quiet backwater planet, the massed forces of the universe's deadliest species gather, drawn to a mysterious message that echoes out to the stars. And amongst them, The Doctor. Rescuing Clara from a family Christmas dinner, the Time Lord and his best friend must learn what this enigmatic signal means for his own fate and that of the universe.

Girl Rising
View a groundbreaking film, directed by Richard Robbins, which tells the stories of nine extraordinary girls from nine countries, written by nine celebrated writers and narrated by nine renowned actors. Viewers will see a showcase of strength from the human spirit and the power of education to change the world.

Hunger Games - Catching Fire
Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a 'Victor's Tour' of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell); a competition that could change Panem forever.

Myself Yourself
Before his family left town, Sana said farewell to his five best friends, thinking that he would never see them again. Five years later, however, he finds himself returning alone to finish high school. Can the threads of friendship severed by time be mended? Or have the changes in their lives as they've grown from children to teenagers made them into different people, pushing them even further apart? Contains episodes 1-13.

Noah and the Great Ark
The truth behind one of the greatest stories of all time. A collection of three documentaries examines the legend, and the science, of history's most famous biblical hero and the Ark. Three stories include Noah and the Ark: Voyage to a New Beginning; Mega Disasters: Noah's Great Flood; and Mysteries of the Bible: Noah and the Flood.

Oldboy
An advertising executive is kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his punishment, only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment.

Philomena
In 1952, a young Philomena was sent the convent of Roscrea in Ireland, after giving birth to her first child. When her son became a toddler, the nuns sent him to America for adoption. Philomena then spent the next fifty years searching for him in vain.

Reportero
Follows a veteran reporter and his colleagues at Zeta, a Tijuana-based independent newsweekly, as they stubbornly ply their trade in one of the deadliest places in the world for members of the media. As the drug war intensifies and the risks to journalists become greater, will the free press be silenced?

The Untold History of the United States
Twelve-chapter documentary series, created and executive produced by Academy Award-winning writer/director Oliver Stone. Do Americans really know and understand the country's shared and complicated history? How are the small details and forgotten players that influenced some of the biggest events from America's past recalled? Will children actually get the whole story from reading history books? And how will it affect the future of the country?

The Vikings - Dark Warriors
Includes three stories. The Vikings: Voyage to America features a Viking ship sailing from Scandinavia to Newfoundland, proving that their expert maritime skills enabled them to reach America 500 years before Columbus; Leif Ericson: Voyages of a Viking, furthers the trail of the Vikings in America revealing Ericson's ancient settlement site in Newfoundland; Viking Underground goes deep below Dublin, Ireland to discover pagan burial tombs, tunnels, burial crypts and an underground river.

Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s release with the most requests is Gravity with 1327 requests.

Thor - The Dark World had 1303 requests,
Rush had 888 requests,
Nebraska had 780 requests,
Mr. Nobody had 135 requests,
Pulling Strings had 79 requests,
WWE Royal Rumble 2014 had 59 requests,
Adventure Time - the complete third season had 55 requests,
Twice Born had 55 requests,
Last Stand of the 300 and other famous Greek battles had 50 requests,
The Middle - complete 4th season had 45 requests, 
Appleseed XIII - Tartaros & Ouranos had 44 requests,
Narco Cultura had 39 requests,
Law & Order: the 14th year had 36 requests,
Ghost Adventures Season 5 had 31 requests,
K - The complete serieshad 29 requests,
At the edge of space had 25 requests,
Jamesy Boy had 23 requests,
Muscle Shoals had 23 requests,
Love, Election & Chocolate Complete Collection had 16 requests,
Fighting for a generation: 20 years of the UFC had 13 requests,
The Royal Family Collection had 12 requests,
Asteroid: Doomsday or Payday? had 11 requests,
You will be my son had 7 requests, 
The Oyler House: Richard Neutra's Desert Retreat had 6 requests,
The Last Elvis had 3 requests, and
What's Up, NASA? 2.2014 Edition had 2 requests.

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