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Hostel Seeking out the quintessential college experience by backpacking through Europe, two American students (Jay Hernandez and Derek Richardson) befriend an eccentric Icelander (Eythor Gudjonsson) and head to a hostel that's said to be brimming with women. But once they arrive, their desires are quelled by the discovery of unimaginable horrors. Quentin Tarantino presents this grisly tale based in part on actual events, directed by Eli Roth.
Mrs. Henderson Presents Having already cultivated an offbeat reputation among high society in 1930s London, Laura Henderson (Judi Dench) embarks on her newest adventure: the transformation of an old movie theater into the Windmill, a space that will host, of all things, a nude musical revue. Members of her social circle don't quite know what to make of Mrs. Henderson's controversial enterprise, a shocking venture that has everyone up in arms.
Breakfast on Pluto Irish pretty boy Patrick "Kitten" Brady (Cillian Murphy) leaves his small-town life -- and his male persona -- behind in this wild romp from Neil Jordan (The Crying Game). Uncomfortable as a male, Patrick hits the crazy scene of 1970s London and emerges as a transvestite cabaret singer. The irrepressible gender bender then sets out to find his real mom and winds up getting involved with the IRA.Liam Neeson co-stars and Stephen Rea cameos.
Mercenary for Justice After being blackmailed into pulling off an impossible prison break, tough-talking mercenary John Seeger (Steven Seagal) reluctantly prepares to lead a team of heavily armed soldiers to free the son of a billionaire arms magnate from bondage. Unfortunately for his blackmailer, Seeger finds out he's been double-crossed and launches an unbelievable plan for revenge, stopping at nothing to make sure he succeeds.
Irresistible Sophie Hartley (Susan Sarandon) is convinced that her husband's beautiful co-worker Mara (Emily Blunt) is stalking her. In Sophie's mind, Mara covets her children, her husband and her life. But are her fears just the imaginings of a borderline paranoiac? In an attempt to prove her sanity, Sophie turns stalker herself -- and makes a discovery that underscores her worst fears. Sam Neill co-stars in this tense psychological drama.
The Last Drop In a daring attempt to end World War II by Christmas, 35,000 U.S. paratroops are dropped behind enemy lines in German-occupied Holland in a coordinated air and land assault dubbed Operation Market Garden. In the middle of this massive invasion, one small unit has its own agenda -- to abscond with a horde of Nazi gold stashed behind the lines. Colin Tegue directs this wartime actioner starring Billy Zane, Alexander Skarsgard and Michael Madsen.
Herbie Hancock: Possibilities Cameras take you behind the scenes with Grammy Award-winning keyboardist Herbie Hancock as he collaborates with a diverse array of modern artists. Tracks include "A Song for You" featuring Christina Aguilera, "Sister Moon" featuring Sting, "Hush, Hush, Hush" featuring Annie Lennox, "I Do It for Your Love" featuring Paul Simon, "Safiatou" featuring Santana, "Don't Explain" featuring Damien Rice and "Stitched Up" featuring John Mayer.
UFC Classics: Ultimate Fighting Championship: Vol. 3 Travel back in time to catch some of the earliest battles of the extreme mixed martial arts event known as the Ultimate Fighting Championships -- before there were hard-and-fast rules. The third volume of a multidisc series features matchups between Ken Shamrock and Felix Mitchell, Royce Gracie and Kimo Leopoldo, Harold Howard and Roland Payne, and Keith Hackney and Emanuel Yarborough, who weighs in at a whopping 620 pounds!
UFC Classics: Ultimate Fighting Championship: Vol. 4 Travel back in time to catch some of the earliest battles of the extreme mixed martial arts event known as the Ultimate Fighting Championships -- before there were hard-and-fast rules. The fourth volume of a multidisc series features matchups between hall of famer Royce Gracie and Ron Van Clief, hall of famer Keith Hackney and Jo Son, Steve Jennum and Melton Bowen, Dan Severn and Anthony Macias, and many more.
Return of the Living Dead 4: Necropolis Life is pretty normal for high schoolers Julian (John Keefe) and Zeke (Elvin Dandel) until Julian's Uncle Charles (Peter Coyote), who conducts experiments for the evil Hybratech Corp. to re-animate the dead, brings a little bit of his work home with him. Things really get out of hand, however, when Julian discovers that his uncle's favorite test subjects are none other than his parents! Plenty of campy zombie zaniness ensues.
Mr. Arkadin The cinematic saga of Mr. Arkadin (Orson Welles), an amnesiac billionaire who hires an American adventurer (Robert Arden) to investigate his mysterious past, has taken several forms over the years, and this comprehensive collection gathers them all. Extras include interviews with Arden and Welles's biographer, Simon Callow; audio commentary with scholars Jonathan Rosenbaum and James Naremore; alternate scenes; and an extensive stills gallery.
No Money Down After getting fired from his job and evicted from his apartment, Eric Traber (Josh Lucas) is whisked away by his friend Ziggy (Jeffery Beuhl) for the comfort of the Hamptons. Once there, however, Ziggy unfurls a plot to snatch the family mansion from the hands of his estranged stepmother, hoping the swank pad will attract them plenty of attention. Roy Scheider, Teri Garr, Bob Balaban, Al Franken and Ally Sheedy co-star.
Venice Underground When their team leader is killed during a gang war in Venice, Calif., a group of young police academy cadets working a top secret undercover beat get a cold dose of law enforcement reality. Now, moving forward without the legitimacy and security of a badge, these maverick rookies must use their street smarts to solve the case. The ensemble cast includes Edward Furlong, Danny Trejo, Randall Batinkoff, James Duval, Carolina Garcia and Nicole Hiltz.
I am Cuba, the Siberian Mammoth This fascinating documentary chronicles the making of the politically charged Soviet-Cuban cinematic production Soy Cuba (championed by such modern-day filmmakers as Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola). In tracing the back story behind the 1964 propaganda film, director Vicente Ferraz collects extensive interviews of surviving cast and crew, many of whom felt betrayed after the film was ridiculed in Cuba and panned by media critics.
Home Before Dark With a severely depressed mother and a father struggling to keep the family afloat and intact, 12-year-old Nora James (Stephanie Castellarin) has a heavy load to bear. And her lot only worsens when her mother is institutionalized and Nora is sent to live with a controlling aunt (Katherine Ross). There, she's thrust into the adult world, suddenly forced to put aside childhood ways. Maureen Foley directs this sensitive drama of a youth denied.
Dead Bodies When self-absorbed couple Tommy (Andrew Scott) and Jean (Katy Davis) decide to give their rocky romance one more shot, perhaps they should have let well enough alone. After a violent quarrel, Tommy storms out and returns to find Jean dead. In a panic, he decides to dispose of her body, stepping into a dizzying labyrinth of twists and turns and digging himself deeper into a vortex of guilt. Robert Quinn directs thiscrisp thriller from Ireland.
Klepto Sticky-fingered Emily Brown (Meredith Bishop) just can't seem to kick her shoplifting habit. Desperate, she seeks professional help, but counseling and medication prove no match for her overwhelming compulsion. Unable to beat her addiction to theft, Emily finds her life take a turn when she's caught red-handed by a store detective (Jsu Garcia), who seems more interested in the klepto he's collared than in recovering stolen merchandise.
Michael Palin: Sahara Former Monty Python funnyman and renowned globe-trotter Michael Palin travels across the Sahara in this four-part BBC television series. Palin's witty humor belies the hardships of the arduous journey as he sets off from Gibraltar and travels to Morocco, Mauritania, Mali and beyond, facing some of the harshest terrain on the planet. Included are the episodes "A Line in the Sand," "Destination Timbuktu," "Absolute Delight" and "Dire Straights."
Thundercats: Season 2: Vol. 1 After fleeing the planet Thundera, a small band of survivors dubbed the Thundercats makes its way to Third Earth, only to be met by Mumm-Ra, a centuries-old embodiment of evil! In this collection of episodes from the show's second season, Lion-O anoints three new Thundercats -- Bengali, Pumira and Lynx -- who had been left behind on Thundera. Unfortunately, Mumm-Ra retaliates by unleashing the destructive Luna-taks.
Unveiled After the Iranian authorities threaten to prosecute her for loving a woman, Fariba flees to Germany, where she applies for asylum but is summarily turned away. Then, locked in a detainment center, Fariba's male cellmate commits suicide -- and she spies a window of opportunity. Assuming his identity, she uses his permit of sojourn to take a job in a small country village, where she struggles to keep her secret from a well-meaning female friend.
Stryker In thefarthest reaches of Winnipeg, a battle is waged for the soul of a village and its residents. A Native American teenager (Kyle Henry) with a penchant for starting fires ignites much more than tinder; instead, he inflames an already simmering gang war between Omar (Ryan Black), leader of the Asian Bomb Squad, and Mama Ceece (Deena Fontaine), who heads up an all-girl posse. To the victor go the spoils.
Americano Joshua Jackson moves on from the teenage angst of "Dawson's Creek" in this coming-of-age drama from first-time director Kevin Noland. Before beginning a conservative career as a buttoned-up businessman, a recent college graduate (Jackson) decides to participate in the world-famous running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, where he meets a beautiful local (Leonor Varela) and an expatriate barkeep (Dennis Hopper) who change his life forever.
Games of Love & Chance A high school production of "A Game of Love and Chance," by an 18th century French playwright, gives restless 15-year-old Krimo (Osman Elkharraz) an excuse to woo angelic classmate Lydia (Sara Forestier) in Abdellatif Kechiche's raw-yet-sensitive Parisian drama. The two students become close, and Krimo wants to confess his true feelings to Lydia, but he's apprehensive about turning their onstage relationship into something real.
One Bright Shining Moment Retracing presidential candidate George McGovern's unsuccessful run for office in 1972 -- despite his well-respected intellect and decency -- this political documentary interviews McGovern himself, as well as supporters and activists such as Gore Vidal, Gloria Steinem, Warren Beatty and Howard Zinn, to explore the volatility of the electoral process. A period-appropriate soundtrack features songs by Bob Dylan, Donovan and Elvis Costello.
TCM Archives: Laurel and Hardy Collection Straight from the Turner archives, this two-film collection offers a double dose of classic laughs. In The Devil's Brother (1933), Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy decide to become bandits and stir the ire of an infamous thief. And in Bonnie Scotland (1935) -- the pair's highest grossing film -- they accidentally join a regiment of soldiers bound for India. Extras include the 2002 documentary Added Attractions: The Hollywood Shorts Story.
National Geographic: The Great Quake Soon after it struck on April 18, 1906, the infamous San Francisco earthquake would prove to be one of the greatest natural disasters of all time, leveling a once-glorious cityscape and claiming thousands of lives. This fascinating National Geographic program chronicles the lead-up to the quake and the drive to survive and rebuild in its aftermath, as told from the perspectives of the people who lived through the terrifying temblor.
The Buccaneers This top-notch adaptation of Edith Wharton's novel tells the story of sisters Nan and Virginia St. George (Carla Gugino and Alison Eliott) and their friends Lizzy Elmsworth (Rya Kihlstedt) and Conchita Closson (Mira Sorvino). Shunned as "new money" by elitist New York society, the foursome travels to London to look for husbands, where they soon find themselves courted by numerous suitors. But as old and new worlds clash, something has to give.
Coachella: The Film Set amid a verdant valley framed by desert mountains, the annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival showcases groundbreaking artists from all musical genres. This collection of concert footage from the first six years of the festival features performances by Radiohead, the White Stripes, the Arcade Fire, Morrissey, the Pixies, the Flaming Lips, Iggy & the Stooges, Spearhead, Bjork, the Crystal Method, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and more.
The Mill on the Floss When Maggie Tulliver (Pippa Guard) falls in love with a man her brother Tom (Christopher Blake) doesn't approve of, it sets off a chain of events that will ultimately decide her romantic fate. Meanwhile, the miserly Lawyer Wakem (Philip Locke) threatens to run the family mill into the ground. This sumptuous BBC miniseries adapted from George Eliot's classic novel is based largely on the author's own childhood in 19th century England.
Natural City In the year 2080, the world's familiar national boundaries have faded, replaced by a consortium of individual nation-states connected by a massive computer network. Born into this high-tech landscape, a race of helpful human clones known as Combiners develop a process that allows them to merge their souls, wreaking havoc in a deeply divided society. Ji-tae Yu, Jae-eun Lee, Du-hong Jung and Seo Rin co-star in this Blade Runner-inspired thriller.
A Bigger Splash This quasi-documentary, filmed in 1974 and released 10 years later, features "actors" in the biggest role of their lives: their own identities. Artist David Hockney "plays" a painter who has temporarily lost his will to create following an emotional breakup. Numerous art aficionado pals fret over his inability to tap into his genius, until he begins a new project: a work of art situated in a swimming pool.
The Last Samurai Tom Cruise stars as Captain Nathan Algren in this epic movie set in 1870s Japan. Hired to instruct the country's new army in the ways of modern warfare, Algren learns to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them. Pressed to destroy their way of life in the name of modernization and open trade, Algren decides to become an ultimate warrior himself, to be loyal, selfless and true, and to fight for the samurai's right to exist.
Serenity Picking up where his cult show "Firefly" left off, writer-director Joss Whedon's tale of galactic unrest follows Malcolm Reynolds (Nathan Fillion), captain of the transport ship Serenity, and his scrappy but loyal crew. When the ship picks up two new passengers -- fugitives from the powerful coalition ruling the universe -- "Mal" and his mates find themselves at the center of a cosmic conflict, pursued by military forces and space-roaming savages.
Million Dollar Baby This multiple Oscar winner follows a determined young athlete who, through her sheer determination, awakens a long-lost fire within two aging boxers. Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn (Clint Eastwood) isn't prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald (Hilary Swank) to enter his life. Maggie's determined to go pro, and she eventually convinces Dunn and his cohort (Morgan Freeman) to help her get to the top.
Meeting Daddy This offbeat comedy stars Josh Charles as Peter Silverblatt, a liberal writer transplanted to Los Angeles, where he meets his dream girl: Southern belle Melanie Branson (Alexandra Wentworth). But she opens a Pandora's box when she summons Peter to Georgia to meet her eccentric family -- including her exasperating brothers (Beau Bridges and Walter Olkewicz) and her cranky, meddling father (Lloyd Bridges), who'll do anything to break up the union.
The Phantom of the Opera: Special Edition Andrew Lloyd Webber's stunning musical comes alive on-screen in this Joel Schumacher rendition. A talented recluse (Gerard Butler) disfigured in a tragic accident roams beneath the Paris Opera. Fueled with resentment, he terrorizes other musicians until he falls for the lovely Christine (Emmy Rossum), a formidable singer whom he takes under his wing, molding her so she can become the sensational soprano he envisions her to be.
Cuban Blood Harvey Keitel heads the cast in this direct-to-video actioner helmed by Juan Gerard. Battling to keep his small Cuban town from disintegrating as an insurrection brews, charismatic Che (Keitel) takes care of his friends and family, placating the police chief (Daniel Lugo) while secretly aiding the revolutionaries. But when they destroy the local power plant, Che must face the forces of change -- or risk losing everything he holds dear.
Visiting Hours After airing an outspoken report on domestic violence, anchorwoman Deborah Ballin (Lee Grant) receives an unexpected visit from a displeased viewer, who takes out his anger by savagely beating her in her own home. Having survived the attack, she's seemingly safe in the hospital with a dedicated nurse (Linda Purl) and her concerned boss (William Shatner) by her side. However, Deborah has no idea that her attacker has come for visiting hours. ...
Jargo After spending most of his life in Saudi Arabia, Jargo (Constantin von Jascheroff) moves to Berlin, where he's schooled in the ways of coolness by Kamil (Oktay Ozdemir), a Turkish petty thief. Their friendship falters, however, when the ghost of Jargo's father urges him to "become a man" before his 16th birthday and he subsequently begins to develop feelings for Kamil's girl (Nora von Waldstatten). Maria Solrun Sigurdardottir directs.
Remington Steele: Season 3 Pierce Brosnan prepped for his future role as the suave 007 in this glamorous 1980s comedy-drama, following the misadventures of private eye Laura Holt (Stephanie Zimbalist) and Remington Steele (Brosnan), the con man she calls her partner. In the show's third season, Laura and Remington become pawns in a millionaire's deadly game and take a job from three aging movie stars (Virginia Mayo, Dorothy Lamour and Lloyd Nolan, who play themselves).
The Round Table Life is good for superstar athlete Lucky Sanderson (Alan Harris), who's just scored a college scholarship. But he soon learns there's a downside to fame and adulation when all signs point to Lucky as the culprit responsible for a wave of thefts -- and a dead store clerk. It's up to his gumshoe cousin to find the evidence that will prove Lucky innocent before the poison pellets drop in this action-packed suspenser helmed by Avril Speaks.
The Chess Players Helmed by renowned director Satyajit Ray, this genial allegorical tale set in 1856 colonial India is peppered with deft comical touches. Remarkably oblivious and indifferent to the political tumult that surrounds them as a result of British expansionism, chess-obsessed noblemen Mirza Sajjad Ali (Sanjeev Kumar) and Mir Roshan Ali (Saeed Jaffrey) engage in their passion day and night. The sterling cast includes Richard Attenborough and Amjad Khan.
Bad Dreams More than a decade after surviving a fiery mass suicide in which members of a love cult doused themselves in gasoline to experience "the ultimate joining," Cynthia (Jennifer Rubin) wakes up from a coma inside a whitewashed psychiatric hospital with mere fragments of her memories intact. But when her fellow patients start committing suicide one by one, her past slowly begins to come back to terrifying life. …
The Killing Time After bagging his latest victim, a murderous sociopath (Kiefer Sutherland) decides to steal the dead man's identity and pose as the deputy of a remote coastal town, where the local sheriff (Beau Bridges) and his lover (Camelia Kath) are cooking up a few misdeeds of their own: namely, to kill the mistress's husband (Wayne Rogers) and pin the crime on the fledgling deputy. But in this town of half-truths, nobody's secret is safe. …
The Chiefs In this no-holds-barred documentary, filmmakers David Bajurny and Jason Gileno skate into the rink with the Laval Chiefs, the semiprofessional hockey team that inspired the movie Slap Shot with its rep as one of the toughest teams on ice. Living rent-free in the belly of the team's home arena -- a structure that's affectionately known as "the House of Pain" -- the players butt heads and egos, waiting for the day they make it big.
NHL Original Six Series: NY Rangers Stanley Cup Champions: 1994 In 1994, the New York Rangers capped an incredible year by claiming the coveted Stanley Cup -- but success didn't happen overnight. This comprehensive program includes all seven games from the Western Conference finals against the New Jersey Devils and all seven games from the Stanley Cup finals against the Vancouver Canucks, plus a bonus highlight film that tells the story of the legendary season, start to finish.
Doogie Howser, M.D.: Season 4 Four years after he became a doctor at the tender age of 16, boy genius Doogie Howser (Neil Patrick Harris) is now a bona fide grown-up with increasingly adult dilemmas. The fourth and final season of this classic 1990s sitcom includes the Emmy Award-winning episode "Doogie Got a Gun," in which the young physician considers buying a handgun after his family is robbed but reconsiders when he remembers some of the shooting victims he's treated.
The Sentinel: Season 1 Detective and former U.S. Army Ranger Jim Ellison (Richard Burgi) spent 18 months lost in the Peruvian jungle after his unit was wiped out during a vicious firefight. During his wanderings, he developed hyperkinetic senses allowing him to see and hear beyond the normal human range. Now, back home in the States, Jim uses his attributes as a "sentinel" to help fight crime. Garett Maggert co-stars in the first season of this explosive action series.
Mr. Hell Fourteen years ago, the head of a covert biological weapons laboratory was murdered by a notorious psychopath known as Mr. Hell (Larry Cashion) -- who himself was killed while trying to dispatch the scientist's young daughter Tyler. Fast-forward to the present, when the now adult Tyler (Amy Morris) has returned to the scene of her father's death to puzzle out the gruesome crime. Trouble is, Mr. Hell's back, too ... and there will be hell to pay!
Gleiwitz Case This reenactment of a moment in history stars Hannjo Hasse as Alfred Helmut Naujocks, a member of a squadron of Hitler supporters who, using subterfuge, gain entry to a radio station in Poland where they hope to broadcast their brutal leader's manifesto. The result is a study in misguided loyalty and a brooding examination of how movements gain traction even as detractors vociferously voice their concerns. Herwart Grosse and Hilmar Thate co-star.
Once Upon a Wedding When Jennifer (Valeria Andrews), the daughter of a powerful dictator, runs over a stranger (Omar Avila) with her car the week before her wedding, she vows to nurse him back to health in hopes of repairing her karma. But somewhere in the process, she begins questioning her decision to become a bride altogether, to the extreme displeasure of her father. Charlotte Ayanna, Ivonne Azurdia and A Martinez co-star.
Wildfire An out-of-control wildfire threatens an exotic animal sanctuary run by sisters Carol (Claire Smithies) and Ballad (Jordan Seider). As Ballad's boyfriend (Michael Preston) and his fellow firefighters try to create a break line against the raging blaze, the sisters discover that the fire was started by ruthless developers who want the land. Tensions are high and tempers hot as they try to stop the inferno -- and the corporate thugs who set it.
Dingle, Barry Barry Dingle (writer-director Barry Shurchin) has always been a loser in the game of life. But that doesn't stop his overbearing mother (Veronica Cartwright) from trying to ride his coattails to Capitol Hill. Fixing him up with a senator's pretty daughter (Nicole Sullivan), she coaches him through a courtship and a competition with three other suitors -- who just so happen to be the sons of her bitter rival. Lukas Haas co-stars.
The Second Circle Directed by acclaimed Russian filmmaker Aleksandr Sokurov, this thoughtful drama examines death, bereavement and loneliness. A young man (Pyotr Aleksandrov) must make funeral arrangements for his father -- but because undertakers don't work on weekends, the body has to remain at home until Monday. As he spends time with his father's corpse, the grieving son must to come to terms with his father's death in a society cut off from spirituality.
Carbide & Sorrel At the close of World War II, German factory worker Kalle Bluecher (Erwin Geschonneck) sets out for Wittenberge for the supplies needed to reopen his destroyed Dresden plant. Reaching his destination is simple enough, but how to bring back seven barrels of contraband carbide? He must skirt both American and Russian soldiers, as well as an assortment of war-shocked characters in this fast-paced comedy from director Frank Beyer.
Teenick Picks 1 Take a walk through Nickelodeon's history with this entertaining collection of episodes from the shows that made the cable channel so popular. Boasting the best from the biggest shows targeting the network's key demographic -- the preteen crowd -- the set includes "Prank Week" from "Zoey 101"; "Backpacks/Computer Labs" from "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide"; "We're Married" from "Drake & Josh"; and "The Little Sister" from "Unfabulous."
Yes: 9012 Live Academy Award winner Steven Soderbergh directs this musical tribute to Yes, filmed just before he made the Hollywood A-list with hits such as Erin Brockovich and Ocean's Eleven. DVD features include live performances of "Cinema," "Leave It," "Hold On," "I've Seen All Good People," "Changes," "Owner of a Lonely Heart" and City of Love"; all-access band interviews; and the rarely seen Soderbergh mockumentary "Access All Areas!"
Bruce Lee: We Miss You A disciple of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, talented fighter Bruce Li steps into the role of detective in this thrilling action movie that has him solving his guru's death. How did Bruce Lee really die, and who has blood on his hands? The answers to these questions don't come easy, however, the young man soon discovers. The journey to enlightenment requires Lee's loyal subject to spar his way to the truth.
Playing for Change Filmed live on the streets and in the subways of Los Angeles, New Orleans and New York, this earnest documentary celebrates the often-ignored talent of American street musicians and captures the uniquely passionate nature of their performances. Bonus features include a tribute film to New Orleans street musicians and exclusive interviews with Robert M. Young and Grammy Award-winning blues artist Keb' Mo'.
Ocean Park David W. Warfield writes and directs this moody seaside noir, set in the imaginary town of Ocean Park, Calif. While struggling to make their way as actors, Will (Kenneth Hughes) and Jolette (Alexandra Wilson) find comfort in each other's arms. But when Jo turns up dead, the true identity of her murderer is anyone's guess. Is it Will, his smarmy brother-in-law (Jonathan Aube) or Jo's mysterious twin sister (also played by Wilson)?
Grind: 3 Sides to One Game Forget about there being two sides to a story. In this illuminating documentary on the world of hip-hop music, three players drive the music industry machine: the artists, the promoters and the producers. Watch as they work together -- and apart -- to turn today's emerging talent into tomorrow's superstars. This revealing look at the business includes interviews with power entities such as Jim Jonsin, Trick Daddy and Pee Wee Kirkland.
Scelsi: The Piano Works 3 Famed pianist Aki Takahashi performs works by the late composer Giacinto Scelsi on this performance video. Though Scelsi's work was largely ignored by critics during his lifetime, his talent was discovered shortly before his death in 1988. On this DVD, Takahashi -- one of the few musicians who had the chance to practice directly with Scelsi -- plays the masterpiece "Quattro Illustrazioni," among other selections.
Cassietta George: Walk Around Heaven Prolific songwriter and gospel legend Cassietta George -- a timeless artist who's penned more than 100 songs during her five-decade career -- shares the stage with Kevin Burrough Heeley, the Pentecostal Anglican Choir and the Teddy Cannon Singers in this uplifting live concert. A memorable set list of inspirational music includes "Jesus the Miracle Man" and George's biggest hit, the gospel standard "Walk Around Heaven All Day."
Animal Crackers: Season 1 Everybody's a little nuts in this animated series, set in a fictional jungle with plenty of bite. There's Lyle the lion (voiced by Mark Camacho), who would much rather order his dinner than hunt for it; his lioness love interest, Lana (Kate Hutchison); their self-important elephant pal, Eugene (Terrence Scammell); and the eternally grounded Dod (Teddy Lee Dillon), who refuses to accept that he's not equipped to fly.
A Little Piece of Heaven Living on a farm is too lonely for the orphaned Will Loomis (Kirk Cameron) and his mentally disabled sister, Violet (Jenny Robertson), so he develops a plan for the two of them to "make" their own family just in time for Christmas. After kidnapping two abused children, Will tells them that they've died and gone to heaven, a paradise of Will and Violet's own creation. Cloris Leachman co-stars in this touching holiday drama.
Brotha Lynch Hung: Ghetto Celebrities: Vol. 1 Join West Coast rapper Brotha Lynch Hung on a tour of his roots through the streets of Sacramento, Calif., with stops at his boyhood home, the Sacramento County Jail and the crime-ridden Garden Blocc neighborhood where he spent his early days as a gangbanger. Along the way, Lynch sounds off on a variety of topics, including how he got his name, how he broke into the music industry and his thoughts on money, death and getting shot.