New in DVD

Bright Star – Nineteenth century poet John Keats and the girl next door, Fanny Brawne, started out as unlikely lovers who were totally at odds with each other.  However, when Brawne offers to help Keats nurse his seriously ill brother, the two soon became involved in an unstoppable romance that only his untimely death at age 25 could bring to a shattering end.

Departures –  A devoted cellist in an orchestra that has just been dissolved, finds himself without a job.  He decides to move back to his old hometown with his wife to look for work and start over. He answers a classified ad entitled ‘Departures’, thinking it is an advertisement for a travel agency. He discovers that the job is actually for a ‘Nokanshi’ or ‘encoffineer,’ a funeral professional who prepares deceased bodies for burial and entry into the next life.

I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell – A guy tries to patch things up with his soon-to-be-married pal after botching things up at his bachelor party.  Based on Tucker Max’s best-seller “I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell”.

Michael Jackson’s This Is It –   Drawn from more than one hundred hours of behind-the-scenes footage, the singer, dancer, filmmaker, architect, creative genius, and great artist at work is captured in raw and candid detail as he created and perfected his planned final London shows.  Also available in Blu-Ray.

Surrogates – People are living their lives remotely from the safety of their own homes via robotic surrogates – sexy, physically perfect mechanical representations of themselves. It’s an ideal world where crime, pain, fear and consequences don’t exist.  Then the first murder in years jolts this utopia.

Taking Chance – After hearing of the heroic death of a young Marine in Iraq, veteran officer Lt. Colonel Michael Strobl volunteers to escort the remains of Lance Corporal Chance Phelps back to his hometown in Wyoming. As Strobl crosses America’s heartland, he will find himself on an unexpectedly emotional journey into the soul of a country mourning not only Chance, but all of our country’s fallen heroes.

~ posted by Sonia

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