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Their Finest Hour: 5 British WWII Classics on Blu-ray
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Their Finest Hour: 5 British WWII Classics arrive in Blu-ray Collection March 17 from Film MovementAvailable for the first time in North America, this seminal Blu-ray set is packed with over five hours of bonus programming, including the documentaries Colditz Revealed, 617 Squadron Remembers, The Making of The Dam Busters, John Mills Home Move Footage, a 24-page booklet with Essay by film writer and curator Cullen Gallagher and more.

SYNOPSIS

THEIR FINEST HOUR: 5 BRITISH WWII CLASSICS brings together some of the most celebrated British war films, digitally restored and available for the very first time on Blu-ray. Titles include the Ealing Studios-produced, Graham Greene adaptation WENT THE DAY WELL? (1942) along with Michael Anderson's Oscar-nominated THE DAM BUSTERS (1955), as well as three box-office hits starring John Mills - THE COLDITZ STORY (1955), DUNKIRK (1958) and ICE COLD IN ALEX (1958).

WENT THE DAY WELL? (1942)
Based on a story by Graham Greene and directed by Alberto Cavalcanti. Bramley End, snug and safe, seemed far away from the perils of World War II. Little did the villagers suspect the grim events that would arrive at their doorsteps. Surprised by the lorry loads of Royal Engineers that rolled onto their village green, they had no reason to believe that these soldiers were disguised German paratroopers, and...

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1917 on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital
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Sam Mendes' 1917 debuts on Digital March 10 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD March 24 from Universal1917, the critically acclaimed, multi-award winning action spectacle including Academy Award® winner for Best Cinematography arrives on Digital March 10, 2020 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD March 24, 2020 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Hailed as “One of the most extraordinary cinematic achievements of the year” (JoBlo), the universally acclaimed film combines groundbreaking film making, memorable performances, and an unforgettable insight into the human experience against the shattering background of war. Additionally an Oscar® winner for Best Visual Effects and Best Sound Mixing, 1917 is “a new war movie classic” (NY Post).

In 1917 at the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (MacKay) and Blake (Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake’s own brother among them. 1917 comes to Digital, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-rayTM and DVD with bonus content showcasing the incredible craft and artistry behind the immersive feature, including a detailed look into the production design, how the film engineered a one shot, 360-degree format and interviews with the cast and crew...

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Digital Compositing for Film and Video, 4th Edition
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Digital Compositing for Film and Video, 4th Edition from Focal Press and RoutledgeFocal Press and Routledge have published Digital Compositing for Film and Video: Production Workflows and Techniques 4th Edition.

Written by senior compositor, technical director and master trainer Steve Wright, this book condenses years of production experience into an easy-to-read and highly-informative guide suitable for both working and aspiring visual effects artists.

This expanded and updated edition of Digital Compositing for Film and Video addresses the problems and difficult choices that professional compositors face on a daily basis with an elegant blend of theory, practical production techniques and workflows. It is written to be software-agnostic, so it is applicable to any brand of software. This edition features many step-by-step workflows, powerful new keying techniques and updates on the latest tech in the visual effects industry...

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DREAMKATCHER on DVD, Digital, and On Demand
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DREAMKATCHER arrives on DVD, Digital, and On Demand April 28 from LionsgateA terrifying thriller with a unique spin on possession and dream invasion, Dreamkatcher arrives on DVD, Digital, and On Demand April 28 from Lionsgate.

The horrors of the night will not compare to the nightmares of reality in this film starring Radha Mitchell, Lin Shaye, and Henry Thomas. The Dreamkatcher DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98.

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS
In this terrifying horror-thriller, Gail (Radha Mitchell, Silent Hill) is forced to come to terms with Josh, her new stepson, at a remote country home. After stealing an evil talisman from a mysterious neighbor, Josh has sinister dreams of his dead mother—who commands Josh to murder Gail.

When Josh’s dad (Henry Thomas, “The Haunting of Hill House”) returns, he and Gail suspect that their son has been possessed by an ancient, bloodthirsty spirit. Is it too late to save Josh’s life—or their own?...

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker 4K, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital
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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker arrives on Digital March 17 and on 4K, Blu-ray, DVD March 31 from DisneyStar Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams’ riveting, inspiring conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, electrified audiences around the globe, earning more than a billion dollars worldwide. Soon fans can complete their collections when Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker arrives digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ and via Movies Anywhere on March 17, two weeks before it lands physically in 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD on March 31.

Bonus material includes a feature-length, making-of documentary, which goes behind the scenes with the cast and filmmakers from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and explores the legacy of the Skywalker saga. Bonus features also dig into the film’s Pasaana desert scenes, including the thrilling landspeeder chase, and the ship in which Rey discovers family secrets as well as a new little droid named D-O. Plus, fans will hear from Warwick Davis, who reprises his role as Wicket the Ewok, as well as the creature effects team that created a record 584 creatures and droids for the film. Digital consumers will receive an exclusive feature highlighting legendary composer John Williams, who has scored every episode in the Skywalker saga.

Bonus features include*:...

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THE CAPTAIN on Blu-ray and DVD
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THE CAPTAIN arrives on Blu-ray and DVD March 31 from Well Go USA EntertainmentBased on a true incident, the critically-acclaimed disaster film THE CAPTAIN debuts on Digital, Blu-ray™ and DVD March 31 from Well Go USA Entertainment.

Airbus flight A319 is thrown into a state of panic when the cockpit windshield shatters after takeoff. With communication to control lost and an injured co-pilot, it is up to the plane’s strong-willed Captain to bring everyone home safely. Directed by Weiqiang Liu (Kung Fu Monster, The Guillotines), THE CAPTAIN stars Hanyu Zhang (The Taking of Tiger Mountain), Hao Ou (Legend of the Demon Cat) and Jiang Du (Chasing the Dragon II: Wild Wild Bunch).

The China Film Critics Association named Quan Yuan its “Actress of the Year” and she won the Golden Carp Film Award as “Favorite Actress.” In addition...

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The Art of Game Design, 3rd Edition
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The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses, 3rd Edition from CRC PressCRC Press has published The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses, 3rd Edition.

Good game design happens when you view your game from as many perspectives as possible. Written by one of the world's top game designers, The Art of Game Design presents 100+ sets of questions, or different lenses, for viewing a game’s design, encompassing diverse fields such as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, puzzle design, and anthropology. This book:

- Describes the deepest and most fundamental principles of game design
- Demonstrates how tactics used in board, card, and athletic games also work in top-quality video games
- Contains valuable insight from Jesse Schell, the former chair of the International Game Developers Association and award-winning designer of Disney online games

The Art of Game Design gives readers...

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Limited Series LOOKING FOR ALASKA on DVD
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Limited Series LOOKING FOR ALASKA arrives on DVD April 21 from ParamountCalled “beautiful and idealized, foreboding, and entirely relatable” (The Daily Beast), the limited series LOOKING FOR ALASKA debuts on DVD April 21, 2020 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

Based on author John Green’s (“The Fault In Our Stars”) award-winning first novel of the same name, LOOKING FOR ALASKA is a moving story of friendship, love and loss. With a 92% average Tomatometer and 93% average audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, the limited series was embraced by critics and viewers alike when it debuted on Hulu in October of 2019.

The 3-disc DVD set includes all eight episodes, plus over 40 minutes of fan-centric bonus content, including 18 never-before-seen deleted scenes and two featurettes that incorporate an exclusive interview with John Green.

LOOKING FOR ALASKA follows Miles “Pudge” Halter (Charlie Plummer) who is searching for a deeper perspective on life and decides...

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THE VINYL REVIVAL on DVD
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THE VINYL REVIVAL arrives on DVD April 10th from Wienerworld and MVD EntertainmentFrom the makers of the acclaimed Last Shop Standing, this new film, The Vinyl Revival, charts the amazing revival of vinyl over the past several years. The film explores the whys and hows with industry pundits, artists, record shop owners, vinyl fans and many more.

Directed and produced by Pip Piper, we hear from passionate new record shop owners as well the established die-hards still going and thriving. The film discusses the importance of the record shop and vinyl as a whole. We answer the why's of vinyl's revival, the human need for belonging, the love of history and the stories of how the humble little record shop has shaped so many lives.

Record collecting has lost its image as a hobby for middle-aged men and become instead a pursuit of the most fashion-conscious consumer. Will it last? What is the future for record shops when vinyl becomes less fashionable? Why are we in danger of another record shop decline? Why must we support these bastions of culture?...

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GLADIATOR and BRAVEHEART Limited Edition 4K Steelbooks
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GLADIATOR and BRAVEHEART Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD Steelbooks arriving May 5th from ParamountThe exhilarating, triumphant, and award-winning masterpieces BRAVEHEART and GLADIATOR will arrive in Limited Edition 4K Blu-ray Steelbooks on May 5, 2020 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

Originally released on May 5, 2000, director Ridley Scott’s GLADIATOR celebrates its 20th anniversary. Also a winner of five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, the film is an unparalleled combination of vivid action and extraordinary storytelling. Russell Crowe won the Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of a Roman general who is betrayed by a corrupt prince (Joaquin Phoenix) and comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.

The 4K Steelbook includes access to a digital copy of the film and both theatrical and extended versions of the feature on 4K Ultra HD, along with two separate commentaries. The two Blu-ray Discs included in the set boast over four hours of...

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Modern Recording Techniques, 9th Edition
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Modern Recording Techniques, 9th Edition from Focal Press and RoutledgeFocal Press and Routledge have published Modern Recording Techniques, 9th Edition. Modern Recording Techniques is the bestselling, authoritative guide to sound and music recording.

Whether you’re just starting out or are looking for a step-up in the industry, Modern Recording Techniques provides an in-depth read on the art and technologies of music production. It’s a must-have reference for all audio bookshelves.

Using its familiar and accessible writing style, this ninth edition has been fully updated, presenting the latest production technologies and includes an in-depth coverage of the DAW, networked audio, MIDI, signal processing and much more.

A robust companion website features video tutorials, web-links, an online glossary, flashcards, and...

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Lighting for Photographers, 2nd Edition
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Lighting for Photographers, 2nd Edition from Focal Press and RoutledgeFocal Press and Routledge have published Lighting for Photographers: An Introductory Guide to Professional Photography, 2nd Edition.

Lighting is one of the most important aspects of any photograph. The best images create dimension and drama, which goes beyond formulas and lighting recipes. In Lighting for Photographers: An Introductory Guide to Professional Photography, commercial photographers and instructors Joe Lavine and Brad Bartholomew offer a unique philosophy of lighting, starting with an understanding of the characteristics of lighting to build great shots.

Including interviews from professional photographers and illustrated with over 200 images, this book introduces basic photographic concepts and equipment needs, and takes the reader from the lighting process through to starting a successful career in photography both in the studio and on location. Readers will learn...

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Watchmen: An HBO Limited Series on Blu-ray and DVD
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Watchmen: An HBO Limited Series arrives on Blu-ray and DVD June 2nd from Warner Bros.Fans can dive even further into the alternate world that has captivated audiences since its debut when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases Watchmen: An HBO Limited Series on Blu-ray ($44.98 SRP US/ $49.99 SRP Canada) and DVD ($39.99 US SRP US / $44.98 SRP Canada) June 2, 2020. Featuring all nine riveting one-hour episodes – plus over 90 minutes of bonus content, including two never-before-seen special features exclusive to the Blu-ray and DVD. Created for television and executive produced by Damon Lindelof (Lost, The Leftovers), Watchmen drew 1.5 million Viewers in its series premiere, becoming the second-highest rated HBO original series debut of the past three years, only behind Big Little Lies. The show is also currently “certified fresh” with a 96% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws, Watchmen embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name, while attempting to break new ground of its own. Watchmen reunites Lindelof with Academy® and Emmy® Award-winning actress Regina King (The Leftovers, Southland, If Beale Street Could Talk) leading the cast as Angela Abar/Sister Night. The series also stars Emmy® Award winner Jean Smart (Legion, Dirty John), Don Johnson (Miami Vice), Tim Blake Nelson (O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Leaves of Grass), Hong Chau (Homecoming), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman), Andrew Howard (Bates Motel), Jacob Ming-Trent (Ray Donovan), Tom Mison (Sleepy Hollow), Sara Vickers (The Crown) and Dylan Schombing (Sharp Objects), with Academy Award® winner Louis Gossett Jr. (An Officer and a Gentleman), and Academy, Emmy® and Tony® Award winning actor Jeremy Irons (The Lion King, Reversal of Fortune)...

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Spies in Disguise on 4K, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital
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Spies in Disguise flies onto Digital, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD March 10 from Twentieth Century FoxIn this high-flying animated comedy, super spy Lance Sterling (Will Smith) and scientist Walter Beckett (Tom Holland) are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave and debonair. Walter is none of the above. But this unlikely duo must team up for the ultimate mission to save the world when a “biodynamic concealment” experiment transforms Lance into a brave, fierce, majestic...pigeon!
   
Experience the hilarious thrills of SPIES IN DISGUISE, which is Certified-Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes™, from the comfort of your own home, along with Blu-ray™️ bonus features including multiple making-of featurettes and two awesome music videos. Additionally, the Blu-ray™️ edition of SPIES IN DISGUISE includes “Super Secret Spy Mode,” an immersive, in-movie experience that takes you deeper into the story with Easter eggs, fun facts, and behind-the-scenes insights into the making of the film...

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CATS on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital
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CATS arrives on Digital March 17 and on Blu-ray and DVD April 7 from Universal PicturesUniversal Pictures Home Entertainment announces the upcoming release of CATS on Digital March 17, 2020 and on Blu-ray and DVD April 7, 2020.

SYNOPSIS:
Oscar®-winning director Tom Hooper reimagines Andrew Lloyd Webber's record-shattering musical. Starring James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson and introducing Royal Ballet principal Francesca Hayward. With a world-class cast of dancers showcasing styles from classical ballet to contemporary, hip-hop to jazz, street dance to tap, this film reimagines the stage musical for a new generation. You will believe in the fun and magic of CATS.

BONUS FEATURES ON BLU-RAY™️, DVD and digital:
- Making Music - Andrew Lloyd Webber conceived this iconic musical almost 40 years ago. The stars of CATS will talk about the maestro’s artistry and how his music has stood the test of time...

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