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Poetic Justice and Higher Learning on Blu-ray
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Poetic Justice and Higher Learning arrive on Blu-ray February 5 from Sony PicturesGrammy Award® winning superstar Janet Jackson makes her big screen debut for Academy Award® nominated Writer/Director John Singleton (Best Director & Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen, Boyz N the Hood, 1991) in the acclaimed and beloved romantic drama POETIC JUSTICE, newly remastered and debuting on Blu-ray™ February 5 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Jackson, nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Original Song for “Again” from the film, stars as Justice, a poetry-loving hairdresser on a road trip from South Central Los Angeles to Oakland with Lucky (legendary rapper Tupac Shakur, Juice). POETIC JUSTICE also stars Regina King (Ray), Joe Torry (Tales from the Hood), Lori Petty (A League of Their Own) and acclaimed poet Maya Angelou (How to Make an American Quilt), whose poems are featured in the film.

The POETIC JUSTICE Blu-ray comes loaded with all-new bonus content, including 10 never-before-seen deleted and extended scenes, a rare look at Janet Jackson and Tupac Shakur’s original screen test and a new...

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Theories in Digital Composite Photographs
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Theories in Digital Composite Photographs: 12 Artists and Their Work from Focal PressFocal Press has published Theories in Digital Composite Photographs: 12 Artists and Their Work, 1st Edition.

Theories in Digital Composite Photographs: 12 Artists and Their Work presents a theoretical investigation of digital composite photographs through philosophical exploration of artists’ concepts of reality.

With an international cohort of contemporary digital composite artists, this book presents twelve cases studies on artists’ motivation, production process, and the relation of their worldview to theoretical interpretation. Author Yihui Huang situates each artists’ work in the context of photographic theory and western aesthetics, including realism, expressionism, formalism and postmodernism...

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FIRST MAN on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital
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FIRST MAN arrives on Digital Jan. 8 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD Jan. 22 from UniversalFollow the gripping and captivating true story of the first manned mission to the moon in FIRST MAN, arriving on Digital and via the digital movie app MOVIES ANYWHERE on January 8, 2019 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on January 22, 2019 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

Hailed by critics as "the best movie of the year" (Collider) and "exhilarating" (Entertainment Weekly), FIRST MAN comes from acclaimed Oscar®-winning director Damien Chazelle (La La Land, Whiplash) and stars Ryan Gosling (La La Land, The Big Short) as Neil Armstrong and Claire Foy ("The Crown," Breathe) as Janet Armstrong in the heroic and emotionally driven journey through a pivotal moment in the history of mankind. Receiving two Golden Globe® nominations for Best Supporting Actress (Foy) and Best Original Score (Justin Hurwitz), the critically acclaimed film is packed with bonus features including deleted scenes and special featurettes showing behind-the-scenes looks at creating the film...

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Crafting Stories for Virtual Reality, 1st Edition
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Crafting Stories for Virtual Reality, 1st Edition from RoutledgeRoutledge has published Crafting Stories for Virtual Reality, 1st Edition.

We are witnessing a revolution in storytelling. Publications all over the world are increasingly using immersive storytelling—virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality—to tell compelling stories.

The aim of this book is to distill the lessons learned thus far into a useful guide for reporters, filmmakers and writers interested in telling stories in this emerging medium. Examining ground-breaking work across industries, this text explains, in practical terms, how storytellers can create their own powerful immersive experiences as new media and platforms emerge...

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Family Guy 20 Greatest Hits on DVD and Digital
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Sing Along with Family Guy 20 Greatest Hits arriving on DVD and Digital January 8th from FoxTwentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment announces the upcoming release of Family Guy 20 Greatest Hits arriving on DVD and Digital January 8, 2019.

Are you tired of loving Family Guy just for the hilarious jokes, sidesplitting sight gags and outrageously absurd cutaways? We’ve got you covered!

Celebrate the show’s 20th anniversary with this marvelously musical collection of 20 song-and-dance-filled episodes, along with a symphony of extras created exclusively for this release. So grab “A Bag o’ Weed,” roast a “Candy Quahog Marshmallow!” and enjoy “The FCC Song” with your favorite “Shipoopi,” because “You’ve Got a Lot to See” (and hear) when you watch Family Guy’s 20 Greatest Hits!...

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The Dick Cavett Show on DVD
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The Dick Cavett Show coming to DVD from SMORE Entertainment and MVD EntertainmentTHE DICK CAVETT SHOW Coming to DVD from SMORE Entertainment via MVD Entertainment Group. Since 1968 Dick Cavett has been host of his own talk show, in a variety of formats and on a number of television and radio formats.

AND THAT'S THE WAY IT IS (12/18)
These releases were taken from episodes that aired between 1968 through 1996 and feature some of the best known news reporters of the era including Cronkite, Rather, Brokaw, Walters, Wallace and Sawyer. He has also gathered 7 Emmy nominations and 2 wins. News-people appearing include: Walter Leland Cronkite (November 4, 1916 - July 27, 2009: Cavett conducted two one-on-one conversations with Cronkite, October 16, 1974 and the other on March 11, 1982...

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The Great Battle on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital
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THE GREAT BATTLE Arrives On Digital, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD January 8 from Well Go USADirector Kim Kwang-Sik (My Dear Desperado) brings to life the first Korean action blockbuster to depict the Goguryeo dynasty in the epic story THE GREAT BATTLE, ready for combat on digital, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD January 8 from Well Go USA Entertainment.

Set during the Tang dynasty, the action-packed film is based on the historic 80-day battle between the Goguryeo and Tang forces known as The Siege of Ansi, that took place while the two groups were at war between 645-668 AD. Kwang-Sik uses cutting-edge cinematic technologies to create spectacular action sequences in THE GREAT BATTLE which stars Zo In-Sung (The King), Nam Joo-Hyuk (“Bride of the Water God”) and Park Sung-Woong (The Swindlers). The discs also come with a behind-the-scenes featurette with commentary from the director and cast...

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Introduction to Cinematography: Learning Through Practice
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Introduction to Cinematography: Learning Through Practice from Focal PressFocal Press has published Introduction to Cinematography: Learning Through Practice. This book offers a practical, stage-by-stage guide to the creative and technical foundations of cinematography.

Building from a skills-based approach focused on professional practice, cinematographer and author Tania Hoser provides a step-by-step introduction for both cinematographers and camera assistants to the techniques, processes, and procedures of working with cameras, lenses, and light. She provides hands-on insight into negotiating with production constraints and understanding the essentials of the image workflow from shot to distribution, on projects of any scope and budget...

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Start the New Year with Peppa Pig and PJ Masks
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Peppa Pig: When I Grow Up on DVD Jan. 22 and PJ Masks: Butterfly Brigade on DVD Feb. 5 from FoxTwentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment announces Peppa Pig: When I Grow Up on DVD Jan. 22 and PJ Masks: Butterfly Brigade on DVD Feb. 5.

PEPPA PIG WHEN I GROW UP
With 12 adorable Peppa-sodes, preschoolers are in store for lots of snorts of laughter with Peppa, her little brother George, Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig, and friends! In the DVD’s title episode, Peppa and her friends use their imaginations to decide what they want to be when they grow up, as they work to help others in “The Police,” “Doctors,” and “The Fire Engine”. Later, the playgroup gets excited for showtime! In “Move to Music,” the friends dance along with Madame Gazelle and learn how to play instruments for an oinktastic performance in “Shake, Rattle and Bang”!...

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Pegasus: Pony with a Broken Wing on DVD and Digital
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Pegasus: Pony with a Broken Wing arrives on DVD, Digital, and On Demand January 8 from LionsgateA wonderful family film that touches on the dreams of every young girl, Pegasus: Pony with a Broken Wing arrives on DVD, Digital, and On Demand January 8 from Lionsgate. Awarded the Dove Seal of Approval for all ages, this live-action adventure stars Jonathan Silverman, Charisma Carpenter, and Tom Arnold. Pegasus: Pony with a Broken Wing will be available on DVD for the suggested retail price of $14.98.

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS
It’ll take a miracle to save the Killian family’s ranch…but miracles come in all shapes and sizes. Just as a greedy developer (Tom Arnold) plans to take over their ranch, tween girl Sydney Killian and a neighbor boy find a mysterious pony with an injured wing. As they secretly heal the creature, they find the pony’s magical powers could change their fortunes forever. This charming family adventure also stars Charisma Carpenter (The Expendables franchise) and Jonathan Silverman (Weekend at Bernie’s)...

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Jane Fonda Workout Programs on DVD and Digital
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Jane Fonda Workout Programs arrive on DVD and Digital Dec. 18 from MVD EntertainmentLightyear Entertainment, in partnership with Fonda, Inc., has announced the release of two more of the best-selling fitness videos of all time, on DVD and Digital Media, with a DVD street date of December 18, 2018.

This follows the successful release of 5 of the Fonda Workouts in 2015, including the Original Workout, plus a DVD boxed set, The Jane Fonda Workout Collection.

The new titles are the Lean Routine and Lower Body Solution Workouts. The DVDs will be released in the U.S. and Canada through MVD Distribution.

Lower Body Solution is a complete workout for abs, buns, and thighs. Adaptable for all fitness levels, the low-impact choreography is user friendly to beginners, while optional bench aerobics add variety and challenge for intermediate and advanced exercisers...

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Goosebumps 2 on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital
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R.L. Stine's Goosebumps 2 debuts on Digital Dec. 25 and on Blu-ray, DVD Jan. 15 from Sony PicturesYou’re in for a fun scare when Sony Pictures Home Entertainment unleashes GOOSEBUMPS 2 debuting on Digital and available via the Movies Anywhere App on December 25 and coming to Blu-ray™ and DVD January 15. Slappy the devious ventriloquist dummy returns to run amuck, in this second installment of the family-friendly franchise based on R.L. Stine’s beloved book series. Standing in Slappy’s way is a terrifyingly talented cast including Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs), Madison Iseman (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle), Jeremy Ray Taylor (It), Caleel Harris (Castle Rock), and Chris Parnell (Rick and Morty), with Ken Jeong (Crazy Rich Asians).

The GOOSEBUMPS 2 Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital bonus features include a gag reel full of hilarious hijinks, three all-new deleted scenes and five featurettes...

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Stage Lighting: The Fundamentals, 2nd Edition
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Stage Lighting: The Fundamentals, 2nd Edition from Focal PressFocal Press has published Stage Lighting: The Fundamentals, 2nd Edition. Stage Lighting: The Fundamentals is written specifically for introductory stage lighting courses. The book begins with an examination of the nature of light, perception, and color, then leads into a conversation of stage lighting equipment and technicians.

Lamps, luminaries, controls/dimming, and electricity form the basis of these chapters. The book also provides a detailed explanation and overview of the lighting design process for the theatre and several other traditional forms of entertainment. Finally, the book explores a variety of additional areas where lighting designers can find related future employment, such as concert and corporate lighting, themed design, architectural and landscape lighting, and computer animation...

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Creative Nightscapes and Time-Lapses, 1st Edition
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Creative Nightscapes and Time-Lapses: Your Complete Guide to Conceptualizing, Planning and Creating Composite Nightscapes and Time-LapsesFocal Press has published Creative Nightscapes and Time-Lapses: Your Complete Guide to Conceptualizing, Planning and Creating Composite Nightscapes and Time-Lapses.

Creative Nightscapes and Time-Lapses is your all-in-one guide to making spectacular, multi-image nightscapes and time-lapses. Covering everything from conceptualization and planning to post-processing, this book features innovative cookbook-style "recipes" for each composite nightscape and time-lapse project.

Beginning with a review of the key fundamentals of astronomy and photography, author Mike Shaw covers the latest methods for planning your night shooting sessions and how to set up your gear to get the best constituent images. The book...

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The DJI Osmo Pocket Stabilized Camera
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Capture Life's Moments With Ease Using The DJI Osmo Pocket Stabilized CameraDJI, the world's leader in creative camera technology, announced Osmo Pocket, a highly compact three-axis stabilized camera created for everyone. Designed to be incredibly easy to use, Osmo Pocket offers a host of intelligent features to help capture creative videos and photographs in a portable form factor.

"Innovation is at the heart of every product we create and DJI Osmo Pocket is here to change the way photos and videos are captured, not just by professionals but by parents, couples, adventurers, travelers, and everyone in between," said Roger Luo, President at DJI. "Osmo Pocket is a portable personal camera crew and we can't wait to see how people use it to capture their stories and share them with the world."

Small yet powerful
At just over 4 inches tall, Osmo Pocket is DJI's smallest three-axis stabilized camera. It redefines DJI's family of handheld gimbals offering features never before seen in a product this compact...

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