Hemingway & GellhornThe BibleLUVRoute 66The Best of Warner Bros.: Romance
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New on Blu-ray & DVD: April 2
Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman are Hemingway & Gellhorn; the hit miniseries The Bible arrives already; LUV; Route 66; The Best of Warner Bros.: Romance and more this week.
Hemingway & Gellhorn
Clive Owen takes on literary legend Ernest Hemingway and Nicole Kidman plays the love of his life in this hard-hitting and raucous HBO movie. The film follows the adventurous Hemingway and his trailblazing war correspondent companion through the Spanish Civil War and beyond, from the elite social circles of Hollywood to the aristocracy of the literary world and the First Family of the United States. They covered all the great conflicts of their time, but the war they couldn't survive was the war between themselves.
20th Century Fox
The huge History hit from producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey is now available on DVD and Blu-ray! The epic 10-hour, five-part miniseries brings to life some of the more well-known tales from the ancient tome from Genesis through Revelation, including David and Goliath, Noah's Ark, the Exodus, Daniel in the Lion's Den and the crucifixion/resurrection of Jesus (played by Diogo Morgado). Shot in Morocco, the series is narrated by Emmy winner Keith David with a musical score by Oscar winner Hans Zimmer, and also stars Downey as Mother Mary and includes Paul Brightwell, Greg Hicks, Sebastian Knapp, Amber Rose Revah, Greg Hicks and Simon Kunz.
The Best of Warner Bros. 20 Film Collection: Romance
Warner Home Entertainment
Warner Bros. continues its 90th Anniversary celebration with the release of this must-have set featuring 20 essential movie classics divided into three chapters on 22 discs: Timeless Love (1938-1942); Unforgettable Affairs (1950-1965); and Modern Romance (1973-2008). Among the films included are Gone with the Wind (1939), The Philadelphia Story (1940), Casablanca (1942), A Streetcar Named Desire: The Original Director’s Version (1951), Rebel Without a Cause (1955), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), Doctor Zhivago (1965), A Star Is Born (1976), The Goodbye Girl (1977), The Bodyguard (1992), You’ve Got Mail (1998), Two Weeks Notice (2002) and Nights in Rodanthe (2008).
A young boy's opportunity to learn how to become a man from his uncle takes a dramatic turn in this coming-of-age movie starring Common and newcomer Michael Rainey Jr. LUV follows 11-year-old Woody (Rainey Jr.), a timid Baltimore orphan who jumps at the opportunity to join his uncle Vincent (Common) on a field trip of life lessons. A street hustler and former drug dealer just released from an 8-year-stint in prison, Vincent is looking to start fresh with his own crab shack restaurant. But when Vincent's denied a bank loan and is tempted to return to his old life and work for a crime boss (Dennis Haysbert), Woody is forced to grow up faster than he expected and choose who his true heroes really are. The Sundance indie favorite also stars Danny Glover, Charles S, Dutton, Meagan Good and Lonette McKee.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy creator Douglas Adams' beloved character comes to life with Episodes star Stephen Mangan as the quirky title character, a perpetually insolvent yet uncommonly talented holistic detective. Broadcast on BBC in 2010 and 2012, the four-part dramedy series is now available to U.S. audiences for the first time.
Route 66: The Complete Fourth Season
The '60s TV classic is back with its final season! Martin Milner and Glenn Corbett take to the road in their Corvette convertible, finding love, adventure and danger along America's iconic cross-country highway, Route 66. Special guest stars include William Shatner, Barbara Eden, Soupy Sales and Joan Crawford.
Jackie Robinson: My Story
Get ready for the brand-new Jackie Robinson biopic 42 (starring Harrison Ford and Chadwick Boseman as Robinson) with this award-winning film that traces the extraordinary life and career of the man who first broke the sports color barrier by being the first African-American to join the Brooklyn Dodgers – and all of Major League baseball. Stephen Hill portrays Robinson in this powerful "first person docudrama" that blends historic footage with dramatic reenactments.