One of the things I have enjoyed about blogging is the chance to receive DVDs for review. Normally, I don’t have any problem watching these DVDs in a timely manner, and posting my thoughts here for you, my readers. But, as most of you know, we recently moved, and as a result, my TV-watching time has been severely limited. Here are the DVDs that I should have watched and been posting about – and hopefully will be soon!
Brave (Five-Disc Ultimate Collector’s Edition: Blu-ray 3D / Blu-ray / DVD + Digital Copy): Set in the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland, Disney Pixar’s Brave follows the heroic journey of Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald), a skilled archer and headstrong daughter of King Fergus (voice of Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (voice of Emma Thompson). Determined to change her fate, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the unruly and uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (voice of Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (voice of Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (voice of Robbie Coltrane), unleashing chaos in the kingdom. When she turns to an eccentric Witch (voice of Julie Walters), she is granted an ill-fated wish and the ensuing peril forces Merida to harness all of her resources including her mischievous triplet brothers to undo a beastly curse and discover the meaning of true bravery.
This DVD Collection includes all-new bonus material, including extraordinary behind the scenes features, extended & deleted scenes, a mysterious and exciting, new short film, ‘The Legend of Mor’du,” and much more!!! This DVD will be released tomorrow, November 13, 2012.
Ice Age: Continental Drift: Sub-zero heroes Manny, Diego, and Sid embark upon a high-seas adventure after their continent is set adrift. Using an iceberg as a ship, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates as they try to reunite with their herd. In the wake of these upheavals, Sid reunites with his cantankerous Granny, and the herd encounters a ragtag menagerie of seafaring pirates determined to stop them from returning home.
Overflowing with treasure for the whole family to enjoy, ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT 3D is filled to the bow with bonus material including an all new coloring app with enhanced Blu-ray features, interactive features such as “Party with a Pirate!” mode, sing and dance along songs, music videos, deleted scenes, exclusive featurettes, and more! In addition, fans can watch the film in sign along mode with American Sign Language interpretation from actor Sean Berdy (“Switched at Birth”). This DVD will be released December 11, 2012 – just in time for Christmas!
Nazi Collaborators: This new 13-part documentary explores the question, “How could anyone have collaborated with Adolph Hitler and the Nazis?” Drawing upon an unrivaled 4000 hours of archival film, it shows how powerful individuals and organizations all across Europe and the Middle East collaborated, often with dark and disturbing motives, with the most evil regime of the 20th century. Many did it for financial gain, others for the promise of elevated status. Some believed that siding with the imperialist Germans offered the best chance of survival for their people, while others would later claim they would be killed if they refused. From the Jewish leader who offered up his people as free labor, to the ex-French Prime Minister who actively aided the Nazi hunt for the Resistance. And from the IRA- German plot to invade Northern Ireland to the brutal killing squads of Lithuania, this ground- breaking series explores the complex motivations behind the controversial paths these collaborators chose. These are the stories that many countries prefer to forget or cover up – many thousands of non-Germans chose to collaborate with the Nazis.
This Military Channel documentary is available now on DVD.