Home Video Releases: How to Survive a Plague, Scooby-Doo, Chronicle of a Summer and more

Home Video Releases, lots listed, many genres for the whole family

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How to Survive a Plague- video released

“How to Survive a Plague” is about activists who lobbied for an increase in AIDS resources, earned an Oscar nomination for best documentary feature. Directed by David France.

“The Client List” – The Complete First Season: The initial ten episodes of the Lifetime network series, about a mother (Jennifer Love Hewitt) who begins working as a prostitute after her husband abandons her. The show was renewed for a second season, which is set to begin in early March.

Chronicle of a Summer”: The Criterion Collection is delivering a new high-definition transfer of this Home Video Releases: How to Survive a Plague, Scooby-Doo,Chronicle of a Summer and moreground breaking, 1961 film in which filmmaker Jean Rouch and sociologist Edgar Morin interview Paris residents about political issues and life in general. Presented in French with English subtitles.

Scooby-Doo – Mask of the Blue Falcon” New direct-to-video animated movie in which Scooby-Doo and his crime fighting gang go head-to-head with a super villain who was thought to exist only in comic books.

Rocko’s Modern Life” – The Complete Series: All 52 episodes of the animated series that aired on Nickelodeon in the mid-1990s. The show centers on the adventures of an Australian wallaby, living in the U.S.

Barbie in The Pink Shoes” Direct-to-video animated movie featuring Barbie, as a young ballerina, who gets transported to a strange world where she must dance famous ballets, to defeat an evil queen.

Escape Fire – The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare” Documentary film focused on problems in the American healthcare system. Produced and directed by Matthew Heineman and Susan Fromke.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Rise of the Turtles”: Five episodes of the new computer-animated Ninja Turtles series, that premiered on Nickelodeon in September 2012. In this set, the turtles begin fighting crime for the first time. The voice cast includes Jason Biggs, Sean Astin, Bob Paulsen and Greg Cipes.

Phineas and Ferb – Animal Agents” Twelve episodes of Disney Channel’s “Phineas and Ferb” cartoon series, each one centered on the adventures of Perry the Platypus and his crime-fighting buddies.

Joshua Tree” Fresh release of the 1993 action film starring Dolph Lundgren as a car thief who escapes from prison and unknowingly takes a female police officer hostage. George Segal also stars. Directed by Vic Armstrong.

Chicken With Plums” Fanciful foreign film about a violinist, who is heartbroken when his prized instrument is broken. Distraught, he decides to die, but he is first plunged into a number of nostalgic visions. Co-directed by Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi. Presented in French, with English subtitles.

By Forrest Hartman
Forrest@ForrestHartman.com

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