By Forrest Hartman
“The Bible” – The Epic Miniseries: Ten hours of Biblical stories presented using live-action footage and computer-generated imagery. The lengthy program, which originally aired on the
History Channel, was executive produced by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett.
“Jackie Robinson – My Story”: Movie buffs can prepare for the theatrical release of the Jackie Robinson film “42” by watching this first-person docudrama. The 2010 movie tells the story of Robinson’s life by blending vintage footage with actor Stephen Hill’s portrayal of the baseball star.
“John Dies at the End”: Science fiction comedy about a new drug that causes some users to “come back” as alien invaders. Co-written and directed by Don Coscarelli. Chase Williamson, Rob Mayes, Paul Giamatti and Clancy Brown star.
The Best of Warner Bros. 20 Film Collection – Romance: Warner Bros. is running a 90th Anniversary Initiative throughout this year, and the latest release is a 20-film set including some of the studio’s well-known love stories. Among the titles included are “Gone With the Wind,” “Casablanca,” “Annie Get Your Gun” and “Doctor Zhivago.”
Marvel Cinematic Universe – Phase One – Avengers Assembled: Ten-disc Blu-ray set containing six live-action movies built around Marvel’s Avengers superheroes. The included movies are: “Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Thor,” “Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2,” “The Incredible Hulk” and “Marvel’s The Avengers.”
“The Impossible”: This outstanding drama is based on the real-life experiences of a family caught in the 2004 tsunami that hit Thailand, and it is available exclusively on digital download for the next three weeks. Look for a full review when the film is released on Blu-ray, DVD and on-demand April 23.