I just found this at Amazon and I’m pretty excited about it. The Anthony Trollope Collection by the BBC is a 6-DVD set. The set contains The Barchester Chronicles (an adaptation of the first two Barchester novels,The WardenandBarchester Towers), He Knew He Was Right and The Way We Live Now. I only wish I already had ordered this. It would be perfect for a lazy, Sunday afternoon.
She well knew the great architectural secret of decorating her constructions, and never condescended to construct a decoration. ~ Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope
The War of the Worlds, by H. G. Wells, was written between 1895 and 1897. It was first serialized in 1897 and was published in hardcover the next year.
I wasn’t aware of this but the 1953 version of War of the Worlds, based on the H. G. Wells book of the same name, was re-released in 2005. Gene Barry. Ann Robinson. Byron Haskin. All I need is some popcorn and I’m set!
Hours of extra content including:
-Sing-a-long feature with the film
-Complete Magic Cloak of Oz silent shorts (60 min)
-All-New Feature Length Documentary The Making of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz
-The Dreamer of Oz TV Special (101 min)
-Munchkins at the Hollywood Walk of Fame Featurette (20 min)
-Patchwork Girl of Oz (60 min)
-6 hr. MGM Documentary When the Lion Roars (exclusive to Blu-Ray)
Exclusive Promotional Items:
-52 pg Hardcover Photo Book
-Ruby Slippers Sparkle Globe
-Collectible Award Pin Set by The Noble Collection
-Frameable Map of Oz
A new movie about the most famous star-crossed lovers is coming to the UK and the US. Romeo & Juliet has a release date of October 11, 2013 in both countries. As you can see by the below trailer, the movie is lush with wonderful production values. However the film has caused a controversy as the dialogue isn’t true to the work of William Shakespeare. Julian Fellowes, of Downton Abbey fame, is credited as the writer.
Mind boggling! Husky Jackal Theater presents a recreation of Terminator 2: Judgement Day done entirely with text taken from the works of William Shakespeare. They allowed themselves minor changes to include proper nouns, like Skynet, and a few other minor changes. As strange as this pairing sounds, it seems to work. In fact, it seems to be something quite powerful.
Last year Great Expectations staring Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Sally Hawkins and Jason Flemyng debuted in the UK. The US version of the movie is coming to theaters on November 8th. That seems like ages to me! I can’t wait to see this film. In the meantime here’s the trailer:
Have you heard about Austenland? Shannon Hale, primarily known for her young adult titles, gives us the tale of a woman so enamored of the the BBC’s version of Pride and Prejudice that it’s hindering her own hunt for Mr. Right. (Or should we call him Mr. Darcy?) At any rate, the 2008 novel has been made into a movie. The film hasn’t been released yet, but it’s showing at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
There’s no trailer available, but here’s a hilarious story about the making of the movie from Shannon Hale:
I don’t know if I can wait until March of 2013. What am I talking about? That’s the release date for Oz: The Great and Powerful. The movie is based, of course, on the characters from L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
The movie is a a prequel to the happenings in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. So don’t expect to see Dorothy and Toto. Instead, Oz: The Great and Powerful tells how a man came to the land Oz and became the Wizard.