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Titanic (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (10/09/2012)
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When the theatrical release of James Cameron's Titanic was delayed from July to December of 1997, media pundits speculated that Cameron's $200 million disaster epic would cause the director's downfall, signal the end of the blockbuster era and sink Paramount Studios as quickly as the ill-fated luxury liner had sunk on that fateful night of April 14, 1912. Some studio executives were confident, others horrified, but the clarity of hindsight turned Cameron into an Oscar-winning genius, a shrewd businessman and one of the most successful directors in the history of motion pictures. Titanic would surpass the $1 billion mark in global box-office receipts (largely due to multiple viewings, the majority by teenage girls), win 11 Academy Awards including best picture and director, produce the bestselling movie soundtrack of all time and make a global superstar of Leonardo DiCaprio. A bona fide pop-cultural phenomenon, the film has all the ingredients of a blockbuster (romance, passion, luxury, grand scale, a snidely villain and an epic, life-threatening crisis), but Cameron's alchemy of these ingredients proved more popular than anyone could have predicted. His stroke of genius was to combine absolute authenticity with a pair of fictional lovers whose tragic fate would draw viewers into the heart-wrenching reality of the Titanic disaster. As starving artist Jack Dawson and soon-to-be-married socialite Rose DeWitt Bukater, DiCaprio and Kate Winslet won the hearts of viewers around the world and their brief but never-forgotten love affair provides the humanity that Cameron needed to turn Titanic into an emotional experience. Present-day framing scenes (featuring Gloria Stuart as the 101-year-old Rose) add additional resonance to the story and, although some viewers proved vehemently immune to Cameron's manipulations, few can deny the production's impressive achievements. Although some of the computer-generated visual effects look artificial, others--such as the sunset silhouette of Titanic during its first evening at sea, or the climactic splitting of the ship's sinking hull--are state-of-the-art marvels. In terms of sets and costumes alone, the film is never less than astounding. More than anything else, however, the film's overwhelming popularity speaks for itself. Titanic is an event film and a monument to Cameron's risk-taking audacity, blending the tragic irony of the Titanic disaster with just enough narrative invention to give the historical event its fullest and most timeless dramatic impact. Titanic is an epic love story on par with Gone with the Wind, and, like that earlier box-office phenomenon, it's a film for the ages. --Jeff Shannon
Photo Kano Collection | DVD | (07/11/2016)
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It's time to capture the moment. Kazuya Maeda plans to make his second year in high school a memorable one. Armed with a new camera from his dad, Kazuya is hoping to turn his social life around when he joins the school's photography club. But new friends aren't the only things in development as Kazuya has caught himself in a tangle of emotions with one of his female classmates.
Sakura Trick Collection | DVD | (19/12/2016)
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It's a new year, a new school and best friends Haruka and Yuu are about to discover their relationship is about to come under fire. When the class seating assignment has separated the pair to opposite ends of the class, the distance feels like they're worlds apart. To reconcile the separation they decide a new method is to be employed a kiss. What came from simple intentions is about to bloom a whole new set of complications. From platonic to romantic Haruka and Yuu are about to uncover a whole new side of their relationship.
Welcome To Paradise | DVD | (02/05/2016)
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Featuring a stunning Gospel Music score, Crystal Bernard (Wings), Brian Denny (Assault on Precinct 13, Cocoon) and Brad Stine (Christmas with a Capital C, Broken), star in this wholesome, light-hearted feature that reminds us how love and acceptance go a long way in showing our faith. Debbie Laramie uproots her home life in Dallas when she is transferred to a small church in the sleepy town of Paradise, Texas. Once there, Debbie and her teenage son brave a bumpy road as they adjust to a community in need of a guide back to God. The plucky pastor's unique approach to church life polarizes the members evermore, until a dark catastrophic chain of events leaves them without a building at all. An old barn is their only chance to keep the church alive. With the help of her supporters and even a few naysayers, Debbie turns a humbling challenge into an opportunity to breathe new life into the community and inspires her new church to trust in her and God's plan.