The Constant Gardener
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The Constant Gardener
On DVD January 10, 2006
"One of the year's best pictures!"
- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Two-time Oscar nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler's List) and Rachel Weisz (About a Boy, The Mummy) star in The Constant Gardener, a gripping tale of conspiracy, suspense and intrigue, coming to DVD January 10, 2006 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. One of the year's most critically acclaimed films, The Constant Gardener is an electrifying, edge-of-your seat thriller -- equal parts murder, mystery and romance. Directed by Academy Award® nominee Fernando Meirelles (City of God) and adapted by screenwriter Jeffrey Caine (Goldeneye) from John le Carré's best-selling novel, The Constant Gardner races from cosmopolitan London to rural Africa, delivering action and suspense along the way. The DVD is priced at $29.98 SRP.
Justin Quayle (Ralph Fiennes), a timid career diplomat, is galvanized into action by the brutal murder of his activist wife, Tessa (Rachel Weisz). As Justin clings to his memories of their passionate romance and struggles, he discovers a global conspiracy that threatens to destroy thousands of innocent lives - and his own.
Critics have hailed The Constant Gardener. Peter Travers from Rolling Stone calls it "one of the year's best pictures!" and Claudia Puig from USA Today says the film is "Riveting! A taut and gripping thriller."
· Deleted and Extended Scenes
· Anatomy of a Global Thriller: Behind the Scenes of The Constant Gardener - Exclusive interviews and footage document the making of a classic mystery-thriller.
· Embracing Africa: Filming in Kenya - Making an ambitious film in Africa poses unique challenges and rewards to cast and crew alike. Director Fernando Meirelles and stars Ralph Fiennes and Rachel Weisz take viewers to exotic locations across Kenya to reveal their personal experiences.
· John le Carré: From the Page to the Screen - Acclaimed novelist John le Carré sits down with director Fernando Meirelles to talk about the complicated journey that took this highly praised novel from the page to the big screen.
Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient) and Rachel Weisz (The Mummy) give electrifying performances in this gripping romantic thriller from the director of City of God. A diplomat on the hunt for his wife's murderer uncovers a treacherous conspiracy that will destroy thousands of innocent people - unless he can reveal its sinister roots. From the bestselling novel by John le Carré comes this edge-of-your-seat story of murder, romance and revenge that critics are calling "a hair-raising thriller with an unforgettable finale" (Karen Durbin, Elle).
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CAST & FILMMAKERS
Director: Fernando Meirelles
Written By: Jeffrey Caine, based upon the novel by John le Carré
Produced By: Simon Channing Williams
Executive Producers: Gail Egan, Robert Jones, Donald Ranvaud, Jeff Abberley, Julia Blackman
Co-Producers: Henning Molfenter, Thierry Potok
Director of Photography: César Charlone
Production Designer: Mark Tildesey
Edited By: Claire Simpson
Costume Designer: Odile Dicks-Mireaux
Original Music By: Alberto Iglesias
Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Danny Huston, Bill Nighy, Pete Postlethwaite
Leave It to Beaver The Complete First Season
All 39 Episodes Plus the Rarely Seen Pilot
Available November 22, 2005 from
Universal Studios Home Entertainment
America's favorite nuclear family returns to Mayfield as the complete first season of the Emmy-nominated Leave It to Beaver, one of the most beloved family sitcoms in television history, comes to DVD for the first time on November 22, 2005. All 39 original episodes plus the rarely seen pilot "It's a Small World," featuring different actors portraying the characters of Wally and Ward, are collected on this three-disc set. Starting with the show's debut, the wacky antics and memorable misadventures of plucky seven-year-old Theodore "Beaver" Cleaver and his older brother Wally have won America's hearts while the show's immense popularity has continued to soar through the years. Whether reliving the joy of a simpler time or first discovering this utterly charming, wholeheartedly optimistic look at growing up in America's heartland, viewers will fall in love with "The Beav," his family and his friends all over again.
Starring Barbara Billingsley, Hugh Beaumont, Tony Dow and Jerry Mathers as "The Beaver," Leave It to Beaver celebrates the simple joys and travails of a suburban childhood. In addition to the Cleavers -- Ward, June, Wally and Beaver -- the show featured an unforgettable supporting cast including Beaver's hapless partner in pranks gone wrong Larry Mondello, and one of television's most memorable teenage con artists, the not-quite-as-slick-as-he-thinks-he-is Eddie Haskell. The classic boxed set is priced at $49.98 SRP. Also available is a limited edition three-disc set priced at $69.98 SRP, which comes with a specially designed, vintage-style lunch box package that includes "The Cleaver Photo Album," containing exclusive collectible photos from the show. Quantities are limited to a single production run on this highly collectible gift set.
Finally, one of the most beloved series from television's Golden Age comes to DVD for the first time ever! Join the Cleavers, America's quintessential family, in all 39 digitally remastered, unforgettable episodes from the complete first season of Leave it to Beaver! Theodore "Beaver" Cleaver (Jerry Mathers) can't seem to avoid trouble, and his older brother Wally (Tony Dow), and mischievous pal Eddie Haskell (Ken Osmond), aren't any help. But with some wise advice from his father Ward (Hugh Beaumont) and mom's (Barbara Bilingsley) home-cooked meals, Beaver learns that all's well that ends well. Complete with the original pilot, brought out of the studio archives, this must-have DVD collection will have you declaring, "Gee, that Beaver sure is a swell guy!"
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Battlestar Galactica: Season 2.0
On DVD December 20, 2005 from
Universal Studios Home Entertainment
"The best show on television" - Newsday
The intensity and adventure of the science-fiction saga Time magazine calls "One of the best dramas on TV" returns when Battlestar Galactica: Season 2.0 blasts off on DVD December 20, 2005, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Fans can re-acquaint themselves with the show and get a sneak peek of all new episodes before those episodes begin airing in January 2006. They will enjoy this thrill-a-minute show that chronicles the courageous struggles of the universe's last handful of human survivors as they seek safe haven from the diabolical Cylon Empire. The three-disc set includes never-before-seen deleted scenes from the Hugo Award-winning series, plus podcast commentaries from producer Ron Moore, and is presented in Dolby 5.1 surround for an explosive experience. DVD is priced at $49.98; preorder close is November 15, 2005.
Battlestar Galactica: Season 2.0 finds the ragtag remnants of the Twelve Colonies of Men pursued by renegade robots intent on eradicating humankind as growing dissent from within threatens to destroy the group's alliance. Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell head up the sterling cast as Commander William "Husker" Adama, and President Laura Roslin, an ill-matched pair who must put aside their differences to keep the disparate band of survivors alive. Also featured are Jamie Bamber (Band of Brothers), James Callis (Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason), Aaron Douglas (I, Robot), Tricia Helfer (Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Charlie's Angels), Grace Park (Human Cargo) and Katee Sackhoff (Halloween: Resurrection).
Featuring mind-blowing special features including podcast commentaries from producer Ron Moore, more than 40 never-before-seen deleted or extended scenes, plus an exclusive sneak peek at all-new upcoming episodes, the Battlestar Galactica: Season 2.0 DVD takes fans of this science fiction phenomenon into the far reaches of its gritty, richly imagined universe.
Battlestar Galactica 2.0 features Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound. As the epic second season begins, the fight to save humanity rages on - even as civil war looms within the fleet between the followers of President Roslin and Commander Adama. Relive all the intensity and excitement aboard the Galactica with a supernova of explosive bonus features, including deleted scenes and podcasts. It's a heart-pounding adventure you can't afford to miss!
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