Wednesday, October 15, 2014

I Am Ali Comes to DVD and Blu-Ray

A touching and unprecedentedly personal view of the only three-time heavyweight boxing champion in history, I Am Ali comes to Blu-ray and DVD on November 11, 2014 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. This inspirational and revealing film provides viewers with one of the most in-depth portraits ever of the charismatic global superstar, Muhammad Ali.

I Am Ali is an intimate and heartwarming look at the legendary athlete, beloved father, humanitarian, and activist as he has never been seen before. With exclusive access to Ali's personal archive of "audio journals," I Am Ali features touching interviews and testimonials from his inner circle of family and friends, legends of the boxing community—including former heavyweight champions Mike Tyson and George Foreman—and Ali's longtime friend and business manager, Gene Kilroy. The film shares the champion's extraordinary history as a fighter, lover, brother, father, and friend as told by insiders and by the man himself for the very first time.

From the executive producer of the Academy Award-winning documentary Searching for Sugar Man, I Am Ali also features a stellar soundtrack with classic songs from the '60s and '70s, including hits by Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, Aretha Franklin, and many more.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION - Blu-ray:Street Date: November 11, 2014
Selection Numbers: 61165242 
Running Time: 1 Hour 52 Minutes
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1
Rating: PG
Technical Info: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Spanish, French, German, and Portuguese DTS Digital Surround 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Dutch, Norwegian, and Portuguese subtitles
TECHNICAL INFORMATION - DVD:Street Date: November 11, 2014
Selection Numbers: 61165243
Running Time: 1 Hour 52 Minutes
Layers: Dual Layer
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1
Rating: PG
Technical Info: English Dolby Digital 5.1/Dolby Digital 2.0, Spanish, French, and Portuguese Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Thai, Cantonese and Bahasa subtitles

Thomas & Friends: The Christmas Engines, on DVD

Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends are in holly, jolly Christmas spirits and ready to be Santa's engine helpers! Percy brings holiday fun to Reg at the scrapyard, while Duncan tries to overcome his bah humbug attitude. Thomas clears the snowy tracks so Connor can race passengers home in time for the holidays. James causes confusion and delay helping Duck get unstuck, as an old friend returns to Sodor bringing Percy the perfect gift. Join Thomas & Friends as they deliver holiday cheer!
Thomas & Friends: The Christmas Engines, debuts on DVD on October 28, 2014, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. 
  • Exclusive "It's Christmas Time" Music Video
  • Three All-New Guess Who Puzzles
Street Date:  October 28, 2014
Selection Number: 58165003
Running time: 57 minutes
Layers: Dual Layer
Aspect Ratio:  1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Sound:  Dolby Digital 2.0 (English, Spanish, French)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

AC/DC Announces "Rock or Bust" Album

Columbia Records has announced the release of 'Rock or Bust,' the highly anticipated new studio album from AC/DC, available December 2, 2014. 'Rock or Bust' is the band's first studio album in six years and features eleven new tracks.  'Rock or Bust' follows their immensely successful 'Black Ice' album, which debuted at #1 in 31 countries upon its release in 2008 and has gone on to sell nearly 8 million copies worldwide.  'Rock or Bust' was recorded in Spring 2014 at Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, BC and finds AC/DC once again working with producer Brendan O'Brien and mixer Mike Fraser.

'Rock or Bust' is the first AC/DC album in the band's 41 year history without founding member Malcolm Young on the recordings.  Earlier this year AC/DC released a statement explaining that due to illness, Malcolm would be taking a break from the band.  Unfortunately, due to the nature of Malcolm's condition, he will not be returning to the band.  AC/DC will undertake a world tour in support of 'Rock or Bust' in 2015.  Stevie Young, nephew of founding members Angus and Malcolm Young, plays rhythm guitar on 'Rock or Bust' and will accompany the band on the upcoming concert tour.