In celebration of the Holiday Season, Image Entertainment is releasing plenty of joy-filled yuletide classics and new collections that will surely warm your heart this winter.
We would like to offer the following holiday films and classic collections to represent the Christmas spirit that the holidays should always instill:
Santa and the Three Bears (DVD)
Hal Smith (Beauty and the Beast, DuckTales) narrates this animated tale of two adorable little bear cubs learning about the joy of Christmas for the very first time! The playful young cubs are so overjoyed about Santa Claus and celebrating the holiday season that they refuse to go into hibernation. Mama Bear (voiced by Jean Vander Pyl, Wilma Flintstone on The Flintstones and Rosie the Robot on The Jetsons) would prefer peace and quiet so the family can finally begin their long winter sleep.
The Heart of Christmas (DVD, Digital)
Based on a true story of hope and compassion, THE HEART OF CHRISTMAS will touch your heart and bring home the spirit of the holidays. Starring Candace Cameron Bure (Make It or Break It), Jeanne Neilson (Faith Like Potatoes), George Newbern (Father of the Bride), Erin Bethea (Fireproof) and Matthew West (Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter), THE HEART OF CHRISTMAS is the greatest gift of all.
Fireplace and Melodies for the Holidays ( Blu-ray, DVD, Digital)
Enjoy the Holiday season with 24 of your favorite Christmas songs, featuring two hours of radiant fire, the flames licking the logs and glowing embers underneath. Songs: Silent Night, O Christmas Tree, Away in a Manger, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, What Child is This, O Little Town of Bethlehem, The First Noel, O Come O Come Emanuel, O Holy Night, Hark the Herald, It Came Upon Midnight Clear, O’ Come All Ye Faithful, Deck the Halls, Joy to the World, Twelve Days of Christmas, Angels From the Realms of Glory, Carol of the Bells, Good King Wenceslaus, Jingle Bells, We Three Kings, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, The Coventry Carol, Jolly Old St. Nicholas, Auld Lang Syne.
Christmas at Water’s Edge (DVD, Digital)
For spoiled, wealthy college girl Layla Turner (Keshia Knight Pulliam, Beauty Shop, TV’s The Cosby Show), Christmas usually means designer wrapping paper and holiday gift bags from Bloomingdale’s. But this year, Layla will learn the true meaning of the season when an unlikely angel in disguise (Pooch Hall, Hood of Horror, TV’s The Game) arrives with a very special mission: to turn this pampered brat into a caring young woman! Don’t miss this unforgettable modern-day Christmas Carol – a coming-of-age story full of heart and soul. Also stars Emmy nominee Tom Bosley (TV’s Happy Days, Murder, She Wrote), Earl Billings (Thank You for Smoking, Antwone Fisher) and Richard Lawson (Guess Who, How Stella Got Her Groove Back).
Dear Santa (DVD, Digital)
Shopaholic Crystal’s (Amy Acker, Alias) wealthy parents give her an ultimatum: change her irresponsible ways by Christmas or they will cut her off without a cent. With no job or romantic prospects, what’s a party girl to do? Fate intervenes when she finds seven year-old Olivia’s (Emma Duke) letter to Santa asking for a new wife for her widowed dad Derek (David Haydn-Jones). Crystal tracks them down and vows to win over father and daughter before the fast-approaching holiday deadline. Volunteering at Derek’s struggling soup kitchen, Crystal is at first a fish out of water, but she is determined to prove to him and herself that there’s more to her than just shopping and lattes. Only Derek’s jealous and calculating girlfriend (Gina Holden, Harper’s Island) stands between her and her newfound happiness. Share the gift of love and laughter with this heartwarming romantic comedy directed by Jason Priestley (Beverly Hills 90210).
The Perfect Gift (DVD, Digital)
Hard times and holiday tensions teach a father, Michael Harris (Ruben Studdard, American Idol), what Christmas is all about. When both Michael and his wife Sandra’s (Golden Brooks, Girlfriends) parents come for an unannounced visit, what should be a joyous and festive holiday turns into chaos. Michael learns that of all the many gifts he gives to his family, the gift of giving oneself is the greatest gift of all.
Eve’s Christmas (DVD)
Eve Stevens (Elisa Donovan, Clueless, TV’s Sabrina) has it all: a stunning penthouse in New York City, dinners at the finest restaurants, and affairs with rich and powerful men. Now, on a melancholy Christmas Eve, her guardian angel presents her with an incredible Christmas wish. He’s taking her back in time and giving her seven days to live her old life and decide if she wants to do anything differently the second time around. In the spirit of It’s a Wonderful Life and The Family Man, this special story is an emotional, inspiring, warm-hearted film for the holidays. A wonderful film to share with the whole family!
Looking for the right stocking stuffer? Image Entertainment has the perfect gift for the TV-show or film fan on your shopping list. It can be tough year after year to find those gifts that are both useful and illustrate your attention to what your loved one enjoys. Image Entertainment would like to assist in the search by recommending classic gift sets and collections from our vast catalogue.
4 Syfy Essential Movies Collection (Encrypt / Bugs / Darklight / Crimson Force) (DVD)
Four Syfy films that combine horror, sci-fi, suspense and fantasy will make the perfect stocking stuffer! featuring C. Thomas Howell (The Hitcher), David Chokachi (Baywatch) and Jeff Fahey (Grindhouse) Vivian Wu (Ghost Whisperer), Angie Everhart (Last Action Hero), Antonio Sabato, Jr.(The Bold and the Beautiful) and much more! Encrypt (2003), Bugs (2003), Darklight (2004) Crimson Force (2005).
Kevin Hart Double Feature (I’m a Grown Little Man / 35 & Ticking) (DVD)
I’M A GROWN LITTLE MAN: Kevin Hart electrifies the audience with his clever, animated style of comedy in this hilarious sold out stand-up performance.
35 & TICKING centers around the lives of 4 friends approaching the age of 35 and struggling to build the families they’ve always dreamed of. Stars Nicole Ari Parker (Soul Food, Brown Sugar), Tamala Jones (Castle, One on One), Kevin Hart (Think Like A Man, Laugh at My Pain), and Keith Robinson (Dreamgirls).
Combat!: Fan Favorites (DVD)
ONE OF TELEVISION’S MOST POPULAR SHOWS, groundbreaking series COMBAT offers a gritty, unflinching look at American soldiers battling on the front lines in Europe during World War II, confronting imposing odds and demonstrating remarkable levels of ingenuity and courage. Vic Morrow and Rick Jason head a stellar cast in this long-running war drama featuring an incomparable list of guest stars as well as top directorial talent. This special 5-DVD collection includes 20 classic episodes from the series and includes guest stars include Lee Marvin, James Coburn, John Cassavetes, Tab Hunter and more!
Combat!: The Complete Series includes all 152 episodes of this action-packed series.
The Dick Van Dyke Show: Complete Series (Blu-ray)
Winner of 15 Emmy Awards, THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW is consistently ranked among the top TV comedies of all-time and renowned for its top-notch cast and stellar writing. Now enjoy each episode in pristine high-definition – direct from the 35mm negatives – for the first time!
The Dick Van Dyke Show: Fan Favorites (DVD)
Enjoy the best of one of America’s most popular TV comedies with a phenomenal cast that includes Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie and Morey Amsterdam. Episodes: The Sick Boy and the Sitter, Big Max Calvada, Coast-to-Coast Big Mouth, Dear Sally Rogers, Where Did I Come From, That’s My Boy, It May Look Like a Walnut, October Eve, 100 Terrible Hours, Uhny Uftz, Never Bathe on Saturday, The Secret Life of Buddy and Sally, Oh How We Met the Night That We Danced, My Blonde-Haired Brunette, 4 ½, The Alan Brady Show Goes to Jail, What’s in a Middle Name, The Curious Thing about Women, All About Eavesdropping, One Angry Man
Carl Reiner’s Favorites is also available.
The Twilight Zone: Complete Series (Blu-ray)
All 156 episodes in pristine high-definition of Rod Serling’s classic, groundbreaking series in one box set! Travel to another dimension of sight and sound again and again through these stellar re-mastered high-definition film transfers.
The Twilight Zone Fan Favorites (DVD)
This special high-definition collection of 19 classic episodes from Rod Serling‘s legendary series features some of Hollywood’s biggest names and are filled with twists and turns that will take you beyond the deepest realms of imagination! Episodes: Night of the Meek, The Invaders, Nothing in the Dark, Time Enough at Last, Nightmare at 20,000 Feet, The Monsters are Due on Maple Street, The Odyssey of Flight 33, Steel, A Game of Pool, Walking Distance, Kick the Can, Mr. Dingle the Strong, Two, A Passage for Trumpet, The Four of Us are Dying, Long Distance Call, I Sing the Body Electric, The Lonely, Probe 7 – Over and Out.
And due to popular demand, The Twilight Zone: More Fan Favorites is also available.
Thriller: Fan Favorites (DVD)
Join horror legend Boris Karloff as he guides you through 10 unforgettable episodes of suspense, murder and relentless terror. Featuring an incredible cast of stars, including William Shatner, Natalie Schafer, Richard Chamberlain, Russell Johnson, Donna Douglas, Rip Torn, Richard Anderson, Alan Napier, Marion Ross, Richard Kiel, Dick York. Episodes: The Grim Reaper, Pigeons from Hell, The Watcher, The Hungry Glass, The Cheaters, The Incredible Dr. Markesan, The Weird Tailor, The Purple Room, The Prisoner in the Mirror, Well of Doom.
Image Entertainment presents Suddenly, the 1954 film noir classic starring Frank Sinatra, on Blu-Ray™ in pristine HD. Transferred from the original 35mm studio fine grain master print and featuring new commentaries by Frank Sinatra Jr. and USC film professor Dr. Drew Casper, as well as a groundbreaking 1957 short film N.Y., N.Y.: A Day in New York by director Francis Thompson, and an image gallery. This is the definitive collector’s edition of this classic Frank Sinatra film!
We hope that these selections will spread the Christmas cheer while also adding some depth to the meaning of Christmas and respect for the history of classic television.
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