Fox Home Entertainment Announces School Curriculum Based on Acclaimed Film THE POST
Journeys in Film, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating inspiring educational materials and classroom lesson plans based on popular films and documentaries, has partnered with 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment to create an eight-part curriculum guide based on the Academy Award-nominated film, THE POST.
THE POST, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, follows legendary publisher of The Washington Post Katharine Graham (Streep) and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks) as they join forces to expose a decades-long cover-up brought to light in a series of leaked military documents dubbed the Pentagon Papers. The ensuing legal battle with the Nixon White House over the right to publish went all the way to the Supreme Court and set an important precedent for the fate of journalistic freedom in the United States.
The curriculum guide is made up of an eight-part lesson plan, designed for students in grades 6-12, examining the story behind this landmark event that continues to shape the way Americans view their government over 40 years later. Teachers can use the curriculum guide in conjunction with the film to create immersive programs for their students centered on journalistic principles and ethics, the important roll that the press play in a democratic society, the historical context of the Pentagon Papers and more.
THE POST Curriculum Guide is available as a free download from the Journeys in Film website. The film is available now on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-rayTM, DVD and Digital.
CURRICULUM GUIDE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD: https://journeysinfilm.org/films/the-post/
HBO’s Here and Now Arrives on DVD August 7; Available for Digital Download May 14
Here and Now follows the Bayer-Boatwrights, a progressive, suburban family led by philosophy profesor, Greg (Robbins), and conflict-resolution consultant, Aubrey (Hunter), in Portland, Oregon. They’re a Caucasian couple with three now-grown adopted children from Liberia, Vietnam, and Colombia, as well as one teenage biological daughter. Although the Bayer-Boatwrights are materially rich, each member lacks happiness or fulfillment behind a seemingly perfect façade. Jerrika Hinton, Daniel Zovatto, Raymond Lee, Andy Bean, Sosie Bacon, and Joe Williamson also star in the series, which is also executive produced by Peter Macdissi, and David Knoller.
Order Date: July 3, 2018
Runtime: Approx. 600 minutes
Cult Epics presents FRANK & EVA (Blu-ray/DVD Combo) May 22, 2018
Frank (Blue Movie’s Hugo Metsers) and Eva (The Lift’s Willeke van Ammelrooy) cannot live with or without each other. In the liberal 1970s, Frank sleeps with every woman he can get. Eva, meanwhile, is looking for more security and wants to start a family. Frank’s behavior frustrates her so much that she starts an affair with their mutual friend. This social drama offers a view on relationships not much different than today. For Sylvia Kristel (her debut prior to Emmanuelle), a special role was written after she said to Pim de la Parra, “Why won’t you discover me? I’m the best.” Frank & Eva is the second artsploitation film by director Pim de la Parra, after he produced Blue Movie with his partner Wim Verstappen. Cult Epics presents its worldwide premiere on Blu-ray & DVD, in High-definition with extensive bonus features.
- New High-definition transfer
- Audio Commentary by Pim de la Parra (2018)
- Up Front & Naked: Sex in Dutch films (2017) featurette with Willeke van Ammelrooy a.o. Frank & Eva
- Poster & Photo Gallery
- Sylvia Kristel Film Poster Gallery
- Original Theatrical Trailers
On 6/5, Film Movement Classics Delivers a Stunning 2K Restoration of Sergio Corbucci’s Landmark Spaghetti Western, THE GREAT SILENCE, in Loaded BD/DVD Sets!
- Cox on Corbucci– Alex Cox pays tribute to the maestro
- Western, Italian Style – 1968 documentary featurette
- Two Alternate Endings
- Original Theatrical Trailer
- Original Italian and English language versions
- Ending the Silence – a new essay by film critic Simon Abrams
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Complete Series 25th Anniversary Steelbook Edition Comes August 7, 2018 from Shout! Factory
From Hitlist to Watchlist: International thriller THE HITMAN AGENCY hits VOD and Cannes
The independent action thriller production THE HITMAN AGENCY, about competing hitmen in a web of conspiracies by writer/director Dominik Starck, just hit VOD with a release on Amazon Instant Video.
Shot with an international cast – including 11 time kickboxing champion Don ‘The Dragon’ Wilson – and just a fistful of euros, this underdog-production with compelling storytelling also makes its film market debut in Cannes looking for further worldwide distribution. Starck, a writer and producer on the “Krautsploitation” action film ATOMIC EDEN, starring Fred ‘The Hammer’ Williamson and Lorenzo Lamas, delivers his action thriller for fans of martial arts, multi-layered stories, and self-financed independent genre films to audiences worldwide and even before the movie’s premier in his home country Germany.
- 1 Fox Home Entertainment Announces School Curriculum Based on Acclaimed Film THE POST
- 2 HBO’s Here and Now Arrives on DVD August 7; Available for Digital Download May 14
- 3 Cult Epics presents FRANK & EVA (Blu-ray/DVD Combo) May 22, 2018
- 4 On 6/5, Film Movement Classics Delivers a Stunning 2K Restoration of Sergio Corbucci’s Landmark Spaghetti Western, THE GREAT SILENCE, in Loaded BD/DVD Sets!
- 5 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Complete Series 25th Anniversary Steelbook Edition Comes August 7, 2018 from Shout! Factory
- 6 From Hitlist to Watchlist: International thriller THE HITMAN AGENCY hits VOD and Cannes