From: Jay McBride (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Sep 25 2008 - 10:24:25 PDT
--- Street Date: October 28, 2008 Prebook Date: September 30, 2008 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~ Pompeii and the Roman Villa · Dutch Light · H.P. Lovecraft® Collection Vol. 5: Strange Aeons · Edgar Allan Poe Collection Vol. 1: Annabel Lee & Other Tales of Mystery and Imagination · Weird Tale Collection Vol. 1: The Yellow Sign and Others · ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~ Pompeii and the Roman Villa A National Gallery of Art Presentation http://www.microcinemadvd.com/product/DVD/869/Pompeii_and_the_Roman_Villa.ht ml ============================================================================ ==== $US 19.95 SRP/Edu European List Prices: 19.95 euros/£13.99 CATALOG # MC-869 UPC: 880198086990 Art / Artist 2008 · 30 min Narrated by Sir Derek Jacobi - star of the landmark television series "I, Claudius" - this documentary explores art and culture around the Bay of Naples before Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 ad. The bay was then the most fashionable destination for vacationing Romans. Julius Caesar, emperors, and senators were among those who owned sumptuous villas along its shores. Artists flocked to the region to create frescoes, sculpture, and luxurious objects in gold, silver, and glass for villa owners as well as residents of Pompeii and other towns in the shadow of Vesuvius. The film concludes with the story of the discovery of Pompeii and Herculaneum from the 18th century onward. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~ Dutch Light http://www.microcinemadvd.com/product/DVD/872/Dutch_Light.html ============================================================================ ==== $US 29.95 SRP/Edu European List Prices: 29.95 euros/£19.99 CATALOG # MC-872 UPC: 880198087294 Documentary 2004 · 91 min There is an ancient myth that the light in Holland is unique. The special quality of Dutch light was discovered by artists and celebrated in their work. The German artist Joseph Beuys argued that Dutch light lost its radiance around the middle of the 20th century. Where does fact end and fiction begin? Dutch Light draws the viewer into a hypnotic maelstrom of ideas, theories, colors, images, landscapes and, of course, light. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~ H.P. Lovecraft® Collection Vol. 5: Strange Aeons http://www.microcinemadvd.com/product/DVD/873/HP_Lovecraft_Collection_reg_Vo l_5_Strange_Aeons_.html ============================================================================ ==== $US 19.99 SRP/Edu European List Prices: 19.99 euros / £13.99 CATALOG # MC-873 UPC: 0892586002055 Horror/Bizarre 2004 · 120 min H.P. Lovecraft (b August 20, 1890, d. March 15, 1937) is considered to be one of the greatest writers of horror fiction since Edgar Allan Poe. His influence on modern horror has been enormous both in print and in film, and stems from his fusing the best traditions of gothic horror on both sides of the Atlantic, and blending in elements of science fiction thus popularizing the notion of "cosmic horror." Adapting Lovecraft to the big screen has never been an easy task given the structure of his stories and the emphasis on atmosphere over action. Screenwriter Kelly Young of Maelstrom Productions had this to say about adapting the works of H.P. Lovecraft to the screen, "I feel that The Thing on the Doorstep is absolutely the most film-friendly of Lovecraft's works in that it fits into a three-act structure and has a strong female presence." The Thing on the Doorstep is a unique story about an unfortunate marriage between a precocious scholar (Edward Derby) and a young heiress (Asenath Waite) who has mysterious hypnotic powers. Edward soon after their marriage exhibits severe mood swings and radical personality changes. What is the source of Asenanth's sway over Edward? What is the influence that her deceased sorcerer father (Ephraim Waite) has over her? The only thing standing between Asenath and her unspeakable plans to sow death and madness is Edward's graduate advisor, professor Dan Upton. But is Dan too late to stop what has been set into motion? The DVD also contains the short films Maria's Hubris by Patrick Weber and the animated short film From Beyond by Michael Granberry, an interview with director John Carpenter regarding Lovecraft, and openers from the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~ Edgar Allan Poe Collection Vol. 1 Annabel Lee & Other Tales of Mystery and Imagination http://www.microcinemadvd.com/product/DVD/874/Edgar_Allan_Poe_Collection_reg _Vol_1_The.html ============================================================================ ==== $US 19.99 SRP/Edu European List Prices: 19.99 euros / £13.99 CATALOG # MC-874 UPC: 0892586002109 Horror/Bizarre 2006 · 100 min The first volume in The Edgar Allan Poe Collection contains some excellent adaptations of Poe's work including George Higham's award winning stop-motion animation short film inspired by the poem Annabel Lee. Annabel Lee is quintessential Poe-a haunted soul, a lost love and the nocturnal grave-quest. The epic quality of this Orphic adventure includes expressionist visions of a lone figure on a journey through a nightmarish landscape in order to be re-united with his lost love... but first he must overcome the wrath of the "Envious Angels" that ruined his world. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~ Weird Tale Collection Vol. 1 http://www.microcinemadvd.com/product/DVD/875/Weird_Tale_Collection_reg_Vol_ 1.html ============================================================================ ==== $US 19.99 SRP/Edu European List Prices: 19.99 euros / £13.99 CATALOG # MC-875 UPC: 0892586002208 Horror/Bizarre 2006 · 100 min The first volume in The Weird Tale Collection contains some excellent adaptations of horror author Robert W. Chambers' work including Aaron Vanek's award winning short feature film inspired by the short story "The Yellow Sign" in the book The King in Yellow. In the movie, a young art gallery owner, Tess Reardon (played by Little Giants star Shawna Waldron), is looking for new talent to spark life into her failing business. Haunted by nightmares, she discovers that an artist she dreamt about, Aubrey Scott, actually exists, and she seeks him out. The eccentric painter agrees to a showing of his art, but only if Tess will model for his new work. She grudgingly agrees and begins to regress into a past life from a parallel world, and that everything is not at all as it seems. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~ Microcinema International DVD - Over 500 International Titles * Art and artist documentaries * Animation * Social/Political * Short film and video compilations by award winning directors * Ambient DVDs created for plasma TVs * Fashion, typography, and motion design * Family films * Much more! 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