Did everyone tune in to last night’s Academy Awards® ceremony? Were you shocked/amazed/appalled/indifferent to learn that “The Artist” took home the Oscar for Best Picture? Were you as broken up as we were to hear that “Bridesmaids” was snubbed for everything? Guess you can’t win them all.
In honor of Oscar Night, we’re focusing on recent DVD and Blu-ray™ additions to Hinda’s merchandise assortment. Some are Academy Award-winners themselves, and others are just really good flicks – but all are “A” list award choices. And this month’s winners are…:
Best Picture Academy Award WinnersFive Film Collection on Blu-ray and DVD
Why waste your time on sub-par films when you can build your collection with five amazing movies that all won the Academy Award for Best Picture? The Best Picture Academy Award Winner set brings together for the first time “The English Patient” (1996), “Shakespeare in Love” (1998), “Chicago” (2002), “Crash” (2005) and “No Country for Old Men” (2007). Experience the best of cinema all over again with touching stories, quality filmmaking and exceptional acting as these films make their way back into your home and your heart.
“The Help” on DVD
The #1 New York Timesbestseller by Kathryn Stockett comes to vivid life through the powerful performances of a phenomenal ensemble cast. Led by Emma Stone, Academy Award-nominated Viola Davis (Best Supporting Actress, “Doubt”, 2008), Octavia Spencer (who just won Best Supporting Actress for this film) and Bryce Dallas Howard, “The Help” is an inspirational, courageous and empowering story about very different, extraordinary women in the 1960s South who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project - one that breaks society's rules and puts them all at risk.
“Kung Fu Panda Collection” on DVD
Get your Fu fix with the “Kung Fu Panda Collection” on DVD. The collection features “Kung Fu Panda”, “Kung Fu Panda 2” and “Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters.” Jack Black is perfect as the voice of Po, a noodle-slurping dreamer who must embrace his true self - fuzzy flaws and all - in order to become the Dragon Warrior in the Academy Award-nominated original. In round two, which was also nominated for an Academy Award, Po must lead his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five, on a mission of epic proportions to defeat his most threatening rival yet. Finally, get ready for even more awesomeness in the world premiere of an all-new “Kung Fu Panda” adventure, “Secrets of the Masters.”
“Real Steel” on Blu-ray + DVD Combo and DVD
Enter the not-so-distant future, where boxing has gone high-tech and 2,000-pound, eight feet tall steel robots have taken over the ring. Hugh Jackman stars as Charlie Kenton, a washed-up fighter turned small-time promoter in “Real Steel”, a riveting, white-knuckle action ride that will leave you cheering. Visually stunning and complete with knockout bonus material, “Real Steel” is a pulse-pounding, inspirational adventure filled with heart and soul.
“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1” – Special Edition on Blu-ray and Two-Disc DVD
In the highly anticipated fourth installment of “The Twilight Saga”, a marriage, honeymoon and the birth of a child bring unforeseen and shocking developments for Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson) and those they love, including new complications with werewolf Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner). This special edition includes a six-part making-of documentary, Edward and Bella's personal wedding video, a glimpse into Jacob's destiny and audio commentary with director Bill Condon.
What are your thoughts on these recent merchandise additions? Are some of these already part of your personal stash, or would you choose any of these for your home collection? Is it really an honor just to be nominated? Let’s hear your speech in the “Comments” section below!