New This Week on DVD, March 23, 2021

 News of the World (PG-13)

A Civil War veteran agrees to deliver a girl, taken by the Kiowa people years ago, to her aunt and uncle, against her will. They travel hundreds of miles and face grave dangers as they search for a place that either can call home. Starring Tom Hanks, Helena Zengel, Tom Astor 

 Soul (PG)

After landing the gig of a lifetime, a New York jazz pianist suddenly finds himself trapped in a strange land between Earth and the afterlife. Starring Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Graham Norton 

 Nature: The Alps (NR)

The Alps, the so called “Roof of Europe”, stand for wild mountains, extreme lives, but also a magical world. This majestic mountain range connects eight countries and reaches heights of up to 4,000 metres above sea level. At a length of 1,200 kilometres, the Alps form both a connecting bridge between western and eastern Europe and a high barrier between southern and central Europe. The mountains act as a mighty water reservoir and continental watershed, feeding innumerable rivers that flow into three different big seas. Many peaks steeped in legend and history, such as the Matterhorn, the Grossglockner or the highest of them all, the Mount Blanc, tower above a sea of snow and ice-covered heights. Vast river valleys and huge forests cover giant areas, and craggy summits and rugged canyons dot the landscape. Despite extreme local weather conditions and the rapidly changing climatic circumstances at different times of the year, a diverse animal world was able to develop, which has adapted perfectly to its habitat. Eurasian lynx, griffon vulture, ibex and marmot are exposed to extreme seasonal fluctuations, from fleeting thunderstorms and landslides in summer to avalanches and frozen winter temperatures. The 2-part nature documentary provides insights into their lives in impressive images and shows the unbelievable variety of landscapes, flora and fauna that make the Alps a unique natural treasure in the heart of Europe. Starring Otto Clemens, Michael Lott, Russell Boulter

 American Masters: How It Feels To Be Free (NR)

Explore the lives and trailblazing careers of six iconic African-American entertainers; Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln, Nina Simone, Diahann Carroll, Cicely Tyson and Pam Grier; who changed American culture through their films, fashion, music and politics. Starring Halle Berry, Gail Lumet Buckley, Diahann Carroll 

 Castlevania: Season Three (TV-MA)

A vampire hunter fights to save a besieged city from an army of otherworldly creatures controlled by Dracula. Starring Richard Armitage, James Callis, Alejandra Reynoso

 Soulmates: Season 1 (TV-14)

This takes place 15 years from now, when science makes a discovery that changes the lives of everyone on the planet – a way to find your soulmate through six provocative stories about the cost of finding true love. Starring Patrick Bayele, Betsy Brandt, Laia Costa 

 Nova: Secrets In Our DNA (TV-G)

What can DNA testing companies reveal about our ancestry and health, and at what risk? Starring CeCe Moore, Chelsea Rustad, Jim Scharf

 Black Church: This Is Our Story This Is Our Song (NR)

Follows the history and culture of the Black church and explores African American faith communities on the frontlines of hope and change. Starring Henry Louis Gates Jr., Chinisha Scott, Cornel West 

 Finding Your Roots: Season 6 (TV-PG)

Harvard educator Henry Louis Gates Jr. hosts this enlightening PBS series that examines “the DNA of American culture” through an extensive discovery of the ancestors of today’s celebrities. In each episode, a set of featured guests view their ancestral histories, learn connections, and discover secrets about their lineage, while sharing the emotional experience with viewers. Gates guides them as they see results and details derived from the background work competed by expert genealogical diagnosticians, who have analyzed genetic code and traced bloodlines that leads to documentation and the occasional confirmation or debunking of long-held beliefs. A variety of guests have included musicians, authors, chefs, and more. Actors who’ve made an appearance include Julianna Marguiles, Stephen King, Ben Affleck, Sally Field, Mia Farrow, Anderson Cooper, and many others. Starring Henry Louis Gates Jr., CeCe Moore, Ty Burrell 

 The Undoing: The Complete First Season (TV-MA)

A modern twist to a classical “whodunnit” tale, when the life of a wealthy New York therapist turns upside down after she and her family get involved with a murder case. Starring Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant, Edgar Ramírez

 American Masters: Flannery (TV-PG)

The life and work of author Flannery O’Connor, featuring archival footage, newly discovered journals and interviews with Mary Karr, Tommy Lee Jones and Hilton Als. Starring Mary Karr, Tommy Lee Jones, Hilton Als 

Synopsis by IMDB. 

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