Tuesday, April 25, 2017

'Americana' DVD Review

Avery Wells (David Call) has fought alcoholism and depression for some time. A film editor by trade he was on task to be something special in the film industry. One night he and his sister Kate (Kelli Garner) were driving along and hit a young boy killing him. Wells would begin to drink himself into oblivion at his cabin because of the guilt feelings for killing the child. Calib Andrews (Jack Davenport)  comes to the cabin one day out of the blue and wants Wells to come clean up a movie he has been working on called 'Americana'.

What's ironic is Wells sister Kate is acting in the movie. Wells cleans up his act and tries to reconnect with family and friends. One day he begins to receive death threats over the phone and the caller is threatening to reveal all of Wells' darkest secrets. What makes this even worse is his sister Kate is murdered soon after the calls begin to come. Wells turns to his old buddy the bottle. Then he's troubled with questions about what caused this tragedy to befall him. Did this have anything to do with the tragedy long ago? Did this have anything to do with his sister's death? He just didn't know but he would become determined to find out why this all happened.
Candy Factory brings this drama to us on DVD on March 28th, 2017. The sights and sounds of the DVD are excellent and the quality of the DVD is exquisite. This mystery is a must for that personal library. Watch a man tear himself apart and put himself back together. As a film editor Avery Wells is one of the best. As a sleuth he is a novice but because of the connection of his sister being involved Wells puts his all into uncovering her murderer. His lawyer Ben (Peter Coyote), though may drive him over the edge with paranoia about all that is going on. So take the time and pick this one up. Enjoy.

'Heidi' DVD Review

Johanna Spyri wrote the story of 'Heidi' back in the 1880's. Since that time it has been made into numerous movies and about 50 million copies in print. The story is rather simple and open. A young girl lives with her Grandfather in the Swiss alps and is whisked to the big city only to be returned to her glorious mountains. There, one could say that's our story in a nutshell, but don't think that's all there is about our young little Heidi. She is orphaned at a young age and she does go to live with her Grandfather Alpohi ( Bruno Ganz). He is somewhat of a hermit and doesn't really associate with many people. He has his goats and that's what makes him happy. There's more though, her grandfather shows her how to live. He shows her how to be her own person. Heidi (Anuk Steffen) lives in a simple cabin in the heart of the Swiss alps. Heidi does find a friend in Peter (Quirin Agrippi). He's a goat herder who is just a little older than her. Together the two youngsters learn what it is to be happy.
One day Heidi's Aunt Dete (Anna Schinz) comes to take her off the mountain and down to live in Frankfurt. Heidi is supposed to stay with the Sesemann family and be a playmate for their wheelchair bound daughter Klara (Isabelle Ottman).  Heidi gets along fine with Klara the two become close friends but it's not enough. Heidi begins to learn to read and write and soon has a passion for books. It's still not enough to fill the void of her beloved mountain home.
Omnibus Entertainment brings this adaptation of 'Heidi' to us on DVD on April 4th, 2017. The quality of the DVD is excellent and the sights and sounds are exquisite. The scenery is out of this world. This is a wonderful film and you will enjoy it tremendously. It would be a nice addition to that personal library. You can pick this DVD up at Walmart exclusively so don't waste any time and do it today. Enjoy.

'Saving Banksy' DVD Review


The art world changes its flavors or what it enjoys almost daily. What might be in vogue today could be trash tomorrow. Street art used to be called vandalism. A person would take the side of building and spray paint it sometimes with gang colors to simply a peace sign. The next day the owner would get out there and paint over it or hire someone to do it. Most of the time the artist would never be caught so the owner would have to pay for his own repairs.
What happens when a very well known street artist chooses the side of your building and paints something on it? Well, back in April 2010, an artist by the name of Banksy painted a picture titled "Haight Street Rat". A few years later the painting is getting a good look by collectors and some want to tear it down and auction off the Rat. Then comes those who want to save it. One can ask who is more misguided the collector or those wanting to save it?

Now, one person wanting to save it is named Brian Greif. He decides to make a documentary about his efforts as not all are happy with his efforts. He would take a lot of flak from city officials. He would be snubbed by museums and there would be those who would offer hundreds of thousands of dollars for the painting.
This behind the scenes look at street art or graffiti is most enlightening. You will get to take in some of the thoughts of artists and how they feel about the Rat. Some of these are the tops in street art like Ben Eine, Risk, Anthony Lister,and Doze Green just to name a few. Candy Factory brings this  wonderful story to DVD on May 2nd, 2017. The quality of the DVD is excellent and the sights and sounds are exquisite. So this is an excellent look at street art and graffiti and would be an excellent addition to that personal library. Enjoy.

Monday, April 24, 2017

'Bob Hope Salutes The Troops' DVD Review

Bob Hope...comedian, singer, actor was probably the greatest entertainer that ever lived. For some 50 years he traveled the world to entertain American servicemen and woman around the world. The shows would be taped and shown each Christmas Season. This three disc DVD collection has seven shows from 1963-1991 and has a special show on Hope's memories of shows that he did during WWII. His wife Dolores takes part in this one and its a joy to watch. The boost in moral that a show could give to the troops was remarkable.

The Christmas show that aired in 1963 was taped from the 1962 Chrismas tour that included places like Japan, Korea, Guam, the Philippines, Okinawa, Formosa and the USS Kitty Hawk would also have a show. The show would include Miss America's Amadee Chabot, Lana Turner, and former Miss America Anita Bryant nothing was to good for our troops.

Bob would take the shows to places like Vietnam. Yes, that's right, Vietnam and that was when we were fighting a war over there. Stars would line up to be asked to participate in Bob's Christmas shows. People like Rosey Grier, Marie Osmond, Jill St. John, Roman Gabriel, Lola Falana, Redd Foxx would join Bob all over the world to perform for our men and women in uniform. Bob wanted to bring as many people as he could to boost the moral of our troops. He wanted to show them what they were fighting for.

Bob took the show to Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Shield in January 1991. Marie Osmond and Ann Jillian and the Pointer Sisters would perform for our men and women that year. The troops loved this show and so did the American public.

TimeLife brings the three disc DVD set to us on May 2th, 2017. The quality of the DVD's are excellent and the sights and sounds are exquisite. This is history retold and for some of us it's a journey back to our youth when the family would settle in by the TV and watch Bob Hope entertain the troops at Christmas. This is a must for that personal DVD library and it will be a joy to bring them out to see  for years to come. Enjoy.

'Agatha Christie's The Witness For The Prosecution' DVD Review

Emily French (Kim Cattrall) is a wealthy widow. She goes through lovers like most people go through toilet paper. Her housekeeper Janet (Monica Dolan) simply sits back and takes it all in. It's 1923 and the roaring 20's are in full swing. Emily's latest lover is a young man named Leonard Vole (Billy Howie). Now what's rather interesting is Emily has left this young man her fortune in case she should pass away.
One day Emily is found murdered in her home and all the evidence points to Leonard Vole. He contends that his wife Romaine (Andrea Riseborough) can attest to his innocence. Romaine is a chorus girl by profession which might imply a dubious background but what's worse is that when she finds out what was going on behind her back she changes her story. Romaine eventually gives state evidence against her husband but Leonard knows he is innocent.The trial begins and everyone is looking at it as a scandalous crime that it is and Solicitor John Mayhew (Toby Jones) believes that this case will be his undoing. This simply adds to tension of the court.
Our story is one of Agatha Christie's best and this adaptation is actually one of the best made. You will not push pause anytime during your viewing of this show. You simply will be glued to the TV. Acorn brings this to DVD on April 25th, 2017 and you simply will want to pick one up. The quality of the DVD is excellent and the sights and sounds are wonderful. The acting is right on, and this will definitely have to be added to your DVD library. So don't waste  any time and pick this one up you will not do wrong by doing so. Enjoy.

'800 Words Season 2, Part 1' DVD Review

George Turner (Erik Thomson) is a recent widower trying to give his family a fresh start. Shay (Melinda Vidler) and Arlo (Benson Jack Anthony) are George's two children and are devastated with the loss of their mother. George moved his family to a quaint seaside town in New Zealand. The family had been living in Sydney, Australia but with the move to Weld many changes began to take place.
George was a newspaper columnist when he lived in Sydney. George was now unemployed looking for work. Shay was living still in Australia. Arlo was having his issues with all this change but seemed to be handling everything well. George wasn't finding steady work in Weld and was having a tough time finding a new love. There are eligible women in Weld but no one seemed to fit in well with George. This sweet refreshing family drama out of Australia is one of the best. It will keep you glued to your TV set and when all is said and done you walk away refreshed and with a feel good kind of feeling. 
Acorn brings '800 Words Season 2, Part 1' to DVD  on April 18th, 2017. The quality of the DVD is excellent and the sights and sound are exquisite.'800 Words' also stars Emma Leonard, Michelle Langstone, Bridie Carter, and Rick Donald. The show brings a good feeling out of you. This would be a wonderful addition to that personal DVD library and makes for some really good wholesome entertainment. Don't waste any time and get out there and pick this up. 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

'The Carol Burnett Show: The Best Of Tim Conway' DVD Review

'The Carol Burnett Show' was a TV show that everyone was watching back in the 1970's. One of the reasons was a young comedian by the name of Tim Conway. Conway in the beginning was making guest appearances on the show. It was in 1975 that Conway would become a member of the show. No matter what character Tim Conway played the one thing you knew you could count on was that you would come away feeling a lot better. It was due to the fact that you laughed all the way through Conway's appearance on the show.
Over the years Conway had accumulated a repertoire of characters like The Oldest Man, Mr. Tudball, The Virgin Prince, or the Dentist. On this DVD you will receive four complete episodes one being episode 312 which aired on December 8th, 1969. On this episode, Conway plays the Oldest Man character playing the head of a pit crew on a racetrack crew. Also with this episode you get Conway playing The Virgin Prince. Now, the Prince is a swashbuckling force that likes to eat flies and lives for  destruction. In another episode, 423, Conway plays The Lone Ranger. In episode 513, Conway along with Harvey Korman The Dentist sketch is aired. This one would become a classic for the show. Carol Burnett had a great show but Tim Conway helped her keeping it great each week for many years.
Time Life brings some of 'The Carol Burnett Show: The Best Of Tim Conway' to DVD on April 4th, 2017. The quality of the DVD is great and the sights and sounds are exquisite. This is definitely history for your viewing pleasure. This DVD is a great addition to that personal library and will keep you laughing for years to come.

'Jack Taylor Set 3' DVD Review

Jack Taylor (Iain Glen) is an old school type of Gardai /Irish Police at least he was before he went off on a politician that had been pulled over. Now a former cop working as a private detective in Galway Taylor finds he is working cop cases that they don't want to work on. Helping him work these cases are detective Kate Noonan (Siobhan O'Kelly) and her cousin Darragh (Jack Monaghan). These are not simple fly by night cases these are cases that Taylor could call the hardest of his career.

Taylor went through a bad time after being fired from the Gardai. He drank to extreme and would find himself in trouble all over the place. He has been able to control himself and actually is doing well in his new career.
'Jack Taylor Set 3' finds Taylor in a case that is truly bizarre. A man is found crucified and it seems that his brother might be involved. His brother was involved in a hit and run death of a woman. Taylor thinks that maybe the women's family is seeking revenge on the man. In another story, Taylor is looking for a man that has been kidnapped and held for ransom. The man is named Ronan Meyers a former nemesis of Taylor's from days gone by. Finally, in our last story Taylor is hired by a CEO of a software company to retrieve the theft of important data. The main suspect in the theft takes a liking to Taylor and he to her. She turns up dead and Taylor goes after the CEO thinking he murdered her.
Acorn brings this interesting detective series to DVD on March 28th, 2017. The quality of the DVD is excellent and the sights and sounds are perfect. This is definitely a must for that personal library and is always a pleasure to watch. Enjoy.

'The Brokenwood Mysteries Series 3' DVD Review

Detective Senior Sergeant Mike Shepherd (Neill Rea) moved to the quiet sleepy little town of Brokenwood, New Zealand some time ago. Now, he thought he was leaving the chaos of the big city behind him but what he didn't know is that Brokenwood is boiling under the surface. If you were a visitor to this sleepy village you would think what a great place to settle down in, but once you've been around for awhile this place is nuts. Shepherd along with his partner Detective Kristin Sims (Fern Sutherland) and an eager young DC by the name of Sam Breen (Nic Sampson) come across some of the most interesting murder cases you've ever seen.
In 'The Brokenwood Mysteries Series 3', the Detectives will investigate the death of a local tour guide. In their search for the answers to this horrible murder they'll investigate another tour guide just to see if the rivalry went too far. Another murder that takes place is of the local poet Declan O'Grady (Mark Mitchinson) but what makes this an even more interesting case is that when the funeral was taking place the casket fell to the ground and opened and it wasn't Declan. It was an unknown dead women's body and now the gang have two corpses to find, or do they? An interesting case that Shepherd and his team have to find the answers to is that of the murder of the Mayor. The Mayor had been sharing some holiday cheer as Santa in the local holiday parade but is later found dead. Now, this has the team looking at any and all of the Mayors political rivals. 
Acorn brings this wonderful show to DVD on March 21st, 2017. The quality of the DVD is great and the sights and sounds are perfect. 'The Brokenwood Mysteries' are filmed in some of the most beautiful locales in New Zealand. The acting is superb and it is enjoyable to watch. This will make a wonderful addition to your personal DVD library. 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

'Slasher.Com' DVD Review

We live in a different kind of world when it comes to meeting people and dating. Jack (Ben Kaplan ) and Kristy (Morgan Carter) have been talking to each other through a dating app. The conversations have been very cool and eventually the two want to meet each other. They decide to spend a weekend in the woods of Missouri. Now most people would simply want to have dinner and maybe a movie for their first date, but not our two love birds. They believe that they are ready for a first date and more.

The campground is okay, but it's the owners that one should be worried about. Momma (Jewel Shepard)  and her husband Jesse (R.A. Mihailoff) are two of the strangest characters you could ever meet. What really makes this a little awkward is that Jack and Kristy are so focused on each other that they don't see the warning signs when it comes to Momma and Jesse. Our two love birds are outsiders in the deep woods and they really just don't have a clue about what is going to take place. 

Jack and Kristy wake up the next morning tied to chairs in the basement of Momma and Jesse. It is from here that the true horror of this film takes place. Can Jack and Kristy overcome the horror that is about to take place on them? This is the question that must be answered. This is why you must watch the whole film to find out the ending. 

Mucho Mucho Mucho Productions and Firefly Films are bringing this horror film to us on DVD March 7th, 2017. The quality of the DVD is excellent and the sights and sounds are fantastic. This is a definite must see. So don't waste any time  and pick this one up. Those of you with a personal DVD library will definitely want to add this to your collection. Enjoy. 

Monday, March 6, 2017

'Wentworth Season 2' DVD Review

Wentworth Prison is about to undergo some big changes. Bea Smith (Danielle Cormack) is being held in the psych ward under heavy medications after being found guilty for manslaughter. She received twelve years for her crime and since the murder of her daughter she has not been able to run anything. While Bea has been laid up Franky (Nicole da Silva) has taken over running 'Wentworth'. Now, just as Franky thought everything was going her way a new warden shows up on the scene. The new governor of the prison is Joan Ferguson (Pamela Rabe) and wants to put Franky on the ropes.

When Ferguson first came to Wentworth she tried to buddy up to Franky. Franky wanted nothing to do with Ferguson and the new governor will do anything to push Franky out of being top dog.
Ferguson goes to Bea and weens her off the meds but Bea is still hurting over her daughters death and all she can think about is getting her revenge against Brayden Holt (Reef Ireland) the person she blames for her daughters death. Ferguson finally goes to the prison itself and tries to recruit informants. This puts the prison population in a bad place, forcing them to choose sides.
This opens up 'Wentworth Season 2' to some very interesting twists and turns. Wentworth brings us into the lives of inmates and shows us how most of the time a person inside lives by their wits to survive.

Acorn brings this excellent storyline to us on DVD on March 7th2017. The quality of the DVD is excellent and the sights and sounds are fantastic. This will make an excellent addition to that personal library. You'll love to watch season 2 so much that you will want to pick up season 1. Will Franky be able to hold on to that coveted slot of being number one or will Bea get her revenge for her daughters death and take back her spot as nĂºmero uno in the prison hierarchy. Don't waste any time and pick this one up and find out what the women of Wentworth Prison do with all the upcoming changes. Enjoy.

'Suspects Series 5' DVD Review

'Suspects' is not your everyday crime drama. The stories takes place in London and deal with murder, attempted murder, missing people, drug overdoses, sex crimes, and child abuse. The main difference is that the shows dialogue is improvised. It really does bring a realistic tone to the quality of the show.
DS Jack Weston (Damien Molony) and DC Charlie Steele (Clare-Hope Ashitey) are the heart and soul of their small team. Along with their boss DI Martha Bellamy the team does a great job in protecting the citizens of London.

Series 5 begins with the murder of Bellamy and her husband Adrian. This takes Weston and Steele for a complete shock. The team will take on three more people for this case. DCI Daniel Drummond (James Murray) along with Detectives Gary Roscoe (Perry Fitzpatrick) and Alisha Brooks (Lenora Crichlow) will round out the new team. Right off the bat the new team begins to realize that Bellamy's murder could be connected to a cold case that Bellamy was investigating. Soon the squad learns that Drummond may have ties to one of the prime suspects of the cold case. Another turn to the plot would be that Bellamy's husband Adrian was probably being blackmailed by a young lady in a video. Unfortunately, the young lady's body washes up on shore and thus opening up another twist to our story.
Acorn brings 'Suspects Series 5' to DVD on March 7th, 2017. The quality of the DVD is excellent and the sights and sounds are exquisite. This will add to that personal library of yours and you can pick up series 1-4 to round it out. This expertly done crime drama is really so much more with its approach. This improvised dialogue adds so much more to the show its unbelievable. This is definitely one of the best shows on TV and makes for excellent viewing. Enjoy.

'A Place To Call Home, Season 4' DVD Review

Sarah Nordmann (Marta Dusseldorp) is a nurse who works for the Bligh family. The Bligh's are a wealthy Australian family who are facing a brand new world after WWII. The rise of communism world wide is beginning to spread over the planet. There isn't a continent on earth that hasn't been touched by the red menace. There is also a new wave of social change that is taking everybody by surprise.

The new season opens with the death of the local teacher Millie Davis. It was believed that she had committed suicide but it comes to light that she was poisoned. It seems Regina Bligh (Jenni Baird) had laced a drink with rat poison that was intended for Sarah. Millie drank the poison and would later die. Regina felt extremely bad about the mistake that killed Millie but she still wanted Sarah out of the way. Sarah confronts Regina and lets her know that she figured out that Millie was murdered and that it wasn't a suicide. She goes right to Regina and asks her what it felt like to be a murderer.
Now this doesn't sit well with Regina and it comes back to haunt Sarah when Sgt. Brian Taylor (Rohan Nichol) begins to investigate Sarah as a communist.
This is just one part of our story others could be the rape of Carolyn Duncan (Sara Wiseman) by Sir Richard Bennett (Mark Lee). Richard threatens Carolyn with another rape if she doesn't give him information about James and Olivia Bligh (David Berry and Arianwen Parkes-Lockwood). Richard knows that their marriage is basically a joke or a sham and he wonders just how much longer it will last.
Can we simply say that you truly just need to sit down and watch this show to be able to understand all that is going on. This is one of the best coming out of Australia in a long time. Acorn brings Season 4 to DVD on February 28th, 2017.  The quality of the DVD is excellent and the sights and sounds are fantastic. There is simply so much you could talk about when it comes to this show but it really is simpler to just watch it. You will want to get this collection into that personal library and then you'll want to pick up Season 1-3 soon. So take the time to pick up Season 4 and enjoy all that's going on with the Bligh family.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

'The King Of New Orleans' DVD Review

Larry Shirt (David Jensen) works for the United Cab in the city of New Orleans. Larry is one of those cab drivers that you would love to have drive you around a city like New Orleans. He not only listens to you but he can tell you everything about the city that he loves. One passenger that Larry picks up is a college student by the name of Bobby Cohn (Richard Brien). Bobby has come home rather upset, and yes it has to do with a woman. Larry listens to the young man's troubles and it has to do with his girlfriend breaking up with him. Bobby also has another major problem and that is he has been expelled from Harvard and he honestly doesn't know what he is going to do. Larry drops him off and we get to see a wide variety of locals taken all over the city.

Larry takes a break and stops to clean out his cab and discovers Bobby's journal. He finished cleaning the car and heads back over to the house he dropped Bobby off at. While there the two talk some more and Larry actually tries to reach out to the kid. He wants to try and reassure him that all is not lost. As the film continues we get to see more of the city and its wonderful southern pride. We learn more about Larry and his personal life when while he's watching Saints football he has what seems like a heart attack and is rushed to the hospital. We learn that it wasn't a heart attack but if Larry doesn't change his ways he will be a candidate to have one.

The true sadness about our story is that a city as beautiful as New Orleans is about to be hit by a very dangerous hurricane called Katrina. The locals didn't take this storm seriously and they paid a terrible price. There was much looting as well as destruction and death. The city for some time was very much alone and needed help fast.

This is one hell of movie and is a must see. With Mardi Gras coming this would be a good time to watch it. Candy Factory is bringing this tale to DVD on February 21st, 2017. The quality of the DVD is excellent and the sights and sounds are exquisite. This is definitely one for your personal library and you will want to get it soon. Enjoy.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

'The Level' DVD Review

Detective Sergeant Nancy Devlin (Karla Crome) is a very good cop. You might even go as far to say that she is a renegade but she gets the job done. One day a childhood friend's father gives her a call and asks to meet her privately. Frank Le Saux (Philip Glenister) is a noted drug dealer. Nancy has over the years turned a blind eye to his illegal activity and kept in touch with Frank. In a way he's been like a father to her.

The two meet and before Frank could get around to telling her why he needed to meet her privately Frank is shot dead. Nancy is wounded as she gets away but is able to keep this all from her fellow cops. Nancy unfortunately is assigned to Brighton which is in charge in trying to solve a drug dealers death and his name is Frank Le Saux. Nancy is on the team that is basically searching for a witness to the murder and unbeknownst to her superiors that it is Nancy. What makes it even worse is that Nancy begins to receive text messages that she is next on the list to be killed.

This is definitely an interesting tale of crime/drama with a special twist. As Nancy was only at the crime scene because of her friendship to Frank she is implicated in a way that ties her to the crime. She must find the killer before they get her and she must also keep her involvement quiet to her superiors. Nancy does a wonderful job keeping all quiet from her partner DS Gunner Martin (Noel Clarke) and from an old friend DS Kevin O' Dowd (Robert James-Collier). The only problem is staying alive long enough to clear everything up.

Acorn brings this wonderful story to us on DVD on February 21st, 2017. The quality of the DVD is excellent and the sights and sounds are exquisite. This will make a wonderful addition to that personal library. Enjoy.

'Deep Water' DVD Review

This wonderful crime drama coming out of Australia is fantastic. A young man comes up dead near Bondi Beach. He is brutally murdered and Detectives Tori Lustigman (Yael Stone) and Nick Manning (Noah Taylor) are assigned the case. Most want this case closed quickly but Tori has recently returned to Bondi and wants to make a name for herself. There has been a history of crimes just like this murder that have gone unsolved going back to the 1980's. For a long time the local criminal element have controlled what goes on in Bondi and since this case is similar to all those unsolved it makes one wonder if these are criminals taking care of their own.

For Tori this murder brings back a nightmare of her own. Her brother was killed in a similar way back in 1989. The one constant in all the cases is that the victims were young gay men. Tori can't walk away and let this recent murder be classified as a simple suicide. She knows that all of these unsolved murders are tied together and she is going to solve this or die trying. Her partner Nick just wants to walk away from this murder but won't let his partner down.

This four part drama is hard to walk away from. The acting is quite good. Acorn brings this story to us on DVD on February 14th, 2017. The quality of the DVD is excellent and the sights and sounds are fantastic. This drama can be very enlightening in its approach to the subject of a gay serial killer.

There are still those in society who are uncomfortable with either gay men or women as the subject of a series but 'Deep Water' does a wonderful job with the subject of being gay.This series will make a wonderful addition to that personal library. A good old fashioned who done it is always perfect for a quiet night at home or a rainy Sunday afternoon. So take the time and pick the DVD up and find out if Tori is right to tie all these unsolved murders together.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

'Elena And The Secret Of Avalor' DVD Review

Elena (Aimee Carrero) takes a walk with a young Naomi (Jillian Rose Reed ) and tells her the tale of the Amulet. Princess Elena had rushed out to the carriage that carried her parents. Closely behind was a green mist. Elena watched as her parents died and when an evil sorceress by the name of Shuriki (Jane Fonda) was about to harm Elena it was her Amulet that saved her. It had drawn her inside and it was here that she would stay for the next 41 years.

The story jumps ahead to a young Princess Sofia (Ariel Winter). Sophia had been bothered by what she thought were just dreams or thoughts. One day she is drawn to a secret library and a certain book. The book is haunted by Alakazar (Andre Sogliuzzo) who had been searching for a way to free Elana from the Amulet but who grew old and finally became the book. He would tell Sofia the whole story and she would get her parents to vacation in Avalor. Sofia would eventually meet up with Alakazar's grandson Mateo (Joseph Haro). It is here in the story that the real adventure begins.

Disney brings this beautiful story to DVD on February 7th, 2017. The quality of the DVD is excellent and the sights and sounds are exquisite. Once again Disney brings together a tale of such warmth and adventure that it really is a wonderful story for the whole family. The adventure that takes place in trying to free Elena and the fight with Shuriki to force her from Avalor are fantastic. You will not regret wanting to add this DVD to that personal library. The kids will be grateful that this wonderful tale will be there for their enjoyment. So sit back and enjoy Disney at its best.