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THE STORY OF GOD with Morgan Freeman Evokes Passion and Thought

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Jeri Jacquin

Coming to DVD from National Geographic and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment is the beautiful look at a journey to discover THE STORY OF GOD with Morgan Freeman.

Taking a look at the belief of what lies beyond death, Freeman begins speaking with a gentleman who was almost taken by the sea. His story is emotional and life changing as any experience like this would be. It leads Freeman to fly to historical places of faith and ask the questions of its spiritual leaders how death and the after life is perceived.

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He also tackles the subject of the impending doom of our world or the apocalypse. The bigger question is the fascination humans have with wanting to know how it all comes to a close. Once again traveling to locations of spirituality, he learns that it is perhaps better to be focused on the here and now of our lives instead of worrying otherwise.

Asking the question of who is God, Freeman wonders how it is possible to believe in something that has no physical form. Meeting up with researchers who show how it is possible, Freeman becomes aware of how powerful a belief system truly can be.

Creation is a hot topic for many but Freeman shows how it needn’t be. Telling the story of Adam and Eve is only one story that is known yet there are so many more. He seeks out these beliefs from India to Israel to Egypt and all of it is so similar with its common core values of acceptance.

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One of the questions that is also commonly asked is why is there evil in the world? Freeman visits one man in prison who is considered evil to ask the question directly. Reaching out to spiritual leaders, he asks the same question and wondering if it’s possible to squash that part in us all.

Finally, he searches for the twists and turns of life and could it be possible that it is all predestined. He also travels to a historical hospital where patients once searched for miracles and healing. Part of that is visiting the place where the Buddha found enlightenment learning how it is possible to release the power within ourselves and capable of more than we can imagine.

It is in his journey that we all learn more about the world around us.

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment brings award-winning global product and new entertainment to DVD, Bluray, and Digital HD. There amazing collection offers fans an opportunity to expand their own home libraries with the best films. To discover what other titles they have please visit www.fox.com.

THE STORY OF GOD with Morgan Freeman is such a powerful and emotional journey into the beliefs and history of the religions of the world. What is even more moving is that he doesn’t hesitate to ask the questions of researchers and religious leaders that most of us have probably wondered at one time or another.

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Travelling to locations of beautiful places all over the world that hold religious meaning for believers, it is exceptionally fascinating when the history is explained. From Christianity and the Romans, to Egypt and the pyramids, to Buddhism, Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, Jainism, and the Muslim faith, Freeman shares every moment of his journey with viewers.

Even better? THE STORY OF GOD with Morgan Freeman is returning January 16th for a second season on National Geographic because even I know there is so much more to explore. Freeman is the perfect person to do this because he has played the big man so it’s perfect casting!

The DVD includes the episodes Beyond Death, Apocalypse, Who is God?, Creation, Why Does Evil Exist and The Power of Miracles. Also, the Special Features include First Play – Continent 7: Antarctica and Savage Kingdom, Q&A with Morgan Freeman and Talent – Reincarnation in Hinduism, Open Your Mind, God in Different Cultures, Science and Catholicism, Universal Knowledge, Miracles, and 20 Questions,

 Also the Web Series: Man on the Street: Street Spirituality: What Happens After we Die?, How Will the World End?, Who is God?, Where Do We Come From?, Where Does Evil Come From?, and Do You Believe in Miracles?, A Pastor, A Rabbi and an Imam – Creation, Evil and Miracles.

BRUCE ALMIGHTY, Morgan Freeman, 2003, (c) Universal/courtesy Everett Collection

THE STORY OF GOD with Morgan Freeman is a series to be shared no matter what belief system you subscribe to. It is an exciting and emotional learning experience and I for one can not wait for season two to begin!

In the end – religions tough all of our lives no matter what our faith!

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MOTOWN 25: Yesterday Today Forever Is the Ultimate Box Set on DVD

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Jeri Jacquin

Coming to DVD from Time Life is one of the most talked about television specials that brings groundbreaking performances with MOTOWN 25: Yesterday Today Forever.

In May of 1983, NBC had no idea that what people were about to see on television would become legendary! MOTOWN 25: Yesterday Today Forever took to the airwaves bringing those who love the Motown sound on a journey like no other.

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It would be the show that introduced us all to the jaw dropping performance of Michael Jackson and the Moonwalk move. Also called ‘the six seconds that changed the world’, Jackson’s move was talked about for years after and imitated by many but never to the perfection of Jackson.

As someone who absolutely loves Marvin Gaye, his performance of What’s Going On is soulful and stunning. Smokey Robinson is right behind him as Tears of a Clown when no one else is around. Also, this DVD also allows us once again to dance the Miracles and the Supremes and laugh with Richard Pryor.

The collection is a six-disc set with extended version of the legendary concert with new 5.1 Surround Sound, over 14 hours of Bonus Features and an Exclusive 48-Page Collector’s Book.

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The Bonus Features include Signed, Sealed, Delivered – The Making of Motown 25 which tells the behind-the-scenes story of the making of the concert, and offers new insight into the rise of Motown and its roster of influential stars, Rare footage of Marvin Gaye ad-libbing at the piano prior to a soulful version of What’s Going On, Stevie Wonder rehearsal footage, Nine Featurettes, Including “What’s Going On: Marvin Gaye, Come and Get These Memories: Inside Hitsville and Dancing in the Streets: The History of Motown.

There is also A 2-Part Motown 25 Performers Roundtable featuring Smokey Robinson and Duke Fakir (Four Tops), Otis Williams (The Temptations) and Executive Producer Suzanne de Passe, taped at the location of the original concert, the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. A “Yesterday Today Forever” Production Roundtable with de Passe, Director/Producer Mischer and others, finally Over 25 exclusive interviews with performers and crew including Claudette Robinson (The Miracles), Martha Reeves (Martha & the Vandellas), Smokey Robinson, Nelson George, Gloria Jones, Adam Ant, Buz Kohan (Head Writer), David Goldberg (Executive in Charge of Production), Mickey Stevenson (Former Head of A&R Songwriter), Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis (Songwriters/Producers) and many more.

 Time Life has brought this never before released anywhere classic collection of the series to fans. For more of what Time Life has to offer fans of classic television visit www.timelife.com.

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TUBS OF POPCORN: I give MOTOWN 25: Yesterday Today Forever five tubs of popcorn out of five. Seriously? Did you think I’d give it any less? This is one of the most musically stunning box sets I’ve ever had the pleasure to watch and listen too.

 A live audience witnesses it first but this collection allows fans to witness it with so much more. There is over 20 additional minutes of footage not seen in the original broadcast that is extremely cool to watch.

What makes this collection even more special is the 48-page collection booklet that delves in deeper to the show, the artists and never-before-seen photos. The essays on the Motown performers is what intrigues me because it allows me greater insight to the music that I might not have considered before.

So push away the living room furniture, make room and prepare to put on your dancing shoes for MOTOWN 25: Yesterday Today and Forever!

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