The BBC Presents on DVD March 2010

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    [FONT= 'Trebuchet MS']Alice in Wonderland (1966) - March 2, 2010

    Jonathan Miller's haunting, surreal version of the Lewis Carroll classic - Alice in Wonderland (1966)showcases a star-studded cast including acting legends Peter Sellers (Revenge of the Pink Panther), Sir John Gielgud (Shine, Gandhi), Sir Michael Redgrave (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde), and Peter Cook (Great Balls of Fire!, Not Only... But Also) - along with dreamlike music written and performed by Ravi Shankar. In this signature production, an enigmatic young girl, Alice (Anne-Marie Mallik) wanders through a Victorian landscape populated by the most bizarre and astonishing characters. This visionary masterpiece is a feast for the imagination, and the DVD is packed with extras including Cecil Hepworth's 1903 silent film version, Dennis Potter's 1965 biopic, Alice, about the real-life inspiration for Carroll's Alice, and more.

    DVD SRP: $14.98/CA DVD SRP: $18.74

    The 39 Steps - March 2, 2010

    The BBC releases to DVD a new adaptation of John Buchan's classic thriller, The 39 Steps. Pointing away from Hitchcock's famously embellished 1935 adaptation, the BBC returns to the original source material, stripping the story down to its very essence. Written by Lizzie Mickery (The State Within,Messiah), and directed by James Hawes (Fanny Hill, Merlin), The 39 Stepsfollows Richard Hannay (Penry-Jones) as he returns from Africa during the buildup of World War I when he meets Scudder (Marsan), a man who claims to be a British spy. When Scudder is mysteriously killed in Hannay's apartment, Hannay finds himself accused of murder and is now caught up in a deadly conspiracy that not only threatens his life, but the safety of the nation.Premiering on MASTERPIECE CLASSIC on PBS on February 28, this spellbinding production boasts a remarkable ensemble cast including Rupert Penry-Jones (MI-5, Persuasion), Lydia Leonard (The Line of Beauty, Rome), David Haig (My Boy Jack, Two Weeks Notice), Patrick Malahide (Brideshead Revisited, Sensitive Skin) and Eddie Marsan (Sherlock Holmes, Little Dorrit, Happy-Go-Lucky).

    DVD SRP: $19.98/CA DVD SRP: $24.98

    Doctor Who: Dalek War - March 2, 2010

    This March, the BBC brings together two digitally remastered Doctor Who classicadventures in the 4-disc box set -- Doctor Who: Dalek War.The Third Doctor (Jon Pertwee, The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, Attack of the Hawkmen) and Jo Grant (Katy Manning, When Darkness Falls) face the combined might of the Daleks and the Master in these two 1973 adventures - Frontier in Space andPlanet of the Daleks. Exclusively for this DVD release, episode three of Planet of the Daleks returns to full color after only being available as a 16mm black-and-white recording since the mid-1970's.

    DVD SRP: $59.98/CA DVD SRP: $74.98

    Doctor Who: Remembrance of the Daleks Special Edition - March 2, 2010

    The BBC brings to retail the digitally remastered Doctor Who classics, Doctor Who: Remembrance of the Daleks Special Edition. With his new companion Ace (Sophie Aldred, Mindgame), the Doctor (Sylvester McCoy, The Academy) goes back to London, 1963 at Coal Hill School where he has unfinished business. His oldest foes, the Daleks, are on the trail of Time Lord technology - an artifact the Doctor himself left behind on Earth. With the help of local military, the Doctor must protect the Gallifrevan secret of time travel as two opposing Dalek factions meet in an explosive confrontation - with the fate of the entire universe at stake.

    DVD SRP: $24.98/CA DVD SRP: $30.98

    Charlie And Lola Volume Ten: I Can't Stop Hiccupping - March 9, 2010

    The BBC brings preschoolers the latest installment of the award-winning series, Charlie and Lola, in the DVD release - Charlie and Lola Volume Ten: I Can't Stop Hiccupping. Follow the adorable sibling duo on their endearing adventures with all nine episodes including the title story, I Can't Stop Hiccupping, where Lola gets a serious case of the hiccups while practicing for a school concert. Everyone tries to help Lola get rid of them, but will her hiccups disappear before the big performance? Charlie and Lola Volume Ten: I Can't Stop Hiccupping features over an hour and a half of content.

    DVD SRP: $14.98/CA DVD SRP: $18.74

    Dalziel and Pascoe: Season One - March 9, 2010

    This March, the BBC introduces to DVD season one of the popular detective duo that pairs old school methods with new age theories in the witty crime-solving drama, Dalziel and Pascoe: Season One.Starring Warren Clarke (A Clockwork Orange, Bleak House) as the blunt-talking Detective Superintendent Andy Dalziel and Colin Buchanan (All Quiet on the Preston Front) as the well-mannered Detective Inspector Peter Pascoe, the series follows the unlikely team through a series of cases in the Mid-Yorkshire Criminal Investigation Department. Guest stars from Dalziel and Pascoe: Season One include Ralph Brown (Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, Nighty Night) Steve Speirs (Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest), Prunella Scales (Fawlty Towers), James D'Arcy (Master and Commander, Flashbacks of a Fool) and Francesca Annis (Wives and Daughters, Cranford).
    DVD SRP: $34.98/CA DVD SRP: $43.98

    Judge John Deed: Season One & Pilot Episode - March 9, 2010

    The BBC introduces a free-thinking judge with a reputation for asking difficult questions and refusal to compromise principles in the 3-disc DVD set, Judge John Deed: Season One and Pilot Episode.Starring Martin Shaw (Inspector George Gently, Cranford) as Judge John Deed, the series follows the fearless and independent magistrate as he is sworn to serve State and Sovereign and avoid the influence of government lackeys along the way. Following the success of the pilot episode, Exacting Justice, Shaw returned in GF Newman's series along with a strong ensemble cast including Jenny Seagrove (Peak Practice, Casualty), Simon Chandler (The Thick Of It, Coronation Street), Fraser James (Robin Hood, Doctors) and Christopher Cazenove (Dalziel and Pascoe, Hotel Babylon).

    [FONT= 'Trebuchet MS']DVD SRP: $39.98/CA DVD SRP: $49.98[/FONT]

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