By ANGELA DAWSON
Front Row Features
Watch things heat up as Flame Princess and Ice King battle it out in Cartoon Network’s “Adventure Time: Frost and Fire,” available on DVD Tuesday, March 3. The DVD includes 16 popular episodes from the award-winning animated series.
The DVD contains more than three hours of popular episodes featuring favorite characters from the Land of Ooo. Whether it’s saving Princess Bubblegum, defeating zombie candy, mocking the “oxy-moronic” Ice King, or rocking out with undead music whiz Marceline the vampire Queen, with Finn and Jake, it’s always Adventure Time. New episodes of the Emmy award-nominated series debut on Cartoon Network on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT, with rebroadcasts throughout the year.
Season One of the Australian drama, “A Place to Call Home” also is available Tuesday on DVD. Set in rural Australia in the 1950s, the epic drama follows a privileged family’s confrontation with a changing era and one woman’s journey to heal her soul. Acclaimed actress Marta Dusseldorp (who previously starred in “Jack Irish”) leads the cast as Sarah Adams, a woman with a mysterious past who returns to Australia after 20 years abroad. Making her passage home aboard an ocean liner, Sarah becomes involved in the lives of the Blighs, a wealthy Australian family with secrets of their own. This DVD box set includes four discs. Season One made its U.S. premiere on Acorn TV in December, and airs in syndication on PBS in April. Season 2 also premieres next month on Acorn TV.
“Understanding Art: Baroque & Rococo” is available on home video Tuesday. It’s a rollicking look at two influential art movements in a six-episode miniseries. Hollywood directors have drawn inspiration from airy baroque paintings of the 17th century, while Elvis Presley’s coif owes a debt to rococo’s freewheeling 18th-century aesthetic. In companion documentaries, art critic Waldemar Januszczak takes a wild ride across Europe to show how these diverse but equally powerful art movements continue to reverberate today. Bonus feature: “The Lost Genius of British Art: William Dobson.” This 3-disc DVD box set is available from Athena.