"featuring Hans Graf and the Houston Symphony Orchestra"01 January 2010122 mins
Gustav Holst's score "The Planets" is arguably one of the best-loved classical pieces by a British composer, and one which continues to enjoy considerable exposure today, performed as a live concert, but also within a plethora of well-known films and television productions. In celebration of both music and images, the Houston Symphony has commissioned a high definition visual presentation to accompany the live performance of "The Planets". Produced by celebrated filmmaker Duncan Copp, "The Planets - An HD Odyssey" beautifully marries the latest images returned from planetary spacecraft with Holst's music to provide a mesmerizing spectacle. Disc one contains the film accompanied by a newly recorded soundtrack by the Houston Symphony and the Women of the Houston Symphony Chorus. Disc two contains a behind- the- scenes, making of documentary with an in- depth interview with Music Director Hans Graf and interviews with leading planetary scientists.
Working-class father John Crowley is finally on the fast track to corporate success when his two young children, Megan and Patrick, are diagnosed with Pompe disease - a condition that prevents the body from breaking down sugar.
As the global economy teeters on the brink of disaster, a young Wall Street trader partners with disgraced former Wall Street corporate raider Gordon Gekko on a two tiered mission: To alert the financial community to the coming doom, and to find out who was responsible for the death of the young trader's mentor.
After she and her husband lose their jobs, a former Texas homecoming queen inadvertently finds herself in the middle of a prostitution ring after she unknowingly accepts a position at a massage parlor.
When strange lights descend on the city of Los Angeles, people are drawn outside like moths to a flame where an extraterrestrial force threatens to swallow the entire human population off the face of the Earth.
A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.
Have you watched The Planets: An HD Odyssey yet? What did you think about it?