‘Bill Nye: Science Guy’ Doc Coming to Disc April 24, Digital HD April 19 from PBS

PBS Distribution will release POV: Bill Nye: Science Guy on Blu-ray and DVD April 24 and Digital HD April 19.

The Blu-ray retails at $29.99; the DVD at $24.99.

The documentary is a behind-the-scenes portrait of Bill Nye, known as the “Science Guy,” former host of a popular kids’ show and now the CEO of the Planetary Society. Nye is on a mission to stop the spread of anti-scientific thought and action, and he’s leading an undertaking to launch LightSail, a satellite propelled by sunlight, while in turn fulfilling the legacy of his late professor and Planetary Society co-founder Carl Sagan. As Nye takes on climate change deniers and evolution opponents, the documentary explores his life and work through supporters and critics.

In addition to Nye, the film features Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ann Druyan and many other notable voices in the field.

PBS to Release ‘Little Women’ Adaptation on Digital May 14, Disc May 22

PBS Distribution will release Masterpiece: Little Women, featuring Emily Watson and Angela Lansbury, on DVD ($24.99) and Blu-ray ($34.99) May 22 and Digital HD May 14.

Little Women airs on “Masterpiece” May 13 and May 20.

Masterpiece: Little Women (Photo courtesy of Patrick Redmond)

Based on the classic novel, the story follows the four March sisters on their journey from childhood to adulthood while their father is away at war. Under the guidance of their mother Marmee (Emily Watson), the girls navigate what it means to be a young woman, from gender roles to sibling rivalry, first love, loss and marriage. The March sisters are played by newcomer Maya Hawke as Jo, Willa Fitzgerald (“Scream: The TV Series”) as Meg, Annes Elwy (King Arthur: Excalibur Rising) as Beth and Kathryn Newton (“Big Little Lies”) as Amy. Also appearing are Angela Landsbury as their cantankerous wealthy Aunt March; Michael Gambon as benevolent neighbor Mr. Laurence; Jonah Hauer-King (Howards End) as Laurie Laurence, the boy next door; and Dylan Baker (“The Good Wife”) as Mr. March.

Little Women is one of the most-loved novels in the English language, and with good reason,” said writer and executive producer Heidi Thomas in a statement. “Its humanity, humor, and tenderness never date, and as a study of love, grief, and growing up it has no equal. There could be no better time to revisit the story of a family striving for happiness in an uncertain world.”