Fantasy ‘Three-Thousand Years of Longing’ Headed to 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD Nov. 15

The fantasy romantic drama Three-Thousand Years of Longing, from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and United Artists Releasing, will be released on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD Nov. 15 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

From Academy Award winning director George Miller (Happy Feet, the “Mad Max” franchise, The Witches of Eastwick) from a screenplay by Miller and Augusta Gore, the film is based on the short story The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye by A.S. Byatt. 

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In the film, Dr Alithea Binnie (Tilda Swinton) is an academic — a creature of reason. While in Istanbul, she happens to encounter a Djinn (Idris Elba) who offers her three wishes in exchange for his freedom. At first, she doubts that he is real, and she knows all the cautionary tales of wishes gone wrong. But the Djinn pleads his case, and eventually she is beguiled and makes a wish that surprises them both.

Epix Bows $5.99 Streaming Service Featuring Original Content, 4K Movies

Multiplatform video distributor Epix Feb. 11 announced the launch of Epix Now, a new service offering original content and catalog movies — many in 4K — for $5.99 monthly fee.

Epix, which is owned by Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM), said the branded app is available for download in the App store for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV and in Google Play for Android phones and tablets. It will also soon be available for Roku devices and Amazon Fire TV. The service will continue rolling out across additional devices over the course of the year.

The service gives subs access to the network’s slate of new original series, including “Pennyworth,” which tells the origin story of Batman’s butler, Alfred; “Godfather of Harlem,” starring Forest Whitaker; Perpetual Grace, LTD from MGM featuring Ben Kingsley; and documentary series “Punk” from Iggy Pop and “Elvis Goes There”with Elvis Mitchell.

Subs will also be able to watch returning seasons of original series “Get Shorty,” “Berlin Station” and “Deep State,” as well as thousands of Hollywood movies and classic film franchises.

The launch of the streaming service is the network’s latest expansion in distribution. Users will have the ability to stream content from the app to any connected TV screen, download movies and episodes for offline viewing and have access to continually updated curated collections, trailers and more as well as 4K Ultra HD streaming on supported devices.

“Launching Epix Now and providing consumers nationwide with access to our premium original programming and blockbuster movies is an exciting moment for our company and solidifies our commitment to bring high-level storytelling to as many people as possible,” Michael Wright, president of Epix, said in a statement.

All four Epix linear live channels are also available today through Epix Now on select connected TV devices, including Apple TV.