115 YEARS AGO, ONE OF THE GREATEST SCIENTIFIC MINDS IN HISTORY PUBLISHED FOUR GROUNDBREAKING PAPERS…
TO COMMEMORATE EINSTEIN’S “ANNUS MIRABILIS”,
JOIN CORINTH FILMS FOR A FASCINATING DOCUMENTARY ORIGINALLY PRODUCED TO CELEBRATE THE CENTENARY OF HIS BIRTH – NOW AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY FOR THE FIRST TIME!
Street Date: August 25, 2020
Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack & Digital: $24.95
Based on the Bestseller by Nigel Calder, This Acclaimed Documentary,
Narrated by Peter Ustinov — Now Remastered and Digitally Restored —
Gives Home Audiences Front Row Seats to Einstein’s Theory
of General Relativity
Based on Nigel Calder’s best-selling book “Einstein’s Universe”, this fascinating documentary of the same name has been digitally re-mastered and restored to deliver Einstein’s greatest achievement to home audiences like never before!
Narrated by the charismatic Peter Ustinov and hosted by author Calder, EINSTEIN’S UNIVERSE was first broadcast on the centenary of Albert Einstein’s Birth; March 14th, 1979. In the joint BBC/WGBH-produced program, Ustinov gives home audiences front row seats to scientific theory and history at the renowned University of Texas-Austin McDonald Observatory. There, he is thoroughly enlightened on Einstein’s greatest achievements, especially General Relativity, by a renowned team of scientists. Included are experiments to help understand gravity, warped space, how light responds to gravity, the “Doppler effect” and how radio waves, as used in police radar, are an unbeatable way of measuring speed. From these simpler experiments much larger concepts are drawn, such as the discovery of a Binary Pulsar, the nature of black holes and how they are created, and the ultimate theory of how the universe was formed. Other demonstrations measure the speed of light, how time passes more slowly for people traveling in an airplane, the incredible accuracy of the Atomic Clock in Washington, DC and how time itself would appear to stop at the surface of a black hole.
Type: Blu-ray/DVD Combo & Digital (iTunes, Amazon, Vudu)
Running Time: 118 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Widescreen
About Corinth Films
Since 1977, Corinth Films has been distributing foreign and independent arthouse cinema to audiences in the US & Canada. Beginning with such classics as David Lynch’s Eraserhead and Federico Fellini’s 8 1/2, Corinth’s more recent releases have included films by up-and-coming international directors such as Nadav Lapid and Mika Kaurismaki, as well as acclaimed longstanding auteurs such as Andrei Konchalovsky, Mohsen Makhmalbaf and Edgar Reitz. As the film-viewing landscape changes, the desire for intellectually stimulating and entertaining films will not, and Corinth continues its mission to acquire and release undiscovered, international watch-worthy content. To discover and enjoy Corinth’s film releases, visit www.corinthfilms.com.