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Samsara Explores and Celebrates the Natural World on Blu-ray and DVD in January 2013

The critically-acclaimed look at the natural world in the documentary ‘Samsara’ will be released on Blu-ray and DVD by MPI Media Group on January 8, 2013. The film, which will be sold, respectively, for $34.98 and $27.98, will also be available on all digital platforms the same day from Freestyle Digital Media.

The unparalleled sensory experience was filmed over five years in 25 countries on five continents. ‘Samsara’ explores the wonders of the world from sacred grounds to industrial sites, looking into man’s spirituality and the human experience. ‘Samsara’ features images of unprecedented clarity after being shot entirely in 70mm and being transferred to 4K digital projection format. The film shows how human’s life cycle mirrors the rhythm of the planet.

‘Samsara’ was directed by Ron Fricke, who co-wrote the documentary with Mark Magidson. The two previously worked together on the critically acclaimed documentary ‘Chronos and Baraka.’ ‘Samsara’ premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, and went on to a successful theatrical release in August.

Written by: Karen Benardello

Samsara Explores and Celebrates the Natural World on Blu-ray and DVD in January 2013

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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