It’s a short list of releases this week with a woman on a journey of discovery and a love story entwined with political turmoil.

Eat Pray Love on Blu-rayEat Pray Love (Blu-ray)
Liz Gilbert (Julia Roberts) is a modern woman on a quest to marvel at and travel the world while rediscovering and reconnecting with her true inner self. At a crossroads after a divorce, Liz takes a year-long sabbatical from her job and steps uncharacteristically out of her comfort zone, risking everything to change her life. In her wondrous and exotic travels, she experiences the simple pleasure of nourishment by eating in Italy; the power of prayer in India, and, finally and unexpectedly, the inner peace and balance of love in Bali.

Special features include: director’s cut and theatrical versions of the film; director “Ryan Murphy’s Journey with Eat Pray Love” featurette; “Eat Pray Love: The Beginning of the Journey” featurette; “Finding Balance” featurette; “Praying in India” featurette; interviews with director Ryan Murphy, author Elizabeth Gilbert and Roberts; and MovieIQ+sync. (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)

The Pillars of the Earth on Blu-rayThe Pillars of the Earth (Blu-ray)
Ken Follett’s best-selling novel is brought to life in this star-studded eight-part miniseries. Emerging from the war-torn shadows of England’s Dark Ages, an idealistic mason, Tom Builder (Rufus Sewell) sets out on a quest of erecting a glorious Cathedral bathed in light. But when that light threatens to illuminate the dark secrets of ambitious Bishop Waleran Bigod (Ian McShane) and the battling progeny of King Henry, Queen Maud (Alison Pill) and King Stephen (Tony Curran), they’ll stop at nothing to keep those secrets safe. The epic miniseries event also stars Matthew MacFadyen stars as Prior Philip, Hayley Atwell as the beautiful noblewoman Aliena and Donald Sutherland as Bartholomew.

Special features include: a making-of featurette; “Visual Effects Progression”; and “Main Titles Progression.” (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)

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