'Big History' Blu-ray Detailed

Posted Mon Jan 13, 2014 at 08:00 AM PST by

Science and history will collide in this documentary miniseries heading to Blu-ray in March, and you can pre-order it now.

In an early announcement to retailers, Lionsgate is preparing 'Big History' for Blu-ray on March 11.

The 'Big History' collection turns history on its head, breaks down the walls between history and science, and tells the story of the universe from the Big Bang through today. Crisscrossing through time and space, each episode reveals the transformative relationships between science and history that you never knew existed. Did you know that we carry the legacy of the Titanic, and even the Big Bang, in our pockets every day in the form of a cell phone? We'll explore 13.7 billion years of history with bizarre questions like: What is the connection between Egyptian mummies and today's ham and cheese sandwich? Was the American Revolution driven in part by a biological thirst for caffeine? And why does nearly every ancient civilization build massive structures in the shape of a pyramid?

The Blu-ray/UltraViolet combo pack will feature 1080p video and a DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements will include: 10 bonus segments with over 30 minutes of never-before-seen-on-TV footage.

Suggested list price for the 3-disc set is $39.99.

You can find the latest specs for 'Big History' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under March 11.

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Big History (Blu-ray)
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