Monthly Archives: August 2012

“Hit And Run” Gets Audio Description

In another collaboration with the fine folks at Open Road Films the Descriptive Video Works team got to put the pedal to the metal and audio describe some high speed action and comedy hijinks in the new film Hit And Run.

Dax Shepard plays Charlie Bronson, a former getaway driver now in the witness protection program who jeopardizes his new identity when he tries to help girlfriend Annie (Kristen Bell) get to Los Angeles. Charlie’s friends from his former crooked life, now frenemies, give chase along with Federal Marshall Randy played by Tom Arnold (True Lies).

The film also stars Bradley Cooper (The Hangover, Limitless) and Kristin Chenoweth (The West Wing, Glee) and was written and co-directed by star Dax Shepard.

The film hits theaters across North America this week.

Huge kudos to Open Road Films for their continued commitment to embrace media accessibility by including audio description in their new releases.

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A Dose of Reality!

After two weeks straight of competition, edge-of-the-seat excitement, heartache, inspiration and human triumph that has been the amazing London 2012 Olympics, there’s nothing better than to unwind with some fun Reality TV shows.

Descriptive Video Works is happy to bring not one but three different Reality TV shows to the blind and vision impaired.

The Liquidator

According to the official show page on the OLN website “The Liquidator offers a ringside seat to Jeff Schwarz’ fast paced, high stakes, buy and sell world. From getting the tip and checking out the goods to making the deal and finding a buyer, we see it all… and it isn’t always pretty”.

We couldn’t agree more. The Liquidator offers an entertaining fly-on-the-wall look at self-proclaimed “Liquidation King”, Jeff Schwarz, who in buying low and selling high, has worked his way up the ladder from nothing to make his company Direct Liquidation the largest liquidator store in the West.

The Liquidator is produced by Anaid Productions, and can be seen Thursdays at 9pm ET/PT on OLN.

Get Stuffed!

If you’re looking for something a little whackier, then this series which we’re also describing may be more to your taste, no pun intended… Get Stuffed follows Erin, Josh, 6-Pack and Kalyn as they go head-to-head in some of the craziest competitions on the planet such as ostrich racing and the World Pizza Games in Las Vegas. As for where the title of the show comes from, well, that’s in reference to the punishment that is doled out to whoever loses the challenge.

Losers must eat and “get stuffed” on the best and biggest feasts out there. Featured punishments include The Ukrainian Combo Platter served at Julia’s in Manitoba (15 assorted perogies, two handmade cabbage rolls, sweet and sour meatballs, grilled garlic sausage, coleslaw and topped with sour cream, bacon and fried onions) or the legendary Quadruple Bypass Burger – a meal served up at the infamous Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas. The top menu item weighs in with a staggering 9,000 calories  thanks to its 4 half-pound patties, eight slices of cheese, one tomato, half an onion and a bun coated with lard…

Yum!

Get Stuffed is produced by Worldwide Bag Media and airs Tuesday at 9pm ET/6pm PT on OLN.

Anna & Kristina’s Grocery Bag

If Get Stuffed is a little too much for you to- well, stomach, then  Anna & Kristina’s Grocery Bag, also produced by Worldwide Bag Media might be just what you’re looking for.  Now in its fourth season, Anna & Kristina’s Grocery Bag is hosted by Vancouverites Anna Wallner and Kristina Matisic the same product test-driving twosome behind the hit show The Shopping Bags.

Each episode centers around a different cookbook which the hosts select recipes from and attempt to create, then bravely showcase, to an equally brave guest chef who tastes their delectable dishes and scores their efforts out of 10. Based on the guest Chef’s evaluation, Anna and Kristina determine whether the featured cook book gets the “A & K Seal of Approval”. As well as testing out a different cookbook each episode, Anna and Kristina also test out different products featured in the many recipes they attempt and share oodles of culinary tips and advice.

Season 4 of Anna & Kristina’s Grocery Bag premieres on OWN in late September.

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