New Arrivals - DVDs
The largest masonry dome on earth, Florence's cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, is a masterpiece of ingenuity and a source of mystery. Historians and engineers have long debated how its architect kept the dome perfectly aligned and symmetrical as the sides rose and converged toward the center. To test the latest theories, a team of U.S. bricklayers will help build an experimental, mini-Duomo, using period tools and techniques.
Examines the role played by the American evangelical movement and the International House of Prayer megachurch in the state-sanctioned persecution of homosexuals in Uganda.
To separate fact from fear, Nova teams with leading shark experts in Australia and the United States to uncover the science behind the great white's hunting instincts. With shark populations plummeting, scientists race to unlock the secrets of these powerful creatures of the deep in their quest to save people, and sharks.
Using exclusive interviews and spanning half a decade, The Cheshire Murders reveals the shocking police failures and untold personal dramas behind the notorious rape-arson-homicide case that shook Cheshire, Connecticut, in the summer of 2007. In this quiet bedroom suburb, Jennifer Petit and her two daughters, age eleven and seventeen, were killed in a home invasion gone horribly wrong; husband and father William Petit was the only member of the family who escaped alive.
NOVA follows archaeologists and forensic experts in their hunt for clues to the identity and the circumstances of violent deaths of victims unearthed in bogs. A new theory suggests that they were ritually murdered kings, slain to assure the fertility of land and people.
Beginning in Istanbul, Ian Wright visits the Suleymaniye Mosque to experience the grandeur of the Ottoman Empire and learn about its ambitious Sultan, Suleiman the Magnificent and his ambitions to expand the Ottoman Empire West into Europe. Then after a quick dip in the world's largest thermal lake in Hungary his journey ends in Vienna, home of Mozart and Sigmund Freud, and also where he discovers how crucial the city's bakers were to surviving the Ottoman siege in 1683.
Using the latest technology, Steve Burrows and his team of laser-scanning experts explore seventeenth-century St. Paul's Cathedral in the heart of London, unveiling the engineering challenges faced by its creators in the time of Charles II.
"In this unique and highly intimate documentary, ten American couples-- filmed in the comfort of their own beds-- openly discuss romance, sex, trust, and love, revealing what makes their relationships tick. Featuring a rich cross-section of people and brimming with genuine emotion and honesty, the touching and funny Americans In Bed spotlights some of the many reasons people come together-- and grow apart"--Container.
FRONTLINE correspondent Douglas Rushkoff explores how the perennial teen quest for identity and connection has migrated to social media, and exposes the game of cat-and-mouse that corporations are playing with these young consumers. Here is a powerful examination of the evolving and complicated relationship between teens and the companies that are increasingly working to target them.
Justine Shapiro follows the Blue Ridge Parkway, journeying to Tennessee and the city of Nashville. She visits its famous country music sites and the old plantation home of US President, Andrew Jackson. Justine then hits the legendary Route 66, stopping at a giant cattle auction in Oklahoma City. She then joins the 'Trail of Tears' memorial walk for Native Americans before crossing the Texas Panhandle into Arizona where she visits the world's best preserved meteor crater.
A ferocious, funny, and poignant portrait of the one-of-a-kind Broadway legend still belting out Sondheim numbers at age 87, the documentary tribute showcases the brash, uncompromising Tony and Emmy winner both on stage and off. The film captures her immeasurable charm, acerbic wit, and impressive accomplishments with candid footage and interviews with friends and collaborators, including Sondheim, Tina Fey, and Nathan Lane.
Structural engineer Steve Burrows leads the Time Scanners to the Middle East to scan the ancient city of Petra, an architectural wonderland. Using cutting-edge 3D laser-scanning technology, Steve and the team are able to visualize the city like never before, allowing them to answer long-standing questions about this archaeological masterpiece.
A vivid mosaic of personalities and conflicting points of view that emerges as a portrait of an America yearning for solace and meaning in the modern world. An exploration of Christianity in every faction of American life, from the bread line to the yoga studio, from the humble churches of snake handlers to the mega churches of the ex-urbs. Christian cowboys, bikers and musicians, comedians, surfers and cage-fighters, they are all doing it for Christ.
Follows a pioneering American team's ground-breaking attempts to decipher the legendary explorer's last diary. By digging out these forgotten pages, they began an incredible journey inside the mind of this extraordinary 19th-century adventurer. The original pages contain a secret, hidden until now: is it possible that Livingstone, a crusader for the abolition of slavery, worked with slaves?
Explore the heart of the Amazonian rainforest, celebrate Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, visit the glaciers of Patagonia, scale volcanoes, wander through the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu and the Lost City of the Tayrona, trek to Angel Falls or tango till dawn in Buenos Aires! Globe Trekker's Ultimate South America three-DVD Set offers all these experiences and more!
Mickey Rourke narrates the documentary about seven rivals as they battle for the title of Mr. Olympia. But beyond the gym, the stage, and the misconceptions about the sport, how far will each of them go to achieve the ultimate in extreme physical perfection?
This documentary shows how Harold Ross, a high school dropout and miner's son from Colorado, started the sophisticated New Yorker magazine in 1925 by masterfully capturing the Jazz Age spirit, Broadway glamour and ultradry wit. Incorporating a rich array of film clips from the 20's and 30's -- speakeasies, jazz bands, rising skyscrapers -- this film reflects a dazzling Manhattan evoking an image of a metropolis that still glitters. Includes interviews with current and former New Yorker staffers.
With more than eight million new infections every year, virulent new drug-resistant strains emerging faster than ever, and outbreaks across the world, tuberculosis has become the second leading cause of death from an infectious disease on the planet. Jezza Neumann travels to Swaziland, the country with the world's highest incidence of TB, to deliver this unforgettable portrait of the people living at the pandemic's epicenter.
The classic Dinosaur series from BBC Earth revolutionized the natural history television world with its spectacular recreations of dinosaurs in their natural habitat. It now returns to DVD better than ever-newly remastered and with never-before-seen content. Tracing their 160-million-year history, from their first appearance to their abrupt demise, it brings the amazing lost world of the dinosaurs stunningly back to life.
A DVD training tool that breaks down the differences between Access and Excel, demonstrates the most important new features in this latest version, and provides a step-by-step tutorial on the critical elements needed to know in order to master Access 2013.
More than 200 breakthrough stars bring their stories to life in season four of the Emmy, nominated documentary series. Each episode melds compelling new interviews with irresistible clips to offer a fresh take on TV's biggest celebrities. Some of the shows highlighted include: Seinfeld, Miami Vice, Roseanne, ER, I love Lucy and Star Trek.