New Arrivals - DVDs
The secret Nazi death camp at Sobibor was created solely for the mass extermination of Jews. But on October 14, 1943, in the biggest and most successful prison revolt of the Second World War, the inmates fought back. This is the story of their great escape.
When The Punisher takes out a black market weapons dealer with stolen S.H.I.E.L.D. tech, he inadvertently stumbles upon a much larger terror plot under investigation by Black Widow, agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Avenger. Detained by the clandestine law enforcement organization, Nick Fury offers the Punisher his freedom in exchange for one mission; To work with Black Widow and stop the terrorist group known as Leviathan.
Just two years into the job and armed with nuclear weapons, North Korea's Kim Jong-un is the world's youngest dictator, ruling one of the world's most isolated countries. Using new footage smuggled from inside and never-before-told stories from recent defectors living in South Korea, FRONTLINE goes inside the secret state to explore life under its new ruler and investigate the enigmatic "Morning Star King" as he tries to hold onto power.
A look at the life of activist, musician, and cultural icon Kathleen Hanna, who formed the punk band Bikini Kill and pioneered the "riot grrrl" movement of the 1990s
Presents, in drama documentary form, the remarkable and tragic story of one of the 20th century's most important people. Alan Turing set in motion the computer age and his World War II codebreaking helped turn the tide of the Second World War. Instead of receiving accolades, he faced terrible persecution. In 1952, the British Government forced him to undergo chemical castration as punishment for his homosexuality. In despair, Turing committed suicide. He was only 41 years old.
Scientist Bryan Grieg Fry explores the predatory behavior of the Komodo dragon
Industry explores the business of the handmade, taking us to workshops where artists are crafting the future and making contributions to the local and national economies. The film highlights the important connection between the consumer and the maker and explores the value of exquisitely crafted handmade objects in today's creative economy, from quilts and wooden boats to textiles and fine jewelry.
Insightful and often hilarious, it surveys the history of Jewish comedy, from the early days of Borscht Belt to the present, ultimately exploring not just ethnicity in the entertainment industry, but also the entire unruly question of what it means to be Jewish. Popular comedians from the past and present provide an abundance of surprising opinions and witty humor.
Presents profiles of six modern Russian authors including extensive interviews with each subject; commentary from their literary critics, publishers, and peers; and dramatic readings of English translations of their works, accompanied by specially-created animation sequences.
The life and spirit of Michael P. Murphy, U.S. Navy SEAL Lieutenant killed in Afghanistan and posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery, is presented in this documentary film via recollections and stories told on-camera by his family and friends.
In this series, wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan learns how to 'walk with bears' with Lynn Rogers, a pioneering biologist, to get as close as can be to these often fearsome beasts. Over the course of a year, the pair follow cheeky young bear Lily, her mother June and their new cubs as they emerge from hibernation in the Minnesota Northwoods.
Modern society has long believed that women hold up half the sky in terms of equality and progression. So when it comes to the sport of professional cycling, why aren't women receiving half the road? Directed by pro-cyclist Kathryn Bertine, it explores the world of women's professional cycling, focusing on both the love of sport and the pressing issues of inequality that modern-day female athletes face in male dominated sports.
Go behind the scenes with the Egyptian national soccer team, the 'Pharaohs', and its American coach, Bob Bradley and follow the team's efforts to qualify for soccer's ultimate event for the first time in more than twenty years. Faced with ongoing violence and political strife within the country, the team must remain united and work together to reach their ambitious goal.
A series of conversations exploring the idea of "nothing" between pairs of prominent individuals from various fields in the arts and sciences.
In 2002, maintenance workers stumbled through an opening in one of the tunnel walls and discovered a previously unknown complex of six small rooms, each stacked floor to ceiling with skeletons. It was a mass grave, locked away for nearly 2,000 years. Who were these people? Why were so many interred in one place, piled atop each other? And most important, what killed them?
Yoga was brought to the west from India by a lineage of male teachers. Now there's a generation of women who are leading the way... From the busy streets of Manhattan to the dusty slums of Kenya, Yogawoman uncovers a global phenomenon that has changed the face of yoga forever.
"The story of Vincent Furnier, the preacher's son who struck fear into the hearts of parents everywhere as Alice Cooper, the most outrageous rock star of his generation. This unique 'doc opera,' a dizzying blend of documentary archive footage, animation and rock opera, goes from the early days of Alice as the frontman for a cutting edge rock band in the sixties through the hazy decadence of global celebrity in the seventies and on to his winking comeback as the glam metal godfather in the eighties. This is the tale of Alice and Vincent battling for each other's souls"--Container.
A brilliant telecommunications inventor was held down by corporate greed and government monopolies and ended up so desperate to provide for his family he ended up working for the mafia; creating the infamous 'black box.' His unimaginable decline led his son to turn to life of crime to become the world's most notorious jewel thief.
'No black, no white, just soldiers,' declared Jack Benedick, a young, white lieutenant of the 9th Infantry's Charlie Company. In 1967, no other person would have ever uttered these liberating words, but Charlie Company was different, functioning largely free of radical prejudice. Boys of '67 recounts the spellbinding chronicle of one of the last combat infantry companies to be shipped off to the Vietnam War, their sacrifices, their bond, and their intertwining lives 47 years later.
Four documentaries and rare TV clips that explore the life and career of screen legend John Wayne.
The Shannon is Ireland's greatest geographical landmark and the longest river. It is both a barrier and highway. A silver ribbon holding back the rugged landscapes of the west from the gentler plains to the east. On its journey south, the Shannon passes through a huge palette of rural landscapes; where on little-known backwaters, Ireland's wild animals and plants still thrive as almost nowhere else.
Work on skills by understanding and translating ASL vocabulary, sentences, and idioms from two deaf ASL professors, Gilda Toby Ganezer and Avery Posner, along with certified ASL interpreter, April Starks. There are fourteen quizzes with seven multiple choice questions per quiz. The program is best for every ASL student, interpreter trainee, interpreter, teacher, and ASL enthusiast when it comes to fine-tuning receptive and translation skills.
Trey Cole, a now-famous singer, returns to his hometown to find Charlie Shuffleton, a small town barber who acted as a father to Trey when he was a young boy. Though Trey discovers that Charlie has died, he is haunted by memories of Charlie which seem to be encouraging him to face his past and make peace with his estranged family.
Be astounded by the fifth largest country in the world, from the lost world of Amazonia, to the buzzing cities of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo, a city of 30 million, where the super rich commute by helicopter. Meet remote tribes who pit their survival skills against gold diggers and loggers. In the entertaining company of good-natured host Michael Palin, delight in the spectacular landscape, food, music, beach life and unique cultural heritage of a rising global power.
In recent years, many people are redefining their American Dream to focus on flexibility, financial freedom, and quality of life over quantity of space. These self-proclaimed "Tiny Housers" live in homes smaller than the average parking space, often built on wheels to bypass building codes and zoning laws. Tiny takes viewers inside six of these homes stripped to their essentials, exploring the owners' stories and the design innovations that make them work.