New Arrivals - DVDs
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.
How did Adolf Hitler and his small band of criminal conspirators persuade the German people to follow them into a nightmare of brutality, genocide, and military defeat? The documentary chronicles how Hitler rose to power by exploiting the economic turmoil of the time. Through archival film footage, interviews, and dramatic reconstructions, it's the true story of the rise and fall of the Nazis, from Hitler's recovery in a hospital at the end of WWI to his dramatic final days in a Berlin bunker.
A look at some of the planet's great gatherings, creatures that come together in inconceivable numbers, sometimes in millions, billions, and even trillions. Some gather to breed, migrate, for protection, or simply to keep warm. But in the process, a kind of super-organism is created in which individual intelligence is superseded by a collective consciousness that shares information and moves with a single purpose for the benefit of all.
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.
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.
Scientist Bryan Grieg Fry explores the predatory behavior of the Komodo dragon
In the frigid valleys of Japan's Shiga Highlands, a troop of snow monkeys make their way and raise their families in a complex society of rank and privilege where each knows their place. With their confident leader to guide them and their families to shelter and care for them, this troop of snow monkeys is ready to face the world.
"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.
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!
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.
A growing number of scientists, conservationists and grass-roots environmentalists have come to regard beavers as overlooked tools when it comes to reversing the disastrous effects of global warming and world-wide water shortages. Once valued for their fur or hunted as pests, these industrious rodents are seen in a new light through the eyes of beaver enthusiasts who reveal the ways in which the presence of beavers can transform and revive landscapes.
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?
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?
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.
Tells the moving stories of animals that formed an unlikely bond with a human. These rare relationships cross the divide between the species and provide a glimpse of the inner life of the creatures who share the world. Each animal's story is a lesson from the recent past with the power to change the modern view of their species.
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.