New Arrivals - DVDs
Follow Steve Burrows and the Time Scanners team as they travel to Egypt. Using groundbreaking laser technology to scan the pyramids, they find out how these buildings evolved from simple mud-brick structures to some of the most impressive buildings in the world, and reveal secrets previously unknown.
An uplifting documentary featuring five severely wounded veterans from the Iraq/Afghanistan conflicts, with injuries ranging from burns to multiple amputations, embarking on an exciting new mission: stand-up comedy. With help from their own comedy writer mentors, and coaching from A-List comedians: Zach Galifianakis, Bob Saget, B.J. Novak, and Lewis Black, they were guided in creating their own personal standup routines and fine-tuned until ready to perform at LA's top comedy clubs.
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.
From its hot molten core to the mega sized waves battering its coast, Hawaii is an untamed and very wild bit of paradise that continues to transform itself and challenge expectations.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
When you are less than a foot tall, raindrops fall like meteorites and a breeze feels like a tornado! The challenges these tiny yet adorable creatures face are exceptional and their enemies gigantic, but their solutions are ingenious. Prepare to be amazed, entertained and fascinated by our planet's hidden kingdoms. It's time for the little guys to take center stage!
On the surface, London is a buzzing, modern metropolis. But underneath lies a secret, hidden world, all but forgotten by the millions of people above. Secrets of Underground London uncovers 2000 years of subterranean history: a world of ancient caves and perfectly preserved Roman remains; mysterious rivers and gruesome plague pits; impenetrable vaults and top-secret bunkers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On June 6, 1944, the Allies launched the biggest armada in history to invade the Normandy beaches and liberate Europe from the Nazis. Now, NOVA has exclusive access to the first complete survey of the seabed bordering the legendary beachheads. D-Day's Sunken Secrets unfolds an account of the tumultuous events and reveals how the Allies intricate planning and advanced technology was vital to the ambitious and risky military operation.