New Arrivals - DVDs
Welcome to Alaska in the fleeting summertime, when the biggest gang of grizzlies on the planet gathers to gorge on salmon and then mate. The explosive action plunges you into the rough life of survival, defending your fishing spot with tooth and claw, and doing whatever you must to find a fertile partner. Beware: it's not always pretty. Powerful players can have their way. But life is harder for a new mother and her cubs, and for young males who risk their lives to rival bigger, older bears.
In 1910, the Pennsylvania Railroad, led by the company's president, Alexander Cassatt, successfully accomplished the enormous engineering feat of building tunnels under New York City's Hudson and East Rivers, connecting the railroad to New York and eventually, via the Hell Gate Bridge, to New England, knitting together the entire eastern half of the United States. But just fifty-three years after the station'sopening, the unthinkable happened.
Slovene philiosopher and psychoanalyst Slavoj ?i?ek explores and exposes how the movies we view reinforce prevailing ideologies, shaping both what we believe and how we behave.
Centers on the adventures of a mother and her two adult daughters, both of whom unknowingly are their family's next generation of witches, who lead seemingly quiet, uneventful modern day lives in Long Island's secluded seaside town of North Hampton. When one of the daughters becomes engaged to a young, wealthy newcomer, a series of events forces her mother to admit to her daughters they are, in fact, powerful and immortal witches.
"Gripping murder mysteries face Detective Constable Rachel Bailey and her partner, Detective Constable Janet Scott, in this series from award-winning writer Sally Wainwright. Beyond their defense of the law, these two tough women are battling challenges in their personal lives as well. Bailey is noisy, argumentative, and single, while the more subtle Scott is a wife and mother. Join this witty detective duo as they solve complex crimes while they seek balance in their equally challenging personal lives"--From publisher description.
"At the tiny Greenwood School in the small New England town of Putney, Vermont, its roughly 50 students, boys from the ages 11 to 17 are asked each year to memorize the Gettysburg Address. This would be a daunting assignment for any student, but the boys at Greenwood all suffer from learning differences that have made their personal, academic and social progress extremely challenging. As the students come to terms with the address's simple message of freedom, equality and democracy, they are seen to grow in self-confidence as they confront past failures and humiliations, ultimately opening the door to what Lincoln himself described as 'a new birth of freedom'. Interweaving the history of this most famous of American speeches with the contemporary journey of the boys at Greenwood, the film reveals the timeless resonance of Lincoln's words, while culminating in the triumph of the human spirit."--Container.
An epic labor strike that devastated Michigan's Copper Country in 1913 haunts the American labor movement to this day. Among the notable elements of that strike was the death of 73 children at a union Christmas party, a tragedy immortalized by Woody Guthrie in his ballad '1913 Massacre,' performed in the film by Steve Earle. The event remains the deadliest unsolved manslaughter in U.S. history.
Comprised of found footage and sound bites, Let the fire burn describes the conflict between the Black Power group MOVE and the people and city government of Philadelphia, culminating in the armed standoff of May 13, 1985, in which one police officer and eleven MOVE members were killed, ending when Philadelphia police dropped a bomb on the row house that served as MOVE headquarters
Chronicles the lives of sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson. Masters, a successful OB/GYN, is conducting a secret study of human sexuality. Soon, he meets Virginia Johnson, a former nightclub singer who is now part of the hospital secretarial staff. He enlists her help with his study, and she quickly proves to be an asset to Masters' work. Together, they delve deeper than anyone before them into the science of sex and later become participants in their own research.
"... follows the tenacious Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks and his headstrong partner, Annie Cabbott"--From publisher description.
Staggering out of fiction and into a frightening new reality are the living dead: zombies. Join scientists and self-styled 'zombie preppers' as they explore the probability and impact a zombie plague would have in the real world. Plus, the movie will explore the many other ways in which the human race could meet its end. Four different episodes and four different perspectives explore the fact and fiction of flesh-eating monsters and what it would take to prepare for them.
In the early twentieth century, the average American medicine cabinet was a would-be poisoner's treasure chest. There was radioactive radium in health tonics, thallium in depilatory creams, and morphine in teething medicine and potassium cyanide in cleaning supplies. While the tools of the murderer's trade multiplied as the pace of industrial innovation increased, the scientific knowledge (and the political will) to detect and prevent the crimes lagged behind.
"Iris Carr is travelling across Europe by train when she unwittingly becomes embroiled in a sinister Balkan plot. Feeling disoriented after a fall, Iris is befriended by Miss Froy, an elderly English woman sharing her carriage. But when she wakes up from a few hours' sleep, Miss Froy has vanished without a trace. As fellow passengers claim the lady never existed, Iris faces danger and intrigue as she fights to discover the fate of Miss Froy-- and prove that she's not going crazy. Or is she?"--Container.
A thriller about a team of CDC scientists thrust into a potentially life-or-death situation after being deployed to the Arctic to secretly investigate what could be a disease outbreak.
Will Burton is a junior barrister of peerless intellect and winning charm, who specializes in spiriting people out of tight legal corners. Much to the aggravation of his courtroom rival, Maggie Gardner, Will has never lost a case. His talents acquit serial killer Liam Foyle of murder, and it is only a matter of time until Foyle kills again
National Geographic goes out of this world to film in a $100 billion studio that's 250 miles above the Earth's surface. The 90-minute special broadcasts live from the International Space Station and from Mission Control in Houston in March 2014, taking viewers on a trip around our planet. Viewers take a guided tour of the space station and see experiments carried out in a floating laboratory.
Twenty-five years ago, filmmaker Colin Stafford-Johnson traveled to Sulawesi in Indonesia and fell in love with the Crested black macaques (Macaca nigra). These feisty monkeys are beach bums with punk hairstyles, expressive faces, copper colored eyes, and some very unusual habits, making them some of the most charismatic of all monkeys. Learning that their numbers have dropped dramatically, he returns to find out why and to see if he can help.
Naruto is convicted of a serious crime he didn't commit and is sent to the inescapable prison, Hozuki Castle. The warden, Mui, quickly seals away Naruto's chakra to prevent him from rebelling. Refusing to give up, Naruto plans his escape while also befriending his fellow inmates Ryuzetsu and Maroi.
"Discover exciting new insights as historian Neil Oliver digs for clues. Travel to archaeological sites in Norway, Sweden and Denmark, where Norsemen launch expeditions and raids. Watch in amazement as the warriors settle Britain, Iceland and Greenland and transform themselves from illiterate pagans into Christian farmers, statesmen and kings--all in less than 200 years. The dramatic truth behind the legends will change your understanding of Vikings forever"--From publisher description.
This documentary series explores the history of science and how we found our place in the cosmos.
In their late teens and early '20s, the Banner siblings Mitchell, Desiree and Danny made it big as a rock band, but everything fell apart when Desiree decided to leave the group at the height of their fame. Now, fifteen years later, their mother has a plan to bring the group back together and heal her fractured family. Will the siblings be able to put aside their differences and reunite or will they remain estranged forever?
The story centers on the friendship of two adventurers, Bill Haskell and Byron Epstein, as they travel North West during the Klondike Gold Rush. Along the way they must navigate harsh conditions, unpredictable weather and desperate, dangerous characters.
This episode of the television program Nature features the coywolf, a mixture of western coyote and eastern wolf. This hauntingly beautiful carnivore is found increasingly on the streets of North American cities. Its appearance is very recent, within the last 90 years-- in evolutionary terms, a blip in time. The story of how it came to be begins in Canada but by no means ends there.
What happens when a loved one, who was mourned and buried, suddenly appears at their family's front door as if not a single day has gone by? After the initial shock, would it be a blessing, or a curse? An astonishing story of mystery, relationships, and second chances.
A lighthearted Canadian mystery that features a father and son sleuthing team based in the province of Newfoundland.