New Arrivals - DVDs
Examines the work of Pastor Jong-rak Lee, who accepts into his family infants placed anonymously in the "baby box" at the front of his church in Seoul, South Korea.
It focuses on Segway inventor Dean Kamen, his fascinating life and his work to solve the world's water crisis. Eccentric genius, Kamen lives in a house with secret passages, a closet full of denim, and a helicopter garage. His latest passion: the SlingShot water purification system created to obliterate half of human illness on the planet. It's about an indomitable man who just might have enough innovative thinking to create a solution for a crisis affecting billions.
In the tradition of Spinal Tap and The Office comes a frighteningly funny documentary that reveals the untold tragedy of the man who dreamed of "sharks in a tornado" and called it Sharknado. David Moore was an award-winning documentarian who couldn't shake his love of creature movies. And so he would make the most terrifying monster movie ever told, a tale of nature's deadliest creations swirling together as one. But the production was rife with disasters.
Science, pop culture and comedy collide in National Geographic's groundbreaking new series, hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasseTyson. Along with celebrity guests and comic co-hosts, Neil explores captivating topics such as space travel, extra-terrestrial life, the Big Bang, the future of our Earth and the environment, and breaking news from the universe.
China's top drama academy stages the American musical "Fame" China's first official collaboration with Broadway, as the graduation showcase for its senior class.
The vivid, inside story of how the Ebola outbreak began and why it wasn't stopped before it was too late. With exclusive access to key global decision-makers and health responders, and gripping accounts of victims from the slums of Monrovia to the jungles of Guinea, Outbreak exposes tragic missteps in the response to the epidemic.
A deadly recipe threatens the survival of countless creatures throughout Earth's ocean: carbon dioxide. With carbon emissions sharply rising, the silent killer is entering the seas at a staggering rate, raising the oceans' acidity. As a result, the skeletons and shells of marine creatures that form the foundation of the web of life are dissolving. Can experts crack the code of a rapidly changing ocean before it is too late?
Stealthy hunters. Fearless predators. Brilliant survivors. The oceans' greatest creatures have been shrouded by mystery and fear, until now. The most ambitious shark film ever made is a stunning high-definition spectacle that captures astounding, jaw-dropping footage.
A visually stunning journey to the end of the world with the hardy and devoted people who live there year-round. The research stations scattered throughout the continent host a close-knit international population of scientists, technicians and craftsmen. Isolated from the rest of the world, enduring months of unending darkness followed by periods when the sun never sets, Antarctic residents experience firsthand the beauty and brutality of the most severe environment on Earth.
A journey in the footsteps of the enigmatic young American named Chris McCandless, who vanished and ultimately perished in the Alaskan wilderness. New interviews and never before released letters probe the mystery behind the best-selling book and movie 'Into the Wild.'
An inspirational tale of Manny Pacquiao, a man who over came insurmountable odds to become one of the most loved and respected athletes of all time. From a starving teenager who fought to feed his family, to a Congressman in the Philippines working tirelessly to improve the lives of his people this is a feature-length documentary film that explores the many triumphs and tribulations of Filipino boxing sensation Manny Pacquiao.
By the dawn of the nineteenth century, tuberculosis had killed one in seven of all the people who had ever lived. The disease struck America with a vengeance, ravaging communities and touching the lives of almost every family. The battle against the deadly bacteria had a profound and lasting impact on the country, It shaped medical and scientific pursuits, social habits, economic development, western expansion, and government policy. The story is told through the remembrances of those who lived - and were cured - at tuberculosis sanatoriums, along with historians and scientists.
There's a reason Africa's most powerful and mysterious river is called the Heart of Darkness. Up to eight miles wide with towering ten-foot waves, the Congo pulses through dangerous terrain and serves as the lifeblood to an incredible variety of species; from forest elephants to elephant fish.
Gold is the oldest precious metal known to man and has long been the ultimate symbol of immortality and power. Throughout history, gold's scarcity and value has driven men to journey to unknown reaches, wage wars, conquer kingdoms and sacrifice all in the quest to find and possess it. National Geographic explores how man's endless search for gold across time and cultures ultimately shaped civilization.
Two unorthodox American scientists, Trevor Valle and Professor Tim King take on Russian ivory traders in the race to secure and research frozen mammoths, emerging from the melting permafrost of Siberia.
200,000 years ago we took our first steps in Africa. Today there are seven billion of us living across the planet. How did our ancestors spread from continent to continent? This is a global detective story, featuring the latest archaeological discoveries and genetic research. On each continent, we track down the earliest members of our species, Homo sapiens. Who were these First Peoples? What drove them to the ends of the earth?
National Geographic re-examines elements of Christ's life and ministry, questioning basic modern assumptions to reveal some surprising and often shocking details about his life and ministry.
From America's coastline to exotic beaches around the world, the number of reported shark attacks has increased in the last half century. Many of the attacks are popping up in new and surprising locations. National Geographic investigates these attacks to see what is affecting some of nature's most feared fish.
With permission from Queen Elizabeth, this program covers a year in Buckingham Palace Garden, exploring the history and the natural history of this remarkable hidden royal treasure in the heart of London.
Scholars and theologians discuss the discovery of The Gospel of Judas, how it was restored, and its implications for Christianity.
With Yemen in chaos, a gripping report from the heart of the escalating conflict. The film exposes the violent feuds tearing the country apart, the rival anti-American and Al Qaeda aligned forces fighting for control and the dangerous consequences for the region.
A team of geologists have identified a crater in Italy which they believe was produced by the impact of a previously unrecorded meteorite. The finding could explain not only the story of Constantine, but might also provide an explanation for a local legend which recounts how members of a pagan cult were overwhelmed by a light in the sky as bright as a second sun. The cult too immediately converted to Christianity. A team of international experts set out to get to the bottom of the mystery.
Station wagons were America's 'workhorses on wheels.' Today, they conjure images of outdated family photos, over-sized hairdos and unfashionable wooden siding. In 2011, Volvo, the leading premium wagon manufacturer, discontinued the sale of its last wagon model in the United States.