New Arrivals - DVDs
A spell-binding cinematic experience form visionary filmmaker Peter Mettler that explores our perception of time. Working at the limits of what can easily be expressed, Mettler finds miraculous unity in seemingly random things and dares to dream the movie of the future.
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 the hot and deadly summer of 1964, the nation could not turn away from Mississippi. Over ten memorable weeks known as Freedom Summer, more than 700 student volunteers joined with organizers and local African Americans in a historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in one of the nation's most segregated states, even in the face of intimidation, physical violence, and death.
The film combines a live concert performance by the band created exclusively for the film and a suspenseful narrative of a young roadie sent on an urgent mission that turns into a surreal adventure.
The true story of how Miami became the drug, murder and cash capital of the United States. Reloaded with never-before-seen footage, interviews, and stories told about Miami's Cocaine Wars, containing recently uncovered archival news footage.
Joe Hutto's remarkable ability to interact with wild creatures was previously portrayed in the award-winning Nature film, My Life as a Turkey. His new wild family is made up of mule deer living high in the mountains near his home in Wyoming, and the extraordinary story of how he became one of them pushes once again at the boundaries of how we perceive wild animals.
Part one of this documentary explores the building of the Kennedy legend. Part two focuses on the careers of the three Kennedy sons, John, Robert, and Edward, each of whom declared their desire to hold the top political office in the country.
As employers struggle to compete in the global economy, the debates regarding unemployment, debt ceilings, and the trade deficit rage on in our nation's capital. To many Americans, it feels like there is no one fighting for American jobs, especially the jobs in manufacturing. Fortunately, people are making a difference by doing their part in their local communities.
Follow seventeen-year-old Mikayla Irle as she memorizes books of the Bible on her quest to win the National Bible Quiz Championship and the heart of JP, her quiz team captain. The film explores coming of age in the face of faith, doubt, fierce competition, sexuality and teen love.
Colditz Castle, a notorious prisoner of war camp in Nazi Germany, was supposed to be escape-proof. But at the end of World War II, a group of British officers dreamt up the ultimate escape plan: a two-man glider made out of bed sheets and floorboards. Now a crack team of engineers and carpenters rebuild the glider in the same attic using the same materials to find out if the legendary glider plan would have succeeded.
Killer cyborgs have come from the future to kill the heroes of today, while Wolverine embarks on an international pub crawl with a certain recently reborn sentinel of liberty.
Drawing on exclusively-obtained video of hedge fund titan Steven A. Cohen, FBI wiretaps of other hedge fund traders, and interviews with both Wall Street and Justice Department insiders, this film traces the rise of Cohen's firm, SAC Capital, and goes inside the government's ongoing, seven-year crackdown on insider trading in the hedge fund industry.
In 2006, 25-year-old Jason DaSilva's legs stopped functioning and he collapsed. Months earlier, doctors had diagnosed him with multiple sclerosis, which can lead to loss of vision, muscle control, and a myriad of other complications. As his illness worsens, Jason picks up the camera, turns it on his declining body, and sets out on a worldwide journey in search of healing, self-discovery, and love.
Since our ancestors first counted the passing seasons, humans have used measurement to help master and understand our world. Hosted by the engaging Oxford mathematician Marcus du Sautoy, this program shows how measurements have shaped the course of history, science, and civilization; and changed every aspect of our daily lives.
Throughout the wild highlands and war-torn plains of Afghanistan and Central Asia lie traces of the ancient world. It was here, 2,300 years ago, that icon Alexander the Great became the first European to rule the East. In a major turning point in history, he crossed into Asia in 334 BCE, crushed the Persian Empire, and discovered a highly developed eastern civilization. In a six-part series, David Adams explores the footprints of an ancient world, today almost entirely erased.
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.
Documents the creation of four extraordinary skyscrapers, showcasing how they will revolutionize the way we live, work, and how we protect ourselves from potential threats, both from the environment and terrorist attacks. Episodes examine the One World Trade Center; One57; Shanghai Tower; and The Leadenhall Building.
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.
Frontline investigates the secret history of the unprecedented surveillance program that began in the wake of September 11th and continues today. As big technology companies encouraged users to share more and more information about their lives, they created a trove of data that could be useful not simply to advertisers, but also to the government. The revelations of NSA contractor Edward Snowden would push Silicon Valley into the center of a debate over privacy and government surveillance.
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.
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.
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.
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.