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  • The American Civil War The American Civil War | DVD | (07/10/2002) from £53.48  |  Saving you £-49.96 (-99.90%)  |  RRP £49.99

    The most successful public-television miniseries in American history, the 11-hour American Civil War defined what has since become known as the "Ken Burns approach"--voice-over narrators reading letters and documents dramatically and stating the writer's name at their conclusion, fresh live footage of places juxtaposed with still images (photographs, paintings, maps, prints), anecdotal interviews, and romantic musical scores taken from the era he depicts. The American Civil War uses all of these devices to evoke atmosphere and resurrect an event that many knew only from stale history books. While Burns is a historian, a researcher, and a documentarian, he's above all a gifted storyteller, and it's his narrative powers that give this chronicle its beauty, overwhelming emotion, and devastating horror. Using the words of old letters, eloquently read by a variety of celebrities, the stories of historians like Shelby Foote and rare, stained photos, Burns allows us not only to learn and understand history, but also to feel and experience it. --Dave McCoy

  • Hannah Hauxwell's Winter Tales Hannah Hauxwell's Winter Tales | DVD | (25/09/2006) from £47.99  |  Saving you £-38.27 (-294.60%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Featuring two documentaries on Hannah Hauxwell telling the moving story of her life at Low Birk Hatt Farm and of her reluctant decision to move away from her beloved home.

  • The West The West | DVD | (01/12/2009) from £149.95  |  Saving you £-89.96 (-150.00%)  |  RRP £59.99

    Ken Burns' follow-up to his brilliant 'American Civil War' is 'The West' spanning the history of the American West from 1500 to 1914 intricately weaving together evocative and never before seen still photographs and newsreels from 74 different archives journals songs and music diaries and artefacts that together tell one of the most fascinating and epic stories in human history. The Spanish Conquistadors and missionaries. The great Indian nations. The pioneers and settlers. The

  • Marley (Blu-ray + Soundtrack CD + Bonus Material) Marley (Blu-ray + Soundtrack CD + Bonus Material) | Blu Ray | (20/08/2012) from £119.79  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Marley is the definitive film about one of the most loved international icons of the 20th Century, Bob Marley. His music and message of love and redemption are known throughout the world and his story has finally been brought to life in this definitive work. Acclaimed director Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland, State of Play, Life in a Day) joined forces with the Marley family to direct the ultimate authorised documentary film on the life, legacy and global impact of one of the most influential musicians in history. Marley marks the first time ever that Bob's family has authorised the use of their own private Bob Marley archives.Bob Marley's universal appeal, impact on music history and his role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. His music and message transcend culture, language and creed and resonate around the world today as powerfully as when he was alive. Only a handful of musicians have ever achieved such an impact and Bob Marley, though his life was far too short, stands strongly among them.I think what's great about the film is though there have been a lot of things done on Bob, I think this one will give people a more emotional connection to Bob's life as a man - not just a reggae legend or a mythical figure, but his life as a man. - Ziggy Marley

  • The Great War The Great War | DVD | (25/03/2002) from £189.95  |  Saving you £-89.96 (-90.00%)  |  RRP £99.99

    In the early 1960s the BBC embarked on one of their most important and ambitious series ever. It was to be the definitive history of the First World War complete in twenty-six 40-minute episodes. An inspired account of the world-shattering events of 1914-1918 The Great War is narrated by Sir Michael Redgrave and employs the voice skills of many other leading actors of the day including Sir Ralph Richardson and Marius Goring. The series includes authentic archive footage and stunning photographic images gathered from 37 separate sources around the world. It also features interviews with many veterans of the war (by this time most were still only in their 60s) as well as almost 150 separate extracts from diaries letters and reports from the war. This important series is here available complete and unabridged. The Great War is here presented in a 7 disc set with the complete series on 6 discs and a full disc of extra features. This edition also includes a luxury 64-page booklet with full background notes reviews chapter points and associated articles.

  • The World At War The World At War | DVD | (25/04/2005) from £32.90  |  Saving you £45.53 (45.50%)  |  RRP £99.99

    When this epic series was first broadcast in 1973 it redefined the gold standard for television documentary; it remains the benchmark by which all factual programming must judge itself. Originally shown as 26 one-hour programmes, The World at War set out to tell the story of the Second World War through the testimony of key participants. The result is a unique and unrepeatable event, since many of the eyewitnesses captured on film did not have long left to live. Each hour-long programme is carefully structured to focus on a key theme or campaign, from the rise of Nazi Germany to Hitler's downfall and the onset of the Cold War. There are no academic "talking heads" here to spell out an official version of history; the narration, delivered with wonderful gravitas by Sir Laurence Olivier, is kept to a minimum. The show's great coup was to allow the participants to speak for themselves. Painstaking research in the archives of the Imperial War Museum also unearthed a vast quantity of newsreel footage, including on occasion the cameraman's original raw rushes which present an unvarnished and never-before-seen picture of important events. Carl Davis' portentous main title theme and score underlines the grand scale of the enterprise. The original 26 episodes were supplemented three years later by six special programmes (narrated by Eric Porter), bringing the total running-time to a truly epic 32 hours. --Mark Walker

  • Various Composers - Walter Felsenstein Edition [12 DVD] Various Composers - Walter Felsenstein Edition | DVD | (28/01/2008) from £144.19  |  Saving you £35.80 (19.90%)  |  RRP £179.99

  • Wagner - Der Ring Des Nibelungen (Boulez) Wagner - Der Ring Des Nibelungen (Boulez) | DVD | (11/07/2005) from £51.48  |  Saving you £10.84 (16.70%)  |  RRP £64.99

    Working closely with video director Brian Large Chereau re-rehearsed his staging for the films taped at that time to recreate the experience on screen and to preserve career-defining performances from the original cast headed by Donald McIntyre Gwyneth Jones and Manfred Jung.

  • The Keith Floyd Cookery Collection The Keith Floyd Cookery Collection | DVD | (13/10/2008) from £79.95  |  Saving you £-19.96 (-33.30%)  |  RRP £59.99

    This easy-to-follow Bass DVD tutor will take you step by step from first day exercises to playing along with a professional backing track!<p><p>Clear pictures and demonstrations along with jargon free commentary to guide you through...<p><ul><li>Looking after your Bass and tuning it<li>Plucking the strings correctly, using fingers or pick<li>Reading basic music notation and Guitar tab<li>Scales and arpeggios<li>Playing your first complete Bass lines along with a band<li>Practical advice and t...

  • The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau - Deluxe Edition [22DVD] The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau - Deluxe Edition | DVD | (13/08/2012) from £55.46  |  Saving you £42.53 (43.40%)  |  RRP £97.99

    Three feature films and the complete 36-part TV series.Almost 15 years after his death, the name Jacques Cousteau is still synonymous with marine exploration thanks to his celebrated, memorable and groundbreaking work as an underwater filmmaker. Cousteau was instrumental in developing the technology involved in both breathing and filming beneath the waves, and dedicated the majority of his life to capturing the magical beauty of the huge variety of life to be found there. Now, in this incredible collection, experience Cousteau's greatest achievement as a filmmaker: the fondly remembered 36-part TV series The Undersea World Of Jacques Cousteau, which reached millions of viewers across the world and cemented his reputation as 'the custodian of the sea'. With distinctive narration from 'The Twilight Zone's Rod Serling, alongside Cousteau himself, this classic of 1960s-1970s TV has been digitally enhanced for DVD.Also included in this deluxe edition are Cousteau's Oscar-winning debut feature film The Silent World (1956), his second Oscarwinning feature World Without Sun (1964) and his third cinematic outing Voyage To The Edge Of The World (1976), making this a collection to savour for all lovers of the natural world.

  • British Transport Films Collection British Transport Films Collection | DVD | (01/12/2008) from £77.19  |  Saving you £22.80 (22.80%)  |  RRP £99.99

    Following the nationalisation of transport in 1948 the British Transport Commission set up its own in-house film production unit which became one of the largest industrial film units in Britain. This 18-disc box set features all 9 volumes of the BFI's celebrated British Transport Films Collection and illustrates the wide range of subjects the BTF covered. Included here are travel classics such as Terminus Blue Pullman and John Betjemen Goes By Train. Each film has been remastered from the finest quality materials available.

  • Never The Twain Complete Series Box Set [DVD] Never The Twain Complete Series Box Set | DVD | (01/04/2013) from £62.08  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

  • Out Of Town With Jack Hargreaves [DVD] Out Of Town With Jack Hargreaves | DVD | (24/09/2012) from £73.39  |  Saving you £26.60 (26.60%)  |  RRP £99.99

    Take a stroll down memory lane with this series of Out of Town programmes presented by Jack Hargreaves. Let Jack be your guide to a bygone era as he looks at the skills and lifestyles of the British countryside of 30 years ago. In his own unique easy going style, Jack introduces country crafts and pursuits, animal husbandry, fly and coarse fishing, gypsy fairs, hobbies, nature and a way of life with a depth of knowledge rarely equalled. Fishermen and farriers, horsemen and horticulturalists...

  • The Great War - BBC Series 6 Disc Boxset [DVD] The Great War - BBC Series 6 Disc Boxset | DVD | (02/11/2009) from £61.35  |  Saving you £18.64 (23.30%)  |  RRP £79.99

    In the early 1960s the BBC embarked on one of their most important and ambitious series ever. It was to be the definitive history of the First World War complete in twenty-six 40-minute episodes. An inspired account of the world-shattering events of 1914-1918 The Great War is narrated by Sir Michael Redgrave and employs the voice skills of many other leading actors of the day including Sir Ralph Richardson and Marius Goring. The series includes authentic archive footage and stunning photographic images gathered from 37 separate sources around the world. It also features interviews with many veterans of the war (by this time most were still only in their 60s) as well as almost 150 separate extracts from diaries letters and reports from the war. This important series is here available complete and unabridged. The Great War is here presented in a 7 disc set with the complete series on 6 discs and a full disc of extra features. This edition also includes a luxury 64-page booklet with full background notes reviews chapter points and associated articles.

  • Out Of Town - The Lost Episodes with Jack Hargreaves [DVD] Out Of Town - The Lost Episodes with Jack Hargreaves | DVD | (29/10/2012) from £109.05  |  Saving you £90.94 (45.50%)  |  RRP £199.99

    Jack Hargreaves loved a good story, and the story of how the lost episodes of Out of Town came back to light is one that would have fascinated him. The story began on 31st December 1981. The Southern ITV franchise was at an end, and Jack packed up and left Southampton TV Centre for the last time. He had been working there non-stop since 1959, and would not return to the building for a number of years. For over 20 years Out Of Town was a television programme that provided a window on country ...

  • Ice Road Truckers The Oversized Load - 26 DVD + Book Ice Road Truckers The Oversized Load - 26 DVD + Book | DVD | (12/11/2012) from £55.90  |  Saving you £42.09 (43.00%)  |  RRP £97.99

    Revisit old faces and discover some new friends as History's smash hit series Ice Road Truckers returns with a box set including the latest season of the highly rated show. Catch-up with the drivers on the most hair-raising roads on the planet. This blockbusting set contains every episode from Seasons 1 to 4 of Ice Road Truckers, as well as all the action from Season 5. Also included in this collector's edition are Seasons 1 and 2 of the hit spin-off series IRT: Deadliest Roads in which our favourite truckers from the frozen north are transported to some of the most dangerous haulage routes known to man: the Himalayan Highways of India, the steep roads of Bolivia and up into the Peruvian Andes mountain range.

  • Mahler-Complete Symphonies Mahler-Complete Symphonies | DVD | (24/10/2005) from £63.77  |  Saving you £-13.00 (-20.30%)  |  RRP £63.99

  • George Harrison - Living in the Material World (Deluxe Edition) [Blu-ray] George Harrison - Living in the Material World (Deluxe Edition) | Blu Ray | (10/10/2011) from £14.99  |  Saving you £49.37 (49.40%)  |  RRP £99.99

    Directed by Martin Scorsese, George Harrison - Living in the Material World is a stunning double-feature-length film tribute to one of music's greatest icons.Scorsese uses never-before-seen footage from George Harrison's childhood, throughout his years with The Beatles, through the ups and downs of his solo career, and through the joys and pain of his private life, to trace the arc of George's journey from his birth in 1943 to his passing in 2001. Living in the Material World features private home videos, photos and never before heard tracks to chronicle the incredible story of the extraordinary man.Despite its epic reach, the film is deeply personal. Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono, Olivia and Dhani Harrison, among many others, talk openly about George's many gifts and contradictions and reveal the lives they shared together. In every aspect of his professional, personal and spiritual life, until his final hours, George blazed his own path.As his friend John Lennon once said: George himself is no mystery. But the mystery inside George is immense. It's watching him uncover it all little by little that's so damn interesting.

  • Alfred Brendel Plays & Introduces Schubert: Late [2007] Alfred Brendel Plays & Introduces Schubert: Late | DVD | (17/09/2007) from £42.28  |  Saving you £20.24 (22.50%)  |  RRP £89.99

    Brendel Plays Late Schubert (5 Discs)

  • Miles Davis The Definitive Miles Davis At Montreux DVD Collection 1973-1991 Miles Davis The Definitive Miles Davis At Montreux DVD Collection 1973-1991 | DVD | (24/10/2011) from £98.06  |  Saving you £10.87 (9.00%)  |  RRP £120.99

    This historically important 10 DVD set captures all of Miles Davis&rsquo; performances at the renowned Montreux Jazz Festival between 1973 and 1991, the last being less than three months before his death. It is an unparalleled archive of live Miles Davis performances and is now being released on a visual format for the first time ever. Although many tracks are repeated across the years the concerts are strikingly individual with extensive improvisation and frequent rearrangements. The final concert from 1991 sees Miles Davis paying tribute to his collaborator and close find Gil Evans who had died in 1988. With Miles&rsquo; philosophy of &ldquo;never look back&rdquo; it was extraordinary that he would agree to perform such a show and it was a truly unique occasion captured here for posterity. Miles Davis is undeniably one of the most important and successful jazz figures of the 20th century. This unrivalled DVD box set of his live performances at Montreux is a release to be truly cherished. Bonus Features On disc one there are full interviews with Claude Nobs, Carlos Santana and Herbie Hancock plus shorter interviews about Miles Davis with Monty Alexander, Helen Merrill, Betty Carter, Charlie Haden, Gil Goldstein, Stanley Clarke, Jean Luc Ponty and Al Di Meola and Michel Petrucciani.

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