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The American Civil War - a film by Ken Burns | DVD | (14/09/2009)
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It divided a country. It created a nation.
Gold Rush - Alaska: The Complete Seasons 1-3 | DVD | (28/10/2013)
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It's the gamble of a lifetime - find gold or go bust...This action-packed series follows a group of down-on-their-luck men who in the face of an economic meltdown risk everything to strike it rich mining for gold in Alaska. As rival crews stake their claims to mining opportunities in Alaska and the Yukon the pressure is on to strike paydirt before the funds run out and the prospectors are sent packing. Will these intrepid miners be rewarded for their hard work and optimism or will the glittering treasures of the frozen north remain out of their reach?
Shoah (and 4 Films After Shoah) | Blu Ray | (30/01/2015)
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To write a review of a film such as Shoah seems an impossible task: how to sum up one of the most powerful discourses on film in such a way as to make people realise that this is a documentary of immense consequence, a documentary that is not easy to watch but important to watch, a documentary that not only records the facts but bears witness. We are commanded "Never forget"; this film helps us to fulfil that mandate, reverberating with the viewer long after the movie has ended. Yes, Holocaust films are plentiful, both fictional and non-, with titles such as The Last Days, Schindler's List and Life Is Beautiful entering the mainstream. But this is not a film about the Holocaust per se; this is a film about people. It's a meandering, nine-and-a-half-hour film that never shows graphic pictures or delves into the political aspects of what happened in Europe in the 1930s and 40s but talks with survivors, with SS men, with those who witnessed the extermination of 6 million Jews.Director Claude Lanzmann spent 11 years tracking people down, cajoling them into talking, asking them questions they didn't want to face. When soldiers refuse to appear on film, Lanzmann sneaks cameras in. When people are on the verge of breaking down and can't answer any more questions, Lanzmann asks anyway. He gives names to the victims--driving through a town that was predominantly Jewish before Hitler's time, a local points out which Jews owned what. Lanzmann travels the world, speaking to workers in Poland, survivors in Israel, officers in Germany. He is not a detached interviewer; his probings are deeply personal. One man farmed the land upon which Treblinka was built. "Didn't the screams bother you?" Lanzmann asks. When the farmer seems to brush the issues aside with a smile, Lanzmann's fury is noticeable. "Didn't all this bother you?" he demands angrily, only to be told, "When my neighbour cuts his thumb, I don't feel hurt." The responses, the details are difficult to hear but critical nonetheless. Shoahtells the story of the most horrifying event of the 20th century, not chronologically and not with historical detail, but in an even more important way: person by person. --Jenny Brown
Secret Army - Series 1-3 | DVD | (01/01/2010)
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The complete classic BBC TV series about the struggles of the Low Countries population during their occupation by the Nazi's during World War II.
The Is Born Series | DVD | (20/09/2004)
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More than 20 hours of instruction as Mark Evans shows how to restore classic vehicles and build kits from scratch. A Bike Is Born - Triumph Bonneville: In this volume Mark restores a 1970 Triumph Bonneville T120R. Despite being a Britsh marque it was built for the American market being despatched through the Triumph corporation in Baltimore. A Bike Is Born - Custom Trike: Mark's next biking challenge is to rebuild a two seater three-wheeled trike using the rear axle from a VW Beetle. Power is supplied courtesy of a 1800VW engine with Webe Carbs. A Plane Is Born - 200mph Europa XS Kit Aircraft: A Plane Is Born takes the viewer for the first time through the process of building a 200mph aircraft capable of flying from England to the South of France on a single tank of fuel. A Chopper Is Born - Rotorway Exec 162F Helicopter Kit: What do you do when you've built a car bike and plane? You build a helicopter! A Car Is Born - Pilgrim Sumo: A Car Is Born follows the intrepid Mark as he builds a Pilgrim Sumo 5.7 litre V8 supercar. A Car Is Reborn: The jewel in the series' crown as Mark tackles the restoration of the classiest of classic cars a 1965 series 1.1 E-Type Jaquar from farmer's field to concourse condition. A Racing Car Is Born - Westfield 1800 7-Type Circuit Racer: Mark turns his hand to the world of the budget race-car as he builds tunes and ultimately races a 7-type circuit racer - his very own Westfield 1800. A Bike Is Born - Harley Davidson: Mark's challenge is to reconstruct a classic Harley Davidson. Built in 1942 this Harley needs a complete reconstruction and Mark is the man to provide it!
Marilyn Monroe: The Marilyn Collection - 17 Fabulous Films | DVD | (18/02/2013)
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Titles Comprise: All About Eve As Young As You Feel Bus Stop Don't Bother to Knock Gentlemen Prefer Blondes How to Marry a Millionaire Let's Make it Legal Let's Make Love Love Nest The Misfits Monkey Business Niagara River of No Return The Seven Year Itch Some Like it Hot There's No Business Like Show Business We're Not Married
Metro-Land | DVD | (31/07/2006)
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Sir John Betjeman the nation's best loved poet hosts this classic eulogy to the people and places served by London's Metropolitan Line. As the leafy counties of Bucks Herts and Middlesex yielded to the engines of the first steam underground the pastoral world of Betjeman's youth gave way to the suburban dream of the railway planners. Betjeman contrasts the old and new ways of life as he follows the Neasden nature trail visits the Pinner village fair plays a round of golf at Moor Park and explores the historical houses along the line. From Baker Street to the forgotten station at Quainton Road Sir John Betjeman is your guide on an eccentric and unforgettable journey into Metro-Land.
The Story of Film: An Odyssey | DVD | (30/04/2012)
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The Story of Film: An Odyssey, written and directed by award-winning film-maker Mark Cousins, is the story of international cinema told through the history of cinematic innovation. Lovingly researched and five years in the making, The Story of Film: An Odyssey covers six continents and 12 decades, showing how film-makers are influenced both by the historical events of their times, and by each other. It provides a worldwide guided tour of the greatest movies ever made; an epic tale that starts in nickelodeons and ends as a multi-billion-dollar globalised digital industry. Covering many medium-defining moments this exhilarating fifteen-hour journey is independent film-making at its very best. Described as a love letter' to the movies, Cousins visits the key sites in the history of cinema; from Hollywood to Mumbai; from Hitchcock's London to the village where Pather Panchali was shot, and features interviews with legendary filmmakers and actors including Stanley Donen, Gus van Sant, Lars Von Trier, Claire Denis, Bernardo Bertolucci, Robert Towne, Jane Campion, Paul Schrader, Baz Luhrmann, Ken Loach and Claudia Cardinale.
Ghost Capitals Box Set | DVD | (18/10/2010)
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For the past 18 years renowned paranormal historian Richard Felix has been searching for the truth behind ghosts. One of his many projects has been the Ghost Tour of Great Britain. This box set contains Britain's Ghost Capitals that he has visited whilst conducting his ghost Tour of Great Britain. Listen to eye witness accounts as they recall personal tales of ghostly goings-on and unexplainable events in the most haunted cities in Great Britain. You will never see these 5 haunted cities in quite the same light again as Richard takes you on his chilling tour.
Land Before Time Complete 1 - 13, The | DVD | (10/10/2011)
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All 13 instalments of the prehistoric animated children's adventures, The Land Before Time.
The Complete Lone Wolf & Cub Boxset | DVD | (21/11/2009)
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At last... the riveting bloody and ultra-stylish Lone Wolf and Cub series together with the classic Shogun Assassin (all based on the perennially popular manga by Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima) available together in one boxset officially licenced from Toho fully uncut and freshly remastered. Filled with memorable set pieces iconic characters and violent action this series more than lives up to its reputation as a pinnacle of Japanese exploitation cinema whose musings on the meaning of honour in a lawless world still resonate today. In White Heaven In Hell alone Ogami Itt' kills 150 people onscreen the highest body count for a single character in a single film in cinema history. In America the first two Lone Wolf instalments were re-edited into the legendary Shogun Assassin the film that single-handedly created legions of new fans of Japanese action cinema upon its release. Originally prosecuted as a video nasty in the 1980s this hugely influential thrill-ride is presented here along with the original Lone Wolf and Cub series gorgeously remastered in their original aspect ratio. Discs Comprise: Disc 1: Sword Of Vengeance (1972 Kenji Misumi) Disc 2: Baby Cart At The River Styx (1972 Kenji Misumi) Disc 3: Baby Cart To Hades (1972 Kenji Misumi) Disc 4: Baby Cart In Peril (1972 Buichi Saito) Disc 5: Baby Cart In The Land Of Demons (1973 Kenji Misumi) Disc 6: White Heaven In Hell (1974 Yoshiyuki Kuroda) Disc 7: Shogun Assassin (1980 Robert Houston)
The Farm Collection (Featuring Victorian, Edwardian and Wartime Farm) | DVD | (26/11/2012)
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Victorian FarmIn Victorian Farm, social historian Ruth Goodman and archaeologists Peter Ginn and Alex Langlands devote a year of their lives to re-creating life in a 19th century rural environment. From the warmth of summer to the depths of winter, they rediscover this almost forgotten world. Edwardian FarmThe Victorian Farmers Alex Langlands, Peter Ginn and Ruth Goodman return to experience life on an Edwardian farm. The intrepid trio have to get to grips with the trials and tribulations of life at the turn of the 20th century. Wartime FarmFrom the acclaimed producers of the Edwardian Farm and Victorian Farm. Alex, Peter and Ruth return to experience life on a farm, this time during the Second World War and bring us a fascinating blend of war history, survival creativity and endurance. Special Features: Behind the Scenes Interviews with Ruth Goodman, Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn A Victorian Farm Calendar Presenter Biographies Picture Galleries Subtitles
The British Monarchy - A Heritage Of Romance, Scandals & Conspiracies - 5 Disc Box Set | DVD | (30/07/2007)
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This box set brings together five fascinating programmes about the british royal family including - royal heritage - british royalty through the ages royal scandals and conspiracies royal romances and two programmes about Diana the princess of wales - Diana - a princess remembered and who killed Diana?
Spectacle: Elvis Costello With... (Season 1) | DVD | (11/01/2010)
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Elvis Costello is joined by fellow legends such as Elton John The Police and James Taylor in this music-driven series. New York's Apollo Theatre and 30 Rockefeller Plaza play host to the icons as they cover favorite songs and chat about their craft. This release includes 13 episodes.
Weir's Way - The Essential Collection | DVD | (16/06/2014)
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Writer, broadcaster, climber and pioneering campaigner for the protection of the Scottish environment, Tom Weir presented his classic Scottish Television series Weir's Way from 1976 to 1987, meeting the people, exploring the landscape and uncovering the history of this extraordinary nation. Compiled here for the first time, are 52 episodes and a disc of rarely seen extras. Weir's Way: The Essential Collection is the perfect companion for everyone who shares Tom's passion for the beaut.
Architectures 1-5 | DVD | (01/12/2008)
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Ken Burns - The Civil War Commemorative Edition | DVD | (19/11/2012)
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The Civil War: Commemorative Edition is a remarkable series directed by Emmy Award-winner Ken Burns, telling the dramatic story of America's struggle to preserve democracy by erasing the stain of slavery: but at a cost of 620,000 lives. Over 11 gripping hours Burns traces the course of the U.S. Civil War, from the abolitionist movement through all the major battles to the death of President Lincoln and the beginnings of Reconstruction.
Paradise Postponed - The Complete Series | DVD | (14/02/2011)
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Why as a lifelong socialist did the Reverend Simeon Simcox Rector of Rapstone Fanner bequeath his fortune to a Conservative Minister the odious Leslie Titmuss? Henry Simcox his eldest son decides to find out. The award-winning series written by John Mortimer (Rumpole Of The Bailey) is a chronicle of English political and social life examining the warm and sweeping family saga spanning four decades. Episodes comprise: 1. Death Of A Saint 2. The Temptation Of Henry Simcox 3. Chez Titmuss 4. Living In The Past 5. The Wrongs Of Man 6. The Lost Leader 7. And A Happy New Year To You Too! 8. Enigma Variations 9. The God's Of The Copy Book Hearings 10. Faith Unfaithful 11. The Simcox Inheritance
The Greatest Speeches Of All Time Collection | DVD | (17/11/2008)
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Seen and heard in this original footage are the dramatic speeches from U.S. Presidents politicians and world leaders that changed the course of history and inspired millions worldwide. Disc 1: 1. Franklin Delano Roosevelt following the bombing of Pearl Harbor 2. Sir Winston Churchill the world's greatest orator captures the spirit of the British people during WW2. 3. General Douglas MacArthur's Old Soldiers Never Die... speech 4. Harry S. Truman: The Give'em Hell Harry President delivering his fiery political rhetoric 5. John F. Kennedy speaks of new frontiers & the renewed faith in the American dream. Includes his inauguration speech Ask Not & Ich Bin Ein Berliner 6. Rev Martin Luther King Jr. perhaps the most inspirational speaker of all-time featured giving two memorable speeches including his last 7. Robert F. Kennedy interrupting a campaign stop in Indiana to deliver a stunning impromptu eulogy of Martin Luther King shortly after hearing of his death 8. Malcolm X: Controversial outspoken & as poignant as ever delivers a speech in Harlem 9. Richard M. Nixon: I will resign this office effective noon tomorrow .... 10. Ronald Reagan: President Reagan begins and ends his presidency with two of his greatest speeches. Disc 2: 1. Franklin Delano Roosevelt's 1st Inaugural Address featuring the famous ... fear itself address answers the assertion that he feasts on Grilled Millionaires 1944 Teamsters Union Banquet 2. Richard M. Nixon the future Vice President addresses a TV audience with his 1952 Checkers Speech 3. JFK proposing the 1963 Test Ban Treaty 4. Martin Luther King Jr. speaking at Brown Chapel in Selma Alabama 1965 5. Barry Goldwater addresses the 1964 Republican National Convention 6. Ronald Reagan in support of the Goldwater-Miller G.O.P. ticket 1964 address at the Brandenburg Gate 1987 7. Mario Cuomo at the 1984 Democratic National Convention 8. Jesse Jackson addresses a political rally in Tendley Baptist Church 1984 9. George H.W. Bush following 1991 Desert Storm Victory 10. Bill Clinton commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Normandy Invasion & 2nd Inaugural Address Washington D.C. - January 20 1997 Disc 3: 1. Will Rogers 1932 Campaign Rally with FDR 2. Huey Long on the re-distribution of wealth 1943 3. FD's Second Inaugural Address 1937 4. George S. Patton for War Bond Support 1945 5. John L. Lewis calling for ousting of the Secretary of the Interior 1947 6. Attorney Joseph Welch faces off with Sen. Joseph McCarthy 7. V.P. Richard Nixon &d Nikita Khrushchev at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow 1959 8. Hubert Humphrey during the 1960 Presidential Primary race 9. John F. Kennedy on the introduction of the 1963 Civil Rights Legislation 10. Nelson Rockefeller addresses the 1964 Republican National Convention 11. RFK at the 1964 Democratic National Convention 12. U.S. Representative Barbara Jordan at the 1974 Impeachment Hearings of Richard Nixon 13. President Gerald Ford announcing a Pardon for Richard Nixon in 1974 14. Jimmy Carter on the growing 1979 Energy Crisis 15. President Ronald Reagan at the National Association of Evangelicals Convention - March 23 1983
Travels With Palin | DVD | (09/11/2009)
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The Michael Palin Collection 2008