This holy grail for both documentary and theatre aficionados offers a tantalizingly rare glimpse behind the Broadway curtain. In 1970, right after the triumphant premiere of the ground-breaking concept musical Company by Stephen Sondheim (West Side Story), the renowned composer, his director Harold Prince, the show's stars, and a large pit orchestra all went into a Manhattan recording studio as part of a time-honoured Broadway tradition: the recording of the original cast album. What ensued was a marathon session in which, with the pressures of posterity and the coolly exacting Sondheim's perfectionism hanging over them, all involved pushed themselves to the limitincluding theatre legend Elaine Stritch (30 Rock), who fought anxiety and exhaustion to record her iconic rendition of The Ladies Who Lunch. With thrilling immediacy, legendary filmmaker D. A. Pennebaker (Dont Look Back) offers an up-close view of the larger-than-life personalities, frayed-nerve energy, and explosive creative intensity that go into capturing the magic of live performance. Special Features New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by Chris Hegedus and Nate Pennebaker, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray New audio commentary by composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim Audio commentary from 2001 featuring director D. A. Pennebaker, actor Elaine Stritch, and Broadway producer Harold Prince New conversation among Sondheim, orchestrator Jonathan Tunick, and critic Frank Rich New interview with Tunick on the art of orchestrating, conducted by author Ted Chapin Never-before-heard audio excerpts from interviews with Stritch and Prince, conducted by Pennebaker and Hegedus in 2000 Original Cast Album: Co-Op, a 2019 episode of the TV series Documentary Now! that parodies the film Reunion of the cast and crew of Original Cast Album: Co-Op recorded in 2020, featuring director Alexander Buono; writer-actor John Mulaney; actors RÃ©nee Elise Goldsberry, Richard Kind, Alex Brightman, and Paula Pell; and composer Eli Bolin English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing An essay by author Mark Harris
Disc 1: Theory TestThis easy to use DVD contains EVERY official revision question from the Driving Standards Agency, the people who set the test. Crammed with everything you need to know about the Theory Test, this interactive DVD will have you throwing away those L plates in no time.Practise using ALL the official DSA revision questions covering everything that you could be asked in your Theory TestEssential revision for learner car drivers and motorcyclists in Great Britain and Northern IrelandIncludes information about the official DSA case study questionsSit hundreds of random mock tests to see if you are ready for the big dayNew - view the full official DSA explanations to help you understand and remember the correct answersReceive immediate feedback on your answers to help identify questions that need more revisionWatch the 10 official DSA Hazard Perception sample video clips and introduction videoFind out how to book your Theory Test and what happens on the big dayDisc 2: Hazard Perception TestThis highly realistic DVD is packed with over 100 unique video clips that accurately simulate the second part of the Theory Test. You will learn exactly what constitutes a developing hazard and how you can put that skill into practice to ensure you pass first time.Gain the vital experience and confidence you need to pass the second part of the Theory TestPractise over 100 interactive test simulation video clipsSit hundreds of interactive mock tests to prepare you for your examReview each practice clip and discover where the hazard occurred and where the maximum score could have been achievedExperience realistic test settings including main roads, town and city centres, residential streets and rural roadsVideo tutorials showing how the test works, how to spot a developing hazard and much moreEssential test preparation for learner car drivers and motorcyclistsUse your DVD remote or game controller to identify the hazardsDisc 3: Practical Driving LessonsGain the confidence and knowledge you need to pass your Driving Test using this comprehensive DVD. With over 50 driving lessons, you can revise and refresh the essential driving skills taught to you by your Approved Driving Instructor before and after lessons.Watch over 50 completely up to date video tutorials showing you how to reach Driving Test standardAn experienced professional instructor demonstrates EVERYTHING that you may be asked to perform in your testContains all the recent changes to the DSA driving test including Independent Driving and Observer on TestLearn where all the main car controls are and how to operate themVideos are shot using multiple camera angles to give you a thorough understanding of tricky manoeuvres
Wonders Of The Universe Professor Brian Cox is back with another mind-blowing exploration of the cosmos. This time he shows us our universe as we've never seen it before. With the most profound and elegant scientific ideas at its heart, Wonders Of The Universe reveals how the story of humanity is intimately entwined with the epic story of the universe. 13.7 billion years old, 93 billion light years across, more than 100 billion galaxies, each containing hundreds of billions of stars. This almost infinite, vast and complex universe has been the subject of human fascination and scientific exploration for thousands of years. The wonders of the universe might seem alien to us and impossible to understand, but Professor Brian Cox uses the evidence found in the natural world around us to explain its simple truths. Brian visits some of the most dramatic locations on the planet to explain the fundamental principles that underpin the laws of nature – light, gravity, matter and time. He shows us how the water of Victoria Falls in Zambia behaves exactly as light does around a black hole and how the same laws that govern our lives here on Earth apply across the entire universe. Using 3D CGI imagery, his expert knowledge and his infectious enthusiasm, Professor Cox shows us that by understanding the laws that govern the universe we end up answering the deepest question about our own existence; who we are? Where do we come from? And what will happen to us? Wonders Of The Solar System Professor Brian Cox takes another giant leap for humankind as images of distant alien worlds are brought into breathtaking focus. Giant ice fountains rising over 100km high; an ocean hidden beneath a frozen crust of ice; storms three times the size of Earth coloured blood red by a vortex of dust and gases; immense volcanoes that would put Mount Everest in the shade – this amazing DVD reveals the true and awesome beauty of our solar system. It's an epic journey of discovery, where bizarre worlds become real places we can see, feel and visit. Travelling from the Sun to the far-out reaches of Neptune, Wonders Of The Solar System has at its heart the latest scientific knowledge beamed back from the fleet of probes, rovers and telescopes currently in space. Using the very latest images sent direct from space, and spectacular CGI, the series presents a spellbinding voyage around the natural wonders of the solar system, capturing explosive phenomena in minute detail. Alongside these startlingly authentic images, some of the most spectacular, extreme locations on Earth help to reveal wonders never thought possible. Wonders Of The World explores how these previously unseen phenomena have dramatically expanded our horizons, revealing more about the planets, their moons and how they came to be the way they are. The series also looks at the big picture – how the forces of nature carved out beauty and order from the chaos of space; how our home planet doesn’t sit in magnificent isolation but is intimately connected with the rest of the Solar System; and how these connections have created the haven we call Earth.
This title includes 4K ULTRA HD + BLU-RAY Captured in stunning Ultra-high definition detail, Planet Earth II is an immersive exploration of the jungles, mountains, deserts, islands, grasslands and cities of the world. Journey to the four corners of the globe to discover the extreme forces that shape life in each of these iconic landscapes and the remarkable ways animals manage to overcome the challenges of surviving in the wildest places on Earth. From eye-to-eye encounters with incredible creatures to epic journeys through breathtaking wildernesses, experience the wonder of the natural world as never before. Narrated by David Attenborough EPISODES: ISLANDS MOUNTAINS JUNGLES DESERTS GRASSLANDS CITIES Planet Earth II Diaries can be found on the Blu-ray Discs, these were filmed in HD only. ULTRA HD BLU-RAY WITH HDR FEATURES: RESOLUTION FOUR TIMES SHARPER THAN HD HDR (HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE) BRILLIANT BRIGHTS, DEEPEST DARKS COLOUR WIDER COLOUR SPECTRUM
Davina Intense is a whole new way of training. It's all based on the principle of High Intensity Training, meaning you work out for shorter periods of time at a higher intensity. It's all about getting the heart rate up really high for short bursts, which is great for fitness, toning and Davina's all time favourite - fat burning! There are three short main routines. Intense Cardio Box, Intense Toning and Intense Abs.
The Complete BBC series presented by Sir David Attenborough. The natural world is full of colours that we tend to take for granted. In this series, David Attenborough travels in person from the rainforests of Costa Rica to the snowy Scottish Highlands to reveal the extraordinary ways that animals use colour. The peacock's magnificent tail evolved to impress the peahens, while the poison dart frog's brilliant colours warn of its deadly toxin, and the Bengal tiger's orange-black stripes help it to hide from its prey in a surprising way. New camera technologies - some developed especially for this series allow us to see colours usually invisible to our eyes. From the UV signals on a butterfly's wings and facial markings on a damselfish, to the strange polarisation patterns sported by the peacock mantis shrimp, David Attenborough reveals a hidden world of colour. So, what happens to animals when their world changes colour? We witness the way colour is changing in a warming world and learn of the effect this is having on animals - and how some are coping in surprising ways and that colour can be part of the fight to survive. From the bold and brilliant, to the deceptive and bizarre, Life in Colour with David Attenborough is a visual feast that will surprise, enchant and dazzle the senses. 'A celebration of nature... Life In Colour marks a return to the simple wildlife shows of old, before climate change hung doomily over everything' The Telegraph
Great Games and Accessories for the PC.
ORSON WELLES'S DELIGHTFULLY SHIFTY DOCUMENTARY Trickery. Deceit. Magic. In F for Fake, a freeform documentary by ORSON WELLES (Citizen Kane), the legendary filmmaker (and selfdescribed charlatan) gleefully reengages with the central preoccupation of his career: the tenuous line between illusion and truth, art and lies. Beginning with portraits of the worldrenowned art forger Elmyr de Hory and his equally devious biographer, Clifford Irving, Welles embarks on a dizzying journey that simultaneously exposes and revels in fakery and fakers of all stripesnot the least of whom is Welles himself. Charming and inventive, F for Fake is an inspired prank and a clever examination of the essential duplicity of cinema. Features: Restored digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack Audio commentary from 2005 by cowriter and star Oja Kodar and director of photography Gary Graver Introduction from 2005 by filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich Orson Welles: OneMan Band, a documentary from 1995 about Welles's unfinished projects Almost True: The Noble Art of Forgery, a 52minute documentary from 1997 about art forger Elmyr de Hory 60 Minutes interview from 2000 with Clifford Irving about his Howard Hughes autobiography hoax Hughes's 1972 press conference exposing Irving's hoax Extended, 9minute trailer PLUS: An essay by critic Jonathan Rosenbaum
An amazing journey in Norway's Far North as Joanna Lumley pursues a lifelong dream to track down the elusive stunningly beautiful Northern Lights. Joanna grew up in tropical Malaysia and as a little girl never saw snow or felt cold. Inspired by fairytales and picture books she always longed to make the journey north. At last she travels north across the Arctic Circle up through Norway to Svalbard the most northerly permanently inhabited place on Earth where she has to cope with temperatures approaching minus 30 deg C. With a box of crayons in hand her journey takes her from train to boat to husky-sled to snowmobile as she is pulled ever northwards by what she calls 'the strongest point of the compass'. She explores the romantic fjords of Lofoten and learns to ride a snowmobile speeding across endless expanses of Lapland tundra with a Sami herdsman in search of his reindeer. As she reaches the Arctic Ocean she prepares for bed in a hotel made entirely of ice. Everywhere she goes she asks about the mysterious Northern Lights.
Neil Oliver begins an epic quest through the entire world of our prehistoric ancestors to explore into how our lands and its peoples came to be from the glacial wasteland of 12 000BC through the glories of the Stone Age. He travels the British Isles to piece together this remarkable story: of how our ancestors emerged from the last ice age as bands of hunter gatherers to forge a society... hamlets farms and international traders. By taking us on this journey we will see the very beginnings of civilization - in art and religion; home and work; status and trade. But most of all it will place our land centre stage in all its glory and reveal its place in the spiritual lives of the people who lived here... a land on the edge of the world. Neil will investigate the big monuments anew... as well as some of the little known ones that hold some of the biggest secrets. And by tapping into the latest scientific detective work and experimental archaeology we will get under the skin of this mysterious world the lives of the people who inhabited it and the tipping points that changed their lives and made ours.
Malik Bendjelloul's revelatory and compelling Searching for Sugar Man (USA/UK/Sweden) is a documentary about the Mexican-American singer-songwriter Rodriguez, who was momentarily hailed in 1970 as the finest recording artist of his generation.
THE BEE GEES: HOW CAN YOU MEND A BROKEN HEART takes audiences on a unique cinematic journey through the brotherhood of the Bee Gees and their ever-enduring musical accomplishments. The story of Barry, Maurice and Robin is one of phenomenal success, of loss and heartbreak, and a continual spirit of creative reinvention. From the award-winning producers behind The Beatles: Eight Days A Week and Sinatra: All Or Nothing At All, How Can You Mend A Broken Heart features newly shot interviews, rarely seen archive and remastered performances across the Bee Gees' five-decade long career.
For over two millennia India has been at the centre of world history. But how did India come to be? What is India? These are the big questions behind this intrepid journey around the contemporary subcontinent. In this landmark series historian and acclaimed writer Michael Wood embarks on a dazzling and exciting expedition through today's India looking to the present for clues to her past and to the past for clues to her future. The journey takes the viewer through majestic landscapes and reveals some of the greatest monuments and artistic treasures on Earth. From Buddhism to Bollywood from mathematics to outsourcing Michael Wood discovers India's impact on history - and on us.
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.
How do you describe Audrey Hepburn? She was beautiful, talented, compassionate, charming and graceful but these words don't quite seem to fully capture her spirit. All the best fairy tales contain transformation, and Audrey's story is no exception. A malnourished child, estranged from her father, growing up in war-torn Europe, she harnessed her rare talent as an actress and ascended to the heights of Hollywood, becoming a superstar in just a few short years. Yet her life was more than just a fairy tale. It was a life of many heartbreaks, glossed over by her image as a joyful, pixie-like figure still reproduced on memorabilia all over the world. With bespoke animation mirroring the fairy tale elements of Audrey's story, this film is an intimate portrait of an enduring and global icon, celebrating a woman who lived her own version of a meaningful and fulfilling life.
Cosmos (5 Discs)
With the magic of DVD you can now go to your favourite Tap moments whether it is the diminutive Stonehenge the pod that won't open or the amp that goes all the way to 11. For the first time ever you can choose how to watch the greatest rockumentary in history. See this cult phenomenon in its splendid entirety or use the menu to follow the band's antics via an interactive tour map of select scenes from a list of classic Tap quotes. And if all that isn't enough there is after all. the music - Hell Hole Sex Farm and the timeless Big Bottom. Whether or not you're a die-hard fan of the group you'll love this detailed rockumentary of England's legendary Spinal Tap. Acclaimed commercial director Marty DiBergi takes you behind-the-scenes for an intimate look at a band whose time has come...and gone...and come again... and... Through interviews rare footage and lots of music - including classic Tap tunes like Big Bottom and Hell Hole - you'll get acquainted with David St. Hubbins (lead guitar) Nigel Tufnel (lead guitar) Derek Smalls (lead bass) and every drummer who ever lived - and died - for this renowned rock band.
Disc 1: Live At Wembley Stadium Saturday 12-07-19861. One Vision2. Tie Your Mother Down3. In The Lap Of The Gods ... Revisited4. Seven Seas Of Rhye5. Tear It Up6. A Kind Of Magic7. Under Pressure8. Another One Bites The Dust9. Who Wants To Live Forever10. I Want To Break Free11. Impromptu12. Brighton Rock Solo13. Now I'm Here14. Love Of My Life15. Is This The World We Created16. (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care17. Hello Mary Lou (Goodbye Heart)18. Tutti Frutti19. Gimme Some Lovin' *20. Bohemian Rhapsody21. Hammer To Fall22. Crazy Little Thing Called Love23. Big Spender *24. Radio Ga Ga25. We Will Rock You26. Friends Will Be Friends27. We Are The Champions28. God Save The QueenDisc 2:Live At Wembley Stadium Friday 11-07-1986
Please wait. Loading...