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Directed by David Fairhead (SPITFIRE) ARMSTRONG is the definitive life story of Neil Armstrong: from his childhood in rural Ohio, through his near death experiences in aerial combat in the Korean War, pushing the limits as an experimental test pilot through to those historic first steps on the Moon and the unwanted celebrity status that ensued. In his own words David said Telling this story is a documentary filmmaker's dream. When Neil made his small step onto the lunar surface, it marked his transformation from mere man to global celebrity something he spent the rest of his life trying to avoid. Through the testimony of colleagues, friends and family we outline his achievements and tell the seemingly familiar, yet little known tale of the First Man on the Moon. Made with the full support of his family, this dramatic, moving and insightful film includes previously unseen homemovie footage shot by Armstrong himself. Neil's own words provide the narration based on his rare interviews, writings and speeches, which are delivered by renowned actor and aviation enthusiast Harrison Ford. Featuring exclusive interviews with his family, fellow astronauts and aviators and those who knew him in his youth and later life, ARMSTRONG is the extraordinary and unique story of a quiet, determined man who became an aviator, astronaut, husband, father and reluctant hero.
For the past thirty years, Dr. Jean-Pierre Werner has been working as a general practitioner in the countryside, far away from any other medical facility. When he finds out that he suffers from a serious illness, Werner is left with no choice but to find a replacement, although he considers himself irreplaceable French box-office star FranÃ§ois Cluzet (Untouchable) headlines this engaging and compelling drama that takes a realistic look at rural medicine.
In 1996 Crowded House played to over 120 000 fans at Sydney Opera House in their last ever performance; this is the DVD of that momentous Farewell To The World concert. Disc 1 - Track List: 1. Mean To Me 2. World Where You Live 3. When You Come 4. Private Universe 5. Four Seasons In One Day 6. Fall At Your Feet 7. Whispers and Moans 8. Hole In The River 9. Better Be Home Soon 10. Pineapple Head 11. Distant Sun 12. Into Temptation 13. Everything Is Good For You 14. Locked Out 15. Something So Strong 16. Sister Madly 17. Italian Plastic 18. Weather With You 19. It's Only Natural 20. There Goes God 21. Fingers Of Love 22. In My Command 23. Throw Your Arms Around Me 24. Don't Dream It's Over 25. End Credits - Farewell To The World Concert Disc 2: 1. 'Planning The Event' - Documentary 2. 'The Day They Brought The House Down' Documentary 3. Channel 7 'Witness' 4. Italian Plastic (Photo Gallery Plus Audio) 5. Instinct (Photo Gallery Plus Audio) 6. End Credits - Farewell To The World DVD
This superb DVD features a full DVD about exceptional new album Progress alongside 20 minutes of extra out takes.
Juan (Adolfo Jiménez Castro) is a wealthy industrialist who has chosen to live with his wife and two children away from the trappings of wealth and the city. Yet isolation in this superficially idyllic rural landscape seems to have brought little peace to his world. Juan's marriage to Natalia (Nathalia Acevedo) is suffering under the strain of sexual ennui the banal rigors of bringing up young children and living in a community where he is clearly an outsider. The morality of family life is further complicated by Juan's post-colonial Mexican ethnicity and position as an employer and elite landowner in a country with an increasingly divergent wealth divide. Carlos Reygadas' (Battle in Heaven Silent Light) latest won Best Director in Cannes 2012. It's a gorgeous allusive masterpiece examining marriage poverty class gender our place in nature and how evil lives with us in the most intimate and ordinary of places. It's a wonder. Special Features: Trailer Interviews
Janis Joplin is one of the most revered and iconic rock & roll singers of all time, a tragic and misunderstood figure who thrilled millions of listeners and blazed new creative trails before her death in 1971 at age 27. With Janis: Little Girl Blue, Oscar-nominated director Amy Berg (Deliver Us from Evil, West of Memphis) examines Joplin's story in depth for the first time on film, presenting an intimate and insightful portrait of a complicated, driven, often beleaguered artist. Click Images to Enlarge
In this series Jamie Oliver goes back to his roots -A proper cooking show for modern-day people (BOSH!).
The true story of the people who refused to say McSorry, and in doing so, changed the world.
Mirroring the savage beauty, maverick originality and vivacity of his design, McQueen is an intimate revelation of Alexander [Lee] McQueen's own personal and professional world, both tortured and inspired. It is a film which celebrates a radical and mesmerizing genius of profound influence and shows his rags-to-riches story as a modern-day fairy tale laced with the gothic.
Marc Bolan's much-sought-after and little-seen special available on DVD for the first time. The Marc Bolan series was a TV showcase for the former T-Rex frontman to perform music present new talent and chat to some very famous guests! Made in the summer of 1977 just before his tragically early death Marc showcases the songs of Marc Bolan and T-Rex sung live by Bolan in the Granada studios. Tracklist: 1. Sing Me A Song 2. I Love to Boogie 3.Celebrate Sum
A seemingly happily married man embarks on an affair with devastating consequences.
This collection features seven different wartime films looking at life in London from the outbreak of war through the Blitz to the V-Bomb menace. London Can Take It! (1940): This celebrated film co-directed by Humphrey Jennings was aimed at American audiences with reporter Quentin Reynolds praising the courage and resilience of Londoners during the Blitz. The First Days (1939): A quiet portrait of London in the first days after war had been declared awaiting the inevitable onslaught. Neighbours Under Fire (1940): This inspiring short film shows Londoners rallying around to help one another during the fury of the Blitz when - in just one night alone - 1200 people suddenly found themselves homeless. Christmas Under Fire (1941): A moving and vivid portrait of Christmas 1940 when Londoners swapped the intimacy of the fireside for shelter in the capital's tube stations. Ordinary People (1942): A day in the life of ordinary Londoners trying to get on with their lives and contribute to the war effort - and waiting for the seemingly inevitable air raid sirens to sound again. London Scrapbook (1942): Bessie Love Basil Radford & Leslie Mitchell star in this vivid portrait of London at war intended for American audiences to help them appreciate the experience of living in a war-torn city. Second Battle Of London (1944): A tribute to the work of Anti-Aircraft Command under General Sir Frederick Pile in defending London against waves of German V-1 Flying Bombs.
Hot Tap 1: An introduction to some of the basic single sounds from which tap is built. From walking and stamping through to a short tap dance routine. Hot Tap 2:This programme demonstrates how steps build in complexity and takes you through a series of ten lessons. Hot Tap 3: Timesteps are traditional tap steps that have been handed down from generations and have been collected from the simplest to the trickiest. Hot Tap 4: Features ten lessons that show you how to use rhythm from missing beats to using repeated patterns in fun ways.
Narrated by Academy-Award® winner Morgan Freeman Born to be Wild 3D is an inspiring story of love dedication and the remarkable bond between humans and animals. This film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them—saving endangered species one life at a time. Stunningly captured in IMAX 3D Born to be Wild 3D is a heartwarming adventure transporting moviegoers into the lush rainforests of Borneo with world-renowned primatologist Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas and across the rugged Kenyan savannah with celebrated elephant authority Dame Daphne M. Sheldrick as they and their teams rescue rehabilitate and return these incredible animals back to the wild. Born to be Wild 3D is a presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX Filmed Entertainment. Directed by David Lickley and written and produced by Drew Fellman the behind the scenes team includes supervising line producer Diane Roberts associate producer Jill Ferguson director of photography David Douglas and editor Beth Spiegel. Music is composed by Mark Mothersbaugh.
Garden God Monty Don, the first ever amateur gardener to host BBC’s Gardeners’ World, journeys from the south of Italy to the north, visiting some of the country's most beautiful, impressive and interesting gardens along the way in Monty Don's Italian Gardens. Complete with picturesque views and stunning scenery.Italy boasts some of the finest gardens in the world. Join Monty on a voyage of discovery as he explores the magnificent formal gardens for which Italy is famous, and seeks out some less well-known romantic hideaways and luxuriant semi-tropical creations, unravelling the story behind each to explain its history, drama, romance, intrigue and beauty. From the lemon growers of Amalfi, to the bolthole that once played host to Greta Garbo and her lover; from the creations of the Medicis’ greatest garden-maker - and ruthless ruler - Cosimo 1 to the Baroque lakeside exuberance of Isola Bella, this four-part series is bursting with great characters, compelling stories and captivating insights.
Thank You Skinhead Girl is an independent documentary made with detailing the filmmakers experience of being in care and becoming a skinhead girl during that time. It gives insight through a female perspective into a sub-youth culture that has been one of the most misunderstood, of the youth groups. Through the voice of the filmmaker, interviews, poetry and archive footage we are taken into the personal reflections of that time, documenting the local Oxford Skinhead scene from 1969-89.Starring Roddy Moreno from Opressed, Gimp fist, music by Mr Symarip, Inflatables & Opressed,...
Take a technological thrill ride faster, higher, and wilder than modern science or even your imagination! Relive the historical first flight of the Wright Brothers in 1903, then soar with the world-famous Blue Angels as they defy the laws of gravity with their most breathtaking maneuvers.Narrated by Tom Selleck, The Magic of Flight highlights and salutes a variety of modern aircraft, the people who fly them, and the human potential of training and performance.Ever wonder how did they do that? The Making of 'The Magic of Flight' (42 min.) puts you behind the camera and provides further insights into the world of aviation and the techniques used to get some of the most amazing airborne footage ever captured on film. Shot using high-definition cameras, The Making of 'The Magic of Flight' captures the enthusiasm and excitement of the crew who made this groundbreaking film.
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
World War I in Colour is a Channel 5 documentary (6 x 50-minute episodes) made with the cooperation of the Imperial War Museum, designed to make the Great War come alive for a 21st-century audience. The events of 1914-18 are authoritatively narrated by Kenneth Branagh, who presents the military and political overview, while interviews with historians add different perspectives. The human cost is conveyed by moving interviews with the now very elderly survivors, and by extracts from letters and memoirs. All aspects of the war, on land, sea and air are covered in separate programmes. In theory the series continues the heritage of ITV's The Second World War in Colour (1999) and Britain at War in Colour (2000), and with 75 per cent of the material never shown on television before there is every reason to watch. The crucial difference between this and the WWII programmes is that the Great War wasn't filmed in colour, and the footage has been computer colourised. The programme-makers argue the conflict itself was in colour--but however realistic the digital processing, it still feels inauthentic and historically a distortion. Worse still is their destroying the original compositions by cropping the top and bottom of the material to fit widescreen TVs. The result is a potentially excellent series badly presented, best watched with the colour turned off. Even then it cannot compete with the BBC's 26-part The Great War (1964), still one of the finest documentaries ever made. On the DVD: World War I in Colour is presented on two discs with three episodes on each disc. The modern interview clips look and sound immaculate, while the historical footage varies from very poor to quite good. Even so, the picture resolution is not helped by discarding a third of the original images and stretching what remains to widescreen. The budget spent on colourisation would have been better used to restore the often very scratchy black-and-white film, and to pay for an orchestra to rerecord the score, which is realised with a clichéd palette of preset electronic samples. Both DVDs reproduce the same general background facts, timeline and 20 biographies as static text screens. Disc One has a 15-minute behind-the-scenes feature in which producer Philip Nugus and director Jonathan Martin justify the colourisation. Disc Two offers Tactics & Strategy, which at 52 minutes amounts to a whole seventh programme, mixing archive footage with new computer graphics to illustrate in detail 13 specific aspects of the conflict. Presented in 4:3 ratio this is the most creative, original and rewarding part of the entire package. --Gary S Dalkin
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