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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White / Color |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D01368
The evolution of America's radical left wing is chronicled in this exuberant documentary comprised of found footage, interviews, and other rare clips assembled by filmmaker Chris Marker. This mesmerizing odyssey retraces the violence (both rhetorical and physical) that came to define fanatical dissent against the Vietnam War, as well ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Widescreen
SKU: D41142
Take a revealing look at the production of the 1974 independent film "The Last Affair" with this humorous and often touching documentary. Having secured financing to make the picture on the condition that graphic sex scenes will be included, the Chicago filmmakers run into quirky and awkward situations galore as they go rogue, eliminate ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD 
SKU: D91197
A crafty blend of fact and fiction, this docudrama uses historical photos to tell the fictional tale of a young Jewish woman who survives the devastating 1911 fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City and struggles to rise out of poverty with her pride intact. Directed by Ben Maddow and narrated by Herschel Bernardi. ... more
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SKU: D80161
This infamous documentary on the customs and brutality of post-colonial Africa features graphic footage ranging from wildlife poachers to tribal violence and public executions. Produced by the men behind the infamous "Mondo Cane," the film is presented here in its restored, uncut version; 128 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English (dubbed) ... more
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SKU: D21907
It's the wild and weird from the deepest recesses of Africa in this Italian-made "mondo" shockumentary that's definitely not for the faint of heart. People are shown being buried alive, eating bugs, enduring bodily mutilations, and taking part in all manner of brutal and bizarre rituals. Is it real of fake? You be the judge! AKA: "Africa ... more
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Category:Documentary |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D10585
Broad and ambitious in scope, this British documentary series chronicling the "story of popular music" was made at the suggestion of John Lennon. Filmmaker Tony Palmer surveys ragtime, blues, jazz, musical theater, folk, swing, country, rock, and more, interviewing major industry figures such as The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Benny Goodman, ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:G |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Widescreen
SKU: D44396
From the director of "The Gods Must Be Crazy" comes this amazing and warmhearted look at animal life in Africa that was four years in the making. As the diverse wildlife of the Namib Desert--including tigers, giraffes, and elephants--go about their daily business without interference from man, you'll get new insights into their experiences ... more
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Asylum(1972)
Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D71912
Documentarian Peter Robinson's fascinating examination of maverick British psychiatrist R.D. Laing's controversial Archway Community, an East London home where patients lived with their therapists and would, it was hoped, learn to cope with the outside world on their own, chronicles a group of residents over a seven-week period. 95 ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD 
SKU: D10037
Though the journey now incorporates modern conveniences like trucks to provide transport for livestock, the 200-mile seasonal migration of Iran's Bakhtiari people remains a five-week ordeal requiring tremendous stamina from the travelers. This striking documentary chronicles the ritual still embraced by nearly half a million who yearly ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White / Color |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D85669
The 1954 defeat of the French forces by the Viet Minh at Dien Bien Phu set the stage for America's entanglement in the controversial Vietnam conflict. This documentary illustrates the stories behind that decisive battle, using archival footage and contributions from survivors. 60 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo. ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:G |Color:Color |Closed Captioned:Yes |Format: DVD   Widescreen
SKU: D98088
A few years before "Jaws" terrified moviegoers and swimmers across America, this sensational documentary brought aquatic predators to the big screen. Join filmmaker Peter Gimbel and a team of associates--including future "Jaws" underwater photographers Ron and Valerie May Taylor--as they travel from South Africa to Australia in search ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D72076
One of the last entries in the "mondo documentary" genre of the '60s and '70s was this "filmed-on-location" odyssey through the untamed reaches of Africa and South America. Director/host Arthur Davis puts his and his crew's lives on the line (or so he says) to bring you such sights as a young African tribesman running across a herd ... more
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Category:Documentary |Color:Color |Format: DVD 
SKU: D74592
After decades of seclusion, mainland China's many wonders were reopened to the outside world in the 1970s. Documentarian Judy Jarvis was the first Westerner to capture the sights of Beijing and the fabulous Forbidden City on film. Introduction by Edwin Newman. 56 min. Soundtrack: English; featurettes; photo gallery.
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Claymation(1978)
Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD 
SKU: D49190
If you've ever wondered how claymation films are made, check out this insightful short that reveals the inner workings of Will Vinton Productions. Include scenes from such claymation classics as "Closed Mondays," "Mountain Music" and "Martin the Cobbler," and a look at the techniques that Vinton and company use to make their masterpieces ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Widescreen
SKU: D51045
In an era when activists and intellectuals were looking back at a simpler time to try and define the future, documentarian Dominique Benicheti headed to rural France to craft a five-year chronicle of the home life of his blacksmith/farmer cousin, Jules Guiteaux, and his wife. Their routine is depicted in both its quiet joys and harsh ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD 
SKU: D40629
Naturalist/filmmaker Bill Mason embarks on a voyage through the Northwest Territories, British Columbia, Quebec, and the Arctic regions observing timber wolves and Arctic wolves in this documentary program shot over the course of three years. In addition to the stunning footage captured in the wild, Mason offers an intimate study of ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D03784
Famously relocating to France after the rise of the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile, filmmaker Raul Ruiz chronicles the experiences of fellow exiles living in Paris in this semi-documentary work. Through revealing conversations, the film sheds light on the struggles of Chileans attempting to preserve ... more
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Category:Documentary |Director:James Thornton |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Double Feature
SKU: D46842
First, "Doomsday Chronicles" provides the ever-jittery a telling look into the future, where wars, pollution, and natural disasters threaten the Earth. William Schallert narrates the frighteningly factual program. Next, the faces of death have never been grimmer than in "Death: The Ultimate Mystery," which scours the globe for the most ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD 
SKU: D50601
Originally airing on PBS, this fantastic documentary examines the life and works of famed poet e.e. cummings. Through stunning re-creations of his experiences in New York City's Greenwich Village and an overview of his greatest works, this program presents an incredible biographical portrait of one of America's most innovative writers. ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:G |Color:Color |Closed Captioned:Yes |Format: DVD   Widescreen
SKU: D05960
Long live the King! This Golden Globe-winning documentary chronicles Elvis Presley's whirlwind 1972 tour which saw the legendary singer play 15 cities in 15 nights. Shot in a multi-cam format, the film includes rehearsal and backstage footage (including some of Presley's kung-fu moves!) as well as captivating live performances of his ... more
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Exhibition(1975)
Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Widescreen
SKU: D06841
It's generally believed that French porn star Claudine Beccarie paved the way for ladies such as Brigitte Lahaie and Marilyn Jess. That's why director Jean-Francois Davy focuses on Beccarie in this documentary that presents a revealing and informative portrait of the adult industry in France. Through interviews with the superstar that ... more
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Category:Documentary |Director:Kazuo Hara |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D42638
Highly controversial when first screened, this remarkably intimate documentary by provocative Japanese filmmaker Kazuo Hara profiles the director's former lover, Takeda Miyuki. Miyuki is shown to be a confidently independent, bisexual young woman who pursues feminism, interracial romance, and childbirth with a bracing conviction that ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Widescreen
SKU: D80118
The greatest mystery of all, death, is explored in gruesome detail in this brutal and violent documentary. Look in on autopsy rooms and slaughterhouses; witness a suicidal jumper's last leap and a man set himself on fire; watch as alligators and pit bulls attack; and much more. WARNING: Contains graphic footage; not for the young or ... more
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Fidel!(1971)
Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Closed Captioned:Yes |Format: DVD 
SKU: D00174
Observe Fidel Castro as few others have in this intimate documentary profile. Following the Cuban president to farms, local baseball games, and discussions about revolutionary politics, the film provides a glimpse of the charisma that would enable the controversial leader to remain in charge of Cuba's destiny for decades. 95 min. Soundtrack: ... more
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Category:Documentary |Director:Tom Palazzolo |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White / Color |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D34939
A quartet of short films by acclaimed filmmaker (or "chronicler") Tom Palazzolo. "Enjoy Yourself: It's Later Than You Think" (1974) depicts the Democratic Party hosting a picnic for Chicago's seniors; "Jerry's Deli" (1974) is the account of a popular--if outrageously cranky--deli owner; "Down on Clark Street" offers a nostalgic look ... more
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FTA(1972)
Category:Documentary |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D40726
Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland star in this unique documentary account of the "political vaudeville" events staged with the screen stars during the Vietnam War. Designed to shine a spotlight on members of the military who were against the war and inspire dissenters through rousing performances and moving interviews, the film provides ... more
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Category:Documentary |Director:Barbet Schroeder |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Closed Captioned:Yes |Format: DVD   DVD Criterion
SKU: D28867
Barbet Schroeder's fascinating, chilling study of the brutal Ugandan dictator responsible for over 300,000 deaths during his eight years in power captures Amin's charismatic persona and the sadistic streak that lay beneath it. Reportedly, Amin (who even performed the film's accordion soundtrack) was unhappy with his onscreen depiction ... more
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Category:Documentary |Director:Kazuo Hara |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D42783
Taking a uniquely hard-edged approach, director Kazuo Hara's penetrating documentary takes on Japanese culture with this unsentimental profile of adults living with cerebral palsy. Faced with not only the struggles of the physical handicap but the indignity of being disregarded by the "normal" people surrounding them, these individuals ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Widescreen
SKU: D80162
"Mondo Cane" creators Gualtiero Jacopetti and Franco Prosperi turned their cameras on slavery in 1800s America with this brutal, gut-tightening film that Roger Ebert dubbed "the most disgusting, contemptuous insult to decency ever to masquerade as a documentary." Re-creations of brutality and degradation against African slaves in the ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Criterion
SKU: D65544
This landmark "direct cinema" portrait of Edith and Edie Bouvier Beale, a mother/daughter duo of former socialites--aunt and first cousin, respectively, of Jackie Kennedy Onassis--follows their lives in reclusive existence in their decaying Hamptons estate. The common bonds that repel and attract the women form the basis for documentarians ... more
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Category:Documentary |Director:Barbara Kopple |Rated:PG |Color:Color |Format: DVD 
SKU: D87234
Oscar-winning documentary covers a strike by Kentucky coal miners against a monolithic power conglomerate. Director Barbara Kopple goes beyond the usual "labor story" to focus on the 108 families affected by the dispute and their struggles. 104 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White / Color |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D89397
How did a failed painter become the messianic leader of millions? Based on the international best-seller by Joachim Fest, this documentary features never-before-seen footage of Hitler, including rare color footage from Nazi archives. Chilling in its account of how the dictator's career forever changed the world, this is an unforgettable ... more
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Category:Documentary |Director:Harry Rasky |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D32405
For over three-quarters of a century, Russian-born Marc Chagall set new standards for modern art with his colorful, heartfelt paintings, murals and stained glass works. In rare filmed interviews and looks at his creations Chagall's devotion to his Jewish heritage and his love of humanity is shown. 90 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English. ... more
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Category:Documentary |Director:Richard Gayor |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD 
SKU: D10313
If you're tired of Miss America, you may want to see some of the most outrageous "girls" ever vie for the title of the Alternative Miss World. This funky, spacy drag queen contest features commentary by guest emcee Divine, a peek behind the scenes, and a zippy title song by Little Nell. 81 min. Soundtrack: English.
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D42477
Mixing footage he and fellow Dziga Vertov Group filmmaker Jean-Pierre Gorin shot for a 1970 documentary on life in Palestinian camps in Israel with scenes of a French family watching the refugees on TV, Jean-Luc Godard--working with Dziga Vertov's Anne-Marie Mieville--crafts a unique examination of the global village, showing how ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D82226
Do artifacts of the past point to evidence of extraterrestrial visitations? This documentary drawn from the theories espoused in "Chariots of the Gods?" examines the evidence, offering mind-blowing possibilities concerning the notion that alien life forms may have spent time on Earth. Truth? Fiction? Or, simply an ancient mystery never ... more
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Category:Documentary |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D19936
All 24 episodes of the first season are presented in a three-disc set. 9 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: Spanish. **24 episodes on 3 discs. 9 hrs.**
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SKU: D19977
All 24 episodes of the third season are presented in a three-disc set. 9 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: Spanish. **24 episodes on 3 discs. 9 hrs.**
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Category:Documentary |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D20112
All 24 episodes of the fourth season are presented in a three-disc set. 9 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: Spanish. **24 episodes on 3 discs. 9 hrs.**
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Category:Documentary |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Widescreen
SKU: D79719
This award-winning odyssey from National Geographic takes you inside the human body, as groundbreaking microphotography and animation shows how this most amazing of "machines" works, how the myriad of systems interact, and more. 60 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English.
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD-R Fullscreen
SKU: D62435
A truly incredible look at the Sixties, chronicled by a narrator with a Jack Webb-like delivery and focusing on war protests, rock festivals, and, in particular, motorcycle gangs. The main bikers featured are the Aliens, who, along with protesters and hippies, face off against the "pigs" and politicians. Way, way out archival stuff ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Double Feature
SKU: D46840
First, travel to Australia's Great Barrier Reef, an undersea kingdom filled with beauty and danger. Crocodiles, sea snakes, toadfish, moray eels, and the deadly box jellyfish are among the creatures you'll see in the illuminating documentary "Killers of the Barrier Reef." Next, Leslie Nielsen and marine biologist Dr. Walter Starck ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D09006
The man, the dream, and the memories live on in this documentary of the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, from the Montgomery bus boycott to the Nobel Peace Prize, from the triumph on the Lincoln Memorial steps to the tragedy in Memphis. Co-directed by Sidney Lumet and Joseph L. Mankiewicz; includes appearances by Marlon ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Closed Captioned:Yes |Format: DVD   DVD Criterion
SKU: D89117
Astounding study of Koko, an ape who has been taught to communicate using sign language by a Stanford research team. Director Barbet Schroeder ("Reversal of Fortune") uncovers Koko's incredible human traits, as well as the efforts of the researchers involved in the experiment. 80 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English mono, French; Subtitles: ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White / Color |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D88630
Three historic 1975 documentaries produced by the Chicago-based Kartemquin Films highlight the struggles of everyday people aiming to improve their working conditions through the efforts of their labor unions. "HSA Strike--75" follows the strike of the physicians' union at Chicago's Cook County Hospital; "U.E./Wells" follows the United ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D03941
The nudity on display in this once-controversial British documentary ran afoul of England's board of censors, but now, this examination of "King of the Witches" Alex Sanders can be seen in its uncut glory! The film also explores the U.K.'s historical relationship to paganism and the evolution of ancient witch mythology, and also includes ... more
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Category:Documentary |Director:Richard Martin |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Double Feature
SKU: D46841
First, "Lost City of Atlantis" pours some fresh water on the salty old myth of the ancient continent, linking excavations at the Greek island of Santorini to the mystery of the fabled civilization. Next, the wondrous history of the Loch Ness Monster is chronicled in "The Legend of Loch Ness," which includes a search for the legendary ... more
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Marjoe(1972)
Category:Documentary |Director:Sarah Kernochan |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D86943
A contemporary and Oscar-winning documentary on Marjoe Gortner, child evangelist of the '50s and '60s. Now an adult involved in film acting and speaking to groups about his childhood, Gortner tells how he used his charisma to turn people into followers and willing "contributors" to his crusades. Also includes the Academy Award-winning ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D70494
This powerful documentary chronicles the history of the state of Israel following its declaration of independence in 1948. From an examination of how the end of the Holocaust led European Jews to Palestine to an analysis of the cultural, political and military concerns of Israelis, this film presents tales of endurance and survival. ... more
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Category:Documentary |Director:Alfredo Castiglioni |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White / Color |Format: DVD   Widescreen
SKU: D74757
A graphic, never-before-seen look at bizarre, brutal occult practices throughout the world. From human "pin cushions" and cannibalistic feasts to grisly eye-plucking and virgin-testing ceremonies, viewers are subjected to a chilling array of real-life horrors. "WARNING: The grotesque nature of this film warrants that it be seen by mature ... more
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Category:Documentary |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Widescreen
SKU: D04585
Double-bill of National Geographic programs leads off with "Mystery Gorillas," as primatologist Mireya Mayor ventures out in search of the apes while living in the wilds of the jungle. Stunning footage and surprising facts are revealed as to how the fascinating animals conduct their family lives. Next, "Search for the Great Apes" boasts ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Widescreen
SKU: D02783
In the mold of "Mondo Cane" comes this disturbing pseudo-documentary highlighting the most violent and depraved acts to take place within American borders during the turbulent years of the 1970s. The film depicts the harsh realities of drug crimes, sexual perversions...and gambling! 104 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: Italian ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Widescreen
SKU: D90960
Italian director Luciano Martino traverses the globe in an effort to discover the most sexually exciting locations. The result is this titillating documentary that shatters every taboo and unearths some of the strangest libidinous peccadillos man has ever seen. Featuring plenty of nudity, the program delves into the human soul and demonstrates ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D63495
Who better than John Wayne to host this documentary look at "America's fight against Communist aggression" in Vietnam? Along with a history of Red atrocities from the Russian Revolution to Southeast Asia, Wayne talks with such notables as Martha Raye, newsman Lowell Thomas and Green Beret-turned-pop star Sgt. Barry Sadler and puts the ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White / Color |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D05631
Emile de Antonio's landmark documentary listens in on some of the classic artists of our time (Andy Warhol, Willem de Kooning, Barnett Newman, Jasper Johns, and others) frankly discussing their work, their lives, and the creative process. Along the way, priceless insights into the New York City art scene spanning from 1940 to 1970 are ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Widescreen
SKU: D17709
The annual migration of Iran's nomadic Bakhtiari people to take their animals to summer feeding grounds--a grueling eight-week, 200-mile odyssey across the formidable Zagros Mountains--is followed in this breathtaking documentary that earned an Academy Award nomination. James Mason narrates. 110 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D85501
Assembled from over 30 archives and private collections from around the world, this landmark chronicle of Israel's creation illuminates the journey of the Jewish people and provides perspective on current headlines. From the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe to the Arab national awakening, and finally to the creation of the Jewish state ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Closed Captioned:Yes |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D82575
Writer-critic Susan Sontag's documentary examines the long-lasting battle between Israelis and Arabs in the wake of the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Sontag's exploration of internal Jewish conflicts about Palestinian sovereignty made Israel uncomfortable enough to ban the film when first released, and includes powerful imagery and appearances ... more
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SKU: D52039
Take a nostalgic tour of '60s-era London with this program hosted by blues rock singer Art Wood, older brother of Rolling Stone Ron Wood. As you visit the city's renowned club scene and such famous sites as Eel Pie Island (home of early gigs by the Stones, Genesis, and other bands), Art offers his unique insights into the psychedelic ... more
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Salsa(1979)
Category:Documentary |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D21394
A thrilling look at the hot, dance music of the Latino community, from New York to Puerto Rico to Cuba. The joy and vitality of Latin music is captured here, as salsa superstars like Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, Ruben Blades and Ray Baretto perform and speak of their experiences. 60 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo. ... more
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Category:Documentary |Director:Arnold Shapiro |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D48249
A hard-hitting, Oscar-winning documentary look at a controversial prison program designed to keep juvenile offenders out of jail. The teenagers visit a maximum-security prison where they are literally "scared straight" by the "lifers" who describe in vivid and explicit detail the hellish experience incarceration is. Peter Falk hosts. ... more
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Category:Documentary |Color:Color |Format: DVD 
SKU: D10744
Roving Scotsman Tom Weir takes viewers on a unique tour of his home country in this spectacular travelogue series. Explore the highlands, the wild loch, and beautiful seaside villages with Weir as he shares fascinating anecdotes about Scotland in each episode and tells tales of the colorful figures that earned their place in history ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D74832
The mysterious East is home to strange and gory customs that no visitor may ever see, but this incredible "Mondo"-type travelogue is your ticket to these hidden worlds. See erotic tattooing practices, self-torture cults, the skinning of live bats and snakes, and much more, all shocking and all real! WARNING: Not for children or the ... more
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Solo(1972)
Category:Documentary |Director:Mike Hoover |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D49194
Hypnotic and poetic account of one man's unyielding struggle to scale a steep mountain face from the canyon floor to its windswept summit. Nominated for an Academy Award, this wordless short subject documentary can be seen as an allegory for man's constant effort to face his fears head on. Mike Hoover (who also wrote and directed) stars. ... more
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Swastika(1974)
Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White / Color |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D15926
This early documentary effort from director Philippe Mora ("The Beast Within") merges fascinating color films of Adolf Hitler during private moments with friends with the more widely seen propaganda film footage of the Nazi leader with widows and children. Mora's film sparked controversy for its attempt to portray Hitler as "human" ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Closed Captioned:Yes |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D81155
Award-winning playwright and author Tennessee Williams explores the places in New Orleans and Key West where he lived and that inspired his work in this revealing documentary. There are also readings by Williams and dramatizations with Colleen Dewhurst, Burl Ives, Jessica Tandy, Michael York, and other stars from his plays. 80 min. ... more
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Category:Documentary |Director:David Carradine |Rated:PG |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D21109
Filmed on location in the wilds of Alaska, this thrilling documentary for the whole family tells the story of the Meaders, a father, mother, and two kids who left the "necessities" of modern America and lived for a year in the remote frontier, braving the elements and animal predators. 85 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D05321
This profile of the legendary filmmaker behind "Stagecoach," "The Searchers," "Fort Apache," and "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" gives an incredible glimpse into his life. Along with an interview with Ford filmed when he was 77, the program also features clips from his classic westerns and insights from frequent collaborators John ... more
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Category:Documentary |Color:Color |Closed Captioned:Yes |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D01862
This sweeping 13-part documentary series explores the history and traditions of the Christian faith. With stunning footage taken in monasteries, cathedrals, and missions all over the world, the programs examine how Christianity has expanded and endured over the course of centuries, exerting its powerful influences in culture, art, and ... more
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Category:Documentary |Color:Color |Format: DVD 
SKU: D41678
It was a short and turbulent movement, but its influence has been everlasting. This in-depth documentary unfolds the story behind the innovative works of Picasso, Braque, Gris, Leger, Villon and others. 53 min.
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White / Color |Format: DVD 
SKU: D89302
Witness the rise of the Nazi party and the influence of Adolf Hitler on the German people through this unique assemblage of rare newsreel footage and clips from feature films from the period. From a 1918 glimpse of Hitler at age 30 to the 1929 Nuremberg rally and the new Fuhrer's first speech in 1933 after assuming power, this ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:G |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D15719
Might bugs take over the planet? Long before "Catfish" called into question the dividing line between fact and fakery, this Academy Award-winner for Best Documentary sounds the alarm about the tiny critters that could become our insect overlords through the fictitious person of Professor Nils Hellstrom (Lawrence Pressman). The film ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D83704
The Kartemquin filmmaking collective secured a unique opportunity to make a documentary about natural childbirth when one of their members became pregnant and decided to forgo traditionally administered pain medication. The resulting film "Marco" follows the mother-to-be to Wisconsin, where they locate a physician willing to help her ... more
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The Louvre(1978)
Category:Documentary |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D74590
Join host Charles Boyer for a tour of one of the world's great art galleries, Paris' Louvre. Great works of art such as the "Mona Lisa," "Winged Victory" and "Venus De Milo" are seen, along with a history of the 16th-century palace-turned-museum. 57 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; featurettes; photo gallery.
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD 
SKU: D25093
A sensitive examination of a stubborn Jewish community in the depressed South Bronx that maintains itself and its good relations with its black and Hispanic neighbors, despite being located in the precinct police call "Fort Apache." 65 min.
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Category:Documentary |Director:Howard Alk |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D42774
Intending to follow and profile activist Fred Hampton for a documentary about the Illinois Black Panther Party, filmmakers Mike Gray and Howard Alk found themselves with an altogether more incendiary chronicle after deputy chairman Hampton was shot to death by Chicago police in 1969. The bloody raid was later revealed to be less an ... more
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Category:Documentary |Director:Robert Guenette |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D94965
OK, Bigfoot watchers, it's time to put your expertise under the microscope! Peter Graves hosts this speculative program that reviews the lore of the elusive creature, as eyewitnesses undergo hypnosis to recall their frightful encounters, experts take a long look at the famous Patterson-Gimlin film, and more. Graves also delves into ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD 
SKU: D88681
Before "Fort Apache, The Bronx," "Hill Street Blues" and "NYPD Blue," this Emmy Award-winning documentary offered a look at a day in the life of New York's 44th Precinct, where cops must deal with gang wars, a kidnapping and other real-life dramas. Filmmakers Susan and Alan Raymond ("I Am a Promise: The Children of Stanton Elementary ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D83367
Filmmaker Jill Godmilow's wonderful documentary traces the 50-plus-year history of this family of musicians working in Chicago's Serbian community. Performing to keep the traditional songs and customs of their homeland alive, The Popovich Brothers' artistry offered residents a reliable constant during changing times. 60 min. Standard; ... more
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Category:Documentary |Director:Marcel Ophuls |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D22549
Director Marcel Ophuls' monumental, award-winning chronicle of life in France under Nazi occupation during World War II was originally made for, then banned from, French TV. Newsreel footage is mixed with period music and interviews with German soldiers, members of the Resistance, and ordinary citizens who often ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:PG |Color:Color |Format: DVD 
SKU: D29776
No wires! No camera tricks! Just good old-fashioned physical prowess in this documentary about amazing martial artists and their incredible skills! You'll learn about the unique disciplines of Karate, Kung Fu, Jiu Jitsu, Tae Kwan Do, Aikido, Tai Chi, and more--with jaw-dropping footage that includes appearances by Ron Van Clief, Thomas ... more
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Category:Documentary |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D82978
The tenuous WWII peace between the U.S.S.R. and Germany broke when Hitler's forces invaded Russia in June 1941, and by the conflict's end nearly 24 million Soviet soldiers and civilians were dead. This compelling 20-part miniseries--pulled during its 1980 PBS airing due to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan--recounts Russia's war with ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White / Color |Format: DVD   DVD-R Fullscreen
SKU: D81358
This award-winning, thought-provoking documentary from Alvin Goldstein examines the 1951 trial of the husband/wife "atomic spies" accused of passing A-bomb information to the Soviet Union. Did Julius and Ethel Rosenberg receive a fair hearing, or were the proceedings colored by Cold War hysteria and politics? 83 min. Standard; Soundtrack: ... more
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Category:Documentary |Director:Glenn Silber |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D47950
An extraordinary documentary detailing the Vietnam War's effects upon the homefront and the anti-war movement's effects upon the war. Special focus is on the radical students of the University of Wisconsin and their campaign to enlighten the average citizen. Nominated for an Academy Award. AKA: "Vietnam: The War at Home." 100 min. Standard; ... more
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Category:Documentary |Director:Ted Childs |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White / Color |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D24834
The much-lauded documentary series chronicles the events of World War II through the experiences of the men and women--soldiers, military leaders, historians, and innocent victims--on both sides of the most momentous conflict in world history. Along with the original 26 episodes, this seven-disc set includes the bonus programs "Secretary ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White / Color |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D61560
The much-lauded documentary series chronicles the events of World War II through the experiences of the men and women--soldiers, military leaders, historians, and innocent victims--on both sides of the most momentous conflict in world history. Along with the original 26 episodes, this 11-disc set includes over 12 hours of bonus programs, ... more
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Category:Documentary |Color:Color |Format: DVD 
SKU: D74589
Orson Welles hosts this remarkable look of one of history's greatest archeological finds, the tomb of King Tutankhamen, the "boy king." From extravagant furnishings to priceless artifacts, this program reveals secrets that have been concealed for centuries. 60 min. Soundtrack: English; featurettes; photo gallery.
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Category:Documentary |Director:Richard Martin |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D94916
The question of whether flying saucers are fact or fiction is pondered in this insightful documentary that looks at many of the Earth's--and outer space's--most amazing mysteries. Channeling E.T.s, a woman whose property serves as an alien landing strip, stories of close encounters...it's all here. Like the saying goes, "Believe it...or ... more
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Category:Documentary |Director:Kurt Neumann |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D17933
Embarking from South America for an ultimate destination in Antarctica, the famous ship Calypso brings explorer Jacques Cousteau and his crew on a remarkable journey to islands, volcanic craters, and underneath the surface of the icy waters of the South Pole. This film chronicles Cousteau's 1975 expedition and offers stunning glimpses ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D75941
A stylistic precursor to Michael Moore's "Roger & Me," this wildly inventive documentary follows filmmaker Michael Rubbo as he travels to Cuba with hopes of meeting Fidel Castro. While attempting to encounter the elusive dictator, Rubbo and his crew visit such historical sites as the Bay of Pigs while learning about Cuban life and culture. ... more
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Category:Documentary |Director:John Korty |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D85463
Winner of the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, this is the revelatory account of Bob and Dorothy DeBolt and their astonishingly diverse family, which includes 13 disabled children from around the world. An inspirational, joyous and compassionate classic; includes the follow-up film "Steppin' Out: The DeBolts Grow Up." 73 ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Black & White / Color |Format: DVD 
SKU: D95346
On January 31, 1971, a group of over 125 veterans from every major combat unit that fought in Vietnam--including a young John Kerry--assembled in Detroit to testify about atrocities that they witnessed or committed there for the media's Winter Soldier Investigation. This documentary offers a look at their shocking testimonies, and how ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Widescreen
SKU: D81667
The experience of being gay in America is captured in this landmark documentary, the first documentary about the gay and lesbian community produced by homosexuals. The Mariposa Film Group, a collective of six gay and lesbian filmmakers headed by Peter Adair, looks at 26 diverse men and women--ages 18 to 77--who recount their struggles ... more
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