New DVD & Blu-Ray Releases
"Jungle Jack" is back! Animal lovers, here's a thundering herd of amazing programs starring the popular zookeeper and TV star and his wildest of wild animal friends! Featured in the five-disc set are 30 episodes from "Jack Hanna's Into The Wild" and 30 episodes of "Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures"--featuring not just incredible footage, but enlightening information about various endangered species and the efforts made to protect them. 22 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Historian David Starkey hosts this documentary series exploring music fit for kings...literally! Reviewing the process by which English monarchs supported artists whose works appealed to their sensibilities, Starkey supplements this unique survey of British music with live recordings of Byrd, Elgar, Handel, Walton, and others--played in Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, and other impressive locations where royals first experienced them. 3 3/4 hrs. on two discs. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; biography.
Long renowned for their vivid photography depicting people, places, and animals from all over the world, National Geographic marks their 125th anniversary with this special double feature devoted to some of the most vivid pictures ever taken for their publications. In both "Cameramen Who Dared" (1988) and "National Geographic Photographers: The Best Job In The World" (2013), the exhilaration and dangers associated with capturing images of such potency are explored in detail. 90 min. total. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.
All eight episodes from the fourth season are featured in a two-disc set. 7 1/4 hrs. total. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English; Subtitles: English. **8 episodes on 2 discs. 7 1/4 hrs.**
Shedding new light on the Dark Ages, art historian Waldemar Januszczak leads viewers on a fascinating journey through Britain, North Africa, Spain, and the city of Byzantium in search of evidence that the infamously terrible era may have had its share of "bright" aspects. By examining early Christian art, spectacular Islamic mosques, and other realms of unexpected beauty, this miniseries provides fresh insights into a mysterious time. 4 hrs. on two discs. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; biography.
On the morning of August 28, 1963, over 250,000 people from across America assembled in front of the Lincoln Memorial as part of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the largest civil rights demonstration to date. This PBS documentary traces the event's organization by such iconic figures as Martin Luther King, Jr., Roy Wilkins, and Whitney Young; the Kennedy administration's concerns over the gathering; and the march's legacy on race relations. 60 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English, DVS; Subtitles: English (SDH).
Follow hosts such as Tom Brokaw, Jon Meacham, and Sigourney Weaver as they guide you on stunning trips in and around some of New York City's most interesting destinations with this PBS documentary series. Appreciate the architectural wonders and cultural importance of the Park Avenue Armory, New York Historical Society, Pratt Institute, Hearst Tower, Roosevelt House at Hunter College, American Museum of Natural History, and the Botanical Gardens in these seven compelling episodes. 4 hrs. total. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
All 10 episodes from the first season are presented in a two-disc set. 7 1/2 hrs. total. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1. **10 episodes on 2 discs. 7 1/2 hrs.**