New DVD & Blu-Ray Releases
Three-disc set includes "Mind Of The Demon: The Larry Linkogle Story," "American Jihadist," and "Dirty Pictures" (2010).
In the harsh and forbidding Arctic regions of Asia, Europe, and North America, the snowy owl is uniquely adapted to life in an environment where winter means near-constant darkness and summer offers an 82-day window of sunlight to raise a family. Take a rare look at the owl in its remote native habitat in this "Nature" documentary. 60 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English (SDH).
How are we defined by our relationships with everyday objects from toothbrushes to laptops? This thought-provoking documentary from Gary Hustwit ("Helvetica") delves into the designs of the stuff we rely on, conducting insightful interviews with top industrial designers who bring their conceptual dreams into practical reality. 75 min. Soundtrack: English, Dutch, French, German, Japanese Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English; interviews. In English with Dutch, French, German, Japanese with English subtitles.
Renowned documentary filmmaker Ken Burns chronicles the daily struggles of those affected by the "Dirty Thirties," when horrific dust storms born of a decade-long drought and short-sighted farming methods plagued America's breadbasket during the 1930s. Both episodes of the two-part program--"The Great Plow Up" and "Reaping the Whirlwind"--focus on the stories of Depression-era families threatened by the historic ecological disaster. 4 hrs. total on two discs. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, DVS; Subtitles: Spanish.