Manufacturer: Starz / Anchor Bay Brand: TCFHE/ANCHOR BAY/STARZ
2014â€™s Academy Award winning documentary CITIZENFOUR is a real life international thriller that unfolds by the minute. With unprecedented access, this gripping behind-the-scenes chronicle follows award winning director Laura Poitras (My Country, My Country) and journalist Glenn Greenwaldâ€™s remarkable encounters with whistle-blower Edward Snowden in a hotel room in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents that provide evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the National Security Agency (NSA). The documentary not only shows the dangers of governmental surveillance, but makes audiences feel them. After seeing the film, viewers will never think the same way about their phone, e-mail, credit cards, web browser or digital footprint again.
Pleasure Unwoven: An Explanation of the Brain Disease of Addiction
Manufacturer: The Institute For Addiction Study
The important question about addiction is: "Is it really a "disease?" This video essay, filmed in high-definition and recipient of NAATP's Michael Q. Ford Journalism Award 2010, presents the arguments for and against this question. Reviewing all the latest research about addiction along the way. Uses the spectacular landscape of Utah's State and National Parks to describe the brain areas involved in addiction, turns complex neuroscientific concepts into easy-to-understand visual images that will help people in recovery feel better understood, and their families and friends feel hope that recovery is possible.
Jodorowsky's Dune (Blu-ray + DVD)
Manufacturer: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Brand: Sony Model: 28813176
In 1975, director Alejandro Jodorowsky began work on his most ambitious project yet. Starring his own 12-year-old son alongside Orson Welles, Mick Jagger, David Carradine and Salvador DalÃ, featuring music by Pink Floyd and art by some of the most provocative talents of the era, including H.R. Giger and Jean â€œMoebiusâ€ Giraud, Jodorowskyâ€™s adaptation of the classic sci-fi novel DUNE was poised to change cinema forever. Through interviews with legends and luminaries including H.R. Giger (artist, ALIEN), Gary Kurtz (producer, STAR WARS EPISODES IV ' V) and Nicolas Winding Refn (director, DRIVE), and an intimate and honest conversation with Jodorowsky, director Frank Pavichâ€™s film finally unearths the full saga of â€˜The Greatest Movie Never Madeâ€™.
Michael Jackson's Vision
Manufacturer: Sony Legacy Brand: Sony Legacy Model: 15063126
It might have been fate that MTV was born at the same time people began to notice the rare talent and artistic ingenuity of Michael Jackson. It proved to be a perfect match between the new television network and the young rising icon. Early on, Michael saw MTVâ€™s potential as a force of its own and understood that it offered him the chance to pioneer a whole new visual style through which people could see music, not just listen to it. For the first time, artists had the opportunity to truly shape a vision of a story around their songs. For Michael, this meant treating the song as a â€œscriptâ€ and creating a stand-alone film to tell that story. In fact, Michael referred to each of these productions as a "short film" and not a â€œmusic video.â€ No other artist contributed more to the development of this art form than Michael Jackson. Just look at the impact of Thriller, which was recently named the first (and only) music video ever to be inducted by the Library of Congress into the National Film Registry - an elite collection of only a few hundred films. In addition to this, Michaelâ€™s vision had immense cultural impact . The enormous popularity of his short films proved to MTV Executives that they were wrong about what their audience wanted; it was Michael who broke through that initial barrier and created opportunity for future African American artists. Here, for the first time, is the complete collection of all 35 of the short films ...
Triumph Of The Will (2015 Remaster) [Blu-ray]
Manufacturer: Synapse Films
Leni Riefenstahl's classic piece of historical filmmaking, filmed during the 1934 Nazi Party Rally in Nuremberg, Germany, is considered by many to be one of the most important films ever made. Realized by Paul Joseph Goebbels, Hitler's Reich Minister for Public Enlightenment and Propaganda, this film was created to influence all of Germany to support the power of the Nazi Party. Historically significant and, at times, a horrifyingly manipulative exercise in propaganda for the Nazi regime, TRIUMPH OF THE WILL continues to be controversial eighty years after its original release and has been banned in Germany for many decades. Until her death in 2003, Riefenstahl was under fire for her personal relationship with Adolph Hitler, spending her life haunted by the shadow of the Nazi Party. This all-new remastered version of TRIUMPH OF THE WILL is derived from a new 2K scan, digitally corrected and restored under the supervision of film historian and preservationist, Robert A. Harris. Special Features: All-new 2015 high-definition 2K remaster of TRIUMPH OF THE WILL from a duplicate 35mm fine grain master Original German language with all-new on screen identifications and newly translated removable English subtitles for the speeches Leni Riefenstahl's short film DAY OF FREEDOM (Remastered in 2K HD) Audio Commentary by Dr. Anthony R. Santoro (Specialist on National Socialist German history) Liner Notes
The Lee Strobel 3-Disc Film Collection: The Case for Christ / The Case for Faith / The Case for a Creator
Manufacturer: LionsGate Brand: Lee Model: 031398112488
THE CASE FOR CHRIST: Lee Strobel, the former legal editor of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE, draws upon his investigative skills in this compelling film that follows his two-year investigation of the Bible and the life of Jesus Christ. Topics include: the historical accuracy of the Gospels, the personal claims of Jesus, and His resurrection from the dead. THE CASE FOR FAITH: In this powerful Biblical apologetic, Lee Strobel tackles two of the most emotional questions posed about Christianity: "Why is Jesus the only way to God?â€ and, "How could a loving God exist if there is evil and suffering in the world?â€ THE CASE FOR A CREATOR: Does contemporary scientific evidence point toward or away from a supernatural Creator? Featuring interviews with scientists and scholars from
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