Jean-Michel Cousteau's Film Trilogy: Dolphins & Whales/Sharks/Ocean Wonderland [Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Manufacturer: Ais Model: MSE883379
SHARKS 3D Originally presented in IMAX 3D theatres. They were ruling the seas before dinosaurs roamed the earth. Presented by Jean-Michel Cousteau, Sharks 3D is a breathtaking film experience that offers audiences an astonishing up-close encounter with the Lions and Tigers of the Ocean. Come face-to-face with a multitude of shark species, including the Great White, Hammerhead, and Whale Shark. Witness them as they really are: not wicked man-eating creatures, but wild, fascinating and endangered animals that have been in existence millions of years before dinosaurs roamed the earth. DOLPHINS AND WHALES 3D Dive into an immersive and highly emotional adventure. Presented by Jean-Michel Cousteau, Dolphins & Whales 3D is an awe-inspiring and entertaining film. Narrated by Daryl Hannah it takes you from the dazzling coral reefs of the Bahamas to the warm depths of the waters of the exotic Kingdom of Tonga for a close encounter with the surviving tribes of the ocean. Through stunning images captured for the very first time in 3D, view their lives and habitats as never-before-seen. Come so close to wild dolphins and belugas you will virtually touch them! OCEAN WONDERLAND 3D Hold your breath and plunge into this unique, larger than life diving experience. Presented by Jean-Michel Cousteau, Ocean Wonderland 3D takes you on a stunning visual and sensorial diving adventure beneath the waves to the pulsating heart of the oceans: the coral reefs. Join your friendly host Aris the turtle ...
The Universe: The Mega Collection [Blu-ray]
Manufacturer: A&E HOME VIDEO Brand: A&E
Product DescriptionWe once thought ourselves to be at the center of the world, now we know that we are just a small speck in a giant universe.Immerse yourself in an astonishing exploration of space with all five seasons of this epic series from HISTORY. Shot in HD with stunning footage from NASA and packed with state-of-the-art CGI graphics THE UNIVERSE takes viewers on a visually arresting journey across the galaxy to bring the beauty and mysteries of the cosmos a little closer to home. Delve into the cataclysmic events that set the stage for life, and visit sites where Earth s birthing process is still in evidence. Relive astronomical triumphs, from the first crude lenses that were able to magnify celestial bodies to probes that blaze to the most distant planets. See the hottest events in the sky, from colliding celestial bodies to collapsing suns. And venture into the uncharted territory of outer space through the visions, studies, and predictions of scientists and explorers on this journey of cosmic discovery, amazement, and adventure.Now in glorious Blu-Ray, THE UNIVERSE MEGA COLLECTION includes all 63 original episodes of all five seasons of this epic series, plus the feature-length documentary Beyond the Big Bang on 16 discs.Special Features7 Wonders of the Solar System episode in 3DFeature-length documentary: Beyond the Big BangFeaturettes - Meteors: Fire in the Sky, Comets: Prophets of Doom, Ask the Universe, & Backyard Astronomers
Ken Burns: Prohibition
Manufacturer: PBS Model: PBSDBLA600BBR
PROHIBITION, directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, tells the story of the rise, rule and fall of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The film starts with the early history of alcohol in America and examines the 19th-century temperance and progressive movements through the repeal of the 18th Amendment in 1933. This 6-hour, three part documentary also includes over 2 hours of bonus content. It's hard to comprehend now, but nearly a century ago, Americans were denied both the pleasures and evils of alcohol for a period of almost 14 years--a strange and tumultuous time chronicled in edifying detail in Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's Prohibition, a three-part (and three-disc) documentary first broadcast by PBS. Part One, "A Nation of Drunkards," contemplates the lead-up to Prohibition. And a long lead-up it was, as preachers, women alarmed by their husbands' debilitating drunkenness, and others were railing against the evils of drinking nearly 100 years before the 18th Amendment, which banned "the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors," went into effect in January 1920. Calls for temperance in the mid-19th century soon gave way to strident demands for total abstinence, influenced by groups like the Women's Christian Temperance Union and the Anti-Saloon League, along with self-righteous crusaders like Carrie Nation (who wielded a hatchet as she decimated drinking establishments in her home state of Kansas). Once the federal income tax was introduced, ...
Simon Schama's Power of Art
Manufacturer: BBC Home Entertainment Brand: Warner Manufacturing
Beautiful. Fascinating. Emotional. Art is all of the above. But only a few are powerful.Explore the dramatic moments behind the creation of eight masterpieces of painting, sculpture and design.Special Features: Audio Commentaries with Simon Schama, Clare Beavan, David Belton & Andy Serkis Interview with Simon Schama Watching Simon Schama's Power of Art is like taking an Ivy League course in art appreciation, with the folksy but knowledgeable Schama as guide and interpreter. A collection of hour-long films on eight seminal artists and their groundbreaking works, which originally aired on British television, this boxed set is as entertaining as it is enlightening, with Schama doing for Western art what, say, Steve Irwin did for Australian natural history. Eight artists are featured--Caravaggio, Bernini, Rembrandt, David, Turner, Van Gogh, Picasso, and Rothko--and each portrait of the artist weaves biography and historical context to help explain the true power of his works. The segment on Van Gogh is, as expected, emotional, yet Schama convincingly portrays Van Gogh as not consumed by madness, but fighting off the episodes with painting. Van Gogh painted one of his most evocative works, Wheat Field With Crows, which even his brother, Theo, recognized was about to put his brother on the artistic map. Yet, as Schama points out, within weeks, Van Gogh had killed himself. "Now why would he want to do that?" Schama muses--and then proceeds to narrate the tormented tale of the answ...
Dior and I
Manufacturer: Paramount Brand: PARAMOUNT - UNI DIST CORP
A thrilling behind the scenes look at the creation of Raf Simons' highly anticipated first Haute Couture collection as the iconic brand's new Artistic Director. Beautifully melding the everyday, pressure- filled components of fashion with an elegant reverence for the history of Dior, director Frederic Tcheng's colorful homage is nothing short of magical.
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