Winner of an Emmy and multiple film festival awards including Best Documentary Film and Audience Awards in 2010, The Legend of Pancho Barnes and the Happy Bottom Riding Club is a fun-filled documentary romp through the life of one of the most colorful and accomplished female pilots of the early 20th Century. Florence ''Pancho'' Barnes was the first woman stunt pilot in Hollywood in 1929 and shattered Amelia Earhart's air speed record in 1930. In the 1940's and 50's, Pancho entertained the greatest test pilots in the world, the men with the right stuff at the infamous ''Happy Bottom Riding Club'' guest ranch near Edwards Air Force Base. When Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier in the Bell X-1 in 1947, he partied with Pancho. A friend of the fast and the famous, Pancho Barnes was a swaggering, forceful, ill-behaved woman whose exploits and accomplishments are truly the stuff of legend.
Featuring never-before-seen photographs and film footage and interviews with many of Pancho's friends including astronaut Buzz Aldrin and famed test pilots Bob Cardenas, Bob Hoover and Chuck Yeager, The Legend of Pancho Barnes is an unforgettable, exciting, and poignant romp through aviation history. Narrated by Tom Skerritt, with Kathy Bates as the voice of Pancho Barnes.
This multi-award-winning film has screened throughout the United States on public television (PBS), in Australia, and in nearly a dozen film festivals. Celebrated within the aviation community, it was specially screened at the EAA's AirVenture in 2010 and 2011, at AOPA's annual convention, at Sun 'N Fun, the Arlington Fly In, NASA Dryden, and at scores of air museums nationwide.
This deluxe DVD features both the broadcast version (as seen on public television) and the special uncensored film festival version of the documentary, along with nearly 18 minutes of additional video including deleted scenes. It also features commentary from writer/producer Nick Spark and director Amanda Pope, a study guide for secondary school students, and more.
Includes Uncensored, Extended Version and Broadcast (PBS) Version
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In a style similar to ""Wonders of the African World"", Skip Gates will travel to places in Latin America where Africa has touched the continent with lasting cultural results to explore what happens when African and Hispanic worlds meet.
By 1970, Steve McQueen ruled Hollywood. He was the King of Cool and the worldâ€™s most notorious ladiesâ€™ man. Hot off the back of classics like â€œThe Thomas Crown Affairâ€ and â€œBullitt,â€ the racing fanatic began production of his passion project, â€œLe Mans,â€ centered on the 24-hour car race in France. But the infamously troubled production was plagued with financial troubles, on-set rivalries and the starâ€™s own personal issues. This documentary film interweaves stunning, newly discovered footage and McQueenâ€™s private recordings with original interviews to reveal the true story of how this cinema legend would risk everything in pursuit of his dream. Official Selection of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.This Blu-ray edition includes additional interviews with Steve McQueen's friends, family and colleagues and an exclusive interview with three-time Le Mans Winner, Allan McNish.
Manufacturer: Warner Home Video
Brand: Warner Manufacturing
The World's Largest Film Collection From a Major Studio! 100 movies including all 22 of Warner Bros. Library's Best Picture winners on 55 discs presented in book style premium packaging. Plus two all-new documentaries: Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot and The Warner Bros. Lot Tour. With hours of commentaries, behind-the-scenes featurettes and more on select films. Also includes a limited edition 27" x 40" poster, plus a postcard series of Warner Bros. movie posters designed by legendary Bill Gold. Look for these movie-poster titles on DVD.Films Include:1. The Jazz Singer (1927)2. Broadway Melody of 1929 (1929)3. The Public Enemy (1931)4. Cimarron (1931)5. Grand Hotel (1932)6. 42nd Street (1933)7. Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)8. A Night at the Opera (1935)9. The Great Ziegfeld (1936)10. The Life of Emile Zola (1937)11. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)12. Dark Victory (1939)13. Gone with The Wind (1939)14. Wizard of Oz (1939)15. The Philadelphia Story (1940)16. The Maltese Falcon (1941)17. Citizen Kane (1941)18. Mrs. Miniver (1942)19. Casablanca (1943)20. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)21. Gaslight (1944)22. Anchors Aweigh (1944)23. Mildred Pierce (1945)24. Best Years of Our Lives (1946)25. The Big Sleep (1946)26. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)27. An American in Paris (1951)28. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)29. Singin' in the Rain (1952)30. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)31. A Star Is Born (1954)32. East of Eden (1955)33. Rebel Without A Cause (1955)34. Aroun...