New documentary releases January-February 2015

CONCERNING VIOLENCE Dinosaur 13 FOUR FILMS AFTER SHOAH CATHEDRALS OF CULTURE

 

 

 

 

100 YEARS OF WWI (E) 2014 £12.99
History Channel documentary series exploring the historical importance of World War I.
THE BATTLES OF CORONEL AND FALKLAND ISLANDS (PG) 1927 UK SUMMERS, WALTER DVD – £19.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Dramatic reconstruction of two key naval battles fought in the early days of the First World War.
BREAKING LOS ANGELES (E) 2013 B, JOSEPH/CHIANG, Y £10.99
Through interviews with some of the unsigned bands desperate to get a record contract and a number of industry experts, the film-makers tell of the great difficulties acts face when they come up against an industry that demands marketability over individual creativity.
CATHEDRALS OF CULTURE (12A) 2014 £14.99
The documentary examines six prominent cultural cathedrals – the Berlin Philharmonic, the National Library of Russia, Halden Prison, the Salk Institute, Oslo Opera House and the Centre Pompidou.
CONCERNING VIOLENCE (E) 2014 OLSSON, GÖRAN £15.99
Documentary about Africa’s movement towards liberation from colonial rule which took place during the 1960s and ’70s.
DETROPIA (E) 2012 EWING,H./GRADY, R. £15.99
Film focuses on the decline of the US city of Detroit.
THE GALÁPAGOS AFFAIR – SATAN CAME TO EDEN (E) 2013 GOLDFINE,D./GELLER,D. £11.99
Galápagos Islands and the people who came to settle there.
A CENTURY OF WARFARE (E) 2014 £24.99
Military documentary focusing on all of the wars fought thoughout the past century.
D-DAY – THE LOST FILMS (E) 2014 £9.99
Two-part History Channel documentary exploring the previously unknown side of D-Day. Three units are focussed on – the American 1st Division at Omaha Beach, the American 507th Paratroopers and the German 352nd Division.
DINOSAUR 13 (E) 2014 MILLER, TODD DOUGLAS £15.99
Documentary about the discovery of the largest Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil ever recorded.
FOUR FILMS AFTER SHOAH (E) LANZMANN, CLAUDE                                          DVD – £39.99 BLU RAY – £69.99
Collection of documentary films by director Claude Lanzmann. ‘A Visitor from the Living’ (1997) features an interview with a World War II Red Cross official who wrote a report on the Jewish concentration camps. ‘Sobibór, October 14, 1943, 4PM’ (2001) documents the Sobibór Revolt of 1943, one of only two successful Nazi uprisings.

‘The Karski Report’ (2010) focuses on the life of Polish resistant Jan Karski who, during the Second World War alerted the allies to the mass genocide that was being committed in German concentration camps. In ‘The Last of the Unjust’ (2013), Lanzmann explores the involvement of Benjamin Murmelstein, the last president of the Theresienstadt Jewish Council.
THE GREAT MUSEUM (PG) 2014 GERMANY JOHANNES HOLZHAUSEN £15.99
Behind the scenes look at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.
IN SEARCH OF THE DARK AGES(E) 1981 £24.99
Historian Michael Wood presents this BBC series about the Dark Age
LIFE ITSELF (15) 2014 JAMES, STEVE £15.99
Film-maker Steve James speaks to Pulitzer Prize-winning American film critic, author and screenwriter Roger Ebert about various milestones of his career.
THE MAN BEHIND THE POSTER (TBA) 2013 SHARKEY, ERIK £19.99
Documentary about the legendary movie poster artist Drew Struzan.
MANAKAMANA (E) 2013 VELEZ,P/SPRAY, S £15.99
Film following numerous groups of people as they make the pilgrimage to the Manakamana Temple in Nepal to make offerings to the Hindu Goddess Bhagwati.
THE OVERNIGHTERS (12A) 2014 JESSE MOSS £15.99
With the introduce fracking in North Dakota, the town of Williston has become a mecca for workers looking for employment in the oil business. Film-maker interviews many of these new arrivals.
POINT AND SHOOT (12) 2014 CURRY, MARSHALL £17.99
The film follows 26-year-old Matthew VanDyke as he sets off on a 35,000-mile motorcycle journey through Northern Africa and the Middle East.
TRANSHUMANISM: RECREATING HUMANITY (E) 2014 £10.99
Documentary exploring the ideas and scientific research around transhumanism which suggest that mankind will one day create technology that is far more powerful than the human brain.

DVD available to buy at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/documentaries

 

 

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