NEW DOCUMENTARIES RELEASES ON DVD FOR MAY 2017

THE BATTLE OF YPRES – THE PATHE COLLECTION (E) 1925 ( 5013929668454) £10.99
Documentary, originally made in 1925, that re-enacts the major elements of the Battle of Ypres using the original trenches. All four battles are covered, and for the first time the film features a soundtrack constructed from recordings of the period. Also featured are two short films: ‘Ypres – The Shell Shattered City of Flanders’ (1916) and ‘Remembrance Day, Ypres 1922’.
CAMERAPERSON (15) 2016 JOHNSON, KIRSTEN £15.99
Kirsten Johnson directs this reflective documentary which showcases her career in film-making and cinematography. She has made films as diverse as
examination of Jacques Derrida’s philosophy, Osama bin Laden driver, Edward Snowden’s revelations, post-war Bosnia Herzegovina, abortion laws in the United States and hospitals in Nigeria.
CITIZEN JANE (TBA) 2016 TYRNAUER, MATT £15.99
Film of journalist and urban activist Jane Jacobs and her opposition of New York city planner Robert Moses who she saw as a destroyer of neighbourhoods and their communities.
DANCER (12) 2017 CANTOR, STEVEN £15.99
The story of Sergei Polunin, who became the youngest ever principal dancer for the British Royal Ballet at the age of 19
EAT THAT QUESTION (15) 2016 SCHÜTTE, THORSTEN £12.99
Documentary constructed entirely of archive footage of interviews and performances of Frank Zappa.
EAGLE HUNTRESS (E) 2016 BELL, OTTO £15.99
Daisy Ridley narrates this documentary which follows 13-year-old Kazakh girl Aisholpan as she looks to become the first female eagle hunter in 12 generations of her family.


FILM/NOTFILM (PG) 2015 LIPMAN, ROSS DUAL FORMAT BLU RAY/DVD £23.99
Experimental documentary about the silent short ‘Film’ (1965), written by Samuel Beckett. The feature chronicles the making of Beckett’s only movie which left its star Buster Keaton confused and its writer deriding it as a failure.
GERMAN CONCENTRATION CAMPS FACTUAL SURVEY DUAL DVD + BLU-RAY RELEASE £29.99
Intended to be shown to the German people in 1946 damn the Nazi regime and shame the German people in to acceptance of Allied occupation, a complete rough-cut of this disturbing documentary revealing the horrors of the Nazi concentration camps was viewed at the Ministry of Information in London and in the end never shown.
HARRY BENSON – SHOOT FIRST (E) 2017 £12.99
Documentary about the Scottish photographer who made a name for himself after he accompanied The Beatles on their tour of America in 1964.
THE ROLLING STONES: OLÉ OLÉ OLÉ – A TRIP ACROSS LATIN AMERICA (12) 2016 £13.99
Film follows The Rolling Stones as they travel through South America as part of their 2016 tour finishing with a historic free concert in the Cuban capital of Havana..
TASKAFA: STORIES FROM THE STREET/ESTATE, A REVERIE (E) 2015 ZIMMERMAN, ANDREA LUKA £12.99
Narrated by John Berger, ‘Taskafa: Stories from the Street’ (2013) follows a resilient group of people from Istanbul as they take care of the stray street dogs which roam the city. In ‘Estate, a Reverie’ (2015) the defiant residents of Hackney in East London rally together as they continue to live in the boarded-up flats of their condemned housing estate in the last days before its scheduled demolition.
TONY ROBINSON’S COAST TO COAST: SERIES 1 (E) 2017 £19.99
Historical documentary series in which presenter Tony Robinson journeys from St Bees in Cumbria to Robin Hood’s Bay in North Yorkshire, taking Wainwright’s ‘A Coast to Coast Walk’ as his guide.

DVDs available to buy from J.Whiting Books/Worldonlinecinema.com at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/documentaries

 

 

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