New October documentary releases on dvd

Camp 14CAMP 14: TOTAL CONTROL ZONE (E) 2012    WIESE, MARC    £17.99
Shin Dong-hyuk, a man born into a North Korean prison camp who escaped at the age of 23. Now a spokesman for human rights throughout the world, Shin lives in South Korea and struggles to integrate himself into a free society.

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GHOSTS OF THE MARY ROSEDAVID ATTENBOROUGH’S RISE OF ANIMALS (E) 2013                             

DVD –  £17.99  BLU RAY – £19.99
Documentary exploring the evolution of animals

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DAVID GUETTADAVID GUETTA: THE LIFE OF THE PARTY (E) 2013            £12.99
Documentary about French house music DJ and producer David Guetta.

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GHOSTS OF THE MARY ROSEGHOSTS OF THE MARY ROSE (E) 2008                    £15.99
Documentary about Henry VIII’s warship the Mary Rose which sank in July 1545.

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MADEMOISELLE CMADEMOISELLE C (12) 2013 FRANCE   CONSTANT, FABIEN   £19.99
A documentary profile of former Vogue Paris editor-in-chief, Carine Roitfeld.

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MANKIND - THE STORY OF ALL OF USMANKIND – THE STORY OF ALL OF US (E) 2012    DVD –     £19.99  BLU RAY – £24.99
History Channel documentary series tracing the evolution of mankind from hunter-gatherers scrabbling for survival to the dominant species on the globe. The episodes are: ‘Inventors’, ‘Iron Men’, ‘Empires’, ‘Warriors’, ‘Plague’, ‘Survivors’, ‘New World’, ‘Treasure’, ‘Pioneers’, ‘Revolutions’, ‘Speed’, and ‘New Frontiers’.

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MANKIND DECODEDMANKIND DECODED (E)  2013            £19.99
All 12 episodes of the History Channel documentary series exploring the forces that have shaped the evolution of humans and human civilisation. The episodes are: ‘Building Earth’, ‘Need for Speed’, ‘Man and Beast’, ‘Information Is Power’, ‘Man and Metals’, ‘Fire, Coal and Oil’, ‘Eat It, Drink It, Smoke It’, ‘Rise of the Machines’, ‘Connecting the World’, ‘Violent Planet’, ‘Lust for Luxury’ and ‘Arms Race’.

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MORRISSEYMORRISSEY: 25 LIVE (PG) 2013                    £13.99
Live performance by former Smiths frontman and lyricist Morrissey at the Hollywood High School in Los Angeles in 2013.

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MORE THAN HONEYMORE THAN HONEY (E) 2012            IMHOOF, MARKUS    £12.99
Narrated by John Hurt this documentary looks at the  ever-increasing crises facing honey bees and the resulting impact on the Earth’s global agricultural system.

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Nuremberg TrialsTHE NUREMBERG TRIALS (E) 1946        £9.99
Documentary made by the Soviet Union of the Nuremberg Trials which took place between November 1945 and October 1946. The film includes newsreel and court room footage, as well as clips of Soviet prosecutors’ speeches.

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PERVERTS GUIDE TO IDEOLOGYTHE PERVERT’S GUIDE TO IDEOLOGY (15) 2012    FIENNES,  SOPHIE  £19.99
Filmmaker Sophie Fiennes and philosopher Slavoj Zizek reunite for this documentary sequel to ‘The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema’ (2006). Using movies, music and historical and modern-day events as examples, the film explores ideology and its affect on society and the way we live our lives.

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SPRINGSTEEN AND ISPRINGSTEEN AND I (PG) 2013 WALSH, BAILLIE  DVD –   £13.99  BLU RAY – 15.99  
The film has been compiled from crowd-sourced footage in which fans from around the world give an insight into the impact Springsteen, his music and his live performances have had on their lives.

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STONE ROSESTHE STONE ROSES: MADE OF STONE (15) 2013    MEADOWS, SHANE    DVD –   £15.99  BLU RAY – 24.99  
Renowned British film director and long-term Stone Roses fan Shane Meadows follows the group as they prepare for the tour with an all access pass giving an insight into their past, present and future.

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YMCMBYMCMB: THE EMPIRE (E) 2013        £12.99
Documentary about American record labels Young Money Entertainment and Cash Money Records and how they have worked together in launching the careers of many of today’s hip hop stars including Drake and Nicki Minaj.

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101 GADGETS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD (E) 2012        £9.99
    An  attempt to rank the most influential gadgets of the past 200 years and takes a look at the stories behind their creation.
ACOUSTIC ROUTES (E) 1992        LEMAN ,JAN     £14.99
    Story of the influential Scottish folk singer-songwriter Bert Jansch.
AFGHANISTAN: THE GREAT GAME (E) 2012        £15.99
    Rory Stewart tells the story of foreign intervention in Afghanistan from the 19th century to the present day.
AI WEIWEI – NEVER SORRY (15) 2012    KLAYMAN, ALISON    £15.99
    Feature-length documentary about the life and work of Chinese contemporary artist and political activist Ai Weiwei.
BEHIND THE WALL (E) 2011  KELLY, MICHAEL PATRICK        £15.99
     With real-life accounts the film tells the story of  Berlin Wall and the people living on either side of it.
CHRONIQUE D’UN ÉTÉ /CHRONICLE OF A SUMMER (12) FRANCE 1961    ROUCH, JEAN/MORIN, EDGER    £19.99
    Groundbreaking documentary that is a sociopolitical diagnosis of the early sixties in France.
COLOURS OF THE PRISM, THE MECHANICS OF TIME (E) 2011     CAUX,  JACQUELINE    £15.99
    Charts a section of 20th century music including experimental, minimalist, repetitive, postmodern and techno.
THE COMPLETE HUMPHREY JENNINGS: VOLUME 1 – THE FIRST DAYS (PG)  (DUAL FORMAT ED)    £19.99
    Collection of 15 documentary shorts from British filmmaker Humphrey Jennings. The films in this volume were made betweenPost Haste (1934), Locomotives (1934), The Story of the Wheel (1934), Farwell Topsails (1937), Penny Journey (1938), Speaking from America (1938), The Farm (1938), Making Fashion (1938), Spare Time (1939), SS Ionian (1939) The First Days (1939), Spring Offensive (1940), Welfare of the Workers (19400, London Can Take It! (1940).
COMPLETE HUMPHREY JENNINGS COLLECTION, THE: VOLUME TWO: FIRES WERE STARTED (E)  (DUAL FORMAT ED) ( £ 19.99 
    This, the second of three volumes which collect together Jennings’ entire output, gathers five films from 1941-1943 and shows Jennings at the peak of his tragically short but outstanding career. The film are  The Heart of Britain (1941), Words for Battle (1941), Listen to Britain (1941), Fires Were Started (1943) & The Silent Village (1943)
THE COMPLETE HUMPHREY JENNINGS COLLECTION VOLUME 3: A DIARY FOR TIMOTHY (E)     £19.99
    This Dual Format Edition completes the BFI’s acclaimed Complete Humphrey Jennings Collection, making available all the films directed by Britain’s greatest filmmaker available on Blu-ray and DVD. This volume contains – The True Story of Lili Marlane (1944), The Eighty Days(1944), Myra Hess (1945), A Diary for Timothy (1945), A Defeated People (1946), The Cumberland Story (1947), The Dim Little Island (1949) & Family Portrait (1950)
DAVID BOWIE: INSIDE OUT – A RETROSPECTIVE (E)         £24.99
    Triple bill of programmes looking at the career of David Bowie.
DIARY OF A VAMPIRE – THE LEGACY OF BRAM STOKER (E)         £15.99
    Explores the world of Bram Stoker and the mystery behind his horror story ‘Dracula’.
DREAMS FROM MY REAL FATHER (E) 2012    GILBERT, JOEL     £15.99
    A documentary that explores American President Barack Obama’s early life and political ideology.
ELIANE RADIGUE: VIRTUOSO LISTENING (E) 2012        £17.99
    Documentary about French electronic music composer Eliane Radigue. Composing the majority of her works on a single modular synthesizer, Radigue wrote over twenty pieces between 1967 and 2000, after which she began focusing on acoustic instrumental music. Her work was commended by The Spitalfields Summer Music Festival in June 2011.
GUNNIN’ FOR THAT #1 SPOT (12) 2008    YAUCH, ADAM    £15.99
    Basketball documentary directed by Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, following eight top young players as they compete in the first ever ‘Elite 24’ tournament at Rucker Park in New York’s Harlem district and then go on to become millionaires and sports personalities.
HOW WE INVENTED THE WORLD (E)         £14.99
    Five inventions that changed the world. From destructive devices such as guns to communication tools such as mobile phones, the programme looks at the origins of the inventions and how they have altered the world in which we live. The episodes are: ‘Skyscrapers’, ‘Cars’, ‘Aeroplanes’, ‘Mobile Phones’ and ‘Guns’.
INDUSTRIAL REVELATIONS: BEST OF BRITISH ENGINEERING WITH RORY MCGRATH (E)     £14.99
    Rory McGrath explores the stories behind a number of key inventions and visits Ironbridge in Shropshire, the place that labels itself the ‘Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution’.
JAZZ: A FILM BY KEN BURNS (E) 2011        £49.99
    Ken Burns directs this documentary series chronicling the history of jazz.
KARAJAN: THE SECOND LIFE (E)         £19.99
    Explores the musical vision of the legendary conductor Herbert Von Karajan.
LEONARD COHEN: BIRD ON A WIRE (E) 1972     PALMER, TONY     £8.99    
    Film documenting Leonard Cohen’s 1972 ‘Bird On a Wire’ tour.
LOST FILMS: VIETNAM (E) 2012        £19.99
    History Channel documentary that attempts to provide an insight into the Vietnam War through interviews with 13 people who witnessed the conflict first-hand.
MCCULLIN (15)   2012   MORRIS, D & J        £15.99
    Documentary exploring the work of widely regarded British photojournalist, Don McCullin. Working for The Sunday Times from 1969 to 1984, McCullin gained a unique vantage point from which he could capture his images of war and suffering.  BLU RAY – £19.99
MARINA ABRAMOVIC – THE ARTIST IS PRESENT (15) 2012        £14.99
    The film follows Abramovic as she prepares for a retrospective of her work at The Museum of Modern Art in New York.
MARLENE DIETRICH – THE TWILIGHT OF AN ANGEL (E) 2012  LEEB, DOMINIQUE IN FRENCH         £12.99
    Documentary about the legendary movie star and singer, Marlene Dietrich
MARLEY (15) 2012        MACDONALD, KEVIN        £19.99
    Feature documentary chronicling the life and music of reggae star Bob Marley.
LES MISÉRABLES – FROM BOOK TO STAGE AND SCREEN (E) 2012    £12.99
    Documentary about Victor Hugo’s classic nineteenth-century story and its subsequent adaptations to stage and screen
NAZI TITANIC (E) 2012            £9.99
    Documentary that explores the Nazi’s intention to film the story of the Titanic during World War II. The project was conceived by the Nazi’s chief of propaganda, Joseph Goebbels, and was of such a scale that it put a strain on the German war effort.
OBAMA’S AMERICA 2016 (E) 2012  D’SOUZA,DINESH /SULLIVAN, JOHN    £15.99
    Documentary co-written and co-directed by conservative author and commentator Dinesh D’Souza. While comparing and contrasting his own experiences as an Indian-American immigrant to the United States with that of the President, D’Souza argues that Barack Obama’s domestic and foreign policies have been directly influenced by his little known past, and in particular, the views of his ‘anti-colonial’ father.
QUANTUM MIND OF GOD  (E) 2012 GARDINER, P    £15.99
    The programme explores the gap between religious beliefs and the reality of our existence demonstrated by scientific evidence.
THE ROAD: A STORY OF LIFE AND DEATH (PG) 2012    ISAAC, MARC    £15.99
    Marc Isaacs’ documentary which follows a number of people as they attempt to integrate themselves into a  contemporary London setting after leaving their respective homes.
ROOM 237 (15) 2012        ASCHER,  RODNEY         £19.99
    The film looks at  the numerous theories that have arisen over the years about the hidden meanings within Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror film ‘The Shining’.
SECRET CITY (E) 2012    CHANAN, MICHAEL        £14.99
    Film about City of London Corporation, it’s anti-democratic system which adheres to ancient laws and  its impact on Britain’s economy.
SHADOWS OF PROGRESS – DOCUMENTARY FILM IN POST-WAR BRITAIN…(15) 1977        £29.99
    A collection of post-war documentaries offering a revealing portrait of Britain’s social, cultural and industrial development throughout the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s.
SIDE BY SIDE (15) 2012    KENNEALLY, CHRIS        £15.99
    Explores the ongoing debate between traditional celluloid and digital film.
SOUND CITY (E) 2012    GROHL , DAVE   £11.99
    Foo Fighters frontman and former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl directs this documentary about Los Angeles’ Sound City Studios which specialised in analog recording.
SPIRA MIRABILIS (E)     CAILLAT, G/JUBAN, P M      £29.99
    A documentary portrait of the young collective of classical musicians known as ‘Spira Mirabilis’, who study, practise and perform concerts without the involvement of a conductor.
THE SPIRIT OF ’45 (E) 2012 LOACH, KEN    £14.99
     An impassioned documentary about how the spirit of unity which buoyed Britain during the war years carried through to create a vision of a fairer, united society
TOUR DE FRANCE: 2012 – BRADLEY WIGGINS & THE BRITISH INVASION (E) 2012    £23.99
    Highlights of the 2012 Tour de France, won by Bradley Wiggins.
TOWN OF RUNNERS (E) 2012        ROTHWELL, JERRY    £14.99
    The film tells the story of two young girls from a small town in rural Ethiopia as they attempt to run their way into a different life by becoming professional athletes.
VITO (E) 2011        SCHWARZ, JEFFREY        £15.99
    Documentary about gay activist and author of ‘The Celluloid Closet’ Vito Russo. Having died in 1990 from AIDS-related problems, Vito is still held in high regard as one of the forerunners for gay rights in the United States and across the western world.
THE WERETH ELEVEN (E) 2011            CHILD, ROBERT        £24.99
    Docudrama which weaves archive footage, interviews and drama to tell the  tale of eleven African-American soldiers who were executed by the Nazis in one of the lesser known war crimes of WWII.
WEST OF MEMPHIS (E) 2012        BERG, AMY        £19.99    
    The film follows the so called ‘West Memphis Three’ which has over the  last 20 years from a lurid true-crime story into one of the biggest miscarriage of justice in modern US history.
WILD ARABIA (PG) 2012            £19.99
    BBC natural history series exploring the wildlife and cultural heritage of the Arabian Peninsula.
WONDERS OF LIFE (E) 2012        £19.99
    Professor Brian Cox tells the story of the origins and history of life, from the fundamental laws which govern its creation.
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New documentary on US government’s drugs policy – THE HOUSE I LIVE IN – out on dvd

House I Live InTHE HOUSE I LIVE IN (E) 2012  JARECK, EUGENE        £15.99
Documentary critique of the US government’s drugs policy. Inspired by the story of Nanni Jeter, a friend and employee of writer and director Eugene Jarecki, the film includes interviews with police officers, judges, prison staff, dealers, addicts and their families, medics and experts on social policy, including investigative journalist turned screenwriter, David Simon, creator of the political drama series ‘The Wire’.

DVD available at – https://sites.google.com/site/worldonlinecinema/Home/documentaries

Huffington Post review   – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/scott-mendelson/review-the-house-i-live-i_b_2479951.html

 

Documentary of the struggle for gay rights in Uganda – CALL ME KUCHU – out on dvd

Image CALL ME KUCHU (E) 2012        WRIGHT, K F/ZOUHALI-WORRALL    £14.99
    Documentary about the struggle for gay rights in Uganda. When a new bill is proposed that would make homosexuality punishable by death in Uganda, David Kato – Uganda’s first openly gay man – and his fellow activists risk life and limb to speak out and oppose the legislation. But when a brutal murder shakes the movement to its core, the stakes of their struggle are raised even higher.

DVD available at – https://sites.google.com/site/worldonlinecinema/Home/documentaries

Review in the Independent – ‘Call Me Kuchu’: The continuing battle against homophobia in Uganda – http://blogs.independent.co.uk/2012/10/23/call-me-kuchu-the-continuing-battle-against-homophobia-in-uganda/

Documentary dvd American photographer and environmentalist Ansel Adams

ANSEL ADAMSANSEL ADAMS (E)    2002    BURNS, RIC        £12.99
Look at the life and work of award-winning American photographer and environmentalist Ansel Adams. Best known for his black-and-white photographs of the American West, Adams’ work has become widely recognised and admired by many as being visionary in technique and contributing towards a better understanding of the environment and man’s place within it.

DVD available at – https://sites.google.com/site/worldonlinecinema/Home/documentaries

Documentary BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS! out on dvd

Image BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS! (E) 2011        GERTTEN, FREDRIK    £14.99
Documentary following the attempts of food giant Dole to silence a film crew who called their practices into question. In 2009, Swedish filmmaker Fredrik Gertten made a documentary called ‘Bananas!’, following a group of Nicaraguan workers who won a lawsuit against Dole after claiming that they were being poisoned. Subsequently, the film came up against distribution problems: the Los Angeles film festival, which was lined up to premiere the film, was put under pressure to pull it from its programme, while the director found himself issued with a lawsuit from Dole, and Swedish journalists and MPs were also put under pressure from the company.

DVD available at – https://sites.google.com/site/worldonlinecinema/Home/documentaries

I AM out on dvd

Image I AM (E) 2010        £12.99
Hollywood director Tom Shadyac asks some of the world’s greatest thinkers ‘What’s wrong with our world, and what can we do about it?’. Contributors including Desmond Tutu, Noam Chomsky and Lynne McTaggart share their own personal views about how to move forward.

DVD available at – https://sites.google.com/site/worldonlinecinema/Home/documentaries

Documentary of British photojournalist Don McCullin out on dvd

ImageMCCULLIN (15)   2012   MORRIS, D & J        £15.99
Documentary exploring the work of widely regarded British photojournalist, Don McCullin. Working for The Sunday Times from 1969 to 1984, McCullin gained a unique vantage point from which he could capture his images of war and suffering. Though his shots were shocking and gave a candid look at the effects of war on those involved, he went on to become one of the most acclaimed photojournalists of the 20th century.  BLU RAY – £19.99

DVD available at – https://sites.google.com/site/worldonlinecinema/Home/documentaries

New BBC documentary series AFRICA out of dvd

Image AFRICA (E) 2012        £24.99

    David Attenborough presents this five-part BBC natural history series exploring the stunning landscapes and undiscovered creatures of Africa’s five major regions.

DVD available at – https://sites.google.com/site/worldonlinecinema/Home/documentaries

TEMPO: VOLUME 1 Out on dvd

Image TEMPO: VOLUME 1 (E) 1967        £19.99
    First volume of content from the 1960s ITV arts show. With a licence to cover all areas of the arts, the show explored subjects relating to cinema, music, dance, photography and writing and included interviews and features with many of the most influential artists of the time. This collection includes features on Jacques Tati, Stan Tracey, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Lee Strasberg, Tom Jones, Orson Welles, Harold Pinter, Charles Eames and Jean Luc-Godard.

DVD available at – https://sites.google.com/site/worldonlinecinema/Home/documentaries

THIS IS NOT A FILM new documentary on dvd

This Is Not a FilmTHIS IS NOT A FILM (U) 2010 IRAN     PANAHI,JAFAR        £14.99
Documentary following Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi, who also co-directs, as he appeals against his six-year jail sentence and 20-year ban on making films. Accused of creating propaganda opposing the regime, Panahi has also been prohibited from talking to the press or exiting the country. Under house arrest while awaiting the decision of the appeal, he worries the result may mean the end of his artistry and begins to capture a day in his life.

He shares the story of a film he was going to make, is startled by fireworks and gunshot sounds outside his apartment, tunes into the news and finds out about the Japanese tsunami and talks to a young man who works in the building.

DVD available at – https://sites.google.com/site/worldonlinecinema/Home/documentaries