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Memory

DVD

In 2019, Ridley Scott's Alien celebrates the 40th Anniversary of its theatrical release. Memory reveals the chilling, untold origins of Ridley Scott's cinematic masterpiece Alien, rooted in Greek and Egyptian mythology, underground comics, parasitology,...

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Pavarotti.

DVD

Academy Award winner Ron Howard puts audiences front row centre for an exploration of the Voice, the Man, the Legend. Luciano Pavarotti gave his life to the music and a voice to the world. This cinematic event features history-making performances and...

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World War II. Airforce battles.

DVD

"One of the most important items towards the end of World War II were the airborne forces of the operations. Although the Nazis were the masters of the skies at the beginning of the war of conquest, they had to suffer a first and severe defeat due to...

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Dan Carter

DVD

"He's the country boy that became an international rugby superstar. A world record point scorer, World Cup hero and, according to many, the greatest fly-half to ever grace the game. Dan Carter also had a popularity that transcended the sport. Dan Carer:...

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Backtrack boys.

DVD

A group of troubled boys are on a perilous course towards jail until they meet up with the rough talking, free-wheeling jackaroo, Bernie Shakeshaft and hit the road with his legendary dog jumping team. This observational documentary, filmed over two ...

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The Nostradamus collection.

DVD

How did a French prophet living in 16th century France predict so many modern day disasters? From the tragic events of 9/11, to recent tsunamis in the Pacific, to the Ebola outbreak in 2014-how could one man see so far into the future so accurately? ...

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The unXplained with William Shatner. Season one.

DVD

"Hosted and executive produced by Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor William Shatner (Star Trek, Boston Legal) each episode will feature compelling contributions from scientists, historians, witnesses and experiencers--each seeking to shed light...

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WWE SmackDown 20th anniversary.

DVD

In the two full decades of SmackDown's existence, the "blue brand" has provided the WWE Universe with an abundance of memorable moments and amazing matches. Own all the best of SmackDown's 20-year history all in one place, on this special anniversary...

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WWE Hell in a cell 2019.

DVD

Universal Champion Seth Rollins defends his title against "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt inside Hell in a Cell. Sasha Banks returns to the Cell to challenge Raw Women's Champion Becky Lynch. Plus, Daniel Bryan teams with Roman Reigns to take on Erick Rowan and...

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John McEnroe

DVD

Writer and director Faraut revisits the rich bounty of footage of the left-handed tennis star John McEnroe as he competes in the French Open at Paris's Roland Garros Stadium in 1984. Far from a traditional documentary, Faraut probes the archival film...

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Amazing grace

DVD

In 1972, Aretha Franklin, the undisputed Queen of Soul, recorded an album of gospel music at The New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles. The result, "Amazing Grace", went on to become one of the biggest albums of Aretha Franklin's career...

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Liam Gallagher

DVD

Tells the honest and emotional story of how one of rock music's most electrifying front men fell from the dizzying heights of his champagne supernova years as part of the band Oasis into a musical wilderness of ostracism, booze, and bitter legal battles....

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Loud krazy love.

DVD

The sound Brian 'Head' Welch helped pioneer with KoRn in the early '90s made him a global rock star. At the downbeat of the new millennium there was no bigger, darker, or more deeply influential hard rock band in the world than KoRn. But for lead gui...

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2040.

DVD

Damon Gameau embarks on a journey to explore what the future would look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted them into the mainstream. Structured as a visual letter to...

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Superstructures

DVD

This brand new series reveals the extraordinary feats of engineering hidden inside the world's most spectacular man-made constructions. From the world's biggest plane and largest free-spanning dome to the tallest building and the largest space ship, ...

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Mystify: Michael Hutchence.

DVD

Mystify Michael Hutchence is a powerfully intimate and insightful portrait of the internationally renowned front-man of INXS, Michael Hutchence. Deftly woven from an extraordinary archive of rich imagery, Michael's private home movies and those of his...

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WWE clash of champions 2019.

DVD

With history on the line, the Superstars of Raw and SmackDown risk everything for a chance at glory and the ability to hold the richest prize in sports entertainment, a WWE Championship.

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WWE super showdown 2019.

DVD

Superstars from then, now and forever gather together for one of the biggest sports-entertainment extravaganzas in history. Live from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia comes one of the most star-studded events in WWE history. Who will have their hand raised on this...

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The curse of Civil War gold. Season one.

DVD

In the early 20th century, a lighthouse keeper makes an amazing deathbed confession claiming a boxcar containing millions of dollars in gold bullion had been deliberately pushed off a ferry into Lake Michigan. A century later, Muskegon, Michigan native...

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Moon landing

DVD

On July 16, 1969, the world watches as the three Apollo 11 astronauts attempt the impossible: to ride a controlled explosion off Planet Earth, land on another celestial body and return home. As the nine-day mission proceeds, audio from mission control...

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Coast New Zealand. Series 3.

DVD

The enthusiastic team of presenter Neil Oliver and six New Zealand experts in marine biology, history and social history explore the panoramic beauty of the coastline while investigating the formation and evolution of the nation: its history, its people...

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Underworld, Inc.

DVD

From illegal weapons to the underground sex trade, nothing is off limits and everything is for sale in illegal, underground markets. It’s an industry that is brutal, exploitative, and corrupt, where what you buy isn’t always what it seems. Despite efforts...

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Hatha & flow yoga for beginners.

DVD

"Filmed on a lush, tranquil location overlooking the Pacific Ocean, these two 30-minute programs offer great variety."--Container.

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Neil Morrissey's risky business.

DVD

This DVD charts the struggles, pitfalls and passion of British actor Neil Morrissey and his best-mate-turned-business partner, Richard Fox, as they set out to make their mark in the competitive beer industry. It follows their journey from finding a pub...

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Civilisations

DVD

This is a nine-part series telling the story of art from the dawn of human history to the present day, for the first time on a global scale. Specialist filming techniques capture the majestic scale of the Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia, and pick out t...

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Death of a nation

DVD

Not since 1860 have the Democrats so fanatically refused to accept the result of a free election. That year, their target was Lincoln. Now, their target is President Trump and his supporters. Through stunning historical recreations and a searching ex...

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Apollo. Missions to the moon.

DVD

In the late 1960's, the United States space programme neared its goal of landing a man on the Moon, but it was a journey that began years before. This is the story of Project Apollo -- 12 years, 12 manned-missions, one impossible goal. With rare arch...

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Camino skies

DVD

Exploring themes of spirituality, wellbeing and religion, this is the inspirational journey of six strangers from New Zealand and Australia walking the 800km Camino de Santiago to overcome the personal and physical trauma that life has dealt them. Th...

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Diego Maradona.

DVD

Having never won a major tournament, ailing football giant SSC Napoli had criminally underachieved. Their fanatical support was unequalled in both passion and size. None was more feared. But how they ached for success...On 5th July 1984, Diego Maradona...

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Hostile planet.

DVD

Adventurer/survivalist Bear Grylls hosts and narrates Hostile Planet, a ground-breaking wildlife series that explores Earth's most hostile environments. Over the course of six episodes, we explore the extremes of deep, high, cold, hot, wet and dry and...

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Royal upstairs downstairs. The complete collection.

DVD

Antiques expert Tim Wonnacott and chef Rosemary Shrager travel in the footsteps of Queen Victoria to the grand houses, castles and intimate family homes across Great Britain that Victoria visited throughout her 63 year reign. We follow Victoria's roy...

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Great continental railway journeys. Series 4.

DVD

"With his "Bradshaw's Continental Railway Guide 1913" in hand and wearing his trademark colourful jackets, Michael makes six memorable train journeys through the European continent and beyond."--Container.

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WWE getting Rowdy

DVD

The Rowdy One has had legendary bouts with Hulk Hogan, Mr. T, Bret Hart, and many others. Fans may be familiar with many of them, but there were several epic encounters that have never made it to DVD. Now fans can own some of the Roddy Piper's greatest...

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Science fair.

DVD

Hailed by critics as "immensely likeable", "brilliant and quirky" and an "ode to the teenage science geeks on who our future depends" and winner of the audience award at Sundance and SXSW, National Geographic Documentary Films' Science Fair follows nine...

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WWE SummerSlam. 2019.

DVD

It's The Biggest Party of the Summer, SummerSlam! Seth Rollins challenges Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship. Kofi Kingston defends the WWE Championship against Randy Orton. Plus, Raw Women's Champion Becky Lynch defends her title against Na...

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Hail Satan?

DVD

"When media-savvy members of the Satanic Temple organize a series of public actions designed to advocate for religious freedom and challenge corrupt authority, they prove that with little more than a clever idea, a mischievous sense of humour, and a ...

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WWE summer slam 2018.

DVD

Will Brock Lesnar's controversial reign as Universal Champion finally come to an end when he takes on The Big Dog' Roman Reigns? The Baddest Woman on the Planet' Ronda Rousey competes for her first title in WWE by challenging Alexa Bliss for the RAW ...

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Genius within. The inner life of Glenn Gould.

DVD

An unprecedented array of never-before-seen footage of Gould, photographs, and excerpts from his private home recordings and diaries, plus personal interviews with Gould's most intimate friends and lovers, some who have never spoken about him publicly...

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WWE Extreme rules 2019.

DVD

The superstars of WWE go to the extreme to show who is the best.

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WWE The Miz

DVD

The Miz has been a mainstay in WWE for over a decade. After slowly winning over fans and critics as he proves that he is much more than a former reality show star, Miz has gone on to hold the Intercontinental Championship multiple times, main event.....

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Jean Paul Gaultier

DVD

In an all access look behind-the-scenes, Jean Paul Gaultier: Freak & Chic follows the exceptional and ambitious 2-years in the making of Gaultier's glamorous cabaret, which will plunge viewers into the eccentric and often provocative universe of this...

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WWE Becky Lynch

DVD

The old saying goes: To be The Man, you have to beat The Man. There is no one left for Becky Lynch to beat, so is it any surprise she calls herself The Man? Hardened by a career defined by betrayal, disappointment and underestimation, Becky decided to...

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RocKabul

DVD

RocKabul by Melbourne based director Travis Beard, follows Afghanistan's first metal band District Unknown, in the war torn capital of Afghanistan, Kabul, where rock music is forbidden by Islam. The band, District Unknown put themselves in the firing...

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Celebration

DVD

As Yves Saint Laurent, one of the greatest Parisian haute couture designers, draws the sketches for his final collection, behind the scenes his partner, Pierre Berg, manages a series of events to celebrate the fashion icon as a modern myth. Filmmaker...

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Luke Nguyen's food trails.

DVD

Luke Nguyen's culinary journey continues. Luke Nguyen is back in a brand-new 13-part series. This time he traces his life and career from where it all started in Sydney, moving to Saigon and then onto Hong Kong.

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The story of God with Morgan Freeman. Season 3.

DVD

The third season of the series will again follow Academy Award-winning actor Freeman on an international journey as he discovers the power of religion and how it touches all of our lives. Freeman will travel to some of the world's holiest sites and speak...

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I am Evel Knievel.

DVD

The inside story of daredevil Evel Knievel, with interviews with his family, friends, collaborators, and those inspired by him, and archival footage of Knievel's death-defying feats.

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I am Chris Farley.

DVD

A documentary film that will tell the bittersweet story of one of the most innovative comedians who ever graced the stage, screen and television, before his untimely death from a drug overdose at the tender age of only 33. Immortalized for his uniquely...

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WWE Andre the Giant.

DVD

A documentary examining the life and career of one of the most beloved legends in WWE history. The ambitious, wide-ranging film explores Andre's upbringing in France, his celebrated WWE career and his forays into the entertainment world. It includes ...

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I am JFK Jr.

DVD

The story of that little boy who would grow up to become arguably the most, and according to People Magazine, the sexiest man in America. In addition to personal photos from John's closest friends, the film features vintage footage of young John-John...

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Yellow is forbidden.

DVD

Recognition from Paris's Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture is considered the apex of the fashion industry, and Chinese designer Guo Pei is determined to reach it. A brave designer chases the dream - to be crowned haute couture. But she comes from...

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The price of everything.

DVD

Exploring the labyrinth of the contemporary art world, the film examines the role of art and artistic passion in today's money-driven, consumer-based society. Featuring collectors, dealers, auctioneers and a rich range of artists, from current market...

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WWE. 2019. Money in the bank.

DVD

A collection of WWE Money in the bank matches featuring some of the most popular WWE superstars.

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Australia's remote islands

DVD

This three part series presented by Tracy Bowden, one of the ABCs most experienced reporters, explores three unique Australian islands. Episode 1 ; LORD HOWE ISLAND in the middle of the Tasman Sea, home to only 350 people and the world's most southern...

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Men of wood & foam

DVD

Men Of Wood & Foam follows the story of six friends from Brookvale who shaped the history of surfing in Australia. We dive into a golden decade when surfing was transformed into a sport and a culture with its own music, movies, fashions and heroes. From...

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WWE. WrestleMania 2017.

DVD

Welcome to WrestleMania, it's The Ultimate Thrill Ride! Brace yourself for incredible twists, unexpected turns, and unbelievable excitement! The Universal Championship reaches The Grandest Stage of Them All when 'The Beast Incarnate' Brock Lesnar cha...

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