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Scream, queen!

DVD

Some have called it the 'gayest horror movie ever made!' But for Mark Patton, the star of A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge, it was anything but a dream comes true. Detailing the homophobia and AIDS-phobia of 1985 as a closeted actor in H...

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Wonders of the sea.

DVD

From Fiji to the Bahamas, Jean-Michel Cousteau and his children, Celine and Fabien, embark on a voyage to discover the ocean as never seen before and learn more about the threats that put the ocean at risk.

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Honeyland.

DVD

"Hatidze lives with her ailing mother in the mountains of Macedonia, making a living cultivating honey using ancient beekeeping traditions. When an unruly family moves in next door, what at first seems like a balm for her solitude becomes a source of...

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Aznavour by Charles.

DVD

In 1948, Edith Piaf offers her first camera to Charles Aznavour, a bawdy that hell keep forever. Until 1982, Charles filmed hours of reel, as he would have kept a diary. Aznavour films his life and lives as he films. Wherever he goes, his camera is there...

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Digging deeper

DVD

Looking to gain a deeper understanding of the value of soil microbes and how to build health soil? Join agroecologist Nicole Masters in this soil health seminar which covers science, case studies and ideas you can put into practice today.

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Brabham.

DVD

The story of a racing dynasty and the price of immortality, BRABHAM chronicles the forgotten godfather of modern Formula 1 - Jack Brabham, and a son's quest to defy the odds in the competitive world of international motor-sport once more.

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Swamp people. Season eleven.

DVD

"Welcome to one of America's last frontiers: the wild swamplands of Southern Louisiana, a place whose history stretches back to the 17th century. It's the start of the most exciting-and dangerous-time of year for the swampers, the month-long alligator...

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Guilty.

DVD

The final 72-hours in the life of Myuran Sukumaran, the Bali-9 convicted criminal who became an accomplished artist while in Kerobokan prison under the tutorship of artist Ben Quilty. Approaching this moment through the aesthetic of his art practice,...

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WWE Royal rumble 2020.

DVD

Two Royal Rumbles. One Ring. One chance to headline the Grandest Stage of Them All...WrestleMania. Who will be the last Superstar standing in WWE's over-the-top-rope free-for-all? Roman Reigns battles the tyranny of King Corbin in a Falls Count Anywhere...

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Frida

DVD

The film highlights the two sides of Frida Kahlo's spirit: on one side the revolutionary, pioneering artist of contemporary feminism and on the other, the human being, victim of her tortured body and a tormented relationship. With Asia Argento as narrator,...

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Martha

DVD

Martha Cooper is an unexpected icon of the street art movement - a tiny, grey-haired figure running alongside crews of masked graffiti artists. In the 1970s, as the boroughs of New York City burned, she worked as a photographer for the New York Post,...

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The biggest little farm.

DVD

Filmmaker and novice farmer John Chester chronicles the eight-year quest he and Molly Chester went on when they traded city living for 200 acres of barren farmland in the foothills of Ventura County and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature. Through...

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Great Australian railway journeys. Series 1.

DVD

Aboard the legendary Ghan and Indian Pacific Railways, Michael uncovers the great feats of engineering which enabled travellers to cross this vast, inhospitable continent. On his journeys, Michael climbs in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, explores...

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The Leunig fragments.

DVD

A revealing documentary portrait of Michael Leunig: Australian cartoonist, writer, painter, philosopher, poet, and playful provocateur.

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9/11

DVD

This two-hour feature documentary tells the story of 9/11 from a unique vantage point: inside Air Force One on its nine-hour journey from Florida, across the country, and finally home to Washington D.C. Featuring interviews with President George W. Bush,...

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Seven worlds one planet.

DVD

Millions of years ago, incredible forces ripped apart the Earth's crust creating seven extraordinary continents. This documentary series reveals how each distinct continent has shaped the unique animal life found there.

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Make us dream.

DVD

"In modern football, Steven Gerrard is a rarity--a superstar player who shunned the trappings of money and success to stay loyal to his hometown club. He became perhaps the greatest player in the history of Liverpool FC but did so at a low point in t...

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The curse of Civil War gold. Season two.

DVD

Treasure hunters Rick and Marty Lagina, the stars of History's "The Curse of Oak Island", learn of a many new mysteries, but Marty finds a new mystery that may rival Oak Island. Michigan native Kevin Dykstra is obsessed with a deathbed confession made...

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WWE elimination chamber. 2020.

DVD

The Elimination Chamber settles scores, houses pain and inspires chaos from the WWE Superstars who compete inside of it. Who will survive the mayhem and leave WWE's most punishing structure with all the gold?

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WWE super showdown 2020.

DVD

Superstars from then, now and forever gather together for one of the biggest sports-entertainment extravaganzas in history...Super ShowDown 2020! Live from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, comes one of the most Superstar-studded events in WWE history. Who will have...

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Kings of pain. Season one.

DVD

Kings of Pain follows wildlife biologist Adam Thorn and professional animal handler Rob "Caveman" Alleva as they get bitten and stung by some of the most dangerous animals and vicious stinging insects in the world - from a reticulated python to a rove...

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Archery in action

DVD

An expert offers a twelve-point program for correctly setting up a bow.

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Earth from space.

DVD

Epic migration. Shifting seasons. The turning tide. Cameras in space capture natural spectacles on an epic scale and are now so advanced that they can track down individual animals. Cutting-edge technology tells the story of life on Earth from a brand...

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Hitler's Holocaust railways

DVD

Chris Tarrant goes on a personal journey to explore the darkest chapter in the history of the railways, their role in the Nazi Holocaust of WWII. Travelling through three countries, Chris explores the history from the first anti-Jewish laws and the N...

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For Sama.

DVD

The Frontline film is both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war. A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad al-Kateab's life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she...

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WWE TLC

DVD

It's WWE's version of a Demolition Derby, WWE TLC! Tables will be broken, ladders climbed, chairs bent, and the careers of WWE Superstars will never be the same.

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PJ Harvey

DVD

A beautifully impressionistic documentary that combines travelogue and multimedia performance art. Award-winning photographer Seamus Murphy has made a film that investigates the creative process behind his project with PJ Harvey. While tracing the sources...

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Buried secrets of the Bible

DVD

Albert Lin seeks out the truth behind two great stories of the Bible. Could real events lie behind the parting of the Red Sea and the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah? To solve these mysteries Albert will use satellites and space age technology to l...

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Defend conserve protect.

DVD

Narrated by Dan Aykroyd, Defend, Conserve, Protect pits the marine conservation group, Sea Shepherd - a passionate group of eco-activists - against the Japanese whaling fleet, in an epic battle to defend the majestic Minke whales of the Southern Ocean....

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Suzi Q

DVD

SUZI Q is the definitive, unexpurgated story of American rock singer-songwriter -bass player- author- actor Suzi Quatro, who helped redefine the role of women in rock 'n' roll when she broke out into the mainstream 1973; has sold more than 50 million...

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Finke

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For the riders, the spectators and the town of Alice Springs, the Finke Desert Race is more than a race. Finke: There and Back delves below the surface to uncover what makes them tick, what drives them to put their lives on the line when they strap t...

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The eulogy.

DVD

The untold story of Australia's greatest classical pianist. Inspired by former Prime Minister Paul Keating's searing eulogy for Geoffrey Tozer, music educator Richard Gill explores the remarkable and tragic story of Australia's greatest-ever, and perhaps...

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