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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

DVD

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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Lost gold of World War II. Season one.

DVD

It is the last great mystery of WWII. The fabled Yamashita Treasure, a massive stash of gold bars and rubies worth billions, reportedly dumped in a cave by Japanese soldiers retreating from allied forces. While the fortune has become a legend, many e...

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Country music.

DVD

Ken Burns chronicles the history of a uniquely American art form, rising from the experiences of remarkable people in distinctive regions of the nation. From its roots in ballads, hymns, and the blues to its mainstream popularity, viewers will follow...

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American pickers. California picking.

DVD

Travelling the backroads and byways across the USA, American Pickers follows two of the most skilled "pickers" as they hunt through junkyards, basements, garages and barns to find objects with historical, collectible and pop culture value that have been...

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The Light Horse century.

DVD

"Beersheba - the last great cavalry charge in history. On the 31st of October, 1917, 800 Australian men rode out into the setting sun of the harsh and waterless Negev Desert to meet their fate and make history. Facing machine guns, artillery and enemy...

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#AnneFrank

DVD

Helen Mirren presents ANNE FRANK: PARALLEL STORIES, marking the 90th birthday of Anne Frank. One secret diary. One imaginary friend. The moving testimony of five survivors. In this very special cinema event, Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren...

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Secrets in the sky

DVD

In 1943, in a circus tent in Burbank, CA, a bunch of revolutionary thinkers first gathered together in secrecy to build America's first jet fighter. They were rule benders, chance takers, corner cutters-people who believed that nothing was impossible....

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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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Serengeti

DVD

With unique access to a pristine and unspoiled corner of the Serengeti's Pride Lands deep in the heart of Africa, this series captures the drama of the daily lives of and emotional moments faced by lions and lionesses, baboons, elephants, leopards, bison...

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Hillary

DVD

For this feature-length documentary Michael Dillon revisits his award-winner From the Ocean to Sky, about Edmund Hillary's Ganges jet boat expedition. Back in 1977, Dillon filmed Hillary and crew (including son Peter Hillary) as they jet boated from the...

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Armstrong

DVD

Interviews and never-before-seen footage highlight the incredible life of astronaut Neil Armstrong--from his near-death experiences as a fighter pilot and test pilot to his historic Apollo 11 mission to the moon.

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WWE Survivor series. 2019.

DVD

The Superstars of Raw, SmackDown and NXT face off in inter-brand battles for the first time ever. Plus, Brock Lesnar defends the WWE Championship against Rey Mysterio and much more action.

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In search of greatness.

DVD

The film is a groundbreaking documentary that reveals the true nature and nurture of the greatest athletes of all time. Through a series of intimate conversations and captivating footage, award-winning filmmaker Gabe Polsky leads viewers on an entert...

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I am Patrick Swayze.

DVD

"I am Patrick Swayze is a feature documentary film exploring the 1980s most recognisable leading man, who challenged Hollywood's very notions of masculinity and redefined what it meant to be the Sexiest Man Alive. Featuring never-before-seen home vid...

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Lost treasures of Egypt.

DVD

"Follows international Egyptologists as they unearth the world's richest archaeological region: Egypt's Valley of the Kings. With unprecedented access to the teams on the front lines of archaeology, National Geographic follows these modern day explorers...

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