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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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WWE. Trish & Lita

DVD

Behind-the-scenes Trish Stratus and Lita are the best of friends, but when they go eye-to-eye in a WWE ring, they become two of WWE's greatest adversaries. For the first time ever, WWE Home Video collects this historic rivalry from beginning to end with...

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WWE. Stomping Grounds 2019.

DVD

At WWE's newest high-octane event, championships will be defended, challenges will be answered, and the WWE Universe will be on the edge of their seats. Revenge is a dish best served cold, and the Superstars of Raw and SmackDown Live are serving it up...

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I am Paul Walker.

DVD

Feature-length documentary film exploring the life and legacy of actor Paul Walker, the Southern California native who cut his teeth as a child actor before breaking out in the blockbuster Fast and Furious movie franchise.

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Vampire forensics.

DVD

Take part in a journey to the Carpathian Mountains in Romania to dissect the legend of Dracula. Is Bram Stoker's mythical count based on a real person? Historians, folklorists, forensic science and modern medicine add insight to enduring vampire myths,...

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The Kimberley cruise

DVD

The passage of time that exists in the top end of Australia is barely comprehensible at almost 2 billion years old. Travelling by boat from Broome to Darwin, this route in Australia's top end features a breathtaking coastline of open seas, bays, basi...

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The Indian Pacific

DVD

Filmed over four days and across 4,352km, The Indian Pacific is a slow TV documentary that explores the cultural, political and social history of Australia as train travels from Perth on the Indian Ocean to Sydney on the Pacific. We see how critical the...

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Celia.

DVD

"Celia Lashlie was a fearless, impassioned and charismatic advocate for the at-risk and vulnerable. In this documentary, she lays it all out in an honest and heartfelt way that inspires us all to make a difference in our own lives and to the communities...

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Chills

DVD

The story of lyrical genius, Martin Phillipps and his band, The Chills, is a cautionary tale, a triumph over tragedy, and a statement about the meaning of music in our lives.

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Counting cars. Collection 12, Get your motor running.

DVD

Most people in Las Vegas bet with chips, but Danny "The Count" Koker bets with cars. This Sin City legend walks, talks and breathes classic American muscle cars. When he sees a car he wants, he will do whatever it takes to get his hands on it-including...

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The heart dances

DVD

When celebrated Czech dancers Jiří and Otto Bubeníček are inspired by an iconic film to create a new work for the Royal New Zealand Ballet, the stage is set for a voyage into uncharted territory for everyone involved...

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Older than Ireland.

DVD

Older than Ireland is a landmark documentary that tells the story of a hundred years of a life as seen through the eyes of thirty Irish centenarians. Directed by Alex Fegan, Older than Ireland explores each centenarian's journey, from their birth at the...

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Nazi megastructures. 6, America's war.

DVD

This is the story of America's most important battles against the Nazis and the Japanese during World War Two. This series examines the military mind-set, pioneering tactics and state-of-the-art technologies deployed by both sides. Remnants of milita...

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WWE John Cena

DVD

For over fifteen years, John Cena has dedicated his life to becoming one of the greatest Superstars in sports-entertainment history. As a Superstar who doesn't believe in the word quit, the 16-time WWE Champion has become the man to beat, and the Superstars...

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Bowling for Columbine

DVD

The United States of America is notorious for its astronomical number of people killed by firearms for a developed nation without a civil war. With his signature sense of angry humour, activist filmmaker Michael Moore sets out to explore the roots of...

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Swamp people. Season ten.

DVD

"A time bomb's been quietly ticking in Southern Louisiana for the past 10 years and this season it's about to explode. The gator population has more than doubled and left unchecked, Southern Louisiana may soon become overrun by these vicious monsters....

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Studio 54

DVD

Studio 54 was the epicentre of 70s hedonism--a place that not only redefined the nightclub, but also came to symbolise an entire era. Its co-owners, Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell, two friends from Brooklyn, seemed to come out of nowhere to suddenly p...

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The motorway

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Motorways are the transport arteries on which Britain depends. Through bad weather, accidents and repairs, it's a constant battle to keep them moving. This series reveals the secret life of one the UK's busiest - the M6. From the travellers who rely on...

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Strong by Zumba

DVD

Torch, tone and train to the beat! Transform your body and crush your fitness goals with Strong by Zumba, the total-body workout led by music. Using only your body-weight, you will train to the b eat as muscle conditioning, cardio and plyometric moves...

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Restoring the shack. The complete series.

DVD

Join Paul Young on an eye-opening adventure into the world of his bestselling novel The Shack! In this 20-episode series, he shares why he wrote the No.1 best-selling book, explains its underlying theological and allegorical meanings, and explores the...

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Kusama

DVD

Now the top-selling female artist in the world, Yayoi Kusama overcame impossible odds to bring her radical artistic vision to the world stage. After working as an artist for over six decades, people around the globe are experiencing her installation ...

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Matangi, Maya, M.I.A.

DVD

Drawn from a cache of personal tapes shot by Maya Arulpragasm and her closest friends over the last 22 years, capturing her remarkable journey from immigrant teenager in London, to the international popstar M.I.A. Inspired by her roots, M.I.A. created...

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Valley of the boom

DVD

Valley of the Boom is a wildly inventive look at the explosive, game-changing birth of Silicon Valley, from the browser wars of the early '90s through the 2001 dot-com bust. The series mixes entertaining scripted drama with insightful documentary int...

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Chain of command.

DVD

The groundbreaking series offers unprecedented access to the U.S. military's mission to combat violent extremism in hot spots like Iraq, Afghanistan, West Africa and Latin America. From top commanders to the boots on the ground, the series paints an ...

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Pope

DVD

This six-part series dives into the history of one of the world's most revered and honoured figureheads - the Pope. Each episode explores a different time period and theme that moulded the role of the Pope and the Catholic Church into what it is toda...

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Bowie. Total rock review.

DVD

At last Angie Bowie reveals the truth about what went on behind the scenes during the birth of the Bowie legend. The film draws on rare footage of Bowie and the Spiders alongside rare live radio performances from the vaults. Featured here are vintage...

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Bowie. Inside Bowie and the Spiders 1972-1974

DVD

Inside David Bowie and the Spiders is the first critical guide to the music created between 1972 and 1974. This second volume also features Woody Woodmansey and Trevor Bolder. We pick up with the Ziggy Stardust album and review the work of Bowie on A...

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Bowie. Music in review

DVD

This stunning retrospective features a comprehensive and detailed study of the music of David Bowie and the Spiders from Mars during the breakthrough period from the late sixties to the mid-seventies when Bowie rose from obscurity to superstardom.

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Fastest.

DVD

Shot around the world in 2010 and 2011 and narrated by Ewan McGregor, 'Fastest' captures the intense and thrilling reality of the MotoGP World Championship, documenting a pivotal moment in the sport. With Valentino Rossi chasing his tenth World Champ...

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Bowie. Inside Bowie and the Spiders 1969-1972

DVD

Inside David Bowie and the Spiders is the first critical guide to the music created between 1972 and 1974. Authoritative and comprehensive, this remarkable critical guide features extracts from rare performances previously unavailable on DVD. Hunky Dory,...

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Kobi

DVD

"In a modest workshop in a remote Central Otago landscape, Swiss goldsmith Kobi Bosshard, now approaching eighty and regarded as the grandfather of contemporary New Zealand jewellery, continues to produce works characterised by a simplicity and timel...

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Hitting the apex.

DVD

Hitting the apex is the inside story of six fighters - six of the fastest motorcycle racers of all time - and of the fates that awaited them at the peak of the sport. It's the story of what is at stake for all of them: all that can be won, and all that...

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Love it [or] list it Australia. Season 2.

DVD

Love it Or List it Australia is back for a new season! Andrew Winter and Neale Whitaker continue to help home owners across the country with one of life's biggest dilemmas... to renovate and love the home you are in; or to sell up and find a new dream...

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Love it [or] list it Australia. Season 1.

DVD

Andrew Winter and interior expert Neale Whitaker, go head-to-head to win over home owners who are fed up with their current living situation. Design guru Whitaker has a revamp in mind. Taking on the home owners' extensive renovation wish lists and a ...

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Magical land of Oz.

DVD

Across Australia, as the dawn rises the marsupials go to bed except for the ones that don't. Because there are exceptions to every rule in this land of ancient wonders, big skies and jewelled seas. Magic does not have rules. It has splendid dragons, ...

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American pickers. Pickers like it hot.

DVD

Frank and Mike spend their days travelling coast to coast, searching for hidden treasures. And they are pretty good at it. Foraging across the backyards of America, Mike and Frank see more than just dilapidated barns and overgrown yards, they see pot...

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Ancient aliens. Season eleven.

DVD

Season 11 of Ancient Aliens invites you to explore the evidence of extra-terrestrial presence on Earth. From mysterious codes in the desert to hidden messages in Leonardo Da Vinci's artworks, clues of alien life can be found scattered throughout our ...

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Matisse from MoMA and Tate Modern.

DVD

MoMA & Tate Modern's record-breaking show explores the final chapter of Matisse's career when he began "carving into colour," creating his signature cut-outs. Audiences are invited to enjoy an intimate, behind-the-scenes documentary about this blockb...

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WrestleMania 2019.

DVD

On WWE's biggest night of the year, witness the greatness and the grandeur of the Showcase of the Immortals, WrestleMania. Witness Superstars from Raw and SmackDown Live come together to become immortal.

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The story of God with Morgan Freeman. Season 2.

DVD

In a new season of one of National Geographic's most-watched series ever, host Morgan Freeman travels in search of answers to some of humanity's biggest questions: What are heaven and hell? Who, or what, are the chosen ones? Is there proof of God's e...

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