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American pickers. Junkyard wizard.

DVD

One man's trash, three men's treasure! This isn't your grandmothers antiquing. Pickers like Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz are on a mission to recycle America, even if it means diving into countless piles of grimy junk or getting chased off a gun-wieldin...

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Fahrenheit 11/9.

DVD

Filmmaker Michael Moore examines the current state of American politics, particularly the Donald Trump presidency and gun violence, while highlighting the power of grassroots democratic movements. --

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Outback truckers. Season 6.

DVD

Tackling the toughest roads and heaviest loads, Outback Truckers is back for a 6th season. Facing extremes of drought ravaged land to rain drenched roads that leave you stranded for days, these determined truckers battle the elements on every job they...

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All the king's horses

DVD

Thoroughbred racing is deeply ingrained in the Australian national psyche in city and outback. It is our third biggest employer and third in attendances after Australian Rules and Rugby League football. For the past 50 years it was dominated by the o...

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Pauline Hanson

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This TV program explores how Pauline Hanson's speech in 1996 and the decades of debate that followed has influenced Australia today the impact of her political career on modern multicultural Australia, and the people who have helped her transition from...

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Coast. Series 3. Australia.

DVD

Neil Oliver heads a team of six expert presenters who travel to eight regions of Australia to highlight glorious coastal areas, revealing the often little-known stories of these spectacular places and meeting their local characters. Series 1 just scratched...

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Italy, love it or leave it.

DVD

Luca and Gustav are two young Italians who over the past few years have witnessed the exodus of many of their friends to Berlin, London or Barcelona. Creative, talented people who don't see a future in their country. They're fed up with the high cost...

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She shears.

DVD

"In the gruelling world of competitive sheep shearing there is no women's section. Women and men compete together. SHE SHEARS is the story of passion, purpose and determination and five women for whom shearing is not just a job".--Production company ...

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The Pacific

DVD

Actor Sam Neill retraces the route Captain James Cook took 250 years before on his legendary journey across the Southwest Pacific, explores the cultures of the islands Cook visited and discusses Cook's controversial legacy with the locals.

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Elvis Presley

DVD

He was a boy from Tupelo who grew up to become the biggest star in music. Along the way, he absorbed a staggering range of influences, creating a revolutionary sound in his lifelong search for self-expression. Following his creative journey from chil...

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Jimmy Barnes, working class boy.

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Working Class Boy is the unflinching story of Jimmy Barnes' childhood--from the slums of Glasgow to the forlorn immigrant suburbs of Australia, to the day he is asked to join a band and finds his escape and true path with Cold Chisel. A powerful and....

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Discovering Britain. Series 1.

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In the ultimate celebration of Britain's outdoors, history, culture and tradition, Maureen Lipman and Larry Lamb will be getting to the heart of what makes British heritage so unique. With expert local guides from every corner of the nation, we travel...

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Westwood

DVD

With exclusive, unprecedented access, this film encompasses the remarkable story of Vivienne's life, her fashion, her personality, her activism and her cultural importance. Since igniting the punk movement with ex-partner and Sex Pistols' manager Mal...

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McKellen

DVD

Sir Ian McKellen gives insight on coming out, being a leader for equality, his love of theatre, his roles as Gandalf, Magneto and Mr. Holmes.

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Art & copy.

DVD

A powerful film about advertising and inspiration. It reveals the work and wisdom of some of the most influential advertising creatives of our time, people who've profoundly impacted our culture. Their work grabbed the attention of millions and truly...

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Howard on Menzies

DVD

This documentary series presented by former Prime Minister John Howard will shed new light on a period of Australian politics that has, until now, been largely overlooked by historians and cultural commentators. Sir Robert Gordon Menzies was the Prime...

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Janis

DVD

Documentary on rock singer Janis Joplin, with her own words telling much of the story through a series of letters she wrote home over the years, read by Chan Marshall. Includes interviews with musicians P!nk, Kris Kristofferson, Melissa Etheridge, Bob...

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Contact.

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In 1964, Yuwali was seventeen when her first contact with white fellas was filmed. Now sixty-two, she tells the story behind this extraordinary footage. Contact is constructed around one of the most compelling pieces of footage in Australian history:...

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The hairy bikers. Restoration road trip.

DVD

The Hairy Bikers rev up their vintage bikes and go on their greatest road trip yet. They'll be meeting the passionate enthusiasts who are bringing the amazing relics of Britain's past back to life, from coal mines to cotton mills and steam trains to ...

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Food safari earth with Maeve O'Meara.

DVD

Home cooks have long known the value of vegetables and more and more chefs now showcase them as the main event on menus and this 13-part extravaganza sees host Maeve O'Meara explore the bounty of fresh vegetables, vibrant fruits, herbs, grains, pulses...

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Food safari water with Maeve O'Meara.

DVD

Food Safari Water is a vibrant, comprehensive 13-part series which not only showcases the great seafood dishes of the world, but it also explores the traditions of catching and preserving fish, shellfish, crustaceans and sea vegetables - a celebration...

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RBG.

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At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a lengthy legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But the unique personal journey of her rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even...

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McQueen.

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This is a personal look at the extraordinary life, career and artistry of fashion designer Lee Alexander McQueen, from his start as a tailor, to launching and overseeing his eponymous line, and his untimely death. Through exclusive interviews with his...

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Spitfire

DVD

They say she was beautiful. A dream. But for all her good looks, she was also a killer. Spitfire is an epic, sweeping tale of determination, vision and courage. It is the story of an airplane that was forged in competition, shaped as the war clouds g...

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Generation wealth.

DVD

For the past 25 years acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Lauren Greenfield (The Queen of Versailles, Thin, kids+money, #likeagirl) has travelled the world, documenting with ethnographic precision and an artist's sensitivity a vast range of cultural...

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Living universe.

DVD

Living Universe is a spectacular journey to answer an extraordinary question: are we alone in the universe? Based on the latest scientific research, we go on an adventure to a distant planet in search of life. How do we get there? What will we uncover?...

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The song keepers.

DVD

Four generations of song women that make up The Central Australian Aboriginal Women's Choir, go on a historic journey to take back the hymns that were given to their ancestors by the German missionaries but in their own ancient Aboriginal languages and...

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Raw food made easy.

DVD

Demonstrates how to set up your kitchen with basic equipment and staple ingredients; how to purchase the right foods each week; and how to prepare a few items in advance so that daily meals are quick and easy. Recipes include smoothies and juices, so...

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Back roads. Series three.

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Journalist Heather Ewart returns to the Back Roads of Australia to discover more resilient country towns and the inspiring people who live in them. Throughout this ten-part series, Heather uncovers wonderful communities defined by their strength and ...

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The eighties.

DVD

The world held its breath as the Cold War between two nuclear superpowers came to a near miraculous and peaceful end. But the world also learned of a mysterious virus that defied a cure and triggered a global pandemic. Wall Street brokers became the new...

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Back roads.

DVD

Back Roads transports audiences to some of the nation’s most remote and inspiring communities to highlight rural Australia’s trademark grit, generosity, humour and innovation. Hosted by ABC journalist Heather Ewart, Back Roads travels the country to find...

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Back roads. Series two.

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Back Roads Series 2 takes viewers on another journey to meet more of this country’s most colourful characters and resilient communities. In this nine-part series, award-winning journalist Heather Ewart discovers more about what makes country towns tick,...

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The last Goldfish.

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A daughter's search for her lost family stretches from Australia to Trinidad and WWII Germany. Rich with archival images, Su Goldfish's autobiographical documentary echoes through all those touched by forced migration. Manfred Goldfish tried to suppress...

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Anh's brush with fame. Series 1.

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Beloved artist, actor and comedian Anh Do uses his passion for painting to explore the stories behind some of Australia's most intriguing personalities in this intimate and revealing new interview series. Through deeply personal conversations, Archibald...

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Anh's brush with fame. Series 2.

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Comedian, author and artist Anh Do gets up close and personal with Australian celebrities as he reveals hidden truths and unique insights that help shape the portrait he paints.

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Todd Sampson's life on the line.

DVD

The laws of physics govern all life on this planet. They are one of the few things in life that are universal, immutable and predictable – yet we rarely think about how they impact upon everything that we do. Now TV host Todd Sampson (Gruen, Redesign...

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The Go-Betweens. Right here.

DVD

Three Decades. Two Friends. One Band. They are Australia’s own “Lennon and McCartney” and the legacy they and their fellow band members forged through the late 70s, 80s and into the 2000s has now become the stuff of rock music legend. Unflinching, in...

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Cowspiracy

DVD

This is a feature-length environmental documentary that follows an intrepid filmmaker as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today and investigates why the world's leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about...

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WWE super show-down

DVD

The first ever live broadcast from Australia! All the stars of WWE live from the MCG. Ten matches were contested at the event. In the main event, Triple H vs The Undertaker in a No Disqualification match that was billed as the Last Time Ever. In the....

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Making War horse.

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Documentary on the National Theatre's production of War horse, adapted from the children's novel by Michael Morpurgo. Includes excerpts from interviews with Morpurgo and the production's creative team and performers, behind the scenes footage of rehe...

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The human face.

DVD

Four-episode television documentary examining the human face from every angle - cultural, historical, biological, physiological and psychological.

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Wild Russia.

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Adventure across Russia's unique terrain that extends across 12 time zones with contrasting environments. Celebrate Russia's most mysterious locations and iconic wildlife on a journey through the wetlands of the Kamchatka Peninsula, the crystal clear...

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WWE Hell in a cell 2018.

DVD

"Hell in a Cell is a playground for those who like to inflict pain and create mayhem. Joined by Special Guest Referee Mick Foley, Braun Strowman cashes in his Money in the Bank Contract against Roman Reigns for the Universal Championship inside the h...

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Restoration Australia

DVD

This series follows the trials and tribulations of Australians restoring buildings to their former glory. Across the country, thousands of old buildings and historic items lie forgotten and neglected, tangled up by red tape and development restrictions,...

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Pozieres.

DVD

A captivating step back in time, Pozieres explores the small village in Northern France which, during the Great War in 1916, was the setting of one of the bloodiest battles in history, a twentieth century tragedy. The village was stormed and captured...

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Julia Zemiro's home delivery. Series 1-4.

DVD

"In this warm and witty series, actress and presenter Julia Zemiro travels around Australia and the UK to take some of her favourite people down memory lane. Joining her on the road over the four series are well-known faces from the worlds of comedy,...

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Molly

DVD

Molly Meldrum is an Australian popular music critic, journalist, record producer and musical entrepreneur. Over 50 high profile friends including; Kylie and Dannii Minogue, Hugh Jackman, Gene Simmons, Suzi Quatro, Tina Arena, Michael Gudinski, Kate C...

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Gimme danger.

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Emerging from Ann Arbor Michigan amidst a counter-cultural revolution, The Stooges' powerful and aggressive style of rock-n-roll blew a crater in the musical landscape of the late 1960's. Assaulting audiences with a blend of rock, blues, R&B and free...

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72 cutest animals.

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Visually stunning and packed with scientific facts, 72 Cutest Animals is a countdown and investigation into the cutest animals in the world. With explanatory graphics and firsthand accounts from animal lovers and experts, each creature is fully assessed...

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Outback truckers. Season 4.

DVD

Welcome to Season 4 - where the biggest rigs and toughest drivers are trying to tame one of the world's last wild frontiers - the Outback... there's a double dose of bad on a brutal lap through the Red Centre, they go off grid on a desperate rescue m...

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Secrets of great British castles. Series 2.

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Historian Dan Jones is back exploring more great British castles and their secrets. this time he looks at the turbulent history behind six of Britain's most famous castles: Edinburgh, Cardiff, York, Lancaster, Leeds and Arundel Castle. Behind the walls...

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Outback truckers. Season 5.

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Outback Truckers 5 jumps in the cab with some of the men and women behind the wheel of monster road trains and reveals what life is really like on the wide-open road. Highly dramatic, often humorous, Outback Truckers reveals the true blue heart and soul...

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Kakadu.

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Kakadu is a world television first: a unique innovation in nature documentary. Driven by the passion and dedication of traditional owners and park rangers, you embark on a first time journey behind the scenes of a natural universe. Through the eyes of...

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Dirty wars.

DVD

It's the dirty little secret of the War on Terror: all bets are off, and almost anything goes. The rules of the game and of engagement have fundamentally changed. Today drone strikes, night raids, and U.S. government targeted killings occur in corners...

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Marina Abramović in Brazil

DVD

In search of personal healing and artistic inspiration, Marina Abramovic travels through Brazil experiencing sacred rituals and exploring limits between art, immateriality and consciousness. How far will she go to create her work of art?

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One strange rock.

DVD

This is a cinematic event series hosted by Will Smith and featuring the only people who have left Earth behind: astronauts. Experience an epic tour-de-force around the globe and into space, revealing the extraordinary forces that make our planet function...

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River monsters. Series eight.

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Promoted as a special season under the title River Monsters: Mysteries of the Ocean, this season sees Jeremy Wade shift his focus from freshwater to oceanic fish.

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Big Pacific

DVD

Big Pacific The Pacific Ocean covers one third of the Earth's surface. It is larger than all Earth's land combined, holds half of our world's water, and hides the deepest place on our planet. It is a place where huge and iconic, rare and dazzling cre...

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Magesh

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In this DVD, Magesh talks about playing with loops, playing grooves, creating unique beats, originality, sampling, and using electronics. He also plays beats and music inspired funk and hip hop. Guest performance by Australian musical group The Execu...

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David Attenborough's Natural curiosities. Series 1.

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David Attenborough has spent a lifetime documenting the natural world. He's met a great number of nature's most extraordinary creatures yet there are certain stories of bewildering animals that continue to intrigue him - from the peculiar patterns of...

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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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WWE 30 years of summer slam.

DVD

Known as The Biggest Party of the Summer for three decades, SummerSlam is where champions are crowned, dream matches are created, and rivalries come to an explosive end. Now, relive the greatest matches & moments from the illustrious history of Summe...

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The gospel according to André.

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From the segregated American South to the fashion capitals of the world, operatic fashion editor André Leon Talley's life and career are on full display, in a poignant portrait that includes appearances by Anna Wintour, Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Bethann...

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Tea with the dames.

DVD

Tea with the dames celebrates the lives and careers of four actresses: Dame Eileen Atkins, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Joan Plowright and Dame Maggie Smith. All four have gone from being fledgling actresses in the 1950s to acting royalty. They’ve watched e...

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Backlash 2018.

DVD

Revenge is a dish best served cold and the Superstars of Raw and SmackDown Live are serving it up in the fallout of WrestleMania at Backlash. Several of the company's most popular stars do battle in high-profile matches that could shape the landscapes...

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Westwind

DVD

Didgeridoo master, keeper of an ancient dreaming, tribal elder: Djalu must pass on his sacred songlines. Are his sons ready? Djalu seeks a way forward - inspiring a custodian for the next generation by taking his music to the world. This is an enlightening...

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72 dangerous animals. Australia.

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This is an unforgettable journey of horror and fascination. This enthralling series looks at all 72 of Australia's deadly animals, from the Platypus to the Great White Shark. With explanatory graphics, animation, eye witness accounts, experts opinions...

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NASA's unexplained files. Space secrets.

DVD

The nature of our universe is complex and mysterious. Through space exploration, humankind has witnessed unbelievable occurrences that have remained mostly unresolved… until now. Cameras used by NASA to explore space have, unintentionally, recorded o...

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Navy SEALs

DVD

Navy SEAs will give viewers an immersive entry into the secretive world of the Navy Seals as they have been on the front lines fighting the war of terror. From Al Qaeda to ISIS, from Iran to Afghanistan and from 9/11 to today. Navy SEALs who lived th...

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Marcia Clark Investigates the first [48].

DVD

Famed prosecutor and defence attorney Marcia Clark delves into some of the most controversial homicides in America. These are cases that have shocked and captivated the public, but have outcomes that are either unresolved, or leave more questions than...

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Swamp people. Season nine.

DVD

As the new alligator hunting season begins, the swamp people's very way of life is under siege. The alligator hunting industry is on the verge of collapse due to the lowest prices in history. Some buyers aren’t purchasing anything this year, and there’s...

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Monsieur Mayonnaise.

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Australian filmmaker-artist Philippe Mora criss-crosses the globe tracing his family’s survival during the Holocaust in Trevor Graham’s ingredient-heavy documentary Monsieur Mayonnaise. Unnecessarily structured as a tongue-in-cheek mystery with Mora himself...

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David Hockney at the Royal Academy of Arts.

DVD

Director Phil Grabsky gained privileged access to David Hockney as he prepared for two remarkable exhibitions at London's Royal Academy of Arts. A Bigger Picture; explored Hockney's return to his native Yorkshire where, using innovative techniques an...

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