• Smithsonian Channel - World War II: Final Days (2005) 720p HDTV x264 AC3-MVGroup

    Smithsonian Channel - World War II: Final Days (2005) 720p HDTV x264 AC3-MVGroup
    Smithsonian Channel - World War II: Final Days (2005) 720p HDTV x264 AC3-MVGroup
    English | 00:46:04 | H264 | 1280x720 | 30.00fps 3501 Kbps | AC3 128 Kbps 48.0khz | 1.13 GiB
    Genre: Documentary

    As the deadliest war in history draws to an end, the bloodshed is far from over. For ten soldiers and civilians caught in this theatre of war's final act, the last days of World War II would change their lives forever. Combining large-scale reconstructions with traditional documentary storytelling, World War II: Final Days evokes the climactic last moments of the Second World War. The program interweaves the stories of 10 very different people caught up in the liberation of Europe from the grip of Nazi terror. Their diaries, letters and interviews provide insight into the dramatic events of some of the most gripping and terrifying days in history. Firsthand accounts will take you into Hitler's Bunker, to the scene of Mussolini's capture and murder, and to the horrific discovery of the Nazi's most ghastly secret.
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  • Smithsonian Channel - Enemies Within: Joe McCarthy (2011) 720p HDTV x264 AC3-MVGroup

    Smithsonian Channel - Enemies Within: Joe McCarthy (2011) 720p HDTV x264 AC3-MVGroup
    Smithsonian Channel - Enemies Within: Joe McCarthy (2011) 720p HDTV x264 AC3-MVGroup
    English | 01:32:06 | H264 | 1280x720 | 59.94fps 2525 Kbps | AC3 128 Kbps 48.0khz | 1.62 GiB
    Genre: Documentary

    The word McCarthyism has become synonymous with moral panic and any kind of resulting political witch hunt. The docudrama Enemies Within – Joe McCarthy attempts to separate the man from the myth and presents the first real comprehensive picture of one of the early "bad guys" of televised politics, his background and the political and cultural landscape that enabled his rise to power. The film depicts the farmer's son's meteoric rise from freshman senator to televised "commie" hunting demagogue and finally, the lack of foresight that led him into the media circus of the "Army-McCarthy Hearings". Blinded by his desire to be "the number one guy in Washington", McCarthy took up misguided battles with the Army, the State Department, the CIA and even the President himself – until these forces, most notably the CIA, took active measures against him.
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  • PBS - American Masters: JD Salinger (2014) 720p HDTV x264 AC3-MVGroup

    PBS - American Masters: JD Salinger (2014) 720p HDTV x264 AC3-MVGroup
    PBS - American Masters: JD Salinger (2014) 720p HDTV x264 AC3-MVGroup
    English | 02:23:39 | H264 | 1280x720 | 23.98fps 2502 Kbps | AAC 143 Kbps 48.0khz | 2.51 GiB
    Genre: Documentary

    American Masters launches its 28th season with the series’ 200th episode: the exclusive director’s cut of Shane Salerno’s documentary, Salinger, with 15 minutes of new material not seen in theaters. Featuring never-before-seen photographs, personal stories and moments from J.D. Salinger’s (Jan. 1, 1919 – Jan. 27, 2010) life and harrowing service in World War II, Salerno’s new director’s cut expands his intimate portrait of the enigmatic author of The Catcher in the Rye. American Masters was the first to close a deal with Salerno for Salinger, securing the exclusive domestic television rights to the documentary in January 2013. An official selection of the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and Telluride Film Festival, the film made front page news all over the world with its revelations. Associated Press called the research yielded during Salerno’s 10-year investigation “unprecedented” and “thoroughly documented.” Salerno’s 10-year journey culminates in the first work to get beyond the author’s impenetrable wall of privacy and seclusion. While there have been over 100 academic books examining Salinger’s work in exhaustive detail, the story that no one had uncovered was that of Salinger’s remarkable life. Salerno overcame considerable obstacles to do this and present the material as a documentary film. Salinger never sat for a formal interview during his life, and there were no video or audio recordings of him and very few photographs. Additionally, legal restrictions specifically prevented Salerno from quoting virtually any of Salinger’s work on camera or from having anyone read or perform any of Salinger’s work. Regardless, American Masters: Salinger shows in vivid detail the connections between the author’s life and work, and the people and events that inspired his most celebrated fiction.
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  • PBS - American Experience: 1964 (2014) 720p HDTV x264 AC3-MVGroup

    PBS - American Experience: 1964 (2014) 720p HDTV x264 AC3-MVGroup
    PBS - American Experience: 1964 (2014) 720p HDTV x264 AC3-MVGroup
    English | 01:53:49 | H264 | 1280x720 | 29.97fps 2958 Kbps | AAC 128 Kbps 48.0khz | 2.35 GiB
    Genre: Documentary

    Based on The Last Innocent Year: America in 1964, by award-winning journalist Jon Margolis, this film follows some of the most prominent figures of the time, and bring out from the shadows the actions of ordinary Americans whose frustrations, ambitions, and anxieties began to turn the country onto a different course. 1964 was the year the Beatles came to America, Cassius Clay became Muhammad Ali, and three civil rights workers were murdered in Mississippi. It was the year when Berkeley students rose up in protest, African Americans fought back against injustice in Harlem, and Barry Goldwater's conservative revolution took over the Republican Party. Based in part on The Last Innocent Year: America in 1964 by Jon Margolis, 1964 follows some of the most influential figures of the time--Lyndon B. Johnson, Barry Goldwater, Betty Friedan--but also brings out from the shadows the stories of ordinary Americans whose principled stands would set the country onto a new and different course.
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  • PBS - American Experience: The Poisoner's Handbook (2014) 720p HDTV x264 AAC-MVGroup

    PBS - American Experience: The Poisoner's Handbook (2014) 720p HDTV x264 AC3-MVGroup
    PBS - American Experience: The Poisoner's Handbook (2014) 720p HDTV x264 AC3-MVGroup
    English | 01:53:47 | H264 | 1280x720 | 29.97fps 2037 Kbps | AAC 128 Kbps 48.0khz | 1.62 GiB
    Genre: Documentary

    In the early 1900s , the average American medicine cabinet was a would-be poisoner's treasure chest. Deadly chemicals such as radioactive radium, thallium, potassium cyanide, and morphine lurked in health tonics, depilatory creams, teething medicine, and cleaning supplies. While the tools of the murderer's trade multiplied as the pace of industrial innovation increased, the scientific knowledge and the political will to detect and prevent the crimes lagged behind. All this changed in 1918, when New York City hired Charles Norris as its first scientifically trained medical examiner. Over the course of a decade and a half, Norris and his extraordinarily driven and talented chief toxicologist, Alexander Gettler, would turn forensic chemistry into a formidable science, sending impatient heirs, jilted lovers, and desperate debtors to the electric chair, and setting the standards that the rest of the country would ultimately adopt..
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  • ORF - Mother Teresa: Saint of Darkness (2010) 720p HDTV x264 AC3-MVGroup

    ORF - Mother Teresa: Saint of Darkness (2010) 720p HDTV x264 AC3-MVGroup
    ORF - Mother Teresa: Saint of Darkness (2010) 720p HDTV x264 AC3-MVGroup
    English | 00:46:48 | H264 | 1280x720 | 29.97fps 3775 Kbps | AC3 128 Kbps 48.0khz | 1.23 GiB
    Genre: Documentary

    What am I working for? If there is no God, then there can be no soul either. If there is no soul, then you can't be true, Jesus! wrote Mother Teresa in her notebook. Recently published personal letters and notes reveal Mother Teresa's profound spiritual crisis and shake the image of the "pious nun" to its foundations. How do such sentences fit with the image of the committed missionary, who felt that her work was ordered by God? How do they fit with the woman in a white sari and worn woollen cardigan who presented herself to the world as the servant of her Lord? Are they the cries for help of a physically and spiritually burned out woman, who hoped to hide her condition from the world in this way, or are they the kind of experiences that only mystically gifted Christians have? Mother Teresa - who was she really? These intimate confessions show the moral icon of the 20th century in a different light. The woman who achieved worldwide recognition for her life among the beggars and dying in the slums of Calcutta often felt lonely and empty inside. She described these experiences as a state of "darkness", which she herself referred to as a remoteness from God. Her life story is unsettling and provocative in equal measure; after all it touches upon the fundamental questions of human existence: why must we suffer? And why does God let it happen? - questions that troubled Mother Teresa throughout her life and which almost broke her. In spite of this she did not dare to express them openly. This film asks those questions.
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  • Koval Films - Egalite for All: Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution (2009) 720p HDTV x264 AC3-MVGroup

    Koval Films - Egalite for All: Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution (2009) 720p HDTV x264 AC3-MVGroup
    Koval Films - Egalite for All: Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution (2009) 720p HDTV x264 AC3-MVGroup
    English | 00:54:10 | H264 | 1280x720 | 29.97fps 4156 Kbps | AC3 160 Kbps 48.0khz | 1.57 GiB
    Genre: Documentary

    It was the only successful slave insurrection in history. It grasped the full meaning of French revolutionary ideas — libert, eqalit, fraternit — and used them to create the world's first Black republic. It changed the trajectory of colonial economics...and led to America's acquisition of the Louisiana territory from France. "It" was the Haitian Revolution, a movement that's been called the true birth moment of universal human rights. Vaguely remembered today, the Haitian Revolution was a hurricane at the turn of the nineteenth century — traumatizing Southern planters and inspiring slaves and abolitionists, worldwide. The man at the forefront of Haiti's epochal uprising was Toussaint Louverture. He was world-known in his day and deserves a place among history's most celebrated figures today. Born into slavery, Toussaint had been freed by his master before the revolt began. He owned property and was financially secure. He risked it all, however, to join then lead an army of slaves that would fight, in turn, the French, the British, and the Spanish empires for twelve years. He was often compared to George Washington. But his is military feats alarmed Thomas Jefferson... and ultimately provoked a full-scale attack from Napoleon Bonaparte. France's final offensive would cost Toussaint his life. But France lost, nonetheless, and the richest colony in the Americas became an independent black republic.
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  • National Geographic - Game of Lions (2014) 720p HDTV x264 AAC-MVGroup

    National Geographic - Game of Lions (2014) PDTV x264 AAC-MVGroup
    National Geographic - Game of Lions (2014) 720p HDTV x264 AAC-MVGroup
    English | 00:43:58 | H264 | 1280x720 | 25.00fps 3161 Kbps | AAC 159 Kbps 48.0khz | 993 MiB
    Genre: Documentary

    From award-winning filmmakers and National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence Dereck and Beverly Joubert comes Game of Lions. According to Dereck Joubert, there are 20,000 lions left on Earth. Only 3,500 of those are males. We follow the journey of the lives of young males in the African bush and their potential to be king. From the birth of a male to his exile from his pride, our cameras follow along as males roam the jungles in an effort to spread their bloodlines through the kingdom.
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  • Discovery Channel - Search for the Japanese Fleet (2000) DVDRip XviD AC3-MVGroup

    Discovery Channel - Search for the Japanese Fleet (2000) DVDRip XviD AC3-MVGroup
    Discovery Channel - Search for the Japanese Fleet (2000) DVDRip XviD AC3-MVGroup
    English | 2x~59min | H264 | 832x468 | 25.00fps 1652 Kbps | AAC 127 Kbps 48.0khz | 2x~697 MiB
    Genre: Documentary

    Fifty-seven years after the famous battle, a team of experts is being readied to sail from Hawaii to search for the Japanese fleet, sunk by the US Navy during the Battle of Midway. A partnership of the US Navy, the University of Hawaii, NAUTICOS and Thomas Horton Associates locate and film the wrecks of these Japanese aircraft carriers. This is a story of historical significance dealing with the famous battle and with the modern technology needed to both find and film these great ships.
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  • BBC - Royal Cousins At War (2014) COMPLETE PDTV x264 AAC-MVGroup

    BBC - Royal Cousins At War (2014) COMPLETE PDTV x264 AAC-MVGroup
    BBC - Royal Cousins At War (2014) COMPLETE PDTV x264 AAC-MVGroup
    English | 2x~59min | H264 | 832x468 | 25.00fps 1652 Kbps | AAC 127 Kbps 48.0khz | 2x~697 MiB
    Genre: Documentary

    At the outbreak of the First World War three cousins reigned over Europe's greatest powers - Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany and King George V of England. This two-part series looks at the role played by the three monarchs, and their relationships with each other, in the outbreak of war, arguing that it is far greater than historians have traditionally believed.
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  • BBC - Horizon: Sugar v Fat (2014) PDTV x264 AAC-MVGroup

    BBC - Horizon: Sugar v Fat (2014) PDTV x264 AAC-MVGroup
    BBC - Horizon: Sugar v Fat (2014) PDTV x264 AAC-MVGroup
    English | 00:59:09 | H264 | 832x468 | 25.00fps 1639 Kbps | AAC 127 Kbps 48.0khz | 693 MiB
    Genre: Documentary

    To answer the hottest question in nutrition, twin doctors Chris and Xand Van Tulleken go on month long high-fat and high-sugar diets. The effects on their bodies are shocking and surprising.But they also discover that in the debate about fat and sugar, the real enemy might have been hiding in plain sight.
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  • BBC - Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 Opening Ceremony (2014) PDTV x264 AAC-MVGroup

    BBC - Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 Opening Ceremony (2014) PDTV x264 AAC-MVGroup
    BBC - Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 Opening Ceremony (2014) PDTV x264 AAC-MVGroup
    English | 03:59:09 | H264 | 832x468 | 25.00fps 1186 Kbps | AAC 159 127 Kbps 48.0khz | 1.98 GiB
    Genre: Documentary

    Clare Balding introduces live coverage of the opening ceremony of the 22nd Winter Olympic Games from Sochi. A global TV audience of hundreds of millions will see more than 2,000 performers welcome the world to Russia, which is staging an Olympics for only the second time following Moscow's hosting of the Summer Games in 1980. The ceremony is an opportunity for the host nation to showcase its culture and achievements and it is sure to be an awe-inspiring spectacle. The event will climax with the lighting of the Olympic flame after its record-breaking journey, which included a trip into space.
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  • BBC - Rome's Lost Empire (2012) 720p HDTV x264 AAC-MVGroup

    BBC - Rome's Lost Empire (2012) 720p HDTV x264 AAC-MVGroup
    BBC - Rome's Lost Empire (2012) 720p HDTV x264 AAC-MVGroup
    English | 01:28:37 | H264 | 1280x720 | 25.00fps 3369 Kbps | AAC 128 Kbps 48.0khz | 2.09 GiB
    Genre: Documentary

    Dan Snow attempts to use the latest satellite technology to reveal the secrets of the Roman Empire. Together with space archaeologist Sarah Parcak, Dan sets out to identify and then track down lost cities, amphitheatres and forts in an adventure that sees him travel through some of the most spectacular parts of the vast empire. Cutting-edge technology and traditional archaeology help build a better understanding of how Rome held such a large empire together for so long.
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  • BBC - Michael Palin in Wyeth's World (2013) PDTV x264 AAC-MVGroup

    BBC - Michael Palin in Wyeth's World (2013) PDTV x264 AAC-MVGroup
    BBC - Michael Palin in Wyeth's World (2013) PDTV x264 AAC-MVGroup
    English | 00:58:51 | H264 | 832x468 | 25.00fps 1658 Kbps | AAC 127 Kbps 48.0khz | 697 MiB
    Genre: Documentary

    Michael Palin heads for rural Pennsylvania and Maine to explore the extraordinary life and work of one of America's most popular and controversial painters, Andrew Wyeth. Fascinated by his iconic painting Christina's World, Palin goes in search of the real life stories that inspired this and Wyeth's other depictions of the American landscape and its hard grafting inhabitants. Tracking down the farmers, friends and family featured in Wyeth's magically real work, Palin builds a picture of an eccentric, enigmatic and driven painter. He also gets a rare interview with Helga, the woman who put Wyeth back in the headlines when the press discovered he had been painting her nude, compulsively but secretly for 15 years.
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  • BBC - Manet: The Man Who Invented Modern Art (2009) 720p HDTV x264 AAC-MVGroup

    BBC - Manet: The Man Who Invented Modern Art (2009) 720p HDTV x264 AAC-MVGroup
    BBC - Manet: The Man Who Invented Modern Art (2009) 720p HDTV x264 AAC-MVGroup
    English | 01:29:48 | H264 | 1280x720 | 23.98fps 3346 Kbps | AAC 139 Kbps 48.0khz | 2.10 GiB
    Genre: Documentary

    Manet is one of the main candidates for the title of the most important artist there's been. As the reluctant father of Impressionism, and the painter of Dejeuner sur L'Herbe, he can probably be accused of inventing modern art. But his story is fascinating on so many other levels.There was Manet's private life, which was chaotic and dramatic, dominated by an affair with his piano teacher who was simultaneously seeing Manet's own dad. To this day, no one is sure if it was Manet junior or senior who fathered the Manet son. No wonder he turned against authority. There were other exotic affairs too, and a particularly horrible death, when, riddled with syphilis and gangrene, Manet had to have his leg amputated. But none of it would matter a jot were it not for the revolutionary art it provoked and coloured. Manet was a born rebel, in his art and in his life. Always cited as the father of the Impressionists, he stubbornly refused to show with them, and was careful to maintain an aesthetic distance from Monet, Renoir and the others. They worshipped him. He looked down on them, and preferred instead to continue his own remarkable departure from the traditional ways of art. The scandalous paintings with which he made his reputation – the outrageously sexy Olympia; the relentlessly paraphrased Dejeuner sur L'Herbe – are the most totemic images in French 19th century art. And the story of how Manet was rejected from the official salon, and ended up instigating the Salon des Refuses, can be understood as the epoch's key cultural event. It led to everything. Using the life of Manet as his narrative arch Waldemar Januszczak will tell the story of complex and difficult man who started a revolution that continues to rumble on today. Some bits of Manet's revolutionary output are justly famous. But most bits of it are not. And by some strange quirk of serendipity, Manet's full story has never been told in a major television documentary. This is a proposal to right that wrong.
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