This Week’s DVD Releases
Top Ten DVD List for September 9, 2014
Star Trek: The Compendium is a forthcoming Blu-ray Disc collection, containing re-releases of Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness. The collection gathers together all of the special edition material for Star Trek Into Darkness, previously broken up between various exclusive editions, as well as new material.
Treknews.net, reporting on the weakness of the previous Blu-ray release, said “Paramount’s initial Star Trek Into Darkness Blu-ray release left many fans disappointed with the lack of bonus features included with the film. The release of Star Trek: The Compendium, a new Blu-ray box set, scheduled to be released later this fall, should remedy those concerns.”
This documentary is about the island nation of Cuba, allowing everyone who watches to get the opportunity of seeing the country in a down to earth sort of way. You will get the chance to see the countries health care, history, religion, cuisine, and education.
The Hornet’s Nest is a groundbreaking feature film, using real footage to tell the story of an elite group of U.S. troops sent on a dangerous mission deep inside one of Afghanistan’s most hostile valleys. Following what was planned as a single day strike turning into nine intense days of combat against an invisible, hostile enemy in the country’s complex terrain where no foreign troops have ever dared to go before.
Teenage is a living collage of rare archival material, filmed portraits, and voices lifted from early 20th century diary entries. Bradford Cox (Deerhunter, Atlas Sound) punctuates the narrative with a contemporary score.
Gravedigger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson are two black cops with a reputation for breaking the odd head. Both are annoyed at the success of the Reverend Deke O’Mailey who is selling trips back to Africa to the poor on the installment plan. When his truck is hijacked and a bale of cotton stuffed with money is lost in the chase, Harlem is turned upside down by Gravedigger and Coffin Ed, the Reverend, and the hijackers. Much of the humor is urban black, which was unusual in 1970.
The Galapagos Affair is a fascinating documentary portrait of a 1930s murder mystery. Fleeing conventional society, a Berlin doctor and his mistress start a new life on uninhabited Floreana Island. But after the press sensationalizes the Galapagos’ “Adam and Eve,” others flock there – including a Swiss Family Robinson and a gun-toting Baroness and her two lovers. Clashing personalities are aggravated by the island community’s free-love ethos, and some of the islanders disappear, suspicions of murder hang in the air leaving an unsolved mystery which remains the subject of local lore today.
The World Wars tells the story of three decades of war told through the eyes of various men who were its key players: Roosevelt, Hitler, Patton, Mussolini, Churchill, Tojo, DeGaulle and MacArthur. The series examines the two wars as one timeline starting in 1914 and concluding in 1945 with these unique individuals coming of age in World War I before calling the shots in World War II.
Sex in the Wild takes viewers from the Okavango Delta in Botswana to the Australian Outback, and from a Borneo rainforest to the waters of New Zealand, to study animal reproduction in vivid detail.
In Secrets of Westminster, viewers see the hidden areas of London’s House of Commons, House of Lords and Westminster Abbey. Throughout its history, Westminster has embodied stories of power struggles and tradition.