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Famous People, Places & Events
16 Royal Families
For countless generations the world's great royal families have ruled and served their kingdoms. Throughout the world, these monarchies continue to captivate the public's imagination and are held in the highest esteem. This unique production lets you discover the history, lifestyles, interests and extraordinary heritage of the world's royalty. Learn the amazing history of the House of Windsor, witness the exotic elegance of the Thai dynasty, discover the great passions of King Hussein of Jordan and much more! From Europe to the Middle East to Asia and Japan, the world's royal families combine fascinating history with incredible wealth and great popularity. Their story is timeless and totally captivating. Featured kingdoms include Saudi Arabia, Belgium, Norway, Denmark, United Kingdom, Sweden, Kuwait, The Netherlands, Spain, Thailand, Japan, Liechtenstein, Morocco, Jordan, Monaco and Luxembourg.
|13-4926||60 min.||$ 29.95||©1998 |
17 Days Of Terror: The Hijack of TWA 847
If you want a concise study of how a single incident of terror can render helpless a country and its resources, the textbook case would probably be this-the Hijacking of Flight TWA 847. Originally intended to fly 145 passengers (mostly Americans) from Athens to Rome, the airliner was hijacked in flight and rerouted to Beirut, where the terrorists began an odyssey of terror. On the spot news coverage with commentary from ABC news personalities such as Peter Jennings, Sam Donaldson, Pierre Salinger, and Peter Glass.
|13-5761||60 min.||$ 24.98||©1989 |
Africa, Blood & Guts
Award winning documentary depicting transition of Africa from white colonialism to black self-determination with ensuing pillage and slaughter of animals and people.
|13-4541||90 min.||$ 19.98||©1966 |
AMERICA'S MYSTERIOUS PLACES
|Historic Sites||13-4479||60 min.||$ 19.95||©1995 |
Bart LaRue's Ark of Noah
A ship half the size of the Queen Mary lies frozen in a glacier at the 14,000 ft. level of Mt. Ararat. LaRue made this film under conditions ranging from impossible to illegal.
Beatles Story: Days of Beatlemania 1962-1970
Chronicles the extraordinary lives and times of the Beatles. Includes rare footage and interviews shot on location in London and Liverpool with the Beatles and with members of their inner circle.
|13-4470||60 min.||$ 14.95||©1996 1-56127-428-3|
Beyond Bataan: The George Rogers Story
|13-4920||56 min.||$ 19.95||©1998 1573411027|
Breaking Through: Women in Science
A fascinating glimpse into the lives and work of three female scientists, a mechanical engineer, biomedical scientist and JPL physicist, who are pushing the limits of scientific knowledge with the same intensity and commitment that they bring to all aspects of their lives. This documentary conveys a powerful message which motivates young girls to continue their studies of math and science. Funded by the US Department of Energy and NASA and its laboratories.
|13-4879||30 min.||$ 29.95||©1993 |
Buckminster Fuller: Grandfather of the Future
Few men have had more impact on their times than Buckminster Fuller, designer of the geodesic dome. He discusses the revolutionary effect of new technologies and gives a concise summary of his key ideas, including how to produce peace and plenty for all.
|13-9153||25 min.||$ 24.95||©1984 |
This program will take you on a tour of the best "Burger Joints". Step back in time to view L.A.'s history of great coffee shops, car hops, and drive-ins which became so popular. Enjoy a rare interview with the living-legend Richard J. McDonald, the founder of McDonald's Hamburgers and the man who transformed the eating habits and landscape of suburban America. You will also see: Vintage TV commercials that are part of American pop culture.
|13-4906||50 min.||$ 19.95||©1997 |
Buried in Ice
In 1845, two ships, the Erebus and Terror, led by Sir John Franklin, set out to complete the charting of the Northwest Passage. For 10 years, nothing was heard from the expedition. In 1855, a salvage operation (similar to that in "Aliens") uncovered the first evidence indicating the extent of the tragedy. Recently, Dr. Owen Beattie led an expedition to Beechey Island and exhumed the bodies to discover what caused this tragedy.
|13-8122||60 min.||$ 14.95||©1988 |
Cape May Victorians by the Sea
See the Gingerbread Cottages of the "National Historic Landmark Town" with the largest concentration of Victorian homes in the country. Step back in time to stroll the gas-lit streets of America's oldest seaside resort. Linger on the porches of these enduring gems of the 19th century. "The Philadelphia Inquirer" says the video "spotlights the enduring beauty of the seaside resort". The Top Rated Program on PBS's WHYY-TV Philadelphia 8/18/95. Received Telly Award 1996 and 44th Annual "Chris Award" 1996.
|13-4359||40 min.||$ 29.95||©1995 0-9646286-0-0|
Construction of the Hoover Dam
A fascinating return to a bygone era, this vintage 1936 documentary catalogues the dam's construction. Relive the almost insurmountable challenges faced by the engineers and builders of the mighty Hoover Dam.
|13-0028||35 min.||$ 24.95||©1936 |
Disasters of the 20th Century
From the 1906 San Francisco earthquake; the incineration of the Hindenburg; the volcanic eruption of Mt. St. Helens; to the assassinations of the 60's: President Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, and the speech given by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The night before he was shot. A chilling, warm, shocking and enlightening story of struggle and survival.
|13-0156||60 min.||$ 19.95||©1985 |
Eruption of the Mt. St. Helens Volcano
Witness the incredible, explosive eruption of Mount St. Helens and the devastating aftermath as photographed by men who narrowly survived the mountain's wrath.
|13-0034||30 min.||$ 24.95|
Events That Shaped Our World
Specially priced videocassette featuring key news broadcasts from fourteen major events that helped shape world history, including: the last days of the Vietnam War; the assassination of Anwar Sadat; the glory days in space, and many more.
|13-5754||30 min.||$ 9.98||©1989 |
Game of Monopoly (1870-1914)
This program examines the rise to wealth and power of industrial titans J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller and Cornelius Vanderbilt.
|13-0009||50 min.||$ 64.95||©1982 1-55919-517-7|
Set against news headlines of the day, including the Lindbergh kidnapping, the Stock Market crash, the Great Depression and early Hollywood - this examines the case histories of three of the most infamous gangsters in the annals of American crime: Benjamin Siegel aka "Bugsy Siegel" (1906-1947), Arthur Flegenheimer aka "Dutch Schultz" (1902-1935) and Al Capone aka "Scarface" (1899-1947).
|13-4858||58 min.||$ 19.95||©1997 |
Gates of Jerusalem
Jerusalem - the name means "city of peace." But Jerusalem has never known peace throughout of its history. For 3000 years, Jewish and Christian faithful have called this place home. It is also the third holiest site in the Muslim faith. Now, the story of Jerusalem is told through the eight gates that surround the Old City. Seven of these gates are open to pilgrims, priests and other visitors...but the eighth, the Golden Gate, is still a mystery. All three of the world's great religions expect prophetic, end-time events to happen at the Golden Gate. "The Gates of Jerusalem" will help you understand the past and present of the world's holiest city and how future events there could signal the end times.
|13-4732||125 min.||$ 39.95|| 1-56855-116-9|
In the midst of the great cultural and economic boom that engaged the city of Barcelona during the second part of the nineteenth century emerged the genius of Anton Gaudi (1852-1926). This program is about the visionary architect who rewrote the language of architecture in tune with his own unique imaginary and oneiric vision of reality and of art.
|13-4411||25 min.||$ 29.95||©1994 1-879512-16-5|
Gorbachev: A Man for the Ages
Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev unquestionably changed the face of the modern world. This pictorial review presents Gorbachev's life, career, and achievements in making America an ally, liberating Eastern Europe, and working toward world peace. Featuring footage never before seen outside Russia, shot on location around the world.
|13-4753||15 min.||$ 14.95||©1994 |
|1900-1918: A New World / Beyond the Front||13-4797||110 min.||$ 19.95||©1996 |
|1939-1958: Lost Paradise / Westwards, Eastwards||13-4799||110 min.||$ 19.95||©1996 |
|1958-1980: New Wave / Peace and Love||13-4800||110 min.||$ 19.95||©1996 |
|1980-1990: Solidarity||13-4801||55 min.||$ 19.95||©1996 |
Holy Snakes of the Virgin Mary
This video is an interesting look at the subject of an unexplainable physical phenomenon that occurred on the Greek Islands in 1705. Based on Real Events.
|13-4929||47 min.||$ 25.00||©1998 |
INTO THE THIN AIR OF EVEREST
|Conquest of Everest||13-4892||80 min.||$ 19.95||©1997 |
|Everest: Tempting Fate||13-4924||45 min.||$ 29.95||©1917 |
|Everest: The Quest||13-4923||45 min.||$ 29.95||©1997 |
|Mountain of Dreams, Mountain of Doom: Special Value Pack||13-4908||125 min.||$ 29.95||©1997 |
Jane Austen's Life, Society, Works
|13-4912||180 min.||$ 29.95||©1997 157875075X|
JFK: The Commemorative Video Album
From CBS News, featuring the Presidential Years, from the Inauguration through the assassination. Includes revealing footage of his childhood. A keepsake.
|13-4306||104 min.||$ 14.98||©1981 |
This is the definitive look at one of America's most powerful and controversial families. Beginning with the Kennedy's emigration during Ireland's potato famine in the 1860's, we learn what it means to be a Kennedy.
|13-0348||100 min.||$ 19.98||©1992 |
Killing of President Kennedy
An examination of one of the most devastating events of our time, with rare film footage and never-before-seen interviews. This film is based on a two-year House of Representatives investigation using recently declassified documents, and reveals startling new theories about who was really responsible for Kennedy's death and why government agencies tried to conceal vital facts.
This documents the spectacular prehistoric paintings in the Lascaux cave located in southwest France. These are the only images filmed since the cave was closed in 1963. Special animation shows how children discovered the cave. Almost the entire collection of paintings is seen.
|03-4169||35 min.||$ 29.95||©1995 1-56290-147-8|
Let the Women Vote
In the territories of the Western frontier, women first won the right that America had long denied them...the right to vote. The women of Wyoming, Colorado, Utah and Idaho were the only women in 19th century American who had that right. Witness their struggle in the fascinating film that includes archival photographs, historical political cartoons, and contemporary recreations.
|13-4935||57 min.||$ 14.98||©1998 1-57742-186-8|
Loch Ness Discovered
Now, new technology has allowed scientists to venture deep into controversy and the unknown. Join them as they use everything from sonar mapping to infra-red aerial photography to scare Nessie from her lair--and find answers that surprised them and will astound you. Get ready to shed your disbelief.
|13-4324||60 min.||$ 19.95||©1994 1-56331-102-X|
Messiah: Robert Shaw
This videocassette contains the complete Messiah as presented by Mr. Shaw and his colleagues on December 19, 1987. Excerpts of this performance were broadcast by PBS on Christmans Eve. The complete performance has been seen only by those fortunate enough to have tickets at the Robert W. Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta that evening.
|25-3612||141 min.||$ 39.95||©1988 |
A&E presents the dream-to-reality stories behind the construction of the 20th century's engineering wonders.
|Grand Coulee Dam||13-4223||50 min.||$ 19.95||©1994 1-56501-242-9|
|Mount Rushmore||13-4225||50 min.||$ 19.95||©1995 1-56501-225-9|
Norman Vincent Peale - Positive Thinking
The life and career of Dr. Norman Vincent Peale is explored a decade after having penned the best-seller "The Power of Positive Thinking". Interviews by President Nixon and President Ronald Reagan are given as well as a seldom seen speech by President John F. Kennedy.
|13-4406||57 min.||$ 19.95||©1995 1-56371-198-2|
Out of this World
Unbelievable but absolutely true! OUT OF THIS WORLD travels to the far corners of the planet to find the most amazing and bizarre images that you will ever see. This extraordinary video will show you the world's most incredible people, places and events: Meet a man who can hammer nails with his bare hands; see an extraordinary horse that can do the high dive. This entertaining video has to be watched to be believed. You will be amazed, shocked and laugh out loud!
|13-4903||70 min.||$ 24.95||©1997 |
Out of This World: Deluxe Version
|13-4905||140 min.||$ 24.95||©1997 |
Pope John Paul II Visits America
An informative look at Pope John Paul's visit to the United States with brilliant film footage, thrilling music, and stirring narration. Warmly greeted by more than six million Americans of every faith, age and race, the Pope expresses his concern for human rights, human dignity and peace throughout the world.
|13-0208||60 min.||$ 29.95||©1986 |
Presidents of the U.S.
Meet the men who made America what it is today. Find out what shaped the individuals who rose to leadership in times of war and peace and two centuries of change unprecedented in history. Follow these men from their childhood, through their early careers and into the Oval Office. Meet their families and discover the unique qualities that distinguished their presidencies.
|13-4932||300 min.||$ 99.95||©1995 |
ROYAL FAMILIES OF THE WORLD
|Great Britain, Sweden, Netherlands, Belgium||13-4950||90 min.||$ 19.95||©1999 |
For the first time in 300 years, the heir to the throne of Britain was to marry an Englishwoman. People all over the world looked forward to the wedding and the splendor and magnificence of a state ceremony that only Britain could stage. July 29, 1981-a day never to be forgotten, a glorious example of pageantry and color.
|13-0373||60 min.||$ 29.95||©1981 |
San Francisco Earthquake October 17, 1989
This program is a complete account of the fifteen seconds when San francisco and the entire Bay Area stood on the brink of annihilation. Thousands of autos crowded the Nimitz Highway and Bay Area Bridge on that day, some of them on their way to Candlestick park and the third game of the World Series. This tape features dramatic footage of the victims and the heroes of the quake, and the relief effort. Additionally, the video features safety tips and precautions to take for those who may face the shock of another deadly tremor.
|13-5750||60 min.||$ 16.95||©1989 |
Thirteen Days in October
|13-4942||90 min.||$ 19.95||©2000 |
Truly a renaissance man. He possessed the talents of statesman, politician, scientist, musician, architect, inventor, diplomat, author and humanitarian. This fascinating documentary contains archival footage and authentic stills of the life and time of Thomas Jefferson. Two tape set.
|13-4598||92 min.||$ 9.95||©1996 |
A&E's deluxe four-volume set is the most complete chronicle of the Titanic ever created. Filled with survivor interviews, rare newsreel footage and photos, it's an unforgettable voyage of discovery into one of history's most fabled tragedies. From the construction and christening, the maiden voyage, to the horrific struggle for survival and the dramatic discovery of the Titanic in a courageous deep sea expedition.
|13-4117||200 min.||$ 59.95||©1994 1-56501-345-X|
Titanic: A Question of Murder
In this, the first full-scale television investigation of the tragedy, award-winning journalist, Peter Williams, presents startling new evidence about how hundreds might have been saved.
|13-4636||56 min.||$ 19.95||©1986 0-7800-1762-5|
Titanic: The Nightmare and The Dream
Decades after the Titanic sank into the Atlantic, the dream of investigating the wreckage was finally realized by undersea geologist Dr. Robert D. Ballard. Only one camera crew was permitted to join his historic expedition.
|13-4637||53 min.||$ 19.95||©1986 0-7800-1763-3|
Top Secret: Inside the World's Most Secret Agencies
For the first time ever, TOP SECRET takes you inside the secure walls and covert practices of the world's most elite spy organizations. This explosive video series, originally seen on Discovery Channel, explores three extraordinary secret agencies. From America's NSA to Israel's Mossad to Great Britain's Scotland Yard, TOP SECRET will reveal their methods and mechanisms while profiling their daring exploits and impossible missions.
|13-4904||150 min.||$ 39.95||©1998 |
Treasures of the Titanic
The ultimate diving adventure takes you on the deep diving sub "Nautilius" more than two miles down in the icy Atlantic to RMS Titanic's final resting place. Be there, as the sea finally surrenders the deepest secrets and priceless artifacts are recovered and brought to the surface.
|13-8143||60 min.||$ 16.95||©1987 |
Triumph of the Nerds
The heroes of the Personal Computer Revolution are not the brisk military sort nor the buttoned-down business executives that any banker would love to see walk in the door. What they are is brash and funny, sometimes visionary, but still, well, nerds. The series is written and presented by Bob Cringley, a writer well-known in computer circles. He captures the personal version of how it all happened from interviews with Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and a cast of colorful generally awkward but highly amusing, er, geeks. Three tape set.
|13-4698||60 min.||$ 275.00||©1996 |
UNITED STATES PRESIDENTS
A five volume educational set featuring the lives of all forty-two Presidents that have served our country in office. Background information is given for each President, with coverage of their families and pre-presidential careers.
|United States Presidents Volume 1 (1789-1841)||13-4353||60 min.||$ 24.99||©1995 1-887583-19-X|
|United States Presidents Volume III (1877-1913)||13-4355||60 min.||$ 24.99||©1995 1-887583-17-3|
This outstanding program takes you from the Titanic's ambitious beginnings to the last hours of her fateful voyage to her rediscovery seventy five years after she slipped from the ocean's surface. We will separate myth from reality and expose the unanswered questions to provide the clearest picture yet of what happened on the night of April 14th, 1912...
|13-4928||46 min.||$ 29.95||©1998 |
Windsors - A Royal Family
A groundbreaking documentary examination of the House of Windsor tracing the British royal family through five generations, from the crisis year of 1917 to the "annus horribilus" of 1992. "Windsors" paints a royal portrait that reveals the lives, deeds and loves of five generations of Windsors, as they have never before been seen. Four volume set.
|13-4331||228 min.||$ 79.98||©1994 1-56278-814-0|
Winter's Quarters: Behind the Big Top
What really happens after "the smell of the grease paint and the roar of the crowd"? In "Winter's Quarters", we'll take you behind the scenes in a personal celebration and tribute to a very special breed of performer in the grand circus tradition. You'll learn first-hand from over 100 stars of the Circus past and present, the real meaning of, "The Show Must Go On"!
|13-8344||50 min.||$ 19.95||©1992 |
WWII in Color: 2 Tape Set
Witness the heroism and horror of WWII like you've never seen it before. This is the way the soldier saw it-in color. You'll never think of WWII the same again!
|13-4933||105 min.||$ 29.95||©1998 |
In this exciting, fast-paced film, you'll see Yellowstone before, during and after the Great Yellowstone fires and learn the complete fire story. Experience the raging Yellowstone fire- storms with incredible footage taken by people who risked their lives to film it. Discover the ecological role of fire as well as Yellowstone's beauty before and after the fires.
|13-5042||30 min.||$ 24.95||©1989 |
Yosemite: The First 100 Years - 1890-1990
Centennial celebration of a national treasure. Wildlife, waterfalls, giant sequoias, the four seasons, rock climbing and skiing. 100 years of progress through historic photography: John Muir, paving Yosemite roads, Wawona tunnel construction and more.
|13-4128||60 min.||$ 29.95||©1991 |
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