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    • Curiosity. Your body on drugs [videorecording]
      Curiosity. Your body on drugs [videorecording]
      produced by Biomech Productions, LLC for Discovery Channel
      Presents an experiment in which four drug users perform physical and mental tests while taking their respective drugs of choice, showing the effect of each drug on coordination, focus, psychological stress, and physical strength.
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    • Secret life of predators
      Secret life of predators
      Produced by National Geographic Television for National Geographic Channels
      When you've clawed your way to the top of the food chain, you have to fight to stay there. Experience this harsh reality through the eyes of the determined predators that rely on skill, instinct, and evolution to survive. But while they may be masters of their domains, that doesn't mean things always go their way, and with young mouths to feed, the pressure is on.
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    • Untamed Americas [videorecording]
      Untamed Americas [videorecording]
      produced by National Geographic Television
      The wildest frontiers of North, Central, and South America are explored.
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    • Great migrations [videorecording]
      Great migrations [videorecording]
      series producer, David Hamlin
      "Takes viewers around the world on the arduous journeys millions of animals undertake to ensure the survival of their species. Shot from land and air, in trees and cliff-blinds, on ice floes and underwater, this collection tells the formidable, powerful stories of many of the planet's species and their movements, while revealing new scientific insights with breathtaking high-definition clarity."--Container.
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    • In the realms of the unreal [videorecording] : the mystery of Henry Darger
      In the realms of the unreal [videorecording] : the mystery of Henry Darger
      Diorama Films
      An innovative feature length documentary that explores the parallel lives of legendary outsider artist Henry Darger. Reclusive janitor by day, visionary artist by night, Darger's 15,000 page novel details the exploits of the Vivan Girls, seven angelic sisters who lead a rebellion against godless, child-enslaving men.
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    • Ancient secrets of the Bible. The Christmas miracle.
      Ancient secrets of the Bible. The Christmas miracle.

      For roughly 2,000 years, people have celebrated the birth of Jesus on the day we know as Christmas. The record of Jesus' birth has been handed down to us primarily through the writings of two of the authors in the New Testament of the Bible, Matthew and Luke. But does what they wrote coincide with what we have come to accept in the traditional modern celebration? By carefully examining the New Testament, can we solve the great mysteries of Christmas?
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    • Lady valor : the Kristin Beck story
      Lady valor : the Kristin Beck story
      directors, Sandrine Orabona and Mark Herzog.
      Former U.S. Navy SEAL Christopher Beck embarks on a new mission as Kristin Beck. Kristinb2ss journey in search of the American ideals that she protected has a whole new meaning as she lives her life truthfully as a transgender woman. After a lifetime of service, Kristin has learned that her fight for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness did not end on the battlefield.
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    • Burt's buzz
      Burt's buzz
      Everyday Pictures presents
      Shapiro takes us into the reclusive backwoods world of beekeeper Shavitz, still committed to living off the land in Maine, as he has since the 1970s, in a renovated turkey coop with no running water. Shapiro explores Shavitz's peculiar relationship with the company he co-founded with Roxanne Quimby. The birth of Burt's Bees and its emergence as a lucrative brand may be the stuff of legend, but it's also contentious: Shavitz sold his shares decades ago, reaping virtually nothing from the company.
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    • The dance of reality
      The dance of reality
      directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky.
      A mystical autobiography of Alejandro Jodorowsky's childhood that blends his personal history with metaphor, mythology, and poetry. It reflects his philosophy that reality is not objective, but rather a "dance" created by our own imaginations.
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    • Ghosts & hauntings.
      Ghosts & hauntings.

      Contains two episodes: Ghosts - follow scientists as they investigate reports of ghost sightings; Hauntings - visit fameous haunted places in New York, Kentucky and the UK.
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    • GMO OMG
      GMO OMG
      Submarine Deluxe
      "Director and concerned father Jeremy Seifert is in search of answers. How do GMOs affect our children, the health of our planet, and our freedom of choice? And perhaps the ultimate question, which Seifert tests himself: is it even possible to reject the food system currently in place, or have we lost something we can't gain back? These and other questions take Seifert on a journey from his family's table to Haiti, Paris, Norway, and the lobby of agra-giant Monsanto, from which he is unceremoniously ejected. Along the way we gain insight into a question that is of growing concern to citizens the world over: what's on your plate?--Film's website.
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    • Hidden colors 3 : the rules of racism
      Hidden colors 3 : the rules of racism
      King Flex Films
      This installment of Hidden Colors tackles the taboo subject of systematic racism. The film explores how institutional racism effects all areas of human activity and the rules, laws and public policies that are utilized to maintain this system.
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    • A life in dirty movies
      A life in dirty movies
      Film Movement, Ram Releasing and Anagram present
      A love story about sexploitation director Joe Sarno and his wife and collaborator Peggy, as he struggles to get one last film on screen in an industry that's long denied his transcendent auteur style.
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    • Luther : his life, his path, his legacy.
      Luther : his life, his path, his legacy.

      Vary few historical figures have affected modern society and humanity as enduringly as Martin Luther, and on such a global scale. This comprehensive documentary traces the footsteps of the great Reformer and reflects upon the places which have become inseparably connected with his name.
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    • Nobody's perfect [videorecording]
      Nobody's perfect [videorecording]
      ein Film von Niko von Glasow
      Niko von Glasow looks for eleven people who, like him, were born disabled due to the disastrous side-effects of Thalidomide, and who are prepared to pose nude for a book of photos--to allow those who regularly throw furtive glances at Thalidomiders and other physically disabled people, to take a good, long look. In the process, Niko discovers many fascinating characters who work in such diverse areas as politics, the media, sport, astrophysics and acting; extraordinary people who have learned to live with their disability to an impressive level of "normality".
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    • Pandora's promise
      Pandora's promise
      directed by Robert Stone
      Five eminent environmentalists and energy experts describe their conversion from an anti-nuclear power to a pro-nuclear power point of view.
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    • Rise of the black pharaohs [videorecording]
      Rise of the black pharaohs [videorecording]
      National Geographic Studios
      The Kushites were a little-known African civilization that rose up and overthrew the Ancient Egyptians. Egypt, and early archaeologists, wanted history to forget them, but National Geographic is finally revealing the truth about the mysterious Black Pharaohs.
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    • Women of the Bible.
      Women of the Bible.

      The women of the Bible represent a diverse and intriguing group; powerful, independent, romantic, and brave. Mary of Nazareth endured nearly lifelong ridicule and scorn while standing by her son. Queen Esther courageously saved the Jews from certain death, while the beautiful Sheba dazzled Solomon, legendary King of Israel, and inspired some of the Bible's most erotic love poetry. The story of Delilah reveals how her name became synonymous with treachery and deceit.
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    • Ancient aliens. Season 5, volume 2 [videorecording]
      Ancient aliens. Season 5, volume 2 [videorecording]
      A&E Television Networks
      "'Emperors, Kings and Pharaohs' explores whether ancient leaders, usually attributed with divine powers, were actually connected to extraterrestrial forces. 'Alien Operations' examines advanced medical procedures practiced in the ancient world, as evidenced by wall carvings and skeletal remains. Did these skills come from an otherworldly source? Archaelogists ponder the healing power of ancient objects like sacred bones in 'Mysterious Relics' and luminous, skull shaped crystals in 'The Crystal Skulls.' Do these controversial artifacts hold the secrets to the universe? And were giant-winged deities known as Anunnaki reponsible for ancient Sumerian leaps in advancement?"--Container.
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    • Ancient aliens. Season two [videorecording]
      Ancient aliens. Season two [videorecording]
      produced by Prometheus Entertainment for History.
      From the age of dinosaurs to ancient Egypt, from early cave drawings to continued mass sightings in the United States, each episode gives historic depth to the questions, speculations, provocative controversies, firsthand accounts, and grounded theories surrounding an age-old debate: Did intelligent life forms from outer space visit Earth thousands of years ago? Do they visit us now? Episodes include: Mysterious Places; Aliens and the Third Reich; Alien Devastations; and much more.
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    • Cardio dance for beginners
      Cardio dance for beginners
      Bubi and Babe Exercise, Inc.
      Four, fifteen-minute dance workouts for beginners. High energy cardio, strength trainign, calories burning.
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    • Fit series
      Fit series
      Stephanie McMahon
      Join WWE mogul and mother of three Stephanie McMahon for a complete workout system with a four-week calendar designed to transform and strengthen the upper and lower body, chisel the abs, and shed fat.
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    • Triple H
      Triple H
      directed and produced by Cal Pozo.
      Looking for a workout system to obliterate fat, combat aches and pains, and build ripped, rock-hard muscle? Enter center ring and join WWE champion and Superstar legend Triple H for a total-body challenge that will change your life. Created by world-renowned strength coach Joe DeFranco, this powerful system includes upper-body, lower-body, cardio, and mobility workouts, as well as a four-week calendar, to maximize strength, endurance, flexibility, and function with raw, no-nonsense exercises.
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    • Ali in action [videorecording] : the man, the moves, the mouth
      Ali in action [videorecording] : the man, the moves, the mouth
      Les Krantz & Wildwood Films present.
      Documentary retrospective of the life of Muhammad Ali. Features rare footage of Ali's "pearls of wisdom" as well as highlights of his greatest fights, including the "Rumble in the Jungle" (October 30, 1974, against George Foreman; and the "Thrilla in Manila" (October 1, 1975), against Joe Frazier.
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    • I am Ali.
      I am Ali.

      An intimate and heart-warming look at the man behind the legend as we've never seen Ali before. The documentary is told through exclusive, unprecedented access to Ali's personal archive of voice recordings combined with touching interviews and testimonials from his inner circle of family and friends, including his daughters, son, ex-wife and brother, plus legends of the boxing community including Mike Tyson, George Foreman and Gene Kilroy.
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    • NHL top 10 rivalries [videorecording]
      NHL top 10 rivalries [videorecording]
      an NHL original production
      Presents an in-depth look into the league's fiercest feuds. Current and former players, coaches, and NHL historians relive memories and go behind the scenes both on and off the ice of some of the game's unforgettable match-ups. The Rangers and the Islanders, The Battle of Alberta, The Canadians and Bruins, The Battle of Quebec, The Battle of Pennsylvania, plus many more are examined and ranked. Discover where your favorite rivalry falls and let the debates begin.
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    • Fatal four way 2010
      Fatal four way 2010

      Anything can happen when WWE Superstars are pushed to extremes. Donb1st miss Edge, John Cena, Triple H, Undertaker, Randy Orton, Shawn Michaels, Rey Mysterio, and all of viewers' favorite superstars!
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    • The best of Raw : after the show
      The best of Raw : after the show
      WWE Home Video.
      Monday Night Raw, but what happens after the cameras stop rolling? Get a heavy dose of WWE's most colorful Superstars showing off their larger than life personalities, often times shedding their on-camera personas for the sake of pure fun. From beer bashes, birthday celebrations, humorous improv, crowd interaction, and dark matches sure to please the hardcore fan, these are the moments that can only happen in WWE.
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    • The best of Raw & Smackdown 2013
      The best of Raw & Smackdown 2013

      WWE Superstars deliver 52 weeks of action on Raw and Smackdown per year, with no off-season. This set compiles the most thrilling matches and segments from the year 2013. Witness the epic rivalries, shocking moments, and all the biggest stars that defined the calendar year in WWE.
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    • True giants.
      True giants.

      Focuses on the top giants in wrestling history. This program will look and feel like 20 mini-biographies with each feature presented by just one person, giving it a more personal and in-depth look than a Countdown. A two hour feature with all 20 mini-bios and full matches included as extras.
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