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    • Kingdom of the apes
      Kingdom of the apes

      Deep in Tanzania's Gombe National Park, where Jane Goodall began her pioneering work, epic and startling dramas worthy of Shakespeare are lived out by chimpanzees and gorillas. In a kingdom where 'royal' families rule with tolerance and battle fiercely, seethe with resentment and love tenderly, power players endlessly jockey for position in the quest for the throne.
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    • 12 o'clock boys
      12 o'clock boys
      Oscilloscope Laboratories, Framework Imgs., Prospekt, Aletherium, & Mission Film present
      A notorious urban dirt bike pack in Baltimore pops wheelies, weaves at excessive speeds through traffic, and impressively evades the hamstrung police. Their antics are viewed through the eyes of adolescent Pug, a bright kid from the Westside obsessed with the riders and willing to do anything to join their ranks.
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    • The angel effect [videorecording]
      The angel effect [videorecording]
      produced by Caragol Wells Productions
      A 9/11 survivor, an astronaut, and a blue hole diver all survived dramatically different traumatic events only to tell strikingly similar stories: each felt a mysterious presence that guided them to safety in their time of greatest peril. ... National Geographic delves deep inside this phenomenon to break down the barrier between science and the supernatural. When faced with life and death, the brain flips an "angel switch, " and help arrives-at least for some. Dubbed the "Third Man Factor, " hundreds have reported this mysterious phenomenon -- and now, science is taking a closer look, zeroing in on the location and the mechanism in the brain they believe may be responsible for these visions. -- Cover.
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    • Atlantis [videorecording]
      Atlantis [videorecording]
      Pioneer Film and Television Productions Ltd
      Explore the mystery of Atlantis, the lost city, through dramatized possible explanations for its demise.
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    • Boredom
      Boredom
      an Ennui Inc. production
      The first serious documentary on boredom. Director Albert Nerenberg asks why the subject of boredom has been so religiously avoided and shows that boredom isn't what one think it is. The film's breakthrough research suggests boredom is likely a state of stress. It may also be killing people. Perhaps the powers that be would rather people not know that, especially if one is inside some kind of educational institution or dead end job.
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    • Brooklyn castle [videorecording]
      Brooklyn castle [videorecording]
      Producers Distribution Agency presents
      I.S.318 is an inner-city school where more than 65 percent of students are from homes with incomes below the federal poverty level, that also happens to have the best, most winning junior high school chess team in the country. The film follows the challenges these kids face in their personal lives as well as on the chessboard.
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    • Burt's buzz
      Burt's buzz
      produced and directed by Jody Shapiro.
      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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    • Finding Atlantis [videorecording]
      Finding Atlantis [videorecording]
      National Geographic.
      From the collection of National Geographic classics about ancient civilizations.
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    • Ivory tower : is college worth the cost?
      Ivory tower : is college worth the cost?
      a CNN Films Production
      Is college worth the cost? Groundbreaking filmmaker Andrew Rossi asks the critical question about the value of higher education, revealing how colleges have come to embrace a business model that often promotes expansion over quality learning. With student-loan debt now over the one trillion dollar mark, the once-great American institution is at a breaking point. The film explores the current education crisis from the halls of Harvard, to community colleges, to online learning.
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    • Pioneers of television. [Season 1] [videorecording]
      Pioneers of television. [Season 1] [videorecording]
      PBS
      This four part series champions the entertainers who launched an industry. Pioneers of television takes us back to TV's classic days, and chronicles the icons who still keep us laughing, generation after generation. Packed with hilarious clips and nearly 100 new interviews, this series offers television at it's finest.
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    • Snipers Inc. [videorecording]
      Snipers Inc. [videorecording]
      National Geographic; Produced by Tom Kramer, Mark Finkelpearl.
      "Selling guns to snipers is all in a day's work for one small-town Tennessee family. Ronnie, the desinger and businessman at the helm of Barrett Firearms Manufacturing and his two children are responsible for creating the M107 sniper rifle. The world's first semi-automatic .50 caliber rifle, the M107s power and precision allow snipers to destroy multiple targets from more thatn 20 football fields away." -- p. 4 of cover.
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    • Storm of the century [videorecording]
      Storm of the century [videorecording]
      produced by the National Geographic Society
      On March 13, 1993, a catastrophic storm pounds a 1,200-mile swath from Florida to Canada, killing about 270 people.
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    • Turtle power : the definitive history of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
      Turtle power : the definitive history of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
      directed by Randall Lobb.
      In the spring of 1984, a strange new comic book sat beside cash registers in select shops, too big to fit in the racks, and too weird to ignore. Eastman and Laird's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles presented a completely original breed of super heroes. It was too bizarre, too crazy. It broke all the rules and should never have worked. Until it sold out. Again and again and again. For thirty years.
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    • Whitey : United States of America v. James J. Bulger
      Whitey : United States of America v. James J. Bulger
      directed by Joe Berlinger.
      A sweeping and revelatory documentary film that follows the trial of the infamous gangster James 'Whitey' Bulger, using the courtroom action as a springboard to examine accusations of multi-faceted corruption within the nationb2ss law enforcement and legal systems.
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    • Leapfrog. The magnificent museum of opposite words [videorecording]
      Leapfrog. The magnificent museum of opposite words [videorecording]
      Ron Myrick
      Scout and his friends, Violet, Eli and Penny have all kind of learning adventures along with their magical toy car, Axle. They are engaged in a game when they learn that the Museum of Opposite Words is opening in their town today. They hurry off to the museum where they find the Beaver Brothers struggling to get the exhibits completed in time for the opening night. Together they use vocabulary skills to unlock the clues and help the Brothers complete all of the exhibits in the nick of time.
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    • Genocide revealed
      Genocide revealed
      directed by Yurij Luhovy
      "Genocide Revealed exposes Moscow's policy of genocide against the Ukrainian nation. The film focuses on the 1932-1933 man-made famine in Soviet Ukraine engineered by Stalin's regime against the rural population, and the accompanied decimation of the national elite and destruction of Ukraine's historical past. It reveals one of the greatest human tragedies of the 20th century"--Container.
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    • Roman catacomb mystery.
      Roman catacomb mystery.

      In 2002, maintenance workers stumbled through an opening in one of the tunnel walls and discovered a previously unknown complex of six small rooms, each stacked floor to ceiling with skeletons. It was a mass grave, locked away for nearly 2,000 years. Who were these people? Why were so many interred in one place, piled atop each other? And most important, what killed them?
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    • Integrated Chinese [videorecording] = Zhong wen ting shuo du xie. Level 1, Part 1. DVD
      Integrated Chinese [videorecording] = Zhong wen ting shuo du xie. Level 1, Part 1. DVD
      created and produced by Cheng & Tsui Company, Inc.
      A companion DVD to the textbook Integrated Chinese, Level 1, Part 1, third edition by Yuehua Liu and Daozhong Yao. Live-action videos revolve around the real-life situations of the Integrated Chinese characters and present all 10 dialogues and narratives from the Level 1, pt. 1 textbook. Intended to help students improve their communicative skills as well as increase their familiarity with Chinese culture. "Culture Minutes" related to the topics in each lesson take students onto the streets of Beijing, where they can listen in on unscripted, informal conversations with native speakers of Chinese
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    • Chakra healing [videorecording] : step-by-step
      Chakra healing [videorecording] : step-by-step
      Steve Murray.
      Learn how to become a Chakra Healer and help heal physical ailments and disease. Bestselling author Steve Murray explains and demonstrates how to perform Chakra healing on yourself and others with easy to understand instructions and illustrations. With Steve's guidance, any person can learn how to become a Chakra Healer.
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    • Increase your psychic abilities with contemporary technology
      Increase your psychic abilities with contemporary technology

      Train the mind to enter the Psychic Zone to increase psychic abilities without years of practice and experience. The psychic programs include the Contemporary Technology of Brain Wave Entrainment in the form of Isochronic Tones. The psychic programs are easy to use and will increase psychic abilities from their current level. Just watch and listen while the psychic programs train the mind to automatically enter the Psychic Zone whenever it's desired.
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    • Pet energy healing
      Pet energy healing
      Steve Murray.
      Steve Murray explains pet chakras and how to use Life Energy to heal one's pets.
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    • Sight words. Level 2
      Sight words. Level 2

      Join Brad, Susan, and friends discover words presented in context and in ways that help reading for meaning. Humor and entertainment keep kids focused, and fun activities engages learners. Bonus features boost spelling skills. Covers 68 words including all Dolch primer words and many words from Fry's list. Kindergarten to first grade level.
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    • UFC 173/174 : Barao vs. Dillashaw, Johnson vs. Bagautinov.
      UFC 173/174 : Barao vs. Dillashaw, Johnson vs. Bagautinov.

      Owner of a remarkable 35-fight unbeaten streak, Renan Barao will put his UFC bantamweight title on the line when he faces contender TJ Dillashaw in the main event of UFC 173. Fresh off a first-round knockout of Urijah Faber in February, the Brazilian bomber has every intention of doing the same to Dillashaw, an offensive machine who has five Octagon victories. Plus, welterweight knockout artists Robbie Lawler and Jake Ellenberger both look to move into position for a 170-pound title shot.
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    • 2012 basketball season in review. Kentucky Wildcats [videorecording]
      2012 basketball season in review. Kentucky Wildcats [videorecording]
      IMG Media.
      The Kentucky Wildcats are the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball National Champions! Celebrate the team's historic season with this exclusive look at the Wildcats championship run featuring behind the scenes video alongside interviews with players and head coach John Calipari. Led by freshman Anthony Davis, the Associated Press' college basketball Player of the Year, watch the Kentucky Wildcats wrap up an unforgettable season!
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    • Mike Tyson [videorecording] : undisputed truth
      Mike Tyson [videorecording] : undisputed truth
      HBO Films
      Filmed before a live audience in New York City, this offers a front-row seat to the former heavyweight champion's hit one-man stage show, both of which were directed by Academy Award nominee Spike Lee. Raw, honest, powerful and full of humor, it features Tyson recounting his life's highs and lows. He opens up about such subjects as his troubled youth, landmark boxing career, time in prison, and family with the same charisma he showed in the ring.
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    • Brothers of destruction.
      Brothers of destruction.

      Chronicles the long and storied history of the partnership of The Undertaker and his half-brother, Kane. Following Kane's introduction to WWE in the late '90s, he and the Undertaker engaged in bitter battles before finally uniting as a team known as the 'Brothers of Destruction.' Their on-again, off-again partnership captured the imagination of the WWE Universe throughout the next decade, with memorable battles both individually and as a team.
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    • Summer slam 2014.
      Summer slam 2014.

      The 27th annual Summer Slam event is back as it returns to the Staples Center in Los Angeles for the sixth consecutive year.
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    • Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Paul Heyman.
      Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Paul Heyman.

      A biography on Paul Heyman's entire life/career. Paul began as a photographer taking ringside pictures at MSG and worked his way into WCW becoming a manager. (a.k.a. Paul E. Dangerously) Paul then went to ECW and became the figurehead for the company. His unique brand of over the top, in your face entertainment developed a cult-like following. Unfortunately, Paul's financial savvy didn't match his creative genius and ECW was eventually purchased by WWE.
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    • Sting
      Sting
      WWE.
      Chronicle's The Sting's entire career from his Mid-South days as part of the Blade-Runners through his last WCW match vs. Ric Flair on the very last episode of WCW Monday Nitro. The film features more than two dozen matches in total.
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