Documentary → NHK Kabuki Kool - Kabuki Villains (2019) 720p HDTV
NHK Kabuki Kool - Kabuki Villains (2019) 720p HDTV
English | Size: 526 MB
Every hero needs a good villain, and kabuki has everything from ambitious schemers to vile seducers, and even the odd comic villain. Actor Kataoka Ainosuke explores the roles' appeal.
Documentary → Smithsonian Ch. - Siege of Masada (2015) 1080p HDTV
Smithsonian Ch. - Siege of Masada (2015) 1080p HDTV
English | Size: 1.66 GB
Siege of Masada
It's known as the Alamo of the ancient world, the story of a band of Jewish rebels and their final stand against the Roman Army. The siege of Masada, recorded nearly 2,000 years ago by Jewish military leader Flavius Josephus, is more than a tale of resistance against impossible odds. It's part of the founding narrative of Israel. But how much of it is true? We take a look at the events that inspired the CBS television miniseries "The Dovekeepers" and go to the site of the mountain fortress itself, uncovering new truths about this epic conflict.
Documentary → BBC Arena - The $50 Million Art Swindle (2019) 720p HDTV
BBC Arena - The $50 Million Art Swindle (2019) 720p HDTV
English | Size: 1.12 GB
Tells the remarkable story of a charlatan art dealer who swindled over $50 million from the art establishment before going on the run. Michel Cohen, a popular and charming New York art dealer was originally from France. A high school drop-out from a poor background, Cohen was a self-invented man who went on to become a rich and successful art dealer, with homes in Malibu and New York. Throughout the 1990s, he sold paintings by artists such as Picasso, Monet and Chagall to America's wealthiest elite. Cohen was living the high life until he began trading recklessly in the stock market and ran up considerable debts. In an attempt to recoup his losses, he swindled private collectors, auction houses and other art dealers out of more than $50 million. When his swindles were discovered, he fled the USA with his wife and two small children and went on the run. In 2003, he was found by Interpol in Brazil and was imprisoned in Rio de Janeiro, but seven months later, whilst awaiting extradition to the USA, he escaped from prison and vanished off the face of the earth. Sixteen years later, filmmaker Vanessa Engle has managed to track him down and persuade him to tell his extraordinary story - a highly entertaining crime caper that is also a rich exploration of greed, motive and morality.
BBC - Showbands: How Ireland Learned to Party (2019) 720p HDTV
English | Size: 1014 MB
Ardal O'Hanlon looks at what started the showband era in Ireland, the people involved, and how it came to an end in the 1980s.
Documentary → BBC - Steelmen (2019) PDTV
BBC - Steelmen (2019) PDTV
English | Size: 672 MB
In 1991, as the town of Motherwell faced the crippling social, economic and cultural impact of the closure of the Ravenscraig steelworks, its football club, locally known as the Steelmen, lifted the prestigious Scottish Cup for the first time in 39 years. The victory was a glimmer of light in the ensuing darkness.
Documentary → CBC - 24 Hours Inside Your Body (2019) 1080p HDTV
CBC - 24 Hours: Inside Your Body (2019) 1080p HDTV
English | Size: 1.46 GB
24 Hours: Inside Your Body
It's the world's first human body rig - two ordinary people are filmed going about their typical day while covered from head to toe in medical, monitoring equipment. What will they discover about how their lifestyle affects their health and what will the rest of us learn about how the human body works?
Documentary → Discovery Ch. - Expedition Unknown The Search for Floridas Lost Pirate (2019) 1080p HDTV
Discovery Ch. - Expedition Unknown: The Search for Floridas Lost Pirate (2019) 1080p HDTV
English | Size: 1.37 GB
Expedition Unknown: The Search for Florida's Lost Pirate
Josh Gates sets sail for Florida chasing the long-lost treasure of Jose Gaspar. Josh joins marine archaeologists and treasure hunters working to crack the mysteries of the pirate's life so they can find the riches he left behind.
BBC - Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin (2019) 720p HDTV
English | Size: 1.37 GB
When legendary writer and adventurer Bruce Chatwin was dying of Aids, his friend and collaborator Werner Herzog made a final visit to say farewell. As a parting gift, Chatwin gave Herzog the rucksack that had accompanied him around the world.
BBC - Marianne and Leonard: Words of Love (2019) 720p HDTV
English | Size: 1.63 GB
The beautiful yet tragic love story between Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse Marianne Ihlen. Their love began on the idyllic Greek island of Hydra in 1960 as part of a bohemian community of foreign artists, writers, and musicians. This film follows their relationship, from the early days on Hydra, a humble time of 'free love' and open marriage, to how their love evolved when Leonard became a successful musician.
Curiosity TV - Breakthrough: Greenland is Melting (2019) 1080p HDTV
English | Size: 410 MB
Breakthrough: Greenland is Melting
The Greenland ice sheet, the last remnant of the Ice Age, is melting at an unprecedented rate. Today, scientists and researchers from all over the world are paying close attention to what could become a global catastrophe.