America: The Story of Us (2010)
Complete Season 1 | 12 Episodes
720p Blu-rayRip | MKV | AVC @ 5.94 Mbps, 23.976 fps | 1280 x 720 (4:2:0) | 12 hr 0 min | 25.7 GB
Audio: English AC-3 5.1, 48kHz, 16-bit @ 640 Kbps | Subtitle: none
Directors: Marion Milne, Clare Beavan | Narrator: Daniel Webb | Country: USA
Genre: Documentary, History
Time is by its very nature such an ephemeral entity that it remains one of the central enigmas of our existence. When, for example, does "what happened" become "history"? That seems an especially cogent question in this supercharged era of 24 hour news cycles, when virtually every picayune situation around the world is deemed "Urgent" or "Breaking" or some other adjective denoting something of utmost import. History Channel of course attempts to separate the wheat from the chaff, putting both minutiae as well as larger arching stories into their proper context. The latter, mixed with a smattering of the former, is on hand throughout America: The Story of Us, a towering and teeming nearly 12 hour enterprise which traces everything from the 300 million year old meteorite which formed the Cumberland Pass to the first settlers of Jamestown to the rebels and rascals of the Revolutionary War, through to the formulation and expansion of the nation we call the United States of America. While a series of this magnitude can't really delve too deeply into any given subject, or even timeframe, America: The Story of Us does manage to follow a rather sensible through line which attempts to weave something akin to a typical dramatic arc, usually falling back on the time honored tradition of focusing on the robust, independent and innovative nature of the American spirit. While the series gives us a more or less chronological narrative which begins with the Jamestown settlement and ends with the dawning of the Age of Terror, it does stop by the wayside more than a few times to explore individual stories of people both well known and probably relatively little heard of.
America: The Story of Us takes the typical History Channel approach of liberal doses of CGI, historical reenactments, and talking heads, mixed with a pleasant, if sometimes portentous, narration by Liev Schreiber. The series does an exceptional job of keeping the story moving, offering some splendid visuals to engage the viewer, and some at least occasionally cogent commentary. One aspect which may be cringe inducing to those more academically inclined is the reliance on such "expert" commentators as Michael Douglas and Sheryl Crow. The series would have done better to stick with the more historically astute people who are indeed included in many episodes, people like Tom Brokaw and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. But America is after all a democracy, a place where all voices have their place, so despite the sometimes banal reflections of some of these annotators, overall the series gives a good representative sampling of thought about what the United States has meant, both philosophically and more fundamentally as a driving force on our planet for the past several hundred years.
Battlefield Detectives( Discovery Channel and History Channel)
Total Size: 4.6GB
Audio : AAC | 126 Kbps
Genre : Documentary | History | War
Battlefield Detectives is a historical forensic documentary TV series developed by the History Channel that explores history's more infamous battles in a bid to go beyond war tactics by utilizing modern science to see what truly led to a battle being won or lost. A team of experts, including the likes of archaeologists, forensic scientists, crowd dynamics specialists, military experts, and other scientists galore, take on the task of understanding war in a joint effort to combine their individual disciplines to find insights into what actually happened, rather than relying upon rumors and legends. What really did happen on the waters of English Channel when the Spanish Armada, considered the most illustrious naval fleet at the time, faced Queen Elizabeth I's forces in 1588? While the Siege of Alesia in 52 BCE is considered Julius Caesar's greatest military feats but why is considered an example of siege warfare?...
1) Battlefield Detectives - World War I - Jutland
2) Battlefield Detectives - WW2 - The Battle Of Britain
3) Battlefield Detectives - WW2 - The Battle Of The Bulge
4) BATTLEFIELD DETECTIVES (VIETNAM'S BLOODY SECRET)
5) Battlefield Detectives-Stalingrad
6) Pointe Du Hoc
7) The Siege of Masada
8) Agincourt's Dark Secrets - Battlefield Detectives(360p_H.264-AAC)
9) Battlefield Detectives - What Sank The Spanish Armada
12) History Channel Battlefield Detectives - Israel's Six Day War
Title : The Money Masters (1996)
IMDB Rating :8.2
Genre : Documentary
Runtime : 210 MIN
Director : William T. Still
Writer : Patrick S.J. Carmack / William T. Still
Cast : William T. StillIMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1954955/
The Money Masters is a 1996 three and a half hour non-fiction, historical documentary film that discusses the concepts of money, debt, taxes, and describes their development from biblical times onward. It also covers the history of fractional-reserve banking, central banking, monetary policy, the bond market, and the Federal Reserve System in the United States.
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Title : Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th (2013)
IMDB Rating :8.2
Genre : Documentary
Runtime : 400 MIN
Director : Daniel Farrands
Writer : Peter Bracke / Daniel Farrands
Cast : Melyssa Ade / Loyd Albin / Diane Almeida / Erich Anderson / Kristi Angus / Judie Aronson / Jennifer Banko / Diana Barrows / Gabriel Bartalos / Kimberly Beck / Don Behrns / Susan Blu / Alan Blumenfeld / Peter Bracke / Brannon BragaIMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2396421/
Inspired by the critically-acclaimed book, Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th takes viewers behind the mask on an epic journey into the making of the landmark horror franchise-from its humble beginnings in 1980 at a New Jersey summer camp to the blockbuster release of its 2009 "reboot." Combining hundreds of rare and never-before-seen photographs, film clips, outtakes, archival documents, conceptual art and behind-the-scenes footage, and featuring interviews with more than 150 cast and crew members spanning all twelve films and the television series, Crystal Lake Memories is the ultimate tribute to one of horror's most iconic and enduring franchises.
Title : Senna (2010)
IMDB Rating :8.6
Genre : Documentary / Biography / Sport
Runtime : 106 MINIMDB
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The story of the monumental life and tragic death of legendary Brazilian motor-racing Champion, Ayrton Senna. Spanning the decade from his arrival in Formula One in the mid 80's, the film follows Senna's struggles both on track against his nemesis, French World Champion Alain Prost, and off it, against the politics which infest the sport. Sublime, spiritual yet, on occasion, ruthless - Senna conquers and transcends Formula One to become a global superstar. Privately, he is humble, almost shy, and fiercely patriotic, donating millions to his native Brasil and contemplating a life beyond motor-racing. Yet he is struck down in his prime on the blackest weekend in the history of the sport, watched live on television by 300 million people. Years on he is revered in Formula One as the greatest motor racing driver of all time - and in Brasil as a Saint.
On October 16, 1992, an impressive and eclectic group of artists gathered at Madison Square Garden in New York City for the purpose of celebrating the music of Bob Dylan on occasion of his 30th anniversary of recording. Bringing together musical greats as far-flung as Johnny Cash and Eddie Vedder, The Clancy Brothers and Lou Reed, the four hour show celebrated a truly remarkable lifetime of songs in front of a sold-out audience of over 18,000. Warmly dubbed the Bobfest by participant Neil Young, the show was broadcast around the world and featured a cast of musical notables performing carefully chosen and often surprising selections from the incomparable Dylan songbook. At evening's end, the man of honor himself appeared on stage and gracefully brought it all back home again. In a world where all-star celebrity gatherings have become commonplace, the Bob Dylan celebration stood out as, first and foremost, a legitimately memorable musical event. Available for the first time in High ...