Best Movie – Documentary

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1. Ben-Hur (Four-Disc Collector’s Edition)

by: Warner Home Video
Release date: Sep 13, 2005
Run Time: 222 minutes
Rated: G (General Audience)
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The numbers speak volumes: 100,000 costumes, 8,000 extras, 300 sets and a staggering budget in its day the largest in movie history. Ben-Hur’s creators made it the best, the greatest Biblical-era epic ever. Charlton Heston brings a muscular physical and moral presence to the role of Judah Ben-Hur, a Jewish nobleman in Palestine whose heroic odyssey includes enslavement by the Romans, a bold escape from an embattled slave galley, vengeance against his tormentors during a furious arena chariot race and fateful encounters with Jesus Christ. Heston’s charismatic performance brought him the Best Actor Oscar; the winner as 1959’s Best Picture with the legendary William Wyler earning his third Best Director trophy, the film won a total 11 Academy Awards — a tally unequaled until 1997’s Titanic set sail.
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2. Paper Clips

by: Arts Alliance America
Release date: Jan 31, 2008
Run Time: 84 minutes
Rated: G (General Audience)
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When the students of a tennessee middle school began studying the holocaust nobody could have predicted the results. The children started collecting paper clips to help visualize the vast number of victims and their efforts culminated in a unique memorial that changed the lives of everyone involved. Studio: Arts Alliance America Release Date: 08/14/2007 Run time: 84 minutes
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3. Singin’ in the Rain (Two-Disc Special Edition)

by: Warner Home Video
Release date: Sep 24, 2002
Run Time: 103 minutes
Rated: G (General Audience)
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Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O’Connor, Jean Hagen. Movie actors struggle to make the transition from silents to talkies in this acclaimed and highly entertaining musical. Includes the outtake number You Are My Lucky Star, the documentary “Musicals Great Musicals: The Arthur Freed Unit at MGM,” a Debbie Reynolds commentary and much more. 2 DVDs. 1952/color/102 min/NR/fullscreen.
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4. The Ten Commandments (Six-Disc Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Gift Set)

by: Paramount
Release date: Mar 29, 2011
Run Time: 220 minutes
Rated: G (General Audience)
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Based on the Holy Scriptures, with additional dialogue by several other hands, The Ten Commandments was the last film directed by Cecil B. DeMille. The story relates the life of Moses, from the time he was discovered in the bullrushes as an infant by the pharoah’s daughter, to his long, hard struggle to free the Hebrews from their slavery at the hands of the Egyptians. Moses (Charlton Heston) starts out “in solid” as Pharoah’s adopted son (and a whiz at designing pyramids, dispensing such construction-site advice as “Blood makes poor mortar”), but when he discovers his true Hebrew heritage, he attempts to make life easier for his people. Banished by his jealous half-brother Rameses (Yul Brynner), Moses returns fully bearded to Pharoah’s court, warning that he’s had a message from God and that the Egyptians had better free the Hebrews post-haste if they know what’s good for them. Only after the Deadly Plagues have decimated Egypt does Rameses give in. As the Hebrews reach the Red Sea, they discover that Rameses has gone back on his word and plans to have them all killed. But Moses rescues his people with a little Divine legerdemain by parting the Seas. Later, Moses is again confronted by God on Mt. Sinai, who delivers unto him the Ten Commandments. Meanwhile, the Hebrews, led by the duplicitous Dathan (Edward G. Robinson), are forgetting their religion and behaving like libertines. “Where’s your Moses now?” brays Dathan in the manner of a Lower East Side gangster. He soon finds out. A remake of his 1923 silent film, DeMille’s The Ten Commandments may not be the most subtle and sophisticated entertainment ever concocted, but it tells its story with a clarity and vitality that few Biblical scholars have ever been able to duplicate. It is very likely the most eventful 219 minutes ever recorded to film-and who’s to say that Nefertiri (Anne Baxter) didn’t make speeches like, “Oh, Moses, Moses, you splendid, stubborn, adorable fool”?

Limited Edition: Only 100,000 will be made

Movie Content:
. 6-Discs Blu-ray and DVD Combo Pack
. 2-Disc DVD of the fully restored 1956 version
. 2-Disc Blu-ray of the fully restored 1956 version
. Exclusive Blu-ray of 1923 Ten Commandments (First time on Blu-ray)
. DVD of all-new bonus features

Extra Content Exclusively in Box Set:
. Commemorative 50-page book with rare facts and photos
. Beautiful tablet keepsake to hold all six discs
. Specially designed “parting of the sea” box to hold all collectibles
. Original 1956 Souvenir Program
. Meticulous reproductions of rarities from the Paramount and BYU vaults

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5. Animals are Beautiful People

by: Warner Bros.
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
Run Time: 92 minutes
Rated: G (General Audience)
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6. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Two-Disc Special Edition)

by: Warner Home Video
Release date: Dec 13, 2005
Run Time: 102 minutes
Rated: G (General Audience)
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Seven Brides for Seven Brothers: 50th Anniversary Edition (Dbl DVD)
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7. A Man for All Seasons (Special Edition)

by: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Release date: Feb 20, 2007
Run Time: 120 minutes
Rated: G (General Audience)
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Adaptation of Robert Bolt’s play about Sir Thomas More, a Catholic statesman in England who rebelled against Henry VIII’s self-proclaimed status as the head of the Church of England and paid for his religious beliefs by having his head exhibited on London Bridge.
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8. On Any Sunday

by: MONTEREY VIDEO
Release date: Nov 11, 1998
Run Time: 96 minutes
Rated: G (General Audience)
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Featuring the legendary Malcolm Smith, this Bruce Brown film is a timeless classic unmatched by todays backyard video conglomeration.
Bruce Brown is a master of entertaining quality videos.His coverage of these classic events will keep you on your toes.
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9. Gone with the Wind (Four-Disc Collector’s Edition)

by: Warner Home Video
Release date: Nov 09, 2004
Run Time: 238 minutes
Rated: G (General Audience)
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DVD Features: Disc 1 & 2 (The Film)
* Commentary by film historian Rudy Behlmer
* 5.1 Dolby Digital Soundtrack
* Original Mono Soundtrack

DVD Features: Disc 3
* The Making of a Legend: Gone With The Wind the acclaimed 1989 documentary made by Selznick’s sons and narrated by Christopher Plummer (125 Minutes, Never-before-available on DVD)
* Restoring a Legend- An in-depth look at the restoration and Ultra-Resolution process utilized by Warner Bros. For this new DVD presentation
* Footage from 1939 Atlanta and 1961 Civil War Centennial Atlanta premieres
* The Old South – Fred Zinnerman directed this historical 1940 theatrical short, which was shown by MGM in theatres prior to the release of Gone With The Wind

DVD Features: Disc 4
* Melanie Remembers: Olivia de Havilland Recalls Gone With The Wind – All new documentary produced especially for this new DVD set, features Ms. de Havilland’s personal recollections of the film
* Clark Gable: A King Remembered – A Portrait of the legendary actor’s long and distinguished career as M-G-M’s most famous leading man
* Vivien Leigh: Scarlett and Beyond hosted by Jessica Lange, this is an insightful look at Leigh’s short and troubled life
* Mini documentaries covering lives and careers of the most prominent cast members

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10. Unplugged {Alice in Chains}

by: Sony Music
Release date: Apr 17, 2016
Run Time: 73 minutes
Rated: G (General Audience)
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11. Cheers

by: import-a
Release date: Apr 17, 2016
Rated: G (General Audience)
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audio in italianoa boston, sam malone, ex giocatore dei boston red sox ed ex alcolista, gestisce il bar cheers.al bar lavorano lo smemorato ex allenatore della squadra ernie pantusso, la sarcastica cameriera carla e diane chambers, con cui sam avra’ una lunga relazione che durera’ alcune stagioni.a completare il quadro, i frequentatori del bar, in particolare norm, contabile piu’ appassionato alla birra che al lavoro, e cliff, postino dalla vita piuttosto grama. nel 1987, diane verra’ sostituita da rebecca e anche ernie pantusso, scomparso nella realta’ nel 1985, lascera’ il posto allo stralunato woody. le storie riguardano soprattutto l’altalenante relazione tra sam e diane nonche’ alle vicissitudini dei frequentatori.
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12. The Whale

by: Docurama
Release date: Dec 04, 2012
Run Time: 86 minutes
Rated: G (General Audience)
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13. Elvis: That’s the Way It Is

by: Warner Bros.
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
Run Time: 109 minutes
Rated: G (General Audience)
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14. Cheers

by: import-a
Release date: Apr 17, 2016
Rated: G (General Audience)
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audio in italianoa boston, sam malone, ex giocatore dei boston red sox ed ex alcolista, gestisce il bar cheers.al bar lavorano lo smemorato ex allenatore della squadra ernie pantusso, la sarcastica cameriera carla e diane chambers, con cui sam avra’ una lunga relazione che durera’ alcune stagioni.a completare il quadro, i frequentatori del bar, in particolare norm, contabile piu’ appassionato alla birra che al lavoro, e cliff, postino dalla vita piuttosto grama. nel 1987, diane verra’ sostituita da rebecca e anche ernie pantusso, scomparso nella realta’ nel 1985, lascera’ il posto allo stralunato woody. le storie riguardano soprattutto l’altalenante relazione tra sam e diane nonche’ alle vicissitudini dei frequentatori.
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15. Walking with God: Talk to Him. Hear from Him. Really.

by: Thomas Nelson
Release date: Apr 15, 2008
Number of Pages: 234
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Let John Eldredge be your personal guide through his year of walking with God.

In the book Walking with God, John Eldredge shows us what an intimate relationship with God looks like day to day. God longs to speak, and it is our right and privilege to hear His voice. Yet, somehow, the looming discontent of most Christians is a lack of conversational intimacy with God.

In this Walking with God DVD, which acts as a companion to the book, John takes us into an even deeper intimacy with God. In 12 messages that embellish key sections of the book, John offers insights for deepening our bond with God. He speaks directly to your small group with suggestions for discussion and ways to help one another on this journey. Join him as he guides us through a journey that leads to an intense conversation with our Creator.

The Walking with God DVD once again proves that walking intimately with Him is a normal and essential part of the Christian life.

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16. Mark Twain: A Musical Biography [VHS]

by: Monterey Video
Release date: Nov 11, 1998
Run Time: 88 minutes
Rated: G (General Audience)
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AVAILABLE IN VHS ONLY:

Samuel Clemens was a printer, a Mississippi River pilot, a confederate soldier, a miner, a reporter, a lecturer, an editor, a humorist, a businessman, a publisher, a devoted husband and father, quite possibly in his time the most recognizable man in the world, and, of course, one of the greatest American writers who ever lived.Mark Twain.

From novel to short story, from “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” to “The Man That Corrupted Hadleybury,” his works became world-renowned, and perhaps more that any other writer, he became synonymous with the zest for life, the wit, the humor, and the colorful human portraits that are the embodiment of the American spirit.

“Mark Twain: A Musical Biography” presents his fascinating life story, beautifully realized in this entertaining evening hailed by the critics.

Seen on PBS

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17. Winged Migration

by: Jacques Perrin, Philippe Labro, Jacques Perrin, Jacques Perrin, Andrea Occhipinti, Christophe Barratier, Danièle Delorme, Jean Labadie, Jean de Trégomain, Jean-Marc Henchoz, José María Morales, Reinhard Brundig, Francis Roux, Guy Jarry, Jean Dorst, Stéphane Durand, Valentine Marvel
Release date: Apr 17, 2016
Run Time: 89 minutes
Rated: G (General Audience)
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18. The Great Dictator (2 Disc Special Edition)

by: Warner Home Video
Release date: Jul 01, 2003
Run Time: 120 minutes
Rated: G (General Audience)
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Kevin Brownlow and Michael Kloft’s absorbing documentary, “The Tramp and the Dictator,” backgrounds Chaplin and Hitler (who were born a few days apart) and gives a detailed account of The Great Dictator’s production. Twenty-five minutes of color fo
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19. Pearl Jam Twenty

by: DMGI
Release date: Sep 17, 2013
Run Time: 120 minutes
Rated: G (General Audience)
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20. March of the Penguins

by: n/a
Release date: Apr 17, 2016
Run Time: 80 minutes
Rated: G (General Audience)
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March of The Penguins is an amazing awe-inspiring true life tale about the mating of penguins. It states the arduous task that males undergo to find and mate with a female through the Artic Winter. Narrated By Morgan Freeman. National Geographic.
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21. Disneynature Oceans

by: DisneyNature
Release date: Apr 19, 2012
Run Time: 85 minutes
Rated: G (General Audience)
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22. That’s Entertainment! – The Complete Collection [HD DVD]

by: Warner Home Video
Release date: Dec 18, 2007
Run Time: 377 minutes
Rated: G (General Audience)
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Includes That’s Entertainment, That’s Entertainment Part 2, and That’s Entertainment III, with special footage offered exclusively in the giftset for a total of more than five hours of exciting extra footage including three great documentaries, premiere night coverage and salutes to the great behind-the-camera talents, TV specials, making-of featurettes, plus an extensive video jukebox of rare, star-packed musical outtakes from classic films, and more!
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23. Matthew: Complete Book [VHS]

by: Visual Bible
Release date: Jul 24, 2001
Run Time: 258 minutes
Rated: G (General Audience)
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n this installment of the VISUAL BIBLE series, the apostle Matthew (Richard Kiley) recalls his life as a young man. Bruce Marchiano stars as Jesus in this word-for-word presentation of the NIV.
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24. One Six Right [HD DVD]

by: Terwilliger Productions
Release date: Nov 01, 2006
Run Time: 73 minutes
Rated: G (General Audience)
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Experience an exhilarating documentary film that celebrates the unsung hero of aviation, the local airport, by tracing the life, history and struggles of an airport icon: Southern California’s Van Nuys Airport. Featuring thrilling aerial photography and a sweeping original score, the film dispels common misconceptions and opposes criticism of general aviation airports. Through the love story of one airport, past to present, the film shares the timeless romance of flying with all ages.
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25. Harum Scarum/Speedway/Trouble with Girls (3FE)

by: Warner Home Video
Release date: Nov 07, 2006
Run Time: 278 minutes
Rated: G (General Audience)
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Harum Scarum/Speedway/Trouble with Girls (DVD) (3FE) (Multi-Title)
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