The first truly comprehensive feature length cinema documentary ever made about Beethoven. With over 60 live performances.
Actor Gregor Fisher sets out to discover the truth about his birth mother with help from friends, family and fellow actors.
It is the richest burial site ever discovered in the Western Hemisphere: a massive royal tomb on the outskirts of Sipan, Peru, where the ancient treasures of the Moche civilization rested undisturbed for centuries. But in 1987, a sudden flood of priceless gold and silver artifacts was the first clue that a major new find had been made not by archaeologists, but by grave robbers who were selling the spoils of an ancient, little-known people. TOMBS OF SIPAN tells the incredible tale of archaeologists and art-dealers, investigators and looters that led to one of the most important archaeological finds in history. The case was broken when one looter, upset with his take, confessed and turned in the others. The thieves and many stunning artifacts were captured, but most importantly, they revealed the location of their trove. From the saga of their discovery to the ongoing investigations, this is the remarkable saga of the TOMBS OF SIPAN.
Called the "underside of the American dream" and "an American nightmare," the Hell's Angels have been fixtures in American culture since 1948. Yet their role remains unclear: are they libertines or criminals? The History Channel investigates the evolution of these mythic outlaws, featuring rare interviews with historians and experts - including Hunter S. Thompson - and the Angels themselves. Discover the origins of biking clubs in the '40s and see how The Wild One defined the rebels of the '50s. Witness the infamous Gypsy Tour of the '60s and the international proliferation of Hell's Angels in the '70s. Hear about their influence on pop-culture and their surprising sense of patriotism. Trace the legendary leadership of Sonny Barger, who transformed the club into a brotherhood. Hell's Angels offers an insider glimpse into the world of mythic renegades, rebels, and bikers who have eluded categorization for the past half-century.
Nimoy's popularity among science fiction fans (due to his role as Spock in the original Star Trek television series) won the show a following in fandom circles. Nimoy wrote an episode about the turbulent life of artist Vincent van Gogh, having earlier played the artist's brother Theo in a one-man show. As part of his research, Nimoy found records in the archives of the hospital where Van Gogh was treated that suggested that he suffered from epilepsy rather than insanity.
The show also spawned at least six spin-off books, all written by Landsburg with forewords by Nimoy: In Search of Lost Civilizations, In Search of Extraterrestrials, In Search of Magic and Witchcraft, In Search of Strange Phenomena, In Search of Missing Persons, and In Search of Myths and Monsters, with an additional book that collected the best segments from these existing volumes.
Saint Nick, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle, Santa Claus - From Armenia (Gaghant Baba) to China (Dun Che Lao Ren), India (Ganesha) and Yugoslavia (Deda Mraz), this beloved and iconic symbol of holiday cheer is known by dozens of names. But who was he? Was he the 4th-century miracle worker Bishop Nicholas of Myra in modern day Turkey?
Snake expert Austin Stevens presents this nature documentary about the most feared snake of all - the King Cobra. Travelling to the jungles of south west India, Stevens reveals that despite its reputation, the King Cobra is in fact a reclusive creature, shy of human contact.
Their exploits were recorded and passed down through countless generations. Their images inspired some of the most beautiful art ever created. Their names echo throughout history. From their mythical home atop Mount Olympus, the Greek gods played an integral part in Ancient Greek life. The History Channel explores the fascinating history of these enduring figures through period accounts, interviews with renowned historians and classicists, and stunning location footage, including glimpses into the gods' phenomenal temples. Learn why the ancient deities were endowed with human failings and discover the significance of the most famous Greek myths. View the magnificent artwork that preserved their images and learn how these epic figures have been integrated into modern life. From Aphrodite to Zeus, The Greek Gods presents an unforgettable exploration of the mythic and monumental world of Greek deities.
Compelling, original and comprehensive, the connoisseurs guide to the real Beethoven behind the myth. Narrated by Juliet Stevenson. With 100 interviews / experts views / exclusive performances. One of the finest movies about a great musician I’ve ever seen - The Observer A Dynamic Mix of Interviews and Performances. “10/10… The best film I’ve seen about a composer” – The Sun Herald. In Search of Beethoven offers a comprehensive and dynamic account of the life and works of the great composer. The film features 65 performances by the world’s finest musicians. In addition 100 interviews were conducted in the making of this beautifully crafted film.
A son's riveting look at a father whose life seemed straight out of a spy thriller. The secret world of a legendary CIA spymaster. Told by William Colby's son Carl, the story is at once a probing history of the CIA, a personal memoir of a family living in clandestine shadows, and an inquiry into the hard costs of a nation's most cloaked actions.