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'Shadows of Progress' Is a Testament to the Best in Documentary Filmmaking

This is one of the best DVD releases of the year. It's so substantial, and so thorough, that it becomes not so much a DVD collection as a small, single-subject library of film.

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Small Time and Where’s The Money Ronnie!

There is a particular pleasure in returning to the early work of an artist when one knows that the potential evident in their work has already been realised.

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If You Revere Film Pioneers, You'll Revere the Film Pioneers of 'Secrets of Nature'

These films are of enormous interest -- but only to those who are enormously interested in the early development of natural history films.

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Heston Blumenthal is Truly a Culinary Knievel

On the menu tonight: a huge hog with edible intestines; a savoury custard made of brains; and a titillating ejaculating cake.

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Ian McKellen: Acting Shakespeare

For anyone who appreciates acting this is highly recommended; for anyone studying acting, it's essential. If everything this educational was this entertaining, everyone in the world would have a Ph.D.

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Rembetiko -- Special Edition

Rembetiko is ostensibly a fictionalised biopic of standout Rembetiko singer Marika Ninou, but it's actually a biopic of Rembetiko music and the entire Greek nation.

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Death in the Garden

Buñuel made so many masterpieces in his near 50-year career that those films of his that are merely very good tend to be overlooked. Death in the Garden is just such a film.

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Twelfth Night: 19 December 2009 - London

Ultimately, even Shakespeare’s comedies are judged by just one standard: whether or not they are funny. And this Twelfth Night is hilarious.

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Champions Forever: Ali -- The Lost Interviews

The selling point of this release is its extras, and specifically its half hour of previously ‘lost’ interviews with Ali.

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The Fish Fall in Love

A charming but confounding Iranian anti-romance based on the story of Scheherazade -- but with cookery substituting for storytelling.

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The Wild Man of the Navidad

Where Boggy Creek had Bigfoot, Wild Man has its titular terror.

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