Slippery When Wet (1958)
19-09-2016 Category: documentaries Posted By: goldenminer   
Slippery When Wet (1958)

Slippery When Wet (1958)
A Film by Bruce Brown
DVDRip | MKV | 1h 12min | 702x540 | AVC @ 1800Kbps | AAC @ 160Kbps
Lang: English | Subs: None | 1021 MB
Genre: Documentary

In 1966, Bruce Brown made the definitive movie about surfing, The Endless Summer, but in 1958 he was a lifeguard by day who at night swept up a surfboard shop owned by a guy named Dale Velzy. Brown also had an 8mm movie camera and had made some amateur movies of fellow surfers in action; Velzy liked Brown's work and decided to bankroll him in his first effort to make a feature film. On a budget of $5,000, Brown flew to Hawaii with a 16mm camera, 50 rolls of film, and five surfers (Del Cannon, Freddy Pfhaler, Dick Thomas, Kemp Aaberg, and Henry Ford), and along the way learned how to make the first "professional" surfing documentary, Slippery When Wet. Along with priceless vintage surf footage from Oahu, Slippery When Wet features an original score from jazz artist Bud Shank.
Read More
The Civil War (TV) (1990)
14-09-2016 Category: documentaries Posted By: goldenminer   
The Civil War (TV) (1990)

The Civil War (1990) 25th Anniversary Recalled Edition
Winner of 2 Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Informational Series
720p BDRip | mkv | x264 AVC @ 3023 Kbps, 23.976 fps | 1024 x 720 | 11h 34min | 13.5 GB
2-ch English AAC @ 126 Kbps, 48 KHz, 16-bits | Subtitles: English, Russian
Genre: History, Documentary, War

The Civil War, the Emmy Award-winning nine-part series from Ken Burns, is now fully restored to high definition, achieving the optimal picture quality originally intended. This six-disc collector's set also features over two hours of new bonus video. Hailed as a film masterpiece and landmark in historical storytelling, Ken Burn's epic documentary brings to life America's most destructive - and defining - conflict. Here is the saga of celebrated generals and ordinary soldiers, a heroic and transcendent president and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one.
Read More
History Specials - Jesse James: Blacksmith (2010)
8-09-2016 Category: documentaries Posted By: goldenminer   
History Specials - Jesse James: Blacksmith (2010)

History Specials - Jesse James: Blacksmith (2010)
HDTV-Rip | AVI | 640 x 360 | XviD @ 2704 Kbps | English MP3 @ 128 Kbps | 81 min | 1,71 Gb
Genre: Documentary

Jesse James returns in Jesse James Blacksmith on HISTORY to tackle the only discipline he hasn't yet mastered - how to forge metal. Jesse travels to Israel, where 73-year-old world- renowned blacksmith Uri Hofi has agreed to mentor him.
Read More
BBC - Britain on Film: Getting Down to Business (2012) 720p HDTV x264-MVGroup
8-09-2016 Category: documentaries Posted By: LoriYagami1   
BBC - Britain on Film: Getting Down to Business (2012) 720p HDTV x264-MVGroup
BBC - Britain on Film: Getting Down to Business (2012) 720p HDTV x264-MVGroup
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3185 Kbps | 30mn 11s | 716 MiB
Audio: English AAC 129 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

In 1959 Britain's biggest cinema company, the Rank Organisation, decided to replace its newsreels with a series of short, quirky, topical documentaries that examined all aspects of life in Britain. For the next ten years, Look at Life chronicled - on high-grade 35mm colour film - the changing face of British society, industry and culture. Britain on Film draws upon the 500 films in this unique archive to offer illuminating and often surprising insights into what became a pivotal decade in modern British history. This episode examines Look at Life's surprisingly entertaining films on the British economy, at a time when industry faced ever-increasing competition from abroad.
Read More