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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.
Building Star Trek (2016)

Building Star Trek (2016)
HDTV-Rip | AVI | 640 x 360 | XviD @ 1467 Kbps | English MP3 @ 128 Kbps | 92 min | 1,09 Gb
Genre: Documentary

The 50th anniversary of "Star Trek" is celebrated. Included: the effort to restore the original 11-foot, 250-pound model of the USS Enterprise; and an effort to build a model of the ship's bridge. Also: technological concepts the series introduced, such as hand-held communication devices, desktop computers and space shuttles; and the work to create real-life versions of other things conceived on the show, including warp drive, medical tricorders, cloaking devices and tractor beams.

BBC - NYPD: Biggest Gang in New York? (2016)
BBC - NYPD: Biggest Gang in New York? (2016)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MP4/AVC @ 3328 Kbps | 43mn 3s | 1.05 GiB
Audio: English AAC 160 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

In the wake of the shooting of five Dallas police officers, BBC Three investigates why tension is rising between America’s police forces and ethnic minorities. Shot on the streets of New York, the films follows �Cop Watchers’ – men and women who track the NYPD in a cat-and-mouse game to try and film arrests and possible cases of brutality. NYPD officers also speak out, alleging systemic racism and a policy of targeting ethnic minority communities in order hit their arrest quotas.

PBS - The White House: Inside Story (2016)
PBS - The White House: Inside Story (2016)
HDTV 360p | AVI | 640x360 | XviD@1805 Kbps | English MP3@128 Kbps | 2 channels | 1h 54mn | 1.56 GiB
HDTV 720p | MKV | 1280x720 | AVC@2926 Kbps | English AC3@384 Kbps | 2 channels | 1h 54mn | 2.71 GiB
Genre: Documentary

The White House: Inside Story It is one of America's most iconic buildings – a symbol of shared national history, and home to the most powerful person on Earth. Here in the White House, the President charts the course for the country, and the First Family lives in the spotlight. It's home, office, and museum… a bunker in times of war, a backdrop for command performances or state visits, and the heart of the American body politic. Its gleam and splendor are maintained by more than a hundred members of the residence staff and a bevy of curators. And its collection of antiques and artwork, dating back to the earliest presidencies, have turned this mansion into a showplace for American art and design.

D.B. Cooper: Case Closed (2016)
D.B. Cooper: Case Closed(2016)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 1903 Kbps | 2x~83min | 2.72 GiB
Audio: English AC3 384 kbps, 6 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

On November 24th, 1971 a man dressed in a suit and tie hijacked a Northwest Orient Airlines flight bound for Seattle, Washington. He told the flight crew he had a bomb in his briefcase and demanded $200,000 dollars in cash and four parachutes. Shortly after he got his ransom, the man jumped from the airborne 727 into the night, somewhere between Seattle and Reno, Nevada, never to be seen again. In the more than 45 years since the epic heist, the FBI has looked at over a thousand potential suspects, but the questions remain: Who is DB Cooper? Did he die? Did he live? And is he still out there?

BSkyB - Ross Kemp: The Fight Against Isis (2016)
BSkyB - Ross Kemp: The Fight Against Isis (2016)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3448 Kbps | 1h 5mn | 1.78 GiB
Audio: English AC3 384 kbps, 6 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

Talk about putting yourself in harm’s way… Ross Kemp and his camera team dodge a sniper’s bullets in a forward position as they follow the Kurdish advance against Isis in Iraq and northern Syria. This area, between the Tigris and Euphrates, is supposed to be the “cradle of civilisation”, but it’s now a wasteland, with towns flattened: In Iraq, Kemp stares around blankly at the “post-Armageddon” remains of Sinjar, with booby traps still in place in the bombed-out shells of churches. And the human cost is appalling: one clearly shell-shocked Kurdish woman describes bluntly how her children were either kidnapped or killed; and Kemp sees the results of one mass killing, which brings him close to tears.

Channel 5 - Fascism in Colour (2006)
Channel 5 - Fascism in Colour (2006)
DVDRip | 720x400 | .MKV/AVC @ 2011 Kbps | 2x~50min | 1.54 GiB
Audio: English AC3 192 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

A two-part film on Benito Mussolini and fascism, presented for the first time in colour. It is the story of fascism's violent roots, and its dream of restoring the glories of the Roman Empire. Benito Mussolini became well known as the leader of the National Fascist Party and the main founder of fascism after his return from WWI. The war had altered his outlook on life; once a reformer, he became obsessed with the idea of power and started to refer to himself as Il Duce. His apparent successes and glorification of violence encouraged Adolf Hitler to organise Germany on the same fascist principles.

The Propaganda Game (2015)
The Propaganda Game (2015)
DVDRip | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 1033 Kbps | 1h 33mn | 768 MiB
Audio: English AAC 107 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary | History

North Korea, formerly known as the hermit kingdom, is perhaps the largest source of instability as regards world peace. Its border is one of the most militarized in the world. The lack of impartial information, both inside and coming out of the country, is the perfect setting for a propaganda war, which will be analyzed in the film through numerous examples of the surprising way in which information is manipulated, in and about North Korea. Alejandro Cao de Benos, the sole foreigner who works for the DPRK Government, and many locals will show us their vision of the reality in North Korea. The other side of the story will be reflected through interviews to South Korean citizens, human rights advocates, diplomats, propaganda experts, etc.

BBC - The Greatest Poem of World War One: David Jones' In Parenthesis (2016)
BBC - The Greatest Poem of World War One: David Jones' In Parenthesis (2016)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2004 Kbps | 59mn 14s | 906 MiB
Audio: English AAC 130 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

In Parenthesis is considered one of the greatest ever literary works about war. TS Eliot called it a work of genius and WH Auden said it did for the British and Germans what Homer did for the Greeks and Trojans. Published in 1937, it is based intimately on the wartime experiences of its author David Jones, a Londoner who volunteered to fight when he was just 19. Unlike many war poets, Jones remained a private throughout the war, and he fought for longer than any other British writer. In this programme, the poet and author Owen Sheers traces the story of In Parenthesis, from an English parade ground to the carnage of the Somme offensive.

History Channel - Ancient Aliens: The Hidden Empire (2016)
History Channel - Ancient Aliens: The Hidden Empire (2016)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2553 Kbps | 41mn 59s | 900 MiB
Audio: English AC3 384 kbps, 6 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary | History

Ancient Astronaut theorists suggest that evidence of extraterrestrial visitation exists in every corner of the Earth, but some say the most compelling can be found in one of the world's least accessible places–China. China is the cradle to one of mankind's earliest and most influential civilizations. The advents of gunpowder, paper, the compass, and countless other major innovations form the technological base on which our modern societies function. But historically, China has also had a policy of isolationism.