PBS’ Nature examines the famous Lipizanner dressage horses of the Spanish Riding School of Vienna, their noble lineage, and the riders who train them in this barebones but interesting Blu-ray that is a must for horse lovers.
This PBS Nova video gives us amazing views of our planet as recorded by the fleet of satellites that continually orbit the earth. Storms and other natural disasters are captured along with the fluctuations in our essential atmosphere that makes life possible.
Another lavish costume drama from the British that, one gets the feeling, is more soap than fact, Mr. Selfridge chronicles the early days of the famous Selfridge’s department store in London.
The latest Ken Burns documentary tells the infamous Central Park jogger case in the words of the five young teenagers, now grown men, wrongfully accused and convicted of the heinous crime. It’s story of a city divided and a justice system pushed to its limits.
This British mystery mini-series has an interesting concept and strong cast, but stumbles on its execution.
Life on Fire: Wildlife on the Volcano’s Edge is a beautifully filmed and gripping nature documentary mini-series from PBS that rivals the best from the BBC.
The red planet awaits, and with Curiosity, NASA has sent their most sophisticated rover yet to explore it. Ultimate Mars Challenge takes a look at the program, from beginning to the final innovative landing, to design the Curiosity rover. It’s a must for space fans.
The third season of Downton Abbey is another strong, purely addictive, delightful series of episodes.
Ken Burns paints a folksy and intimate portrait of one of the worst environmental and human disasters in American history with his latest documentary film, The Dust Bowl.
This hit Masterpiece Classic period drama has its first two seasons packaged together in a strong release of its UK edition from PBS.