Top Special Interest movies on DVD and Blu-ray

Rent Madea's Family Reunion on DVD Madea's Family Reunion
Synopsis
Writer-director Tyler Perry also stars as the titular Madea in his hilarious yet touching play, about the madness and mayhem that ensues when the extensive Simmons family gathers for a funeral, wedding and reunion over the same weekend. Recorded in New Orleans, this live stage presentation precedes the 2006 feature film adaptation. D'Atra Hicks, Tamela Mann, David Mann, Zakiya Williams, Regina McCrary, Gary Jenkins and James Tittle IV co-star.
Cast
Cast
Tyler Perry, D'Atra Hicks, Tamela Mann, David Mann, Pebbles Johnson, Sonya Evans, Zakiya Williams, Regina McCrary, Gary Jenkins, Terry Phillips, Mike Storm, James Tittle, Quan Howell
Director
Director
Tyler Perry, Chet Brewster
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Theatrical Performances, African-American Comedies, Theater Arts
Rent Tyler Perry: What's Done in the Dark on DVD Tyler Perry: What's Done in the Dark
Synopsis
Follow the funny and entertaining adventures of nurses, doctors and patients as they sing, dance and strut their way through a series of wild events in this lively stage play written and directed by Tyler Perry.
Cast
Cast
David Mann, Christian Keyes, Tamela Mann, D'Atra Hicks, Ryan Gentles
Director
Director
Tyler Perry
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Theatrical Performances, Theater Arts
Rent Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man: IMAX on DVD Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man: IMAX
Synopsis
Performing arts troupe Cirque du Soleil leads an awe-inspiring tour of the human experience, shot on location in an ocean, a redwood forest, a desert, a jungle and a palatial estate -- all captured in IMAX 3D.
Cast
Cast
Ian McKellen, Nicky Dewhurst, Brian Dewhurst, Anait Karagyezyan, Chris Van Wagenen, Jennifer Clement
Director
Director
Keith Melton
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Performance Art & Spoken Word, Theatrical Performances, Theater Arts, IMAX
Rent Madea's Big Happy Family: The Play on DVD Madea's Big Happy Family: The Play
Synopsis
Shirley (Chandra Currelley-Young) wants to tell her family about a big development, but rounding up five grown children with as many different lifestyles requires divine intervention -- or tough-loving, straight-shooting grandma Madea (Tyler Perry) -- whichever comes first. Be it money trouble or a family secret, everyone has something to say, but count on Madea to bring the room to order in this filmed version of Perry's stage play.
Cast
Cast
Tyler Perry, Chandra Currelley-Young, Cassi Davis, Palmer Williams, Jr., Cheryl Pepsii Riley, Crissy Collins, Chonotelle Moore, Tamar Davis, Quan Hodges, Danny Clay, Brandi Milton
Director
Director
Tyler Perry
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Theatrical Performances, Theater Arts
Rent The Marriage Counselor on DVD The Marriage Counselor
Synopsis
Marriage counselor Judith (Tamar Davis) may be better at giving advice than taking it in this Tyler Perry play. Judith and her accountant husband Roger (Tony Grant) seem to have the perfect life, but some unexpected guests reveal the cracks in their relationship. When Hurricane Katrina forces Roger's dad and Judith's mom to seek refuge with their children, Judith turns to an old friend for advice about her suddenly unstable home environment.
Cast
Cast
Tamar Davis, Palmer Williams, Jr., Anthony Grant, A.T. Grayson, Myra Beasley, Brandi Milton, Timon Kyle Durrett, Johnny Gilmore, Jermaine Sellers, Stephanie Ferrett, Nicole Jackson
Director
Director
Tyler Perry
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Theatrical Performances, African-American Dramas, Theater Arts
Rent Blue Man Group: Rock Tour on DVD Blue Man Group: Rock Tour
Synopsis
Offbeat performance artists The Blue Man Group have finally been captured live on this disc that features concert footage, three full-length music videos and three songs from Blue Man Group's album, "The Complex." The live footage was filmed during Blue Man Group's successful and widely acclaimed August 2003 rock tour, where they wowed 9,000 fans in two sold-out concerts at NextStage Amphitheatre in Grand Prairie, Texas.
Cast
Cast
Blue Man Group
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Performance Art & Spoken Word, Theater Arts
Rent Cirque du Soleil: Alegria on DVD Cirque du Soleil: Alegria
Synopsis
Filmed live in Australia in 2001, this Cirque du Soleil performance crafts a mesmerizing fantasy about the fascinating world inhabited by circus performers young and old, including how they relate to each when not on stage. Powerful tumblers somersault off the shoulders of their catchers, artists craft hypnotic patterns with flaming knives, and synchronized trapeze acrobats fly high above the ground in this unforgettable exhibition.
Cast
Cast
Francesca Gagnon, Eve Montpetit, Ebon Grayman, Kristina Ivanova, Cindy Whiteman, Tamir Erdenesaikan, Batmuhkh Batjargal, Yuri Medvedev, Vladimir Olshansky, Nikolai Terentiev
Director
Director
Nick Morris
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Performance Art & Spoken Word, Theatrical Performances, Theater Arts
Rent John Cleese's Wine for the Confused on DVD John Cleese's Wine for the Confused
Synopsis
Monty Python's witty John Cleese aims to educate the masses with this enlightening, snoot-free wine guide that finds Cleese guiding novices through the basics -- finding wines you like, getting the best value, and serving and storing wine at home. His user-friendly vintner's tour includes lessons in wine vocabulary and identifying subtle flavors, as well as useful tips for corking up condescending sommeliers.
Cast
Cast
John Cleese, Alyce Eichelberger
Director
Director
David Kennard
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Food & Wine, Wine & Beverage Appreciation
Rent Cirque du Soleil: Dralion on DVD Cirque du Soleil: Dralion
Synopsis
The troupe that's been reinventing the circus arts since 1984 combines ancient Chinese traditions with its own unique artistry in this dazzling performance. Dralion celebrates life, art and the four elements -- air, earth, water and fire. Juggling, teeterboard, trapeze and hoop-jumping skills are performed with the fusion of color, music and mind-blowing acrobatics that have made the Cirque a worldwide phenomenon.
Cast
Cast
Luan Leilei, Luis Pelegrini, Juliana Neves, Henriette Gbou, Joe De Paul
Director
Director
Guy Caron, David Mallet
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Performance Art & Spoken Word, Theatrical Performances, Theater Arts
Rent Cirque du Soleil: Varekai on DVD Cirque du Soleil: Varekai
Synopsis
Cirque du Soleil, the mind-bending acrobatic theater troupe, presents this highly imaginative, allegorical tale about a young man who falls from the sky into a kaleidoscopic world populated by fantastic creatures at the base of a volcano. The show-stopping performers include tumblers, jugglers and more.
Cast
Cast
John Gilkey, Octavio Alegria, Alexei Anikine, Andrew Atherton, Kevin Atherton, Helen Ball, Paul James Bannerman, Roni Bello, Stiv Bello, Cinthia Beranek
Director
Director
Dominic Champagne
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Performance Art & Spoken Word, Theatrical Performances, Theater Arts
Rent War Photographer on DVD War Photographer
Synopsis
In this engrossing, Academy Award-nominated documentary, director Christian Frei follows photojournalist James Nachtwey into the world's combat zones as he fights to capture the struggles of those who face harrowing violence in places such as Kosovo, Indonesia and the West Bank. Nachtwey skirts through murky politics to tell the stories of the suffering in hopes that he can bring attention to their plight, one picture at a time.
Cast
Cast
James Nachtwey, Christiane Amanpour, Hans-Hermann Klare, Christiane Breustedt, Des Wright, Denis O'Neill
Director
Director
Christian Frei
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Military Documentaries, Photography, Special Interest, Art & Design, German Language, Foreign Documentaries, Foreign Languages
Rent The Flowering of Human Consciousness on DVD The Flowering of Human Consciousness
Synopsis
Building on the popularity of his best-selling book <i>The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment</i>, mystic Eckhart Tolle shares his New Age philosophy in this insightful video. Tolle's tenets -- which focus on increased creativity and higher consciousness by freeing the mind from persistent fears and self-seeking thoughts -- promote a universal awakening designed to guide humankind toward a collective evolution.
Cast
Cast
Eckhart Tolle
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Meditation & Relaxation, Mind & Body, Prayer & Spiritual Growth, Mindfulness & Prayer, Faith & Spirituality
Rent Cirque du Soleil: La Nouba on DVD Cirque du Soleil: La Nouba
Synopsis
In the magical world of La Nouba, dreams become reality and talent turns the ordinary into the extraordinary. Filmed at Cirque du Soleil's permanent venue at Walt Disney World in Orlando, La Nouba is, literally, a dream come true. Amid this waking dream, you'll find clowns, ballerinas, trapeze artists and much more. From the incredible BMX bicycle act to displays of precision and balance on the high wire, La Nouba will amaze and delight.
Cast
Cast
Danica Sheridan, Rob Alton, Igor Arefiev, Natalia Bashkatova, Stéphane Bayol, Jean-François Bédard, Brian Beech, Georges Bertrand, Pawel Biegaj, Witek Biegaj
Director
Director
David Mallet
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Performance Art & Spoken Word, Theatrical Performances, Theater Arts
Rent A Prairie Home Companion on DVD A Prairie Home Companion
Synopsis
With its mix of delightful vignettes, compelling tales, entertaining musical performances and Garrison Keillor's sonorous voice, "A Prairie Home Companion" never fails to charm audiences the world over. For years, storyteller Keillor has ruled the public radio airwaves with his broadcasts from fictional Minnesota town Lake Wobegon. And woes disappear thanks to this show, which documents a live performance at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul.
Cast
Cast
Garrison Keillor
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Theatrical Performances, Theater Arts
Rent David Blaine: Fearless on DVD David Blaine: Fearless
Synopsis
World-renowned magician David Blaine is a master at performing amazing feats and mind-boggling stunts in natural environments (i.e., on the street among passersby) -- including encasing himself in a block of ice in public places. Leonardo DiCaprio acts as host for this fascinating documentary, which culls the most astonishing moments from Blaine's television specials "Frozen in Time," "Magic Man" and "Street Magic."
Cast
Cast
David Blaine, Leonardo DiCaprio
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Hobbies & Games, Magic & Illusion
Rent The French Chef with Julia Child on DVD The French Chef with Julia Child
Synopsis
Through her groundbreaking show for public television, beloved cookbook author and chef Julia Child transformed Americans into gourmets courageous and inventive enough to take on the complex challenge of French cooking. Catch 18 episodes from the 1960s series -- one of the first cooking shows on television -- and learn how to make such classic fare as boeuf bourguignon, salade Ni&#231;oise, mousseline au chocolat and more.
Cast
Cast
Julia Child
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, Food & Wine, Special Interest, Cooking Instruction
Rent Naked World on DVD Naked World
Synopsis
In this follow-up to the documentary Naked States, director Arlene Donnelly Nelson follows artist Spencer Tunick as he invites thousands of people of all races, shapes and sizes out of their clothes and into the streets for art's sake. Tunick's yearlong "Nude Adrift" project -- which comprised photographing 6,000 unclothed subjects, some as enormous groups -- was filmed in nine countries on seven continents (including Antarctica).
Cast
Cast
Spencer Tunick, Ron Kuby, Alec Von Bargen
Director
Director
Arlene Nelson
Genres
Genres
Documentary, HBO Documentaries, Social & Cultural Documentaries, HBO, TV Documentaries, Art & Design, Photography, Special Interest
Rent Learning Guitar for Dummies on DVD Learning Guitar for Dummies
Synopsis
Have you always wanted to be able to pick up a guitar and play a tune but were too overwhelmed to start? Then let world-class fret man Jon Chappell take you through this step-by-step video tutorial designed with beginners in mind. Lessons cover fundamentals such as strumming, finger-picking and forming chords, with practice songs that include "Skip to My Lou," "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" and "Sloop John B."
Cast
Cast
Jon Chappell
Director
Director
Andrea Ambandos
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Guitar & Banjo Lessons, Music Lessons
Rent Mark Twain Tonight! on DVD Mark Twain Tonight!
Synopsis
Hal Holbrook re-creates for the screen his widely acclaimed stage monologue as Mark Twain, noted American humorist and author of the classic novel <i>The Adventures of Tom Sawyer</i>. The screen actor's award-winning portrayal is considered the quintessential model for one-man theatrical performances. Holbrook has been performing as Twain for more than 40 years, calling upon an archive of memorized material rather than a predefined script.
Cast
Cast
Hal Holbrook
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Theatrical Performances, Biographies, Theater Arts
Rent Deepak Chopra: Soul of Healing: Vol. 1 on DVD Deepak Chopra: Soul of Healing: Vol. 1
Synopsis
Doctor and spiritualist Deepak Chopra hosts this illuminating foray into the art of healing from the Best Israel Deaconess Medical Center at Harvard Medical School and The Chopra Center in Carlsbad, California. Dr. Chopra offers suggestions for the healing process, as well as helpful hints regarding meditation and stress relief. Divided into three segments, Chopra's program demonstrates the body's amazing ability to heal itself.
Cast
Cast
Deepak Chopra
Director
Director
David Holbrooke
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Meditation & Relaxation, Mind & Body, Mindfulness & Prayer, Healing & Reiki, Faith & Spirituality
Rent The Nutcracker (American Ballet Theatre) on DVD The Nutcracker (American Ballet Theatre)
Synopsis
The American Ballet Theatre performs Tchaikovsky's classic Christmas ballet, "The Nutcracker Suite." Young Clara (Gelsey Kirkland) falls fast asleep on Christmas Eve and dreams of fantastic and whimsical characters, including the Mouse King (Marcos Paredes) and the dashing Prince (Mikhail Baryshnikov). Stunning set designs and costumes mark this 1977 production, which also stars Alexander Minz as Drosselmeyer.
Cast
Cast
Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gelsey Kirkland, Alexander Minz, George De La Pena, Norman Rose, Rebecca Wright, Kenneth Schermerhorn, Marcos Paredes
Director
Director
Tony Charmoli
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Dance, Special Interest, Ballet & Modern Dance, Classical Music, Classical Instrumental Music
Rent Tyler Perry's Madea's Neighbors from Hell on DVD Tyler Perry's Madea's Neighbors from Hell
Synopsis
Madea's neighborhood takes a turn for the worse when a foster mother moves in with her unruly kids. Suspicious activity leads Madea to take justice into her own hands. With Aunt Bam by her side, Madea uses her unique wit and wisdom for unforgettable results.
Cast
Cast
Tyler Perry, Cassi Davis, David Stewart, Dathan Thigpen, Chelsea Reynolds
Director
Director
Tyler Perry
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Theater Arts, Performance Art & Spoken Word, Theatrical Performances, Contemporary Stage Musicals, African-American Comedies
Rent The Happiest Baby on the Block on DVD The Happiest Baby on the Block
Synopsis
Frazzled parents of new babies have an ally in Dr. Harvey Karp, a renowned pediatrician and child development specialist who shares his tried-and-true techniques for soothing colicky infants and helping them sleep through the night. Among other valuable tips, Dr. Karp shares information about the best sleeping positions and explains the benefits of swaddling babies tightly to mimic the feeling of being in the womb.
Cast
Cast
Harvey Karp
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Pregnancy & Parenting, Mind & Body
Rent Cirque du Soleil: Nouvelle Expérience on DVD Cirque du Soleil: Nouvelle Expérience
Synopsis
The amazing tightrope walkers, trapeze artists, contortionists, acrobats, fire eaters, jugglers and stilt walkers of Cirque du Soleil gather under the same big top for their renowned 1990-1991 show. The Montreal performance troupe, who wildly reinvented the notion of the circus, performed the seminal Nouvelle Exp&#233;rience for 19 months, during which time they entertained more than 1.3 million audience members.
Cast
Cast
Didier Antoine, Cecile Ardail, Irina Arnaoutova, Katerina Arnaoutova, Alexandre Arnaoutov, Dimitri A. Arnaoutov, Faon Belanger, Bruce Bilodeau, Stacey Bilodeau, Nadine Binette
Director
Director
Franco Dragone
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Performance Art & Spoken Word, Theatrical Performances, Theater Arts
Rent 8 Weeks to Optimum Health on DVD 8 Weeks to Optimum Health
Synopsis
The bearded Dr. Andrew Weil presents his plan to integrate body, mind and spirit into a complete and balanced lifestyle in this filmed lecture. Through a series of weekly lessons, Weil gives advice about physical exercise, diet and "mental-spiritual" practices. The "Spontaneous Healing" portion of the video consists of further lectures on how the body's natural defenses can be maximized to provide a better quality of life.
Cast
Cast
Dr. Andrew Weil
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Mind & Body, Healthy Living, Mindfulness & Prayer, Faith & Spirituality, Healing & Reiki
Rent Blue Man Group: How to Be a Megastar Live! on DVD Blue Man Group: How to Be a Megastar Live!
Synopsis
Blue Man Group's live rock show is a satirical how-to about creating the perfect live rock 'n' roll show, deconstructing and poking fun at most every element of the rock star phenomenon. Centered around a fictional music manual, the "concert" -- which will delight audiences of all ages -- uses mixed media and interactive elements to create a singular experience that is at once tongue-in-cheek, hypnotic and spectacular.
Cast
Cast
Blue Man Group
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Theatrical Performances, Theater Arts
Rent Our Town on DVD Our Town
Synopsis
The illustrious Paul Newman plays the Stage Manager in Thornton Wilder's classic 1938 play about the passage of time and the ties that bind, first conceived at the Westport Country Playhouse before moving to Broadway. This production takes the audience to iconic Grovers Corners, N.H, where two families, the Webbs and the Gibbs, are discovering the joys and tragedies of life. The production co-stars Maggie Lacey as Emily and Ben Fox as George.
Cast
Cast
Maggie Lacey, Ben Fox, Paul Newman, Frank Converse, Jayne Atkinson, Jeffrey DeMunn, Jane Curtin, Stephen Spinella, Mia Dillon
Director
Director
James Naughton
Genres
Genres
Drama, Theater Arts, Theatrical Performances, Special Interest
Rent Eckhart Tolle: Finding Your Life's Purpose on DVD Eckhart Tolle: Finding Your Life's Purpose
Synopsis
German spiritual teacher and best-selling author Eckhart Tolle presents a new and refreshingly simple vision for helping viewers understand and follow their purpose in life. From learning how to go with the flow of reality to discovering your natural gift for expressing the universe's intention for you, you'll come away from these gentle lessons with the knowledge that each moment holds the potential for you to realize your life's mission.
Cast
Cast
Eckhart Tolle
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Healthy Living, Mind & Body
Rent Inspirations on DVD Inspirations
Synopsis
Where do the world's greatest artists get their creative spark? In this fascinating documentary, director Michael Apted (Coal Miner's Daughter, Gorillas in the Mist) presents an in-depth exploration of the creative process. Acclaimed geniuses, such as rock musician David Bowie, pop artist Roy Lichtenstein, clay artist Naranjo-Morse and glass artist Dale Chihuly, discuss how and why they work the way they do.
Cast
Cast
David Bowie, Roy Lichtenstein, Dale Chihuly, Tadao Ando, Louise LeCavalier, Édouard Lock, Nora Naranjo-Morse
Director
Director
Michael Apted
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Special Interest, Art & Design, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Painting
Rent Looking for Richard on DVD Looking for Richard
Synopsis
Oscar winner and renowned thespian Al Pacino searches for a way to channel Shakespeare's flawed hero in this self-effacing documentary that faithfully chronicles what went on behind the scenes when "Richard III" was revived for the New York stage.
Cast
Cast
Al Pacino, Penelope Allen, Gordon MacDonald, Winona Ryder, Alec Baldwin, Kevin Spacey, Aidan Quinn, Kevin Conway, Madison Arnold, Vincent Angell, Harris Yulin, Timmy Prairie, Landon Prairie
Director
Director
Al Pacino
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Special Interest, Shakespeare, Miscellaneous Documentaries, Theatrical Performances, Theater Arts
Rent Men Cry in the Dark on DVD Men Cry in the Dark
Synopsis
Bachelor Derrick Reed has a great group of buddies and plenty of dates -- in fact, he's so invested in his lifestyle that he starts a magazine called Happily Single. But when he appears on a hip talk-radio show, he meets a woman who changes his life.
Cast
Cast
Allen Payne, Richard Roundtree, Rhona Bennett, Monifah, Lavell Crawford, Christopher Williams
Director
Director
Je'Caryous Johnson
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Theater Arts, African-American Romance, African-American Dramas
Rent Dr. Andrew Weil: Healthy Aging on DVD Dr. Andrew Weil: Healthy Aging
Synopsis
Dispensing practical advice, Dr. Andrew Weil -- one of America's most admired physicians -- guides viewers through tips for healthy aging while providing easy-to-understand examples. In this informative PBS special, maturity never seemed so bright, as Weil shares diet, exercise and sleep secrets that contribute to overall mental, emotional and physical well-being. His trusted methods and honest advice offer a favorable outlook on growing older.
Cast
Cast
Dr. Andrew Weil
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Healthy Living, Mind & Body, PBS
Rent Two Fat Ladies: The Complete Collection on DVD Two Fat Ladies: The Complete Collection
Synopsis
In this popular British series that's part cooking show, part travelogue and part comedy, Jennifer Paterson and Clarissa Dickson-Wright cook up a storm as they crisscross the English countryside on a classic Triumph motorcycle and sidecar. The larger-than-life duo encourages people to enjoy the moment with rich and satisfying recipes that are anything but heart-friendly, washing the meals down with outrageous tales of their past misadventures.
Cast
Cast
Clarissa Dickson-Wright, Jennifer Paterson
Director
Director
Patricia Llewellyn
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Cooking Instruction, Food & Wine, British TV
Rent Bad Seed: The Truth About Our Food on DVD Bad Seed: The Truth About Our Food
Synopsis
Twenty-year-old filmmaker Adam Curry traveled across the United States, Britain and Canada to make this documentary, which explores the statistic that 60 percent of the food Americans eat has been genetically altered or engineered. The jury is out on whether these products could harm the population, and Curry demands answers -- talking to nutritionists, physicians, scientists, farmers and other experts in an effort to uncover the truth.
Cast
Cast
Adam Curry
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, Food Stories, Food & Wine, Special Interest
Rent Kama Sutra: Essentials for... on DVD Kama Sutra: Essentials for...
Synopsis
For five millennia, the <i>Kama Sutra</i> has been the world's foremost guide to lovemaking. This artfully composed companion program illuminates the book's famous catalog of sexual positions. And just as the <i>Kama Sutra</i>'s authors recognized the role of each partner in sexual gratification, this tastefully tantalizing guide explains how to choose positions that build on the strengths and desires of both members of the couple.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Healthy Living, Mind & Body
Rent The Laws of Money, Lessons of Life on DVD The Laws of Money, Lessons of Life
Synopsis
Suze Orman, the insightful financial advisor who's helped Americans become financially independent, returns with smart tips for people who are unable to properly manage money. This Orman video helps viewers understand the secular world of money and the rules one should follow in order to make their money work for them.
Cast
Cast
Suze Orman
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Career & Finance, PBS
Rent Marianne Williamson: Everyday Grace on DVD Marianne Williamson: Everyday Grace
Synopsis
Best-selling author and lecturer Marianne Williamson outlines a nonsecular path to serenity in this televised program based on her book, <i>Everyday Grace</i>, explaining how to fine-tune one's spiritual outlook toward the positive. The goal is to lessen anxiety and stress and foster a tranquil mind. Williamson's program promotes hope, forgiveness, the celebration of miracles, a more graceful inner being and a liberal dose of kindness toward all.
Cast
Cast
Marianne Williamson
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Mind & Body, Meditation & Relaxation
Rent Massage Your Mate on DVD Massage Your Mate
Synopsis
Learn how to help that special someone feel relaxed and rejuvenated with this five-part lesson taught by massage therapist Rebecca Klinger. Endorsed by the American Massage Therapy Association, the tutorial covers both Swedish and shiatsu massage for the back, legs, feet, arms, hands and other areas. Special features include a bonus hour of massage music, chapter selection and slow-motion review.
Cast
Cast
Rebecca Klinger
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Mind & Body, Meditation & Relaxation
Rent Riverdance: Radio City Music Hall on DVD Riverdance: Radio City Music Hall
Synopsis
Irish music and dance sensation Riverdance bring its legendary energy to New York's Radio City Music Hall in this show starring Jean Butler, Maria Pages and Colin Dunne and featuring 70 dancers and musicians performing pieces such as "American Wake." Also included are soul-stirring renditions of "Harbour of the New World," "Trading Taps" and "Homecoming," as well as revealing behind-the-scenes footage.
Cast
Cast
Jean Butler, Maria Pages, Colin Dunne
Director
Director
John McColgan
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Celtic Music, World Dance, Dance, World Music
Rent Native American Healing in the 21st on DVD Native American Healing in the 21st
Synopsis
Examine ancient American Indian health practices and learn about their growing importance thanks to the rise of alternative medicine. This documentary also compares American Indian remedies to those found in countries such as India and China. After thousands of years, these herbal medicines continue to help people stay healthy and combat problems with asthma, arthritis, blood circulation, bad skin and more.
Cast
Cast
Dr. Ron J. Anderson
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Healthy Living, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Mind & Body, Healing & Reiki, Mindfulness & Prayer, Faith & Spirituality
Rent Spanish: Part 1: The Standard Deviants on DVD Spanish: Part 1: The Standard Deviants
Synopsis
Let the mad minds of The Standard Deviants teach you the fundamentals of speaking, reading and writing basic Spanish, including vocabulary, pronunciation and simple conversation, with quizzes to keep you on your toes. The lessons also cover numbers, pronouns, common verbs and the special characters of the Spanish alphabet, all presented with The Standard Deviants' trademark brand of humor and accessibility.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Homework Help, Language Instruction
Rent You Got Served: Take It to the Streets on DVD You Got Served: Take It to the Streets
Synopsis
In this instructional companion to the movie You Got Served, dance teacher Dave Scott breaks down the specific steps needed to learn the complex moves in the film. Stars Omari Grandberry and Marques Houston are on hand to demonstrate the sequences.
Cast
Cast
Kristi Crader, Robert Hoffmann, Marques Houston, Omarion Grandberry, Christopher Jones, Tanee McCall, Meme Miles, Diona Robinson, Dave Scott, Harry Shum Jr.
Director
Director
Billy Pollina
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Hip-Hop & Contemporary Dance, Rap & Hip-Hop, Urban & Dance, Dance
Rent American Ballet Theatre in Swan Lake on DVD American Ballet Theatre in Swan Lake
Synopsis
Caroline Kennedy introduces this memorable production of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's most popular classical ballet, recorded at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Under the direction of American Ballet Theatre artistic visionary Kevin McKenzie, ABT sensation Gillian Murphy takes the stage as the beautiful Swan Queen, Odette, with Angel Corella dancing the role of her suitor, Prince Siegfried.
Cast
Cast
Angel Corella, Caroline Kennedy, Isaac Stappas, Gillian Murphy, Marcelo Gomes
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Dance, Ballet & Modern Dance
Rent Wayne Dyer: Success and Inner Peace on DVD Wayne Dyer: Success and Inner Peace
Synopsis
Renowned motivational speaker Wayne Dyer teaches viewers how to be who they want to be using a simple approach to understanding life, including tips for avoiding regrets and maintaining an open outlook. Dyer's 10 secrets for achieving inner peace focus on accepting reality rather than fighting it and can help anyone, at any stage of life, improve their attitude and achieve success.
Cast
Cast
Wayne W. Dyer
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Healthy Living, Mind & Body
Rent Eating Well for Optimum Health on DVD Eating Well for Optimum Health
Synopsis
Harvard graduate Dr. Andrew Weil outlines his nutritional guidelines for healthier, happier living in this video based on his book. Weil's advice hinges on seven principles that focus on understanding how food fits into and affects daily life -- personally, culturally and socially. He also discusses the scientific facts about fat, carbohydrates and proteins, and the healing possibilities of vitamins and minerals.
Cast
Cast
Dr. Andrew Weil
Director
Director
Bob Marty
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Healthy Living, Cooking Instruction, Mind & Body, Food & Wine
Rent Deepak Chopra: The Happiness Prescription on DVD Deepak Chopra: The Happiness Prescription
Synopsis
World-renowned spiritual guru Dr. Deepak Chopra imparts his tools for living a happier life in this in-depth program. Drawing from his book <i>The Happiness Prescription</i>, Chopra teaches methods to identify what truly makes us happy and how to pursue it. Learn how to eliminate negative thoughts, deal with stress, remain centered and focused, develop relationships and more, with guidance gleaned from spiritual traditions from throughout the world.
Cast
Cast
Deepak Chopra
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Meditation & Relaxation, Mindfulness & Prayer, Mind & Body, Faith & Spirituality
Rent The Taming of the Shrew - BBC on DVD The Taming of the Shrew - BBC
Synopsis
John Cleese stars in Shakespeare's comedy about a spoiled brat who meets her match and her mate -- all rolled into one heck of a pugnacious package. Sweet-natured Bianca can't marry until her quick-tempered sister, Katherine, does. Intent on marrying Bianca, Lucentio assumes his servant's identity and poses as her tutor. Meanwhile, cantankerous Petruchio is convinced he can tame the shrewish older sister, marry her and inherit the family riches.
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John Cleese, Simon Chandler, John Franklyn-Robbins, Frank Thornton, Sarah Badel, Susan Penhaligon, Anthony Pedley, Jonathan Cecil, Harry Waters
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Jonathan Miller
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Rent King Lear on DVD King Lear
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In this 2008 Royal Shakespeare Company production of the bard's enduring tragedy, Ian McKellen (in an Emmy-nominated role) stars as the world-weary title character, a doting father who abdicates the throne and divides his empire among his three daughters (Frances Barber, Monica Dolan and Romola Garai). But the stage is set for betrayal when the sovereign announces that the daughter who loves him most will receive the largest share.
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Cast
Ian McKellen, Romola Garai, Monica Dolan, Ben Meyjes, Philip Winchester, Frances Barber, William Gaunt, Julian Harries, Peter Hinton, Jonathan Hyde
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Rent Wine for Dummies on DVD Wine for Dummies
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Renowned sommelier Sterling Roig is your guide for this unpretentious tutorial designed to uncork the basics of good wine for the unlearned enthusiast, with lessons that focus on understanding wine styles and grape varieties. Topics include navigating a restaurant wine list; pairing wine with food; opening, tasting and serving wine like a professional; and the ABCs of color, aroma and flavor. Extras address the 10 most common wine myths.
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Sterling Roig
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Director
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Special Interest, Food & Wine, Wine & Beverage Appreciation
Rent Cirque du Soleil: A Baroque Odyssey on DVD Cirque du Soleil: A Baroque Odyssey
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Made in 1994, this 10-year anniversary retrospective captures the essence of Cirque du Soleil, the amazing energy and spirit that gave birth to the phenomenon and the breathtaking artistry that has delighted audiences around the world. Prepare to be captivated with this unique and inspiring look into the heart of the Cirque du Soleil universe.
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Director
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Rent Architectures on DVD Architectures
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The art of architecture gets the reverential treatment it deserves in this riveting series from European public television channel ARTE. As it showcases impressive buildings, the program profiles some of the most renowned architects past and present. These artisans are famous for conceptualizing and creating buildings that not only house but also inspire its inhabitants -- and the rest of the community in which they stand.
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Rent Happiest Toddler on the Block on DVD Happiest Toddler on the Block
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In this program, Dr. Harvey Karp instructs on his time-tested, innovative techniques for making your child the most well-adjusted and mature possible, even guaranteeing to decrease your toddler's outbursts by at least 60 percent. Trusted by fellow doctors, health experts and even celebrity moms like Madonna, Dr. Karp has been revolutionizing childrearing practices for three decades.
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Dr. Harvey Karp
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Rent Half Past Autumn on DVD Half Past Autumn
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Known for his cinematic opus Shaft, Gordon Parks was also an accomplished photojournalist who documented the struggles of the Civil Rights movement for <i>Life</i> magazine, as shown in this fascinating portrait that explores the artist's life and work. Park knew no boundaries -- especially when it came to his work -- and in addition to his filmmaking and photography, this genuine Renaissance man was also a poet, a novelist, a musician and a composer.
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Gordon Parks, Alfre Woodard, Avery Brooks, Russell Simmons, Gloria Vanderbilt, Roger E. Mosley, Malcolm X, Ron O'Neal, Gordon Parks Jr., Coretta Scott King
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In this step-by-step tutorial, reflexologist and best-selling author Ann Gillanders introduces you to the basics of reflexology via easy-to-follow demonstrations, using the soothing sights and sounds of Maui as her backdrop. On the bottom of every foot is a virtual road map to whole-body wellness based on the principles of reflexology, the study of applying pressure to various nerve endings to alleviate illness, stress and fatigue.
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Ann Gillanders
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Special Interest, Healthy Living, Mind & Body
Rent Wayne Dyer: The Power of Intention on DVD Wayne Dyer: The Power of Intention
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Famed self-help author Wayne Dyer explains how people can achieve their most important goals in this public television special filmed before a live audience, stressing that everyone has the potential to become the person they want to be. Dyer's powerful lecture includes poignant stories that highlight the seven stages on the path toward achieving inner peace and understanding intention as a force in the universe.
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Wayne W. Dyer
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Rent A Path to Happiness on DVD A Path to Happiness
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Listen in as one of the world's most recognized and charismatic spiritual leaders discusses the recipe for living peacefully and joyfully in this multipart series. The key, the Dalai Lama says, is truly knowing one's self and understanding personal foibles, thus making it easy and natural to reach out to others. The program includes an introduction to the benefits of meditation as well as a discussion of the power and practice of compassion.
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Dalai Lama
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Rent Shakespeare Comedies: As You Like It on DVD Shakespeare Comedies: As You Like It
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Helen Mirren, Brian Stirner and Richard Pasco star in Shakespeare's romantic comedy about the trials and tribulations of young love. The story follows Orlando and Rosalind, two lovers exiled from their town and both unaware that the other now lives in the countryside. Disguised as a boy for her safety, Rosalind eventually encounters Orlando. She maintains her new identity despite much frustration and manages to catch the eye of a fetching lass.
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Helen Mirren, Brian Stirner, Richard Pasco, Angharad Rees, James Bolam, Clive Francis, Richard Easton, Tony Church, Victoria Plucknett
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Rent The Man Who Came to Dinner on DVD The Man Who Came to Dinner
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While on a lecture tour, Sheridan Whiteside slips on the ice outside his hosts' home, and until his broken leg heals, they're forced to put him up -- and put up with his imperious demands in this television adaptation of the Broadway comedy classic.
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Cast
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Rent Cirque du Soleil: Midnight Sun on DVD Cirque du Soleil: Midnight Sun
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Montreal's St. Catherine Street sets the stage for an enchanted evening of entertainment as an audience of 200,000 thrills at Cirque du Soleil's unprecedented tour de force "Midnight Sun," a three-stage circus extravaganza with a cast of 250. Join Cirque du Soleil for their spectacular 20th anniversary celebration show, which features special appearances by Youssou N'Dour, Jorane and Daniela Mercury.
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Rent George Balanchine's The Nutcracker on DVD George Balanchine's The Nutcracker
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Narrated by Kevin Kline, this movie version of the timeless yuletide fantasy -- produced by George Balanchine -- features the New York City Ballet. Angels and sugarplums dance, a magic prince conquers all, a dreamy young girl twirls across the stage and a Christmas tree grows sky high in this enchanting adaptation.
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Kevin Kline, Jessica Lynn Cohen, Bart Robinson Cook, Macaulay Culkin, Darci Kistler, Kyra Nichols, Damian Woetzel
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Rent Stomping on the Yard on DVD Stomping on the Yard
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Keshia Knight Pulliam and Fonzworth Bentley serve as co-hosts for the National Step Show Championship, which draws the best competitors in the United States to one stage for the opportunity to strut their stuff and vie for the crown. Known as the Super Bowl of stepping, the Super Stomp event celebrates an age-old art form kept alive by the fraternities and sororities of historically black colleges.
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Keshia Knight Pulliam, Fonzworth Bentley
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Director
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Special Interest, Hip-Hop & Contemporary Dance, Dance
Rent Meditation for Beginners on DVD Meditation for Beginners
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Discover the benefits of meditation and learn the essential techniques in this program hosted by noted yoga and meditation teacher Maritza. Her easy-to-follow instructions demonstrate how meditation releases tension and instills inner peace. She begins with a 15-minute yoga routine designed to clear the mind and relax the body; then, the viewer chooses one of two 20-minute sessions of effective, guided meditation.
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Maritza
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Rent A Prairie Home on DVD A Prairie Home
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Everybody's favorite Minnesota town again comes to life in this delightful video anthology of original radio broadcasts of "A Prairie Home Companion," featuring such musical guests as Emmylou Harris, Bobby McFerrin, Vince Gill and Taj Mahal. Join Garrison Keillor as he acts, sings, reads mock-epic poetry, shares the news from Lake Wobegon and otherwise celebrates life out on the edge of the prairie.
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Combining live action with animation, this thoughtful potty training video keeps kids engaged through storytelling, games and songs designed to motivate tots to learn proper toilet habits and good hygiene. Friendly host Jessica is accompanied by an animated toilet paper roll and toddlers who help to reinforce the lessons.
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Director
Director
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Special Interest, Education & Guidance, Pregnancy & Parenting, Mind & Body
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Filmed live in New York City during his 2006 spoken word tour, this performance showcases Henry Rollins at his best as he offers his uncensored -- and sometimes outrageous -- observations on politics, popular culture and his various exploits.
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Cast
Henry Rollins
Director
Director
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Genres
Special Interest, Performance Art & Spoken Word, Stand-Up, Punk Rock, Theater Arts
Rent Winning Strategies: Texas Hold 'Em Poker on DVD Winning Strategies: Texas Hold 'Em Poker
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Poker's "Mad Genius," Mike Caro, reveals his strategies and secrets to winning big at Texas Hold 'Em poker in this instructional video. Mike shares many of his methods, including time-tested pro tips, tactics for manipulating weak players, strategies for winning big and winning often, and secrets for figuring out your opponent's hand. The program also includes online poker secrets, video poker tips and poker weblinks.
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Mike Caro
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Director
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Special Interest, Hobbies & Games, Poker & Gambling
Rent Henry Rollins: Up for It on DVD Henry Rollins: Up for It
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Punk-rock front man, actor, author and spoken word artist Henry Rollins gets some things off his chest in this one-man show at London's Astoria Theatre, delivered in true Rollins fashion. With his acerbic humor and typical rage, the iconoclast shares tales from the road as well as his views on politics, pop culture, love and relationships. This presentation also features an exclusive interview with Rollins and a music video by the Rollins Band.
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Henry Rollins
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Director
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Rent Shakespeare Tragedies: Hamlet on DVD Shakespeare Tragedies: Hamlet
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Derek Jacobi, Patrick Stewart, Eric Porter and Claire Bloom star in Shakespeare's tragedy about Hamlet, a prince distraught by the hasty marriage of his Uncle Claudius to his newly widowed mother. The ghost of Hamlet's father visits his son, reveals that he was murdered by Claudius and entreats Hamlet to set things right. Shaken, Hamlet devises a complex plan to prove Claudius's guilt, but the choices he makes result in multiple tragedies.
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Cast
Derek Jacobi, Claire Bloom, Patrick Stewart, Eric Porter, Lalla Ward, David Robb, Patrick Allen, Robert Swann, Jonathan Hyde
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Rodney Bennett
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Rent Dr. Andrew Weil: Guide to Eating Well on DVD Dr. Andrew Weil: Guide to Eating Well
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Dr. Andrew Weil presents a holistic approach to weight management and overall health in this enlightening public television special based on his best-selling book <i>Eating Well for Optimum Health</i>. With an emphasis on whole, natural foods, Weil offers a practical, life-enhancing alternative to fad diets and proves that healthy foods can be enjoyable while providing disease-fighting benefits.
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Cast
Dr. Andrew Weil
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Director
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Genres
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Rent Shakespeare Comedies: The Tempest on DVD Shakespeare Comedies: The Tempest
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Christopher Guard and Michael Hordern star in Shakespeare's otherworldly romance about deposed magic Duke Prospero, who inhabits an island with his daughter Miranda, their helper-sprite Ariel and the enslaved monster Caliban. A shipwreck brings newcomers to the island, and with them come complications and even danger. Miranda falls in love, Ariel foils two murder plots, Caliban gets drunk, and Prospero confronts the brother who betrayed him.
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Cast
Michael Hordern, Derek Godfrey, David Waller, Warren Clarke, Nigel Hawthorne, David Dixon, Andrew Sachs, Pippa Guard, Christopher Guard, John Nettleton
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John Gorrie
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Rent The Belle of Amherst on DVD The Belle of Amherst
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Julie Harris reprises her Tony Award-winning Broadway role as 19th century American poet Emily Dickinson in this one-woman interpretation of the great literary figure's life, set against the backdrop of her Amherst, Mass., home.
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Julie Harris
Director
Director
Charles S. Dubin
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Rent King Lear on DVD King Lear
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Having sent his loving daughter Cordelia (Anna Calder-Marshall) into exile, King Lear (Laurence Olivier) finds himself stripped of his status, his belongings and his pride by his other daughters in this British TV adaptation of one of William Shakespeare's best-known dramas. Playing the role of a lifetime, Olivier turns in an Emmy-winning performance as the Bard's tragic hero. Diana Rigg, John Hurt and Leo McKern provide superb support.
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Cast
Laurence Olivier, Colin Blakely, Anna Calder-Marshall, Jeremy Kemp, Robert Lang, Robert Lindsay, Leo McKern, David Threlfall, Dorothy Tutin, John Hurt, Diana Rigg, Brian Cox, Edward Petherbridge, Geoffrey Bateman, John Cording
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Genres
Special Interest, Shakespeare, Theatrical Performances, Theater Arts
Rent All Together Now on DVD All Together Now
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Go behind the scenes of "LOVE," Cirque du Soleil's Las Vegas-based, Beatles-infused show, in this documentary. Tag along for the first rehearsals and intimate creative sessions, and watch in awe as the show's writer-director Dominic Champagne juggles a cast and crew of 500 people, handles negotiations with ex-Beatles members and tries to stay within budget, all in the name of bringing this breathtaking and groundbreaking spectacle to the stage.
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Dominic Champagne, Olivia Harrison, Guy Laliberté, George Martin, Giles Martin, Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono, Ringo Starr
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Adrian Wills
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Genres
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Rent Pregnancy for Dummies on DVD Pregnancy for Dummies
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This program, based on the book of the same name, methodically explains pregnancy by asking and answering all the questions soon-to-be parents might have about this wonderful and intriguing phase of human life.
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Cast
Director
Director
Terri Randall
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Genres
Special Interest, Pregnancy & Parenting, Pregnancy & Post-Natal Fitness, Mind & Body
Rent Masters of Poker: Vol. 2: on DVD Masters of Poker: Vol. 2:
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Better bring your poker face as nine-time World Champion of Poker Phil Hellmuth demonstrates numerous tricks of the trade sure to improve your game. Hellmuth is a master at reading his opponents, and he'll show you not only how to interpret moves and gestures, but also how to bluff your way to taking the pot. Fun, informative and potentially lucrative, this video is a must if you want to be in the chips.
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Phil Hellmuth Jr.
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Director
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Genres
Special Interest, Hobbies & Games, Poker & Gambling
Rent Cirque du Soleil: Lovesick on DVD Cirque du Soleil: Lovesick
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Filmed over the course of two years, this fascinating documentary exposes the ups and downs of a troupe of Cirque du Soleil performers as they put together "Zumanity," an erotic show in Las Vegas. Lovesick follows the diverse group of artists -- coy Cuban stripper Alex, feisty New York drag queen Joey, stylish British dancer Laetitia and debutante princess Jonel -- along with Creation Director Andrew and Spymonkey, the outrageous clown quartet.
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Cast
Director
Director
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Rent Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary on DVD Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary
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Director Guy Maddin exquisitely captures the sound and the fury (not to mention the grace) of this classic story about a count with a thirst for blood, as told through ballet. This black-and-white, silent-movie rendering of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet's Bram Stoker adaptation stars dancers Zhang Wei-Qiang, Tara Birtwhistle, David Moroni, Cindy Marie Small and Johnny A. Wright.
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Zhang Wei-Qiang, Tara Birtwhistle, Dave Moroni, CindyMarie Small, Johnny A. Wright, Stephane Leonard, Keir Knight, Stephanie Ballard, Brent Neale, Matthew Johnson
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Guy Maddin
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Genres
Special Interest, Ballet & Modern Dance, Performance Art & Spoken Word, Vampires, Experimental
Rent Salsa Dancing Guide for Beginners: Vol. 1 on DVD Salsa Dancing Guide for Beginners: Vol. 1
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Designed for enthusiastic novices, this video teaches the basics of the saucy, ever-popular Latin dance style. The video covers, in a simple manner, elementary steps and timing for men and women; inserts are used to illustrate complex moves. In addition, the styling and dress tips will help to ensure a smooth entry into the rarified world of salsa clubs. Best of all, salsa provides a great way to stay fit -- and to have a blast doing it!
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Cast
Director
Director
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Special Interest, Dance, Latin & Ballroom Dance
Rent Pulse: Stomp Odyssey on DVD Pulse: Stomp Odyssey
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Steve McNicholas and Luke Cresswell -- creators of the stage show "Stomp" -- take their percussive preoccupation to new heights in this big-screen (Imax format) production that provides a toe-tapping global odyssey you won't soon forget. Showcasing the universal language of rhythm, the numbers include the Jackie Robinson Steppers of New York, a Spanish dancer performing rooftop flamenco and hard hat-clad men strutting atop a mining platform.
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Keith Middleton
Director
Director
Luke Cresswell, Steve McNicholas
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Genres
Special Interest, Dance, Hip-Hop & Contemporary Dance, IMAX
Rent Brain Fitness 2: Sight & Sound on DVD Brain Fitness 2: Sight & Sound
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You'll learn how to keep your cognitive skills healthy and functional even with age as host Peter Coyote delves into neuroplasticity -- the brain's ability to change and adapt -- in this comprehensive follow-up to PBS' "The Brain Fitness Program." Scientists offer the latest information regarding vision and hearing, discuss the effects of aging on these senses and examine how active senior lifestyles affect these cognitive faculties.
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Cast
Peter Coyote
Director
Director
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Genres
Special Interest, Healthy Living, Mind & Body
Rent The French Chef 2 with Julia Child on DVD The French Chef 2 with Julia Child
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Catch the French cuisine doyenne in her rightful milieu -- the kitchen -- in this second collection of episodes from Julia Child's revolutionary cooking series. See how she helped transform an America raised on tepid and uninspired dishes into a country filled with aspiring gourmets who weren't just willing to sample new recipes but to actually learn how to whip them up, too. You'll learn how to make cr&#234;pes suzette, cheese souffl&#233; and more.
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Director
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Rent Laugh and Learn About Newborn Baby Care on DVD Laugh and Learn About Newborn Baby Care
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Veteran nurse Sheri Bayles helps parents learn to care for the newest members of their families in this instructional video, demonstrating with real babies important techniques such as swaddling and explaining what gear they will need. Newborns don't come with instruction manuals, but Bayles's easy-to-follow tips teach new parents almost everything they need to help their babies thrive as they mature from infants to toddlers.
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Special Interest, Pregnancy & Parenting, Mind & Body
Rent America's Test Kitchen: Best Weeknight on DVD America's Test Kitchen: Best Weeknight
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Thanks to this special installment of "America's Test Kitchen" -- the popular PBS cooking show designed to introduce the home cook to the best versions of classic recipes -- having no time to cook on weeknights is no longer a problem. A mouth-watering array of Monday through Friday menu items includes pan-seared shrimp, chicken paillard, skillet lasagna, macaroni and cheese, and farfalle with tomatoes, olives and feta.
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Rent Playing Shakespeare on DVD Playing Shakespeare
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Legendary director John Barton of the Royal Shakespeare Company leads these nine workshops filled with some of England's finest actors, who discuss how to interpret Shakespeare for contemporary audiences while remaining faithful to the text.
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Rent Yoga for Pregnancy, Labor and Birth on DVD Yoga for Pregnancy, Labor and Birth
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Registered nurse and popular yoga instructor Colette Crawford guides expecting mothers through this program of gentle yoga poses that help reduce physical ailments commonly associated with pregnancy, such as back pain, nausea and constipation. This regimen also helps strengthen the muscles that will be used during childbirth, and is appropriate for use during all three trimesters of pregnancy for beginning and advance yoga students alike.
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Colette Crawford
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Director
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Rent Dog Training: Gentle & Effective on DVD Dog Training: Gentle & Effective
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Designed by certified dog trainer Cindi Tringali, this comprehensive and easy-to-follow instructional program provides tips and techniques to help you train your dog quickly and effectively. Using both verbal and tactile praise, coupled with the strategic use of treats and commands, you will learn how to break your dog's bad habits and find simple solutions to the many problems that plague pets and their owners.
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Cindi Tringali
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Rent Learning Italian: The Basics on DVD Learning Italian: The Basics
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For anyone who wants to speak Italian -- either for a trip to Italy or just for fun -- this video from The Standard Deviants provides a leg up on the beautiful Romance language. The video covers basic Italian -- from the alphabet and how to pronounce each letter, to the different sounds contracted letters make. Also featured are example dialogues for travelers, days of the week, the numbers 1 to 100 and more.
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Rent Infant & Child CPR on DVD Infant & Child CPR
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No caregiver wants to be caught in a life-threatening situation with a child without the knowledge to do something about it, and this step-by-step program gives you the tools to be prepared. The tutorial breaks down the basics of infant and child CPR using a brand-new technique that can be universally applied. Then, a bonus segment takes a tour around your house to point out hidden hazards that could lead to devastating tragedies.
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Rent Swan Lake: Tchaikovsky on DVD Swan Lake: Tchaikovsky
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Maverick director and choreographer Matthew Bourne brings a new, modern twist to this classic ballet story, taking advantage of the world's preoccupation with the ups and downs of the British royal family. In this telling, the Prince (Scott Ambler) is a wretched and dissolute young man dominated by his mother, the Queen (Fiona Ambler), and all the swan characters are transformed into muscular, extremely masculine males.
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Scott Ambler, Fiona Ambler
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Matthew Bourne
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Rent For the Young, Fabulous and Broke on DVD For the Young, Fabulous and Broke
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Financial guru Suze Orman pulls no punches with this show aimed at men and women who are at the start of their professional lives -- a time when risky spending habits are easy to form in the pursuit of being, as the title puts it, young and fabulous. Orman dishes out practical advice in her direct and hard-hitting manner, urging viewers to examine their issues so they can take command of their financial lives.
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Rent A Midsummer Night's Dream on DVD A Midsummer Night's Dream
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In Shakespeare's romantic comedy, Hermia and Lysander are forbidden to marry, so the two lovers flee into the woods, followed by scorned suitors Demetrius and Helena. Things get confusing when the fairy Puck misfires a magic charm, causing Lysander to reject Hermia and fall in love with Helena. A hysterical side story has the Fairy Queen lusting for a donkey-headed man. Helen Mirren, Peter McEnery, Pippa Guard, Brian Glover and Phil Daniels star.
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Cast
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Rent Cyrano De Bergerac on DVD Cyrano De Bergerac
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Kevin Kline (in his first Emmy-nominated role) and Jennifer Garner star in this 2008 Broadway revival of Edmond Rostand's classic romance. Poetic Cyrano de Bergerac (Kline) pines for the beautiful Roxane (Garner). But for Cyrano, his oversize nose is the chasm that keeps them apart. Feeling that his beloved could never care for one so ugly, Cyrano speaks his devotion through the striking Christian (Daniel Sunjata) &#8230; until the handsome soldier can no longer speak for Cyrano.
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Kevin Kline, Jennifer Garner, Daniel Sunjata, Chris Sarandon, Max Baker
Director
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David Leveaux
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Genres
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Rent Deepak Chopra: Soul of Healing: Vol. 2 on DVD Deepak Chopra: Soul of Healing: Vol. 2
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By combining modern science with ancient Indian wisdom, Dr. Deepak Chopra has developed a set of philosophies that focus on healing individuals' souls in order to heal their bodies. Here, Dr. Chopra explains how to begin this healing process. According to him, the path to achieving emotional fulfillment is by exploring how perception functions, the many distractions in the world and the keys to actively mastering life.
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Deepak Chopra
Director
Director
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Genres
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Rent Suze Orman: 9 Steps to Financial Freedom on DVD Suze Orman: 9 Steps to Financial Freedom
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In this program entitled "9 Steps to Financial Freedom," financial guru Suze Orman takes the money smarts she shared in her book by the same name and brings it to the screen in this engaging PBS production. Orman, in her chatty fashion, takes viewers on a journey to financial responsibility, teaching them ways to cut debt, sock away cash for the proverbial rainy day and look forward to retirement.
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Suze Orman
Director
Director
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Special Interest, Career & Finance, PBS
Rent Laugh and Learn About Breast Feeding on DVD Laugh and Learn About Breast Feeding
Synopsis
Nurse Sheri Bayles teaches new mothers how to breast-feed, an important natural process that can often be surprisingly tough for moms and babies to pick up. Using real parents demonstrating the best way to help infants latch on and feed, the film explains how to avoid some common difficulties and shows the most comfortable nursing positions. Bayles also covers pumping, nutrition, sleep training and other subjects certain to help new parents.
Cast
Cast
Sheri Bayles
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Pregnancy & Parenting, Mind & Body
Rent Great Pas de Deux on DVD Great Pas de Deux
Synopsis
This collection of amazing pas de deux from some legendary ballets brings new meaning to the phrase "Meet you at the barre." Among the scintillating dances are several famous terpsichorean partnerships, such as Margot Fonteyn and Rudolph Nureyev in "Le Corsaire." Also featured are Darcey Bussell and Jonathan Cope, Cynthia Harvey and Mikhail Baryshnikov, and several others.
Cast
Cast
Mikhail Baryshnikov, Margot Fonteyn, Rudolf Nureyev, Darcey Bussell, Jonathan Cope, Cynthia Harvey, Wayne Eagling
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Dance, Ballet & Modern Dance
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