Best Documentary Movies of 2003
Touching the Void
A documentary based on the book of the same name by Joe Simpson about Simpson's and Simon Yates' disastrous and near-fatal attempt to climb 6,344m Siula Grande in the Cordillera Huayhuash in the Peruvian Andes in 1985.
Derren Brown: Inside Your Mind
If you haven't come across Derren Brown before then Inside your Mind is a great introduction to the considerable skills of the only living Jedi Master. His show, Mind Control debuted on Channel 4 in the wake of a resurgence of interest in magic spearheaded by David Blaine. But what Derren Brown does hardly falls into the category of sleight-of-hand--his "magic" is firmly grounded in the workings of the mind and psychology. The result is a fascinatingly mysterious, but definitely not psychic, phenomenon.
Words of My Perfect Teacher
Three students seek the wisdom of Tibetan Buddhist master, soccer aficionado and filmmaker Khyentse Norbu in this captivating documentary, which takes viewers on a journey from the World Cup in Germany to the isolated Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan. Bernardo Bertolucci and Steven Seagal make appearances in the film, and the world music soundtrack is provided by Sting, Tara Slone and Joydrop, Steve Tibbetts, U.Man.Tek, Kunga 19 and many others.
Japan's War In Colour
Using never-before-seen footage, Japan's War In Colour tells a previously untold story. It recounts the history of the Second World War from a Japanese perspective, combining original colour film with letters and diaries written by Japanese people. It tells the story of a nation at war from the diverse perspectives of those who lived through it: the leaders and the ordinary people, the oppressors and the victims, the guilty and the innocent. Until recently, it was believed that no colour film of Japan existed prior to 1945. But specialist research has now unearthed a remarkable colour record from as early as the 1930s. For eight years the Japanese fought what they believed was a Holy War that became a fight to the death. Japan's War In Colour shows how militarism took hold of the Japanese people; describes why Japan felt compelled to attack the West; explains what drove the Japanese to resist the Allies for so long; and, finally, reveals how they dealt with the shame of defeat.
Digital Video Essentials
Fine-tune your home theater setup with this instructional program geared toward state-of-the-art high definition plasma systems. This DVD tells you everything you need to know to set up and enhance a high-end system, explaining and demonstrating advanced calibration, and providing invaluable test patterns and instructions. Topics include progressive mastering, high-quality conversion and more.
Gunnar Goes Comfortable
Plagued by depression, diabetes and alcoholism, and always searching for greater meaning-any meaning, Gunnar Hall Jensen travels to the spiritual promised land of many soul searches-India. It is there that he hits rock bottom, yet he soon emerges from the darkness with a new outlook on life.
Wings of Desire: The Angels Among Us
Documentary about the making of Wim Wenders 1987 German film Wings of Desire
Declaration of Independence
Famous actors and actresses read the declaration of independence of the USA.
Inside the Mind of Paul Gascoigne
A look at the footballer at the end of the nineties
Simple Plan: A Big Package for You
A Big Package for You: 1999-2003 is a DVD/CD by the pop punk band Simple Plan from Montreal, Canada. The band consists of five members Pierre Bouvier, guitarist and lead vocalist, David Desrosiers, bassist and backing vocalist, SÃ©bastien Lefebvre, rhythm guitarist and backing vocalist, Chuck Comeau, drummer, and Jeff Stinco, lead guitarist.