|THE AV MOVIE GEEK
Anthony Bourdain: The #1 food writer and television presenter in the world, Anthony Bourdain reinvented the food travel genre. In his groundbreaking first series, that originally aired on the Food Network, Bourdain travels around the world indulging his taste for local cuisine and eccentric characters. Join Tony as he feasts on sushi in Tokyo, enjoys authentic Mexican cuisine, and traverses the Australian Outback on a memorable food journey. You never know what he’ll say, who he’ll meet, or what they’ll have for dinner
Anthony Bourdain: A Cook’s Tour- Morocco and Russia “Cooking and dining with Anthony Bourdain! Morocco and Russia – 4 episodes
After sampling local dishes and vodka in St. Petersburg, Tony enjoys a steam, eats smoked fish and ends the outing with a dip in the outdoor cold pool. Other episodes include Desert Feast and Traditional Tastes (Morocco).
Anthony Bourdain: A Cook’s Tour- The United States “Cooking and dining with Anthony Bourdain! The United States – 8 episodes.
Anthony Bourdain: A Cook’s Tour- Mexico and the Americas “Cooking and dining with Anthony Bourdain! Mexico and the Americas – 5 episodes
Tony heads to a Oaxacan food market, where he tastes toasted grasshoppers, tripe soup and a local sausage which yields a flavorful red oil. Other episodes include Food Tastes Better with Sand Between your Toes (St. Martin) and A Mystical World, and How to be a Carioca (Brazil).
Anthony Bourdain: A Cook’s Tour- Europe Cooking and dining with Anthony Bourdain! Europe – 6 episodes
Arachon, France, the birthplace of Tony’s father, was the first place Tony learned to love food. Tony revisits his childhood and enjoys many staples, including steak frites, gaufres (waffles), and soupe de pecheur (fisherman’s soup). Other episodes include A Pleasing Palate (London) and Highland Grub (Scotland).
Anthony Bourdain: A Cook’s Tour- Australia and Japan “Cooking and dining with Anthony Bourdain! Australia and Japan – 5 episodes
When Tony’s car breaks down in the outback, he is found by a veteran of the bush who brings him back to camp and feeds him a slap-up meal of bush tucker, including kangaroo and wattleseed-bush tomato. Other episodes include The Wild West of Cooking (Melbourne), Mad Tony (Sydney), and Dining with Geishas (Rural Japan).
Anthony Bourdain: A Cook’s Tour- Asia “Cooking and dining with Anthony Bourdain! 7 episodes
Tony has a spontaneous adventure in Bangkok where he tries foods such as deep fried frog skins and pla rah, a fish paste that has fermented for three months. Other episodes include Eating on the Mekong (Vietnam) and Wild Delicacies (Cambodia).
Jamie Oliver: Jamie Oliver is a rising phenomenon in the world of food. One of the world’s beloved television personalities, chef Jamie Oliver is inspiring an interest in all things culinary in a new generation. In Jaime Oliver’s Food Escapes, he hits the road on an exciting expedition through the world’s cultures and cuisines.
Heading off the tourist track, Jamie finds authentic ingredients and extraordinary people while preparing delicious recipes. From truffle and boar hunting in the French Pyrenees to spear fishing in the Greek Isles, Jamie uncovers the most authentic and delicious local dishes. He samples the street food of Marrakesh, the traditional herring of Sweden, and the famous street prawns of Venice. It is all here!
Jamie Oliver’s Food Escapes – Venice: “Adventurous recipes from cultures around the world! Venice (Italy)
Venice sees Jamie going off the tourist track to meet aristocrats in a palazzo and the lady prisoners who are growing vegetables behind bars in Giudecca.”
Jamie Oliver’s Food Escapes- Marrakesh: ”Adventurous recipes from cultures around the world! Marrakesh (Morocco)
In Marrakesh, Jamie explores the alleyways of the old Medina and the wildly exotic Djemaa el Fna square as he dodges snake charmers and tooth sellers to try out the street food of the city. Marrakesh, the traditional herring of Sweden, and the famous street prawns of Venice.”
Jamie Oliver’s Food Escapes- Athens “Adventurous recipes from cultures around the world! Athens (Greece)
In Athens Jamie tries his hand at spear fishing and meets bee keepers with plenty of stories to tell.”
Jamie Oliver’s Food Escapes- Andalucia “Adventurous recipes from cultures around the world! Andalucia (Spain)
In Adalucia Jamie joins trainee bullfighters practicing in Spain’s oldest bull ring and cooks paella for the whole village.”
Jamie Oliver’s Food Escapes- French Pyrenees “Adventurous recipes from cultures around the world! Midi-Pyrenees (France)
In the Midi-Pyrenees Jamie goes truffle-hunting with a pig and boar hunting with dogs.”
Jamie Oliver’s Food Escapes- Stockholm “Adventurous recipes from cultures around the world! Stockholm (Sweden)
It’s off to Stokholm where Jamie tries to avoid skinny dipping at a traditional crayfish party.Jamie Oliver is a rising phenomenon in the world of food. One of the world’s beloved television personalities, chef Jamie Oliver is inspiring an interest in all things culinary in a new generation.”
WONDERS OF EARTH AND TRAVEL!
Earth From Above: Inspired by the best-selling book and exhibition that drew over 60 million people, Earth From Above is a magical tour of the world’s most beautiful natural landscapes shot in dazzling High Definition.
Hosted by world-famous photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand, this program features some of the most stunning aerial photography ever attempted. From the Earth’s deepest oceans to its staggering mountain heights…from the wild African savannah to the frozen wonderland of Antarctica…take an unforgettable and breathtaking journey as you discover the beauty of the planet’s astonishing landscapes and extraordinary people.
Earth From Above – Earth Parts I & 2: Take a remarkable trip across the globe to discover beautiful lands, from steep mountains to lush jungles. Your itinerary includes flights above Yellowstone, the Amazon, the Rocky Mountains and China.
Earth From Above – Biodiversity: Take an awe-inspiring journey to discover some of the Earth’s most precious living treasures. From the smallest living beings to the magnificent giants of the animal world, life is ever-present in all its rollicking and diverse forms.
Earth From Above – Water: Fresh water is the origin of life on Earth. It supports more species of fish than are in our oceans and has the almighty power to carve the most spectacular landscapes.
Earth From Above – Seas and Oceans Part I: Seas and oceans cover 72% of the Earth’s surface, but remarkably man has only discovered 15% of underwater life. Travel high above the blue planet and plunge deep under the ocean’s depths to discover this mesmerizing world.
Earth From Above- Seas and Oceans Part II: Your journey over and under the oceans continues with amazing trips to France, the South Pacific, and Italy.
Green Paradise: Explore the Earth and the most beautiful natural paradises in the world. These stunning locales are preserved thanks to the dedication of local populations. In each program, meet the inhabitants of these lands who have developed small businesses to welcome visitors in their environment, and helped create a new form of travel: sustainable tourism. These travelers respect local cultures and are eager to experience these natural wonders.
Shot in stunning high definition, Green Paradise tells the stories of these magical places, the inhabitants who cherish the land, and those visitors who come to experience its splendors. Discover the world through these destinations, and all its natural beauty and wildlife diversity.
Green Paradise- Oceania
French Polynesia: In the middle of he Pacific Ocean, the Tuamotus is one of the largest archipelagos in French Polynesia. Displaying stunning beauty, the islands must now rise to the challenge of preserving the ecosystem of this coral garden. See: French Polynesia, Palau, New Caledonia, Fiji, and Seychelles
Green Paradise- South America
Green Paradise- The Americas See: Mexico, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, and the Bahamas.
Green Paradise- Africa See: Madagascar, Egypt, South Africa, Morocco, Namibia, and Mozambique
Green Paradise- Australia: Surrounded on three sides by the ocean, Margaret River is a small peninsula nestling in a corner of paradise: thousands of miles of coastline, with a wealth of beaches, bays, magical, deserted, primeval places. Famous for its surfing, caves and wine, the ecological reputation of this small town has crossed the seas and attracts many adventure seekers. See: Australia and Tasmania
Green Paradise- Asia See: Sri Lanka, Laos, Oman, Indonesia, and the Philippines
Scenic Routes Around the World: “Scenic Routes Around the World is a stunning collection of the world’s most exotic and beautiful roads, rivers, and trails, shot in breathtaking high definition. Behold the splendors of ancient journeys that have connected both famous and forgotten places for centuries, and now connect you to those who traversed them throughout history.”
Scenic Routes Around the World – The Far East The gorgeous Path of Flowers in Japan takes you past over 250 varieties of cherry trees, and provides a rich tapestry that shows why Japan is often considered the ultimate meeting of tradition and modernity. Also includes: The Road of Perfume (Vietnam) and Route of the Sherpas (Nepal)
Scenic Routes Around the World – Africa: Hitch a ride across the Sahara on a camel caravan traveling the Salt Road. Amongst the few villages along this route you will discover ancent cultures, nearly untouched by time. Also includes: Route of the Bushman (Kalahari) and The Route of Kings (Egypt and the Middle East).
Scenic Routes Around the World – The Pacific Travel the Alaska Highway from Vancouver to Alaska, taking in the dramatic and rugged coastline, and relishing the freedom of the great North. Also includes: The Route of Two Oceans (Central America) and Aotearoa (New Zealand).
Scenic Routes Around the World – South America: The Inca Trail is filled with clues connecting you to an ancient civilizations. Begin in Lima and travel through amazing villages before finally arriving at the unparralleled mountain kingdom of Machu Picchu. Also includes: The Amazon and Patagonia.
Scenic Routes Around the World – Europe From its origins in the Black Forest to its passage through Vienna to its delta in the Black Sea, the Danube River flows for over 1,000 miles and crosses through six countries, each bearing witness to twenty-five centuries of European history, culture, and civilization. Also includes: The Iron Curtain (Eastern Europe) and Trans Lapland (Scandinavia).
Scenic Routes Around the World – Asia: Trek through India’s Route of the Gods, a journey that crosses over the Himalaya Mountains at over 16,000 feet. Meet the epic characters along the way that define this remarkable country. Also includes: From Moscow to Irkoutsk and The Road of Sinbad (Middle East).
THE MILITARY CHANNEL & HISTORY
WWII Tank Overhaul: “As seen on The Military Channel.Tank Overhaul invites you into a world where military enthusiasts, collectors, and restorers combine their know-how with 21st Century technology to restore the greatest battle tanks of all time to their former glory. Each episodes follows one tank’s story, from the original salvage, to the rebuilding process, to the history behind the innovations that made each machine great.
WWII Tank Overhaul – The M-24 Chaffee: The M-24 Chaffee – Fast and dependable, and boasting a devastating 75mm gun, many believe this was the best light tank of World War II. Watch as restorers struggle to prepare this tank in time for an Independence Day parade.
WWII Tank Overhaul – The M4 Sherman: The M4 Sherman – Learn about the idiosyncrasies of the Sherman design, one of the most heavily produced tanks of World War II, and see it get rebuilt.
WWII Tank Overhaul – The A34 Comet: The A34 Comet – The team races against time to complete the rebuilding of this 1944 British tank in only four months.
WWII Tank Overhaul – The M18 Hellcat The M18 Hellcat – Restorers race to complete the rebuilding of this American tank destroyer in time for VE day, in order to surprise a special guest- A US veteran who was the tank’s commander over sixty years before!
WWII Tank Overhaul – The Panther & The Elephant: The PzKpfw V Panther & The Elephant – The German PzKpfw V Panther is one of the rarer tanks of the Second World War. Rescued from a riverbed in Poland the mangled tank is restored to its former glory. One of the largest tanks ever built, only 90 Elephants were produced by the Nazis.
WWII Tank Overhaul- The Centurion & The BMP: The Centurion and The BMP – The Centurion is a British-designed tank that originally fought in Korea, was later adopted by NATO countries, and is still in use in Israel and South Africa. The Soviet BMP was the world’s first infantry fighting vehicle, and a tremendous influence on the American M2 Bradley.
The Road to World War II is an innovative 16-part series that examines this crucial time as it progressed from the Armistice in 1918 to the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. Tour the globe and revisit all the crucial sites from the U.S., Japan, Russia and Europe. See and hear Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, Churchill and Roosevelt like never before.
This classic series follows the events that sparked the greatest conflict of the century, capturing the drama, the excitement and the ideological juxtapositions of these crucial years. While America enjoyed itself in the Roaring Twenties, the world was changing. It was the era of Lucky Lindy, bootleg, Babe Ruth, Valentino and assembly-line Fords. It was also the time of market collapse, Klan meetings, demagogues abroad, Red Scares at home and bread lines. The best of times, the worst of times, and the times in which the United States reluctantly moved center stage.
Former CBS News correspondent and commentator Eric Sevareid, one of the world’s most respected figures in journalism, presents this extraordinary series featuring stunning original newsreels, soundtracks, and rare archival footage. Sevareid was, for many, the voice of World War II. He was the first correspondent to report the French surrender to Germany, and was in the thick of combat throughout the Second World War. Uniquely qualified and knowledgeable, Eric Sevareid delivers the intensity and authenticity of someone who was present at every turn.
The Road to World War II-Part 1:
1. Versailles: The Lost Peace 2. Return to Isolation 3. The First Salt Talks”
The Road to World War II – Part II: 1. Radio, Racism and Foreign Policy 2. The Great Depression and Foreign Affairs”
The Road to World War II – Part III 1. F.D.R. and Hitler: The Rise to Power 2. F.D.R. and Hitler: The Dynamics of Power
The Road to World War II – Part IV: 1. America in the Pacific 2. The Recognition of Russia 3. Latin America
The Road to World War II – Part V : 1. The Italian-Ethiopian War 2. The Spanish Civil War 3. The Phony War”
The Road to World War II – Part VI: 1. F.D.R. and Churchill 2. Japan Invades China 3. War Comes to Pearl Harbor”