We’ve added lots of new DVDs to the shelves today. A mix of nonfiction, TV series and a feature film.So rather than give you a long list, I’ll highlight some of them over the coming week.
There are four new PBS DVDs available.
American Experience: Death and the Civil War. Based on the best-selling book by Drew Gilpin Faust, this film explores how the American Civil War created a “republic of suffering” and the far-reaching social, political, and social changes brought about by the pervasive presence and fear of death during the Civil War.
Orangutan Diaries. Deep in the Borneo rainforest, a dedicated team of vets and caretakers have a massive and emotional task ahead of them: to rescue and nurse back to health the jungle’s 600 vulnerable orangutans. Presented by Steve Leonard and Michaela Strachan, this is an emotional rollercoaster ride through the lives of both the humans and the animals of the orangutan orphanage.
Secrets of Highclere Castle. This is the real setting of the popular PBS series “Downton Abbey.” See how life was – and is – lived in Highclere Castle. It may be more famous now than any time in its 1,300-year history.
The Complete Inspector Lewis Inspector Robert Lewis and Sergeant James Hathaway solve the tough cases that the learned inhabitants of Oxford throw at them. Unbelievably complicated plots filmed in beautiful Oxford, England.