Descriptive Video Tape Catalog
(Updated May 2012)
When a gang of murderous marauders terrorizes a small western town, the townspeople turn in desperation to a mysterious loner: a young Indian warrior with his own reasons for wreaking vengeance on the evildoers. Stars Burt Reynolds. Not Rated. 1966. DV 471.
New York Underground: The American Experience
IRT stands for Interborough Rapid Transit, and to the New Yorkers of 1888 it meant the solution to the Big Apple's transportation crisis. See how the 26 miles of underground track, carrying trains at the unprecedented speed of 35 miles per hour, set America's most crowded city in motion again. Closed Captioned. Not Rated. DV 193.
Newton: A Tale of Two Isaacs
Sir Isaac Newton and his young scribe, Humphrey, are caught up in the race to change how the universe is perceived. This story of Newton’s battle to convince skeptics of the value of his scientific discoveries emphasizes the importance of perseverance and hard work. Rated G. 1997. DV 413.
Ngorongoro: Africa’s Cradle of Life
Ngorongoro Crater has been described as one of the wonders of the world. Its towering, unbroken rim, enclosing grasslands, wetlands, lakes, swamps, and forests, provide homes for a concentration of creatures that is unequalled in Africa. This is part of PBS’s Living Edens series. Not Rated. DV 250.
Nickelodeon’s Franklin / Little Bill
Family and Children
Includes one episode of “Franklin”, about a curious, young turtle who, together with his forest friends, work their way through everyday dilemmas, and one episode of “Little Bill”, the animated series inspired by the popular children’s books by Bill Cosby. Not Rated. DV 260.
Night of the Living Dead
A car winds along a deserted road in eastern Pennsylvania and enters a forlorn cemetery. Barbara and her brother Johnny have come to put a wreath on their father’s grave. As the shadows lengthen, they notice a creepy man in a black suit wandering among the tombstones. Little do they realize the menace he carries or the horrors he and his kind will wreak. Not Rated. 1968. DV 472.
Night of the Sharks
Ex-adventurer David Ziegler enjoys his quiet life as a beach bum in a Mexican resort. Then his brother shows up with a fortune in diamonds and David finds himself the target of a corrupt corporation, a vicious gang of cutthroats, and a blood-crazed white shark. Contains violence, strong language, and sexual situations. Rated R. 1987. DV 473.
In this fast-paced comedy, a woman’s ploy to get to New York City by pretending to be a victim of radiation poisoning backfires when a journalist publicizes her “plight”. Stars Carole Lombard and Fredric March. Not Rated. 1937. DV 320.
NOVA: B-29 Frozen In Time
Travel on a perilous mission to repair and fly a rare B-29 bomber. Gleaming like a jewel, this well-preserved plane from World War II rested on the Arctic tundra where it was abandoned during a crash landing in 1947. Closed Captioned. Not Rated. DV 159.
Fly into the eye of the world's most destructive storms and discover what makes them tick. Closed Captioned. Not Rated. DV 194.
NOVA: In Search of Human Origins
Controversial fossil hunter Don Johanson leads us through his lively quest to unravel the mystery of our human origins. Three video set. Closed Captioned. Not Rated. DV 72.
NOVA: Killer Quake
On January 17, 1994, a previously unknown fault convulsed beneath Los Angeles, resulting in the most destructive earthquake in modern L.A. history. Join NOVA in search of clues to where nature will strike next. Closed Captioned. Not Rated. DV 195.
This program explores lightning, one of the most dangerous natural phenomena on earth. Experience its awesome beauty and power and hear from the survivors who have escaped its wrath. Closed Captioned. Not Rated. DV 158.
NOVA: The Miracle of Life
Take an Emmy-winning voyage into the human body. Through cinematography which magnifies cells up to half a million times, witness one of nature's greatest events, the creation of life. Closed Captioned. Not Rated. DV 74.
NOVA: Mystery of the Senses
An exploration of the human body's incredible ability to perceive its environment through the five senses--Hearing, Smell, Taste, Touch and Vision. Science. (5 Video set) DV 73.
NOVA: Runaway Universe
NOVA follows cosmologists trying to understand why the universe may be expanding at an accelerating rate. Closed Captioned. Not Rated. DV 501.
NOVA: This Old Pyramid
A noted Egyptologist and a professional stonemason test clever and bizarre construction theories to reveal the secrets of how ancient pyramids were built. Closed Captioned. Not Rated. DV 75.
NOVA: Why the Towers Fell
Taking a scientific look at one of the darkest days in American history, this documentary examines the collapse of the New York World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11, 2001. Computer animation and testimony from a team of forensic engineers and other experts show how the collision of the two hijacked jets, and the fires that resulted from the crashes, caused irreparable structural damage to the twin skyscrapers. Not Rated. 2002. DV 522.
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