It was the defining moment of the 20th Century - the scientific, technological, military, and political gamble of the world's first atomic attack. This drama-documentary attempts to do what no other film has done before - to show what it is like to live through a nuclear explosion, millisecond by millisecond. Set in the three weeks from the first test explosion in New Mexico to the eventual dropping of the bomb, the action takes viewers into the room where the crucial political decisions are made; on board the Enola Gay on her fateful voyage; inside the bomb as it explodes; and on the streets of Hiroshima when disaster strikes.
Gama Bomb combine the reckless, head-banging intensity of 80s thrash metal with a 21st century love of all things geek. After self-releasing their first album 'Survival Of The Fastest' in 2005, albums 'Citizen Brain' (2008) and 2009's 'Tales from the Grave in Space' marked them out as a band with big ideas, with 'Tales…' being one of the first albums ever released as a free download by a signed band. Their unique mix of pop culture nods, speed metal and knowing humour won a cult following in Europe and far beyond, which they cemented with tireless touring. In 2013, the band signed to AFM Records to release 'The Terror Tapes', followed this year by their most audacious move yet: 'Untouchable Glory', an unapologetically hooky thrash album inspired by vintage kung fu movies!
Landmark dramadoc telling the story of the atomic bomb and its impact on the people of Hiroshima. The film mixes testimony, archive, CGI and full-scale reconstruction to communicate the detailed content and context of this terrible event. Screened in 30 other countries around the world on the 60th anniversary.
One can't venture very far into contemporary pop without hearing the echoes of '70s-'80's soul, funk and r&b; decades once mocked have seen their vibrant, groove-savvy music re-embraced – often without a trace of kitsch-savvy irony. This triple-disc, 58 track collection may come anthologized with a slightly cheesy conceit–retro-party-soundtrack-in-a-box, with discs devoted to flavoring your soulful soiree's beginning, middle and end–but its potent collection of vintage, era-evoking favorites can't be denied. Disc one/"Kickin' It Off" wends its way from expected jams like Wild Cherry's "Play That Funky Music" and Gap Band's "You Dropped a Bomb on Me" through such funk-fueled grooves as James Brown's sweaty "Payback" and Donna Summer's urgent, torch-song-with-a beat "Last Dance." Disc two/"Getting' Into the Groove" does just that via Top 40 stalwarts like The Spinners, Four Tops and O'Jays, while making room for legends (Al Green, Isley Brothers) and newcomers like the Brothers Johnson and Kool & the Gang alike. The set's final act winds down into late-night sultriness via Marvin Gaye's "Sexual Heraling," Delfonics' "Didn't I Blow Your Mind," Pointer Sister's "Slow Hand" and other sexy charms.
"WHILE THAT DAMNED SHIP IS AFLOAT, SHE WILL BE A CONSTANT MENACE TO ALL OUR SHIPPING. WE MUST DESTROY HER" – Winston Churchill. Winston Churchill called her 'Hitler's Beast'. Launched in April 1939, the giant German battleship Tirpitz could out-fight anything in the Royal Navy. One-sixth of a mile long, with a crew of 2,400 and capable of speeds close to 40mph, the Tirpitz was also armed with a full battery of seventy-two guns, including eight 15" guns capable of sending a 2,000lb shell over twenty miles. She posed a formidable threat to Britain's sea lanes and convoys - and the fear of her sheer destructive power was so great that sinking her became a personal obsession of Prime Minister Churchill. Using dramatic reconstructions, computer graphics and rare original footage SINK THE TIRPITZ! tells the gripping story of the Allies' attempts to destroy this awesome warship.
The submarine USS Bowfin made nine patrol runs during WWII, all packed with hair-raising adventures. In the course of sinking some 175,000 tons of Japanese shipping, the Bowfin faced an increasingly sophisticated Japanese anti-submarine campaign and endured vicious depth bomb and surface attacks. The boat aided guerrillas in the Philippines, hunted in wolfpacks, rescued downed flyers, and scourged the Japanese throughout the war under command of various colorful skippers. The Bowfin has been gorgeously restored and is berthed next to the USS Missouri at Pearl Harbor. This is her glorious story.