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Eyes on the Prize Box Set: America's Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965 (6 Video Set) [VHS]

Eyes on the Prize Box Set: America's Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965 (6 Video Set) [VHS] Lowest new price: $157.76
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Great VHS Set!


  • Awakenings 1954-1956
  • Fighting Back 1957-1962
  • Ain't Scared of Your Jails 1960-1961
  • No Easy Walk 1961-1963
  • Mississippi-Is This America? 1962-1964 Bridge to Freedom 1965

The Century-America's Time (Boxed Set) [VHS]

The Century-America's Time (Boxed Set) [VHS] Lowest new price: $17.99
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Covering the entire 20th century in one video series is an ambitious project, but one that Peter Jennings and ABC News are up to. In The Century: America's Time, a 12-part documentary on six videotapes that is a companion to the book of the same name, Jennings guides us through a century of technology and advancement like no other. As he says in his introduction to episode 1, "Seeds of Change," "Unlike previous centuries where leadership was defined by royalty and other rulers, the 20th century more than any other was shaped by the will and actions of the common man." The series is a sweeping presentation of the United States of the 1900s and tries to encompass a mind-boggling amount of history. And while at moments the videos may leave you longing for more, Jennings does an excellent job of creating smooth segues between disparate pieces.

The first episode, for instance, begins with the influx of immigrants at the turn of the century and touches on Jim Crow laws, moving pictures, planes, Henry Ford, the sinking of the USS Maine, child labor, suffragettes, the Panama Canal, imperialism, and more, right up to the beginning of World War I. The archival footage is stunning and interviews with historians, veterans, journalists, POWs, politicians, authors, celebrities, and common people help bring the past to life again. Mickey Spillane discusses the speakeasies of the 1920s; Dennis Hopper talks about Easy Rider in the '60s; Tom Wolfe reads from The Bonfire of the Vanities for the episode on the '80s. Eudora Welty, E.L. Doctorow, Martin Scorsese, John Updike, Pat Buchanan, Oliver Stone, Stephen E. Ambrose, among many others, lend their voices to this documentary. Yet, despite the great names, at times the pictures and people are allowed to speak for themselves, without intrusive narration--the stark images of the Challenger explosion or the sad words of a political activist mourning the death of his partner to AIDS are more powerful because of it. This chronological tale (with the exception of the last episode, "Then and Now," which is arranged thematically) is an insightful and poignant reminder of all the marvels--and tragedies--of America in the 20th century. --Jenny Brown

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Everything That Rises [VHS]

Everything That Rises [VHS] Lowest new price: $16.95
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A realistic portrayal of the struggles of today's American farmer. Each family member must make their own sacrifices - as they are able. Inspiration for all Americans.

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Teletubbies - Big Hug! [VHS]

Teletubbies - Big Hug! [VHS] Lowest new price: $16.99
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Grand Isle [VHS]

Grand Isle [VHS] Lowest new price: $49.99
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She was young, beautiful and happily married until one summer at Grand Isle when a casual friendship with a handsome young Creole awakens passions she had long ago abandoned. As their relationship heats up, they must decide whether to risk everything and be together, or bow to social pressure and separate.

Sesame Street - Elmocize [VHS]

Sesame Street - Elmocize [VHS] Lowest new price: $12.98
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Come along to "Elmo's Exercise Camp", a fun-filled place where kids and Sesame Street muppets bend, stretch and hop thier way to feeling good!

With an emphasis on the good feelings that go with fitness, this program is set at Elmo's exercise camp and features kids and Muppets bending, stretching, and generally getting more fit. Cyndi Lauper is the appealing guest star, the banter between Muppets is funny, and songs include "Workout in a Chair" and "Do the Benny Hop." --Tom Keogh

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Sadat [VHS]

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Macbeth [VHS]

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Rich in powerful imagery and bloody action, ' 'Macbeth' ' is one of Shakespeare's most compelling and accessible dramas. Macbeth's rise to power and inevitable fall are magnificently captured in this British production.

Animorphs - The Invasion Series, Part 3: The Enemy Among Us [VHS]

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As if alien invasion isn't enough to deal with, Rachel finds out her divorced dad is moving 1,000 miles away and wants her to leave her friends, mother, and sister behind and join him in "The Stranger," the first of three 24-minute episodes based on the Scholastic book series by K.A. Applegate. While she is mulling over Dad's offer, Rachel and the rest of the band of morphing teenagers face a tempting offer: stay on earth and fight what appears to be a losing battle to the invading Yeerks, or take refuge on a safe planet with their families. In "The Leader," parts 1 and 2, Jake and Marco are caught morphing into animals and launched into space to face a powerful new Yeerk leader, Visser One, who turns out to be the mother Marco thought had been dead for two years. The three episodes from Nickelodeon's prime-time series are sandwiched by extra footage of Marco first making his case to quit the teens' quest to save the earth and then, after discovering his mother's fate, vowing to fight until she is free. This well-produced adventure series combines domestic tales with science fiction geared toward ages 6-12. --Kimberly Heinrichs

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Blue's Clues - Arts & Crafts [VHS]

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If the phrase "Blue scadoo, we can, too" means anything to you, and you know that salt and pepper are actually a married couple with French accents, you probably have a potential consumer of this 50-minute video residing in your household. During two 25-minute segments, our host Steve and his animated dog Blue together serve as a Martha Stewart for preschoolers by showing them how to make a stage-worthy sock puppet, bake a scrumptious banana cake, and mix yellow and red paint for that perfect shade of orange. Now the tricky part of owning this tape is that your child is going to want to sew, bake, and paint each time he or she watches this stimulating video. Are you prepared for such chaos? --Kimberly Heinrichs

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