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104 minutes, documentary, color, 2011

A film by Carl Colby

DVD: UPC: 7-20229-91490-1 | Catalog #: FRF 914901D | SRP: $27.95
Blu-ray: UPC: 7-20229-91490-1 | Catalog #: FRF 914901D | SRP: $27.95

Special Features • Carl Colby Interviewed by James Reston, Jr. • Extra Scenes: Life of a Spy / The Mission / The Threat / The Sacrifice / The Future / Keeping Secrets in an Open Society • Photo Gallery • Colby & CIA Timeline

Street Date: April 17

As powerful and riveting as a John Le Carre thriller, The Man Nobody Knew uncovers the hidden life of legendary CIA spymaster William Colby. The consummate American soldier-spy, Colby took on the government's dirtiest assignments without question - until the day he defied presidential orders and revealed to Congress the CIA's "family jewels" - their darkest, deepest secrets.

Told by his son Carl Colby and featuring a who's who of the intelligence community as well as top journalists and writers, Colby's story unmasks the lies, myths, truths, sacrifices and casualities of a covert spy.

• Theatrical Release - Over 50 Cities

“Carl Colby's smart, fact-packed film operates on many levels, all riveting. A rich, cohesive and balanced account of his father's legacy.” - The New York Times

“Powerful. Shattering. An absorbing, sometimes appalling course in how U.S. foreign policy evolved and functioned following World War II, how CIA techniques failed in Vietnam, and how American power in Southeast Asia finally foundered.”
- The Wall Street Journal

Vital. Sheds light on a legacy of American skullduggery and high-level shenanigans. Its access and acknowledgment of our dark past make for one intimate indictment.” - Time Out New York

“With a respectful yet keen eye toward the moral pitfalls of patriotic duplicity, this remarkable feat of personalized biography, enhanced by a rich collection of archival clips, is both evocative and harrowing.”
- Los Angeles Times

“Riveting. A decidedly different - and refreshing - take on spycraft. Even though it's a documentary, it plays like some of the best spy films. The questions posed are vital: What's the place of secrecy in an open society? Do the ends justify the means? The answers matter today especially.” - The Atlantic
93 minutes, documentary, color, English, Spanish & German w/English subtitles, 2009

A film by Edmon Roch

UPC: 7-20229-91504-5 | Catalog #: FRF 915045D | SRP: $27.95

Special Features • Interview with Intelligence & Espionage Expert Nigel West (32 min.) • Sonic Deception: WWII Training Film (27 min.) • Original Theatrical Trailer • Filmmaker Biography

Street Date: April 17

The Allies called him Garbo. The Nazis dubbed him Alaric. Both sides in World War II were sure Juan Pujol Garcia was their man. In reality, Pujol was a double agent - and his final allegiance was to the Allies.

From the comfort of Lisbon, Garbo fed false information to the Nazis and fabricated a network of phantom agents across Europe. Although he never fired a single shot, Garbo helped to save thousands of lives, most notably by misinforming the Germans about the timing and location of D-Day. In his inexhaustible imagination he even went so far as to secure death benefits from the Nazis for an imaginary agent's nonexistent widow.

In this documentary thriller, director Edmon Roch (producer of Alejandro González Iñárritu's Biutiful) artfully interweaves propaganda footage, interviews with intelligence experts and key players in Garbo's life (as well as with Garbo himself), and clips from Hollywood films to conjure forgotten and living memories, heroes and spies, secrets and lies.

• Theatrical Arthouse Release

“One of the year's best documentaries! Ingenious & engrossing.” - Roger Ebert

Magnificent!” - San Francisco Chronicle

“The flair of a Hollywood spy movie: Garbo is dramatic, and entertaining.” - The New York Times

“A gripping spy story told with style, guts and wit.” - Alex Gibney, Oscar®-Winning Director of Taxi To the Dark Side

Wonderfully entertaining. A real life spy thriller! Intrigue, an aura of suspense and an ambiance of uncertainty makes this a treat.” -

“A true-life tale of espionage so brazen and crucial to World War II's outcome one marvels that it isn't better known.”
- The Hollywood Reporter

“Nothing less than fascinating!” - Los Angeles Times

“Truly extraordinary, the best documentary on World War II espionage in more than a decade.” -The Daily Beast
410 minutes on 4 discs, documentary, color & b/w, English & German w/English subtitles

4 documentaries in a 4 disc box set

UPC: 7-20229-91503-8 | Catalog #: FRF 915038D | SRP: $59.95

Special Features • Director Biography • WWII Film Gallery

Street Date: April 17

This new collector's edition box set features the following four riveting documentaries about Adolf Hitler and the rise and fall of the Third Reich:


Featuring never-before-seen film footage of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi regime, this spectacular film shows the inner workings of the Third Reich and illuminates the Nazi aesthetic in art, architecture and popular culture.

“Shocking. Includes all manner of Nazi spectacles.” - Village Voice

“A masterpiece of scholarship and imagination.” - Variety

More than any other documents, it is the personal private letters written by the German people to Adolf Hitler that provide the most intimate details of the Third Reich. A treasure of more than 100,000 such letters was recently found, hidden in a secret Russian archive. The uncensored letters, which include declarations of loyalty, love letters and the occasional words of protest, reveal the true feelings of the German people - their hopes, longings and fears.

“Shocking. Documents the incredible charisma of Adolf Hitler.” - Die Welt

How did a rabble-rouser from Austria rise to become Germany's messianic Führer? Why did Germans from all walks of life embrace the Nazi philosophy and willingly follow Hitler into a titanic conflict and utter destruction? This stunning film dissects the Third Reich with a keen analytical blade, charting Hitler's improbable rise, his mastery of imagery and crowd psychology, and his consummate skill in exploiting the weaknesses in others.

“This re-examination of the Nazi past is a revelation...never fails to stun audiences.” - Time Magazine

Through authentic footage of the 1944 trial of the men who conspired to assassinate the Führer in the Valkyrie Conspiracy, this astonishing film details the various attempts to assassinate Hitler and sheds light on the anti-Nazi resistance - from the bomb in Munich's Bürgerbräukeller to Claus von Stauffenberg's explosive attack on the Wolfsschanze.

“An extremely worthy contribution to the history of the German opposition during the Third Reich; even more, a document of the conscience of the 'Other Germany.'” - Die Welt
84 minutes, documentary, color, English & Creole w/English subtitles, 2011

A film by Whitney Dow (director of The Two Towns of Jasper)

UPC: 7-20229-91510-6 | Catalog #: FRF 915106D | SRP: $27.95

Special Features • Interview with Director Whitney Dow • & More

Street Date: April 12

In Haiti, there is one band that has seen it all: Septentrional. For six decades this 20 piece band has been making passionate, beautiful music - a fusion of Cuban big band and Haitian voodoo beats - through dictatorships, natural disasters, coup d’états, and chaos, navigating the ups and downs, the glory and the tragedy that is Haiti's history.

When the Drum is Beating interweaves the extraordinary story of Septentrional with that of Haiti: from the brutality of French colonialism and the bloody revolution that brought Haitians their freedom, to the crushing foreign debt and the 15 year American occupation that ushered in the brutal dictatorship of François "Papa Doc" Duvalier. We see the hope that was created by Jean Bertrand Aristide, and the despair that followed after he was driven from power. And we are there as Haiti endures an earthquake that kills almost 300,000 people and tears apart the social fabric of the country.

Through its sweeping narrative, infectious music and tension-filled encounters, the film allows the viewer to see, feel and hear the passion, commitment and joy of Septentrional's musicians, and through them, the unique Haitian spirit.

• National PBS Broadcast on April 12, 2012

“Infectious outpourings of harmony in this beautifully synched wedding of music and history.” - Ronnie Schedib, Variety

“A rhythmic meeting of music and history, 'When the Drum Is Beating' brilliantly interweaves the stories of Haiti and its most celebrated band, Septentrional.” - Emily Ackerman, Tribeca Film Festival

“Gracefully composed, with breathtaking performance footage. Reveals a citizenry with a robust and undying love of life far stronger than any of the horrors that the country has endured.” - Valerie Gladstone, The Root
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