NEW YORK, Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gaiam, Inc., a leading producer of lifestyle media, announced today the release of six new DVD titles this month under its exclusive home video license agreement with Discovery Communications. New titles include: Flying Wild Alaska; Deadliest Catch Season 7; Vampires & Werewolves: Legends and Lore; True Crime Series Volume 1: Secrets, Sins & Stalkers; Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman; and I'm Alive.
Discovery Channel's Flying Wild Alaska
There is no freeway system for hundreds of miles in the most isolated rural areas of the Bering Sea coastline and Era Alaska has become the lifeline to the population. Jim Tweto runs the company alongside his wife, Ferno, who doubles as cargo runner, dispatcher and mom to their daughters, Ayla and Ariel, both playing a vital role in the operation. Year-round, the Tweto family is motivated by the fact that the livelihoods of thousands of people depend on their business and employees every day. Known for having some of the most skilled pilots in the world, Era Alaska's planes battle minus 40 degree Fahrenheit chills and hurricane-like winds in Flying Wild Alaska. This two-disc DVD set has a total run time of 443 minutes and an SRP of $19.98. Street date: November 22, 2011.
Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch Season 7
For some it is a season of change, for others, a chance to make a name for themselves, but the perilous, icy waters of the Bering Sea and most dangerous job in the world remain a constant. Two new skippers are on deck this season and determined to prove their worth fishing for the elusive Alaskan king crab, but quickly learn that experience and treachery are forces to be reckoned with. Throughout 16 episodes, the men challenge boat-damaging storms and body-crushing working conditions to earn a hefty reward. This four-disc DVD set has a total run time of 860 minutes and an SRP of $24.98. Street date: November 1, 2011.
Discovery Channel's Vampires & Werewolves: Legends and Lore
Tales of legends and blood-thirsty creatures from Twisted History: Vampires and Werewolves: The Dark Survivors are now on DVD in Vampires & Werewolves: Legends and Lore. Watch episodes on the history, lure, psychology, science and culture of vampires, including the subculture of "real" vampires and why Mexico has the most vampire movies. Dare to imagine a world where werewolves are not myths, but a very real part of our world. This program paints a vivid picture of every aspect of the werewolf. This DVD has a total run time of 168 minutes and an SRP of $14.98. Street date: November 1, 2011.
Investigation Discovery's True Crime Series Volume 1: Secrets, Sins & Stalkers
Crime-themed programs are all the rage and True Crime Series Volume 1: Secrets, Sins & Stalkers hosts a collection of episodes, looking into horrifying crimes. In Sins and Secrets, cases in Knoxville, Tenn., Albuquerque, N.M. and Aspen, Colo. reveal how crimes alter the community in which they occur. This collection will also walk audiences through the twisted psychology of stalkers and the emotional stories of their victims in Stalked: Someone's Watching. This new DVD title from Investigation Discovery has a total run time of 214 minutes and an SRP of $14.98. Street date: November 8, 2011.
SCIENCE's Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman
No one tells a story quite like Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman and Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman explores questions that have puzzled mankind for centuries. The series brings together the world's top minds from astrophysicists to astrobiologists and quantum mechanics to explore the latest work at NASA and private enterprise facilities. They tackle the latest theories from academics and researchers, including black holes, colonizing the planets, string theory and more. Eye opening and compelling, Freeman narrates 10 episodes in this two-disc DVD set, which has a total run time of 420 minutes with an SRP of $19.98. Street date: November 22, 2011.
Animal Planet's I'm Alive
Without claws, venom or razor-sharp teeth, humans are physically under matched with our wildlife counterparts. Therefore, a confrontation with an animal can easily turn deadly. However, there are times when a size or power advantage cannot overcome a much stronger opponent – a person's will to live. I'm Alive features the inspirational stories of people who are determined to survive animal attacks regardless of the obstacles or consequences. Relive the real stories from the people who fought back in this two-disc DVD set, which has a total run time of 430 minutes with an SRP of $19.98. Street date: November 8, 2011.
Each new DVD release will be available in stores and online wherever DVDs are sold.
About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world's #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in 210 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through 130-plus worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Investigation Discovery, as well as US joint venture networks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, The Hub and 3net, the first 24-hour 3D network. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools and owns and operates a diversified portfolio of digital media services, including HowStuffWorks.com. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.
Gaiam, Inc. (Nasdaq: GAIA) is a leading producer and marketer of lifestyle media and fitness accessories. With a wide distribution network that consists of 62,000 retail doors, 14,400 store within stores, 5,600 media category management locations, a digital distribution platform and more than 10 million direct customers, Gaiam is dedicated to providing solutions for healthy and eco-conscious living. The company dominates the health and wellness category and releases non-theatrical programming focused on family entertainment and conscious media. In addition, Gaiam has an exclusive licensing agreement with Discovery Communications and other licensing partners. For more information about Gaiam, please visit www.gaiam.com or call 1.800.869.3603.
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