Colonies of the Condemned

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History Documentary hosted by Jim Seibert, Stacy Keach and Michael Weiss, published by Discovery Channel in 2002 - English narration

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Alcatraz... Devil's Island... Botany Bay: these prisons, among the most feared on Earth, give a whole new meaning to the term "hard time." They didn't merely cage societiety's worst, they shattered their spirits. Many cracked under the torment, but some fought desperately to survive - even escape. This is the closest you'll get - or would want to! - to these notorious lockups.

[edit] Beneath Alcatraz

It's a story so incredible that Clint Eastwood adapted it for his movie, Escape from Alcatraz. In 1962, three dangerous convicts dove into the frigid waters of San Francisco Bay in a bid to escape the notorious Alcatraz prison. They were never seen again. Did they find freedom? Or an icy death in the treacherous currents? Incredible new evidence, along with exclusive intervlews with former inmates and guards, may finally reveal the answer to The Rock's greatest mystery! approx. 50 mlns, col.

Executive Producer Michael Hoff Producer, Director, Writer Sarah Kass Editor Jim Du Vardo
For Discovery Channel Executive Producer Suzy Geller Wolf Produced by MichaeI Hoff Productions, Inc for Discovery Channel

2000 MichaeI Hoff Productions

[edit] Devil's Island

It was a place so severe, it broke even the toughest convict. This tiny penal colony on the edge of the Amazon rainforest was literally a "Hell on Earth" from which there was no escape (although many tried). The punishments were notorious for their horrifying severity. The conditions were so inhumane that many inmates would rather risk death by trying to flee. Descend into the depths of this dark place to relive twisted tales of prison life and desperate attempts at freedom that reveal the lndomitable will of the human spirit. Narrated by Stacy Keach. approx. 50 mlns, col.

Writer, Director Jaime Hellman Producer Barbara Leibovltz Editor Leonard Feinstein
For Discovery Channel Executive Producer Bill Cosmas Director of Production Bob Reid
Produced for Discovery Channel by Leibovitz-Hellman Productlons, LLC Leibovitz-Hellman Productions, LLC
Produced in Association with Discovery Channel

MM Discovery Communicatlons, Inc.

[edit] Jailbreak

There are jailbreaks — and then there are jailbreaks so mind-boggling in their daring that they become the stuff of legend! From Australia's Botany Bay to Devil's Island and beyond, hear the real story of the men (and women) who did the impossible. With nothing but imagination and a lot of guts, they braved vicious jungles, storm-tossed oceans and the ever-present threat of death in an epic bid to win back their freedom! approx. 50 mins, col.

Written, Produced & Directed by Peter Swain Executive Producers Rod Caird, Richard Sattin Editor Tony Robinson
For TLC Executive Producer Alexandra Middendorf Produced by Principal Films for TLC

MM Discovery Cammunications, Inc.

[edit] Extra Feature - War Stories

On September 4, 1965, Captaln James B. Stockdale was shot down by the North Vietnamese and taken to the infamous "Hanoi Hilton", the most brutal Vietnamese POW camp. Told in his own words, this is the story of his torturous imprisonment, the sacrifices he made for survival and his wlfe's heroic crusade to find out the truth about her husband's horrific captivity.

1998 Military Channel, Inc.

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Video Codec: XviD ISO MPEG-4
Video Bitrate: 2079 kbps
Video Resolution: 560x416
Video Aspect Ratio: 1.346:1
Frames Per Second: 29.970
Audio Codec: 0x2000 (Dolby AC3) AC3
Audio Bitrate: 192kb/s CBR 48000 Hz
Audio Streams: 2
Audio Languages: english
RunTime Per Part: 50:00.661
Number Of Parts: 4
Part Size: 815 MB
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