Every seven years in the town of Nocera Terinese, Italy, a mysterious rite hundreds of years old still takes place to this day.
On Good Friday, Flagellants from the surrounding villages perform the ritual of the battenti.
In this tradition, the participants embed shards of glass in pieces of cork, then forcefully drive the makeshift scourges into their bare legs. Bleeding, they jog the route of the Easter procession, enduring the pain and suffering of religious sacrifice in the name of spiritual cleansing.
Sure, Kobe Beef is considered some of the most delectable, succulent meat in the world. But have you ever wondered how it got that way? In this clip, we have an actual demonstration. Some might think it cruelty to animals, others might think they were being treated too well.
If you were taking a sea cruise from the Eastern Seaboard to the West Coast via the Panama Canal, this might be the film you'd see before disembarking in San Diego, Los Angeles, or San Francisco.
An exquisite travel film documenting the magnificent landscape and locales of pre-WWII California, this film showcases classic old school California, from the Spanish-styled haciendas overlooking the swelling Pacific to the vast interior of bountiful valleys and awesome peaks.
Ladies and gentlemen, we present to you California of the early 1930's.