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Americas National Treasures [Blu-ray] (2010)

Bo Svenson , Jordan Murphy  |  NR |  Blu-ray
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Bo Svenson, Jordan Murphy
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Mill Creek Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: September 14, 2010
  • Run Time: 426 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003XMKU4S
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #94,783 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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America s National Treasures Blu-Ray

AN ASTONISHING JOURNEY IN STUNNING HIGH DEFINITION! ...... A Breathtaking view of America s Gorgeous Landscape!

...this handsomely- produced set is a treat for armchair travelers, students, and history buffs. Highly recommended. - Video Librarian

In 1906 Teddy Roosevelt created the nation s first national monument destination. The purpose was to preserve all of America s significant pieces of history. Since then, all National Monuments have been designated by Presidents as their personal memorials which they sought to protect above all others. America s National Treasures tells the story of America s past and present glory. This 12 volume set takes a journey through the Ecology, Geology and beauty of the Great Plains, the Geologic West and the Historic South in a spectacular 7 hour adventure never to be forgotten.

Volume 1: Geologic Wonders of the Northern Plains
Volume 2: Sioux Indian Wars
Volume 3: Manifest Destiny
Volume 4: The Southern Plains
Volume 5: Prehistoric Native Americans
Volume 6: Southern Spanish Colonies
Volume 7: Slavery and the Plantation System
Volume 8: Civil War and the Confederacy
Volume 9: Fossil Treasures of the Pacific Northwest
Volume 10: The Pacific Northwest's Ring of Fire
Volume 11: The Historic Pacific Northwest
Volume 12: The Great Biodiversity of the Pacific Northwest

  • Presented in stunning High Definition video and Dolby Digital audio
  • Hosted by Bo Svenson and Jordan Murphy
  • Over 7 hours of incredible footage

BD Rom Extras:

  • Teacher's Guide
  • Blackline Master Quizzes
  • Directions to Monuments
  • Plains National Monuments by Date founded
  • Plains National Monuments by State
  • Plains National Monuments by President with biographies and pictures
  • Printable Screen savers from each of the monuments in the series

    Historical Documents
  • Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act
  • National Historic Preservation Act of 1966
  • National Antiquities Act 1906
  • Homestead Act 1862
  • Archaeological Resources Protection Act


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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful
Format:Blu-ray
For only $5 at Target, I must say this Blu-ray packed in a lot of beautiful landscapes for the money. The older shots (not as sharp in definition as the newer ones) were narrated by actor Bo Svenson with the later ones by Jordan Murphy. Each location was sited on the map at the intoduction, which is helpful for travelers. I especially like to watch the desolation of the vast Great Plains where the wild buffalos used to roam and feel the solitude the deserts provide as respite for the harried life of urban dwellers. More coverage of the western Black Hills and the Badlands would have been welcomed. But of course this would only make the whole video overly long to watch considering its already lenghty 7 hours of runtime as is. Like the Grand Canyon, these other magnificent desert National Parks would just make another great Blu-ray videos by themselves.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, stunning cinematography and videography! July 17, 2011
By Eroccc
Format:DVD
We bought this from Borders (sorry Amazon!) for a mere $5. I figured $5 is worth the risk that this set would turn out dull and boring. Au contraire! This DVD set is spectacular! Our family has been riveted to each episode, which highlights social history, ecology, and geographic past of the region. I can't believe this cost me only a few Washingtons, because this set is a pure treasure for American history/geography enthusiasts. I only wish they had more volumes, because I'd buy them all. Can't recommend enough...
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting but could be better February 17, 2012
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
There are so many really wonderful documentaries out that and this one is not going to be getting a lot of great reviews I am sure. It is not bad but could have been much better. I enjoyed it and did learn a bit from it but I think it suffered by not having enough production value even though having some great subject matter. It was worth the money as it was not expensive so I am not disappointed.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Boring as all hell March 12, 2014
By Davo
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
These doco's are produced on the cheap. Most of the content is interviews with a Parks Officer at each site. There is a lot of programming packed into the two Blue Rays so the quality of picture is extremely poor in full hd, and the color is somehow washed out. Some of the shots are quite amateurish with the non stabilised camera held while the guy walked. I worked my way through most of it and learned a little here and there. I gave it away to a charity shop.
Each segment starts with a virtual tour which is not a virtual tour. Then there is a set format for the next two bits. I found it boring as all hell, the narrator has a sonorous voice that is really artificial. Want to shoot yourself? Watch this first.
There was a well researched programme on the history of American national parks on our local television some time ago, that was great, this isn't it. Don't believe the positive reviews.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars nice info and photography! May 24, 2012
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
The narrators are appropriate and interesting! The photography is very nice!
National Parks are much more interesting than the National Monuments!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than I expected. July 22, 2012
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
These were an inexpensive way for me to try out my new Blu-ray player which I know would be playing my existing DVDs most of the time.

They don't have quite the "polish" of a National Geographic special, but I think that works to their advantage. I didn't feel quite so emotionally led by the nose through all the great scenery. The info about the geological origins and subsequent history of these landmarks is presented in a no-nonsense fashion by people who are not Hollywood actors trying to show off. I think I bought several discs in this series and was surprised by how many hours it takes to go through them all. You definitely can't watch them all in one sitting (I tried).
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars DVD watcher March 4, 2012
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
I was rather disappointed...it wasn't quite what I expected. And for being Blue-Ray, the color wasn't as outstanding as my other Blue-Rays (it looked the same as any other DVD), and there were no subtitles.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed July 16, 2014
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Not very pleased with this video. Low budget, difficult to follow. Not attention grabbing. Did give some information about places around America. However, I was expecting just a bit more.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars great blu-ray
excellent value
Published 4 days ago by Mrs Kris Gorman
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent!
Published 8 days ago by LINDA VEDSTED
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good for older children to see the sites.
Published 1 month ago by Malea Heward
5.0 out of 5 stars The title says it all.
Every since getting my first Blu-Ray player and HD-TV I've been collecting travel videos from all over. This 2-disk set gives you a great whirlwind tour of some fantastic places. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Chester Guy
3.0 out of 5 stars pretty places to look at
Item is as description says, lright set of dvds, informative but a little dry. pretty places to look at. Good price, shipping was on time.
Published 1 month ago by thisisme
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good but dvds were kind of scratched
Published 1 month ago by A. Rainey
3.0 out of 5 stars This series is OK.
I found these to be drawn out and a tad boring. OK videography, but nothing riveting.
Published 1 month ago by Neil L
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
content was jambed up
Published 2 months ago by haphil3
5.0 out of 5 stars Review of "America's National Treasures: The Complete 12 Volume...
Very beautiful photography. Enjoying the DVDs so much.
Published 2 months ago by Jan
5.0 out of 5 stars America is a beautiful country with astounding scenery
America is a beautiful country with astounding scenery. It will be a pleasure to view it from the comfort of my living room. Read more
Published 2 months ago by MsPop
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