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Ancient Mysteries - Camelot (A&E DVD Archives) (2005)

Leonard Nimoy  |  NR |  DVD
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Leonard Nimoy
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: A&E Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: April 26, 2005
  • Run Time: 50 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0007WFUFQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #254,785 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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From the sword of Excalibur to the Lady Guinevere Camelot has been the subject of myths and legends movies and best-sellers. Don your sorcerer's robe to join THE HISTORY CHANNEL-® for a cutting-edge investigation that uncovers the secrets of Camelot. Since its inception the home of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table has been shrouded in mystery romance and magic. But did such a place once exist? Was Arthur merely a fictional character or a bona fide historical figure important to the development of British history? In this captivating program venture with prominent archaeologists and historians all over England and Wales as they search for the legendary site of the Round Table. From Arthur's supposed burial ground in Glastonbury to historic Tintagel Castle THE HISTORY CHANNEL-® sheds new light on a timeless place that has been enchanting us for centuries. DVD Features: Interactive Menus; Scene Selection

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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for Classrooms! October 22, 2000
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
I have used this movie before in my English II class as we are reading Morte de Arthur. It really helps the students develop a sense of how Camelot's legend came about and how much of it could be true. Every year, someone asks, "Is this a folk tale, truth or non-fiction?" Now I pop in the tape and let them make up their own minds.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars More legend than history... November 23, 2001
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape|Verified Purchase
A good introduction to Arthurian legend. I was hoping the video would spend more time on the historical and archaeological data that supports (or doesn't support) the arguments about whether or not Arthur really existed. The video spent more time tracking the development of the legend in literature. Enjoyable all the same.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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A & E's DVD on "Camelot" is one of the better documentaries on the subject of King Arthur's folklore and gives details in several different mindsets on related issues. Leonard Nimoy narrates this video and there are several landscape nature photography shots and sweeping footage on location that helps this movie be the one that adults should prefer over most of the other videos by other narrators or other producing studios. Whereas most documentaries are juvenile and a tad on the amateur side in presentation, this version has enough interesting information that not only will you keep it in your library, you'll gladly watch it more than once. One point of interest was the birthplace of Arthur and how the archaeology discoveries are connecting that location with the right time period, another is the information on the Holy Grail and how it is tied to Joseph of Arimathea, and of course the details surrounding the location and legends of Camelot. There is time given to different ancient authors and what emphasis was given by those authors to specific parts of the Arthurian folklore - including how the burial place of King Arthur and Guinevere helped a city and monastery by tourism. Interviews with scholars round out the scope of this film, making this one superior to the others typically geared to preteen audiences.
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