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Marco Polo's Shangri-La


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  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: All Regions
  • DVD Release Date: February 19, 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000NJLXOA
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #517,849 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Did Marco Polo really make it to China? Did he spend 17 years in

the company of the Emperor Kublai Khan?

On his death bed he claimed, "I have only told you half of what I saw!"

We believe him.

The famous Venetian explorer, raved about the exotic beauty of

Yunnan, the magic land beyond the clouds. Poets praise Yunnan as

"Shangri-La", the imaginary, remote, idyllic hideaway where life

approaches perfection. Even today, Yunnan remains an enigma to many.

The cultural diversity of its minorities, which have survived untouched

and unspoiled for thousands of years, is fascinating.

The Middle Kingdom was once the cradle of civilization.

Now China is doing everything to preserve its epic culture.

It remains to be seen if the remnants of China's rich cultural heritage

will survive the onslaught of the 21st Century.

Let "Marco Polo's Shangri-La" show you the China that once was and still

is a mystery to many.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Gary Johnston on May 8, 2007
(The short of it is in the conclusion if you don't want to read all this)

I own 2 Silk Road Documentaries. The first I bought was the 'Silk Road Collection' followed by the 'Marco Polo Trilogy' which consists of these three films:
Marco Polo's Shangri-La
Marco Polo's Silk Road
Marco Polo's Roof of the World

Below I compared the SILK ROAD COLLECTION to the MARCO POLO TRILOGY and a follow-up film by the same production company, called SECRETS OF THE SILK ROAD.

FOOTAGE: The Marco Polo Trilogy has better footage altogether, but the Silk Road Collection does have its fair share of interesting shots too. Definitely not a horse falling 50 feet from a bridge into a turbulent river and somehow surviving unscathed, which the Marco Polos do have, but interesting. Silk Road Collection pulls a lot of its content from old Chinese television footage and pieces it together, which is fairly similar to how Marco Polo was made. Marco Polo is just a newer version with better camera work and much higher quality video - the government had commissioned a lot of new video archiving ever since the late 90's.

LENGTH: The difference in length between the two is significant (Silk Road Collection being 630 minutes compared to Marco's 270) but unless you have a need for an obscene amount of footage I think that you would be very pleased with the concise, but not too concise, nature of the Monarex trilogy.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By The Blue Baron on July 27, 2009
I am soooo happy to discover via this great film that that there still remain places in the world that are "real" and not staged like an ammusement park. This is the real deal folks and oh is it BEAUTIFUL. This film is the next best thing to being there and boy how I wish I could go. The people of Yunnan are the best dressed indigenous people I have ever seen, and the thing about this is THEY DESIGN AND MAKE ALL THEIR CLOTHES THEMSELVES! The clothes are beautiful. The woman are really pretty too. This film is like like discovering a new world that I didn't know existed. If you want to discover it too get this great DVD you will NOT be disappointed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Darth Mortis VINE VOICE on October 22, 2010
I wasn't sure what to expect when I first put this into the DVD player. Within just a few minutes, I was pleasantly surprised by vast scenery that encompassed some of Earth's most natural beauty. We are introduced to a cultures of Yunnan, a region that has maintained its several traditions and peoples for centuries. We see how they live, the spiritual pursuits (which include Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Taoism, etc), and their traditions. We see the various works of art (all hand made), delicacies, and other things. I was glued to this. I would love to go to that region and just observe. It's like an oasis in this stress filled world. Give it a try, it's a great documentary.
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