Standing With Stones: A Journey Through Megalithic Britain
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This film is a unique travelogue in which presenter Rupert Soskin and director Michael Bott discover the wealth that is Megalithic Britain. They visit over 100 of the magnificent Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments scattered throughout these islands.
More than two years in the making, this broadcast-standard documentary, written and presented by explorer and naturalist Soskin, takes you from the tip of Cornwall to the Scottish Isles on an unforgettable journey through the landscape of our ancient past.
On a scale never attempted before, two and a quarter hours of stunning photography reveals a landscape filled with enigma, mystery and more than a few surprises.
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To summarize, this is a pleasant video that will appeal to people who would like a brief tour of (lots of) British megalithic sites. However, viewers who want more details about these places are likely to come away disappointed.
I wanted to learn about the other stone structures. This DVD has it all. Well not EVERY stone construction in the UK since there are thousands. But it offers the most possible in two hours +.
I found it entertaining, enlightening, and very educational. The host offers up thoughts about what these ancient artifacts may have been used for based on the location and construction. The petrified wood giant post in one stone chamber was a surprise since everyone thought it to be stone. The bonuses on the DVD were also very interesting as they explain much more about what is thought about these structures, not to mention what they had to endure while taking 2 years to make this documentary. I say, "Very well done guys"! They also cover Wales, England, Scotland, and Ireland. A masterpiece!
Now I must buy the book! I plan on seeing some of these in person!
The only negative thing I can say is that I was hoping to understand how and why the peoples of that era spent the time and energy, as they must have done, and just how they made use of them in their culture. That is not the film's fault. I've have never read/heard that science has made that determination yet ... much of these Megalithic sites remain, and maybe always will, an enigma.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love the book and love the DVD even more - just wish it was longer and included Stonehenge & Avebury - which they left out because they thought everyone was familiar with them. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Vone
Really liked this DVD! I really reccomend this to anyone interested in prehistoric stone-age cultures of England, Ireland Scotland & Wales! Read morePublished 14 months ago by JW
Elegant cinematography, an engaging narrator and up-to-the minute archeology make this film outstanding.Published 15 months ago by Rachel Rich
Well done. Beautiful scenery included in the CD. Very informative. I gained lots of knowledge and so interesting. A must see.Published 20 months ago by Emilie Latta
This film is great eye candy, but unfortunately you are not left with much to ponder at the end except their ascetic beauty. Read morePublished 22 months ago by McGuinnThompsonKaukonenVerlaineCarthyBassanaKaplanPenderStephensandSteveJones
I have a general interest in archaeology and the Standing With Stones is a good overview of the megalithic stone archaeological
sites in Britain. Read more