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A Terrific Educational Tool,
This review is from: The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, Volume Two - The War Years (DVD)
According to the 1999 VHS releases, George Lucas set out to create a series that would take a subject reviled by many a student and make it more accessible. The extras on the disc are to provide an accurate (as reasonably accurate as possible anyway) historical perspective of the fictional stories contained in the set. Many of the subjects to be covered in this release do not fall into the repertoire of so-called "common knowledge" but provide incredibly valuable lessons and information.
Lucas has set out to make these sets about the history instead of burying it with one or two 20-minute featurettes as many a modern film release would have done. For this, I think he should be applauded, not lambasted.
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Initial post: Oct 22, 2007 12:39:03 AM PDT
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Posted on Nov 27, 2007 9:48:01 AM PST
C. A. Luster says:
I enjoy the documentaries, but I don't think they should have been forced along with the cost on this set. If he thought so many people would like them, why didn't he sell them as a separate set that could be purchased to compliment the series? So perhaps that will give you a better perspective to why so many are complaining about the cost of the set. They don't all feel they need to pay for documentaries they didn't want, nor did they watch when they enjoyed the series being televised.
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