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.
sites in Britain. The film quality was excellent. Rupert Soskin presented a very good general explanation of the sites. I saw megalithic sites that I will probably never visit. Any further study
of the sites I can obtain through books or internet. I have added the Standing With Stones DVD to my DVD archaeological
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!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The narrator is insufferable at times, but this is still about the best whirlwind tour of a huge number of standing stone sites in the British Isles. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Cecelia Musselman
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 13 months ago by Vone
Elegant cinematography, an engaging narrator and up-to-the minute archeology make this film outstanding.Published 21 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 on June 7, 2014 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 on April 12, 2014 by McGuinnThompsonKaukonenVerlaineCarthyBassanaStephensSteveJonesBobbyBeausoleil
Being from the U.S; I have been always intrigued by the Megalithic stone sites in the British Isles and Ireland, I picked up this video to try to get a better understanding of what... Read morePublished on January 10, 2014 by Gary E. Welsh