History Channel: Best of History 2008, Volume 4 (10-DVD)

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History Channel: Best of History 2008, Volume 4
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DVD Details

  • Number of Discs: 10
  • Run Time: 16 hours, 40 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Label: A&E Home Video

Description by OLDIES.com:

HISTORY is the definitive source for captivating, entertaining and informative breakthrough television. 2008 proved to be a standard-breaking year, with lavish productions adopting uniquely creative approaches to some of the most pressing and fascinating challenges humans have faced throughout our history. From our deepest past to the recent tragedies of 9/11, HISTORY examined the events and issues that steered the human experience.

Included in this magnificent DVD set are programs examining the tumultuous 60s, illuminated through insightful and revelatory programs like KING, the unequaled profile of the great civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., and 1968, the blockbuster look at that singular year, hosted by Tom Brokaw. And the smash hits JOURNEY TO 10,000 B.C. and LIFE AFTER PEOPLE bracket human history with riveting special-effects-driven portrayals of life on Earth at the beginning and after our species reign. Further, popular programs like HILLBILLY: THE REAL STORY and ALL ABOUT DUNG bring a fresh, inquisitive eye to subjects not normally given the benefit of serious consideration.

With a stunning range of subject matter, characteristic top-quality production values, and a refreshing blend of scholarship and entertainment, these ten programs are not only the best presented by HISTORY in 2008, they are collectively the finest set of documentaries shown anywhere this year, and we are pleased to offer this phenomenal opportunity to own them all in a 10-DVD boxset collection.

These programs are the BEST OF THE HISTORY CHANNEL 2008:

  • King: Discover anew the extraordinary life and times of America's civil rights visionary.
  • 1968: With deep insight and broad scope, Tom Brokaw, one of the most trusted figures in American media, reflects on this pivotal year in our nation's development.
  • Lost Book of Nostradamus: Travel on a thrilling excursion through dusty shelves and eerily prescient predictions to examine the legacy of the world's most famous seer, Nostradamus.
  • Journey to 10,000 B.C.: Discover what life was really like for the first humans in North America with this stunning feature-length program.
  • All About Dung: Investigate the historical, medical, scientific and evolutionary importance of poop on an excremental safari guaranteed to fascinate even the most squeamish of viewers.
  • Crucifixion: Discover the history and mechanics of the common, albeit inhumanly cruel, ancient form of capital punishment that has become a central Christian religious symbol.
  • Life After People: Where did everybody go? Take a stunningly graphic journey to a world wiped clean of humanity in this popular presentation.
  • Hillbilly: The Real Story: Billy Ray Cyrus hosts this fascinating account of the history and culture of this important slice of the American pie.
  • China's First Emperor: Meet Quin Shi Huangdi, the Emperor that unified China from a series of feuding states into one nation and began construction on the Great Wall of China.
  • 102 Minutes that Changed America: This intensely personal perspective of the tragedy of 9/11 communicates for the first time that morning's events, as they were experienced by people around New York. It is an evocative, authentic and reverential memorial to one of the most cataclysmic events in world history.
  • Product Description:

    Enjoy anew some of the finest programs HISTORY brought to you in 2008.Travel the globe from China to Appalachia, and through time from 10,000 B.C. into the far-off future, with year's highest-rated and most exciting new programming, the very best of HISTORY.
    King: Discover anew the extraordinary life and times of America's civil rights visionary.
    1968: With deep insight and broad scope, Tom Brokaw, one of the most trusted figures in American media, reflects on this pivotal year in our nation's development.
    Lost Book of Nostradamus: Travel on a thrilling excursion through dusty shelves and eerily prescient predictions to examine the legacy of the world's most famous seer, Nostradamus.
    Journey to 10,000 B.C.: Discover what life was really like for the first humans in North America with this stunning feature-length program.
    All About Dung: Investigate the historical, medical, scientific and evolutionary importance of poop on an excremental safari guaranteed to fascinate even the most squeamish of viewers.
    Crucifixion: Discover the history and mechanics of the common, albeit inhumanly cruel, ancient form of capital punishment that has become a central Christian religious symbol.
    Life After People: Where did everybody go? Take a stunningly graphic journey to a world wiped clean of humanity in this popular presentation.
    Hillbilly: The Real Story: Billy Ray Cyrus hosts this fascinating account of the history and culture of this important slice of the American pie.
    China's First Emperor: Meet Quin Shi Huangdi, the Emperor that unified China from a series of feuding states into one nation and began construction on the Great Wall of China.
    102 Minutes that Changed America: This intensely personal perspective of the tragedy of 9/11 communicates for the first time that morning's events, as they were experienced by people around New York. It is an evocative, authentic and reverential memorial to one of the most cataclysmic events in world history.
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