- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 3 hours, 10 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: September 20, 2011
- Originally Released: 2011
- Label: Arts Magic
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
Description by OLDIES.com:
Features the telling of 2 Middle English classics: "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and "Chaucer & the Canterbury Tales," made with documentary footage specially created for these programs.
This box set contains two programs that explore the life, legacy and literary accomplishments of one of the most celebrated writers of the Middle Ages - Geoffrey Chaucer. First on the program is SIR GAWAIN & THE GREEN KNIGHT, which centers around one of Chaucer's best-known works - the tale of a mysterious knight who convinces the Round Table's Sir Gawain to participate in mortal combat - with bizarre and unexpected results involving a decapitation and a mysterious riddle. Next up is CHAUCER & THE CANTERBURY TALES, about the authorship of one of the most legendary volumes of short stories in history, written around the end of the 14th Century.