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Strange As It Seems - Bizarre True Stories On Film

A collection of rare and forgotten short subjects dealing with historical and unusual topics.
Strange As It Seems - Bizarre True Stories On Film
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 55 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2010
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Special Edition
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English

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A collection of rare and forgotten short subjects dealing with historical and unusual topics from the archives of film producer Sam Sherman.

The Fifty Year Barter: In 1865 President Lincoln attempts to purchase the Virgin Islands. Negotiations would stretch on for decades after his death.

Lafayette - Champion Of Liberty: The Marquis de Lafayette risks his life and fortune to help the American colonies win independence. This film features western star of the 1930s, Bob Allen.

The Mother: An imaginary episode woven around James McNeil Whistler's immortal painting. The noted Charles J. Van Enger was the cinematographer for this featurette.

The Alamo - Shrine Of Texas Liberty: In 1836, one-hundred eighty-three brave Texans, under the command of Colonel Travis, sacrificed their lives for the cause of liberty.

Black Giant: In Equador, a camera crew visits the dormant volcano Tungurahua, which astonishingly awakens from its 50 year sleep with a massive eruption.

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  • Sales Rank: 17,633
  • UPC: 089218597892
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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