THE PLOT THUS FAR
For centuries, the adventures of King Arthur and his fabled court of heroes, the Knights of the Round Table, have dominated the imagination of the western world. This special collection presents five original specials that will help separate fact from fiction.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“King Arthur and Medieval Britain” covers the mysterious post-Roman occupation person made famous in the movie “King Arthur” as well as the consequent mythologizing of the character. However, this mysterious character’s name is not know, but his bravery on the battlefield is apparently what stood out. It was later that this character was named “Arturius”.
Further included documentaries explain the two swords, discusses the Morgause/Morgan le Fay character, Merlin, Gwynivere, Mordred, the Lady of the Lake, the Holy Grail and more–with great film clips of places associated with the legend: Tintagel, Winchester Cathedral, and Glastonbury. In a relatively short time, students can learn oodles about the legend. Pre-dates some of the conclusions of Geoffrey Ashe and includes little about the search for a historical Arthur but provides a wonderful introduction that focuses on the universals of love, loyalty, and betrayal
The DVD comes with no special features. It’s a compilation of several History Channel Specials that aired regarding the King Arthur and Camelot. So, you’re getting over five hours of footage stuffed into two discs. The A/V Quality is on par with broadcast quality, so you’ll get all of the audio in the front channels. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase.
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