4 Fabulous discs: From the primitive man who inhabited the planet to a volcanic eruption and its devastating impact and a fascinating look at a changing world and the cost of survival, to an exploration into the possibilities of another Ice Age. * Go behind the legends of the adventures of King Arthur and his fabled court of heroes, the Knights of the Round Table, which have dominated the imagination of the western world. * Historic depth to the questions, speculations, controversies, firsthand accounts and grounded theories surrounding an age-old debate. Did intelligent life forms from outer space visit Earth thousands of years ago? * This stunning collection of color 3D photos includes Allied reconnaissance photos, a trove of images that documents the rise and fall of the Third Reich, and photos secretly taken by a civilian in occupied France.
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THIS JANUARY, JOIN HISTORY FOR AN IN-DEPTH EXPLORATION OF LIFE BEFORE THE ICE MELTED
In Frozen World: The Story of the Ice Age, take a remarkable journey through a fascinating period in the history of the earth. From the primitive man who inhabited the planet to a volcanic eruption and its devastating impact and a fascinating look at a changing world and the cost of survival, to an exploration into the possibilities of another Ice Age, this 2-disc DVD features four HISTORY specials, each examining a different aspect of the Ice Age.
We start with "Clash of the Cavemen", which compares the Neanderthals with the Cro-Magnons and follows them through a bone-chilling Ice Age winter, ending with the extinction of one species. Next, "Volcanic Winter" goes back 75,000 years to trace the impact of a volcanic eruption - how it may have pushed the planet into an ice age and how it could have brought humanity to the edge of extinction. Then, take a "Journey to 10,000 BC" for the real story of life on earth during that time to unravel the geologic mystery surrounding the first environmental crisis faced by man. And finally, "Mega Freeze" asks if an Ice Age could happen again and if, in fact, it may already be too late to prevent a global disaster.
Format: DVD/2 Discs
Run time: Approx. 4 hrs., 29 mins.
Street: January 10
UNCOVER THE TRUTH BEHIND THE LEGENDS OF KING ARTHUR & THE HOLY GRAIL WITH THIS DEFINITIVE COLLECTION FROM HISTORY
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. Join History to go behind the legends with King Arthur and Medieval Britain, a special collection that presents five original specials that will help separate fact from fiction:
* Quest for King Arthur examines the tantalizing historical facts behind the story of King Arthur and his band of deathless heroes and illuminates the contemporary quest by researchers to establish if the 6th-century warlord truly existed.
* King Arthur: His Life and Legends offers stunning recreations and abundant images from centuries past, to explore the social, political and emotional factors that have made Arthur's story so dear to Western culture.
* Ancient Mysteries: Camelot takes the viewer on a magical quest through England and Wales in search of Lancelot, Guinevere, Merlin, and Excalibur in an attempt to uncover evidence that Arthur's battles really took place.
* Knights and Armor traces the history of arms and armor with an up-close look at the world-famous Graz collection of Armor in Austria and recaptures the chivalry and grandeur of a legendary, by-gone age.
* Quest for the Holy Grail wonders if it is possible this sacred relic has survived as a hidden treasure or could it be one of the ancient vessels displayed in museums throughout the world.
Format: DVD/2 Discs
Run time: Approx. 5 hrs., 15 mins. + extras
Street: January 10
IN THE THIRD INSTALLMENT OF THE OTHERWORLDLY, HIT HISTORY SERIES, DELVE EVEN MORE DEEPLY INTO THE 75 MILLION YEARS OF THE MOST CREDIBLE ALIEN EVIDENCE FOUND ON EARTH
Another season of alien intervention belongs to HISTORY, and in Ancient Aliens: Season Three the top-rated unearths new discoveries and evidence, including sightings and phenomena from ancient times to the present. From the age of dinosaurs to ancient Egypt, from early cave drawings to continued mass sightings in the U.S., each of Season Three's 16 episodes lends historic depth to the questions, speculations, controversies, firsthand accounts and grounded theories surrounding an age-old debate. Did intelligent life forms from outer space visit Earth thousands of years ago? And do they visit us now? HISTORY ignites the inquiry while exploring possible connections between UFO phenomena and information decoded from ancient texts and artifacts.
Format: DVD/4 Discs
Run time: Approx. 12 hrs., 20 mins.
Street: January 24
EXPERIENCE WWII IN CUTTING EDGE 3D WITH THIS STUNNING AND FULLY-IMMERSIVE BLU-RAY
Telling the epic story of the war from the rise of the Nazis, their sweep across Europe, the Allied counterattack and the fall of Nazi Germany, WWII in 3D delivers home audiences to the Last Great War as never experienced before. For the first time, you will see dramatic moments of WWII that were captured in 3D with stereographs and then shuttered away in secret archives and attics, until now. This stunning collection of color 3D photos includes Allied reconnaissance photos, a trove of images that documents the rise and fall of the Third Reich, and photos secretly taken by a civilian in occupied France. WWII in 3D also features an actual 3D motion picture film shot by the Nazis in 1943 and creates a fully immersive, three dimensional portrait of history's largest and bloodiest conflict.
Run time: Approx. 46 minutes
Street: January 24
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Posted by: News Editor - December 25, 2011, 3:31 pm - PR