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Old 05-21-03, 10:47 AM
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History Channel DVDs

Have any of you bought DVD's from the history channel. They have quite a few items I was considering. But wanted to know what the quality of the product was like.

They have "World War II Great Escapes" for $15. It's four 50 minute episodes, and I thought that was a pretty good deal.
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Old 05-21-03, 01:11 PM
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I have 'Mummies and the Wonders of Ancient Eqypt' and another that I can't remember right now. I got them at Best Buy for $10 each. I just can't stand commercials and can never get to see the entire shows because they come in segments. With the DVD I can see what I want and when and not miss anything. I can't wait for the special on reptiles to be out on DVD.
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Old 05-21-03, 05:13 PM
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History Channel has some great material, been wondering about these myself.
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I have reviewed two History Channel releases so far (Teddy Roosevelt: An American Lion and Ellis Island), and both were excellent. You can have a look if you like here and here.

Their audio is normally fine (DD 2.0); their video often suffers from graininess / edge enhancement, but I have not found it to be overly distracting (Ellis was far worse than Teddy Roosevelt). The quality of the work tends to supersede the technical imperfections, but I do wish they would pay more attention...

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I have Founding Brothers & Founding Fathers. No extras, DD 2.0 and A/V quality isn't bad at all. They're usually reasonably priced, so if the material interests you, they're not a bad buy at all. I'm happy with both of my sets and look forward to more.
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Anyone have "A History of Britain?" - I've never seen it but have heard it's excellent
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I have the History Channel's the Civil War Journals: The Conflict Begins (2 Disks) and am very pleased with them. I just ordered another disk the Civil War Journals: The Commanders.
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I'm waiting for the American Eats/Drinks series to come out on DVD.. $90 for 3 VHS tapes sucks.
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Old 05-22-03, 04:31 PM
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Anyone have "A History of Britain?" - I've never seen it but have heard it's excellent
Hell I'd get that but to bad it's 99$

http://store.aetv.com/html/catalog/v...ategoryId=1094

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Bring on R. Lee, numbnuts!
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Originally posted by MrBob
Hell I'd get that but to bad it's 99$

http://store.aetv.com/html/catalog/v...ategoryId=1094
It's $53 at deepdiscountdvd
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History of Britain is well worth the money - especially if it's only $53 at DDD.

This is why I think so:

http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=5166
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I was considering buying The Men who Killed Kennedy which IMO is a great 6 part series covering all scenerios of the Kennedy assassination.

I haven't gotten around to looking into it further but I really might have to just go ahead and buy it (if it's still available)
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Old 05-22-03, 10:13 PM
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Ordered that set myself yesterday. Showed up in my golden box thingy on amazon for the 'amazing price' of $80+. Checked dvdpricesearch and was $30 cheaper at deepdiscountdvd. Couldn't believe the price difference, you think Amazon would get a price cut for sheer volume....or perhaps they just have a much higher margin.

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Originally posted by GoldenJCJ
I was considering buying The Men who Killed Kennedy which IMO is a great 6 part series covering all scenerios of the Kennedy assassination.

I haven't gotten around to looking into it further but I really might have to just go ahead and buy it (if it's still available)
I have this set and its very good. You can get it at Deep Discount DVD for under $16.
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Thanks for the tip. I taped "Men Who Killed Kennedy" off the air and had no idea it was on DVD!
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Originally posted by J-Dubya
It's $53 at deepdiscountdvd
Damn thats tempting, I might have to get that
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Me too

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Thanks for the tip. I taped "Men Who Killed Kennedy" off the air and had no idea it was on DVD!
I have seen this as well, and would like to get. Is this even available on DVD or just "Prehistoric Tape" aka VHS

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Re: Me too

Originally posted by KC-Chris
I have seen this as well, and would like to get. Is this even available on DVD or just "Prehistoric Tape" aka VHS

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Get it right here on DVD:
http://www.deepdiscountdvd.com/dvd.cfm?itemID=ANE070341
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I'm desperately waiting for Century: America's Time to be released on DVD. This was an amazing series and I'd love to own it.
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