Friday, October 28, 2005
I see PBS/Paramount has released a five-disk set of some of the Empires episodes.
The 5 disc collection include: The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization (2000), The Roman Empire in the First Century (2001), Egypt's Golden Empire (2002), Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire (2004), The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance (2004)
"Within the history of civilization are great eras of struggle, triumph, and loss. These periods are reflective of the best and worst of humanity. Empires is a ground breaking series of historical films which present the people and passions that have changed the world. Empires Collection: The Dynasties is a compilation of five outstanding stories of some of histories greatest dynasties."
Although the regular retail price is $89 PBS.org, I got a brand new "in the shrinkwrap" set from an Amazon vendor for only $55. I enjoyed these presentations very much, particularly the Greek and the Medici programs.