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The History Channel Presents Egypt - Engineering an Empire
The History Channel Presents Egypt - Engineering an Empire
Actor: Egypt: Engineering An Empire
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Educational, Documentary
NR     2006     1hr 32min

Peter weller narrates egypts awe-inspiring engineering accomplishments through the prism of its pharoahs indomitable personalities who pushed their royal architects to stretch the boundaries of the imagination & human pote...  more »


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Actor: Egypt: Engineering An Empire
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Art & Artists, Television, Educational, History
Studio: A&E Home Video
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 12/19/2006
Original Release Date: 10/09/2006
Theatrical Release Date: 10/09/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 32min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Interesting but the music will drive you insane
David Girard | Montreal | 12/03/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I love documentaries and I was looking for something to buy my father - an engineer - for Christmas but I had to stop watching this after a half hour since the music drives this otherwise interesting documentary like a horror movie. The music and narration maintain such a ridiculous level of tension that you're nerves are on edge while just trying to process simple facts. I'm all into good storytelling through a documentary but I warn you - this is like trying to read a good book while someone incessantly bangs a gong in your face."
Great series on history channel!
Michael A. Lamm | Olathe, KS USA | 02/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I absolutely loved it! Peter Weller tell the story of the rise and fall of the Egyptian empire in a fascinating and contemporary way. There is great insight on exactly how all those amazing pyramids were created and the story behind the leaders and commoners who made it happen. There is also the inside story on the creation of the first military fortresses which is absolutely amazing. The Egyptians were the first great empire and made their mark which will live on forever in history."
Good Documentary, but disc quality leaves something to be de
Bill Shakespeare | UK | 05/01/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This is definitely worth buying as it's a great documentary. However I have an issue. The History channel is still behind the times in that this is not anamorphic, it's wide screen letterbox. Also, the MPEG2 video encoding leaves something to be desired as well. In an age where people have 42" wide screen flat panels, and we're getting amazing Discovery channel/BBC documentaries like 'Planet Earth' which shoot in HD and get put out as proper 16:9 anamorphic DVDs. There can really be no excuse here."
Very good documentary
Rhett D. Sorensen | Provo, Ut USA | 05/11/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This DVD was a great example of entertainment meeting information. Dramatizations were well done, visually impressive footage. Very informative and worthwhile as a tool for education, yet also very entertaining. Well worth the purchase."