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Mysteries of Egypt (Large Format)
Mysteries of Egypt
Large Format
Actors: Omar Sharif, Kate Maberly, Timothy Davies, Julian Curry
Director: Bruce Neibaur
Genres: Drama, Kids & Family, Special Interests, Educational
NR     1999     0hr 58min

Spectacular cinematography used in an innovative framework featuring noted actor and native Egyptian Omar Sharif provide a highly entertaining glimpse of ancient Egypt in this documentary from National Geographic. Sharif,...  more »

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Actors: Omar Sharif, Kate Maberly, Timothy Davies, Julian Curry
Director: Bruce Neibaur
Genres: Drama, Kids & Family, Special Interests, Educational
Sub-Genres: Drama, 7-9 Years, 10-12 Years, Family Films, Travel, Educational
Studio: C.A.V. Distribution
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 07/06/1999
Theatrical Release Date: 09/15/1998
Release Year: 1999
Run Time: 0hr 58min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 1
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English, French, German, Spanish
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Movie Reviews

Stories of King Tut
Wilson Chan | Redwood Shores, CA USA | 10/26/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I bought and watched this before going on a trip to Egypt. Very good quality imax movie and good overview of the stories of King Tut. But if you want a lot of details you have to dig some where else. A good introductory movie for people interested in Ancient Egypt. A little bit short though."
Outstanding Intro to Ancient Egypt
M. Higgins | DEAVER, WY USA | 10/21/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the best educational introduction to Ancient Egypt I've ever seen and used with middle school aged kids. The story is introduced and narrated by Omar Shariff to his fictional American granddaughter (a famous actress I'm not familiar with), who wants to know about "The Mummy's Curse". The writing/narration was outstanding throughout--I'd call it almost poetic in many spots. The photography, being IMAX, was, of course, eye-popping. In fact, I had to force myself to concentrate on the narration so absorbed did I become with the beautiful images.

This movie is set around the famous discovery of Tutankamen's tomb by Howard Carter in the 1920s and, again, is beautifully done. The Carter scenes are in black-in-white and evoke a wonderful 1920s feel. They also serve to heighten appreciation for the incredible beauty of Egypt when the film cuts back to full color. Worked into the story line are the obligatory shots of the pyramids and even some computer enhanced scenes to briefly show their construction. Add to all that an exquisite soundtrack. The negative reviews are surprising to me. I 'd love to know of the documentaries those reviewers have seen about Ancient Egypt that they feel are better. I sure haven't seen them. If they exist I'll be first in line to buy them."
It's Very Educational, Enlightening and Informing!
M. Higgins | 12/09/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I saw this documentary at the IMAX theatre at the Museum of Natural Science in Houston, TX. It was very educational and I was greatly informed about Egyptian culture. I believe every African-American should see this documentary because it clearly illustrates that the Egyptians were highly intelligent. Men today are still trying to figure out how they built those pyramids. It keep my attention the entire time I was watching it. I have referred many family members and friends to see this documentary. I am now about to order 4 copies of it to give as Christmas presents. I highly recommend it."
Excellent children's documentary.
Debbie Byrd | MS | 05/02/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a favorite DVD in our house. It has stunning camera work, wonderful information and an excellent narrative. It portrays the glory of Ancient Egypt and the pride modern Egyptians still feel towards their heritage.

Like all Imax documentaries it's only 40 minutes long and written at a fourth grade level. If you have a problem with those preconditions, don't watch Imax. We're homeschoolers and we love it. My children pay close attention, break out the Legos and start building pyramids of their own."