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Secrets of China's First Emperor: Tyrant and Visionary
Secrets of China's First Emperor Tyrant and Visionary
Genres: Indie & Art House, Special Interests, Educational, Sports, Documentary
UR     2008     1hr 44min

Unifier, Conqueror, Destroyer...The Man Who Created China!Over 2,000 years ago, Qin Shi Huang, "The First Emperor of Qin," built the greatest empire of antiquity, planned the first Great Wall and created the largest burial...  more »


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Genres: Indie & Art House, Special Interests, Educational, Sports, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Art & Artists, Educational, Olympics, Biography, History
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 06/10/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2007
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2007
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 44min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

"Secrets of China's First Emperor ... Qin Shi Huang ... Koch
J. Lovins | Missouri-USA | 08/05/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Koch Vision presents "SECRETS OF CHINA'S FIRST EMPEROR:TYRANT AND VISIONARY" (2006) (104 mins/Color) (Dolby digitally remastered) --- What man could imagine a unified China? What man could envision a wall stretching across the entire border of this new empire? What man could terrorize his subjects, yet remain a beloved and legendary figure?

Credited with both unifying China and tormenting its citizenry, Qin Shi Huangdi, the "first emperor of China," is one of the most controversial leaders in the nation's history --- This documentary delves into the ruler's complex legacy, from the brilliant military strategies that created an empire to his plans for the original Great Wall.

The monarch known now as Qin Shi Huang personal name Yíng Zhèng, was king of the Chinese State of Qin from 247 BCE to 221 BCE (officially still under the Zhou Dynasty), and then the first emperor of a unified China from 221 BCE to 210 BCE, ruling under the name the First Emperor --- As the ruler of the Great Qin, he was known for the introduction of Legalism and also for unifying China.

Qin Shi Huang remains a controversial figure in Chinese history --- Having unified China, he and his chief adviser Li Si passed a series of major reforms aimed at cementing unification, and they undertook some gigantic projects, most notably the precursor version of the current Great Wall of China, a city-sized mausoleum guarded by a life-sized Terracotta Army, and a massive national road system, at the expense of numerous human lives --- To ensure stability, he outlawed Confucianism and buried many of its scholars alive, banning and burning all books other than those officially decreed.

Despite the tyranny of his autocratic rule, Qin Shi Huang is still regarded by many today as a pivotal figure in Chinese history whose unification of China has endured for more than two millennia --- His accomplishments were unprecedented, his charisma was irresistible --- Learn the SECRETS OF CHINA'S FIRST EMPEROR with this revelatory and instructive DVD.

Secrets Of China's First Emperor
1. A thought-provoking, dramatic biography of China's "first emperor.".
2. He built the famous terracotta army in Shaanxi Province, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
3. Separate the facts from the myths surrounding the life and reign of Qin Shi Huangdi.

Great job by Koch Vision --- looking forward to more high quality titles from the BBC Collection film market --- order your copy now from Amazon or Koch Vision where there are plenty of copies available on DVD, stay tuned once again for top notch releases --- where they are experts in releasing long forgotten films and treasures to the collector.

Total Time: 104 mins on DVD ~ Koch Vision 6543 ~ (6/10/2008)"