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The Tower
The Tower
Genres: Television, Documentary
NR     2007     6hr 24min

One of Britain?s most majestic and recognizable symbols, the Tower of London has stood on the banks of the River Thames for over 900 years. A fortress, royal palace, state prison and treasure house, it has been the setting...  more »


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Creator: Sean Pertwee
Genres: Television, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Television, Documentary
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 05/08/2007
Original Release Date: 05/08/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 6hr 24min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

"The Tower of London (2001)... Sean Pertwee ... Koch Vision
J. Lovins | Missouri-USA | 08/22/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Koch Vision present "THE TOWER" (2001) (384 mins/Color) (Widescreen/Dolby Digital) --- The rich history of the Tower of London is examined in this eight part show --- The historic building is examined in detail, and CGI technology is used to recreate scenes from the Tower's illustrious past --- Channel Four has taken it upon itself to try to separate the romance from the truth with an eight part documentary called The Tower --- Each of the eight episodes focus on one specific aspect of the construct --- The program breaks the tower down to be examined from every relevant physical and historical angle --- At nearly eight hours in total, it would seem to be thorough, but in many ways the series just touches the tip of the iceberg, but what an iceberg it is!

Koch Vision Entertainment has released this 2001 production in a two DVD set that is well presented visually, with an outstanding narration by Sean Pertwee --- The Tower is a very entertaining primer on the history of this English landmark --- notice the tabloid style of production here, as The Tower is truly an awe-inspiring piece of work for the viewer to soak up --- as sturdy and affecting as The Tower itself --- the true story of Britain's most notorious past and living history of The Tower of London --- is as good as it gets!

1. Fortress
2. Prisoners
3. Treasure House
4. The Tower At War

5. The Lost Palace
6. Who Goes There?
7. The Bloody Tower
8. Tower Top Brass
9. End Credits

Wonderful eight hours are spent viewing this collection and the subject is truly an interesting one --- a big plus as The Tower may inspire many viewers for a tourist type visit to this historical landmark --- this is an eight hours well spent, until you travel to London for your up close visit.

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: 384 mins on DVD ~ Koch Vision KOCV6437 ~ (8/08//2007)"
Very comprehensive!
D. MCGUE | Mililani, Hawaii | 01/09/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I lived in London for six years and every minute was wonderful! I visited the Tower numerous times. I knew a lot about the Tower, but this DVD exposed much more in-depth than I could have imagined! It goes into stories that most people would never know, nor will have the opportunity to know. It shows ceremonies which have NEVER before been seen by the public. It enters places that are "off limits" to the public. Truly an excellent exploration of the Tower! I cannot recommend it higher!"
Exhaustive and entertaining
hudson | New York, NY | 07/03/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This 8 part series on the Tower of London originally aired on Channel 4 in the UK. It's incredibly well done, fascinating, and is recommended viewing for anyone interested in military history, architecture, British history and the British monarchy."
Tower of London DVD
Janet R. Row | Roosevelt, UT USA | 10/29/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This DVD chronicles the history of the Tower of London. It's done in a very interesting way and caught my attention from the beginning. My children and grandchildren have watched it also, and have the same opinion as I. I highly recommend it to any audience."