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Troy - Myth Or Reality?
Troy - Myth Or Reality
Actor: Troy-Myth Or Reality?
Director: Unkn
Genres: Drama, Educational
NR     2004     0hr 50min

How much is truth, how much myth, in the strange world, reminiscent of Middle Earth, which Homer created in the Iliad? Lasting over a decade, the Trojan War began in 1193 B.C. after Prince Paris of Troy stole away Helen f...  more »


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Actor: Troy-Myth Or Reality?
Director: Unkn
Genres: Drama, Educational
Sub-Genres: Drama, Educational
Studio: Eagle Vision Media
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 05/25/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 0hr 50min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Troy DVD
grandiloquious | colorado, usa | 03/19/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I purchased this doccumentary to use as an introduction to The Odyssey in my High School English classes. It was a very good illustration of the art and the area in those times. The fact vs. reality aspect lent itself to some interesting discussions and activities, and overall it was an excellent addition to the classroom. You know it's a good show when the students talk about it and mull it over outside of class... and that is what happened with this DVD."
Myth or Reality
R. J. Martinez | USA | 04/26/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Great question. This DVD has caused me to question what I regarded as fact. This DVD left such an impression I caught myself talking to others about it two days later. The story alone draws interest. The DVD causes you to remain interested long after viewing it."
Bradley Johnson | Dallas, TX USA | 02/09/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Multiple levels of criticism. First, the talking heads are introduced with titles like "Classical Historian" -- as if that sweeping generalization means anything. Where do they work? What is their background and area of expertise? Second, one of these talking heads is Brian Blessed, described a "classical actor." Blessed is indeed a very good actor but what qualifications does he bring to the table to be able to summarily dismiss the Illiad's stated reason for the war (recover Helen) and substitute as a fact that it was really for money and other treasure? Third, the staggering superficiality of the presented "facts" - they state that there were four archeological expeditions to Hisarlik, but never actually says what they learned (other than that there was a city on the plain outside a small walled citadel the narrator summarily declares to have been Priam's palace). Fourth, the errors -- many many many. To cite just one example, at one point the narrator labels Helen as the daughter of the King of Sparta only to have Blessed state a few minutes later (correctly) that she was the wife of the Spartan king. Fifth, the fact that all it really does in the end is tell the story of the Illiad in a disjointed fashion by multiple narrators. And finally, the repeatitious use of the same visuals over and over and over and over and over and over and .....

Trojan War
D. Stakenas | 05/30/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Several similar video pieces are used in my classroom to supplement the Trojan War taught in English 9, Latin 1, and Latin 3-4 Vergil. For example, we are able to take this DVD and show a clip of the Trojan horse and compare it to that scene in Bk 2 of Vergil's Aeneid. This DVD arrived in excellent condition on time."