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Ancient Egyptians
Ancient Egyptians
Actors: Ron Fehmiu, Jeremy Sisto, Alain Aswani
Genres: Drama, Television
NR     2004     0hr 50min

Studio: Warner Home Video Release Date: 05/23/2006 Run time: 196 minutes Rating: Nr


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Actors: Ron Fehmiu, Jeremy Sisto, Alain Aswani
Creators: Peter Greenhalgh, Catherine Fletcher, Mark Gravil, Charles Hubbard
Genres: Drama, Television
Sub-Genres: Drama, Television
Studio: Warner Home Video
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 07/06/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 0hr 50min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

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Movie Reviews

The very best!
Anubis | United States | 12/08/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the very best egyptian progam I have ever seen! Definately my favorite. I would highly recommend it to anyone who has even a slight interest in Ancient Egypt. I love the way it's set up and the acting is great.
Now, about the other review...clearly this person knows very little about Ancient Egypt. The Egyptians were not very dark skinned. Their skin was more of a light tan. It's true the Nubians did have dark skin, and in every documentary I've seen the Nubians are played by dark skinned actors. And it is only these actors who play the slaves because most slaves in Ancient Egypt were, in fact, Nubians. There is no racism in this, or any other Ancient Egyptian documentary that I've seen. The Egyptians are portrayed as they really were, slightly tan. The only reason most modern Egyptians have dark skin is because they have mixed with the Nubians and other dark skinned Africans.
I just want to state again what an amazing program this is. It is well worth the money!"
It's about the stories!!!
maiden pa. | bedford, pa United States | 03/18/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This was an excellent program. The stories of the Tomb Robbers,Battle with Kadesh,Cult of the Apis bull and Priests of Amun. All stories preserved on papyrus for us to hear centuries later. These programs were well worth the price. Extras include making of and production stills. Well done at I would think great expense. It's about the stories,not the shade or color of the performers. It is truly an enjoyable experience. I hope when they read these reviews centuries later they will find them helpful.Page 2!!!"
I'd like to see more reviews and fewer rants, thank you.
Esteban Molina | San Francisco | 07/20/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I find most of the "reviews" thus far exceedingly tiresome and frankly wish people would grind their axes somewhere else. Not that that will stop me in turn from doing the same thing.... I frankly don't know what ancient Egyptians looked like, not having met any personally from any period of their multi-millennial history. A pity, that; but the opportunities are somewhat few and far-between these days. As for the images of themselves they left us, whether in papyri or on walls, the colour chosen by no means always shows "dark brown-skinned people", as one reviewer states. I've just taken a random sampling and the pigments chosen run quite a gamut, from near-black through medium red-ocres to a [shudder] delicate Hollywood beige. If you're going to base a theory on the colours they themselves chose, you're going to have to allow them to have been a multi-hued lot, and possibly not disposed to support any pet theories the present might wish upon them. Or if they were uniformly black in reality, one might conclude that they chose the pigments for their portraiture for the sake of the general décor of the tomb or temple and therefore didn't give a toss about the real colour of their skin. But I lapse into fantasy; enough of all this. Rant ended. Axe done.

As for the film, personally I think it's wonderful and moving and the sort of thing that could make one fall in love with ancient Egypt and want more. I only wish there had been more episodes. I myself definitely wanted more!
Life of an Egyptian
Dr. Ponchita Lopez | Las Vegas | 11/05/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"One of the stories in this DVD tells a story about female twins who were priestess for the Apis bulls. The Apis bull cult is probably the best known of the three most prominent and divine bull cults, and it is considered to be the most sacred Animal gods were gradually anthropomorphed, being portrayed with animal or bird heads on human bodies.

Among the most important animal cults were the bull cults, which appeared in Egyptian writings as far back as the First Dynasty. The ancients believed that the powerful bull represented the personality of the king; slate palettes dating back as far as 3100 BC even show kings as bulls.

This DVD is so powerfully good that I actually thought I have once lived in that era of time. I would recommend this DVD for those who love ancient history. The actors are actually hired locals who bring a real sense of clarity.