Crusades

Crusades

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Director: Terry Jones

Cast: Terry Jones

     
 
The four-part documentary series The Crusades comes to DVD in this two-disc set from A&E. It is hosted by Terry Jones of Monty Python. Volume one contains "Pilgrims in Arms" and "Jerusalem." Volume two contains "Jihad" and "Destruction." Presented with a standard full-frame transfer and Dolby Digital Stereo Soundtrack. Special

Overview

The four-part documentary series The Crusades comes to DVD in this two-disc set from A&E. It is hosted by Terry Jones of Monty Python. Volume one contains "Pilgrims in Arms" and "Jerusalem." Volume two contains "Jihad" and "Destruction." Presented with a standard full-frame transfer and Dolby Digital Stereo Soundtrack. Special features include a historical timeline and a biography for Terry Jones.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/02/2002
UPC:
0733961703849
Rating:
NR
Source:
A&E Home Video
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
3:20:00

Special Features

Historic timeline; Terry Jones biography/filmography; Interactive menus; Scene selection

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Terry Jones Narrator

Technical Credits

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Crusades
   Pilgrims in Arms
   Jerusalem
   Scene Selection: Pilgrims in Arms
   Scene Selection: Jerusalem
   Timeline
      1071
      1095
      1096
      1099
      1119
      1147-49
      1181
      1187
      1189-92
      1204
      1212
      1217-22
      1228-29
      1248-50
      1270
      1291
Disc #2 -- Crusades
   Jihad
   Destruction
   Scene Selection: Jihad
   Scene Selection: Destruction
   Terry Jones Biography

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Crusades 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Existimator More than 1 year ago
The Crusading Movement is often misunderstood by modern observers of history. Indeed, in an age where tensions between West and East are growing, the Crusades are a controversial topic for discussion. "Crusades' recognizes that fact, but fortunately its makers didn't let seriousness or melodrama get in the way of making a good documentary. This is a complete retelling of the events of the Crusades, providing historical context and a comprehensive narrative. Writer and host Terry Jones has found an excellent balance between serious historical commentary and humor, allowing the audience to take in moments of profound cruelty while laughing at the bizarre and ironic. Stylistically, "Crusades" is often clever but never overdramatic. A balance has been acheived between imagery and dialogue, so the audience is never bored by what's on screen. For people interested in the Middle Ages, or even people who like history, this is an excellent choice of viewing.
martunes More than 1 year ago
This series really let's the intellectual side of any Monty Python fan run free. It shows that smart does not have to be dull. Hmmm....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago