History Channel Presents: The Alamo

The History Channel Presents: The Alamo

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Cast: Dennis Quaid, Kenny Rogers

     
 

The History Channel Presents: The Alamo is a two-disc DVD set from A&E Home Video featuring four Alamo-related programs filmed in black-and-white and color with optional English closed captions. "Remember the Alamo" investigates the myths about the historic mission. In "The Real West: The Battle of the Alamo," host Kenny Rogers discusses the troubled…  See more details below

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The History Channel Presents: The Alamo is a two-disc DVD set from A&E Home Video featuring four Alamo-related programs filmed in black-and-white and color with optional English closed captions. "Remember the Alamo" investigates the myths about the historic mission. In "The Real West: The Battle of the Alamo," host Kenny Rogers discusses the troubled friendships between the heroes. "The Real West: The Texas Rangers" introduces the police of the Wild West. "Biography: Davy Crockett: American Frontier Legend" explores the man's famous passing in 1836. These programs originally aired on the History Channel in December 2003. Special features include an introduction and conclusion with Dennis Quaid, a behind-the-scenes featurette, and timeline.

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Although "Remember the Alamo" remains among history's most enduring rallying cries, it's also a safe bet that a national poll would reveal that a stunning percentage of those familiar with the phrase hold only a vague notion of its origins. The History Channel Presents: The Alamo aims to remedy this imbalance in four programs that lay siege to and ultimately explode preconceived notions of the abandoned mission that would attain mythical status in the drive to bring statehood to Texas. "Remember the Alamo" (90 minutes) aggressively deconstructs the Alamo myths, employing new research to present a clearer picture of the events surrounding the standoff between Mexican general Santa Anna's troops and a band of Tejano and Anglo-Texan volunteers, including Col. William Barret Travis, Davy Crockett, and Jim Bowie. The strained collaboration of these three is the focus of "The Real West: The Battle for the Alamo" (50 min.), narrated by Kenny Rogers. "Davy Crockett: American Frontier Legend" (50 min.), an episode of A&E's Biography, enlists various historians to examine the life and accomplishments of the woodsman who was the Alamo's best-known casualty. Rounding out the collection is "The Real West: Texas Rangers" (50 min.) -- not an Alamo-focused program, per se, but nonetheless welcome background for anyone eager to understand the fascinating origins of the Lone Star State.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/30/2003
UPC:
0733961710106
Rating:
NR
Source:
A&E Home Video
Presentation:
[B&W]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
4:00:00

Special Features

Introduction and conclusion to Remember the Alamo with Dennis Quaid; Remember the Alamo behind the scenes featurette; Timeline; Interactive menus; Scene selection

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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Remember the Alamo
1. Introduction [2:09]
2. Roots of the Alamo [6:52]
3. Texas Rebellion [7:18]
4. The Impresarios [13:49]
5. Come and Take It [8:41]
6. The Die Is Cast [4:30]
7. Victory or Death [11:45]
8. The Siege [7:22]
9. Popular Misconceptions [11:28]
10. Remember the Alamo [6:57]
11. Birth of Texas [10:19]
12. Credits [:30]
1. Introduction [2:26]
2. The Texan Empire [9:35]
3. An Unnecessary Battle [6:46]
4. The Siege [9:22]
5. A Plea for Help [9:55]
6. Survivors [6:12]
7. Conclusion and Credits [2:13]
Side #2 -- The Real West: The Texas Rangers
1. Introduction [1:11]
2. Frontier Boy [8:23]
3. Making His Way [8:46]
4. Backwoods Congressman [9:36]
5. Promise of Free Land [7:37]
6. Remember the Alamo [6:10]
7. Conclusion and Credits [1:22]
1. Introduction [2:25]
2. A Ranger's Life [7:53]
3. Indian Wars [8:11]
4. Devil Texans [10:13]
5. Next Great Era [10:35]
6. Outlaws [5:43]
7. Conclusion and Credits [1:24]

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The History Channel Presents: The Alamo 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
manirul01 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy it
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