The Magnificent Voyage of Christopher Columbus

Overview

Some sources have referred to the two-hour PBS special The Magnificent Voyage of Christopher Columbus as a miniseries--an understandable misconception, in that the program was adapted from the seven-part 1991 BBC series Columbus and the Age of Discovery, upgraded to High-Def. Using actual-size replicas of the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria, the series' producers recerated Columbus' first Atlantic crossing under most of the same circumstances that the explorer encounted way back in 1492. But though the special ...
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Overview

Some sources have referred to the two-hour PBS special The Magnificent Voyage of Christopher Columbus as a miniseries--an understandable misconception, in that the program was adapted from the seven-part 1991 BBC series Columbus and the Age of Discovery, upgraded to High-Def. Using actual-size replicas of the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria, the series' producers recerated Columbus' first Atlantic crossing under most of the same circumstances that the explorer encounted way back in 1492. But though the special celebrated Columbus' achievements, it did not flinch in its scrutiny of the negative aspects (slavery, disease etc.) of Europe's invasion of the New World, nor did it bypass the irony of the fact that Columbus went to his grave never realizing that he had discovered two new continents. The Magnificent Voyage of Christopher Columbus first aired in most American TV markets on October 8, 2007.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/2/2007
  • UPC: 783421421790
  • Original Release: 2007
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  • Source: Wgbh / Pbs
  • Region Code: 0
  • Aspect Ratio: Alternate Wide Screen (1.78:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:49:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 65,361

Cast & Crew

Technical Credits
Steve Audette Director, Editor
Zvi Dor-Ner Director, Executive Producer, Producer, Screenwriter
Sarah Holt Director, Editor
Andrew Liebman Director
Daniel McCabe Director, Editor
Stephen Segaller Director
John Williams Director
Jonathan Crane Executive Producer
Thomas Friedman Producer
Sheldon Mirowitz Score Composer
Paul Mitchell Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Magnificent Voyage of Christopher Columbus
1. Three Ships [10:56]
2. The Voyage Begins [11:57]
3. The Canary Islands [11:01]
4. Life on the Ships [20:01]
5. Following in Columbus' Wake [11:11]
6. Exploring Cuba [19:31]
7. The Island of Hispaniola [15:52]
8. Returning Home [8:08]
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