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This collection of our All-Time Best Sellers re-creates history’s most compelling events from the fall of Rome through centuries of brutal Christian Crusades, and plunges you into the depths of its bleakest moments from the Dark Ages to the Plague. Through HISTORY®’s groundbreaking storytelling, take a tour de force through humankind’s most incredible and dramatic moments.
|1||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Dark Ages||The Roman Empire, rotten to the core by the fifth century, lay open to barbarian warriors. Europe was beset by famine, plague, persecutions, and a state of war that was so persistent it was only rarely interrupted by peace. These centuries are remembered today as the Dark Ages. Beneath this cloak of darkness were people like Charlemagne, St. Benedict and the Empress Theodora who helped to bridge the gap of civilization between Rome and the Renaissance. Ultimately, these points of light would illuminate the darkness, and Western Europe would rise from the Dark Ages to a level of cultural and political power unseen for a thousand years.||1:30:42||$3.99||View in iTunes|
|2||Closed CaptioningVideoLast Stand of the 300||After Custer, Thermopylae is the most famous last stand in history. In a narrow pass in Northern Greece, seven thousand Greek soldiers await an onslaught of epic proportions. They will soon face the largest fighting force ever assembled--the war machine of the mighty Persian Empire, estimated at over a million men. The Greeks are led by three hundred of the most ferocious warriors of the ancient world--the Spartans. Their leader is the fearless King Leonidas, who after this battle would be catapulted into legend. When it is over, every Spartan in the pass will have sacrificed his life for freedom. Creating a fresh visual style and using new technologies we will dramatically recreate the significant events that lead to Thermopylae and the clash of arms.||1:30:29||$3.99||View in iTunes|
|3||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Plague||It began like the common cold. Then fever, baseball-sized black swellings on the neck, coughing of blood. Few lived more than two days. The year--1347. It was history's worst biological disaster and almost half of Europe's population died within three years. Visit the plague ships' rat-infested holds, witness the terror that swept through the towns, and walk with the religious flagellants. Follow a princess as she travels into the center of the plague, a doctor who struggles to understand what is happening, and a Jewish merchant caught up in violent attacks. Hear the actual words of the victims, taken from diaries and journals. From the Pope's palace to the humble huts of medieval peasants, watch as people live and die in the unforgiving grip of fear and death, and wonder how we would act if such a terrible event happened today.||1:30:23||$3.99||View in iTunes|
|4||Closed CaptioningVideoHistory of the World in Two Hours||A rapid-fire history of our world, from the beginning of time as we know it to present day. This two-hour CGI-driven special delves into the key turning points: the formation of earth, emergence of life, spread of man and the growth of civilization--and reveals their surprising connections to our world today.||1:27:40||$3.99||View in iTunes|
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Best season ever!
I'm a history major deciding on what subject to pick, and this showed me what to pick! This is the best history channel season out of all of them, mainly because it's six episodes for 4.99. That's incredibly cheap compared to the single episodes it sells, which costs 3.99 per episode. I wish the history channel would sell cheap seasons like this one. If they did, I'd buy them all! And if they had a show on Mesopotamia and other early civilizations, I'd love it if they put them on iTunes so I could buy them too!
Doesn't get much worse than this...
I got "America's Doomsday Plan." From the moment it started until the credits rolled, I watched in utter disbelief that the makers of this tripe took themselves seriously enough to produce it. Talk about overhyped nonsense! The voiceover artist sounded like Phil Hartman's Lionel Lutz, attorney-at-law, except even sleazier. The whole delivery is overly-dramatic and occasionally leering. Imagine having to watch a 45 minute movie trailer for a dark, dramatic movie about terrorism. Maybe that'll give you clue.
When some random radio talk show host is hailed as an expert, you know something's weird.
Seems like the whole production was brought to you by Bill Kristol and the gang at The Heritage Foundation, and sponsored by Fear.
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- Released: Dec 10, 2012
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