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Men of Iron [DVD]


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  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Simply Media
  • DVD Release Date: 13 Sep 2004
  • Run Time: 138 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0002PC26I
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 22,443 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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The 19th Century brought men who went out into the landscape and shaped it to their own design using iron, steam and fire. Men who moulded the modern world... Two remarkable men literally changed the world forever. In the world of engineering, Isambard Kingdom Brunel and Robert Stephenson were the fiercest of rivals, but in private they were the greatest of friends.

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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Films Door on 8 Oct 2008
One of my favourite documentaries, originally shown on Channel 4 it tells the extraudonary story of both Isambard Kingdom Brunel and Robert Stephenson, two of the greatest Britians that ever lived. Running Time is a good 138 mins

There are just are not people like this around anymore, stubborn, selfish, single minded but brilliant (mind you this is what my wife says about me, well except the brilliant bit).

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"The 19th Century brought men who went out into the landscape and shaped it to their own design using iron, steam and fire. These are the men who were to mould the modern world.

In just a few short decades, two remarkable men literally changed the world forever. In the world of engineering, Isambard Kingdom Brunel and Robert Stephenson were the fiercest of rivals, but in private they were the greatest of friends. Brunel, son of one of the most respected engineers, liked to build things that his rivals considered impossible. Stephenson, the son of a rough and ready self-made man, was more conservative and cautious. But both were supremely dedicated to their craft - and both would work themselves to death building the supreme technical achievements of their age.

Using unique computer-generated reconstructions, original journal entries and commentary from engineers and historians, MEN OF IRON tell the fascinating stories of Brunel and Stephenson and their greatest achievements.

From Stephenson's Rocket, railways and the Menai Box Girder Bridge to Brunels's Great Western Railway, Tamar Bridge and Line of revolutionary steamships, this is the story of the most breathtaking technological feats of the industrial Age."
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By D. J. Warren on 23 Sep 2011
It made a very pleasant change to feel good about my country and people who helped make it what it was, is, and I hope always will be.

The innovation and sheer class of the men involved speaks volumes as to how Britannia really did rules the waves and a lot more besides.

If you want to know how such a small country managed to rule half the globe, watch this DVD and learn what it takes.............

An absolute teasure

Dave
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Good book on 20 Oct 2012
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Two hours and eighteen minutes of riveting television. The two books on Brunel I've read this year were brought to life in this dvd. As exciting at times as any thriller it puts these two truly great 19th century engineers, Isambard Kingdom Brunel and Robert Stephenson, on a par with the other giants of the Victorian age. As engineers they were problem solvers on a grand scale, and some of their incredible solutions to those problems made possible what but for them would have been impossibe. The reason I've given it five stars is because there is no mechanism in this section for six. I've kept this review short as it's a film that must be watched rather than just read about. As far as the writer Rob Hartel and the producer Ian Duncan are concerned, they, too, deserve five-star rating.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Leila Pinky on 30 Dec 2012
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I love anything to do with the industrial revolution in the 20th century and particularly the mid 19th century in England when it changed England for ever. This dvd compliments and adds to my dvd collection regarding this subject and anything to do with Engineering.
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and enthralling. One of the (THE?) greatest periods in the history of engineering - 19th century England - and the towering figures being Isambard Kingdom Brunel and his father and the Stephensons. I love this DVD!
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