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The French Revolution [DVD]

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  • Format: PAL
  • Subtitles: None
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: History Channel
  • DVD Release Date: 21 May 2012
  • Run Time: 89 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B007EAHDK4
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,763 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

On July 14, 1789, a mob of angry Parisians stormed the Bastille and seized the King's military stores. A decade of idealism, war, murder, and carnage followed, bringing about the end of feudalism and the rise of equality and a new world order. THE FRENCH REVOLUTION is a definitive feature-length documentary that encapsulates this heady (and often headless) period in Western civilization. With dramatic reenactments, illustrations, and paintings from the era, plus revealing accounts from journals and expert commentary from historians, THE FRENCH REVOLUTION vividly unfurls in a maelstrom of violence, discontent and fundamental change.

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DVD-R: This title is manufactured-on-demand when ordered from The Canny Store using the highest quality DVD-R discs.

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Can do better 24 Aug 2012
By Miguel
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I knew a reasonable amount about the French revolution before I bought this DVD. I got it in the hope that it would do two things: firstly, nail down the timeline of what went on, and, secondly, offer one or two factually supported hypotheses to explain the chain of events. I had also hoped that it might suggest why the Bolsheviks drew such close parallels between 1789 and 1917. It did the first but fell down badly on the other two despite having Alan Woods, a revolutionary socialist of long standing in the RSL, adding an occasional comment. I am sure he would have had a lot to say given the chance. Instead we got any number of unverifiable generalisations from predictable American academics. There was also a good deal of repetition, which suggested to me that it started out in life as a TV programme and was interleaved with commercials that have now been taken out. A big chance missed.
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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A useful resource 10 Jun 2012
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At long last, a DVD which looks at this very important event in a competent manner. Most other stuff focuses on Marie Antoniette. This starts off with the royal family, then moves on to look at the financial problems, the calling of the Estates General, the attack on the Bastille, the march on Versailles . . . It does concentrate quite a bit on Robespierre . . . and Napoleón only gets a brief mention at the end.
But overall, well worth the money spent.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gruesomely Good 11 Dec 2012
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Really interesting insight and detailed docu-drama leant a lot I had not been aware of. Had never been clear on the Revoluionary characters and their chronological demise and how/why. This documentary fills in all the gaps really recommend it. Well made and very watchable and engaging.
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5.0 out of 5 stars HIghly Informative 1 April 2014
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This DVD provides so much information about the origins of democracy and liberalism. A must see for those that wish to understand
French secularism and liberties
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2.0 out of 5 stars The French Revolution 29 Dec 2013
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I must say that the front advertisement looks good. When you start to look at the DVD , you see that they have a Oxford and Cambridge University rewrite of history.

Surely I am not asking for Marie Antoinette to assist you but you could have got French Professors and academics to assist.
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