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4.0 out of 5 stars Informative, Visually stunning, 23 Oct 2008
This review is from: Standing with Stones [DVD] (DVD)
This is a superbly crafted DVD film which takes you on a tour of the megalithic sites and monuments of Ancient Britain. The cinematography and editing are excellent and so is the evocative sound-track. The menus allow you to choose the area you wish to look at, e.g. Wales, the South West etc. and within each of these "chapters" there are sub-menus which allow you to choose a particular stone-circle, dolmen or whatever you happen to be interested in. This is just as well because there is just so much information to take in that you probably will not want to view it all in one session.

The presenter is Rupert Soskin and he does a great job of guiding us around the sites, relating the folk-lore and history etc. Some of his ideas are speculative but always fairly mainstream; there are no "New Age" theories. Neither does he mention the scientific work done at ancient sites such as the Dragon Project, which is a shame. Although he does an excellent job, I felt it could have done with an additional presenter, perhaps someone with markedly different ideas to Rupert's own to facilitate dialog and spark a debate. His pronunciation of Welsh place-names is dreadful, alas, but that's a fairly minor point.

As the content is fairly mainstream I imagine that it will appeal to a broad range of people - academics, historians, archaeologists or anyone with a general interest in the ancient stones of Britain. New-Agers and dowsers will like it too but they might also like The Spirit of The Serpent - An exploration into Earth Energy [DVD] in which Rupert Soskin also appears.
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