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A History of Scotland [Blu-ray] [Region Free]

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  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 5
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: 2entertain
  • DVD Release Date: 19 April 2010
  • Run Time: 600 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00395ATQI
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 47,325 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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All ten episodes of the BBC series presented by archaeologist Neil Oliver, that traces the events, intrigues and history that have come to define the Scottish nation. Beginning his journey 2000 years ago, Oliver takes in such famous figures as William Wallace, Robert the Bruce and Sir Walter Scott, before bringing the story up to date by looking at the drive for devolution and the opening of the Scottish parliament.

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Having read the book I purchased the Blu-ray disk set and I was not disappointed.

There will always be controversy over the interpretation of history but what Neil Oliver and the researchers have achieved is to provide an account of pertinent events which explains how and why Scotland has developed the way it has.

From a technical perspective the image quality on the blu-ray disk set is breathtaking, indeed stunning especially as the camera flows over the land and water with aerial footage.

Even if one is not especially keen on history I believe there is enough gripping material to keep one keen interested throughout the 10 epsiodes.

A documentary set well worth purchasing. Enjoy.

Steve
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As a Dutchman, I really didn't know much about Scottish history. Not anymore. This is a highly informative ten part serie. I never knew that the gunpowder plot was aimed at the Scottish King James and his Scottish nobels. And that this same king did nothing to save his mom, the catholic Queen Mary. I know now what happend to the Picts and the Gaels and why Scotland is actually called "Scotland". And I know so much more right now. The rivalry between highland and lowland and why the Scots are such a proud nation. And who knew, even from all the Scots out there today, that their National Party started out as a fascist party ?
The bonus documentary "How the Celts saved Britain" is also highly informative, but presenter Dan Snow of this two part serie is clearly no Neil Oliver who presents the History of Scotland with the right balance between wit, information, seriousness and fun !
For everyone out there who wants to know more about Scotland, look no further and buy this. It's absolutely great. I loved it.
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First seenon a non-high-definition television, I found the story-telling a little in one's face and patchy: very much an interpretation of how Scotland faired since its origins to he present day rather than any survey of actual achievements. However, when seen again on high-defintion with a new large television screen, the rather prosaic commentary is swallowed by the superb, award-winning photography, which justifies having the disks in its own right.
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Fascinating story of a fascinating Country. Neil Oliver is a superb guide and does the Country proud.

Should be mandatory viewing for the English, they might eventually get the present Queen's title correct!
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I was hoping to watch this series in high definition but US blurays do not play this version. It says region free, but it is a different HD format. So I bought the DVD series. Oh well. Still worth the money.
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A wonderful series so I bought the bluray version when I saw it on Amazon and have enjoyed watching it in full 1080 Hi-Def immensely, and will view it many more times in the future I am certain. A must buy for all Scots and lovers of Scotland.
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I started watching this series on TV and after two episodes thought I have to buy this. Its a brilliant and brief (combining 2000 years into I think 8 or 10 episodes) but takes you on a journey through Scotland and her history which is informative and clear. I'll watch it all again as there's so much to take in I think several viewings will be needed.
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The videos provide a compressed but easy to follow history of Scotland over some 2000 years, with much information that was new to me. The video and audio quality are excellent and were fully up to my expectations. (I had seen parts of one or two episodes from TV broadcasts and was anxious to see and revise the remainder of the series. Packaging and delivery were excellent.
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