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The Ascent of Man [DVD]

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  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Classification: To be announced
  • Studio: DD Home Entertainment Ltd
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0015MRLYA
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 132,706 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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As much as I admired and enjoyed a lot of this, I couldn't help finding it a bit wordy and dry, even dull at times at times.

That said, it's also full of interesting insight and theories by writer/host Jacob Bronowski.

13 parts, each covering a different key step in the development of civilization. It felt like a very interesting illustrated college lecture series.

A few of Brononski's theories seem a bit stretched, or even wrong headed, and the visual style is dated and the effects less than impressive, but that doesn't mean the series isn't interesting, thought provoking and occasionally moving.

I'd recommend it without question, but be careful of all the 'it's the greatest thing ever made for television' you may have heard. Sometimes nothing can damage your experience like over-extended expectations.
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A superb book. Couldn't put it down. Read it several times and then bought the DVD's of the original programs and enjoy them too.
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I think so it was for a present
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