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Unique ID Code: 0000021009
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Added on: 29/7/2001 11:58
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World At War, The: Special Collectors Edition Box Set (UK)

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The definitive history of World War II
Certificate: none
Running Time: 1920 mins
Retail Price: £99.99
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Acknowledged to be the most comprehensive television history of the Second World War ever made. Featuring rare documentary footage and candid interviews, the programme charts the Second World War from beginning to end with narration by Sir Laurence Olivier and Eric Porter. Contains all five volumes, with 32 and a half hours of video.

Special Features:
Interactive Menus
Scene Access
Animated introductions with a 4 screen moving menu
Imperial War Museum Photo Gallery
Character Bios
Brief history of the World At War
Episode summaries
Speeches/Song & Newsreels/Maps

Video Tracks:
Standard 1.33:1

Audio Tracks:
Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 English

Jeremy Isaacs


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8 / 10
Excellent review Giles. It really is quite an extraordinary box set, well worth the money, I borrowed it from a work colleague. As soon as I can afford it I`ll be purchasing it immediately.

I really do not know where to begin with this review, Giles covered all the points I wanted to make. The only critisism I have of the package is the lack of personal detail and interviews of Adolf. It would have been really interesting to watch a retrospective post war interview maybe entitled "where I went wrong" I am sure this would appeal to the masses.

Any way to conclude, this is an excellent package which will have a welcome place in my collection.
posted by rupertlongforth on 5/8/2001 18:04