IMAX Secrets of the Ancients Collection Blu Ray

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Greece: Secrets Of The Past: The magic of ancient Greek civilization comes to life in a giant screen adventure -a dynamic tale of science, archaeological adventure and discovery. The film takes you to the dawn of democracy and the birthplace of Western Civilization on a quest to uncover the buried secrets of one of the world's most enlightened societies. With stunning aerial photography that captures the breathtaking, azure vistas of the Greek Isles, the film is at once a modern detective story and a sweeping archaeological journey back in time.On a scale never before... attempted, state-of-the-art CGI recreates the massive eruption that blew Santorini sky-high and to explore the wonder of the Parthenon before it was reduced to ruins. Narrated by Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) and with a musical score that will move and inspire, this epic journey of discovery reveals a land of beauty and mystery that ultimately changed history.Mummies: Secrets Of The Pharaohs: Follow researchers and explorers as they piece together the archeological and genetic clues of Egyptian mummies. These relics of the past create a window into the fascinating and mysterious world of the pharaohs. In addition to increasing our understanding of the culture, religion, medicine, and daily life thousands of years ago, scientists today are reconstructing mummy DNA and deciphering ancient texts to gain insight into modern human genetics and advance medical treatments.To unwrap the secrets of the pharaohs is to perhaps glimpse the future of our own civilization. Narrated by actor Christopher Lee (The Lord Of The Rings, Star Wars, and the original 1959 film The Mummy), Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs explores the mysterious world of ancient Egypt through the fabric of its ancient mummies. The Egyptians' mummy-making culture was not the first, the last, or even the longest. But to many, it was the greatest. The Egyptians believed their destinies were the wishes of gods, whose wills their dead ancestors might influence. By revering their ancestors through mummification, they hoped to gain better control of their destiny [show more]

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Released
28 November 2011
Directors
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Format
Blu Ray 
Publisher
Cornerstone Media 
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Runtime
80 minutes 
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Box set, Dolby, PAL, Widescreen 
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5060195362531 
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Please note this title requires a 3D TV 3D glasses and a 3D-ready Blu-ray player or a PlayStation 3 with the latest firmware update Please check your equipment for compatibility Greece Secrets Of The Past The magic of ancient Greek civilization comes to life in a giant screen adventure -a dynamic tale of science archaeological adventure and discovery The film takes you to the dawn of democracy and the birthplace of Western Civilization on a quest to uncover the buried secrets of one of the world&39;s most enlightened societies With stunning aerial photography that captures the breathtaking azure vistas of the Greek Isles the film is at once a modern detective story and a sweeping archaeological journey back in time On a scale never before attempted state-of-the-art CGI recreates the massive eruption that blew Santorini sky-high and to explore the wonder of the Parthenon before it was reduced to ruins Narrated by Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) and with a musical score that will move and inspire this epic journey of discovery reveals a land of beauty and mystery that ultimately changed history Mummies Secrets Of The Pharaohs Follow researchers and explorers as they piece together the archeological and genetic clues of Egyptian mummies These relics of the past create a window into the fascinating and mysterious world of the pharaohs In addition to increasing our understanding of the culture religion medicine and daily life thousands of years ago scientists today are reconstructing mummy DNA and deciphering ancient texts to gain insight into modern human genetics and advance medical treatments To unwrap the secrets of the pharaohs is to perhaps glimpse the future of our own civilization Narrated by actor Christopher Lee (The Lord Of The Rings Star Wars and the original 1959 film The Mummy) Mummies Secrets of the Pharaohs explores the mysterious world of ancient Egypt through the fabric of its ancient mummies The Egyptians&39; mummy-making culture was not the first the last or even the longest But to many it was the greatest The Egyptians believed their destinies were the wishes of gods whose wills their dead ancestors might influence By revering their ancestors through mummification they hoped to gain better control of their destiny Includes 3D & 2D versions Region 0 Actors Nia Vardolos & Christopher Lee Certificate Exempt from Classification Screen Widescreen 169 Languages English - Dolby Digital (51) Additional Languages  French ; Spanish Duration 1 hour and 20 minutes (approx)

A double-bill of historical documentaries, originally filmed in IMAX. 'Mummies - Secrets of the Pharoahs' charts the ancient Egyptian tradition of mummification and is narrated by Christopher Lee (who starred in the 1959 motion picture, 'The Mummy'). The Egyptians believed that they could gain better control over their destinies by mummifying their ancestors as a sign of respect, since they believed their fates were at the will of the gods. A team of scientists and explorers attempt to gain insight into the medicine and technology of today by studying that of the past. They use advanced DNA technology to reconstruct mummies, and decipher ancient manuscripts. 'Greece - Secrets of the Past' explores this ancient civilisation, and uses CGI to recreate some of the most important sites in the country.The programme re-examines the eruption which all but destroyed the volcanic island of Santorini, and takes a fresh look at the Parthenon, restored to all its former glory. The show also explores the history behind the birthplace of democracy and Western civilisation.

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