The West by Ken Burns
4 DVD, PAL, Region 2, Run Time: 11 Hours 43 Mins
Produced by Ken Burns, creator of the stunning 'The American Civil War', THE WEST tells the full and fascinating story of the American Frontier from 1500 to 1914, intricately weaving together evocative and never before seen photographs and newsreels from 74 different archives with journals. American and Native American music, diaries and artefacts.
Truly epic in scope, this eleven and a half hour masterwork reveals the truth behind myths and legends and embraces every aspect of one of the most important and riveting stories in human history – the Spanish Conquistadors and missionaries; the great Indian nations; the pioneers and settlers; the gold miners; the gunfighters, lawmen and cowboys; the terrible and bloody wars and massacres; the building of railroads; the frontier towns, forts and ranches – and the making of modern America.
A host of leading international actors, including Mathew Broderick, Jason Robards, Peter Coyote, Mary Stuart Masterton, Jimmy Smits, Ossie Davis and Gary Sinise lend their voice talents to authentic letters, journals and diaries from the era, bringing the lives of both ordinary people and the legendary figures of the West vividly to life. Executive producer Ken Burns has received two Academy Award nominations and is the winner of numerous international awards. He has been described as 'quite simply the finest documentary filmmaker today'.
- "Fiercely and brilliantly rooted in fact" -The New York Times
- "Evocative and Seductive" -USA Today
- "Succeeds magnificently… no-one could ask for better" - Los Angeles Times
PLEASE NOTE: This OLD VERSION does contain the RARE BOOKLET of viewing notes with this DVD.
- Exempt From Certification