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#1 Dragon164z

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:43 PM

Today's Amazon Movies & TV Deal of the Day:

The World at War (30th Anniversary Edition) DVD - $27.49
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The World at War (30th Anniversary Edition) Blu-ray - $39.49
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This is the lowest price that either version has ever been on Amazon. Here's a summary from Wikipedia:

The World at War (1973–74) is a 26-episode British television documentary series chronicling the events of the Second World War. At the time of its completion in 1973 it was the most expensive series ever made, costing £900,000.[1] It was produced by Jeremy Isaacs, narrated by Laurence Olivier and has a score composed by Carl Davis. A book, The World at War, was written by Mark Arnold-Forster to accompany it.
Since production was completed, The World at War has attracted huge acclaim and is now regarded as a landmark in British television history.[2] Following the time of its completion, and as the Second World War remained fresh in many people's minds, the producer Jeremy Isaacs was considered ahead of his time in resurrecting studies of military history.[3] The series focused on, among other things, portrayal of the devastating human experiences of the conflict; how life and death throughout the war years affected soldiers, sailors and airmen, civilians, the tragic victims of tyranny and, above all, concentration camp inmates.


FYI it isn't currently available to stream on either Amazon Instant Video or Netflix. I'm not sure whether I'll get the DVD or Blu-ray, because apparently the Blu-ray cuts off parts of the image in order to be 16:9. Here's Blu-ray.com's review which mentions that controversy.

Edited by Dragon164z, 03 December 2012 - 06:44 PM.

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