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Discovery Atlas: Complete Collection DVD

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Inside the complete collection Discovery Atlas DVD set, you are exposed to the climate and culture of eleven countries around the world. Whether the beauty of France, or the new democracy of South Africa intrigue you, there is something for everyone. The Discovery Atlas Complete Collection DVDs allow you to bask in the Italian lifestyle, travel down the Nile in Egypt, or indulge yourself with Japanese culture, all from the comfort of your living room sofa.

Buy the complete collection Discovery Atlas DVD set to experience the history, culture, and beauty of the globe, past and present.

India - In the complete collection Discovery Atlas DVD set, India is revealed as one of the world's rising superpowers. A vast population and landmass, a weight of history and culture that stretches back for millennia. Meet the people that make this great nation.

China - Coupling insightful storytelling with spectacular and groundbreaking photographic techniques, ''Atlas: China Revealed'' brings alive the fascinating and complex contemporary life of one of the greatest nations on earth.

Brazil - Brazil is a beautiful country surrounded with beaches, jungles, and landscaping mountains. ''Atlas: Brazil Revealed'' plunges into this vibrant country and discovers that the native people are just as interesting and colorful as the land itself.

France - France, in the Discovery Atlas Complete Collection DVDs, is shown as a country where life itself is an art form. Food, drink, history and tradition are taken seriously. An explosives expert, a radical chef and a man who scales skyscrapers are among the people who share their country and what it means to be French.

Australia - Its the only country that is a continent. Its one of the driest places on the planet and spans over 4 million miles with over 22,000 miles of coastline. Australia has become home to over 20 million people surviving in a vast and absolutely amazing land.

Italy - Throughout one Italian year, the program tells the stories of unique characters and displays Italian life within the natural cycle of the seasons. While taking this journey, watch the individual storylines unravel the lives of ordinary Italians.

Mexico - From the famous single cry, 'Viva Mexico!' that sweeps the country every Independence Day, to the spectacle and pageantry summoned by reverence for the Virgin of Guadalupe, ''Atlas: Mexico Revealed'' is a journey into the heart of this amazing country.

Egypt - Atlas: Egypt Revealed is a journey from the land of the Pharaohs into the living soul of modern Egypt; from the Sahara, to the Nile, to the Islamic heart of a nation where the roots of Christianity run deep, to the streets of Cairo Africa's largest city

South Africa - Explore the new democracy of South Africa the Rainbow Nation through the eyes of its people. Each and every citizen works to make this new country succeed and carry the hopes of future generations.

Japan - In the Atlas DVDs, both the modern and ancient are embraced in the glorious Land of the Rising Sun. An apprentice geisha, tuna fisherman, tattoo artist, and robot designers are among the characters that show the Japanese to be masters of the future and guardians of the past

Russia - Atlas: Russia Revealed goes inside the world's largest country from imperial St. Petersburg, to Siberian reindeer herders, from the beauty of Lake Baikal to the volcanic ranges of the far east, and into the thriving nightlife of modern Moscow.

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  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Run Time: 559 Minutes
  • Region: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Studio: Discovery Channel
  • DVD Release Date: November 10, 2009
  • Audio:
    ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
    ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Color: Color
  • Includes:
    Regional Vignettes
  • Release Date: 2006

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12 Reviews
3.8

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Discovery ChannelDiscovery Atlas: Complete Collection DVD
 
3.8

(based on 12 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great cinematography (11)
  • Informative (11)
  • High production value (10)
  • Entertaining (7)
  • Engaging characters (6)

Cons

  • Disappointing (3)

Best Uses

  • Younger viewers (8)
  • At home (7)
  • Adult viewers (5)
  • Perfect gift (5)
  • Travel (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid moviegoer (5), Casual viewer (5)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Worth every penny!

By WV HS Mom

from West Virginia

Pros

  • Entertaining
  • Great Cinematography
  • High Production Value
  • Informative

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Viewers
    • At Home
    • In The Car
    • Perfect Gift
    • Travel
    • Younger Viewers

    Comments about this product:

    Bought this twice. First time was a smaller set. My kids begged for more. We homeschool and these are worth every penny. Great in the car as well.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    great for classroom

    By Teacher Man

    from Denver, CO

    About Me Casual Viewer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Engaging Characters
    • Great Cinematography
    • High Production Value
    • Informative

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Classroom

      Comments about this product:

      I use this video for my Countries and Cultures elective in a middle school classroom. I cover most of these countries and it is the perfect length for a class period. Great shots of the country landscape and interesting stories of the people. I use it at the beginning of a unit to get an overview of the country. It was a great price considering it has three discs and covers 11 countries.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fun and Educational!!

      By Liv

      from Gainesville, Fl

      About Me Avid Moviegoer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Entertaining
      • Great Cinematography
      • High Production Value
      • Informative

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adult Viewers
        • At Home
        • Perfect Gift
        • Younger Viewers

        Comments about this product:

        I love many specials on the Discovery Channel. This was one that had me hooked as soon as I saw the preview. Truly, I look at it as a precursor to "Human Planet."

        (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        complete?

        By Moto

        from CN

        About Me Avid Moviegoer

        Pros

        • Entertaining

        Cons

        • Disappointing

        Best Uses

        • At Home

        Comments about this product:

        We need a real complete collection,not 43 mins cut version.I just can find German version of Discovery Atlas with full mins onsale online.Where's the English version of India Revealed with 100mins?Where are others?

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome

        By Mitch

        from IN

        About Me Avid Moviegoer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Engaging Characters
        • Entertaining
        • Great Cinematography
        • High Production Value
        • Informative
        • Original

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Viewers
          • At Home
          • Perfect Gift
          • Younger Viewers

          Comments about this product:

          My students love it!

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Very interesting

          By steve

          from chula vista, ca

          About Me Casual Viewer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great Cinematography
          • Informative

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

          • Younger Viewers

          Comments about this product:

          I use it in my geography class

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          All extremely well done

          By Candid Frank

          from Prescott, AZ

          About Me Movie Buff

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Engaging Characters
          • Entertaining
          • Great Cinematography
          • High Production Value
          • Informative
          • Original

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adult Viewers
            • At Home
            • Perfect Gift
            • Younger Viewers

            Comments about this product:

            These are so well done that I hope you do other countries that are not covered here the same way. A keeper to view again. The photography is unequaled. If one has been to some of the places it is a memory jogger.

            (15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Complete Collection

            By Julian Vass

            from Kenosha, WI

            About Me Casual Viewer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Entertaining
            • Great Cinematography
            • High Production Value
            • Informative

            Cons

            • Disappointing
            • Not What I Expected
            • Poor Plot Development

            Best Uses

            • At Home

            Comments about this product:

            could not be more disappointed with this "collection". Then again, it shouldn't surprise me - previous DVD releases I have bought from Discovery are also trimmed from the original episodes. There are 11 episodes here, with a running time of just under 8 hours. China, Brazil, Italy and Austrailia were previously released on HD-DVD and Blu-Ray, and were 100 minutes a piece. You do not get those here - rather, these episodes are all trimmed down to 43 minutes, throwing out more than half the length of the original 4. I recommend purchasing them in addition to this "collection". Having 8 episodes on two discs does have its problem. I currently have it paused on a single frame to write this review of a sunrise over Africa. There are compression artifacts and color banding and macroblocking. Its sad - the previous Discovery Atlas releases were demo discs - this release leaves a lot to be desired. am quite disappointed with this set. The Discovery Atlas series is one of the greatest series ever produced, and to see them mutilated in this form is sad. I think Discovery should give everyone who purchased this copies of the full episodes free-of-charge. I would not be so upset, as it was only [$], except that this was advertised as the "Complete Collection".This is sad, sad, sad, and certainly false advertising.

            (3 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Disappointing humanism throughout

            By Homeschool Family

            from Stafford, VA

            About Me Casual Viewer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Great Cinematography
            • High Production Value
            • Informative
            • Original

            Cons

            • Disappointing
            • Not What I Expected

            Best Uses

              Comments about this product:

              Though the cinematography was very nice and the narrators were top shelf, the entire production is dripping with humanism. The South African segment includes a statement by the narrator that they are performing the "most ancient of religious ceremonies". Actually, the most ancient religious ceremonies are Judeo-Christian. Evolution is not a fact, as presented throughout the production. If it isn't directly observed, it is NOT science. Theories should be stated as such.

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great for Teachers

              By GoWarriors

              from Auburn, AL

              About Me Casual Viewer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Engaging Characters
              • Great Cinematography
              • High Production Value
              • Informative

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Travel
                • Younger Viewers

                Comments about this product:

                All the Discovery Atlas series movies are outstanding for use in a middle school classroom. I use them in my 8th grade World Affairs class and they keep the students interested and engaged. I do prefer the longer length of the first installments of the series...Italy, Australia and China, but the shorter versions included on this compilation can be shown in one class period.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Excellent 4 Classroom But came scratched

                By MS World Geography Teacher

                from Southwest Iowa

                About Me Avid Moviegoer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Engaging Characters
                • Entertaining
                • Great Cinematography
                • High Production Value
                • Informative
                • Original

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Younger Viewers

                  Comments about this product:

                  It was perfect for my classroom, but it came scratched and a few parts skip and it jumped over the errors in the DVD. It describes many of the NCSS standards perfectly.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  THEY ARE PHENOMINAL!

                  By Christine Perry

                  from Preston, Idaho

                  About Me Avid Moviegoer

                  Pros

                  • Engaging Characters
                  • Great Cinematography
                  • High Production Value
                  • Informative
                  • Original

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Adult Viewers
                    • At Home
                    • Perfect Gift
                    • Travel
                    • Younger Viewers

                    Comments about this product:

                    The information about each country was phenominal. They give a peek into countries that normally the lay person would never have the opportunity to experience. These videos will enhance my teaching and give my students an insight into the world around them. Thank you.

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