Terry Jones (Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian) invites HOME AUDIENCES on an entertaining expedition through Roman history from the alternative perspective of the Barbarians
This January, KOCH Vision and British comedian, screenwriter, film director and popular historian Terry Jones bring an entertaining expedition through Roman history to DVD for the first time. TERRY JONES’ BARBARIANS, originally presented as a four-part TV documentary series which aired on BBC Two in 2006, explores Roman history through the alternate perspective of the Barbarians. A rare blend of scholarly research combined with Jones’ familiar iconoclastic brand of humor make this a must have for history enthusiasts as well as Monty Python fans!
TERRY JONES’ BARBARIANS takes a completely fresh approach to Roman history; not only does it offer viewers the chance to see the Romans from a non-Roman perspective, it also reveals that most of the people written off by the Romans as uncivilized, savage and barbaric were in fact organized, motivated and intelligent groups of people, with no intentions of overthrowing Rome and plundering its Empire. Throughout the series’ four parts – The Primitive Celts, The Savage Goths, The Brainy Barbarians, and The End of the World - Jones argues that we have been sold a false history of Rome that has twisted our entire understanding of history.
BARBARIANS is the story of Roman history as seen by the Britons, Gauls, Germans, Greeks, Persians and Africans. Jones travels around the geography of the Roman Empire and through 700 years of history - bringing wit, irreverence, passion and the very latest scholarship to transform the popular view of the Roman Empire legacy and the creation of the modern world.
Format: DVD 2-Pack
Run time: 205 mins.
Prebook/Street: December 11/January 8