The Men Who Built America Blu-ray

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Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Carnegie, Astor, Ford and Morgan. Their names are part of history and synonymous with the American dream. These men transformed every industry they touched: oil, rail, steel, shipping, automobiles, and finance. Their efforts transformed a country. Rising from poverty, their paths crossed repeatedly as they elected presidents, set economic policies and influenced major events of their day - from the Civil War to The Great Depression. 12 million historical negatives, many made available for the first time by the Library of Congress, are brought to life to offer an unprecedented view of America's Industrial Age and the men who built it.
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  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Run Time: 360 Minutes
  • Region: A
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Studio: A&E Home Video
  • Blu-Ray Release Date: January 22, 2013
  • Director: Ruan Magan
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 2012

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4.8

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4.8

(based on 20 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Informative (13)
  • Entertaining (11)
  • Great cinematography (9)
  • Engaging characters (7)
  • High production value (6)

Cons

No Cons

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  • At home (10)
  • Perfect gift (9)
  • Adult viewers (8)
  • Younger viewers (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual viewer (7), Avid moviegoer (4)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Men Who Built America

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from Columbia, South Carolina

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Pros

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

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    Gave as Gifts

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    History Lesson Through a Great Story

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    from Hartford, CT

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Repeats When Commercial

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    I love this series. You learn a ton during the storytelling. Must be interested in learning about history. History Channel really returns to it's roots with this series, not that I don't love watching the Pawn Stars undercut people on Americana.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Perfect

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    from CUMMING, GA

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    Pros

    • Great Cinematography
    • Informative

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      very informative and very well made

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Educational & Eye Opening

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      from New England, USA

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      Pros

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

      Cons

      • No Cons

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      This has the most Eye Opening details i have ever seen! Though there are others that cover them individually, this fits the puzzle pieces together. Though the History Channel/H2 as well as others out there are never perfect, this really fits in a category of it's own without any others that come close explaining clearly on how the characters relate together. This one of a kind is the best i have ever seen. MY FAMILY AND I LOVE IT!!!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent history Lesson!

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      from Detroit, Mi

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      Pros

      • Engaging Characters
      • Entertaining
      • Great Cinematography
      • Informative

      Cons

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        • At Home

        Saw parts of this on H2 and had to buy it. This DVD is a great value. If your interested in the history of the USA then buy it! It would be a great learning tool for students.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The Men Who Built America DVD

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        from IDAHO

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        Pros

        • Entertaining
        • Great Cinematography
        • Informative

        Cons

        • none

        Best Uses

        • Adult Viewers
        • At Home
        • History Class - School

        GREAT HISTORICAL VIDEO

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Must Watch for Entrepreneurs

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        from Denver, CO

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        Pros

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

        Cons

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            In roughly 8 hours, you get a ton of information about the titans of industry that built the U.S. in the early 1900's.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Lots of knowledge

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            from NY

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            Pros

            • Entertaining
            • Great history
            • Informative
            • Original

            Cons

            • I Don't See One

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            • At Home
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            Great history and learning information

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Where were the informative text msgs ???

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            from Hutto, TX

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            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Disappointing
            • Not What I Expected

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            I loved the show when aired on the History Channel, and had the informative text messages at the bottom of the screen. That gave you double the info, and much greater insight as to why things happened. HOWEVER, the Blu-Ray version did NOT have that!!! WHY???

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            History at it's finst era

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            from Whitman, MA

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            Pros

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

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              I learned about some of the great and powerful men of that era

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Thought provoking

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              from Salt Lake UT

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              • Informative

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                I"m always interested in how history has shaped our current situations. This video collection added new information that I had not considered. Very thought provoking.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great video

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                from Pittsburgh

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                Pros

                • Entertaining
                • Great Cinematography

                Cons

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                  • At Home

                  Entertainment and knowledge

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent Movie!

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                  from Vermont

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                  Pros

                  • Entertaining
                  • Informative

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                    Entertaining and informative.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent, well made and hits a nerve.

                    By 

                    from Montreal, Quebec, Canada

                    Pros

                    • A Must Watch
                    • Greed At It's Finest
                    • Opens The Eyes To Scrutin
                    • Superb Film Making
                    • Visually Well Documented

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                        Very well made and documented film, I truly enjoy it. Will watch it again. Had no idea it was available on Bluray.

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                        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Extremely Informative

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                        from Pittsburgh, PA

                        Pros

                        • Great for teaching

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                            I actually only saw one episode but it intrigued me so much I wanted to go online to order the DVD. Can't wait until it comes out. If you are an American History Buff, then this is definitely for you. Would recommend anyone interested in American History.

                            (2 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            3.0

                            Much truth, some propaganda

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                            from Jacksonville, NC

                            Pros

                            • Decent Acting
                            • Slick Packaging
                            • Starter History Course

                            Cons

                            • Has Some Agenda Points
                            • Some Facts Missing

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                            Oveall, it's not so great, as it tends to support some inaccuracies about our history, in both facts and assigning of motives. Understandable in the political climate of today. Overall, it's entertaining, but some of the assigned motives caused my teeth to grate, just a little. I am not recommending, but my opinion is more between recommending and not. Depends on the viewer... definitely not for those who don't have a decent knowledge of our history.

                            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Powerful Influences

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                            from Victor, ID

                            Pros

                              Cons

                              • Practices Haven~'~~t Changed

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                              Powerful men using their finances and influences to shape elections, business savvy, Wall Street pitted against Main Street, Government bailouts to shape the US Government and even threats against employees.

                              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Great show!

                              By 

                              from Milford, PA

                              Great portrayal of the men who built our country! Very informative and well shown! I cannot wait for the DVD to come out because I'm definitely adding it to my collection!

                              (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              America at it's worst & best.

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                              from Alabama

                              I learned more about America than I ever could reading for years.

                              Shows the best and the worst about our country. The greed of men and how their greed shaped America

                              (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              I loved this show!!

                              By 

                              from Summit, NJ

                              Pros

                              • Exciting
                              • Informative
                              • Loved Every Minute

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                                I loved this show!! I couldn't wait for the premier and I wasn't disappointed!! Looking forward to next week!! Rockefeller is awesome!!

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