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Pompeii from the British Museum

By Artyheart
Written September 26, 2013
This movie is full of interesting facts and insights from experts. Many Artifacts gathered from different places so you get to see a lot of things you wouldn't see without a lot of travel. It was filmed inside the British Museum so the sound quality is a bit off and would have liked to see more individual artifacts but you get a good insight into the everyday life of the people of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Having visited Pompeii it gave me broader knowledge and insight about the site. Some definitely X rated topics so not for young children.
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Fascinating! Much cheaper than a plane ticket to visit the British Museum.

By radfrog
Written September 26, 2013
Informative and very fascinating look into the everyday lives of people in two cities prior to and during the volcanic disaster in 79 A.D. Household items, artwork, and actual body castes are shown and used to tell the tale of their final moments. Be warned that this show is NOT for very young children. Not only are there vivid descriptions of deaths, but also the Roman practices of slavery, paganism, and sex are discussed very frankly by the hosts. My almost 12 year old son may have gotten a bit too much "education"! But that said, I don't regret taking him because this is such an excellent show.
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Pompeii from the British Museum

By maud123
Written September 26, 2013
This museum tour of the exhibit on Pompeii and Herculaneum was most interesting to me as I've always been fascinated by what happened there in 79AD. I've been fortunate enough to visit Pompeii twice but I've never been to the site of Herculaneum. The opportunity to see relics from both sites and have experts point out significant details was great!
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Pompeii: Skip it

By momto1FL
Written September 26, 2013
We have attended numerous Fathom and Fandango events: this is one to skip. To start things off on a bad foot, the theater in Port Charlotte, FL said they were told to start the film at 7 pm; we walked in at 7:24 pm and it was running; then it ended at 8:40 pm, fairly expensive evening for 2 at $ 30. Won't be attending events there again; will travel to Sarasota theaters, haven't had that problem with early starting up there. If it hadn't been for the verbal diarrhea from the 2 women narrating the film, making crude jokes, saying over and over, "This is my favorite piece from the collection" about 10 times, I might rate the film higher. I am sure the women are very educated and scholarly, but their verbose presentation, combined with a strange fascination for the erotic aspects of Pompeian life, was bizarre, to say the least. Many aspects of the film were very interesting and enjoyable. The two male narrators were quite factual in contrast to the women. I am female, by the way.
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A movie about the British Museum's Display

By wmjbruno
Written September 26, 2013
I thought this was a movie about Pompeii, like a walk through the city. I have been there, and wanted to show it to a friend. There were a few good moments but it was more about the museum's display than seeing the city. It definitely wasnt worth $34
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