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The Secret of the Holy Grail


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If you are in desperate need of a good laugh, than you might want to check out the preposterous documentary The Secret of the Holy Grail, which even despite all its attempts to be serious, turns out to be so ridiculous that it almost puts Monty Pythonís and the Holy Grail to shame.As a matter of fact I almost now see why the Pythonís were able to create the sketches that they did and that was purely derived from the legends and myths that have stirred about over the centuries of the Holy Grail, which is said to possibly be the cup of Christ, which unlocks secretive powers and brings suffering to the dark side.Sounds to me like you want the Holy Grail in exchange for a Light Saber.


There is a big difference these days between religious, beliefs, faith, and spiritual matters.Christianity is the belief in Christ, who was born as the Son of God and was sent to save the world from sin.His death on the cross made up for the sins of the world and whoever believes in him shall receive eternal life, not eternal death.It is the belief in Christ that gives this and nothing else.Worshipping anything but God is against the very basis of Christianity.Therefore, whether it be Saints, or Priests, or Tarot cards, or false idols, or even a Holy Grail, there is no point in treating these things as God or in place of God.So the very search for a Holy Grail is just ridiculous because there is no need.Everything that you need in order to be set free is having a personal relationship with Christ.


So why are people in search of such an object?Well, people will pretty much flock to anything that will give them an easy out or perhaps just the thrill of looking for something.The businesses that are set up in England near places where the Grail is said to be have made profits in the game as tourist and searchers come and go looking for the Grail, what a true shame.


For this DVD issue from BFS The Secret of the Holy Grail is broken down into three episodes: The Legacy of the Goddess, The Treasure of the Heretics, and The Curse of the Knights of the Holy Grail.This 2-Disc set also contains three additional extra features, which are The Traditional Grail Story, A Controversial Theory of the Grail, and Mystical Grail Facts.There is no doubt that after indulging in this set that you will know more about the grail than you ever hoped or wanted to and if you buy into its mysticism than hooray for you.


I suppose that you if you really into history and legends than this might appeal to you and thatís just fine, but itís too bad that some people spend their entire lives believing in such trivial things that have little to do with their existence in general.It sounds more like a claim to find easy money or easy power, which is the root of evil when not handled properly.


As for this set the picture is a block style 1.33 X 1 full frame transfer that has the typical problems associated with analog turned digital.While I had no luck in finding much information regarding this program it would seem that it was intended for TV purposes and that explains some of the poorness in the detail throughout.Edge enhancement is constantly a factor and softness is abundant.While this is more noticeable based on your TV setup I almost wonder if this was taken from a PAL source to begin with.The sound is a fair Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo track that is as basic as they come.


There is little else to really be said about this DVD set other than any inclination to purchase it would highly be based upon your interest in the actual content.If you are a skeptic than you will certainly want to steer clear and if you are open to new ideas and philosophies from old fables and such than you are too vulnerable for this type of content and Iíd advise staying clear in that case.BFS did a good job in the presentation here based on what they had to work with and hopefully they will continue their level of standards to the point that they can start having a more reputable catalog of titles.



-†† Nate Goss


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