Offering fifteen remastered and visually stunning lectures from one of the greatest storytellers of our times, Joseph Campbell: Mythos - The Complete Collection arrives to DVD in a value-priced set from Athena. Hosted by Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon, these remarkable talks broadcast continually on PBS explore subjects ranging from Arthurian romances to modern myth.
Complete collection of Joseph Campbell's influential lecture series, as seen on PBS; Presented and hosted by Academy Award(R)-winner Susan Sarandon
Joseph Campbell: Mythos the Complete Series On DVD from Athena on September 18, 2012
"Myth comes from the same zone as dream . . . from the great biological ground, whatever it may be. They are energies and they are matters of consciousness." --Joseph Campbell "I'm...obsessed with Joseph Campbell" -Revolution creator Eric Kripke to Sci-Fi magazine "Kripke compared Revolution to a big, mythic Joseph Campbell epic quest story." - Spinoff Online covering Comic-Con
Silver Spring, MD -- Offering fifteen remastered and visually stunning lectures from one of the greatest storytellers of our times, Joseph Campbell: Mythos - The Complete Collection arrives to DVD in a value-priced set from Athena on September 18, 2012. Hosted by Academy Award(R) winner Susan Sarandon, these remarkable talks broadcast continually on PBS explore subjects ranging from Arthurian romances to modern myth. Over a career that spanned nearly 40 years, eminent scholar Joseph Campbell inspired artists, academics, and laypeople with his passion for myth and is best known from The Power of Myth interviews with Bill Moyers, inspiring George Lucas to create Star Wars, and his "follow your bliss" philosophy. The DVD 6-Vol. boxed set includes all three series, plus a 12-page viewer's guide with a never-before-published essay from Joseph Campbell, biography of the scholar, and more ($99.99, AthenaLearning.com).
During the final years of his life, Campbell embarked on a speaking tour in which he drew together all that he had learned about what he called the "one great story" of humanity. With these remarkable talks Campbell examines the core myths of the great Western traditions and modern myths. These remarkable lectures were filmed and are presented here in the order and manner in which Campbell himself intended, with enhanced images and in minimally edited form. The lectures have been broadcast on PBS, where it's a perennial favorite.
Mythos I - The Shaping of Our Mythic Tradition: Myths, symbols, and the birth of human consciousness.
Mythos II - The Shaping of the Eastern Tradition: Universal mythic stories and images in the religions of Asia.
Mythos III - The Shaping of the Western Tradition: Mythic themes in the tales and philosophies of the modern West.
BONUS FEATURES: 12-page viewer's guide with a never-before-published essay by Joseph Campbell, a biography of the scholar, information on the Joseph Campbell Foundation, and more.
Acorn Media previously released individual DVD sets of Mythos I (Oct. 2007) and Mythos II (April 2008) under our Acacia brand, and Mythos III (Oct. 2011) under Athena.
Street Date: September 18, 2012 SRP: $99.99
DVD 6-Vol. Boxed Set- 15 episodes - Approx. 14 hours - Documentary - Closed Captioned (Mythos I & II), SDH subtitles (Mythos III)
ACORN TV: Full press access upon request. Streaming now are the Upstairs, Downstairs spin-off THOMAS & SARAH, Judi Dench in A FINE ROMANCE, U.S. debut of VEXED, beloved period drama POLDARK, a new cop dramedy, Robson Green in TOUCHING EVIL, Martin Clunes in DOC MARTIN, the iconic UPSTAIRS, DOWNSTAIRS, James May's 20TH CENTURY, and hit detective series: VERA, Agatha Christie's POIROT and MARPLE, MIDSOMER MURDERS, GEORGE GENTLY, PIE IN THE SKY, and SINGLE-HANDED. Acorn TV streams full seasons of critically acclaimed, classic and contemporary British series. Acorn TV is available on Roku, Nook, iPhone, iPad, among others.
Acorn Media/Athena Release Calendar
(DVDs available upon request):
Aug. 28: INJUSTICE and Agatha Christie's Poirot, Series 6
Sept. 4: Holy Flying Circus, Young James Herriot, and Cloudstreet
Sept. 18: Joseph Campbell: Mythos-The Complete Series and Understanding Art: Impressionism
Sept. 25: The Crimson Petal and the White, New Tricks Season 8, Special Branch Set 1, and Midsomer Murders: Mayhem & Mystery Files
Oct 2: Kidnap & Ransom Complete Series, Vexed Series 1, and Thomas & Sarah
Headquartered in suburban Washington, D.C., Acorn Media U.S. specializes in the best of British television on DVD/Blu-ray. 2012 releases include I, Claudius: 35th Anniversary Edition; the Blu-ray debuts for the original Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and the first six series of Agatha Christie's Poirot; Judi Dench in Love in a Cold Climate; The Best of Foyle's War; Tim Winton's Cloudstreet, The Story of Costume Drama; Damian Lewis in The Forsyte Saga Collection; Young James Herriot, Kidnap & Ransom, Vexed, Special Branch; The Crimson Petal and the White; and more episodes from Garrow's Law, New Tricks, Murdoch Mysteries, Doc Martin, Midsomer Murders, and George Gently. Acorn's DVD sets are available from select retailers, catalog companies, and direct from Acorn Media at (888) 870-8047 or www.acornonline.com. Select series are available for streaming at Acorn TV, http://acornonline.com/TV
Athena releases provide an authoritative and entertaining learning experience through high quality, informative, non-fiction programming. 2012 releases include Bill Moyers: Capitol Crimes, Amazing Grace and Addiction: Close to Home, In Their Own Words, The Windsors, Time Team, Treasure Houses of Britain, Secret War, Battlefield Detectives, This is Civilization, The Code, James May's 20th Century, Megacities, Crisis at the Castle and Joseph Campbell: Mythos - The Complete Series. Clips available at www.athenalearning.com. Athena's DVD sets are available from select retailers, catalog companies, and direct from Acorn at (888) 870-8047 or www.acornonline.com.
September 10, 2012, 7:37 am - PR
Keywords: documentary, education