- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: September 19, 2007
Strap on your six-shooter! It's time to walk the dangerous, dusty streets of the most notorious towns of America's wild frontier.
- Computer reconstructions show legendary frontier towns in their full glory.
- Unique access to some of the most revealing archeological sites in Americas frontier.
- Extract truth from myth in this fascinating exploration of the Wild West.
LOST WORLDS journeys through time to relive some of the most crucial events in world history within the walls where they occurred. In each revealing episode, discover secrets of the past with a team of historical detectives using evidence from recent excavations, state-of-the-art scientific studies, and historical documents. History comes alive before your eyes.
For a brief period anarchy reigned in America. In just a quarter of a century - from about 1865 to 1890 - a fundamental facet of our national persona took shape in the untamed lands beyond the American frontier. Characterized by lawless gambling towns, frenzied gold rushes, and legendary racketeers, the Wild West was rich with opportunities for those quick with their wits or their guns.
But what was life really like in the Old West? SIN CITY OF THE WEST explores the physical evidence left by this often myth-clouded chapter in American history. Contemporary accounts - such as newspaper reports of superhuman exploits and uncorroborated memoirs written as promotional materials - are notoriously unreliable, so LOST WORLDS goes straight to the sources: recent excavations, archival documents and scientific analysis.
What LOST WORLDS reveals is a society just as thrilling and as we've always imagined, but far more sophisticated and varied than the image we've received from Hollywood. With trademark vividness, computer reconstructions transport you to a time when legends were made and our national character was formed.
Walk the dusty streets and prepare for a showdown in the SIN CITY OF THE WEST!