Secrets of the Code

When Dan Brown's novel "The Da Vinci Code" was the huge success that it turned out to be you had to know that it would spawn many offshoots. Who doesn't want to make a piggyback buck, right? Despite all my cynicism going into the viewing of this DVD I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it. Part of the reason is that it is narrated by Susan Sarandon (Thelma and Louise, Bull Durham). Now, this may seem superficial, but it really does add something to a documentary when the narrator has such an appealing voice. Besides this cosmetic aspect the film is chock full of information. It goes into much depth about the theories (debated or accepted) behind the novel. There are plenty of interviews and commentary by renowned historians. Topics covered range from the Holy Grail, to religious signs and symbols and on to Opus Dei. We learn about the origins of our religious beliefs and how man's past affects the present. The result is much food for thought.

Special Features:
-Previews for The Da Vinci code, Facing the Giants, The Celestine Prophecy, Why We Fight, Sketches of Frank Gehry, and Who Killed the Electric Car?

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