[New York] : Central Park Media, c2000.
10th anniversary limited ed.
3 videodiscs (630 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; Dolby Digital.
Narrated by Graham Webster.
Producer, Isao Tamai ; music, Kitaro ; editor, Hiroyuki Shoji.
Originally produced for television broadcast 1990-1992.
MPAA rating: Not rated; "Suitable for most audiences"--Container.
A panoramic tour examining the world's most historic and inaccessible locations, Silk Road escorts the viewer on the ancient path travelled by Marco Polo, linking the riches of China with the European markets of the Middle Ages.
pt. 1. (episodes 1-4). Glories of ancient Chang-An -- A thousand kilometers beyond the Yellow River -- The art gallery in the desert -- The dark castle -- pt. 2. (episodes 5-8). In search of the kingdom of Lou-Lan -- Across the Taklamakan Desert -- Khotan, oasis of silk and jade -- A heat wave called Turfan -- pt. 3. (episodes 9-12). Through the Tian Shan Mountains by rail -- Journey into music : south through the Tian Shan Mountains -- Where horses fly like the wind -- Two roads to the Pamirs.