April 3, 2009

Justify My Netflix: Lost Treasures of Tibet

(Like many Netflix customers, I too can get quite lax with the timely watching and returning of my movies, which of course defeats the entire purpose of having a flat-rate rental plan in the first place. To combat that, I am now writing standardized mini-reviews of each and every movie I end up watching through Netflix, both instantly and on DVD. Don't forget, all previous 'Justify My Netflix' reviews can be found on CCLaP's main movie page.)

Lost Treasures of Tibet

Today's movie: Lost Treasures of Tibet, 2003 (Amazon | IMDB | Netflix)

Why I added it to my queue: Because it's an old episode of the PBS show NOVA, and I love old episodes of NOVA. Because it deals with a fascinating subject, the clash between working Buddhist monasteries in the Himalayans and the Western art historians who wish to come in and preserve the crumbling murals. Because it's less than an hour long, so is a perfect choice for when you want to get another title checked off your queue list but don't have time for a full movie.

The reality: Exactly what I was expecting.

If I had watched it when it first came out: It would've been half a decade ago.

Strangest piece of trivia: It's narrated by Liev Schreiber.

Worth your time? If you're into well-done documentaries with high production values, of course, as are pretty much all other NOVA episodes too.

Filed by Jason Pettus at 1:39 PM, April 3, 2009. Filed under: Movies | Reviews |