DVD review: "The History Of The Devil" (2007)
The gist: Rather than sensationalise its subject for cheap shocks, this doco charts the evolution of our concept of an ultimate evil from a revolutionary idea centuries before Christianity to the present day.
Selling points: Classy production. Religious and lay scholars debunk and surprise, eg. how many of you knew the inspiration for hell was a Jewish garbage dump?
It's kinda like: Something you'd stumble onto while idly flipping stations, only to find yourself captivated by the constantly shifting visuals and authoritative narration. Shame it's crammed into less than an hour.
Final word: The devil's in the details.
[Australian release date: out now]