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Blu-ray Review - Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies


How does one even recommend a documentary about the history of cancer? The title alone, "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies," establishes its severity, promising six hours of heartbreaking tales concerning loss and struggle. And the show does offer that level of gut-punch realism, but it's also superbly crafted and critically informational, with director Barak Goodman setting out to demystify cancer through an examination of its rise to prominence. The disease touches the lives of everyone, but instead of encouraging fear and ignorance, "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies" (adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee) takes the subject head-on, using extensive research, visual evidence, and personal details to dissect the science, celebrate breakthroughs, and reflect on a time not so long ago when a cancer diagnosis was an automatic death sentence. Read the rest at Blu-ray.com


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