September 11 (11 Directors; 11 Mini-Films): Will This Make It To Region 1 DVD?

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  1. David Von Pein

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    "11'09"01 -- September 11", the 135-minute film from 2002, which features 11 different segments of 11 minutes each by 11 different directors around the globe, is available on Region 2 DVD.


    Anybody know when a Region 1 release might be forthcoming?


    Roger Ebert gives it a good 3-Star rating.


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  2. Ronald Epstein

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    Wow! Reading Ebert's review makes me yearn
    to see this DVD.

    Would have been nice to see a Region 1 issue
    on the second anniversary of this tragic occurance.
     
  3. Kevin Leonard

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    It's still making the theater rounds in some places (it's finally coming to my area next week), so it might be a awhile before we even get an press release.
     
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    For anyone who receives the Trio TV network, it is showing this film tomorrow (9/11/03) at 9pm EDT with a repeat showing at midnight. They have it listed for a 2-hour time slot, and they run commercials. So if the running time listed above is correct, they must be running less than the full version.

    M.
     
  5. David Von Pein

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    That does sound like a powerful collection.

    For those who may be interested, the U.S. Department of Labor is distributing a documentary about the 9 month clean-up at Ground-Zero entitled Up From Zero.

    It is available for free (U.S. residents only?). I started a thread about it here.
     
  7. David Von Pein

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    Thanks Chris. [​IMG]

    Can't beat that price.

    Gee whiz, they (Dept. Of Labor) should at the least ask us to pay for the postage ($2-$3). I'd have been happy to. Oh, well... [​IMG]
     
  8. David Von Pein

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    While we're on the subject of 9/11 programming.......
    According to Amazon, this DVD (Part 8 of a PBS-TV series) was
    released September 9.

    Has anybody gotten this yet? (Or the 7-Parter which preceded it?) ........

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  11. David Von Pein

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    The program covers the history of the World Trade Center, starting in 1946 with plans to revitalize lower Manhattan through the events of 9/11. The runtime for the program ( as per the review on DVD Angle ) is close to 3 hours. I saw portions of the program on Monday evening and was very impressed by the scope and treatment of the subject matter. I will be adding this title to my collection.

    DVD Angle's review of the disc is at http://www.dvdangle.com/reviews/review.php?Id=3249

    _ Walter.
     
  13. David Von Pein

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    Thank you, Walter, for the data/info. Sounds very nice. [​IMG]

     
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    Interesting.... I saw it on PBS and was very impressed. I was 4 blocks away watching in horror as it happened that day, (had jury duty...) and the event still resonates quite profoundly with me. The DVD angle review says it's anamorphic WS and yet the box states that it is a matted widescreen release. Anybody know..???

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    I agree with the comments so far. It is a well done documentary that is exhaustive in its content, superb technically, and is quite touching. The 3 hours flew by. Recommended.

    Not sure if it's anamorphic, though.
     
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    Hey Holadem, Duly noted. It was 7:47am, I hadn't had coffee yet and I have ADD, and that is actually how my brain works. Egad, I actually DID write that....!!!!!
    What I meant was, I'd like to buy it to have, but I could just tape it off PBS if the DVD isn't noticeably better quality. That's all...
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    The Ric Burns doc mentioned earlier is a continuation of his "New York - A Documentary Film" from 2 years ago, right? I wonder if they'll reissue that $100 set with this last (or latest) part added on?
     

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