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911 Commemorative Box Set DVD 1 of 1

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Format: DVD
Sku: 202639888
UPC: 658769630831
UPC 14: 00658769630831
Category Keywords: 9/11  Documentary
Commemorating 5 years since the horrific day in September, featuring three distinct DVDs depicting the lives of ordinary people that became heroes on 9/11.Brothers On Holy Ground presents now familiar newsreel footage of the planes crashing and the towers rumbling down, and follows the day from the perspective of New York firemen including interviews conducted before, along with follow ups with their widows.FDNY Dream Bike tells the story of one fireman's dream of restoring a motorcycle which came to symbolize his ladder company.Beyond The Ashes dramatizes the lives of people in lower Manhattan, and how they coped with the aftermath.System Requirements:Running Time: 230 MinutesFormat: DVD MOVIE

"[Beyond] ...a nice ensemble piece that takes on considerable more depth once all the dots take connection.  Erik Childress,

Editor's Note
This set contains three films about the terrible tragedy of 9/11. "Brothers on Holy Ground" is compiled from newsreel footage of the fateful day; "FDNY Dream Bike" is based around the activities of a fireman whose attempted restoration of a broken motorcycle symbolizes a greater struggle; and "Beyond the Ashes" talks to residents of lower Manhattan in the aftermath of the attacks.


Video Features DVD

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Vanguard Cinema
Video Release Date Release Date: 8/29/2006
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 6308
Video UPC UPC: 00658769630831

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Giancarlo Esposito
Video Cast Info Janeane Garofalo
Video Cast Info Nicole Hansen
Video Cast Info Tony Spiridakis
Video Cast Info Jim Hershleder - [Beyond] Director
Video Cast Info Mike Lennon - [Brothers] Director
Video Cast Info Mike Lennon - [Brothers] Writer
Video Cast Info Pete Hamill - [Brothers] Writer

Professional Reviews

DVD Verdict 9 of 10
[Brothers] This documentary was an act of catharsis for [Director Mike Lennon]. Lennon sat down with over a dozen firefighters, a dispatcher, a few Manhattan residents, and a handful of 9/11 widows. With utter simplicity, the piece unfurls in static shots as each of the participants telling his or her story, the tales carefully and artfully intercut. The connections between the stories of John McAleese and Tommy Casatelli, for instance, only come into focus late in the film because Lennon uses no artifice to ensure we understand from the outset that Brian and John were brothers. That fact only emerges as John's and Tommy's stories merge near the end, a seemingly simple feat achieved with rigorous and intelligent editing. - Dan Mancini 6 of 10
[Beyond] Though there are many problems with the film, the biggest is that the three stories really have nothing to do with one another, except for tenuous encounters and loose friendships. And while it's highly debatable that anyone wants to see another 9/11-oriented movie, if you do make a film about the aftermath of the bombings, your movie ought at least to have a little more to do with them. Liz's neurosis and the cab driver's psychosis are the only real connections to that fateful day, and even those are a stretch. There's also a car covered in dust and ash (hence the title), which hasn't moved in two years -- and which locals see miraculous faces in at sun-up. Woo hoo. - Doug Pratt

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Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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