Atomic Journeys - Welcome to Ground Zero
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Top Customer Reviews
Let's be straightforward: Kuran could have cobbled a film together out of material left on the cutting room floor from Trinity, but instead he came up with a central concept and followed it up not only with beautifully restored archieval footage, but on-site filming and interviews with the people involved in the nuclear testing. This film is a great stand-alone, and shouldn't be written off either as a cheap follow-up or a "lesser" film. It is different than Trinity, but many of the aspects of Trinity that made it such a great film are also present here.
Atomic Journeys is kind of like a nuclear "On the Road," traveling from place to place in the US like nuke-tourists, staring at off-road historical markers that designate where different explosions took place. William Shatner's narration is perfect: his voice has a bass tone that compliments the steady rumble of the test-explosions.
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The DVD version is actually a "collector's edition," and features many great special features. In addition to a killer 5.1 track, there is an insightful director's commentary as well as several short snippets from on-site shooting with Verne the Nuclear Tour Guide. There are detailed maps for the travel-minded viewer, but the real gems of this disc (besides the movie, of course!) are several short films produced in other countries about nuclear testing, including a Soviet "Civil Defense" movie about building canals with nuclear weapons, a British film honoring a ship they used in a nuclear test, and a French film of nuclear testing in the Sahara desert.Read more ›
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Just a set of docos about a very dawn of a nuclear weaponry, it is interesting for depicting the areas nuke tests had initially been conducted at. Read morePublished on October 23, 2008 by Michael Kerjman
This was an okay film, but it was too long and too repetitive.Published on January 16, 2007 by Big Al
Greatly disappointed by this purchase, and certainly would never call this a documentary. Instead, it is a collection of footage with no timeline, context, nor reason. Read morePublished on December 11, 2003 by Novo PF