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BBS: The Documentary

Special Edition, Director's Cut

DVD | Box Set

4.1 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews

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Editorial Reviews

Before the Internet became the way to connect to the world through a computer, life had already started to move online. Throughout the planet, regular folks were taking their new home computers, connecting them to a modem and a phone line, and starting Bulletin Board Systems, or BBSes. Once numbering in the tens of thousands, these "Dial-up Bulletin Boards" have mostly disappeared and mostly been forgotten... except by the people who lived, loved and worked on them. Director Jason Scott travelled thousands of miles and filmed over 200 people about their stories of the BBS, resulting in this 8 episode, five and a half hour long mini-series. The three DVDs in the set are region free, copy protection free, and Creative Commons licensed. They're also a lot of fun as the various episodes cover different aspects of the BBS Story. Episode titles include BAUD, ARTSCENE, SYSOPS AND USERS, NO CARRIER and MAKE IT PAY. "BBS: The Documentary" covers the era of the BBS, one caller at a time.

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Product details

  • Actors: Ward Christensen, Randy Suess, Phil Becker, Eric Greene
  • Directors: Jason Scott
  • Format: Box set, Color, Director's Cut, Full length, Full Screen, Special Edition, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated:
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Bovine Ignition Systems
  • DVD Release Date: May 1, 2005
  • Run Time: 330 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B0009NN6EA
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #116,914 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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