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Trinity and Beyond! The Atomic Bomb Movie VHS

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4.4 out of 5 stars 253 customer reviews

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  • Actors: William Shatner, Edward Teller, W.H.P. Blandy, Frank H. Shelton, Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Directors: Peter Kuran
  • Writers: Don Pugsley, Scott Narrie
  • Producers: Peter Kuran, Alan Munro, Jacqueline Zietlow, Lyle Conway, Marilyn Nave
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Rated:
    Not Rated
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • Studio: Goldhill Home Media
  • VHS Release Date: November 16, 1999
  • Run Time: 92 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 253 customer reviews
  • ASIN: 6304946554
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #380,065 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Editorial Reviews

In the salad days of nuclear-weapons testing, the United States detonated 331 atomic, hydrogen, and thermonuclear bombs. Many of those explosions appear in Trinity and Beyond, which utilizes a lot of declassified footage, most of it in color. Standouts include the United States' South Pacific detonation of an atom bomb 90 feet below the water to study the effects on a fleet of ships. Surprise, surprise, they sink! If that wasn't enough, the navy also loaded the decks with sheep to study the effects of the blast on life forms. Surprise, surprise, they die! Glowing leg of lamb anyone? This film will alternately amuse and horrify you at the rampant irresponsibility of the Soviets and Americans in their quest for nuclear domination. The Russians have the honor of having detonated the largest nuclear bomb ever at a whopping 58 megatons. The Hiroshima bomb was barely a kiloton. Of course, after the U.S. and Russia ceased their activities, the Chinese decided to get in on the act. But that's a different story for a different documentary. --Kristian St. Clair

From the Back Cover

Witness the incredible history of America's development of nuclear weapons.

Renowned special effects filmmaker Peter Kuran (Star Wars, Star Trek II and V, Robocop, Addams Family) dedicated more than three years to the production of this amazing film, which chronicles the top secret, strange, and visually compelling history of the design, production, and testing of atomic and hydrogen bombs by the United States. In addition to uncovering rare film from top secret government archives, Kuran traveled far and wide to obtain startling footage of nuclear bomb tests conducted by Great Britain and China and the largest atomic explosion ever created by Russia. The quality of the images is remarkable and required the development of a new film restoration system to preserve these haunting images for generations to come.

Narrated by William Shatner, this award-winning production features an original score performed by the Moscow Symphony Orchestra and an interview with Dr. Edward Teller, a developer of nuclear weapons and one of the most controversial figures of the 20th century. Whether being exploded under the ocean, suspended by a balloon, being shot from a cannon, or even detonated in space, these weapons are capable of devastating destruction. Trinity and Beyond is an extraordinary production and provides an important understanding of events that changed the world forever.

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