World Trade Center (Two-Disc Collector's Edition)
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Exclusive commentary by and in-depth Q & A with director Oliver Stone
Insightful commentary by real-life survivor Will Jimeno and rescuers Scott Strauss, John Busching and Paddy McGee
Deleted and extended scenes with optional commentary by Oliver Stone
The Making of World Trade Center: A behind-the-scenes look at the three phases of production from the earliest stages of writing, to filming and beyond
Common Sacrifice: An extensive documentary about survivors Will Jimeno and John McLoughlin that goes beyond 9/11 and traces their lives through present day
Building Ground Zero: An in-depth look at the set design and re-creation of Ground Zero
Oliver Stone's New York: A conversation with Oliver Stone about growing up in New York, his days in Vietnam and NYU Film School
- In-depth Q&A by Oliver Stone
- Deleted and extended scenes with optional commentary by Oliver Stone
- The Making of World Trade Center
- Common Sacrifice: An extensive documentary about survivors Will Jimeno and John McLoughlin that goes beyond 9/11 and traces their lives through present day
- Building Ground Zero
- Oliver Stone's New York: A conversation with Oliver Stone about growing up in New York, his days in Vietnam and NYU Film School
Top Customer Reviews
I never felt more American than on that day.
I am German, by the way.
When I heard that Oliver Stone was making a movie about this, I could not believe it. Too early, too monumental, too emotionally loaded, too ideologically simple. This could only become a bad film.
It hasn't. It is a simple story about confusion and heroism and survival. Well done.
You never see a plane fly into anything. You only hear people talk about it, but there are also some who don't believe it. It shows you the segmented vision of people who are near the center. People watching TV in Shanghai probably knew more of what actually happened right at the time than those caught in the middle of it.
Stone stays away from explicit interpretation, he leaves that to the spectator.
of one of the most inspiring stories of survival in our time.
I've seen a lot of movies in my life and this one is one of the few
that have stayed with me for days after seeing it. I was engaged from
beginning to end. World Trade Center also feels like one of Stone's
earlier films like Salvador or Platoon.Very raw.
There are a few minor flaws. The only complaint I have is the portrayal
of Staff Sargeant Karnes. It simply stands out too much in comparison
to the natural portrayal of the rest of the characters.
This is still a good film and an important film. Anybody who snubs
Stone for not making the conspiracy film they expect from him need to
get over it and see this. If he wanted to make a conspiracy film he
would have. He wanted to spread some hope. How could anyone have a problem with that? Thank you,Oliver!
When I heard that Oliver Stone was directing a "big-view" story of 9/11 seen through the eyes of two real survivors and the people of New York, I was more than a little afraid. I was, in fact, terrified. Take nothing away from Stone in his successes - he's a great storyteller and can deliver powerful emotional stories - but we also know he has a tendancy to demonstrate his contempt and suspicion of goverment, as well as the habit of belaboring points to death. I remember Denis Leary once making the comment in "No Cure For Cancer" about his take on "The Doors" - "do we need a three-hour movie on Jim Morrison?" He was right - we didn't.
But here was the surprise - Stone did this tale well.
It's a story rich in detail and filled with real-life heroes. Nic Cage leads the rest of a stellar cast to bring a painfully personal account of survival in a context of a nation under attack. New York, as well as Washington, Pennsylvania, even my own Boston, were different places before the attacks, and through Stone's attention to detail, we see the day it all happened with crystal clarity. "World Trade Center" reminded me of how it was before and how much we have changed as a people. Mostly because we see that day as it was. We were spectators, true, but we were living it, praying in it, watching the ruins of the Towers with a desperate hope for happy news while getting precious little of it.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This movie is based on the true story of two Port Authority Police Officers who were rescued from the ruins following the tragedy at the World Trade Center. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Dora L. McAlpin
Wonderful, bittersweet movie. Shows the great human spirit at work. I would recommend this moviePublished 1 month ago by DJA
Great movie. Wish it wasn't wide screen but that was my fault. Enjoyed it very much.Published 1 month ago by Ami R. Newmeyer
Heart wrenching scenes but historically accurate and connecting the tragedy to personal storiesPublished 1 month ago by Kristin Harris