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Prohibition [videorecording]

a Florentine Films production ; WETA Television ; directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; produced by Sarah Botstein, Lynn Novick and Ken Burns
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
Explores the extraordinary story of what happens when a freedom-loving nation outlaws the sale of intoxicating liquor, and the disastrous unintended consequences that follow. Raises profound questions about the proper role of government and the limits of legislating morality.
Director
Ken Burns; Lynn Novick
Performers
Narrator: Peter Coyote. Voices, Patricia Clarkson, Blythe Danner, Paul Giamatti, Tom Hanks, John Lithgow, Oliver Platt, Campbell Scott.
Release Date
2011
Run Time
360 min.
Language
In English or Spanish with optional English and Spanish SDH subtitles; optional description for the visually impaired
Notes
  • Title from container.
  • Originally broadcast as a television documentary on PBS in 2011.
  • Copyright held by Prohibition Film Project.
  • Special features include, In the studio with Florentine Films, bonus scenes, interview outtakes.
Uniform Title
Prohibition (Television Program) Spanish & English
Edition
Widescreen [ed.]
Contents
  • Disc 1. Nation of drunkards, special features
  • Disc 2. Nation of scofflaws
  • Disc 3. Nation of hypocrites.
ISBN
1415760284, 9781415760284
Credits
Cinematographers, Buddy Squires, Allen Moore, Stephen McCarthy ; editors, Tricia Reidy, Erik Ewers, Ryan Gifford ; music, Wynton Marsalis.
Published
[Brighton, Mass.] : PBS Distribution ; Hollywood, Calif. : Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, c2011.
Publisher no.
82247 PBS Distribution
Description
3 videodiscs (ca. 360 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; NTSC, region 1; Dolby digital, surround, stereo.
Technical Details
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