Search - ABC News: Tsunami - Wave of Destruction on DVD

ABC News: Tsunami - Wave of Destruction
ABC News Tsunami - Wave of Destruction
Actors: Diane Sawyer, Charles Gibson
Genres: Documentary
NR     2005     2hr 4min

Studio: Mpi Home Video Release Date: 03/08/2005 Run time: 124 minutes


Larger Image

Movie Details

Actors: Diane Sawyer, Charles Gibson
Genres: Documentary
Sub-Genres: Documentary
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 03/08/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 2hr 4min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

Similar Movies

Tsunami - The Aftermath
Director: Bharat Nalluri
   NR   2007   1hr 51min
NOVA - Killer Quake
   NR   2006   0hr 56min
How the Earth Was Made
Director: Peter Chin
   NR   2009   1hr 34min

Similarly Requested DVDs

Dirty Harry
   R   2008   1hr 42min
Widescreen Edition
Director: Guy Ritchie
   R   2003   1hr 42min
   PG   2003   1hr 40min
Special Edition
Director: Nora Ephron
   PG-13   2005   1hr 42min
Amazing Grace
Director: Michael Apted
   PG   2007   1hr 58min
Assassination of a High School President
   R   2009   1hr 33min
Director: Mark Atkins
   PG-13   2010   1hr 29min
Das Boot - The Director's Cut
Director: Wolfgang Petersen
   UR   1997   2hr 29min

Movie Reviews

Not contemporary
Richard A. Gorgens | Plantation, FL USA | 06/28/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)

"If you were looking for any footage of the Indonesian Tsunami, you need to keep looking. This is not up to National Geographic standards. 99% of the footage is old 8mm stuff. I am surprised that my Farudja circuits didn't barf. Informative, especially if the projector is off."
Ok as a tv special report - short on wave footage
Hammock | Berkeley, CA USA | 01/20/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I was disappointed but I was only looking for footage of the wave, flooding and some of the after-damage. It is fine for someone who wants a copy of a tv special report of the Asian tsunami with some water footage but mostly field reports from the aftermath and lots of talking head. The water shots did not include much of the footage that I saw on tv at the time."
Decent footage
newswatcher | USA | 12/28/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"There isn't any 8 mm footage in this show. That is entirely inaccurate and irresponsible. There is consumer grade mini dv footage, and probably even some video phone footage, because that is what you get with natural disasters. There is professional mini DV and betacam footage. There is some studio stuff, but mostly field reports from Diane Saywer and others, as well as interviews with Colin Powell, Kofi Anan, aid workers, locals, tourists, etc.

Some of the reporters visted remote areas within a couple days of the disaster. The reports are raw and timely."
Look elsewhere
Christopher M. Nabity | USA | 07/02/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)

"This feels like a made for TV broadcast that was never intended to be released on DVD. Then was. I think this would appeal to newscast buffs more than natural disaster buffs as this is a great exercise in newscasting, but offers little in the way of doing the tsunami justice. The DVD picture quality is low-medium (okay, but could be substantially better). Taking this DVD, as a whole, into consideration spending any more time than they did in order to achieve a better picture quality would not have been worth it. If you love newscasting for the sake of newscasting then this pretty good (not great), but if you're looking for a tsunami (or natural disaster) documentary look elsewhere."