Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Dui-Dead in 5 Seconds|
Actor: Dui-Dead in 5 Seconds
Director: Goldhil Entertainment
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Documentary
Watching children play on a playground, it's almost impossible to — imagine that they may one day be killed by a drunk driver. It's just as — impossible to imagine you're the driver. But every 30 minutes it happens to someon... more »
This Video Makes its Point
Joy A. Leland | Bradford, VT United States | 05/18/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"DUI-Dead in 5 Seconds is a very efficient way of educating teens in the real risks of driving under the influence. Our HS SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) used it at an assembly during our "Every 15 Minutes" event and students watched it intently. We followed it with the testimony of a well-loved substitute teacher whose son was killed by a drunk driver. I wouldn't say the video stands alone without some follow-up "processing" discussion, but no one piece on this issue ever could. It's also affordable when compared to the MADD videos that cost $200 and are formatted only for an extra-wide screen display."
Raquel Robledo | USA | 11/19/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD presents real life situations. A lot of us don't stop and think of the many people that are killed by driking and driving. If you have children, I recommend you show this DVD to them and let them see that a simple mistake can have big consequences."
F. davis | ny | 03/07/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Excellent, very emotional, honest feelings from victims families and one driver who caused the hurt and pain."
"The death of a young person is the ultimate obscenity"
L. Jonsson | Charleston, SC United States | 10/14/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"In this MTV-like cautionary DVD, the tale of Steve Leslie is told. At the age of 23, he drank and used methamphetamine, chose to drive, led police on a car chase that led to him rear ending the car of Jeremy Turner, a 19 year old. He killed Turner instantly by causing the car to explode. Leslie was given a 17 year minimum sentence for his crimes of murder, felony DUI, felony resisting arrest, and felony evading arrest. Russell Turner, Jeremy's Dad, shares his tragedy by talking to high schools about the dangers of drinking and driving, and interviewing Steve Leslie about his actions in jail. Instead of telling the story in a straightforward way, the DVD shows many images of Jeremy growing up, and of children and teenagers in general at different times in their lives. It intersperses these images with pictures of collisions and people covered in blood that have been in DUI accidents. The editing is crisp, but sometimes confusing as to what tale is really being told. Visually this short film is stunning, but the different images shown make it sometimes difficult to concentrate on the real story of what happened to Jeremy Turner. Also interspersed in the segments on the Turner family and Steve Leslie is the funeral of a young adult named Brooks. We are not introduced to his family in any way other than what we see in the emergency room of his family and of what his FAther says about him in Brooks's funeral. This was confusing, but did add to the emotional impact of the DVD in showing the devastation a DUI can cause to the remaining family members. My only problem with this DVD is I would have liked to have known more about this family above, and I would have liked more information on Jeremy Turner before his death.
The impact of what Steven Leslie did will forever alter the lives of the Turner family. However, this DVD can possibly make someone choose to make a low risk choice; and not drink and drive. This DVD is great to show to groups who have to go to treatment due to having a DUI, because it can show them what might have been. A felony DUI is devastating to the offenders family, as well as the victims family. Steve Leslie has not regularly interacted with his wife or son for years, and that is a direct consequence of his felony DUI conviction."