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The Errol Morris DVD Collection (Gates of Heaven/The Thin Blue Line/Vernon, Florida)
The Errol Morris DVD Collection
Gates of Heaven/The Thin Blue Line/Vernon, Florida
Actors: Randall Adams, David Harris, Lucille Billingsley, Zella Graham, Cal Harberts
Director: Errol Morris
Genres: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
NR     2005     4hr 1min

The Thin Blue Line On November 28, 1976, when drifter Randall Dale Adams was picked up by teenage runaway David Harris, his fate was sealed. That night, a police officer was shot in cold blood. And though all the fac...  more »

     
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Actors: Randall Adams, David Harris, Lucille Billingsley, Zella Graham, Cal Harberts
Director: Errol Morris
Creators: Errol Morris, Brad Fuller, David Hohmann, David R. Loxton, Gary McDonald, Lindsay Law
Genres: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 07/26/2005
Original Release Date: 08/25/1988
Theatrical Release Date: 08/25/1988
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 4hr 1min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 3
SwapaDVD Credits: 3
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 7
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French

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Movie Reviews

About freakin' time!
A Fan | Chicago | 08/02/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have waited for these films to finally be released on DVD, and was rewarded with three at once. There's not a lot to say about "Gates of Heaven" or "Vernon, Florida" other than they showcase Morris' curiosity and fascination with finding wonder in the mundane. Morris just plants his camera and listens as people go off on tangents that are seemingly unrelated to the subject of the documentary but are mini-films unto themselves (e.g. the elderly woman in "Gates of Heaven" who briefly touches on the pet cemetary being rlocated and then goes into this long monologue about her grandson, his failed relationships and her heartbreak at his never coming to visit).

"Thin Blue Line" is to documentary what "In Cold Blood" was to non-fiction writing. Morris uses re-enactments along with his interviews to tell the story of a murdered policeman and the man arrested for the crime. Morris' investigative work led to the convicted man's release and the conviction of the real killer.

This is some of the best documentary work ever filmed."
Dare to Change Your Views
S. Baker | Phoenix, Arizona United States | 12/27/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Great documentaries change your views.

In law school, I watched 'The Thin Blue Line' in one of my first classes on capital punishment jurisprudence. It changed my views, as it demonstrates how our justice system can "do it's job" and still get it completely and tragically wrong. Although I am not a fan of Philip Glass, I do have to admit that even the soundtrack urges the viewers contemplation of the material.

I am very much looking forward to the previously unavailable 'Gates of Heaven' (because I am a pet person) and 'Vernon, Florida' (because I escaped from a small Florida town after high school)."
One of the great documentary filmmakers
W. Gryc | 09/19/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Errol Morris has a real knack for getting people to just talk, and talk, and talk for long periods of time. And the things that come out of people's mouths is remarkable. Gates of Heaven is one of my favorite movies of all time. It's funny but also thought provoking in its humor. The Thin Blue Line is quite convincing, and is so convincing that the film helped exonerate a man convicted for murder in Texas. Vernon, FL is interesting, but doesn't quite measure up to the previous two films in my opinion. In any event, this collection is well worth a look."
The Errol Morris DVD Collection (Gates of Heaven/The Thin Bl
Lavonia M. Ousley-hyatt | 09/24/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The person I purchased the tapes for absolutely lived them. The seller was great! I needed the tapes sooner than I could get them with the mailing option so they changed it."