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NOVA: Kaboom! - The Sizzling Story of Explosions
NOVA Kaboom - The Sizzling Story of Explosions
Actor: Nova
Director: David Dugan
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Documentary
NR     2007     1hr 52min

Kaboom!: Follow an explosive trail through the ages, starting in ninth-century China, where alchemists stirred up a concoction meant to provide eternal life. Instead, the strange mix blew up in their faces--and the first p...  more »


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Actor: Nova
Director: David Dugan
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Transportation, Television, Science & Technology
Studio: WGBH Boston
Format: DVD - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 05/01/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 52min
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 5
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

A nice video for the history of explosions
Cynthia A. Denny | Muncie, IN United States | 02/13/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"(I bought this a couple of years ago in VHS format but I believe it has the same content as the DVD so I'll treat it as such.)

My son has been crazy for fireworks since he was two! He is now seven, and he can name all the different types of fireworks, many of the company names in the firework industry and with help from dad--and many safety precautions--he can also create his own crude fireworks.

I bought this video for my firework-crazy son because the VHS version had a large firework display pictured on the cover and the description mentioned fireworks several times. The VHS description did not attach the secondary title -- *The Sizzling Story of Explosions* -- which would have provided a clearer description of content.

I gave this a 4-star rating because although it is--as it claims--history focused, fireworks are but a small part of the overall story. It appears that the DVD version has a different picture on the cover--a more appropriate picture--since the video is about explosions in general not fireworks specifically.

So, if you want to know how it all came about then you'll enjoy this video, but if you want to see firework displays or learn how to make your own, then try another video. In fact, NOVA has another video entitled Fireworks that we're going to try next."
Great DVD for explosion history buffs
B. Gibson | N.Kingstown, RI | 01/01/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is a fun DVD for history and explosions buffs. Nova does a great job showing modern day explosions (dropping of a huge building) and the history from "black powder", NitroGlyseryn(sp), and the history of Nobel who invented them. NOTE: Kaboom comes with a 2nd dvd FIREWORKS. Amazon, enticed me to order FIREWORKS separately not knowing FIREWORKS was already in KABOOM. Don't fall for it."