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Fires Of Kuwait (IMAX)
Fires Of Kuwait
Actor: Rip Torn
Director: David Douglas
Genres: Educational, Documentary
NR     2001     0hr 36min

Studio: Warner Home Video Release Date: 10/02/2007 Run time: 39 minutes Rating: Nr


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Actor: Rip Torn
Director: David Douglas
Creators: David Douglas, Barbara Kerr, André Picard, Diane Roberts, Sally Dundas
Genres: Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Educational, Biography, Iraq War, IMAX
Studio: Imax
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 08/28/2001
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2000
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 0hr 36min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

The quality of this DVD is absolutely shocking!
Stefan Schott | 09/22/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)

"The video quality of "IMAX - Fires of Kuwait" is absolutely appalling, a complete shocker! The image displays all compression artefacts that there are in the book, and it does so heavily. It almost looks as bad as a RealAudio movie downloaded from the internet. It is impossible to watch this DVD with any kind of enjoyment at all. There is no excuse whatsoever to use such a poor transfer putting a 35 minute movie on a DVD which holds three hours at a reasonable bit-rate. I simply lack the vocabulary to express how disappointed and aggravated I am with this DVD. To make matters worse, there are not even any chapter stops, the whole movie is "chapter 1". If there was any rating lower than one star, I would have to use it. This DVD deserves "minus five" stars."
Most visually stunning documentary I have ever seen
Tom Trails | Arizona | 04/24/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I saw this in the IMAX theater and was blown away. I don't know what the reviewer called 'ptrainor' is talking about. He/she seems confused. Being there in the midst of these huge plumes of flame and nighttime darkness at midday is surreal. I've never seen anything like it, even in today's special effects-laden fictional movies. And the ingenuity and raw determination of these firefighting teams is amazing. I agree with the reviewer who said the scene looks like "hell on earth". If you wonder what the end of the world will look like, it probably resembles this. The cool thing is that this 'hell on earth' was conquered by human creativity, bravery and determination. Get this movie and watch it on a big screen with a good sound system. It's been 12 years since I saw it, and I've never forgotten its vivid images."
Don't buy this DVD
Tom Trails | 05/23/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I join with the others who expressed great dismay at the absolutely unacceptable quality of this DVD transfer. The manufacturer should recall this product and give each buyer a new version or their money back."
Tom Trails | 01/11/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Even on the small screen this a fascinating documentary. Seeing what Saddam Hussain did to the deserts of Kuwait made me glad to know that he will soon, at long last, be brought to justice for his crimes against man and nature."