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Old 05-03-04, 11:38 AM
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DVDs of nuclear and atomic testing?

Just wondered if anyone knew of good DVDs that cover the atomic and nuclear bomb testing of the 1940s and 1950s. I seem to remember a documentary from years ago that covered this, but I'm clueless on the name. Any ideas?
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THE ATOMIC CAFE covers some of the testing, but spends most of the time looking at the public reactions and protective responses to the atomic age - it's a great movie well worth checking out.

Here's a collection that probably has more a-bombs than you could ever hope for ....

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...v=glance&s=dvd

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The Atomic Bomb Collection (which includes Trinity and Beyond, Atomic Journeys, and Nukes in Space) is fantastic.

I also recommend:

The Atomic Cafe
The Day After Trinity
Radio Bikini
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Not actually DVDs, but you can download public property documentary about atomic testing which was made from that period:

http://www.archive.org/movies/details-db.php?id=540
http://www.archive.org/movies/details-db.php?id=683
http://www.archive.org/movies/details-db.php?id=799

Here's my favourite (in two part):
http://www.archive.org/movies/details-db.php?id=796
http://www.archive.org/movies/details-db.php?id=797

http://www.archive.org/movies/details-db.php?id=1028
http://www.archive.org/movies/details-db.php?id=1062
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Another tip of the hat to Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie. Although I haven't seen the DVD, I have watched it on History Television several times. With a very eerie soundtrack and narrated by William Shatner(!), it's definitely worth checking out.
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I thought this sounded like a great set after checking it over at Amazon, thanks to the links above.

Be warned, though, that Amazon wants near $60.

DeepDiscountDVD wants $23 with free shipping. I'm likely going to buy it at that price, and wouldn't have for $60.
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Originally posted by Damage
Another tip of the hat to Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie. Although I haven't seen the DVD, I have watched it on History Television several times. With a very eerie soundtrack and narrated by William Shatner(!), it's definitely worth checking out.
Yes, this is a terrific one, not only for the footage, but for the sound as well. Definitely one to clean the dust from your subwoofer.
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More props for Trinity and Beyond. Excellent movie. The DVD is not so great, but it's still worth owning if this is your thing. The end sequence when China gets the atomic bomb is probably one of the best things I've ever seen.
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Thanks for all the input. I've ordered the Atomic Bomb trilogy and Atomic Cafe from DDD. I'm hoping to show some of the footage to my history classes. You'd be amazed how many students have never seen footage of nuclear testing. They don't really seem to have a concept of the destructive power of nuclear energy.
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they'll really appreciate the "pigs in foil suits" section of the atomic cafe.

Are you going to teach them to "Duck and Cover"?

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Check out Atomic Central.

They have clips on the Trinity and Beyond.
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I just recently purchased "Hollywood's Top Secret Film Studio" from Atomic Central. I already owned Trinity and Beyond & Nuclear 911 prior to the latest purchase.
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