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Old 09-05-06, 02:09 PM
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Any release date news on Spike Lee's "When the levees broke?"

I really was touched by this documentary. It was on HBO last week. I love Spike's documentary work more than his features (3 little girls is the most powerful one to me)

Please dont turn this into a bash Spike Lee thread but I really want to have this one in my collection. I have searched the net, and I couldnt find any concrete info on a realease date.

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Old 09-05-06, 03:49 PM
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This is something I would definitely pick up. What a great documentary.

I really need to pick up 4 Little Girls on DVD.
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Considering that it's HBO, a couple things are certain

1) It'll be one hell of a set

2) It'll be pricey

I look forward to learning the details on this one.
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Originally Posted by fnordboy
This is something I would definitely pick up. What a great documentary.

I really need to pick up 4 Little Girls on DVD.

Its heartbreaking
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Great doc. Looking forward to the DVD release and curious about the extras. (A more honest/critical portrayal of Nagin would be welcome, as well.)
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I missed this on TV...figure HBO will release it within the next year.
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Even though Parts 3 & 4 weren't as captivating and interesting as the first two, I would still want set this as a document of our history.

I'm wondering if they're gonna retain Blanchard's Inside Man score as well.
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Originally Posted by TimeandTide
(A more honest/critical portrayal of Nagin would be welcome, as well.)
I wouldn't hold your breath on that one.
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Spike Lee has a real gift as a documentary filmmaker, and I'd like to see him do more of these.
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Originally Posted by mike7162
Spike Lee has a real gift as a documentary filmmaker, and I'd like to see him do more of these.
I second that
Old 09-26-06, 10:09 AM
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From dvdactive.com:

Title: When the Levees Broke (IMDb)
Starring: N/A (Documentary)
Released: 19th December 2006
SRP: $29.98

Further Details:
HBO has today officially announced When the Levees Broke a four-hour, four-part chronicle recounting, through words and images, one of our country's most profound natural disasters - Hurricane Katrina. This Spike Lee documentary will be available to own from the 19th December this year, and should retail at around $29.98. The film itself will be presented in anamorphic widescreen, along with English 2.0 Surround tracks. As far as we know, no extra material will be included on this one - but we'll let you know if that changes. Stay tuned. For now though, here's our first look at the official region one package artwork:
Cover art here:

http://www.dvdactive.com/news/releas...ees-broke.html
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I'll pick this up on release day: that cover art is just perfect. The Digital Bits listed some extras but I'm disappointed Lee isn't doing a commentary.

HBO has also just announced the 12/19 release of When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts, Spike Lee's four-hour documentary chronicling of the death and rebirth of New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Extras will include a gallery of photos set to music by Jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard, along with the supplemental Next Movement documentary, which includes 90 minutes of previously unseen additional segments. The 4-disc set will SRP for $29.98.

http://www.thedigitalbits.com/#mytwocents

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Old 10-01-06, 01:16 PM
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OK, here are the ACTUAL specs (and the set is actually three discs, not four).

Bonus materials include audio commentaries with Spike Lee, "Next Movement" 90-minute epilogue further chronicling the New Orleans survivors and "Pix" photo gallery by David Lee with music by Terence Blanchard. Retail will be $29.98.

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