The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick DVD & Blu-ray

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This immersive ten-part, eighteen hour documentary film series directed by acclaimed filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, tells the epic story of one of the most divisive, consequential and misunderstood events in American history, as it has never before been told on film.
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This immersive ten-part, eighteen hour documentary film series directed by acclaimed filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, tells the epic story of one of the most divisive, consequential and misunderstood events in American history, as it has never before been told on film.

The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's ten-part, 18-hour documentary series, THE VIETNAM WAR, tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history as it has never before been told on film. Visceral and immersive, the series explores the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony of nearly 80 witnesses from all sides - Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as combatants and civilians from North and South Vietnam.

Ten years in the making, the series includes rarely seen, digitally re-mastered archival footage from sources around the globe, photographs taken by some of the most celebrated photojournalists of the 20th Century, historic television broadcasts, evocative home movies, and secret audio recordings from inside the Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon administrations. THE VIETNAM WAR features more than 100 iconic musical recordings from the greatest artists of the era, and haunting original music from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross as well as the Silk Road Ensemble featuring Yo-Yo Ma.

Special Features

  • The Making of The Vietnam War
  • Additional outtakes:
    • The March Down the Ho Chi Minh Trail
    • An American Woman in a War Zone
    • Delivering Bad News
    • Hero Pilot of North Vietnam
    • Tigers, Elephants and Helicopters
    • For No Reason at All
    • Fellow Warriors Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan
    • A Vietnam War Deserter in a West Point Classroom
    • Facing the Draft Board
    • Behind the Lines at Long Binh
    • Captured Spy and an American Interrogator

Episodes

  • Episode 1: Déjà vu (1858-1961)
  • Episode 2: Riding the Tiger (1961-1963)
  • Episode 3: The River Styx January (1964 - December 1965)
  • Episode 4: Resolve (January 1966 - June 1967)
  • Episode 5: This Is What We Do (July 1967 - December 1967)
  • Episode 6: Things Fall Apart (January 1968 - July 1968)
  • Episode 7: The Veneer of Civilization (June 1968 - May 1969)
  • Episode 8: The History of the World (April 1969 - May 1970)
  • Episode 9: A Disrespectful Loyalty (May 1970 - March 1973)
  • Episode 10: The Weight of Memory (March 1973 - Onward)

 

Producer: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, Sarah Botstein
Production Company: WETA; Florentine Films
Copyright Year: 2017
Rating: TV-MA
Director: Lynn Novick, Ken Burns
Narrator: Peter Coyote
Writers: Geoffrey C. Ward
Number of Discs: 10
Length: 1003 minutes
Subtitled: Y
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Language Track: Spanish
DVI: Y
Audio Format: 5.1 Surround
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen
Content Warning: The following program contains scenes which may not be suitable for all audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.