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Blue Vinyl

Overview

When director Judith Helfand (A Healthy Baby Girl) heard her parents were affixing blue vinyl siding to their house, she decided to find out how this product was created and disposed of. She and co-director Daniel B. Gold travel the world to point out how vinyl has caused numerous health problems. Included in their travels is a visit to Venice where businessmen who headed a vinyl company are on trial for manslaughter, and interviews with former employees of vinyl-producing factories who now suffer from cancer. ...
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Overview

When director Judith Helfand (A Healthy Baby Girl) heard her parents were affixing blue vinyl siding to their house, she decided to find out how this product was created and disposed of. She and co-director Daniel B. Gold travel the world to point out how vinyl has caused numerous health problems. Included in their travels is a visit to Venice where businessmen who headed a vinyl company are on trial for manslaughter, and interviews with former employees of vinyl-producing factories who now suffer from cancer. Blue Vinyl was screened at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival, and aired as part of HBO's America Undercover series.
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Special Features

Over 80 minutes of additional features:; Epilogue: "Ek Velt: At the End of the World"; Filmmaker commentary; Deleted scenes; Bonus shorts: "Habitat for Humanity" and "Venice Vinyl Verdict"; Interview with the animators; Photo gallery
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/29/2005
  • UPC: 767685968338
  • Original Release: 2002
  • Rating:

  • Source: New Video Group
  • Language: English
  • Time: 2:58:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 53,014

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Judith Helfand Participant
Ted Helfand Participant
Florence Helfand Participant
Diane Prince Participant
Billy Baggett Participant
Elaine Ross Participant
Ampelio Magro Participant
Patricia Hayes
Patrick Hayes Participant
Caesare Maltoni Participant
Paul W. Brandt-Rauf Participant
William F. Carroll Jr. Participant
Technical Credits
Daniel B. Gold Director, Cinematographer, Producer
Judith Helfand Director, Producer
Sam Broussard Score Composer
Steven Thomas Casvit Score Composer
Terry Dame Score Composer
Marty Erlich Score Composer
Four Piece Suit Score Composer
Sari Gilman Editor
Mike Harlow Cinematographer
Julia D. Parker Producer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Every Three Seconds [4:14]
2. The Vinyl Capital [5:24]
3. Making a Difference [10:18]
4. Two Little Lines [7:54]
5. Vinyl in Venice? [14:48]
6. Bucket Brigade [7:42]
7. The Pitch [5:18]
8. Can They Do That in Long Island? [3:21]
9. What's Your House Made Of? [10:18]
10. Criminal Behavior [5:13]
11. Take it Off! [14:41]
12. Credits [3:38]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Scenes
   Extras
      Feature Audio Commentary
         Hear Filmmakers Judith Helfand and Daniel B. Gold Reflect on the Making of Blue Vinyl: On
         Hear Filmmakers Judith Helfand and Daniel B. Gold Reflect on the Making of Blue Vinyl: Off
      Epilogue: Ek Velt: At the End of the World (17:29)
      Animating Blue Vinyl: An Interview With Emily Hubley and Jeremiah Dickey (10:36)
      Bonus Short: Habitat for Humanity (13:00)
      Venice Vinyl Verdict (6:16)
      Carnivale (5:50)
      Let the Consumer Revolution Begin! (9:47)
      Deleted Scenes
         Play All
         Hospital (2:19)
         Training (2:26)
         Contraband Days (2:37)
         Scusi (1:30)
         Brugnaro (1:46)
         Alternate Ending (6:45)
         Hear Filmmakers Judith Helfand and Daniel B. Gold Comment on the Deleted Scenes From Blue Vinyl: On
         Hear Filmmakers Judith Helfand and Daniel B. Gold Comment on the Deleted Scenes From Blue Vinyl: Off
      Photo Gallery
      Biographies
         Judith Helfand
         Daniel B. Gold
      Resources for Action and Education
      About This DVD
      About Docurama
         Credits
         DVD Catalog
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      Catalog/Trailers
         Bob Dylan: Dont Look Back
            Play Trailer
         Brother's Keeper
            Play Trailer
         Go Tigers!
            Play Trailer
         The Legend of Ron Jeremy
            Play Trailer
         Lost in La Mancha
            Play Trailer
         Nine Good Teeth
            Play Trailer
         The Smashing Machine
            Play Trailer
         Sound and Fury
            Play Trailer
         The Weather Underground
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