Bowling for Columbine
Michael Moore's award-winning documentary Bowling for Columbine comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. The fully loaded supplemental materials include a new interview with Moore about his controversial Oscar acceptance speech,/i>… See more details below
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Michael Moore's award-winning documentary Bowling for Columbine comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. The fully loaded supplemental materials include a new interview with Moore about his controversial Oscar acceptance speech, footage of Moore speaking to the citizens of Colorado, an interview from the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival conducted by Joe Lockhart, a Moore appearance on The Charlie Rose Show, a teacher's guide, a segment from Moore's television series The Awful Truth, a music video from Marilyn Manson, an introduction from Moore, the original theatrical trailer, and a commentary track recorded by a handful of twentysomethings who worked on the film. They obviously had a great time making the movie, but they offer very little insight into the film itself. It is not unlike listening in on a stranger's class reunion. All in all, this is a strong disc from MGM/UA that should get this film even wider exposure.
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- [Wide Screen]
- [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Cast & Crew
|George W. Bush||Actor|
|Brandon T. Jackson||Participant|
|Brian Danitz||Camera Operator|
|James Demer||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Jeff Gibbs||Score Composer|
|Bob Golden||Score Composer|
|Francisco Latorre||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Michael McDonough||Camera Operator|
|T. Woody Richman||Animator|
|Wolfram Tichy||Executive Producer|
1. Morning in America [1:41]
2. North Country Bank [1:48]
3. Mike's First Gun [3:20]
4. Chris Rock [:56]
5. Michigan Militia [3:43]
6. James Nichols [2:56]
7. Oscoda Boys [5:18]
8. Littleton [3:54]
9. Wonderful World [5:53]
10. Columbine [5:39]
11. Heston at NRA Rally [3:14]
12. South Park/Matt Stone [2:37]
13. Scary Kids [2:51]
14. Marilyn Manson [3:55]
15. "Was it the Bowling?" [1:36]
16. We're #1 [3:08]
17. A Brief History of America [3:15]
18. Fear of Everything [3:05]
19. Fear of Black Men [3:08]
20. Suburban Guns [3:58]
21. L.A. Cops [1:27]
22. Corporate Cops [4:05]
23. Oh, Canada! [5:01]
24. Unlocked Doors [5:43]
25. Little Kayla [6:36]
26. The Other Victim [2:35]
27. "Welfare to Work" [5:41]
28. Fear and Ammo [2:35]
29. Returning the Merchandise [4:34]
30. K-Mart [3:19]
31. Charlton Heston [8:40]
32. Mike Bowling/Credits [3:16]
Writer/Director Michael Moore's Audio Introduction
Receptionists' and Interns' Audio Commentary With Director's Introduction On
Receptionists' and Interns' Audio Commentary With Director's Introduction Off
Side #2 -- Special Features
Exclusive: Michael Moore on His Oscar Win & Acceptance Speech
Return to Denver/Littleton - 6 Months After Release of Bowling for Columbine
Film Festival Scrapbook (With Awards and Interviews): Mike in Cannes, Toronto & London
Music Video: "Fight Song" by Marilyn Manson
Michael Moore Interviewed by Clinton Press Secretary Joe Lockhart at HBO's U.S. Comedy Arts Festival
Segment From "The Awful Truth II: Corporate Cops"
Michael Moore on "The Charlie Rose Show"
Mike's Action Guide
Staff and Crew Photo Gallery
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I didn't know what to expect. This movie really gives you something to think about when it comes to guns, gun control, and all the different things that drive people to do what they do. This movie doesn't just address the Columbine tragedy but includes tragedy in general. Makes you think about the glorification people put on news and violence. Explains how the media, writers, film makers, etc. have more of a conscious regarding how much money they will make versus the influence they will have on people (especially young people). As they say sex and violence sells which is a sad state of our society. I now have a lack of respect for Charlton Heston (ironic how he played Moses in the Ten Commandments).
I first saw this movie the night it came out, and I loved every minute of it. I went back and saw it five more times. Every American should see this movie, especially the ones who are obsessed with guns. It is a poignant look at a deadly American obsession. With all its humor, it still carries a very strong message.
Bowling for Columbine was an awesome and very original look at violence in America. It mixed a hint of sarcastic comedy with a realism that really hit home. Between the hip roaring hilarious ''History of America'' Southpark cartoon that made you burst out into combustive laughter and the surreal real time video footage from the Columbine massacre that made you break down like a baby and cry...all of your emotions were touched. In this film, you truly will cry and laugh and be angry. Two points rang clear in this film. We live in an ever increasingly ''fear oriented'' world where we're bombarded with tales of murder and threats of killer bees and bombs in shoes. And two...it really is only a few committed people who really ever make a difference. This movie is a must see!
Should be compulsory viewing for every American. No wonder this movie won at Cannes. Michael Moore is no actor but he got the story line nearly perfect.
This movie is nothing short of outstanding. From the moment I began watching this movie I was riveted to the screen. I wish that every American could see this - especially all of the war-mongers out there that are completely intolerant of people and cultures and think that war is the answer to solve all problems. Not to mention, it is quite an eye-opener to see some a few famous people in their true form, instead of the phonie front that they portray on T.V. and fictional movies. If this movie does nothing else for you, it will absolutely make you think.....a quality that most of the ''blockbuster'' or as I call them....JUNK movies are so sadly lacking.
I couldnt stand it. I especially hated when he attacked that senile, feeble old man towards the end of the film. BLAH!!!
This was a great documentary, but Mike Moore makes me sick. He is a raving idiot whose un-American views should be kept to himself, not blared to thousands of booing real Americans who do not care what the F--K he thinks. You are very good at what you do Mr. Moore. Do not ruin it by being Jessie Jackson Jr.
Sarcastic, funny and real-all geniune Michael Moore style. Hits very true to home...and makes you reflect very deeply (and consider moving to Canada).
I think this is the most important movie of all time. I think everybody should see this movie.
I must say that iam truely disappointed with the US. this movie already cameout here in europe - its been a bestseller too. you cant walk into a movie store without seeing a large display of these DVDs for sale. in fact it is even sold at a bookstore that has no other movies. why on earth is america trying to hide this flim. of yes because it goes against what americans -i am one too- were tought to believe as acceptable. if you want to see a different side of america you sould see this movie, but if your happy in your own little world find a disney movie to watch.
Michael Moore's documentary on the shootings at Columbine High School takes a very serious though thoughtfully witty examination of violence in America, both past and present. Through interviews with victims and others both directly and indirectly impacted by the tragedy, as well as stars of hollywood and others, Moore gives viewers a chance to personally interpret what he portrays as mere possibilities in the never-ending saga of the causes of violence in American culture. My final thought: Damn... how'd we EVER get this far?? Thank you Michael.
Michael Moore has succeeded in tantalizing the audience with his somewhat odd but brutally honest (and at times humorous)approach at researching possible causes of the shootings at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999. Through interviews with actors, as well as people who were directly affected by the shootings and some who weren't, the film gives a wonderful portrayal of violence in the history of America. It is an eye-opener in a frighteningly realistic way to what true values and morals this country is run under. Thank you Michael.
Brings home the duplicity of the gun lobby, NRA and naivity of their followers and fans. Moore's directness is as always piercing to the crux of the issue, in this case gun violence. Incredible. Laugh and cry with this one!
It's good for Michael Moore that this film won an Academy award, after ''Bowling'', his reputation as a reporter of the facts is now in serious jeopardy. It's sad that he has to resort to conning the audience by passing off myth as substantiated fact in order to make his arguments. Otherwise, a great work of reality-based FICTION. My advice, do your own research on Columbine, etc., before you watch this film. You'll be amazed at the differences.
He should be ashamed! Hey Moore, read the definition of ''documentary''. There is more fiction than truth in this story and is done solely to further his political cause, as evidenced by his acceptance speech. Don't waste your money on a work of fiction.
THis movie is a must see. Not only does it tackle so many of the issues in conversation today regarding race,fear and ignorance it does so in a way that injects humor into how Americans think without making fun of our overwhelming fear and insecurities about each other. The movie is a great conversation piece and can lead to hours of open dialogue amoung people of all races, creeds and the like.
A movie not a documentary. Moore should try and be as HONEST about his story as he wants the President to be. Somewhat funny, but mostly rubbish. Gets a 10 for fiction and a zero for honesty.
This film is important for every American to see, especcially those that are subject to the American Scaremongering, i.e. everyone. It brings ideas to light that the modern day babysitter (TV) won't tell you. I'd be scared not to see it.
Michael Moore is a truly talented humorist. For those with little exposure to the facts, his story line will be very persuasive. When CNN's Lou Dobbs asked about the glaring inaccuracies, Moore's response was how can there be inaccuracy in comedy? As the Wall Street Journal stated March 21, 2003, Mr. Moore would deserve an Academy Award if there were an Oscar for Best Cinematic Con Job.
Does anyone else who has watched this movie know anything about Micahel Moore? The man is certainly not an expert in political science, for that matter neither am I, but do I claim to be? No. Does Michael Moore claim to be in this ''documentary'' (read 'editorial')? Anwser that yourself. What Michael Moore does in fact do is critizice the extablishment (which he has always done) which is sometimes good, but not always good as Mr. Moore seems to think. As its main way of demonstrating its points, the film uses interviews with unsespecting ppl. like employess of a Kmart who are selling things that are protected by the American Constitution. This simply exposes Moore for what he is; a political southpaw and one who skillfully bends truth to his own point of view. Don't let films like this sway your own views of what is or is not true.
A very emotional look a very serious problem. Mr. Moore simply used the incident at Columbine as a launching pad for this video diatribe. I'm not sure where the ''fiction'' came into play, but those B&W security camera images from the High School will stay with me a long time. The oppressive air of fear we are all subjected to by the vast wealthy media of this country is certainly a problem we will have to contend with, soon. That to me is Mr. Moore's messgage here and his greatest concern going forward. As far as saying shame on the leader of our current ultra-nationalistic regime, I say more power to you.