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Ric Burns' sprawling, epic documentary about New York City comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original aspect ratio of 1.33:1. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are no subtitles on this release. In addition to the seven episodes, the disc contains Burns' interview with Charlie Rose, the original trailer, deleted scenes, and interviews with New York luminaries like Martin Scorsese, writer Fran Lebowitz, and mogul Donald Trump. This ...
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Overview

Ric Burns' sprawling, epic documentary about New York City comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original aspect ratio of 1.33:1. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are no subtitles on this release. In addition to the seven episodes, the disc contains Burns' interview with Charlie Rose, the original trailer, deleted scenes, and interviews with New York luminaries like Martin Scorsese, writer Fran Lebowitz, and mogul Donald Trump. This is a superb presentation of a fantastic, informative documentary.
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Special Features

Interview with Charlie Rose; expanded interview with Martin Scorsese; interviews with other New York notables, such as Donald Trump; archival motion picture footage; deleted scenes.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/25/2001
  • UPC: 794054857825
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  • Source: Pbs Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Presentation: Stereo
  • Sound: stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 14:00:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ric Burns Primary Artist
E.L. Doctorow Commentary
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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Episode One, 1609-1825: The Country and the City
0. Scene Selections
1. Introduction: The Country and the City [10:23]
2. New Amsterdam [14:18]
3. Peter Stuyvesant [2:54]
4. Colonial New York [6:54]
5. Slave Revolt [7:02]
6. The Road to Revolution [4:03]
7. War! [14:53]
8. America's City [15:55]
9. The City Arises [8:26]
10. A Larger Destiny:The Grid and the Canal [7:23]
11. Credits [16:00]
Side #2 -- Episode Two, 1825-1865: Order and Disorder
0. Scene Selections
1. Introduction: Order and Disorder [5:43]
2. The Metropolis of America [5:19]
3. The Walking City [12:43]
4. The Great Migration [15:27]
5. Mannahatta [11:49]
6. The Central Park [16:43]
7. Omens, Augeries and Portents Dire [8:59]
8. The Draft Riots [25:21]
9. The Turning Point [3:24]
10. Black, Black, Black [4:01]
11. Credits [3:40]
Side #3 -- Episode Three, 1865-1898: Sunshine and Shadow
0. Scene Selections
1. Introduction: Sunshine and Shadow [10:37]
2. The Light of Mammon [10:05]
3. The Bridge Begins [3:38]
4. Boss Tweed [12:53]
5. Al Smith: New York's Native Son [5:49]
6. Panic of 1873 [13:26]
7. The Bridge Is Open [14:47]
8. Rich and Poor [5:57]
9. How the Other Half Lives [15:19]
10. Greater New York [14:21]
11. Credits [3:31]
Side #4 -- Episode Four, 1898-1918: The Power and the People
0. Scene Selections
1. Introduction: The Power and the People [11:21]
2. A Huge Human Tide [11:45]
3. Towers in the Sky [8:05]
4. A Rapidly Rising Star [3:00]
5. The Lower East Side [14:29]
6. The Most Modern City on Earth [14:14]
7. Hudson-Fulton Celebration [4:53]
8. The Reform Movement [11:46]
9. The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire [15:59]
10. The Factory Investigation Commission [8:23]
11. Anything Is Possible [5:46]
12. Credits [3:29]
Side #5 -- Episode Five, 1919-1931: Cosmopolis
0. Scene Selections
1. Introduction: Cosmopolis [12:00]
2. Explosions [8:16]
3. The Golden Boom [6:38]
4. The Roaring Twenties [8:37]
5. The Tempo Quickens [9:37]
6. The Campaign of '28 [15:45]
7. Race Into the Skies [8:20]
8. Crash [10:56]
9. Empire State [29:47]
10. Credits [3:33]
Side #6 -- Episode Six, 1929-1941: City of Tomorrow
0. Scene Selections
1. Introduction: City of Tomorrow [11:19]
2. Depression [9:50]
3. Jimmy Walker [6:20]
4. The Little Flower [9:58]
5. New York/New Deal [9:09]
6. Robert Moses [9:34]
7. Building Human Happiness [13:34]
8. The Dark Side [9:35]
9. Harlem and the Riots [15:12]
10. World of Tomorrow [13:44]
11. Storm Clouds [1:26]
12. Credits [3:31]
Side #7 -- Episode Seven, 1946 to Present: The City and the World
0. Scene Selections
1. Introduction: The City and the World [11:00]
2. The End of an Era [7:38]
3. Capital of the World [11:53]
4. Moses on the Move: The Anti-City [16:14]
5. The Path of Destruction [14:20]
6. Moloch [11:26]
7. Penn Station [7:43]
8. The Death and Life of New York [5:05]
9. The Long Downward Spiral [18:18]
10. Rebirth [13:49]
11. Credits [14:30]
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Menu

Side #1 -- Episode One, 1609-1825: The Country and the City
   Play Movie
   Special Features
      Charlie Rose Interview With Ric Burns
      New York Trailer
      Archival Motion Pictures: Library of Congress Paper Prints
         New Brooklyn to New York via Brooklyn Bridge (1899)
         New York City in a Blizzard (1902)
         Eastside Urchins Bathing in a Fountain (1902)
         Madison Square, New York (1904)
         Ice Skating in Central Park, N.Y. (1904)
         The Skyscrapers of New York (1906)
      Archival Motion Pictures: Over the East River (1919)
      Archival Motion Pictures: Manhatta (1921)
      Archival Motion Pictures: Empires of Steel Excerpts (1930-31)
   PBS Online
Side #2 -- Episode Two, 1825-1865: Order and Disorder
   Play Movie
   PBS Online
Side #3 -- Episode Three, 1865-1898: Sunshine and Shadow
   Play Movie
   PBS Online
Side #4 -- Episode Four, 1898-1918: The Power and the People
   Play Movie
   PBS Online
Side #5 -- Episode Five, 1919-1931: Cosmopolis
   Play Movie
   PBS Online
Side #6 -- Episode Six, 1929-1941: City of Tomorrow
   Play Movie
   PBS Online
Side #7 -- Episode Seven, 1946 to Present: The City and the World
   Play Movie
   Special Features
      Deleted Scenes: Intimations of Mortality - Empire State Building Crash
      Deleted Scenes: Alternate Prologue to Episode Six
      Deleted Scenes: Outtakes From Episode Seven Epilogue
      Interview Outtakes: Martin Scorsese
      Interview Outtakes: Fran Lebowitz
      Interview Outtakes: Donald Trump
      Interview Outtakes: Allen Ginsberg
      Interview Outtakes: Robert Caro
   PBS Online
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