The Arthur Dong Collection: Stories from the War on Homosexuality

Overview

Director Arthur Dong has specialized in making documentaries that address various aspects of homosexual life. This box set contains three of his films. Coming Out Under Fire, Licensed to Kill, and Family Fundamentals are each presented in the original aspect ratios. Supplemental materials include additional interview footage, trailers, biographies, deleted scenes, and extended scenes.
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Overview

Director Arthur Dong has specialized in making documentaries that address various aspects of homosexual life. This box set contains three of his films. Coming Out Under Fire, Licensed to Kill, and Family Fundamentals are each presented in the original aspect ratios. Supplemental materials include additional interview footage, trailers, biographies, deleted scenes, and extended scenes.
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Special Features

Feature-length versions; Digitally remastered; 11 previously unreleased interviews; Filmmaker interviews; Ten deleted and extended scenes; Music selections; Composers' biographies and comments; Historical documents and timelines; Illustrated booklets
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/14/2005
  • UPC: 767685972038
  • Rating:

  • Source: New Video Group
  • Time: 3:43:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Technical Credits
Arthur Dong Director
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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Coming Out Under Fire
1. Be Invisible [4:44]
2. Red Blooded Americans [4:08]
3. Do You Like Men? [3:49]
4. We're in the Army [2:38]
5. Articles of War [3:43]
6. Gay Camaraderie [7:16]
7. Passing as Normal [8:48]
8. Witch Hunts [11:33]
9. Queer Stockades [3:57]
10. Discharges [8:15]
11. Post-War Persecution [6:27]
12. Don't Ask, Don't Tell [2:30]
13. End Credits [2:25]
Side #2 -- Family Fundmentals
1. Filmmaker's Prologue [2:10]
2. Kathleen's Story [3:07]
3. Susan's Story [2:28]
4. San Diego Spatula Ministries [4:01]
5. Packing for Utah [5:28]
6. Living With Bob Dornan [8:14]
7. The Five Causes of Homosexuality [6:40]
8. Erda, Utah [6:04]
9. Crossfire [6:25]
10. Christian Conference on Trauma and Sexuality [4:56]
11. David and Guy [5:57]
12. I Still Believe in God [2:55]
13. Homo Milk [4:12]
14. Brett's Phone Call [5:58]
15. Extended Family [1:24]
16. We're Not Political [2:14]
17. Kathleen's Prayer (Closing Credits) [2:32]
Side #3 -- Licensed to Kill
1. You're Gonna Get It [3:02]
2. Filmmaker's Prologue [3:28]
3. Jeffrey Swinford: The Bible Is Right [2:28]
4. Raymond Childs: Lou [:46]
5. William Cross: Homosexual Games [2:02]
6. Gay Bashing Home Video [2:01]
7. Corey Burley: I'm the Bad Guy [1:54]
8. Jay Johnson: Loathing [2:10]
9. Raymond Childs: Giants Game [:36]
10. Kenneth Jr. French: At What Cost? [2:42]
11. Donald Aldrich: The Fear [4:21]
12. Corey Burley: Killing Thanh Nguyen [6:50]
13. Raymond Childs: He Grabbed It [1:13]
14. Donald Aldrich: Killing Nicholas West [4:44]
15. William Cross: Killing Lemke [3:20]
16. Raymond Childs: I Stabbed Him [1:02]
17. Jay Johnson: Serial Killer [11:18]
18. Raymond Childs: Nike Sneakers [1:08]
19. Kenneth Jr. French: Massacre at Luigi's [8:56]
20. Jeffrey Swinford: Killing Chris Miller [4:15]
21. Corey Burley: Licensed to Kill [2:16]
22. Raymond Childs: I Rushed [:57]
23. Convictions: Telephone Messages [1:29]
24. End Credits [3:03]
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Menu

Side #1 -- Coming Out Under Fire
   Play Program
   Scene Selection
   Additional Features
      Historical Documents
         Drawing-a-Man Test, 1944
            Text
            Drawings
         Gag Reflex and Fellatio Test, 1944
            Detail
         Sodomists: Department of War, 1943
            Detail
      Additional Interviews
         Pat Bond
            Play Clip
         Ernest Max Cole
            Play Clip
         Elwood Burton Gerrits
            Play Clip
         Nocolai Gioscia
            Play Clip
         Edna Rostow
            Play Clip
      Extended Scenes
         General Norman Schwarzkopf & Senator Lauch Fairchild, May 11, 1993
         Senator Dan Coats, Secretary of Defense Les Aspin & the Joint Chiefs of Staff, July 20, 1993
         Colonel Margarethe Cammermeyer, Senator John Warner & Senator Strom Thurmond, May 11, 1993
      Production Notes
      Music Selections
         Composer
            Biography
            Comments
         Play All Selections
         Coming Out Under Fire
         Sex Perverts
         Constitutional Psychopathy
         We're in the Army
         Articles of War
         Gay Camaraderie
         Sarah's Theme
         Witch Hunts
         Court Martial
         Don't Ask, Don't Tell
         Heroes: End Credits
   Theatrical Trailer
   Other Titles
      Licensed to Kill: Killers Who Murdered Gay Men (Excerpts and Broadcast Opening Teaser)
      Family Fundamentals: Religiously Conservative Parents With Gay Children (P.O.V.: Behind the Lens Segment)
      Forbidden City, U.S.A.: All Singing, All Dancing, All Chinese Nightclub in 1940s San Francisco (Excerpt)
      Purchasing Information
Side #2 -- Family Fundmentals
   Play Program
   Scene Selection
   Additional Features
      Filmmaker Interview
      Additional Scenes
         San Diego Spatula Ministries
            Play Clip
         San Diego Christian Conference on Trauma and Sexuality
            Play Clip
         Susan Jester's Friends
            Play Clip
         Bob Dornan
            Play Clip
         Susan Jester
            Play Clip
         Brian Bennett
            Play Clip
         Brett Mathews
            Play Clip
      Interview Extras
         David Jester & Guy Foti
            Play Clip
         John McGraw
            Play Clip
         Shawn Steel
            Play Clip
      Musical Selections
         Composer
            Biography
            Commentary
         Play All Continuously
         Filmmaker's Prologue
         Letter From Home
         Republican Blues
         Dornan's Shadow
         Violent Memories
         Home
         A Hug for Your Birthday
         Grandma's Waltz
         Brian Comes Out
         Photo Memories
         LAX
         Wash the Pain Away
         Susan's Party
         Kathleen's Prayer (Closing Credits)
   Other Titles
      Coming Out Under Fire: World War II Origins of the U.S. Military's Policy on Gay Servicemembers (Theatrical Trailer)
      Licensed to Kill: Killers Who Murdered Gay Men (Excerpts and Broadcast Opening Teaser)
      Forbidden City, U.S.A.: All Singing, All Dancing, All Chinese Nightclub in 1940s San Francisco (Excerpt)
      Purchasing Information
Side #3 -- Licensed to Kill
   Play Program
   Scene Selection
   Additional Features
      Filmmaker Interview
      Jay Johnson Follow-Up
      Additional Interviews
         Frank Chester (Interview: June 6, 1996)
            Play Clip
         David Feikema (Interview: June 7, 1996)
            Play Clip
         Frederick Kirby (Interview: June 12, 1996)
            Play Clip
      Music Selections
         The Composer
            Bio
            Remarks
         Play All Selections
         You're Gonna Get It
         Who Ya Gonna Rob?
         Tyler, TX
         Hate Crime
         Serial Killer
         I'll Show You, Clinton
         Massacre at Luigi's
      Updates
   Other Titles
      Coming Out Under Fire: World War II Origins of the U.S. Military's Policy on Gay Servicemembers (Theatrical Trailer)
      Family Fundamentals: Religiously Conservative Parents With Gay Children
      Forbidden City, U.S.A.: All Singing, All Dancing, All Chinese Nightclub in 1940s San Francisco (Excerpt)
      Purchasing Information
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