The Trials of Henry Kissinger

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Overview

Eugene Jarecki's 2002 political documentary The Trials of Henry Kissinger comes to DVD from First Run Features. Presented with a widescreen anamorphic transfer and Dolby Digital Sound in English. Special features include the featurette "Sundance After Effect," along with filmmaker interviews, audio commentary, trailers, and photo galleries. This is a completely adequate DVD for a confrontational film that received a modest theatrical release.
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Overview

Eugene Jarecki's 2002 political documentary The Trials of Henry Kissinger comes to DVD from First Run Features. Presented with a widescreen anamorphic transfer and Dolby Digital Sound in English. Special features include the featurette "Sundance After Effect," along with filmmaker interviews, audio commentary, trailers, and photo galleries. This is a completely adequate DVD for a confrontational film that received a modest theatrical release.
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Special Features

16:9 anamorphic presentation; Interview with filmmakers; Audio commentary; Photo gallery; Sundance AfterEffect; Digital theatrical trailer
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Josh Ralske
The Trials of Henry Kissinger is a scathing documentary that methodically dissects the diplomatic career of Henry Kissinger, making a compelling case that the self-styled media celebrity is guilty of war crimes. Audiences should be forewarned that the film presents a great wealth of information, coming fast and furious, and it would be helpful to have some knowledge of U.S. foreign policy during and just after the Vietnam War going into the film. While there's plenty of damning evidence on display against Kissinger, the filmmakers don't make the case that he was the sole architect of, for example, the scuttling of Lyndon Johnson's peace talks with the North Vietnamese. While it's true that Kissinger had tremendous influence over some of the more tainted actions of U.S. forces overseas during this time, Nixon and others surely played a larger role than they're given credit for here. Still, Kissinger's unconvincing denials of his own foreknowledge of Indonesia's invasion of East Timor and of the kidnapping/assassination of a prominent Chilean general who supported Allende help the filmmakers' case. Eugene Jarecki and Alex Gibney deserve tremendous credit for adapting Christopher Hitchens' book into a fast-paced documentary that entertains as it informs.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/19/2003
  • UPC: 720229910736
  • Original Release: 2002
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  • Source: First Run Features
  • Aspect Ratio: Alternate Wide Screen (1.78:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:20:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 43,149

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Christopher Hitchens Participant
William Safire Participant
Alexander Haig Participant
Gen. Brent Scowcroft Participant
Seymour Hersch Participant
Daniel Davidson Participant
Roger Morris Participant
William Shawcross Participant
Walter Isaacson Participant
Michael Tigar
Amy Goodman Participant
Brian Cox Voice Only
Technical Credits
Alex Gibney Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Eugene Jarecki Director, Producer
Roy Ackerman Executive Producer
Jennie Amias Associate Producer
Simon Barker Editor
Christopher Li Cinematographer
Susan Motamed Co-producer
Peter Nashel Score Composer, Songwriter
Brett Wiley Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Statesman or War Criminal? [9:04]
2. Coming of Age [5:33]
3. Vietnam '68: Which Side Are You On? [5:42]
4. National Security Advisor [4:23]
5. The Secret Bombing of Cambodia [4:20]
6. The Ultimate Aphrodisiac [4:08]
7. The Invasion [4:51]
8. The Christmas Bombing and the Peace Prize [3:09]
9. Khmer Rouge and the Fall of Nixon [5:50]
10. Secrets [1:09]
11. The Massacre of East Timor [7:44]
12. Haunted by the Past [2:36]
13. Chile: Track II [5:53]
14. Assassination of a General [10:05]
15. Universal Justice? [4:03]
16. End Credits [1:00]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Start Film
   Chapters
   Special Features
      Audio Commentary: On
      Audio Commentary: Off
      Interview With Filmmakers
      Sundance Aftereffect
      Photo Gallery
      Related Reading
      Theatrical Trailer
      Trailer Gallery
         Power and Terror: Noam Chomsky in Our Times
         Bonhoeffer
         Berkeley in the Sixties
         War Photographer
         First Run Features
   First Run Features
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    intriguing,surprising!

    the world is run by hawks and arms dealers and minority phobics. this film proves that statement true. incredible jornalistic work!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Outstanding !

    The truth still has the chance...Excellent work.

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