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Because the documentary is shot on high-end video, one expects the transfer to DVD to be clean and precise, and indeed it is. As for the extras, the very dry interview with M.I.T. professor Walter Minsky, "father of artificial intelligence," really doesn't have much to do with the subject of W.I.S.O.R. -- a repair robot really doesn't make its own decisions -- and the piece seems to go on forever. The photos of the completed machine seem to be added just for the record -- there are only two pictures on one page. Better is the teasing trailer for director Michel Negroponte's award-winning documentary Jupiter's Wife as well as several other trailers for distribution company Docurama's fine selection of films. Get this one for the main attraction -- the making of the W.I.S.O.R. robot -- and not the tacked-on bonuses.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/25/2001
UPC: 0767685948934
Original Release: 2001
Rating: NR
Source: Docurama
Region Code: 1
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:15:00

Special Features

Interview with Marvin Minsky, legendary M.I.T. professor and the father of Artificial Intelligence; Detailed Robot photos; Negroponte's original film trailer of "Jupiter's Wife"; Interactive menus; Scene selection

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selections
1. Meet W.I.S.O.R. [9:52]
2. Aging Infrastructure [4:42]
3. Remarkable and Scary [7:54]
4. Sweetness [3:52]
5. The W.I.S.O.R. Mission [4:40]
6. Defining Moment [4:49]
7. Faith vs. Science [3:11]
8. Beast from Hell [7:19]
9. I Need Voltage [5:05]
10. Welding is My Thing [4:52]
11. Our Destiny [7:36]
12. Almost Ready [10:30]

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W.I.S.O.R. 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This title presents some very good information, but does not seem to be put together very well from an editing perspective, the cheesy sound effects are so extremely overused that it becomese very annoying at times, especially the ''robotic'' voice. The documentary goes into some of the issues that the team faced and in general how the robot works, but it would have been nicer if these aspects would have been given a more serious look. Certain aspects are completely irrevelant like insights into the Bible and God which should have been left on the floor of the editing room. The robot and the project in general are extremely interesting though the documentary is not.