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102 Minutes That Changed America [DVD] [2008]

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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
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  • Format: PAL
  • Subtitles: None
  • Dubbed: None
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: None
  • Audio Description: None
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: History Channel
  • DVD Release Date: 12 April 2010
  • Run Time: 116 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002YTQDU6
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 28,321 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

A new historical record is emerging of the sights and sounds of the attack on the World Trade Center. Winner of 3 Emmy® Awards, this
documentary will distinguish itself from other 9/11 programmes by using only unique and rarely seen and heard archive footage to document the 102 minutes between the first attack on the World Trade Center to the collapse of the second tower. This will be a lasting document whose unique material comes from a range of non-traditional sources, including amateur photography, video, and film; FDNY, NYPD, Port Authority and emergency dispatch radio recordings, photography and video; recorded voicemails; audio/video diaries; footage and stills broadcast or published outside the United States; electronic messages; surveillance camera footage; and outtakes culled from raw network footage.

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DVD-R: This title is manufactured-on-demand when ordered from The Canny Store using the highest quality DVD-R discs.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
9/11 will forever remain a sombre moment in history. For my generation it becomes modern history. As horrific as the attack on the twin towers was, there have been several documentaries that have shared different stories from survivors from within the towers, bystanders and emergency rescuers.

102 Minutes That Changed America is one of the most appropriate documentaries reliving the 102 minutes that not only changed America but changed the World. Using previously unseen footage as well as the iconic footage we can all remember, this documentary is the most thorough I have seen on the topic.

102 Minutes is a real-time walk through of what happened a decade ago, minute by minute. From the decisions on the ground to the decisions made at a higher level, it is all included.

The DVD is a very sad tribute of that fateful day ten years ago.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not the Best 21 Nov 2013
I bought this hoping it would be the film made with the NYFD on the day. This is not it. It is a rambling mess created from just a few civilian camcorders with plenty of shaky shots and people saying 'Oh my gawd' over and over again and having one sided mobile conversations.
The NYFD film shows the first plane hitting and other films show the second from numerous angles. This misses the first and the second is marred.
It isn't a criticism of the people filming but if you want a clear and instructive documentary of the day then this is not it. Holding a wobbly camera out of the window a few blocks from the WTC is not as valuable as watching multiple feeds on TV from 3,000 miles away.
The look of disgust on the man's face in Time's Square, watching on the big screen, when the cameraman asks 'The building as just collapsed. How do you feel about that..?' says it all.
Straight to the charity shop DVD.
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST HAVE 14 April 2010
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All the events are shown in real time as it happened, that is what makes this documentary so powerful. I would give this 10 STARS if i could, i cannot recommend it highly enough. Having just watched this u.k. dvd release i have also noticed that this version is slightly longer than the version aired on CHANNEL 4. There is at least 5 more minutes of harrowing footage edited back, of course making the feature a 102 minutes long as it should be. MISSING EXTRAS 18 minute documentary advertised on sleeve. But still a MUST HAVE D.V.D. Just to add to this review for anybody who is curious about the missing 18 minute short, it interviews some of the people who shot the footage. One very sad fact you learn is that a lot of the firemen you see filmed by the amateurs are among the ones who perished. But the 18 minute short is really just a view once extra, while the main feature is just mesmerizing and i personally can not take my eyes off the screen every time i view it.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING documentary 16 April 2010
This is the best documentary I have ever seen. The real time story telling only goes to show how quickly the events of that morning unfolded and the instant impact on the city.

The DVD, however, looses a star for not including the 18 minute extra listed on this website and on the DVD case.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Might not appeal to everyone. 20 Oct 2011
By David B
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This minimalist DVD consists of footage shot by people with cameras on the day, all put together in chronological order, to create a sort of montage of what happened. There is no commentary, the sequences speak for themselves. I think it is probably essential that you also watch the bonus section which features the people behind the cameras talking about their own experiences of that day, and why they filmed it; I think the bonus feature is actually better than the main feature! A dramatic shot of the second plane hitting the tower, filmed from below, is featured in the bonus section but not in the main one, for some reason.
The DVD as a whole conveys quite well the different emotions and reactions of people on the day, and also the scale of the devastation after the towers collapsed. I thought at times, though, that it got a bit repetitive; how many different angles do you need to see the burning towers from? And one more thing; there was a shot of one of the towers going down that I haven't seen before. The way you can see it starting to collapse near the top where it is burning, shows quite clearly that it was NOT the result of a 'controlled demolition' as the conspiracy theorists claim.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Documentary with a difference 11 Oct 2010
A pretty unique feature of this documentary is that there is no running commentary - just the time ticking. Some very clever and insightful editing has allowed the storyline - which is the minute by minute development of the crash and subsequent collapse of WTC - to unfold in a way that's immediate and multi-levelled. I found the whole thing very moving and more so as you see it from the perspective of those who actually witnessed or were directly impacted by the event. It is not a complete view but a powerful one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gives me shivers 2 July 2014
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A truly amazing footage that is both engaging and original
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4.0 out of 5 stars 102 minutes that changed america 18 Jun 2014
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A day that will never be forgotten, and some additional footage not seen before. People jumping out of windows from the upper floors is something i won't forget, making one final decision before jumping to their death. A very good DVD with extra's
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4.0 out of 5 stars An interesting insight into life in New York on the Day the World...
An interesting insight into life in New York on the Day the World Changed forever
Published 5 days ago by kaspont
5.0 out of 5 stars 9/11 102 minutes that changed America
Amazing documentary of what happened on 9/11 on September 11th 2001.
This documentary is truly moving and tells the story of that terrible day on 9/11. Read more
Published 3 months ago by ravi
5.0 out of 5 stars review
I found this very interesting to realise it all happened in 102 minutes. Everybody knows the what happened on that day, but I just found this interesting to watch.
Published 4 months ago by Karen Dawson
2.0 out of 5 stars I have not received it
I would not be much interested about the change in America since I am fully aware of the selfish and arrogant attitude of its rulers who are only 6% of the world's population but... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Dr. Tariq Yusuf Rajbee
5.0 out of 5 stars 102 Minutes That Changed America [DVD] [2008]
Published 9 months ago by rose robertson
5.0 out of 5 stars Shocking, but a must-see
First of all i would like to say that the product arrived very quickly, thank you amazon for that! Having said that, i would also like to add that this is a must-see documentary... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Maria Kyprianou
5.0 out of 5 stars 102 Minutes That Changed America
This was a different approach to a well known event.It portrayed the real impact such an action had on the every day person who had no idea what was happening at the time. Read more
Published 11 months ago by partner
5.0 out of 5 stars BEAUTIFULLY MADE.
excellent coverage of this very sad event, a very moving and accurate film compilation of the day that changed everything.
Published 15 months ago by anonymous
5.0 out of 5 stars well worth the watch
This was exactly what I wanted expectations :- worth every penny.
might not be to very ones liking but still if you want a peace of history defiantly get this
Published 17 months ago by Simon
5.0 out of 5 stars Impressive 9/11 documentary
This is a tragic but awesome film of the 9/11 events. Such extremes, the images are not only heartbreaking and historic, but the definition of a tragic day that will define a... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Agnetha
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