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Inconvenient Truth [DVD] [2006] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Al Gore , Billy West , Davis Guggenheim    DVD
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (156 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Al Gore, Billy West, George Bush, George W. Bush, Ronald Reagan
  • Directors: Davis Guggenheim
  • Producers: Davis Guggenheim, Diane Weyermann, Jeff Skoll, Jeffrey D. Ivers, Laurie Lennard
  • Format: AC-3, Colour, Dolby, DVD-Video, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Paramount
  • DVD Release Date: 21 Nov 2006
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (156 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000ICL3KG
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 42,270 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



It’s not a horror film, but An Inconvenient Truth is certainly one of the scariest DVDs you could own. Presented in a straightforward format by former US Vice President Al Gore--think Royal British Institute lecture delivered with a Tennessee drawl--it sets out its compelling argument about climate change both methodically and entertainingly. Global warming is a real danger, argues Gore, and human civilisation is the root cause of it. A dizzying and shocking array of facts relating to carbon emissions, the population explosion and the disintegration of the polar icecaps all add weight to his thesis. Moreover, we’re already witnessing some of the effects of global warming around the world, with an increasing amount of storms, droughts and other natural disasters, more in the past few years. But Gore doesn’t present these facts merely to terrify the viewer. Instead, they’re meant to shock us out of complacency and into action. Indeed, the film ends with some very simple ways we can all contribute to averting this impending global catastrophe. And that, argues Gore, is the point of An Inconvenient Truth. We have the ability to change our ways, what we lack is what Gore describes as "the political will." It is his hope that this film will begin to change all of that. --Ted Kord

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great 12 Nov 2011
This film makes you think. Although I do not agree with most of what Al Gore says, he still puts up a pretty good argument. Really good Documentary.
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35 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's up to all of us 24 Mar 2007
I have just watched The Inconvenient truth. I'm glad that I read most of the reviews on this site before hand. They highlight that people do care and that people still simply dont. One reviewer recently said he thought Al Gore was trying to get the audience to sympathise with him whilst telling stories about his loved ones, friends etc. When you see this film, he tells you how he grew up on a tobacco farm, it was a large part of his life. And he tells you how a special lady to him was a smoker when he was child.. she eventually died of lung cancer. It seems a little odd that this clip is in the film, I first thought why are we seeng this, but it becomes clear why it is. Gore is trying to highlight that humans created cigarettes, we eventually became aware of their dangers, however we still continued to make them, market them, smoke them and die from them. He's trying to highlight to us that we as a race bury our head in the sand.. and we are doing so with Global warming. We know how we are attributing to this problem and how we can still help fix it. Yet we are still resisting it.

This film is so easy to watch, 'dumbed' down as one reviewer says, he hightlights the use of some Matt Groening animation to make one point, surely that highlights more to us that we are naive and that sometimes we need to use a simple, identifiable and popular form of entertainment to highlight a global issue.. maybe we are the 'dumb' ones if thats a requirement for us to understand.

Global warming and the related effects are very real. This movie points it out quite simply. If you finish wathing this film and dont believe you personally can do anything without the rest of the world doing the same then its that attitude that has got us in this predicment.
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75 of 103 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Impressive and surprising 11 Dec 2006
Whether you're a fan of Al Gore or not, he isn't really the issue here. He does a great job presenting the various forms of overwhelming evidence for global warming and mankind's link to it, but he doesn't do it in a political or spiteful way. He shows global temperature and atmospheric carbon patterns, and he shows that our last 20 years have been the highest by a longshot over the previous 600,000 years. Frankly, before seeing the film, I'd heard a lot of information about global warming being a myth, but this film dispels that notion with many independent pieces of evidence.

Even more importantly, it goes to show why we should care that global warming is occurring. As you may have seen in the trailer, if global warming continues at its current rate, the earth's coastlines will be flooded displacing tens of millions of people, it will increase the strength and frequency of hurricanes and tornadoes, it will irrevocably kill off many of the worlds glaciers, it will dry up lands interior to the coastline (like our heartland), and it will disrupt/kill species after species from polar bears to birds. These changes could occur in as short a time as ten to fifty years from NOW.

Lastly, he finishes with ways in which we can affect a change. It would be easy to see this film, get depressed about all the state of affairs, and throw up one's hands in despair, but the film offers us ways, big and small, to help reverse global warming's effects right now.

I urge you to see this film, you will not regret it.
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47 of 65 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Everyone needs to see this 10 Dec 2006
By Toodles
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We all think we know a little about climate change, but this outstanding, entetaining and terrifying documentary by the man who should be president will truly open your eyes. I can't recommend it highly enough, this is life changing stuff. I myself was,like most, sailing along happily and not worrying too much about our planet until I saw this and I am a changed man for it. Do it for the planet and your children, see this movie and become a better human being, it's that good.
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31 of 43 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Slick but Alarmist 10 Jan 2008
By Nicholas J. R. Dougan VINE VOICE
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A very slick production - but then Al Gores claims that he has done more than 1,000 of these "slide shows" so it should be. He starts with those beautiful pictures of the Earth taken by the Apollo missions, including the famous "Earthrise" (over the Moon) taken 40 years ago today. This is part of a series of images designed to suggest that the world is beautiful but fragile, an impression intended to dispose viewers to sympathising with his case. Gore is an effective and engaging presenter, although some may find his personal reminiscences both a little cloying and a little disingenuous in the way that they are used to support his argument. He does provide many examples of warming - principally glacial retreat and the melting of permafrost - but makes no effort to present real evidence to prove that this is caused by CO2. He does use an enormous graph in the course of one presentation showing temperature and CO2 levels from ice-core data, but correlation is not causation, and the use of the data set has been criticised on the ground that it in fact shows CO2 rises lagging, not leading, temperature changes. Hurricane Katrina was a godsend to him, providing much useful imagery, even though the reason it was a calamity was primarily poor maintenance of the dykes and secondarily inadequate federal response - such a hurricane could have hit New Orleans in any year, irrespective of any argument that warming causes more violent hurricanes. There have been many criticisms of distortion and exaggerations, e.g. in the speed with which se-level rises may occur, which Gore suggests will happen very much more quickly than the IPCC "co-authors" of this film do in their Assessment Reports. Read more ›
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2.0 out of 5 stars Self righteous tosh.
Although I am a big advocate of the science/evidence behind the ideas presented here, it was interlaced with schmaltzy scenes of Al Gore visiting the places he grew up. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Ben Crosskey
4.0 out of 5 stars It is the truth
Al Gore has been proved correct in his vision of the future beyond a doubt.
I have checked his work of 2005 against the facts in 2012 and his accuracy in data
is beyond... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Arthur Tickner
5.0 out of 5 stars It'll make you laugh and it'll make you think
Former US Vice President Al Gore gives a heart wrenching account of the climate crisis as he calls it. Read more
Published 5 months ago by eck4355
5.0 out of 5 stars An inconvenient truth
This should be compulsory viewing for all those who doubt that global warming is taking place right now. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mogsy J
1.0 out of 5 stars Waste if time, money and materials to make the DVD
This was once quite correctly described by a British Judge as: deliberately alarmist and riddled with inaccuracies. I wouldn't be that polite, I call them lies. Read more
Published 7 months ago by space cadet
4.0 out of 5 stars Great DVD
Bought this DVD as a gift, no complaints from the recipient so I guess it was really good. Great Quality.
Published 8 months ago by Mrs Susan Crowther
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow
This will get you thinking on how precious fragile and important our world is. Watch it and pass it on
Published 8 months ago by Susan Risi-Elford
5.0 out of 5 stars View this!
A very interesting film, especially when you think of what has changed (and what has not) since it was produced.
Published 9 months ago by Rebecca
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must-See
I bought this dvd to show my students while they were studying stewardship and they love it. A great presentation by Al Gore - accessible and inspiring.
Published 11 months ago by Misty Rabbit
5.0 out of 5 stars Al Gore bringing the world biggest prbblem to everybody's notice
An amazing and gob-smacking account of global warming and its real impacts delivered by a fantastic orator. Well worth it
Published 13 months ago by James C
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