Trinity and Beyond ™
(The Atomic Bomb Movie)
The ultimate film about weapons of mass destruction
On July 16, 1945, at a site called Trinity, a plutonium bomb was assembled and
brought to the top of a tower. The bomb was detonated, producing an intense flash
and a fireball that expanded to 600 meters in two seconds. The explosive power was
equivalent to 20 kilotons of TNT. It grew to a height of more than 12
kilometers, boiling up in the shape of a mushroom. Forty seconds later, the blast
of air from the bomb reached the observation bunkers, along with a long and
deafening roar of sound. And so began the ATOMIC AGE...
"Trinity and Beyond" is an unsettling yet visually fascinating documentary
presenting the history of the design, development, production and testing of
nuclear weapons between 1945 until 1963. Narrated by William Shatner (Boston
Legal, Star Trek) and featuring an original score performed by the Moscow
Symphony Orchestra, this award-winning documentary reveals previously unreleased
and classified government footage depicting in graphic detail these powerful and
awesome weapons. Many scenes were restored with an Academy Award® winning
process created to restore the color.
Director/producer Peter Kuran (who spoke with Molly Bentley for NPR
radio), traveled throughout the U.S. to locate footage that includes bombs being
suspended by balloon, exploding under the ocean, being shot from a cannon and
detonated in outer space.
In the special 60th Anniversary Diamond Edition, renowned special effects
filmmaker Peter Kuran (Star Wars, Star Trek II & V, Robocop) has perfectly
preserved these haunting images for generations to come. Trinity & Beyond
features extremely rare film segments from top secret government archives and
startling footage of nuclear bomb tests conducted by the United States, Russia
and China, including the largest atomic explosion ever detonated.
Whether being exploded under the ocean, suspended by a balloon, shot from a
cannon or even detonated in space, these weapons are capable of devastating
destruction - the quality of these images is as startling as are remarkable.
With new footage shot with hi-definition cameras, this award-winning production
also features an amazing explosion segment that must be seen with 3D glasses to
truly take in its full impact.
Trinity & Beyond features an original score performed by the Moscow Symphony
Orchestra and an interview with Dr. Edward Teller a developer of nuclear weapons
and one of the most controversial figures of the 20th century. Trinity &
Beyond is an extraordinary production that provides an important understanding of
events and the creations of technologies that have changed the world forever.
Special Features: - Atomic Bomb 3-D Bonus Section - Live-Action Bomb Explosion
with Actual Sound Delay - Mind-Blowing Photo Slide Show - Reference Chart of All
The Nuclear Detonations by the U.S. Including Yields.
© 1996 VCEinc. Running Time: 92 minutes