102 Minutes That Changed America DVD

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The date is forever reserved for reflection and remembrance.

Nothing made sense that morning. And it is stunning to look back now and realize how quickly the world-changing events occurred: a mere 102 minutes passed from first impact until the collapse of the second tower.

This extraordinary presentation from HISTORY® chronicles in an utterly unique and compelling way the moment-by-moment advance of this unimaginable tragedy. Piecing together video and audio from over a hundred sources — amateur and professional photographers, voicemails, emergency dispatch recordings, network out-takes, and much more — 102 MINUTES THAT CHANGED AMERICA presents the attack as it was experienced.

Relive through the raw sights and sounds of that infamous morning the confusion, uncertainty and fear as the terror unfolded, and remember the bravery and valor of ordinary citizens and emergency responders. Intensely personal, universally affecting, 102 MINUTES presents an authentic and reverential chronicle of the unforgettable events of 9/11.

The astonishing documentary is accompanied by I-Witness to 9/11, an 18-minute documentary short featuring nine of the stories behind the stunning images and sounds.

Awards and Nominations:

  • 2009 - Prime Time Emmy Awards - Outstanding Sound Mixing For Nonfiction Programming - (Winner)
  • 2009 - Prime Time Emmy Awards - Outstanding Sound Editing For Nonfiction Programming - (Winner)
  • 2009 - Prime Time Emmy Awards - Outstanding Nonfiction Special - (Winner)
  • 2009 - Prime Time Emmy Awards - Outstanding Picture Editing For Nonfiction Programming - (Nomination)
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    • Format: DVD
    • Rating: Not Rated
    • Number of Discs: 1
    • Run Time: 120 Minutes
    • Region: Region 1
    • Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
    • Language: English
    • Studio: A&E Home Video
    • DVD Release Date: October 28, 2008
    • Audio: ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
    • Cast: Nicole Rittenmeyer, Seth Skundrick
    • Genre: Documentary
    • Color: Color
    • Release Date: 2008

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    4.9

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    4.9

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Informative (16)
    • Original (10)
    • Great cinematography (8)
    • High production value (5)

    Cons

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    • Adult viewers (12)
    • At home (10)
    • Younger viewers (6)
    • Perfect gift (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual viewer (11), Avid moviegoer (5), Movie buff (4)

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    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    show history to your grandkids

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    from South Carolina

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    Pros

    • Historical
    • Informative
    • Original

    Cons

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      • At Home
      • Perfect Gift
      • Younger Viewers

      Comments about this product:

      will show to my grandkids when they get a little older so they will understand the scope of what happened.

      (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very Intense

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      from Staten Island, NY

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      Pros

      • High Production Value
      • Informative

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adult Viewers
        • At Home
        • Younger Viewers

        Comments about this product:

        It is like reliving the actual events, I was there. It is something that we should all be aware of, eventhough it evokes great sadness.

        (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A different view

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        from Upstate New York

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        Pros

        • Engaging Characters
        • High Production Value
        • Informative
        • Original

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Viewers
          • Special Needs

          Comments about this product:

          This gave us insight as to what the average person experienced on that life changing day. We all have a story but here it is documented on film and audio. A reminder of the danger we all face daily unexpectedly.

          (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Like re-living the day

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          from Rockledge, FL

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          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Chilling
          • Informative

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adult Viewers
            • At Home
            • Education

            Comments about this product:

            This documentary is incredible. It is a powerful reconstruction of the day, and the exact feelings that those of my generation went through seeing and hearing what was going on. It is also indirectly a moving tribute to those that lost their lives that day, and accurately portrays the horror of experiencing such a tragic event.

            (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            102 Minutes that Changed America

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            from Virginia

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            Pros

            • Original

            Cons

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              • Perfect Gift

              Comments about this product:

              Great educational tool for young & old.

              (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              A Must See

              By 

              from Lancaster Pa

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              Pros

              • Informative

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • At Home

                Comments about this product:

                This is great History but seems to be missing a lot of what happened!

                (10 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Powerful, Haunting and Engrossing

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                from Toronto, ON, Canada

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                Pros

                • Haunting Images
                • Informative
                • Unseen Footage

                Cons

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                    Comments about this product:

                    It's not often you see a 9/11 documentary that dispenses with the talking heads and simulations and offers just raw footage, yet that's exactly what 102 Minutes brings: near-unedited, harrowing and haunting footage of the WTC attacks, seen from a variety of unique perspectives.

                    With next-to-no media footage (bar the sounds of the odd radio or television broadcasting what's happening in a location), a low-key soundtrack and a wide assortment of unseen clips from that horrific day, 102 Minutes is an engrossing film that perfectly captures the confusion and heroism that occurred on that day.

                    You'll see reactions from New Jersey and Staten Island residents, panicked apartment owners a block away from the WTC trying to decide whether to evacuate or stay, 911 calls from terrified workers inside the burning buildings, disturbing footage of WTC7 (which looks bombed out after the Tower 1 collapse) and the firefighters' reactions as they arrive at the remains of both towers in the minutes afterward, among other clips.

                    The result is a terrifying, yet engrossing, examination of the citizens' reaction to what is happening, and how fear was mixed with heroism. Watching some of these events occur (like a dispatcher reading off a list of fire companies in the South Tower to a captain, Orio Palmer's radio call or the firefighters bravely gearing back up and walking towards the tower) is unsettling knowing what will happen a few minutes on.

                    Yet, there are moments of levity. A man exclaims how sleeping in after watching football kept him from going to work in the tower. After both buildings collapse, a cameraman meets a worker, covered in dust, who sarcastically tells him he can still run at the age of 69.

                    It's difficult to watch, but I wouldn't have it any other way - 102 Minutes exposes a raw never and forces us to confront the confusion and horror of that day. It is eminently watchable and highly recommended.

                    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    An Annual Tradition

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                    from Los Angeles

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                    Pros

                    • Great Cinematography
                    • Informative
                    • Stunning

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • At Home
                      • Perfect Gift

                      Comments about this product:

                      I make a point of turning to the History Channel every year on Sept 11th for their 9/11 programming. This program is the best of all. While other networks are afraid of "offending" people with 9/11 coverage (which is shameful on their part), the History Channel is staying true to it's name with this fine program. I hope it runs every year forever.

                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Chilling account

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                      from Albuquerque, NM, USA

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                      Pros

                      • High Production Value
                      • Informative

                      Cons

                      • Aspect Ratio
                      • Not available in blu ray

                      Best Uses

                      • Adult Viewers
                      • Younger Viewers

                      Comments about this product:

                      Parts of this presentation on the History Channel gave me chills...absolutely spell binding. But I watched in HD/widescreen...I would like to at least see the DVD presented in widescreen instead of the 1.33:1 aspect ratio. Blue ray would be even better.

                      (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      The horrifying feeling of being there

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                      from Ajax, Ontario, Canada

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                      Pros

                      • Absolutely Essential Film
                      • Great Cinematography
                      • Informative
                      • Original

                      Cons

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                        • Adult Viewers
                        • At Home
                        • On the GO bus
                        • Perfect Gift

                        Comments about this product:

                        I saw the show on TV on the 10th anniversary of 9/11: The 102 Minutes That Changed the World. I'd just become a new author (of fiction) this year. After seeing this show on TV, I was so shaken by its sheer realism and horror that I tried writing down in my own words what I thought the victims and their families must have experienced on that day. I called it "The Day that Shook the World: 9/11". I do hope that I did justice to this earth-shaking day. My story is partially based on research I did online and partially on my own views as an author. Hopefully, I can publish it one day in another book of mine.

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        required viewing for citizens

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                        from Buffalo, NY

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                        Pros

                        • Great Cinematography
                        • High Production Value
                        • Informative
                        • Original

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                            Stumbled upon this while channel surfing on 9/11/11. One of the most powerful films in existence. In short time my eyes were filled with tears while seeing footage I have never seen before. Watched it with daughter and she said "it feels like we are there". She now knows why life will never be the same. Buying for my other children, lest we forget. Absolutely powerful.

                             
                            5.0

                            Still an Apocalypse

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                            from Columbia, Maryland

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                            Pros

                            • Informative
                            • Original

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Adult Viewers

                              Comments about this product:

                              This is a stitching of many videos and audio pieces, some of which are by amateurs. The very rawness of the footage, and the real-time unfolding of the events makes this spellbinding. You WILL see it in one sitting. The images and sounds (or the silence) will haunt the viewer for a long time. Images like the amount of office paper everywhere. Or the stoicism of the firemen viewing the South Tower which they will be going up in a little while.

                               
                              5.0

                              Simply the Best. Must see for any American

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                              from Kalamazoo, MI

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                              Pros

                              • Classic style
                              • Realistic

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                                  I have watched this atleast 10 times and each time it's like the first. Gives firsthand accounts from the people that were there with their emotions as it actually happened. As close to being there as possible. I recommend this higher than anything I have ever seen on 9/11.It should be required by every school in America.

                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  So Incredibly Sad...

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                                  from Escondido, California

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                                        I was in the hospital when my husband told me that this was going to be on. I remember crying the whole time watching this. It brought back so many memories from that horrible day. It's almost been 10 years since that day happened and we still haven't brought all those murderers to justice like we were promised. I feel that all the families and the victims deserve justice. This showed the teror that the people in New York felt. This was superb.

                                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Incredible

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                                        from Ellenville, NY

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                                        Pros

                                        • Great Cinematography
                                        • Informative
                                        • Original

                                        Cons

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                                          • Adult Viewers
                                          • At Home

                                          Comments about this product:

                                          My wife and I sat down and watched this. This documentary was almost too much. It is amazing that this happened on American soil. Even though it has been 9 years since the attacks, this documentary reminds you that there is still an open wound in the hearts of Americans.

                                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Absolutely amazing!

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                                          from Wisconsin

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                                          Pros

                                          • Great Cinematography
                                          • Informative
                                          • Original

                                          Cons

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                                            • Adult Viewers
                                            • Younger Viewers

                                            Comments about this product:

                                            The most complete, raw, unbelivable footage I have ever seen. Very intense and graphic but tells the story of that day like nothing else!

                                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Powerful and Captivating

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                                            from Chicago, IL

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                                            Pros

                                            • Great Cinematography
                                            • High Production Value
                                            • Spellbinding

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Adult Viewers
                                              • Younger Viewers

                                              Comments about this product:

                                              I caught the last hour and a quarter of this last night while channel surfing. I had no intention watching anything but, I spent the next 70 minutes glued to the screen - I did not move. I had never seen most of this footage and was glued to the screen as it was shown w/o commercials. Stunning. No narration to speak of = Less is more. One of the best documentaries I have ever watched. I will buy this if it is not replayed on cable soon.

                                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              Riveting

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                                              from Washington, DC

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                                              Pros

                                              • Great Cinematography
                                              • Informative
                                              • Original

                                              Cons

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                                                • Adult Viewers
                                                • At Home

                                                Comments about this product:

                                                I stumbled across this on TV on the 9 year anniversary of 9.11 just before I thought I was going to bed. I stayed up until 3am watching it all. It was riveting to see/hear/feel the reactions of what happened in real time. Respectfully, the "24" version of this tragic event. Wow.

                                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                It changed our lives.

                                                By 

                                                from Brooklyn NY

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                                                Pros

                                                • Disturbing
                                                • Engaging Characters
                                                • Great Cinematography
                                                • Informative
                                                • Original

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Adult Viewers
                                                  • At Home
                                                  • Survivors

                                                  Comments about this product:

                                                  I bought this for my husband, who experienced and lived through 9/11 in Manhattan. It's very hard to watch, but we do, on each anniversary, lest we forget that terrible day. It is riveting, disturbing, unflinching, incredibly tragic and so important to see. On the technical side, the video is very good quality and well edited considering the subject matter and what was occurring. See it and never forget.

                                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                   
                                                  5.0

                                                  It was gripping

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                                                  from kent,ohio

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                                                  • Informative

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                                                    Comments about this product:

                                                    I onlt saw the first 30 to 40 minutes of the movie and i couldn't belive my eyes it was almost to much.

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