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On Native Soil: The Documentary of The 9/11 Commission Report
Genre: Documentary

Reviewed In Issue 113 (Oct 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Narrated By Kevin Costner & Hilary Swank

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 2.5
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features include several never-before-seen interviews: four minutes with Senators John McCain & Joe Lieberman On The Formation Of The 9/11 Commission; three Survivors: The Rest Of Their Stories interviews (Brian And Stanley's Amazing Story Of Survival

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Lionsgate Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 19884
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
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(Retail Price): $26.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 120
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2005
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 08/22/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Linda Ellman
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Scarier than any horror film we've ever reviewed, sadder than any tear-jerker, and more unbelievable than any science fiction, this is the story of what happened to our great nation before, during, and after that fateful September morning in 2001 when Osama Bin Laden carried out the deadliest attack ever On America's Native Soil. The families and survivors of the attack questioned who, why, and how we could have allowed this to happen and demanded to get to the bottom of the truth. Finally, after more than a year of effort on their part and a two-year investigation into it, The Documentary of The 9/11 Commission Report was made public for all to see. (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
As might be expected from a documentary that is a collection of film and video from various different sources, the anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture is generally not good. Even the controlled footage, such as direct interviews, looks soft and pixilated. Heavy amounts of edge enhancement can also become a distraction. (Danny Richelieu)

The 2.0-channel stereo Dolby