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Brief History of Time [Criterion Collection] [2 Discs] [Blu-ray/DVD]

Format: Blu-Ray     Release Date: 03/18/2014
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A Brief History of Time is based on cosmologist Stephen Hawking's 1988 bestseller of the same name. This anecdotal film concerns itself as much with Hawking's day-to-day life as it does with his unorthodox theories about the universe. Only the most close-minded viewer will be bothered by the ALS-suffering Hawking's physical appearance and his inability to move and speak without assistance (as narrator of the film, he utilizes a voice synthesizer, which he capriciously refers to as "my American accent"). Director Errol Morris inventively adopts a semi-dramatized approach to his interviews with Hawking's friends and relatives: they all appear in fabricated sets, and are lovingly photographed and lit as if they were starring in a film. Though of necessity a "talking heads" effort, A Brief History of Time is also cunningly and subtly cinematic. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Disc #1 -- A Brief History of Time

1. Eleven Ways [8:43]
2. A Complicated Mind [5:01]
3. One Thousand Hours [5:47]
4. Cold Year [6:41]
5. Reprieved [2:26]
6. Penrose's Discovery [3:09]
7. Black Holes [8:46]
8. God Plays Dice [10:43]
9. Gravitational Forces [5:33]
10. Time [5:26]
11. Equalizer [4:37]
12. The Big Crunch [9:42]
13. Infinite Possibilites [7:12]
1. Color Bars [:20]
1. Chapter 1 [33:46]
2. Chapter 2 [:30]
1. Chapter 1 [11:15]
2. Chapter 2 [:26]
  • Format: Blu-Ray
  • Release Date: March 18, 2014
  • MPAA Rating: G
  • Region: 1A
  • Studio: Criterion
  • Length: 84 minutes
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Stereo, dhma
  • Formats: color, Wide Screen Enhanced (16x9)
  • Discs: 2
  • UPC: 715515113311
  • Product ID: 3615127
  • Genre: Science & Technology

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