Ken Burns's and Lynn Novick's engaging, entertaining and enlightening documentary about the rise and fall of the 18th Amendment debuts on Blu-ray and DVD when Ken Burns: Prohibition arrives on October 4, 2011 from PBS Home Video and Paramount Home Entertainment. We have an exclusive look at this exciting release with the clip below.
A fascinating story that goes beyond the oft-told tales of gangsters, rum runners, flappers and speakeasies to raise profound questions about the proper role of government, individual rights and responsibilities, Ken Burns: Prohibition delves deep into how a society founded on individual freedom became a nation of scofflaws and hypocrites. Told through expert interviews, vintage footage and compelling images, the five-and-a-half hour film explores how the enshrining of a faith-driven moral code in the Constitution paradoxically caused millions of Americans to rethink their definition of morality.
- Bonus Scenes:
- In the Studio
- Owled, Edged, Jingled, Piffed...
- Kentucky Bourbon
- And I Caught Hell
- He Never Did Get Caught
- San Francisco Welcomes Visitors From Italy, 1921
- Hoover's Medicine Ball Cabinet
- An Object of Ridicule
- Ten Nights in a Bar Room
- Interview Outtakes:
- The Notion That Man Is Perfectable
- It's Better to Know the Judge
- That's Just the Way Life Was
- Rebels of New York
- Somebody Got a Pineapple
- Roy Olmstead
- Tabloid Heroes
- You People Were Thirsty
- Bad Booze
Ken Burns: Prohibition is available October 4th on Blu-ray and DVD.