Manifest Destiny is a three part documentary series on the history of American foreign policy. Part I is called "To Conquer or Redeem," which chronicles the westward expansion of the United... See full summary »
In 1939, WBN, a fourth radio network, is about to take to America's airwaves. As if the confusion of the premiere night wasn't enough, Penny Henderson, the owner's secretary, must deal with... See full summary »
Mary Stuart Masterson,
Groups of visitors are taken on "Star Tours", a space tour bus set in the Star Wars universe. Thanks to an inexperienced and thoroughly incompetent robot pilot, what is billed as a ... See full summary »
In the newly opened Star Tours touring agency, C-3PO is accidentally made to be the pilot of a StarSpeeder 1000. Also on board the craft is one of the guests, who is revealed to be a rebel ... See full summary »
Dee Bradley Baker,
Set in the context of the Sandinista government in Nicaragua and their battle with the U.S.-backed Contra rebels. Eddie Guerrero (Robert Beltran) is a Vietnam War veteran sent to help U.S. ... See full summary »
"Wow!" is a 40-minute Laserdisc that was produced to showcase the THX Home Theatre Systems. As I understand it, they were only available to purchasers of THX systems. Fortunately, a friend of mine was selling these systems a few years ago, so I was able to see this disc!
In addition to several tracks of systems tests there are 3 main "Demos". The first, and best, is "Wow!"; a collection of clips from the Star Wars Trilogy, the Indiana Jones Trilogy, and Willow, with John Williams' incredible music in the background. The second is "The Home THX Audio System", which is an overview of how the system works, given by Tomlinson Holman, creator of the system. The third is "SOUNDTRACK!", an engrossing look at the creation of a final soundtrack using the opening scene of "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade".
I highly recommend trying to secure a copy of this Laserdisc-only release to anyone who really wants to see what their home theatre system is capable of!
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