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Kaboom! The Sizzling Story Of Explosions (NOVA/WGBH DVD Set with Fireworks!)


Picture: C Sound: C+ Extras: C- Episode: B-



A while ago, WGBH released a very good NOVA installment called Fireworks! We reviewed it at this link:





Now, they have unearthed an older installment about explosives and more of their scientific roots in Kaboom! The Sizzling Story Of Explosions. This reaches back into the early days when religion, magic and science were mixed up and how the final separations where such materials are concerned in the 19th Century on the way to all the breakthroughs and innovations we have today developed. It is a good installment worth your time. Adding Fireworks! Is a nice bonus, but we do not count it as bonus material.


The 1.33 X 1 image is soft and likely is an old NTSC source, maybe second generation. The Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo has no surrounds, but are clean, clear and when the explosions hit, just loud enough. Again, there are no major extras, but you do get DVD-ROM printable materials.



- Nicholas Sheffo


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