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5 Disc World's Fair Films DVD MegaSet Complete Films

5 Disc World's Fair Films DVD MegaSet Complete Films
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The Complete World's Fair Films Series 5 Volume Set! 12 Hours Packed Into 5 Dual Layer All Regions DVDs!

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* 6/12/14: Updated & Upgraded: Updated With "Medicus Collection; New York World's Fair 1939-40 (Additional Footage)" And With Newly Redigitized And Remastered Video For Improved Image And Audio Quality, And Upgraded From A Standard Format 5 DVD Set To A High Quality Dual Layer Format 5 DVD Set For Even Greater Image And Audio Quality!

Contents:

DISCS 1-3: THE 1939 NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR
The Glimpse Of An Ephemeral Future Envisioned On The Cusps Of Depression & World War - 8 Full Hours Packed Into 3 Dual Layer All Regions DVDs:

LEAVE IT TO ROLL-OH (1940, B&W, SOUND, 8:42)
Don't you just love the housework robots we've all come to know and enjoy? Well, maybe we don't yet live in the world of the Jetsons, but the World of Tomorrow had us using this homemaker's work saver as early as the 1960s!

TO NEW HORIZONS (1940, COLOR, SOUND, 22:59)
This is the complete renowned motion picture that the famous 1939 World's Fair "World of Tomorrow" films clips of futuristic cars traveling on far-out superhighways of "the wonder world of 1960" (!) that you've seen in so many documentaries come from. Jam Handy produced this General Motors message film which sees a strange world indeed at a point in the future some 45 years before our time & which was intended for viewing at the Futurama exhibit of GM's Highways and Horizons" pavilion. Simply a must-see!

THE WATHEN COLLECTION (1939, COLOR, SILENT, 27:48)
Another beautiful color amateur film detailing the goings-on and features of the fair.

THE WORLD'S FAIR AUGUST 1940 (1940, COLOR, SILENT, 7:31)
More lovely color amateur film that condenses the fair's exhibits down to 7 1/2 minutes.

THE WORLD OF TOMORROW (1939, B&W, SILENT, 36:09)
Black & White amateur film documenting amongst other things the apparent use of nude "live" statues!

NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR (1939, COLOR, SILENT, 15:10)
A "sweetened" print of the first 15 minutes 10 seconds of the Wathen amateur film collection, featured above, and processed for contrast and color balance.

THE MEDICUS COLLECTION (1939, COLOR, SILENT, 5 Hours 49 Minutes)
Seven film reels of breathtaking Kodachrome amateur color film that documents the many different sights to be seen at the fair - some very risque even for our times!

DISC 4: WORLD'S FAIR & EXPOSITION FILMS
18 Films Documenting The Fairs Of San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, Brussels & Montreal - Over 2 1/2 Hours!

UNIVERSAL NEWSREEL MARCH 17Th 1958 (B&W, SOUND, 0:52)
America builds the world's largest freestanding circular structure as one of the 48 countries participating in "the first world's fair of the atomic age".

GOLDEN GATE INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION (1939, COLOR, SOUND, 7:41)
Beautiful color footage of the city of San Francisco in general and The Golden Gate Bridge Exposition in particular.

CENTURY 21 CALLING (1964, COLOR, SOUND, 13:56)
No, not the real estate company, but the century we live in now, and it calls us through the venue of the 1964 Seattle World's Fair.

A CENTURY OF PROGRESS - INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION CHICAGO 1933 (1933, B&W, SILENT, 12:38)
An amateur film sweep through the pavilions and events of the fair.

CHICAGO WORLD'S FAIR (1933, B&W, SILENT, 12:48)
Exterior shots of the fair begin this amateur film travelogue that also includes New York, Washington DC & Salt Lake City shots.

DEAD FAIR (1940, COLOR, SOUND, 1:11)
Excellent overview of each aspect of the park's exhibits, rides, restaurants and pavilions. A top-rate production - but it'll make you feel like you want to go there right now!.

UNIVERSAL NEWSREEL MAY 2nd 1967: EXPO 67 - "MONUMENT TO MAN" OPENS IN CANADA (B&W, SOUND, 1:41)
The inauguration of the world's largest world's fair upon two man-made islands in the Saint Lawrence River outside Montreal.

FAREWELL TO TREASURE ISLAND (1940, COLOR, SOUND, 2:51)
A visit-it-before-it-closes send-off to the 1939-1940 San Francisco World's Fair.

FRISCO FAIR / PACIFIC NORTHWEST (1939, COLOR, SILENT, 17:03)
Home movies of travels along the Pacific Northwest coast on the way to and including the Golden Gate Bridge / San Francisco Fair.

GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE (1939, COLOR, SILENT, 10:37)
More home movies documenting the beauty of the northwest as a preface to an overview of the San Francisco Fair.

THE GOLDEN GATE INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION (1939, COLOR, SILENT, 10:13)
Even more home movies, in beautiful color film, extensively documenting the exhibits, buildings and goings-on of the fair.

THE GOLDEN GATE INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION (1939, COLOR, SILENT, 10:13)
Yet more home movies, THIS in lovely Kodachrome color film, providing a breath-taking capture of the architecture of the fair grounds on Treasure Island.

PANAMA-PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION (1915, B&W, SILENT, 5:04)
Take to the air in a beautiful baloon & do a loop-the-loop a primitive biplane - but make sure you don't hit the drink!

PANAMA-PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION (REVISITED) (1940s, B&W, SOUND, 10:13)
Lovely retrospective by Frank Vail recounting the events of the 1915 San Francisco World's Fair with fine quality reproductions of 1915 original film stock.

PANAMA-PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION (1915, B&W, SILENT, 8:12)
Opening ceremonies and dignitaries attending the 1915 San Francisco World's Fair.

SAN FRANCISCO WORLD'S FAIR (1939, B&W, Sound, 9:26)
Newsreel by The News Parade providing coverage of the Golden Gate Bridge Exposition.

THE STORY OF JEWEL CITY (1915, B&W, SILENT, 9:01)
Remarkable fantasy story of a fairy who uses her magic wand to wend her way both through the 1915 San Francisco World's Fair as well as the metaphorical ruins from which the city rose again.

TREASURE ISLAND (1939, COLOR, SILENT, 9:52)
The opening ceremonies performed by the dignitaries attending the 1939 San Francisco World's Fair.

DISC 5: THE 1964 NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR DVD
The Last Great World's Fair Held On American Soil - Seven Films Packed Into 88 Minutes In Region Code Free DVD Format!

1964 NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR REPORT (1961, B&W, 25:55)
The planning, organizing, staffing, directing and construction of the transformation of Flushing Meadow Park, Queens County New York circa 1961into the New York World's Fair circa 1964 under the guiding hand of Robert Moses. UNIVERSAL NEWSREEL: NEW YORK WORL'S FAIR (MARCH 3RD 1964, B&W 2:04) "Peace Through Understanding" is the theme of this yet-to-be-ompleted World's Fair, which was built atop the same location as the 1939 New York World's Fair.

OUT OF THIS WORLD (1964, COLOR, 13:16)
The Frigidaire Division of General Motors produced this archetypical capitalist propaganda piece wherein a family goes to the Futurama exchibit where mom goes through the nearest thing to a psychedlic experience a corporate film of the time could get away with. A wild view of what a great life would be had during our own time (which involves deforestation for cattle ranching - great!) ends up with a visit to futuristic cities whose whole purpose seems to be...places to buy & use Frigidaires! UNIVERSAL NEWSREEL:

FAIR FROM ON HIGH (MAY 3RD 1965, B&W, 1:15)
The monorail takes center stage as the park reopens after it's winter hiatus and shows off the new features added to the fair this year.

UNISPHERE: BIGGEST WORLD ON EARTH (1964, COLOR 14:09)
U. S. Steel was so proud of the steel Unisphere it created this film to show those unique World's Fair steel structures of the past (such as the Crystal Palace of the first World's Fair [London 1851] and the Eiffel Tower [Paris 1889]) in order to contrast those accomplishements with its own.

TO THE FAIR! (1965, B&W, 26:10)
Excellent overview of each aspect of the park's exhibits, rides, restaurants and pavilions. A top-rate production - but it'll make you feel like you want to go there right now!.

WORLD'S FAIR NIGHT AERIALS (1964, 4:19)
Breathtaking aerial views of the fair at night that make you feel like you are right there - and you'll even get a glimpse of a game in progress at Yankee Stadium, too!

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