1 videodisc (104 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (20 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.)
Criterion collection ; 334.
Formatted Contents Note
Special features: Audio commentary by Kopple and editor Nancy Baker ; "The making of 'Harlan County USA,' a new documentary featuring interviews with Kopple, crew members, and strike participants featured in the film ; never-before-seen outtakes from the film ; new video interview with legendary bluegrass singer-songwriter Hazel Dickens ; new video interview with director John Sayles ; a panel discussion from the 2005 Sundance Film Festival featuring Kopple and Roger Ebert ; original theatrical trailer.
Chronicles the 1973 Harlan County, Kentucky coal miners' strike against the operators of the Brookside mine and the Duke Power Company, which resulted from the company's refusal to honor the national contract of the United Mine Workers of America when the miners joined the union.
Some credits from booklet; series numbering from container spine. Originally released as a motion picture in 1976. "Janus Films"--Container. Documentary. "Enhanced for 16:9 televisions"--Disc label. Special features: Optional audio commentary with producer/director Barbara Kopple; The making of Harlan County USA (22 min.); outtakes (27 min.); Hazel Dickens interview (12 min.); John Sayles on the film (7 min.); Harlan County USA at Sundance (14 min.); theatrical trailer (3 min.). New essays by film scholar Paul Arthur and music journalist Jon Weisberger in booklet inserted in container.
Subtitled in English for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Presented in the original aspect ratio of 1.78:1. Enhanced for 16:9 TVs.
System Details Note
DVD; NTSC; region 1; widescreen (1.78:1); Dolby Digital mono.
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Cinematography, Hart Perry and Kevin Keating ; editing, Nancy Baker and Mary Lampson ; music, Hazel Dickens and Merle Travis ; DVD producer, Johanna Schiller.
The soundtrack includes legendary country and bluegrass artists Hazel Dickens, Merle Travis, Sarah Gunning, and Florence Reece.