Nukes In Space: The Rainbow Bombs
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1999
Director: Peter Kuran
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 743452-201426
Running time: 1:58 (118 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.33:1, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: October 24, 2006
Collection type: Owned (#2468)
Status: Available
Purchase date: March 28, 2007
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 9 / 10
Review (video): 8 / 10
Overview
During the heart of the Cold War, the United States and the former Soviet Union launched and detonated over 20 thermonuclear weapons in space. The detonations created awe-inspiring man-made auroras, but behind the beauty of these "Rainbow Bombs" hid an ugly aftermath: Radiation belts and lingering effects on Earth's near-space region.

Much of the information on htese tests was kept secret, until newly declassified test footage and government documents revealed the truth. From filmmaker Peter Kuran creator of the award-winning film Trinity and Beyond comes one of the most provocative films of the atomic age. Nukes in Space provides a startling look at the development of military space program and space-based nuclear weapons testing with spectacular, never-before-seen images. Starting with Nazi V-1 and V-2 rockets, this film follows the development of ICBMs with nuclear warheads, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and anti-ballistic missile systems, and evaluates their implications on the future of our nation's security.
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Genres
Documentary
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Goldhil
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles
 
Tags
Various
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
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 • Gallery
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Crew
Direction
Peter Kuran....Director
Production
Peter Kuran....Producer
Alan Munro....Producer
Music
William Stromberg....Composer
Cast
William Shatner....Narrator (voice)