Capturing The Friedmans DVD

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  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Run Time: 235 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Studio: HBO Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: January 27, 2004
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Audio: ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Director: Andrew Jarecki
  • Cast: Arnold Friedman, Jesse Friedman, David Friedman
  • Genre: TV Series
  • Color: Color
  • Includes:
    Filmmaker Audio Commentary
    Theatrical Trailer
    Unseen home movies from inside the Friedman house
    Great Neck Outraged
    Uncut footage of the prosecution's star witness
    Friedman family scrapbook and hidden audio tapes
    The original short film that led to the discovery of David Friedman's secret story
    Jesse's life today
    An altercation at the film's New York premiere
    The Judge speaks out at the Great Neck premiere
    A special ROM section with key documents from the family and the case
    And much more...
  • Release Date: 2003
Capturing the Friedmans, the most riveting, critically-acclaimed, and hotly debated film of the year explores the elusive nature of truth through the prism of one of the strangest criminal cases in American history.

Despite their tendency to ham it up in front of home-movie cameras, the Friedmans are a seemingly normal middle-class family living in the affluent New York suburb of Great Neck.

One Thanksgiving, as the family gathers at home for a quiet holiday dinner, their front door explodes splintered by a police battering ram. Officers rush into the house, accusing Arnold Friendman and his youngest son Jesse of hundreds of shocking crimes. The film follows their story from the public's perspective and through unique real footage of the family in crisis, shot inside of the Friedman house. As the police investigate, and the community reacts, the fabric of the family begins to disintegrate, revealing provocative questions about justice, family, and - ultimately, truth.
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