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Cirque du Soleil Presents: Fire Within
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Filmed /// 2002, Montreal Run Time (390 min)

Fire Within begins eight months prior to opening night when it remains to be seen how the performers, who have come from around world, will survive the enormous physical and emotional demands placed upon them. Throughout the captivating series, cameras document the human experience—the drama and comedy, the victories and setbacks—and, above all, the desire to succeed that burns within these extraordinary individuals.

The 13 episodes are spread over three discs, with five on each of the first two platters, and three (plus bonus features) on the third. The DVDs are packaged in clear ThinPaks, which come in a cardboard slipcase. The cover for each ThinPak is printed on both sides, with episode descriptions on the outside and colorful patterns on the inside. The colorful costumes and dark performance venues demand a great deal of the video, and the discs deliver, thanks to encoding that averages around 7Mbps.

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General Features
    cirque du soleil presents fire within, a gala film and creations musca, inc. co-production. Executive Producers: marie cote, vincent gagne, arnie gelbart. Creative Producer: valerie beaugrand-champagne. Producers: martin bolduc, sylvia wilson.
Video: NTSC/PAL, Color, Widescreen (16:9
Audio: English, 2.0 Dolby Surround / 5.1 Digital

Bonus Features
  • Promos

  • Reunion Special — Meeting in Montreal, on the grounds where the big-top tent stood, the main characters and the director reminisce, look back at the show and talk about what they are doing now.

  • Artist Q&A — 29 minutes of interviews with the eight stars and the director. Questions are asked in the form of subtitles on black screens, followed by the answer on video. These are a bit more informative than the reunion special, as the group answers point-blank questions. Each interview, seven in all (there are three group chats)

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Edition Info

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      R01 (USA/Canada)
         Release Date — Nov.02.2004
         Catalog — #08403 (UPC 0-43396-08403-2)
         ISBN — 1-4049-6743-5

      R02/R03/R04 - Worldwide
         Release Date — Feb.09.2005 (R2-JPN)
         Catalog — TSDD-35839 (R2-JPN)
         Release Date — Feb.23.2005 (R4-Aus)

      Video on Demand
        Release Date — Aug.06.2013
        Apple iTunes - ✓
        Amazon Instant - ✓
        Google Play - ✓
        Hulu/Hulu+ - ✓
        Vimeo - ✗

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