Cirque du Soleil Presents: Fire Within
Cirque du Soleil Images
|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.
[ Features •
Release History ]
cirque du soleil presents
fire within, a
gala film and
creations musca, inc. co-production.
Executive Producers: marie cote, vincent gagne,
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 |
- 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)