- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 1 hours, 56 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: September 13, 2005
- Originally Released: 2005
- Label: Janson Media
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Deleted Scenes
- Featurette: "Making the Fair"
- Audio Commentary:
- David Cope - World Fair Historian
- Special Features Audio Commentary by Mark Bussler - Director
- "Art of the Fair"
- "Pictures of the Fair"
Performers, Cast and Crew:
The World's Fair is always a huge event on the global calender, so fans will be delighted to know that they can now experience the 1893 happening in the comfort of their own homes! Narrated by Gene Wilder, this fascinating reconstruction of the event, which took place in Chicago, offers a look at many of the innovations that sprung forth in science and technology in this pivotal year for both fields. Millions of visitors witnessed new products such as the Ferris Wheel and Cracker Jack, while the festivities also extended to include simple pleasures such as belly dancing and plenty of alcohol consumption. EXPO: MAGIC OF THE CITY is a stunning reconstruction of the 1893 event, with the cutting-edge technology used in its production appropriately keeping within the spirit of innovation that the World's Fair has become known for.
Description by Inecom Entertainment Company:
Narrated by Gene Wilder (Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory), EXPO - Magic of the White City brings the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 to life. Experience the world of 1893 through a cinematic visit to Chicago's Columbian Exposition. Many of the world's greatest achievements in science, technology and culture are unveiled there. In addition, fairgoers enjoy the popular and commercially successful Midway where the festive atmosphere of this one-mile entertainment center offers an array of guilty pleasures such as belly dancing, street fighting and beer.
Nearly 28 million visit the Fair. Dubbed the "White City," it inspires future innovators like Henry Ford and Frank Lloyd Wright, debuts the Ferris Wheel and Cracker Jack, and, in many ways, marks the beginning of the 20th century.
Filmed in High-Definition, EXPO - Magic of the White City immerses viewers in one of the world's biggest extravaganzas and one of the most unforgettable events in American history. There will never be another event like it...or will there'