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Capturing Kentucky Moonshiners and other Bizarre True Stories on Film

A mind-boggling collection of rare and long-lost sights and experiences committed to film over a period of several decades.
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 3 minutes
  • Video: Black & White / Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1930
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)

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TRAPPING KENTUCKY MOONSHINERS: In 1932 producers Percy Knighton and Joe Lykins sent a camera crew to the back wood hills of Old Kentucky. They document the ways of the mountain people living in a culture a century behind the times. Then, incredibly, the cameras follow shotgun wielding "Government Revenuers" deep into the woods on a dangerous attempt to ferret out and bust an illegal moonshine operation.

CURIOSITIES #11 : Producer Walter Futter sent his camera crew around the globe to capture "bits of life that are hard to believe." This 1930 installment of Walter Futter's Curiosities shows us a monument to traitor Benedict Arnold, a "haunted" tractor handle that baffles scientists by exhibiting perpetual motion, a long-winded trumpeter that can sustain a note for seventeen minutes and much more.

THE MYSTERY CRASH: In the early 1960s, the National Safety Council produced a series of shorts attempting to teach viewers the techniques of defensive driving. Scores of automobiles piloted by crash-test dummies are wrecked as the cameras roll. We learn that, even with modern bumpers, driving into a tree at 45 mph will not result in a happy ending.

STRANGE AND UNUSUAL ANIMALS: Bizarre creatures from around the globe and the peculiar adaptations their species have developed through untold centuries of evolution are documented.

PARICUTIN VOLCANO: In 1945, the U.S. Air Force sent a team of scientists and cameramen to Mexico to study the active Paracutin Volcano. With the aid of a helicopter, they capture incredible footage of the molten crater and the ruined village of San Juan which has been destroyed by a sea of lava.

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  • Sales Rank: 17,973
  • UPC: 089218692191
  • Shipping Weight: 0.20/lbs (approx)
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