Few figures in our era have managed to polarize opinion so consistently and for so long ashas Fidel Castro. This portrait of the man is a (thankfully) non-hysterical approach to the subject,and presents thoughtful views from a wide range of participants, representing all kinds ofopinions. There are plenty of fascinating clips, including some footage of Castro when he visitedthe states BEFORE that 40-plus-year squabble began.
The sound quality …s much the same as that of the other recent PBS documentaries to hit disc:a 2.0 track that is perfectly clear, with just enough surround spice to give it some audio interest,but not so much that the sound detracts from the ideas being presented.
Again, the picture is a good match with other new PBS releases, though it is better than somein being anamorphic. The transfer is very good, and the actual picture quality depends on thestate of the source material (much of which is surprisingly good for its age). The new interviewsare sharp and have nice, rich colours.
The producer talks about the reasons for wanting to make this film in an interview, and thereis some extra footage (more of the experts holding forth) not used in the film itself. The menu isbasic.
Choose the right group with which to watch this doc, and you should be in for a gooddiscussion afterwards.
Special Features List
- Interview with the Producer
- Bonus Interview Excerpts