Trinity & Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie

Trinity & Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie

By Peter Gavin Kuran

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 1995-09-29
  • Advisory Rating: NR
  • Runtime: 1h 33min
  • Director: Peter Gavin Kuran
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 40 Ratings


"Trinity and Beyond" is an unsettling yet visually fascinating documentary presenting the history, development and testing of nuclear weapons between 1945 and 1963. Narrated by William Shatner (Star Trek's Captain Kirk) and featuring an original score performed by the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, this award-winning documentary reveals previously unreleased and classified government footage depicting in graphic detail these powerful and awesome weapons. Many scenes were repaired with an Academy Award® winning process created to restore the color. Director/producer Peter Kuran, traveled throughout the U.S. to uncover footage that includes bombs being suspended by balloon, exploding under the ocean, being shot from a cannon and detonated in outer space. "Trinity and Beyond" features extremely rare film segments from top secret government archives and startling footage of nuclear bomb tests conducted by the United States, Russia and China, including the largest atomic explosion ever detonated. "Trinity and Beyond" features an interview with Dr. Edward Teller a developer of nuclear weapons and one of the most controversial figures of the 20th century. "Trinity & Beyond" is an extraordinary production that provides an important understanding of events and the creations of technologies that have changed the world forever.




  • Superb! Hoping for the New Edit to come to iTunes!

    By Zossima
    This documentary is so well done, and stands out for its sober and restrained tone, even when discussing the destructive power of the A and H bomb, the effects of nuclear fallout and radiation, and the proliferation of nuclear weapons. Director Peter Kuran wisely resisted any temptations to go beyond the scope of his premise, tracing the U.S. nuclear weapons testing program from its inception up through the mid-1960s. Could he have included some British or French tests? More detailed info on the basic bomb designs? Locations of U.S. ABM missile bases and a discussion of the mutually assured destruction (MAD) doctrine of nuclear deterrence? Perhaps, but more is not necessarily better, and would have cluttered the raw power of this presentation. Let's hope Mr. Kuran can add the new version to iTunes, with its many enhancements and newly uncovered footage (courtesy of FOIA laws). By the way, as a fan of Citizen Kane, I have to say I love the "News On The March" pastiche Kuran uses at the outset to give a quick synopsis of the real fears during WWII that Germany would develop an atomic bomb.
  • Best Documentary Ever!

    By Chris paetow
    In my history class we just started learning about the A-Bomb. So our teacher started showing us this movie and it has the best editing ever and I'm just amazed about how many test nukes we set off. We haven't even finished the movie in class (we are behind lol) and I already had to buy to to finish it. I seriously can't wait. This movie is the absolute best ever.

    By Snopo2442
    Eye opening and simply amazing
  • Superb

    By SGM Mountain Mike
    This is a superb and comprehensive overview of the manhattan project. Great one of a kind interviews with some of the greatest minds on the project.
  • Brilliant! Watch this!

    By virtue_one
    This is probably the most memorable documentary I have ever seen.
  • Awesome!

    By MightyBombJAC
    I only thought I had some idea about what went on.
  • way beyond...

    By glanus
    a must see for anyone who grew up with the looming fear of a nuclear holocaust!