New Release: The Most Dangerous Man in America DVD

Most Dangerous Man in America movie sceneAcademy Award-nominated documentary The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers was released on DVD on July 20, 2010, from First Run Features.

The film, which had a limited theatrical run, looks back to 1971, when high-level Pentagon official and Vietman War strategist Daniel Ellsberg concluded that the war was based on decades of lies and leaked 7,000 pages of top secret documents to The New York Times. While being called a hero and a traitor, Ellsberg risks life in prison to stop a war that he helped plan.

Most Dangerous Man in America is a political thriller that looks at the world of government secrecy in wartime. Marked by a landmark Supreme Court battle between America’s newspapers and its President, the documentary unravels a story that leads to Watergate, Nixon’s resignation and the end of the Vietnam War.

The 94-minute movie is based in part on the books Secrets (2002) and Papers on the War (1972), both by Ellsberg. Ellsberg himself narrates the documentary.

Priced at $27.95, the DVD includes these special features”

  • interviews with Oscar-nominated actor Woody Harrelson and best-selling author Naomi Wolf
  • audio highlights of Nixon’s tapes from the Oval Office
  • “Ellsberg Today”
  • and filmmaker biographies.

Here’s the film’s trailer:


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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.