New Release: Plastic Planet DVD

Plastic Planet movie sceneFirst Run Features released the independent film Plastic Planet on DVD on April 12, 2011.

A look at that cheap, practical and arguably life-threatening substance that has enveloped the world, the documentary carries a suggested retail price of $27.95 on DVD.

Plastic Planet takes viewers on a a journey around the globe — from the Moroccan Sahara to the middle of the Pacific Ocean, from a factory in China to the highest peaks of the Alps — to reveal the far-flung reaches of what the film explains as our “plastic problem.” Interviews with experts in biology, pharmacology and genetics shed light on the perils of plastic to our environment and expose the truth of how plastic affects our bodies and the health of future generations.

Written and directed by documentarian Warner Boote, the 2009 movie features an original score by the English electronic music group The Orb.

 

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.