- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 100 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: November 11, 2002
For those who like to see things smashed, exploded, imploded, sunk, wasted and destroyed (and who doesn't?), THE WRECKING BALL is an unforgettable treat that explores every aspect of the art, science and psychology of destruction.
We start with the big stuff--arenas, skyscrapers and convention centers. Incredible footage captures the final moments of edifices like the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas and Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Stadium.
Meet the first family of American demolition, the Loizeauxs, who have taken down more than 6,000 structures in the last 50 years, and watch them plan and carry out the destruction of Market Square Arena in Indianapolis. Wrecking ball operators reveal the tricks of the trade, and we'll get an up-close look at the many specialized machines required to do the job right.
Then, go beyond buildings for a look at some of the other faces of destruction, from Battlebots and rock concerts to the "Relief Room" in a Japanese resort town, where stressed-out workers pay $80.00 for the privilege of trashing furniture and vases.
With insights from psychologists and up-close views of historic implosions, THE WRECKING BALL explores every aspect of man's undeniable urge to destroy.