Rent Kaboom!: The Sizzling Story of Explosions on DVD

Kaboom!: The Sizzling Story of Explosions

1997 Rated NR 1hr 52m

From gunpowder and dynamite to the atomic bomb, explosives have ignited fear and fascination. This set of "Nova" documentaries traces the history of pyrotechnics back to ninth-century China and speculates the future of big blasts. "Kaboom!" looks at the contributions of Roger Bacon, Alfred Nobel and Robert Oppenheimer in the evolution of explosive devices, while "Fireworks!" reveals the history, science and secrets behind the dazzle of fireworks.

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Movie Details

Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access; printable materials for educators; link to NOVA website.