The Bottom Line
- Extraordinarily moving account of the events of 9/11
- No stars, no gimmicks, no unnecessary political statements
- The 2-Disc Edition includes two incredible featurettes
- None worth noting
- United 93: The Families and the Film - Interviews with family members of those who lost their lives
- Commentary by Director Paul Greengrass
- Memorial Pages - Written biographies of the passengers and crew of United Flight 93
- Chasing Planes: Witnesses to 9/11 - Personnel on duty on 9/11 recall the events of the day
- DVD Release Date: September 5, 2006
Guide Review - United 93 DVD Review
The families of United Flight 93 cooperated with Greengrass and helped make sure their relatives' stories were told with honor, respect, and as accurately as possible. Greengrass chose to avoid any 'name' actors and also was able to get a lot of the real people involved in the events (including air traffic controllers) to play themselves in the film. The result is a realistic, incredibly moving tribute to the men and women who lost their lives when terrorists attempted to take over the skies on 9/11.
The Bonus Features
The only difference between the two editions of United 93 DVDs is that the 2-Disc Limited Edition includes an additional 50 minute featurette entitled 'Chasing Planes: Witnesses to 9/11.' 'Chasing Planes' is a documentary chronicling the events of 9/11 featuring interviews with civilians and military personnel on duty on September 11th, as well as news footage from the day. Well worth the few dollars more, the United 93 2-Disc Limited Edition is the better choice of the two DVDs.