Over the decades Werner Herzog has taken his camera and crew into dangerous places. They’ve been on the bottom of the world, on the edge of Volcanoes, deep in grizzly bear territory, Amazonian jungles Now he’s heading inside your computer for Lo and Behold. Herzog gets a glimpse into the history of the internet and where this giant super information highway is going in the future. The movie arrives for home viewing on November 22. Here’s the press release from Magnolia Home Entertainment:
NETSCOUNT PRESENTS A WERNER HERZOG FILM LO AND BEHOLD: REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD
An In-Depth Examination Of How The Internet Has Already Changed And Will Forever Change Every Aspect Of Our Lives, Available On DVD And Digital HD
On November 22 From Magnolia Home Entertainment
“Four stars. Herzog weaves a fantastical tale”
– The Guardian
“Humanizing in its portrayal of the internet’s pioneers, victims, fringes, and wonders.”
“A must-see for anyone on social networks”
– The Verge
LOS ANGELES – Legendary, Oscar® nominated documentarian Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man) presents a “deepy fascinating” (Nerdist) look at the birth of the internet, and what it will become in the not-to-distant future in LO AND BEHOLD: REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD, arriving on DVD and Digital HD on November 22 from Magnolia Home Entertainment.
For the “masterful inquiry into technological evolution” (The Playlist), Herzog supplies first-hand perspective on human society in the digital age from famed Internet pioneers and visionaries such as Bob Kahn (Co-Inventor of Transmission Control Protocol and the Internet Protocol), Elon Musk (Founder and CEO of SpaceX) and Kevin Mitnick (Hacker, Author and Computer Security Consultant), among others.
No one could have predicted that when the Internet started in a lab at UCLA, it would have such far reaching implications in almost every aspect of every person’s life, from business to education, to healthcare and everything in between. Herzog presents a provocative look at the Internet’s humble beginning to what it has become – a way for instant communication with loved ones but also a cyber battlefield between world powers – and what theorists can only dream of next from instantly Tweeting thoughts and connecting with a colony on Mars.
With special features including an interview with Herzog and the theatrical trailer, LO AND BEHOLD: REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD will be available on DVD for the suggested retail price of $26.98.
In LO AND BEHOLD: REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD, the Oscar®-nominated documentarian Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten Dreams) chronicles the virtual world from its origins to its outermost reaches, exploring the digital landscape with the same curiosity and imagination he previously trained on earthly destinations as disparate as the Amazon, the Sahara, the South Pole and the Australian outback. Herzog leads viewers on a journey through a series of provocative conversations that reveal the ways in which the online world has transformed how virtually everything in the real world works – from business to education, space travel to healthcare, and the very heart of how we conduct our personal relationships.
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