Release date: February 14, 2006

Award-winning director Steve James' (Hoop Dreams, Stevie) Reel Paradise tells the extraordinary story of one American family's unique adventure running a cinema in one of the most isolated villages on the planet. John Pierson, noted indie film maven and author of Spike, Mike, Slackers & Dykes uprooted his family for a year and moved to Taveuni, a remote island in Fiji. John's passion is the 180 Meridian Cinema, which becomes the island's focal point of entertainment after he makes admission free and starts showing the most current popular worldwide releases - everything from Bend it Like Beckham to Jackass. In the meantime, his wife, Janet and their two kids, Wyatt (13) and Georgia (16), immerse themselves in Fijian culture, discovering in very personal ways what it is like to be the outsider.

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • AUDIO COMMENTARY WITH STEVE JAMES AND JANET PIERSON
  • 16X9 ANAMORPHIC PRESENTATION
  • DELETED SCENES
  • ALTERNATE ENDING
  • SPLIT SCREEN: FIJI STOOGES
  • TRAILERS
  • 5.1 MIX

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Interview with John and Janet Pierson - Reel Paradise

On the latest episode of DVD Talk Radio, DVD Talk Editor Geoffrey Kleinman speaks with John and Janet Pierson about the DVD release for Reel Paradise - a film which documents their year-long adventure operating the 180 Meridian Cinemas in Tavenui, a small Fijian island. In this thirty four minute interview the Piersons address some of their critics, talk about their experience in Fiji and discuss the impact the trip and film on their family. Listen to our interview with John and Janet Pierson using our Online DVD Talk Radio Player or Download the complete interview with John and Janet Pierson. Also be sure to listen to our recent interviews on DVD Talk Radio with Chirs Gorak, Neil Marshall, Alex Gibney, Craig Brewer, Judy Irving an Joss Whedon.