Premiering on home video the same week it makes its debut on PBS, the latest documentary miniseries from Ken Burns - the celebrated mentor of "The Civil War" and "Baseball" - and his frequent collaborator Lynn Novick examines the period when liquor sales were abolished.
The program explores what that meant on a social level, since crime waves and the illegal manufacture of such drinks grew rampant, among other results. The project's voice cast includes Tom Hanks, John Lithgow, Samuel L. Jackson, Patricia Clarkson, Paul Giamatti and Sam Waterston. DVD extras: deleted scenes; cast and crew interviews. **** (Not rated) (Also on Blu-ray)Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times