Prohibition on Blu-ray with Dolby TrueHD

The Truth About Prohibition

Prohibition, the three-part documentary by renowned filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that depicts America’s decision to ban the manufacture and sale of alcohol in 1920, is now available on Blu-ray Disc™ with Dolby® TrueHD. 

In 1920, after a century of debate, the United States amended the Constitution to ban the manufacture and sale of alcohol, turning millions of law-abiding citizens into lawbreakers overnight. Over the next 13 years, a society founded on individual freedom became a nation of scofflaws—and hypocrites.

Here are the stories of the small-time whiskey-jobbers, big-time bootleggers, and brutal gangsters; flappers dancing the Charleston in speakeasies; immigrant families stomping grapes in their basements and making moonshine in their backyards.

But beyond the cocktails, this is also a darker tale about divisive single-issue lobbyists, fearmongering, smear campaigns, and the perils of unfunded mandates.

Prohibition is available at ShopPBS.org or wherever Blu-ray products are sold.

Dolby TrueHD Creates a High-Definition Audio Experience

Dolby TrueHD delivers powerful sound that is bit-for-bit identical to the original studio master, unlocking the full entertainment experience on Blu-ray Disc and other HD media.

When coupled with video, Dolby TrueHD lets you enjoy sound as stunning as the high-definition picture.

Benefits of Dolby TrueHD

Delivers studio-master-quality audio (up to 24-bit/192 kHz) identical to what was created in the recording studio, mixing stage, or live concert

Supports up to 16 channels of lossless audio

Offers a spacious soundstage, highly realistic effects, and unsurpassed dynamic range

The Experience

The combination of high-definition audio and video provides movie and music fans with the feeling of getting their own private performance.

Find out more about Dolby TrueHD.