For over 40 years, the United States and the Soviet Union were the leaders in a global game of brinksmanship that at times had the world close to nuclear war. This 24-part CNN documentary series mixes vintage news footage, film clips, and exclusive interviews to chronicle the confrontation between East and West and puts the era's significant events in perspective. Narrated by Kenneth Branagh. 18 3/4 hrs. total on five discs. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English (SDH), Spanish, French; bonus documentaries "The Hoaxters" (1952), "Castro: In His Own Words."