The Endurance [DVD]
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Customers who bought this item also bought
Liam Neeson narrates this docu-drama about Sir Ernest Shackleton's ill-fated Antarctic expedition - which uses contemporary footage alongside the real footage of the expedition taken by cameraman Frank Hurley. In August 1914, Sir Ernest Shackleton, a renowned explorer, set sail with 27 men on his ship The Endurance. His plan was to be the first expedition to cross the Antarctic continent. But when the ship becomes trapped in the ice floes and frigid open ocean of the Antarctic, Shackleton decides, with many of his crew injured and weak from exposure and starvation, to take a team of his fittest men and attempt to find help. Setting out in appalling conditions with hopelessly inadequate equipment, they endured all weather and terrain and finally reached safety. Persuading a local team of his confidence that the abandoned team would still be alive, he set out again to find them and, after almost 2 years trapped on the ice, all members of the crew were finally rescued.
Top customer reviews
A truly amazing story of courage, determination and sheer rugged guts. Perfect for the armchair adventurer like me! Buy this now...
Unfortunately, the ship became locked in an icy vise created by polar floes not long after it set sail, which eventually encased and crushed the ship it held in its grasp. This forced the crew out on the ice to survive an adventure that was to last them over a year and a half. Only the courage and determination of Shackleton and his crew enabled them all to survive their harrowing experience, escaping the icy death that was the expected outcome of their dire situation.
Told through the incorporation and use of expedition photographer Frank Hurley's archival silent film footage and stills, which miraculously survived, as well as modern day film and photographs, a rich in situ backdrop is provided for this gripping story of survival. The film is also augmented by interviews with elderly relatives of the survivors. The makers of this documentary also ground the story in the historical context of the day, enriching this story further. All in all, this is an exemplary documentary and one which those who are interested in explorations will enjoy, as will those who enjoy films in which the human spirit triumphs.
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Look for similar items by category