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on 16 August 2009
This is the Oscar-winning documentary black-and-white silent film converted to DVD with Thor Hierdahl's original voice over. It's a great story of the almost completely successful balsa-wood raft voyage from South America to the South Pacific islands.
As a bonus, there's a lot about Thor's later expeditions in Ra I and Ra II and his involvement with the people and historical research of Easter Island. Highly recommended.
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on 4 February 2011
I've loved the book of the Kon Tiki expedition for most of my life so, never having seen the film, I bought this with some anticipation. Oh dear. The hour-long documentary (1951 Oscar winner) is okay but a primitive reminder of how film-making has progressed since the 1940s. Many of the best shots appeared as stills in the book. The 'bonus' hour-long colour documentary, apparently from the 1980s, on Heyerdahl's work has little on the Kon Tiki: it's mediocre with terrible sound quality. Worse, Heyerdahl comes over as an unlikeable man whose theories are discounted, often disproved, by the scientific consensus. The book is a glorious adventure story: if you're a fan, avoid this pricey distraction.
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Hand held - old black and white film. Have the new re-in - acted version - good to see both - 5 of these men were boy scouts - good to have this old film - think you need to be someone with a deep interest in this rafts trip
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on 10 February 2013
Fascinating memory of something I read about at school 50 years ago. I liked the nteresting extra bits that were included as well.
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on 9 July 2014
Excellent adventure story. Old fashioned documentary, but none the worse for that. Modern reality TV is feeble and small scale in comparison.
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on 30 January 2010
Fascinating!!! It was all brought back to me after 50 years. The sound was very poor in parts!!
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on 4 July 2015
Amazing story - beautifully done.
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on 21 June 2016
Very happy with my purchase
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