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American Originals (Ice Road Truckers / Dangerous Missions / Ax Men / Tougher in Alaska)
American Originals
Ice Road Truckers / Dangerous Missions / Ax Men / Tougher in Alaska
Actor: Various
Director: History
Genres: Television, Documentary
NR     2009     37hr 36min

They're a special breed - guys who go to work in the morning never knowing if they'll make it home alive that night. Every day is a struggle just to survive. For the loggers, wedged on a mountainside with behemoth trees, 6...  more »
     
     
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Actor: Various
Director: History
Genres: Television, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Television, Documentary
Studio: A&E Home Video
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 05/26/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 37hr 36min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 14
SwapaDVD Credits: 14
Total Copies: 1
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Ted P.
Reviewed on 7/22/2009...
Submitted product information to the database but thought others might appreciate the description of the product as stated by the History Channel:

They're a special breed of guys who go to work in the morning never knowing if they'll make it home alive that night. Every day is a struggle just to survive. For the loggers, wedged on a mountainside with behemoth trees, 60-ton machines, and razor-sharp chainsaws, the slightest miscalculation can spell disaster. The ice road truckers, steering gigantic 16-wheelers over frozen roads, face the specter of crashing through the surface, frostbite, or worse. And residents of the forbidding, icy north battle weather and unforgiving terrain just to eke out an existence. They all need every bit of ingenuity, grit, and know-how they can muster just to stay alive - at least until the next gig.

This adrenaline-pumping collection from HISTORY Channel includes over 20 hours of action from Ax Men, Tougher in Alaska, and the record-breaking series Ice Road Truckers. You'll be awed as you watch these ordinary-seeming men face the kind of daily challenges most of us can't even imagine.

Programs per disc:
DISC 1: Ice Road Truckers S1, Vol 1: episodes 1-4
DISC 2: Ice Road Truckers S1, Vol 2: episodes 5-8
DISC 3: Ice Road Truckers S1, Vol 3: episodes 9-10 / bonus materials
DISC 4: Ice Road Truckers: On and Off The Ice
DISC 5: Dangerous Missions: Suicide Missions of D-Day / Marine Raiders / Forward Observers / Pathfinders
DISC 6: Dangerous Missions: Rescue Swimmers / Merrill's Marauders / Assault on Iwo Jima / Hostage Negotiators
DISC 7: Ax Men S1, Vol 1: Man vs. Mountain / Risk and Reward / Storm Season Strikes / The Big Hit
DISC 8: Ax Men S1, Vol 2: Market Meltdown / Reversal of Fortune / The Close Call / Loggers Under Fire
DISC 9: Ax Men S1, Vol 3: A Logger's Thanksgiving / Black Friday / Storm of the Century
DISC 10: Ax Men S1, Vol 4: The Toughest Season / Picking Up The Pieces / The Final Haul
DISC 11: Tougher in Alaska S1, Vol 1: Episodes 1-4
DISC 12: Tougher in Alaska S1, Vol 2: Episodes 5-7
DISC 13: Tougher in Alaska S1, Vol 3: Episodes 8-10
DISC 14: Tougher in Alaska S1, Vol 4: Episodes 11-13


* ICE ROAD TRUCKERS: SEASON ONE - DISC 1: Follows the competition and camaraderie of six truckers over a season on the ice road, as they brave white-outs, thin ice, and the deadly cold to perform one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. From the construction of this massive frozen highway and the preparation of the truck fleet, to the risky final days when the melting highway grows dangerously unreliable, HISTORY Channel takes viewers on a thrilling, adrenaline-pumping ride. This disc contains the episodes: Ready to Roll / Destination Diamond Mine / Dash for the Cash / The Big Chill

* ICE ROAD TRUCKERS: SEASON ONE - DISC 2: This disc contains the episodes: Mid-season Mayhem / Driving on Thin Ice / The Rookie Challenge / Into the Whiteout

* ICE ROAD TRUCKERS: SEASON ONE - DISC 3: This disc contains the episodes: The Big Melt / The Final Run DVD Features: Ice Road Truckers episode of Dangerous Missions; 5 Featurettes: Meet the Truckers, Overcoming the Challenges, Perils of the Ice Road, Behind-The-Scenes, The Countdown

* ICE ROAD TRUCKERS: ON AND OFF THE ICE - DISC 4: This disc contains the 3 Ice Road Truckers specials which aired after the season 1 finale and before the season 2 premiere: Then and Now / Off the Ice / On The Edge
DVD Features: Biographies of the Truckers

* DANGEROUS MISSIONS - DISC 5: From World War II to today, men and women have undertaken roles that involve overwhelming peril, seemingly unbeatable odds, and almost certain death all for the greater good of countries or communities. HISTORY Channel introduces these heroes and the harrowing missions they take on, often as volunteers. This disc contains the episodes: Suicide Missions of D-Day / Marine Raiders / Forward Observers / Pathfinders
* DANGEROUS MISSIONS - DISC 6: This disc contains the episodes: Rescue Swimmers / Merrill's Marauders / Assault on Iwo Jima / Hostage Negotiators

* AX MEN: SEASON ONE - DISC 7: For more than a hundred years, larger-than-life characters, many of whom are members of logging families that go back to the time when the West was being settled, have spent their days among towering trees and powerful machines and their nights in outposts far from the comforts of civilization. Snapped cables, runaway logs, and treacherous machinery are among the many dangers that threaten their lives and safety today. Follow four logging crews through a season in the remote forests of northwest Oregon and see how, plagued by mechanical failures, relentless weather and violent and unpredictable terrain, these men risk their lives every day in a constant struggle of man versus nature. This disc contains the episodes: Man vs. Mountain / Risk and Reward / Storm Season Strikes / The Big Hit

* AX MEN: SEASON ONE - DISC 8: This disc contains the episodes:Market Meltdown / Reversal of Fortune / The Close Call / Loggers Under Fire

* AX MEN: SEASON ONE - DISC 9: This disc contains the episodes: A Loggers Thanksgiving / Black Friday / Storm of the Century

* AX MEN: SEASON ONE - DISC 10: This disc contains the episodes: The Toughest Season / Picking Up The Pieces / The Final Haul DVD
Features: Additional Footage

* TOUGHER IN ALASKA: SEASON ONE - DISC 11: It takes a ton of guts to make it in Alaska. In this land of bitter cold, extreme landscape, and vast distances, the simplest activities are taking out the trash, commuting to work, or catching a fish carry the potential for peril. Join host Geo Beach as he meets the gritty individuals who shoulder the state's riskiest jobs: heli-loggers who fly to inaccessible regions to haul timber, gold miners who blast through rock in brutal temperatures, and railroaders facing avalanches and earthquakes on lines that cross some of the most treacherous terrain in the world. Every episode explores the dogged determination of the folks who live and thrive in this harsh land, forcing you to ask, would I have what it takes to tough it out in Alaska? This disc contains episodes 1-4: Gold Mining / Salmon Fishing / Electric Linemen / Logging

* TOUGHER IN ALASKA: SEASON ONE - DISC 12: This disc contains episodes 5-7: Railroading / Deadly Winter / Dangerous Earth

* TOUGHER IN ALASKA: SEASON ONE - DISC 13: This disc contains episodes 8-10: Dangerous Roads / Extreme Salvaging / Wild Waste

* TOUGHER IN ALASKA: SEASON ONE - DISC 14: This disc contains episodes 11-13, and additional bonus footage: Arctic Troopers / Extreme Isolation / Frozen Freeway / bonus Additional Scenes
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Movie Reviews

Great starter collection for A&E wild & outdoors reality pro
Read Rover | FL | 09/25/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Not sure how this set came in under the radar for so many folks! Obviously packaged together with care to the interests of those who would be drawn to the extreme and wild conditions faced by the people in these reality programs. This 14 disc includes the first seasons of the following: Ice Road Truckers, Dangerous Missions, Ax Men and Tougher in Alaska. Produced by A&E/ History Channel, these are exciting programs that will open your eyes about the furthest reaches of America!"