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|Great Adventurers Ernest Shackleton - To the End of the Earth|
This is the incredible story of explorer Ernest Shackleton?s heroic attempt to lead the first expedition across the last unknown continent of Antarctica in 1914-16. During this voyage, his ship, the Endurance, became lock... more »
Watch Alongside "The Endurance"
Jeffery Mingo | Homewood, IL USA | 01/16/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"In all fairness, the documentary "The Endurance" may have used this work as its stepping stone. "The Endurance" was longer, went into more detail, and clearly had a larger budget. Still, you may want to see both as this work went more into Shackleton's early years and previous voyages. "The Endurance" had foreign language subtitles when this work did not, by the way.
This work had few interviewees and they were non-diverse. However, Shackleton's crew was non-diverse and probably small in number too. One interviewee had a shaggy, graying beard that may have been a tribute to the same beards that you see on Shackleton's crew.
Talk about cheesy reenactments! This work clearly had no budget to try to accurately portray the past. They just took a bunch of fake snow and any old winter coat and hired any ol' unemployed actors and shot the scenes. Granted, it provides motion and dynamism to something that could have only had grainy, black-and-white photos. Still, the cheese factor is high!"