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The Great Ships - The Aircraft Carriers (History Channel)
The Great Ships - The Aircraft Carriers
History Channel
Genres: Television, Documentary
NR     2005     0hr 50min

Today?s nuclear-powered aircraft carriers are the most powerful warships to ever take to the seas. Able to stay at sea for over a million miles at a time, they can reach any corner of the globe to deploy their incredible ...  more »

     
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Movie Details

Genres: Television, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Television, Documentary
Studio: A&E Home Video
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 09/27/2005
Original Release Date: 01/01/2005
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 0hr 50min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Aircraft Carriers
Anthony R. De Leon | Baguio City, Philippines | 03/04/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I enjoyed the History Channel's subject on the origins of the aircraft carriers up to the present day. It was an eye opener also that some of the innovations of the modern US aircraft carriers were designed by the British. However, I noticed that the jeep carriers of World War 2 were not included and that although the Forrestal class was discussed at lenght, the Kitty Hawk and JFK class of aircraft carriers were not part of subject. The Enterprise is a class of its own and the Nimitz class ships were very detailed. I would have preferred though that the latest and most modern and recently commissioned Ronald Reagan included in the film. The LHAs and LHDs were also not brought out when one can see that they resemble the carriers, they still are by and large aircraft carriers. Otherwise, the documentary was very good and I look forward to other films about modern ships not only of the US but also with the former Soviet Union."
The cover doesn't seem to fit
I. Chiang | Silicon Valley, CA, USA | 01/25/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)

"The first thing I want to put in this review is to complain the cover of this DVD. That is not an aircraft carrier, ok? That makes me feel the making of this DVD not professional.

The content is fine with me. It is more about the evolution of aircraft carriers. The participation in Pacific War shares about half of the running time. I don't blame this since Pacific War is the grand stage for carriers, and the dominant power of battleships is replaced by carriers then. Instead, I think this part deserves.

For those who are specifically interested in modern aircraft carriers, they will feel disappointed since it shares less than 10 minutes. THC has this tendency that the title is put in a broad sense but the content is rather focused on another spot, especially for technology-oriented film. This usually misleads the customers and unfortunately this piece is just the case. Other examples includes Radar, Computer, ......and so on.

Make sure what this film really contents before you buy it."