Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Modern Marvels - More Engineering Disasters |
Genres: Television, Documentary
Throughout history the same builders and engineers that paved man's path out of the caves and into the modern world also caused some of mankind's worst disasters. Often a huge calamity is traced back to a tiny cause, insig... more »
No captions or subtitles??
critters | 08/18/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is an EXCELLENT series, but subtitles of my copy of "More Engineering Disasters" read "unavailable," and I can't find captions either. This is a major shame because the series is so good, and the captions in other episodes are exceptionally good.
"More Engineering Disasters" is a must-see, in my opinion. I found the mistakes, and the reasons for some of them, fascinating. For instance, the Andrea Doria sinking, which may have been prevented by a simple light bulb, and the use of the Chauchat in World War II.
I can't wait to see more "Modern Marvels!"
edit: A&E's website says this episode is NOT CC; I've already submitted the correction to Amazon."
Ten pounds of **** in a five pound bag
Stanwyck | Texas | 04/03/2010
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This video is a real disappointment. It covers at least twelve different engineering disasters in 50 minutes, and, as you might expect, gives each of them almost no depth. The video itself is riddled with errors, such as the allegation that the MV Stockholm was a "cargo" ship, and showing at least eight different submarines (one of them a TRIDENT) as the Thresher. The St. Francis dam disaster, which was the one I really wanted to see, is little more than "the dam broke."