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NOVA - In the Path of a Killer Volcano
NOVA - In the Path of a Killer Volcano
Actor: Hal Holbrook
Director: Noel Buckner; Rob Whittlesey
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Documentary
NR     2006     0hr 56min

The Philippines' Mount Pinatubo is about to blow big. Is there enough time to evacuate the hundreds of thousands in its raging path? Stay with the scientists who remain behind- and see some astonishing footage of the world...  more »


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Actor: Hal Holbrook
Director: Noel Buckner; Rob Whittlesey
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Educational, Science & Technology
Studio: WGBH Boston
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 03/28/2006
Original Release Date: 01/01/2005
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2005
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 0hr 56min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

In the Path of a Killer Volcano
Kirk Moring Niese | Pownal, Maine | 01/25/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I am a teacher of Earth and Environmental Science and have the VHS version of this fabulous documentary. It excels at highlighting the science of volcanology as well as the real world decisions that the seismologists/volcanologists from the U.S. Geologists had to deal with. It profiles a few scientists who quickly became my heroes after watching this including John Ewert, Rick Hoblitt, and Dave Harlow (among others). I will be purchasing the DVD version of this when it is released. It is a must have if you want to impress upon your students 1) how truly awesome volcanoes are and 2) how important scientific research is in helping to save lives. The DVD version of this should be fantastic. I think that you'll find that it is a real nail biter!"
Kat | Iraq | 04/30/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was one of the 20,000 American's evacuated from Subic Bay Philippines when Mt. Pinatubo erupted. I have the VHS version -- it is spot on."
I was there. It was spot on.
David Mcconnell | Iraq | 01/23/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"For someone who was there, this video was a great representation of what we went through. From not knowing what if something big was going to happen to seeing the, "Big One" blow was shown as it should have been. Too many people in the U.S. had no clue what was occurring in the Philippines and the dangers we faced on a daily basis. This should be a part of not only Geology by History as well. A nice book to complement the video is, "GI Joe Doesn't Live Here Anymore" by Thomas C. Utts."
Joanna | Same Place | 03/25/2010
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I teach a dual credit HS Geology class & only show the parts about the volcano blowing up & the ashfall segments, otherwise, this
DVD is disappointing to me bcs it rambles on about how people were trying to leave, etc.
There was very little scientific info."