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Modern Marvels - Engineering Disasters (A&E DVD Archives)
Modern Marvels - Engineering Disasters
A&E DVD Archives
Genres: Television, Documentary
NR     2005     0hr 50min

From the Colossus of Rhodes and Egypt's pyramids to the Hoover Dam and the Space Shuttle, mankind has celebrated the work of engineers. But what happens when their calculations prove wrong? From Hammurabi, who passed the f...  more »


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Movie Details

Genres: Television, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Television, Science & Technology
Studio: A&E Home Video
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 07/26/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 0hr 50min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

Movie Reviews

Again, nice but short
K. Gittins | CA USA | 10/22/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"If you like disasters, then this DVD is for you. It briefly covers a dozen or so events including shipwrecks, air crashes, space craft and satellite problems, nuclear powerplants, dams and bridges.

Nearly all of these disasters could have a full length documentary or movie about it (such as Apollo 13), but don't expect in-depth technical analysis of each problem in the 3 minutes or so per event shown here.

As with most of the DVD's in this Modern Marvels series, the run-time is optimistic. In this case, credits roll at the 43-minute mark. Still, it's an entertaining disaster smorgasbord.