Shackletons Antarctic Adventure

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History Documentary published by IMAX in 2001 - English narration

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Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure is a giant-screen film that tells the extraordinary true story of polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton's now-legendary 1914-1916 British Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. While never accomplishing its goal of the first crossing of the Antarctic continent, this expedition has become a larger-than-life testament to heroism and human endurance, with all 28 men surviving nearly two years in the barren, frigid Antarctic when their ship, Endurance, was caught in pack ice and eventually crushed.

In October-November 1999 and April 2000, the Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure production team undertook two expeditions to the Antarctic, capturing stunning images as they retraced and re-created the journey of Shackleton and the crew of the Endurance.

In addition to re-creating the experiences of Shackleton and his men, Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure features three of the world's most-accomplished mountaineers—Reinhold Messner, Stephen Venables, and Conrad Anker. These three climbers retraced the historic steps of Shackleton, Frank Worsley and Tom Crean across the mountains and glaciers of South Georgia Island, providing perspective on what the three explorers accomplished during this seemingly impossible traverse, the last leg of their 17-month-long quest for civilization and rescue.

Beyond including the super-sized, crystal-clear, "you-are-there" images for which giant-screen films are best known, Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure features the original still photography and 35mm motion-picture footage of Frank Hurley, the official photographer for the Endurance expedition. These images provide viewers of Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure with an intimate look at the experiences of these 28 men as they struggled to survive and save themselves.

Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure
recounts a true story of epic proportions that is ideally captured in the giant-screen format, where viewers will feel as if they have been transported back in time to experience what is considered to be the greatest survival story of all time.

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  • Video Codec: XviD
  • Video Bitrate: 1091kbps
  • Video Resolution: 448 x 336
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 4 : 3
  • Audio Codec: MP3
  • Audio BitRate: 122 kb/s (61/ch, stereo)
  • Audio Channels: 2.0
  • RunTime Per Part: ~ 40 min.
  • Number Of Parts: 1
  • Part Size: ~ 348MB
  • Ripped by :VoMiT

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Information on PBS Nova's related Antarctic expedition is available here.

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Portugese subtitles for this release are available here

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[Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure - WGBH]

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