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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Endurance, The
Genre: Documentary

Reviewed In Issue 78 (Nov 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

Narrated By Liam Neeson. The voices of Simon Prebble, Drew De Carvalho, Steven Crossley, Dominic Hawksley, Paul Ricketts, Brian Darcy James, David Cale, Ian Stuart, Ron Keith & John Henry Cox

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Includes audio commentary by director George Butler, an isolated score, and four featurettes that take you Beyond The Endurance.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 00687
(MPAA Rating): G
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(Retail Price): $29.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 98
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2001
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 09/02/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): George Butler
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
The 1914 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, under the leadership of polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, was advertised by him as a trip promising constant danger and a doubtful safe return. Five thousand men responded to his ad, and he chose 27 of them to join him on an expedition to cross the Antarctic continent for the first time. Only one day

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits image quality that is acceptable for a documentary. Interviews are a bit soft, lacking finer details, but colors are well balanced and generally natural. Color footage of frozen seas and icy landscapes are peppered with shaky, artifact-ridden stock footage and black-and-white photos of the men who set out on Shackleton

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