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Blizzard: Race To The Pole - 2-Disc Special Edition (DVD) Loot Price: R264
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Blizzard: Race To The Pole - 2-Disc Special Edition (DVD)

Helen Hawken, Bruce Parry, Sir Ranulph Fiennes; Directed by Sean Smith, Wayne Derrick

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Accompanying the compelling "BBC2" series, this DVD tells the story of the worst journey in the world - the 1911 race to the South Pole between Norwegian Roald Amundsen and Englishman Robert Falcon Scott.

At the beginning of the last century no one had yet stood at the South Pole. To get to the very bottom of the earth, in the white heart of Antarctica, meant surviving the worst the natural world had to offer and would symbolise humanity's ultimate domination of nature. The stakes could not have been higher.

By Spring 1912 the race was over: Scott was dead and Amundsen, the victor, was on his way home. Ever since debate has raged over whether Scott was an arrogant incompetent or gifted but unlucky - the victim of a rare set of meteorological circumstances.

Blizzard: The Race to the Pole attempts to settle this debate once and for all, in an experiment of unrivalled ambition. Two teams, selected from among the world's greatest adventurers, will rerun the race, kitted out entirely in the style of the original expeditions. But unlike Scott and Amundsen, the modern teams will start at the same time and just 10 kilometres apart.

For the first time it will be possible to see whether it was luck or judgement that led Amundsen to victory and Scott to his death. This DVD sheds surprising new light on the astonishing achievement and bitter suffering of the great heroes of Polar exploration.

General

Studio: BBC DVD
Release date: October 2006
Movie released: 2006
Contributors: Helen Hawken • Bruce Parry • Sir Ranulph Fiennes
Directors: Sean Smith • Wayne Derrick
Dimensions: 192 x 137 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: DVD
Running time: 5 hours, 56 minutes
Region encoding: Region 2. This DVD will play in all South African DVD players.
Video format:  Widescreen 16:9 (1.78:1)
Languages: English
Age restriction: 12
Categories: Movies & TV > Documentary > Special Interest
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LSN: XMJ-1G2-8PE-7
Barcode: 5060034576211

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