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South - Sir Ernest Shackleton's Glorious Epic Of The Antarctic


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Photographed by Frank Hurley, SOUTH is the film record of Sir Ernest Shackleton's heroic but ill-starred attempt to cross the Antarctic in 1914-16. His ship Endurance became stuck fast in the pack ice for months and was abandoned when the ice crushed the vessel. The men were eventually rescued after five crew members sailed across 800 miles of wild seas in an open boat until they reached South Georgia.

Hurley was a superb and courageous photographer and it is his work that continues to have such an impact upon contemporary audiences. The film has been restored by the National Film and Television Archive and has been tinted and toned to match the original prints.

DVD extras include a commentary on the film, additional footage of Shackleton's funeral and SOUTHWARD ON THE QUEST, recently discovered footage of the ROSS SEA PARTY with commentary by Polar historian Kelly Tyler, an extensive stills gallery, and more. Subtitles for the hearing impaired are optional on all commentaries.
Release date Australia
November 24th, 2004
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
  • Standard Edition
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.33 : 1
Length (Minutes)
  • Documentary
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