Disaster Collection

Disaster Collection

DVD - 2012
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Catastrophic disasters can happen in an instant! And this collection is jam-packed with film that was rolling as bridges collapsed, tankers exploded, tornadoes touched down, and wildfires raged. Many unique self-made disasters, such as a magicians tricks gone awry and the inevitable results of kissing a shark, complete this collection of disastrous events that you will only want to view from the safety of your home.
Publisher: [United States] : Discovery Communications ; Louisville, CO : Distributed by Gaiam Americas, [2012]
Edition: DVD edition Full screen and widescreen.
ISBN: 9780766252387
Branch Call Number: 363.34 D63
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 220 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


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Feb 05, 2017

You'll find better on YouTube because all they did was put together some clips with commentary and music. Give this a pass.

Dec 02, 2012

Series of documentaries that suffer from the usual Discovery Channel problems: much rapid edit shots and pointlessly overwrought music score. Material like this is best put into the hands of directors and editors who understand how to use restraint in their work. The final two documentaries, dealing with building collapses and explosions, at least work somewhat well, but the others drag the collection down. In particular, one sequence focusing on a magic trick gone wrong seems to go on forever and in fact seems to be little more than what the "magician" in question would have deserved. Another documentary in the group is filled with short rapid fire video clips, many of which amount to "pay attention to me" stunts that backfire. In the end, the negatives outweigh any positives, and the entire collection provides for a pretty compelling argument not to watch the Discovery Channel.


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