Discovery Channel - Mobydick.(2001).DVDRip.XviD-LYmdG

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Discovery Channel - Mobydick.(2001).DVDRip.XviD-LYmdG

Post by .:jOe:. » Thu Jan 03, 2008 3:46 am

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You don't need to have read Melville's masterpiece to enjoy this documentary from the Discovery Channel. As the title indicates, there really was truth behind the fiction. There may not have been an Ahab, but there was a Captain Pollard from Nantucket. In 1820, he took his crew on a whaling expedition that turned into one of the most famous maritime disasters of all time. It began when an 85-foot whale rammed the Essex and sunk it (an unusual occurrence, since sperm whales are generally peaceful). The crew collected what rations they could and split into three lifeboats. Two boats weren't rescued until after three months of starvation, madness--and cannibalism. The third was never found. The tale is recounted through reenactments, computer graphic imagery, and commentary from experts in the fields of biology, literature, and psychology. Although it's not officially tied to the book In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex, this program makes a terrific companion piece. Recommended for ages 10 and up due to some graphic descriptions of violence.

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Video Codec ............................: XviD       
Video Quality ......................: 810 kbps       
Video Resolution...................: 512 x 384       
Aspect Ratio..........................: 1.33:1       
Audio Codec..............................: MP3       
Audio Bitrate........................: 96 kbps       
Original Format......: DVD  4:3 , NTSC , Color
Discovery.Mobydick.2001.DVDRip.XviD-LYmdG.avi  [347.38 Mb]

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