The Endurance - Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition (2000)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Julian Ayer Himself (Grandson of expedition member)
John Blackborow Himself (Grandson of expedition member)
David Cale The voice of Hubert Hudson (voice)
Mary Crean O'Brien Herself (daughter of Tom Crean)
Steven Crossley The voices of Alexander Macklin, "Chippy" McNish and James Wordie (voice)
Brian d'Arcy James The voice of Frank Wild (voice) (as Brian Darcy James)
Dominic Hawksley The voice of Thomas Orde-Lees (voice)
John Henry Cox The voice of William Bakewell (voice)
Roland Huntford Himself (historian)
Various Instructors
Liam Neeson Himself/Narrator (voice)
Movie Details
Genre Documentary
Director George Butler (II); George Butler; N/A
Producer George Butler
Writer Caroline Alexander; Joseph Dorman
Studio Columbia / TriStar
Language English
Audience Rating G (General Audience)
Running Time 97 mins
Country Sweden
Color Color
IMDb Rating 7.8
Several films have documented or dramatized the incredible saga of Ernest Shackleton's ill-fated trans-Antarctic expedition, but The Endurance offers the most comprehensive one-source reference. Originally presented as a PBS Nova special and narrated by Liam Neeson, this excellent film--based on Caroline Alexander's acclaimed book, also titled after the ironic name of Shackleton's doomed ship--chronicles the astonishing events of 1914-16, when Shackleton and 27 crewmen survived against all odds after their ship was crushed in the polar ice floes. This is the only "Shackleton" film to incorporate new footage, expert interviews, dramatic recreations (without dialogue), and expedition photographer Frank Hurley's archival film and photographs. The cumulative effect of this extensive material gives the viewer an almost palpable sense of the expedition's hardship and unlikely survival, made possible in part by a man who had precisely the required experience and leadership skills, and in part by what can only be described as divine intervention. No matter how you interpret it, this is rightly called "the greatest survival story ever told." --Jeff Shannon
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 293
Collection Status In Collection
Links Amazon US
DVD Empire
Atlantic DVD
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, Single layer
UPC 043396006874
Chapters 28
Release Date 9/2/2003
Subtitles English; French
Packaging Jewel Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen