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Price: £12.00 Product code: AV0009

A film by Frank Hurley

Photographed by Frank Hurley, South is the film record of Sir Ernest Shackleton's heroic but ill-starred attempt to cross Antarctica in 1914-16. It is both a unique historical document, and a tribute to the indomitable courage of a small party of men who set out on a voyage of discovery that turned into an epic struggle for survival.

This restored version of the film has been constructed by the National Film and Television Archive from a wide range of materials. The NFTVA has applied its own tinting and toning to match the original prints, and has produced this handsome and richly coloured testament to a remarkable episode in the history of exploration.

Extra features:

  • Film Commentary
  • Additional footage of Shackleton's funeral and Southward on the Quest
  • Recently discovered footage of the Ross Sea Party, with commentary
  • Extensive stills gallery and more

GB | 1919 | black & white and tinted | 80 minutes | extra features 45 minutes approx. | silent with original music by Neil Brand

Region 2 DVD

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