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Nova: Deadliest Volcanoes


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  • Actors: Narrated by Craig Sechler
  • Directors: Nathan Williams
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: PBS (DIRECT)
  • DVD Release Date: January 10, 2012
  • Run Time: 60 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00652U6E2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,183 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

Millions of people around the world live in the shadow of active volcanoes. From Japan s Mount Fuji to the Sleeping Giant submerged beneath Naples to the Yellowstone Supervolcano in the United States, NOVA travels with scientists who are attempting to discover how likely these volcanoes are to erupt, when it might happen, and exactly how deadly they could prove to be.

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jeffery Mingo on January 6, 2012
You don't see melting bodies, "Raiders of the Lost Ark"-type of stuff. The point of this work is that scientists are looking for ways to predict the times, strength, and dimensions of future eruptions.

The work said there are 1,500 active volcanoes across the globe. In the past 2,000 years, approximately 200,000 victims of volcanoes. When that volcano erupted in Iceland, it stopped transatlantic flights and made companies lose $2 billion dollars!

I'm not into science that much, so all the studying, or trying to study volcanoes wasn't that interesting. However, geologists and others interested in science would love it.

What I liked were the computer graphics. They made complicated geological phenomena more understandable. It was fascinating to see lightning arise in an ash cloud. I didn't not know Yellowstone was a volcanic area.

This work may be too advanced for elementary school students, but teachers could show this in junior high and high school classes.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Richard M. on May 2, 2014
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I have always, since I was in first grade, been interested in volcanoes...this dvd is great for those of us who do find volcanoes to be of interest!
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By Sci Guy on March 27, 2015
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Excellent and exciting!
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6 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Red Xala on March 24, 2012
For the record, I'm neither disputing the information provided in the documentary, nor am I criticizing the efforts put forth by scientists to attempt to predict when eruptions will occur among the 1500+ extant volcanoes that currently exist around the world. My biggest complaint about this DVD is with the sensationalist "gloom and doom" style tact taken by the producers. For example, when discussing the potential impact of an eruption by the Yellowstone caldera (i.e., supervolcano), the radio-voiced narrator's tone turns foreboding as he discusses the demise of millions of people, the background music becomes stereotypically tense, and then we are treated to a Hollywood-style CGI volcanic explosion of cataclysmic proportion. It reminded me of all of those corny "global disaster" movies that Hollywood has been fond of making over the last 10 - 15 years. The documentary utilizes this corny disaster film approach repetitively in the film (e.g., a CGI underwater caldera explosion in Naples, a CGI volcanic mudslide from Mt Rainer that wipes out trees, cars, etc.); after awhile I started joking that hopefully Bruce Willis would jump into the scene to save us all! From the tone of this film you would think that mankind is just an inch away from annihilation at any given moment. Even if that is the case, this "Chicken Little / The-sky-is-falling" approach to documentation comes off as being hackneyed and trite. It really is too bad - the documentary actually started strong with stunning, real footage of Iceland's volcanic eruption in 2010; after that, the documentary sort of fizzled out.

If you enjoy Hollywood CG disaster films maybe you'll like this. It was a little too "make-believe doomsday" for my tastes.
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