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Saving the Titanic (2012)

David Wilmot , Ciaran McMenamin , .  |  NR |  DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: David Wilmot, Ciaran McMenamin
  • Directors: .
  • 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: April 24, 2012
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B007G8MN1S
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #118,664 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

Over the last 100 years, there have been countless stories about the Titanic s last hours, but little has been said about the shipbuilders and engineers who worked tirelessly below as the water rushed in and made the ultimate sacrifice. SAVING THE TITANIC takes us below deck to the engine and boiler rooms where these men worked, following them from the ship s departure from Southampton through to its eventual sinking.

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
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I also watched this PBS program and I have to say it brought me to tears, just seeing those brave Irsihmen working in the bowels of the ship, keeping the lights on for the passengers to board the lifeboats. Without their bravery and sacrifice, they would have been more casualties. This is truly a sad story and not one known by all who have an interest in the disaster. The acting is first rate and it will brings it home, when you see the actual photos of those brave souls at the end of the program. I cannot wait to purchase the dvd.
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20 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AN EXCELLENT,TRAGIC TALE April 1, 2012
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I AM WATCHING THIS PROGRAM ON P.B.S AS I'M WRITING THIS REVIEW AND I AM TRULY TERRIFIED AND AWED AT WHAT I'M SEEING. THIS DOCUMENTARY, WHICH TELLS OF THE MEN WORKING IN THE BOILER ROOMS, HAD STAYED ON THE TITANIC 2 KEEP HER ELECTRICITY ON TO SEND DISTRESS SIGNALS AND TO TRY 2 KEEP THE SHIP FROM SINKING. AND EVEN THOUGH THIS WAS A NOBLE TASK, IT EVENTUALLY WAS A FAILURE. THE MEN ALSO WERE TOLD WHETHER OR NOT TO STAY AND TRY 2 SAVE THE SHIP 4 AS LONG AS THEY CAN. WATER IS CONSTANTLY FLOODING THE SHIP, THE BULKHEADS ARE BREAKING APART, AND MANY OF THE MEN ARE DROWNING. FEAR,DISPAIR, AND CHAOS ERUPTS. THE SHIP IS CREAKING, TILTING LOWER AND LOWER UNTIL IT BREAKS APART IN 2 AND SINKS. ALL OF THE CHIEF ENGINEERS PERISHED. THIS IS A TRULY FRIGHTENING TALE OF THE MEN WHO BRAVED THE ODDS 2 TRY 2 SAVE HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE WHO WERE STILL TRAPPED ON THE TITANIC WHEN ALL OF THE LIFEBOATS WERE LAUNCHED. THIS PROGRAM WILL B AVAILABLE LATER THIS MONTH ON DVD. I WILL DEFINATELY PICK THIS UP.
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars high quality drama for Titanic fans April 16, 2012
By billy
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The televised version is less than 60 minutes while this version is described as 90 minutes. I am anxious to see if this version is presented as an outright drama or as the narrated, dramatised documentary shown on PBS. Either way, it will be good.

UPDATE: I have seen it now and it is better than the version shown on PBS. It is interesting to see the parts that were cut out. I don't known why they edited it for PBS unless they thought the U.S. viewers would not understand part of it. If you like movies about the Titanic you need to get this one; it shows a side of the events that you don't normally see.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Heros who stayed at their posts. February 12, 2013
By Tom
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This is a very well acted documentary that receates what life was like for those Titanic crew members who worked down in the boiler and engine rooms of the famous ship. The film is told through the memories of Lead Fireman, Fredrick Barret. Barret was one of the few men who remained onboard after the collision, toiling away in the boiler rooms of the ship; and he ended up being the only man to survive the sinking who had actually witnessed the impact from inside the vessel. He personally saw the hull rupture, giving way to sea water flooding into the ship's first five compartments, and thereby assuring her loss. The film tells his story in retrospect, while he's seated(presumably in England)before a group of Board members of the White Star Line. They are looking for stories of heroism that they hope will counter all the negative news stories about the ship's sinking, that are so well known today. The film traces Barrets actions from the time the ship leaves Belfast after her trials, it then covers the preparations for the start of the maiden voyage while docked at Southampton, and finally the start of the first voyage itself. The viewer is introduced to a number of additional crew members, mainly Engineers, and Electricians, who, as Officers on the Titanic, were responcible for overseeing the daily mechanical operations of the new ship.

But the film also tells its' story in relation to what it was actually like for people living at that time. Along with their kits and clothing, these crew members brought additional, personal baggage onboard that really impacted how this group of men got along with each other. Things like the ridged class structure, the religious wars taking place, particularly in Ireland where the ship was built, and finally, the rank structure of the crew itself.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Human Sprit At Its Best September 14, 2012
By ubalu
Format:DVD
Superb! This is a true story of the century about the human spirit, with first class acting, incredible photography, effective dialogue as well as non-verbal messages throughout. The sacrifice of the workers in the boiler room whose super-efforts delayed the sinking of the ship and thereby gave time to save more lives is brought to light. These heroes did not receive the credit they deserved. Their courage to do the extremely hard work under the most difficult conditions should have been saluted to the full extent.

There is a touch of information on the workers' personal lives, dilemmas and heartbreaks, pains of separation from their families, serious conflicts based on religion, general depression caused by the boiler room job ("Do you remember the Sun?"), and unfair treatments by bosses including over-work and pay-cuts, all of which give strong clues on the social, religious, and economic history of their times.

It is the true story of human decency, going way beyond the call of duty, total sacrifice, standing up for principles, bravery, and jobs well-done strictly from the sense of duty and compassion-being human at its best.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended September 22, 2012
Format:DVD
If you want to watch something a little different on the Titanic story that has not been "rehashed" over and over again; this DVD may very well be for you. It is a poignant story about the brave & "nameless" men who worked in the bowels of the ship right up until the time the Titanic foundered. Not one engineer survived to tell his side of the story, they stayed at their posts till the very end so others would stand a chance of survival. It is to their credit the lights on the Titanic stayed on till just before the Titanic plunged to her icy grave, with power to the very end Jack Phillips & Harold McBride, the Marconi operators, were able to send out distress calls to attract nearby ships and to keep the Carpathia updated on their plight as she rushed to their aid. Along with the help of the firemen & trimmers, the engineers managed to keep the pumps working effectively to keep the ship afloat longer than expected.Highly recommended DVD for people who like more quality & "substance" in their viewing of the Titanic story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Saw it on PBS and I liked it as it shows the true heros of the ...
Saw it on PBS and I liked it as it shows the true heros of the Titanic sinking, the engineers tried to keep the ship afloat as long as possible.
Published 1 month ago by Catherine Klimenkov
5.0 out of 5 stars I liked it
I like watching this movie. It kinda kept to what really happen, but with a Hollywood twist.
Published 2 months ago by Paul
5.0 out of 5 stars "Saving the Titanic"
A good and interesting story line, from the perspective of the engineers and crew.. All hero's who stayed at their stations, and eventually went down w/ the ship. Read more
Published 7 months ago by ken ward
5.0 out of 5 stars good product
This was something my husband wanted. He has always been interested in historical documentaries and wanted this. He said it was great. Thank you for offering this product.
Published 14 months ago by Okaasan
4.0 out of 5 stars A missing background story to the Titanic tragedy
This is a really hard story for me to watch, but I think it is really good and it looks at and honors those people who were not readily recognized at the time or remembered for... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Lee
5.0 out of 5 stars Another view
I enjoyed this story of Titanic. You hear about the passengers and what happened to them, but what about the crew? This movie does just that!
Published 15 months ago by Megan Gockstetter
5.0 out of 5 stars SAVING THE TITANIC
VERY INFORMATIVE , PROTRAYING THE OFFICERS AND THE STOKER MEN IN THE BOWELS OF THE SHIP TRYING DESPERATLEY TO SAVE THE TITANIC FROM SINKING
Published 16 months ago by ROB
5.0 out of 5 stars Another wonderful Titanic Movie!
I watched this on TV when it first came out. I enjoyed it so much I purchased it when it came out on DVD. Read more
Published 19 months ago by MOVIE GIRL
5.0 out of 5 stars A fresh take with excellent execution
Honestly, this is one of the best docs I have ever seen. Sitting somewhere between documentary and drama, it is informative, engaging, and emotional. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Bailey Wright
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Movie
I watched this on TV & just knew I had to own this DVD. It's portrayal of events from those with lower ranks is riveting. A must watch for anyone with an interest in the Titanic.
Published 20 months ago by sherbar
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