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Clive Cussler's Sea Hunters, Set 1

4.5 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews

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Product Description

Eight daring, real-life adventures into the depths of World War II

Join bestselling action-adventure author Clive Cussler, renowned maritime archaeologist James Delgado, and their crack team of divers to explore some of the most significant shipwrecks of World War II. Visit the remnants of an aircraft carrier made entirely of ice, probe the world's deadliest maritime disaster, survey the relics of D-Day, and more.

Rather than looking for treasure, the Sea Hunters seek only to complete the historical record. Besides delving deep into each site's history, you'll sit in on prep sessions as the team struggles with the technical challenges of their dives. Then you'll see exactly what they see, thanks to dramatic underwater camerawork. And in each episode, you'll hear exclusive interviews with survivors, witnesses, and other experts, bringing a human dimension to historical events.

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE bonus footage for each episode and Clive Cussler bio.

Review

...essential viewing for anyone who grew up reading Clive Cussler novels. -- Entertainment Today

Especially recommended for those with a greater interest in WWII/maritime history. -- DVD Talk

The Sea Hunters is a great gift for dads and anyone interested in seeing sunken submarines and destroyers. -- Blast Magazine

The little-known details about naval engagements in World War II are most fascinating. -- Brattleboro Reformer, October 2007

Special Features

  • Bonus footage for each episode
  • Clive Cussler bio

Product Details

  • Actors: Struan Rodger, Clive Cussler, Richard Donat, Warren Fletcher, James Delgado
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Acorn Media
  • DVD Release Date: October 23, 2007
  • Run Time: 388 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000R349IE
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #87,674 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Clive Cussler's Sea Hunters, Set 1" on IMDb

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By Steven Gauss on March 1, 2008
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This set has episode with very unique subjects. These are not the usual but sites like the last resting places of the Prince of Wales and the Repulse, an ocean liner sunk by the Russians at the end of the war and even the flooded remains of a V-2 rocket factory in a cave. I won't spoil the surprise by telling you the rest.
If you found the dives on the Bismarck and the Titanic interesting, you'll love this. This is for anyone who loves sea stories, history and or archaeology.
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This series is a fine visual presentation detailing the history of ships that have influenced our modern world. It begins with a lively introduction by Mr. Cussler himself that shows his obvious enthusiasm for the subject matter at hand. Join James Delgado and his team of divers as they explore these wrecks and carry the viewer back in time for a remarkable underwater tour. I have been a wreck diver all of my life and found this to be well photographed and narrated. I recommend this DVD set to anyone who has an imagination and a sense of adventure. It has been a fine addition to my video library and will be to yours too. The Wreck Hunters: Dive to the Wreck of the USS Bass
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Clive Cussler is the man who not only spearheads the diving expeditions you will view on these tremendously engaging DVDs,but he also opens and closes each segment.Cussler is well known as a bestselling author and a man with a passion for the sea and its history,specifically shipwrecks,and he has found many famous ones on his own.With his experienced dive team you will follow them into some daunting and sometimes dangerous expeditions to find wrecks hitherto undiscovered.This three disc DVD collection,all in slim packs and all in a larger cardboard insert,has its focus on WW2.Here are the eps included in this collection:
Ship of Ice-This ep focuses on the prototype of a larger ship that was to be constructed,whose main means of buoyancy was ice blocks.The idea was to eventually build an aircraft carrier of ice to combat the dangerous wolf packs of WW2.The prototype lies at the bottom of Patricia Lake in Alberta.
Diving the V-2 Rocket Caves-When Peenemunde,the location of the launch and development site of the V-1 and V-2 rockets was bombed by the Allies,their assembly factories were moved a few miles away to a location of caves.The team explores the caves,now mostly submerged.In this ep also they discover outside,frozen in a shallow lake,the remnants of a Lancaster bomber.
Leopoldville/Clayquot-The team dives on two wrecks which coincidentally both fell victim to German subs on Xmas eve of /44,one near Nova Scotia,the other on the other side of the Atlantic,having set out from England.
Minesweeper Eddy-This is a dive on a minesweeper which itself succumbed to a mine while clearing a harbour off Malta.
The Wihelm Gustloff-This is the German pleasure-built ship turned into a refugee ship,fleeing the advancing Russians.
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bought this primarily for the story of the Wilhelm Gustloff the German liner sunk in 1945 with 9,000 deaths.All 6 stories were interesting and well presented.Delivery was quick and packaging was excellent
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Clive Cussler is a multi-millionaire book writer. He created a tried-and-true formula for his books. He researches a happening in the past and then brings the mysterious object into the present for the characters to find and evaluate, while fighting off hordes of bad guys. His books are well thought out and entertaining and there are millions in print, so the guy is prolific and successful. His writing has been taken over by his son and others.

It's difficult to put your finger on what Sea Hunters actually is. Cussler actually created a real corporation of NUMA, his search team in his books, to bring things to life in the real world. If you watch this series, his real-life 'team' researches a sunken vessel, gives an overview of its history and then dives on whatever is left of the wreck. They act like it is a 'miraculous find', when in reality its location was known all along. Since they're not a 'salvage operation'...donating whatever they find; they're avoiding the horrible can of worms of site licensing, whether or not the wreck is outside the 12-mile limit, and payoff claims from various mafias. So in reality the entire scenario is just fabricated Hollywood and basically phony. So why do it? It's expensive as hell to go out in medium-size freighters for a week at a time! It is obvious that it provides a write-off for Cussler and pushes his books, so it's a smart angle from a smart guy. You have to hand it to him...he knows how to make money. Too bad he despises producers...his books really should be made into more movies. Movies last longer than books! Still the series does give you some interesting history and it's better than watching something worthless like football!
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I watched the 13 available episodes on the only DVD set which is available and wonder why they don't sell all 38 episodes that have been produced on DVD? I don't want them on instant, I prefer having them on DVD to watch them more than once. I'm sure I'm not the only person who feels like this.
Hope this is not a new trend that continues and increases over time (I recently noticed that a lovely movie with James Stewart and Brigitte Bardot, "Dear Brigitte" is only available on amazon instant :( :( :( ).
Please release TV series on DVD and not only on instant!
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