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Clive Cussler’s The Sea Hunters – Set One (Acorn)


Picture: C+     Sound: C+     Extras: C     Episodes: B



If you thought Clive Cussler’s Sahara (reviewed elsewhere on this site) was as horrible a feature film as we did, then you will be happy to know that he rightly sued over what a mess that film was and be happy to hear that Cussler’s documentary series The Sea Hunters – Set One has arrived on DVD from Acorn Media.  This set focuses on “relics of WWII” and offers eight hour-long programs covering the following:


1)     Ship Of Ice

2)     Diving The V-2 Rocket Caves

3)     Leopoldville/Clayoquot: Death on Christmas Eve

4)     Minesweeper Eddy, Heroes of the Night

5)     The Sinking of the Wilhelm Gustoff

6)     Force Z

7)     Juno Beach: D Day Underwater

8)     Still on Patrol: Then Hunt for Hitler’s U-Boat 215



All offering great untold stories about WWII, episode 1 is about a ship made of ice and other substances to keep it from melting as a military base, 2 offers what the Nazis did to secure production of one of their most successful weapons with the help of slave labor and 6 is about a special operation to stop the Japanese Militarists.  Cussler hosts and the show is everything Sahara tried to promise (fiction or otherwise) and failed miserably.  If you are interested, get it.


The 1.33 X 1 image is shot on analog video and was broadcast in 203, making it one of the last pre-HD productions of its kind.  It looks dated here and there, but is nicely shot, edited and produced.  The Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo is simple and clean enough to enjoy.  Extras include a text Cussler bio and bonus footage for each show.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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