|Times Of Terror 5: Terror On T (1999) - Used - Dvd|
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During the late-1997 release of James Cameron's "TITANC," a huge TITANIC fever
broke out among the general public. There were many TITANIC books and documentaries rushed to market. Some were very good, but unfortunately, the majority of books and VHS tapes were the result of quick sloppy research and inaccurate information.
The latter statement applies to "Terror On The Titanic." As a TITANIC student for over 55 years, I have studied every detail regarding the ship and disaster.
The most common phrase I hear, and this title is no exception, is that the TITANIC was the "largest ship ever built." Anyone doing research of the year 1912 would learn that the Hampburg-American German line was building the 50,000 ton passenger liner "Imperator" which would have dwarfed the TITANIC had she completed her maiden voyage. The TITANIC would only have been the largest vessel AT THE TIME for about 6 months, when the IMPERATOR was put into service (the latter ship was taken by the British after WWI and given to Cunard as a
replacement for the sinking of the LUSITANIA and rename the BENGARIA).
Except for one still shot of TITANIC's sea trials, there are no pictures of the real Titanic in this documentary. Most pictures are of Titanic's twin sister, the OLYMPIC. Worse yet, many moving pictures are of the LUSITANIA.
The American and British inquries are handeled with improper information. 2nd Officer Charles Herbert Lightoller was not considered a hero - Captain Arthur Rostern of the CARPATHIA was.
This title was a straight transfer from the poor-quality VHS copy. The audio is terrible with a hum in it. The images are fair, and together with the poor research and inaccurate information, I can strongly recommend that any serious TITANIC student ignore this title!