In Sahara, Dirk Pitt takes on the adventure of his life when he embarks on a treasure hunt through some of the most dangerous regions of North Africa.
Searching for what locals call "The Ship of Death", a long lost Civil War iron-clad battleship, Pitt and his wisecracking sidekick use their wits and clever heroics to help Doctor Eva Rojas, who believes the very same area may hold the clue to a ravaging disease.
DVD Special Features:
• Widescreen Version Enhanced for 16:9 TVs or Full Screen Version
• Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, English 2.0 Surround and French 2.0 Surround sound
• Subtitled in English and Spanish.
• Commentary by Director Breck Eisner and cast
• Three featurettes
• Deleted Scenes
A rip-roaring adventure, with humour, passion, a little romance (but thankfully not much), and some really interesting bits... well, interesting to me at least. Despite how unlikely it seems that an iron-clad battleship, lost during a night storm from Confederate USA, and becoming stranded in the middle of Africa... but y'know... that really didn't matter much. This was one heck of a good watch! Despite it being quite tough to suspend my disbelief, I still managed to throw myself right into it and totally enjoy it all.
The innovative technology that popped up in places throughout the movie really impressed me, such as the ultra-sound depth-mapping device and the solar-powered toxic waste disposal system, to name just the 2 that really struck my fancy. I have always enjoyed the more peaceful uses we can put our advancing scientific knowledge to, when we keep the inner demons chained in a safe place.
Overall, if you want a movie that will give you all the action, ecplosions, drama and thrills... this will fit the bill nicely! It's a great movie with something to appeal to almost any movie-watcher. And just to give you a little tid-bit to end with... The NUMA ship used to portray the Martha Ann was one of the vessels famous undersea explorer Robert Ballard used to find the Titanic. It has since been dismantled and sold for scrap.
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