Titanic

Titanic

Blood and Steel

DVD - 2012
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Belfast, 1909. The Harland and Wolff shipyard has been handed the greatest project in its history. It will build a great, unsinkable ship. And it will be called the RMS Titanic. The untold story of the building of a legend, and the many lives it affected during its 3-year construction. To its wealthy investors, it was a dream. To the middle class who oversaw the project, it was as challenge. But to the working class who built it, Titanic was the start of a revolution.

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subkremer
Aug 25, 2017

I was glad that I picked up this movie. It was a very good story. The movie was over 10 hours long, once you started you can't stop it.

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donnashome
Jan 05, 2016

This is an excellent DVD because you get to see all of the things that led up to the ship being built as well as the struggles of the workers and those of the lower class. I would definitely recommend this.

Sandrine1949 Sep 29, 2015

Another TITANIC story???

... and that's just what I was thinking as I contemplated selecting this mini-series; I had already seen... more than once, at least four different versions of this story. Well, I'm very glad that I chose "yes".

This version of TITANIC is very different form all those that preceded. The ultimate disaster at sea is not part of this story; instead, we experience all leading-up to the disaster, against a backdrop of political strife, workers trying to unionize the shipyard, the Protestant/Catholic dynamic in Belfast, home-rule for Ireland, the accountants versus the designers/engineers, pre-WW I dynamics (including espionage), along with class-divisions echoing the 19th century. Along the way, we meet characters whose individual stories we follow and in-which we become invested, only to shudder, because we all know what happens.... and they do not.

I highly recommend this mini-series, as it will provide much historical context to an event that, though occurring 100 years ago, still remains prominent in our minds ... and who knew that the entire project of the building of RMS Titanic was funded by J.P.Morgan??? I certainly didn't.

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Mar 08, 2014

Rangerearl thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 70

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