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Milestone announces home video release for the first-time-ever of
SOUTH
Ernest Shackleton and the Endurance Expedition

Milestone is pleased to announce the home video release of South: Ernest
Shackleton and the Endurance Expedition. This is the year to discover an
80-year-old legend. After his ship, the Endurance, was trapped and crushed by
polar ice, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his 27-member crew spent nearly two years
in the roughest weather on earth, surviving against impossible odds. Yet as
Shackleton later wrote, "Not a life lost and we have been through Hell."

A best-selling account of this expedition by Caroline Alexander (The
Endurance, Alfred A. Knopf, 1998) has been featured in virtually every
magazine and newspaper in the country including Time Magazine, New Yorker,
Wall Street Journal, People, National Geographic, New York Times, and Los
Angeles Times. On February 28, CBS Sunday Morning aired a major piece on
Shackleton’s journey calling it "the greatest survival story of the 20th
century." And a major motion picture based on the Endurance expedition is
currently in production, starring Liam Neeson (Schindler’s List) and directed
by Wolfgang Petersen (Das Boot, In the line of Fire).

On April 10, the American Museum of Natural History in New York will present
an exhibition of more than 150 compelling images by expedition photographer
Frank Hurley, artifacts from the voyage such as the lifeboat used in their
epic ocean crossing, and sections on the journey’s historic and geographic
context, the science of ice, and navigation.

Yet all this time, no one has been able to see the stunning 1919 documentary
film produced by Shackleton and directed by the remarkable Frank Hurley
capturing the actual Endurance expedition in its full glory. Until now …

After six years of spectacular restoration work by the British Film Institute,
South, the film that captured one of the greatest epics of courage and
leadership in history, is now ready to be seen in its intended tinted and
toned format. Produced from the original archival materials, with a brand new
score, South’s video release coincides with a national theatrical tour of a
brand new 35mm print in over fifty cities. This is the latest landmark release
in the Age of Exploration series (winner of the Viva Gold! Award from Video
Magazine) by Milestone Films.


Price: $29.95 plus $5.00 shipping and handling, $6.00 for Canada. (Sorry,
Canada & US only)
Public Performance is $59.90 plus shipping and handling.

88 minutes - Tinted and Toned - Director: Frank Hurley - Release Date; April
10, 1999

Contact: Dennis Doros at Milestone Film & Video
275 West 96th Street, Suite 28C New York, NY 10025
Phone: 1-800-602-1104 or 212-865-7449
Fax: 212-222-8952
Email: [log in to unmask]
www.milestonefilms.com

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