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Krakatoa: Volcano of Destruction (2006)

Krakatoa: The Last Days (original title)
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A documentary on the 1883 eruption of Krakatoa in the Sunda Strait of Indonesia, bringing tsunamis, rains of pumice and ash, and a deadly flow of hot steam, sulfuric acid, and ash. More than 36,000 died; survivors had bad burns.

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Willem Beijerinck
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Johanna Beijerinck
Kevin McMonagle ...
Rogier Verbeek
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Tokaya
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Karim (as David Denis)
Lee-Ann Van Rooi ...
Babu
Angelique Kotze ...
Wilhelmina Beijerinck
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Declan Dreyer ...
Baby Beijerinck
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Jacob Schuit
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Catharina Schuit
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Jansen
Bill Flynn ...
Gerrit Schuit
Darrell D'Silva ...
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In 1883, the volcanic island of Krakatoa erupted, killing 36,000 people and unleashing a series of terrifying tsunamis. This docu-drama uses eye witness accounts to tell the true story of one of the most destructive natural disasters in history. Written by Alan eyres

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11 June 2006 (USA)  »

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£2,200,000 (estimated)
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Superb visual effects
11 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've just watched the American release of this movie ("Krakatoa: Volcano of Destruction") on the Discovery Channel. Another reviewer commented on the visuals. I agree with him. All the scenes of the volcano, eruptions, ash, fire, pyroclastic clouds and tidal waves looked very convincing. In fact, I really found myself wondering how they did it. The stories chosen to dramatize this historical event, of real people who lived through the disaster, were well told and interesting. Semi-documentary in style, this TV movie manages to weave in a lot of scientific fact along with the history and drama. I was riveted to my TV. Another well done to BBC.


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