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Krakatoa: Volcano of Destruction (2006)

Krakatoa: The Last Days (original title)
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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Sam Miller
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rupert Penry-Jones ... Willem Beijerinck
Olivia Williams ... Johanna Beijerinck
Kevin McMonagle Kevin McMonagle ... Rogier Verbeek
Ramon Tikaram ... Tokaya
David Dennis David Dennis ... Karim (as David Denis)
Lee-Ann Van Rooi Lee-Ann Van Rooi ... Babu
Angelique Kotze Angelique Kotze ... Wilhelmina Beijerinck
William Miller ... Pieter Beijerinck
Declan Dreyer Declan Dreyer ... Baby Beijerinck
Robert Hobbs ... Jacob Schuit
Janine Wood ... Catharina Schuit
Connor Dowds ... Josef Schuit
Jeremy Crutchley ... Jansen
Bill Flynn Bill Flynn ... Gerrit Schuit
Darrell D'Silva ... Captain Lindemann
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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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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Indonesian

Release Date:

11 June 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Krakatoa: Volcano of Destruction See more »

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Budget:

£2,200,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Excellent feature length account of this disaster
9 May 2006 | by Chris GaskinSee all my reviews

Although I missed the first half-hour of Krakatoa: The Last Days, I saw the final hour and soon got into it.

It tells the story of the distructuon of Krakatoa blowing its top and the aftermath in its wake. There was massive explosions that could be heard thousands of miles away, tsunamis and a huge cloud of ash from the final explosion.

The lighthouse featured in this gets destroyed by a huge tidal wave and we see how a ship copes on the rough seas. Luckily, all survive.

The special effects in this are fantastic, especially the scenes where Krakatoa is erupting.

Well done to the BBC for bringing us this.

For another version of this disaster, I recommend 1969's Krakatoa, East of Java with Maximilian Schell and Diane Baker.


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