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Ice Road Truckers : the Complete First Season

Ice Road Truckers: The Complete First Season

Product Details

    * Format: Box set, Color, DVD, NTSC
    * Language: English
    * Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
    * Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
    * Number of discs: 3
    * Rating: NR (Not Rated)
    * Studio: A&E HOME VIDEO
    * DVD Release Date: November 20, 2007
    * Run Time: 470 minutes

What is Ice Road Truckers? For those of you who don't know by now here is a great editorial review of the show.....

Editorial Review:
Wages of Fear has nothing on Ice Road Truckers. Transportingunstable nitroglycerine is Driving Miss Daisy compared to the sanityand death-defying challenges facing these drivers who face greatrewards but even greater dangers. Where these guys are going, there areno roads, except for about two months when the lakes freeze solidenough to allow the transport of literally tons of essential suppliesto Canada's remote diamond mines as far as 350 miles away near theArctic Circle. The goal is to deliver 10,000 loads in 60 days. Thetruckers call it the "dash for the cash." Fasten your seatbelts; it'sgoing to be a bumpy ride.
Ice Road Truckers is one of the most harrowing of the "dirty jobs"sub-genre of reality TV. This History Channel series mines a littleextra drama by playing up the competition between the drivers to seewho can make the most runs. The series' most compelling personality isHugh, a 21-season veteran known as "the Polar Bear," who suffers whatanother driver calls "a bad luck year." Hugh is the kind of guy whowill blow poisonous methyl hydrate into his own suspect transmission.Among those trucking for him are Alex, the 25-year "marathon man" with11 kids), 21-year-old TJ, and Drew, a 35-year-old "newbie." But theconditions under which these "titans of the ice" operate is all thedrama this series needs. Suffice to say, there are up to 800 driverswhen the season begins. By the spring thaw, there are only about 125remaining. Consider: Truck breakdowns and equipment failures can leavetruckers stranded in the middle of nowhere in 40-below temperatures.Blinding snowstorms can reduce visibility to zero. Speeding can causewaves that blow out the ice. A shout-out to the camera crew who facedthese dangers with the truckers and captured nerve-wracking footage ofthe trucks making their treacherous way over heaving, cracking ice, andbehemoth 18-wheel rigs plummeting through the broken ice to the lake'sbottom. --Donald Liebenson

Product Description:
It s one of the most perilous roads in the world, a strip of icebuilt on frozen lakes that connects remote billion-dollar miningoutposts in northern Canada with civilization 350 miles away. In thebrief two months a year that the road is passable, ten thousand loads,some weighing as much as twenty-two tons, will travel over the highwayin an urgent race to provide critical supplies to the camps before theice melts.

ICE ROAD TRUCKERS follows the competition and camaraderie of sixtruckers over a season on the ice road, as they brave white-outs, thinice, and the deadly cold to perform one of the most dangerous jobs inthe world. From the construction of this massive frozen highway and thepreparation of the truck fleet, to the risky final days when themelting highway grows dangerously unreliable, THE HISTORY CHANNEL takesviewers on a thrilling, adrenaline-pumping ride.

This DVD is brand new and will play in most if not all DVD players any where in the world.
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