THE PLOT THUS FAR
In April 2010, the eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallaj”kull volcano turned much of the northern hemisphere into an ash-strewn no-fly zone, stranding hundreds of thousands of travelers. But Eyjafjallaj”kull was just the start. Now, an Icelandic volcano ten times bigger, Katla, has begun to swell and grumble. Two more giants, Hekla and Laki, could erupt without warning. Iceland is a ticking time bomb: When it blows, the consequences will be global. As CGI takes us inside these geological monsters, meet atmospheric scientists who are working to understand just how devastating an eruption could be – not just for air travel but for the global food supply and for Earth’s climate. Could we be plunged into years of cold and famine? What can we do to prepare for the disaster to come?
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“Doomsday Volcanoes” would’ve been the kind of documentary that I obsessed over as a young kid. I was obsessed with natural disasters and the calamity that they caused. The focus of the doc is Icelandic volcanoes, but they use CG and other means to reconstruct scenarios for every kind of major eruption. It’s a short doc, but it covers the basics of why people couldn’t fly into the black smoke death fog of no return in 2010. So, I hope you weary travelers will find some solace in that tidbit.
The DVD comes with no special features. The A/V Quality is pretty sharp for standard definition. However, there are minor moments of digital noise. The Dolby track supports the dialogue and that’s all that matters for an important documentary like this. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase.
RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW!