- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: April 7, 2008
How could anyone live through these three heart-stopping stories of brutality and incompetence? Hear from the survivors own mouths in this riveting new episode.
- How would you react if confronted with death?
- An all-new series from BIOGRAPHY® celebrates the survival of ordinary people.
- This episode: a Greek ferry tragedy, an inhuman abduction and a neighbor's vicious attack.
Ordinary people face overwhelming, life-threatening circumstances - and live to tell us their tales.
Whether through accident, the elements or violence, there are a million ways to die. This stunning new series transports you to the do-or-die moments when regular people manage to cheat almost certain death. Each episode recounts riveting individual stories of determination, triumph and sheer luck. Hear real stories told by real people who can't believe they're alive to say "I SURVIVED..."
Things didn't look good from the moment Christine and Heidi boarded the Express Samina for an excursion among the Greek islands: the lifeboats were decrepit and the captain wasn't even at the controls. As they approached the port of Paros their concerns were confirmed when the boat struck obvious hazards and began to sink; the crew abandoned ship and all the passengers were left to fend for themselves. Getting off the dangerous wreck was only the beginning of the women's harrowing tale.
Debbie was abducted from her own home, her husband was murdered, and she was held for five days while being raped and forced to sleep alongside her captor. Only through quick thinking and a stunning ability to deceive her rapist did she manage to live through her ordeal.
And poor Jim was only being neighborly when he invited a young man into his apartment for a chat on a cold February day. This act of kindness earned Jim a slashed throat, a lacerated back and a lifetime of nightmares. Jim managed to survive his attack and still drive himself to a nearby hospital.
Relive these amazing stories with the brave and resourceful people who survived them.