Like tens of millions of other people yesterday, i found myself standing in Wal Mart buying things that i think i actually need.
While looking across the DVD titles, i saw the latest release of Crimson Tide (1995). While this particular edition lays claim to be the Unrated Extended Edition it can also claim to have a giant bonehead mistake on the cover.
Beneath the images of Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman is a view of the starboard bow of the USS SILVERSIDES (SS-236).
Now this movie, as entertaining as it might be, isn’t known to be very truthful to real-world situations and submarine tactics/operations but this kind of mistake is just plain stupid. Didn’t anyone clue the graphics designer in on the differences between a Balao class fleet boat and an Ohio class SSBN? Couldn’t they at least find an image of a 688 to use? Hell, even a Skipjack.
i know that this mistake doesn’t mean much, but come on. The way i look at it, instead of the SILVERSIDES, they could have used an image of a Model T Ford instead because that makes as much sense.