Cane Toads 3D - The Conquest (Blu-ray 3D + Blu Ray) Blu Ray|
Cane Toads is without doubt one of the most unusual, surprising, enjoyable and amusing films of the year. Mark Lewis (Cane Toads: An Unnatural History) explores one of Australia's greatest environmental catastrophes as he follows the unstoppable march of the cane toad across the Australian continent. Despised by many, venerated by some, the toad has occupied a nation's consciousness achieving both cult and criminal status.Despite its international origin the cane toad has become uniquely Australian - yet, for a world wrestling with the idea that we have irretrievably altered our own ecosystem, its story holds universal relevance. Featuring a host of engaging characters as well as thousands of toads, Cane Toads: The Conquest 3D is a humorous yet thought-provoking journey into the issue of invasive species.from£3.49 | RRP:
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Please note this is a region B Blu-ray and will require a region B or region free Blu-ray player in order to play In 1935 Australians sugar cane plantations were sufferings huge losses due to a widespread infestation of the Greyback Cane Beetle and in a bid to control the insects farmers imported just over one hundred cane toads from Hawaii believing the toads would eat the insects and save the crops However nothing went as hoped -- the toads wouldn&39;t eat the beetles but they did reproduce at a rapid rate and with no predators to control their numbers in Northeastern Australia the large and ugly toads were soon unavoidable all across Queensland Filmmaker Mark Lewis examined the strange story of Australia&39;s leading invasive species in his 1988 documentary CANE TOADS AN UNNATURAL HISTORY and in 2009 he offered an update on this cautionary tale with CANE TOADS THE CONQUEST Shot using a digital 3-D process CANE TOADS THE CONQUEST chronicles the advance of the toads over two decades -- an estimated 15 billion cane toads can now be found in Australia and all attempts to control their breeding have failed While some Aussies have adopted the toads as a curious mascot parts of the country are being decimated by their environmental impact and the blunder of the cane toad epidemic is beginning to be felt outside Australia Age Rating PG
A follow-up to his 1988 film 'Cane Toads: An Unnatural History', Mark Lewis's irreverently tongue-in-cheek documentary gives an update on the problem of the cane toad epidemic in northern Australia. Filmed in 3D for theatrical release, the film briefly retraces the history of this poisonous pest, which was originally introduced into Australia in the 1930s to combat the greyback beetle that was destroying sugar cane crops. However, the toxic toads quickly became an ecological nightmare in their own right as they bred and spread across the continent at an alarming rate, wreaking widespread havoc and devastation along the way.
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