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  • Walking With Monsters Walking With Monsters | DVD | (21/11/2005) from £4.99  |  Saving you £11.00 (68.80%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Part of the BBC series which began with Walking With Dinosaurs Walking With Monsters draws on the specialist knowledge of more than 600 scientists to tell the story of the weird wonderful and frequently terrifying creatures that came before during and after the age of the Dinosaurs. With state of the art technology and animation these creatures - 50 of which have never been seen before - are brought to life with amazing realism. There was a time when a

  • The Story Of Science [Blu-ray] The Story Of Science | Blu Ray | (07/06/2010) from £12.29  |  Saving you £22.70 (64.90%)  |  RRP £34.99

    The Story Of Science tells the story of the forces that came together to create scientific knowledge; the practical business of making instruments and machines; the great forces of history - revolutions voyages of discovery and artistic movements - and the dogged determination of scientists and experimenters. This is the story of how scientific ideas shaped the modern world and how science made history. For 3 000 years people have wrestled with the great questions of existence. What is out there what is the world made of where did we come from? Across the series the audience will come on a journey to discover how vital science is to all our lives today covering the following key questions?

  • Baraka [1993] Baraka | DVD | (17/09/2001) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Baraka is a non-narrative visual poem addressing, according to director Ron Fricke, "humanity's relationship with the eternal." The title means "breath of life" or "a blessing" and the film unfolds into a tapestry of global images shot over 13 months in 24 countries, comparable to, but far more ambitious than Koyaanisqatsi (1983) which Fricke also wrote, edited and photographed. Like Bernardo Bertolucci's similarly meditative Little Buddha (1993), Baraka was designed as a powerful audio-visual experience, one of a handful of films made in the 1990s to revive the immensely cinematic 70mm process. Filled with staggeringly beautiful vistas which are striking, rich in detail and immaculately composed, the screen is complemented by an immersive Dolby Digital soundtrack fusing natural sounds with a haunting world music score. (At one point composer Michael Stearns combines Japan's Kodo Drummers, a Scottish bagpipe ensemble and a Tibetan water music orchestra.) Baraka encourages the audience to think or be entranced, and depending on mood and circumstance it can enthral or bore. With its epic, trans-human scale, vast formal grandeur, depersonalised abstraction, startling juxtapositions and avowed ambition to be the ultimate non-verbal film, Fricke has created a visionary experience akin to 2001: A Space Odyssey. On the DVD: Baraka is accurately transferred at the original 70mm theatrical ratio of 2.2:1, not as the packaging says as 2.35:1. The picture quality is superlative, with virtually no flaws and razor-sharp images. The Dolby Digital 5.1 sound is equally outstanding. The extras are presented at 4:3 with letterboxed clips, and being video based offer lower image quality. These special features play for approximately 25 minutes and, apart from the original theatrical trailer, are divided into three sections containing significant overlaps between the material. The "making of" documentary and the collection of to-camera comments from members of the production team are both interesting, but the behind the scenes location filming footage adds little substance. --Gary S Dalkin

  • David Attenborough's First Life [DVD] David Attenborough's First Life | DVD | (22/11/2010) from £7.93  |  Saving you £12.06 (60.30%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The epic story of the beginning of life on Earth from the much loved and respected naturalist writer and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough. Spanning billions of years Attenborough's time-travelling narrative brings you face to face with the first animals that ever existed.

  • Hebrides - Islands on the Edge [DVD] Hebrides - Islands on the Edge | DVD | (05/08/2013) from £7.75  |  Saving you £7.00 (46.70%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Scotland's Hebrides are Europe's final frontier against the wild and unpredictable Atlantic Ocean. This landmark wildlife series, is narrated by Ewan McGregor and shot in breathtaking HD. The series introduces an unforgettable wild animal cast struggling to survive, on these magical islands. In the course of a wild year, we meet otters, dolphins, eagles, seals and many other charismatic creatures filmed by some of the greatest wildlife camera talent in the world. Compelling story-telling co...

  • Natural World - Snow Leopard Natural World - Snow Leopard | DVD | (18/08/2008) from £3.99  |  Saving you £1.00 (20.00%)  |  RRP £4.99

    A secret cave deep within the mountains of Pakistan is one of the last refuges of the snow leopard - the rarest and most beautiful of all the big cats. Journalist Nisar Malik has decided to use his news skills to help promote and protect this highly endangered species. For Nisar this is a journey of discovery in which he finds beauty and peace in a place that he previously portrayed as dangerous and evil. For the viewer the film offers a journey into a misrepresented and unknown part of the world.

  • The Universe - Complete Season 6 [Blu-ray] The Universe - Complete Season 6 | Blu Ray | (05/11/2012) from £6.85  |  Saving you £18.14 (72.60%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Season 6 of the pioneering series The Universe takes viewers further than ever, to the extreme edges of our solar system where chaos and catastrophe bring epic drama to the planets - including some of the most horrifying days on Earth. Through stunning CGI, witness the birth pangs of the solar system, shocked into existence by a nearby supernova and enduring over 700 million years of brutal bombardment by deadly asteroids; colossal cataclysms that shaped the planets and transformed their climates forever; and startling new scientific discoveries revealing a hellish history of continuous devastation on Earth. And travel to the system's very fringes to explore the possibility that the Sun has an evil twin, a monstrous star known as Nemesis suspected of causing every mass-extinction in Earth's history.

  • Wild Down Under Wild Down Under | DVD | (27/10/2003) from £3.99  |  Saving you £15.00 (75.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Wild Down Under' is the BBC's key natural history series this Autumn presenting an astonishing mix of the surprising and the deadly. Narrated by Matt Day each episode is a detective story delving into Australasia's hidden secrets to explain why it is one of the world's truly great melting pots for both people and wildlife. It is home to giant birds that can't fly and possums that do; platypuses that detect food by electricity; plus many more fascinating creatures.

  • The Universe - Complete Season 4 [Blu-ray] The Universe - Complete Season 4 | Blu Ray | (20/09/2010) from £4.75  |  Saving you £25.24 (84.20%)  |  RRP £29.99

    The No. 1 selling HISTORY franchise launches a new breath-taking exploration. Almost every day scientists find new planets and look further into the deepest reaches of space breaking new ground in understanding the cosmos. Using stunning HD graphics Season 4 of The Universe transports viewers to places we didn't know existed a year ago. From death stars to ringed planets star clusters to space wars The Universe uses new discoveries and more advanced CGI to help explain the mysteries of outer space.

  • Coast - Series Six [DVD] Coast - Series Six | DVD | (18/07/2011) from £10.29  |  Saving you £9.70 (48.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Coast and Beyond takes the shoreline as its starting point moving inland and outwards to the sea and other continents as it explores and tells the story of life on the outer reaches of this island country we live on. The tales come thick and fast - of geography commerce and the deeply human. Coast's intrepid and inquisitive team of presenters led by Nicholas Crane clamber over cliff tops ride the rough seas and explore the history and evolution of life as it is lived along the Coast and Beyond. Featuring: London to Antwerp Devon and Cornwall The Netherlands The Western Isles and Shetland Wales Border to Border Sweden

  • The Universe - Season 3 [Blu-ray] The Universe - Season 3 | Blu Ray | (22/03/2010) from £5.45  |  Saving you £24.54 (81.80%)  |  RRP £29.99

    History and science collide in this best-selling franchise. Immerse yourself in more spectacular space exploration with Season 3 of this epic series from HISTORY. A virtual collision of astronomy and history each enlightening episode utilises strikingly realistic computer recreations and animations to provide unprecedented insight into the mysteries of our universe and beyond. See how NASA is arming itself with the latest technology to pre-empt an apocalyptic attack in Deadly Comets and Meteorites. Learn how scientists envision reproduction and human development in Sex in Space and explore startling new evidence showing the existence of universes other than our own in Parallel Universes. From bizarre clouds to the hypothetical Planet X from space disasters to space sex and the possibility of terrifying cosmic collisions experience space in a whole new way - not through a telescope or textbook but firsthand. With The Universe: Season 3 you'll feel like you've travelled to the edge of the unknown. Episodes Comprise: 1. Deep Space Disasters 2. Parallel Universes 3. Light Speed 4. Sex in Space 5. Alien Faces 6. Deadly Comets and Meteors 7. Living in Space 8. Stopping Armageddon 9. Another Earth 10. Strangest Things 11. Edge of Space 12. Cosmic Phenomena

  • Hidden Kingdoms [DVD] Hidden Kingdoms | DVD | (03/02/2014) from £4.79  |  Saving you £15.20 (76.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Hidden Kingdoms is an innovative new series from the BBC's Natural History unit. For the first time it takes the viewer into a unique and unexplored miniature world immersing you into the action-packed lives of the planet's smaller animals. The films are based in six of the planet's most iconic landscapes; the open plains of Africa's savannah Arizona's desert the forests of Borneo the woodlands of north America and the urban jungles of Rio and Tokyo. From chipmunks to beetles from marmosets to elephant shrews these are animals that live life at an intensity it's hard to imagine. They hunt food but are themselves hunted; they face the forces of the world that to them can be catastrophic. When you are just a few inches tall raindrops can feel like meteorites dust stings like gravel a sudden gust of wind feels like a tornado.This is a world that has been waiting to be explored - the challenges our planet's mini creatures face are daunting their solutions are always surprising and often defy belief. Prepare to be amazed entertained and fascinated by the world's Hidden Kingdoms.

  • Blackfish [DVD] Blackfish | DVD | (26/08/2013) from £6.39  |  Saving you £9.60 (60.00%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Many of us have experienced the excitement and awe of watching 8 000-pound orcas or 'killer whales' soar out of the water and fly through the air at sea parks as if in perfect harmony with their trainers. Yet in our contemporary lore this mighty black-and-white mammal is like a two-faced Janus - beloved as a majestic friendly giant yet infamous for its capacity to kill viciously. Blackfish unravels the complexities of this dichotomy employing the story of notorious performing whale Tilikum who - unlike any orca in the wild - has taken the lives of several people while in captivity. So what exactly went wrong? Shocking never-before-seen footage and riveting interviews with trainers and experts manifest the orca's extraordinary nature the species' cruel treatment in captivity over the last four decades and the growing disillusionment of workers who were misled and endangered by the highly profitable sea-park industry. This emotionally wrenching tautly structured story challenges us to consider our relationship to nature and reveals how little we humans have learned from these highly intelligent and enormously sentient fellow mammals. Special Features: Cinema Trailer Sheffield Doc Fest Q & A

  • Nature's Great Events Nature's Great Events | DVD | (16/03/2009) from £5.99  |  Saving you £19.00 (76.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Nature's Great Event (2 Disc)

  • Secrets of the Rainforest 3D (Blu-ray 3D + Blu Ray) Secrets of the Rainforest 3D (Blu-ray 3D + Blu Ray) | Blu Ray | (15/04/2013) from £3.29  |  Saving you £16.70 (83.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The Secrets of the Rainforest 3D allows you to be privy to the wonderful world hidden in amongst the towering trees that have outlived generations. Get close to the creatures that crawl under the floor foliage whilst being wowed by the animals that swing through the sky high branches. Allow yourself to be taken on a breathtaking journey into this hidden world that remains untouched and full of the mysteries and magic of Mother Nature. Be transported in 3D and be amazed!

  • Discovery Channel: Nasa's Grea [Blu-ray] Discovery Channel: Nasa's Grea | Blu Ray | (14/03/2009) from £14.98  |  Saving you £15.01 (50.10%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Since the dawn of mankind we have stared up at the lights in the sky and wondered... Now join the heroic men and women of NASA who have dared the impossible on some of the greatest adventures ever undertaken the quest to reach out beyond Earth and into the great unknown of space! Discovery Channel has collaborated with NASA to reveal the epic struggles tragedies and triumphs in a bold chapter of human history.

  • Bearwalker [DVD] Bearwalker | DVD | (14/02/2011) from £5.69  |  Saving you £14.30 (71.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Join wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan as he tries to gain the trust of a wild bear family in a spectacular American wilderness. Natural black bear behaviour has rarely been filmed in the wild. In this series Gordon is able to document the life of a first-time mother bear Lily and her struggle to raise her cub Hope. What follows could change the way we think about bears forever. Gordon and the crew test their limits to film closer to wild bears than anyone has before.

  • British Isles: A Natural History British Isles: A Natural History | DVD | (29/11/2004) from £4.97  |  Saving you £16.57 (66.30%)  |  RRP £24.99

    The BBC's latest lavish natural history series, The British Isles: A Natural History stirred a minor controversy when first aired because its presenter, the ever-affable Alan Titchmarsh, is better known as a gardener (and writer of saucy novels), not an expert on mineralogy, plate tectonics, or prehistoric flora and fauna. Until this programme the presumption had been that a multi-part flagship BBC documentary would be written and presented by an authoritative figure, David Attenborough or Simon Schama for example. For better or worse Titchmarsh has broken the mould. In fact, once past the glossily superficial opening chapter "3 Billion Years in the Making" (essentially a highlights programme of what is to come), Titchmarsh turns out to be an excellent host, addressing the audience in his familiar chatty way and cleverly exploiting his horticultural roots, noting for example how evidence of major geological changes can be found in the most humble plant, wildflower or weed. And unlike his more academic predecessors, he also uses his TV charisma to the full, finding lighthearted ways of imparting otherwise dry information: sampling malt whiskies to explain how water permeates through different types of rock; scoffing platefuls of clotted cream with jam and scones to show how desert conditions millions of years ago gave Devon its fertile soil; or even getting made up as a Neanderthal and strolling down Oxford Street. It's all far more cosy than Attenborough. The director of this eight-part series has clearly been watching Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings, as he never misses an opportunity for sweeping helicopter shots of snowy mountain peaks, rugged coastlines or glacial valleys. Combined with some neat computer graphics, the result makes ideal consumption for Sunday evening TV: easy on the eye and none too taxing on the brain, but informative enough to banish any fears of dumbing-down. --Mark Walker

  • One Life [DVD] One Life | DVD | (21/11/2011) from £2.76  |  Saving you £17.23 (86.20%)  |  RRP £19.99

    More than four years in the making and packed full of filming firsts, One Life captures unprecedented and beautiful sequences of animal behaviour guaranteed to bring you closer to nature than ever before. A major feature length production from BBC Earth Films, One Life has been created from 10,000 hours of incredible, intimate footage of amazing creatures that are in turn heroic, strange, loveable, beautiful and surprisingly funny.One Life is voiced by Daniel Craig and offers an accessible narrative that children will love. It is a joyful celebration of the most brilliant and imaginative stories of survival from the natural world.

  • Orangutan Diaries: Series 2 [DVD] Orangutan Diaries: Series 2 | DVD | (06/04/2009) from £15.65  |  Saving you £4.34 (21.70%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Steve Leonard and Michsela Strachan are on a rescue mission to help save some of our closest relatives - orangutans.

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