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  • Eagle Island - A Year On The Isle Of Mull Eagle Island - A Year On The Isle Of Mull | DVD | (01/05/2006) from £9.50  |  Saving you £2.24 (17.20%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Eagle Island: A Year On The Isle Of Mull is a beautiful wildlife film made for BBC's Natural World featuring spectacular shots of eagles in the nest an abundance of marine life and draw dropping shots of the dramatic Scottish landscape. Expert cameraman and presenter Gordon Buchanan returns to his homeland to rediscover its stunning wildelife and magnificent scenary. The Ilse of Mull has the highest density of eagles in the UK otters in every bay and even whales sh

  • Amazon Amazon | DVD | (03/11/2008) from £5.69  |  Saving you £19.30 (77.20%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Bruce Parry presenter of the BBC's Tribe has travelled the length of the Amazon to film a major new series for BBC Two.

  • National Geographic: Space Box [DVD] National Geographic: Space Box | DVD | (18/07/2011) from £5.99  |  Saving you £-1.00 (-20.00%)  |  RRP £4.99

    Dereck and Beverly Joubert are award-winning filmmakers from Botswana and National Geographic Explorers in Residence. Their mission is the conservation and understanding of the large predators and key African wildlife species that determine the course of all conservation in Africa. They have been filming researching and exploring in Africa for over 25 years as filmmaking for them has always been a way to bring the message of conservation to a worldwide audience. All their efforts over a lifetime all coincide with one aim: to rehabilitate the environment and return vast tracts of land to nature and to protect the wild creatures that depend on it. Across three visually spectacular programmes Dereck and Beverly capture amazing new behaviour between lions and their rivals. In Ultimate Enemies the lions at a waterhole in Botswana have developed a special skill they have learned how to hunt elephants. In Eternal Enemies lions and hyenas clash in overlapping territories. With never-before-seen footage you'll uncover an intense and vicious blood feud and discover nature's savage conflicts in this ancient rivalry. Finally in Relentless Enemies thousands of buffalo are trapped on an island with the great lions of the Tsaro pride - larger more fearsome and more innovative that your typical lion. The buffalo are forced to devise defensive tactics and eventually learn to fight back.

  • Walking with Cavemen [2002] Walking with Cavemen | DVD | (31/03/2003) from £14.03  |  Saving you £3.96 (22.00%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Breaking the mould of previous "Walking with" offerings, the BBC's Walking with Cavemen sees Professor Robert Winston follow in the footsteps of ancient man in a series that traces the history of humanity from bipedal ape-men (Australopithecus Aphaeresis) to the awakening of the human mind's potential with Homo Erectus. Spread over four fascinating half-hour instalments, Wilson presents an accessible and populist, but still suitably anthropological study on how apes became human and the traits that we inherited from our earliest ancestors. Unlike Dinosaurs and Beasts, Cavemen combines CGI with actors to portray the characters in the story of man. Initially this seems to make it far less technically impressive than the earlier programmes--memories of Kubrick's 2001 are inevitable--but fortunately the acting is superb and the viewer soon forgets that these are people in monkey suits. The series also makes use of a special effect called "deep time-lapse", which shows in a matter of dramatic seconds the thousands of years of geological changes that sped up our ancestors' evolution. Wilson himself takes part in the action as if he is a modern-day naturalist following lions across the Serengeti rather than creatures long extinct. This approach makes for a more immediate as well as poignant interpretation of history: the result is an enlightening and moving tribute to the human journey. On the DVD: Walking with Cavemen on disc has production interviews with series producer Peter Georgi, executive producer and director Richard Dale, director of animated extras Ben Palmer and actor David Rubin. There are also location interviews, the best of which is two of the actors in full costume explaining the difficulties involved in eating lunch. There are sequences explaining the creation of the digital effects, and the original score can be accessed as an audio-only option. A fact file for each episode and a picture gallery complete the extras package. --Kristen Bowditch

  • Life On Earth [1979] Life On Earth | DVD | (01/09/2003) from £11.99  |  Saving you £14.78 (42.20%)  |  RRP £34.99

    Life on Earth (1979) is an epic 13-programme series, presented by David Attenborough, offering a chronological account of the flora and fauna of planet Earth over a period of 3,500 million years. Whether recounting the first journey from the sea to the land, the development of insects and flowers, or "The First Forests" and "The Lords of the Air", Attenborough's enthusiasm is infectious. He guides us through "The Infinite Variety" of life from microbes to marsupials, via an unforgettable meeting with mountain gorillas, to conclude with "The Compulsive Communicators", mankind itself. Three years in the making, involving 1.5 million miles of travel and featuring some of the most beautiful, breathtaking and ambitious photography then seen on television, Life on Earth was the first natural history blockbuster. It redefined TV by showing that an epic, serious wildlife documentary could be a massive success. As such, it remains a true television landmark and paved the way for Attenborough's The Living Planet and further entries in what became known as his "Life" series. On the DVD: Life on Earth is presented complete in this DVD box set, with a total running time of 715 minutes (13 x 55 minutes). --Gary S Dalkin

  • South Pacific [DVD] South Pacific | DVD | (15/06/2009) from £6.99  |  Saving you £18.00 (72.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    One ocean 25 000 islands half the water on Earth. The Pacific includes some of the most remote spots on the planet - yet there's not a single island that has avoided colonizers whether it be plants animals or humans - and generally all three. Go beyond clich''d images of swaying palms and idyllic beaches to explore this immense and surprising ocean as it has never been seen before.

  • Big Cat Week - Series 3 Big Cat Week - Series 3 | DVD | (07/05/2007) from £5.69  |  Saving you £7.30 (56.20%)  |  RRP £12.99

    The team returns to the magnificent Masi Mara in search of old friends and new stars of the BBC's fantastic third series of Big Cat Week.

  • Tropic Of Cancer [DVD] Tropic Of Cancer | DVD | (26/04/2010) from £8.29  |  Saving you £16.70 (66.80%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Circling the globe on a northern adventure Simon Reeve circumnavigates the globe around the 22 835 mile long Tropic of Cancer visiting 18 different countries meeting amazing people witnessing bizarre and beautiful sights and encountering spectacular and endangered wildlife. Starting in Baja California - the long strip of Mexico that descends into the Pacific Ocean Simon travels through Cuba the Bahamas Mauritania the wastelands of Southern Libya India Bangladesh and Burma before finally reaching the some of the most beautiful (and also some of the dirtiest) beaches in the world. From gorgeous landscapes to deserts small fishing villages to violent drug wars Simon finds out what makes these places fascinatingly unique.

  • Werner Herzog - Encounters in the Natural World Boxset (includes Encounters at the end of the world, Grizzly Man, White Diamond, La Soufriere & Flying Doctors of East Africa) [Blu-ray] Werner Herzog - Encounters in the Natural World Boxset (includes Encounters at the end of the world, Grizzly Man, White Diamond, La Soufriere & Flying Doctors of East Africa) | Blu Ray | (31/08/2009) from £39.64  |  Saving you £15.35 (27.90%)  |  RRP £54.99

    Encounters in the Natural World brings together five stunning films from legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog. Featuring previously unseen breathtaking scenery and wildlife these films span the globe from desert to jungle to tropical to frozen. They detail the rich tapestry of life on our planet and how we interact with it. There are moments of visual poetry and profound insight. And there is always humour. These films like all of Werner Herzog's work shine a light on the way we live in the world. And we are the better for it. Titles Comprise: 1. Encounters at the End of the World: Herzog ventures into the beautiful polar landscape of Antarctica discovering the unique and previously unrecorded wildlife living there and gains rare access to the hidden society of scientists who call this place home. 2. Grizzly Man: The acclaimed portrait of Timothy Treadwell a charismatic bear enthusiast who lived amongst these powerful predators in remote parts of Alaska for thirteen summers before succumbing to their ferocious nature. 3. The White Diamond: The visually stunning story of Graham Dorrington's quest to fly a custom-built airship over the rain forest canopies of Guyana whilst battling to overcome the haunting memories of a similar expedition that ended tragically with the death of his friend. 4. La Soufri''re: As a volcano is about to erupt on the island of Guadaloupe all inhabitants flee for their lives apart from one man who refuses to leave and accepts his fate at the hands of nature. 5. The Flying Doctors of East Africa: Herzog's stunning portrait of the flying doctors service of the African Medicinal Research Foundation and the people who devote their lives to it.

  • Project Grizzly [1996] Project Grizzly | DVD | (21/03/2005) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £15.99

    He has a dream and it has six inch claws. Meet Troy James Hurtubise a self-styled ""close-quarter bear researcher "" who's obsessed with going face-to-face with Canada's most deadly land mammal the grizzly bear. Troy is the creator of what he hopes is a ""grizzly-proof"" suit of armour -- an extraordinary fusion of high-tech materials and homespun ingenuity -- and of his own hybrid mythology that is part Hollywood part Canadian shield. His quest takes audiences into a world both co

  • Arctic Tale Arctic Tale | DVD | (08/09/2008) from £3.00  |  Saving you £9.99 (76.90%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Artic Tale is an epic adventure that explores the vast world of the Great North. The film follows the walrus Seela and the polar bear Nanu on their journey from birth to adolescence to maturity and parenthood in the frozen Arctic wilderness. Once a perpetual winter wonderland of snow and ice the walrus and the polar bear are losing their beautiful icebound world as it melts from underneath them.

  • The Universe complete Season 2 [Blu-ray] The Universe complete Season 2 | Blu Ray | (02/11/2009) from £4.05  |  Saving you £35.94 (89.90%)  |  RRP £39.99

    We once considered ourselves to be at the centre of the universe - now we know that we are just a small spec in a giant cosmos. In this season HISTORY ventures outside of our solar system in another epic exploration of the universe and its mysteries. With strikingly realistic computer re-creations you'll feel like you've travelled to the edge of the unknown.

  • Wildlife Special - Tiger [1999] Wildlife Special - Tiger | DVD | (23/08/2004) from £4.29  |  Saving you £3.70 (46.30%)  |  RRP £7.99

    Dangerous powerful but above all breath-takingly beautiful tigers have for centuries sparked awe and admiration. Yet it is their very uniqueness which has made them a prized object for hunters. This film could be the last complete portrait of tigers in the wild as there is a real chance they could be extinct within the next decade. Their elusive lifestyle has made filming difficult but after 25 years of the Project Tiger scheme operating in India's Madhya Pradesh these big c

  • Great White Silence (DVD + Blu-ray) [1924] Great White Silence (DVD + Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (20/06/2011) from £10.99  |  Saving you £9.00 (45.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The official record of Captain Scott's legendary expedition to the South Pole fully restored by the BFI and featuring a with new musical score by Simon Fisher Turner. Released on DVD & Blu-ray for the first time ever. Scott described Herbert Ponting as 'an artist in love with his work' and after the Antarctic expedition's tragic outcome Ponting devoted the rest of his life to ensuring that the grandeur of the Antarctic and of the expedition's heroism would not be forgotten. The images that he captured have fired imaginations ever since. Now the BFI National Archive - custodian of the expedition negatives - has restored the film using the latest photochemical and digital techniques and reintroduced the film's sophisticated use of colour. The alien beauty of the landscape is brought dramatically to life showing the world of the expedition in brilliant detail.

  • Earth - The Power Of The Planet [Blu-ray] Earth - The Power Of The Planet | Blu Ray | (15/09/2008) from £6.99  |  Saving you £18.00 (72.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    This landmark series uses specialist imaging and compelling narrative to tell the life story of our planet how it works and what makes it so special. Examining the great forces that shape the Earth - volcanoes the ocean the atmosphere and ice - the programme explores their central roles in our planet's story. How do these forces affect the Earth's landscape its climate and its history? CGI gives the audience a ringside seat at these great events while the final episode brings together all the themes of the series and argues that Earth is an exceptionally rare kind of planet - giving us a special responsibility to look after our unique world. This is a series that shows the Earth in new and surprising ways. Extensive use of satellite imagery reveals new views of our planet while timelapse filmed over many months brings the planet to life. Offering a balance between dramatic visuals and illuminating facts this ground-breaking series makes global science truly compelling.

  • Yellowstone - Tales From The Wild [Blu-ray] Yellowstone - Tales From The Wild | Blu Ray | (15/06/2009) from £6.99  |  Saving you £18.00 (72.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Larger than some American states Yellowstone National Park is one of the world's last and most spectacular wildernesses - a global icon of natural beauty. It is also home to some of the richest wildlife beyong the plains of Africa. Against its vast and majestic landscapes full of lush meadows deep forests and violent hot springs this landmark series follows the intertwining stories of Yellostone's iconic inhabitants: the grey wolf the grizzly bear and the herds of antelope and buffalo. In a land of beauty and peril the dramatic lives and fortunes of these animals are inexorably bound together. Intimate and emotional epic and engaging Yellowstone - Tales from the Wild reveals the grandeur of this unique place and its animals struggle to survive over the course of three vividly changing seasons.

  • Shark Water [Blu-ray] Shark Water | Blu Ray | (19/05/2008) from £5.79  |  Saving you £14.20 (71.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    For filmmaker Rob Stewart exploring sharks began as an underwater adventure. What it turned into was a beautiful and dangerous life journey into the balance of life on earth. Driven by passion fed from a lifelong fascination with sharks Stewart debunks historical stereotypes and media depictions of sharks as bloodthirsty man-eating monsters and reveals the reality of sharks as pillars in the evolution of the seas. Filmed in visually stunning high definition video Sharkwater takes you into the most shark rich waters of the world exposing the exploitation and corruption surrounding the world's shark populations in the marine reserves of Cocos Island Costa Rica and the Galapagos Islands Ecuador. In an effort to protect sharks Stewart teams up with renegade conservationist Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Their unbelievable adventure together starts with a battle between the Sea Shepherd and shark poachers in Guatemala resulting in pirate boat rammings gunboat chases mafia espionage corrupt court systems and attempted murder charges forcing them to flee for their lives. Through it all Stewart discovers these magnificent creatures have gone from predator to prey and how despite surviving the earth's history of mass extinctions they could easily be wiped out within a few years due to human greed. Stewart's remarkable journey of courage and determination changes from a mission to save the world's sharks into a fight for his life and that of humankind.

  • The Jacques Cousteau Odyssey The Jacques Cousteau Odyssey | DVD | (19/06/2006) from £13.99  |  Saving you £13.75 (45.80%)  |  RRP £29.99

    During a period of over 40 years Jacques Cousteau crossed the world many times over in their ships the Calypso and the Alcyone filming the undersea world as never seen before to create a unique collection of entertaining and informative films for the whole family. Since 1943 when he and Emile Gagnan developed the first regulated compressed-air breathing device for deep sea diving (the Aqualung) until his death in 1997 Captain Cousteau was a leading spokesman for the protection of

  • State Of The Planet [2000] State Of The Planet | DVD | (27/09/2004) from £6.99  |  Saving you £6.18 (38.60%)  |  RRP £15.99

    State of the Planet is long overdue. The BBC's Natural History Unit has finally delivered a hard-hitting documentary series on the extinction crisis many scientists believe is beginning to threaten the integrity of the entire biosphere. The combination of stunning camerawork, glossy production, David Attenborough's inspirational whispering narration and subject matter of the greatest and most urgent import makes State of the Planet riveting and required viewing. The three programmes cover the scientific understanding of the crisis, the extent to which humans are implicated in the wave of extinctions currently sweeping across our planet, and the ways in which we might slow or halt the current precipitous decline in Earth's biodiversity. In brief, the conclusions are that we know astonishingly little about the diversity of life on Earth, that our species is implicated at every level in precipitating this, the "sixth great mass extinction", and that we are only just beginning to see possible ways out of the environmental mess that we have created. Viewing the second programme (our malfeasance) directly before the third (our attempts at remediation) makes it abundantly clear that we have a very long way to go. The participation in the series of some of the world's leading authorities on biodiversity and extinction--Ed Wilson, Terry Erwin, Sylvia Earle, Sir Robert May--adds considerable gravity to Attenborough's already weighty presentation. However, the programmes would have been much improved had the experts been allotted more than the odd sound-bite. And why only three programmes on such an important and urgent issue? Even the terrifically expensive and time-consuming Walking with Dinosaurs got six. More of the serious stuff, please. --Chris Lavers

  • Earth [2007] Earth | DVD | (17/03/2008) from £6.69  |  Saving you £13.30 (66.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Earth is a feature length version of the amazing television series Planet Earth. The documentary follows the migratory paths of four animal families classicly narrated by Patrick Stewart!

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