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  • Walking With Dinosaurs [1999] Walking With Dinosaurs | DVD | (15/05/2000) from £4.75  |  Saving you £17.44 (69.80%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Walking with Dinosaurs, which must have surprised even its makers by reaching the viewing figures usually reserved for royal weddings, was the undoubted television event of 1999. (The companion book and soundtrack album became bestsellers, too.) Extending the computer animation techniques developed for Jurassic Park (1993) these six 30-minute programmes, narrated by Kenneth Branagh, became the first blockbuster special-effects documentary. Here was natural history with a difference, recreating "the lost world" of the Cretaceous and Mesozoic with modern technology, the remarkable visuals enabling the programme-makers to show what life may have been like during the estimated 160 million years "when dinosaurs ruled the Earth". As well as the dinosaurs, the series investigates the plants, insects, climate and geography of the distant past, and considers the mystery of why the creatures became extinct so suddenly. There has been some argument over how much is scientific fact, and how much is entertaining speculation--after all, Life on Earth (1978) and The Living Planet (1984) had the advantage of living subjects to film--but for the moment this series must stand as the definitive visual chronicle of the life and times of the fascinating "terrible lizards". A year later the BBC followed this with the surprisingly sympathetic The Ballad of Big Al (about a youthful Allosaurus), before the equally ambitious, and equally enthralling Walking with Beasts (2001). On the DVD: Those interested in special effects techniques will appreciate the inclusion of a 50-minute "making of" documentary (which is also on the VHS). There's also an informative director's commentary, plus some behind-the-scenes picture sequences and additional graphics. The sound is vivid Dolby stereo and the picture is anamorphic 16:9 widescreen.--Gary S Dalkin

  • River Monsters [DVD] [2009] River Monsters | DVD | (04/01/2010) from £7.49  |  Saving you £17.50 (70.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    River Monsters (2 Discs)

  • Wild Africa Wild Africa | DVD | (18/07/2005) from £5.69  |  Saving you £14.30 (71.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Africa is the mother continent - the core from which all the other continents were torn away 270 million years ago. Since then three factors have had profound consequences on its wildlife. This mighty block of land has stayed in much the same place it stands alone and it straddles the equator. It's also been protected from crippling ice ages and destructive invasions as well as nurtured by gentle changes in climate and geology. Time is the key to the series. Influenced by climate a

  • Natural World - Lobo - The Wolf That Changed America Natural World - Lobo - The Wolf That Changed America | DVD | (18/08/2008) from £4.99  |  Saving you £0.00 (0.00%)  |  RRP £4.99

    This is a true story about a man who came to New Mexico in 1893 to kill a wolf but ended up saving the American wilderness instead. Ernest Thompson Seaton's epic duel became a pivotal moment in American history helping to change the way people see wolves forever. Based on the personal diaries of Ernest himself and incorporating dramatic early footage this film presents the methods he used to track wolves and to finally catch the big prize Lobo himself. This is a simple true story of a unique meeting of man and animal set against the remarkable backdrop of the very wild west.

  • Human Planet [DVD] Human Planet | DVD | (21/02/2011) from £9.26  |  Saving you £25.73 (73.50%)  |  RRP £34.99

    Awe-inspiring jaw-dropping heart-stopping Human Planet is a majestic portrait of humankind and the power of nature in extraordinary symbiosis struggle and strife. For the first time the BBC Natural History Unit has turned the camera on ourselves. In doing so we see how amazing human beings can be and how we adapt to any habitat anywhere. Human Planet is epic in ambition extreme in content intimate in effect. It explores how we have devised ways of surviving in every corner of Earth - from the remotest deserts to the busiest urban metropolis. Each episode focuses on an iconic environment and reveals how we have adapted to the challenges of the landscape and the endless diversity of animals and plants we live with. Discover how our remarkable intelligence tool use and close-knit social lives have enabled us to cope with just about anything nature can throw at us. Includes Bonus Digital Copy As a bonus to your DVD you can also transfer a digital copy this will allow you to view your 'Human Planet' episodes on your PC or your mobile device(s). Just follow the step by step instructions inside your DVD.

  • Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain [DVD] Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain | DVD | (06/01/2014) from £7.48  |  Saving you £8.51 (53.20%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain captures the laughter energy and mayhem from Hart's 2012 Let Me Explain concert tour which spanned 10 countries and 80 cities - and was one of the most successful comedy tours of all time.

  • Word's Lost Tribes Word's Lost Tribes | DVD | (01/06/2013) from £8.99  |  Saving you £21.00 (70.00%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Join extreme travellers Mark Anstice and Olly Steeds as they embark on a unique expedition into one of the most remote rainforests on earth. Their goal is to live with the remarkable Kombai tribe a rumoured cannibal tribe whose way of life hasn't changed since the Stone Age. The Kombai tribe was discovered only 25 years ago in the dense jungles of West Papua New Guinea. The tribe's lifestyle - dubbed 'stone-age' - has remained unchanged for 15 000 years. There are thought to be about 4 000 Kombai people. They are spread across approximately 250 small clans each of which speaks a different language.

  • The Trials Of Life [1990] The Trials Of Life | DVD | (27/09/2004) from £6.28  |  Saving you £16.02 (53.40%)  |  RRP £29.99

    On the coast of Christmas Island a beach is painted crimson by the bodies of a million scarlet crabs all choosing the same moment to lay their eggs in the sea. In East Africa an elephant calf is born and the females in the herd crowd around the newcomer collaborating in looking after their young. On a Patagonian beach sea-lions lounge in supposed safety as a tall wave concealing the huge presence of a killer whale thunders towards the shore. Following the extraordinary se

  • Hebrides - Islands on the Edge [DVD] Hebrides - Islands on the Edge | DVD | (05/08/2013) from £7.90  |  Saving you £7.09 (47.30%)  |  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...

  • Walking with Cavemen [2002] Walking with Cavemen | DVD | (31/03/2003) from £8.99  |  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

  • 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.

  • A Lion Called Christian [DVD] A Lion Called Christian | DVD | (27/04/2009) from £2.92  |  Saving you £3.74 (37.40%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Documentary telling the story of John Rendall and Ace Bourke who bought a lion cub from Harrods in 1969 before hand-rearing the animal at their club on the Kings Road in Chelsea. After the pair met Virginia McKenna of Born Free in 1971 they flew to Kenya to release the lion whom they named Christian into the wild.

  • Fast Freddie The Widow & Me - Starring Laurence Fox, Tamzin Outhwaite, Jack McMullen and Sarah Smart - As Seen on ITV1 [DVD] Fast Freddie The Widow & Me - Starring Laurence Fox, Tamzin Outhwaite, Jack McMullen and Sarah Smart - As Seen on ITV1 | DVD | (21/10/2013) from £9.49  |  Saving you £3.50 (26.90%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Jonathan Donald (Lawrence Fox - Lewis) is a fast car salesman who's as happy with his champagne lifestyle as he is with his six-figure pay-packet. He's invincible - in his world there's no problem money can't solve. So when he finds himself in court awaiting a fine for a drink-driving offence he's not remotely worried. What he isn't expecting is to be facing a disgruntled judge with a flair for creative sentencing - in Jonathan's case a 100 hour community service order. And when he turns up at the Moonbeam Club a drop in centre for young adults with learning disabilities he certainly isn't expecting to enjoy himself. Jonathan meets Freddie (Jack McMullen - Waterloo Road) at the end of his first day a hyperactive 20-year-old with a wicked sense of humour and a terminal illness. Freddie has grown up in care and has never been part of a real family. His last impossible wish is to have a traditional family Christmas. In a move that comes as a surprise to everyone Jonathan devotes his time to making Freddie's final wish come true. With the clock ticking Jonathan's mad dash to create the perfect Christmas family gathering involves a motley crew of petty criminals dodgy geezers and possibly the most loving relations Freddie will ever know. This beautifully told story with moments of both joy and sadness is wrapped with good humor and bundles of Christmas spirit. Also starring Tamzin Outhwaite as Patsy Morgan (Paradox; The Fixed; Hotel Babylon) and Sarah Smart as Laura Cooper (Wallander; Casualty; Five Days 1) and directed by David Richards (Foyles War; Wild at Heart).

  • Walk On The Wild Side - New Zealand's Greatest Walks Walk On The Wild Side - New Zealand's Greatest Walks | DVD | (25/02/2008) from £6.10  |  Saving you £3.89 (38.90%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Take the walk of a lifetime and discover the wild side of New Zealand's magnificent scenery. You'll marvel at the spectacular lakes forests and mountains. See the volcanoes and thermal areas of the Central Plateau. Explore the glaciers and southern fiords. Includes the world famous Milford Track. An awe inspiring visual presentation virtually the next best thing to being there.

  • Our Planet [DVD] Our Planet | DVD | (26/09/2011) from £5.25  |  Saving you £12.20 (67.80%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Journey through the past, present and future of Earth as History explores the very real beginnings of our planet, thepotentially catastrophic results of our own behaviour on it, and the possibility of a world wiped clean of humanity. Includes:How The Earth Was Made:History goes back in time, from 4.5 billion years ago to today, to reveal the mystery of geology across the world. Spectacular onlocation shooting and dramatic graphics combine to show how the immensely powerful, and at times violent, forces of geology have literally shaped the world we live in.A Global Warning?:Arctic ice is melting, sea levels are rising, glaciers are shrinking at alarming rates, and the Earth is getting unmistakably warmer. Is this vast, potentially catastrophic, climate change the result of human behaviour? History offers an in-depth study of the science behind this controversial, hot-button issue.Life After People:What would happen if every human being on Earth disappeared? This isn't the story of how we might vanish - it is the story of what happens to the world we leave behind. Examining how the very landscape of planet Earth would change in our absence.

  • Oceans Oceans | DVD | (23/02/2009) from £9.01  |  Saving you £17.51 (58.40%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Explorer Paul Rose leads a team of ocean experts in a series of global science expeditions. With him maritime archaeologist Dr Lucy Blue investigates our past and our relationship with the sea exploring shipwrecks and lost civilisations; marine biologist and Oceanographer Tooni Mahto seeks the extraordinary life in our oceans today; and environmentalist Philippe Cousteau Jr looks to the future of our oceans and charts the way they're changing. Filmed in High Definition in some of the most beautiful diverse and threatened seas on our planet the team travels across the world to the Southern Ocean the Atlantic the Indian Ocean the Red Sea the Sea of Cortez the Arctic Ocean and the Mediterranean to dive the depths of the world's seas and oceans. The planet's seas are changing fast and Oceans builds up a timely global picture of our planet's most magnificent and vital asset.

  • Eagle Island - A Year On The Isle Of Mull Eagle Island - A Year On The Isle Of Mull | DVD | (01/05/2006) from £8.66  |  Saving you £4.33 (33.30%)  |  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

  • Wild Africa: Part 1 [Blu-ray] Wild Africa: Part 1 | Blu Ray | (13/05/2013) from £2.95  |  Saving you £17.04 (85.20%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Wild Africa comes to you in this incredible 3 volume collection, allowing you to journey across the vast expense of South Africa and experience firsthand the incredible inhabitants of this harsh but beautiful land. Volume 1 Safari: Volume 1 allows you to travel across the safari and witness not only the incredible wildlife that lives off of the South African land, but also takes you on a cross-country jeep ride where you are able to bring the sights and sounds of the Safari into your living r...

  • Amazon 3D (Blu-ray 3D + Blu Ray) Amazon 3D (Blu-ray 3D + Blu Ray) | Blu Ray | (15/04/2013) from £4.19  |  Saving you £15.80 (79.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Visit the incredible landscape of Amazonia in 3D! Witness the stunning sights of this amazing habitat and spy on the infinite amounts of astounding species that live under and in its endless canopy. Travel along its world famous river and watch as crocodiles claim their territory and hunt their prey whilst the beautiful macaws and toucans take glorious flight. Amazon 3D brings to you a world full of breathtaking wonders that you can experience from your own home!

  • In The Wild - Zoo Babies With Whoopi Goldberg [1999] In The Wild - Zoo Babies With Whoopi Goldberg | DVD | (05/05/2003) from £6.00  |  Saving you £6.82 (45.50%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Whoopi Goldberg visits the San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park to see the efforts of the staff to get some of the endangered species to breed.

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