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  • 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 BBC Natural History Collection [Blu-ray] The BBC Natural History Collection | Blu Ray | (19/10/2009) from £20.99  |  Saving you £49.00 (70.00%)  |  RRP £69.99

    A collection of BBC nature documentaries. 'Wild China' (2008) narrated by Bernard Hill focuses on one of the world's most enigmatic and magnificent countries. The programme delves into the country's vibrant habitats to reveal a land of unbelievable natural complexity. Journey across China from the glittering peaks of the Himalayas to the barren steppe the sub-Arctic to the tropical islands through deserts both searingly hot and mind-numbingly cold and see in pioneering images a dazzling array of mysterious beautiful wild and rare creatures. Tilda Swinton narrates 'Galapagos' (2005) which explores the distinctive flora and fauna of the Galapagos archipelago. Charles Darwin's world within itself is the subject of this in-depth programme. The Galapagos Islands are every botanist's Shangri-La: the 13 main islands are actually underwater volcanoes and are situated at the confluence of four oceanic currents. This singular habitat combined with its isolated location has given rise to hundreds of varieties of flora and fauna found nowhere else but here. 'South Pacific' (2009) explores the vast South Pacific ocean and its many islands giving viewers the opportunity to see beyond the white sandy beaches and palm trees. Both the wildlife and the islander's way of life and rituals are examined showing how both cope with their remote environment. Highlights include spectacular sights of giant crabs that can open coconuts undersea volcanos and the use of super slow motion footage to capture the scale of some of the of the world's biggest waves. 'Nature's Great Events' (2009) chronicles some of the planet's most spectacular natural events and shows how these phenomena can transform entire landscapes drawing in millions of animals and determining their fate. The series also explains how powerful natural forces can trigger chain reactions involving everything from microscopic organisms to entire tracts of rainforest. Events featured in the series include the Pacific salmon run the greening of the Serengeti the plankton bloom in the Pacific Northwest the spring thaw in the Arctic the flooding of the Okavango Delta and the South Atlantic sardine run.

  • Flying Monsters [DVD] Flying Monsters | DVD | (07/11/2011) from £6.99  |  Saving you £9.00 (56.30%)  |  RRP £15.99

    220 million years ago as dinosaurs were beginning their domination of Earth another group of reptiles was about to make an extraordinary leap. Pterosaurs were taking control of the skies. The story of how and why these mysterious creatures took to the air is more fantastical than any fiction. In flying monsters Sir David Attenborough sets out to uncover the truth about the enigmatic pterosaurs whose wingspans of up to 40 feet were equal to that of a modern day jet plane. The central question and of the greatest mysteries in palaeontology is how and why did pterosaurs fly. How did creatures the size of giraffes defy gravity and soar through prehistoric skies? Attenborough starts to unravel one of science's more enduring mysteries discovering that the marvel of pterosaur flight has evolutionary echoes that resonate even today.

  • In The Shadow Of The Moon [2007] In The Shadow Of The Moon | DVD | (31/03/2008) from £3.99  |  Saving you £16.00 (80.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The surviving crew members from NASA's Apollo missions tell their story in their own words.

  • DVD Guide to British Birds of Prey DVD Guide to British Birds of Prey | DVD | (15/12/2008) from £9.75  |  Saving you £18.24 (65.20%)  |  RRP £27.99

    All the British raptors and Owls: High quality footage has been filmed to show both the raptors (day-flying birds of prey) and the owls. Featured species: Kestrel Merlin Hobby Red-footed Falcon Peregrine Gyr Falcon Sparrowhawk Goshawk Marsh Harrier Hen Harrier Montagu's Harrier Red Kite Black Kite Honey Buzzard Common Buzzard Rough-legged Buzzard Osprey Golden Eagle White-tailed Eagle Barn Owl Little Owl Tawny Owl Long-eared Owl Short-eared Owl and Snowy Owl. 25 species in total.

  • Nature's Great Events [Blu-ray] Nature's Great Events | Blu Ray | (15/06/2009) from £7.99  |  Saving you £22.00 (73.40%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Witness the planet's most breathtaking natural events and follow the dramatic wildlife stories behind them. Combining the epic cinematography of Planet Earth with all the emotion intimacy and storytelling of a wildlife diary this series charts the effects of global climatic phenomena which transform entire landscapes drawing in thousands of animals and determining their fate. Whereas Planet Earth gave us a global view Nature's Great Events delves into the more personal emotionally engaging approach. Nature's Great Events brings us the same high definition quality and wow factor images we've come to associate with Planet Earth.

  • Wonders Of The Solar System [Blu-ray] Wonders Of The Solar System | Blu Ray | (12/04/2010) from £3.49  |  Saving you £16.50 (82.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Prepare to immerse yourself in an alien world as if you were standing there yourself. Professor Brian Cox takes another giant leap for humankind as images of distant alien worlds are brought into breathtaking focus. Giant ice fountains rising over 100km high; an ocean hidden beneath a frozen crust of ice; storms three times the size of Earth coloured blood red by a vortex of dust and gases; immense volcanoes that would put Mount Everest in the shade - this amazing DVD reveals the true and awesome beauty of our solar system. It's an epic journey of discovery where bizarre worlds become real places we can see feel and visit. Travelling from the Sun to the far-out reaches of Neptune Wonders of the Solar System has at its heart the latest scientific knowledge beamed back from the fleet of probes rovers and telescopes currently in space. Using the very latest images sent direct from space and spectacular CGI the series presents a spellbinding voyage around the natural wonders of the solar system capturing explosive phenomena in minute detail. Alongside these startlingly authentic images some of the most spectacular extreme locations on Earth help to reveal wonders never thought possible. Wonders of The World explores how these previously unseen phenomena have dramatically expanded our horizons revealing more about the planets their moons and how they came to be the way they are. The series also looks at the big picture - how the forces of nature carved out beauty and order from the chaos of space; how our home planet doesn't sit in magnificent isolation but is intimately connected with the rest of the Solar System; and how these connections have created the haven we call Earth.

  • A Lion Called Christian [DVD] A Lion Called Christian | DVD | (27/04/2009) from £6.25  |  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.

  • The Lost Land Box Set [DVD] The Lost Land Box Set | DVD | (29/08/2011) from £8.99  |  Saving you £16.00 (64.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Watch an intrepid team of modern day explorers zoologists naturalists and botanists as they travel to the far corners of the globe in search of new species and help local conservation teams. Discover the lost land of the Jaguar. In a bid to discover new species and help Guyana protect its environment the expedition team ventures into some of the remote jungle on earth tracking down the giants of the area; the Anaconda the Jaguar the giant Anteaters the Turtles and the enormous Harpy Eagle. Explore the lost land of the volcano. New Guinea is one the most species-rich areas on Earth but its landscape so inaccessible that much of the wildlife is barely known. Watch the team ast hey delve into the depths exploring the remote rainforests rugged mountains and raging underground rivers that make up this mysterious land. Join the lost land of the Tiger. The first ever expedition to venture high into the Himalayas in search of big cats. Closed to outsiders for years Bhutan is a forgotten world. No one knows how many Tigers prowl the jungles and mountains here but they are going to find out.

  • Samsara (DVD & Blu-Ray) Samsara (DVD & Blu-Ray) | Blu Ray | (14/01/2013) from £9.29  |  Saving you £13.70 (59.60%)  |  RRP £22.99

    Filmed over a period of five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on 70mm film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.

  • DVD Guide to British Birds DVD Guide to British Birds | DVD | (15/12/2008) from £11.19  |  Saving you £34.80 (75.70%)  |  RRP £45.99

    This 3 DVD set provides comprehensive coverage of all the regular British birds - in total it features 280 species. High quality footage has been specially filmed to show the birds in their natural habitat flying singing and calling. An expert commentary describes the important features and there are slow motion sequences and still frames to emphasize key points. A detailed menu gives you instant access to any species. Disc One: Divers to Crakes Disc Two: Waders to Swift Disc Three: Swallows to Buntings

  • Steve Irwin - Most Dangerous Adventures/Wildest Animal Encounters Vol.2 Steve Irwin - Most Dangerous Adventures/Wildest Animal Encounters Vol.2 | DVD | (01/07/2009) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £14.99

    2 Wild DVDs from The Crocodile Hunter!

  • Milius [DVD] Milius | DVD | (18/11/2013) from £12.39  |  Saving you £7.60 (38.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    This is the life story of one of the most influential and controversial film directors in the history of Hollywood John Milius. From his childhood aspirations to join the military to his formative years at the USC Film School his legendary work on films such as ‘Apocalypse Now’ ‘Jaws’ ‘Conan The Barbarian’ ‘Dirty Harry’ and ‘Red Dawn’ to his ultimate dismissal from Hollywood due to his radical beliefs and controversial behaviour.

  • Madagascar [Blu-ray] Madagascar | Blu Ray | (07/03/2011) from £5.99  |  Saving you £18.00 (72.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    This series explores the extraordinary wildlife and dramatic landscapes of one of the world's largest and strangest island. Lying just off the coast of Africa Madagascar is a land of misty mountains tropical rainforests and weird spiny desert scrub. Here the wildlife has evolved in splendid isolation to become bizarre and totally unique. The great mystery of Madagascar is why it has such a unique and varied flora and fauna - a diversity of life that makes even the famed Galapagos Islands pale by comparison. What is it that makes Madagascar so different from the rest of the world? This series finds clues from Madagascar's extraordinary animals plants and landscape to discover how the island's remarkable past has produced its intriguing present like the Tsingy - a series of jagged limestone peaks that have cut off animals in isolated gorges allowing them to evolve into their own unique species. On the east side of the island rugged mountains rise dramatically from the palm fringed Indian Ocean. Travelling from the highest mountains where trees are few and it's cold enough for frost through the lush cloaking rainforests down to the tropical coast discovering the ring-tailed lemurs the jewelled geckos and the giant predatory wasps. So what is it that has made this narrow eastern strip in particular so rich in life? South of Madagascar is home to its most extraordinary landscapes - from forests of 'upside down' trees to alien 'spiny deserts'. In stark contrast to the east this is a place that's bone-dry for most of the year yet it's extraordinarily rich in wildlife. Here only the toughest and most opportunistic survive and some of the strategies to survive here are ingenious. This Blu-ray follows the long dry season of this landscape to see how life copes as it waits for the brief rains.

  • Wonders Of The Solar System [DVD] Wonders Of The Solar System | DVD | (12/04/2010) from £4.29  |  Saving you £15.70 (78.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Prepare to immerse yourself in an alien world as if you were standing there yourself. Giant ice fountains rising over 100km high; an ocean hidden beneath a frozen crust of ice; storms twice the size of Earth coloured blood red by a vortex of dust and gases; immense volcanoes that could rip a planet apart - this series reveals the true and awesome beauty of our solar system. Using the very latest breathtaking images sent directly from space groundbreaking CGI transforms the static into the dramatic. Travelling from the Sun to the far-out reaches of Neptune the series has at its heart the latest scientific knowledge beamed back from the fleet of probes rovers and telescopes currently in space and offers a vivid and unprecedented tour of the world beyond our planet.

  • 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.

  • The Universe - Complete Season 6 [Blu-ray] The Universe - Complete Season 6 | Blu Ray | (05/11/2012) from £4.05  |  Saving you £20.94 (83.80%)  |  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.

  • Everest - Beyond The Limit Everest - Beyond The Limit | DVD | (19/11/2007) from £6.99  |  Saving you £18.00 (72.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Using the latest high altitude video technology this Discovery Channel series tracks the gruelling attempt to reach the summit of Everest by a team of amateur climbers. It tracks the personal and mental struggles and gives a powerful insight into why the Worlds highest peak has claimed so many lives over the years. Marketing campaign targeting male lifestyle press and adventure/outdoor publications.

  • Jean-Michel Cousteau's Film Trilogy [Blu-ray] Jean-Michel Cousteau's Film Trilogy | Blu Ray | (20/09/2011) from £8.83  |  Saving you £-2.03 (-29.90%)  |  RRP £6.8

    Titles Comprise: Sharks 3D: Presented by Jean-Michel Cousteau this is a breathtaking film experience that offers audiences an astonishing up-close encounter with the Lions and Tigers of the Ocean Come face-to-face with a multitude of shark species including the Great White Hammerhead and Whale Shark. Witness them as they really are: not wicked man-eating creatures but wild fascinating and endangered animals that have been in existence millions of years before dinosaurs roamed the earth Dolphins & Whales: Tribes of the Ocean 3D: An awe-inspiring and entertaining film. Narrated by Daryl Hannah it takes you from the dazzling coral reefs of the Bahamas to the warm depths of the waters of the exotic Kingdom of Tonga for a close encounter with the surviving tribes of the ocean. Through stunning images captured for the very first time in 3D view their lives and habitats as never-before-seen. Come so close to wild dolphins and belugas you will virtually touch them! Ocean Wonderland 3D: This fascinating documentary takes you on a stunning visual and sensorial diving adventure beneath the waves to the pulsating heart of the oceans: the coral reefs. Join your friendly host Aris the turtle and enter this magical and beautiful yet endangered and fragile world from Australia's Great Barrier Reef to the Bahamas. Discover the vast bio-diversity thriving there and the crucial role played by coral reefs within the marine ecosystem by providing a habitat and food for a wide variety of fish species and maintaining the well-being of our planet.

  • Really Wild Animals - Dinosaurs And Other Creatures / Deep Sea Dive Really Wild Animals - Dinosaurs And Other Creatures / Deep Sea Dive | DVD | (04/04/2005) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £5.99

    An ideal documentary double-bill for children curious about creatures! Featuring narration by the late comedian Dudley Moore. Produced by the National Geographic. Dinosaurs And Other Creatures: Spin the talking globe (Dudley Moore) takes kids on a musical journey to meet such dinosaurs as the Tyrannosaurus Rex the Struminothus and the Deinonchyus as well as such contemporary creatures as the vampire bat and the black widow spider. For ages 5-11. Deep Sea Dive: A t

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