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  • Yellowstone - Tales From The Wild Yellowstone - Tales From The Wild | DVD | (23/03/2009) from £3.59  |  Saving you £14.39 (72.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    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.

  • Haunted Double Feature (Ghostwatch/The Stone Tape) [DVD] Haunted Double Feature (Ghostwatch/The Stone Tape) | DVD | (21/10/2013) from £7.69  |  Saving you £12.30 (61.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Two BBC classic films brought to you in one box set! GhostwatchThe BBC broadcast Ghostwatch on the 31st of October 1992. It seemed to be a live broadcast which was a cross between Crimewatch and the movie Poltergeist. Although pure fiction the masterly combination of great scripting intuitive direction and perfect casting made the supernatural pastiche appear frighteningly real. Despite being part of BBC Drama's Screen One series the presence of Michael Parkinson convinced thousands of people it was real. The drama caused uproar and was banned from repeat transmission for over a decade. Its legacy lives on cited as an inspiration for The Blair Witch Project and Derren Brown's The Séance Ghostwatch is regarded as a classic of the genre. The Stone TapeNigel Kneal's classic ghost story The Stone Tape first broadcast by the BBC in 1972 represents his best work outside of the Quatermas series. A team of scientists eager to discover a new recording medium take over a brooding gothic mansion. On moving in however they find one key room unfinished and the builders refusing to work there. Claims of strange noises and feelings of unease are dismissed. However the scientists soon discover that the renovation work has disturbed something behind the stone walls something ancient and malevolent.

  • David Attenborough's First Life [DVD] David Attenborough's First Life | DVD | (22/11/2010) from £5.19  |  Saving you £14.80 (74.00%)  |  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.

  • The Moaning of Life [Blu-ray] The Moaning of Life | Blu Ray | (18/11/2013) from £4.49  |  Saving you £20.50 (82.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Now Karl's turned 40 and has officially hit middle age it's time for him to re-assess his life. He's not married he doesn't have kids he's got a job where he's known as an 'idiot' and he's known for being miserable. He's classic 'mid-life crisis' material. As Karl attempts to put his life in order he'll be dispatched around the world on a crash course to find out how other cultures deal with life's big questions. The ups and downs of Karl's experiences will be contrasted against the beautiful geography of the countries he visits captured on HD with stunning aerial photography.

  • Steve Irwin's Wildest Animal Encounters - Vol. 2 [2003] Steve Irwin's Wildest Animal Encounters - Vol. 2 | DVD | (01/07/2009) from £5.45  |  Saving you £4.54 (45.40%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Presented by Steve Irwin; the Australian conservationist and 'Crocodile Hunter' his adventures made all the more poignant due to his untimely death on September 4 2006. His fearlessness in facing the deadliest of all species was his passion and while filming his newest series he was killed by the normally docile Sting-ray. Steve's filmed adventures remain a tribute to the man who brought light-entertainment combined with heart-pounding action to the world. Steve's ultimate aim was t

  • IMAX - Grand Canyon Adventures-River At Risk 3D [Blu-ray] IMAX - Grand Canyon Adventures-River At Risk 3D | Blu Ray | (21/10/2010) from £9.99  |  Saving you £10.00 (50.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    A powerful and cautionary film about the threat to one of America's most iconic landscapes. The film follows the great Colorado River as it reveals the most pressing environmental story of our time - the world's growing shortage of fresh water. Join environmental advocates Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Wade Davis as they set out with their daughters travelling deep into the Grand Canyon and down the river that runs through it. Your pulse will quicken as you are invited to join this thrilling ride downriver through raging rapids and breathtaking canyons. With stunning photography and sweeping aerial shots the renowned filmmakers capture all the majesty of the Colorado and The Grand Canyon in the largest film format ever made...

  • Wildlife Special [1997] Wildlife Special | DVD | (23/08/2004) from £8.99  |  Saving you £16.00 (64.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Wildlife Specials Box Set

  • 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

  • Oceans Oceans | DVD | (23/02/2009) from £10.99  |  Saving you £19.00 (63.40%)  |  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.

  • DISCOVERY CHANNEL: Ancient Egypt Kings Tut's Mystery Tomb Opened [DVD] DISCOVERY CHANNEL: Ancient Egypt Kings Tut's Mystery Tomb Opened | DVD | (29/11/2010) from £6.88  |  Saving you £8.11 (54.10%)  |  RRP £14.99

    From the construction of the pyramids to the secretive tombs of the pharaohs, the Discovery Channel series ANCIENT EGYPT explores every aspect of the once-powerful ancient civilization. This release looks at the myths and legends surrounding King Tutankhamun's tomb, and the remarkable discovery of his body in 1992.

  • Sesame Street - Old School Volume 3 [DVD] Sesame Street - Old School Volume 3 | DVD | (25/11/2013) from £8.99  |  Saving you £11.00 (55.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Founded in 1969 Sesame Street changed television forever. In countries across the globe Sesame Street reaches children and adults in a powerful and vibrant way using localised content characters and sets all delivered with Sesame fun fur and silliness.

  • Planet Earth - Special Edition [DVD] Planet Earth - Special Edition | DVD | (11/10/2010) from £9.99  |  Saving you £13.00 (52.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    The makers of The Blue Planet present the epic story of life on Earth. Five years in production over 2000 days in the field using 40 cameramen filming across 200 locations this is the ultimate portrait of our planet. A stunning television experience that combines rare action unimaginable scale impossible locations and intimate moments with our planet's best-loved wildest and most elusive creatures. From the highest mountains to the deepest rivers this blockbuster series takes you on an unforgettable journey through the challenging seasons and the daily struggle for survival in Earth's most extreme habitats. Using a budget of unprecedented proportions photography and unique specially developed filming techniques Planet Earth takes you to places you have never seen before to experience sights and sounds you may never experience again.

  • Great Barrier Reef [DVD] Great Barrier Reef | DVD | (30/01/2012) from £4.19  |  Saving you £13.80 (76.70%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Monty Halls presents this three-part BBC documentary series about Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Using special filming equipment, including macro and time-lapse photography, the programmes explore the coral reef's intricate structure and the sealife that inhabits it, such as parrotfish and nautilus. Also discussed is the effect of weather and climate change on the reef and its wildlife. Episodes comprise: 'Nature's Miracle', 'Reef to Rainforest' and 'Reef and Beyond'.

  • Great Wildlife Moments Introduced by David Attenborough Great Wildlife Moments Introduced by David Attenborough | DVD | (17/11/2003) from £4.29  |  Saving you £11.70 (73.20%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Introduced and presented by David Attenborough, Great Wildlife Moments is a feature-length anthology that compiles some of the most memorable moments from the BBC Wildlife Unit. With a running time of 108 minutes it consists of 38 sequences drawn from the greatest archive of natural-history filmmaking in the world, breathtaking television spanning the entire biosphere from never-before-seen creatures in the ocean depths (Blue Planet, 2001) to Attenborough himself in zero gravity high above the Earth (The Living Planet, 1984). The anthology is divided into seven chapters covering different environments from "Snow and Ice" to "Jungles", an approach that both gives structure to the film and offers an effective vision of the sheer diversity of life on planet Earth. Most people's favourite sequences will be found here, from a killer whale taking a sea lion on the beach in The Trials of Life (1990) to Attenborough communing with mountain gorillas in Life on Earth (1979). Other segments come variously from BBC wildlife specials, Wildlife on One, The Natural World, The Kingdom of the Ice Bear (1985), Life in the Freezer (1993), The Private Life of Plants (1995), Attenborough in Paradise (1996), The Life of Birds (1998) and The Life of Mammals (2002), with additional narrators including John Hurt, Andrew Sachs and Simon King. This is a fine selection made all the more rewarding by Attenborough's endless enthusiasm and celebration of the world about us. On the DVD: Great Wildlife Moments is presented at 16:9, anamorphically enhanced for widescreen TVs. Unfortunately most of the material was originally shot for traditional 4:3 broadcast and so has been reformatted by carefully cropping shots at the top and/or bottom. For the most part this works acceptably with little of visual significance lost, though a sequence of emperor penguins from Life in the Freezer is ruined. Only one 4:3 segment--Attenborough high in the rainforest from Attenborough in Paradise--has been presented in its original ratio. Picture quality varies depending on the age of the clips, with material from Blue Planet and The Life of Mammals being flawless and older footage offering some grain, which is never too distracting. Sound is again variable, the Dolby Prologic soundtrack effectively smoothing the transitions between older mono soundtracks and more recent surround sound. The main extra is a fine commentary that is specific to each sequence and calls on the original producers, directors or cameramen (most but not every section has a commentary), while a 12-minute "making of" is actually more of an extended trailer for other BBC wildlife DVDs. The disc also includes a useful BBC Natural History Unit filmography. --Gary S Dalkin

  • Galapagos 3D (Blu-ray 3D + Blu Ray) Galapagos 3D (Blu-ray 3D + Blu Ray) | Blu Ray | (15/04/2013) from £3.10  |  Saving you £15.00 (75.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Hidden from civilisation, the remote Galapagos Islands are the perfect safe haven for an astounding array of incredible species that live there, undisturbed by human development and destruction. Kept beautifully preserved, the Galapagos Islands are an ongoing source of fascination, learning endless amounts about its ancient species whilst all the time discovering new and breathtaking creatures. Galapagos 3D allows this indescribable landscape to be captured on screen as you are brought face t...

  • 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.

  • Ocean Wonderland - (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray) Ocean Wonderland - (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (13/12/2010) from £6.39  |  Saving you £2.86 (30.90%)  |  RRP £9.25

    Originally presented in IMAX 3D theatres. Hold your breath and plunge into this unique larger than life diving experience. Presented by Jean-Michel Cousteau Ocean Wonderland 3D 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.

  • Landscape Mysteries with Aubrey Manning [DVD] Landscape Mysteries with Aubrey Manning | DVD | (18/04/2011) from £6.99  |  Saving you £13.00 (65.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    3 Dvd box set. From the makers of Coast, Landscape Mysteries embarks on a series of journeys in which Professor Aubrey Manning tries to solve mysteries hidden in the landscape of the British Isles. Unpicking clues in the geology, natural history and archaeology, Aubrey reveals how the land has come to look the way it does. The landscape around us is part of our life; it affects so much that we do and feel. Amazing forces have acted to shape our landscapes; they began millions of years back and continue to this day. Join me in a search for clues which reveal their influences on our past, present and future - Aubrey Manning Synopsis Professor Aubrey Manning studies the geology, natural history and archaeology of the British Isles, in an effort to solve the mysteries of the landscape. In this collection Aubrey explores the issues of flooding, goes in search of Irish Gold, focuses on Yorkshire tracks and explores Shetland, a cluster of islands off the northeast coast of mainland Scotland.

  • Dates [DVD] Dates | DVD | (07/10/2013) from £5.89  |  Saving you £19.10 (76.40%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Tonight could be the one. From the creators of Skins comes a witty sexy and emotional drama series about the complicated and hilarious ways that strangers interact on dates in their quest to find love. With confessions lies role-playing crises of confidence and sexual confession abounding stories begin to intertwine and unfold as Dates steps into the social minefield that is 21st Century dating.

  • Tigers - Spy in the Jungle [2008] Tigers - Spy in the Jungle | DVD | (09/06/2008) from £5.49  |  Saving you £7.50 (57.70%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Bouldercam and a host of new spycams are on their most exciting mission yet. Carried by elephants they film India's most charismatic big cat deep inside the Indian jungle uncovering the hidden wildlife that shares the tiger's realm. This revealing programme follows the different stages of a tiger's life from playful cubs to learning adolescents and ultimately to young hunting adults. It also provides a unique insight into how the relationship with the other jungle animals changes as they mature including sloth bears - a rarely filmed bear with a unique character - famous for carrying its comical babies on its back and leopards - the tiger's major competitor.

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