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  • Great Wildlife Moments Introduced by David Attenborough Great Wildlife Moments Introduced by David Attenborough | DVD | (17/11/2003) from £3.72  |  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

  • Steve Irwin's Most Dangerous Adventures Steve Irwin's Most Dangerous Adventures | DVD | (18/11/2002) from £7.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £17.99

    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 to ensure peop

  • Coast - Series 4 - Complete [DVD] [2008] Coast - Series 4 - Complete | DVD | (24/08/2009) from £9.89  |  Saving you £-2.90 (-41.50%)  |  RRP £6.99

    Coast: Series 4 (BBC)

  • Potteries at War Potteries at War | DVD | (23/10/2006) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £12.99

    The film features the best wartime films in the Staffordshire Film Archive. The first recruits marching away public information films digging for victory land girls ARP activities Trentham Gardens at war scouts church parades a tribute to the Spitfire and Baskeyfield VC aftermath of local bombing raids local life going on girls at ROF Swynnerton. The victory and scenes at local VE Day street parties round off this glimpse of local life during World War II. A rivetting collection of archive films of life on the Home Front.

  • Wildlife - Canada / Alaska / Scandinavia Wildlife - Canada / Alaska / Scandinavia | DVD | (10/04/2006) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £3.99

    Take a tour of the globe and enjoy the world's wildlife in its natural habitat with this stunning series that will delight viewers of all ages. In this programme we journey north to the colder climes of the earth to see how a wide range of animals have adapted to life in the inhospitable Arctic regions.

  • Extreme Fishing - Series Four [DVD] Extreme Fishing - Series Four | DVD | (16/04/2012) from £11.19  |  Saving you £8.80 (44.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Robson Green is back for more Extreme Fishing and this time he's going further than ever before as he casts his line at the Ends of the Earth.From Icy Russia to Fiery Papua New Guinea, Robson travels around the planet nearly three times in his quest for the greatest of catches.Fishing in some of the remotest places on Earth, Robson goes Spear Fishing in the Atlantic; lures fish with an unusual bait in Argentina; gets more than he bargained for in New Caledonia and goes for the catch of his life on Ascension Island.Fishing off the map, its Robson's most extreme journey yet.

  • The Trials Of Life [1990] The Trials Of Life | DVD | (27/09/2004) from £5.89  |  Saving you £19.06 (63.60%)  |  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

  • The Act of Killing [DVD] The Act of Killing | DVD | (25/11/2013) from £6.39  |  Saving you £8.60 (57.40%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Anwar Congo and his friends have been dancing their way through musical numbers twisting arms in film noir gangster scenes and galloping across prairies as yodelling cowboys. Their foray into filmmaking is being celebrated in the media and debated on television even though Anwar Congo and his friends are mass murderers. Medan Indonesia. When the government of Indonesia was overthrown by the military in 1965 Anwar and his friends were promoted from small-time gangsters who sold movie theatre tickets on the black market to death squad leaders. They helped the army kill more than one million alleged communists ethnic Chinese and intellectuals in less than a year. As the executioner for the most notorious death squad in his city Anwar himself killed hundreds of people with his own hands. The Act of Killing is a journey into the memories and imaginations of the perpetrators offering insight into the minds of mass killers. The film is a nightmarish vision of a frighteningly banal culture of impunity in which killers can joke about crimes against humanity on television chat shows and celebrate moral disaster with the ease and grace of a soft shoe dance number. Special Features: Director's Cut

  • Yellowstone - Tales From The Wild Yellowstone - Tales From The Wild | DVD | (23/03/2009) from £5.69  |  Saving you £14.30 (71.50%)  |  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.

  • Low Winter Sun [DVD] Low Winter Sun | DVD | (28/10/2013) from £4.21  |  Saving you £33.40 (83.50%)  |  RRP £39.99

    The AMC Original Series Low Winter Sun is a contemporary story of murder deception revenge and corruption in a world where the line between cops and criminals is blurred. Low Winter Sun begins with the murder of a cop by a fellow Detroit detective. Seemingly the perfect crime in reality the murder activates forces that will forever alter the detective's life and pull him into the heart of the Detroit underworld. Based on the award-winning 2006 British miniseries of the same name Low Winter Sun stars Mark Strong (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Zero Dark Thirty) and co-stars Lennie James (The Walking Dead Jericho Snatch). Chris Mundy (Criminal Minds Cold Case) serves as writer executive producer and showrunner.

  • Houston Ballet -- Image / Journey / Ghost Dances [1991] Houston Ballet -- Image / Journey / Ghost Dances | DVD | (03/02/2003) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Three pieces of ballet: 'Image' with music by Gustav Mahler 'Ghost Dances' with music of South American Folk Tunes and 'Journey' with music by Palle Mikkelborg.

  • 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

  • A Simple Man [1987] A Simple Man | DVD | (18/02/2005) from £15.49  |  Saving you £4.50 (22.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Commissioned to celebrate the centenary of the birth of the painter L.S. Lowry in 1987 this BAFTA award-winning dramatic ballet celebrates the life and work of a unique artist. Created by Gillian Lynne in collaboration with the composer Carl Davis this memorable production filmed in 1987 is performed by the Northern Ballet Theatre led by ex-Royal Ballet stars Christopher Gable and Moira Shearer. Re-mastered for DVD with the addition of recent interviews with Lynne and Davis it gives a fascinating insight into the creation of an inspirational work in the history of dance which remains as fresh as ever.

  • The Nutcracker [1985] The Nutcracker | DVD | (23/02/1998) from £10.59  |  Saving you £7.40 (41.10%)  |  RRP £17.99

    If Christmas is an elusive, childhood state of mind, Peter Wright's 1985 Royal Ballet production of The Nutcracker, recorded at Covent Garden, is just the thing to recapture it. The delicately symmetrical choreography of Wright and Lev Ivanov ensures that the stage is constantly filled with the mesmerising enchantment demanded by Tchaikovsky's perennial favourite. The ballet's success will always lie, in part, in its familiarity and its intrinsic status as Christmas entertainment, but the best productions, like Wright's, give equal weight to the dark forces of Hoffmann's original tale, which must be overcome before good and innocence can prevail. Here, the sadness of Drosselmeyer is a potent thread in the ballet, resolved in a moving, well-judged moment as the curtain falls. There is real magic in the dancing, from Julie Rose's charming, constantly involved Clara to the irresistible images of the divertissements. But rightly, the laurels go to Lesley Collier as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Anthony Dowell as the Prince for a pas de deux that seems to hover above the stage without making contact. And, like Wright's production, the splendid sets of Julia Trevelyan Oman--combining traditional Victorian Christmas images, a delicate filigree flower garden and pre-Raphaelite angels--steer the right side of sentimentality. On the DVD: The Nutcracker has no extras on this DVD, although the booklet provides adequate production notes. The 4:3 format also provides adequate picture quality for a mid-1980s television production, although no amount of colour adjustment improves a slightly washed-out look. The sound, Linear PCM Stereo, makes the orchestra sound robust and solid at the occasional expense of subtlety. --Piers Ford

  • Great Barrier Reef [Blu-ray] Great Barrier Reef | Blu Ray | (30/01/2012) from £6.99  |  Saving you £13.00 (65.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    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'.

  • Galapagos 3D (Blu-ray 3D + Blu Ray) Galapagos 3D (Blu-ray 3D + Blu Ray) | Blu Ray | (15/04/2013) from £3.28  |  Saving you £16.71 (83.60%)  |  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...

  • The Lost Land Box Set [DVD] The Lost Land Box Set | DVD | (29/08/2011) from £11.00  |  Saving you £13.99 (56.00%)  |  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.

  • Madagascar [Blu-ray] Madagascar | Blu Ray | (07/03/2011) from £8.29  |  Saving you £16.70 (66.80%)  |  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.

  • Michael Flatley's Feet Of Flames Michael Flatley's Feet Of Flames | DVD | (04/05/1999) from £4.99  |  Saving you £9.50 (59.40%)  |  RRP £15.99

    An expanded and more polished version of Lord of the Dance, Feet of Flames was recorded at an outdoor performance in London's Hyde Park. While much of the material is familiar to Flatley fans, the production is superior in every way. It's better photographed and the editing is less frenetic. The individual segments are sharper, more self-assured, as is Flatley, who also produced and directed this version. (He also demonstrates his talents as a flutist--maybe he should call himself Lord of the Renaissance.) The outdoor setting also makes the show feel less like a Vegas act, though the proceedings have about as much relation to their Celtic folk roots as the Broadway musical Cats has to the TS Eliot children's poems on which it was based. --Richard Natale

  • Swan Lake/Sleeping Beauty/The Nutcracker - Pas De Deux Swan Lake/Sleeping Beauty/The Nutcracker - Pas De Deux | DVD | (17/03/2008) from £14.89  |  Saving you £5.10 (25.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Three of the most enchanting Ballet's brought together for the first time as a specially packaged gift for any aspiring ballet dancer

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