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Walking with Cavemen | DVD | (31/03/2003)
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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
DVD Guide to Birdwatching in Norfolk | DVD | (15/12/2008)
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In an exciting format one site is featured for each month of the year and it shows a typical Birdwatching day at that time of the year and the birds you might see. A wide range of species are featured and include such exciting birds as Bittern Marsh Harrier Honey Buzzard Common Crane 29 species of waders 14 species of warblers including Dartford and some real rarities such as Pallid Harrier and White-crowned Sparrow. An added bonus is the inclusion of various mammals butterflies and dragonflies including Norfolk Hawker dragonflies and Swallowtail butterflies plus some of those unforgettable Norfolk landscapes and skylines. January - Holkham February - Horsey March - Lynford April - Breckland May - Titchwell June - Lakenheath & Welling July - Strumpshaw Fen August - Snettisham September - Cley October - N Norfolk coast November - Cley & Welney December - Buckenham Marches. 164 species in total.
Blackfish | Blu Ray | (11/11/2013)
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A mesmerizing psychological thriller with a killer whale at its centre Blackfish is the first film since Grizzly Man to show how nature can get revenge on man when pushed to its limits. Blackfish tells the story of Tilikum a performing killer whale that killed several people while in captivity. Along the way director-producer Gabriela Cowperthwaite compiles shocking footage and emotional interviews to explore the creature's extraordinary nature the species' cruel treatment in captivity the lives and losses of the trainers and the pressures brought to bear by the multi-billion dollar sea-park industry. This emotionally wrenching tautly structured story challenges us to consider our relationship to nature and reveals how little we humans have learned from these highly intelligent and enormously sentient fellow mammals. Special Features: Trailer Sheff Doc/Fest Q&amp;A Exclusive commentary Extra Clips Added Subtitles
The Act of Killing | DVD | (25/11/2013)
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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
Earth: The Power of the Planet | DVD | (14/01/2008)
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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.
David Attenborough Collection -- Trials of Life, Life in the Freezer, Life of Birds | DVD | (16/09/2002)
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The Planets | DVD | (24/01/2000)
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While watching The Planets, be prepared to fight your way past all kinds of computer animation which makes Walking with Dinosaurs seem like the last word in realism. It seems that no solar or planetary event which ever happened (or which may or may not have happened) is worthy of mention here without recourse to lovingly detailed shots of implausible-looking collisions and explosions. These come complete with sound effects, despite the fact that there is no sound in the vacuum of space, and are enhanced by a range of colours, some of which are visible only to bees. Somehow Patrick Moore's The Sky at Night manages to convey just as much excitement with little more than a couple of diagrams and the presenter's hyperactive enthusiasm. Fortunately, this two-DVD set is redeemed by both its subject matter and its sheer scope, offering all eight 50-minute episodes of the 1999 documentary series covering the history of the solar system and humanity's age-old desire to learn its secrets. Detailed indexing and scene access makes this a convenient reference source too, so amateur astronomers everywhere can finally bin those off-air VHS copies. --Roger Thomas
Wild Down Under | DVD | (27/10/2003)
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Wild Down Under' is the BBC's key natural history series this Autumn presenting an astonishing mix of the surprising and the deadly. Narrated by Matt Day each episode is a detective story delving into Australasia's hidden secrets to explain why it is one of the world's truly great melting pots for both people and wildlife. It is home to giant birds that can't fly and possums that do; platypuses that detect food by electricity; plus many more fascinating creatures.
Hebrides - Islands on the Edge | Blu Ray | (05/08/2013)
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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...
The Big Dinosaur Box | DVD | (08/03/2004)
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The Box Set Contains: Giant Claw/Land of the Giant Dinosaurs Walking with Dinosaurs Ballad of Big Al
Stargazing - Part 1 - A Graphic Guide To The Heavens | DVD | (05/07/2004)
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How often have you looked at the night sky and resolved to learn the stars and constellations? Stargazing will show you how. How to spot the stars the constellations and your own zodiac signs. How to look with the naked eye with binoculars with telescopes. And computer animation and deep space photography reveals the awesome glory of the cosmos - galaxies nebulae supernovae pulsars quasars black holes. The Night Sky will never be the same again! Stargaze at any season from anywhere in the mid Northern Latitudes. Find you own Zodiac sign with the extra feature - FIND YOUR STARS.
World Natural Heritage: Columbia | Blu Ray | (17/06/2013)
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The UNESCO National Park Malpelo is located in the Eastern Pacific, roughly 500 kilometres off the Colombian coast. Belonging to a sea corridor, which connects other World Heritage sites such as the Galapagos Islands, Coiba and the Coconut Islands, this National Park, almost 35 hectares in size, is the heart of the nature reserve. Huge shoals of mackerel and barracuda gather in the waters of Malpelo whilst morays hide in the reef fissures and coral caves. Meet on this 3D journey the unique ha...
Planet Earth - Special Edition | DVD | (11/10/2010)
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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.
Eagle Island - A Year On The Isle Of Mull | DVD | (01/05/2006)
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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
Storm Chasers - Series 2 | DVD | (01/06/2013)
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Storm Chasers follows intrepid teams as they try to get inside a tornado; showcasing some impressive hardware to help them enter the eye of the storm. The ultimate aim of the show is to retrieve some filmed footage from inside a tornado but the show also includes plenty of interesting facts and figures about these terrifying freaks of nature. Following up on their successful 2007 season the Storm Chasers return in 2008 with new vehicles new teams and new tactics. The 2008 tornado season nearly set a record for tornado outbreaks and our determined band of chasers pulled out all the stops to break their own records for intercepts. Sure they were challenges but with double the number of chase vehicles and much mobility and range the Storm Chasers get the job done like never before. Sit back and hold tight as this diverse group embark on another gruelling season of storm chasing. This series is one of Discoverys leading brands being shown on The Discovery Channel.
Deadly Top 10 - Series 2 | DVD | (22/07/2013)
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Steve Backshall is back with another countdown of the most dangerous animals in the world picking out his personal top ten and revealing incredible facts and amazing new creatures never seen on Deadly 60 before! From Extreme Assassins to Deadly Defenders whether they're survival experts attack in giant armies or are the most poisonous - these beasts all have one thing in common: they're all deadly. But can you guess which extraordinary animal will be crowned number one?
Brecon Beacons National Park | DVD | (05/08/2008)
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Ben Fogle well known popular presenter of the BBC's Animal Park and Countryfile introduces this delightful and informative official DVD about the Brecon Beacons National Park. Covering 519 square miles and boasting some of Europe's finest landscapes the Brecon Beacons National Park is quite simply fantastic. Filmed throughout the seasons join Iolo Williams as he visits Llanngor Lake Pwll y Wrach Nature Reserve Big Pit Mine Museum walks in the Fforest Fawr Geopark and marvels at underground wonders in the National Show caves. See Pen Y Fan and Carreg Cennan Castle from the air; stunning close ups of the Park's wildlife plus pony trekking hang gliding abseiling and canoeing. The Programme also includes the Brecon Mountain Railway Waterfalls and The British Heart Foundation's Three Peak Challenge.
Amazon | DVD | (03/11/2008)
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Bruce Parry presenter of the BBC's Tribe has travelled the length of the Amazon to film a major new series for BBC Two.
Arctic Tale | DVD | (08/09/2008)
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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.
March Of The Penguins | Blu Ray | (07/05/2007)
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Coming from a French director Luc Jacquet the Oscar-winning family documentary March Of The Penguins would have to be a love story. And it is in that it follows the mating rituals of the emperor penguin one of the most resilient animals on earth. Each summer after a nourishing period of deep-sea feeding the penguins pop up onto the ice and begin their procession across the frozen tundra of Antarctica. Walking in single file they are a sight to behold. Hundreds converge from every direction moving instinctively toward their mating ground. Once there they mingle and chatter until they find the perfect mate - a monogamous match that will last a year through the brutal winter and into the spring. During that time the mother will birth an egg and then leave for the ocean to feed again. The father will stay to protect the egg through the freezing blizzards and pure darkness of winter which would be deadly to practically any other species. Finally with spring the egg hatches and the baby penguins are born. Mothers return from the sea to reunite with their families and feed the starving newborns while the fathers are finally relieved of their protective duties after months without food. The film is remarkable in its story which is narrated by Morgan Freeman whose dignified voice gives the penguins the grave admiration they deserve. But even more incredible is its photography which shows the penguins hunting underwater sliding on the ice and in the midst of kissing. At one point the camera even zooms inside the mouth of a penguin as it regurgitates for its young. A story of love and more strikingly survival March Of The Penguins is any eye-opening and educational experience.