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Planet Earth | Blu Ray | (12/11/2007)
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As befits the BBC's reputation for producing some of the world's best nature documentaries, Planet Earth is an epic travelogue, focussing on different ecologies and the unique animals that inhabit them. Once again, Sir David Attenborough provides the narration, as the cameras fly across the surface of the earth, zooming in to give us a bug's eye view one minute, zooming out to give us an eagle's perspective the next. The BBC's cameramen filmed more than 200 locations, resulting in some truly spectacular footage, much of which has never before been seen--such as the rare sight of an endangered snow leopard hunting in the Himalayas, or great white sharks leaping from the water as they hunt. The creators of Planet Earth endured some of the world's most hostile environments, from the deepest ocean depths to an Antarctic blizzard to a fetid, cockroach- and bat-infested cave, just to grab a few moments of film; it's worth watching the "Making of" shorts that accompany each episode, in order to see just what lengths they had to go to. The three extra episodes here--Planet Earth: The Future--provide a sobering finale, as Sir David practically pleads with viewers to cherish the animals that we share this planet with, before it's too late. --Ted Kord
Ocean Wonderland - (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (13/12/2010)
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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.
Africa | Blu Ray | (18/02/2013)
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An amazing new perspective on the landscapes and creatures of Africa's wildest places. This is the world's wildest continent as you’ve never seen it before - an intense sensory adventure from the Atlas Mountains, through the Savannah lands to the Cape of Good Hope and from the Roof of Africa and the Kalahari to where the dark rainforests of the Congo meet the Atlantic Ocean. Each episode shifting the focus onto a different region as it contrasts the epic power of the landscape with the dramatic struggles of individual creatures living there. From hidden jungles and ice-blue glaciers to erupting volcanoes and lakes of poison, Africa explores an astonishing array of previously un-filmed locations and discovers bizarre new creatures and behaviours - including some of the rarest fish in the world, exploding insects and lizards that hunt on the backs of lions. This landmark five-part series utilises the latest filming technology to reveal the surprising environments, extraordinary creatures and other fascinating secrets of an amazing continent.
Human Planet | Blu Ray | (21/02/2011)
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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.
More Than Honey | Blu Ray | (11/11/2013)
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Einstein once said: 'If bees ever die out mankind will have only four years left to live'. In the past five years billions of honeybees simply vanished for reasons still obscure. If the bees keep dying it will have drastic effects for humans as well: more than one third of our food production depends on pollination by honeybees and their life and death are linked to ours. Life without the bee is unthinkable. But between pesticides antibiotics and monoculture the queens and their workers are losing their power. More Than Honey a new documentary by the Swiss filmmaker Marcus Imhoof is looking into the fascinating world of bees showing small family beekeepers (including the beekeeper of Erste Foundation beehive Heidrun Singer) and industrialized honey farms. More Than Honey is a film about the relationship between mankind and honeybees about nature and about our future. Honeybees show us that stability is just as unhealthy as unlimited growth that crises and disasters are triggering evolution. Special Features: Interview with Director Markus Imhoof Deleted Scenes Making of Featurette Original Theatrical Trailer UK Theatrical Trailer Two versions of the film (one in the original language and one featuring a narration by John Hurt) Booklet (featuring an interview with Markus Imhoof and the Friends of the Earth '20 things you need to know about bees')
Jean-Michel Cousteau's Film Trilogy | Blu Ray | (20/09/2011)
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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.
World Natural Heritage: Panama | Blu Ray | (13/05/2013)
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Panama, home to one of the most incredible World Natural Heritage site of La Amistad contains an insurmountable number of living beings; creatures that live in the foliage and plants that rise high above the clouds. Echoing through the trees at dawn the howler monkey wakens all those that are asleep, stirring the birds in the trees and snakes in the undergrowth. In incredible 3D you are shown the magic of Mother Nature as you discover how this intricate ecosystem supports and keeps alive our ...
Samsara (DVD & Blu-Ray) | Blu Ray | (14/01/2013)
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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.
The Universe in 3D: How The Solar System Was Made | Blu Ray | (13/05/2013)
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At 4.6 billion years old, the Solar System is our solid, secure home in the Universe. But how did it come to be? We trace the system's birth from a thin cloud of dust and gas. Shocked by a nearby supernova, the pull of gravity and natural rotation spun it into a flat disc from which the Sun and planets coalesced. It all happened in the space of 700 million years, during which the planets jockeyed for position, dodging the brutal bombardment of deadly asteroids and setting into the neat, stable system that we now realise might be a rarity in the universe. Explore the history of our planets for the first time in spectacular 3-D!
Nature's Great Events | Blu Ray | (15/06/2009)
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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.
IMAX - The Alps - Climb Of Your Life 3D | Blu Ray | (24/01/2011)
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In the air above Switzerland on the sheer rock-and-ice wall known as the Eiger an American climber is about to embark on the most perilous and meaningful ascent he has ever undertaken: an attempt to scale the legendary mountain that took his renowned fathers life. Against a backdrop of overwhelming natural beauty The Alps is a true-life story of extraordinary courage. It's the intensely personal journey of a man who has every reason not to climb the deadly Eiger North Face yet climb it he must. Featuring some of the most spectacular giant screen imagery yet seen the film celebrates the unsurpassed beauty of the Alps and the indomitable spirit of the people who live there.
The BBC Natural History Collection | Blu Ray | (19/10/2009)
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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.
Wild Africa: Part 1 | Blu Ray | (13/05/2013)
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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...
Safari 3D (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-Ray) | Blu Ray | (12/12/2011)
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Featuring jaw-dropping 3D cinematography, stirring original music, and Africa's original rock star animals, Emmy Award-winning host Hunter Ellis takes viewers on an unforgettable safari that puts them up-close and personal with the wonders of Africa. With Hunter as your very own personal safari guide, you will run with a herd of graceful gazelles, travel in a hot air balloon to soar with high-flying birds, cross the wide-open plains in an elusive hunt to track down the nearly extinct African black rhino, and scramble up a steep mountain in the rain to meet a pack of gorillas in the mist.
The Universe - 7 Wonders of the Solar System in 3D | Blu Ray | (21/03/2011)
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Mankind's fascination with the stars has always relied on and fuelled our passion for technology. From the earliest telescopes observatories and astronomical charts to satellites space stations and the Hubble telescope we have strived to develop the tools to explore the furthest reaches of the night sky. And now with the development of 3D technology viewers are invited to take one giant leap into the world of wonder that lies beyond Planet Earth. Visit the rings of Saturn dive into the Great Red Spot of Jupiter explore the surface of the Sun and fly through the Asteroid Belt as you take a tour you'll never forget through the seven wonders of the solar system.
Planet Earth - Special Edition | Blu Ray | (11/10/2010)
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The makers of The Blue Planet present the epic story of life on Earth as seen on the BBC. 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 | Blu Ray | (30/01/2012)
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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) | Blu Ray | (15/04/2013)
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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...
Madagascar | Blu Ray | (07/03/2011)
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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.
Secrets of the Rainforest 3D (Blu-ray 3D + Blu Ray) | Blu Ray | (15/04/2013)
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The Secrets of the Rainforest 3D allows you to be privy to the wonderful world hidden in amongst the towering trees that have outlived generations. Get close to the creatures that crawl under the floor foliage whilst being wowed by the animals that swing through the sky high branches. Allow yourself to be taken on a breathtaking journey into this hidden world that remains untouched and full of the mysteries and magic of Mother Nature. Be transported in 3D and be amazed!