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.
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.
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
Encounters in the Natural World brings together five stunning films from legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog. Featuring previously unseen breathtaking scenery and wildlife these films span the globe from desert to jungle to tropical to frozen. They detail the rich tapestry of life on our planet and how we interact with it. There are moments of visual poetry and profound insight. And there is always humour. These films like all of Werner Herzog's work shine a light on the way we live in the world. And we are the better for it. Titles Comprise: 1. Encounters at the End of the World: Herzog ventures into the beautiful polar landscape of Antarctica discovering the unique and previously unrecorded wildlife living there and gains rare access to the hidden society of scientists who call this place home. 2. Grizzly Man: The acclaimed portrait of Timothy Treadwell a charismatic bear enthusiast who lived amongst these powerful predators in remote parts of Alaska for thirteen summers before succumbing to their ferocious nature. 3. The White Diamond: The visually stunning story of Graham Dorrington's quest to fly a custom-built airship over the rain forest canopies of Guyana whilst battling to overcome the haunting memories of a similar expedition that ended tragically with the death of his friend. 4. La Soufri''re: As a volcano is about to erupt on the island of Guadaloupe all inhabitants flee for their lives apart from one man who refuses to leave and accepts his fate at the hands of nature. 5. The Flying Doctors of East Africa: Herzog's stunning portrait of the flying doctors service of the African Medicinal Research Foundation and the people who devote their lives to it.
The Story Of Science tells the story of the forces that came together to create scientific knowledge; the practical business of making instruments and machines; the great forces of history - revolutions voyages of discovery and artistic movements - and the dogged determination of scientists and experimenters. This is the story of how scientific ideas shaped the modern world and how science made history. For 3 000 years people have wrestled with the great questions of existence. What is out there what is the world made of where did we come from? Across the series the audience will come on a journey to discover how vital science is to all our lives today covering the following key questions?
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.
Journey through the past, present and future of Earth as History explores the very real beginnings of our planet, thepotentially catastrophic results of our own behaviour on it, and the possibility of a world wiped clean of humanity. Includes:How The Earth Was Made:History goes back in time, from 4.5 billion years ago to today, to reveal the mystery of geology across the world. Spectacular onlocation shooting and dramatic graphics combine to show how the immensely powerful, and at times violent, forces of geology have literally shaped the world we live in.A Global Warning?:Arctic ice is melting, sea levels are rising, glaciers are shrinking at alarming rates, and the Earth is getting unmistakably warmer. Is this vast, potentially catastrophic, climate change the result of human behaviour? History offers an in-depth study of the science behind this controversial, hot-button issue.Life After People:What would happen if every human being on Earth disappeared? This isn't the story of how we might vanish - it is the story of what happens to the world we leave behind. Examining how the very landscape of planet Earth would change in our absence.
Since the dawn of mankind we have stared up at the lights in the sky and wondered... Now join the heroic men and women of NASA who have dared the impossible on some of the greatest adventures ever undertaken the quest to reach out beyond Earth and into the great unknown of space! Discovery Channel has collaborated with NASA to reveal the epic struggles tragedies and triumphs in a bold chapter of human history.
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.
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.
Professor Iain Stewart is a renowned expert in geology and geo-science - the study of the earth and its atmosphere oceans and biosphere. In these acclaimed series Professor Stewart tells the amazing stories of the relationship between earth natural forces and the development of human civilisation. With his enthusiastic delivery and hands-on approach matched by phenomenal camerawork the series are a must-see for anyone with even the slightest interest in our planet. Earth - Power of the Planet This landmark series uses breathtaking footage and specialist imaging to examine the great forces that shape the life story of the planet - volcanoes the ocean the atmosphere and ice How the Earth Made Us This staggering new vision of our history examines the relationship between human civilisation and Earth revealing the influence of the planetary forces - earth water wind and fire.
Filmed with a resolution that is four times higher than High Definition – with better picture quality than ever before!FirePlaceThe Blu-Ray you have been waiting for! Turn your flatscreen into one of three warm and inviting fireplaces, crystal clear and perfectly sharp to show off your system.Nothing is quite as effective as a roaring fire to evoke a sense of coziness and wellbeing. FirePlace is the second volume in the “Special Collectors Edition” of ambient Blu-Rays shot in breathtaking 4K resolution with 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound.The crackle of burning wood through your surround system will gently soothe and relax you. Over 136 minutes of uninterrupted fires create a brilliant focal point for any room. Fire Place creates a naturally inviting atmosphere to transform your home into a romantic hideaway. Adirondack Lodge: 50 minutes – Pyramid built Crackling coziness. Aspen Chalet: 40 minutes – Hunter?s layout Sophisticated Firelight. Vermont Inn: 46 minutes – Fireplace style Rustic Comfort. Marine AquariumThe ideal Blu-Ray for your new flatscreen. Turn your screen into one of three unique and vibrant underwater worlds, then escape to the serenity of the aquatic environment.Marine Aquarium “Special Edition” is the first DVD that was shot in 4K resolution and 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound.“Play it softly” … gently ambient music fills your room as subtly as perfume. 114 minutes of underwater paradise will turn your living room into an oasis of relaxation and brilliance.A wonderful experience for all age groups! Sunrise: 32 minutes – From the darkness of the night to the first light of day. Mediterranean: 27 minutes – The mystique of the Mediterranean. Caribbean: 37 minutes – Relax in the brightly-colored world of the Caribbean.
THE UNIVERSE takes viewers on a visually arresting journey across the galaxy to bring the beauty and mysteries of the cosmos a little closer to home.
Titles comprise: Life: This ten-part natural history blockbuster shot in HD is the definitive exploration of the diversity of life on Earth revealing the most spectacular and fascinating behaviour driven by the endless struggle to survive. Life stars a cast of 'box-office' wildlife characters filmed on every continent and in every habitat across the world with each drama-filled episode entirely dedicated to one of the planet's ten most important wildlife groups. Planet Earth: Four years in production over 2000 days in the field using 71 cameramen filming across 204 locations in 62 countries 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.
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.
This collection of four incredible programmes brings an entirely new dimension to history documentaries, taking the viewer from the farthest reaches of deep space to the very bottom of the ocean, all in crystal clear high-definition 3D. See history come alive before your eyes in ways that until now have been impossible, using the latest groundbreaking and impressive 3D technology. Titles Comprise: Universe 3D: Seven Wonders of the Solar System Titanic: 100 Years in 3D WWII in 3D The History of the World in Two Hours
As the Earth grapples with the effects of global warming science has increasingly looked to outer space for answers to the glaring threats facing our world. Are there other planets in the Universe with the unique ability to support life - or is there truly no place like home? History ventures into the uncharted territory of outer space through the visions studies and predictions of scientists and explorers utilizing cutting-edge computer graphics and stunning footage to bring the universe down to Earth. On Blu-ray Disc for the first time History presents all 13 visually arresting awe-inspiring episodes from The Universe: The Complete Season 1 plus the feature-length documentary Beyond the Big Bang. From the planets to the stars and out to the edge of the known universe history and science collide in this epic exploration of space and its limitless potential.
We once considered ourselves to be at the centre of the universe - now we know that we are just a small spec in a giant cosmos. In this season HISTORY ventures outside of our solar system in another epic exploration of the universe and its mysteries. With strikingly realistic computer re-creations you'll feel like you've travelled to the edge of the unknown.
History and science collide in this best-selling franchise. Immerse yourself in more spectacular space exploration with Season 3 of this epic series from HISTORY. A virtual collision of astronomy and history each enlightening episode utilises strikingly realistic computer recreations and animations to provide unprecedented insight into the mysteries of our universe and beyond. See how NASA is arming itself with the latest technology to pre-empt an apocalyptic attack in Deadly Comets and Meteorites. Learn how scientists envision reproduction and human development in Sex in Space and explore startling new evidence showing the existence of universes other than our own in Parallel Universes. From bizarre clouds to the hypothetical Planet X from space disasters to space sex and the possibility of terrifying cosmic collisions experience space in a whole new way - not through a telescope or textbook but firsthand. With The Universe: Season 3 you'll feel like you've travelled to the edge of the unknown. Episodes Comprise: 1. Deep Space Disasters 2. Parallel Universes 3. Light Speed 4. Sex in Space 5. Alien Faces 6. Deadly Comets and Meteors 7. Living in Space 8. Stopping Armageddon 9. Another Earth 10. Strangest Things 11. Edge of Space 12. Cosmic Phenomena
From NASA probes slamming into comets robotic rovers deployed on Mars and telescopes sent deep into space to capture violent images of the birth of stars take a personal voyage of discovery courtesy of this illuminating series. Delve further into the mysteries of The Universe and follow the galactic path it has taken into the world far beyond the realms of our own. Prepare to be enlightened by how discoveries have been made in other galaxies where no man has set foot before.
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