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Format: Blu-Ray DVD
Sku: 204936718
UPC: 794051413727
UPC 14: 00794051413727
Rating: NR
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The Islands That Changed the World.
The Galapagos islands are a fascinating microcosm of our planet and home to some of the most astonishing creatures found anywhere on Earth: iguanas swim the sea like dragons, short-eared owls stalk petrels by day and 500 pound giant tortoises bellow over lava fields.

One thousand kilometers due west of Ecuador, where four major ocean currents unite, vast undersea volcanoes break the surface of the Pacific Ocean. Early explorers described these otherworldly islands as "Las Encantadas" - "the Enchanted Isles," but in time they became known as "Galapagos," the "Islands of the Tortoises."

Using spectacular HiDefinition cinematography from land, sea and air, and blending dramatic landscapes with intimate animal behavior, drama reconstruction and stunning satellite imagery, this ambitious series presents the most complete portrait ever of these fascinating islands.

Galapagos reveals how wildlife has found the most enterprising ways to survive on this restless volcanic outpost, why these islands are such a fascinating showcase for evolution, and the profound forces that influence the delicate balance of life.

Against a backdrop of smoldering volcanoes, brittle lava fields, fields of giant cactus and wave-pounded shores, witness blue-footed boobies plunge-diving into treacherous waters, sea lions surfing, the beautiful courtship dance of the waved albatross, Darwin's finches as crafty tool-users and hawks hunting marine iguanas.

Galapagos is unlike any other place on Earth.

"For anyone with an interest in the Galapagos Islands, Galapagos is a treasure trove of information and experiences.  Ian Visser, DVD Verdict

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Warner
Video Release Date Release Date: 10/25/2011
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2007
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 4137
Video UPC UPC: 00794051413727
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: (unknown/unconverted)

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Widescreen  1.85:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Richard Wollocombe
Video Cast Info Stacy Keach
Video Cast Info Andrew Gross, et. al. - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Barrie Britton, et. al. - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Gail Willumsen - Writer
Video Cast Info Michael Gunton - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Nigel Buck, et. al. - Editor
Video Cast Info Patrick Morris - Producer
Video Cast Info Tilda Swinton - Narrated By
Video Cast Info Tom Hewitt - Narrated By

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Nominee (2007)
   Video Award Name British Academy Awards, Galapagos, Best Photography Factual

Professional Reviews

Variety 9 of 10
The blessings of high-definition are providing a major boost to nature documentaries, if Nat-Geo's "Galapagos" and Discovery's upcoming "Planet Earth" are any indication; both bask in ravishing images of natural wonders...Throw in the central role Galapagos played in Charles Darwin formulating his theory of evolution, and it's a welcome trip...These kinds of documentaries appear to be gaining new life thanks, perhaps foremost, to the visual splendor that's become possible technically and the ability to exploit such projects on other platforms, setting them apart from the demo-chasing fare that has increasingly filled outlets once devoted to history, arts & entertainment and the sciences. An undertaking like "Galapagos" -- shot over 18 months -- also demonstrates that presented properly, educational material needn't be boring or relegated to the drowsy confines of PBS. - Brian Lowry

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