Life (David Attenborough) (2010)
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|From the award-winning BBC Natural History Unit, makers of Planet Earth and The Blue Planet: Seas of Life, this is the original UK broadcast version of Life, with narration by renowned naturalist David Attenborough and music by Oscar® and Emmy® winning composer George Fenton In Planet Earth, we brought you the world as you’ve never seen it before. Now, get closer with Life. Four years in the making, filmed over 3000 days, across every continent and in every habitat, with breathtaking new high definition filming techniques developed since Planet Earth, Life presents 130 incredible stories from the frontiers of the natural world, 54 of which have never been filmed before. Packed with excitement, revelation and entertainment, this remarkable 10-part blockbuster captures unprecedented, astonishingly beautiful sequences and demonstrates the spectacular and extraordinary tactics animals and plants have developed to survive and thrive.|
Editor's NoteThe producers of PLANET EARTH explore some truly remarkable creatures and their unique habitats, many of which have never been captured on camera before. Star nosed moles, Zambian bats, and the Vogelkop bowerbird are just a few of the creature's you'll encounter as the filmmakers take viewers to distant continents, using state-of-the-art filming techniques to drift along with migrating elephants, soar through the sky with monarch butterflies, and witness a mating battle (also known as a "heat run") between male humpback whales. A two week visit with some Komodo dragons allows us to witness with striking detail how the mighty, ancient beasts can manage the unique feat of taking down an animal that towers over them in size. The series concludes with a "making-of" special which reveals how the dedicated filmmakers worked for more than four years to deliver a nature series with the power to take your breath away. Narrated by David Attenborugh.
Life (2009) (U.S) - DVD Review
By: Miss Bob Etier Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 6/1/2010 4:58 PM
|Has there ever been a more superbly made nature documentary than Life, a co-production of BBC and Discovery Channel? Narrated by Oprah Winfrey and beautifully filmed and edited, it is the most entertaining and visually stunning television documentary that I have seen. Now this magnificent natural history series is available on DVD. Even the packaging of the four-DVD boxed set is attractive, with holographic rays and backgrounds and embossed title and animals. There are also awesome stills of some of the animals featured (did they put the two-page flamingo spread in there just for me?)....read the full review|