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Human Body-Pushing the Limits

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You've never seen the Human Body like this before. In this groundbreaking series, we push the human form to its extremes, capturing both the power and the poetry. You will be surprised and even shocked as stunning CGI effects and the latest in cutting-edge photography reveal the body's inner and outer workings in vivid detail.


Studio Image Entertainment
SKU 207980975
UPC 014381438628
UPC 14 00014381438628
Format DVD
Release Date 7/29/2008
Rating NR
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.78:1
Name Clifton,Dan
Link Search Link
ReviewSource Variety
Review Computer-generated imagery is a wonderful thing in the right hands, but some still treat it like a shiny new toy. So it is with Discovery Channel's "Human Body: Pushing the Limits," a four-hour documentary (split over two successive Sundays) that dresses up old physiology docs with stiffly performed recreations and abundant CGI, stripping bodies in motion down to their bones and muscles and cartilage. There are interesting tidbits to be sure (70 muscles used lifting a cup of coffee? Wow), but not enough to make this look under the skin come alive...The opening hour, "Strength," focuses largely on tremendous feats the body can achieve in moments of crisis, as well as athletes who push endurance well beyond the norm. Unfortunately, each of those adrenaline-rush moments comes with a real-life story, mixing stilted interviews with survivors (a guy who fell and moved the 1,000-pound weight that pinned him, for example) with equally dreary reenactments...Discovery has done reasonably well with such fare, and "Human Body" shouldn't be an exception. Still, when the narration notes that the body's untapped capacity means that in instances of need "a superhero lives inside every one of us," by that point, my comicbook alter-ego would have been called Indifferent Man.
Reviewer Brian Lowry
ReviewRating 7
DVD, Widescreen
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Actor Clifton,Dan
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
MSNBC ...the Planet Earth of the human body.
The Hollywood Reporter Sensational...This is Hyper Reality TV...

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