Like the albatross glimpsed in the beginning of this 10-part series The Life of Birds quickly takes flight. Sir David Attenborough hosts this unprecedented and extraordinary global look at the magnificent and often curious winged species with which we share our planet. Like the best wildlife shows, The Life of Birds offers a fresh and accessible view of creatures we may take for granted (didn't Alfred Hitchcock warn us about that?). The focus of this series is not on the different bird species, but on bird behaviour. Remarkable and awe-inspiring footage preserves the wide range of tools and techniques with which birds fly, hunt for food, attract a mate, hatch their chicks and defend themselves against predators. Attenborough pops up in the most remote, most exotic locales, with occasional comic effect: at one point, night-vision cameras capture the rare sight of the nocturnal kiwi as it forages for food on a New Zealand beach; the camera pans to reveal scant paces away our guide shining a flashlight on the nonplussed bird. --Donald Liebenson
The curse is broken magic has arrived and there's no telling what - or who - will be unleashed! Now the exiled fairy tale characters must grapple with a flood of awakened memories as they come to grips with their new 'reality.' Old loyalties will be tested new heroes will emerge and vengeful villains will wreak havoc. Amidst the backdrop of previously unexplored lands and a newly magical Storybrooke love and sacrifice will set the stage for the ultimate battle between good and evil. Special Features: Audio Commentary: View Broken With Commentary by Actors Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas View Queen of Hearts With Commentary by Co-Creators and Executive Producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz and Actor Lana Parrilla View Manhattan With Commentary by Co-Creators and Executive Producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz and Actor Robert Carlyle View Welcome to Storybrooke With Commentary by Writers Ian Goldberg and Andrew Chambliss View And Straight On 'Til Morning With Commentary by Co-Executive Producer David H. Goodman and Actor Colin O'Donoghue Featurette: Good Morning Storybrooke Wake up with Storybrooke's favourite morning show Sincerely Hook The Style of Storytelling Our building character series continues as we look into the development of Storybrooke's favourite Pirate Killian Jones aka Captain Hook Girl Power A high impact look at all of the girls on Once Upon A Time who kick-ass in whatever world they are in Gag Reel: Fairest Bloopers of Them All
Extraordinary locations and intrepid paleontologists reveal a lostworld of giants no human has ever seen
It is now possible to relive all the most exciting moments in NASA's history. See the phenomenally powerful space rockets launch men into space. Experience the incredible sensation of the first spacewalk and watch in awe as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walk on the moon for the very first time. Included are candid interviews with the astronauts scientists and engineers who made it all happen.
Mankind has no closer link on a daily basis with the animal kingdom than with the world of birds. Apart from domesticated pets there is no species that has adapted more to human presence. This DVD contains helpful and realistic tips to help encourage and identify birds.
Now Karl's turned 40 and has officially hit middle age it's time for him to re-assess his life. He's not married he doesn't have kids he's got a job where he's known as an 'idiot' and he's known for being miserable. He's classic 'mid-life crisis' material. As Karl attempts to put his life in order he'll be dispatched around the world on a crash course to find out how other cultures deal with life's big questions. The ups and downs of Karl's experiences will be contrasted against the beautiful geography of the countries he visits captured on HD with stunning aerial photography.
The year is 2020 and the world faces the ultimate threat. Not nuclear war or a terrorist attack but the eruption of a gigantic 'supervolcano' simmering beneath Yellowstone Park. The last eruption of this kind plunged the world into darkness for six years triggered the last Ice Age and reduced the human population to just 2 000 people. Scientists know that the molten lava bulging against the Earth's crust in Yellowstone will explode; it's just a question of when.This power
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.
National Geographic: Dan Cruickshank's Great Railway Adventres (Steam Revolution / Brilliant Brunel / War Heroes)
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?
The epic story of the beginning of life on Earth from the much loved and respected naturalist writer and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough. Spanning billions of years Attenborough's time-travelling narrative brings you face to face with the first animals that ever existed.
Series three of Born Survivor sees presenter Bear Grylls travel to the furthest ends of the earth in search of action and adventure. From the jagged peaks of the Baja peninsula to the scorching sands of Namibia Bear takes on almost impossible obstacles; battling the elements to show you how to survive in some of the world's toughest places. As if the environments weren't dangerous enough Bear takes on the wildlife; he wrestles an alligator in the Louisiana swamps reacts violently to a bee-sting in Mexico and goes into underground tunnels hunting for porcupine with the San bushmen in Namibia.
All the British raptors and Owls: High quality footage has been filmed to show both the raptors (day-flying birds of prey) and the owls. Featured species: Kestrel Merlin Hobby Red-footed Falcon Peregrine Gyr Falcon Sparrowhawk Goshawk Marsh Harrier Hen Harrier Montagu's Harrier Red Kite Black Kite Honey Buzzard Common Buzzard Rough-legged Buzzard Osprey Golden Eagle White-tailed Eagle Barn Owl Little Owl Tawny Owl Long-eared Owl Short-eared Owl and Snowy Owl. 25 species in total.
DreamWorks Animation return with this adventure which centres on four animal friends, a lion, a giraffe, a hippo and a zebra.
Using exclusive access and the latest technology this extraordinary documentary DVD seeks to understand more about the lives the history and the uncertain future of our endangered relative the gorilla. Only discovered a century ago mountain gorillas inhabit a fragile world. A small number of families cling to existence on the forested peaks of isolated volcanoes in three war-torn countries surrounded on all sides by a growing human population. Mountain gorillas live in highly social families held together by long-term bonds often resembling the way that we ourselves live. Mountain Gorillas closely follows one of the families and the team's exclusive access means that for the first time they can use night vision technology to film the gorillas' secret night-time routines. There are a great number of threats to the safety of this family. Poachers are rife and snares have been left throughout the forest - one gorilla in the family has a painfully swollen hand caused by a snare that remains tightly embedded around his wrist. However even the best intentions can cause the gorillas harm as well meaning tourists can transmit diseases that can prove fatal. This series meets the dedicated team of eight vets belonging to the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project who are working hard to protect the future of the mountain gorilla. For years they have provided emergency medical care that has saved many of the gorillas' lives. However they are not alone in helping the species - vets rangers researchers and conservationists all work together to raise awareness of the benefits of this unique species - but their dedicated work will only succeed with the support of all those who share the land with them. This is the most intimate portrait of gorilla life to date and reveals how if the mountain gorillas are to survive a close connection between them and the local people must remain.
This programme makes up the first part of Season 4 Born Survivor which will be released in its entirety later on in the year. Titles Comprise: 1. Alabama 2. Texas 3. Alaska 4. The Inside Story
The following selection includes some of the best-known and loved of British birds. Covering identification and behaviour this DVD will give you an amazing insight into the world of birds and how they live. Towns, Parks & Gardens:Seen in town and country these birds are adaptable to different habitats and can be spotted in domestic gardens. They all enjoy secure survival status except the Song Thrush which is being forced out of its traditional farmland habitat by radical changes to farming practice over the past 30 to 40 years. Song Thrush Starling Robin Blue Tit Goldfinch Woodlands & Forests:Long term secure survival status is assured for all these birds that live in a habitat which has suffered less depredation than others over the past half century. Nightingale Green Woodpecker Goldcrest Buzzard Long-eared Owl
Wild Fisherman Mozambique follows Matt Hayes as he joins local guide Wesley Peens to fish one of the most sparsely populated regions in the world, in an effort to catch a giant trevally on the fly. In four action packed episodes, Matt embarks on a fishing adventure that sees him combat extreme weather, desert roads and a wild, untamed landscape.
Anwar Congo and his friends have been dancing their way through musical numbers twisting arms in film noir gangster scenes and galloping across prairies as yodelling cowboys. Their foray into filmmaking is being celebrated in the media and debated on television even though Anwar Congo and his friends are mass murderers. Medan Indonesia. When the government of Indonesia was overthrown by the military in 1965 Anwar and his friends were promoted from small-time gangsters who sold movie theatre tickets on the black market to death squad leaders. They helped the army kill more than one million alleged communists ethnic Chinese and intellectuals in less than a year. As the executioner for the most notorious death squad in his city Anwar himself killed hundreds of people with his own hands. The Act of Killing is a journey into the memories and imaginations of the perpetrators offering insight into the minds of mass killers. The film is a nightmarish vision of a frighteningly banal culture of impunity in which killers can joke about crimes against humanity on television chat shows and celebrate moral disaster with the ease and grace of a soft shoe dance number. Special Features: Director's Cut
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.
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