National Geographic: Britain's Greatest Machines - Series Two (2 Discs)
Dangerous powerful but above all breath-takingly beautiful tigers have for centuries sparked awe and admiration. Yet it is their very uniqueness which has made them a prized object for hunters. This film could be the last complete portrait of tigers in the wild as there is a real chance they could be extinct within the next decade. Their elusive lifestyle has made filming difficult but after 25 years of the Project Tiger scheme operating in India's Madhya Pradesh these big c
A powerful and cautionary film about the threat to one of America's most iconic landscapes. The film follows the great Colorado River as it reveals the most pressing environmental story of our time - the world's growing shortage of fresh water. Join environmental advocates Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Wade Davis as they set out with their daughters travelling deep into the Grand Canyon and down the river that runs through it. Your pulse will quicken as you are invited to join this thrilling ride downriver through raging rapids and breathtaking canyons. With stunning photography and sweeping aerial shots the renowned filmmakers capture all the majesty of the Colorado and The Grand Canyon in the largest film format ever made...
National Geographic: Sea Monster 3D & 2D
An epic, eight-part series that took five years to complete, The Blue Planet firmly re-establishes the BBC as the world's pre-eminent producer of top quality nature documentaries. Exploring every aspect of marine ecosystems, from coastal marshes to deep-sea trenches and from polar waters to tropical reefs, The Blue Planet is thorough and informative, yet never less than thrilling. Sir David Attenborough is one of the most well-respected (and well-known) personalities in the field of nature programmes and his narration is flawless as he educates and inspires without patronising his audience or anthropomorphising his subjects. Spectacular camera work (of a standard not seen since the BBC's classic Life on Earth series) captures images of a fascinating world rarely seen by human eyes--in fact, in several instances, the subjects and behaviours filmed for this series have never been witnessed before, let alone caught on camera. This is particularly apparent on the series highlight, "The Deep" (Programme 2), where film crews discovered two new species in the depths of the ocean: a grotesque fish named the Hairy Angler and a fantastic, pink octopus-like creature, which is so new that it remains unnamed (but was nicknamed "Dumbo"). Both are testament to the fact that, although oceans cover two-thirds of the Earth, we know less about them than we do the moon. It is proof that, to us land-dwellers, much of our Blue Planet is alien indeed. A handsomely illustrated companion book is also available. -- Robert Burrow
Taking you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions from the life and death struggle to save Orangutan orphans on Borneo; to the extraordinary life-stories of Masai Mara big cats. This boxset includes: Big Cat Diaries Series 1-3 Big Cat Uncut 2006 Orangutan Diaries Elephant Diaries Series 1
David Attenborough shares his passion for fossils and fulfils one of his most enduring ambitions: a global fossil hunt. He looks at the huge role now played by computer models and animations in determining how these incredible creatures looked and behaved. Also why after domainating the Earth for 160 million years did the dinosaurs become extinct?
Join wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan as he tries to gain the trust of a wild bear family in a spectacular American wilderness. Natural black bear behaviour has rarely been filmed in the wild. In this series Gordon is able to document the life of a first-time mother bear Lily and her struggle to raise her cub Hope. What follows could change the way we think about bears forever. Gordon and the crew test their limits to film closer to wild bears than anyone has before.
A mesmerizing psychological thriller with a killer whale at its centre Blackfish is the first film since Grizzly Man to show how nature can get revenge on man when pushed to its limits. Blackfish tells the story of Tilikum a performing killer whale that killed several people while in captivity. Along the way director-producer Gabriela Cowperthwaite compiles shocking footage and emotional interviews to explore the creature's extraordinary nature the species' cruel treatment in captivity the lives and losses of the trainers and the pressures brought to bear by the multi-billion dollar sea-park industry. This emotionally wrenching tautly structured story challenges us to consider our relationship to nature and reveals how little we humans have learned from these highly intelligent and enormously sentient fellow mammals. Special Features: Trailer Sheff Doc/Fest Q&A Exclusive commentary Extra Clips Added Subtitles
From the day that Flying Scotsman rolled out of Doncaster Works in 1923 she was destined for stardom. Christened after the flagship London to Edinburgh express service she was built to haul she accumulated record after record and became an icon of British engineering and ingenuity. In telling the complete story of Sir Nigel Gresley’s masterpiece we have edited together ten exquisite films compiled a beautifully illustrated book and scoured the archives at the National Railway Museum to reproduce unique memorabilia from Flying Scotsman’s action-packed life. The Flying Scotsman 1929 - Romantic thriller starring Ray Milland with incredible action sequences of 4472. Preserving The Legend - Alan Peglar’s official films from 1963 and 1964. Tender Memories - A series of thrilling excursions in 1968. On Tour: North America - Flying Scotsman’s 1968-1972 American adventures. Coming Home - Sir William McAlpine’s mission to bring 4472 back to Britain. On Tour: Australia - Flying Scotsman’s unforgettable tour of Australia from 1988-1989. Australia: Mobil Film - Dramatic action of 4472 in Australia. The Inaugural Scotsman - A detailed record of 4472’s journey from King’s Cross to York in 1999. On Tour: Edinburgh to York - Incredible footplate scenes from 2000. The People's Engine - Flying Scotsman’s restoration at the NRM including her triumphant return to steam in 2011. 148 page Hardback BookPacked with beautiful and rare photographs James S. Baldwin tells the full story of Flying Scotsman’s remarkable life documenting in stunning detail the highs and lows of her numerous adventures. Memorabilia PackA collection of authentic memorabilia created from original items. These include a 1926 King’s Cross to York ticket (Fare 23s 6d) twelve 1930s destination luggage labels ‘Your Journey Times’ leaflet from 1932 a 1950 music sheet of The Flying Scotsman Piano Solo 1962 luncheon menu card & wine list 1963 Save Our Scotsman poster engine history cards postcards and a set of five engineer’s technical drawings.
Stephen Fry follows in his great friend Douglas Adams' footsteps along with zoologist Mark Carwardine to remote parts of the earth in search of some of the rarest and most threatened animals on Earth. In the 1980s writer Douglas Adams (Hitchhiker''s Guide to the Galaxy) traveled the globe with zoologist Mark Carwardine in search of endangered animals. Twenty years later the late Adams' great friend Britain''s comic genius Stephen Fry returns with Mark to see if the species are still in existence. The pair look for man-eating Komodo dragons a flightless parrot the Yangtze river dolphin man's closest living relative the pygmy chimpanzee and a bizarre creature that appears to have been assembled from pieces of other animals. Their journey is a unique insight into the disappearing animals of the world.
More than four years in the making and packed full of filming firsts, One Life captures unprecedented and beautiful sequences of animal behaviour guaranteed to bring you closer to nature than ever before. A major feature length production from BBC Earth Films, One Life has been created from 10,000 hours of incredible, intimate footage of amazing creatures that are in turn heroic, strange, loveable, beautiful and surprisingly funny.One Life is voiced by Daniel Craig and offers an accessible narrative that children will love. It is a joyful celebration of the most brilliant and imaginative stories of survival from the natural world.
Filmed with a resolution that is four times higher than High Definition – with better picture quality than ever before!FirePlaceThe DVD 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 DVDs 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 DVD 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 team returns to the magnificent Masi Mara in search of old friends and new stars of the BBC's fantastic third series of Big Cat Week.
Bear Grylls is no stranger to extremes. As one of the youngest people to climb Everest and one of the few to successfully complete the gruelling training for the French Foreign Legion he has experienced intense cold pain and exhaustion. But now he's up against something a bit different. Born Survivor puts Bear in situations that could happen to anybody anytime and proves how easy it is to be caught by surprise in life and death situations. Born Survivor Complete Season 2 contains all 6 feature length episodes of Bear's adventures in the Sahara Patagonia Panama Siberia Southern Africa & Sumatra's deadly ring of fire. This box set also includes a bonus disc Bear Eats which covers some of the disgusting things Bear has eaten to survive in the extremes.
National Geographic: Extreme Universe (2 Discs)
Luc Besson first gained national recognition with his eighties cyberpunk classic Subway. This was shortly followed by the mystical drama of The Big Blue. By the 1990's he was taking on Hollywood with his own new-wave style visionary imagination and intellect with groundbreaking action films such as Nikita and the classic Leon. The rarely seen Atlantis on the other hand is one of Besson's most elusive personal and accomplished pieces of work. As an unofficial companion piece to The Big Blue Atlantis is a powerfully hypnotic sensory experience. Never before (or since) has underwater sea life been captured on camera with such cinematic verve. Surreal humorous alarming and genuinely fascinating Atlantis contains some truly unforgettable imagery. With a soundtrack by celebrated composer Eric Serra Atlantis is an exceptionally haunting piece of original cinema.
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.
Landing on St Kilda were a small but intrepid team of explorers historians and wildlife experts. Seasoned BBC faces they comprised a balance of scientific know-how adventurous spirit and dynamic entertaining characters. Our dream team includes wildlife enthusiast Kate Humble; historian Dan Snow and climber and biologist Steve Backshall.
This feature-length documentary follows the explorer Bear Grylls and his friend Gilo Cardozo as they prepare to fly over the summit of Mount Everest. They will be strapped onto flimsy paraglide chutes powered by backpack motors or paramotors as they are know to aficionados. First Gilo must single-handedly design and build a paramotor that can go a full 3000 metres higher than any other engine or indeed paramotor has gone before. Bear takes charge of their survival strategy. The pair face temperatures of -40C that will instantly freeze exposed flesh hurricane-force winds that threaten to dash them against the mountain peaks and very low levels of oxygen. As the day of the flight approaches they face the reality of the challenge ahead and are beset with machine troubles failed test flights and a damaged engine. At his lowest ebb Bear has some uncharacteristic doubts: 'I'd always planned this project to be ambitious but safe; the bottom line is it's ambitious but it's not safe.' Have the pair aimed too high?
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