Production Year: 1962 - Comedy - Director: James Hill - Original Language: English - Classification: Universal - Starring: Peter Sellers, Richard Attenborough, Beryl Reid, David Lodge (On Ciao since: 07/2005)
Production Year: 1946 - War - Director: Peter Ustinov - Original Language: English - Classification: Parental Guidance - Starring: Richard Attenborough, David Tomlinson, John Laurie, Raymond Huntley, Ralph Richardson - Studio: GEM LOGISTICS, SIMPLY MEDIA (On Ciao since: 11/2008)
Great Wildlife Moments Introduced by DavidAttenborough [DVD]
Introduced and presented by DavidAttenborough, Great Wildlife Moments is a feature-length anthology that compiles some of the most memorable...... more
Introduced and presented by DavidAttenborough, Great Wildlife Moments is a feature-length anthology that compiles some of the most memorable moments from the BBC Wildlife Unit. With a running time of 108 minutes it consists of 38 sequences drawn from the greatest archive of natural-history filmmaking in the world, breathtaking television spanning the entire biosphere from never-before-seen creatures in the ocean depths (Blue Planet, 2001) to Attenborough himself in zero gravity high above the Earth (The Living Planet, 1984). The anthology is divided into seven chapters covering different environments from "Snow and Ice" to "Jungles", an approach that both gives structure to the film and offers an effective vision of the sheer diversity of life on planet Earth. Most people's favourite sequences will be found here, from a killer whale taking a sea lion on the beach in The Trials of Life (1990) to Attenborough communing with mountain gorillas in Life on Earth (1979). Other segments come variously from BBC wildlife specials, Wildlife on One, The Natural World, The Kingdom of the Ice Bear (1985), Life in the Freezer (1993), The Private Life of Plants (1995), Attenborough in Paradise (1996), The Life of Birds (1998) and The Life of Mammals (2002), with additional narrators including John Hurt, Andrew Sachs and Simon King. This is a fine selection made all the more rewarding by Attenborough's endless enthusiasm and celebration of the world about us. On the DVD:Great Wildlife Moments is presented at 16:9, anamorphically enhanced for widescreen TVs. Unfortunately most of the material was originally shot for traditional 4:3 broadcast and so has been reformatted by carefully cropping shots at the top and/or bottom. For the most part this works acceptably with little of visual significance lost, though a sequence of emperor penguins from Life in the Freezer is ruined. Only one 4:3 segment--Attenborough high in the rainforest from Attenborough in Paradise--has been presented in its original ratio. Picture quality varies depending on the age of the clips, with material from Blue Planet and The Life of Mammals being flawless and older footage offering some grain, which is never too distracting. Sound is again variable, the Dolby Prologic soundtrack effectively smoothing the transitions between older mono soundtracks and more recent surround sound. The main extra is a fine commentary that is specific to each sequence and calls on the original producers, directors or cameramen (most but not every section has a commentary), while a 12-minute "making of" is actually more of an extended trailer for other BBC wildlife DVDs. The disc also includes a useful BBC Natural History Unit filmography. --Gary S Dalkin
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2.4 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), English ( Subtitles ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Box Set, Interactive...... more
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2.4 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), English ( Subtitles ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Box Set, Interactive Menu, Making Of, Multi-DVD Set, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Originally broadcast in 1990, Trials of Life is still one of the most comprehensive wildlife documentaries ever made. It examines animal behaviour in all its infinite variety and in doing so we are allowed to witness some of the most enchanting animal personalities, as well as the most fearsome. Leaving parents, searching for food, building a home, finding a mate; each day brings a new test, a challenge for even the fittest and best adapted animal. Taking some three and a half years to make ,DavidAttenborough travelled almost a quarter of a million miles to complete this fascinating and insightful documentary. A four-disc set. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: BAFTA Awards, ...The Trials of Life - 4-DVD Set
Advantages: Beautiful, and narrated by David Attenborough - what more could you want?? Disadvantages: none!
...If like me, you love David Attenborough, then I would definitely recommend this box set! This set includes all of the Life Series as shown on the BBC and narrated by David Attenborough, and is one of the most beautiful nature documentaties ever filmed!
What it includes....
As I said before this box set comprises of the entire Life Series, so here's a brief overview of what you get...
Advantages: So educational and interesting. Beautiful footage Disadvantages: None what so ever!
...Attenborough' in smaller yellow letters. The box set opens out like a book so you can see all of the dvds at once to allow for easy selection! The front cover of the inner box set is identical to the cardboard sleeve.
There are not many special features on the dvd, only a 'Wild Track with Tony Soper' which is quite interesting. It has an interview with David Attenborough on it and gives information about...
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Review of Life On Earth
Advantages: Excellent, well-acted drama twists & turns towards unexpected climax Disadvantages: controversial subject
The Life of David Gale is rated a 15 which is probably a fair reflection of its contents. There is a fair amount of strong language. The nudity is not gratuitous but the subject matter does not make the film suitable for family viewing.
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