Dinosaurs Collection DVD
SKU ID #292350
- Additional Details
- Format: DVD
- Studio: Discovery Channel
- DVD Release Date: April 5, 2011
- Genre: Documentary
Buy a Dinosaurs Collection DVD, which is a thrilling collection of information from an in-depth analysis of the search for the T-Rex to the Dino lab, where scientists bring flesh and blood dinosaurs to life, while they run experiments to discover their secrets. Valley of the T-Rex:
Follow paleontologist Jack Horner as he is unearthing a mystery — at a record pace — finding five T-Rex dinosaurs in a single summer and is hot on the trail of more. He discovers clues, in these dinosaurs DVDs, in the arid badlands of Montana. Opening the fossil record to determine what it reveals about the fearsome legend, Tyrannosaurus Rex. Visit the "Valley of the T-Rex," which is a fossil hunter's mecca where more T-Rex skeletons have been uncovered than any other place on earth. Here evidence can be found of the lost world where horned Triceratops faced off to survive against Ornitholestes, and duckbill dinosaurs fell prey to T-Rex. Not only does Horner find more excellent specimens in this extremely remote location, but he also uncovers additional evidence that leads him to question the conventional theories of T-Rex behavior. Has the Tyrant Lizard King got a bad rap? Time and erosion is wearing away the mountains and revealing hidden treasures once buried beneath millions of years of soil and sediment. Leaving behind bones. Big T-Rex bones. And what they're suggesting to Horner, is an unexpected image of a creature we thought we knew...
The beast, has fascinated Horner since he uncovered the Wankel T-Rex in the early '90s. It was an amazing scientific find as this was the first T-Rex discovered with arms intact. In the dinosaurs DVD, shockingly, these stumpy arms wouldn't allow T-Rex to grasp his own hands together, let alone scoop up prey. Horner's deep in the scientific process. A process he says is a constant revision of beliefs. He and fellow detectives are scrutinizing T-Rex's arms, large olfactory lobes, tiny eye sockets and unique teeth for insight into the creature's lifestyle. Each new fossil provides wisdom into whether he was a ferocious predator or an opportunistic scavenger. We accompany the paleontologist to remote dig sites, accessible only by helicopter, to labs where the fossils are prepared and studied, and to the museums where the skeletal remains are displayed. Each step of the way, Horner opens our eyes to the T-Rex that could've been.
Brilliant computer animation visualizes how these creatures lived and died, and what emerges is a new and very different picture of T-Rex. Among Jack Horner's finds is the oldest T-Rex ever found. At 68 million years, it's 3 million years older than any other specimen... Will it yield new clues about the evolution of the T-Rex... or will it actually turn out to be a new tyrannosaur species? (The average age of a species is about 1 1/2 million years.) Also featured in the show is a 90% complete, never before seen, juvenile tyrannosaur, called Daspletasaurus. It' s an earlier large meat-eating cousin of T-Rex. New evidence could allow scientists to reach ever further back in time.
When Dinosaurs Roamed America:
From Maine to Montana, Connecticut to Colorado, WHEN DINOSAURS ROAMED AMERICA transports viewers back to the time when these stunningly successful creatures inhabited our continent. This two hour special follows their tracks through 150 million years of evolution, using state of the art computer animation and live-action backgrounds. Dissolving from modern-day city-scapes and fossil beds in North America to what our land looked like many millions of years ago, WHEN DINOSAURS ROAMED AMERICA incorporates the latest scientific findings to show how dinosaurs lived and died right in our own backyards.
The program takes viewers inside dinosaurs, using a zoom effect that reveals the latest known about their anatomy and physiology; and creates unique panoramic scenes of the continent's prehistoric past. Viewers will feel as if they're running, flying and hunting with the dinosaurs, thanks to innovative camera work and Dolby digital surround sound. Paleontologists show their findings to complement the animation, as the program details past dinosaur environments in or along the following areas: Northeastern U.S. Coast (Triassic Period), where dinosaurs lived on the shores of freshwater lakes (the Newark Super Group) and left their footprints in the mud; Western Colorado and Eastern Utah (Upper Jurassic Period), with the heavily armored earlier Stegosaurus and the appearance of big, powerful flesh eaters; New Mexico and Arizona (Mid-Cretaceous Period), when this area was beach-front property that harbored unusual, newly discovered species such as Zuniceratops, similar to Triceratops but with no nose horn; the sloth-like Nothronychus with three foot long claws on its forelimbs; and a new two-legged meat eating dinosaur, related to the T-Rex family line; and South Dakota (Late Cretaceous Period), when the Quetzacoatlus spread its vast wings over the land and the built-to-kill Tyrannosaurus Rex terrorized the land.
It's the American story all over again: Immigrants arrive and prosper, threatening indigenous creatures. Different groups mingle in a changing landscape — sometimes in harmony, sometimes in predatory combat. And with every generation, the kids get bigger.
Clash of the Dinosaurs (The Defenders)
Predators don't dominate the Cretaceous, plant eaters do. And their bodies are built to take a beating. The latest science reveals the anatomical secrets that made the world largest vegetarians such successful survivors in a world of claws and teeth.
Clash of the Dinosaurs (Generations)
Dinosaurs are the ultimate biological success story. More than a million generations improved and adapted each dino species to their changing planet. But each successful generation boils down to a single encounter between two like-minded reptiles. The latest science reveals the anatomical secrets to life and love in an age of dinosaurs.
Mega Beasts (Terror Bird)
It's happened only once in the history of the planet. Four million years ago a Mega Bird dominated a continent, battling wolves and saber-tooth cats. This bipedal monster stood 7 ft tall and weighed 300 lb. With eyesight as sharp as a hawk, this bird could spot its victim from a half-mile away. Running on two powerful legs, it could over-take even a horse. But the Terror Bird's deadliest weapon was its 18” hooked beak. With one sledgehammer blow the bird could bash in the skull of a victim. We'll build its beak to demonstrate exactly how this bird killed. For a predator with no teeth, eating was surprisingly easy. The bird could swallow the giant rodents it favored in one gulp.
Mega Beasts (T-Rex of the Deep)
The most dominant predator to ever exist has been relatively unknown...until now. Great White sharks may be the modern symbol of the ultimate predator, but this Mega Beast could eat them for lunch. T-Rex is called king of the dinosaurs, but never came close to ruling as much real estate as this Mega Beast, known as...Mosasaur.
Mosasaur was the most dangerous creature in the most dangerous oceans in the history of the planet. It battled giant sharks, 40 ft long plesiosaurs, and other monsters of the deep...and emerged triumphant. At a time when 85 percent of the Earth was covered with water, these beasts were found in every corner of the globe.
Where did it come from? How did it climb to the top of the predator pyramid so quickly? What were the secrets to its success? We'll peel back the skin on this colossal creature and see the amazing evolutionary adaptations that turned a tiny land-based lizard into an 8 ton, 50 ft long marine killer.
One reason for Mosasaur's success was its incredible jaws. At 6 ft in length, they were as big as those of T Rex, but Mosasaur had an extra set of teeth on the roof of its mouth that tractored prey down its gullet. We build a life-size, fully operational set of steel Mosasaur jaws to test exactly how this monster destroyed its prey.
Mosasaurs battled the giant plesiosaurs and the feared Ginsu shark...and even other Mosasaurs. We even explore the frightening possibility of what the world would be like if these apex predators hadn't gone extinct. Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water. It's mega action as we discover secrets of the ultimate Mega Beast: Mosasaur.
Part Olympic-style training facility, part massive, industrial obstacle course, and designed to illustrate paleontologists' latest insights into the abilities and behaviors of dinosaurs, Dino Lab combines up-to-the-minute scientific findings with an amazing cast of "living and breathing" digital dinosaurs. T. Rex is placed on a 50 yd long treadmill to determine his maximum speed; brand new insight and animation reveal that the shoulder construction of the Triceratops made it move more like a crab then the previously assumed rhinoceros; how smart were dinosaurs?; and see what happens when a flying Pterosaur is placed in an industrial wind tunnel. Dinosaurs are some of the most-watched characters in the history of nonfiction television, and they're about to be seen in a whole new way.
Dino Lab II:
When you bring them back from the dead, anything can happen! This is a journey into the complete unknown, as scientists blast paleontology into the 21st century by bringing to life real flesh and blood dinosaurs and run experiments to discover their secrets. Welcome to Dinolab!