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The 4-disc Life DVD set brings all the breathtaking episodes of the groundbreaking natural history series into one collection. The intrepid production teams and filmmakers who brought the world the TV phenomenon, Planet Earth, have now crafted another masterpiece — Life — a series that would require 3,000 days of filming and the invention of incredible new camera techniques and tools. The Discovery Life DVDs four-disc collection explores habitats on all of the planet's continents to illustrate the remarkable survival of animals and plants.

In the 4-disc Life DVD set, you'll discover that the earth is home to more than 30 million different animals and plants — every single one in its own fight for survival. From the makers of Planet Earth, and narrated by global media leader and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey, the epic television series Life is the definitive exploration of our planet's living things and their spectacular, bizarre and fascinating behaviors. The Discovery Life DVDs 4-disc set was more than four years in the making, with over 3,000 days of filming in the field by 70 camerapersons, and Life spans every continent and every habitat. This episode will showcase the exhaustive and remarkable efforts by the Life filmmaking team to bring the breathtaking images of intimate animal and plant behavior to the screen. In the Discovery DVDs, Life, the latest in HD filmmaking techniques capture never-before-seen images while ensuring that natural behavior was not disturbed. Ingenious new cameras and filming platforms were invented for the series, including a yogi cam that allowed a camera to track smoothly alongside migrating reindeer and elephants, and a flying camera that used intricate cable rigging to provide a butterfly's-eye perspective of hundreds of thousands of Monarch butterflies in Mexico.



Buy the 4-disc Life DVD set for a thrilling examination of the most interesting survival stories in the animal and plant worlds.

EPISODES -

Challenges of Life

Challenges of Life provides an overview of the extraordinary strategies our planet's animals and plants have developed to stay alive as individuals and as species. In Kenya, three cheetah brothers have invented a new way of hunting: Rather than tackling small prey on their own, they have learned that by joining forces they can bring down big game such as ostriches. A pod of bottlenose dolphins in Florida has also made a breakthrough. To catch their fast-swimming prey, one dolphin creates a mud-ring by beating its tail in the soft silt as it swims in a circle. As the mud mushrooms in the water, the ring gets smaller and fish become trapped. Panicking, they jump out of the water, right into the waiting dolphins' mouths. In Brazil, brown-tufted capuchin monkeys demonstrate an extraordinary level of skill when cracking open the palm nuts they love to eat. They pick the nuts, strip them of their husks and leave them to dry. After a few weeks they transport them to a huge anvil-like rock and smash them with a harder hammer stone. It can take eight years for a capuchin to perfect the complex art of nut-smashing. In every animal's life there comes a time when its mind turns to breeding. The stalk-eyed fly has a mind-boggling technique: It sucks in air bubbles and blows them through its head to push its eyes out-on stalks! These are vital for winning females, because males with the widest eye span get the most attention.

Birds

Birds have one feature that no other animal possesses: feathers. This allows them to solve life's challenges in radically different ways. The male spatuletail hummingbird performs extraordinary aerial displays, using fast-beating wings and super-long iridescent tail feathers. The red-billed tropic bird uses its incredible agility to outmaneuver attacking frigate birds in a high-speed aerial dogfight. Red knots migrate 10,000 miles every spring from wintering grounds in Argentina to nesting sites in Canada; and Antarctica's chinstrap penguins make an exhausting climb up the steep flanks of a glacier-covered volcano to get food to their chicks. Birds also use color, song and ingenuity to win the hearts of their mates: Clarke's grebes perform a courtship dance that climaxes with the pair running on water in perfect synchrony; the male Vogelkop bowerbird employs bizarre rituals to impress a female; and in Kenya, 1,000 flamingos promenade side by side with neck feathers ruffled and heads held high.

Creatures of the Deep

Deep-sea marine invertebrates are extraordinarily diverse. In this episode, carnivorous Humboldt squid change color like flashing neon signs and attack a school of fish in a coordinated hunting maneuver, while vast numbers of giant spider crabs emerge from the deep and congregate in the shallows to molt. Time lapse cameras capture starfish, sea urchins and monster worms devouring a seal carcass in an astonishing frenzy of predation. The female Pacific giant octopus scours the ocean floor for a safe place to hide and lay her eggs. For the next six months she does not leave her den, but guards her eggs, keeping them oxygenated, free from disease and safe from predators. Gradually she starves, and in her last act of devotion blows water over her eggs to help them hatch. Then, she dies.

Fish

Fish are the most varied and diverse backboned creatures on the planet. They range from pregnant males to fish that fly, to those that have a top speed faster than a cheetah -- sailfish. In this episode, the brightly colored weedy sea dragon's unusual mating and parenting methods are revealed, as is the peculiar convict fish, which shares its network of tunnels with thousands of offspring, who do the reclusive parents' bidding. In Hawaii, gobies climb waterfalls- some more than 400 feet high- using a specialized disc that enables them to stick to vertical rocks. The sarcastic fringehead fiercely defends its territory from octopi and rival fringe fish. And Japanese mudskippers spend many of their waking hours out of water-feeding, leaping and fighting for the attentions of the opposite sex.

Hunters and Hunted

The ability to learn from past experiences and develop novel solutions to problems has allowed mammals to find prey-and avoid being preyed upon- in every environment on Earth. In this episode, a mother orca steals elephant seal pups from a nursery pool, teaching her calf a brand new form of predation. Stoats learn through play how to become deadly killers: When they grow up, unassuming rabbits — many times larger than stoats — pay a hefty price. Star-nosed moles hunt underwater by using bubbles to smell their prey; greater bulldog bats hunt fish by using echolocation to detect ripples in the water; and squirrels confound rattlesnakes by rubbing themselves in discarded snake skins.

Insects

Masters of adaptation, the vast variety of insects outnumber all other animal species put together. While the female Darwin stag beetle has normal-sized jaws, the male's mandibles are longer than his body. Serrated and strangely curved, they're used as a weapon against rival males. Japanese red bug juveniles eat a rare fruit, which their mother collects from the forest floor. It can take her hours to find a perfectly ripe fruit — but if she doesn't get it back quickly enough, her young will abandon their nest and find a better mother. The bombardier beetle has two chambers within its body to store different inert chemicals. When threatened, the beetle mixes the chemicals in a third chamber, where they react explosively and burst from its rear end, spraying its enemy in a boiling, caustic jet.

Mammals

Mammals are found in every habitat except the deep ocean. Besides their signature physical traits of fat, fur and warm blood, they are unique among animals in the care they lavish on their young. In an astonishing sequence, an elephant grandmother shoves her inexperienced daughter aside to pull her newborn granddaughter out of the mud and save her life. Unlike reptiles, warm-blooded mammals can cope with extreme cold — the Weddell seal is able to survive the punishing winter temperatures on the Antarctic ice. Numbering more than ten million, giant fruit bats in Zambia migrate to a mega-roost. In a television first filmed off Tonga, male humpback whales travel hundreds of miles for the chance to breed with a single female in a violent contest called the heat run.

Plants

Plants are dependent on three main elements for survival: sunlight, water and nutrients. They're fiercely competitive and cunningly opportunistic. Sunlight is a rare commodity on the forest floor, so aggressive climbers such as Boston ivy and cats-claw creeper use other plants as a ladder to get to the light. More than 20,000 different kinds of plants spend their entire life in the forest canopy, getting their nutrients by trapping dead leaves in their roots. Where there is little rain, plants find clever ways of capturing and retaining water. The dragon's blood tree survives in a rocky desert solely on moisture from mist, while other plants, such as the desert rose, lose their leaves to stop evaporation and carefully store water in their trunks. Carnivorous plants, like the sundew and Venus flytrap, set clever snares for unsuspecting insects and pounce without mercy.

Primates

Intelligence, adaptability and resourcefulness have enabled primates to thrive in an incredible diversity of habitats. Hamadryas baboons live in groups — and fight in armies — on the hot plains of Ethiopia, while Japanese macaques, the most northerly dwelling primates, survive in extreme cold. Drab Phayre's leaf monkeys have bright orange babies; and the ring-tailed lemurs of Madagascar use their sense of smell for seduction. Primates have found extraordinary ways to improvise, especially when faced with challenges beyond their physical means. Clams are closed too tightly for Costa Rica's white-faced capuchins to open with their hands and teeth, so these intelligent monkeys have learned to hammer them to weaken the clam's muscle.

Reptiles and Amphibians

Amphibians and reptiles are masters of survival because they've devised extraordinary tricks and strategies. A pebble toad escapes a tarantula by curling into a ball and bouncing down a rock face; the basilisk lizard literally runs on water; and a highly venomous sea snake lays its eggs in a safe air-filled cavern underwater. Extreme slow-motion photography reveals an astonishing image of a chameleon snatching insect prey with its extendible, muscle-propelled tongue. In a television first, the episode reveals the savage hunting techniques of the largest lizard on earth, the nine-foot Komodo dragon.

The Making of Life

This episode showcases the exhaustive and remarkable efforts by the LIFE filmmaking team to bring the breathtaking images of intimate animal and plant behavior to the screen.

BONUS MATERIAL -

  • Deleted scenes.

  • The earth is home to more than 30 million different animals and plants – every single one in its own fight for survival. From the makers of  PLANET EARTH and narrated by global media leader and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey, the epic television series LIFE is the definitive exploration of our planet’s living things and their spectacular, bizarre and fascinating behaviors.

    More than four years in the making, with over 3,000 days of filming in the field by 70 camerapersons, LIFE spans every continent and every habitat. This episode will showcase the exhaustive and remarkable efforts by the LIFE filmmaking team to bring the breathtaking images of intimate animal and plant behavior to the screen. The latest in HD filmmaking techniques capture never-before-seen images while ensuring that natural behavior was not disturbed. Ingenious new cameras and filming platforms were invented for the series, including a “yogi cam,” which allowed a camera to track smoothly alongside migrating reindeer and elephants, and a “flying” camera that used intricate cable rigging to provide a “butterfly-eye” perspective of hundreds of thousands of Monarch butterflies in Mexico.

    EPISODES -

    Challenges of Life

    Challenges of Life provides an overview of the extraordinary strategies our planet’s animals and plants have developed to stay alive as individuals and as species. In Kenya, three cheetah brothers have invented a new way of hunting: Rather than tackling small prey on their own, they have learned that by joining forces they can bring down big game such as ostriches. A pod of bottlenose dolphins in Florida has also made a breakthrough. To catch their fast-swimming prey, one dolphin creates a “mud-ring” by beating its tail in the soft silt as it swims in a circle. As the mud mushrooms in the water, the ring gets smaller and fish become trapped. Panicking, they jump out of the water – right into the waiting dolphins’ mouths. In Brazil, brown-tufted capuchin monkeys demonstrate an extraordinary level of skill when cracking open the palm nuts they love to eat. They pick the nuts, strip them of their husks and leave them to dry. After a few weeks they transport them to a huge anvil-like rock and smash them with a harder hammer stone. It can take eight years for a capuchin to perfect the complex art of nut-smashing. In every animal’s life there comes a time when its mind turns to breeding. The stalk-eyed fly has a mind-boggling technique: It sucks in air bubbles and blows them through its head to push its eyes out … on stalks! These are vital for winning females, because males with the widest eye span gets the most attention.

    Birds

    Birds have one feature that no other animal possesses: feathers. This allows them to solve life’s challenges in radically different ways. The male spatule-tail hummingbird performs extraordinary aerial displays, using fast-beating wings and super-long iridescent tail feathers. The red-billed tropic bird uses its incredible agility to outmaneuver attacking frigate birds in a high-speed aerial “dogfight.” Red knots migrate 10,000 miles every spring from wintering grounds in Argentina to nesting sites in Canada; and Antarctica’s chinstrap penguins make an exhausting climb up the steep flanks of a glacier-covered volcano to get food to their chicks. Birds also use color, song and ingenuity to win the hearts of their mates: Clarke’s grebes perform a courtship dance that climaxes with the pair running on water in perfect synchrony; the male Vogelkop bowerbird employs bizarre rituals to impress a female; and in Kenya, 1,000 flamingos promenade side by side with neck feathers ruffled and heads held high.

    Creatures of the Deep

    Deep-sea marine invertebrates are extraordinarily diverse. In this episode, carnivorous Humboldt squid change color like flashing neon signs and attack a school of fish in a coordinated hunting maneuver, while vast numbers of giant spider crabs emerge from the deep and congregate in the shallows to molt. Time lapse cameras capture starfish, sea urchins and monster worms devouring a seal carcass in an astonishing frenzy of predation. The female Pacific giant octopus scours the ocean floor for a safe place to hide and lay her eggs. For the next six months she does not leave her den, but guards her eggs, keeping them oxygenated, free from disease and safe from predators. Gradually she starves, and in her last act of devotion blows water over her eggs to help them hatch. Then, she dies.

    Fish

    Fish are the most varied and diverse backboned creatures on the planet. They range from pregnant males to fish that fly, to those that have a top speed faster than a cheetah -- sailfish. In this episode, the brightly colored weedy sea dragon’s unusual mating and parenting methods are revealed, as is the peculiar convict fish, which shares its network of tunnels with thousands of offspring, who do the reclusive parents’ bidding. In Hawaii, gobies climb waterfalls – some more than 400 feet high – using a specialized disc that enables them to stick to vertical rocks. The sarcastic fringehead fiercely defends its territory from octopi and rival fringefish. And Japanese mudskippers spend many of their waking hours out of water – feeding, leaping and fighting for the attentions of the opposite sex.

    Hunters and Hunted

    The ability to learn from past experiences and develop novel solutions to problems has allowed mammals to find prey – and avoid being preyed upon – in every environment on Earth. In this episode, a mother orca steals elephant seal pups from a nursery pool, teaching her calf a brand new form of predation. Stoats learn through play how to become deadly killers: When they grow up, unassuming rabbits – many times larger than stoats – pay a hefty price. Star-nosed moles hunt underwater by using bubbles to smell their prey; greater bulldog bats hunt fish by using echolocation to detect ripples in the water; and squirrels confound rattlesnakes by rubbing themselves in discarded snake skins.

    Insects

    Masters of adaptation, the vast variety of insects outnumber all other animal species put together. While the female Darwin stag beetle has normal-sized jaws, the male’s mandibles are longer than his body. Serrated and strangely curved, they’re used as a weapon against rival males. Japanese red bug juveniles eat a rare fruit, which their mother collects from the forest floor. It can take her hours to find a perfectly ripe fruit -- but if she doesn’t get it back quickly enough, her young will abandon their nest and find a better mother. The bombardier beetle has two chambers within its body to store different inert chemicals. When threatened, the beetle mixes the chemicals in a third chamber, where they react explosively and burst from its rear end, spraying its enemy in a boiling, caustic jet.

    Mammals

    Mammals are found in every habitat except the deep ocean. Besides their signature physical traits of fat, fur and warm blood, they are unique among animals in the care they lavish on their young. In an astonishing sequence, an elephant grandmother shoves her inexperienced daughter aside to pull her newborn granddaughter out of the mud and save her life. Unlike reptiles, warm-blooded mammals can cope with extreme cold -- the Weddell seal is able to survive the punishing winter temperatures on the Antarctic ice. Numbering more than ten million, giant fruit bats in Zambia migrate to a mega-roost. In a television first filmed off Tonga, male humpback whales travel hundreds of miles for the chance to breed with a single female in a violent contest called the “heat run.”

    Plants

    Plants are dependent on three main elements for survival: sunlight, water and nutrients. They’re fiercely competitive and cunningly opportunistic. Sunlight is a rare commodity on the forest floor, so aggressive climbers such as Boston ivy and cats-claw creeper use other plants as a ladder to get to the light. More than 20,000 different kinds of plants spend their entire life in the forest canopy, getting their nutrients by trapping dead leaves in their roots. Where there is little rain, plants find clever ways of capturing and retaining water. The dragon’s blood tree survives in a rocky desert solely on moisture from mist, while other plants, such as the desert rose, lose their leaves to stop evaporation and carefully store water in their trunks. Carnivorous plants, like the sundew and Venus flytrap, set clever snares for unsuspecting insects and pounce without mercy.

    Primates

    Intelligence, adaptability and resourcefulness have enabled primates to thrive in an incredible diversity of habitats. Hamadryas baboons live in groups – and fight in armies -- on the hot plains of Ethiopia, while Japanese macaques, the most northerly dwelling primates, survive in extreme cold. Drab Phayre's leaf monkeys have bright orange babies; and the ring-tailed lemurs of Madagascar use their sense of smell for seduction. Primates have found extraordinary ways to improvise, especially when faced with challenges beyond their physical means. Clams are closed too tightly for Costa Rica’s white-faced capuchins to open with their hands and teeth, so these intelligent monkeys have learned to hammer them to weaken the clam's muscle.

    Reptiles and Amphibians

    Amphibians and reptiles are masters of survival because they’ve devised extraordinary tricks and strategies. A pebble toad escapes a tarantula by curling into a ball and bouncing down a rock face; the basilisk lizard literally runs on water; and a highly venomous sea snake lays its eggs in a safe air-filled cavern underwater. Extreme slow-motion photography reveals an astonishing image of a chameleon snatching insect prey with its extendible, muscle-propelled tongue. In a television first, the episode reveals the savage hunting techniques of the largest lizard on earth, the nine-foot Komodo dragon.

    The Making of Life

    This episode showcases the exhaustive and remarkable efforts by the LIFE filmmaking team to bring the breathtaking images of intimate animal and plant behavior to the screen.

    BONUS MATERIAL -

  • Deleted scenes.

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    • Format: DVD
    • Number of Discs: 4
    • Run Time: 7 hours 53 minutes
    • Region: 1
    • Language: English
    • DVD Release Date: July 31, 2012
    • Subtitles: English SDH
    • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound

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    5.0

    I love it!! A must See

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    from Longview, WA

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      My family and my Grand kids love it!!!

       
      5.0

      Great DVD

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      from Washington, DC

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        Perfect for kids who are extremely excited over all walks of nature.

         
        5.0

        Great buy

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        from Coos Bay, OR

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          Ordered many copies, above the allowed quantity online but a customer service rep. on the phone made it possible! They are being include in educational kits for teachers and we think they will make a great contribution.

           
          5.0

          Splendid

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          from Milan, IL

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            I purchased the DVD set as a gift but it was just as much for myself as it was for her. Watching this I feel as I did as a child, when Crocodile Hunter and the Discover Channel/Animal Planet were new and exotic.

             
            5.0

            Beautiful and Colorful scenery.

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            from New York, NY

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              Loved the Ocean scenes very true to what it really looks like under the sea.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent work....

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              from Sunrise, FL

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                Really informative, excellent cinematography...God`s creation is amazing and you did capture its greatness....

                 
                5.0

                Fantastic from beginning to end

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                from Minneapolis, MN

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                  Great footage, sweet animals

                   
                  5.0

                  We are watching Life DVD and loving it.

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                  from Middletown, Delaware

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                    You can keep watching it over and over. You'll learn something new each time.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Great show

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                    from Gainesville, FL

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                    Pros

                    • Beautiful video
                    • Entertaining
                    • Great Cinematography
                    • Informative

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                    • Repeats video segments

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                    I've watched 3 of the 4 discs so far and the video is spectacular. The crew gets some amazing shots of the wildlife. The narrating leaves a little to be desired however. Not bad but it just seems a little dumbed down compared to Planet Earth. There are quite a few times that the same video segments are used in different parts of the show, such as in mammals and hunter and hunted. Everything else is great though. The discs and the overall packaging was in excellent condition.

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                    4.0

                    Beautiful

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                    from Coeur d Alene, IDAHO

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                        This DVD set is a beautiful display of all forms of life. The time and effort and putting together hours of countless filming is amazing in the result of such good quality. The only thing I dont like is the belief that these animals evoled and the belief of evolution, and this is mentioned in the commentary, of which I strongly disagree due to religious beliefs.

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                        5.0

                        BEAUTIFUL

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                            This series of documentaries is just wonderful. It is visually stunning and leaves you wondering how the heck anyone managed to film the scenes you are watching. It is compelling enough for an adult to be entertained by but the language is plain and engaging enough that children can also watch it wihtout boredom or confusion.

                            Oprah has an unexpectedly great naration voice, too. :)

                            Highly recommended for animals lovers and documentary buffs alike. Enjoy!!

                             
                            5.0

                            Excellent DVD set

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                            from Highland, CA

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                            • Entertaining
                            • Great Cinematography
                            • High Production Value
                            • Informative

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                              I watched this in a doctor's waiting room and was enthralled with it. I knew I had to buy it for my grandchildren who are very interested in anything to do with nature. More entertaining than cartoons, and educational, too!

                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              An Extraordinary Series

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                              from Phoenix, AZ

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                              • 12 Part Sereis
                              • Amazing Animals
                              • Box Design
                              • Educational
                              • Excellecent Footage

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                                This series is amazing! First off, the box is beautifully put together. The box is a slide-out with an overleaf. There are four disc, each containing 3 episodes. Twelve episodes total (including " The Making of Life" and "Deleted Scenes" as bonus episodes). The footage is breathtakingly clear. I feel like I'm watching the Blu-ystal clearray, version even though I'm not. Things like the Komodo Dragon hunt, have never been filmed before...until now. Perfect for the nature lover

                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                3.0

                                NICE BUT REPETITIVE IN SPOTS

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                                from TN

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                                Pros

                                • Informative
                                • Nature lover oriented

                                Cons

                                • Same scene multiple discs

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                                I love nature. This series does show a diversity of creatures, which makes it worth buying when it's on sale. The hunter and hunted episode shows clips from the mammal disc, which was disappointing seeing replications of already viewed footage. I'm sure they could have showed a different scene of hunter and hunted examples. Plenty of hunters out there. That was my only negative reaction. Otherwise, quite informative.

                                 
                                5.0

                                Great series!

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                                from Big Bear, Ca.

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                                • Great Cinematography
                                • High Production Value
                                • Informative

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                                • none

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                                Comments about this product:

                                Bought it for my son, who loves the outdoors.

                                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Great info!

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                                from Honolulu, Hawaii

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                                • Engaging Characters
                                • Entertaining
                                • Great Cinematography
                                • High Production Value
                                • Informative
                                • Original

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                                  Comments about this product:

                                  I loved watching this informitive series

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Wonderful Gift

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                                  from Waycross, Ga.

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                                  • Engaging Characters
                                  • Entertaining
                                  • Great Cinematography
                                  • High Production Value
                                  • Informative
                                  • Original

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                                    • Adult Viewers
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                                    Comments about this product:

                                    Wonderful gift for our grandchildren who don't watch television!!!

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Breath-Taking!!!!!

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                                    from Hawaii

                                    Pros

                                    • Engaging Characters
                                    • Entertaining
                                    • Great Cinematography
                                    • High Production Value
                                    • Informative
                                    • Original

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Adult Viewers
                                      • At Home
                                      • In The Car
                                      • Perfect Gift
                                      • Special Needs
                                      • Travel
                                      • Younger Viewers

                                      Comments about this product:

                                      Breath-Taking!!! By far, a MUST HAVE. I understand why they call it "LIFE" when you watch it... you will too.

                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Great Buy!!

                                      By 

                                      from Sacramento, CA

                                      About Me Movie Buff

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Engaging Characters
                                      • Entertaining
                                      • High Production Value
                                      • Informative

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Adult Viewers
                                        • In the Office
                                        • Special Needs
                                        • Younger Viewers

                                        Comments about this product:

                                        All our customer that come to the office enjoying watching this DVD. I even catch myself watching it.

                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        1.0

                                        Not very good

                                        By 

                                        from Spring, Tx.

                                        About Me Casual Viewer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                          Cons

                                          • Bad recording quality
                                          • Disappointing
                                          • Not What I Expected

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about this product:

                                            Returned the 1st set because the picture quality was bad. In addition, the sound quality was bad. You could not hear Oprah over the background music. Discovery sent me another and it was the same. Maybe bad inventory in their warehouse. They sent me Planet Earth as an alternate.

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