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Bouldercam and a host of new Spycams are on their most exciting mission yet - to film the story of tiger cubs growing up deep inside India's Pench National Park. With the aid of Camera-carrying elephants, this extraordinary program follows the different stages of a tiger's life from playful cub to unruly adolescent to powerful young adult. The concept of elephants as cameramen is a true revolution in filming techniques. Due to their remarkable intelligence and sensitivity, the elephants carry a device called trunkcam to places where no camera has ever been, where tigers and other jungle animals treat elephants with respect, but show little fear of them. It's a tale filled with drama, and the most intimate portrait of tigers ever captured on film. Filled with humor and incredible action, the story of this dramatic carnivore growing up in a rich jungle world is made even more entertaining by the involvement of the oversized camera assistants.

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A Revolution In Film Techniques
A Hidden World Revealed
A Tiger's Life
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  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 2 hours 9 minutes
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13 Reviews
4.7

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4.7

(based on 13 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Informative (12)
  • Entertaining (10)
  • Great cinematography (10)
  • Original (8)
  • Engaging characters (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • At home (12)
  • Adult viewers (9)
  • Younger viewers (9)
  • Perfect gift (7)
  • Travel (5)
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    • Casual viewer (6)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would buy this again!

By Anastasia

from Lockport, IL.

About Me Casual Viewer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • At Home
    • Perfect Gift
    • Younger Viewers

    Comments about this product:

    This was excellent, glad I purchased it. Will enjoy watching this for years! Knew when I saw it was from Discovery, would be well done.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    TIGER: SPY IN THE JUNGLE

    By MIKE

    from KITTERY,ME

    About Me Casual Viewer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Engaging Characters
    • Entertaining
    • Great Cinematography
    • Informative
    • Original

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult Viewers
      • At Home
      • Younger Viewers

      Comments about this product:

      I LOVE TIGERS THEY ARE MY FAVORITE WILD ANIMAL. THIS MOVIE WAS DONE EXCELLENT ESPECIALLY WITH THE TRUNK CAMERAS. GOT TO WATCH THE GROWTH OF 20 MONTH TIGERS FROM CUBS TO 20 MONTH.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Fascinating tracking system

      By Larry

      from Patterson, CA

      About Me Casual Viewer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Entertaining
      • Great Cinematography
      • Informative
      • Original

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adult Viewers
        • At Home

        Comments about this product:

        I was impressed with the ease with which the Tigers related to the Elephants. Even with men on the backs of them the tigers did not seem to notice or get excited. All in all it was a good glimpse at the lives of tigers in the wild.

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great DVD

        By Marfy

        from Boston,MA

        About Me Avid Moviegoer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Informative

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Viewers
          • At Home
          • Perfect Gift
          • Younger Viewers

          Comments about this product:

          Watched with the whole family we all enjoyed !!

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Exactly what tiger lovers r looking for!

          By dizzyhk

          from Alexandria, va

          About Me Movie Buff

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Engaging Characters
          • Entertaining
          • Great Cinematography
          • Informative
          • Original

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about this product:

            Loved this miniseries. Really got an amazing view into the tigers' habitat and routine. Elephant cam was amazing and added so much to a subject that I love but feel is underexposed due to tigers' reclusive nature and dwindling numbers. A must have for anybody that is interested in the subject.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Very amazing, fantastic and awesome!

            By Rabbit

            from Davis, CA

            About Me Casual Viewer

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • At Home
              • Perfect Gift

              Comments about this product:

              This gives me more understanding about tigers and makes me feel close to nature with appreciation toward God who is the Creator and Sustainer of everything in the world.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Tiger: Spy In The Jungle is great

              By Old lady

              from central Ohio

              About Me Casual Viewer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Entertaining
              • Great Cinematography
              • Informative
              • Original

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • At Home
                • I watch from treadmill

                Comments about this product:

                This DVD is fascinating and makes my 1 1/2 miles on the treadmill go by more easily. If I were younger I might go farther, just to keep watching.I will watch it again sitting down, I am sure.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                I would buy this priduct again and again

                By Jacob

                from Florida

                About Me Avid Moviegoer

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                Pros

                • Entertaining
                • Great Cinematography
                • High Production Value
                • Informative

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Adult Viewers
                  • At Home
                  • Perfect Gift
                  • Travel
                  • Younger Viewers

                  Comments about this product:

                  I am a wildlife photographer and I know how difficult it is to get good footage of the Tiger's life. This is a brilliant coverage of the Tiger's life and gives the viewer a great deal of information about a highly endangered animal - certainly the true king of the Indian jungles.

                  I would recommend this to anyone especially to the wildlife lovers - seeing the Tiger in the wild has become ever so fleeting and having this DVD is a wonderful alternative

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Found it Very interesting

                  By missbigL

                  from South Carolina

                  Pros

                  • Entertaining
                  • Great Cinematography
                  • Informative

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Adult Viewers
                    • At Home
                    • Travel
                    • Younger Viewers

                    Comments about this product:

                    Most of us never get to see a Tiger except at Zoos' never in their element and this shows them at home, at a hunt and raising families. I found it delightful, informative and beautiful.

                    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    The Truth

                    By Joe

                    from San Diego, CA

                    About Me Movie Buff

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                    Pros

                    • Informative
                    • Original

                    Cons

                    • Not What I Expected

                    Best Uses

                    • Adult Viewers
                    • At Home
                    • In The Car
                    • Travel
                    • Younger Viewers

                    Comments about this product:

                    This is cool, but I wouldn't say the best. It simply describes the life of tigers, I gotta say I got a little bored at times because it strictly focuses on tigers growing from a baby to an adult. Yes it is interesting and yes i learned interesting things, but i just think is better when you buy a set where they study a variaty of animals instead of just one type, because too many hours of one animal can be a little boring.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    THIS IS FANTASTIC!!!!!!!

                    By dpracash

                    from Nagpur, India

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about this product:

                      Last week my wife and I saw the first episode of "Tiger: Spy in the Jungle" on the TV. And the second episode was what we really connected with, because we happened to be there on Feb 1, 2007 while their shoot was on! We have a few blurry shots of the scene on our Canon S5, which we've been ogling so long. We failed to notice the spy cams and the elephant-tooth cams, but we saw their bottom-of-the-stick cameras! Hope to see more of them all!
                      Never ever had we seen four tiger cubs with their mom! What a sight watching them playing and mock-fighting!
                      Kudos to Discovery & BBC!
                      Hoping to see more on elephants and rhinos in North-east India on Discovery!

                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Incredible tiger documentary!

                      By John Merit

                      from Sarasota, FL

                      About Me Casual Viewer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Adult Viewers
                        • At Home
                        • Perfect Gift
                        • Younger Viewers

                        Comments about this product:

                        This is, by far, the best tiger documentary in existence and arguably the best big cat documentary I've ever seen. The originality of the way they captured this tigress and her four cubs on film - by creating innovative ways to place cameras all around the den areas as well as on elephants - is the first of its kind, and throughout the documentary, you see the way the entire jungle interacts with each other - tigers, leopards, monkeys, bears, snakes, and so on. I've shown this DVD to numerous friends and family and they're all amazed by it as well. The producers honestly need to do more tiger films just like this - at the end, when you see the tigress again with four more new cubs, it would be sensational for there to be a Part 2 where they follow the lives of these four new cubs for three years as well. In any case, I couldn't recommend this DVD more strongly. Casual viewers to wildlife enthusiasts will all be pleasantly rewarded.

                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        AMAZING

                        By Julyshelby

                        from Surrey, BC

                        Pros

                        • Good prespective
                        • Has GREAT pictures

                        Cons

                        • none

                        Best Uses

                        • In HD
                        • On a big screen

                        Comments about this product:

                        I have never in my life seen a program about tigers that is so well done! The cameras that they use, allow the veiwer to feel like they are watching the tigers from the watering hole in person. This program is absolutly fabulouse! I would recomend this one to anyone!

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