Wonders of the Universe DVD

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Wonders of the Universe DVD
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  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Run Time: 232 Minutes
  • Region: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Studio: BBC Warner
  • DVD Release Date: November 11, 2011
  • Subtitles: English
  • Audio: ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Color: Color
  • Release Date: 2011

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12 Reviews
4.3

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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NoneWonders of the Universe DVD
 
4.3

(based on 12 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Original (9)
  • Engaging characters (8)
  • Great cinematography (8)
  • Informative (8)
  • Entertaining (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • At home (7)
    • Perfect gift (7)
    • Adult viewers (5)
    • Younger viewers (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual viewer (7)

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    (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent science

    By Dr. Megavar

    from Albuquerque, NM

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about this product:

    Cox gives the most detailed, scientifically accurate presentations for the non-specialist, but never "dumbs it down," dso some others.

    (14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Does Not tell titles of videos in series

    By Stovar210

    from San Antonio

    About Me Casual Viewer

    Verified Buyer

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          Comments about this product:

          I was looking for the video "Children of the Stars" for my chemistry class and when ordering could not find the names of the videos included in these Cd's so I took chance. Well no luck for me. Here are the videos included on the Wonders of the Universe CD's: Destiny, Stardust, Falling Messengers. I hope theyre good, haven't watched them yet.

          (15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awe inspiring and easy to understand

          By never stop learning

          from Steelton, PA

          About Me Casual Viewer

          Verified Buyer

          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:

            Saw some of these episodes on TV. Loved them. Wished they would have taught science like this, back when I was in school - would have created some great options for considering going to college.
            I bought 2 copies, one for myself and one for a Christmas gift for my brother and his family, including 2 teenage boys.
            Some might find the dialog slow-paced, but I appreciated the time to consider how it (the information) all fits together - I feel it is very well done.

            (16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Very Educational

            By Eddie

            from Jamul, Ca

            About Me Movie Buff

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about this product:

              I use it for my own entertainment, I love how it's all put together and useing Mike Rowe, well he makes it easy to listen to, I like Mike. I can't think of any thing that's not good about it.

              (15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Striking videography; engaging narrative

              By John "The Engineer"

              from Newport News VA (Tuscaloosa AL Native)

              About Me Casual Viewer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Engaging Characters
              • Great Cinematography
              • Informative
              • Original

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about this product:

                I saw the series on Science Channel on our cable system, and I just HAD to have my own DVD copy. Professor Brian Cox provides a narrative that as much as the sweeping videography just pulls one into the "adventure" presented by each episode. It so clearly and yet dramatically and accurately presents some physical descriptions of "our" Universe which can be very difficult to envision.
                Younger viewers can grasp the ideas much more readily with the scripting Prof. Cox presents, as compared to some other attempts I've seen in my adult years (I'm 65).

                (15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                THE COSMOS EXPLAINED TO MY SATISFACTION!

                By DAVE

                from NORFOLK, VIRGINIA

                About Me Casual Viewer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Engaging Characters
                • Great Cinematography
                • Informative
                • Original
                • SIMPLE EXPLANATIONS

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • At Home
                  • Perfect Gift

                  Comments about this product:

                  BRIAN COX RELATES RATHER COMPLEX THEORIES TO COMMON, EVERY DAY OCCURANCES!

                  I'M A DIE HARD BRIAN COX FAN AFTER WATCHING THIS SERIES!
                  BRAVO!

                  (16 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Captivating science

                  By rockin' Fuge

                  from nyc

                  About Me Casual Viewer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about this product:

                    Wow! What an informative, interesting program especially if your interested in cosmology, the nature of the universe and life on earth. But what tease too! Just four episodes on this, hopefully, first volume (season 1?). Leaves you wanting to see more. Very complex concepts explained in ordinary English, easily understood (because it is so well explained),

                    (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Brilliant story of the Cosmos

                    By the professor

                    from Dallas Texas

                    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:

                      Fantastic teaching tool.

                      (11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      DVD Purchase Information Ambiguous

                      By Dr. K

                      from Salisbury, MD

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Not What I Expected

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about this product:

                          The DVD add did not tell what episodes were included. Since the screen was high-lighting "Children of the Stars", and that is what I wanted, I ordered the DVD. When I received it it had "Destiny Stardust" and "Falling Messengers" neither of which are of any value for the chemistry classes. I have found Discovery science DVD's to be of high quality. However, the Discovery Channel needs to clarify this add.

                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Good for the brain

                          By sparky595

                          from brentwood

                          About Me Casual Viewer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about this product:

                              Gives the viewer a chance to expand his or her mind.

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              wonders of the universe

                              By 2precious

                              from Flint, MI

                              About Me Casual Viewer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Engaging Characters
                              • Entertaining
                              • Great Cinematography
                              • Great Host
                              • High Production Value
                              • Informative
                              • Mind blowing facts
                              • Original

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Mantal stimulation
                                • Perfect Gift
                                • Spiritual uplift

                                Comments about this product:

                                This is a really special science video. You learn a lot but are at the same time entertained and transported by Professor Cox's narration and the fantastic cinematography.

                                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                2.0

                                Need more information about the DVD

                                By The Observer

                                from Fort Worth, Texas

                                About Me Avid Moviegoer

                                Pros

                                • Original

                                Cons

                                • Disappointing

                                Best Uses

                                • At Home

                                Comments about this product:

                                No Closed Captioned or subtitles information. CC is not only for the deaf. There are some technical words difficult to understand that sometimes We require the subtitle.

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