The Beauty of Snakes seems to generate either love or hate. If you're expecting to learn a lot about snakes, this is not the video for you. In fact, you're better off reading a book for that. The New Encyclopedia of Snakes would be a good starting point. Chris Mattison, the author, is a master of photographing snakes, so it's almost as pretty as the video, and far more informative. And he is meticulous in verifying the information he passes along, rather than simply repeating the old nonsense as so many books do.
That said, this is one of the most beautiful videos you are likely to see about snakes. As others have said, the videography is stunning. If you're just looking to appreciate snakes for their visual appeal, you'll love The Beauty of Snakes. Tastes vary, but I find the narration non-intrusive and appropriate, where some apparently find it dull. On the positive side, there is no incorrect information being passed along, that I can recall. That makes this video almost unique, since most nature shows are even worse than most books, when it comes to being riddled with nonsense and false information, especially when it comes to snakes.
I have to say, though.. as much as I like this video, you'd have to be out of your mind to pay the prices these non-Amazon vendors are asking for new copies of this disc. At the moment, there is one new copy listed for $1,871.38, while you can pick up a used copy from $3.69. I guess some people REEEEEALLY love this video!