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Rather than focus on evolution or geography, the emphasis is on animal behaviour, from courting and mating, to giving birth and raising the young, hunting, flight and fighting, finding shelter, and migration. This immediacy makes The Trials of Life the most accessible of "The Life Trilogy" for younger children, though the abridgement makes it play like a superior schools programme. This short-attention-span version of a television masterpiece simply makes one wish for a fully restored, extra packed special edition of the complete series. David Attenborough would go on to make The Private Life of Plants and The Life of Birds. --Gary S Dalkin
On the DVD: The Trials of Life has a good though slightly soft and grainy 4:3 picture that would benefit from remastering from the original elements. The stereo sound is a clear improvement over the originally broadcast mono, but a full 5.1 DTS remix would have brought out the best in the atmospheric natural location recording. The only extra is a 49-minute "making of" documentary, "Once More into the Termite House", originally shown as a companion to the series. Given a DVD all to itself, this programme offers a real insight into the challenges of making such a vast programme, while David Attenborough is as affable as ever. There are optional English and Greek subtitles on all three discs. --Gary S Dalkin --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
another David Attenborough classic very education and well filmed and presented well buy it and enjoy it I did again and againPublished 13 months ago by alan
Wonderful. I can see all the Hard work put behind producing this great documentary. Well narrated too. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I highly recommend it. Read morePublished 13 months ago by THE GREATEST BOSS
One cannot expect that this re-mastered version to be the same standard as the latest Blu-ray. Overall the series provides ample and interest information never heard before and I... Read morePublished 16 months ago by KWOK CHOI NG