Watch now

Quantity:1

Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Basket
£12.60
+ £1.26 UK delivery
Sold by: Sent2u
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
      

Micro Monsters with David Attenborough [DVD]


Price: £14.06 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
31 new from £10.48 1 used from £8.99

Christmas Gift Ideas in DVD & Blu-ray
Find the perfect gift for movie fans and telly addicts with our DVD & Blu-ray Christmas Gift Guide. From the biggest new blockbusters to festive favourites, there are plenty of present ideas for any budget.
£14.06 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details In stock. Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Micro Monsters with David Attenborough [DVD] + Galapagos with David Attenborough [DVD] + David Attenborough's Rise of Animals: Triumph of the Vertebrates [DVD]
Price For All Three: £39.00

Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Product details

  • Format: PAL
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Go Entertain
  • DVD Release Date: 18 Nov 2013
  • Run Time: 180 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00F0N7PYQ
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,758 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Reviews

It s a small world after all...

In this revolutionary new series, David Attenborough reveals the marvellous adaptability of the most successful group of animals on the planet. Using pioneering macroscopic filmmaking techniques, he explores in unparalleled detail the intricate, sophisticated behaviours of these fascinating creatures and the complexity of the environments they build and inhabit, in a world normally hidden from the human eye.

From armies of killer ants to spiders weaving silken trap doors, ferocious scorpions with paralysing stings, beetles shooting boiling chemicals at their enemies, bees communicating with a waggle dance and assassin bugs that clothe themselves in their victims corpses; David Attenborough will as never before take viewers deep into the macroscopic world of bugs.

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By N. Verity on 9 Dec 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
David Attenborough's name on a nature film usually means first rate entertainment and information. This, however, misses the mark. There are six episodes but each one is only 20 minutes; most episodes begin and end with 2 minutes of 'previously on...' and 'next time on...' so each episodes actually only 16 minutes of actually show. There is a 50 minute "making of" film as bonus material, but it hardly makes up for the short episodes. I wish I had read the reviews and also the fine print. This is kind of a rip off when you compare it to some other Attenborough titles.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Rob on 27 Dec 2013
Format: DVD
With 3 discs and Attenborough's name to it I had high hopes that I'd be on to a winner. Maybe I've been spoilt by 45 minutes+ per episode of Attenborough's past BBC offerings so I was really disappointed to find that each episode is only around 20 minutes, with 20%+ of that taken up with recapping what we've seen before or showing what's on the following episode.

I'm afraid to say that this feels like a cheap cash in from Sky like much of everything else they do. What also leaves a bitter taste is the recycling of the same imagery, think of Sky news where the same pictures are used over and over to pad out a story.

The imagery that you do briefly see is well worth a watch but there's just not enough of it. The whole series could really be squeezed into 2 episodes. Why it is on 3 discs is beyond me, 1 disc would have been more than enough and also kept the cost down.

If you're interested in this theme of documentary I'd recommend Life in the Undergrowth Life in the Undergrowth (Repackaged) [DVD] the episodes are longer and made to BBC quality rather than a shameless Sky cash-in.

3 stars, purely because Attenborough carries the whole doc.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Laura April on 13 Dec 2013
Format: DVD
I love David Attenborough documentaries and I love insects so I couldnt wait for this to come out.

What I liked about this documentary is that there were insects I hadnt seen before. What I didn't like about this was the length of the episodes. It drew me in and I really liked it but they just werent long enough. They averaged on about twenty minutes and I would liked to have seen so much more.

Overall I learnt some new and interesting facts but I definitely would have liked more out of this dvd set.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By M. Manuel on 27 Feb 2014
Format: DVD
No subtitles and I'm hard of hearing, thanks but no thanks, very inconsiderate specially when Attenborough is at play, why you insist in denying us the pleasure?
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Greg Chapman on 28 Jan 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Stunning filmwork, and decent commentary, all of which I would expect from Attenborough. However, as a hard of hearing person, I was disappointed in the lack of subtitles. I have given it four stars as a result of this.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By debbie on 10 Jan 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Dissappointing from David Attenborough. Very short and although very interesting too much time was spent previewing whast happened last time and what will happen next time. Quite repetitive in places. Not usual standard. Sorry
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
The photoraphy is great, the material is very interesting (not the remake of stuff David Attenborough made before, although the topics are the same - courtship, reproduction, life in a colony, dealing with predators and competitors) and the music is perfect (mostly orchestra), I cannot call it a first class documentary. Each episode starts with the same intoduction and ends with either the preview of what will happen next or a recapping of what you have just seen with the same bits of footage. I found it very annoying, especially if you watch three or four episodes in a row. It looks like a cheap trick to make shockingly short episodes (just 20 minutes each) appear longer. And why couldn't they fit them all on just one disk? I can't think of any other reason except that Sky wanted to sell it for more. Would still recommend it to insect lovers, but only at a low price.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Dan Yang on 30 Nov 2013
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
This new film from David is just great in content and film making. I have been always enjoying David's nature documentations.

However, the same repetitive dialogues, introductions and conclusions at each episode is just making people tired watching. These intro/endings are also great if we just need to watch once through all the 6 episodes. But watching the same of them in every single episode is tiring. And added the time together, they are nearly half of each episode. Then you have an impression of watching the same thing over and over. I have to FF all of them to see the real new contents.

So please... these are great films, they don't need the same thing over and over again to fill the time. They would still be in perfect consistency. Just make them same as other David's films.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback