Nature's Great Events 1 Season 2009

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Season 1
(107) IMDb 7.9/10
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1. The Great Melt PARENTAL_GUIDANCE

As winter finally passes and the sun climbs over the Arctic, the 4,000,000 square mile ice-sheet rapidly begins to melt, revealing an archipelago of islands, channels and seas. For the masters of the ice, the polar bears, this is a moment of jeopardy but for others like the arctic fox, beluga whales, thousands of lemmings and immense flocks of birds this is the richest place on Earth.

Starring:
David Attenborough
Runtime:
49 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices

The Great Melt

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Season 1

Product Details

Genres Documentary
Starring David Attenborough
Season year 2009
Network BBC Worldwide
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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4.5 out of 5 stars

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60 of 62 people found the following review helpful By Wasty Hinges on 13 Aug 2009
Format: Blu-ray
The BBC have done it again! If like me you can't get enough of the 'Planet Earth' box set in HD then you MUST buy this. The photography as you'd expect is at times simply breathtaking and apart from the obvious stars of the show being the animals themselves, special mention must go to the camera crew and production team for creating another masterpiece. The icing on the cake is of course Mr Attenborough's narration. Like most people I've grown up watching his programs over the last 30 years and for me no nature documentary is complete without it being presented or narrated by the great man himself - simple as that. The main reason for me upgrading to HD a few years ago was to be able to watch programmes such as this in HD. This DVD and other recent BBC releases have proved to be justification enough (if only the earlier Attenborough films were remastered into HD - here's hoping). If you don't own a Blu-Ray player already and you like nature documentaries, buy one now you won't be dissapointed :-)
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By K. Murphy on 26 April 2009
Format: DVD
Highly enjoyable for all ages. I would have found the price tag worth it simply for the laugh-out-loud sight of a bear, treading water and trying to kick a fish to the shallows. That's only one of the many, many scenes to enjoy. The cimematography is brilliant, the stories gripping, and the animals fantastic. Kudos to the BBC. If you like nature documentaries, don't even think about it. Get it.
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Antony on 21 Mar 2009
Format: DVD
Just received this copy and watched it and this is probably better then Planet Earth by BBC. First of all on standard DVD format the picture quality is just fantastic. The stories are entertaining, and it has the informative diaries at the end of each program showing how they made it which is just as interesting as the real feature. Great DVD, get it so they make more of these!!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Javier Gonzalez on 7 Oct 2009
Format: Blu-ray
These documentaries come as no surprise for the unconditional Attenbouroug's fans. Impressive scenery, spectacular animal behaviour images, and nature cycles explained in the typical accesible and personal way David Attenboroug uses as a narrator. The use of CG and HD cameras, plus some revealing space imagery just adds up to the spectacular nature of this nature program. Much in the line of Blue Planet and Planet Earth. I do not think any nature lover should be dissapointed. A viewing pleasure, another love declaration for our planet and its diversity.
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43 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Alexander V. Georgiev on 14 April 2009
Format: DVD
I didn't have high expectations for this series in terms of writing or story telling. It was a sure bet that the photography would be immaculate but I was weary that images might have drowned any attempts at intelligent story-telling. From the first 5 min of watching the first programme I knew that there was nothing to worry about. On the contrary - this is one of the strongest sequel-type shows the BBC Natural History Unit has produced in recent years. Outstanding writing, mesmerising images and well, how can you go wrong with a narration by David Attenborough. Well done to the production team!
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Dr Paul S Bury on 6 Oct 2009
Format: Blu-ray
This is a genuinely awe-inspiring series. Attenborough and the BBC's natural history unit once again gives us a glimpse into the natural world with Attenborough's narration adding his unique extra dimension to the incredible events being shown on screen. An extra fetaure here, though, is that the cameramen and the other film makers are introduced in all of their glory. the diary sections at the end of each episode give a fantastic insight into the sort of skill and dedication needed to bring the events to our screens, and Attenborough's own admiration for their skills shines through. The series was fantastic on normal TV, but here on Blu-ray in 1020p high definition it becomes truly breathtaking. The events shown leave anyone who is interested in the natural world with a buzz that tingles the back of the neck and leaves the heart beating faster. A truly wonderful series that is a real "must buy" for anyone who likes the natural world.
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47 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Willy W.W. on 2 Dec 2009
Format: DVD
I love the series Planet Earth when I first watched it on DVD. Nature's Great Events was to me still of very high quality filming by BBC Natural History (my favourite Nat. Hist. film producer) BUT subject-wise, I was quite disappointed as the series is a kinda of recycling many of the scenes that were already on Planet Earth. However, the only new part to the series was the episode on the Great Salmon Run...it was really superb; how the underwater scenes were filmed, of the Grizzly bears trying to fish dead salmons from the bottom of the river! Very good narration by Sir David Attenborough (I love his series and many of the series by him were actually filmed in the Agriculture Research Stations where I work!). If you have bought a copy of Planet Earth, well, Nature's Great Events is perhaps just another 'version' of Planet Earth. Recommended if you have not seen Planet Earth yet.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. C. R. Bernard on 17 Sep 2009
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I recently purchased this Blu-ray along with some other documentaries, and once again the BBC and David Attenborough stand head and shoulders above the rest. Although it is not in full 1080P HD, it is hardly noticeable. The picture quality is superb, and if you own or have seen the Planet Earth series, this DVD follows on flawlessly. If you took all the ingredients that made Planet Earth great, bundled it all together into one event,then the result would be this, and thats just one episode. The soundtrack is fantastic and adds a nice feel to it all.
There have been some good releases in the documentary genre on Blu-Ray recently, but the Beeb are the masters.
If your a fan of nature documentaries - BUY IT!
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