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5.0 out of 5 stars Review of Wild Arabia
This was a wonderful BBC series and now on dvd. It is a wonderful intimate view and insight into the lives of the nomadic people of Arabia and the stunning wildlife and how the two are intertwined. The respect that it is given to the wildlife in the region and the efforts that are being done to preserve this. The filming is superb and content that has never been filmed...
Published 16 months ago by jane brown

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Beautiful film and the DVD is worth buying. It was purchased as a gift and was well received well worth a .5 star eating.
Published 17 months ago by mrs M.Darke


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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Review of Wild Arabia, 27 April 2013
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This was a wonderful BBC series and now on dvd. It is a wonderful intimate view and insight into the lives of the nomadic people of Arabia and the stunning wildlife and how the two are intertwined. The respect that it is given to the wildlife in the region and the efforts that are being done to preserve this. The filming is superb and content that has never been filmed before. I was captured from the beginning of the series and would recommend this as outstanding viewing, not to be missed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Magical Land, 29 April 2013
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Beautifully shot with a lucid and informative commentary. It showed a side of Arabia we do not often hear about and I found
it wonderful viewing
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic BBC Natural History at its Best..., 16 Nov 2013
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'Wild Arabia' is a classic BBC Earth / BBC Bristol Natural History Unit production: stunning imagery, state-of-the-art filming (e.g. in a jerboa's burrow as it scurries to evade a hungry fox; night and ultra-violet photography to reveal a scorpion's UV sensitivity; beautiful aerial shots of a herd of oryx crossing vast expanses of dunes), appropriately local and moving background music; wry and unobtrusive commentary by Alexander Siddig, and so on. There's also an entertaining extra about the hazards of filming and the bond that grew between the film crew and the locals they met. I've lived in Arabia for over 20 years and it even opened my eyes to the variety of fascinating creatures and their struggle for survival. My Emirati students also love watching it...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Documentary, 15 Jan 2014
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Having lived in the Middle East for a while, I found this documentary absolutely fascinating. With things I never knew about the culture and the regions...must see.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic portrait of Dubai & Arabia..., 9 May 2013
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Couldn't stop watching ... Will return to it over & over again !!! The underwater shots are just fantastic... Excellent !!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, but, 26 Feb 2013
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this title really should be available on blu-ray to make the most of the superb photography. Great to see a series about a lesser known area though, and good footage in episode 2 of the elusive and extremely rare Arabian Leopard. The third episode is very different in character to the first two, more about the economic development of the area than the wildlife but is interesting nevertheless.

UPDATE: this title IS now available on blu-ray from Amazon as a Dutch import in English with optional Dutch subtitles -
BBC Earth - Wild Arabia [ 2011 ] [ Blu-Ray ].

If you have an HD TV and haven't yet got a blu-ray player I strongly recommend that you do for the improved quality. (They also play and upscale your DVDs). Prices start at around £50 for the player and nearly all BBC wildlife series from the last 10 years (since Planet Earth) are available, often for about half the price of new releases. If the necessary HDMI cable is not included you can buy them very cheaply online.

If you do want a blu-ray, the remastered version of the classic movie Lawrence of Arabia (Blu-ray + UV Copy) [1962][Region Free] is excellent. There are also some very good BBC wildlife blurays included in the documentary section of Amazon's 2 for £10 or 3 for £17 promotions.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wildlife wonder, 22 Nov 2013
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The wild series from the BBC have been excellent; caught the original broadcast of this on BBC2 quite by accident half way through the series. This series in particular highlighting the rich diversity of wildlife in this often supposed barren landscape. Wasn't disappointed with the complete series - excellent.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Worth Watching, 25 Jun 2013
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Beautifully filmed and enlightening about wild life and an environment both natural and manmade. The beauty of these documentaries is that they give a picture of a world that will be vastly different in the not to different future.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 4 July 2014
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Look forward to viewing entire series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 3 July 2014
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Very fast delivery. Thank you.
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