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This review is from: Werner Herzog - Encounters in the Natural World Boxset (includes Encounters at the end of the world, Grizzly Man, White Diamond, La Soufriere & Flying Doctors of East Africa) [DVD] (DVD)
Even the very brief 'flying doctors of Africa' film in this set is compulsive viewing. There is an odd, naive humanity to all of Werner Herzogs documentary footage. Excuse the cliche but his fascination with people is child-like and this means that very simple, natural footage and scenes make the final cut, things that other directors would have left out.
'Encounters at the end of the world' is mesmerisingly beautiful in parts and frankly odd in others. The collection of people are a sight to behold, all very strange and collected at the bottom of the world like droplets of mercury in a shallow dish.
'Grizzly Man' is about a very sad man who garners Werner Herzogs sympathy and understanding. His strangley understandable, but ultimately deplorable obsessional interference with the population of grizzlys is cring-worthy in places and sading in others. This does indeed have to be seen to be believed.
I really liked this set. I watched all the films twice within about a week. They are oddly comforting, compulsive viewing and left me feeling quite lonely when all the wonderful charcters had finally gone from my video screen.
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Initial post: 31 Dec 2010 17:47:00 GMT
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Someone asked this question from another forum. Are the Blue Ray discs region free
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