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Unbelievable value for money,
This review is from: The Life Collection: David Attenborough (24 Disc BBC Box Set) [DVD]  (DVD)
Quite simply, a stunning collection of some of the finest nature documentaries ever produced. Breathtaking footage, combined with Sir David's contagious enthusiasm for the natural world make for wonderful viewing indeed. Superlatives can't describe it well enough; you owe it to yourself to give it a look!
All you need add to your collection is The Blue Planet, the upcoming DVD release of Planet Earth, Life in Cold Blood (due in 2008), and a few other miscellaneous Attenborough works, and you will have a collection to be very proud of and treasure.
Whilst it is impossible to do the series justice in this way, here's a brief rundown of what you get:
Life in the Undergrowth - Focuses on the tiny creatures that are very close to us at all times, yet are often overlooked - insects.
The Private Life of Plants - Explores the wonders of the plant world.
The Living Planet - In this author's humble opinion, possibly the very best work in The Life Collection. The Living Planet goes into great detail about the many different environments on Earth and the life that can be found within. Hot and cold. From the lush rainforests to the most barren deserts. Magnificent.
Life on Earth - A broad view of life on Earth, from it's beginnings to the present.
The Life of Birds - As the name implies, it's an exploration of the world of Birds.
Trials of Life - A rather different focus than the other series; Trials of Life focuses on the various stages of life, from Birth to Death.
Life in the Freezer - A wonderful set of documentaries focusing on life in the coldest and most isolated parts of the world - namely the Poles.
The Life of Mammals - Explores the very varied world of mammals.
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Initial post: 16 Dec 2012 21:35:44 GMT
C. V. Black says:
If you buy any of the other box sets like 'life' will you find any duplicated episodes or do all the box sets have completely different content?
In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jan 2013 12:17:03 GMT
Depends on the set - you have to check.
Posted on 14 Aug 2013 07:03:18 BDT
Just to note, Trials of Life doesn't cover "from birth to death", it covers from birth up until the animal is old enough to have offspring of its own and complete the cycle of life in terms of passing on its genes, thus making the last episode a happy one, rather than anything morbid.
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