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5.0 out of 5 stars great collection, 22 Sep 2013
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This review is from: David Attenborough - Attenborough in Paradise and Other Personal Voyages [DVD] [1996] (DVD)
There is already an excellent and precise review of the episodes here so it would be pointless for me to repeat this information.

I had 3 favourites from this set:

From my own point of view I think this is a great collection of Attenborough favourites. I bought it based on the episode 'Lost Gods of the Easter Island' which I had seen before and the journey of Attenborough tracing the origin of an idol he bought in a New York Auction had me enthralled. It isn't just about tracing the idol, but an educational insight to the Easter Islands and why they came to fall.

The Amber Time machine episode was another personal view into Attenboroughs world. Based simply on a gift of Amber he received as a child and episode springs to life and holds you in its grip. You learn about the types of amber, where it comes from, how t traps insects and how it can act as a window into our past.

My other favourite was 'A blank on a Map'. This is where Attenborough explores a part of New Guinea that has been cut off from the civilised world. You really had a sense of what it must have been like for the early explorers trekking through jungles that had no trails and then looking for a tribe of people who had no contact with the outside world.

Some of the footage is a bit poor, but that is to be expected from some of the archival footage, however, that doesn't take anything away from this excellent set.

My last note is to say that I bought this set for under 5GBP on Amazon. At the time of this review it is being sold of almost 20GBP - I think it is a good set, but not for 20GBP. If you want it I would say shop around or wait and watch for the price fluctuations.
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