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5.0 out of 5 stars Beauty of the Beasts., 26 Feb. 2008
This review is from: David Attenborough - Life in Cold Blood [DVD] (DVD)
When I was little, I was mesmerised by David Attenborough's wildlife documentaries. And now twenty years on I still absolutely love them.

The passion of the man and the team he works with is more than apparent, especially when in the additional features you see what lengths they go to, to bring you maybe a just a few seconds of stunning footage.

Whether you're a reptile fan, or whether you can't stand them - this series will highlight the variety and complexity of these creatures. There's so much beauty amongst those scales - it's not often that a series captures so many jaw-dropping moments, but here, every few minutes you find yourself amazed by what the natural world has to offer.

It seems that with every Attenborough series you hear those words "...never before captured on camera", and this is no different. Animal behaviour never witnessed before is documented on film, I felt privileged to watch this - even the experts the BBC worked alongside were gawping at the videos with childish glee. It's like watching the moon-landings, but in this case you're seeing things which have happened every day for thousands of years (if not more) but it is only now that we are beginning to understand. This doesn't just further your understanding of the reptiles filmed, it furthers scientific understanding among the biologists who study these animals.

Each episode concerns itself with a specific area, for example; Snakes, or Frogs - and then we are treated to ultra close up footage with a fantastic musical score. Each episode contains genuinely spectacular moments, the sheer diversity is emphasised. This gives you an appreciation of what fantastic wonders this world contains. You can't help but wonder how they managed to film half of what they managed to get - but thankfully, the extras start to answer those questions.

In a nutshell: Some of the most spectacular moments committed to film, an educational documentary which will further your respect for this massive range of unique creatures. Eye opening stuff with camerawork by the best in the business. Attenborough on top form again.
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