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The Penguin King 3D (Blu-ray 3D + Blu Ray)
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'The Penguin King' - Narrated by Sir David Attenborough. Three years ago, the Penguin King left home. Now he is returning to the place where he was born and raised: Penguin City. One of the most densely-packed, sought-after pieces of real estate in the entire southern hemisphere and somehow he must establish his own place in it. He must find a mate. What follows is a journey through the most challenging time of the Penguin King's life. His story is often comic, sometimes tragic, ultimately triumphant: a rite of passage set on one of the earth s last great wildernesses. Includes exclusive 50 minute documentary (Featuring: behind the scenes, interviews, commentary, deleted scenes).
I knew it would be mindblowing in 3D. There are a number of extremely dramatic animals that would look particularly astounding in 3D. --Sir David Attenborough
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The huge challenge of filming in 3D on the remote island of South Georgia is well-documented in the bonus feature and it makes you feel even more privileged to have the kind of shots they deliver, when you see how difficult all this was. Getting tons of equipment through treacherous seas in icy conditions, then spending many months with creatures that never stuck to the script.
We get some amazing close-up shots in 3D and full 1080p HD resolution of these beautiful animals struggling to survive in a harsh environment. The 3D makes it easier to see what is going on - in the incredibly dense colonies of "Penguin City". The 3D perspective allows you to pick out individuals against a background which they would otherwise blend into.
The 3D effects are not quite so pronounced in the underwater shots, but the bonus feature details all their problems with this and I think you have to admire what the team achieved. On the land, you get an amazingly good impression of a vast beach lansdcape, which seems to stretch on forever and which is full of life as far as you can see.
It really feels like you are there with the Penguins at their level and David Attenborough's commentary allows you to identify with a single King Penguin and get an impression of the life of these extraordinary creatures.Read more ›
The story is scientifically real as it's based on a year in the life of one King Penguin - finding a mate, hatching a chick and rasiing it till it is ready to swim off and the cycle starts again. It's a story that naturally has drama, warmth and highs and lows. There's comedy too and the action never flags with sufficient danger from predators to keep any family viewers happy.
Overall this is a lovely little film and has made a great gift for my family.
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If you love documentaries and David Attenborough you MUST buy this DVD. It truly is amazingPublished 1 month ago by Louise Saunders