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The Penguin King 3D (Blu-ray 3D + Blu Ray)

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  • Actors: Sir David Attenborough
  • Format: Surround Sound
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 19 Nov. 2012
  • Run Time: 75 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B008L1C9GS
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 50,123 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & 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).

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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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By Bruce TOP 500 REVIEWER on 20 Nov. 2012
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Another good release from the same team that brought us Blu Ray discs like Kingdom of Plants in 3D (Blu-ray 3D) and Flying Monsters (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray)[Region Free] ; so once again we have the familiar voice of our most popular naturalist, who also wrote the script.

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.
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Looks great on blu ray - stunning quality.However,the main feature is 'disney-fied'. The penguins are given human characteristics, Mammy penguin meets daddy penguin etc etc. To be honest though, a 1hour 20 minute film about penguins? My mind kept wondering.The making of was far better,and interesting.Although this film is narrated by David Attenborough, this wasn't done by the BBC, and it shows.
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Definitely buy this DVD, David Attenborough goes deep into the life of a very special penguin. Look out for the egg!
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This was a pure delight to watch, the 3-D is stunning the directors used what i would call a lot of artistic license but you can ignore that when the 3-D is so good i would recommend this film it is for kids and adults the whole family should be able to enjoy this one
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This comes from the makers of David Attenborough's Kingdom of Plants Kingdom of Plants [DVD]and Flying Monsters Flying Monsters [DVD] and like them this is extremely high quality and good value. Although David Attenborough doesn't appear in this particualr film, he is very much in the making of programme and he narrates throughout in his inimitable way.

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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I saw this at the cinema with a 40 minute live link from a London cinema that David Attenborough answered questions about the production and spoke about future projects (Galapagos 3D, with an animal that has never been captured on film before.) This film shows the struggles of life beautifully, although there is a scene with a killer whale that seems to have been left to the imagination rather than showing what actually happened! Please don't sensor nature, it is how it happens, survival is the only option.
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Purchased this item for my grandson who is 6 years old, is very interested in all animals including dinosaurs and wants to be a paliontologist when he grows up!. He found the content educational and was very impressed by the 3D aspect of the presentation. I highly recommend this item.
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Wonderful. I can see all the Hard work put behind producing this great documentary. Well narrated too. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I highly recommend it. Some of the scenes are breathtaking and HD does it real justice.
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