30 Years Of National Geographic Specials [DVD]
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A celebration of three decades of the National Geographic Society's television specials. Included are clips of the first American television expedition to Everest, the undersea world of Jacques-Yves Cousteau, historic fossils with Louis and Mary Leakey, and scientists Dian Fossey and Jane Goodall's exploration of never-before-seen animal behaviour.
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I was disappointed and appalled to find that the original 93 minute "30 years of National Geographic" program which has been shown on TV in it's entirety around the World was cut down to barely 52 minutes in the region 2 version.
Now these are programs which have been described as "national treasures" and yet they have cut it nearly in half.
How could they do this and with no warning to buyers?
Don't they think that international viewers are entitled to the entire original classic program?
Not only has the main program has been gutted,but the bonus 26 minute program "best of cameramen who dared" has gone,the NG previews are gone and even the 12 shot photo gallery has been reduced to only 6 shots.
So we are left with a paltry 52 minute program which will leave viewers of the original and eccellent TV show wondering where did the rest go?
It is extremely disappointing that they would do this to such a good show.
The DVD available in the UK (in PAL format, not the American NTSC version) also contains a 25-minute bonus film about 'Cameramen who dared'. This is a look at how these cameramen managed to get these amazing shots. One photographer swims in a pool with alligators, with only his camera between him and their jaws! The bonus film is an unexpected but very welcome addition to a great film.
Altogether, an excellent introduction to National Geographic films!