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Crimson Wing [Blu-ray] [2009]

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  • Directors: Matthew Aeberhard, Leander Ward
  • Format: Blu-ray, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 15 Mar. 2010
  • Run Time: 75 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0031ESPY0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 81,587 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Product Description

Product Description

One lake, a million birds, an incredible story...

In a remote and forgotten wilderness, one of nature's last great mysteries unfolds: the birth, life and death of a million crimson-winged flamingos. Against a dramatic backdrop of never-before filmed landscapes, these secretive birds struggle to survive and prevail over danger and fate. This inspiring story, set in the extraordinary 'otherworld' of Lake Natrona in northern Tanzania, the cradle of humankind, reminds us: here on earth is a universe waiting to be discovered.

Extras

Lake Natron Diaries - Behind The Crimson Wing:

  • Life at the Camp
  • Life of the Flamingo
  • Making of
  • Lake Natron
  • Music
Only on the Blu-ray
  • Living Planet: Educational information about the places featured in the film.
  • Crimson Wing Screensaver: This dynamically edited piece, set to the fantastic score of the film, will provide a loop on your HD Television, providing an artistic look at the landscape and beauty of the film.
  • Filmmaker Annotations: These in-movie pop-ups provide an expanded experience of the film from the filmmaker’s point of view. Through interesting facts and quotes from the directors themselves, this extra layer of knowledge enhances the viewing experience by providing an inside look at the creation The Crimson Wing.

From Amazon.co.uk

Harking back to the nature films that regularly used to inhabit video rental shops, Crimson Wing sees Disney revisiting a successful strand of its past. Under the Disney Nature banner, the documentary focuses on Lake Natron in northern Tanzania. There, directors Matthew Aeberhard and Leander Ward point their cameras at a real sight of natural beauty: flamingos. Lots and lots of flamingos.

The film traces the life cycle of flamingos in a measured, absorbing, non-flashy manner, and that helps make Crimson Wing such a fascinating watch. And inevitably, it really comes into its own on Blu-ray. There’s a mixture of photography styles employed by the film, and the stunning, often-packed shots look simply superb with the aid of the 1080p transfer on offer. It’s the kind of disc that easily reminds you why you forked out for a high definition television in the first place.

Don’t write off the audio, either. While Crimson Wing features a fine voiceover narration track, it also boasts some suitably enchanting music that the uncompressed audio on the disc greedily makes the most of. It’s an involving piece of work, and the surround sound track aids that in a subtle but definite way.

Best of all though, Crimson Wing shines a light on creatures that don’t often feature in the limelight. And this fascinating glimpse into the lives of flamingos deserves to be watched time and time again. --Jon Foster

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I must admit I'm not much of nature documentary fan but after seeing the trailer for Crimson Wing I decided to rent the film from itunes. I was so impressed that I have since bought the movie and soundtrack. The film follows the life of flamingo's on Lake Natron in Tanzania. The cinematography was breathtaking and together with the moving soundtrack it gave the film real depth. I can't wait to see any new documentaries that come from Disney Nature. I'd also recommend the soundtrack to the film The Crimson Wing: Mystery Of The Flamingos as well as the track 'To Build A Home' which was featured in the trailer.
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A must see film for lovers of African landscape and flamingos - lesser flamingos take center stage here as they nest upon the salt islands of the hostile lake natron at the center of Africas great rift valley. The film follows the courtship,nesting and rearing of the grey chicks who then must march across the dried salty lake bed to the lakes edges where they grow to fledge.After this the film does become rather repetitive and perhaps boring if you are not smitten by flamingos.A brilliant peice of natural film making non - the less. the film does not hide the harsh battle the birds face in their habitat and at the end a message tells the viewer that the whole lake is at risk from human development - a soda ash plant!

The at times annoying soundtrack which would be better being left out for periods allowing the calls of the flamingos themselves to be more noticed and silly words used by the narrator Mariella Fostrup who's voice does suit and add to the film but the script she reads left me baffled - saying a flamingo chick was grooming rather than preening! the fact that the larger greater flamingos nest among the lessers is also missed out.
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First I have to confess that I love Flamingos. So although it is Walt Disney, and I knew the narration would probably make me ill, I went ahead and got it. I don't regret one bit. Firstly the irritating narration by Mariella Frostrup IS gooey. But if you are capable of tuning that out, the visual rewards are amazing. I advise to turn down the sound a little and just sit back and watch these amazingly beautiful, but equally funny, creatures. I loved it. The five stars are for the flamingoes, and they are worth it
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I recently saw this on the BBC so have not yet seen it again on the DVD, but I have to say that it was the most poetic documentary I have ever seen on Nature and I've seen many. A must for not just nature lovers but for anyone who loves photography at it's best.
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Hi this is very beautiful story about Flamingos. Few scenes about chick suffering but done with realitism. Shows the beauty and love of those birds giving to their chicks. Best scene: when they have their 'dance'.
Would recommend to everyone that love real story told in nature.
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My Dad is an avid animal documentary watcher and he loved this film. Even my Mum and I who are not so loved this film. The filming is great, and the score fits perfectly to the action shot. It's a really interesting insight into the lives of the flamingoes.
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An amazing documentary, with one of the best original soundtracks of the last many many years. An unexpected surprise from Disney.
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This is one of the most fascinating natural life documentaries i've ever watched. It's simply breathtaking & so elegantly made. The camera & framing is flawless with some original soundtrack that compliments it nicely. I have to admit the music can be a bit over powering but in the totality of the scenes, it's easily morphed visually. I definitely recommend this film for adults & kids as well.
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