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on 17 August 2001
This is a superb piece of natural history film making, even by the BBC natural history unit's high standards. The series focuses on the great predators of the animal world and how they catch their prey- but it's not all blood and guts, the focus is on how predators have evolved sophisticated adaptations to "outwit" their prey. Innovative film-making techniques make the series visually stunning as well as informative. At one point viewers are taken aboard a golden eagle as it hunts for mountain hares: the eagle's reaction times are beyond belief! A must for anyone with an interest in natural history.
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on 3 June 2010
Predators: The ultimate killing machines
Life-and-death contests between hunter and hunted have been filmed for BBC television in an entirely new way.

Predators, a series of six half-hour films starting on 4 May, uses miniaturised cameras mounted on the hunters themselves to show the chase from their perspective.

The series also uses action replays and computer animations, allowing it to analyse the tactics of predator and prey from every angle. It shows that both are often evenly matched, with no room on either side for the slightest mistake.

Episode 1 Ultimate Killers
Find out what it takes to be the perfect killing machine. Discover why the cheetah runs like the wind, how an eagle outsmarts its prey and what gives the great white shark its image of ultimate predator.

Episode 2 Nowhere to Hide
Enter a world of sensed that we can only marvel at. The tiny electric field from a fish's gills is picked up by a hammerhead shark, invisible underground termites are sniffed out by an aardvark whilst the nose of the star-nosed mole is more sensitive than a concert pianist's hands.

Episode 3 Special Agents
The James Bond of the predators. Deep sea fish aim infrared sniper scopes to see their prey. Cone shell snails paralyzing poison darts and stingray blast prey with electric stun guns. This stare of the art hunting equipment makes escape a difficult business.

Episode 4 Skill to Survive
The race between predator and prey is a close thing. Escape is as likely as kill as the prey for its life. A polar bear is soundproofed by a scudding snowstorm, two lionesses hunt together to double their chances, an egret blinds its prey by choosing muddy waters-careful tactics can double a predator's chance of success.

Episode 5 Killing by numbers
Joining forces works for both predator and prey. Numbers empower victims and confuse prey --- like starlings or herring who mass together into a swirling, ever changing organism. Predators in gangs can also be formidable humpback whales blow bubble nets to trap fish and army ants group together into an all-consuming super being.

Episode 6 Natural Born Killers
Are predators born killers or do they learn how to kill the most menacing instinctively kill. Sand tiger have a grisly start in the womb with only one of a dozen offspring being born --- the others are eaten by the survivor. Whichever way, the end result is deadly.
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on 23 March 2013
Excellent service receiving it , watched series when originally broadcast and taped some episodes on video tape, good to have complete series on DVD
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on 12 November 2013
Bought this for 1p second hand plus postage (£1:26) works fine apart from one jump but content is good and the specialist photography is excellent
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on 16 December 2015
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on 4 May 2008
Why not present nice wild life scenes set to sound with annoying weird electronic whatever? Well, sure there are 1000 reasons, which none of them Mr John Hannah has thought of. Some stunning footage, high frequently cut, but don't forget your earplugs!
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on 15 April 2004
Wolves are my favorite critturs, and for the birds give me an eagle every time, I found this film very beautiful - appealing and yet the fact that its moments of savagery were so appealing made me see myself differently, was I right to be so often on the side of the killers,I do not know, but for anyone who love Wild life that is really wild buy this disc, you will play it often pure escapism
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