I liked this 2006 BBC produced documentary film a lot - in fact even more, I was IMPRESSED by it!
This is the story of 80-years of life of a bull sperm whale, beginning the day of its birth and ending by... well, you will have to discover it by yourself. When our "hero" is born, the world is still recovering from World War I, but for most of the sea creatures human affairs are of little concern - except when whalers appear... Our hero will live its long and eventful life mostly far from humanity and its works - instead it will explore the depths of the oceans. It is a world of stygian darkness, bone freezing cold, mysterious creatures, sunken ships but also strange noises and occasionally fire. Yes, you read well - fire...
During the 116 minutes of this film we can follow the main character as it matures and grows, faces dangers and lives adventures, learns the secrets of the ocean, sea creatures and the life itself. As it can dive deeper and deeper we keep discovering more things and thanks to the absolutely incredible CGIs we get a magnificent show of deepest (in all meanings of this term) mysteries of the oceans and meet some absolutely fascinating creatures, including the giant oarfish (Regalecus glesne) and especially the colossal squid (Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni), the largest invertebrate presently known to the science...
This film was made by Impossible Pictures, the same company which produced the amazing "Walking with dinosaurs" series and their sequels - and here they did again an amazing job. Images are of course splendid, but also the scenario is great.
I learned A LOT from this film, I had great time watching it and I really didn't see those two hours passing by. I am so keeping my DVD! A RECOMMENDED VIEWING. ENJOY!
This is a fantastic - indeed, a beautiful and stunning - docudrama. It's a feature length BBC production concerned with the life story of a sperm whale, the largest predator on Earth. We get to accompany a sperm whale, from his infancy through to his death. He lives an amazing life - travelling the oceans of the world, journeying to great depths, meeting mates, siring offspring, and battling genuine sea monsters!
This 2 hour long nature documentary is made by the team who did 'Walking with Dinosaurs' - and the special effects are awesome. It's as if we - the audience - are there, experiencing the life of this wondrous creature. And what makes this even more appealing is the standout narration provided by Bernard Hill.
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This is an awesome documentary by the BBC that follows a male sperm whale from infancy to old age and the problems that can occur in life. Well worth the money plus it could be very educational to children.
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Enthralling and enchanting movie of a sperm whale! Suitable for all ages. The underwater plains and valleys that the whale roams come alive through computer generated imagery. Lighting up the ocean where even the sun cannot penetrate is a sight to see in itself. Using satellite charting of the ocean floor, the filmmakers have blended together a grand picture of what the land looks like under all that water. Its magic - highly recommend!
This documentary is jaw dropping! Although [neccessarily] speculative & CGI generated, this more than any other in similar style makes you feel you are there. It almost has a feel of a scifi adventure it brings alive a world almost alien to our human experience. Complimented by a well tuned narration you come away with the feeling of hot blood alive in deep cold seas. Awesome.