This is a natural life documentary at its best. The quality of images is not fantastic but good enough and it is absolutely fascinating to watch lions going around their "business" , without the interference of a presenter trying to be funny, talking about their personal lives and appearing more on screen than the real subject of the documentary, as in many documentaries made in the last 5-8 years.
It is refreshing to watch this documentary about lions that is actually about lions.
I watched it many years ago and asked for a friend to record it. She did, vhs, but she used that 6 hours economy mode and the copy turned out to be unwatchable.
Now, finally, National Geographic is bringing this excellent series of documentaries to dvds.
One word of warning. Nature can be very cruel and many scenes, such as lions eating a zebra alive, will be too uncomfortable for some to watch. But, then again, there are far worse things on daily news.