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    Unique ID Code: 0000005073
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    Added on: 20/5/2000 21:42
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    Walking With Dinosaurs (UK)

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    All 6 episodes of the acclaimed BBC series
    Certificate: PG
    Running Time: 230 mins
    Retail Price: £24.99
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    Imagine you could witness a prehistoric sunset - imagine you are watching insectivorous pterosaurs chase moths in the moist evening air and bull Triceratops lock horns over a young female. This is no longer a dream.

    WALKING WITH DINOSAURS makes that distant world as real and natural as images from today`s Serengeti. Tracing the 160 million-year history of dinosaurs, from their first appearance to their abrupt demise, the series marks a watershed in television imagery.

    Classic natural history techniques, leading edge computer technology and animatronics combined with the latest scientific findings, recreate the sights and sounds of an endlessly fascinating era. WALKING WITH DINOSAURS brings to life the mystery and excitement of the age when these reptiles roamed our planet.

    The first disc contains all six episodes, while disc 2 contains, The Making Of Walking With Dinosaurs, a special 50-minute film.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    50 minute `Making Of` special
    Exclusive behind-the-scenes picture-in-picture sequences
    Additional graphics
    Director`s commentary

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Avery Brooks
    Kenneth Branagh

    Visual Effects:
    Max Tyrie
    Carlos M. Rosas
    Sirio Quintavalle
    Marco Marenghi
    Virgil Manning
    Stuart M. Ellis
    Richard Ducker
    Benjamin Bartlett

    John Lynch
    Tim Haines


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    9 / 10
    This is a fascinating documentary series that premiered on the BBC after being a huge hit in Britain, it was equally well recieved when it was shown in USA. Brilliant CGI techniques were used to represent Dinosaurs on screen as their lives were documented. The settings were breathtaking as were the dinosaurs themselves. The picture quality was fantastic. The sound was a little dissapointing (only a DD 2.0).
    Extras were superb. The documentary goes in-depth into the making of.
    A great DVD set that is a must own for all. It must be said that if anything, this series was too short. Hopefully there will be more in the future.
    posted by dicanio on 14/3/2003 22:31