Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actor: As Previously seen in IMAX Theathers
Director: Magic Play
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Documentary
Studio: Razor Digital Ent Release Date: 07/29/2008 Run time: 45 minutes Rating: Nr
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Not good for bears or humans
mini14gb | montana | 01/03/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This movie is dangerous. Living in bear country I will admit to being comfortable with the idea of bears being around. I've had them walk through my campsites (not rummage) and have only had one stand off which ended well. That being said this movie portrays bears somewhat inappropriately. This is the kind of movie that will send another Tim Treadwell to the woods to eventually be killed. The movie even focuses on a woman who takes people bear viewing as a hobby and professions. What this woman is doing is creating a level of habituation so that the bears are losing their natural fear of humans, which will almost always lead to a bear getting into trouble with humans. This film seeks to create a positive image of bears all the while promoting inappropriate interaction with bears that causes bears to be killed. Also the film uses the folly of Indian mythology surrounding bears, which are pretty ridiculous in the modern context of having a rational debate surrounding bears being in our lives. Such as, Indians believing that bears can transform from sky to earth at their own will. My guess is that the film makers want to put an image of magic around bears which detracts from the truth that bears are very single minded predators much of the time. I support bear recovery efforts but please lets keep the discussion in the real world."
Dana E. Long | Olivehurst, CA | 02/25/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Of the eight different species, this film mainly focuses on the three species of bears in the region of North America, namely the polar bear, the grizzly, and the small omnivorous black bear. Whether captive or in the wild, the fascination we have for these animals only increases with this type of footage, some of which may be a little dangerous, because it desensitizes the danger to humans. Otherwise, it was enjoyable and left me wanting a little more."