Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Television, Documentary
Enjoy four great Animal Planet shows on one DVD! See the amazing story of A Lion Called Christian, experience the lion?s existence in the Serengeti in The Lion?s Share, learn about the magical golden king of the jungle in ... more »
Very poor technical quality.
Kimba W. Lion | the East Coast | 11/13/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The obvious star of this DVD is the segment titled A Lion Called Christian. However, you should be aware that this is not the full documentary about Christian. That full documentary is found on a DVD titled Christian: The Lion at World's End. The full film runs 95 minutes; the show about Christian here is only 41 minutes, plus it's filled with talking heads and irrelevant silly footage. They have included some scenes from the full documentary, but I can only describe the editing as dishonest: they have used a couple editing tricks to make the scene of the lion Boy hitting Christian seem much longer and more dangerous than it actually was. Christian: The Lion at World's End has been loved by everyone who's seen it; why did the makers of this DVD feel it necessary to fake things?
Adding to the faults is the fact that the scenes taken from the original film about Christian have been over-enhanced to increase apparent sharpness, but the result is that they are VERY grainy. The full documentary has recently been digitally restored and it looks much better than what's included here.
Also, all the shows on this disc are in widescreen format, but the disc is not designed for widescreen TVs, so if you have one, you'll get the programs "window boxed"--black bars on all 4 sides.
I love shows about lions, but this DVD is a very cheezy production."