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NOVA: Treasures of the Great Barrier Reef (1995)
NOVA Treasures of the Great Barrier Reef
Actor: Stacy Keach
Director: Tina Dalton
Genres: Sports, Documentary
NR     2006     0hr 54min

Studio: Wgbh Wholesale Release Date: 11/14/2006 Run time: 56 minutes


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Actor: Stacy Keach
Director: Tina Dalton
Genres: Sports, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Sports, Science & Technology
Studio: WGBH Boston
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 11/14/2006
Original Release Date: 03/03/1974
Theatrical Release Date: 03/03/1974
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 0hr 54min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Now you can experience a unique "underwater metropolis" from
Stephen Pletko | London, Ontario, Canada | 04/16/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)


"Dive into a world teaming with extraordinary life where males are females and even the rocks are alive. Danger lurks at every turn and only the lucky survive. A unique journey to a mysterious world of strange and beautiful creatures."

This is how this mesmerizing documentary begins whose subject is the Great Barrier Reef located off the coast of Australia. The viewer gets to experience a day in the life of the world's largest coral reef where the only law is "eat or be eaten."

And what a day it is! You'll get to see a dizzying array of creatures that make the reef their home. You'll also get to see a kaleidoscope of brilliant colors as each of these creatures are adorned with colors that make them a sight to behold.

Here are the names of some of the creatures on the reef: lion fish, puffer fish, damsel fish, clown fish, Christmas tree worms, parrot fish, garden eels, Spanish dancers, sea cucumbers, and nudibranches.

Narration is provided by actor Stacy Keach.

The title of each scene is as follows:

(1) Introduction
(2) A mysterious underwater realm
(3) Tidal currents
(4) Schools of predators
(5) The nighttime reef (that is VERY different from the daytime reef)

My only recommendation is to make sure that your television or viewing device is adjusted for optimal color. (If you have a big screen TV, I envy you.)

Finally, the DVD is perfect in picture and sound quality. There are no extras.

In conclusion, for those who want to experience a "community like no other in the world," this is the film to see!!

(1995; 55 min; full screen; 5 scenes; made for TV (PBS); closed captioned)