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Origins of Life
Origins of Life
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Documentary


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Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Educational, Documentary
Format: DVD
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Photography and computer graphics at its very best
Thomas Lapins | Orlando, Florida USA | 10/17/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The photography and computer graphics will please the young and the older folks. I found it educational and a nice addition to our film library. However, the 75 running time is a bit deceptive. The main feature is only 30 minutes. Perhaps the extras make up the difference. Usually the running time doesn't include the extras.

I highly recommend this to parents who want to educate and engage their children in the subject matter of first life on Earth. It's 30 minutes of pure visual entertainment splattered with good narrative information. Also, the sound track is quite interesting. It reminds me of the sound track from '2001' but, of course, very different. One of the extras is the sound track with visuals. There is also an education slide show and a short quiz at the end.

All in all time well spent, and a dvd worth the money. But I do wish there had been more footage to the main feature."
Enormously Significant
Anomaly | United States | 11/24/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I can hardly believe this DVD has been sitting on Amazon[.com] without any reviews. I guess it just goes to show you how people are completely overlooking the most important human discovery ever and that is how life evolved on our planet for billions of years. This DVD is done masterfully and shows, using ocean creatures, how life formed on the planet. It begins with the big bang theory and moves on to how life formed on earth after billions of years of it being as barren as Mars is today. They also show how mass extinctions have happened throughout history due to temperature changes. The mass extinctions that have happened is amazing in that life managed to triumph over such devestation to even a greater degree of beauty. They show what animals, such as the sea nautilus have gone virtually unchanged for millions of years to this day. Their underwater shots of beautiful, mysterious creatures that have evolved for millions of years helps to understand how life cannot be destroyed, no matter what blow it is given. If mass extinction ever happens on earth again, which it is destined to do based on the geographic record, it will manage to find another place to survive in the universe. This knowledge brings me great peace, to know life always triumphs over death. I hope it does other people too. For the message this DVD conveys, it is a priceless treasure."
Excellent Cinematography
Tanisha Ross | chicago,IL | 04/09/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This film was an eye opening experience that was truly fantastic.The music was great and appropriate for the film. The narration was well done.Does this film answer alot of questions?No.Was this film too short? Yes.All in all, it is a visual treat."