Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Secret of Life on Earth |
Actor: Patrick Stewart
Director: Adrian Warren
Genres: Educational, Documentary
Go on a breathtaking adventure through time and across five continents to reveal nature's most vital secret. Climb into the prickly jaws of insect-eating plants. Watch a flying fox gorge itself on a midnight snack of figs.... more »
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Erin E. Herlihy | Seattle, WA | 12/24/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I rented this movie about a year ago and the scenes were so beautiful i teared up. I finally purchased it, against my minimalist ideals, and i couldn't be happier with owning it. Truly a fantastic look at the nature around us. Goregeous cinematography, great content. I wish it were a longer video."
Not good. Picture faded. Information is brief and skin-deep.
Cestmoi | 07/24/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I owned more than 10 DVD collections of this genre such as Planet Earth, Walking with dinosaurs. Secret of Life on Earth is ranked at the bottom because of the reasons listed below.
- The picture looks washed out. Planet Earth looks sharp, vividly colorful.
- The information is very brief and skin deep. It's more suited for grade 6-7 students than for adults.
I'm glad I rented it not buying it."
Good, for a nature movie...
jonibologni | Nashville, TN USA | 07/27/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"First, I'm an actual biologist (molecular) at one of America's top 20 universities. Second, don't pay any mind to the armchair naturalist or the hillbilly in the last two reviews- this is a pretty good movie. It is a straight forward review of the strong link between plants and the wellbeing of the rest of life on earth, including mankind. It does have relatively little dialog and the cinematography is not a high-tech when compared to sensationalist Discovery channel BS. It briefly outlines some important steps in the evolution of plants. It also briefly explains the production of fossil fuels from solar energy and the release of that energy by their consumption- it never gets too preachy. This is a good movie to show a junior high or high school class, or maybe an intro botany class when a field trip gets rained out. I'd never show a movie from any cable series to a college class under normal circumstances- thats what books are for!"