Finally all three programs from the Emmy Award-winning Walking with... series--Walking with Dinosaurs, Allosaurus: A Walking with Dinosaurs Special, and Walking with Prehistoric Beasts--are available for the first time as ... more »a collector's set on DVD. The epic begins with a journey back 65 million years ago to a virtual lost world which has been recreated with spectacular digital effects and animatronics. The series continues as we follow the life and death struggles of "Big Al," the most complete allosaurus skeleton ever found. And finally, we explore our planet after the reign of the dinosaur and the succession of extraordinary creatures that came and went over the following millennia. The end of the dinosaur was only the beginning!« less
A little "pricey" but worth the money if you love dinosaurs!
Kelly Messier | Assonet, Ma. | 12/02/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this for my son's 4th birthday. I have an interest in archaeology/paleontology that seem's to have rubbed off on him. Over the past year he has viewed the entire 5 disc set a few times a month. It's great to pull out on a rainy/snowy days. The dvds help to reinforce scientific terminology and stimulate conversation. You just need to keep in perspective that it is an imagined story about about each of the species and subscribes to the current theory that dinosaurs were more closely related to birds than reptiles. The colors and sounds are vivid and hold your attention. Another nice feature is that if you have a multi-disc dvd player, all five will play in order. I think this is a nice family set that is not too scary or gory for even the little ones to enjoy. It was a big hit while it was playing at my son's dinosaur themed birthday party too!"
As real as it gets
Kelly Messier | 07/07/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"WALKING WITH DINOSAURS - This six part three hour long special explores the time while the dinosaurs ruled the earth. This fantastic journy has more dino shots then all three Jurassic Park films combined. The dinos are very realistic and make you fell like your there. We get to see the whole story from how the dinosaurs took over to there very end and all of the wonderful things that happen inbetween. It resembles a nature film only with dinosaurs pure genius. The only problem with this is that it shows the raptors with scaled bodys when in reality they had feathers. This is a wonderful and inventive film that is worth own to anyone.ALLOSAURS - This half hour film seems to work as a small add on to Walking with dinosaurs. It deals with the life and death of an allosaurs named Big Al. Allosaurs serves as a nice half hour film that will please fan of Walking with Dinosaurs. It also contains a half hour making of film called Big Al uncovered.WALKING WITH PREHISTORIC BEASTS - This six part three hour long film deals with the time after the dinosaurs and ends around today. It has just as realistic effects as the first film which has to be harder then Walking with dinosaurs because of hair. This epic story has primitive whales, hyenas the size of rhinos, and rhinos the size of three elephants. Like its predeceser it resembles a nature film only with extinct animals. Despite the fact that these creatures are a lot closer to todays animals then the dinos it still is just as intresting as Walking with Dinosaurs. This is a wonderful and inventive film that is worth watching for anyone.All three films are in 1.78 anamorphic widescreen that is perfect for widescreen tvs not to mention it has one of the cleanest image transfers on any DVD. The main problem is sound. Instead of a good doby digital Walking with Dinosaurs and Allosaurs have only 2.0 doby surround Walking with Prehistoric Beasts has an even worse 2.0 digital stero. This is still a great DVD set with two supplement discs that include three fifty minute making of documentaries. I just hope this is not the last Walking with."
No Better Dinosaur DVDs
Nicholas Dujmovic | Vienna, Virginia | 03/28/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If your children like dinosaurs, there is no better series on them than 'Walking With . . .' DO NOT bother with 'When Dinosaurs Ruled' (awful by comparison) or even 'When Dinosaurs Roamed America' (not bad but still pales). This is a marvelous collaboration between scientists and artists, and the result will take your breath away. It's also quite humorous in parts, in a very English way. And Kenneth Branagh brings his usual excellence to the narration. A must see."
Simply Fantastic - Beyond 5 Stars
Nicholas Dujmovic | 01/01/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Everyone has summed it up, this is a good as it gets in the doco world. Pure, undiluted quality. Fantastic animation, production values, narration and all around a+ performance, many of the effects in this series would not look out of place in a feature film, indeed the guys at Framestore have gotten so good at doing this they beat ILM at their own game at times IMO.However, it's not really the 'complete' Walking with Collection, there have been 5 new episodes since this was released in the form of the BBC's followup new 'Chased by Dinosaurs' series (known as special episodes of Walking with Dinosaurs in the UK though still). They covered big dinosaurs like Argentionsaurus and the Gigantosaurus and lots of sea creatures like the giant shark Megadolon. Definitely worth checking out if you're a fan of the series."
Slo-Hand | 09/23/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"You get 5 dvd's in this collection. One dvd is entirely devoted to 'Big Al' the Alasaurus who's fossil was discovered in Wyoming where now a gravesite exists(149 million B.C-'Big Al'[The Predator Who Couldn't] because he died at 6(a year before his prime) of exposure waiting for rain to come to a dried up river. The poor guy was pretty banged up including a severely infected/swollen toe that pretty much spelled his doom. On the main disc you get 8 30 minute episodes of 'Walking W Dinosaurs' that starts with the early Triassic(the birth of dinosaurs) and ends with the End of Cretaceous Extinction(the end of them except the birds which are dinosaurs although they don't look much like them). Each episode deals in depth with different dinosaurs,the huge fern eating ones, the not so huge but heavily armored ones, the carniverous ones, the marine reptiles, the dinosaurs that lived at the South Pole 106 million years ago before the planet started to freeze and T-Rex who evolved just a few million years before the end of them. Even without the comet strike it seems they were on their way out due to a massive and fast increase in volcanism(but not on the scale of the Permian Extinction). It's good alternative viewing to Sunday football. Disc 3 is 'Walking With Beasts' and covers the period from 50 million years ago to about 30,000 years ago,(just about the time Cro-Magnums were offing the last of the Neanderthals). It's just as good as 'Walking W Dinosaurs' and has a very well done take on the dawn of humanity I think. The other two discs deal with the making of the previous 2 discs. This collection does not include 'Walking W Monsters' which is also very good but you'll have to buy it separately."