Wow, is the only reaction to this masterpiece.
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Well, this is a quick review, well the first one, since I own this movie, and it's amazing, anyone who ever like wolves, and would like to know more, or see them in their environment must have this DVD.The story, well it's a documentary, but it's very rich, from normal basic info on the wolves themselves (like life span, birth etc...) All the way to the complex human relation toward the wolves, which is sad in general.
Quality, definitely a 10/5 it's just unbelievable, some scenes are so detailed, it's never been seen like that before on DVD (since IMAX is so big, once shrunk for DVD/T.V. screen, the details are just the most mazing thing ever.Music, perfect, the Native music match exactly what it should be, and the richness of it, touch our harts, and fallow the life of the wolves.Last, the extra, a whole 1h + movie on the wolves from the park, and (as indicated on the DVD) extra deleted scene from the original presentation, trailers for wolves and others IMAX DVD, it's a must have!!!So why are you still ready, go buy it, watch it and enjoy it !!!"
Erin K. Darling | olympia, wa | 09/21/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Doug Smith has one of the best jobs in the world - he's the head of the Yellowstone wolf reintroduction project. He spends his time observing the various packs within Yellowstone, and conducting research about the ecology there. What a perfect job!This film follows Doug as he watches the Druid Peak Pack, one of Yellowstone's most famous packs. He explains a lot about the pack in particular, and the wolf in general. There is fantastic footage of hunts, kills, social behavior, puppies, and interactions with other species. The wolf is a very complex social creature, and the National Geographic people have found a wonderful way to show it to us.An educational and enjoyable film, I'd imagine anyone who owns it will watch it much more than once. I've seen it probably 10 times now, and each time it illicits a strong emotional response. Fabulous stuff."
A super documentary of the return of the wolves.
Laura A. McCullough | Marshall, MI USA | 03/14/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First of all, this is NOT the IMAX video. This is a wonderful film about the initial reintroduction of several wolf packs into Yellowstone in 1995, and the joy and controversy surrounding it. There is terrific foootage of the famed Druid Peak Pack in particular, and great commentary by wolf biologist Doug Smith. I do not recommend the IMAX "Wolves" nearly as much for home viewing, since it was filmed specifically to be seen in a "surround" type theater, and on a television screen - even a big one - much is lost. THIS film, however, is marvelous, and should be seen by wolf advocates and opponents alike."
Beautiful & informative
Erin K. Darling | olympia, wa | 09/02/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
""Wolves" is a truly extraordinary look at some of the Yellowstone wolves and up-close portrayal of their complex social interactions. The producers and director did a wonderful job of getting very close to the wolves to bring them into our homes, and hopefully into our hearts, as we realize that these are not the Big Bad Wolves of European myth.The feature IMAX film itself is, sadly, very short; however, there is a wonderful additional film on the DVD, "The Survival of the Wolf in Yellowstone" that's simply outstanding. Narrated and hosted by Matthew Fox, featuring several noted wolf biologists and conservationists, and set largely in Yellowstone itself, this feature closely examines the many sides of wolf reintroduction, and prominently features some of the well-known wolves, most notably Numbers Nine and Ten, and their bittersweet stories.I definitely recommend watching this film and its accompanying features on the disc, as it will raise awareness of the wolf's struggles during the reintroduction process, and why it's so very important that we allow this magnificent, keystone predator back into its historic ranges."