Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Now on DVD -- Seaworld Pictures Presents -- Turtle: The Incredible Journey (Review)

  • Turtle : The Incredible Journey
  • Date Release: June 24, 2011/ Video: November 15, 2011
  • Platform: DVD, On Demand, Blu-Ray, Theatrical
  • Genre: Adventure, Drama
  • Director: Nick Stringer


TURTLE: THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY is the story of a little loggerhead turtle, as she follows in the path of her ancestors on one of the most extraordinary journeys in the natural world.
Born on a beach in Florida, she rides the Gulf Stream up towards the Arctic and ultimately swims around the entire North Atlantic across to Africa and back to the beach where she was born. But the odds are stacked against her; just one in ten thousand turtles survive the journey. She faces many hazards, her siblings are lost in the doldrums of the Sargasso Sea, she comes face to face with creatures of the deep and nearly dies at the hands of fishermen. She travels up north but she drifts from her life current, the Gulf Stream, into dangerously cold waters.

When she finally reaches the Azores on the other side of the Atlantic, she sees the greatest celebration of life on the Earth as sperm whale and baitballs explode from the water. But deep and powerful changes are happening in the oceans the fish are disappearing, sea levels are rising, the turtles birthing beach could be washed away and bring a way of life to an end.

Then her calling comes, she must return to her beach. When she finally reaches the shores of Florida, 25 years will have passed!

Under a million stars, she crawls out of the sea to lay her own eggs and keeps the Turtle´s Journey alive.

Turtle: The Incredible Journey - Trailer from Save Our Seas Foundation on Vimeo.

My Thoughts:

“Turtle: The Incredible Journey" is the first film to be released from SeaWorld Pictures, a newly formed division of SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment (formed in April 2011).  What a way to make an entrance with this underwater documentary, that is not only fun to watch, but is also educational, for the entire family.  This award-winning documentary follows the migration of a female loggerhead turtle from hatching to maturity, and then returning back home to the shores of FL to nest.  “Turtle: The Incredible Journey" helps to educate about the beauty of these threatened species, and how we need to do our part to make sure they are around for years to come. 

Even if you are not a sea turtle lover, you will love the beautiful underwater images.  I was intrigued by this breed of turtles, and was amazed at how this one female loggerhead left her nesting grounds in FL, only to return years later to lay her eggs, and continue her family lineage.  Sea creatures have always impressed me, and SeaWorld is always a fun place to visit with family when in Orlando.  I will not look at loggerhead turtles the same again when I see them at SeaWorld and at other aquariums.  They are truly a beautiful and smart breed, while being so fragile and in the wide open ocean.

So, if you are looking for a great underwater film to share with your family, why not pick up a copy of “Turtle: The Incredible Journey" today. 

Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of this DVD from the vendor, in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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