Monday, November 4, 2013

North America: A 7-Part Series Where "Survival of the Fittest" Meets Civilization (Review)

Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this movie by the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views shared are mine and mine alone.


"Join the adventure as Discovery Channel journeys deep into a hidden world, crossing impossible mountains and endless deserts, diving into unexplored forests and crashing into rugged coasts to discover Earth’s most spectacular wildlife. North America showcases the unforgiving and brutal, yet beautiful, continent and the boundless rewards it offers for those brave enough to take on this land and call her home.  After five years in the making, using state of the art equipment, North America premiered on May 19, 2013 and was recorded as Discovery Channel’s highest natural history performance since Life in 2010.

Packed with bonus features, including commentary with the filmmakers and a music only option featuring nature sounds, North America will be available as a two-disc Blu-ray featuring an exclusive photo gallery and a two-disc DVD for the suggested retail price of $34.99 and $29,93, respectively. In addition, the series will also be available on Blu-ray with a 32-page photo booklet of the country’s untamed wildlife and wilderness for the suggested retail price of $39.93."


Price: BD $34.99 / DVD $29.93
Street Date: October 1, 2013 
Language:    English   
Running time: 329 minutes                                   
Rating: NR

My Thoughts:

If you love nature films, then you will want to check out this new 7-part series, hosted by Tom Selleck.  I oftentimes find myself flipping through the channels at home and landing on the Discovery Channel.  Their documentaries and shows really do draw you, mainly because of the breathtaking footage they show.  I always walk away learning something new, as well as having a greater appreciation for animals, our environment, the animals who share the land with us, etc.  This 2-DVD set is made up of 7 episodes which have aired previously on the Discovery Channel.  I remember watching the "Top Ten" episode which gives a run down of the top ten places to visit in North America.  After watching this episode on television and again with this DVD, I have added a few more dream destinations to my bucket list.

While my daughters are too young to sit down and watch this DVD set with us, I will definitely have it handy down the road when they are studying wild animals and different civilizations in school.  If you home school, this is definitely one DVD set worth picking up and sharing with your children.  Or, if you are like me, and love the Discovery Channel programming, then you will want to get your hands on a copy of this new release to enjoy.  From start to finish, you will find yourself amazed at the breathtaking footage captured and not want to turn away for a second. 

Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this movie by the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views shared are mine and mine alone.

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