Sunday, October 6, 2013

Review: Africa: Eye to Eye with the Unknown DVD # Africa #sponsored

I have always been a fan of nature shows, such as Life.  And in reviewing a complimentary copy of Africa, I was not disappointed.  Once again, there is the phenomenal footage we have grown to love in these shows but Africa takes the cake.  The cinematography in Africa is nothing short of spectacular! I am always amazed by how the film crew is able to capture such images.  I know the crew must have spent endless hours sitting and waiting.

This 3-DVD set contains 6 one-hour episodes of footage from the Kalahari, Savannah, Congo, Cape, Sahara and The Future as well as Bonus Features.  The bonus features include interviews, outtakes and deleted scenes (Salt Lakes in Dijbouti and Harenna Forest).  The footage is narrated by Naturalist David Attenborough, who has such a wonderfully soothing voice.  I could listen to him all day.  Each scene is accompanied by music and sound effects that make everything seem even more dramatic and exciting.

My family and I loved learning new things about animals and their habitats, some of which were only discovered in the filming of Africa.  We, along with the film crew, discovered rhinos rituals never before seen.  We watch with agony as a baby elephant dies before it could reach water.  We watch two male giraffes, one young and one old, fight for dominance.  And then there was everything in between, drawing us in.

We also loved hearing the interviews with the crew about their experience filming and how amazed they were while filming various scenes.

Africa is truly awe-inspiring.  This is a great DVD for the entire family and would make a wonderful gift.  You can purchase this gift from Amazon for just $26.98 with free shipping.  The link below is an affiliate link (this means I may get a very small commission from any sales).

Disclosure:  I received a complimentary copy of this DVD to facilitate this review.  As always, this review contains my honest opinions.


Michelle Carter said...

The little guys love learning about different places and the animals that live there. I think I need to check this out.

Hobbies on a Budget said...

We enjoy nature videos too. We watched how they made the Earth series a while back and it was as intriguing as the actual film. I haven't heard of this Africa series but it looks like something we would love.

Amy Smith said...

I have always been fascinated with Africa! And my son loves all wild animals! I am sure we would enjoy this. Thanks for the heads up and your opinion.

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