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  • Nov 27, 2010
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Looking at the world of Yellowstone in great detail during its quiet time (ie away from the maddening crowd of tourists and visitors) in the extreme winter, this series of documentaries with great photography by BBC is one of the best so far I've seen on Yellowstone. It is one that you must spend time to watch and hence not a good idea to start it when you are in a rush or busy. As they say, life just can't be rushed and a place as dynamic and special as Yellowstone cannot be visited in a few mere hours! Extraordinary only if you've interest in wild life!
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December 16, 2010
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review by . July 07, 2010
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] is a good documentary of Yellowstone, don't expect the fast pace and drama from BBC's Life (narrated by David Attenborough) [Blu-ray]. Like all of the BBC Nature Unit's work, Yellowstone has incredible footage, especially in blu-ray. The contrasts between winter and summer are truly remarkable. However, the narration is a bit dry and the pace of the documentary is a bit slow. Furthermore, there aren't as many memorable scenes (although there are a few good wolf hunts, and nice shots of hummingbirds …
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Like another of David Attenborough's epic BBC documentary series,Planet Earth,Yellowstone, narrated by the charismatic Peter Firth, links seemingly disparate elements in ecosystems to teach interconnectedness and wilderness ethics. The BBC is still at the forefront of nature documentaries that promote environmentalism, and this one marks yet another milestone in progressive ecological education through film. Taking a wide view of America's first national park,Yellowstoneis demarcated episodically by season, beginning with winter and ending with the following autumn. Each show combines footage of the flora and fauna in its chosen habitat. Yet rather than dramatizing the narrative through anthropomorphizing animals, the film achieves its drama through the detailed geographical and geological information about why and how Yellowstone became such a spectacular location. The first episode, "Winter," opens with a wolf pack prowling the snow for weak elk and proceeds to show stunning, rare clips of red foxes, river otters, and bison foraging or hunting to survive in the frigid climate. All these animals merely populate a scene explained as a set of valleys carved by weather. One sees massive elk and pronghorn antelope migrations from aerial views. In "Summer" one gets a much-needed dose of baby animal footage to balance all that starvation and ice. Wolf pups and bear cubs frolicking in streams will please any viewer. Flowers bloom around glacial lakes, ...
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Cast: Peter Firth
Genre: Documentary
DVD Release Date: September 29, 2009
Runtime: 150 minutes
Studio: BBC Warner
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