Walking with Dinosaurs Box Set
BBC DVD 4-disc set, 291 mins total running time, rating PG
ONLY AVAILABLE TO UK RESIDENTS
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The set includes the following BBC films:
Walking with Dinosaurs
Imagine you could witness a prehistoric sunset- imagine you are watching insectivorous pterosaurs chase moths in the moist evening air and bull triceratops lock horns over a young female. This is no longer a dream. Walking with Dinosaurs makes that distant world as real and natural as images from today's Serengeti. Tracing the 160 million-year history of dinosaurs, from their first appearance to their abrupt demise, this series marks a watershed in television imagery.
“A television classic” The Times.
- Stereo, 16:9, regions 2+4 PAL UK, running time 176 mins approx. Rating: PG.
The Ballad of Big Al
A few years ago, an amazing fossil was unearthed in Wyoming, USA. Not only were the bones they found those of a dinosaur that lived 145 million years ago, the skeleton of this creature was very nearly complete. Now the scientists' find has been resurrected, to recreate Big Al's life for the television screen. In the first programme we follow him from his birth to his death- a 15 year story of a lone battle against formidable prey and ferocious predators. The second programme is a scientific detective story to trace the evidence of Big Al.
- Stereo, 16:9, region 0 PAL, running time 57 mins approx. Rating: PG.
Land of Giants & The Giant Claw
Two action-packed journeys with the adventuring zoologist, Nigel Marven, who travels back through time to discover some of the weirdest land animals ever to have lived.
In Land of Giants , Nigel travels back 100 million years to witness the biggest land predator bringing down the biggest land prey. But he must first get past some of the most lethal killers that ever walked the Earth.
Nigel has a precarious mission in The Giant Claw , travelling back 75 million years to Mongolia, his task is to track down the owner of the largest claws ever discovered. Will he live to establish the true nature of his quarry?
- Stereo, 16:9, regions 2+4 PAL UK, running time 57 mins approx. Rating: PG.
Combined feature running time 291 mins approx. Walking with Dinosaurs: DVD 9+5. The Ballad of Big Al: DVD 5. Land of Giants/The Giant Claw: DVD 9. All images: copyright BBC. Walking with Dinosaurs TM copyright BBC 1998.