PBS’ Nature examines the famous Lipizanner dressage horses of the Spanish Riding School of Vienna, their noble lineage, and the riders who train them in this barebones but interesting Blu-ray that is a must for horse lovers.
A super survey of the way our varied creatures adapt to life on earth receives the BBC royal camera treatment. Each short story is an account of survival, often with surprising means, and never a dull moment.
This PBS Nova video gives us amazing views of our planet as recorded by the fleet of satellites that continually orbit the earth. Storms and other natural disasters are captured along with the fluctuations in our essential atmosphere that makes life possible.
A well-filmed documentary of one of the world’s natural wonders, Great Barrier Reef will take viewers to a world that most have never seen. This exploration of the marvels of this Australian miracle makes for an enlightening and enjoyable watch.
A well filmed tribute to the world’s oceans, Planet Ocean is a message-driven ecology sermon on the potential harm that humans are inflicting on the nurturing waters that surround us. Excellent cinematography is undermined by Josh Duhamel’s bland voice-overs.
A fascinating close-up on the flying creatures of the earth that work in coordination with their respective flora, Wings of Life pays a superbly filmed homage to these winged sustainers of our plants around the world.
Frozen Planet takes us to the literal ends of the earth to see the extremes of climate of both poles. A fascinating watch from beginning to end, there are many stories of adaptation and survival that must be seen to be believed.
An early BBC Earth series view of our oceans and their inhabitants, this is a comprehensive visual undertaking that is fascinating. The visual quality reflects mid-90′s technology, not as crisp as today’s best, but still quite watch worthy.
A superlative tour of the “dark continent,” Africa: Eye to Eye with the Unknown, sheds much light on the lives of those incredible creatures that inhabit this varied and extreme landscape.
Crossfire Hurricane is an intimate look through the half-century-long career of “the greatest rock and roll band in the world.” It’s well worth watching for any fan of The Stones.